The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war

The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war

A new front opened in an old war Thursday as President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is…

House passes border deal, setting up Trump to declare emergency

House passes border deal, setting up Trump to…

The House voted Thursday night to approve a border security deal that prevents a new government shutdown in a 300-128 vote. The vote sets up President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama…

Abortion Extremism Comes to Rhode Island

Abortion Extremism Comes to Rhode Island

(Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS) In Rhode Island, legislators are considering a bill to put their state on par with New York by repealing nearly all existing protections for unborn life. It is part of a national…

Ex-Gov. Bill Weld takes 1st step toward Trump primary challenge

Ex-Gov. Bill Weld takes 1st step toward Trump…

Former Massachusetts GOP Gov. Bill Weld has launched a committee to explore a 2020 Republican primary challenge against President Trump. The move, confirmed by Fox News, comes hours before Weld headlines "Politics and Eggs," a must…

Don’t Accept Omar’s Phony Alibis for Hate

Don’t Accept Omar’s Phony Alibis for Hate

Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) participates in a news conference in Washington, D.C., February 7, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS) Her attack on AIPAC is linked to BDS, not to her learning curve about the history of…

Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kirsten Gillibrand

Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kirsten…

Potential 2020 presidential candidate and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) salutes young Democrats during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., February 1, 2019. (Brian Snyder/REUTERS ) Defending Big Tobacco, keeping rifles under her bed, studying…

The Mythologies of ‘Joe Being Joe’ Biden

The Mythologies of ‘Joe Being Joe’ Biden

Joe Biden speaks during his debate with Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Danville, Ky., October 11, 2012. (John Gress/Reuters) Biden is hardly the sober and judicious alternative to a supposedly reckless Donald Trump.…

House GOP leader McCarthy slams Dems blah blah blah mockery of Trump administration accomplishments

House GOP leader McCarthy slams Dems blah blah…

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., was slammed by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy after following up a list of White House economic successes with "blah blah blah." (U.S. House of Representatives) A House Democrat's "blah blah…

Senate Intel Chairman Says No ‘Goodwill’ Left for Michael Cohen

Senate Intel Chairman Says No ‘Goodwill’ Left for…

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said the committee is losing patience with Michael Cohen, who skipped out on planned testimony Tuesday. “I can assure…

Republicans Are Stuck with a Lousy Deal

Republicans Are Stuck with a Lousy Deal

President Trump listens during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, February 12, 2019. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) The great National Review editor James Burnham famously said, “When there is no alternative, there is no problem.” By this…

Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously

Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously

Then-California Governor Jerry Brown (center) signs a railroad rail during a groundbreaking ceremony for the California High Speed Rail project in Fresno, Calif., January 6, 2015. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters) California’s bullet train was (and is) the…

Bloomberg to Spend $500 Million to Defeat Trump in 2020

Bloomberg to Spend $500 Million to Defeat Trump…

Michael Bloomberg speaks at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C., April 19, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Michael Bloomberg has allocated $500 million to deny President Trump a second term in 2020, either by…

The Green New Deal Versus Rural America

The Green New Deal Versus Rural America

(Joshua Lott/REUTERS) Customers outside dense urban areas will get stuck with huge electric bills. The Green New Deal is the shiny new object in Washington. Rolled out last week by Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.)…

Illiterate Politics

Illiterate Politics

The Capitol building stands in Washington, D.C., January 9, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS) Progressives have invested a great deal of effort cultivating various occult theories of conservatism. It is important to try to engage the arguments…

Democrats Con Their Base with Green New Deal

Democrats Con Their Base with Green New Deal

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) celebrates with activists after a news conference for the proposed ‘Green New Deal’ in Washington, D.C. February 7, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS) The party’s 2020 contenders are making promises they can’t…

A Shameful Tolerance

A Shameful Tolerance

Incoming Rep. Ilhan Omar talks to a reporter before a House of Representatives member-elect welcome briefing on Capitol Hill, November 15, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) ‘Whichever way you turn to trace the harmful streams of influence…