An unintended consequence? Shutdown highlights the importance and value of government.

THE BIG IDEA: Many conservative hard-liners inside and closely allied with the Trump administration, who have made careers out of bashing the federal bureaucracy, believed a partial shutdown would validate their view that government can function… Read More

Ex-Obama strategist destroys Trump’s thoughtlessness and ‘underwhelming’ accomplishments in epic Fox News rant

Fox’s “Outnumbered Overtime” host Melissa Francis got an earful when she asked former Obama campaign strategist Roger Fisk for his opinion of President Donald Trump’s first two years in office. It went about as well… Read More

Exclusive excerpt: Chris Christie says Trump hired “riffraff” – Axios

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, writes in his forthcoming memoir — “Let Me Finish,” out Jan. 29 — that President Trump filled his administration with “riffraff” instead of canny players who could… Read More

Trump dressed down Mulvaney in front of congressional leaders

President Trump chastised his new chief of staff, #Mick Mulvaney, over his handling of shutdown talks, creating an awkward scene in front of congressional leaders of both parties, according to two sources who were present…. Read More

As Mueller writes his report, a potential battle brews over obstruction of justice

As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his Russia probe, investigators have focused on conflicting public statements by President Donald Trump and his team that could be seen as an effort to influence witnesses and… Read More

Inside Trump’s fake news recidivism

With the departure of White House chief of staff John Kelly, the misinformation emanating from President Trump has only escalated. What’s happening: Alumni of this White House see a possible reason. Although Kelly was thwarted… Read More