It was hardly the headline from Hillary Clinton’s interview with Christiane Amanpour – it came near the end of a 35-minute session – but one comment from the 2016 Democratic nominee perfectly illustrated why liberals remain furious at how the campaign was covered.
A group that monitors extremist activity on Wednesday called for the parent company of WordPress.com to shut down Web sites the group says are used by ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliates to publicize “vile” and violent acts, including videos of beheadings and other atrocities.
Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.
In lessons, he learned classical and polka, and to read music. In his free time, Yankovic figured out how to play the songs he loved by ear, whether it was Mason Williams’s ” Classical Gas” or Elton John’s entire ” Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ” album. Yankovic was more than a good boy.
To call this past weekend in the Trump administration a garbage fire would be a disservice to garbage fires, which at least shed light and get rid of garbage. The Trump administration is doing exactly what I do when I try to assemble Ikea furniture, in the sense that it has clearly not consulted any instructions and now before it has finished its cabinet a big piece has fallen off.
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said. Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpreted by some senior U.S.
The rice and chicken were steaming on the stove. The twins chased each other around the apartment and the 2-year-old watched Mickey Mouse on the donated television. Their mother, Fatema Aljasem, 29, sat at the kitchen table with two women from the local synagogue.
It’s no secret that many progressive Americans fetishize Canada as a northern utopia: It has universal health care, it legalized same-sex marriage a decade before the United States did, and it has a cute, lefty prime minister (complete with a tattoo and a literature degree).
SEATTLE – A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country. U.S.
President Trump has officially declared the day of his inauguration a national day of patriotism. Trump’s inaugural address on Friday frequently referred to patriotism as the salve that would heal the country’s divisions. “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice,” Trump said from the steps of the Capitol after being sworn in as president.
Early Tuesday morning, Anna Brittain got a text from her sister: Did she know about Familytreenow.com? The relatively unknown site, which presents itself as a free genealogy resource, seemed to know an awful lot about her. “The site listed my 3- and 5-year-olds as ‘possible associates,’ ” Brittain, a 30-year-old young-adult fiction writer in Birmingham, Ala., told The Washington Post on Tuesday.
The Department of Justice Inspector General will review broad allegations of misconduct involving the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and the bureau’s controversial decision shortly before the election to announce the probe had resumed, the Inspector General announced Thursday.
President Obama has ordered a “full review” of Russian hacking aimed at undermining the November election, as pressure from Congress has grown for greater public understanding of exactly what Russia did to interfere in the electoral process.
President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to invest about $550 billion in new infrastructure projects across the country was a central theme in his campaign. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it,” Trump said.
Despite rising concern among the public, social-media companies have had little success stemming the wave of online harassment. As part of research recently published in the journal Political Behavior , I conducted an experiment on Twitter to find out the best tactics people can use to discourage other users from using harassing language.
What do the Amish lobby, gay wedding vans and the ban of the national anthem have in common? For starters, they’re all make-believe – and invented by the same man. Paul Horner, the 38-year-old impresario of a Facebook fake-news empire, has made his living off viral news hoaxes for several years.
Soon after terrorist attacks killed 130 people in Paris last year, Donald Trump faced sharp criticism for saying the United States could have “no choice” but to close down some mosques. Two days later, Trump called in to a radio show run by a friendly political operative who offered a suggestion.
Readers told The Washington Post why they voted for the president-elect. Here’s what they said.
Their public conference had been interrupted by a demonstration march and a bomb threat, so the white nationalists decided to meet secretly instead. They slipped past police officers and protesters into a hotel in downtown Memphis.
For an illustration of how cruel the country’s latest wave of nativism has grown, look to Louisiana. Here, a little-noticed new state law has effectively made it illegal for thousands of refugees to get married. It all started last year.
Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone – saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it” – according to a video obtained by The Washington Post.
Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents. Those cases, which together used $258,000 from Trump’s charity, were among four newly documented expenditures in which Trump may have violated laws against “self-dealing” – which prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses.
Donald Trump was in a tuxedo, standing next to his award: a statue of a palm tree, as tall as a toddler. It was 2010, and Trump was being honored by a charity – the Palm Beach Police Foundation – for his “selfless support” of their cause.
Authorities in Florida have arrested a man accused of throwing a live alligator through a restaurant’s drive-through window. Investigators identified Joshua James, of Jupiter, Fla., as the man who tossed the 3½-foot reptile into a Wendy’s last fall, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission incident report.
Today, a federal court struck down North Carolina’s voter ID law, one of the strictest in the nation. In addition to requiring residents to show identification before they can cast a ballot, the law also eliminated same-day voter registration, eliminated seven days of early voting and put an end to out-of-precinct voting.
A top official with Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday accused the Russian government of orchestrating the release of damaging Democratic Party records in order to help the campaign of Republican Donald Trump – and some cyber security experts in the U.S. and overseas agree.
DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance.
Donald Trump’s campaign has tried to use this week’s Republican National Convention to court African Americans by arguing that President Obama has failed them on jobs and crime. But when the GOP presidential nominee delivers his acceptance speech here Thursday, he will address an estimated 18 blacks out of 2,472 delegates.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) offered an unusual defense of the racial homogeneity of his party during a panel on MSNBC Monday evening. The group, led by Chris Hayes, was discussing the first day of the Republican national convention, and Donald Trump’s history of racially-loaded comments and behavior.
Mark P. Schlefer is a retired maritime and shipping lawyer. On Independence Day, it will be 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act into law. Every member of his Cabinet had recommended a veto.
Justin Salas clings to the face of a boulder, his bodyweight supported by his fingertips and one foot perched precariously on a meager crevice in the stone. He reaches up and glides his right hand over the surface of the rock, searching for the next hold he remembers is there.
Never have so many risked so much for so little. I’m talking, of course, about Britain’s upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union. So-called “Brexit” – get it, as in British exit? – would be the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don’t like.
“I don’t feel like a child anymore,” Katherine says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of 6th grade” – when all her friends got phones, and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter – “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”
WASHINGTON – Democrats shouted “Shame! Shame!,” but seven Republicans switched their votes under pressure from House leaders Thursday and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep.
The voice is instantly familiar; the tone, confident, even cocky; the cadence, distinctly Trumpian. The man on the phone vigorously defending Donald Trump says he’s a media spokesman named John Miller, but then he says, “I’m sort of new here,” and “I’m somebody that he knows and I think somebody that he trusts and likes” and even “I’m going to do this a little, part-time, and then, yeah, go on with my life.”
It’s the seventh inning, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” just echoed through the park and you’ve decided, because you’re hungry or maybe just a sucker for good marketing, that nothing goes better with a stretch than a tiny box of American tradition.
Melissa J. showed up in my court last year with four kids in tow. Her children quietly watched from a nearby table while I spoke with her. The charges against her – driving with an invalid license, driving without insurance, not wearing a seat belt, failure to use a child safety seat properly and four failures to appear – were nothing unusual for municipal court.
A while back, we noted a report showing that the “sneak-and-peek” provision of the Patriot Act that was alleged to be used only in national security and terrorism investigations has overwhelmingly been used in narcotics cases. Now the New York Times reports that National Security Agency data will be shared with other intelligence agencies like the FBI without first applying any screens for privacy.
Multiple videos appear to show a protester at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina being sucker-punched by a Trump supporter. The videos, which appeared on social media early Thursday, are shot from different perspectives, and appear to show an African American man with long hair wearing a white T-shirt leaving the Trump rally as the audience boos.
Mary Lou Bruner stood before the Texas State Board of Education in 2010 to talk about textbooks. She was concerned, she said during her testimony, that the state’s curriculum was being controlled by outside forces. Her statements were introduced by board member Lawrence Allen (D): “You believe …
A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a growing debate over whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys. Jack H.
Is Chris Christie okay? I believe that Donald Trump was talking, tonight, and that he, in fact, held an entire press conference. But it was impossible to hear him over Chris Christie’s eyes. Chris Christie spent the entire speech screaming wordlessly. I have never seen someone scream so loudly without using his mouth before.
Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II. Among the many who tried – and failed – to escape Nazi persecution: Otto Frank and his family, which included wife, Edith, and his daughters, Margot and Anne.
Here’s an interesting factoid about contemporary policing: In 2014, for the first time ever, law enforcement officers took more property from American citizens than burglars did. Martin Armstrong pointed this out at his blog, Armstrong Economics, last week. Officers can take cash and property from people without convicting or even charging them with a crime – yes, really!
Happy Geography Awareness Week! Recognizing that “too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens,” National Geographic created this annual observance to “raise awareness to this dangerous deficiency in American education.”
With Congress considering legislation that would be its first major criminal justice reform measures in a decade, President Obama launched what will be a multi-state speaking tour in support of broad criminal justice reform Thursday, calling for changes to make criminal sentencing, prisons and policing more fair.
Earlier this year, New York Times food critic Pete Wells was moved to write 841 words about breakfast sandwiches. It was a love letter of sorts, an ooey gooey ode to the most basic form of one of the most basic morning foods.
The big policy headline today comes from the Wall Street Journal, which delivers this alarming message: Price Tag of Bernie Sanders’ Proposals: $18 Trillion Holy cow! He must be advocating for some crazy stuff that will bankrupt America! But is that really an accurate picture of what Sanders is proposing?
When I’m craving comfort food, I’ll take my father’s ngau lam over mac and cheese any day. Although it takes the better part of a day to prepare, his Cantonese braised brisket stew always soothes my stomach and my soul. I love the cooking process almost more than the flavor.
District-based Blackboard helped launch the education-technology industry in the mid-1990s. By the early 2000s, its software connected students and professors with textbooks, course materials and each other at nearly every college in the country. Its stock peaked in 2007, at $49, more than triple its opening price on the Nasdaq in 2005.