GOP Rep. Mo Brooks tweeted a sympathetic statement about the Capitol bomb threat suspect, prompting one lawmaker to call him ‘evil’

Rep. Mo Brooks was criticized by his fellow lawmakers for tweeting a statement that seemed sympathetic to Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, who threatened to blow up part of the Capitol area. AP Brooks tweeted about the Capitol bomb threat on August 19, writing that he understood "citizenry anger directed at dictatorial socialism." He was slammed […]

The Inspector General’s FBI Report Should Disturb Republicans and Democrats Alike

Fair-minded readers of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s report detailing his investigation of the FBI’s decision to open its “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into potential links between Russia and multiple Trump campaign aides should be experiencing a dash of déjà vu. For the second time this year, a comprehensive report has cleared an important American […]

Indicted Giuliani Associate Wants to Dish on Devin Nunes

Lev Parnas, the recently indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, wants to dish to congressional impeachment investigators about Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the combative top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Parnas’ lawyer told CNN. The attorney, Joseph Bondy, says Parnas is willing to tell Congress about a meeting Nunes allegedly had last year in Vienna […]

The Bizarre and Terrifying Case of the “Deepfake” Video that Helped Bring an African Nation to the Brink

This fall, Gabon was facing an odd and tenuous political situation. President Ali Bongo had been out of the country since October receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia and London and had not been seen in public. People in Gabon and observers outside the country were growing suspicious about the president’s well being, and the […]

Trump Administration Sends 81-Year-Old Commerce Secretary to Address Conservative Youth Summit

Thousands of high school- and college-age conservatives have assembled this week in Palm Beach, Florida, for the Turning Point USA student action summit to address the future of the conservative movement. One representative of the Trump administration came to address them and give voice to the millennial appeal of the right: 81-year-old Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Turning […]

A New Lawsuit Alleges Trump’s Education Department Is Failing Students of Color With Disabilities

On Thursday, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) filed a federal lawsuit against Trump’s Education Department, challenging the agency’s decision last week to delay an Obama-era rule that meant to address disparities in treatment of students of color with disabilities. The provision at the center of the suit is known as the “Equity in IDEA” rule. […]