Ocasio-Cortez on lobbyists paying for seats in committee hearings: 'Shock doesn't begin to cover it'
Political newcomers arriving in Washington only to be shocked by the extent to which lobbyists have inserted themselves in every crevice of the woodwork seems to be a semi-regular story. It repeats itself with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first encounter with the lines of semi-professional line standers paid to wait outside hearing rooms so that high-paid lobbyists can secure premium spots in the audience without having to themselves wait up to 24 hours in the outside hallway. From her twe...
Richard Branson eyes Apollo 11 anniversary for his first trip to space
In an interview with ABC News, the billionaire entrepreneur said his birthday this summer coincides with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing.
Trump’s declaration of national emergency faces political and legal challenges
Unsatisfied with the funding in a bill passed by Congress, President Trump took executive action to try to secure about $6.5 billion more for border barriers.
Ethics officials questioned shifting explanations on Trump’s reimbursement to Michael Cohen for hush-money payment, House Overs
Trump’s national emergency declaration once again highlights his affinity for strongmen — and authoritarianism
Why Even the Farthest Left Should Care About the Trump-Russia Conspiracy
Pundits on the left who focus on the Trump-Russia story are frequently criticized for pandering to the shallowest elements of the resistance at the expense of more important issues, This is totally understandable from a certain perspective: no matter what schemes may have played out between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, many would defensibly argue... Read more »
Key Takeaways from Trump’s Decision to Use a National Emergency to Build the Border Wall
President Trump has set a course to deliver on a core promise to his supporters, a border wall with Mexico. But the path he chose, declaring a national emergency, is perilous.
Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.
Trump’s declaration of national emergency was unnecessarily ‘dramatic’: Victor Davis Hanson
The pending legal battle over the national emergency declared by President Trump may all center around “semantics,” Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson argued Friday.
Amazon puts the smile in federal income taxes — by not paying any
How do you book record profits and still pay no federal taxes? The tax wonk who discovered that Amazon has done this two years in a row worries that "the great disruptor" may be starting to destabilize democracy itself.
Podcast: Reporter Hal Bernton on the final, tragic voyage of Seattle-based crab boat, the Destination
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