Steve Bannon

Day of bombshells takes Mueller probe to critical point

<b>(CNN) —</b> Finally, inexorably, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has clawed all the way up to Donald Trump himself.<p>Now a foreboding moment looms for his presidency and for the nation.<p>A stunning barrage of revelations on Tuesday suggested that at least one strand of Mueller's Russia probe …

Government

Is this the end of civilisation? We could take a different path

Environmental breakdown, coupled with the self-destructive behaviour of governments, has set us on a road to ruin. And we’re blocking off all means of escape<p>It’s a good question, but it seems too narrow: “Is western civilisation on the brink of collapse?” the lead article in this week’s New …

Opinion (UK)

It’s time for us to move past Zionism

The time has come to say it out loud: Zionism was born in justice but long ago achieved the main objective for which it arose. Now the time has come …

Israel

Report: Mueller’s Team Wants To Question Trump About James Comey And Michael Flynn’s Departures

As Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russian officials continues, more and more dominoes are falling into place. Former campaign executive and ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon recently struck a deal with Mueller’s team, …

Robert Mueller

'Tricky as Hell': Biden Says GOP Would Blame Obama If He Revealed More About Russia Interference Insider

Speaking recently to the Council on Foreign Relations, former Vice President Joe Biden said President Barack Obama would've been blamed if he revealed more intelligence on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>The forum moderator asked Biden if Obama deserved a "mulligan" for not …

Joe Biden

Squaring the Conservative Circle

BEFORE HE TOOK the stage in Cleveland for the first debate of the GOP primaries — held a ridiculous 15 months before the election — Donald Trump had …

Books

Dark Money, Not Russia, May Be the Best Way to Explain Trump's Win

Oh, and the crippling inequality overseen by elites from both parties that has nothing to do with collusion, Robert Mueller, or Moscow.<p>For as long as Donald Trump has been in office, the nebulous opposition known as the Resistance has been waiting for the Russia Thing to blow up in the president's …

Elections

How Donald Trump's Schizoid Administration Upended the GOP

One year in, we still haven't learned how to escape the Trump news cycle<p>January 2018. We're trapped in an intellectual prison from which there is no …

U.S. Politics

Another Book on Trump’s White House Is About to Hit Shelves — This Time From a Fox News Host

Just in case author Michael Wolff’s White House exposé wasn’t enough, there’s another one on the way.<p>Fox News host Howard Kurtz has a new book coming …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump having affair inside White House claims Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff

Wolff's expose of White House in chaos still US bestseller.<p>Author says he lacked crucial "blue dress" to confirm his claims.<p>Donald Trump is having an …

Donald Trump

Government Shutdown Is Over But Immigration Questions Remain

By escaping the government shutdown drama without losing face, President Donald Trump can claim a short-term victory.<p>But the truce only delayed the …

Donald Trump

Trump Slaps Tariffs on Solar Imports in First Shot of a Possible Trade War With China

President Donald Trump may not be following the lead of another billionaire plutocrat to block out the sun, but he is making harnessing its energy …

OPINION: Republican candidates for governor leave a lot to be desired

I was born in Columbia in 1985. Though I largely grew up in Illinois, I returned to the state about five and a half years ago. I have loved my time …

Elections

Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth

According to the media, Donald Trump could never become president. Now many are on a mission to prove he shouldn’t be president. The Trump …

Donald Trump

The Republicans' #ReleaseTheMemo ploy is the latest laughable scheme in the plot against Mueller

The accumulating facts are damning.<p>President Trump is under investigation. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has indicted four of his former aides, …

Liberal View

Michael Wolff To Trevor Noah On Donald Trump: “Yeah, He’s Stupid”

President Donald Trump is a very stupid man and everyone in the White House knows it, “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff said of President Donald …

Donald Trump

Trump Doesn't Want a Deal on Immigrants

In May of last year, President Donald Trump said, "our country needs a shutdown." Over the weekend he got his wish. After a tumultuous couple of …

Liberal View

Matt Drudge: I Had Dinner With Trump, Michael Wolff’s Book is ‘Fabricated Bullsh*t’

<i>Drudge Report</i> creator <b>Matt Drudge</b> released a rare statement today via Twitter in which called out <b>Michael Wolff</b> over what he has written about …

Donald Trump

How subpoenas work in the Russia investigation - Futurity

Steve Bannon refused to answer Congress' questions about the role of Russia in the 2016 election. An expert explains how that could play out.

Culture

The Nerds of the Far Right Finally Got Their Prom

For one night in Manhattan, in Mike Cernovich’s bid for post-Bannon leadership, the trolls got a party of their own.<p>The thing about America’s so-called far right—a right-wing subculture whose anarchic ideology is inseparable from the Internet—is that its inhabitants are, by and large, painfully, …

Donald Trump

No Trade War With China---Yet

President Trump’s long-anticipated fusillade against what he calls unfair trade has finally been launched—against Korean washing machines.<p>Mr. Trump was elected after campaigning on a promise to get tough on Chinese trade ,but his first year in office was notable more for rhetoric than action. The …

Business

The five most influential public intellectuals?

A few of you have been demanding this, here are those who come to mind, note that “influence” does not have to mean I agree with them. And I am …

Business

Hackers using PDF versions of the controversial Trump book Fire and Fury to spread malware

Michael Wolff's new book paints a picture of a dysfunctional White House and portrays President Trump as mentally unfit for office.<p>Hackers are …

Donald Trump

Is Trump Becoming Self-Aware?

The president’s reported criticism of Cabinet members Wilbur Ross and Ryan Zinke strikes directly at some of his own shortcomings.<p>Taking a job with Donald Trump means agreeing to sometimes be attacked by Donald Trump. This week’s victims are Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary …

Politics

Steve Bannon Thinks Ivanka Trump, Hope Hicks Don't Know What They're Doing, Authors Say

Two books report on Bannon making a near-identical condescending remark to the two women<p>A new book is getting lots of attention today for an excerpt …

Donald Trump

Trump's Russian Money

Before we come to the insinuations of money laundering, which Steve Bannon believes to be the Trump clan’s real vulnerability in the Mueller investigation, let’s understand that the sticks in U.S.-Russia relations have consisted mostly of NATO expansions and democracy promotion.<p>The carrots have …

Opinion

It's WAY too early to count out Trump for 2020

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new CNN poll shows Donald Trump being easily beaten in 2020 by three potential Democratic nominees. Joe Biden is ahead 57-40%. Bernie Sanders by 55-42%. Oprah Winfrey by 51-42%.<p>Should the President panic? No. Trump has a history of coming from behind and surprising us, and by 2020 he …

Opinion

Stephen Miller: How much influence does he have on Trump?

<b>The president turns to an array of people inside and outside the White House for advice. But the most prominent - and perhaps influential - is Stephen Miller.</b><p>During the middle of the weekend shutdown, one of the sticking points preventing an agreement was what Congress should do about "dreamers" - …

World News

From the Mooch to Sloppy Steve: Trump’s Worst Hiring Decisions

Donald Trump frequently brags about his record-setting first year in office. But unless you're counting days playing golf or number of lies, there …

Donald Trump

Davos 2018: Change at the capital of capitalism?

A line of cars - blacked-out Mercedes saloons, smart people-carriers and the occasional Swiss army truck.<p>Snow swirls relentlessly. This town, the …

Economics