Marc Short: Democrats are being pressured to vote against Mike Pompeo

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said Monday that Democrats are being pressured by liberal groups to vote against Mike Pompeo's confirmation for secretary of state.

"The reason for the opposition is the Moveon.org and the Bernie Sandinistas have littered Democratic offices. They'll tell us that in private, ...

Baltimore bill would tighten restrictions on lobbyists

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen plans to introduce a bill that would tighten restrictions on lobbyists.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Cohen plans to introduce the bill Monday. Cohen says the bill is a response to constituents who say they feel kept in the dark about the ...

Seeding a Fact-Checking Conversation: Claims and Ratings

Kalev Leetaru, RCP
One of the goals of the RealClearPolitics’ Fact Check Review is to seed informed conversation about the fact-checking landscape. Towards this end, it was gratifying recently to hear from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker offering that publication’s take on two of the key focal points we draw out in the Review: factually true statements labeled as false on grounds of being “misleading” and the common practice of assigning a single rating to a collection of independent claims.

The Real Donald Trump

Ronald Kessler, The Daily Caller
When I asked President Trump about his practice of giving out hundred dollar tips to janitors and workmen, he became defensive.

The Intersectional Left vs. Kanye West

William Sullivan, American Thinker
The left may not win this fight as they’ve won so many others, such as Dave Chappelle, who innocently suggested to an audience that we should “give Trump a chance.” He later apologized for it after the comment angered some of his more “woke” fans. More recently, after a social backlash, pop-country singer Shania Twain apologized for an “awkward” comment she made in Guardian interview, in which she said that she would have voted for Donald Trump.The SJWs of the left demand absolute compliance to maintain relevance in the social sphere, you see.

Facebook: A Mass Media Micro-Surveillance Monopoly

Clement & Lyon, Globe & Mail
The social media giant, Facebook, is in the public spotlight, called to account for its cavalier handling of the life details of two billion users. Hard on the heels of the U.S. Congress hearings, the Canadian Parliament has begun to scrutinize the breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. This is a perfect opportunity to understand better the darker corners of today’s digital society and take appropriate remedial action.

A Trump Even Sweden Has to Appreciate

Charles Hurt, Washington Times
Amid all the press frothing and Democrat demagoguery over the phantom Russia collusion scandal, President Trump has been systematically and persistently chalking up victory after victory, making good on a long list of promises he made during the campaign.

The Hardest Job in the World

John Dickerson, The Atlantic
Donald Trump often appears to be a president in rebellion against his office. A president, we have come to expect, hastens to the scene of a natural disaster to comfort the afflicted. After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, President Trump arrived tardily and behaved unseriously, tossing rolls of paper towels at storm-battered residents as if he were trying to drain three-point shots.

With Few Policy Prospects, Will Conservatives Divorce Trump?

Bill Scher, RCP
Speaker Paul Ryan may want to spend more time with his family, but he also knows that there’s nothing for him to do in Washington. Maybe you’d settle for seeing your children on the weekend if there was a real shot at enacting big conservative reforms. But there’s no point making such sacrifices if all there is to do is keep the government open with legislative duct tape.

NAACP to honor students for anti-gun violence activism

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit NAACP branch will recognize students from about a half-dozen Detroit-area high schools for their activism, including participation in protests to end gun violence.

The civil rights organization will present the honor during the 63rd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner on May 6 at Cobo ...