Democrats’ Jujitsu Moves on Immigration Reform

Dave Ray, RealClearPolitics
Washington is waiting to see when action on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals again will be slipped into some must-pass piece of legislation, where it ultimately has little chance of prevailing on its own. This, despite the fact that Democrats’ amnesty “jujitsu” moves have many Americans, including DACA recipients, scratching their heads. The most recent bout of “chase your tail” that we’ve all watched since the election of President Trump is just a snapshot of years of amnesty promises made and broken by Democratic leaders, starting with the Obama...

Facebook Is America’s Scapegoat Du Jour

Megan McArdle, Washington Post
Whenever a new communications medium is born, panic follows. Witness the collective freakout when America learned that a firm called Cambridge Analytica had used some deceptively procured Facebook data to create what the Guardian dubbed “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.”

Cambridge Analytica & Silicon Valley’s Moral Reckoning

David Remnick, New Yorker
When it comes to the phenomenon of Donald Trump, you have to give him this: sanctimony is not foremost among his sins. He provokes no moral disappointment, because he creates no moral expectations. Just as his business career was characterized by Mob-connected cronies, racial bias, aggrieved contractors, dubious partners, byzantine lawsuits, and tabloid sensation...

A Self-Assured Trump Prepares for War With Mueller

Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair
For the better part of the last month, Donald Trump has been winging it. His standoff with his chief of staff, John Kelly, appears to be resolved for the time being, with Trump having decided to return to the seat-of-the-pants decision-making that he believes won him the presidency. That doesn’t mean he has fully given up the idea of firing Kelly, though. One outside adviser to the White House said Trump has recently mulled the concept of creating a new West Wing structure without a chief of staff, one that would instead have four co-equal principals reporting directly to him. Trump...

Donald Trump: House Intelligence Committee finds ‘no evidence’ of collusion

President Trump on Friday morning tweeted the summary of the House Intelligence Committee's findings regarding the Russian collusion case.

"House Intelligence Committee votes to release final report. FINDINGS: (1) No evidence provided of Collusion between Trump Campaign & Russia. (2) The Obama Administrations Post election response was insufficient. (3) Clapper ...

The Memo: Lawyer’s exit signals harder line by Trump

The resignation of the lead attorney on President Trump's personal legal team is the strongest sign yet that Trump wants to pursue a harder line in confronting special counsel Robert Mueller.John Dowd resigned on T...

Congress OKs $1.3T Budget, Averting Another Shutdown

Congress gave final approval early Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late scuffles and conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and...

Students scarred by Vegas massacre join Florida rallying cry

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kaitlynn Willoughby was frustrated by how quickly gun control debates stalled after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Her friend, 20-year-old Quinton Robbins, was among the 58 people killed Oct. 1 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. By the holidays, ...