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Why ‘Fire and Fury’ Made Trump Erupt

Michael Wolff's new book on President Donald Trump is either an abject work of fiction or among the scariest documents in recent memory. Recent...

Why a U.S. Missile Strike on North Korea Would End Badly

The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib reports that the Trump administration is considering a limited missile strike against North Korea. The “bloody nose” strategy...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Ten Questions with James Rosen, Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent

In nearly two decades covering Washington, James Rosen has interviewed Presidents, broken important stories and at times been at the center of the story himself. The Obama administration targeted Rosen as...

Are all conversations in the Oval Office recorded?

Conversations in the Oval Office are generally not recorded. However, notetakers may be present in important meetings, especially those with foreign leaders. Presidents could choose...

Mattis on Ethics

This week, we've been thinking a great deal about our current national moment. And the vitality, especially in times like these, of the institutions...

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...

Clinton, Russia and the Uranium Deal Explained

This story was updated on Dec. 21, 2017 to reflect the Justice Department's renewed interest in the Uranium One deal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions 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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 is “Skinny Repeal”?

As prospects for outright repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) dim, Republicans are still looking for some way to make good...

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...

The Great American Eclipse: Complete Guide

For the first time in 99 years, America will experience a total eclipse spanning from coast to coast. Those in the path of totality,...

Does a New Study Prove the DNC Hack Was An Inside Job?

Updated 8/14/17 to include responses from Forensicator and additional information. The question of Russia's culpability in the 2016 hacking of the DNC is a settled...

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...

The Surprising Reason for the White House’s Oval-shaped Rooms

The oval shape of rooms in the White House was chosen to accommodate an elaborately formal greeting ceremony known as a "Levee." The ceremony was...

How Washington Keeps Piling on Debt

It’s been nearly 20 years since the last time the U.S. government managed to not spend more than it earned. No one in their...
North Korean guards at the DMZ

Here’s What’s Going On With North Korea

The war of words between North Korea and the U.S. escalated again Wednesday as North Korea announced it was preparing a plan to launch...

What the Bizarre Defense of Roy Moore Says About Our Current Political Moment

Today we learned that Roy Moore, the moralizing populist candidate for U.S. Senate and darling of the anti-establishment populist right, attempted to molest 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...

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