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By BERRY CRAIG

President Trump says he ordered the U.S. drone attack that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani because the terrorism mastermind was planning “imminent and sinister attacks” on Americans

Maybe Trump is telling the truth. But I can think of 15,413 (and counting) reasons why a lot of Americans wonder if he’s not.

By SHER WATTS SPOONER for Daily Kos

Every month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly jobs report, Donald Trump and Republicans crow about the economy and the low unemployment rate. And every month, too many Americans wonder when they’re going to start feeling the effects of that “great economy.”

As a reporter and resident of small-town Minnesota, I’ve watched those perceptions solidify in real time.

By CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM

EDITOR'S NOTE: Before Trump named him secretary of state, Pompeo was a fiercely anti-union, far-right-wing, Kansas congressman. He voted the union position on issues just 5 percent of the time he was in office (from 2011 to 2017.

By JENNIFER RUBIN

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our friend Marshall Ward, a devout Democrat and newspaper columnist from Murray, lists some historic legislation his party has supported. He also proposes a series of New Year's resolutions. Going into the 2020 election, he thinks his party should shout the accomplishments from the rooftops and adopt the resolutions he suggests.

The accomplishments he cites include:

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

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