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In December, Spicer said barring media access is what a 'dictatorship' does. Today, he barred media access.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtGreat news! That is actually the test that the government already uses.
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@jhnrth9 Thank you! @MarkD49 Thank you. How do the Ds win the Senate or governorships anytime in the foreseeable future without the WWC?Even better, he's watching the Knicks get crushed. 1st ATI meeting: 40+ college presidents work to #ActivateTalent with @mikebloomberg @AspenHigherEd @IthakaSR
Retweeted by David LeonhardtShouting racial slurs and "get out of my country," a white man shoots two Indian-American engineers in a bar near K…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAnd failing. I spoke to in this town hall identified themselves as TN-7 voter. Town restricted RSVP's to locals and che…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWe’ve been collecting stories about hate incidents. I didn’t expect to write one about my own great-grandmother:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis from @RichLowry is correct:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtPutin’s vision of international order is fundamentally at odds with US interests. What Washington should do:
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This is a great piece --> House Spkr John Boehner predicted Thursday that a full repeal / replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.”
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMy Dad and I used to debate whether American anti-Semitism was something to worry about. I said no. He was right. evidence keeps mounting: Soda taxes work. That's why Big Soda hates them, and the rest of us should like them. Trump names Anthem lobbyist to top legal post as Anthem seeks reversal of DoJ move to block Anthem merger
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @kcato58 Not to oppose her. But to make her a bigger, higher profile focus than Price or Sessions. They have more power.To his credit
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTrump's Russia connection--and Felix Sater--keep coming up. @TimOBrien has context via @BV
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWe need a bipartisan, independent, 911-like commission to investigate foreign meddling in our elections.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI just think it was a strategic mistake. McRaven, commander of bin Laden raid: Trump view of media may be “greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”
Retweeted by David Leonhardt"Respect the office," says Fox News host @ericbolling. The lack of self-awareness is too hilarious. Roll tape:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtVoter to @SenTomCotton: My husband is dying. We can't afford health insurance. What kind of insurance do you have?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRemember when she faced more opposition than the Attorney General nominee, the same one who went on to advocate for…, but my favorite... rivals and enemies aren't as careless as the US government currently is.
Part of why Democrats need the center: 7 in 10 millennials+Latinos self-ID as moderate or conservative, a piece that builds off of it --> clarifying @Nate_Cohn analysis. Be sure to read. @northsidewalks I'm comfortable accepting this definition for this discussion: use "Breitbart, Washington Examiner, Fox News, Infowars and the Daily Caller to show Trump positive coverage.”
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOf 24 districts that give Dems the best chance of winning the House, only 2 went for Bernie in '16. 22 went Hillary.'t trust the exit polls. They're often wrong, especially about demographic slices. Wait for voter files + Census. @williamjordann Yes, just my fault: Democrats care about Congress - and attacking climate change and inequality - they can't simply move left. grapples with the difficult question of why Trump is so pro-Putin.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtKen Arrow was a brilliant economist and a class act. Single handedly founded health economics.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @NanditaShenoyNY Thank you, Nandita! @Paula_Dockery That's #4.@DLeonhardt: Why do ties between Putin and Trump’s circle exist in the first place?
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In case you missed it, a little something on the guy behind the Ukrainian peace plan.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe potential motives for Trump's Russophilia: 1. Syria 2. Business ties 3. Political ties 4. Kompromat 5. Ideology @mattbai Thanks, Matt.I hope this @TexasMonthly walk-balk is real, not spin. But I'll be skeptical until we see the journalism. like Flynn firing., this is quite the endorsement of HR McMaster from @ExumAM
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis is really question 1: @DLeonhardt "Trump’s Russia Motives" via @nytopinion
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @ThirdWayKessler Thanks a lot. @twistopherrobin @nytopinion Thanks. And thanks for the critique. What is the strongest corroborating evidence you see? @adamalonso @realDonaldTrump Thanks a lot.The mystery at the core of the Trump-Russia story is motive, writes @DLeonhardt
Retweeted by David LeonhardtYou can now search the newspaper ads freed slaves placed to try to find their loved ones:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtPresident of the American Medical Association, the powerful doctors lobby: "There should be no backslide whatsoever"
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRemember everyone: This is the guy who said the Sandy Hook shootings didn't happen. Yeah, this guy.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtPlease read my take on how colleges can move many more students from poverty to economic success:
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Running candidates for office is a strategy that just might work.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNo, liberals are not responsible for creating Trump. But they also haven't yet figured out how to stop him. That's prohibited under the Constitution and an impeachable offense
Retweeted by David Leonhardt6. This is one of the clearest examples of Trump receiving a present (emolument) from a foreign government
Retweeted by David Leonhardt5. Trump was awarded the trademark despite Chinese law that prohibits trademarks on the names of political leaders
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOn Feb. 7 the Bayless-led Undisputed drew 95,000 viewers. On same day/timeslot, a M*A*S*H episode from 1974 drew 3…
Retweeted by David LeonhardtA Big Shoe Just Dropped — @joshtpm explains why the re-emergence of Felix Sater in the Russia story is a red flag
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI expect to make at least five of the 10 items in here in the very near future. So good.
Great read
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt's useful that Lavrov clarified what's at stake.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt12/ If you think this isn’t part of the explanation for why POTUS approval numbers are in the trash, you’re nuts.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt11/ The President has little formal power. He needs the entire party team lined up in order to be influential. They aren’t.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt9/ In a normal Presidency, party Senators would be on TV constantly, pushing the President’s message and defending his policies.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt1/ I’d like to pushback a little bit on the idea that McCain et. al are not really opposing Trump.
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To @DLeonhardt’s point, next week will be a big on for health care. A former Senator explains how to be effective.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @ArgoJournal Yes, you are right about the general point. But I'm an opinion columnist not a reporter. @MattCover post: Just to be clear, Trump is directing the Justice Department to investigate his perceived opponents:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNext week is a big one for health care. If you believe people shouldn't lose their insurance, get involved. rich get richer, the poor get poorer? Outline emerges for G.O.P. replacement plan for Obamacare, via @sangerkatz
Retweeted by David LeonhardtJared Kushner complained to Time Warner execs about Van Jones, Ana Navarro via @WSJ
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