After a year of slowly unfolding Russia news, America’s views on the issue have barely changed

President Trump’s strategy for rebuffing allegations that his campaign colluded with the Russian government last year is two-fold: Undermine the investigations, even as he claims — as he has done unwaveringly from Day One — that there is no collusion to be found. Polling, including a new poll from AP-NORC, […] Read more »

Stark Partisan Divisions Over Russia Probe, Including Its Importance to the Nation

A majority of Americans say they think senior members of Donald Trump’s administration definitely or probably had improper contacts with Russia during last year’s presidential campaign. And most are at least somewhat confident that special counsel Robert Mueller will conduct a fair investigation into the matter. CONT. Pew Read more »

Don’t blame the election on fake news. Blame it on the media.

SINCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, an increasingly familiar narrative has emerged concerning the unexpected victory of Donald Trump. Fake news, much of it produced by Russian sources, was amplified on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, generating millions of views among a segment of the electorate eager to hear […] Read more »

Politico-Harvard poll: Democrats and Republicans still fixated on health care

Congress may have moved on from health care. The public has not. With taxes and spending, debt and defense piled up on Congress’ extremely full plate this month, a new poll by POLITICO and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that Americans remain sharply focused on health […] Read more »

How will the tax reform legislation impact the middle class?

Julie Pace, Ramesh Ponnuru, Ron Brownstein, and Ezra Klein discuss the political impact tax reform legislation could have on the Republican Party and what Flynn’s plea deal means for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Face the Nation, CBS News Read more »

Trump veers past guardrails, feeling impervious to the uproar he causes

President Trump this week disseminated on social media three inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos, took glee in the firing of a news anchor for sexual harassment allegations despite facing more than a dozen of his own accusers and used a ceremony honoring Navajo war heroes to malign a senator with […] Read more »