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Fact-checking the Rosenstein hearing about the Russia probe

Senators rehashed the Russia investigation Wednesday at a testy hearing with former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who defended special counsel Robert Mueller, but disavowed misconduct related to surveillance of an ex-Trump campaign adviser. The partisan backdrop was intriguing: Republicans on the panel asked the most aggressive questions of Rosenstein, a Republican who was appointed…MORE

Why Trump has the FBI, ICE and TSA patrolling Washington streets

Why Trump has the FBI, ICE and TSA patrolling Washington streets

President Donald Trump’s message of law and order has manifested itself in Washington, DC, in a way he’s threatened to do in states but has not been able to achieve. In the nation’s capital, Trump has been able to more easily direct troops and a range of federal authorities positioned across the city to respond…MORE

Why women should really worry Trump

If President Donald Trump loses his bid for reelection this fall, he needs to look no further than women to grasp the root of his demise. The gender gap — the difference between which party and which candidate men and women support — is at or near historic highs in several new national polls. In…MORE

Senate fails to pass House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill

Senate fails to pass House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill

The Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill in the chamber, a sign that members from both parties still have not come to agreement over how to green-light fixes to the program. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York asked for unanimous consent to pass the legislation making…MORE

Jimmy Carter on George Floyd protests: ‘Silence can be as deadly as violence’

Jimmy Carter on George Floyd protests: ‘Silence can be as deadly as violence’

Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that “silence can be as deadly as violence,” and called on Americans in positions of “power, privilege, and moral conscience” to fight racial discrimination in his first public reaction to the nationwide unrest surrounding the police killing of George Floyd. “People of power, privilege, and moral conscience must stand…MORE

Welcome to our reality, white America

The books are flying off the virtual shelves: “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” Robin DiAngelo; “So You Want to Talk About Race,” Ijeoma Oluo; “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Michelle Alexander. Social media streams, meanwhile, are filled with white Americans learning…MORE

Nancy Pelosi becomes the latest Democratic lawmaker to visit DC protests

Nancy Pelosi becomes the latest Democratic lawmaker to visit DC protests

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday visited protesters outside the US Capitol to show solidarity with demonstrations following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Pelosi, wearing a mask, was mostly greeted by applause, but there were some hecklers. In a brief interview with CNN, Pelosi praised the move by Minnesota Attorney General…MORE