James Comey book: the A Higher Loyalty author is not a hero – Vox

James Comey book: the A Higher Loyalty author is not a hero – Vox. Back in October 2016, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called then-FBI Director James Comey’s decision to look into new Hillary Clinton emails just days before the election “appalling.” Her comment reflected the general sentiment among Democrats at the time. But in May 2017, President Donald Trump fired […]

Earth’s Powerful, Climate-Shaping Water Currents Are Weak and Broken and It’s Time to Freak Out – Mother Jones

Earth’s Powerful, Climate-Shaping Water Currents Are Weak and Broken and It’s Time to Freak Out – Mother Jones. by Damian Carrington piola666/iStock/Getty Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The warm Atlantic current linked to severe and abrupt […]

GOP Devotes $250M To Midterm Strategy: Keep House Majority – Talking Points Memo

GOP Devotes $250M To Midterm Strategy: Keep House Majority – Talking Points Memo. The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party’s House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump’s first term. Facing the prospect of a blue wave this fall, the White House’s political […]

The odds of Trump’s impeachment go down the more that Democrats campaign for it

The odds of Trump's impeachment go down the more that Democrats campaign for it. The question for Democrats and Republicans isn’t really what qualifies as an impeachable offense for a president? (The answer to that, according to the Constitution, is treason, bribery “or other high crimes and Misdemeanors.”) It is, to paraphrase then-Rep. Gerald Ford memorably in 1970, what “a […]

James Comey’s Ego has a lot to answer for – CNN

James Comey's Ego has a lot to answer for – CNN. by Rob Crilly Rob Crilly is a British journalist living in New York. He was The Telegraph’s Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent and was previously the East Africa correspondent for The Times of London. The opinions in this article are those of the author. (CNN)Are these the end times for […]

China’s Communists Rewrite the Rules for Foreign Businesses – The New York Times

China’s Communists Rewrite the Rules for Foreign Businesses – The New York Times. by ALEXANDRA STEVENSON · April 13, 2018 HONG KONG — One hammer and sickle at a time, the Communist Party is making its way deeper into everyday Chinese life — and that includes the foreign companies doing business there. Honda, the Japanese automaker, changed its legal documents […]

James Comey book: the A Higher Loyalty author is not a hero – Vox

James Comey book: the A Higher Loyalty author is not a hero – Vox. On her first night without a home, Kaityanna Phillips cried herself to sleep on a sidewalk in front of a Shell gas station in north Hollywood. She had arrived in Los Angeles on a one-way ticket from Texarkana, Texas, earlier that day. From the bus station […]

McClatchy: Mueller Has Evidence Cohen Traveled To Prague During Campaign – Talking Points Memo

McClatchy: Mueller Has Evidence Cohen Traveled To Prague During Campaign – Talking Points Memo. by Zachary Roth Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Michael Cohen made a trip to Prague in the summer of 2016, McClatchy reports, citing two sources with familiar with the matter. The report represents a potentially significant development in Mueller’s Russia investigation. If the meeting […]

Trump’s obnoxious, hypocritical pardon of Scooter Libby – NY Daily News

Trump's obnoxious, hypocritical pardon of Scooter Libby – NY Daily News. NY Daily News · by Editorials · April 14, 2018 If Friday’s presidential pardon of Scooter Libby were written into a screenplay, it would be rejected by script doctors for being too on-the-nose. President Trump has just wiped clean the record of Dick Cheney’s onetime top aide, who in […]

Opinion | Madeleine Albright Is Worried. We Should Be, Too. – The New York Times

Opinion | Madeleine Albright Is Worried. We Should Be, Too. – The New York Times. by Michelle GoldbergOpinion ColumnistApril 13, 2018 Opinion Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, was born into a totalitarian age. She was only a toddler when she and her parents, who were of Jewish descent but later converted to Catholicism, fled Czechoslovakia after Hitler’s invasion […]

James Comey book: the A Higher Loyalty author is not a hero – Vox

James Comey book: the A Higher Loyalty author is not a hero – Vox. Back in October 2016, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called then-FBI Director James Comey’s decision to look into new Hillary Clinton emails just days before the election “appalling.” Her comment reflected the general sentiment among Democrats at the time. But in May 2017, President Donald Trump fired […]

Mass Protests Planned If Trump Fires Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein | HuffPost

Mass Protests Planned If Trump Fires Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein | HuffPost. If President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or any other officials involved in the Russia investigation, he faces the prospect of hundreds of thousands of activists immediately turning out to protest all over the country. A coalition of grassroots activists, unions, policy organizations and good […]

Did FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Lie to the FBI? – Mother Jones

Did FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Lie to the FBI? – Mother Jones. A few weeks ago, the Justice Department’s inspector general rushed out a draft copy of its report on Andrew McCabe to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Why? So that Sessions could fire McCabe 26 hours before he qualified for his full pension and retired. Well, the final report […]

NBC: Rosenstein Ready For His Possible Firing – Talking Points Memo

NBC: Rosenstein Ready For His Possible Firing – Talking Points Memo. by Kate Riga Unnamed sources told NBC News that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is aware that he may soon be fired and is content in that knowledge, asserting in private conversations that he feels confident that he did his job with integrity. He reportedly added that he feels […]

James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive. – The New York Times

James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive. – The New York Times. by MICHIKO KAKUTANI · April 12, 2018 Mark Peterson/Redux A HIGHER LOYALTY Truth, Lies, and Leadership By James Comey 290 pages. Flatiron Books. $29.99. In his absorbing new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest […]

When the fight to remove statues become a struggle against history

When the fight to remove statues become a struggle against history. by The Times Editorial Board Five years after President William McKinley was assassinated at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y., farmer George Zehnder presented the Northern California city of Arcata with a 8.5-foot-tall statue of the 25th president. Just a few months before the assassination, Zehnder had met […]

James Comey just went to war with Donald Trump – CNNPolitics

James Comey just went to war with Donald Trump – CNNPolitics. By Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Washington (CNN)No one — probably not even Donald Trump — expected former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir about his life and times with the President who fired him was going to be a fun read for the man who calls 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home. […]

The Michael Cohen raid could backfire. This story shows how. – The Washington Post

The Michael Cohen raid could backfire. This story shows how. – The Washington Post. by Gary Abernathy · April 12, 2018 Gary Abernathy, a contributing columnist for The Post, is publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette. HILLSBORO, Ohio Unlike many who often defend President Trump, I don’t always see political motivations behind special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s […]

Source: Seahawks canceled Kaepernick workout because he wouldn’t agree to stop kneeling.

Source: Seahawks canceled Kaepernick workout because he wouldn’t agree to stop kneeling.. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was set to have a workout with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, but the team canceled on the eve of the planned visit. The reason for the cancellation, a source with knowledge of the situation told Slate on Thursday, was that Kaepernick would […]

2018 midterms: how everything could still go wrong for Democrats – Vox

2018 midterms: how everything could still go wrong for Democrats – Vox. Democrats are going to win back the House this year. Just ask anybody. Even one of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s top outside allies says so. “Our donors will often say we need to do everything we can to hold onto the Senate because there’s a chance we […]

Facebook Is Still the Perfect Propaganda Platform. These Sketchy Mexican Pages Show Why. – Mother Jones

Facebook Is Still the Perfect Propaganda Platform. These Sketchy Mexican Pages Show Why. – Mother Jones. by Noah Lanard Credit: Mother Jones illustration; Jeff Roberson/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. After a covert Russian operation to fuel political divisions in the United States reached 146 million Facebook users in 2016, the company vowed to […]

Editorial: Despite Zuckerberg’s apology, Congress shouldn’t let Facebook off the hook – San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial: Despite Zuckerberg’s apology, Congress shouldn’t let Facebook off the hook – San Francisco Chronicle. by Chronicle Editorial Board · April 10, 2018 Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018. Zuckerberg testified Tuesday before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees about the use […]

The fragile legacy of Barack Obama

The fragile legacy of Barack Obama. by Elaine Kamarck · April 6, 2018 It becomes clearer every day that Barack Obama, a historic president, presided over a somewhat less than historic presidency. With only one major legislative achievement (Obamacare)—and a fragile one at that—the legacy of Obama’s presidency mainly rests on its tremendous symbolic importance and the fate of a […]

Opinion | Lilly Ledbetter: My #MeToo Moment – The New York Times

Opinion | Lilly Ledbetter: My #MeToo Moment – The New York Times. Equal Pay Day — the day up to which the typical woman must work in a particular year to catch up with what the average man earned the previous year — always brings back a rush of memories. Not surprisingly, many of them I’d rather forget: the pit […]

Zuckerberg hearing: Black lawmakers criticize Facebook’s lack of diversity – Vox

Zuckerberg hearing: Black lawmakers criticize Facebook’s lack of diversity – Vox. by P.R. Lockhart · April 11, 2018 Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg came under fire on Wednesday from black lawmakers for his company’s lack of diversity and its connection to the spread of misleading ads targeting black activist groups. Zuckerberg was answering questions about his company’s handling of […]

Senators Fumbled At Sending Stronger Message In Support Of Robert Mueller | HuffPost

Senators Fumbled At Sending Stronger Message In Support Of Robert Mueller | HuffPost. by Noah Lanard Credit: Mother Jones illustration; Jeff Roberson/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. After a covert Russian operation to fuel political divisions in the United States reached 146 million Facebook users in 2016, the company vowed to do more to […]

Mitch McConnell Puts Kibosh on Bill Protecting Robert Mueller

Mitch McConnell Puts Kibosh on Bill Protecting Robert Mueller. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he would not be making floor time for legislation designed to shield Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III from firing. McConnell’s determination that the action is not needed is apparently regardless of what happens in the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I don’t think he […]

Trump hopes for successful North Korea summit, but warns he could walk away

Trump hopes for successful North Korea summit, but warns he could walk away. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he hoped an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be successful after a recent visit to Pyongyang by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, but warned he would call it off if he did not think it would […]

How Veteran Fighter Pilot Tammie Jo Shults Saved Crippled Southwest Flight 1380

How Veteran Fighter Pilot Tammie Jo Shults Saved Crippled Southwest Flight 1380. by Clive Irving · April 18, 2018 Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger could rely on automated help to pull off the ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ ex-fighter pilot Tammy Jo Shults saved hundreds of lives all on her own. Just how masterfully Tammy Jo Shults, the pilot of the badly crippled […]

Trump says unless NKorea summit ‘fruitful’ he’ll pull out

Trump says unless NKorea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along really well” in […]

Man stabbed in neck by Muslim houseguest goes public

Man stabbed in neck by Muslim houseguest goes public. Roger Singaravelu wasn’t a novice when it came to hosting foreign-exchange students. So when Momena Shoma, 24, a female Bangladeshi student from a well-to-do family, needed to switch host homes a week after arriving in Australia in early February, Singaravelu opened his once again. Nothing stood out that could have warned […]

Why America Should Lose Sleep Over Greenland (Think China) | The National Interest

Why America Should Lose Sleep Over Greenland (Think China) | The National Interest. by Mary Thompson-Jones · April 18, 2018 Ask a Dane about independence for Greenland, and you’re likely to see a lot of eye rolling. Yes, Greenland has had home rule since 1979, and self-rule since 2009, and it’s logical to assume the next step is complete independence, […]

DeVos Right on Education: Heavy Federal Investment Has Not Yielded Any Results

DeVos Right on Education: Heavy Federal Investment Has Not Yielded Any Results. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent interview with Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” caused quite a bit of backlash from critics. As my colleague Jonathan Butcher has written, “60 Minutes” ignored many of the facts about the state of education in America. Response to the interview drew quite a […]

Melania Trump Hasn’t Been on a Single Magazine Cover Since Trump Took Office | Lifestyle

Melania Trump Hasn't Been on a Single Magazine Cover Since Trump Took Office | Lifestyle. by Faith Moore · April 18, 2018 “If the Trumps were Democrats,” conservative actor James Woods tweeted earlier this month, “Melania would be on every cover of every chic women’s magazine in the world every month.” If the Trumps were Democrats, Melania would be on […]

James Comey & Robert Mueller: Trump Has Gotten Advantage of Both | National Review

James Comey & Robert Mueller: Trump Has Gotten Advantage of Both | National Review. by Conrad Black · April 17, 2018 James Comey speaks alongside Robert Mueller, June 21, 2013. (Jason Reed/Reuters) Trump has gotten the better of them. It has been a good week for President Trump. Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz provided indisputable evidence that former FBI […]

Trump Confirms CIA Chief Pompeo Met North Korea’s Kim Last Week – Bloomberg

Trump Confirms CIA Chief Pompeo Met North Korea’s Kim Last Week – Bloomberg. by Toluse Olorunnipa @ToluseO More stories by Toluse Olorunnipa President Donald Trump said the U.S. and North Korea have already started direct talks at “extremely high levels” in advance of a planned meeting between the two nations’ leaders this summer. The U.S. has “started talking to North […]

Gorsuch Joins Lefties In Deportation Case | The Daily Caller

Gorsuch Joins Lefties In Deportation Case | The Daily Caller. by Kevin Daley · April 17, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of federal law Tuesday that allows the deportation of foreign nationals convicted of certain felonies. Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the court’s four liberals to strike down the law, in keeping with longstanding conservative anxieties […]

Lawmakers Press USDA to Limit China’s Telecoms Scope Amid National Security Threat

Lawmakers Press USDA to Limit China's Telecoms Scope Amid National Security Threat. A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to tighten restrictions on Chinese telecommunications providers and manufacturers accused of spying on behalf of President Xi Jinping’s communist party. In a letter sent Monday to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, 19 lawmakers urged the […]

Michael Cohen’s Raid May Be the Least of His Problems | National Review

Michael Cohen's Raid May Be the Least of His Problems | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · April 17, 2018 President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, April 16, 2018. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) A judge has denied a motion to shield seized materials. At a hearing in Manhattan federal […]

Love letter from George HW Bush to Barbara from WW2 goes viral | Fox News

Love letter from George HW Bush to Barbara from WW2 goes viral | Fox News. Historians and journalists on Tuesday tweeted out the hand-written love letter that future President George H.W. Bush sent to his then-fiancée Barbara Pierce on Dec. 12, 1943. Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian, tweeted that Bush was a U.S. Navy pilot at the time during World […]

James Comey’s book falls as flat as its cover

James Comey's book falls as flat as its cover. The new memoir by James Comey, former FBI director, is light on new information but heavy on petty insults. It is being marketed by a typical rage-fest on President Trump’s Twitter feed. A bestseller is guaranteed. But Comey’s name-calling makes for an unpersuasive condemnation of this presidency. It won’t convince Trump […]

Trump tax cut will increase tax for 1 million Californians | The Sacramento Bee

Trump tax cut will increase tax for 1 million Californians | The Sacramento Bee. by Adam Ashton aashton@sacbee.com President Donald Trump’s tax cuts will be anything but for about 1 million California taxpayers who will owe Uncle Sam more money a year from now. They’re the Californians who will lose a collective $12 billion because the new law caps a […]

The Murder of Eagles

The Murder of Eagles. by Elise Cooper · April 17, 2018 Eagles are dying at alarming rates. Not because of any disease, not because of hunters, but due to green energy. This includes America’s national emblem, the bald eagle, chosen in 1782 because of its long life, majestic looks, and great strength. Wind turbines, consisting of 212-foot towers with arms […]

How Should White Americans Deal With Their Ancestors?

How Should White Americans Deal With Their Ancestors?. by David Marcus · April 17, 2018 Certain phenomena transcend all cultures and exist independent of contact between them. One of those is admiration of ancestors. In every corner of the globe, people take comfort and inspiration from the generations that came before them. These ties, whether represented in worship or merely […]

Haley fires back at White House: ‘I don’t get confused’ | TheHill

Haley fires back at White House: 'I don't get confused' | TheHill. by Brett Samuels · April 17, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley responded Tuesday to claims she “got confused” when she said the U.S. would impose additional sanctions on Russia in the wake of a chemical attack in Syria. “With all due respect, I don’t’ […]

As Republicans push for second tax vote in Congress, Democrats say ‘Let’s see’

As Republicans push for second tax vote in Congress, Democrats say 'Let's see'. Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress are moving forward with a plan to vote before the 2018 midterm elections on a bill to make permanent the temporary individual tax cuts in their recent tax overhaul. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) is shown speaking on a […]

U.S. general on Trump’s Syria strike: ‘That was outstanding’

U.S. general on Trump’s Syria strike: ‘That was outstanding’. Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney is applauding the Trump administration for building a coalition to strike Syria and carrying out a successful attack, but he says solving the long-term challenges there requires collaboration with Russia, and that cannot happen so long as Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe. […]

Judicial Watch Sues FBI For Comey Book Documents

Judicial Watch Sues FBI For Comey Book Documents. The government watchdog group Judicial Watch announced on Tuesday that it had filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department to obtain, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the FBI’s pre-publication review and related documents concerning former FBI Director James Comey’s new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. “James Comey […]

NYT’s Best-Seller List Is Another Reason Americans Don’t Trust the Media

NYT's Best-Seller List Is Another Reason Americans Don't Trust the Media. by Dennis Prager · April 17, 2018 About half the American people do not believe the mainstream media tell the truth. They believe the media are more interested in promoting their left-wing views than reporting the truth. I am, I note with sadness, a member of that half. Here […]

Comey and Brennan, Leaders of the CoupThe American Spectator

Comey and Brennan, Leaders of the CoupThe American Spectator. by George Neumayr · April 18, 2018 Even as Jim Comey and John Brennan lecture the American people on what is “normal,” they adopt an astonishingly abnormal role for former heads of the CIA and FBI — the role of coup leaders whose partisanship grows more reckless by the day. “This […]

Neil Gorsuch Joins Liberals in 5-4 SCOTUS Opinion Striking Down Portion of Federal Immigration Law – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Neil Gorsuch Joins Liberals in 5-4 SCOTUS Opinion Striking Down Portion of Federal Immigration Law – Hit & Run : Reason.com. Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act which dealt with the power of the U.S. government to deport any alien, including a lawful permanent resident, convicted of an “aggravated felony.” The […]

Donald Trump: This tax day, America is strong and opportunity is back

Donald Trump: This tax day, America is strong and opportunity is back. Tuesday is a day hardworking Americans may dread more than any other. Tax Day. A day that individuals and families, small business owners and part-time workers struggle to conquer a burdensome, complex and extremely unfair tax code to determine how much money they owe the government. But we […]

Jim Comey’s bid for vengeance is ruining his reputation

Jim Comey’s bid for vengeance is ruining his reputation. by Post Editorial Board · April 14, 2018 There are two important things worth noting about fired FBI Director James Comey’s new tell-all, which is already Amazon’s No. 1 seller. First, it has almost nothing in the way of real news. No bombshells, almost no dramatic factual revelations. The book, for […]

Trump’s Realist Syria Strategy – WSJ

Trump’s Realist Syria Strategy – WSJ. By Walter Russell Mead April 16, 2018 5:53 p.m. ET 16 COMMENTS As the echoes from President Trump’s second Syrian missile strike died away, many observers criticized the administration for lacking a coherent strategy. There is more than a little truth to the charge. The drama and disarray of this often-dysfunctional White House does […]