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Democratic Rebuttal to Nunes Memo Finally Released

A couple of weeks ago President Trump approved the release of the “Nunes memo,” which alleged FBI abuse of the FISA warrant process to get a wiretap approved on Carter Page, a Trump campaign aide.

The Democratic House Intelligence Memo Has Been Released. Read It Here.

In February, the House Intelligence Committee released the Nunes Memo, a six-page document written by Republican staffers that—according to California Rep. Devin Nunes, the committee

Conservatives Freak Out After Speaker Dares to Mention That Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

During a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, longtime National Review writer Mona Charen made an uncontroversial point: Republicans shouldn’t sanction sexual misconduct

Trump Is Still Tweeting About Arming Teachers

For the fourth day in a row, President Donald Trump is saying strange things about a vague plan to arm teachers: Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and

Do Republicans Really Want to Be the Party of Homer Simpson?

Ted Cruz has said a lot of dumb things during his history of CPAC appearances, but he’s getting a lot of undeserved flak for something he said at this year’s conference: The Democrats are the party of

Former Republican Chairman Is Done With Racist Insults From His Own Party

It takes a lot for someone like Conservative Political Action Conference communications director Ian Walters to make headlines. Speaking at the end of a long day that featured President Donald Trump,

Bernie Sanders Wants to Be a Kingmaker in the Race for Congress

The 2016 election may never end but the 2018 election has already begun in earnest. Although Democrats in Wisconsin won’t hold their primary until August, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders traveled to
I Got a New Catblogging Camera This Week

I Got a New Catblogging Camera This Week

I got a new camera this week. But why? Don’t I love my Lumix? I do, but when I got it I was already squeezing my budget pretty hard for something I wasn’t even sure I’d use that much. It’s now obvious

These Companies Are Done With the NRA

Being a member of the National Rifle Association has its perks, many of which are altogether unrelated to guns: Members enjoy discounts on rental cars, hotel rooms, wine, and even health and life

The College Star Who Beat the NCAA in Court Isn’t Done Yet

Long after the end of a storied college basketball career and a short stint in the NBA, Ed O’Bannon saw a version of his former self inside a video game. It was April 2009, and a friend’s

America’s Secret Nuclear Ice Base Is Melting

This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The creation of Camp Century, from the outset, was an audacious scheme. Under the thick
Susan Rice Wearily Replies Yet Again to Republican Party Interrogators

Susan Rice Wearily Replies Yet Again to Republican Party Interrogators

A couple of weeks ago, Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham took yet another shot at Susan Rice, one of the Republican Party’s favorite punching bags. They got hold of a memo that Rice wrote

This Year’s Best Movies Are All Secretly About Food

In the film Phantom Thread—up for six Oscars, including Best Picture—director Paul Thomas Anderson tells the twisted mid-century love story of a laser-focused London fashion designer (Daniel

A Grand Jury Just Indicted Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort on New Charges

Friday isn’t over yet. BREAKING: A federal Grand Jury has returned a new superseding indictment in the Manafort case. The indictment says that Manafort, “secretly retained a group of former senior

We Asked Young Conservatives, “How Would You Stop Gun Violence?” Their Answers Were…Something Else.

On Wednesday, the message from students around America rang loud and clear: Lawmakers must address gun control. Students from Parkland rallied at Florida’s capitol to protest state legislators’

We Asked Young Conservatives, “How Would You Stop Gun Violence?” Their Answers Were Amazing.

On Wednesday, the message from students around America rang loud and clear: Lawmakers must address gun control. Students from Parkland rallied at Florida’s capitol to protest state legislators’

Research Has Found A Vaccine For BS

The other day I was talking to someone I love when suddenly, a gulf opened up between my reality and hers. She was, I realized, a vaccine skeptic. Not an active denier, really—just, as she put it,
Quote of the Day: Next Time, Health Care Reform Will Be a Real War

Quote of the Day: Next Time, Health Care Reform Will Be a Real War

From Harold Pollack, mild-mannered professor at the University of Chicago, on the strategy for health care reform when Democrats return to power: Democrats will be much more ruthless the next time

Trump Clearly Doesn’t Understand Anything About the Paris Climate Accord

Does Donald Trump have any idea what the Paris climate accord really does? Based on the president’s speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, it seems unlikely. In his longest