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Talking Points Memo · 20h ago

Trump: I'm Not Even At 100 Days, You Miscounted

We know that President is undergoing a major, public ego injury tantrum because he has failed to manage any major legislative accomplishments in his first 100 days in office. The scale of th...
Talking Points Memo · 20h ago

To Scare Dems, Trump Threatens to Light Himself On Fire

It now seems clear that next week President Trump plans to provoke a spending showdown that could well lead to a shutdown of the federal government. This is strange for so many reasons. The ...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Feel The Propaganda, Feel the Hate

We’re familiar with President Trump’s dystopian vision of an America in chaos, preyed on by foreigners and awash in citizens violated by feral criminals and “illegals.” Through last year’s c...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Big Executive Orders

President Trump explains the impact of his new executive orders: “This is such a privilege for me to sign. It’s the beginning of a whole new way of life that this country hasn’t seen in real...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Week of Bigly

Driven by his embarrassment over having accomplished virtually nothing (at least in terms of legislation) in his first 100 days in office, President Trump will next week try to repeal Obamac...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Thoughts on O'Reilly's Final Faceplant

If you clear away all the schadenfreude and chaos around Bill O’Reilly’s defenestration from the heights of the Fox News tower in midtown Manhattan, there’s a fascinating little detail. You’...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

New Podcast: Josh Talks to Timothy Snyder

Yesterday I mentioned this week’s episode of The Josh Marshall Show, my discussion with historian Timothy Snyder. We talk about his 2003 book The Reconstruction of Nations, the tumultuous ev...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Trump on Europe

President Trump whether he believes a “strong Europe is important for the United States”: “Yes, a strong Europe is very, very important to me as president of the United States and it is also...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Trump on Refugees

Trump at press conference with Italian Prime Minister: “A responsible approach to refugees is one that seeks the eventual return of refugees to their home countries so that they can help to ...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Great Moments in Trump Era Hate Crimes

Maryland cops create new hate crime protected class (Trump supporters) to prosecute two black teens.