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Unwanted sexual advances not just a Hollywood story, poll finds

More than half of women polled have experienced unwanted sexual advances. ...
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North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment." ...

Unwanted sexual advances not just a Hollywood story (POLL)

More than half of women polled have experienced unwanted sexual advances. ...

McCain slams ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ sweeping US

McCain was presented with the Liberty Medal. ...

Does Religious Liberty Apply to All Religions?

Recently Attorney General Sessions released a memo on the subject of “Federal Law Protections of Religious Liberty” in which he outlined twenty principles of religious liberty.  The people who attended the Values Voter Summit last weekend hailed this as a major achievement, while many other expressed concern that it was nothing more than a license...

The Note: Fake news or real, the Trump-McConnell bromance was on display

Trump declared that he’s "closer than he’s ever been" to McConnell. ...

Trump draws ire after claiming past presidents didn’t call fallen soldiers’ families

Trump later walked back the comments. ...

Quick Takes: Trump’s Obsession With Obama

* These remarks by Trump are drawing a lot of attention today. * Gregg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs, was so outraged that he called Dave Zirin to let off some steam. I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this President had said, and his approach to running this countr...

Trump’s dumbfounding, expansive press conference with Mitch McConnell, annotated

President Trump took part in an extensive Q&A with reporters Monday in which he falsely accused his predecessors of not calling the families of fallen soldiers, suggested Puerto Rico shouldn’t need food and water distributed by the military, and said he might re-think his drug czar nominee after a blockbuster Washington Post/”60 Minutes” report on […] ...

Is the New York Times Social Media Policy Good for Journalism?

The New York Times issued last week a new policy on the use of social media by its reporters. The reaction among high-profile journalists ranged from concerned to cynical. Matt Pearce of the Los Angeles Times made a ...

President Trump and Mitch McConnell’s reality-defying kumbaya at the White House

President Trump and Mitch McConnell’s reality-defying kumbaya at the White House President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...

The Senate Republicans’ Uncertain Majority

Republicans had hoped that 79-year-old Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi would return to work today, but he had a urinary tract infection recurrence over the weekend. It’s unclear when he will return to the Senate, or how reliably he will be available to vote over the next several months. Given th...

Key moments from Trump’s wide-ranging press conference with McConnell

The appearance was not previously listed on the president’s schedule. ...

Trump called on Fox News three times and crushed a softball about Clinton and NFL protests

Trump called on Fox News three times and crushed a softball about Clinton and NFL protests It was the signature moment of Monday’s instant-classic news conference...

Republicans Are Betting on Tax Cuts to Save Them

Take a look at some of the quotes Sean Sullivan collected at a two-day midtown Manhattan summit of the Koch brothers’ powerful donor netwo...

Trump says his relationship with McConnell is ‘outstanding’

Reports of discord between the pair were directly refuted. ...

Trump says he ended insurers’ ‘gravy train’ by cutting subsidy payments

The president also said he understood criticism GOP senators are facing. ...

Trump: Cuba ‘is responsible’ for attacks on US personnel

President Donald Trump says he believes Cuba "is responsible" for attacks on American government personnel in Havana ...

At least 3 killed in Ireland as storm Ophelia prompts warning of ‘danger to life’

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia include "violent and destructive" winds. ...

Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

The Supreme Court has agreed to take on a major dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad ...