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President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs from the White House in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump tried unsuccessfully to have the Justice Department fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to the redacted version of Mueller’s final report released Thursday. White House Counsel Don McGahn told Mueller’s investigators that
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Robert Mueller (Larry Downing/Reuters) Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report details ten “incidents” in which President Trump sought to curtail or otherwise affect the direction of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller’s report outlines the president’s attempts to intervene in the special-counsel probe to bring it to a premature conclusion or to
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) questions Michael Cohen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 27, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Representative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) hosted an extremist anti-Israel activist who has openly and explicitly endorsed terrorism at her congressional office in mid-April to celebrate the American Muslims for Palestine Advocacy Day. The organization American Muslims
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Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigns at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, N.H., April 6, 2019. (Mary Schwalm/Reuters) South Bend, Ind. mayor and Democratic 2020 presidential contender Pete Buttigieg expressed support Wednesday for a federal ban on what he called “weapons of war.” “As somebody who is very familiar from my
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The FBI’s headquarters building stands in Washington, D.C., December 7, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) A Florida woman said to be obsessed with the 1999 massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School has reportedly died after a massive FBI manhunt. Authorities said Sol Pais, 18, made disturbing remarks about Columbine as Saturday’s 20th anniversary of the shooting approached and
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Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a news conference to introduce the “Medicare for All Act of 2019” on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Bernie Sanders may currently be riding a wave of political momentum, but his new health-care plan remains untested. Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has officially unveiled
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Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigns at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, N.H., April 6, 2019. (Mary Schwalm/Reuters) Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg offered an explanation Tuesday for why socialism has caught on lately among some lawmakers and voters. “I think the reason we’re having this argument over socialism and capitalism is that
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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addresses the audience at the metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington on June 24, 2015. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS) Nation of Islam founder and notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan defended Representative Ilhan Omar’s glib description of the September 11 attacks Monday by dismissing the attacks as nothing more than a false-flag
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, Calif.) addresses the North America’s Building Trades Unions in Washington, D.C., April 9, 2019. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters) House speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the progressive faction of her caucus led by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “like five people.” In a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, Pelosi was asked whether she could unify the
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Former FBI director James Comey speaks about his book during an onstage interview with Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen at George Washington University, April 30, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Former FBI director James Comey took issue Thursday with Attorney General William Barr’s recent claim that U.S. intelligence agencies “spied” on the Trump campaign. Comey, addressing a
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir delivers a speech inside Parliament in Khartoum, Sudan, April 1, 2019. (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters) One of the world’s most brutal dictators has just fallen. What comes next is key. Sudan’s long-time president, Omar al Bashir — among the world’s most ruthless rulers — was arrested yesterday in a military coup that
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(Carlos Jasso/Reuters) Several of President Trump’s nominees to the federal courts and the Justice Department have declined to say whether they believe Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided. One theory to explain their silence, which I’ve advanced before, is that the nominees do not want to open the door to a discussion of
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Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him were dropped by state prosecutors in Chicago, Ill., March 26, 2019. (Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters) Covington, Smollett, Mueller, Avenatti, and other adventures in unreality. I  used to laugh every time I heard someone like Elon Musk say that we are living in a Matrix-like simulation. These days, not so much.
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Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS Movement for Palestinians, poses in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, January 20, 2019. (Mohamad Torokman/Reuters) Don’t be fooled by talk of ‘social justice’ and ‘human rights.’ The movement is anti-Semitic to its core. Outrage ensued on social media and university campuses across America this past week when it
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President Donald Trump at the State of the Union shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Washington, D.C., February 5, 2019. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Pool via REUTERS) One of the reasons our politics is so contentious and angry is that we can’t agree on what the rules are. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is
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Actor Jussie Smollett makes a court appearance at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, March 14, 2019. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Pool via Reuters) Outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration filed suit Thursday against Empire actor Jussie Smollett to recoup the cost of the police overtime dedicated to solving the hoax hate crime that Smollett allegedly staged
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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a news conference to introduce the “Medicare for All Act of 2019” on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Government programs often become more expensive over time. Medicare for All is growing without even having gotten into law. The version of the plan Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist, Vt.)
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Several Virginia Democratic lawmakers feel like they rushed to judgment against governor Ralph Northam and state attorney general Mark Herring. “There were a lot of life lessons” learned from the wreckage in Richmond, said state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd). Chief among them? “Don’t rush to judgment.” “I’m sorry we did,” said Howell, who also pilloried
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The Justice Department building stands in Washington, D.C., February 1, 2018. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) The Justice Department announced charges on Tuesday against 24 individuals allegedly involved in a $1.2 billion Medicare scam. The scammers, who included doctors accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions, owners of call centers in the Philippines and Latin America, and medical-device companies, allegedly contacted
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Attorney General William Barr testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 9, 2019 (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Attorney General William Barr testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday and identified to lawmakers the parts of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report that he will redact before releasing it. The Justice Department will redact grand-jury information, information
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Skyline of Seattle, Wash., in 2017. (Chris Helgren/Reuters) Last month, KOMO-TV broadcast reporter Eric Johnson ran an hour-long segment, Seattle Is Dying, and if you’ve heard tell that the Emerald City — along with San Francisco — seems to be deteriorating, you’ve heard tell right. I’ve had the increasing displeasure of visiting these places frequently
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Soldiers attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Iowa National Guard, and Tenth Mountain, 2-14 Infantry Battalion, load onto a Chinook helicopter to head out on a mission in Afghanistan, January 15, 2019. (First Lieutenant Verniccia Ford/US Army) Three U.S. troops and one U.S. contractor were killed in Afghanistan on Monday when an improvised explosive device
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Iran’s Revolutionary guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari in Tehran, September 6, 2011 (Morteza Nikoubaz/Reuters) In an unprecedented move, President Trump on Monday officially designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. “This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I, Vt.) in Washington, D.C., April 1, 2019 (Carlos Barria/ Reuters file photo) Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said Friday that if he is elected president in 2020 he would sign legislation that would create a commission to explore the payment of reparations to African Americans. Following his remarks at Al Sharpton’s
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