Ben Cardin

America's Trans Political Candidates Are Only Getting Started

The success of Danica Roem and Chelsea Manning's Senate bid reveal that trans political power is more accessible than ever.<p>This weekend, whistleblower and transgender woman Chelsea Manning announced that she will be running for US Senate in her home state of Maryland. Her announcement sparked anger …

LGBTQ

Exclusive: the House Republican plan to toughen the Iran deal

I've got my hands on a copy of the bill that House Republicans will drop Thursday to amend the Iran deal. Conservative Iran hawks tell me they are …

Iran

National Protests Set to Mark One Year of Trump

Last year, an estimated 5 million protestors marched in an international mass demonstration the day after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. …

Elaine Thompson

Top Dem sees 'path forward' on Iran bill

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday said he believes there is a “path forward” on Iran legislation, despite …

Iran

Democrats Are Repudiating FDR’s Precedent of Détente With Russia

Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics (at NYU and Princeton), and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly …

Liberal View

Democrats Divided Over Forcing a DACA-Shutdown Even After Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Saga

On Tuesday night, however, Republicans may have handed them an opening.<p>With just three days left before the federal government runs out of money, …

Sherrod Brown

Sen. Chelsea Manning? To even think about rewarding this criminal with a Senate seat is beyond absurd

Chelsea Manning – who was sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted on charges of espionage, theft and fraud in 2013 – has filed to run for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, announcing her run in a video this week. Let that sink in for a moment.<p>The former …

Opinion

Chelsea Manning's Campaign Video Raises a Few Questions

Namely, what does she believe to be the role of a senator?<p>(Optional Musical Accompaniment To This Post)<p>The only real problem that I have with this new campaign video (below) is the fact that Laurence Fishburne doesn’t turn up in the middle of it, bald and wearing granny glasses, to explain what’s …

Chelsea Manning

How a defiant Chelsea Manning could upend the race for U.S. Senate in Maryland

In her first utterances as a U.S. Senate candidate, Chelsea Manning declares war on establishment politicians, proclaiming, “We don’t need <i>them</i> anymore” in a video that includes clips of white supremacists, police assaulting protesters and grinning congressional leaders meeting with President …

U.S. Politics

Chelsea Manning Is The Nightmare Democrats Deserve

Somewhere, Roy Moore is singing hallelujahs. The disgraceful Alabama justice turned disgraced Senate candidate has for some months born alone the …

Conservative View

8 things you need to know this morning

Good morning, and happy Wednesday. Snow will continue to fall into today's morning commute, but will taper off around 9. After that, temperatures …

Baltimore

Baltimore Women’s March Moves Downtown as Thousands Plan to Participate

This year’s theme encourages voter registration in 2018 elections.

Baltimore

Dear Chelsea Manning: Please Don’t Do This

One trans woman to another: Your bid for the U.S. Senate is doomed to fail, even if you win.

Democratic Party

Maryland Lawmakers Outline Response To Federal Tax Overhaul

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> Maryland’s legislative leaders say President Donald Trump’s big tax cut bill spells trouble for state taxpayers, and they’re …

Larry Hogan

Chelsea Manning releases campaign ad as part of U.S. Senate bid

Chelsea Manning – Photo: Instagram.<p>Chelsea Manning, a transgender activist and the former soldier behind one of the largest leaks of classified …

LGBTQ

U.S. Treasury’s List of Putin 'Oligarchs' Jolts Russia's Elite Class

The U.S. Treasury Department is finishing its first official list of “oligarchs” close to President Vladimir Putin’s government, setting off a flurry …

Russia

Trump fueling global assault on democracy, report says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump often claims that he has achieved unprecedented levels of success during his first year in office but a damning assessment from one non-partisan group warns that the administration's attacks on the press and brash foreign policy approach have intensified …

Donald Trump

Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Scorches Chelsea Manning After Senate Run Announcement

Over the weekend, Chelsea Manning — an incredibly controversial figure — announced her run for Senate. No, it's not a joke.<p>Manning is dead serious …

Conservative View

Why Did President Trump Really Extend the Iran Nuclear Deal Again?

His move is disappointing, but he may well withdraw from the deal when he has a new national-security team in place.<p>Like many conservative Iran …

Iran

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump's Big 3 Issues | New Nukes | U.S. Warned Kushner on Wendi Deng Murdoch

Good morning. Here are our top stories. Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>Lawmakers and President Donald Trump are returning to Washington from the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to the three themes Mr. Trump most often touched on during the 2016 …

U.S. Politics

A Traitor, and Former Man, is Running for Senate in Maryland and Democrats Don't Know What to Do

It must be a sign that the apocalypse is upon us: a former man, traitor, and uber liberal is running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. Manning’s …

Conservative View

Chelsea Manning vs. Ben Cardin: Battle of the sellouts

In case you missed it over the weekend, convicted traitor Chelsea Manning is now running for Senate in Maryland, which is only the fourth or fifth …

Conservative View

Chelsea Manning’s First Political Ad Is Out and Yes It Is Cringeworthy

Traitor Chelsea Manning, whose sentence was commuted by President Obama last year, announced last week that he’s running for Senate in Maryland. …

Conservative View

Chelsea Manning Posts Her First Campaign Video

Three days from the one-year anniversary on which Barack Obama made the surprise decision to commute her 35-year prison sentence, Chelsea Manning has …

Chelsea Manning

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 1.15.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* In Missouri’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, Public Policy Polling’s …

Elections

Monday briefing: Poor user interface blamed for US missile false alarm

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, an emergency worker accidentally broadcast a false missile strike warning to every smartphone in Hawaii, US Army …

Super Mario Odyssey

Sweden to create new authority tasked with countering disinformation

The new "psychological defence" (psykologiskt försvar) authority was announced by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven during his speech at the annual 'Folk …

Sweden

American global “leadership”: Under Trump, now less than ever

On North Korea, Iran and Israel, the U.S. claims leadership. In fact, Trump is presiding over an inevitable decline<p>I think about “U.S. leadership” a lot these days. Well, I have considered this topic more or less daily since the Cold War ended, and especially since the events of Sept. 11, 2001: The …

U.S. Politics

Russia dismisses US report as 'unfounded' - World

MOSCOW-The Kremlin has dismissed a new report by US Senate Democrats describing Russian interference in the United States and throughout Europe as …

Russia

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert<p>HONOLULU (AP) — A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the …

Chelsea Manning