CNN v Trump Might Be Over. But the Dangers Are Just Beginning. – POLITICO Magazine

CNN v Trump Might Be Over. But the Dangers Are Just Beginning. – POLITICO Magazine. New White House rules governing the press corps threaten the First Amendment. The uproar over the revocation of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s “hard pass,” which grants physical access to White House grounds and is an essential tool for any reporter on that beat, passed quickly […]

The Weekly Standard will likely be shutting down – Vox

The Weekly Standard will likely be shutting down – Vox. The future of the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard is at risk as the magazine’s ownership, MediaDC, is reportedly refocusing its attention on its other main publication, the Washington Examiner. And the Daily Caller is reporting that the magazine could be shut down as soon as December 14, though the […]

Robert Mueller Recommends No Prison for Michael Flynn – Mother Jones

Robert Mueller Recommends No Prison for Michael Flynn – Mother Jones. by Dan Friedman Michael Flynn arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse on July 10, 2018.Scott Wilson/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has provided valuable cooperation to prosecutors investigating possible coordination between […]

Who will rise in the post-liberal world order?

Who will rise in the post-liberal world order?. From the voting booths of Brazil, where the far-right Jair Bolsonaro was recently elected, to the boulevards of Paris, where throngs of protesters smashed windows, overturned cars, and set fires this past weekend, fury against the parties, politicians, and ideas that have reigned supreme for the past generation is spreading across the […]

Make a wall-for-dreamers deal, Congress. The clock is ticking. – The Washington Post

Make a wall-for-dreamers deal, Congress. The clock is ticking. – The Washington Post. THE HUNDREDS of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who have grown up in this country, having been brought here by their parents as children, are known as “dreamers.” But the real dreamer is President Trump if he thinks Congress will appropriate the billions of dollars he wants […]

Trump was compromised by the Russians. What else do they have on him?

Trump was compromised by the Russians. What else do they have on him?. by Adam Schiff, Opinion contributor What else does Trump have to hide and who else knows about it? Was the Moscow deal the Russians’ only financial leverage over him, or is there more? Michael Cohen on Nov. 29, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) […]

Dems snipe at each other in border wall fight – POLITICO

Dems snipe at each other in border wall fight – POLITICO. House Democrats fear Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will sell them out on Trump’s wall. Not 30 minutes after a group of border-state House Democrats accused Chuck Schumer of betraying them on President Donald Trump’s wall, the Senate minority leader picked up the phone to protest. Retract your statement, […]

Brenda Snipes: Broward County, Florida, election supervisor withdraws her resignation – Vox

Brenda Snipes: Broward County, Florida, election supervisor withdraws her resignation – Vox. Brenda Snipes — the controversial Broward County, Florida, elections supervisor who oversaw recent recounts for governor and Senate — resigned from her position on November 19, saying that she was “ready to pass the torch” and would leave her job on January 4, 2019. But on December 1, […]

Kamala Harris To Decide On 2020 White House Run ‘Over The Holiday’ | HuffPost

Kamala Harris To Decide On 2020 White House Run 'Over The Holiday' | HuffPost. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Saturday she’ll decide whether to launch a 2020 presidential bid as 2019 prepares to dawn. “It will ultimately be a family decision,” Harris told MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski at the “Know Your Value” conference in San Francisco. “And over […]

Sanders Seems To Be Gearing Up For Second Shot At The Presidency – Talking Points Memo

Sanders Seems To Be Gearing Up For Second Shot At The Presidency – Talking Points Memo. An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not been […]

Opinion | What Happens If … – The New York Times

Opinion | What Happens If … – The New York Times. I no longer think that anyone in America, including Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters, can afford to put off the consideration of the central question of this administration: What if Donald Trump or those closest to him were compromised by the Russians or colluded with them? There have always […]

The crisis Mueller is sowing

The crisis Mueller is sowing. Do you remember when the United States was about to have her constitutional order upended? If you printed out all the concern-trolling articles from the fall of 2016 about whether Donald Trump would “accept” the results of the presidential election and laid them end to end, they would stretch from China to Peru. As far […]

Countering Trump at the Border | The New Yorker

Countering Trump at the Border | The New Yorker. President Trump has always had an odd idea of what constitutes strength. This was evident again last week, when, a day after U.S. Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at a crowd of Central American migrants, as some tried to rush across the border from Tijuana, he boasted about the incident […]

Dems snipe at each other in border wall fight – POLITICO

Dems snipe at each other in border wall fight – POLITICO. House Democrats fear Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will sell them out on Trump’s wall. Not 30 minutes after a group of border-state House Democrats accused Chuck Schumer of betraying them on President Donald Trump’s wall, the Senate minority leader picked up the phone to protest. Retract your statement, […]

Melania Trump’s 2018 White House Christmas decorations include red trees of death.

Melania Trump’s 2018 White House Christmas decorations include red trees of death.. Melania Trump unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations on Monday morning, offering Americans their annual glimpse inside the psyche of the reticent, reluctant first lady. Those who worried she couldn’t top 2017’s icy wonderland of lifeless foliage can breathe easily now that we’ve been graced with the […]

Comey Drops Legal Challenge To House Panel Subpoena | HuffPost

Comey Drops Legal Challenge To House Panel Subpoena | HuffPost. Former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday withdrew his bid to quash a congressional subpoena compelling him to testify in secret about the bureau’s decisions on investigations ahead of the 2016 presidential election, his lawyer said. Comey agreed to sit down for a closed-door deposition on Friday. Republicans on the […]

The lasting legacy of George H.W. Bush

The lasting legacy of George H.W. Bush. If there’s a contest for the most consequential president of the last 40 years, most people would say the winner is Ronald Reagan. He was the hero of at least two generations of Republican politicians, and even Democrats, like former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, tried to define themselves in the shadow […]

The lasting legacy of George H.W. Bush

The lasting legacy of George H.W. Bush. If there’s a contest for the most consequential president of the last 40 years, most people would say the winner is Ronald Reagan. He was the hero of at least two generations of Republican politicians, and even Democrats, like former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, tried to define themselves in the shadow […]

Texas Sues San Antonio In First Test Of Sanctuary City Immigration Crackdown | HuffPost

Texas Sues San Antonio In First Test Of Sanctuary City Immigration Crackdown | HuffPost. State Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city of San Antonio on Friday, marking the first official enforcement act under SB 4, a sweeping state immigration law passed last year by the Republican-dominated state legislature. Paxton’s lawsuit, filed in Travis County District Court, provides the first […]

Fake Putin Twitter Account Fooled More Than a Dozen Major News Outlets – Mother Jones

Fake Putin Twitter Account Fooled More Than a Dozen Major News Outlets – Mother Jones. A fake Twitter account posing as Russian President Vladimir Putin fooled more than a dozen major news sites, which used the imposter’s tweets in their stories going as far back as 2013, Mother Jones has found. Before Twitter revealed it to be fake on Wednesday, […]

Clinton does little to dampen 2020 speculation | TheHill

Clinton does little to dampen 2020 speculation | TheHill. by Amie Parnes · November 30, 2018 Hillary Clinton is increasingly weighing in on critical political events, keeping her name in the news and doing little to dampen speculation that she might once again run for president. While Clinton associates insist the 2016 Democratic nominee is not running again, she has […]

The caravan in Tijuana: Hope is fading for the Central American migrants.

The caravan in Tijuana: Hope is fading for the Central American migrants.. TIJUANA, Mexico—The young woman reclined in the middle of the street didn’t want to give me her name. Her son, a sleepy 4-year-old, rested next to her, his head leaning on a backpack covered with a blanket. He wore a red tank top and Crocs, both at least […]

George H.W. Bush has died – Vox

George H.W. Bush has died – Vox. George H.W. Bush was a genuinely excellent president responsible for historic achievements that are often overlooked because of the arbitrary way we value presidential legacies. His passing, at the age of 94 on Friday, is a perfect time to take stock of his policy accomplishments and take a broader view of his career […]

Texas Sues San Antonio In First Test Of Sanctuary City Immigration Crackdown | HuffPost

Texas Sues San Antonio In First Test Of Sanctuary City Immigration Crackdown | HuffPost. State Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city of San Antonio on Friday, marking the first official enforcement act under SB 4, a sweeping state immigration law passed last year by the Republican-dominated state legislature. Paxton’s lawsuit, filed in Travis County District Court, provides the first […]

How Nancy Pelosi is harnessing the new women’s movement to take the House speakership

How Nancy Pelosi is harnessing the new women's movement to take the House speakership. We don’t know for sure who the next Democratic nominee for president will be, but after Nancy Pelosi’s victory in the first round of voting for speaker of the House, it’s already pretty easy to guess who it won’t be: Another white guy. Most likely, it […]

The Making of Elizabeth Warren – POLITICO Magazine

The Making of Elizabeth Warren – POLITICO Magazine. In 2004, she was a well-respected but little-known academic with an obscure specialty. Then Dr. Phil called. The Harvard Law professor had just turned in what she thought was a mostly finished manuscript of her first mass-market book. But her editor had one major criticism. Elizabeth Warren, Jo Ann Miller worried, had […]

6 Things to Know About AG Nominee William Barr

6 Things to Know About AG Nominee William Barr. William Barr is a former U.S. attorney general, an advocate of investigating Hillary Clinton, and a bagpipe player for 60 years. President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would nominate Barr, 68, to serve again as attorney general. He previously served in the position from November 1991 to January 1993 under […]

Virginia Teacher Fired for Refusing to Use Transgender Student’s ‘Proper’ Pronouns

Virginia Teacher Fired for Refusing to Use Transgender Student's 'Proper' Pronouns. by Rick Moran · December 9, 2018 A high school French teacher in Virginia has been fired for what he didn’t say. Peter Vlaming, a devout Christian, refused to use male pronouns when referring to a female student who had “transitioned” the previous summer and now identifies as male. […]

Armed Woman Shoots Escaped Inmate After He Breaks into Her Home

Armed Woman Shoots Escaped Inmate After He Breaks into Her Home. A South Carolina woman shot and killed an escaped inmate who broke into her home armed with an improvised weapon early Tuesday morning. Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark said the woman acted in self-defense after shooting the man outside her bedroom door. The convicted felon got there after he […]

William Barr, Donald Trump Attorney General Nominee: Good Choice | National Review

William Barr, Donald Trump Attorney General Nominee: Good Choice | National Review. In nominating William Barr for AG, the president could not have done better In 2007, the Justice Department was in disarray. Though it was largely exaggerated, a controversy over the firing of some United States attorneys, the intrusion of politics into Justice Department hiring decisions, and White House […]

Bush Funeral Raises Question: Who Will Speak for Trump?

Bush Funeral Raises Question: Who Will Speak for Trump?. Who will speak for President Donald Trump at his state funeral, far in the future though it should be? That must be what the 45th president was thinking as he sat in the front pew at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. Bush was eulogized by a man of […]

Why Heather Nauert is ready to be US ambassador to the UN

Why Heather Nauert is ready to be US ambassador to the UN. by Tom Rogan · December 7, 2018 President Trump has made the right choice in nominating State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert to the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Predictably, however, some are scornfully attacking Nauert, a former journalist, as unqualified for the position. These critics […]

Trump says John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year | Fox News

Trump says John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year | Fox News. President Trump says White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job at end of the year. President Trump on Saturday said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his position at the end of the year — after […]

Five takeaways from the bombshell Cohen, Manafort filings | TheHill

Five takeaways from the bombshell Cohen, Manafort filings | TheHill. by Morgan Chalfant · December 8, 2018 Prosecutors on Friday made a series of bombshell filings in the cases of Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort that carry significant warning signs for President Trump. Federal prosecutors in New York said that Trump directed Cohen, his former personal attorney and “fixer,” to […]

3 Takeaways for Trump as Mueller Details Russia’s ‘Political Synergy’ Offer

3 Takeaways for Trump as Mueller Details Russia’s ‘Political Synergy’ Offer. by John T. Bennett · December 8, 2018 President Donald Trump was watching television Friday evening when he reached for his phone after a subdued trip to Kansas City. Though federal court documents did not name him, he felt the need to declare his innocence. “Totally clears the President. […]

Kelly exit helps position Trump for 2020 – POLITICO

Kelly exit helps position Trump for 2020 – POLITICO. The president, who is organizing for his re-election campaign, may tap political operative Nick Ayers to replace the retired Marine general. President Donald Trump’s Saturday confirmation that chief of staff John Kelly will soon leave the White House signaled more than the end of a tortured relationship. It was the latest […]

Delaware town boots church’s Nativity scene – WND

Delaware town boots church's Nativity scene – WND. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, officials order church’s nativity scene removed Officials at a Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, say the city has forced them to remove a Nativity scene display from public property. Officials ordered the St. Edmond Catholic Church to remove the scene after it was placed near the Rehoboth Bandstand. […]

How India Is Benefiting in the Trump Era | The National Interest

How India Is Benefiting in the Trump Era | The National Interest. by Walter Lohman · December 8, 2018 Over the last fifteen years or so, no area of American foreign policy has been more promising than U.S.-India relations. The relationship has gone from strength to strength since the end of the Clinton administration. Today, India policymakers often seem not […]

Pelosi: Record Employment Shows GOP ‘Agenda That Ransacked Economic Security of Hard-Working Families’

Pelosi: Record Employment Shows GOP ‘Agenda That Ransacked Economic Security of Hard-Working Families’. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) responded to the November employment report that came out today—which showed that a record 156,795,000 were employed in America—by saying that the report revealed “a callous GOP special interest agenda” that has hurt the “economic security of hard-working families.” The unemployment […]

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Thinking About What's Right in America. by Star Parker · December 7, 2018 Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future. A new poll from Gallup serves up some sobering data regarding how young Americans feel about their country. Gallup asked the question, “Do you think the U.S. has a unique character that makes it the greatest […]

Violent Protests Spread from Paris to Belgium and Netherlands

Violent Protests Spread from Paris to Belgium and Netherlands. by Rick Moran · December 8, 2018 At least 700 people were arrested in Paris as 5,000 demonstrators faced off against 8,000 police in another violent demonstration by “yellow vest” protesters. Riots broke out all over France despite the supposed cause of the violence being eliminated earlier in the week by […]

Comey and the FISA Warrant Hillary BoughtThe American Spectator

Comey and the FISA Warrant Hillary BoughtThe American Spectator. by George Neumayr · December 7, 2018 James Comey uncorked the whopper earlier this year that he still “didn’t know for a fact” Hillary Clinton financed the infamous dossier of Christopher Steele — an epic lie reminiscent of his denial, leaked through James Clapper and other stooges, that the FBI spied […]

What’s The Shipping Industry’s Answer To Global Warming? Bring Back ‘Sails’ | The Daily Caller

What’s The Shipping Industry’s Answer To Global Warming? Bring Back ‘Sails’ | The Daily Caller. Shipping companies are considering a modern version of a centuries-old concept to power tankers essential for international trade and travel, The Washington Post reports. Tech companies are pitching “rotor sails,” which look like spinning columns, to shipping companies who are beginning to test the motors […]

Michael Cohen Sentencing Brief — Trump’s Legal Troubles Mount | National Review

Michael Cohen Sentencing Brief — Trump's Legal Troubles Mount | National Review. Friday evening, the Special Counsel’s Office and the Southern District of New York filed three key documents: two sentencing memos for former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and a sentencing memo for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Most of the online attention has focused on the SDNY’s Cohen […]

Michael Cohen lied about dealing with Russia, but Trump didn’t

Michael Cohen lied about dealing with Russia, but Trump didn't. by Eddie Scarry · December 7, 2018 Opponents of President Trump who read the late Friday court filing by the special counsel’s office on Michael Cohen must have once again felt the familiar deep pangs of disappointment that come with every turn in the Russia investigation. Like before, there is […]

Republicans using MAGA rallies to build Trump army for 2020 | Fox News

Republicans using MAGA rallies to build Trump army for 2020 | Fox News. President Trump stumped for GOP congressional candidates at a breakneck pace in the closing weeks of the midterms, crisscrossing the country to energize voters at his trademark ‘MAGA’ rallies. But aside from lending a hand to Republicans in tight Senate races, those raucous rallies have served another […]

Pseudo-Green Leftism

Pseudo-Green Leftism. by Bruce Walker · December 8, 2018 The left pretends to care about the environment. It sounds as though Bernie Sanders is going to make this faux interest in protecting the environment a salient point of any 2020 presidential run. In fact, leftism – both economic leftism and social leftism – is the primary cause of environmental problems. […]

France’s Riots Aren’t Just About Gas Taxes, But About The West’s Decline

France's Riots Aren't Just About Gas Taxes, But About The West's Decline. by Auguste Meyrat · December 7, 2018 This past week, Parisians in yellow safety vests took to the streets to riot against French leadership. They have defaced the Arc de Triomphe, thrown rocks at policemen and soldiers, and lit fires all over the city. Macron literally had egg […]

GOP, Comey have tense day — with promise of a second date | TheHill

GOP, Comey have tense day — with promise of a second date | TheHill. by Morgan Chalfant · December 7, 2018 Former FBI Director James Comey was grilled behind closed doors for seven hours by House lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Friday, with a promise his testimony will be released sometime Saturday — and a guarantee that he’ll return for […]

Expect Two Wildly Different Stories After James Comey’s House Testimony

Expect Two Wildly Different Stories After James Comey’s House Testimony. by Griffin Connolly · December 7, 2018 Former FBI Director James B. Comey is speaking with lawmakers behind closed doors Friday after reaching a compromise with House Republicans who subpoenaed him to testify about his recommendation in July 2016 not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server […]

Paris: Lecturer stabbed to death for ‘insulting Muhammad’ – WND

Paris: Lecturer stabbed to death for 'insulting Muhammad' – WND. John Dowling, 66, was attacked and stabbed 13 times Wednesday outside the Leonardo de Vinci private university, the Daily Mail of London reported. The culprit, identified only as Ali R., is a 37-year-old Pakistani national who told police he held a personal grudge against the teacher after failing his exams […]

Manufacturing Jobs Up 27,000 in November; 456,000 Under Trump

Manufacturing Jobs Up 27,000 in November; 456,000 Under Trump. Manufacturing jobs in the United States increased by 27,000 in November and have now increased by 288,000 this year and by 456,000 during the presidency of Donald Trump, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “In November, manufacturing added 27,000 jobs, with increases in chemicals (+6,000) and […]

Census: Wealthiest Counties All Surround Washington

Census: Wealthiest Counties All Surround Washington. by Joe Simonson · December 7, 2018 The five counties with the highest median income are all suburbs of the nation’s capital, according to numbers released by the United States Census Bureau Thursday. The rankings are a result of a five-year study called the 2013-2017 American Community Survey and measured over 40 features, including […]