Teens Pushing For Gun Control Host ‘Lie In’ Outside White House – Talking Points Memo

Teens Pushing For Gun Control Host ‘Lie In’ Outside White House – Talking Points Memo. Dozens of teenage students spread their bodies on the pavement in front of the White House to demand presidential action on gun control and symbolize the 17 killed in a school shooting in Florida. The teenagers were also joined by parents and educators. The protesters […]

Confessions of a Russiagate Skeptic – POLITICO Magazine

Confessions of a Russiagate Skeptic – POLITICO Magazine. If, like me, you’ve been following every twist and turn of the Russia investigations, you’ve probably wrestled with the same question that has been gnawing at me for more than a year now: What if there’s nothing there? No, I’m not denying the voluminous evidence that Russia, at Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin’s […]

Bibi’s downfall: Is the most dangerous man in the Middle East done for? – Salon.com

Bibi’s downfall: Is the most dangerous man in the Middle East done for? – Salon.com. by Patrick Lawrence · February 18, 2018 Benjamin Netanyahu has set Israel, and the entire Middle East, on a path toward doomsday. Will his fall matter? The political future of Benjamin Netanyahu is at last in doubt. With the Israeli police report recommending criminal charges […]

No, the Latest Mueller Indictment Does Not Absolve Trump, Key Democrat Says – Mother Jones

No, the Latest Mueller Indictment Does Not Absolve Trump, Key Democrat Says – Mother Jones. by Dan Friedman Evan Vucci/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee brushed off attacks by President Donald Trump on Sunday, and he mocked Trump for claiming that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent […]

Bari Weiss, Outrage Mobs, and Identity Politics – The Atlantic

Bari Weiss, Outrage Mobs, and Identity Politics – The Atlantic. by Shadi Hamid · February 17, 2018 The mob was unusually vociferous, even for Twitter. After the California-born ice skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, the New York Times writer Bari Weiss commented “Immigrants: They get the job done.” What […]

Appeasing the Trigger Gods – The New York Times

Appeasing the Trigger Gods – The New York Times. During his campaign, Donald Trump often bragged about his skill as a negotiator. In conversations, he ventured that, as president, he might be able to resolve two of the most thorny and tragic dilemmas: finding peace in the Mideast and reaching a sensible compromise on guns. He said he would hop […]

It’s going to be much harder for Trump to fire Rod Rosenstein now.

It’s going to be much harder for Trump to fire Rod Rosenstein now.. by Dahlia Lithwick · February 16, 2018 U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Friday. Win McNamee/Getty Images On Friday, the Department of Justice detonated a legal bombshell, […]

It Won’t Be Easy For Blue States To Dodge The GOP Tax Law | HuffPost

It Won't Be Easy For Blue States To Dodge The GOP Tax Law | HuffPost. As Democratic policymakers at the state level attempt to craft legislative responses to the tax bill that Republicans rushed through Congress last year, the difficulty of the task is becoming clearer. To offset the revenue lost from corporate giveaways, Republicans limited the amount that people […]

Mueller’s Latest Indictment Shows Trump Has Helped Putin Cover Up a Crime – Mother Jones

Mueller’s Latest Indictment Shows Trump Has Helped Putin Cover Up a Crime – Mother Jones. by David Corn President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers about trade policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Evan Vucci/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. People […]

The Russians indicted for election meddling will never face consequences.

The Russians indicted for election meddling will never face consequences.. by Josephine Wolff · February 16, 2018 U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Win McNamee/Getty Images Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging […]

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Jill Stein all appear to have been helped by Russian election interference  – Vox

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Jill Stein all appear to have been helped by Russian election interference  – Vox. Friday afternoon, the Justice Department released an indictment that’s part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election led by special counsel Robert Mueller. The indictment outlines the lengths Russia went to influence the election in favor of Donald […]

Why School Cops Won’t Fix School Shootings | HuffPost

Why School Cops Won’t Fix School Shootings | HuffPost. On Thursday, in response to a deadly school shooting in Florida that left at least 17 dead, President Donald Trump said he would work with state leaders to prioritize school safety. Trump was vague on specifics, but in the aftermath of school shootings, legislators usually call for more school cops and […]

Russians Tried to Suppress Minority Turnout, Spread Lies About Voter Fraud – Mother Jones

Russians Tried to Suppress Minority Turnout, Spread Lies About Voter Fraud – Mother Jones. Russian nationals tried to suppress minority turnout in the 2016 election and spread false claims about voter fraud in an effort to harm Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and help Donald Trump, according to an indictment announced today by the Justice Department. The indictment says that a […]

Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’ – The New York Times

Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’ – The New York Times. by Paul Krugman · February 15, 2018 Paul Ryan, speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader, at a September press conference on tax reform at the Capitol. Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency Over the past couple of months Republicans have passed or proposed three big budget initiatives. […]

Congress Should Impeach Trump If He Doesn’t Talk to Mueller | Time

Congress Should Impeach Trump If He Doesn't Talk to Mueller | Time. London is a retired partner for the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and the author of The Client Decides; he was a principal lawyer for Vice President Spiro Agnew. The President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” These words are not a […]

Devin Nunes Wins, Sorta: Spy Center Now on Hold

Devin Nunes Wins, Sorta: Spy Center Now on Hold. In a win for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the Pentagon says it has suspended its plans to build an intelligence facility in a small British village northwest of London. For years, Nunes has vocally opposed the village of Croughton as the site for this facility. Instead, he has pushed […]

The Senate failed on immigration. No one knows what’s next. – Vox

The Senate failed on immigration. No one knows what’s next. – Vox. The Senate has left town without a deal on immigration. After months of failed negotiations, senators voted down four immigration proposals Thursday. The bill that had President Donald Trump’s blessing received the fewest votes. The only comprehensive bipartisan proposal on the table not only failed to win enough […]

Evidence Linking Alleged Florida Shooter To White Supremacist Group Is Really Thin | HuffPost

Evidence Linking Alleged Florida Shooter To White Supremacist Group Is Really Thin | HuffPost. Law enforcement officials in Florida have reportedly not yet found ties between the Parkland school shooting suspect and the white supremacist paramilitary group Republic of Florida, despite claims from the group’s leader. Those claims were widely circulated by news outlets on Thursday. As of Thursday evening, […]

Sen. Gillibrand, eyeing 2020 bid, rankles some Democrats | TheHill

Sen. Gillibrand, eyeing 2020 bid, rankles some Democrats | TheHill. by Alexander Bolton and Amie Parnes · February 15, 2018 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and other Senate Democrats are jockeying for potential White House runs, but her unabashed style is drawing friendly fire that could hamper a 2020 bid. She scored an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired on […]

Elizabeth Warren Gives Speech On ‘Pocahontas’ As Slur, Addresses Claims Of Native Ancestry | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Gives Speech On 'Pocahontas' As Slur, Addresses Claims Of Native Ancestry | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) surprised guests at the National Congress of American Indians on Wednesday with an impassioned speech calling out President Donald Trump’s habit of calling her “Pocahontas.” “I’ve noticed that every time my name comes up, President Trump likes to talk about Pocahontas. […]

Californians Could Vote to Give Themselves the Measles – Mother Jones

Californians Could Vote to Give Themselves the Measles – Mother Jones. by Kiera Butler Davizro/Getty/iStock Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. This fall, Californians may have the opportunity to vote on a catch-all ballot initiative that would ban genetically modified organisms and get rid of school vaccination requirements. But that’s not all. The so-called California […]

DeVos To Donate $200K Of Salary To Education, Special Needs Charities – Talking Points Memo

DeVos To Donate $200K Of Salary To Education, Special Needs Charities – Talking Points Memo. A spokeswoman says Education Secretary DeVos will donate her nearly $200,000 salary to four charities focusing on education and special needs. Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said in a statement Wednesday that DeVos’ one-year salary of $199,700 will be divided evenly among the four organizations. One […]

Proposition 57 a debacle for Jerry Brown because of potential early parole for sex offenders – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Proposition 57 a debacle for Jerry Brown because of potential early parole for sex offenders – The San Diego Union-Tribune. by The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board has advocated for criminal justice reform more often than any other editorial board in California in recent years for good reason. The U.S. has more — to […]

Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It – The New York Times

Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It – The New York Times. by Thomas L. Friedman · February 13, 2018 United Nations observers monitoring the Israel-Syria border on Saturday. Jalaa Marey/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Two weeks ago, standing on the Syria-Israel border in the Golan Heights, I wrote a column positing that this frontier was […]

Dems: Bill Clinton too toxic to campaign in midterms – POLITICO

Dems: Bill Clinton too toxic to campaign in midterms – POLITICO. · by Edward-Isaac Dovere · February 14, 2018 And in this political environment, Bill Clinton campaigning anywhere would amount to him campaigning everywhere, forcing Democrats around the country to answer for what they think of colleagues appearing with him. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Democrats are looking to embrace the […]

Trump approval rating hits 9-month high despite White House chaos – Vox

Trump approval rating hits 9-month high despite White House chaos – Vox. As the White House scrambles to explain why it took so long to fire a staffer accused of domestic violence, as the knives come out for Chief of Staff John Kelly, as Republicans continue to war with the FBI, and as the stock market gets more volatile — […]

Bill Gates Warns Tech Giants: Tone It Down — Or Get Regulated | HuffPost

Bill Gates Warns Tech Giants: Tone It Down — Or Get Regulated | HuffPost. The Microsoft Corp. co-founder didn’t use those exact words, but that was nevertheless the message he made clear Tuesday in an interview with Axios ahead of the release of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual letter. Gates told the outlet he “absolutely” sees examples of […]

San Francisco Man Has Spent 4 Years and $1 Million Trying to Get Approval to Turn His Own Laundromat Into an Apartment Building – Hit & Run : Reason.com

San Francisco Man Has Spent 4 Years and $1 Million Trying to Get Approval to Turn His Own Laundromat Into an Apartment Building – Hit & Run : Reason.com. To understand how difficult and expensive it is to build housing in San Francisco, observe the case of Robert Tillman. Tillman owns a single-story laundromat in the city’s Mission District. Since […]

How will Democrats handle their blue-collar blues? | New York Post

How will Democrats handle their blue-collar blues? | New York Post. by Post Editorial Board · February 19, 2018 Politico reports that Democrats aren’t keen on having Bill Clinton help out in this year’s campaigns, what with #MeToo consciousness so high. Too bad that leaves them without any major figure to appeal to working-class voters. Party figures tried to be […]

Understanding the California Mind – American Greatness

Understanding the California Mind – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · February 19, 2018 Nancy Pelosi gave a marathon speech on illegal immigration the other day. But how would she know much about the realities of open borders, given her palatial retreat in Northern California and multi-millionaire lifestyle that allows wealthy progressives like herself to be exempt from the […]

To Stop Mass School Shootings, Fight Fire With Fire By Arming Teachers

To Stop Mass School Shootings, Fight Fire With Fire By Arming Teachers. by Kyle Lamb · February 16, 2018 In the wake of the recent Parkland Florida school shooting in which an evil and disturbed young man opened fire on innocent, unarmed students and teachers, it shocks me to see people suggest that the best way to prevent these attacks […]

Congress Struggles To Find Dossier Source | The Daily Caller

Congress Struggles To Find Dossier Source | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · February 20, 2018 Congressional committees have tried to track down Belarus-born translator Sergei Millian News outlets identified Millian as a source for some of the Steele dossier’s allegations He had at least some contact with one Trump campaign adviser Congressional investigators are struggling to track down […]

Fmr. Clinton Press Sec: Trump Has Been ‘More Accessible’ to the Press Than Obama and Clinton

Fmr. Clinton Press Sec: Trump Has Been 'More Accessible' to the Press Than Obama and Clinton. Former White House press secretary Michael McCurry said on Tuesday night that he believes President Donald Trump has been “more accessible” to the press than former Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. McCurry, who served under Clinton, and current White House press secretary […]

Kill Chic: In Art, Progressives Murder Republican Presidents & Other Enemies | National Review

Kill Chic: In Art, Progressives Murder Republican Presidents & Other Enemies | National Review. In movies, novels, music, and art, progressives murder their enemies, including presidents, in myriad ways. We live in a society in which gratuitous violence is the trademark of video games, movies, and popular music. Kill this, shoot that in repugnant detail becomes a race to the […]

What are bump stocks? How they work and why Trump wants them banned | Fox News

What are bump stocks? How they work and why Trump wants them banned | Fox News. by Jennifer Earl | Fox News Video What are ‘bump stocks?’ Twelve bump stocks were found in the hotel room of the Las Vegas massacre shooter. Lawmakers, including some Republicans are concerned about their capabilities but what are they? Days after yet another mass […]

CFPB leadership fight exposes Democrats’ hypocrisy

CFPB leadership fight exposes Democrats' hypocrisy. Washington, D.C. is a town of tall-tales, and there is no tale taller than the Democratic Party’s insistence that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has lost its “independence” now that Acting Director Mick Mulvaney is in charge, returning a once lawless agency back to the core mission of protecting consumers. In a letter to […]

Chasing Windmills with Deadly Consequences

Chasing Windmills with Deadly Consequences. by Brian Joondeph · February 20, 2018 The FBI’s mission is, “To protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.” How is that working out lately? Seems they are doing the opposite. Protecting its own corrupt players and undermining the Constitution by illegally disrupting the peaceful transition of power between presidential […]

Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?

Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?. by Jennifer Bilek · February 20, 2018 As an environmental activist who was deplatformed from a speaking venue by transactivists, in 2013 I developed curiosity about the power of this group to force this development. A year later, when Time magazine announced a transgender tipping point on its cover, I had […]

Trump calls for strengthening background checks in wake of Fla. shooting | TheHill

Trump calls for strengthening background checks in wake of Fla. shooting | TheHill. by Brandon Carter · February 20, 2018 President Trump on Tuesday appeared to suggest lawmakers should turn their focus to strengthening background checks for gun purchases in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school last week. “Whether we are Republican or Democrat, […]

Exclusive: Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters – sources

Exclusive: Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters – sources. by Tim Kelly, Nobuhiro Kubo4 Min Read · February 21, 2018 TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) in the United […]

Feds face new demands to probe Hillary Clinton

Feds face new demands to probe Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s emails, those Russian donations to the Clinton Foundation, the details on how a Russian company gained access to U.S. uranium assets – all old news? Not necessarily. Two new lawsuits have just been filed demanding answers from the “deep state bureaucracy” to a lot of questions about what went on […]

Israel’s Syria Strikes Revealed Its Red Lines | The National Interest Blog

Israel's Syria Strikes Revealed Its Red Lines | The National Interest Blog. by Daniel R. DePetris · February 20, 2018 During a trip to the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights on February 6—after commiserating with the Israeli military officers defending the frontier and inspecting the equipment—Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a warning through the press to the Iranians, […]

CNN, MSNBC Aired Hourly Celebrations of Russian-Organized Anti-Trump Rally

CNN, MSNBC Aired Hourly Celebrations of Russian-Organized Anti-Trump Rally. CNN and MSNBC cheered and praised an anti-Trump rally that has now been revealed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to be the work of Russian operatives seeking to meddle in American politics. The protest, held mere days after President Donald Trump’s victory in the November presidential election, enjoyed enthusiastic, hourly […]

US Fighter Pilots Brush Up on Old School Skills

US Fighter Pilots Brush Up on Old School Skills. by Nolan Peterson · February 20, 2018 TALLINN, Estonia—At a bombing range in Estonia, U.S. fighter pilots are training to fight a far more technologically sophisticated adversary than they’ve faced in war zones like Afghanistan, Syria, or Iraq since 2001. And they’re training to do so without relying on America’s vaunted […]

The Economy Is Booming | The American Spectator

The Economy Is Booming | The American Spectator. by Gary Shapiro · February 20, 2018 I did not support Donald Trump for president. I recall arguing with some of my pro-Trump Consumer Technology Association (CTA) board members in 2016 — smart business leaders who were convinced that as president, Trump would drive U.S. economic growth. I was skeptical and focused […]

Trump Endorses a Ban on Bump Stocks – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Trump Endorses a Ban on Bump Stocks – Hit & Run : Reason.com. “Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” said Trump in a public address Tuesday afternoon, “I expect these regulations to be finalized, Jeff, very soon” addressing Attorney […]

From Disruption to Dystopia: Silicon Valley Envisions the City of the Future

From Disruption to Dystopia: Silicon Valley Envisions the City of the Future. by Joel Kotkin · February 18, 2018 The unaffordable Bay Area, Google’s new neighborhood ‘built from the internet up,’ and China’s police state each offer glimpses of what the tech giants plan to sell the rest of us. The tech oligarchs who already dominate our culture and commerce, […]

Everybody’s playing the new game in town – Washington Times

Everybody's playing the new game in town – Washington Times. by Wesley Pruden Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press) ** FILE ** more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Washington measures everything and everyone by politics, and dysfunction is the new game in town. Rant and rage has become the lingua franca of the nation’s capital. Taking the measure of Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian […]

Impeachment or Bust – WSJ

Impeachment or Bust – WSJ. By William McGurn Feb. 19, 2018 2:54 p.m. ET 651 COMMENTS Democrats have a single goal when it comes to Donald Trump : impeachment. Their strategy is likewise clear: Resist! What no one seems to ask is whether resistance is really the best path to the House majority Democrats would need to pass articles of […]

Obama’s Real Debt and Deficit Legacy – Stephen Moore

Obama's Real Debt and Deficit Legacy – Stephen Moore. by Stephen Moore Congressional Republicans have been raked over the coals in the last two weeks for slamming through budget caps and inflating government spending and debt by another $300 billion. The criticisms are well-deserved. It’s a historical truism that Republicans are much more fiscally conscientious when they are in the […]

Johnson Waited On Talking About Russians | The Daily Caller

Johnson Waited On Talking About Russians | The Daily Caller. by Julia Nista · February 19, 2018 Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said on MSNBC Monday morning that although the Obama administration knew of Russian hacking as early as summer of 2016, the administration did nothing initially out of concern for being labeled as “taking sides.” WATCH: “Well, […]

Russian Ads Persuaded Those Who Wanted to Be Persuaded | National Review

Russian Ads Persuaded Those Who Wanted to Be Persuaded | National Review. by Jim Geraghty · February 19, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony at the Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg, January 18, 2018. (Anatoly Maltsev/Pool/Reuters) Making the click-through worthwhile: Russia’s ham-fisted propaganda efforts, and what makes people gullible; the limits of the Assault Weapons Ban, then […]

Trump asks why Obama didn’t ‘do something about Russian meddling’ | Fox News

Trump asks why Obama didn't 'do something about Russian meddling' | Fox News. 13 Russians indicted on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Insight on where Mueller’s investigation goes next. President Trump on Monday followed other Republican leaders in questioning why the Obama administration “failed to act” on the intelligence that Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics began in […]

Why the Secret Service fought to protect John Kelly and Trump’s nuclear football in Beijing

Why the Secret Service fought to protect John Kelly and Trump's nuclear football in Beijing. On Sunday, Axios’ Johnathan Swan reported that the U.S. Secret Service had to step in to protect White House chief of staff, John Kelly at a function in Beijing, China, last November. The incident occurred during President Trump’s state visit to the communist nation. According […]

Time to Rebrand the Democratic Party as Socialists

Time to Rebrand the Democratic Party as Socialists. by Alex Markovsky · February 19, 2018 Where do we drive the line between Liberalism and Socialism? Liberalism is an idealistic political philosophy born after the defeat of Napoleon, a philosophy of freedom, which epitomized individual liberty, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and free elections. Socialism, on the other hand, […]