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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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After saying that it was “so false” and “fake news” to assert that his administration was in “chaos” due to the high turnover rate among senior officials, President Donald Trump implied that Defense Secretary James Mattis may be on his way out. The President called Mattis “sort of a Democrat.”

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White House adviser Jared Kushner “appears” to have paid no federal income taxes in several recent years, The New York Times reported Saturday based on “confidential financial documents” it had reviewed — despite Kushner Companies itself being profitable for Kushner and his father, and Kushner’s net worth having “quintupled to almost $324 million.”

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The Des Moines Register’s editorial board endorsed all Democrats for the House of Representatives Saturday, writing of the Republican Party that it “needs to be voted out of power and spend a few years becoming again the party of Lincoln, not the party of Trump.” The editorial board was especially blunt regarding Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who it said “spends his time meeting with fascist leaders in Europe and retweeting neo-Nazis.”

“Not only has the party failed to act as a check on the president, key Republicans have been complicit in trying to obstruct and undermine the investigation of a foreign power’s interference in a U.S. election,” the editorial board wrote. “And by their silence they have tacitly endorsed the president’s racism, misogyny, white nationalism, divisiveness and crudity.”

H/t Raw Story

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You’d be excused for thinking it’s easy to get away with lying to Congress: So many people do it these days.

Alas, every now and then, our words catch up to us. That’s what happened to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross this week.

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