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Impulsive, egocentric, and unready, Donald J. Trump has set fire to the integrity of his office.

With his nativist and purely transactional view of politics, he threatens to be democracy’s most reckless caretaker.
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“Trump is trying to create his own little North Korea while the rest of us are like, ‘Yo, we’ve got the internet, we know the truth,’” Trevor Noah said.
The Daily Beast
In an op-ed, the Trump administration’s “adults in the room” envision America in the image of its leader: selfish, isolated, brutish, domineering, and driven by immediate appetites rather than ideals or even longer-term interests.
theatlantic.com
The president is counting on tax cuts to help deliver a sustained boost in economic growth, but even conservative economists doubt the approach can counter long-term trends.
politi.co
Kompromat is the name of the Russian game — and to win the White House, Trump may have unwittingly been played
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Ditto, Der Spiegel. Ditto.

Germany’s Der Spiegel newspaper is pulling no punches after covering Donald Trump’s disastrous trip to Europe. In a brutal op-ed, they lay out the case that Donald Trump is simply "unfit to be President of the United States": Donald Trump is not...
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Former national security officials say such communications are common for presidents, but highly suspect for transition teams.
apple.news
The nonpartisan office also forecasts the GOP plan would cut the deficit by $119 billion over a decade, primarily because of its cuts to Medicaid and private insurance subsidies.
politi.co
Seven months after the infamous "grab them by the pussy" recording got Bush fired (and nearly toppled Trump's White House run), the former 'Today' host goes public with what happened on that bus, the people who knew about the tape, how he broke the "awful" news to his daughters and his bold comeback...
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The president says wildly offensive things when the objects of his derision aren’t around, but crumples when he actually meets them.
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Given the President’s long record of deception, Comey’s memos are far more likely to bury Trump than to exonerate him.
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She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.
theatlantic.com
Russian President Vladimir Putin made light of President Trump's "secrets" after it was reported that he shared classified information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
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The President's dual statement to his Russian guests about his firing of James Comey created a conundrum for headline writers.
newyorker.com
After Trump's biggest legislative victory yet, momentum slows as the Senate settles in to rework the bill and Russia’s election interference takes center stage in hearings.
politi.co
The new French President hasn’t offered many details about how he will govern, but right now it is enough to celebrate the defeat of right-wing extremism.
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