Maria Butina situation suggests men can't be trusted with power at all - here's why

Overall, the various scandals involving Donald Trump, his associates and Russian agents tend not to bring to mind sexy spy thrillers so much as screwy comedy. One theme, however, would fit just as comfortably in classic film noir as in absurdist comedy: Powerful, aging men brought low by their own pathetic desire to believe comely young women are really into them.

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House Intelligence Dem reveals the one question that could bust Don Jr.

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation closes in on President Trump, his family and his associates, much of the focus has shifted to their potentially false testimony under oath.

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One of these 4 western governors could become America's next Democratic president

As the 2020 presidential campaign commences now that the midterm elections of 2018 are over, four governors from western states may decide to compete for the Democratic nomination, and could play a major role. One is leaving office and has given evidence of interest in running; two others are still in office and have gained notice for their skills as governors; and one is about to enter office with at least long range presidential ambitions. Having a western governor in the White House would be nearly unique, as only California Governor Ronald Reagan ever achieved the presidency, coming from a western state. But this time, it could be a Democrat from the west in the White House.

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Here Are 4 Ways to Defend Democracy and Protect Every Voter’s Ballot

As voters prepare to cast their ballots in the November midterm elections, it’s clear that U.S. voting is under electronic attack. Russian government hackers probed some states’ computer systems in the runup to the 2016 presidential election and are likely to do so again – as might hackers from other countries or nongovernmental groups interested in sowing discord in American politics.

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'We're Doing Them a Favor': Rep. Eric Swalwell Explains Why Republicans Should Hope for a Democratic Blue Wave

On Tuesday Axios reported that a spreadsheet was circulating among Republicans in Congress detailing all of the investigations they anticipated Democrats would initiate into President Donald Trump if they win a majority the House of Representatives in November. The list is so extensive that it deserved to be quoted in full:

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Here Are 5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Be Worried About the 2018 Midterms

Congressional midterms can deal a major blow to a president, from Ronald Reagan in 1982 to Barack Obama in 2010 to Bill Clinton in 1994. Two years after being elected president, Reagan, Obama and Clinton all watched their parties suffer significant losses in Congress. And according to professional pollster G. Terry Madonna—director of the Franklin & Marshall Poll and head of public affairs at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania—Republicans have much to worry about when it comes to the 2018 midterms.

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Here Are 5 Important Issues Voters Are Likely to Be Furious About in November

Although President Donald Trump has been boasting that Republicans will be increasing their majority in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives in the November midterms, not all Republicans share his optimism. Former Florida Rep. David Jolly and GOP strategists Alex Castellanos and Rick Tyler have been asserting that Democrats are likely to retake the House, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich has stressed that Democrats are “more energized than Republicans” going into November. The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol is especially bullish on Democrats, predicting that they will retake the Senate as well as the House. 

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Georgia Congressional Candidate Rants That He Called on God to 'Curse County' and Challenged Offers Fight During DUI Arrest: Video

Georgia congressional candidate who was pulled over on a DUI stop last year, ranted about the unfairness of it all and claimed to “hate this county,” according to dash cam footage used at his trial

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Michael Avenatti Says He's 'Exploring' a Run for President Against Trump

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer known for opposing President Donald Trump in multiple lawsuits, announced Thursday that he's "exploring a run for the presidency of the United States," according to a new report from the Des Moines Register.

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Wall Street Journal Blows Up Trump's 'Red Wave' Fantasy - And Blames Him for Eroding Republican Support

The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal delivered a reality check to President Donald Trump on Thursday morning, saying his claim of a “red wave” in the coming midterms could not be further from the truth.

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Here's Why the Texas Senate Race Is More Nuanced and Complex Than You Think

When Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke decided to challenge far-right incumbent Republican Ted Cruz for his seat in the U.S. Senate, he knew he would be fighting an uphill battle. Texas has a reputation for being deeply Republican, and Cruz had defeated Democrat Paul Sadler by 16% when he was elected to the Senate in 2012. Last week, however, a Texas Lyceum poll showed Cruz ahead of O’Rourke by only 2%—which is a statistical dead heat. And according to a recent Quinnipiac poll, O’Rourke has an advantage among female voters: men preferred Cruz by 20%, but women preferred O’Rourke by 6%. 

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