GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border declaration

GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators…

Ethiopia crash black boxes arrive in France for analysis

Ethiopia crash black boxes arrive in France for…

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Flight recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight arrived in France for analysis Thursday as frustrated relatives of the 157 people killed stormed out of a meeting with airline officials in…

Beto ORourke announces 2020 Democratic presidential bid

Beto ORourke announces 2020 Democratic presidential bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke announced Thursday that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into…

In Praise of Donald Trump’s Loose Fiscal Policy

In Praise of Donald Trump’s Loose Fiscal Policy

President Trump speaks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House, July 27, 2018. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) It won’t be right always, but it has been right so far President Trump’s demand-side…

A Nation of Felicity Huffmans

A Nation of Felicity Huffmans

Actress Felicity Huffman in Los Angeles, Calif., June 13, 2015 (Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters) Diploma worship ought to be beneath us. A  thing that occurs to you if you attend an elite college or university, as I…

Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

Partisan Hate Is Becoming a National Crisis

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) Tens of millions of Americans think…

Stumbling toward a Brexit Disappointment

Stumbling toward a Brexit Disappointment

British Prime Minister Theresa May gets into a vehicle at Downing Street, as she faces a vote on Brexit, in London, England, March 13, 2019. (Henry Nicholls/REUTERS) In January 2019, less than three months until Brexit day,…

The Worst Crime in American History?

The Worst Crime in American History?

A Roman Catholic church in Pittsburg, Pa. (Jason Cohn/Reuters) It is highly unlikely that the abuses within the Catholic Church and conspiracies of silence about them are confined to Pennsylvania. Philadelphia — “Horseplay,” a term…

‘We Don’t Have Light’

‘We Don’t Have Light’ – Venezuela

A street during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela, March 8, 2019. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins) The lights have been out for a while in Venezuela, but none of this should surprise us. We have literally seen…

Senate votes to pull US support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen in historic vote

Senate votes to pull US support for Saudi-led…

The Senate passed legislation to pull U.S. military support for the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition in Yemen and issue a strong bipartisan rebuke of President Donald Trump's Middle East policy. It's the first time a…

Manafort charged in New York with mortgage fraud and other state crimes

Manafort charged in New York with mortgage fraud…

The Manhattan District Attorney's office on Wednesday unsealed an indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, shortly after he was sentenced in a case in a federal court in D.C. Interested in Russia Investigation?…

Blizzard cripples the High Plains as gusty winds cover central US

Blizzard cripples the High Plains as gusty winds…

A powerful storm developed on Wednesday bringing a historic and crippling blizzard from the Rockies into the Plains, severe weather to the South and powerful winds throughout the entire central U.S. Interested in Weather? Add…

Will Democrats Go Full Hawk?

Will Democrats Go Full Hawk?

“It is right to get our troops out of Syria,” Senator Elizabeth Warren told Rachel Maddow in early January. That a progressive Democrat would say this to a liberal television host shouldn’t be remarkable. In…

The 2020 Democratic Field and Foreign Policy

The 2020 Democratic Field and Foreign Policy

Tom Friedman worries that Democratic candidates aren’t talking enough about foreign policy: But one issue has been largely absent: foreign policy — the potential use of force, great-power competition and the management of alliances that…

Alleged Gambino mob boss gunned down in New York

Alleged Gambino mob boss gunned down in New…

Joseph Ostapiuk | Staten Island Advance via AP The head of the Gambino crime family was shot and killed Wednesday on Staten Island. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to…

Raiders add receiver Williams to pair with Brown

Raiders add receiver Williams to pair with Brown

The Oakland Raiders announced Wednesday that they have signed former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the deal is worth $44 million for four years with a…