How to build a Donald Trump media bubble

How to build a Donald Trump media bubble

The Washington Post

How to build a Donald Trump media bubble

Aides on Donald Trump’s campaign had a strategy for keeping their candidate off of Twitter, according to a new report from Politico. The idea was to gin up favorable coverage from conservative outlets, promote that coverage on Twitter and then demonstrate the results to Trump himself. These folks would contact “media amplifiers like Fox News […]

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Pence says he and Trump will deliver tax relief by summertime

Pence says he and Trump will deliver tax relief by summertime

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Pence says he and Trump will deliver tax relief by summertime

Vice President Pence on Wednesday pledged that he and President Trump would deliver sweeping tax cuts “before we get to this summertime,” raising expectations that Republicans will deliver in relatively short order on a key campaign promise. “The truth is our country’s tax system these days penalizes success,” Pence said in a speech in Fenton, […]

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For 2018, the GOP better have more than running against Elizabeth Warren

For 2018, the GOP better have more than running against Elizabeth Warren

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For 2018, the GOP better have more than running against Elizabeth Warren

Republicans’ ham-handed attempt to elevate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — as evidence there are (gasp!) liberal New Englanders in the Democratic Party — reminds us the party has not come to terms with majority status. Trying to make a liberal lawmaker the face of the Democratic Party was the sort of political stunt Republicans tried […]

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Debunking dystopia: Trump scares people with fake facts on crime

Debunking dystopia: Trump scares people with fake facts on crime

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Debunking dystopia: Trump scares people with fake facts on crime

Despots and demagogues gain power and motivate their followers/enablers by convincing them that their misery is traceable to an identifiable enemy (“elites,” foreigners, Wall Street) that only they have the nerve to name and defeat. But what if people aren’t, you know, that miserable? The next best thing is to convince them that things are […]

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Russia hawks won the personnel battle, but they need to do more

Russia hawks won the personnel battle, but they need to do more

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Russia hawks won the personnel battle, but they need to do more

At a Foreign Policy Initiative forum on Nov. 30, now-national security adviser H.R. McMaster spoke about national security challenges and military readiness. One portion of his remarks caught my eye: And so we are concerned, obviously, with the two revisionist powers on the Eurasian land mass: Russia and China. Who are engaged in what you […]

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