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Between an executive order instructing federal departments to find new ways of undermining Obamacare and an official announcement that the administration would no longer reimburse insurers to reduce out-of-pocket costs for lower-income Obamacare enrollees, Thursday was President Trump’s most productive…

President Trump has botched nearly everything. Even Sen. Bob Corker, a former ally, laments that “the White House has become an adult day care center.” Now Trump’s chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, is acknowledging the president’s incompetence. At a…

Tom Price has now returned to Georgia, presumably flying commercial. Scott Pruitt is under investigation by the EPA’s inspector general for frequent private jet travel to his home state of Oklahoma. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, a billionaire, tried to book…

Three weeks in to the humanitarian crisis in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Trump has gotten bored with providing relief and moved on to obsessing about the public appraisal of the relief he has (and mostly hasn’t) provided. His stamina for…

I’m squinting through the sun at the Polk County Steak Fry, trying to size up Seth Moulton. GO TO SOURCE Author: SLATE

The National Rifle Association claims to represent law-abiding citizens. Its leaders say they oppose new gun laws not for the sake of anarchy or the firearms industry, but for the “good guys” who just want to hunt, go target-shooting, and…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is beset. His own party’s president has no problem trashing him publicly as a good-for-nothing. Steve Bannon is threatening to back primary challengers to all of his incumbent senators up for re-election. And on Wednesday,…

Under different circumstances—say, with Hillary Clinton in the White House—Republican Ed Gillespie might have been a favorite for the Virginia gubernatorial race. It was just three years ago that he almost won a Senate seat, nearly defeating the incumbent Democrat…