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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who announced last year he would not run for re-election in 2018, takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Jeff Flake bested by Donald Trump, goes off the deep end

Jeff Flake has got it all: He's tall, buff and handsome, with a made-for-TV smile. He lives in a huge house in a gated community (with high walls, of course), has a pretty blonde wife and five fabulous children. Plus, he's a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in the World: The Senate.

The mainstream media continue to cover the Hillary Clinton pity party, even though they are the latest on her list to blame for losing the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press/File)

Hillary Clinton knows why she really lost the election

Imagine, if you would, that a Republican presidential candidate, say Mitt Romney or John McCain, had spent the next 18 months after his loss moaning and groaning and blaming everything from the FBI to Russian bots to xenophobia for the loss -- and the mainstream media covered the pity party.

This image released by Entertainment Studios shows Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy in a scene from "Chappaquiddick." (Claire Folger/Entertainment Studios via AP)

'Chappaquiddick' perfectly captures Ted Kennedy's immoral soul

"'I'm not gonna' become president." That's the reaction of Edward M. "Teddy" Kennedy (played perfectly by actor Jason Clarke) in the new movie "Chappaquiddick," shortly after he drunkenly drives a car off a bridge into a shallow pond and leaves a young woman to die in a half-submerged car.

"Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do. It's not even close," President Trump said at the Gridiron dinner. (Associated Press/File)

Donald Trump roasts media at Gridiron dinner

President Trump came to the white-tie Gridiron dinner Saturday night armed with a flamethrower. He sprayed the room, setting anything and everything on fire -- including his own family, his top administration aides, even himself.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, speaks to an aide following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress acting downright childish about government shutdown

This bad: When senators from both parties gathered over the weekend to privately discuss how to end the government shutdown, they were forced to resort to using a "talking stick." Hold the talking stick, only you can talk. Everyone else has to put on their listening hats.

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