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Bernie backers' attacks on Democrats infuriate the party

Demands for ideological purity are stoking divisions heading into the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election.<p>Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 …

'Peter for PM': enemies of Kelly O'Dwyer hold out hope for Costello comeback

A campaign to oust Financial Services Minister Kelly O'Dwyer from Parliament has intensified, with polling being commissioned to gauge voter support …

In 2006, nearly half (49%) of Dems were white evangelicals/Mainline Protestants/Catholics. Just a decade later, it’s down to 29% https://t.co/QiYBX7WcKe

Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows

WSJ/NBC News survey indicates a wide split on cultural, economic issues<p>By<p>Janet Hook<p>Divisions in America reach far beyond Washington into the nation’s culture, economy and social fabric, and the polarization began long before the rise of President Donald Trump, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News …

College & University

Trump’s Son In Crosshairs Of Special Counsel Mueller

Federal prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are focusing keenly on the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and are trying to determine his intent when he attended a controversial June 9, 2016, meeting with a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the investigation.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

DevExplains: Chinese aid

Information on Chinese development aid remains scant. That which is out there has done little to satiate the aid community’s thirst for …

Special feature: A history of American public opinion on foreign aid

WASHINGTON — The development community reacted with shock when President Donald Trump’s budget called for cuts of more than 30 percent to the U.S. …

There’s another big reason U.S. foreign aid is important: It helps the U.S. get what it wants.

By Haley Swedlund<p>The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget includes a 28 percent cut ($26.6 billion) in spending for the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). According to Trump’s budget director, the May budget proposal prioritizes “hard” vs. …

Trump's funding cuts to diplomacy and aid would mark retreat from soft power

The state department and USAid face a joint 28% reduction in 2018 with Rex Tillerson saying cuts are necessary to correct a ‘historically high’ budget<p>Donald Trump’s budget blueprint would slash funding for the state department and foreign aid in a further sign that America stands to dramatically …

Once more into the breach: Does foreign aid work?

By Steve RadeletThe Trump administration’s proposals to drastically cut foreign aid have once again sparked debates about aid effectiveness. Right on …

Foreign aid makes for a stronger Missouri

Missouri shares a border with eight other U.S. states and no foreign countries, but our economic well-being is intricately tied to foreign trade and …

Foreign Aid

Why Cutting Foreign Aid Benefits Terrorists

President Trump's proposal to cut USAID funding will not help the United States fight terrorism.<p><i>Max Friedman</i> <i>is an intern in the</i> <i>Center for Preventive</i> …

Foreign Aid

Time to Cut U.S. Foreign Aid Programs

The federal government funds an array of aid programs aimed at promoting growth in less-developed countries. Funding goes to federal agencies, such …

The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It

President Donald Trump’s vow to put “America first” includes a plan to drastically cut assistance to developing countries and merge the State …

Trump's Worst Nightmare: Mueller's Grand Jury Subpoena's Russia Documents

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –<p>Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has empaneled a grand jury in the investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia. …

This Trump real estate deal looks awfully like criminal tax fraud

By David Herzig and<p>David Herzig<p>Bio Follow<p>Bridget Crawford<p>Bridget Crawford<p>Bio Follow<p>President Trump clearly doesn’t want to release his income tax returns to the public. Members of the public and commentators have progressed through stages of outrage, speculation and acceptance that they’ll never …

Real Estate

The military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>On Twitter this morning, President Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military, citing “medical costs” as the primary driver of the decision.<p>“Our military must be focused on decisive …

Health Care

No one sidesteps a question like White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci

By Erik Wemple<p>Erik Wemple<p>Media critic with a focus on the ups and downs and downs of the cable-news industry.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Media critic<p>We’ve seen White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talk about “alternative facts.” We’ve seen former White House press secretary Sean Spicer scold reporters for …

The White House

State Department head of diplomatic security resigns

By Josh Rogin<p>Josh Rogin<p>Columnist covering foreign policy and national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>The head of the State Department’s diplomatic security bureau has resigned and will leave his post on Thursday, leaving the two top positions vacant for the foreseeable future in the bureau in …

U.S. State Department

Caitlyn Jenner Rips Trump’s Trans Military Ban

LGBT activist, and trans-woman, Caitlyn Jenner broke her silence on President Trump’s tweet announcing that he will reinstate a ban on transgender …

Donald Trump

Thiele, Others Consider Challenging Zeldin In 2018

Jul 25, 2017 2:41 PM<p>Fresh from a two-day trip where he met with members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C., State …

On eve of deadline, Pentagon delays plan to allow transgender recruits by 6 months

By Dan Lamothe<p>Dan Lamothe<p>Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has delayed a plan approved by the Obama administration a year ago to begin allowing transgender recruits to join the U.S. military, providing the Joint Chiefs of Staff with a …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

The Left and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The path to righteous hatred

<i>In this timely and eloquent essay, Jamie Palmer explores the impact on the politics of the Left of desperately simplistic narratives of the</i> …

Transgender military service is a winning political issue against Trump, because he just made it all about himself

So naturally there have been efforts by social conservatives to frame transgender rights issues as being not about inclusion but about imposition on the broader public: That people are trying to <i>make you or your child</i> share a bathroom with someone of a different sex.<p>But I don't think this is winning …

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