Max Burns

Brett Kavanaugh's appointment compromised the Supreme Court — and now he's poised to dismantle the regulatory state

Just after Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, was sworn in at the Rose Garden, Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke privately with the president. Hidden from the cameras, Kennedy suggested that Trump add Brett Kavanaugh to his public short list for the high court, according to a bombshell claim in the Washington Post from deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus’s new book, Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover.

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Warrenphobia has become a contagious disease afflicting Wall Street

Last week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates found himself stricken with Warrenphobia. Speaking at The New York Times DealBook Conference, Gates offered an unusually pointed criticism of Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s marquee plan to increase taxes on the ultra-wealthy.

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After three years of economic mismanagement a Trump Recession is imminent

It took three years, but Donald Trump is finally on the verge of killing President Obama’s record-setting economic recovery.

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Exclusive: Joe Biden's African-American 'firewall' isn't holding--and his electability argument may fall next

The modern political landscape is littered with the ruins of presidential candidacies that were once seen as inevitable. Kick the stones in Nashua or Ames and you’ll find the wreckage of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary juggernaut. Dredge Charleston’s Ashley River and you’ll find Jeb Bush’s $150 million attempt to anoint himself the 2016 Republican nominee.

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Trump realized that on foreign policy, there are few constraints on his power -- and it may be his undoing

The Donald Trump who sued Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance last week is a president facing dwindling options. Trump’s lawsuit comes after Vance subpoenaed eight years of his tax returns, the latest indication that New York prosecutors are counting down the days until Trump’s potential immunity expires (Trump’s claim that he can’t be prosecuted by state attorneys has never been tested).

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