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Routine Election Monitoring Spurs ‘Suppression’ Claims From Left

November 7, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ In a routine pre-election action, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will monitor polling sites in a total of 35 jurisdictions in 19 states. Some left-leaning websites cast the move as a voter-suppression effort because the attorney general’s announcement talked about voter fraud. In a […]

Trump Calls For Unity Amid Reports Of Bombs Sent To Political Opponents

October 25, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump called for unity and denounced political violence Wednesday as federal law enforcement officials investigated a series of explosive packages mailed to Democratic politicians and the cable network CNN. “In these times, we have to unify. We have to come together,” Trump said in the East Room of the […]

McConnell, Graham Recount Highlights, Lowlights Of Kavanaugh Fight

October 17, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was first elected in 1984, but says his biggest achievement to date is something that didn’t happen. “My decision not to fill the Supreme Court vacancy during the 2016 election was the most consequential decision I’ve ever made,” McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation […]

Trump Seeks Answers In Saudi Journalist’s ‘Terrible’ Disappearance In Turkey

October 13, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Saudi Arabia’s government has some explaining to do to the United States about a missing Washington Post columnist, foreign policy experts say, but the Trump administration shouldn’t make a rush to judgment. Jamal Khashoggi, 59, a Saudi journalist and columnist for the Post, was last seen Oct. 2 going into the […]

4 Questions About Nikki Haley’s Departure As UN Ambassador

October 10, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The Trump presidency has been full of surprises, but personnel changes typically are telegraphed or leaked well in advance. Nikki Haley’s announcement of her resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, however, was a genuine surprise. A major player in the administration’s foreign policy and a revered figure among many […]

FBI’s Previous Probes Would Have Looked Into Kavanaugh’s Drinking

October 3, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Previous FBI background checks should have determined whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had a substance abuse problem, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told reporters Tuesday. Senate Democrats initially called for an FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh. After that update of six previous background investigations commenced, however, […]

Judiciary Committee Advances Kavanaugh To Senate Floor, FBI To ‘Update’ His File Within Week

September 29, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now faces a full Senate vote, after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 Friday along party lines in favor of advancing his nomination. First, though, the FBI will supplement its previous six background investigations on Kavanaugh. The vote came a day after a high-stakes committee hearing […]