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Kimberly Strassel

Putin Clinton Trump dolls (Kirill Kudryavstev / AFP / Getty)

The Week the Russia Conspiracy Theory Fell Apart

The Russia conspiracy theory so beloved by the media and the Democratic Party fell apart this week — though it was easy to miss, amidst the chaos at the White House and the collapse of Congress’s effort to repeal Obamacare.

Obama White House Staff crying (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

Report: Obama Staffers Mourn Precious, Precious Regulations

Politico reports that Obama administration staffers are mourning the repeal of regulations that they had spent years crafting but which are being eliminated by a Republican Congress under the 1996 Congressional Review Act.

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‘The Intimidation Game’: IRS Scandal Looms over Next Administration

In June, Hillary Clinton warned that Donald Trump was a would-be dictator who could not be trusted with the powers of the presidency. “Imagine if he had not just Twitter and cable news to go after his critics and opponents, but also the IRS, or for that matter our entire military,” she said. “Given what we have seen and heard, do any of us think he’d be restrained?”