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There Are No Checks and Balances on Trump

Republican leaders will excuse his worst behavior as long as he signs their legislation.

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SNL Is Basically Just Reciting Facts About Trump Now

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Trump’s Words Don’t Matter?

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The Stunt Presidency

Donald Trump plans to replace governing with gimmickry. It’s already working.

Paul Ryan Says It “Doesn’t Matter” When Trump Lies on Twitter. That’s Garbage.

Trump’s Plan to Replace Governing With Gimmickry

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