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The Daily 202: False moral equivalency is not a bug of Trumpism. It's a feature.

Luther Strange will now face conservative judge Roy Moore in a September runoff to determine the Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, after no candidate secured...

Inside DC's Trump International Hotel

... kind of White House annex. (Linda Davidson/The ) ... For Republican lobbyists, conservative groups and foreign entities, including many that do not typically enjoy...

The Daily 202: Trump's warped view of loyalty and the conceit of 'the Oct. 8th coalition'

James Comey testified under oath that Trump pressed him to pledge his loyalty during a one-on-one dinner in January, and he believes his refusal to...

One and done: New York restaurant limits parents dining with kids to a single drink

Most of the women on the show supported the policy, but Jedediah Bila, the conservative host, said that the policy was a “slippery slope” that...

The Daily 202: Trump's pick to run DOJ criminal division worked for Russia bank

Ted Cruz and Rudy Giuliani are among the names being floated as possible replacements of Sessions. “Giuliani dismissed a report floating his name … and...

Oversight Committee jockeying heats up in wake of Chaffetz retirement announcement

A rift between conservative and mainstream Republicans is already emerging about who should replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) as chairman of the powerful House ...

Canada has just approved prescription heroin

Colin Carrie, a Conservative member of Parliament and the party's spokesman on health policy, said his party remains adamantly opposed to the use of prescription...

The Daily 202: Clinton and Trump cave to pressure

University of Virginia runner Robby Andrews qualified for the men's 1500m finals – but was subsequently disqualified – after he stepped off the track. --...

The Daily 202: Conservative wonks dismayed by Trump's lack of substance

The production of the “Blueprint” was set in motion long before Trump hijacked the Republican Party, back when putative front-runner Jeb Bush was hiring policy...

The Daily 202: Can Trump chairman Paul Manafort survive new Ukraine revelations?

(Liz Clarke). -- Virginia Beach native Gabby Douglas placed seventh on the uneven bars -- a disappointing finish for the 20-year-old, who became a household...

White Christian America is dying

Washington Post - The Washington PostWashington PostRobert P. Jones is the founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). His new book, “The End...

In Texas, a man who didn't kill anybody is about to be executed for murder

Bruce Curry, the Kerr County district attorney whose office prosecuted Wood's case, said he could not comment because of the pending court decision. A spokeswoman...

The Daily 202: Which movie character is Trump most like?

Signatories included former congressmen Mickey Edwards and Christopher Shays; former senator Gordon Humphrey; Bruce Bartlett, a policy aide to Reagan and George H.W. Bush; and...

The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton's agenda would flounder in Congress. Here are seven reasons why.

Donald Trump is laying the groundwork to question the very legitimacy of the election, which is deeply troubling, but lately conservative writers are beginning to...

The Daily 202: State polls give GOP fresh hope for holding Senate majority, but Trump headwinds might be too strong

The RNC continues to hemorrhage employees because of Trump --> “For some young staff members, the party's embrace of its nominee is a 'deal breaker,'”...

Appeals court strikes down North Carolina's voter-ID law

U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson suggested he would strike the entire law if he were not bound by the Supreme Court's decision that states...

The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton tries to be all things to all people at Democratic convention

Tom Hamburger notes that the letter, signed by conservative luminaries of the Reagan and Bush administrations, urges political leaders to reject any effort to seek...

The Daily 202: What Bill Clinton wanted to accomplish with his long, low-key convention speech

From John Wagner, Ed O'Keefe and David Weigel: “During the roll call of states, Clinton secured the 2,383 delegates needed ... when the South Dakota...

The Daily Trail: The Cruz-Trump relationship goes solid #TBT

A spokesman said Thursday that when the liberal senator from Vermont addresses the Democratic convention, he plans to echo many of the themes he touched...

The Daily 202: GOP establishment offers lukewarm endorsement of Trump

Ben Carson linked Hillary to Lucifer: “He noted that Clinton had written about Saul Alinsky, a community organizer for liberal causes. ..... TED CRUZ WILL...

Republican National Convention: Updates on Day 1

(blog) (blog)“This is a dangerous liberal agenda, and it's time for a change. It's time to ..... The Clinton campaign at the time declined...

The Daily 202: Seven things to watch at the Republican convention in Cleveland

The coming days will undoubtedly be awkward. Exactly one year ago today, Donald Trump declared in Iowa that John McCain was not a war hero...

The Daily 202: Mike Pence will be in big trouble if Trump passes him over for vice president

THE BIG IDEA: One of the bigger knocks on Mike Pence when he was in the House, whispered privately among some leading lights of the...

The Daily 202: Evan Bayh bets big that support for Donald Trump will tank

The hyper-ambitious, always-privileged and ever-calculating son of a senator long dreamed of becoming president, and he represented a conservative-leaning state. So he was perennially nervous...

The Daily 202: During VP tryout, Trump promises a role for Gingrich

Conservative thought leaders are torn about the prospect of Gingrich on the ticket. Here are five key voices: 1. The Federalist's Mollie Hemmingway says picking...

Nationals bust international spending pool, sign Dominican SS for $3.9 million

The Nationals, traditionally conservative spenders on the unpredictable international market, made a huge financial commitment Saturday, signing more than 19 teenagers to deals totaling more...

The Daily 202: President Obama's time to get things done is running very short on Capitol Hill

To be sure, Obama's legacy is already peppered with major accomplishments that liberals will cheer, and conservatives jeer, for decades to come -- including a...

The Daily 202: Does Supreme Court decision mean an end to the fight over affirmative action?

In a surprise, Kennedy joined the court's liberals to uphold the use of disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act. ..... “As a result, Abedin...

The Daily 202: Gun control group to attack several vulnerable Republican senators

Instead, "Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joined the court's liberals in the 5 to 3 decision, which said Texas's argument that the restrictions were meant to...

13 Brexit facts that will make Americans feel less embarrassed about their own election

“What we're seeing is a rise in the number of people who are dissatisfied, disapproving, distrusting of political institutions, political parties, the establishment, the media...

The Daily 202: Is Trump a Manchurian Candidate? Or maybe the 1919 Chicago White Sox?

“Simply replacing Lewandowski won't do anything to help the Trump campaign stop the slide if Trump does not have some kind of epiphany and come...

Redskins defensive line coach Robb Akey seeks more consistency from similar cast

“I think that's a great advantage and that's an advantage with Kendall Reyes coming to the group. While he's new here, he's familiar with the...

Donald Trump as 'Cheeto Jesus,' and the political legacy of a dusty orange snack

In 2012 Joe Scarborough blasted conservative bloggers as being lazy, good for nothing Cheeto-eaters. “You can stay in your mother's ... When Trump boasted about...

Canadian gun enthusiasts and their truly bad timing

That doesn't change much.] Canada's public safety minister, Ralph Goodale, made it clear this week that he had no intention of loosening the restrictions on...

'I am not a lizard': Mark Zuckerberg is latest celebrity asked about reptilian conspiracy

But bridging the gap between actors in scaly makeup and a stranger asking Zuckerberg whether he is an alien would require a cultural boost from...

Unique 2016 summer reading list — from college admissions counselors and deans

Recommended by: Meg Scott, Associate Director of College Counseling, The Agnes Irwin School, PA. “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising ... “Remaking...

Vincent Gray wins DC Council seat, makes political comeback

In the only citywide contest, Orange lost the primary for his at-large seat to Robert White, a former aide to Del. Eleanor Holmes .... Gray...

The Daily 202: Trump refuses to modulate after Orlando massacre, raising GOP concerns about his temperament

Now we find ourselves in the general election, and conservative base voters are not who will decide this election. Chances are that the chattering and...

When Muhammad Ali endorsed Ronald Reagan

As Reagan adviser Ed Rollins recalls, the campaign erected billboards in black neighborhoods depicting Reagan playfully sparring with a smiling Ali, with Frazier and Patterson...

The Daily 202: Primary wins show Hillary Clinton needs the left less than pro-Sanders liberals think

The Democratic coalition will ultimately unify behind Clinton – as long as she pays a modicum of respect to Sanders, which she will – because...

The Daily 202: Primary wins show Hillary Clinton needs the left less than pro-Sanders liberals think

THE BIG IDEA: The scope and scale of Hillary Clinton's victories last night ameliorates much of the pressure that she has been under to pander...

Ryan unveils anti-poverty proposal as part of election-year policy agenda

The plan does not include some of Ryan's past signature anti-poverty proposals, such as expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide assistance to single,...

The Daily 202: With race called for Clinton, pressure on Sanders to drop out will get intense—even if he wins ...

Liberal media elites could also have a big impact. ... In 1976, Ronald Reagan took the nomination with Gerald Ford to the convention in Kansas...

The Daily 202: Bernie Sanders bets a Latino generational divide can win him California

NO MORE #FRENCHREVOLUTION: David French announced he will NOT run for president as a conservative alternative to Trump: “I gave it much thought and prayer,”...

Utah man whose long drug sentence stirred controversy is released

Mike Lee (R-Utah), Angelos was quietly released Tuesday after a federal court granted him an immediate reduction in sentence. He was able to immediately go...

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty

Religiously committed conservative activists have received a number of boosts over the past few decades, including Pope John Paul II's declaration of Catholic opposition to...

The Daily 202: Hispanic RNC staffer's resignation spotlights Trump's toxicity and the party's failed outreach

"You can have all the Helens you want, but if the candidate continues with his rhetoric and proposals, you're not going to win Latinos," Alfonso...

Morning Bits

(blog) (blog)“David French has, charitably, 0.1% name ID. He will have to raise at least $250 million, dedicating almost all of that to ballot...

David French signals the death of the 'Never Trump' movement. Sad!

That's when the loose affiliation of Republican pundits and conservative thinkers, banded together by their shared distaste for Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, leaked...

The Daily 202: David French trial balloon underscores the failure of Never Trump conservatives to field an ...

“Decades later, James Buckley's insurgency remains fondly remembered by activists on the right as one of the rare instances where a hard-line conservative candidate, operating...