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Gary Legum
Norfolk, VA.

Gary is a staff writer for The Response, IJR's liberal blog. He has previously written for Salon, Wonkette, AlterNet and the Daily Beast....

VA Secretary Becomes Latest Trump Cabinet Secretary Embroiled in a Travel Scandal
By - 4 months ago
Donald Trump has 24 people in his Cabinet. Just under 13 months since his inauguration, no less than five of them have come under publ...
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After Passing Massive Tax Cuts, Paul Ryan Suddenly Very Concerned About Deficits
By - 4 months ago
To the complete lack of surprise of political observers, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has rediscovered his hatred of deficits just...
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Trey Gowdy Announces House Oversight Committee Is Investigating Rob Porter Scandal
By - 4 months ago
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) did something unexpected on Wednesday morning: He announced that the House oversight committee he chairs is p...
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Omarosa: 'We Would Be Begging' For Trump If Mike Pence Becomes President
By - 4 months ago
The Omarosa Manigault Newman Image Rehabilitation Tour continued this week on CBS's “Celebrity Big Brother.”The former White House...
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Bob Corker Reconsidering Retirement as GOP Fears Losing His Seat
By - 4 months ago
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) might be having second thoughts about retirement, which could make the upcoming Republican primary for his s...
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Proposed SNAP Reforms Include Telling Recipients What They Are Allowed to Eat
By - 4 months ago
Because it is really Congress that writes appropriations bills, the budget that presidents release every year around this time are rea...
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Morale at ICE Higher as Immigration Arrests Soar Over 40 Percent Under Trump
By - 4 months ago
Pity the poor agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Before Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, they had to content thems...
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The Obamas' Official Portraits Are Unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery
By - 4 months ago
Barack and Michelle Obama, the former president and first lady, had their official portraits unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian's Nati...
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Trump EPA Chief May Have His Own Expensive Jet Travel Problem
By - 4 months ago
Give the Trump administration credit. The president's Cabinet secretaries have progressed from chartering ridiculously expensive priva...
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Corey Lewandowski Tells Fox News John Kelly's Job Could Be in Jeopardy
By - 5 months ago
This is what passes for irony in the era of Donald Trump.Back when he was managing Trump's presidential campaign, Corey Lewandowsk...
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Marco Rubio Appears to Encourage a Military Coup in Venezuela
By - 5 months ago
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) apparently decided Friday morning that he would like to kick off the weekend by using Twitter to encourage a...
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Omarosa Returns to Reality Television to Try to Rehabilitate Her Image
By - 5 months ago
It is always nice when a TV star lands on her feet after getting written out of a series.Having been fired from the White House in...
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Vaping Congressman Duncan Hunter Accused of Drinking on the Job
By - 5 months ago
Would it surprise anyone to learn that a congressman most famous for vaping during a congressional hearing likes to go day-drinking wi...
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House Intelligence Committee Putting up Actual Wall in Staff's Offices
By - 5 months ago
Congress is going to build a wall after all. But not on the Mexican border.No, this wall is going up in the office space of the st...
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Jeff Sessions' Talk About the Opioid Crisis Shows All the Ways He Is Wrong About It
By - 5 months ago
We have noted as recently as Tuesday that the Trump administration's anti-drug policy seems stuck in the 1980s. So it seems appropriat...
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Pelosi Announces House Democrats Will Not Support Budget Deal Without Help for 'Dreamers'
By - 5 months ago
If Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was planning on having Democratic votes to help him pass a budget deal and avoid another go...
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Will Government Shut Down Again This Week? The Trump Admin Can't Seem to Make Up Its Mind
By - 5 months ago
The federal government is careening toward another shutdown if Congress cannot agree to a budget deal before midnight Friday.Negot...
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Former Bush Speechwriter Slams GOP, Paul Ryan Over Nunes Memo Stunt
By - 5 months ago
Republican-on-Republican violence, even of the strictly rhetorical sort, is never pretty.Such is the case with this Washington Pos...
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Opioid Czar Kellyanne Conway Freezes out Drug Policy Experts While Working on Drug Policy
By - 5 months ago
Donald Trump came to Washington promising to drain the swamp. But on the opioid crisis, he has resorted to an age-old method of bureau...
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Trump Suggests Democrats Were 'Treasonous,' 'Un-American' for Not Applauding His State of the Union
By - 5 months ago
Here is President Donald Trump during last Tuesday's State of the Union address exhorting lawmakers to put aside their differences and...
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Supreme Court Rejects Pennsylvania GOP Appeal, Redistricting Must Take Place Before Midterms
By - 5 months ago
Voting rights advocates fighting partisan gerrymandering notched another win on Monday when the Supreme Court declined to hear Pennsyl...
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Former American Nazi Party Leader Running Unopposed in Republican Congressional Primary
By - 5 months ago
Sometimes, when a congressional district is heavily tilted toward one party, the opposing party will not even bother recruiting a cand...
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Everything Trump Got Wrong in His Early Morning Twitter Attack on UK Health Care System
By - 5 months ago
President Donald Trump spent his Monday morning “executive time” as he so often does — live-tweeting “Fox & Friends” and being wrong a...
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Dow Jones Drops Over 600 Points, Setting Up Awkward Weekend for Trump at Mar-a-Lago
By - 5 months ago
Donald Trump loves to brag about how well the stock market is doing under his presidency. He also loves to brag to members of Mar-a-La...
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