The Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative Is Collapsing

Michael Doran, National Review
Barack Obama keeps a close watch on his emotions. “I loved Spock,” he wrote in February 2015 in a presidential statement eulogizing Leonard Nimoy. Growing up in Hawaii, the young man who would later be called “No-Drama Obama” felt a special affinity for the Vulcan first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy,” the eulogy continued. “Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed.”

A Welcome Opportunity to Reform State Department

Michael O'Hanlon, USA Today
President Trump's decision to ask the Senate to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of State, replacing Rex Tillerson, is unsurprising. Rumors to this effect have been floating around for months. But it is still an important moment to take stock of where we are in U.S. foreign policy, as Pompeo prepares to take the reins at a crucial moment in world affairs.

Several issues unresolved as Indiana session nears end

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana lawmakers were in agreement Tuesday on proposals to boost school safety funding and lift the state's ban on granting professional occupation licenses to young immigrants referred to as "Dreamers."

But several other key issues have yet to be resolved before the legislative session adjourns for the ...

Tillerson Delegating Duties, Urges Orderly Transition to Pompeo

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is delegating his responsibilities at the end of the workday Tuesday to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. Speaking to reporters hours after being unceremoniously fired by President Donald Trump in a tweet, Tillerson says he...

Oklahoma Senate OKs adoption bill LGBT group is fighting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill that opponents say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians has cleared the Oklahoma Senate.

Senate Bill 1140 passed 35-9 Tuesday and now heads to the House.

The bill would cover child-placing agencies that block adoptive ...

Anti-wall crowd shouts at border crossing before Trump visit

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Dozens of demonstrators protested President Donald Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall Tuesday, shouting and holding signs at the busiest U.S. border crossing Tuesday before he inspects prototypes intended to guide future construction.

Protesters chanted, "No ban! No wall!" near the San Ysidro border crossing, where tens ...

The Latest: Convicted former Cuomo aide thanks supporters

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the bribery conviction of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

A former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's disappointed about his bribery conviction but will "move forward" as ...

Watch live: Tillerson to address media

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to make a statement to reporters on Tuesday at 2 p.m., hours after President Trump announced he would replace Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.You can watch Till...

The Latest: Survivors’ dad reacts to prosecutor’s decision

MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on the Florida school shooting (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

A Florida man whose son and daughter survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School says he doesn't care if the alleged shooter faces life in prison or the death penalty.

Ira Jaffe said ...

Florida prosecutors seeking death penalty in school shooting

MIAMI (AP) - Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the former student charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month even though attorneys for Nikolas Cruz indicated he would plead guilty if his life was spared.

Cruz, 19, is scheduled for formal arraignment ...

Ex-CIA Director Slams House Intel for Ending Russia Probe

Former CIA Director John McLaughlin sent out a tweet harshly criticizing Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee after the GOP members announced they were ending the panel’s investigation into the Trump campaign alleged ties to Russian election meddling.

Ex- CIA Director Slams House Intel For Ending Russia Probe

Former CIA Director John McLaughlin sent out a tweet harshly criticizing Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee after the GOP members announced they were ending the panel’s investigation into the Trump campaign alleged ties to Russian election meddling.

BuzzFeed lawsuit against Kobach’s office dismissed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A lawsuit filed by BuzzFeed against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach over an open records request has been dismissed.

BuzzFeed contended in a lawsuit filed in October that Kobach's office refused to release emails containing any of 30 terms that relate to immigration or election-related ...