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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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....

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....
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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

What Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From the Iran Deal Means

While President Donald Trump’s criticisms of the Iran Deal have merit, withdrawing from it now could very well make things worse. Trump hopes that...

How White House Counsel Don McGahn’s Uncle Helped Trump Do a Deal with the...

Two major characteristics separate President Trump from other men to hold the office: He has no political experience, and he heavily relies on family...

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...

#ReleaseTheMemo and the New Politics of Disinformation

The disinformation business is booming. Last year’s main product line, breathless speculation that Donald Trump was the instrument of Vladimir Putin’s conquest of the...

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...
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Interview: Taylor Griffin Breaks Down the Mueller Investigation with Stacy Washington

Roughly Explained Editor Taylor Griffin talks with Stacy Washington, host of Stacy on the Right, about where Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is heading. https://youtu.be/TLaRkEmgzx8?t=22m34s

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