Trump’s Bad Deal with the Taliban

Trump’s Bad Deal with the Taliban

Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio are senior fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and the editors of FDD’s Long War Journal. Last week, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, launched into a broadside against Zalmay Khalilzad, the chief American diplomat responsible for negotiating with the Taliban. Addressing reporters in Washington, Mohib insinuated…
‘He’s the real deal’: Beto’s jaw-dropping windfall quiets critics

‘He’s the real deal’: Beto’s jaw-dropping windfall quiets critics

Beto O’Rourke announced Monday that in the first 24 hours of his presidential campaign, he had raised a staggering $6.1 million. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections ‘Six million bucks overnight is impressive and anyone who says otherwise doesn’t understand the game,’ said one top Democratic donor. By DAVID SIDERS and DANIEL STRAUSS 03/18/2019 02:12…
The myth of ‘Middle-Class Joe’

The myth of ‘Middle-Class Joe’

If former Vice President Joe Biden runs in 2020, his newfound wealth could give his Democratic and GOP opponents an opening to attack him as disingenuous, or at least less than advertised. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images “Middle-Class Joe” Biden has a $2.7 million vacation home. He charges more than $100,000 per speaking gig and has…
O’Rourke reports massive $6.1M fundraising haul in first 24 hours of campaign

O’Rourke reports massive $6.1M fundraising haul in first 24 hours of campaign

Beto O’Rourke’s campaign touted its “grassroots” fundraising base, noting that the former congressman pulled in donations from all 50 states and every U.S. territory within the first 24 hours. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after launching his presidential campaign, crushing the first day…
2020 Dems warm to expanding Supreme Court

2020 Dems warm to expanding Supreme Court

The GOP has confirmed two relatively young Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, and stocked the lower benches with judges who could serve for decades. | Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP 2020 Elections A series of White House hopefuls are expressing new interest in remaking the courts — payback for Republican…
Are Democrats Facing Their Own Tea Party-Style Reckoning?

Are Democrats Facing Their Own Tea Party-Style Reckoning?

A wave election in midterms leading to a new House majority, won with victories by moderates in swing districts. A few freshman members in some of the safest seats in the country pursuing an ideologically “pure” agenda that riles up the party’s base but could endanger the moderates who were essential to winning the majority.…
‘Stay strong and fight back’: Trump urges Fox News to dig in on Carlson and Pirro

‘Stay strong and fight back’: Trump urges Fox News to dig in on Carlson...

“Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro,” President Donald Trump tweeted. Pirro has been criticized for appearing to question the patriotism of a Muslim-American member of Congress. | Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images White House The president’s Twitter screed followed a particularly bruising week for the conservative cable news outlet. By QUINT FORGEY 03/17/2019 05:20 PM EDT President Donald…
Iowa’s most in-demand Democrat

Iowa’s most in-demand Democrat

Iowa state Senate candidate Eric Giddens (front) addresses a canvassing kickoff event with Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke in Waterloo, Iowa. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 elections Democratic presidential candidates are flocking to help a local special election candidate — and build a little goodwill for 2020. By ELENA SCHNEIDER 03/17/2019 06:50 AM EDT WATERLOO,…
How the Democrats’ White House hopefuls turned against tech

How the Democrats’ White House hopefuls turned against tech

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has taken the hardest line against the tech industry, calling for the federal government to shrink and split up industry giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images technology The attacks and skepticism that prominent Democrats are directing to Silicon Valley represent a major cultural change in the party. By…
Trump spy agency nominee marooned in Senate standoff

Trump spy agency nominee marooned in Senate standoff

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley recently placed a fresh hold on William Evanina, who has been nominated twice. | Win McNamee/Getty Images cybersecurity The dispute has kept William Evanina from officially assuming a counterintelligence post for more than a year. By MARTIN MATISHAK 03/17/2019 07:00 AM EDT Sen. Chuck Grassley is accusing the Trump…

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