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Trump, Pence Awkward on ’60 Minutes’

JUST WHEN we thought Donald Trump and Mike Pence couldn’t be any weirder together, along comes Lesley Stahl and “60 Minutes” to help push Trump into new territory.

Trump finished sentences for Pence who looked […]

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Military Coup Attempt in Turkey *Updated*

“Turkish armed forces seized the rule of the country completely with the aim of reinstalling the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to make rule of law pervade again, to re-establish the ruined […]

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Meditations for Nice, Politics in America *Updated*

The man who used a truck to fatally mow down dozens of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, has been identified by authorities as Mohamad Lahouaiej Bouhel, a French-Tunisian resident of the southern […]

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Celebrity Veepstakes: Six Wives Between Donald – Newt

“I have known Newt Gingrich since 1990 (I emceed his event the night the became Speaker of the House in 1994) he has been a long term, very dear friend of mine and is […]

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Why Sanders – Clinton Coalition is Meh

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrowed to 3 points this week after several days of controversy following FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of […]

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After the Roiling, Politicians Can’t Heal

PRESIDENTS Obama and Bush are in Dallas, Texas today.

There’s nothing they can say that can heal what’s happening in our country.

Hillary Clinton can’t change it either and neither can Donald Trump.

It […]

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Summer Distractions: ‘Outlander’ Finale, John Wells (Again), to ‘Any Given Wednesday’

Barkin is especially excited to see how audiences react to a female TV character—a manipulative ballbuster—who’s really breaking bad. [Vanity Fair]

IF YOU’RE in need of a review, this isn’t that.

A cultural voyeur for […]

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When He Walks Back In

WHO HASN’T tried to rekindle a dying love affair?

It’s easier to do in the summer.

When Below the Beltway, my new novel, begins, Alex Gantry is struggling to walk away from a man who no […]

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Gretchen Carlson Sues Ailes, Doocy, for Sexual Harassment

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson is suing the network’s CEO and chairman Roger Ailes, alleging a pervasive practice of sexual harassment. Now Ailes is vigorously denying her accusations and Fox’s parent company is […]

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