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A Texas Democrat has one of the best ads — and most effective opponent attacks — you’ll see in 2018

Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.) hasn’t won a race by fewer than 20 points in a decade. Veteran MJ Hegar (D) is trying to change that, and she made a big splash over the last few days with an ad that includes a subtle but brutal jab at Carter.<p>Hegar served three tours in Afghanistan and later successfully …

Obama Administration

Russian ambassador says he won't name all the Trump officials he's met with because 'the list is so long'

Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak said on Wednesday that it would take him more than 20 minutes to name all of the Trump officials he's met with or …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Inflammation

Fox News Is Covering the Paul Manafort Indictment in an Interesting Way

The biggest news in the political world is everywhere... except Fox.<p>This morning it was announced that Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign manager, has been indicted on charges that he laundered millions of dollars through shell companies and then used the money to buy fancy things (cars, real …

Trump’s former campaign head was indicted and Fox News talked about cheeseburger emojis

This really happened. Seriously.<p>News like the indictment of the former campaign head of the president of the United States is typically treated by outlets as an all-hands-on-deck effort, demanding the attention of the full newsroom to get the story to readers and viewers. That's certainly how many …

Impeachment Ad Triggers Fox News Fans

Donald Trump's Impeachable Offense

The commander in chief’s calls to abridge freedoms of speech and the press represent attacks on the Constitution he swore to protect and defend.<p><b>Whereas</b> Donald J. Trump stood beneath American flags on the steps of the United States Capitol on January 20, 2017, placed his hand on a Bible, and spoke …

Donald Trump

DA Who Dropped Fraud Case Against Trump Kids Did Opposite With Immigrant Family

A big story hit the news this week after a joint investigation by ProPublica,WNYC and <i>The New Yorker.</i> Reporters Andrea Bernstein, Jesse Eisenger, …

Kasich: I can't support the GOP if it doesn't reform

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Sunday said if the GOP does not fix itself, he won’t be able to continue supporting his own party.<p>“If the party can’t be …

Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump lavished praise on the health care system of Nambia during a speech at the United Nations. But there's one little problem -- there's no such country.<p>"In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak," Trump told African leaders gathered Wednesday. …

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Authorities were warned months ago that neo-Nazi group was trying to infiltrate Armed Forces

The police and the military were warned eight months ago that the banned extremist group National Action was trying to infiltrate the Armed Forces, it has emerged.<p>Five men, four of whom are serving soldiers, are currently being held on on suspicion of terrorism offences after a "pre-planned and …

America's 100 Other Declarations of Independence

The document we celebrate today wasn't just the work of Thomas Jefferson's individual genius. Everyone was doing it.<p>The American War of Independence was fought from April 19, 1775 (Lexington and Concord) to September 3, 1783 (the Peace of Paris), and although Massachusetts and some other states …

Thomas Jefferson

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

Knowledge Management

The Hijacked American Presidency

Every now and then we are going to have to do this: Step back from the daily onslaughts of insanity emanating from Donald Trump’s parasitic presidency and remind ourselves of the obscenity of it all, registering its magnitude in its full, devastating truth.<p>There is something insidious and corrosive …

America, the diminished

What Trump has wrought.<p>At the Washington Examiner, Byron York argues that those who fight Donald Trump on Donald Trump’s terms end up diminished. Trump sprays insults with abandon, mocking everything from his critics’ intelligence to their popularity to their ethics to their plastic surgery, but …

Useless Afghan Soldier Uniforms Cost US Taxpayers $28 Million

Over the past decade, the U.S. has reportedly spent more than $28 million on uniforms for Afghan soldiers. While properly dressing the military may …

DNC Staffer's Murder Illustrates How Conspiracy Theorists Spread Fake News

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with <i>Washington Post</i> reporter David Weigel about the conspiracy behind Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder last summer and how fake news is still spreading.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>During the presidential campaign, unfounded conspiracy theories …

The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats?<p>Most people would …

Dead man lying

<b>(AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Unyielding dishonesty and belligerence have landed Trump one investigation away from impeachment<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>May 13, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>We’ve reached a magical time in the great story unfolding before us, the time when everybody knows that Trump is guilty, but the verdict is …

8 questions for Donald Trump about the firing of James Comey

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> 12 hours after President Donald Trump's stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, there are a whole lot more questions than answers.<p>I've been jotting down the questions I still have about all of this since hearing of the Comey dismissal last night. Here's what I came up with …

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Now we know: Bill Clinton cost his wife the presidency

So now it can be told: Bill Clinton cost his wife the presidency.<p>Almost three hours into a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey shed new light on his decision to go public about his agency’s investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails, first in July 2016 …

Donald Trump

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

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Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.<p>Early the morning of August 21, 2013, six densely populated neighborhoods in Syria “were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by …

Middle East

RIP U.S. Senate, 1789-2017

This week has taught us Washington really is as broken and hopeless as we feared.<p>This is the week when we will discover if Washington really is as broken and hopeless as President Donald Trump and his supporters long have claimed it is. Looks like the answer is yes.<p>If an affable and well-qualified …

Ted Kennedy

‘Call to Action’: Harvard Students Launch Resistance School to Combat President Trump

For more than 15,000 students across the country, Wednesday marked the first day of Resistance School — a program where the educational focus is …

Donald Trump

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?

Supporters of Trump’s budget are eager to restore the central role of faith-based organizations in serving the poor—but it’s not clear they can be an adequate substitute for government.<p>President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund …

Donald Trump

The Year Nixon Fell Apart

The year was 1970, and the paranoid, stressed president starting drinking, stealing away from the White House and, eventually, going after his enemies.<p>We know what happened in the spring of 1972: Five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, were caught and arrested, and …

Lawmaker's 'peculiar midnight run' endangers Trump-Russia inquiry

House intelligence chair Devin Nunes reportedly disappeared from Uber ride, fueling further questions over his role in committee’s investigation<p>The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the …

Meet Indivisible, the young progressives leading the resistance to President Trump

The idea started with a public Google document.<p>In the weeks after Donald Trump won last year's presidential election and Republicans kept control of Congress, Sarah Dohl, along with a handful of friends and former Capitol Hill colleagues, wanted Americans — mostly distraught Democrats — to know …

Donald Trump

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

Updated (Mar. 19, 2017):Asked about this report during an appearance today on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Health and Human …

Tom Price