Powerless to control his caucus, John Boehner has proved to be one of the weakest congressional leaders in American history. Nor is it the outcome of the intense partisan polarization that has thrown Washington into gridlock, as if the problem is abstract partisanship itself, with Democrats and Republicans equally at fault. This crisis is about nothing other than the Republican Party — its radicalization, its stunning lack of leadership and its disregard for the Constitution. The Republicans have now joined a relatively small number of major American political parties that became the captive of a narrow ideology and either jettisoned or silenced their more moderate elements. Reagan had governed shrewdly. While getting his way on what he thought was important, including dramatically lowering marginal tax rates and combating the Soviet Union, he knew how to compromise.
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A Media Matters study found that Facebook pages of some mainstream conservative media outlets, Republican media figures, and even apolitical clickbait sites are part of promotional campaigns involving websites with a history of promoting anti-Islam fake news and conspiracy theories. Media Matters tracked links from Facebook to one of the sites, Conservative Tribune, and found 74 pages posting URLs with codes indicating that the links were part of a promotional campaign seemingly coordinated with Liftable Media. They included pages for former Arkansas Gov. Jan Brewer, and conservative commentator Dick Morris, among others.
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Sue and Dick Brown had too many other things they wanted to talk about. Like, say, the living part. It all looks much as it was when they moved here from Sioux Falls in Rocky Road is still worthy of its name; neighbors are still few and far between; white-tailed deer still move gracefully through the Ponderosa pine; ducks still preen and dabble on the pond a few yards from the house. Pretty much.
R enegade Republicans determined to eject President Trump from the White House in share a commitment to the cause but are split on strategy and realistic about their long-shot prospects. Former John McCain aides, members of Evan McMullin's independent presidential campaign, disgruntled neocons, and establishment GOPers — the only thing they agree on is a loathing of Trump. No primary challenger has yet come forward. John Kasich, former Ohio governor, has said he couldn't beat Trump.