State Dept.: Assad using crematorium to hide atrocities – CNNPolitics.com

Story highlights A State Department official says the regime could be killing as many as 50 detainees a day The US called on Russia to use its influence to stop the atrocities Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department, laid out newly unveiled declassified intelligence in […]

After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why – The Washington Post

President Trump informed FBI Director James Comey he had been dismissed on May 9, stemming from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails. (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) White House press secretary Sean Spicer wrapped up his brief interview with Fox Business from the White House grounds late […]

Rex Tillerson Doesn’t Understand America – The Atlantic

Google Microdata Mobile only ad Article “Cover” His idea that the country’s interests and its values are two separate things—the first mandatory, the second optional—reflects a misreading of the past. Google Metadata Yuri Gripas / Reuters On May 3rd Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave his first big speech about American foreign policy to the […]

As Republicans Cheered Obamacare’s Repeal, The Law’s Beneficiaries Worried About Survival | HuffPost

On Thursday afternoon, by the narrowest of margins, Republican lawmakers passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Pleased with their victory, they popped Bud Lights and abruptly took buses to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden. Carlos Barria/ReutersThe Republican Party was incredibly happy that it pushed its repeal […]

The New Book That Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign – Rolling Stone

Yikes! New Behind-the-Scenes Book Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign ‘Shattered,’ a campaign tell-all fueled by anonymous sources, outlines a generational political disaster A new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes examines what went wrong during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty There is a critical scene in Shattered, the new behind-the-scenes campaign diary by Jonathan […]

I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific – LA Times

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two days after my 54th birthday, I came very close to dying. I was sitting in an armchair in my Paris apartment, reading a newspaper, when I became dizzy. The next thing I knew, my heart was beating violently. When the paramedics arrived, it was racing at 240 beats per […]