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Janet has had a long career in journalism, covering at various points entertainment, science and technology and politics. She spent 20 years covering Capitol Hill, the federal agencies and the White House.She even spent brief periods working for the federal government.Although she has her personal political beliefs, Janet's of an age to remember when people in Washington were able to work on a bipartisan basis, even when they, too, had strongly held political beliefs.
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Historian Meacham: America Has Followed the ‘Devices and Desires’ of White People’s Hearts

Historian Meacham: America Has Followed the ‘Devices and Desires’ of White People’s Hearts

In the midst of the ongoing national search for racial justice, one of the most prominent American historians is offering the nation a path towards reconciliation.
David Jolly: ‘Not Wearing a Mask Doesn’t Make You Cool, It Makes You a Carrier’

David Jolly: ‘Not Wearing a Mask Doesn’t Make You Cool, It Makes You a Carrier’

Conservatives and Republicans have been wrong to frame the issue of wearing face masks as one of "freedom," when it's more properly one of public safety, according to a former Republican congressman.
Oglala Lakota Tribe Member Nick Tilsen Says Mount Rushmore Is a ‘Symbol of White Supremacy’

Oglala Lakota Tribe Member Nick Tilsen Says Mount Rushmore Is a ‘Symbol of White Supremacy’

Despite requests from tribal officials to stay away, Donald Trump visited Mt Rushmore in South Dakota for an observance of Independence Day which amounted to nothing more than the latest salvo in Trump's culture war.
Bolton Says Russia Controversy Highlights Trump’s ‘Lack of Interest in Intelligence’

Bolton Says Russia Controversy Highlights Trump’s ‘Lack of Interest in Intelligence’

Donald Trump's emergent scandal in which Russian operatives apparently paid Afghan insurgents bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan while Trump allegedly did nothing to stop it is due to his general lack of interest in intelligence, according to a White House national security adviser who served Trump.
Dr. Fauci Tells Elizabeth Warren Coronavirus Death Toll Will Be ‘Very Disturbing,’ Predicts Up to 100k Cases Per Day

Dr. Fauci Tells Elizabeth Warren Coronavirus Death Toll Will Be ‘Very Disturbing,’ Predicts Up to 100k Cases Per Day

With most states prioritizing their economies over stay-at-home orders, and a federal response which has been largely MIA, the novel coronavirus pandemic will only get worse in the United States, according to one of the top US experts on the matter.
‘You Can Pick the Side of U.S. Troops or You Can Pick the Side of Vladimir Putin’

‘You Can Pick the Side of U.S. Troops or You Can Pick the Side of Vladimir Putin’

Donald Trump's trouble is deepening over allegations that he had been briefed about Russian operatives paying Afghan insurgents bounties to kill US troops.
Rep. Slotkin on Russia Offering Bounties To Kill Americans: ‘Mind-Blowing’ That this Was Left Unanswered

Rep. Slotkin on Russia Offering Bounties To Kill Americans: ‘Mind-Blowing’ That this Was Left Unanswered

Among those lawmakers of both parties on Capitol Hill angered by a report that Russian operatives paid Afghan insurgents bounties for targeting American troops is a House Democrat who is a former CIA officer and Defense Department official.
Scarborough: Trump and the Pandemic Have Made Georgia, Texas and Arizona Competitive in November

Scarborough: Trump and the Pandemic Have Made Georgia, Texas and Arizona Competitive in November

Donald Trump's lackluster response to the novel coronavirus pandemic "has accelerated history" by enabling presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to become competitive in a number of states which otherwise should be reliably in Trump's column, said MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.
Joe Biden: ‘I Cannot Comprehend the Cruelty’ That’s Driving Trump to Get Rid of ObamaCare

Joe Biden: ‘I Cannot Comprehend the Cruelty’ That’s Driving Trump to Get Rid of ObamaCare

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attacked Donald Trump for directing his administration to ask the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
‘The View’ Rips John Bolton: ‘You Never Said a Word Until Someone Gave You $2 Million’

‘The View’ Rips John Bolton: ‘You Never Said a Word Until Someone Gave You $2 Million’

Hosts of the ABC daytime talk show The View pressed former White House national security adviser John Bolton for holding onto the revelations detailed in his memoir until he got a $2 million book deal, pushing him to answer why he didn’t testify during Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.