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Price of saving road to Myrtle Beach: Flooding nearby town?

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence , he doesn't feel so lucky.<p>He worries the Waccamaw River will make its way into his …

Myrtle Beach

Jeff Sessions Is Acting Like Donald Trump's Thomas Becket

In 1162, King Henry II of England made Thomas Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury and the leader of the English Catholic Church. Becket, one of …

Donald Trump

U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

<i>Editor’s note: After this story was published on Aug. 29, the State Department issued a statement challenging the accuracy of the article and provided previously unreleased data on passport denials. That information has been added, as was indicated in a Sept. 1 editor’s note. On Sept. 13, the story</i> …

U.S. Dept. of State

Trump's Trade War: A Whole Lot Of Misery For Nothing

Wouldn’t it be ironic if the countries suing the United States in the World Trade Organization won, and then the Trump administration were unable to appeal because it had single-handedly shut down the WTO’s Appellate Body?<p>That’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.<p>On August 20, Turkey joined the club …

Trump Administration

Republicans Are Talking About Impeachment Way More Than Democrats

“Legal blows fuel impeachment fears” declared Politico in a headline on Tuesday, after news broke that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen had …

Donald Trump

Is it great to be a worker in the U.S.? Not compared with the rest of the developed world.

The U.S. labor market is hot. Unemployment is at 3.8 percent, a level it’s hit only once since the 1960s, and many industries report deep labor shortages. Old theories of what’s wrong with the labor market — such as a lack of people with necessary skills — are dying fast. Earnings are beginning to …

Economics

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

In arguing for a sunset clause to the Nafta trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy<p>He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its …

Donald Trump

Trump's spiral into 'criminal deep state' madness continues

Allow me to present the following words, courtesy of the president of the United States of America:<p>“If the person placed very early into my campaign wasn’t a SPY put there by the previous Administration for political purposes, how come such a seemingly massive amount of money was paid for services …

Donald Trump

Did Michael Cohen Get $600,000 From AT&T so Trump Would Kill Net Neutrality and OK a Merger?

Michael Cohen

Trump has taken a big gamble on Iran, but for the right reasons. It might just pay off

Having junked one agreement, can the US President forge another?<p>For someone so frequently denounced as a liar, Donald Trump keeps an awful lot of promises. In the 2016 election campaign, he promised that he would take the United States out of the ‘terrible’ Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the …

Middle East

Pat McAfee explains how Troy Polamalu ruined his life

If you have never heard former NFL punter Pat McAfee tell the story of how former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu ruined his life, you don’t know what you are missing. Rather than giving you a lot of setup for the story McAfee told on his podcast, we just invite you to listen and be ready …

McAfee

Wonder what Michelle Wolf said to make everyone so mad? Read it here.

“What would I do without Megyn Kelly? Probably be more proud of women.”<p>Michelle Wolf’s monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday has stirred up an unexpected amount of controversy. The former <i>Daily Show</i> correspondent and host of the upcoming Netflix show <i>The Break</i> took a number …

No Offense, but These Are the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Many people eagerly anticipate Netflix putting out popular new series like <b>Stranger Things</b> and <b>Black Mirror</b>, but the streaming site also acquires a ton of freshly released movies and original films each year. And these films are nothing to sneeze at!<p>In the past few months alone, one of its newer …

Trump’s past comments about pleading the Fifth look pretty ominous now

By Aaron Blake<p>Aaron Blake<p>Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Donald Trump the presidential candidate said lots of things that have turned out to be rather inconvenient for Donald Trump the president. Ranking high on that list are the things Trump said pertaining to legal …

Donald Trump

Is Sean Hannity a journalist or not? Here’s why it matters.

By Paul Farhi<p>Paul Farhi<p>Media reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Sean Hannity is one of America’s most famous TV personalities, a conservative opinion-slinger who regularly attracts more than 3 million viewers to his nightly prime-time Fox News show while also hosting a daily syndicated radio program.<p>But …

Sean Hannity

Could New York state prosecutors bring charges against Cohen even if Trump pardons him?

Correction: A previous version of this article included incorrect information. It has been updated.<p><b>Correction:</b> A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman could indict Trump attorney Michael Cohen for breaking state laws regardless of …

‘So did the world explode?’: An oral history of another insane week in the Trump era.

By Monica Hesse and<p>Monica Hesse<p>Style reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ben Terris<p>Ben Terris<p>Feature reporter covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>An occasional feature.</i><p>The week of April 8 began with the accelerated birth of Seth Meyers’s second child in the lobby of his New York apartment building, and …

Donald Trump

God help us. Clearly, Paul Ryan could not.

By Michael Gerson<p>Michael Gerson<p>Columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>Some politicians fit their era perfectly; others are born out of their time.<p>President Trump — embodying the spirit of Richard Nixon by way of Pat Buchanan — is the master of his low, cruel, dishonest moment. Retiring House Speaker …

Military Spending

‘The Opposition’ Confronts ‘Crisis Actor’ Alex Jones

Jordan Klepper’s <i>The Opposition</i> owes a lot to Alex Jones and InfoWars. And this week, one of Klepper’s “citizen journalists” got the chance to come …

Alex Jones

We’re Jewish Harvard Students — And We Were Arrested Last Week Over Israel

Last week, we were arrested for participating in a sit-in outside the Israeli Consulate. Two days later, we hosted an anti-occupation seder at …

Michael Cohen to CNN: FBI was 'professional, courteous, respectful' in raids, counter to Trump's depiction

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In his first comments since the FBI raid on his home and office, Michael Cohen said the FBI agents "were extremely professional, courteous and respectful."<p>The comments contrast with President Donald Trump who complained Monday that agents "broke into the office of one of my …

Michael Cohen

'These are Republicans': Morning Joe delivers devastating takedown of Trump's panicked 'witch hunt' yelps

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped up President Donald Trump’s panicked claims about a “witch hunt” in the wake of a no-knock FBI raid on his longtime …

Dutch schoolteacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children during Holocaust dies at 107

An inspector from the Dutch education ministry arrived at Johan van Hulst's teacher training institute in Amsterdam on the morning of June 19, 1943. He noticed youngsters and, with SS soldiers standing nearby, asked, "Are those Jewish children?"<p>"You don't really expect me to answer that, do you?" …

The Military Can't Build Trump's Border Wall. Here's Why He Keeps Insisting It Can

They couldn’t quite get him to understand it.<p>Just because Congress passed a spending bill doesn’t mean President Donald Trump could now treat the …

The Never Trump Delusion

Donald Trump is a dominant presence in our public life, although one that his adversaries have trouble accepting and processing.<p>The Left is still looking for scapegoats for his 2016 election victory, and the coterie of his critics among writers and activists on the Right—loosely referred to as …

Russia’s Last-Minute Hacking Was Meant to Burn President Hillary

“Did Russia change my vote?”<p>Monday’s leak of a classified National Security Agency document detailing how the Kremlin’s military intelligence, the …

Cambridge Analytica

Why Are New York Taxi Drivers Killing Themselves?

It was a somber scene outside New York’s City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Four coffins sat at the foot of the steps; one by one, taxi drivers …

The Lame Blowback to March For Our Lives

It’s sure to go down as one of the iconic images in our history: first-generation Cuban-American Emma González, brown-skinned and bald-pated and …

It looks like Russia has thousands of troops in Syria

Every Russian troop in Syria voted for Vladimir Putin in Sunday's presidential election, NPR's Moscow Correspondent, Lucian Kim, tweeted on Monday, citing the Russia Defense Ministry.<p>"Russian MoD: All Russian military personnel in Syria have voted, and all 2,954 ballots are for Putin," Kim …