Demonstrators react in front of a burning military vehicle during clashes with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, May 1, 2019. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters) While Republicans were largely united in their support for the opposition to Nicolás Maduro’s regime, Democrats offered a wide range of messages on the issue. When Ilhan Omar was asked about Venezuela on
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Then presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fresno, Calif., May 27, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Making the click-through worthwhile: The New York Times confirms that the FBI sent undercover investigators to talk to Trump-campaign officials in 2016 after all; the Washington Post uncovers some unnerving new details about Bernie Sanders’s “honeymoon” to
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Workers prepare boxes for shipment inside of an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., November 27, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Economic growth exceeded expectations in April as the market added 263,000 new jobs and unemployment sank to its lowest level in 49 years, according to Labor Department data released Friday. The 263,000 new jobs easily surpassed
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This week, the New York Times got itself into hot water for printing a blatantly Jew-hating cartoon in its international edition. The cartoon depicted Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an elongated dachshund, a Star of David hanging around his neck, leading a fat, blind, yarmulke-wearing Donald Trump … Read More
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If it’s still “the economy, stupid,” Donald Trump has positioned himself well for re-election. CNN reported this morning that the president hit a new high for approval on the economy, with 56% of respondents giving him good grades. It’s the best rating for Trump in more than two years, and this time economic performance justifies
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(Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) The Trump administration on Thursday adopted protections for medical professionals who have moral objections to performing certain controversial procedures. The new rule, instituted by the Department of Health and Human Services, will prohibit regulations designed to punish doctors who decline to perform abortions, assisted suicides, and sterilizations, among other procedures. The rule requires that
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Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke reacts during a kickoff rally in El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Over at the Daily Beast, Margaret Carlson doesn’t think it’s too early to administer last rites to the Beto O’Rourke presidential campaign, and offers a blistering assessment of O’Rourke as a fundamentally unserious candidate: According
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Then-state senator Catherine Pugh speaks during a TV interview near the City Hall in Baltimore, Md., in 2015. (File photo: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters) Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh resigned Thursday amid a mushrooming corruption scandal. Pugh’s resignation is effective immediately, her attorney Steve Silverman said at a press conference that she herself did not attend. “Dear
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Someone needs to teach Representative Omar of Minnesota the meaning of irony. This freshman representative who spent so much time castigating Israel and repeatedly making anti-Semitic remarks had the audacity this past week to claim that she is fighting against anti-Semitism.  This same woman who continually tries to perpetuate the anti-Semitic stereotype of Jews being
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Attorney General William Barr returns to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, May 1, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Attorney General William Barr will not appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday to answer questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as previously planned, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday evening. Citing the
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Hillary Clinton speaks in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2016. (Steve Marcus/Reuters) Her political power is waning, and her attempts to suggest indictment of Trump show her personal fears. Hillary Clinton recently editorialized about the second volume of special counsel Robert Mueller’s massive report. She concluded of the report’s assorted testimonies and inside White House gossip
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Attorney General William Barr testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, May 1, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Is it already August? That’s usually the Beltway silly season appropriate for such a ridiculous non-scandal as the Great Bill Barr Summary of Findings Outrage of 2019. As everyone knows, Bill Barr released a brief letter summarizing the
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Impeachment? Senate Democrats would rather change the subject, The Hill’s Alexander Bolton discovered after talking it over with a few of them. Their answer for public consumption is that it’s just too soon after Robert Mueller’s investigation to get a grip on what the specific basis for impeachment might be: Senate Democrats are putting the
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Venezuelan National Guard (GNB) members face off with demonstrators during anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela, April 30, 2019. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that U.S. military action in Venezuela is on the table as the opposition to the socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro, led by self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó, takes to the
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On the day Joe Biden announced for president, I re-read one of my favorite articles about him. Brit Hume was a correspondent for ABC News in 1986 when he profiled Biden for The New Republic. Published under the headline “Mighty Mouth” in the September 1, 1986, issue, Hume’s piece expresses the strengths and weaknesses of
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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) Some time ago, President Trump’s team produced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, which was really a $200 billion infrastructure plan with some wishful thinking attached. The
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