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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Another federal judge has overruled the Trump administration's efforts to end a popular immigration program -- this time saying the government has to accept new applications. Similar to the other rulings, Judge John Bates concluded that the wind-down of DACA was "arbitrary and capricious" because the Department of Homeland Security failed to "adequately explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful." read more

There is no normal in the 2018 NFL Draft, where waffling logic and super-secret general managers make predictions nearly impossible. Here's our best guess at how Round 1 will go.

Plus more on the Chiefs-Rams game in Mexico, draft tidbits galore and 10 Things I Think I Think read more

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hillary Clinton excoriated President Donald Trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on Sunday that press rights and free speech are "under open assault" in the current administration, which she compared to an authoritarian regime. "We are living through an all-out war on truth, facts and reason," Clinton said at the PEN America World Voices Festival, in Manhattan. "When leaders deny things we can see with our own eyes, like the size of a crowd at the inauguration, when they refuse to accept settled science when it comes to urgent challenges like climate change ... it is the beginning of the end of freedom, and that is not hyperbole. It's what authoritarian regimes through history have done." read more

Monday, April 23, 2018

You know that feeling of subtle satisfaction you get when a person trying to stick it to someone else ends up hurting himself instead?

That's how I felt when House Republicans leaked the Comey memos, apparently before analyzing them and adjusting their strategy.

As a result, House Republicans and President Trump, yet again, have readied, fired and aimed in their assault on phantom political corruption in the FBI.

They harmed themselves and no one else. This was Nunes Memo redux.

Although I am a Republican, I still recognize that Trump and the House Republicans are the wrong-doers in this saga. Their strategy has resorted to political carpet-bombing.

It hasn't worked out for them. read more

The wide-reaching deal will simplify the customs process and eliminate tariffs for "practically all" goods traded between EU-member nations and Mexico, according to an announcement posted Saturday by the European Commission. Mexico and the EU said last year they would accelerate their talks to update a trade agreement signed in 2000 as the United States threatened to slap tariffs on Mexican imports and withdraw from NAFTA. Officials appeared to take a jab at US President Donald Trump's policies in statements praising the Mexico-EU deal as a defense of "open" and "rules-based" trade. read more


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