On Saturday mornings, I make eggs and bacon for my four children and wife—usually a dozen eggs and most of the package of bacon—before shoveling the kids into the car, hopping into the driver’s seat, and pretending my minivan is a Mustang so that we get to catechism class on time. By the time I
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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has spent a total of 12 hours before the House Intelligence Committee answering questions about collusion between the campaign and Russians, but he said Monday he could have wrapped the line of questioning up in five minutes. “I could have answered their questions very simply in the first five
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Democratic leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to extradite the 13 Russian nationals that special counsel Robert Mueller indicted so they can face trial, The Hill reported. “We write to urge your administration to devote all resources available to ensure that the Russian nationals indicted for allegedly interfering with the 2016 elections are brought to justice
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Democratic Sen. Jon Tester released the first ad of his re-election campaign by touting the 13 bills of his signed into law by the No. 1 Republican, President Donald Trump. “Washington’s a mess, but that’s not stopping me from getting bills to help Montana signed into law by President Trump,” Tester says. The 30-second video
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U.S. national security officials are threatening to recommend that President Donald Trump block Broadcom Ltd.’s proposed takeover of rival chipmaker Qualcomm Inc., according to a Treasury Department letter made public Monday. An investigation of the deal by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which reviews purchases of American firms by foreign investors, has
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“More and more” people in the Obama administration had access to a salacious dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump than had been initially thought, Rep. Pete King said Monday, pointing to the House Intelligence Committee’s decision to send its survey questions to two officials from former Vice President Joe Biden’s office. “It was being spread among
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. expects North Korea to be in direct touch after President Donald Trump agreed to Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet, urging patience as preparations for the potentially historic handshake are worked out. “We’ve not heard anything directly back from North Korea, although we expect to hear something
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Fifty-one percent of voters support Democrat Conor Lamb in the race to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, while 45 percent back Republican Rick Saccone, a new Monmouth University Poll revels. The lead is based on a turnout yielding a Democratic surge similar to voting patterns seen in other special elections in the past year, pollsters
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian government has deemed members of religious minorities, such as Christians and Jews, “enemies of the state,” an analyst tells Breitbart News, echoing the U.S. State Department. “The religious minorities in Turkey, like the Christians, Jews, and a few others, suffer from unequal treatment. … The religious minorities are believed
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A judge recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald suggested a settlement as the preferred outcome after hearing lawyers argue whether it’s constitutional for Trump to block some followers. “Isn’t the
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On April 20, 1999, two students attacked Columbine High School, killing 13 and wounding 21 more. Two weeks ago, a former student did the same thing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, killing 17 and wounding 16 more. Nearly two decades separate these tragedies. Yet, our grieving nation is still searching for a
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Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, hopes Democrats run on the idea of abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), because such an idea would be detrimental to them politically. “The fact is, they want a sanctuary nation and it’s great politics for Republicans, but it’s terrible for the country,” Schlapp said Monday
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Reviews and News: Is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein “a warning against freewheeling scientific experimentation”? Ronald Bailey says no. The paradoxical Renoir: He was disgusted at the “high, ridiculous prices” his art fetched in America but refused to exhibit his work at the Société des Artistes Indépendants because it would cause the value his “canvases to drop
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Anthony Scaramucci likened President Donald Trump’s rallies to a Frank Sinatra performance, saying the president is “redefining what the word ‘presidential’ means.” However, the former White House communications director also told MSNBC that if he were still dispensing guidance, he’d advise the president to not attack members of the media because “it’s not good for
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Scroll down for next story Hosted by Charlie Sykes. Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Mike Warren and host Charlie Sykes discuss President Trump’s wild weekend, the PA-18 special election, and Betsy DeVos’s painful ’60 Minutes’ interview. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD’s iTunes podcast feed here. 12:56
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Eighty percent of Americans expecting a tax refund this year plan to save 25 percent or more, according to a new SunTrust survey. Other plans for tax refunds include paying down debt (35 percent), travel/entertainment (22 percent), retail purchases (18 percent) and home improvement (13 percent). (PRNewsfoto/SunTrust Banks, Inc.) Eighty percent of Americans expecting
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Qatari officials declined to hand over information about the United Arab Emirates’ alleged influence on President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, NBC News reports. Three unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions told NBC that Qatar is reluctant to turn over evidence that allegedly shows the influence the UAE has over members of
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NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing and exchanging information with the author of the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, signed disclosure forms for his former firm to represent a Russian billionaire known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorite oligarch. The detail, being brought to light herein,
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While we catch the most important stories coming from the White House as they happen, some minor stories and small details fall through the cracks on busy news days. When they do, we pick them up … on the flip side. note: this post is updated throughout the day as events warrant See all
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Republicans are throwing millions of dollars in a multi-faceted 11th-hour effort to prop up a weak candidate and salvage victory in a dead-red Pennsylvania district ahead of Tuesday’s special election, Politico reports. The weekend push to secure victory for Rick Saccone involved: A visit from President Donald Trump. Republican National Committee deployed staffers to
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The American Gaming Association (AGA) estimates that Americans will wager more than $10 billion on the upcoming 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Of that $10 billion, only about $300 million – or three percent – will be wagered legally through Nevada sports books. Americans illegally bet at least $150 billion annually on sports empowered by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992
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