TODAY  Obama Pardons Leaker, Trump’s Low Approval

Freedom: President Obama Commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning,  originally known as Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who handed over a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks. She will be released this May rather than in 2045.

YESTERDAY  Shooter’s Wife Arrested, Trump Makes Enemies

Nation: The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter has been arrested on charges of obstructing justice. Noor Salman, whose husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and wounded dozens last June, was also charged with aiding and abetting by providing material support, authorities said. Investigators believe Salman lied when she told

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A White House official said, “The president’s concern was rooted in the fact that the sentence handed down is longer than sentences given to other individuals who committed comparable crimes.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan called the pardon “outrageous.” He said, “President Obama now leaves in place a dangerous precedent that those who compromise our national security won’t be held accountable for their crimes.”

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Trump Promises Healthcare for All

Monday, January 16, 2017

Promises and Protests: President-Elect Donald Trump told the Washington Post in a telephone interview that he is close to have a healthcare plan that will replace Obamacare. Trump declined to give specifics, but promised “lower numbers, much lower deductibles.” Trump …

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“Greatest Show” Is Over, The Coming Storm

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Show’s Over: After 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” announced that with rising costs and diminished public interest, they are putting on their last show in May. It’s the end of …

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Dems Angry With Comey, Chicago Police Thugs

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Federal Case: After a briefing on Russian hackers by the intelligence chiefs, Democratic congressional leaders are furious that FBI director James Comey, who spoke openly about the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email, wouldn’t say whether his agency is investigating whether …

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Page Two

The Small President

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Cuba Diaries

Sunday, March 13, 2016

An Alphabet of Maladies

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Healthcare Confusion Act

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Freedom from Speech

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Too Big to Fire

Friday, June 19, 2015

More Probable Than Not

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Hero in His Own Mind

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It's Been Said

"And so the Boy President heads for Washington to be sworn into office, pumping his fist, mooning the media, giving the stinky finger to whomever irks him, doing his end-zone dance, promising to build the wall, cut taxes, create jobs, provide great health insurance for EVERYONE and send his son-in-law to the Middle East to solve that little problem, and the rest of us will sit in a barn and keep ourselves warm and hide our heads under our wings, poor things. Discouraging."

-Garrison Keillor writing in The Washington Post