At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week.

In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while competing with Western allies for an ...

Mix of setbacks, gains unsettles many transgender Americans

NEW YORK (AP) - For transgender Americans, 2018 has been marked by series of advancements and setbacks.

The steps forward have included numerous legislative actions and court rulings buttressing civil rights and a victory by a transgender candidate in Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary.

The steps back have included the Trump ...

The Latest: Committee to look into second woman’s accusation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):

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Senate Judiciary Committee staff say they will look into a report that a second woman is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

Mazie Hirono to question Brett Kavanaugh on high school environment

Judiciary Committee member Sen. Mazie Hirono said Sunday she'll question Brett Kavanaugh about his high school environment when he appears before lawmakers this week.

The Supreme Court nominee will likely appear before the committee Thursday to respond to accusations of sexual assault from three decades ago after Christine Blasey Ford ...

Rod Rosenstein’s fate hinges on whether Donald Trump believes Andrew McCabe

WASHINGTON — The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump, though one person who was present at the time ...

Have We Learned Nothing Since Anita Hill?

Ruth Marcus, Washington Post
Anita Hill's truthfulness was brutally questioned. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., accused her of "flat-out perjury." So was her sanity. I recall a fevered phone call from a White House adviser peddling the notion that Hill suffered from "erotomania," a psychiatric disorder involving romantic delusions. So was her character. "A little bit nutty and a little bit slutty," was the contemptuous assessment of then-conservative, now-liberal activist David Brock.

Iran sees threats from abroad after parade attack kills 25

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump's lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled.

"I don't know when we're ...

Democrats confident they’ll win House control in midterm elections

WASHINGTON — The fight for the House majority is over.

At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day.

The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared ...

Hold the Damn Vote

Derek Hunter, Townhall
It was a week of pure political theater, a disgrace to everything this country used to stand for, and Democrats loved every minute of what they’d created. Between the faux outrage and the pearl-clutching across liberal Washington, there wasn’t a fainting couch that wasn’t engaged. It was all garbage.

America’s Jews Are Watching Israel in Horror

Dana Milbank, Washington Post
He recounted Israel’s transformation under Benjamin Netanyahu: the rise of ultranationalism tied to religious extremism, the upsurge in settler violence, the overriding of Supreme Court rulings upholding democracy and human rights, a crackdown on dissent, harassment of critics and nonprofits, confiscation of Arab villages and alliances with regimes — in Poland, Hungary and the Philippines — that foment anti-Semitism.

Kavanaugh and the #MeToo Terror

Ned Ryun, American Greatness
This entire situation with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has transcended the ordinary Beltway circus and entered the theater of the absurd. The moment this unsubstantiated accusation was leveled so late in the process, it reeked of political gamesmanship.