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The New York Times

Image of Cooperation Between White House and Mueller Starts to Fracture
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:02:46 GMT
President Trump’s lawyers and supporters have significantly increased their attacks on the special counsel as the investigation has reached deeper into the president’s inner circle.

E.P.A. Employees Spoke Out. Then Came Scrutiny of Their Email.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:18:16 GMT
A Republican research group has requested the emails of E.P.A. employees critical of the agency. Now the E.P.A. has hired an affiliated company.

News Analysis: File Your Taxes on a Postcard? A G.O.P. Promise Marked Undeliverable
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:24:29 GMT
The tax bill on the cusp of being passed by Congress is not the grand simplification of the code that Republicans promised when they set out to eliminate tax breaks and cut the number of tax brackets.

John McCain, Fighting Brain Cancer, Likely to Miss Vote on Tax Overhaul
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:51:29 GMT
Mr. McCain’s office said he had returned to Arizona, though President Trump said the senator would come back to Washington if his vote was needed.

Sidebar: Across the Atlantic, Another Supreme Court Case on Cake and Gay Rights
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:00:16 GMT
This spring, Britain’s Supreme Court will consider whether a bakery could refuse to create a cake celebrating same-sex marriage.

The Washington Post

Obama showering Ohio with attention and money
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:17:00 EST
After President Obama pledged in March to create up to 15 manufacturing centers nationwide, the first federal grant went to a place at the heart of his affections: Ohio. When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. Read full article >>

Republicans are losing ground up and down the ballot. But why?
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:30:33 EST
Ask Democratic strategists when they want the election to happen and they’ll uniformly say “today.” Ask any Republican strategists the same question and they’ll acknowledge they’re glad they have until Nov. 6 to make their case to voters. Read full article >>

Obama’s claim that ‘90 percent’ of the current deficit is due to Bush policies
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:02:00 EST
“Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren’t paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren’t paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10 percent of this increase in the deficit, and we have actually seen the federal government grow at a slower pace than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower, in fact, substantially lower than the federal government grew under either Ronald Reagan or George Bush.” Read full article >>

Kerry rebuts Romney, suggests funding cuts may have contributed to killings in Benghazi
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:58:55 EST
John Kerry has been trying to think like Mitt Romney as he stands in for the Republican nominee in presidential debate prep with Barack Obama. But in an interview on Tuesday, Kerry said it’s not easy to follow Romney’s train of thought on foreign policy. Read full article >>

Growing up in the White House: The Obamas talk about their girls on ‘The View’
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:23:00 EST
In an election in which the mom in chief is a key campaigner, there is one thing Michelle Obama has promised she will not discuss: her daughters’ dating lives. Just about everything else in the parenting realm, it seems, is fair game. Read full article >>