Chicago Women’s March canceled amid anti-Semitism accusations

CHICAGO — Organizers have canceled next month's Women's March in Chicago citing logistical issues, as accusations of anti-Semitism dog the national movement.

Local organizers blamed high costs and not enough volunteers as key reasons for abandoning the rally that would have taken place Jan. 19, when similar marches are scheduled ...

Sean Hannity’s ratings slump amid bad news for Donald Trump

NEW YORK — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn't been good for his most prominent backer in the media.

While Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity will end 2018 as cable news' most popular personality for the second year in a row, he's been slumping in the ...

Judge restricts media coverage of trial for boy in gun case

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A judge has issued restrictions for media coverage of the trial of a 12-year-old eastern Iowa boy accused of trying to shoot a junior high school teacher.

The Quad-City Times reported Wednesday that the Scott County District Court judge ruled the media can't name the boy ...

Court suspends former candidate’s law license for 3 years

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine court has issued a three-year suspension for the law license of a failed Republican district attorney candidate who's been accused of sexual misconduct.

Superior Court Justice Thomas Warren ordered last week that attorney Seth Carey of Auburn should also undergo treatment for personality disorder. ...

Why Britain Should Just Quit Europe

Peter Morici, Washington Times
The European Union is failing. Across the continent ordinary folks are rebelling against elites — those modern-day aristocrats who attended the most prestigious universities and have dominated the continent’s center-left parties and governments since World War II.

Mayor charged by feds says he won’t quit; recall vote next

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts mayor facing federal charges says he will not resign from office, setting the stage for a recall election.

The Fall River City Council had given Mayor Jasiel Correia (JAY'-zil koh-RAY'-uh) until 5 p.m. Wednesday to decide if would leave office on his own. ...

Democrats and the Destroy-Trump Media

Tana Goertz, Des Moines Register
For decades, the biased mainstream media have steadily undermined confidence in our country, portraying America as a violent aggressor rather than the champion of liberty it has always been. With Donald Trump in the White House, their anti-Americanism has only grown more strident.

Georgia ‘deportation bus’ GOP candidate reports to jail

ATLANTA (AP) - A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Georgia who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has turned himself in to county jail after being indicted on charges including insurance fraud.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports an attorney for state Sen. Michael Williams said Wednesday that the indictment presented a "one-sided story" ...

The Trump Doctrine Takes Shape

Tom Basile, Washington Times
Critics of President Trump often grumble that he lacks a coherent foreign policy vision, but as 2018 comes to a close, we’re seeing a Trump Doctrine take shape. It’s a set of policies that promote freedom around the world buttressed by real commitments to state sovereignty, economic security and energy independence.

Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Hinges on Turkey

Angelo Codevilla, American Greatness
Whether pulling the remaining U.S. troops from Syria turns out to be a bold and beneficial move or a stupid, harmful one depends on what Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdo?an will do. That, in turn, depends in no small part on what constraints he senses from President Trump—as well as from Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

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Dec. 22

The Houston Chronicle on capital punishment as a policy:

Pride in our state's exceptional history and traditions related to the Old West may help explain Texans' clinging to some practices that should be consigned to the state's ...

Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

President Trump made a surprise visit Wednesday to U.S. troops in Iraq, his first visit to forces serving in a war zone.

The president was accompanied by first lady Melania Trump on the unannounced trip.

A Reuters photographer captured images of the president and first lady meeting with U.S. service ...

Trump, first lady in Iraq for surprise visit with troops

President Trump and the first lady appeared in Iraq on Wednesday for a surprise visit with troops and senior military leadership at Al Asad Air Base, where he said he has "no plans at all" to remove any of the 5,000 U.S. troops from the country.