The Debrief
President Trump has wielded calls for a wall along the southern border as a political cudgel, a bargaining chip and a rallying cry. Now, with time running out to build it, the wall is threatening to be a drag on his presidency.
During 17 extraordinary minutes of raised voices, pointed fingers and boorish interruptions, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer gave the president a taste of Washington’s new dynamic.
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Analysis
While President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer traded barbs mano a mano, the likely next House speaker emerged from their meeting as a symbol of a woman who doesn’t have time for male posturing.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity in May 2017. (Virgin Galactic)
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity in May 2017. (Virgin Galactic)
If Virgin Galactic flies to an altitude of more than 50 miles on Thursday, it would proclaim that it has reached the edge of space. But other groups use a different measuring stick.
William P. Barr would be the most prolific political donor to step into the country’s top law enforcement post in at least a quarter-century, according to a Washington Post analysis.
Preliminary indications are the breach was conducted by hackers affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security, according to two people briefed on the U.S. government’s investigation.
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The comment, at odds with remarks from U.S. officials, came after the Chinese telecom executive was granted bail as she awaits a hearing on extradition to the United States.
Senators should be prepared to work between Christmas and New Year’s, the majority leader said.
The hearing was designed as a scene of performative political outrage at Big Tech with appearances by Roger Stone, Alex Jones and a man dressed as Rich Uncle Pennybags from the game Monopoly.
Her “Diplomacy Project” was aimed at subtly swaying U.S. foreign policy to Russia’s interests. New details are included in documents that will be filed in court Thursday.
The lawsuit alleged that Rose had made physical contact with the women. The portion of the lawsuit that names Rose is still active.
Her recent curt greeting of President Trump said it all: She’s done being polite.
Perspective
The magazine’s “Person of the Year” edition featured truth-tellers — not the anti-truth president.
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