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Debra J. Saunders
Debra J. Saunders is the White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review Journal. Contact her at dsaunders@reviewjournal.com or at 202-662-7391. Follow @DebraJSaunders on Twitter.
by | Jun 16, 2019

Washington Trade secret: We in the news media often hate the media, too. I had such a moment Tuesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s annual summit when CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju interviewed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The…

by | Jun 9, 2019

Washington “Lock her up,” of course, is a chant beloved by President Donald Trump’s fan base. Now Democrats have their own version — “lock him up” — since the demur House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a closed meeting of Democratic…

by | Jun 2, 2019

Washington It’s July 8, 2017, and the New York Times has submitted questions to the White House about a June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting between top figures within the Trump campaign. On the list: the candidate’s son, Donald Trump Jr.;…

by | May 26, 2019

Here’s a scary thought about last week’s skirmishes between President Donald Trump and the Democratic leaders formerly known to him as “Chuck and Nancy”: Both sides think they won. When both parties think they’ve won, dear reader, that probably means…

by | May 19, 2019

Washington If there’s one thing that tells you government in America is too big and unaccountable, it’s when one branch of government stops another government from doing what it was set up to do, even if it’s not the first…

by | May 12, 2019

Washington Can Attorney General William Barr thumb his nose at Congress and get away with it? Can the nation’s top lawman refuse to honor a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and…

by | May 5, 2019

Washington House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer emerged from the White House on Tuesday after meeting with President Donald Trump. They announced that Trump and congressional Democrats had agreed to spend $2 trillion on a big…

by | Apr 28, 2019

Washington The “what if” question of President Donald Trump’s presidency is this: How would Trump have entered office if then-FBI Director James Comey had not told him about a “dossier” on Trump’s ties with Russia — which major news organizations…

by | Apr 21, 2019

Washington Now that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is out, it is time to salute the heroes. Mueller is not among them. He was a hero when he served in Vietnam. During his career as a prosecutor, he won the…

by | Apr 14, 2019

Washington Last week, federal prosecutors released a 61-page indictment against attorney Michael Avenatti, who allegedly bilked his own clients to bankroll his lavish lifestyle. Last month, federal prosecutors in New York charged him with trying to extort millions from Nike….

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