TODAY  Tsunami Alert, Deal Sets Up a Clash

Tsunami Alert: Residents of Alaska were moving to higher ground overnight after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake off Kodiak Island triggered a tsunami warning that reaches all the way down into the State of Washington. No wave has yet been reported, but CBS News reports that the water is receding in Kodiak Harbor, a sign that a wave might follow.

YESTERDAY  Shutdown Continues, Brady Goes for Five

The Shutdown: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to take a vote today at noon to see whether he can end the government shutdown. As of last night, there didn’t seem to be an agreement that would allow that to happen.

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Swamp News: The federal government is open again today after Republicans and Democrats reached a 17-day deal that could set up another clash over immigration.

President Trump said in a statement, “We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it is good for our country.”

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Hashtag Government, NFL Final Four

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hashtag Government: Republicans and Democrats spent a lot of energy yesterday pinning the blame on each other for the government shutdown with Twitter hashtags. President Trump offered “#DemocratShutdown,” which just doesn’t sing.  The Democrats are pushing “#TrumpShutdown.” The Republicans are …

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Government Shuts Down, A Stormy Night

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Shutdown: Good morning. The federal government is shut down after the Senate failed to pass a bill to keep it running. It’s Saturday, so you might not notice. President Trump was up early this morning furiously tweeting blame. “This …

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Shutdown Approaches, “House of Horrors”

Friday, January 19, 2018

Chaos Theory: The House has approved a short-term spending bill to keep the government running, but in the Senate at least a dozen Democrats have said they’re against it, enough to kill the bill. With about 14 hours to go, a …

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Page Two

Jaw Meet Floor

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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

It's Been Said

" 'The enemy of the people,'" was what the president of the United States called the free press in 2017 ... It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies. It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader."
Arizona republican Sen. Jeff Flake speaking on the floor today.