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In (partial) defense of Hillary Clinton

I’m going to do something unpopular now. I’m going to defend Hillary Clinton.<p>I’m going to do something unpopular now. I’m going to defend Hillary Clinton.<p>The Democrats’ 2016 nominee has reemerged recently, sitting for a lengthy profile with New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister and giving a series …

Government

Remaining Countries on Trump’s Itinerary Say They’d Rather Wait a Month and Meet with Next President

BRUSSELS (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump’s foreign trip hit a snag on Tuesday, when the remaining countries on his itinerary announced that they would rather “wait a month” and meet with the next President instead.<p>“It makes no sense for us to roll out the red carpet for Trump when there is …

Trump Tower Microwaves Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Wiretapping Claim

"Beep ... beep ... beep."<p>A spokesmicrowave from Trump Tower’s 12th floor held a press conference today, celebrating House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ findings that he saw no evidence that then-President Obama wiretapped Trump Towers to spy on then-presidential candidate Donald …

Justice department asks for more time to collect evidence on Trump wiretap claims

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Justice asked the chairman and vice chairman of the House Intelligence Committee for "additional time" to collect evidence to support President Donald Trump's accusation that the Obama administration wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the campaign.<p>The …

Trump Orders All White House Phones Covered in Tin Foil

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a frenzy of early-morning activity on Saturday, President Donald J. Trump ordered aides to immediately cover every phone in the White House with tin foil, White House sources confirmed.<p>According to the sources, Trump contacted staffers Kellyanne Conway and Sean …

How to lose a constitutional democracy

As the Trump administration finds its feet, a fear of autocracy is in the air. Some spy the beginning of a sustained assault on our democratic order — envisioning a world in which “keeping the president happy” becomes a widespread corporate goal, as the president metes out warnings on Twitter to …

Political Science

The rise of state capitalism

The spread of a new sort of business in the emerging world will cause increasing problems<p>OVER the past 15 years striking corporate headquarters have …

Paul Krugman dissects the staggering ignorance of the Trump White House

Is the Trump White House evil or just stupid?<p>Is the Trump White House evil or just stupid? The answer to that burning question is, well, both. In Monday's column, Paul Krugman takes as his subject the incompetence piece, which is evident in matters both large and seemingly trivial.<br>Though when you …

Can Megyn Kelly Escape Her Past?

Fox News’s former star has downplayed her full role in an ugly election.<p>Fox News was founded in 1996, when the entertainment impresario and conservative political consultant Roger Ailes acted on a pair of insights: that most people found television news boring and that a significant number of …

Black Lives Matter

Ukraine: Fighting flares up in eastern town of Avdiivka

Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine has escalated, with at least 13 civilians and fighters on both sides killed in the worst outbreak of violence in several weeks.<p>The warring sides were locked in heavy battles for a third day on Tuesday at the government-held …

Last week’s US election result and our own Brexit contortions must be one of the reasons why your paper and the media generally have had no space to cover the shocking descent into the genocide of the Kurds occurring in Turkey and Syria, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sees all Kurds as …

Middle East

What it's like to have kids in Sweden — the country with the best parental leave policies in the world

Susanna Le Forestier, a 41-year-old mother of two, didn't needed a study to tell her that.<p>"It's wonderful," the Stockholm native tells Business Insider.<p>Le Forestier is the head of the Events Unit at the Swedish Institute, a government agency that promotes all the great things Sweden is doing around …

Putin Appears with Trump in Flurry of Swing-State Rallies

TAMPA (The Borowitz Report)—Infused with a sense of urgency as Election Day nears, the Trump campaign has enlisted President Vladimir Putin, of Russia, to appear with the Republican nominee in a dizzying array of swing-state rallies over the weekend.<p>Putin will be the most visible Trump surrogate in …

What Happens to Paul Ryan If Trump Loses?

The rise of Donald Trump has left the speaker of the House, and the Republican Party, in an almost impossible situation.<p>What happens to the Republican Party after November 8, particularly if Donald Trump loses? One clue comes from a recent <i>Bloomberg</i> Poll: When asked which leader better represents …

Republicans

Trump threatens to jail Clinton if he wins election

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Sunday night issued a remarkable threat against Hillary Clinton, telling the Democratic presidential nominee he would seek to imprison her if he was elected next month.<p>"If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your …

Fact Check: First Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head Monday night in the first presidential debate.<p>NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate. Portions of the debate with added …

Because It Turns Out Racism Did Exist Before 2008, Trump's Campaign Official Has Resigned

This is the biggest "Thanks Obama" of all time.<p><b>Update (1:51 PM):</b> Kathy Miller has resigned, according to a statement from the Trump campaign's Ohio state director Bob Paduchik. He called the comments "inappropriate," but added that Miller was a volunteer and not a spokesperson for the campaign. …

Egyptian state media claims Isis is 'made up' and 9/11 was carried out by West to justify war on terror

A columnist for a state-run newspaper in Egypt has suggested the US invented Isis and set up the 9/11 attacks to justify its military interventions …

National Security

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