Top Two Officers on Navy Ship in Deadly Collision Off Japan Are Relieved of Duties

WASHINGTON — The two top officers aboard a destroyer during a deadly collision off the coast of Japan in June were relieved of their duties on Friday, the Navy’s Seventh Fleet said. A number of... Read More

Sen. Scott says Trump’s moral authority was compromised by his Tues. comments on Charlottesville

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — President #Donald Trump has put his fellow Republican politicians in an awkward position after his Tuesday #news conference, where he blamed both sides for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia,... Read More

Sen. Bob Corker Doubts Trump’s ‘Stability,’ ‘Competence’

A leading Republican senator told reporters on Thursday that President Trump “has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful.”... Read More

A Stealth History Lesson in Baltimore

The city’s removal of Confederate statues in the dead of night was Baltimore’s latest attempt to make peace with the ghosts of the Civil War. by Alec MacGillis ProPublica We were all in the dark,... Read More

Nature of Las Ramblas attack provides harsh lessons in fight against terror

The apparent terrorist attack in Barcelona underlines three harsh lessons learned by security services – and the general public – over recent months and years. The first is that the use of vehicles as weapons... Read More

Add water to whiskey. Science explains why it tastes better.

Two physical chemists walk into a bar. They order whiskeys, and a jolly Scotsman one stool over insists they add a splash of water to optimize the flavor of the spirits. Inspired by the smooth,... Read More

Democrats Are Preparing To Run Against Mike Pence In 2020

Democrats are already preparing for a possible 2020 presidential bid by Vice President Mike Pence, with a major group dedicating staff — including on the ground in Indiana — to dig up dirt on him,... Read More

21st Century Fox’s James Murdoch slams Trump: ‘There are no good Nazis’ – Aug. 17, 2017

James Murdoch, the 21st Century Fox CEO and son of Rupert Murdoch, one of President Trump’s close informal advisers, has written a scathing email denouncing the president’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville. The younger... Read More

Ep: 130 “Total Eclipse of the Trump” Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMost of North America will experience two things today, one it not seen since the 26th of February 1979, 38 years ago, a... Read More

New Poll: Republicans support Trump view of Charlottesville

Watching media coverage, you’d think Trump is nearly alone in believing “both sides” share fault for the Charlottesville violence. Turns out, most Republicans have his back. SurveyMonkey findings, previewed first for Axios readers, for an... Read More

The agonizing, 8-page memo on how to chauffeur a congressman

Empty his trash. Always have hand sanitizer and gum at the ready. And don’t bother with “unnecessary conversation” — the congressman doesn’t have time for your chit-chat. Demanding, high-maintenance bosses are notorious on Capitol Hill.... Read More

Silicon Valley escalates its war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns

Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at... Read More

‘You should fire your press person’: MSNBC’s Velshi and Ruhle obliterate Trump backer in insane interview

MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle on Thursday schooled Brad Thomas, a member of the Donald Trump for President advisory board and author of The Trump Factor, after he tried to lecture them on... Read More

Will GOP Divergence From Trump Over White Supremacist Comments Last?

Each time President Donald Trump makes an inflammatory comment, on the campaign trail or in the White House, it feels like what could be a breaking point for Republicans. But it never is. With Trump doubling... Read More

‘I can’t let you come here if you won’t tell the truth’: Don Lemon may have just banned Jack Kingston

In a truly embarrassing moment, former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) cited President Donald Trump’s talking points that his communications team pushed out. The problem is that the talking points were factually inaccurate and had nothing... Read More

Remove Him Now

by Robert Reich We have endured Donald Trump for 7 months. Although he has had few legislative victories, he has almost single-handedly destroyed the moral authority of the presidency of the United States at home... Read More

‘I’m feeling sick’: Watch UVA grad Tina Fey goes off on Trump and Charlottesville violence

Renaissance woman Tina Fey went off against the Charlottesville protests during Thursday’s “Weekend Update: Summer Edition.” During a surprise appearance on the show, Fey said of her alma mater, “It’s a beautiful school and I... Read More

Longtime Trump business partner ‘told family he knows he and POTUS are going to prison’: report

  Felix Sater, one of Donald Trump’s shadiest former business partners, is reportedly preparing for prison time — and he says the president will be joining him behind bars. Sources told The Spectator‘s Paul Wood... Read More

Jeremy Corbyn urges PM to rethink terms of Grenfell fire inquiry

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is deeply concerned that the Grenfell fire inquiry will not examine the wider implications of #social housing policy and urged Theresa May to look again at the terms of reference.... Read More

Mitch McConnell anger in Charlottesville response shows GOP dilemma

WASHINGTON – There was a reason why it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an entire night to respond to President Trump’s chaotic news conference equating counter protesters with the Nazis they came to resist. He... Read More

President Donald Trump will hold downtown Phoenix rally

President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign-style rally in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, making his first presidential trip to the West as his administration confronts an uproar over his tepid response to a... Read More

Bannon: ‘The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.’

With the departure from the #White House of strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who helped shape the so-called nationalist-populist program embraced by Donald Trump in his unlikely path to election, a new phase of the Trump... Read More

Republicans are even avoiding Fox News when asked to talk about Trump and Charlottesville

Congress is in recess, but Republicans are in hiding, apparently unsure how to answer questions about President Trump’s response to last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville — and unwilling to try. “We invited every single Republican... Read More

Donald Trump’s Charlottesville Political Debacle Will Have Consequences

At very least, he will now be forced to make a decision about Steve Bannon. After Charlottesville, Donald Trump’s presidency is entering a new phase, and it is his own fault. It was Trump who... Read More

The Breitbart Presidency – POLITICO Magazine

If Van Jones was right, that a moving tribute to the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL in a speech to Congress earlier this year was the moment Donald Trump became president, Trump’s news conference... Read More

A perfect season for the Patriots is more likely than a winless season for the Jets

The NFL preseason is the time of year when expectations run amok. People make outlandish claims, baseless projections and generally let their optimism become the driving force of their beliefs. Super Bowl teams are anointed,... Read More

Service Provider Boots Hate Site Off the Internet

The web services company Cloudflare appears to have ended its relationship with the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. by Ken Schwencke ProPublica In a surprise move, the web services company Cloudflare has ended its relationship... Read More

Pope Francis says sexual abuse by priests is an ‘absolute monstrosity’ in new book | World news | The Guardian

Pope Francis has branded sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests a “monstrosity” and pledged action against perpetrators and bishops who protected them. The pope made the comments in the foreword of a new... Read More

On late-night TV, Trump’s no laughing matter anymore

Presidents are inevitably targets for late-night comedy; Donald Trump has become something more. He has inspired a new form of late-night performance: comedy-outrage. For six months, late-night hosts have pilloried the President for a long... Read More

Trump’s Presidency Enters Uncharted Waters

The president’s job approval rating hovers between 35 percent and 40 percent. Key American corporations have withdrawn from his business-advisory councils after the response to Charlottesville. He’s regularly lashing out at members of his own... Read More