Trump’s Attorney Has Been Trying To Keep Stormy Daniels Quiet Since At Least 2011

New reports indicate that Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen has been involved in efforts to keep Stormy Daniels from telling her story for at least the past seven years.

In Case There Were Doubts about the Politics of the McCabe Firing…

Less than 24 hours after the McCabe firing, the president’s attorney explicitly connects the move to the Mueller probe.

Kelly Tells Reporters Tillerson Was on the Toilet When Told of Firing

One of the supposed “adults” in the Trump administration has no class.

Sam Nunberg’s Epic Meltdown

The former Trump campaign official made the most of his 15 minutes of fame.

Guilt By Association: The Strange Case of the Oshry Sisters

Four social media stars have been fired from their television show after the revelation that Pamela Gellar is their mother.

Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Admits Paying Off Porn Star Alleged To Have Affair With Trump

Donald Trump’s lawyer admits to making a six-figure payment on the eve of the 2016 election to a porn star that Trump was alleged to have had an affair with. That just raises a host of other questions.

Megan McArdle Hired as WaPo Columnist

While I don’t always agree with her, I’ve never ceased to be amazed at the sheer vitriol she inspires, given that she’s unfailingly polite, not discernibly partisan, and bends over backwards to acknowledge the merits of competing viewpoints.

David Clarke Heads To Pro-Trump SuperPAC After Kelly Blocks White House Job

Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke loses out on yet another Trump Administration position thanks to Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Trump Aides Nix Idea Of Going To Charlottesville

“Why the hell would we do that?” — White House official.

The Knives Are Out For Steve Bannon

White House insiders have renewed efforts to oust Presidential adviser Steve Bannon. Can they succeed?

Jim DeMint Out At Heritage

There’s been a palace coup at The Heritage Foundation.

Youth, Women, and Bias in the Ideas Industry

It’s not all peaches and cream for pretty young women.

John McLaughlin, McLaughlin Group Host, Dead At 89

A precursor to modern cable political news with an interesting past has passed away at the age of 89.

Donald Trump To Pick Mike Pence As Running Mate, Reports Say

If reports are correct, Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be Donald Trump’s choice for a running mate.

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Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Assaulting Reporter

The violence that Donald Trump encourages among supporters is manifesting itself in real life.

No, Democrats Aren’t ‘Screwing’ Military Voters

It’s hard to caucus away from home.

Mistrial In First Trial Of Officer In Freddie Gray Case Deals Prosecution A Setback

A setback for prosecutors in the Freddie Gray case.

Bowe Bergdahl To Face Court Martial For Desertion, Endangering U.S. Troops

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a Court Martial for the circumstances that led to his being capture and held captive by the Taliban for five years.

Are The Intelligence Reports On ISIS Being Cooked, And If So Why?

Disturbing reports over the weekend that American leaders may not be getting the kind of unbiased intelligence analysis about ISIS that they need to make decisions.

Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, And The Minister Who Thinks It’s Okay To Kill Gay People

Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee recently kept company with a very disturbing religious leader.

A Night Of Terror In Paris

Reports of at least up to sixty dead, a hostage situation, and attacks at multiple locations in Paris.

Bernie Sanders Wants To End The Federal Marijuana Ban, Conservatives Should Support Him

Senator Bernie Sanders wants to let states decide how to regulate marijuana, or to not regulate it at all if they choose. Intellectually honest conservatives should support his effort.

‘Hillary Loses’ Scenario Demonstrates Why She Wins

A Republican political consultant says Hillary Clinton is in danger of losing the nomination.

Yes, Dylann Roof Is A Terrorist

A word that has come in recent years to be used to refer chiefly to Muslim fanatics obviously applies to a man who murdered nine people because they’re black.

First Batch Of Hillary Clinton Benghazi Emails Reveals No Smoking Guns

The first batch of email from Hillary Clinton regarding the 2012 attack in Benghazi have been released, and they don’t reveal anything we didn’t already know.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

Joint Iraqi-Iranian Operations in Tikrit

Iraqi army and Iranian army in joint offensive to retake Tikrit.

Mitt Romney to Announce 2016 Plans Today

Mitt Romney is set to make an announcement at 11 Eastern today. [UPDATE: He’s out!]

ISIS Gaining Ground . . . But We’ve Stopped Their Momentum!

ISIS owns more territory than it did when the US bombing campaign began.

Should The U.S. Reconsider Its Policy Of Not Paying Ransom For Hostages?

The idea that the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists is simply not historically accurate, so should we be reconsidering the policy of not negotiating with ISIS for the release of Western hostages?

Unless Congress Steps In To Authorize It, The President’s War Against ISIS Is Illegal

As things stand right now, there is no legitimate legal authorization for the President’s war against ISIS, and that’s largely because Congress has failed to act.

Obama: “They” Underestimated ISIS

Apparently, the buck doesn’t stop in the Oval Office these days.

What “Third Term Curse?”

Some have argued that there is an historical bias against political parties holding on to the White House for more than two terms. As with most commonly held ideas, that simply isn’t true.

What If “Justice” In The Mike Brown Case Doesn’t End In A Conviction?

There is a good possibility that Darren Wilson could be acquitted in the shooting of Michael Brown.. Are the protesters ready to accept that reality?

No, Obama Isn’t Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Iraq

The United States is, in fact, doing the exact opposite.

Yes, We Spy On Germany. Big Deal.

There’s a new round of allegations about American spying on Germany.

ISIS Threatening To Open A New Front In Lebanon

Is ISIS about to make the situation in the Levant even worse?

Conservatives Attack Hillary Clinton For Being A Criminal Defense Attorney 40 Years Ago

Once again, Republicans are attacking someone for doing a job the Bill of Rights itself makes necessary and important.

Cliven Bundy on Race

Not only does the headline-making rancher have unique views on the nature of both grazing fees and the federal government, he has some positively retro (to use a kind word) views on race.

Ezra Klein Going Solo

Wonkblog’s founder is leaving the Washington Post to start a new media outlet of his own.

Corsi Strikes Again: Hitler and Argentina

In case you needed a further reason to dismiss Jerome Corsi (and some general thoughts on what Corsi represents).

New York Times Benghazi Story Gets Some Political And Journalistic Push Back

The New York Times Benghazi report raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

What Happens Online Doesn’t Just Stay Online, Justine Sacco Edition

The danger of saying stupid things online apparently has not sunk in with some people.