Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

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Bush Says Republican Party Is Isolationist and Protectionist

The former president also assailed the Trump-era Republican Party as “isolationist, protectionist,” and expressed concern about the fate of girls in Afghanistan if the Taliban take over.

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The Contradiction That Doomed America’s Mission in Afghanistan

How a series of fateful choices and lofty ambitions put Taliban defeat at odds with American victory.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bush-george-w, #obama-barack, #taliban

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Trump Is Gone, but Land Disputes Along Border Continue Under Biden

A Texas judge allowed the government this week to take possession of a family’s land because the Biden administration has yet to end lawsuits seeking property along the border.

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Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’

The president said the main objective of ensuring that Afghanistan would not be a launching pad for terrorism had been achieved and that it was time for American troops to come home.

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Biden to Withdraw All Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

After years of arguing against an extended military presence in Afghanistan, President Biden is doing things his way, with the deadline for withdrawal set for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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Their Lawsuit Prevented 400,000 Deportations. Now It’s Biden’s Call.

Trump tried to end a 30-year program that shielded migrants, many fleeing conditions that U.S. foreign policy helped foster. What does America owe them?

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #carter-jimmy, #el-salvador, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-international-relations

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Here’s Where The First Guantánamo Detainees Are Now

The Pentagon called the first 20 prisoners sent to Guantánamo in 2002 “the worst of the worst.” Just two remain there. Others are spread around the world — including four senior Taliban figures.

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What Are Republicans So Afraid Of?

Instead of conspiracy mongering about an election they did well in, they could try to win real majorities.

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Lawmakers Clash Over Call for Special Panel to Investigate Capitol Assault

The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Republicans Denounce Budget Reconciliation in Stimulus Package Talks

Whether lawmakers love budget reconciliation or hate it depends on whether they’re in the majority. Democrats who are defending its use now protested it when they were in the minority.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #federal-budget-us, #law-and-legislation, #obama-barack, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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C.I.A. analyst Morgan Muir to run Biden’s daily briefings

The new intelligence chief wanted a briefer with experience and an apolitical record. She chose Morgan Muir, perhaps the first time a former White House briefer has returned to the post.

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Obama, Bush and Clinton Accompany Biden to Arlington National Cemetery

In a show of solidarity with former leaders, President Joe Biden paid his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

#arlington-national-cemetery, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #inaugurations, #obama-barack, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sharpshooters, Protesters, a Secret Train Trip

The inaugural of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is not the first to take place at a tense moment in American history.

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Biden to Restore Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Aides to Senior White House Posts

The two appointments illustrate how the president-elect appears determined to rebuild a White House national security team to focus on threats that critics say were ignored by President Trump.

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Nancy Bush Ellis, Sister and Aunt of Presidents, Dies at 94

Unlike most of her family, she was a liberal Democrat for a time, supporting the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and environmental causes.

#bush-george, #bush-george-w, #deaths-obituaries, #ellis-nancy-bush, #politics-and-government

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George W. Bush’s Childhood Home Eyed for National Park Service Inclusion

The home, in Midland, Texas, was part of a formative time in the shaping of the future president, historians said.

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Trump Refuses to Demand Political Appointees Resign

The White House still has not told its political appointees to step down, a routine request in previous administrations, which complicates issues including foreign policy.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #obama-barack, #office-of-personnel-management, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-transition-us, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations

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Just How Dangerous Was Donald Trump?

He failed to bend the state to his will, but he still broke the country.

#bush-george-w, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Late Night: Vaccinating Ex-Presidents Is Hardly Must-See TV

Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton offered to take a coronavirus vaccine on camera. Jimmy Kimmel isn’t worried about losing viewers to that program.

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Edward P. Lazear, Economist and Presidential Adviser, Dies at 72

He was a widely respected labor economist at Stanford who led President George W. Bush’s economic council during the financial crisis.

#bush-george-w, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #lazear-edward-p, #productivity, #stanford-university, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-council-of-economic-advisers

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Vandalizing Our Democracy

Donald Trump cares about nothing else except undermining our country’s election results.

#bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #government-accountability-office, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j

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Get Me Meacham! Biden Brings Back the Media’s Good Old Days

The next president promises to do for old-line newspaper columnists what Donald Trump did for cable. What a time to be George Will!

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A Simple Theory of Why Trump Did Well

Elections are complicated, but the money the government sent to more than 150 million Americans didn’t hurt.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bush-george-w, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Leftists and Moderates, Stop Fighting. You Need One Another.

In the Democratic civil war, both sides are partly right.

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President Tru, Pack Your Bags and Be Gone

Trump wants to preserve, protect and defend only himself.

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Why Polling on The 2020 Presidential Election Missed the Mark

As politics becomes a high-stakes spectator sport, pollsters are reviewing their latest failures. But is part of the problem the public’s overly high expectations of precision?

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The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax

Trump is telling two big lies, and a third will come soon.

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Trump, Biden and the Tough Guy, Nice Guy Politics of 2020

The 2016 election was a referendum on many things, including what Americans thought a woman could do or be. Now it’s a question of what a man should be.

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Has the Court Learned Nothing From Bush v. Gore?

Apparently not.

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How America Helped Stop the Coronavirus in Asia

*Just not in the United States.

#bats, #bush-george-w, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #united-states-agency-for-international-development

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Lessons From the 2000 Election

The Biden and Trump campaigns are quietly preparing for a contested election. What have Democrats and Republicans learned from the last time that happened?

#bush-george-w, #gore-al, #presidential-election-of-2000, #rutenberg-jim, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Trump Victory May Push His Defense Secretary Out an Open Door

Mark Esper’s strained relationship with President Trump, since he balked at using active-duty troops to quell civil unrest, may result in Mr. Trump choosing his fourth defense secretary if he keeps the White House.

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5 Were Cleared to Leave Guantánamo. Then Trump Was Elected.

The president reversed Obama-era policies on detainees, leaving in limbo five prisoners who had been judged eligible for transfer to other countries. Their fate could rest on the 2020 election.

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Why America Ignored Its Coronavirus Response Plan

The U.S. spent 15 years preparing for the coronavirus. Why did we handle it so badly?

#bush-george-w, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #obama-barack, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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There Are Better Ways for Bloomberg to Spend His Money

If he wants to help Joe Biden in Florida, Michael Bloomberg should help re-enfranchise thousands of formerly incarcerated people.

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Trump Has Changed the Face America Presents to the World

The people who now represent the United States, interacting with visiting foreign leaders in Washington and at the highest levels abroad, are overwhelmingly white and male.

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Guantánamo Forever

Does the public care about the 40 remaining inmates with no obvious end to their imprisonment?

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Court Approves Warrantless Surveillance Rules While Scolding F.B.I.

The release of a newly declassified ruling follows a separate decision by an appeals court that a defunct National Security Agency program was illegal.

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How Trump Draws on Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Bills

As he has done with other aspects of the presidency, Donald J. Trump has redefined the practice in ways that have unsettled even some Republicans.

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No Bushes, Reagans, Cheneys or McCains: Who Is Missing at Trump’s R.N.C.

The old guard that led the Republican Party from 1980 until 2016 has been conspicuously absent from this year’s convention, representing the final signature on the party’s bitter divorce.

#bush-george, #bush-george-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Could the 2020 Election End Up at the Supreme Court?

The scenarios that keep me up at night.

#bush-george-w, #constitution-us, #douglas-lawrence-r-1959, #florida, #gore-al, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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All the Republicans Who Have Decided Not to Support Trump

Numerous top G.O.P. officials have said publicly or privately that they will not be backing the president’s re-election. Here’s a look at where they stand.

#bush-george-w, #flake-jeffrey-l, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Trump, America Needs Accountability for His Corruption

Restoring the rule of law is not the same as “lock her up.”

#bush-george-w, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Regrets? Even Brent Scowcroft Had a Few

In an oral history released after his death, the former national security adviser revealed a few key moments in which his ideas failed in the war against Saddam Hussein.

#bush-george, #bush-george-w, #iraq, #persian-gulf-war, #schwarzkopf-h-norman, #scowcroft-brent, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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The Voting Will End Nov. 3. The Legal Battle Probably Won’t.

As the two parties clash over how to conduct an election in a pandemic, President Trump’s litigiousness and unfounded claims of fraud have increased the likelihood of epic postelection court fights.

#absentee-voting, #bush-george-w, #florida, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Doesn’t Like What He Sees in the Crystal Ball

Besides delaying the election, what else could alter his political trajectory?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #calabresi-steven-g, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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When Conservatives Fall for Demagogues

A debate with “Twilight of Democracy” author Anne Applebaum.

#applebaum-anne, #bush-george-w, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #orban-viktor, #poland, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #twilight-of-democracy-the-seductive-lure-of-the-authoritarian-state-book, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why the United States Invaded Iraq

Robert Draper’s “To Start a War” provides the deep background on the decisions that took America into war in the Middle East.

#books-and-literature, #bush-george-w, #central-intelligence-agency, #cheney-dick, #draper-robert-1959, #iraq-war-2003-11, #rumsfeld-donald-h, #tenet-george-j, #to-start-a-war-how-the-bush-administration-took-america-into-iraq-book, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Case for a One-State Solution

Peter Beinart joins the podcast to debate the future of Israelis and Palestinians.

#beinart-peter, #bush-george-w, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #obama-barack, #obama-michelle, #palestinians, #united-states-politics-and-government

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