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Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Explains Most Everything

Stretching or breaking the law on her behalf would have been <i>rewarded</i> by a President Clinton.<p>What exactly were top officials in the FBI and DOJ doing …

Government

The Sinking of the FBI

The FBI has become so corrupt, so politicized, and so diametrically opposed to its mission because of its recent actions that nothing short of its …

Japan Considers Converting Ships to Aircraft Carriers

The country’s new “helicopter destroyers” could fly American F-35B fighter jets.<p>Japan, once a world leader in aircraft carriers, is preparing to wade back into the world of fixed wing aviation. The Pacific country, which swore off flat-tops in the aftermath of World War II, is preparing to reverse …

Japan, South Korea may refit naval ships for F-35 fighters

<i>Correction: This story has been updated to fix an inaccurate count of Japan’s and South Korea’s warship inventory.</i><p>MELBOURNE, Australia — Amid growing …

Iran's protests are powerful and real. Why are mainstream media outlets so hesitant to report on them?

For all the squabbling that social media platforms are notorious for, their relevance to the media landscape plays an important role in times of protest.<p>This was evident with Black Lives Matter, among other movements. It’s been evident for the past three days in Iran, where thousands have taken to …

McCabe draws blank on Democrats’ funding of Trump dossier, new subpoenas planned

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Congressional investigators tell Fox News that Tuesday’s seven-hour interrogation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe contained numerous conflicts with the testimony of previous witnesses, prompting the Republican majority staff of the House Intelligence Committee to decide to issue …

Tax reform windfall: These companies are hiking pay, delivering bonuses

Tyson Foods, CVS: Companies dole out big money thanks to tax reform<p>McDonald's said it would contribute $150 million over the next five years toward college or trade school tuition for employees in a policy the fast food giant said was "accelerated" by changes to U.S. tax law, as the company joined …

Employment

Gregg Jarrett: Mueller's allegedly lawless acts have corrupted his probe and demand his removal

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is accused of acting in complete disregard for the law and must be removed. And so, too, must his entire team.<p>There is devastating new evidence to suggest that Mueller and his staff of lawyers improperly, if not illegally, obtained tens of thousands of private …

Attorney Lisa Bloom sought to line up paydays for women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct: report

Legal powerhouse Lisa Bloom tried to line up big paydays for women who were willing to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct during the final months of last year’s election, according to an explosive report.<p>The Hill reported Friday that Bloom worked with campaign donors and tabloid media …

Gregg Jarrett: Did the FBI and the Justice Department, plot to clear Hillary Clinton, bring down Trump?

There is strong circumstantial evidence that an insidious plot unprecedented in American history was hatched within the FBI and the Obama Justice Department to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.<p>And when this apparent effort to improperly influence …

Marc Thiessen: Yes, the Clintons should be investigated

Editor's Note: The following column first appeared in The Washington Post.<p>President Trump’s critics are arguing that GOP calls for the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton and Democrats’ ties to Russia are an effort to distract from the real Russia investigation, into potential …

Clinton calls Uranium One story a 'distraction,' warns of dictatorship

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday slammed what she described as the “politicization of the Justice Department” after reports that the Trump administration was considering a special counsel to probe the Uranium One deal and alleged conflicts with the Clinton Foundation.<p>President Trump has criticized the …

Sessions directs prosecutors to 'evaluate certain issues' involving Uranium One and Clinton, leaves door open on special counsel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” requested by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium One and alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation, leaving the door open for an appointment of another special …

Judge Andrew Napolitano: The incredible new chapter in the Hillary Clinton chronicles

The Department of Justice will soon commence an investigation to determine whether there should be an investigation (you read that nonsense correctly) of a scandal involving the Clinton Foundation and a company called Uranium One. It appears that FBI decisions made during the time that Hillary …

Gregg Jarrett: Hillary Clinton must face the consequences of her actions and the scrutiny of a special counsel

No person in this country is so high that he or she is above the law. This includes Hillary Clinton.<p>There is no station in life or standing in government or political aspiration that absolves someone from criminal conduct. In this way, we are all creatures of the law and are bound to obey it. An …

The DNC owes Bernie Sanders and all Dems an apology

It turns out, according to a shocking new book by former Democratic National Committee interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile, that the fix was in all …

Middle-class

What do the latest Russia revelations mean for Democrats?

<i>This is a rush transcript from "Journal Editorial Report," October 28, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.</i><p>DAVID ASMAN, GUEST HOST: Welcome to the "Journal Editorial Report." I am David Asman in this week with Paul Gigot. Well, Fox News confirmed this week that Hillary …

Grassley wants 'gag order' lifted for FBI informant allegedly 'threatened' by Obama DOJ

A top Senate Republican is calling for the Justice Department to lift an apparent “gag order” on an FBI informant who reportedly helped the U.S. uncover a corruption and bribery scheme by Russian nuclear officials but allegedly was “threatened” by the Obama administration to stay quiet.<p>Senate …

Gregg Jarrett: The Clinton cover-up, brought to you by the same guys who are investigating Trump

Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband.<p>But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people …

Judge Nap Says DOJ Should Reopen Clinton Email Probe: 'The Evidence Will Take Them to an Indictment'

The FBI reportedly found 2,800 government documents on Anthony Weiner's personal laptop that were related to his estranged wife's work as Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff during her tenure as secretary of state.<p>The documents were sent to Weiner's computer by top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, a …

Trump says Comey 'totally protected' Clinton, swipes at DOJ as new documents confirm claims

President Trump declared on Twitter Wednesday that James Comey "totally protected Hillary Clinton," after the FBI confirmed the former bureau boss drafted a statement on the private email case two months before it was over.<p>In a series of tweets, Trump also swiped at the Justice Department, seeming …

Grassley probes Clinton 'conflicts of interest' amid new questions in Russia uranium deal

A top Senate Republican is probing potential “conflicts of interest” for Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration regarding the 2010 approval of a controversial uranium deal with a Russian company, amid new details about donations from “interested parties” and an FBI corruption probe involving …

Congress is considering a restart of the F-22 Raptor program

The Air Force has provided the House a classified report on restarting the F-22 Raptor fighter jet program, congressional staff said Tuesday.<p>The House Armed Services Committee received the report two days ago, but staff said it was still being reviewed.<p>House lawmakers ordered the report last year …

Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.<p>Classified …

Trump tweets dredge up Blumenthal's Vietnam controversy

Sen. Richard Blumenthal may have thought he put his “stolen valor” controversy to rest during an apologetic press conference in 2010.<p>Then President Trump picked up his cellphone.<p>Trump on Thursday morning hit Blumenthal for allegedly exaggerating details of a conversation with Supreme Court nominee …

The F-35 slaughtered the competition in its latest test

Early results came in from the US Air Force's realistic, challenging Red Flag air combat exercise — and it looks like the F-35 slaughtered the competition.<p>Aviation Week reports that the Joint Strike Fighter killed 15 aggressors for each F-35 downed. The F-35 achieved this remarkable ratio in a …

USMC Has Big Plans for Small Aircraft Carriers

File this story under: Crisis averted.<p>Two years ago, America's defense establishment was all a-flutter over worries that the Pentagon might decide to buy only 11 <i>San Antonio</i>-class amphibious transport docks for the Navy (instead of 12). But now, the Pentagon has in fact awarded <b>Huntington Ingalls</b> …

Military

Air Force facing dire personnel shortage

Earlier this year, top Air Force officials sounded the alarm about their thinning ranks -- saying they were 700 pilots and 4,000 mechanics short.<p>Now they warn the problem is far worse.<p>Under the latest estimates, the Air Force says it needs 30,000 airmen in the next five or six years. Today, the Air …