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America’s Response to the Earthquake in Nepal: What We Can Do to Help

“To the people in Nepal and the region affected by this tragedy, we send our heartfelt sympathies. The United States stands with you during this difficult time.” — Secretary of State John Kerry On April 25, 2015 — at 2:11 a.m. ET — an earthquake struck a [...]

Video: Protestors Clash With Police as Baltimore Demonstrations Turn Violent

Clashes between Baltimore Police and protesters turned violent Monday afternoon following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black Baltimore resident who died in police custody earlier this month. Baltimore Police say that at least seven officers were wounded when groups of people [...]

Columba Bush takes the microphone, stirs donors at Miami meeting

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A gathering of about 350 donors to the prospective Jeb Bush presidential campaign finished up a two-day conference here Monday listening to a rare public statement from the candidate’s media-shy wife, Columba. “It was touching and emotional,” sa [...]

Hawaii may be the first to raise its smoking age to 21 if the governor says yes

Alarmed at the growing popularity of e-cigarettes among high school students, Hawaii lawmakers approved a bill Friday preventing anyone under 21 from buying tobacco products or using them in public places. The measure would make Hawaii the first state in the nation to raise the smoking ag [...]

Fiorina’s Using Up Somebody’s Opportunity

The one thing you can be sure of in Republican coverage of all the Republican presidential cattle calls is that Carly Fiorina is going to get a big thumbs-up, pretty much no matter what she says or does. It’s no secret that the main reason for this phenomenon is twofold: (a) sheR [...]

Tsarnaev Defense Begins Making Case for Life

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team began making the case for life instead of death today. From David Bruck's opening statement: (Taken from WBZ reporter Jim Armstrong's live tweets in court.) [More…] Jahar was a lost teenager, raised… [[ This is a content summary  [...]

Independent watch groups split on Clinton Foundation

Amid heightened scrutiny of the Clinton Foundation, two leading charity watchdogs have split in their assessments of the group’s spending practices. One group earned headlines by placing the foundation on a “watch list” for potential donors, but in a new rating published Monda [...]

Obama and Japanese premier pay surprise visit to Lincoln Memorial

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a surprise visit to the Lincoln Memorial on Monday afternoon, taking advantage of the mild weather to spend time together before formal meetings at White House on Tuesday and before Abe addresses a joint meeting of Congress on We [...]

Obama and Japanese PM pay surprise visit to Lincoln Memorial

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a surprise visit to the Lincoln Memorial Monday afternoon, taking advantage of the mild weather to spend time together before formal meetings at White House on Tuesday and before Abe’s addresses a joint session of Congress  [...]

Matt Drudge REALLY likes Martin O’Malley

For close watchers of the Drudge Report — like me — there’s been an obvious trend of late: Martin O’Malley is getting A LOT of positive coverage. This headline — and photo — above are from Drudge around 3 p.m. East Coast time Monday. They link to this Stu Rothenberg column tha [...]

Live Opening Statements in James Holmes Case

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler is giving the opening statement for the prosecution in the trial of James Holmes. It's being televised on Channel 7 in Denver (thankfully no… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit  [...]

Here’s What the Nepalese Earthquake Devastation Looks Like From a Drone

Over the weekend, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks wiped out buildings, infrastructure, and historic sites in Nepal, killing more than 4,000 people, injuring thousands more, and leaving tens of thousands homeless. As fatalities continue to rise after the worst earthquak [...]

What Loretta Lynch Must Do Now

Loretta Lynch, who waited more than five months to be confirmed as U.S. attorney general, was finally sworn in late Monday morning. “Well, here we are!” she said with a smile, giving a rhetoric Go to Source : What Loretta Lynch Must Do Now

Koch Brothers As Thurston and Lovey Howell

I’m happy to report that at Ten Miles Square Seth Masket provides a nice moment of closure–for the moment, at least–to all the talk of what the Kochs are doing in the presidential primaries, complete with a Gilligan’s Island metaphor! His main substantive point i [...]

Live Opening Arguments in James Holmes Case

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler is giving the opening argument for the prosecution in the trial of James Holmes. It's being televised on Channel 7 in Denver (thankfully no… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m [...]

Why Donald Trump’s campaign push is different this time around

SALEM, New Hampshire – He’s flirted with White House runs before, but this time around Donald Trump is taking actual steps toward a presidential run. Just ask him. The real estate mogul and reality TV star told political reporters Monday that “I’ve made up my mind” when it comes to runnin [...]

What Happened in Vegas

Since I gave a pretty full account this morning of the Faith and Freedom Coalition cattle call in Waukee, IA, I guess I should give equal time to the other big conclave of the weekend with significant implications for the 2012 cycle, the Republican Jewish Coalition event in Las Vegas. It [...]

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. If our wars in the Greater Middle East ever end, it’s a pretty safe bet that t [...]

Surveillance photo of Tsarnaev brothers which FBI distributed after bombings. The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of thirty [...]