The best (and worst) presidents, ranked

C-SPAN ranked the presidents. I did some further data digging.

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The death of a hero

The death of a hero

Despite a lifetime of hardships, my mother-in-law was a genuinely joyful person.

Media, under attack from Trump, needs to return to the fundamentals

Media, under attack from Trump, needs to return to the fundamentals

We must simply put our heads down and do our jobs. We aren’t the story. The story is the story.

Fact-checking President Trump’s rally in Florida

President Trump made 13 fishy claims in his Florida rally. Here’s the reality.

Lawmakers say Trump’s words matter — and hurt the country’s standing abroad

Lawmakers say Trump’s words matter — and hurt the country’s standing abroad

A growing roster of lawmakers from both major parties say they think the president’s rhetoric and erratic behavior damage diplomatic relationships and weaken global stability.

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Will Pence’s loyalty to Trump be returned in full by the president?

Will Pence’s loyalty to Trump be returned in full by the president?

The president and top advisers owe the vice president after keeping him in the dark as Flynn case unfolded

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How to manage the White House cancer

How to manage the White House cancer

Despite the toxicity of the Trump administration, the body politic has a resilient immune system.

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Trump v. the media: A failure to communicate

Trump v. the media: A failure to communicate

Journalists would be derelict in their duty if they did not relentlessly scrutinize issues and events surrounding Trump.

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To understand today’s politics, look at Yale in the ’60s

To understand today’s politics, look at Yale in the ’60s

A judge’s elegiac memoir helps explain today’s politics of reciprocal resentments.

John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview

Stunning stuff from a member of the president’s own party.

Trump’s approval rating just hit a new low. But does he even care?

He’s still got unified GOP support -- which may be all he needs.

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What if Caesar, Churchill and Custer could have tweeted like Trump?

What if Caesar, Churchill and Custer could have tweeted like Trump?

“Leaks say we will be overwhelmed at Little Bighorn.”

The White House’s strangely strong denial that its ‘deportation force’ idea is back

The AP reported on a proposed effort to dispatch 100,000 National Guard troops. And the memo is real — despite White House denials.

This Democrat wants to know why his party leaders aren’t leading

An email conversation with Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton.

Why yesterday was Donald Trump’s favorite day as president

He was directing the orchestra.

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How could things get worse for Trump?

How could things get worse for Trump?

It’s hard to imagine a more disastrous start.

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The coverup in search of a crime

Flynn’s calls with the Russian ambassador broke no laws. So why did he lie about them?

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Reality will get its revenge on Donald Trump

Going to war with American institutions is not a winning strategy.

Mitch McConnell likes what President Trump is doing — but not what he’s tweeting

Mitch McConnell likes what President Trump is doing — but not what he’s tweeting

The Senate majority leader’s job right now is to hold the GOP together. In an interview, he said he retains hope that Trump’s public proclamations will not sideline the party’s policy priorities.

Donald Trump’s combative, grievance-filled news conference, annotated

Trump said four times that he inherited a ‘mess.’

President Trump’s war on leaks, explained

A look at the legality of leaking, from two people who know.

Rush Limbaugh is exactly right about how Donald Trump can fix his problems

“Make tracks. Do it obviously.“

Trump’s hypocritical return to the campaign trail

Trump said on at least 15 occasions that President Obama shouldn’t have been campaigning.

Come with me inside the world of the fact-checkers!

Two fact checkers square off in this week’s episode of the Ciquizza podcast.

Flynn saga shifts balance of power between president, Congress

Flynn saga shifts balance of power between president, Congress

Republicans are vowing to more aggressively exercise oversight of the new administration.

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Congress can take back power from the president. Here’s how.

Congress can take back power from the president. Here’s how.

A Republican senator has a bill giving Congress a say when the executive wants to initiate a trade war.

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Admit it: Trump is unfit to serve

Admit it: Trump is unfit to serve

He has no business being president of the United States.