What do Queen Elizabeth II and Vladimir Putin have in common?
Well, according to President Donald Trump, there is no difference between having a chat with Britain's queen and accepting dirt about a political opponent from...Read more
A 47-page indictment released last August by the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego laid out how Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and wife Margaret had spent more than $250,000 in campaign donations from 2010 to 2017 for ...Read more
With young men and women marching across stages last week, I thought it would be funny to put together a graduation speech for them consisting solely of tweets from Donald Trump.
It wasn't funny. It was sobering. I quit ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, is a man from the 1930s. If you didn't believe that before, you certainly should believe it now. Sanders last week...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Do you build the economy from the top down or from the bottom up? And is the main purpose of the economy the production of things or the enhancement of life?
I can imagine immediate objections to both ...Read more
As I have written before, groundhogs live in my yard.
They're fat, furry, graceless, beaver-faced things and they live well in and out of their hole, feasting, not just on what grows, but on birdseed that's fallen from ...Read more
The U.S. budget deficit is now almost $740 billion, the Treasury Department reported last week, prompting a new round of familiar criticism of 2017's Tax Cut and Jobs Act: The law's huge tax cuts were irresponsible, as ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has severed ties with some of its pollsters after the leak of months-old surveys showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in key states, according to ...Read more
After three years of scandal over Russia's interference in America's 2016 election, President Donald Trump drew a storm of criticism for saying he would not tell the FBI if a foreign country offered him dirt on an opponent...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- By her own telling, Margaret Hunter's marriage to Rep. Duncan Hunter was a love-at-first-sight relationship. It was a union forged in politics and mutual attraction that until recently appeared to be little ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A majority of American voters say they would be "very uncomfortable" voting for President Donald Trump in 2020, an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows.
Some 52% reported being very uncomfortable about Trump ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Half of American voters say the Trump administration has gone too far on immigration enforcement, and optimism about the U.S. economy, while still high, has slipped over the past quarter as trade tensions ramp ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- As an LGBTQ ally, I am a work in progress. I don't know firsthand what it's like to be rejected or marginalized -- even by family and friends -- because of who I am, so Pride Month is a time for introspection....Read more
WASHINGTON -- My father died with a smile on his face. But, of course, he would.
A few days earlier, as his wife, my sister and I gathered around his bed in the intensive care unit, I said, "I'll bet he's thinking right ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- "It is a great advantage to a president," said the 30th of them, "and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man." Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz, a conservative movement star, wants to team up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the rising star among Democratic ' progressives.
It won't be easy.
Cruz, a Texas Republican, offered on ...Read more
Orlando activists are planning a London-style greeting for the president Tuesday when he launches his reelection campaign in Central Florida.
Organizers planning a rally near the Amway Center announced Saturday that they'...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, gearing up for the official start of his 2020 campaign, warned that the U.S. would face an epic stock market crash if he's not reelected.
"If anyone but me takes over," Trump told his...Read more
When politicians talk in private, they regularly use a cruel shorthand. For example, a candidate who is uninformed, unreflective and uncurious is often branded a "lightweight," as in, "He is so lightweight he could tap-...Read more
We did it, America. After letting our social media panic rise for years, we finally helped convince Twitter to ban God.
OK, it wasn't God, per se, but rather TheTweetOfGod, a satirical account run by a former "Daily Show"...Read more
- Margaret Hunter's guilty plea could complicate Rep. Duncan Hunter's defense, experts say
- It's OK to take campaign dirt from foreign powers according to Trump. Is it legal?
- Supreme Court passes, for now, on a new wedding cake dispute
- Supreme Court upholds state and federal prosecutions over the same incident
- Voters in Fox poll say Trump has gone too far on immigration,
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