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But, Her Emails!

Pro-Trump Congressmen are calling for a special counsel to investigate the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Aside from the words “Special Counsel,” this...

The War on Robert Mueller

When Robert Mueller was first named as Special Counsel, both Republicans and Democrats praised the choice. Mueller, a Republican, a Marine Corps combat veteran...

Report: Donald Trump Jr. Asked Russian Lawyer for Dirt on Hillary

The Russian lawyer at the center of the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Donald Trump Jr....

Mueller, the FBI and That ‘Insurance Policy’ Text

Last May, the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to lead the Russia investigation was applauded by both Republicans and Democrats. Mueller is...

Trump and Russia: Choose Your Own Adventure Style

President Donald Trump may very well have not been involved in any collusion with Russia. To date, there’s no hard evidence that he was....

The Case for Mueller

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has heated up, the President's allies see evidence of a partisan witch hunt. Anti-Trump text messages sent by...

Five Things People Misunderstand About the Tax Bill

The Republicans are finally at the finish line of a massive tax cut bill, the first major legislative accomplishment of Donald Trump’s Presidency and...

Forgetting The Past: The U.S. Response to Russian Disinformation

Russia's interference during the 2016 elections was not a fluke. Rather it reflects ongoing efforts which date back more than a century. The U.S....

The Government is on the Brink of a Shutdown, Here’s Why

An impasse over immigration threatens the first government shutdown in four years. If the Senate doesn’t vote to pass a temporary bill to fund...

How Progressives Perpetuate the Concept of a Deep State

President Trump, advisors such as Steve Bannon, and many of the electorate who support him, believe there is a “deep state” composed of the...

Can a President obstruct Justice? It might not matter.

John Dowd, an attorney for President Donald Trump told Axios’ Mike Allen Monday that the "President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief...

How ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Became One of the Most Beloved Holiday Albums of...

When CBS got a look at A Charlie Brown Christmas for the first time, they were not pleased. A mildly depressed Charlie Brown’s meandering search...

Why is Trump’s Decision to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Controversial?

Jerusalem is sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews. Who controls it is one of the most contentious issues in the Middle East peace process....

What’s Going to With the Alabama Senate Race? It’s hard to tell.

Looking at Monday’s polls of the Alabama Senate race, Republican Roy Moore is either up 9 points, according to Emerson College, or Democrat Doug...

The Science of Hangovers

It is a cruel irony that the fun of a night of drinking tends to be directly correlated to the level of misery we...

The Republicans After Alabama

In a stunning nail-biter, Democratic Senate Candidate Doug Jones managed to prevail in Tuesday's special election in Alabama, a state that hasn't sent a...

Five Things About Christmas You Probably Didn’t Know

Much of what you think you know about Christmas is wrong: Christmas is the day Jesus was born (it's not); it's a timeless tradition...

What We Know About North Korea’s Big New Missile

North Korea tested a brand new intercontinental ballistic missile last week — and it’s big. The Hwasong-15 is larger and more powerful than the...

The Family Separation Controversy Explained

The separation of families at the Southern border has sparked furious outrage in recent days. The chainlink cages and creepy big box stores converted...

In Attacking Politico’s Hezbollah Bombshell, Team Obama Fires Blanks

The Obama Administration diaspora had something of a reunion this week. The occasion, a coordinated effort at damage control, an attempt to tourniquet a...

Of Course Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

Nothing says Christmas like Bruce Willis crawling around in ventilation ducts hunting terrorists. Die Hard is a yippie-ki-yay Yuletide fable with all the classic...

Is the Government Listening to Your Phone Calls?

A trove of documents about CIA hacking tools released by Wikileaks and President Trump's recent tweet claiming President Obama tapped his phone has caused many...

Ten Times North Korea Agreed to Denuclearization in the Past

President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un yielded a reaffirmation of the pledge Mr. Kim made in April to his South...
President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shake hands as they meet for the first time, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore.

The Trump-Kim Summit Explained

It was the photo-op seen around the world. An American President and a North Korean dictator, hands clasped before the flags of the two...

The FBI’s Trump-Russia Informant Explained

News last week that the FBI used an informant to probe what two Trump staffers, George Papadopoulis and Carter Page, were up to in...
Frequency map of laurel/yanni

The Science Behind Why You Hear Laurel or Yanny

Over the past week, the internet has been consumed by a raging debate about whether a sound clip is saying “laurel” or “yanny.” The...

Can President Trump Pardon Himself?

Can President Trump really pardon himself, as he claimed in a tweet Monday? Legal scholars disagree, but even if he did, it would do...

Rosenstein Bolsters Team, Names Veteran Prosecutor Ed O’Callaghan as His Right Hand

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has tapped Edward O’Callaghan, a widely respected veteran prosecutor, as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, a post that is...
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Why North Korea is Threatening to Pull the Plug on the Trump-Kim Summit

As President Trump welcomed home three Americans released from captivity in North Korea, he beamed with optimism about a diplomatic breakthrough with the world’s...

Does the American Constitution allow for the rise of a dictator?

The U.S. Constitution is built from the ground up to prevent a dictatorship. It was a topic into which the founders invested substantial thought. The Constitution...

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