Inside the Beltway: $266,538 a day: A media kingpin’s salary

Inquiring minds at Variety wanted to know the most recent annual salaries a half dozen of the media realm's most powerful executives. Here's what the news organization found, based on proxy statements and reports filed by media companies with the Security and Exchange Commission.

CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie ...

Lindsey Graham wants White House to apologize for John McCain remark

A White House aide's remark last week that Sen. John McCain's political positions don't matter because he's near death was "disgusting" and the White House should issue an apology, Sen. Lindsey Graham told CBS News in an interview that aired Sunday morning.

The South Carolina Republican, a longtime friend and ...

Donald Trump breaks from conservative policies, reshapes GOP

Traditional conservative groups that have long dominated Republican Party politics have found themselves locked out of the White House on crucial issues on which President Trump goes his own way, most glaringly on get-tough trade policy and his use of tariffs to squeeze trade rivals.

But in the era of ...

Gun rights group to hold free firearm lessons for 800 women

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit gun rights advocacy group plans to provide free firearm shooting lessons to 800 women.

Legally Armed in Detroit is holding the annual event May 20 at the Top Gun Shooting Sports gun range in Taylor, southwest of Detroit.

The event is for women interested ...

Obama allies spread Donald Trump, Russia collusion stories to undermine transition

Republican-driven investigative reports on Russia have provided an unanticipated view into secret anti-Trump maneuvers by Obama loyalists during the span of the presidential transition.

Congress set out in early 2017 to investigate Moscow election interference and any coordination with the Donald Trump campaign.

As the collusion avenues led to dead ...

U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem shows Trump pro-Israel bias, Palestinians say

JERUSALEM — Monday's opening of the U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, cheered by Israelis as a historic validation, is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by President Donald Trump and a new blow to dreams of statehood.

The festive inauguration helps harden Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' ...

Axios of Weasel

Scott Johnson, PowerLine
Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei are two of the three founders of the news site Axios. Allen came out of Politico via the Washington Post; VandeHei had co-founded Politico after work at the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. They are heavy hitters in the news business. When they purported to summarize 'The public case against Trump' yesterday, I thought attention should be paid.

As Go the Suburbs, So Goes the Nation?

Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register
The sound-bite version of American politics tends to come from our dominant media centers on the coasts, while the right-wing counter-culture snarls back from the smaller cities and towns of the heartland. Yet the real future of America, including that of its politics, lies in a place with little voice in the political debates — suburbia (which includes the more far-flung exurbs).

Odebrecht, nucleus of mega-graft scandal, tries to go clean

SAO PAULO (AP) - On the sixteenth floor of the headquarters of Odebrecht, the construction company at the center of one of the largest graft scandals in history, the executive charged with stamping out corruption insists the firm has changed its ways.

Meanwhile, at the reception area downstairs, a justice ...