Special counsel Robert Mueller released the most significant indictment yet in his investigation into Russian election meddling Friday morning, accusing 12 Russian intelligence officials by name of conspiring to steal information from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The criminal charges are Mueller’s first move against Russian nationals since February, and his
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President Donald Trump should view his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as an adversary at the very least, a Russia expert said in a new interview. Nina Jankowicz, a global fellow at the Kennan Institute and an author who is writing a book on Russia’s melding in Eastern European affairs, doled out some advice to Trump
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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, editor at large Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump’s European tour, the Strzok hearings, the Kavanaugh nomination, and the state of the GOP. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to The Daily Standard Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. Source link
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Recent attention to a court decision against a waiver granted to Kentucky to make work requirements part of its Medicaid program should spur congressional action on Obamacare to give states greater flexibility to help those in need. Under the current Obamacare structure, states that want to help low-income people get care and coverage are pushed into a
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One duty of the fact checker as it pertains to internet rumors is the continued push back against those stubborn canards that consistently resurface. (Analogies of whack-a-mole are brought to mind.) “Civil War Erupts In Sweden as Irate Swedes Burn Nine Muslim Refugee Centers to the Ground” is one such mole. The website opreminfo.com republished
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President Donald Trump’s interview with the British newspaper The Sun has “come as a bombshell” to London’s establishment and told leaders what they did not want to hear, former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said Friday. “There is one particular phrase that they did not want to hear and this is the killer line;
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When President Trump announced last Monday that he had chosen Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy, his little speech rang out like a starter pistol. Instantly every activist, party hack, and ideological mainchancer bolted from the blocks, issuing petitions and press releases and formal statements with astonishing speed and at maximum volume. This includes Kavanaugh’s
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Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement triggered alarm among left-wing lawmakers and activists by giving Donald Trump his second Supreme Court nominee in less than two years. It also inspired some to revive the idea of “packing the court” with additional Democratic appointees as soon as circumstances permit. But Senate Democrats aren’t as keen on the idea—even
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Democrats can be expected to offer overblown or even goofy objections to President Trump’s nominees to the Supreme Court. But they’ve outdone themselves in the case of Brett Kavanaugh, a superbly qualified federal judge. There are two factors that could affect the Kavanaugh nomination unfavorably, and Republicans might not see them coming. And no, a
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Qin Yongmin has been in prison longer than some readers of these words have been alive: 22 years. He is 64, so a third of his life. This week Qin was sentenced to another 13 years in prison, this time for “subversion against the state.” He was arrested in 2015 for promoting the idea that
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Bernie Sanders is supposed to be introducing his campaign manager and most loyal staffer, Jeff Weaver. The Vermonter and unwavering Bernie shadow for 32 years has just published a book called How Bernie Won, a rehash of the 2016 Democratic primary with the socialist senator as revolutionary victor in the Democratic party’s war of ideas.
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Senate candidate Kevin Nich­olson’s opponents accuse him of being a young man in a hurry, and at the Independence Day parade on July 3, the charge is in a literal sense true. Dressed in blue jeans and a polo shirt with “USMC” emblazoned on it, Nicholson scrambles to shake hands along the route winding around
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“Thank you for coming,” says Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative backbencher whose soft hands now hold the fate of Theresa May, the outcome of Brexit, and the future of the Conservative party. We sit down at a table in his office in the Palace of Westminster. There are Georgian cartoons on the wall, a teakettle and
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Subtlety not being Donald Trump’s customary approach to his job, his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was a surprisingly artful political play. For the many Trump supporters who delight in the president’s thumb-in-the-eye approach, the Court vacancy was an opportunity for Trump to actually earn the prefab fulminations from Democrats, which were
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Trump channels Thucydides <img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none” src=”//www.facebook.com/tr?id=1594448940865152&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1″> <img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none” src=”http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&amp;c2=8428426&amp;cv=2.0&amp;cj=1&amp;&amp;c5=&amp;c15=”> Source link
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One of the tragedies of American life, as we’ve had occasion to lament in these pages before, is the slow decline of local journalism. The Internet and social media seem to meet many people’s need to stay connected to their communities, news organizations are widely reviled by a polarized public, and most owners of local
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It’s July. The news tends to be less momentous than at other times. The Scrapbook understands that. But the media’s sudden fixation on individual acts of “protest” has us wishing for more stories about kids giving back to the community and celebrities saying dumb things. The week of Independence Day was especially packed with stories
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President Donald Trump visited Brussels on July 10 as part of his three-nation European trip. There he offended our NATO allies and outraged both the American and European news media by excoriating the many alliance members who spend below the 2 percent of GDP they agreed to spend on defense in 2006. Three points seem
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With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to take his place, liberal academics and commentators are panicked, so sure are they that a more conservative Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. Believing as we do that Roe was a moral and constitutional abomination, we can only hope they’re right.
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The line between politics and entertainment grows blurrier with each passing hour. Consider: As the battle over President Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination began to take shape, millions of conservatives in search of expert analysis tuned into . . . Tomi Lahren. “Pressing for a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be
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On June 3, at 6:13 p.m., President Trump was evidently in a bad mood. He had heard or read one too many times that he uses bad grammar and eccentric capitalization. He tweeted: After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the
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