Politics

Why Bipartisan Ideas Became a Rarity in the House

Nancy Pelosi is returning as speaker of the House of Representatives amid a partisan standoff that has made it virtually impossible to move forward on major legislation requiring the support of both Democrats and Republicans. Now, she has a chance to fix at least part of the problem. Prodded by some House Democrats, in late November she agreed to establish ...

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David M. O’Brien, Who Studied Supreme Court Politics, Dies at 67

David M. O’Brien, a scholar and author who dissected the Supreme Court’s internal machinations and ideological dynamics, treating it as a political institution as much as a legal one, died on Dec. 20 at his home in Charlottesville, Va. He was 67. His daughter Sara O’Brien said the cause was lung cancer. Dr. O’Brien taught politics at the University of ...

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The Top 18 Media Grinches of 2018

The Fox News Caravan Crew Image Pete Hegseth, a “Fox & Friends” weekend co-host, said that the slow-moving “caravan” of migrants making their way toward the United States “looks more like an invasion than anything else.” A frequent Fox guest, Sidney Powell, accused the migrants of bringing diseases with them, and another Fox News guest, David Ward, got more specific, ...

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Der Spiegel to Press Charges Against Reporter Who Made Up Articles

HANOVER, Germany — Der Spiegel has announced that it will press charges against a former star reporter accused of systemically faking interviews and articles, in what might be the biggest journalism scandal in Germany since another newsmagazine published fake Hitler diaries 35 years ago. The announcement came as the United States ambassador waded into the scandal by accusing the newsmagazine ...

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Want to Understand ISIS? Read These 3 Books.

On Wednesday, President Trump ordered that all of the approximately 2,000 American troops in Syria be withdrawn within 30 days, tweeting in explanation, “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump presidency.” These books explore how the Islamic State (ISIS) gained power, the damage they have caused and why many were drawn to ...

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