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June 9, 2017

Washington is still trying to make sense of James Comey's congressional testimony yesterday. My immediate reaction is here.

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Published on June 09, 2017 07:10 • 1 view

June 8, 2017

It's not hard to understand why Donald Trump was frustrated with FBI director James Comey. In the weeks before the inauguration and the weeks that followed, Comey repeatedly told Trump that he was not under investigation as part of the FBI's probe into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election.

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Published on June 08, 2017 21:01 • 3 views

It's not hard to understand why Donald Trump was frustrated with FBI director James Comey. In the weeks before the inauguration and the weeks that followed, Comey repeatedly told Trump that he was not under investigation as part of the FBI's probe into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election.

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Published on June 08, 2017 20:57

A Donald Trump tweet is the reason we have a special counsel investigation into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election and possible collusion between Trump associates and Russians, according to testimony from former FBI Director James Comey.


Comey testified Thursday that he shared with a friend a memo Comey had written about a conversation he'd had with Trump so that the friend could share the memo with a reporter–all for the purpose of triggering a special counsel investigation.

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Published on June 08, 2017 10:18 • 1 view

May 25, 2017

On April 30, 2012, Barack Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser made a bold prediction: It was possible to envision a world in which al Qaeda's central leadership would "no longer [be] relevant" to the United States and the organization itself would be eliminated.

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Published on May 25, 2017 20:25 • 2 views

May 16, 2017

Washington is afire once again with a controversy pitting President Donald Trump against the U.S. intelligence community and the media.

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May 11, 2017

President Donald Trump fired James Comey just as the FBI director moved to expand and intensify the bureau's counterintelligence investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the possible collusion of Trump advisers in those efforts.


That development alone ought to give pause to Republicans inclined to go to the barricades for the president.

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Published on May 11, 2017 21:01 • 2 views

Editor's note: Former Democratic representative Corrine Brown was convicted by a federal jury on 18 counts in her corruption trial Thursday.

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Published on May 11, 2017 14:42 • 2 views

April 10, 2017

Syria is a bloody mess. Its cities lie in ruins.

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March 16, 2017

One day in late spring in the early days of the George W. Bush administration, FDA inspectors visited the headquarters of Sargento cheese in Plymouth, Wisconsin—a routine visit as part of the federal government's efforts to ensure the safety of the food we eat.

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Published on March 16, 2017 19:16 • 8 views

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