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Watch Jon Stewart's speech slamming Congress for its inaction supporting 9/11 victims and first responders. "What an incredible metaphor this room is. ... Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress."

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News that IRS has spent the past decade trying to claw back a questionable $72.9 million tax refund Trump received is valuable context for understanding why Trump cared so much about this particular appointment

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I don’t understand the “this will not matter” talk among the chattering classes. Nobody has a crystal ball. Who knows? But one way of ensuring nothing matters is giving up having values to defend. Cynicism isn’t a sign of depth or savvy, it’s resignation masquerading as politics.

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Anyone buying Trump’s tripe about looking out for the little guy while he occupies the White House should bear this in mind: POTUS is in it only for himself, and he’s laughing all the way to the bank. And he’s laughing at you, too

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Mike Pompeo to protest against Vatican's deal with China during visit

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