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President Trump freed me from prison – I’m glad he wants to give other nonviolent offenders their freedom

President Trump freed me from prison – I’m glad he wants to give other nonviolent offenders their freedom

On June 6, I walked out of prison as a free woman after serving almost 22 years of my life sentence on a first-time nonviolent drug conviction, thanks to a decision by President Trump to commute my sentence to time served. I was thrilled to hear the president say this week that he is looking…
Is the Rust Belt still Trump country?

Is the Rust Belt still Trump country?

Democrats are eyeing key swing states in their push to take back the House and possibly Senate in November; Republican strategist John Brabender offers insight on 'Journal Editorial Report.'
First ladies step deeply into political moment

First ladies step deeply into political moment

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The country's former first ladies are showing there are second acts in political life after the White House. From Hillary Clinton abetting the anti-Trump resistance to Michelle Obama's warning that men should indeed be on edge amid the MeToo movement, the for…
Don Lemon mocks Kanye West for Donald Trump ‘minstrel show’

Don Lemon mocks Kanye West for Donald Trump 'minstrel show'

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Not satisfied with presiding over a panel that called Kanye West an illiterate "token Negro," CNN host Don Lemon went on a rant Thursday in which he said the rap star was a mentally unbalanced "minstrel" being exploited by whites.
Angela Merkel’s Germany immigration policies set for referendum in Bavaria elections

Angela Merkel's Germany immigration policies set for referendum in Bavaria elections

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When it comes to regional politics here, no state is more influential than Bavaria, the nation's economic powerhouse and an unabashed conservative stronghold often described as Germany's Texas. But the elections Sunday in Bavaria are expected to represent a r…
Hurricane Michael damage limited by preparation, forecasting

Hurricane Michael damage limited by preparation, forecasting

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As one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make U.S. landfall, Hurricane Michael wrecked extensive damage, but the theme emerging Thursday was that a combination of deft forecasting, quick emergency response, and a fortuitous path prevented the disaster from …
Senate confirms 15 Trump judicial nominees

Senate confirms 15 Trump judicial nominees

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The Senate confirmed 15 of President Trump's judicial picks Thursday night after GOP leaders reached a deal with Democrats, clearing about a third of the backlog and closing up shop through Election Day to give senators a chance to campaign.
A Democrat leads in Virginia’s 10th

A Democrat leads in Virginia’s 10th

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A CONGRESSIONAL district in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC was ill-disposed towards Donald Trump long before a bicyclist flashed the president the middle finger as his motorcade rolled toward his golf course last October. A photograph of the gesturing cyclist went viral.  This November, an enduring distaste for Mr Trump in the 10th…
“Press” offers a look at journalism’s wretched side

“Press” offers a look at journalism’s wretched side

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CONSIDERING their job is to take an interest in the world around them, journalists have an unlikely favourite topic: themselves. “Press”, a BBC One drama on the travails of two newspapers that aired its final episode on October 11th, provided the perfect opportunity for industry navel-gazing. The show follows the Herald, a liberal, overly-earnest broadsheet, and…
How Brett Kavanaugh will change the Supreme Court

How Brett Kavanaugh will change the Supreme Court

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WITH embers from the firestorm over his nomination battle still aglow, Brett Kavanaugh participated in his first hearings as a Supreme Court justice on October 9th. Demonstrators gathered outside the building, but in the courtroom oral arguments went on as planned—unmarred by protest or passion. The justices were even more collegial with one another than…