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In Trump era, mental health experts are rethinking Goldwater Rule

Monday  02:40,   26 june 2017
Los Angeles Times

<p>Since Donald Trump became president, commentary about his public statements, tweeting habits, predilections and even his personality has become something of a national pastime.</p>Some in the professional psychiatric community have been[...]

Trump: 'I Think We're Going to Get There' on Health Care Bill

Monday  02:20,   26 june 2017
NBC News

President Donald Trump expressed confidence in his party's ability to unify to pass a Senate health care bill, saying "I think we're going to get there.""I don't think they're that far off. Famous last words, right? But I think[...]

Trump’s Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies

Monday  01:15,   26 june 2017
The New York Times

The president’s refusal to acknowledge Russia’s cyberattacks last year, as well as the threat of future incursions, has dismayed fellow Republicans.In the span of 72 hours, President Trump described the email hacking that roiled the 2016 campaign as [...]

Trump’s Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies

Monday  01:15,   26 june 2017
The New York Times

The president’s refusal to acknowledge Russia’s cyberattacks last year, as well as the threat of future incursions, has dismayed fellow Republicans.In the span of 72 hours, President Trump described the email hacking that roiled the 2016 campaign as [...]

Key Democrat Agrees With Trump: Obama Should Have Acted on Hacks

Monday  01:05,   26 june 2017
Bloomberg

<p>Representative Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump don’t agree on much about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but they agree on this: former President Barack Obama should have done more to stop Moscow from[...]

Key Democrat Agrees With Trump: Obama Should Have Acted on Hacks

Monday  01:05,   26 june 2017
Bloomberg

<p>Representative Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump don’t agree on much about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but they agree on this: former President Barack Obama should have done more to stop Moscow from[...]

Democrats are fielding a glut of House candidates in 2018 but remain divided on how to win

Monday  00:55,   26 june 2017
MSN

Following this year’s string of defeats, neither liberal activists nor establishment centrists can say they’ve proven how to take the House majority.Yet these candidates and their supporters are also waging a battle among themselves about what the[...]

Possible effects of gerrymandering seen in uncontested races

Monday  00:25,   26 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>Political scientists say a major reason for the lack of choices is the way districts are drawn — gerrymandered, in some cases, to ensure as many comfortable seats as possible for the majority party by creating other districts overwhelmingly[...]

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House

Sunday  23:54,   25 june 2017
The New York Times

The president tends to shoot from the hip, while Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is more plodding, which has won him few friends in Washington.WASHINGTON — When Rex W. Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, arrived in Washington[...]

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House

Sunday  23:54,   25 june 2017
The New York Times

The president tends to shoot from the hip, while Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is more plodding, which has won him few friends in Washington.WASHINGTON — When Rex W. Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, arrived in Washington[...]

Russia recalling Kislyak amid election controversy, report says

Sunday  22:55,   25 june 2017
USA TODAY

<p>Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States and a key player in his nation's interference in the 2016 elections here, is being recalled by his government, according to a report released Sunday.</p>WASHINGTON — Sergey[...]

Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips

Sunday  22:05,   25 june 2017
The New York Times

With criticism mounting over their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, top Republicans are cutting deals and cajoling members to get to 50 votes.WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders scrambled Sunday to rally support for their health care bill[...]

White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion

Sunday  21:05,   25 june 2017
MSN

"They did absolutely nothing,” Kellyanne Conway said of the previous administration.Appearing on ABC's “This Week” on Sunday morning, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, struck a combative tone, saying: “It's the Obama administration[...]

Gowdy plans to deemphasize Russia investigation

Sunday  20:40,   25 june 2017
USA TODAY

Trey Gowdy, the new head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says he plans to turn the committee away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a departure from his predecessor's aggressive approach.The [...]

Democrats Weigh Future After Another Election Loss

Sunday  20:21,   25 june 2017
NBC News

A number of House Democrats have spoken up about whether keeping Nancy Pelosi at the top of their leadership is in the best interest of the party.While "it's not necessarily her fault" that Republican-aligned groups have spent so much money against[...]