Ted Cruz

Not Only Did Loretta Lynch Know in Advance Of Comey's Findings On Hillary the DOJ Helped Comey Write His Memo

Attorney General Loretta Lynch listens at left as FBI Director James Comey blithely lies through his teeth to the American people. (AP …

Hillary Clinton

Who Was Steve Bannon?

And will his parade go on?<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>The following article appears in the February 5, 2018, issue of</i> National Review<i>.</i><p>Who is Steve Bannon? That’s a …

Steve Bannon

Will The #SchumerShutdown Shut Down Democratic Hopes For 2018?

Posted: Jan 22, 2018 12:01 AM<p>Election 2018 is going to be just as turbulent an election season as 2016. An enlightened or enraged electorate will be …

Conservative View

Who Will Carry The Blame For The Shutdown? Maybe No One

While a lot of furious negotiation has been going on behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to end a partial government shutdown, to voters and cable news viewers it may look like most of the work in Washington is going into pointing fingers.<p>As the countdown to shutdown hit zero, an official White House …

Politics

How China forces American companies to do its political bidding

As China’s economic might grows, Beijing is leveraging that power to coerce foreign companies to advance its political narrative and punish them when they step out of line. The Chinese Communist Party’s treatment this month of hotel giant Marriott after a minor website error takes the effort to a …

China

Qatar Uses Zionist Lobby to Improve Its Image in the West

The Qatari leadership is employing prominent figures in the Jewish lobby in the United States and many Israeli figures, to help it improve its image …

Middle East

Texas AFL-CIO declines to endorse O'Rourke after he misses convention

The political arm of the Texas AFL-CIO has declined to endorse U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, in his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, …

Elections

What the Heck Happened?

<i>Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency</i>, by Joshua Green, Penguin Press, 272 pages, $27<p><i>Shattered: Inside</i> …

Elections

Secretary Zinke Cleans Up Trash, Offers Tours on National Mall During Shutdown Insider

<b>'Piece of Garbage': Michael Dukakis Rips Tax Law, Blasts Wall Proposal</b><p><b>Some Lawmakers Ask Capitol to Withhold Pay Until Shutdown Ends, Citing Military, DACA</b><p>Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has been working through the government shutdown to keep the National Mall and other tourist sites open to the …

Ryan Zinke

Michael Wolff's Trump Affair Clues Point to Nikki Haley, and We Hate This Story

“Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff admits he can’t prove Trump is having an affair<p>“Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff’s accusation that President …

Donald Trump

‘President Miller’s’ Shutdown: Yes, Republicans Will Be Blamed—and They Should Be

People see dysfunction and blame who they know. And who is the most famous person in the universe, and which party does he command like an army of …

Matt Gaetz

Porn Actress Who Claims Affair With Trump Grants Tabloid Interview on President

When In Touch Weekly published an interview this week with a porn actress who claimed to have had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump, it created …

Donald Trump

Inside the madhouse: why the American oligarchy won’t let Trump fail – yet

The US president, for all his anti-establishment posturing, has turned out to be a servant of an oligarchy he professed to despise.<p>In one of many …

Michael Wolff

Whose Fault Is the Shutdown?

Who will America blame: Democrats, Republicans or President Trump? Seventeen pundits analyze what happened, and what comes next.<p>After weeks of negotiating the federal budget, Republicans, Democrats and the White House couldn’t strike a deal but could agree on this: A government shutdown was a …

Politics

On shutdown, Democrats have a lot of explaining to do

Editor's Note: (Alice Stewart is a CNN political commentator and former communications director for Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign. The views expressed in this commentary are hers. )<p><b>(CNN) —</b> When is a spending deal not a spending deal? When it's a DACA deal.<p>It's pretty simple: funding bills …

Heidi Heitkamp

John Dean: Trump’s Incredible Shrinking Base

<i>This article first appeared on Verdict.</i><p>We have been hearing about Donald Trump’s “base” since he entered the GOP primaries in 2015. Both political …

Elections

California man removes 1.6 metre tapeworm after eating sashimi

WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: A man says he enjoyed eating raw fish, especially salmon sashimi, has told doctors he removed a 1.6 metre tapeworm from …

Sachin Tendulkar

What Trump Was Saying During the Last Government Shutdown

Seven months after former President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term, House Republicans, with a shove from Sen. Ted Cruz, faced down the …

Donald Trump

Live on the Senate floor, a shutdown drama of personalities and power

It was a vivid drama of personalities and power, shifting alliances and clashing egos, played out live on the Senate floor as the government barreled toward a shutdown. With television cameras rolling late Friday night, senators talked, wrangled, grinned and growled through a sequence of 11th-hour …

Steve Daines

Meet the Texas women who are leaving the sidelines to bring Trump down

The words come spinning out of Gina Ortiz Jones at a table in La Fogata, a roadside Mexican eatery on the eastern edges of El Paso, Texas, long …

Elections

Trump and technology: One year in, how much has America’s science and tech scene changed?

Some of the policy announcements in Trump’s first year will have profound consequences<p>Thirteen months ago, president-elect Donald Trump was meeting …

Sergey Brin

29 Tweets That Were Clearly Written By Dating Experts

"All apps are dating apps if you're online enough."

Relationships

Senate Democrats Defend Voting in Line With Donald Trump on NSA Surveillance Bill

How could the same Senate Democrats — and Jeff Flake — who characterize the Trump administration as one that continuously erodes democratic norms and …

Surveillance

A Tale of Two Shutdowns

The government shutdown continued on Sunday as Senate Democrats imitate Republican Ted Cruz’s 2013 strategy of using government funding to force a President’s hand on an unrelated issue. Mr. Cruz wanted ObamaCare repeal while Democrats want to coerce the GOP on immigration, but the budget blackmail …

Opinion

Meadows: House majority loss wouldn't 'change a whole lot'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: …

Donald Trump

To the left or middle? Lupe Valdez, Andrew White on different paths in race for governor

The leading Democratic contenders for governor, different in gender, age, race and ideology, offer disparate strategies on how to beat incumbent …

Elections

With government shutdown, Republicans reap what they sow

It takes a special type of hypocrite to accuse your opponents of hypocrisy for following in your footsteps<p>Today’s Republican party is built on principle. As a matter of principle, the GOP believes it is the only party that can shut down government as a negotiating tactic. The Democrats’ job is to …

Opinion

How Trump Gave Schumer His Shutdown Leverage

“The Schumer shutdown,” the House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy called it on Thursday night. Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, echoed the line from the White House podium the next morning. On cable television, a former aide to Paul Ryan said that Chuck Schumer was …

Politics

I visited El Paso this week and learned a lot about Donald Trump's border wall

My day done, it’s time to seek vittles in Anson 11, a swanky restaurant in the Anson Mills building in downtown El Paso, the second only …

Immigration

Joe Scarborough: ‘Vladimir Putin Has Something on Donald Trump’

The host of “Morning Joe” says Trump’s daily distractions are intended to “numb” the American people”<p>Joe Scarborough closed out the week with a …

Donald Trump