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Attorney General Jeff Sessions's claim that a violent crime wave is sweeping the nation

<i>“After decreasing for nearly 20 years because of the hard but necessary work our country started in the 1980s, violent crime is back with a vengeance.”</i><br>— <b>Attorney General Jeff Sessions, remarks at the 63rd Biennial Conference of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Aug. 28, 2017</b><p><i>“In the 1980s,</i> …

Mattis: Additional U.S. Troops 'On the Way' to Afghanistan

U.S. troops on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan in 2012. (Photo: Defense.gov/Senior Airman Sean Martin)<p>(CNSNews.com) - Defense Secretary …

Trump loses leverage as Russia scandal investigation intensifies

For Donald Trump, the Russia scandal has long been an existential threat to his presidency, but he’s likely taken comfort in the idea that there’s an …

As tragedy unfolds, Trump faces test of counselor-in-chief

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is still reaching for the right tone to match the vast, unfolding human tragedy of Hurricane Harvey.<p>As he readies his next trip to the disaster zone at the weekend, Trump is taking steps to show more overt compassion and empathy for the victims following …

Tax reform important to voters, but most doubt it will happen

The latest Fox News poll finds that just 15 percent of voters approve of the job Congress is doing, while about five times as many, 74 percent, disapprove.<p>That’s a bit worse than in January, when 17 percent approved and 74 percent disapproved. For comparison, Congress hit a low 9 percent approval …

Trump taunts Hill Republicans, claims handful of Dems 'control the Senate'

President Trump upped the pressure again on Senate Republicans to change the chamber's rules to help his agenda, suggesting Friday that GOP lawmakers are letting a handful of Democrats "control the Senate."<p>“If Senate Republicans don’t get rid of the Filibuster Rule and go to a 51% majority, few …

Trump’s economic illiteracy isn’t getting any better

It’s tempting to do a detailed fact-check of Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix last night, but the very idea is exhausting. The president’s lies were …

How potential 2020 Democrats are honing their foreign policy chops

<b>(CNN) —</b> It wasn't hard for generals to prepare for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's first question at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.<p>"Gen. (David) Goldfein, would a significant reduction in funding to the State Department and other non-defense security agencies and programs make the Air Force …

Donald Trump’s Assault on Jeff Sessions

It’s heartening to see that President Trump’s weeklong, passive-aggressive assault on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has crossed a line even for many of the president’s most stalwart supporters.<p>Rush Limbaugh called Mr. Trump’s behavior “unseemly” on his radio show Monday. Of Mr. Sessions …

Trump to address nation on Afghanistan

President Trump is set to address U.S. troops and the nation about the war in Afghanistan Monday night, the White House announced on Sunday, as the president considers whether to take a new approach to the conflict that has stretched on for 16 years.<p>Trump will "provide an update on the path forward …