Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyFormer Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project Frustration builds in key committee ahead of Graham subpoena vote Rosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe MORE (R-Iowa), who wrote a sternly worded letter to Trump earlier this month demanding a more detailed explanation for Linick’s ouster, said a five-page response received from White House counsel Pat Cipollone this week didn’t provide enough information. … [Read more...] about Democrats broaden probe into firing of State Department watchdog
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Law enforcement officials left no doubt that Alshamrani was motivated by jihadist ideology, saying he visited a New York City memorial to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and posted anti-American and anti-Israeli messages on social media just two hours before the shooting. … [Read more...] about Official: FBI finds link between Pensacola gunman, al-Qaida
Or how about a 2019 tweet from actress Nancy Lee Grahn that featured photos of migrant children at a border detention center and railed against Team Trump for allegedly torturing kids? As Internet sleuths pointed out, Grahn’s photo was cropped to remove the timestamp: 2015. It garnered nearly 50,000 retweets anyway. … [Read more...] about Sohrab Ahmari: Twitter is ‘fact checking’ Trump, will they also check leading liberals going forward?
In the weeks since State Department inspector general Steve Linick was fired, the fraught relationship between the top US diplomat and the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has appeared to grow increasingly adversarial. Thursday's letter to Menendez is the latest jab from Pompeo, who finds himself under scrutiny and on the defensive after recommending the removal of his agency's independent watchdog. … [Read more...] about Pompeo accuses Democratic senator probing IG firing of ‘hackery’
I have been wondering for years what would trigger a profound collapse of confidence in U.S. global leadership along the lines of the British Suez Crisis of 1956-57, which accentuated America’s definitive “coming out” as the world’s leading superpower and sent the British looking for new and smaller things to do. This pandemic may be that moment, and certainly there are other writers including my friend Parag Khanna and Stephen Marche who are thinking along those same lines. But even before them there were others who pointed to the trend. Charles Kupchan’s book, “The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the 21st Century,” written in 2003 amid the U.S. invasion of Iraq, punctured America’s superpower mystique and showed the world the limits of American financial, military and leadership power. And another was Princeton’s G. John Ikenberry, who wrote the seminal “Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don’t have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities