House Republican group reports a record $15 million fundraising haul

The Congressional Leadership Fund announced a $15 fundraising haul on Wednesday breaking previous records.

The super PAC for House Republicans took in the massive amount in the first three months of the year, according to a statement on its quarterly filing. They also reported having $25 million on hand.

"Knowing ...

Time for MBS to Pull a Sadat

Benny Avni, New York Post
Time for MBS to pull a Sadat.The de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg this week that “the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land.”

The Grisly History of Chappaquiddick

Ben Shapiro, National Review
On April 6, a bombshell will hit America's theaters.That bombshell comes in the form of an understated, well-made, well-acted film called "Chappaquiddick." (Full disclosure: They advertise with my podcast.) The film tells the story of Ted Kennedy's 1969 killing of political aide Mary Jo Kopechne; the Massachusetts Democratic senator drove his car off a bridge and into the Poucha Pond, somehow escaped the overturned vehicle and left Kopechne to drown. She didn't drown, though. Instead, she reportedly suffocated while waiting for help inside an air bubble while Kennedy waited 10 hours to call...

Give Anti-Globalism a Chance

Clifford May, Washington Times
“Globalism” is one of those Humpty Dumpty words that seems to mean whatever those using it “choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

The Dumbest Media Freak-Out Since the Last One

Becket Adams, DC Examiner
If you’re a regular consumer of local news television, it’s likely you’ve seen at least one or two promotional ads where the team promises that they “care” and that they’re your number one “trusted source.”

Sinclair Held Its Own Journalists Hostage

Heather Mallick, Toronto Star
The Deadspin compilation of local Sinclair TV anchors across the U.S. reciting a scripted, mandatory, hard-right mea culpa for journalism is perhaps the most frightening Orwellian performance since the McCarthy witch hunts 60 years ago. Their boss, who hates journalists, made them do it.

The Trump-Russia Probe and the Rule of Law

Byron York, Washington Examiner
This week I took part in a debate on the question "Does the Russia investigation endanger the rule of law?" I said yes, and here is why:First, a caveat: If "endanger the rule of law" means "destroys our legal order and threatens our democracy," then no, I don't think the Trump-Russia investigation does that. But if it means "involves our nation's most powerful law enforcement and intelligence agencies in reckless political conduct that undermines our system of elections and the orderly transfer of power," then yes, the Trump-Russia investigation does, in fact, endanger the rule of law.

Pelosi’s Unpopularity Threatens Dems’ Midterm Hopes

Michael Steel, NBC News
Connor Lamb was just the beginning. In the wake of Lamb’s upset victory in the Pennsylvania special election earlier in March, a slew of House Democratic challengers are refusing to say that they will vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker if they are elected to Congress. NBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald and Jon Allen found more than a dozen candidates who won’t back her — and even more who are ducking the question. That’s a big problem for Washington Democrats’ hopes of winning the House majority in the 2018 midterms.

Trump Has a Point About Amazon

Matt Lewis, The Daily Beast
President Trump has an ulterior motive for his attacks on Amazon.com, whose owner also owns The Washington Post. But does he also have a point?Yes and no, it seems.

Martin Luther King: ‘We Can’t Keep On Blaming the White Man’

Jason Riley, WSJ
After Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead 50 years ago as he stood on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tenn., riots broke out in more than 100 cities. There were also reports of violence on college campuses and even on military bases overseas, where some black soldiers refused to report for duty.

A year in, Trump’s pick makes waves at high court

Nearly one year into his tenure, Neil Gorsuch seems to be having the time of his life.The Supreme Court's newest justice is reveling in his role, diving into arguments with gusto and so far fulfilling the expectati...

Expanding map creates tough choices for GOP

The House GOP's campaign arm is facing tough choices about where to shift precious resources in the midterm elections, as Republicans desperately try to stave off a potential blue wave this November.The National Re...

Civil rights complaint filed in man’s deportation case

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A civil rights complaint has been filed on behalf of a Vancouver man, alleging that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer eavesdropped on a courthouse conversation between the man and his defense attorney.

The Columbian reports that the Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed the ...