After conservatives in the House threatened to block the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) released an amendment Monday night aimed at cutting even more benefits for the poor. The Republican...Show More Summary
Born into the conservative movement, the Supreme Court nominee has been trained for ideological orthodoxy. Neil Gorsuch’s road to his confirmation hearings as Supreme Court justice began in boyhood. Before he was in his teens, he was handing out fliers in suburban Denver for his mother, a Republican attorney campaigning for the state legislature. Show More Summary
The "Late Night" host says we're through the looking glass. Donald Trump has been embroiled in controversy almost from the day he assumed office. So you can almost forgive "Late Night" host Seth Meyers for his nasty case of scandal fatigue...Show More Summary
"I don't know how it can get much worse." Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing with FBI Director James Comey is still causing shock waves throughout the political world, and historian Douglas Brinkley believes that it’s an unprecedented moment in American politics. Show More Summary
Nothing the FBI director said was all that explosive — but he left the White House and Republicans reeling. On MSNBC’s Monday edition of “Hardball,” Washington Post columnist David Ignatius claimed that yesterday’s House Intelligence...Show More Summary
The mainstream U.S. media has virtually banned any commentary that doesn’t treat Russian President Putin as the devil, but a surprising breach in the groupthink has occurred in Foreign Affairs magazine, reports Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Realistically, no major…Read more ?
The former secretary of labor reflects on a Washington more divided and fearful than ever. I spent much of this past week in Washington – talking with friends still in government, former colleagues, high-ranking Democrats, a few Republican pundits, and some members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. Show More Summary
Joe Scarborough warns the GOP faces an electoral wipeout if it refuses to put country first. "Morning Joe" spent Tuesday reviewing FBI Director James Comey's confirmation of a counterintelligence investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election and the precedent it sets for the GOP going forward. Show More Summary
President Trump promised health insurance for all, but – now dependent on the political protection of House Speaker Paul Ryan – he is supporting a plan that will push millions outside the system, writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship Yes,…Read more ?
Facing the Democratic “#Resistance,” President Trump has jumped into the arms of congressional Republicans and is following the old GOP pattern of tax cuts, military hikes and ballooning deficits, as Ivan Eland explains. By Ivan Eland The White House is…Read more ?
Technologists say new order is illogical and at odds with basic computer science. The US government’s unexpected ban on laptops, iPads and other electronics “larger than a cellphone” on certain flights has sparked criticisms from technology experts, who say the new rules appear to be at odds with basic computer science. Show More Summary
The week after Donald Trump's inauguration, as questions swirled about the ethics ramifications of his refusal to divest from his business holdings, the Trump Organization announced that it had created a system for vetting new deals that could benefit the president. Show More Summary
Back before the election, "when everybody thought Hillary Clinton was going to win," Todd Rathner recalls being "deluged" with questions from people wondering about what kinds of guns they should get, where to buy them, and where to seek training. Show More Summary
One little-discussed aspect of the hacked emails from the 2016 presidential campaign was the interest that John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, had in extraterrestrial life. As a self-described "curious skeptic," Podesta has openly called for greater government transparency on UFO-related matters. Show More Summary
President Trump's desire to fight Daesh and to put an end to international terrorism is going to be extremely difficult to implement. Indeed, it will cause damage to the states who organised it, and implies a reorientation of international politics. Show More Summary
King Salman of Saudi Arabia and his entourage continue their tour of Asia. After Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, a dozen planes of the Saudi convoy landed in China. [On behalf of Saudi Arabia], the Servant of the Two Mosques signed cooperation agreements, with an aggregate value of 65 billion dollars, with China.
The president’s secret request for intelligence spending will signal his intentions toward the CIA and the "deep state." There was one $50 billion-plus item omitted from President Trump’s proposed federal budget last week: the National Intelligence Program, otherwise known as the U.S. Show More Summary
A new poll finds that younger adults don't think highly of this administration. Two months into his presidential term, Donald Trump has failed to convince younger adults that he’s a real leader. That’s according to a new poll that shows...Show More Summary
A heavy-handed take on how the world is going to hell. The home page of Breitbart.com, the quasi-official voice of Steve Bannon’s White House, is a virtual stew of menace, a pit of monsters, an unending onslaught of apocalyptic horsemen...Show More Summary
INC aims for nothing less than transforming all sectors of society. In August of 2011, more than 30,000 people cheered wildly as the then U.S. presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry – now secretary of energy in the Trump...Show More Summary