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How curious that so many disgraced men decide they're on a 'journey' - after being found out - The Telegraph
I ’m glad I’ve never been to the West Street Live nightclub in Sheffield. It’s run by Labour MP Jared O’Mara in a mock-Tudor building and it’s where he
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5 weeks ago
“Pervert politicians”: why the Weinstein effect could hit Westminster hardest
If you’ve worked in parliament or in Westminster politics, you will know which politicians and staffers to avoid. Women, and men too, who work in that world…
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6 weeks ago
Christian MPs aren’t ‘devout’. They’re self-confessed sinners - Coffee House - The Spectator
Melanie McDonagh 30 October 2017 9:48 AM 30 October 2017 9:48 AM Share There are a couple of predictable elements to the reporting of sex scandals involving a
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6 weeks ago
The Amazing Rider Who Celebrated Her 75th Birthday With 500 Rides - SoulCycle
ew York rider DONNA SATOW set out to ring in her 75th birthday with a major SOUL goal. Read her inspiring story, ahead. I had a goal: to reach 500 rides by my
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7 weeks ago
Mrs May is repeating Cameron’s mistakes in dealing with the EU | The Spectator
Theresa May’s style of negotiating with the European Union is coming spookily to resemble David Cameron’s. She is in the mindset where the important thing is to…
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7 weeks ago
This Brand-New Dandelion Yellow McLaren F1 Still Wears Its Plastic Seat Covers
Join the Family Sign up to receive the weekly newsletter featuring the very latest from Petrolicious. Don’t be left out—join the ranks of those who Drive…
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8 weeks ago
The Hollow Bravery of Ben Shapiro - Opinion - The New York Times
Ben Shapiro speaking at the University of Utah in September. Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune, via Associated Press Ben Shapiro, the conservative writer,
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9 weeks ago
Robert Harris: We’re living in a Goebbels-style propaganda culture - The Spectator
The Sunday Times ’s literary editor Andrew Holgate recently tweeted the news that Robert Harris’s latest thriller had entered the bestseller list at No. 2:
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9 weeks ago
Blame the teachers, not the students, for the Oxford Christian ban | The Spectator
A car driver ploughs into a bunch of people outside the Natural History Museum in London and lefties are furious mostly because the right-wing columnist Katie…
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9 weeks ago
Illuminating India | Science Museum
Illuminating India is a season of exhibitions and events that celebrates India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics. At its heart are two free…
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9 weeks ago
Procter & Gamble Declares Victory in Proxy Battle; Peltz Says, Not So Fast - The New York Times
Nelson Peltz controls $3.5 billion of Procter & Gamble shares through his investment firm Trian Fund Management. Heidi Gutman/CNBC The largest and most
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9 weeks ago
The GOP Had One Big Divide On Health Care. It Has Three On Taxes. - FiveThirtyEight
Remember how divided Republicans in Washington were on their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act? Well, they are even more divided so far on their push to
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9 weeks ago
British Conservative party activist barred from entering Hong Kong - The Guardian
Benedict Rogers, who has been barred from Hong Kong, addressing a pro-democracy protest outside the UK foreign office in August.Photograph: Benedict Rogers A
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9 weeks ago
Our Stupid Gun Debate - Opinion - The New York Times
The marquees on the Las Vegas Strip went dark on Sunday to honor the victims of the mass shooting there. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Bret Stephens: I know we’ll
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9 weeks ago
Meticulous Planning by Las Vegas Gunman Before He Opened Fire - The New York Times
F.B.I. investigators scanning South Las Vegas Boulevard near the shooting site on Tuesday. Eric Thayer for The New York Times LAS VEGAS — Before he mowed down
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9 weeks ago
Theresa May should sack one of her Cabinet big beasts - and it isn't Boris Johnson - Charles Moore - The Telegraph
"We won’t get rid of her because she had a cough,” one backbench MP told me, returning from his party’s unhappy conference. One would like to think that is
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9 weeks ago
Confessions of a Sensible Gun Owner - Opinion - The New York Times
Patrick Leger BEND, Ore. — When we hike together, my oldest son, who is 5, scans the ground for the perfect “gun.” His ideal stick has an ergonomic crook in it
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9 weeks ago
Why Do Americans Care About The Right To Bear Arms? - The Daily Wire
The Las Vegas massacre represents a microcosm of the evil mankind can commit on fellow citizens. Stephen Paddock's name will live in infamy for his role in the
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9 weeks ago
I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise. - Opinion - The Washington Post
Leah Libresco is a statistician and former newswriter at FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism site. She is the author of “ Arriving at Amen .” Before I started
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9 weeks ago
Want Gun Control? Learn From the N.R.A. - Opinion - The New York Times
Gun control advocates protesting outside the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in 2015. Drew Angerer for The New York Times Is helpless outrage the only
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9 weeks ago
Repeal the Second Amendment - Opinion - The New York Times
Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment. From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder.
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9 weeks ago
Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust The Inside Scoop - FiveThirtyEight
This is the eighth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by most of the American media.
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9 weeks ago
Why Early Voting Was Overhyped - FiveThirtyEight
This is the fifth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by the most of the American media.
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9 weeks ago
The Republican’s Guide to Presidential Etiquette - The New York Times
Illustrations by Oliver Munday Illustrations by Oliver Munday Republicans used to care a whole lot about how a president comported himself, and whether he acted
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9 weeks ago
Ohio Was A Bellwether After All - FiveThirtyEight
This is the fourth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were
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10 weeks ago
The Invisible Undecided Voter - FiveThirtyEight
This is the third article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated
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10 weeks ago
Is Trump Ending the American Era? - The Atlantic
Donald Trump was right. He inherited a mess. In January 2017, American foreign policy was, if not in crisis, in big trouble. Strong forces were putting stress
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10 weeks ago
Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress - The New York Times
Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that
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10 weeks ago
Robert Mueller Is Officially Closing in on Trump - Vanity Fair
Robert Mueller leaving the U.S. Capitol. From REX/Shutterstock. While weeks of steady leaks about the Justice Department’s Russia probe revealed that special
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10 weeks ago
The Media Needs To Stop Rationalizing President Trump’s Behavior - FiveThirtyEight
Whenever President Trump lashes out against someone or something in a way that defies traditional expectations for presidential behavior — for instance, his
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10 weeks ago
Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern? - Opinion - The New York Times
Na Kim; Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times The mental health of Donald Trump has been under scrutiny since he began running for president. Now 28
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10 weeks ago
Why Trump Is Not Mentally Fit to Be President - Rolling Stone
At 6:35 a.m. on the morning of March 4th, President Donald Trump did what no U.S. president has ever done: He accused his predecessor of spying on him. He did
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10 weeks ago
The Madness of Donald Trump - Matt Taibbi - Rolling Stone
Tuesday, August 30th, Springfield, Missouri. Fresh off his "no more talking" tweet about North Korea that again puts the world on nuke alert, Trump flies to this sleepy little Ozark hub for a bit of image rehab.
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10 weeks ago
Trump Hotel at Night: Lobbyists, Cabinet Members, $60 Steaks - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — It was nearing midnight at the Trump International Hotel, and the president’s son was eating macaroni and cheese.

Enveloped in the smooth tones of jazzy hotel music, soft light from a million tiny chandelier crystals and the scent of candied bacon, Eric Trump, fresh from a rally this month in West Virginia, declined a question from a reporter and instead posed one of his own.
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10 weeks ago
To Allies’ Chagrin, Trump Swerves Left - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders perched on the couches in the Oval Office froze in mid-smile on Wednesday afternoon when they realized President Trump was bypassing them to cut a short-term spending and debt ceiling deal with Democrats, and not them.
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10 weeks ago
Trump Hasn’t Dismantled Obama’s Legacy Yet — And May Not Ever - FiveThirtyEight
Sometimes it seems as though President Trump is rapidly reversing much of what Barack Obama did as president. But he really isn’t — at least not yet. The Trump
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10 weeks ago
Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger - David Remnick - The New Yorker
Time and investigation will tell whether Donald Trump or his surrogates colluded in any foreign interference in the election; what is entirely clear is that he was, with his penchant for exploiting an enemy’s weakness, eager to add weight to the heavy baggage that Clinton, after thirty-five years in public life, carried into the campaign.
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10 weeks ago
London Revokes Uber’s License to Operate - The New York Times
The Uber Hub in London. Transport for London, which regulates ride-hailing services in the city, said the company’s “approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of
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10 weeks ago
Clinton Not Impressed by Universe’s Cruel Sense of Irony - Vanity Fair
Not pleased. By Drew Angerer/Getty Images. After Hillary Clinton left her job as secretary of state and before she “officially” decided to run for president,
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10 weeks ago
Hillary Clinton Opens Up About ‘What Happened,’ With Candor, Defiance and Dark Humor - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Miami in October 2016. Doug Mills/The New York Times Hillary Clinton has written a book. Have you heard? Choice quotes
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10 weeks ago
Is Trump a White Supremacist? - Charles M. Blow - Opinion - The New York Times
President Trump at a rally in Vienna, Ohio, in July. Doug Mills/The New York Times “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/
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10 weeks ago
What Ta-Nehisi Coates Gets Wrong About American Politics - George Packer - The Atlantic
There’s a lot to admire in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new essay . It’s one of those pieces that grabs you with its first paragraph and never lets go. The argument keeps
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10 weeks ago
The End of Identity Liberalism - Opinion - The New York Times
Dan Gluibizzi It is a truism that America has become a more diverse country. It is also a beautiful thing to watch. Visitors from other countries, particularly
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10 weeks ago
The First White President - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact.

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10 weeks ago
What Happens If the Obamas Move to the Upper East Side? - Vanity Fair
By Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images. New York City could soon have some new high-profile residents in Barack and Michelle Obama. The former first couple are
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10 weeks ago
Netflix for news: Is this app the future of journalism?
It is billed as the Spotify of journalism. CompassNews is an app that offers content from all the major paywall publishers for just £3 a month if you’re a…
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10 weeks ago
Amazon says there are now 5,000 people working just on Alexa - Quartz
Amazon is going all in on the Echo, its popular smart-home device. Today (Sept. 27) in Seattle, the company unveiled a new version of the Echo, a small
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11 weeks ago
Why artists should stay off Question Time - Coffee House - The Spectator
William Cook 26 September 2017 11:51 AM 26 September 2017 11:51 AM Share Do you have to be a boring lefty to enjoy the films of Ken Loach? The reason I ask is,
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11 weeks ago
5 Things to Know About British Airways Executive Club - The Points Guy
A logical strategy for using British Airways Avios is redeeming them for British Airways-operated flights. However, this can yield poor value due to significant
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11 weeks ago
7 Ways To Break Your Pushover Friend Who Just Started Standing Up For Himself
Is your lackey starting to grow a spine? You’d better nip that in the bud. Here are seven ways to stamp out your pushover friend’s newfound confidence so he…
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11 weeks ago
Man Booker Shortlist Is Half American - The New York Times
The authors shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, clockwise from top left: Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Smith, George
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september 2017
Luggage Review: The Away Carry-On - The Points Guy
If you’re a TPG reader, odds are you travel — or you want to travel. Either way, you’ll eventually need some luggage . I’ve had the chance to fly with the Away
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september 2017
Home Demo at Google VC’s House on Potrero Hill, SF
Sunday morning, a group of fed-up service workers descended on the house of Kevin Rose, professional asshole. They unfurled two banners, one read “Kevin Rose…
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september 2017
Deep in Debt, the Kushners Hunted for Cash Across the Globe - Bloomberg
Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash 666 Fifth Ave. floor plans Source: New York City Department of Finance By David Kocieniewski
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september 2017
Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite - Vanity Fair
CAN WE HELP? Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. By Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images. I. Air Force One
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september 2017
The ominous political genius of Steve Bannon - Coffee House - The Spectator
In his fateful interview with Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect , Steve Bannon’s remarks about taking a tougher stand on trade with China, battling his
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september 2017
What if Steve Bannon Is Right? - Opinion - The New York Times
Steve Bannon listens during a press conference at the White House in April. Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In normal times, you could
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september 2017
In Trump’s America, the Independent senator is fighting to win back the heartland for Democrats - The New Yorker
Bernie Sanders’s Presidential race ended a year ago, but his campaign never did. Since the election, he has staged events in Michigan, Mississippi, Maine, West
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september 2017
Long List of Top Democrats Have 2020, and Money, on Their Minds - The New York Times
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, has said that the party should avoid a temptation to moderate its views, and that its candidates shouldn’t
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september 2017
Hillary: I Lost Because Bernie Promised Everyone a Pony - Reason.com
Gage Skidmore In her forthcoming book about the 2016 election, What Happened , Hillary Clinton complains that her chief opponent in the primaries, Bernie
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september 2017
Donald Was a Creep. Too Bad Hillary Couldn’t Say It. - Opinion - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the October 10, 2016 presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times You’re walking down
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september 2017
The Limits of Bullying - The Atlantic
After Donald Trump implied Ted Cruz’s wife was ugly and accused his father of helping to kill President John F. Kennedy, and Cruz still worked the phones for
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september 2017
I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It. - Opinion - The New York Times
Illustration by Matthieu Bourel, photographs by Eric Thayer/Reuters and Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share, via Reuters When Donald Trump first announced his
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september 2017
Jared Kushner’s Harvard Admissions Essay - The New Yorker
Illustration by Luci Gutiérrez Dear Harvard, How are you? I hope you are well! My name is Jared Kushner, and I would like to go to you. As an example of how
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september 2017
Tucker Carlson and Trump’s Confused Defenders - The New Yorker
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s attempt to defend Trump culminated in a seeming defense of slavery, immediately spawning mocking memes. Courtesy YouTube
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september 2017
A Guide to the Charlottesville Aftermath - The New York Times
Since a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, news developments have continued at a torrid pace. If you are just catching up on the
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september 2017
Take the Statues Down - The Atlantic
On Saturday in Charlottesville, a rally in defense of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned into a reenactment of the cause he led—white supremacists marching behind
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september 2017
The Myth of the Kindly General Lee - The Atlantic
The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.
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september 2017
An Image of Revolutionary Fire at Charlottesville - The New Yorker
In a photograph from Charlottesville, two men extend weapons: one is the Confederate flag, furled, and the other is an aerosol can, modified to eject fire.
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september 2017
Is Charlottesville a Turning Point? - The Atlantic
Suddenly, the “far right” doesn’t seem so far. On Friday night, hundreds of protesters descended on a statue of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee in Emancipation
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september 2017
Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president - The Economist
DEFENDERS of President Donald Trump offer two arguments in his favour—that he is a businessman who will curb the excesses of the state; and that he will help
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september 2017
President Trump Cannot Redeem Himself - Opinion - The New York Times
Tom Brenner/The New York Times We saw Donald Trump’s true colors on Saturday, when he was given the chance — a ready-made moment for presidential grace — to
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september 2017
An Indelible Image From Trump's 'On Both Sides' Press Conference - The Atlantic
It read like a poem—or, perhaps, an elegy. “We strongest this egregious bigotry, and no place in” And there the words ended: paper-printed snippets of the
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september 2017
Trump Goes Off-Script in Hour-Long Public Meltdown - Vanity Fair
By Ralph Freso/Getty Images. After walking onstage at the Phoenix Convention Center to “God Bless The U.S.A.” for what was, effectively, a 2020 campaign rally,
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september 2017
Wow, Trump Can’t Terminate - Opinion - The New York Times
President Trump in Ohio on Tuesday. Doug Mills/The New York Times Pick your favorite irony: 1) Donald Trump turns out to be terrible at firing people. 2) The
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september 2017
John McCain Is Not Here to Be Your Hero - The Atlantic
The last two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for many Americans, but it’s unlikely many of them can match John McCain’s experience. About two weeks
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september 2017
McCain kills Senate health care bill - Axios
The Senate's health care bill is dead, and Sen. John McCain cast the deciding vote to kill it. Shortly after midnight, McCain — along with Sens. Lisa Murkowski
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september 2017
McCain’s Vote Provides Dramatic Moment in 7-Year Battle Over Obamacare - The New York Times
When Senator John McCain of Arizona returned to Washington with a fresh scar from brain surgery, it was widely seen as a dramatic effort to help Republicans
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september 2017
Phew: The Health Bill Fails - Opinion - The New York Times
Senator Lisa Murkowski speaking to reporters after voting no on the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Gabriella Demczuk for The New
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september 2017
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