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Fox News panel hilariously defends Trump in Eagles spat: ‘It was too bad he had a team to work with that didn’t kneel’

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Donald Trump’s spat with the Philadelphia Eagles, who attempted to schedule their visit to the White House for when the president was in Singapore and then tried to only send a few players, the owner and a mascot, was a hot topic for a Fox News panel on Tuesday evening.

Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist seemed unable to comprehend how Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the the anthem issue may have been so divisive that many Americans no longer wished to associate themselves with a tradition like going to the White House. The conservative commentator bemoaned the “dangerous” place the country is in because liberals will not assuage Trump and pledge loyalty to Trump and what he stands for.

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“People also said he shouldn’t have talked about the national anthem all during last NFL season and he ended up doing pretty well in that debate, just politically speaking,” she said. “People of course have freedom of speech but there are some deeper issues in play. In a country that cannot have shared symbols and shared understanding of the importance of a country, the values we hold in terms of our Constitutional founding is in a very dangerous spot.”

Host Bret Baier pointed out that Trump made his statement by picking a team that did not protest by kneeling.

“He’s a cultural warrior. He feels this is a good issue for him. He’s going to keep hammering on it until November,” said Mara Liasson of National Public Radio. “I think he wanted to make this point, and it was too bad he had a team to work with that didn’t kneel because there he had to misrepresent the facts because he wants this issue and he’s going to take every possible opportunity to push it.”

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Why Trump’s plot to ‘investigate the investigators’ is going up in a puff of smoke

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For months, the names of Michael Horowitz and John Durham have figured in the pounding rhythms of right-wing media in which a heroically afflicted president faces down his perfidious enemies. A steady drumbeat of reports from Fox News, echoed by President Trump and Republican loyalists in Congress, proclaimed these two obscure Justice Department officials would get to the bottom of an alleged conspiracy against the Trump presidency.

They would, in Trump’s words, “investigate the investigators.” It was oh so promising.

“I will tell you this,” Trump blustered on October 25. “I think you’re going to see a lot of really bad things,” he said. “I leave it all up to the attorney general and I leave it all up to the people that are working with the attorney general who I don’t know. … I think you’ll see things that nobody would’ve believed.”

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The real DC showdown: Pelosi vs. Trump

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Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a classy, effective and persuasive Speaker.

Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just the right opinion, just the right level of evenness or passion that proves effective in making the role of leadership believable.

Along the way, she manages to count votes, keep her caucus in line and stand up for a totally understandable and admirable bar of justice and American value, for the Constitution itself.

Her statements yesterday in outlining in measured tones the reasoning that Donald Trump’s actions have left “no choice” but moving forward towards impeachment were well-said, logical, and belied the emotion behind them.

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Trump’s tax cuts and tariffs have been even more disastrous than skeptics predicted: Paul Krugman

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In a column celebrating the first anniversary of Donald Trump declaring himself "Tariff Man," New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman attempted to explain the president's love of tariffs and noted that the negative economic impact in the past year has surpassed even the worst expectations.

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