The House of Representatives voted to block the passage of a bill that would have ended U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen. The setback for critics of the coalition…

Theresa May's tenure as British Prime Minister was hanging by a thread Thursday morning following the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers in her Cabinet. Interested in Brexit? Add Brexit as an interest…

House Republicans have selected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve as minority leader in the next Congress, choosing the California Republican who was a key architect of the 2010 GOP wave. McCarthy defeated Rep.…

President Donald Trump announced his support for prison and sentencing reform legislation championed by his son-in-law Jared Kushner at a White House event Wednesday afternoon. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest…

Retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday vowed to pull support for all federal judicial nominees -- including 21 pending in the Judiciary Committee and 32 awaiting a vote on the Senate floor -- unless…

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 6, 2018. (Photo: Michael Reynolds, epa-efe) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump tried to broker a deal to settle House Republicans' leadership struggle that could…

Fighters for Libya’s interim government rejoice after a tactical victory back in 2011. Creative Commons    Just a few months ago, it appeared that Libya’s long nightmare of chaos that the U.S.-led “humanitarian” intervention unleashed…

As we near the halfway point of President Donald Trump’s first term, U.S. foreign policy is being widely portrayed as off the rails. Yet when one looks past the Trumpian bluster, the predetermined media narrative,…

Possibly the most poignant line of the 1984 breakout hit “19” by electronic musician Paul Hardcastle was the one it deliberately drove home with synthesized drumbeat repetition: “In World War II the average age of…

In February 2002, with the US Catholic Church reeling from the abuse scandal in Boston, and similar revelations going off all over the country like long-hidden land mines, David Spotanski, a layman who was chancellor…

Giulio Napolitano/Shutterstock Stunning news from the US Catholic bishops’ meeting in Baltimore: The bishops of America’s 196 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses gathered in Baltimore on Monday morning, meeting for the first time since sexual abuse…

CLOSE Florida Democrat Senator Bill Nelson insists that when "every legal ballot is counted, we'll win this election." His comments came amid legal challenges to the tight U.S. Senate race between Nelson and his challenger…

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is suing Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, alleging that her office has withheld crucial voter information as Scott's closely watched Senate race against Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonTrump says…

Former first lady Michelle Obama has released her memoir. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) As Michelle Obama’s highly anticipated memoir “Becoming” arrives, it’s clear that the former first lady is occupying a space in the culture beyond politics.…

I love this Peter Hitchens review of the philosopher John Gray’s new book, Seven Types Of Atheism. A few years back, I was on a John Gray kick around here. His 2008 book Black Mass…