Even before authorities apprehended Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old Florida man suspected of sending crude pipe bombs to the homes of two former presidents and other top Democrats, Washington insiders assumed the devices were intended not to kill or maim, but to advance a political party or ideology.
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Critics often accuse President Donald Trump of using dog-whistles to gin up his conservative base. But really, Trump’s most effective trick is to get TV journalists to attack on demand — as you can see in cable news coverage on the caravan of Central Americans headed toward the U.S. border.
The arrest of a progressive activist this week in Las Vegas, an earlier arrest at another campaign event, and other recent incidents involving the left made it appear this was open season on Republicans.
President Donald Trump frequently brings up prison reform at his Make America Great Again rallies. The question is, will Trump embrace reform of federal mandatory minimum sentencing?
It’s journalists who, in their zeal to prove Kavanaugh is too partisan and unable to control himself, come across as too partisan and unable to control themselves.
Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when they were high school students, came across as genuine and believable as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat, Sen. Diane Feinstein of California, like others in her party, apparently has forgotten that in America, the burden of proof falls on an accuser, not the accused.
What is a racist? There was a time when the answer to that question was pretty clear cut. A racist was someone who joined a group like the Ku Klux Klan, spewed racial slurs like the n-word, or supported segregation. A racist was someone who thought that people of other races were inherently inferior.
An anonymous Trump administration official confessed in an opinion piece published Wednesday that many senior officials “are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
President Donald Trump is not likely to spend his years after the Oval Office sawing lumber for modest homes in third world countries. But he has overseen a vibrant economy and brought about a strut in the step of blue-collar Trump voters. And that’s what matters most to voters.
“Double standard?” President Donald Trump guffawed after Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt asked if federal law enforcement has a double standard for how it handles allegations of wrongdoing by Republicans and Democrats.
Rick Gates is to political consultant Paul Manafort what Omarosa Manigault Newman is to President Donald Trump.
In June, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis slammed the position of special counsel as a post too easily “wielded as a political weapon” to troll for dirt on targeted adversaries. At the same time, he ruled that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was legitimate and should continue.
When President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt on May 11, 2017, the president did what he often does when he talks on camera – he did not hold back his grievances and he contradicted previous White House staff pronouncements.
As the president basks in the glory of his pick of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, on can only hope that he will realize that some decisions have too much consequence to go with your gut.