Ex-Omaha Tribal Council member gets 5 years of probation

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Omaha Tribal Council member has been sentenced to five years of probation and told to pay more than $13,000 in restitution for misusing federal funds.

Court records say Forrest Aldrich was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. He'd pleaded guilty in June ...

Trump’s Self-Serving Declassification

Michael McGough, Newsday
In announcing that President Donald Trump had ordered the declassification of several documents related to the investigation of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made it sound like there was no politics involved. The disclosures were designed, Sanders said, “for reasons of transparency” and to accommodate requests from Congress.

Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet here in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast.

Voting machines are set up ...

Is the Korea Denuclearization Process for Real?

David Ignatius, Washington Post
After the big bang of the Singapore summit in June, with its showy but vague North Korean commitment to denuclearization, many analysts doubted that the deal had any real substance. But we're beginning to see the first signs of what a serious accord would look like.

How Many Women Does the GOP Want to Lose?

A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics
In the firestorm of allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans have made clear that mitigating their woman problem has taken a back seat to voting him onto the Supreme Court as soon as possible.

Trump Tries Something Surprising: Self-Control

Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard
Now, with the midterm election six weeks away, it’s time for Trump to tighten his grip on his emotions again, limit any distractions, and act like a gentleman. He has a big incentive to do so. If Democrats win the House by a big margin—40 or more seats is possible—he will face impeachment.

FBI Memos Raise Deep Questions on Russia/Trump Intel Assessment

Sara Carter
In newly obtained emails, bureau officials noted there was not enough intelligence to support the January 2017 findings by the CIA. New Strzok Texts: "I hope this upcoming presidency doesn't fill my years with regret wondering what we might have done differently."

Why Should We Believe Kavanaugh?

Catherine Rampell, Washington Post
Why does it matter whether a then-17-year-old Brett M. Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to rape a 15 year old, at a house party, 36 years ago? That question is implicit in all of the Republican defenses of the Supreme Court nominee.

How Much Evidence Do We Need to Destroy Someone?

Marc Thiessen, Wash Post
Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempted rape while they were both in high school — a charge he unequivocally denies. She can’t remember the date the alleged attack took place. She isn’t even certain about the year (although she reportedly thinks it may have been the summer around the end of her sophomore year when she was 15).

Believe Him

Katie Pavlich, Townhall
While the majority of women who make sexual abuse allegations tell the truth, ugly history of high profile cases show some don’t.