Should White House employees be required to sign NDAs?

President Trump confirmed he requires all White House staff members to sign non-disclosure agreements, a huge divergence from government protocol. While many employees said they were required to sign NDAs before starting work at the White House, President Trump had been taciturn when asked about their existence. NDAs are used to maintain organizational security and privacy. Yet critics say...
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Should political candidates refuse corporate PAC money?

More than 170 federal candidates will not accept corporate PAC donations toward their election campaigns, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Eschewing corporate donations in favor of individual financial support has been on the rise and is seen as a way to rid corporate influence on politics. But election law experts say corporate PAC money represents a fraction of donor money...
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Should Michael Avenatti run for president in 2020?

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels who has made himself a staple on cable news over the last several months, is traveling the country drumming up enthusiasm for a potential presidential run in 2020. Avenatti, who has never held elected office, is positioning himself as a liberal counter to Donald Trump. Avenatti has hinted he is the "fighter for good" that many in the...
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Did Peter Strzok deserve to be fired by the FBI?

The FBI agent at the center of a Republican-led investigation into corruption within the bureau has been fired. Peter Strzok, the 22-year veteran agent, was the focus of a congressional hearing after it was discovered he had exchanged politically-charged text messages with an FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair. Strzok claimed throughout the hearing that there was "no evidence of bias in...
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Is Omarosa a hero or a villain?

Omarosa Manigault Newman, former "Apprentice" contestant and erstwhile Trump senior aide, now says she believes the president is mentally unwell, racist and unfit to hold office. These claims come as Manigault Newman is doing press for a new memoir about her time in the White House. Manigualt Newman has also shared tapes of a secretly recorded meeting with chief of staff John Kelly—and also...
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Are members of the Trump administration 'immigration hypocrites'?

The Trump administration's immigration policies are being questioned once again. On Thursday, Aug. 9, First Lady Melania Trump's parents became United States citizens using the same process of "chain migration"the president has railed against since taking office. Politico recently published an essay written by Stephen Miller's uncle in which he calls his nephew an "immigration hypocrite." Miller...
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Should Paul Ryan remove Devin Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee?

Republican House Representative Devin Nunes has found himself in hot water after a tape of him talking at a closed-door fundraiser was leaked to TV host Rachel Maddow. On the tape, Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, seems to be admitting to bias in favor of the president and encourages Republicans to protect him from investigation. The tape has spurred calls for Paul Ryan to...
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Should the National Parks Service give permits to hate groups?

The organizers of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally last year in Charlottesville, Va. are gathering once again. The "Unite the Right 2" rally is being held in Washington, D.C. after the city of Charlottesville denied applications for permits from event organizer and white supremacist Jason Kessler. The National Parks Service, which granted the D.C. permits, maintains that it has an obligation to...
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Should national news outlets broadcast interviews with racists?

NPR broadcast an interview with "Unite the Right 2" rally organizer and white supremacist Jason Kessler about his beliefs and his decision to hold the rally on the anniversary of the tragic events in Charlottesville. After the interview aired, listeners flooded Twitter with anger that a racist was being given a platform on a national news show. Others argued that interviews like NPR's are...
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Should Kanye West and Kim Kardashian stay out of politics?

Kanye West was once again asked to explain his support for Donald Trump and he still doesn't have an answer. TV host Jimmy Kimmel pressed Kanye for an answer before cutting to commercial when the rapper fell silent. Kanye's not the only member of the Kardashian-West family to have close ties to the president. Kim Kardashian successfully lobbied the president to pardon a grandmother serving a life...
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