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Chas Danner

  1. international affairs
    Everything We Know About the Disappearance and Alleged Murder of Jamal KhashoggiTurkey has alleged that the Washington Post journalist was murdered by the Saudi regime, but it’s not yet clear what has happened.
  2. international intrigue
    Missing Interpol President Was Quietly Detained by ChinaIt took China three days to acknowledge that Meng Hongwei was not even missing, and Interpol now says he has resigned.
  3. supreme court
    Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as 114th Supreme Court JusticeChief Justice John Roberts and former Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the oaths to Kavanaugh at a private ceremony on Saturday night.
  4. politics
    McConnell Says Outrage Will ‘Blow Over’ and GOP Takeover of Courts Will ContinueThe Senate Majority leader has been enjoying his Kavanaugh confirmation victory lap, and says more conservative court stacking is on the way.
  5. politics
    Grassley Suggests Women Can’t Handle Judiciary CommitteeHe then claimed in his walk back that women outwork men in the Senate and should dominate the Supreme Court.
  6. kavanaugh investigation
    FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation May Be Designed to FailWe’re quickly finding out what happens when Kavanaugh’s friends and political allies control an investigation into his alleged sex crimes.
  7. early and often
    Trump Says Secret to Fake Peace With North Korea Was Real LoveIf admiring the world’s authoritarians is wrong, they need only send Trump a “beautiful letter” to remind him he doesn’t want to be right.
  8. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Will Cite His Teen Calendars in Assault DefenseAnd the only thing they seem to prove is that the Supreme Court nominee was into calendars when he was 17.
  9. the kavanaugh hearings
    Christine Ford Will Testify Against Kavanaugh ThursdayAfter back and forth between the GOP and her lawyers, Ford will get to testify against Kavanaugh.
  10. the kavanaugh hearings
    It’s Official: Christine Ford Will Testify Against Kavanaugh on ThursdayFord committed to publicly testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee following days of fraught negotiations between her lawyers and Republicans.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    Christine Ford Wanted to Leave Country If Kavanaugh Became Supreme Court JusticeHer husband says she was overwhelmed with anxiety over the possibility of her alleged attacker becoming so powerful.
  12. hurricane florence
    Florence: Already-Catastrophic Floods Are Going to Get Even WorseWaterways throughout the Carolinas are being overwhelmed by the storm’s record rainfall, 17 people are dead, and more water is coming.
  13. russia investigation
    Sessions Was ‘Enthusiastic’ About Trump-Putin Meeting, Says PapadopoulosPapadopoulos’s account indicates the attorney general may have perjured himself when he said he “pushed back” on the meeting pitch.
  14. politics
    Ben Sasse Has Considered Leaving the GOP to Support the GOPThe senator’s self-proclaimed independence from the Republican Party and Trump continues to be a distinction without a difference.
  15. politics
    Speeches and Scenes From John McCain’s Memorial in Washington D.C.Speakers, including former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, celebrated McCain’s life on Saturday.
  16. catholic church
    Archbishop Claims Pope Francis Was Complicit in Cardinal’s AbusesA controversial archbishop has alleged that Pope Francis and other Vatican officials covered up and enabled a cardinal’s sexual misconduct.
  17. rip
    Senator John McCain Dead at 81The iconic senator survived more than five years as a P.O.W. and more than three decades as a member of Congress.
  18. democratic party
    Democrats Vote to Strip Power From Superdelegates, Reform CaucusesFollowing the contentious 2016 primaries, the DNC embraced the biggest reforms to its presidential nomination process since the 1980s.
  19. politics
    Doorman Who Sold Trump Affair Story to AMI Releases ‘Catch and Kill’ ContractThe former Trump World Tower doorman was likely paid off by AMI to suppress damaging stories about Trump during his presidential campaign.
  20. politics
    White House Speechwriter Fired After Being Linked to White NationalistsDarren Beattie gave a speech in 2016 at a small conference popular with white nationalists, but insists he said nothing “objectionable.”
  21. politics
    Trump Sides With Nixon in New Tirade Against Mueller and the MediaThe president sees Watergate as a failure of loyalty.
  22. russia investigation
    Has White House Counsel Don McGahn Flipped on Trump?McGahn reportedly began cooperating “extensively” with the Mueller investigation after fearing Trump would try to make him a fall guy.
  23. russia investigation
    Mueller Wants Papadopoulos to Go to Jail, Says He Harmed Russia InvestigationProsecutors say the Trump campaign aide’s lies did significant damage to the Russia investigation in its critical early stages.
  24. midterms
    ‘Blue Dog’ Moderate Ed Case Wins Primary for House Seat in Deep Blue HawaiiA former congressman who supported the Iraq War and champions bipartisanship defeated a strong group of candidates in the heavily Democratic state.
  25. seattle
    Seattle Man Dead After Stealing and Crashing Plane, Investigation UnderwayThe Horizon Air ground service agent “was either doing it on a lark, or was suicidal,” according to a local sheriff.
  26. midterms
    Indicted Congressman Chris Collins Ends Reelection CampaignThe New York Republican was arrested on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
  27. international affairs
    Crackdown Feared in Venezuela After Alleged Assassination Attempt on MaduroA bizarre alleged attack on Venezuela’s president may help him consolidate even more power in the country.
  28. russia investigation
    Trump Acknowledges Son Sought Clinton Dirt From RussiansThe president says that meeting Russian officials to obtain damaging information about a political opponent is “done all the time.”
  29. politics
    Trump Believes Giuliani’s Claim That Mueller Has Nothing on Him: ReportRudy Giuliani’s PR blitz in defense of President Trump is apparently working — on President Trump.
  30. russia investigation
    Alleged Russian Agent’s Contacts Also Included Trump Campaign AideFormer Trump campaign national security director and transition team member J.D. Gordon met with Maria Butina right before the 2016 election.
  31. immigration
    Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Restart DACA in FullThe administration may be forced to resume accepting new DACA applications by the end of the month.
  32. media
    NYT Publisher Attempts, Fails to Reason With Trump Over Media AttacksA.G. Sulzberger says he met with Trump to confront him over his attacks on the media. Nine days later, Trump used the meeting to attack the media.
  33. politics
    Trump Has Repeatedly Tried to Ban or Punish Reporters Who Annoy HimThe authoritarian-curious president has reportedly sought to ban journalists or revoke their credentials in retaliation for how they question him.
  34. foreign policy
    Trump Slowly Realizing It’s North Korea’s Reality Show, Not HisThe president is getting frustrated about North Korea’s continued obfuscation as his fake peace deal with Kim Jong-un falls apart.
  35. russia investigation
    Newly Disclosed FISA Applications Disprove ‘Witch Hunt’ Claims From Trump, NunesNew documents show that the infamous Nunes memo fudged key facts about the start of the Russia investigation — though Trump is claiming the opposite.
  36. russia investigation
    Michael Cohen Questioning Trump’s Fitness for Office: ReportWith former personal fixers like these, who needs enemies?
  37. politics
    DNI Coats Swears He Meant No Disrespect to TrumpHe insists that his bewildered reaction to Trump’s White House invitation to Putin has been misunderstood.
  38. politics
    Trump Expected Pravda Questions at Putin Press ConferenceThe president reportedly wanted to know why a journalist was allowed to ask him a difficult question about Russia’s election interference.
  39. foreign policy
    Trump Says European Union Is America’s Biggest ‘Foe’The president already seems to be aligned with Vladimir Putin ahead of their big meeting.
  40. Arrest Made After Paraglider Interrupts Trump’s Scotland InfomercialThe anti-Trump protester had buzzed the president’s struggling Scottish golf resort, which may not get the publicity or revenue boost Trump expects.
  41. Still No Clarity From White House on North Korea PlanBut at least we’re not at war yet.
  42. russia investigation
    Trump: Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling“If Russia is, in fact, looking to sow discord or chaos, they’ve got to be saying, ‘This is the greatest thing we’ve ever done.’ ”
  43. immigration
    Trump Administration Claims Right to Detain Migrant Families IndefinitelyThe Justice Department is trying some legal jujitsu to get away with detaining families beyond the court-mandated 20-day limit.
  44. foreign policy
    North Korea May Have Ramped Up Nuclear ProductionKim Jong-un is working to covertly expand his nuclear arsenal, according to an assessment leaked by U.S. intelligence officials.
  45. drain the swamp
    Scott Pruitt’s Lobbyist Landlord Tried to Get EPA Job for FriendNewly released emails reveal Vicki and J. Stephen Hart’s correspondence with, and requests of, Pruitt and his chief of staff.
  46. racism
    Former Trump Adviser Uses Racist Slur to Attack Black Guest on Fox NewsTrump’s former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, told black Democratic strategist Joel Payne that he was out of his “cotton-picking mind.”
  47. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Was Asked to Leave Restaurant Over Her Work for TrumpAs outrage over the migrant family separations continues, three Trump officials have faced public backlash while dining out in less than a week.
  48. the sports section
    Mexico’s World Cup Goal Caused Man-Made EarthquakeMexico City literally trembled during Mexico’s stunning upset win over Germany on Sunday.
  49. russia investigation
    Roger Stone Admits Meeting With Russian Who Promised Damaging Clinton Info11 Trump associates have now acknowledged interacting with Russian nationals during the campaign or transition.
  50. immigration
    Separating Families at the Border Was Always Part of the PlanTrump and administration officials like Stephen Miller view the detention of immigrant children as a long-awaited victory.
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