Are NBC, CNN Paying Off the Top Spies Who Leaked Info?

Lee Smith, Tablet
The White House Correspondent's Dinner Saturday night was a platform for the media to push back against the most powerful man in the world, the president of the United States. While Donald Trump constantly derides the top brands in American journalism as Fake News, the WHCA's prize committee presented the Merriman Smith Award for broadcast &

The Latest: Giuliani says Cohen did his job in Daniels case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local):

7:58 a.m.

An attorney for President Donald Trump says the president didn't know the full details of his personal lawyer's arrangement with a porn actress until "maybe 10 days ago."


Why John Kasich Should Run as an Independent in 2020

Morton Kondracke, RCP
The reform movement fueled by political centrists is getting stronger all over the country, but it needs a heavyweight 2020 Independent presidential candidate to gain national traction and big-time financial backing. Ohio Gov. John Kasich ought to take up that challenge. He can’t get the nomination of his own party. Although he’s a lifelong Republican who won statewide in a key battleground state the GOP needs to win the presidency, he’s become much too moderate, not to mention high-principled and independent, for the party. But he could be the strongest, best-financed and...

Anatomy of a Good Fact Check

Bill Zeiser, RealClearPolitics
In our unsettling age of “fake news,” it would seem that Facebook’s third-party fact-checking initiative would be a welcome development. Facebook has teamed up with six independent fact-checking organizations to identify and reduce the spread of fake news. These six organizations, with a combined staff of around 90 people, are in effect offered as the new arbiters of what is factually true. Their balls-and-strikes calls influence social media and search engine optimization, rankings, and the capacity to share content. Participating organizations must agree to adhere to a...

The ‘Uncle Tom’ Card Is Dead

Michelle Malkin, Townhall
Here is a short list of prominent conservatives and independent thinkers who've been accused by their critics of being an "Uncle Tom" or some other vitriolic variation on the overplayed left-wing theme of being a traitor to their race or gender ("Aunt Tomasina," "Uncle Juan," "Aunt Jemima," "Uncle Wong," etc.):

Rethinking the Unthinkable: NATO Strategy for Cyberspace

Liflander & Ducaru, RCP
In the second podcast, Andrew Walworth discusses how war is waged and won in cyberspace with Christian Liflander, who serves as the senior cyber policy official of NATO’s international staff, and Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Sorin Ducaru, former NATO assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges.

Support for Trump Is a Litmus Test in 3 Republican Primaries

James Arkin, RCP
The final debate before next week’s Indiana Republican Senate primary quickly became a test of one thing: Who has the best Trump credentials? Rep. Luke Messer used his opening statement to say he’d be a “true ally” of President Trump to help “make America great again.” Rep. Todd Rokita followed by saying he was the most trusted candidate to “support our president in draining the swamp.” And later, Mike Braun said Trump was the “inspiration” for his run for office and highlighted his business background: “Just like President...