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2020 is team oil vs. team climate change. There’s no middle.

As Americans gas up for the start of the summer driving season, they’ll pay the highest Memorial Day prices at the pump since 2014. And they’ll have trouble finding any sort of middle lane in the oil wars of American politics. Voters in 2020 can choose President Donald Trump, who brags about oil production —…MORE

How YouTube comments are the best way to understand Donald Trump

On Memorial Day — or really Memorial Night — CNN will air an hour-long special featuring comedian Colin Quinn. I reached out to Colin to talk about how he developed the special, how comedy fits into this current political moment and his views on President Donald Trump. Our conversation — conducted via email and lightly…MORE

Who’s up and who’s down in the 2020 Democratic primary? Basically no one.

First things first: The theme song of the week is the closing credits from Family Ties. Poll of the week: A new national Monmouth University poll of potential Democratic primary voters finds former vice president Joe Biden leading with 33%, Bernie Sanders at 15%, Kamala Harris at 11%, Elizabeth Warren at 10%, Pete Buttigieg at…MORE

Oscar winner calls Trump the greatest president since Lincoln

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has posted a pair of videos to Twitter in which he affirms his long-held support for President Donald Trump and calls him “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” The star of “Midnight Cowboy” and “Transformers” addresses his remarks to “the people of the Republican Party,” saying in the two-part video that…MORE

Trump arrives in Japan eager for flattery and pomp

President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday eager for a visit salted with flattery and pomp — particularly as he escapes a hostile political environment back home. The President and first lady Melania Trump landed in Tokyo ahead of a largely ceremonial visit to recognize the country’s new emperor. Air Force One touched down…MORE

Washington Post: Giuliani recently met with former Ukrainian diplomat

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani met last week with a former Ukrainian diplomat who has previously “made unproven claims that the Democratic National Committee worked with the Kiev government in 2016 to dig up incriminating information” about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, The Washington Post reported Friday. Giuliani has recently been working…MORE

Federal judge blocks Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall

A federal judge on Friday night blocked President Donald Trump from tapping into Defense Department funds to build parts of his US-Mexico border wall. In a 56-page ruling, Judge Haywood Gilliam of the Northern District of California blocked the administration from moving forward with specific projects in Texas and Arizona, saying Trump couldn’t disburse the…MORE

Ex-GOP congressman calls for impeachment, says Trump an ‘illegitimate president’

A former longtime Republican congressman called Friday for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who he said is an “illegitimate president.” “I’m calling for impeachment now because the Mueller report is out, and in it (special counsel Robert Mueller) describes 10 obstruction of justice charges that he could not bring because of a Department of…MORE

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