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Yale study finds U.S. illegal immigrant population 'substantially larger' than previous estimates

Professors at Yale University have roiled the immigration debate with a new study calculating there are between 16 million and 30 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. — as much as three times more than most demographers figure.

Brett Kavanaugh denies Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez accusations, refuses to withdraw

Brett Kavanaugh insisted Monday he won't let his accusers intimidate him into withdrawing his nomination to the Supreme Court, calling a spate of new and as-yet unsubstantiated allegations against him a "grotesque and obvious character…

Republicans alarmed by midterms internal polling, fear Donald Trump isn't helping

Republican campaigns across the country are reeling from internal polling that increasingly shows a blue wave is building for the midterm elections, and they fear President Trump's performance on the stump is not helping.

A puff or two of smoke, but no fire

Women are entitled to change their minds. We all learn that early in life. Some of us would be here with a different father if a certain woman hadn't changed her mind (and good for her, I say). But some women, bless their hearts, abuse the…

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Judge S. James Otero inclined to toss Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump

A federal judge appears inclined to toss out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Why care about economic freedom

Good news — the United States is becoming a bit more economically free. The "Economic Freedom of the World 2018 Annual Report," published by the Fraser Institute of Vancouver, Canada, and co-operating think tanks around the world, is…

How legislation and collaboration can solve the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a crisis that's destroying families and too many communities. If we cannot reverse these trends, the U.S. stands to lose the equivalent of an entire American city within a decade. The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly…

Examples of vote suppression can be found in every state

"Nobody has found any widespread instances of voter fraud."

Before, midterms, workers should question Big Labor's leadership

In 2008, labor union approval hit an historic low. Gallup found unions had dropped to a 48 percent approval rating. In 2018, that number has jumped up to 62 percent, a rating more in line with historic norms.


Sanctions overuse sapping diplomatic tool's power, experts fear

Announcements of U.S. sanctions — and calls from Capitol Hill for more — come with numbing regularity, targeting Russian oligarchs, Venezuelan oil executives, Nicaraguan politicians, Chinese coal traders, Iranian bankers, Turkish Cabinet…

Tiger Woods still worthy of emulation, admiration

Twenty-two years ago, in a brilliant ad campaign from Nike, dozens of multi-hued, multicultural boys and girls were pictured playing golf or carrying clubs. The youngsters were filmed on golf courses and city streets, looking into the…

North Korean 'embassies' a worry if peace breaks out

It's known as the "Hermit Kingdom," the world's most isolated country, run by a crazed, totalitarian dynasty.


ICE program to recruit local police overextended under Trump: Audit

The Trump administration has overextended a program designed to recruit local police departments to assist in immigration enforcement, shirking the planning and technology needed to make the operation work, an inspector general reported…

Kavanaugh: I won't be intimidated into withdrawing nomination

Brett Kavanaugh said Monday that he's the victim of attempts at "character assassination" but said he won't be intimidated into withdrawing his nomination to sit on the Supreme Court.


Noel Francisco, D.C.'s suddenly most important man

Noel Francisco — if reports about the departure of Rod Rosenstein from his deputy attorney general role — is about to become one of the most important men in Washington, D.C.


Noel Francisco to oversee Robert Mueller probe under DOJ succession plan

With Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's ouster, Solicitor General Noel Francisco is slated to oversee the Robert Mueller probe under the Justice Department's succession plan.


Trump teams with U.N. to battle drugs: 'We commit to fighting the drug epidemic together'

President Trump on Monday led a United Nation’s panel on combating the world drug crisis, saying a robust international effort could save millions of lives. “Today we commit to fighting the drug epidemic together,” Mr. Trump told the panel…


Kirsten Gillibrand calls for end to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat from New York, has called for Brett Kavanaugh's name to be withdrawn from his Supreme Court nomination.

Monday, Sep 24

Deborah Ramirez new Brett Kavanaugh accuser claims sexual misconduct at Yale

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied another sexual assault allegation against him on Sunday from a woman who said he harassed her while the two were in college at Yale University roughly 35 years ago.

Sunday, Sep 23

Brett Kavanaugh FBI probe needed despite witnesses discrediting Christine Blasey Ford, Democrats say

Democratic lawmakers repeated calls for an FBI probe into the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday despite four witnesses saying they don't recall the party where Christine Blasey Ford says she was assaulted.

Brett Kavanaugh support slips as public believes accuser Christine Blasey Ford, Fox News poll finds

Voters, already lukewarm on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, have now turned decidedly against him as his confirmation drags on amid allegations of an alleged attempted sexual assault three decades ago.

Martha Hennessey, New Hampshire senator, discloses assault at Dartmouth College fraternity

CONCORD, N.H. — A state lawmaker who disclosed a decades-old assault at the hands of a male classmate says she was inspired to come forward by President Donald Trump's tweet questioning the truthfulness of the woman who's accused his U.S.…

Leland Keyser doesn't recall party, know Brett Kavanaugh despite Christine Blasey Ford claim: lawyer

The lawyer for a woman who Brett Kavanaugh's accuser has said attended the 1980s party at which he allegedly molested her has told Senate Republican investigators that the woman doesn't recall such a gathering or know the Supreme Court…

Saturday, Sep 22

D.C. police to shift towards citations over arrests for people caught using marijuana in public

Police have revised their policies for arresting people caught using marijuana in Washington, D.C., where the plant is permitted for recreational purposes on private property but not in public.

Executive order drafted directing agencies to investigate Facebook, Google: Report

President Trump's administration has drafted an executive order directing federal authorities to investigate the business practices of major internet companies, paving the way for potential antitrust probes into firms including Facebook…

Vice President Mike Pence: Brett Kavanaugh is 'man of integrity'

Vice President Mike Pence praised Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a "man of integrity" and said it has been "disgraceful" how some Democrats have handled the confirmation process.

Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz trade blows in contentious debate for Texas Senate seat

Texas voters were treated Friday evening to a Senate debate conducted throughout at an extremely high level that presented a stark contrast between full-blown conservatism and liberalism.

Friday, Sep 21

Rosenstein may have secretly taped Trump, pushed to invoke 25th Amendment: Report

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year implied that he secretly recorded President Trump and discussed having Cabinet members invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, The New York Times reported Friday.

Senate GOP gives counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford for hearing: Report

The Senate GOP reportedly has a counteroffer for Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys, who now have until the end of the day on Friday to finalize the terms for her testimony, according to a report from Politico.

Trump: Democrats 'very purposefully' waited on Kavanaugh allegations

President Trump accused Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on Friday of "very purposefully" waiting to release allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh in order to derail his nomination.

Christine Blasey Ford remembered in Dewey Beach bar scene

DEWEY BEACH, Delaware — Christine Blasey Ford grew up in Washington's affluent Maryland suburbs, graduated from an expensive all-girls private high school and spent summers immersed in the wild nightlife of this Eastern Shore resort town.

Thursday, Sep 20

Donald Trump finds fault with latest spending bill: Where's the border wall funding?

President Trump called the latest spending bill "ridiculous" while complaining about border wall funding Thursday morning and demanded Republicans "finally get tough."

Republicans blast Democrats' 'ambush' on Brett Kavanaugh

Republican candidates running for Senate in red states are rallying around Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and the party leaders pushing for his confirmation on Capitol Hill, picking sides in what has turned into a politically poisonous debate.

Brett Kavanaugh does not deserve to be ruined by accusation without evidence

Brett Kavanaugh is now a moving target, a wounded stag emerging from a thick forest of hearings, interviews and the moral speculations of strangers. This man, nominated to be a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who only a few days ago…

James Comey's FBI pushed anti-Trump dossier for official record inclusion

The FBI pushed in 2016 to include the discredited dossier into the official intelligence community assessment that Russia interfered in the election to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton, two former senior officials said.