The Wall Street Journal's Editor: Beware Calling Donald Trump a Liar – The Atlantic

Last January, Gerard Baker, editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal, urged caution in using the word “lie” to label untruths spoken by Donald Trump. Last week, The New York Times published an opinion article titled “Trump’s Lies” that purported to be a definitive list of the president’s falsehoods, invoking the word “lie” repeatedly. What did Gerard Baker think about that? Katie Couric asked him at the Aspen Ideas Festival, co-hosted by The Aspen Institute and

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Political Happy Hour: June 28, 2017 – The Boston Globe

Comments Print Here’s your Tubi 60 highball glass of politics, from Joshua Miller of the Boston Globe at the Massachusetts State House, aiming for a nice and short newsletter today. THE POWER OF REMEMBERING, via Emily Sweeney, John R. Ellement and Mark Arsenault: “The tattoo the Nazis branded him with at Auschwitz is still legible on his forearm: A-18651. Israel Arbeiter, 92, who survived more than five years in concentration camps, never had it removed.

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The Liberty Extra State kills plan to punish employers for not allowing guns on property – Dayton Daily News

On Wednesday, the Ohio legislature reversed a plan to allow lawsuits for monetary damages if businesses violate a new law allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring guns onto other people’s property. After an outcry from business groups, the provision was changed in the state budget. The budget now goes to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Last week the Senate added the civil penalty provision for businesses and other property owners, prompting the Ohio Chamber of

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Republicans are risking becoming the party of Putin – Washington Post

By Evan McMullin, Evan McMullin is a former CIA operations officer who ran as an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election. He is co-founder of the nonprofit Stand Up Republic. Whether its leaders and members realize it, the Republican Party is at risk of becoming the Vladi­mir Putin-aligned party in the United States. It can be convincingly argued that it’s already similar to Putin-supported parties in Europe, given Donald Trump’s presidency, the Republican base’s

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President Trump is expected to nominate Brendan Carr to fill the final Republican slot at the FCC – Recode

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to name his pick to fill the final open Republican position at the Federal Communications Commission as soon as tonight: It’s Brendan Carr, a former telecom lawyer who currently serves as the agency’s general counsel. Carr’s expected nomination — confirmed to Recode on Wednesday by two sources familiar with the White House’s plans — would give the FCC’s current chairman, Ajit Pai, a reliable political ally as he continues

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Healthcare debate highlights the split that threatens to paralyze Republicans – Los Angeles Times

Six months after taking control of the White House and both houses of Congress, Republicans who campaigned for years on repealing Obamacare still can’t agree on how to do it. A chief reason that the struggle has been so hard is the growing importance in the party of populist blue-collar voters, whom Trump proved adept at courting, but Republicans risk alienating with their healthcare overhaul. It’s true, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky

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As GOP buckles down on health-care, conservative media loses interest – Washington Post

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File) On Tuesday, the fate of the Republicans’ attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act dominated news out of Washington. Phones rattled with alerts about the decision to delay a vote until mid-July. Camera crews jostled for shots of senators meeting with President Trump, then boarding a bus that took them past jeering protesters. A viewer tuning into Fox News that night hardly saw any of

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