Austria is closing 7 mosques and kicking out 60 imams – Vox

Austria is closing 7 mosques and kicking out 60 imams – Vox. On Friday, the Austrian government announced that it plans to close down seven mosques and potentially expel about 60 imams from the country. The announcement, which was made by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, is rooted in a 2015 law that requires Muslim organizations to express a “positive fundamental view […]

Justin Trudeau To Trump: Canada ‘Will Not Be Pushed Around’ | HuffPost

Justin Trudeau To Trump: Canada 'Will Not Be Pushed Around' | HuffPost. by Mary Papenfuss · June 9, 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forcefully responded to Donald Trump’s trade threats at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, vowing Saturday that Canada won’t be “pushed around” in a confrontation with the U.S. The war of words between Trudeau and […]

Trump Warns G-7 Countries On Trade: ‘If They Retaliate, They’re Making A Mistake’ – Talking Points Memo

Trump Warns G-7 Countries On Trade: ‘If They Retaliate, They’re Making A Mistake’ – Talking Points Memo. President Donald Trump delivered a stern warning on trade to foreign countries at the Group of Seven summit on Saturday, advising trading partners not to retaliate against U.S. tariffs on the imports of steel and aluminum. “If they retaliate, they’re making a mistake,” […]

The 2 words you can’t say in a Democratic ad – POLITICO

The 2 words you can’t say in a Democratic ad – POLITICO. by Jennifer Haberkorn · June 8, 2018 Candidates are being warned to avoid this divisive two-word phrase. Kara Eastman, a progressive Democrat running for Congress in Nebraska, pledged to support the idea but refuses to use the term “single payer,” calling it a “buzzword.” | Nati Harnik, File/AP […]

Charles Krauthammer’s Courageous Farewell

Charles Krauthammer’s Courageous Farewell. by Lloyd Grove · June 8, 2018 On the day that Charles Krauthammer released a poignant open letter announcing that he has terminal cancer and only a few weeks to live, many expressed their shock and admiration. Gabe Hernandez Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, best known to the world at large as a popular […]

Austria is closing 7 mosques and kicking out 60 imams – Vox

Austria is closing 7 mosques and kicking out 60 imams – Vox. On Friday, the Austrian government announced that it plans to close down seven mosques and potentially expel about 60 imams from the country. The announcement, which was made by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, is rooted in a 2015 law that requires Muslim organizations to express a “positive fundamental view […]

Trump-Macron Meeting At G-7 Back On After Sniping – Talking Points Memo

Trump-Macron Meeting At G-7 Back On After Sniping – Talking Points Memo. by Kate Riga The planned bilateral meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump at the G-7 Summit has been at least temporarily canceled, according to a White House pool report. Trump is reportedly running behind, causing the 11:20 AM meeting to be scrapped. The White […]

Opinion | The Cult of Trump – The New York Times

Opinion | The Cult of Trump – The New York Times. by The Editorial Board Forget policy. Forget ideology. Forget hating Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi. From Indiana to Arizona to Ohio, the name of the game for Republican candidates this primary cycle has been to flaunt their Trump love. And woe unto anyone deemed insufficiently smitten. […]

Troubles in San Francisco Push Some Voters to Think Republican – The New York Times

Troubles in San Francisco Push Some Voters to Think Republican – The New York Times. by Nellie Bowles SAN FRANCISCO — In this deeply liberal California city, frustration over crises around housing and homelessness are bringing some on the left a little further right. At an upscale sushi restaurant, a few dozen members of the San Francisco Republican Party gathered […]

U.S. Allies to Turn Their Backs on Trump at the G-7 Summit | Time

U.S. Allies to Turn Their Backs on Trump at the G-7 Summit | Time. by Ian Bremmer IDEAS Bremmer is a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at TIME. On May 31, the same day the Trump Administration announced steel and aluminum tariffs against the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron placed a call to President Trump. It didn’t go well. […]

The Future Of The Democratic Party Is Being Decided Right Now | HuffPost

The Future Of The Democratic Party Is Being Decided Right Now | HuffPost. As the 2018 midterm primary season began, many pundits wondered if the resistance to President Donald Trump would become a tea-party-style movement, an insurgency that would threaten not just Republicans but also incumbent Democrats. So far this cycle, we’ve seen no tea party of the left at […]

Bernie Sanders still won’t endorse his son’s congressional campaign – Vox

Bernie Sanders still won’t endorse his son’s congressional campaign – Vox. Father’s Day at the Sanders household could be awkward. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is publicly keeping a distance from his son Levi Sanders’s congressional campaign in New Hampshire. The senator declined to endorse his son when Levi announced his candidacy in February, and he’s still staying out of it; […]

Top Hill Democrat Says Mueller Should Consider Perjury Charges Against Trump-Russia Witnesses – Mother Jones

Top Hill Democrat Says Mueller Should Consider Perjury Charges Against Trump-Russia Witnesses – Mother Jones. by David Corn Robert MuellerJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, made a dramatic request: He essentially asked special counsel Robert Mueller to […]

Donald Trump is costing us one precious thing: time | Bill McKibben | Opinion | The Guardian

Donald Trump is costing us one precious thing: time | Bill McKibben | Opinion | The Guardian. ‘We’ve all but stopped paying attention to climate change, the single greatest crisis the planet has ever faced.’ Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images Donald Trump may be costing us many things: a sense of national decency, a stable global order, a generation of professional […]

Democrats are totally blowing it

Democrats are totally blowing it. Things are looking up for President Trump and his Republican Party. While both Trump and his congressional allies remain staggeringly unpopular, recent polling indicates that they might skate by with a narrow House majority in the fall and even pick up a seat or two in the Senate. Analysts now think the Democrats’ chances of […]

California’s primary showed why the Democratic Party is stuck in place.

California’s primary showed why the Democratic Party is stuck in place.. A little over three months ago, the delegates of the California Democratic Party declined to endorse five-term incumbent Dianne Feinstein for re-election. They instead came just shy of endorsing Kevin de León, her progressive challenger and the leader of the state Senate’s Democrats. This seemed, for some, to herald […]

Why it’s hard to keep voters scared about Obamacare repeal – Vox

Why it’s hard to keep voters scared about Obamacare repeal – Vox. by Dylan Scott · June 6, 2018 Senate Democrats want to make the month of August about their ideas on health care, Politico reported today. They are envisioning a sort of hilarious call and response, the dorkiest summer concert series of all time: Every time they say “nominations,” […]

Republicans Look Ready To Force A Vote On Democrats’ DACA Proposal | HuffPost

Republicans Look Ready To Force A Vote On Democrats' DACA Proposal | HuffPost. Unable to reach consensus on a GOP-only bill, Republican immigration proponents in the U.S. House of Representatives are getting close to forcing votes on legislation to protect immigrants brought to the United States when they were children. GOP leaders continue to express optimism that they can come […]

Democrats Appear To Avoid Disaster In Key California Primaries – Talking Points Memo

Democrats Appear To Avoid Disaster In Key California Primaries – Talking Points Memo. by Cameron Joseph After months of worry that they might blow some big chances in California due to the state’s unusual primary system — and millions of dollars spent to try to avoid that nightmare scenario — House Democrats appear to have dodged a bullet with most […]

Colorado baker Supreme Court case: Let them (gay couples) eat cake

Colorado baker Supreme Court case: Let them (gay couples) eat cake. by The Editorial Board, USA Today Ruling does not open the door to gay-marriage discrimination by all sorts of vendors who claim a First Amendment right: Our view Baker Jack Phillips at the Supreme Court in December 2017. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images) The Supreme Court handed a victory […]

Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre Has Already Begun | The New Republic

Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre Has Already Begun | The New Republic. by Elizabeth Drew · June 5, 2018 I was frightened during Watergate, but I wasn’t this frightened. I saw Watergate as a constitutional crisis, more serious than the widespread notion that Nixon had behaved like a common crook. This narrow view of Watergate was dispelled by the House Judiciary […]

Manchin goes full MAGA – POLITICO

Manchin goes full MAGA – POLITICO. Joe Manchin wants you to know he really likes Donald Trump. The West Virginia senator doesn’t put it quite that way. But more than any other Democrat in Congress, he’s positioned himself as a vocal Trump ally. In fact, the senator, up for reelection in a state Trump won by more than 40 points, […]

Sen. Bob Menendez’s poor primary showing creates a new headache for Democrats in New Jersey.

Sen. Bob Menendez’s poor primary showing creates a new headache for Democrats in New Jersey.. National Democrats got their preferred candidates in each of New Jersey’s House primaries on Tuesday night, but the very same voters sent a strong rebuke to Sen. Bob Menendez, who barely mustered 60 percent of the vote running against an unknown challenger. The lackluster showing […]

Miss America is getting rid of the swimsuit competition. It’s a start. – Vox

Miss America is getting rid of the swimsuit competition. It’s a start. – Vox. Miss America is ditching the swimsuit competition and shifting away from judging contestants on their physical appearance, trying to revamp its image after vulgar emails surfaced of its leadership disparaging contestants and to step into the #MeToo era under Gretchen Carlson’s guide. Carlson, the former Fox […]

Democratic Rep. Admits The Child Migrant Crisis ‘Was Kept Very Quiet Under The Obama Administration’ | The Daily Caller

Democratic Rep. Admits The Child Migrant Crisis ‘Was Kept Very Quiet Under The Obama Administration’ | The Daily Caller. Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar admitted Saturday that the Obama administration attempted to cover up the child migrant crisis occurring at the Souther border. WATCH: “It was kept very quiet under the Obama Administration. There were large numbers of people coming […]

FBI Clinton Emails Inspector General Report: Bias All Over the Place | National Review

FBI Clinton Emails Inspector General Report: Bias All Over the Place | National Review. There is much to admire in Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s highly anticipated report on the FBI’s Clinton-emails investigation. Horowitz’s 568-page analysis is comprehensive, fact-intensive, and cautious to a fault. It is also, nonetheless, an incomplete exercise — it omits half the story, the Russia […]

Kim Jong Un’s brutality is still no laughing matter

Kim Jong Un's brutality is still no laughing matter. by Washington Examiner · June 16, 2018 “He’s the head of the country,” President Trump said Friday of Kim Jong Un. “And I mean, he’s the strong head. Don’t let anyone think anything different. He speaks, and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” […]

Russia, Saudi Arabia get chummy ahead of OPEC, may affect oil prices

Russia, Saudi Arabia get chummy ahead of OPEC, may affect oil prices. by Patti Domm · June 16, 2018 Saudi Arabia may have gotten blown out by Russia during its first match at the World Cup, but there seems to be no hard feelings between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Vladimir Putin. The two leaders met this past week […]

SPLC Exposes Epidemic of Nonexistent White-on-Black Violence

SPLC Exposes Epidemic of Nonexistent White-on-Black Violence. by Colin Flaherty · June 16, 2018 Much to the relief of news directors everywhere, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released this week its long-awaited report about the Biggest Lie that the baddest people believe: The myth of black on white crime. The real problem is white on black violence, says the […]

Trump’s danger on North Korea? Raised expectations | TheHill

Trump’s danger on North Korea? Raised expectations | TheHill. by Jordan Fabian · June 16, 2018 President Trump’s rhetoric has raised expectations for an ironclad nuclear deal with North Korea following his historic summit with Kim Jong Un, posing diplomatic and political risks for the White House if the unpredictable regime fails to follow through. Trump even declared that North […]

White House, in reversal, embraces Dreamer legislation – POLITICO

White House, in reversal, embraces Dreamer legislation – POLITICO. by Rachael Bade · June 15, 2018 “I need a bill that gives this country tremendous border security,” President Donald Trump said. “I have to have that.” | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The president’s comments came hours after he seemed to disavow a compromise immigration bill. The White House on Friday evening […]

Senate considers penalty for Turkey if Christian pastor not released

Senate considers penalty for Turkey if Christian pastor not released. President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, and the U.S. House and Senate repeatedly have spoken out on the case of the American Christian pastor, Andrew Brunson, who has been held essentially without charges for more than a year in a Turkish jail. Now the U.S. Senate is […]

Has the FBI Created a Constitutional Crisis? | The National Interest

Has the FBI Created a Constitutional Crisis? | The National Interest. by Daniel McCarthy · June 15, 2018 James Comey was a wildcat FBI director who acted outside the chain of command when the bureau was involved in politically sensitive investigations. That’s one conclusion of the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s conduct in investigating Hillary Clinton’s use […]

FBI Lawyer Warned Against Angering Hillary: ‘She Might Be Our Next President’

FBI Lawyer Warned Against Angering Hillary: ‘She Might Be Our Next President’. Then-FBI Attorney Lisa Page, who served as special counsel to then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and who had an extramarital affair with FBI agent Peter Strzok, sent messages to McCabe, Strzok and a McCabe adviser warning that the FBI should be careful not to perturb Hillary Clinton in […]

Smokey Bear the (Unwitting) Arsonist: Western Wildfires and the Culture WarThe American Spectator

Smokey Bear the (Unwitting) Arsonist: Western Wildfires and the Culture WarThe American Spectator. “We held then, and we hold now, that economics alone is not a sufficient basis for determining whether wilderness shall survive or die,” said Secretary Orville L. Freeman in reference to the construction of Interstate 70 in Colorado in 1968. This sentiment, imbued with an almost religious […]

James Comey damaged the FBI in Hillary Clinton email probe

James Comey damaged the FBI in Hillary Clinton email probe. by The Editorial Board, USA TODAY Former FBI director James Comey put personal views above rules and damaged the FBI: Our View Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP) The much-anticipated report about the conduct of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s […]

Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation – Chicago Tribune

Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation – Chicago Tribune. by John Kass Of all the silky lies being told in Washington over the findings of the FBI’s inspector general on the biased culture of those investigating Hillary Clinton’s email server, one lie seems to be ignored: It’s the silky lie told by then-President Barack Obama. It […]

The Real Summit

The Real Summit. The Singapore summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un had drama, imagery, pomp and circumstance, even a Hollywood-style promotional video. There were promises of denuclearization and hopes for a new relationship between the United States and North Korea. What was missing, however, were the specific details and concrete actions necessary to achieve such lofty goals. That […]

Separating Kids at Border: The Truth | National Review

Separating Kids at Border: The Truth | National Review. Some economic migrants are using children as chits, but the problem is fixable — if Congress acts. The latest furor over Trump immigration policy involves the separation of children from parents at the border. As usual, the outrage obscures more than it illuminates, so it’s worth walking through what’s happening here. […]

IG 2.0 could be even worse for FBI as feds brace for Trump-spying probe | Fox News

IG 2.0 could be even worse for FBI as feds brace for Trump-spying probe | Fox News. Rudy Giuliani says Comey could be prosecuted after release of the Justice Department’s IG report. The country is still digesting Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s scathing report on the FBI and the DOJ’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but more […]

Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million

Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million. by Anna Giaritelli · June 16, 2018 The state of Illinois has approved $224 million to pay for street and transportation projects in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood around the Obama Presidential Center site, $199 million of which will fall directly on the shoulders of Illinois taxpayers. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed […]

Trump allies seize on DOJ report as they seek to undercut Mueller probe – Laredo Morning Times

Trump allies seize on DOJ report as they seek to undercut Mueller probe – Laredo Morning Times. Thursday’s report from the Justice Department’s inspector general gave new and potent ammunition to President Donald Trump and his allies in their ongoing efforts to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference during the 2016 presidential campaign. Even as Trump […]

Reparations: Who Should Pay?

Reparations: Who Should Pay?. by Tom Trinko · June 15, 2018 In their never-ending effort to Balkanize America and buy black votes by stealing from all taxpayers, including black ones, the Democrats are reviving their call for reparations for slavery. After all, with blacks waking up to the fact that Democrats are doing nothing for them, a new bribe appears […]

Comey’s FBI Was Protecting The Presumed Clinton Presidency

Comey's FBI Was Protecting The Presumed Clinton Presidency. by David Marcus · June 15, 2018 In late October of 2016 James Comey knew Donald Trump’s candidacy was as dead as a doornail. That must be distinctly understood or nothing wonderful can come from the story I am going to relate. Time soothes the edges of old emotions. We forget the […]

Giuliani says he has ruled out Trump interview with Mueller | TheHill

Giuliani says he has ruled out Trump interview with Mueller | TheHill. by Max Greenwood · June 15, 2018 President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Friday that a special counsel interview of the president is “off the table” – at least for himself. Giuliani said during an interview on The Hill’s show “Rising” that Trump himself has not ruled out […]

Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back | Reuters

Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back | Reuters. by David Lawder, Ben Blanchard7 Min Read · June 16, 2018 WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed […]

Why Mueller Really Wanted to Put Manafort in Jail

Why Mueller Really Wanted to Put Manafort in Jail. by Barbara McQuade · June 15, 2018 opinion While he was out on bail, Trump’s old campaign chairman was caught allegedly trying to tamper with witnesses. opinion Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was in court today to review his bond status […]

Which reporters gave gifts to FBI?

Which reporters gave gifts to FBI?. The Department of Justice inspector general report reviewing the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation revealed some FBI employees leaked information to media and got perks in return, including “tickets to sport events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events.” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, now a Fox News […]

Has the FBI Created a Constitutional Crisis? | The National Interest

Has the FBI Created a Constitutional Crisis? | The National Interest. by Daniel McCarthy · June 15, 2018 James Comey was a wildcat FBI director who acted outside the chain of command when the bureau was involved in politically sensitive investigations. That’s one conclusion of the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s conduct in investigating Hillary Clinton’s use […]