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The American Spectator is a conservative U.S. monthly magazine covering news and politics, edited by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. and published by the non-profit American Spectator Foundation.

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Last Saturday Samantha Power tweeted out that it is “not a good idea to piss off John Brennan.” By early this week, Brennan had already fulfilled her crass warning. He turned up on MSNBC to disseminate the smear that Russia holds compromising material over Trump. This claim, he admitted, was based on nothing more than his own hunch.So here was a former CIA director sliming a sitting president on his own vicious speculation, just days

Congress’s reliance on budget gimmicks to hide the true cost of governing is as time-honored a tradition as the State of the Union address — and every year around this time it’s laid bare in renewal of what are called “tax extenders.” Congress continues to extend these provisions in part due to heavy lobbying pressure from special interests. A fiscally responsible legislature would put an end to them in favor of broad-based tax relief.Most of