Rhines v. South Dakota: Supreme Court refuses to hear case about anti-gay jury.

Rhines v. South Dakota: Supreme Court refuses to hear case about anti-gay jury.. On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear Rhines v. South Dakota, a disturbing case that sits at the intersection of anti-gay animus and capital punishment. The justices’ decision clears the way for South Dakota to execute a man, Charles Rhines, who may have been sentenced to […]

Trump Defends Immigration Policies As Backlash Grows | HuffPost

Trump Defends Immigration Policies As Backlash Grows | HuffPost. President Donald Trump is standing by his administration’s highly controversial decision to separate children from parents facing prosecution for illegally crossing the border into the United States. Trump has repeatedly lied about his administration’s role in family separations at the border ― and Monday was no different. In a series of […]

A Green Alternative to Cremation: Dissolving Your Corpse in Water and Lye – Mother Jones

A Green Alternative to Cremation: Dissolving Your Corpse in Water and Lye – Mother Jones. by Emily Atkin Shutterstock Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was […]

Opinion | Trump and the Baby Snatchers – The New York Times

Opinion | Trump and the Baby Snatchers – The New York Times. by Charles M. Blow This was the lead paragraph of a New York Times report last week: “The Trump administration said on Friday that it had separated 1,995 children from parents facing criminal prosecution for unlawfully crossing the border over a six-week period that ended last month, as […]

Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin – POLITICO

Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin – POLITICO. Donald Trump’s romp through white, working class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped Republican in a presidential race for the first time since 1984. Now, two years after his stunning victory in the state, shell-shocked Democrats are beginning to pick up the pieces, pouring money […]

Donald Trump hasn’t been ‘exonerated’ on Russia and Congress should say so

Donald Trump hasn't been 'exonerated' on Russia and Congress should say so. by Caroline Fredrickson, Opinion contributor Donald Trump falsely claimed the Clinton email report cleared him on Russia, even as Paul Manafort was headed for jail. Congress must set the record straight. Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at the U.S. District Court in Washington on June 15, 2018. […]

How Donald Trump and Chuy Garcia Broke the Chicago Machine – POLITICO Magazine

How Donald Trump and Chuy Garcia Broke the Chicago Machine – POLITICO Magazine. by Edward McClelland · June 17, 2018 In this May, 4, 2011 photo, Chicago Alderman Ed Burke speaks at a City Council meeting in Chicago. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File The Windy City’s most powerful ward boss is in trouble for the first time thanks to […]

The DNC’s Lawsuit Against the Russians Became a Conspiracy Magnet

The DNC’s Lawsuit Against the Russians Became a Conspiracy Magnet. by Kevin Poulsen · June 16, 2018 ‘If we don’t change the narrative Mankind will cease to exist by October 12th, 2050. This is not a prophecy or prediction but a mathematical certainty.’ Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast The election interference lawsuit Democrats filed last April against Russia […]

Obamacare premiums are going to go up in 2019. Here’s what you should know. – Vox

Obamacare premiums are going to go up in 2019. Here’s what you should know. – Vox. by Dylan Scott · June 15, 2018 Obamacare premiums will continue to rise next year, based on early rate filings from health insurers across the nation, at least before you account for the law’s financial assistance. The initial 2019 rate increases, compiled by the […]

San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Defies the Liberal Litmus Test – Mother Jones

San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Defies the Liberal Litmus Test – Mother Jones. by Jamilah King Lorin Eleni Gill/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. London Breed officially became San Francisco’s first black female mayor Wednesday, surviving a bruising election and over a week of uncertainty after the polls closed, when Mark Leno conceded […]

More Evidence of the Critical Failure of the IG Report – Talking Points Memo

More Evidence of the Critical Failure of the IG Report – Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall Yesterday I posted this lengthy post about a critical shortcoming in the 2016 election IG Report. Despite specifically being to requested to address the issue, Inspector General Horowitz basically ignored lots of evidence about bias against Secretary Clinton. Indeed, he didn’t so much […]

Break up Google – The Boston Globe

Break up Google – The Boston Globe. By The Editorial Board June 14, 2018 Never in the history of the world has a single company had so much control over what people know and think. Yet Washington has been slow to recognize that Google’s power is a problem, much less embrace the obvious solution: breaking the company up. Google accounts […]

Opinion | G.O.P. to Americans With Health Problems: Drop Dead – The New York Times

Opinion | G.O.P. to Americans With Health Problems: Drop Dead – The New York Times. by Paul Krugman Polls suggest that the public considers health care the most important issue in the midterm elections. This immediately raises the question: Do voters understand what’s at stake? In particular, do they realize that if Republicans hold Congress, they will strip away protections […]

Trump Deserves Credit for Meeting Kim Jong Un – The Atlantic

Trump Deserves Credit for Meeting Kim Jong Un – The Atlantic. by Peter Beinart · June 15, 2018 Evan Vucci / AP For congressional Democrats, it’s payback time. Ever since 2015, when Barack Obama struck a nuclear deal with Iran, prominent Republicans—including Donald Trump and his top foreign policy advisers—have accused Obama and his Democratic supporters of, in Mike Pompeo’s […]

Trump travel-ban waiver process is a sham, two consular officers say.

Trump travel-ban waiver process is a sham, two consular officers say.. Any day now, the Supreme Court will issue its ruling in Trump v. Hawaii, weighing in on the legality of President Donald Trump’s third travel ban. That ban, which was instituted via executive order in September, prevents nearly all individuals from five majority-Muslim countries and North Korea, and a […]

2020 presidential election: potential 2020 Democrats are already facing pressure from the left – Vox

2020 presidential election: potential 2020 Democrats are already facing pressure from the left – Vox. The next presidential election may still be two years away, but progressive activists are already trying to get potential 2020 Democratic contenders on the record about key priorities on the left, from defunding US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reforming Wall Street. Familiar names […]

Giuliani: Trump Will Win Second Term Easily, Especially If Dems Nominate ‘Moron’ Biden | HuffPost

Giuliani: Trump Will Win Second Term Easily, Especially If Dems Nominate ‘Moron’ Biden | HuffPost. With a strong economy and a new “success” in North Korea, President Donald Trump will cruise to re-election in 2020, his lawyer predicted, particularly if the Democrats nominate a “moron” like former Vice President Joe Biden. “They need someone new, who would be more threatening […]

The key takeaways from the Justice Department inspector general’s report – The Washington Post

The key takeaways from the Justice Department inspector general’s report – The Washington Post. by Editorial Board · June 14, 2018 Part of the Justice Department’s inspector general’s report. (Jon Elswick/AP) THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT released Thursday a highly anticipated report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and other sensitive issues in the 2016 election. It is […]

Trump Got Little From Kim Jong Un in Singapore – The Atlantic

Trump Got Little From Kim Jong Un in Singapore – The Atlantic. by Uri Friedman · June 12, 2018 Jonathan Ernst / Reuters On Tuesday, in Singapore, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands, strode along colonnades, dined on stuffed cucumber and beef short rib confit, and signed a joint statement. But if this was, as Trump declared afterward, […]

FBI ignored Anthony Weiner’s laptop and it may have cost Hillary Clinton the election

FBI ignored Anthony Weiner's laptop and it may have cost Hillary Clinton the election. Was the FBI biased against Donald Trump in 2016? Trump and his supporters think so, and now they have fresh evidence: a 500-page report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation, prepared by the Justice Department’s inspector general. The report includes text messages in which two then-FBI […]

House Democrats block street to protest Trump’s family separation policy – Vox

House Democrats block street to protest Trump’s family separation policy – Vox. A group of eight House Democrats had every intention of getting arrested while protesting the Trump administration’s family separation policy on Wednesday. But no matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t seem to get led away in handcuffs. “We are violating the law, clearly,” said Rep. Luis Gutierrez. […]

James Comey Used Personal Email For FBI Business, DOJ Inspector General Finds | HuffPost

James Comey Used Personal Email For FBI Business, DOJ Inspector General Finds | HuffPost. Former FBI Director James Comey, who famously criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for using personal email, used his own personal email account and laptop to conduct FBI business, according to a report from the Justice Department’s internal watchdog. The DOJ inspector general’s report released […]

Comey Defends His Actions After Damning Inspector General Report – Talking Points Memo

Comey Defends His Actions After Damning Inspector General Report – Talking Points Memo. by Kate Riga Minutes after the DOJ Inspector General’s report about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was released Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey published an op-ed in the New York Times defending his actions during the 2016 election. “… The inspector general’s […]

Analysis: The House Blue Wave Is Alive and Well

Analysis: The House Blue Wave Is Alive and Well. by Stuart Rothenberg · June 13, 2018 For the last couple of months, I’ve heard from many quarters that the “blue wave” has dissipated. Meh. Advocates of that view usually point to the RealClearPolitics generic ballot average or Donald Trump’s job approval ratings, which suggest the president’s popularity has risen and […]

Poll: Robert Mueller’s favorability rating is just 32 percent – Vox

Poll: Robert Mueller’s favorability rating is just 32 percent – Vox. President Donald Trump’s campaign to discredit special counsel’s investigation may be working: A new Politico/Morning Consult poll puts Robert Mueller’s favorability at just 32 percent. More people — 36 percent — have an unfavorable opinion of Mueller than a favorable one. The remaining 32 percent don’t have an opinion […]

Exclusive: GOP Spokeswoman Underscores Importance of Border Wall

Exclusive: GOP Spokeswoman Underscores Importance of Border Wall. by Katherine Rohloff · June 22, 2018 The wall promised by President Donald Trump at the southern border remains key to national security as Republican lawmakers debate two bills to reform the immigration system, top GOP spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal, even as one immigration […]

13-Year Old Facing Felony Charge for Recording Meeting with Principal | Trending

13-Year Old Facing Felony Charge for Recording Meeting with Principal | Trending. by Caleb Howe · June 22, 2018 Middle school student Paul Boron of Illinois, age 13, is facing serious charges after recording a conversation with his school principal. In Illinois, the eavesdropping charge with which Boron has been charged is a Class 4 felony, and a sentence can […]

The Buried Lede of the Inspector General’s ReportThe American Spectator

The Buried Lede of the Inspector General's ReportThe American Spectator. by Daniel J. Flynn · June 22, 2018 Buried in Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz’s report on the Clinton email investigation lies a disturbing passage concerning information obtained by the FBI alleging that Attorney General Loretta Lynch attempted to put her thumb on the scales of justice to exonerate Hillary […]

BREAKING: Conservative Commentator And Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Krauthammer Has Died | The Daily Caller

BREAKING: Conservative Commentator And Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Krauthammer Has Died | The Daily Caller. Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer died Thursday evening after fighting a losing battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. The cause of death was cancer of the small intestine, according to the conservative icon’s son, Daniel Krauthammer. He did not provide further information. Charles Krauthammer […]

Conservative Immigration Bill Fails in House, Vote Postponed on Moderate Bill

Conservative Immigration Bill Fails in House, Vote Postponed on Moderate Bill. House Republicans on Thursday afternoon postponed the vote on an immigration bill to next week after a more conservative bill failed by a smaller-than-expected margin. That bill got 193 votes and gave immigration hardliners more leverage to change the House leadership’s bill, NPR reported. “We just had a bill […]

U.S. UNHRC Withdrawal: Win for Human-Rights Promotion | National Review

U.S. UNHRC Withdrawal: Win for Human-Rights Promotion | National Review. by Jimmy Quinn · June 21, 2018 Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press announcing the U.S.’s withdrawal from the U.N’s Human Rights Council at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2018. (Toya Sarno Jordan/Reuters ) There’s more to be gained at […]

The Supreme Court’s ‘Bartleby’ Decision – Michael Barone

The Supreme Court's 'Bartleby' Decision – Michael Barone. “I would prefer not to.” That was the invariable reply of the title character of Herman Melville’s 1853 story “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” when asked by his employer to perform a task. It’s also a phrase you might use to describe the opinion of the Supreme Court in its latest redistricting — or […]

Pruitt gets hit from all sides over ethanol mandate

Pruitt gets hit from all sides over ethanol mandate. by John Siciliano · June 22, 2018 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is getting hit from all sides over his handling of the nation’s ethanol mandate and the potential for major changes to the program. “We are on the verge of seeing 4 percent annualized GDP — something your detractors […]

Democracy Dies In Amazon’s Warehouses | The Daily Caller

Democracy Dies In Amazon’s Warehouses | The Daily Caller. Regardless of the accuracy of such a judgement, it is one a newspaper can hold and still remain honest and accurate. If that same paper has declared itself such an arbiter of the things threatening the country’s foundations, one would expect it to investigate all the controversies facing all facets of […]

The Left and Children

The Left and Children. by Trevor Thomas · June 21, 2018 In their latest attempt to swing this fall’s election toward the Democrats, the left now wants us to focus on “the children.” They haven’t really thought this through. Liberals the world over should work hard to avoid any debate that significantly involves the lives and wellbeing of children. Most […]

House GOP leaders push immigration vote to next week | TheHill

House GOP leaders push immigration vote to next week | TheHill. by Juliegrace Brufke and Melanie Zanona · June 21, 2018 House GOP leaders in a surprise move Thursday night pushed back a vote on a compromise immigration bill until next week, underscoring the difficulty they’re facing in winning votes — and how the stakes have been raised by the […]

Hamas paid family to claim Gaza baby killed by Israelis

Hamas paid family to claim Gaza baby killed by Israelis. Front page stories around the world featured an 8-month-old baby Palestinians claim was killed by Israeli forces. The heartbreaking images of a Palestinian baby portrayed as a victim of tear gas fired by Israeli forces on the Gaza border last month drew outrage internationally, fueling criticism of the Jewish state’s […]

Trump: ‘The Democrats Want Open Borders…We Are Not Going to Let It Happen’

Trump: 'The Democrats Want Open Borders…We Are Not Going to Let It Happen'. “Just returning from the Great State of Minnesota where we had an incredible rally with 9,000 people, and at least 10,000 who could not get in – I will return!” President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday night. “Thank you Duluth, Minnesota. Together, we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” […]

Supreme Court Usurps Power of Congress, Regulates Interstate Commerce

Supreme Court Usurps Power of Congress, Regulates Interstate Commerce. by Joel Griffith · June 21, 2018 Thursday’s Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. threatens to upend online commerce, drive thousands of small entrepreneurs out of business, and hike prices for hundreds of millions of consumers. Under prior law, states could not force remote retailers to collect and […]

Let’s hope Trump’s border-family order succeeds

Let’s hope Trump’s border-family order succeeds. by Post Editorial Board · June 21, 2018 President Trump has wisely moved to stop separating families at the border, but that won’t remotely end the immigration wars — and may not even mean a permanent end to this dust-up. With the uproar continuing to mount, including among Republicans on Capitol Hill, Trump on […]

On Climate and China, Liberals Blinded by Anti-Trump Smog | The American Conservative

On Climate and China, Liberals Blinded by Anti-Trump Smog | The American Conservative. by James P. Pinkerton · June 20, 2018 Chinese boy staying home near air purifier on extremely polluted day. Hung Chung Chih/Shutterstock Two very different news items on climate change have emerged in recent weeks, one a source of pessimism, the other a source of optimism. First, […]

Trump’s Tariffs Are a Defense Against China’s Aggression – WSJ

Trump’s Tariffs Are a Defense Against China’s Aggression – WSJ. by Peter Navarro · June 20, 2018 The Chinese government’s Made in China 2025 blueprint reveals Beijing’s audacious plans to dominate emerging technology industries. Many of these targeted sectors, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, have clear implications for defense. China seeks to achieve its goal of economic and military […]

The immigration fight is just beginning, and the media is going to lose

The immigration fight is just beginning, and the media is going to lose. by Eddie Scarry · June 21, 2018 Now that people in the news media are literally crying on TV, it’s time to watch public opinion once again drift into President Trump’s favor. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow looked like she might throw up from overexertion Tuesday night as she […]

The sad legacy of the Obama border orphans – Washington Times

The sad legacy of the Obama border orphans – Washington Times. by Charles Hurt In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who’ve been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June … more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Perhaps the […]

Socialist Activist Who Harassed Homeland Security Secretary Works For The Department Of Justice | The Daily Caller

Socialist Activist Who Harassed Homeland Security Secretary Works For The Department Of Justice | The Daily Caller. One of the activists who chased Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night over the Trump administration’s immigration policies is an employee of the Department of Justice, The Daily Caller News Foundation has confirmed. Members of the Washington, D.C., […]

Continetti: GOP Focusing Immigration Debate on Families Would Put Dems on the Defensive

Continetti: GOP Focusing Immigration Debate on Families Would Put Dems on the Defensive. Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said Wednesday that President Donald Trump and Republicans have not lost leverage on immigration if they take steps to keep families at the border intact. Trump signed an executive order earlier Wednesday to keep families from being separated while […]

Scandals Sanitized With Linguistic Trickery – Victor Davis Hanson

Scandals Sanitized With Linguistic Trickery – Victor Davis Hanson. Throughout Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation are lots of strange things. One of the weirdest is the extent to which the FBI went to make up words and phrases to disguise reality. n early draft of the 2016 FBI report on the […]

How did Peter Strzok’s notorious text stay hidden so long?

How did Peter Strzok's notorious text stay hidden so long?. by Byron York · June 21, 2018 It was the most damaging of all the damaging texts exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. On Aug. 8, 2016, in the second week of the Trump-Russia investigation on which both were working, Page texted Strzok to say, “[Trump's] not […]

Comey hits back at Clinton, won’t apologize to her over email probe | Fox News

Comey hits back at Clinton, won't apologize to her over email probe | Fox News. by Brooke Singman | Fox News Video DOJ watchdog: James Comey broke protocol in Clinton probe DOJ inspector general’s report calls former FBI director James Comey ‘insubordinate’ and reveals new Strzok-Page text that says ‘we’ll stop’ Trump; reaction and analysis on ‘The Five.’ James Comey […]

Here Are The Photos Of Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Detention Facilities The Media Won’t Show You | The Daily Caller

Here Are The Photos Of Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Detention Facilities The Media Won’t Show You | The Daily Caller. The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border. Lost in the debate is any acknowledgment that President Obama’s administration also used detention facilities. Current U.S. […]

The Mullahs and Hanging

The Mullahs and Hanging. by Nikoo Amini · June 20, 2018 “I am innocent and I had to confess under the torture.” These are the last words of Mohammad Salas, who was executed by the Iranian regime authorities at dawn on June 18, 2018. Mohammad Salas was a 51-year-old bus driver from one of Iran’s largest Sufi communities, the Nemattolah […]