Alabama columnist, Post’s Moore stories win Pulitzers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama columnist John Archibald on Monday won a Pulitzer Prize, and so did The Washington Post for its stories uncovering misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore during Alabama's U.S. Senate campaign last year.

Archibald of the Alabama Media Group was awarded journalism's highest honor for commentary. ...

The Latest: California city to vote on sanctuary exemption

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on immigrant sanctuary in California (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

Leaders in the small Southern California city of Los Alamitos are scheduled to vote on a proposal for a local law to exempt the community from the state's so-called sanctuary law.

Protesters for ...

Trump Is Not a Neoconservative and Never Will Be

Sebastian Gorka, The Hill
The United States is not — and should never be — “the world’s policeman.” There are many, many places in the world where humans are suffering on a mass scale, yet we are not involved militarily in alleviating that suffering. Nevertheless, there existed a moral and national security imperative for us to act decisively and with force in Syria last night after the chlorine attack in Douma last week.

Lawmakers advance bill to bar manufacture of ‘ghost guns’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers advanced a measure to prohibit the purchase of firearms parts used to make untraceable weapons, or so-called ghost guns.

The Democrat-led Senate law and public safety committee approved the measure on Monday. The panel is also considering a half-dozen gun-controlled measures that have ...

Trump puts hold on additional Russia sanctions: report

President Trump reportedly put a stop to plans to impose additional sanctions on Russia for its alleged role in a recent suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria because he was not yet comfortable with putting the penal...

Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for Weinstein scandal

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo movement and set off a worldwide reckoning over sexual misconduct in the workplace.

The Times and The Washington ...

The Latest: 2 Pulitzers for reporting on Roy Moore

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):

5 p.m.

An Alabama columnist and the Washington Post won a Pulitzer for stories uncovering the past of Republican Roy Moore during Alabama's U.S. Senate campaign last year.

John Archibald of the Alabama Media Group was awarded ...

Donald Trump: Economy ‘starting to rock’ from impact of tax cuts

President Trump said Monday the Republican tax cuts are producing boom times in the U.S., with historically low unemployment for minorities.

"This could be one of the greatest booms ever," Mr. Trump said in the predominantly Cuban-American city of Hialeah, Florida. "This country is starting to rock with our businesses ...

Scalise undergoes planned surgery 10 months after shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Steve Scalise, badly wounded by a gunman at a Republican baseball practice 10 months ago, underwent planned follow-up surgery Monday, and doctors were planning additional procedures.

The Louisiana congressman, seen as a potential successor to retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, was treated at MedStar Washington Hospital ...

Walker: Greitens should go if reports are accurate

MADSON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should step down if allegations he blackmailed a woman are accurate.

Greitens is scheduled to stand trial next month on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to the woman's claim that he took a photo of her ...

Trump backs off sanctions against Russia for involvement in Syria

President Trump is holding off for now on new economic sanctions against Russia over Moscow's support for Syria, the White House said Monday, a day after a top administration diplomat said the sanctions were imminent.

"We're evaluating, but nothing to announce right now," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ...

Neither Precise Nor Proportionate

Eliot Cohen, The Atlantic
“Precise and proportionate” is how Secretary of Defense James Mattis described the recent shower of missiles that fell on three targets in Syria. Precise, possibly, although anyone who has dealt with them knows that smart weapons often do dumb things. But proportionate? On that one we should trust the words of poets, not generals:

A ‘Goldilocks’ Air Strike on Syria

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker
As the war drums were being beaten for an attack on Syria in response to its apparent use of chlorine gas, I shared some of the fears of such critics as Tucker Carlson and Michael Savage – that we were being led into a possible war that could end up a quagmire. My greatest reservation was the possibility of toppling Assad and reaping another Libya or Iraq, with even worse enemies taking control. And for all the brutality of the Assad regime, it has prevented wholesale religious massacres in a multi-religion state.