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Real Clear Politics · 30m ago

Trump and the Imprecision of Language

In “The Giver,” Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel about a post-apocalyptic future, a regimented social order has been created to protect citizens from suffering and strife. The “elders” in this utopia...
Real Clear Politics · 21h ago

Tax Bill Guts Unpopular Obamacare Insurance Mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn’t get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopu...
Real Clear Politics · 21h ago

On Trump Turf, Republicans Still Seek North Dakota Senate Candidate

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — In North Dakota, where Donald Trump won in a landslide last year, Republicans’ lone Senate candidate is a little-known state lawmaker — and potato farmer — from...
Real Clear Politics · 22h ago

Don't Be a Grinch About 'Money in Politics'

T’is the season of giving and Americans sure know how. The average American plans to spend $660 on Christmas gifts this year. An estimated $1 trillion will be spent by January 1st—for the fi...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

With Rubio Onboard, Republican Leaders Finalize Huge Tax Package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans finalized the most sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws in three decades Friday, sweetening the child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as the...
Real Clear Politics · 2d ago

Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned. The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooli...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Hey, Rahm -- Lay Off Trump and Start Fixing Chicago

Rahm Emanuel appeared Tuesday on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” and wowed the host and audience with his rabid anti-Trump rhetoric. Perhaps jealous of his famous Hollywood power-agent brother...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Young Voter Surge; Blue Wave in 2018? Net Neutrality; a Grand Hotel

Good morning, it’s Friday, December 15, 2017. On this date in 1909, San Francisco’s most luxurious public building, The Palace Hotel, reopened its doors. The original Palace had debuted in 1...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Minnesota Democrats Aim to Clear Smith's Path for 2018 Bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s next senator, Tina Smith, could face a clear path to next year’s special election, with support pouring in from nearly every corner of the state’s Democrat...
Real Clear Politics · 1d ago

Trump Relishes Progress on Rolling Back Federal Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trumpeting the rolling back of federal rules and regulations in his administration’s first year even as critics say he has tried to dismantle impo...