Media Watch

'18Apr
17

This season on ‘House of Trump’ will be amazeballs

Fox News Channel personality Sean Hannity attends the Hollywood Reporter’s annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York on April 12. Hannity is President Trump’s most vocal defender on television, and...
'18Apr
16

Chairman Conaway’s Farm Bill Would Increase Food Insecurity and Hardship

The nutrition provisions of the farm bill[1] that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway plans to bring before his committee on April 18 would, if enacted, increase food insecurity and hardship. The...
'18Apr
16

Ryan sold his soul to Trump — and this is all he got?

In  the film “A Man for All Seasons,” Sir Thomas More addresses a witness who has perjured himself to convict More. Thomas More, after noting the man’s appointment to a post in Wales, says, “It profits a man...
'18Apr
16

The Daily 202: How Comey’s battles with the Bush White House prepared him to stand up to Trump

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney look at their watches in the Oval Office. (Eric Draper/George W. Bush Presidential Library) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve.THE BIG IDEA: The revelations about President Trump...
'18Apr
16

How Congress’s and Trump’s latest deficit binge paved the way for the next one

By 2022, the U.S. government is projected to spend almost as much money on interest payments for its massive debt as it will on the Pentagon, more than $600 billion every year.The spiraling expense underscores a...
'18Apr
16

‘Orbán, get lost to the tulipy cunt.’ Hungary threatens the European Union – a photo essay from Budapest

‘Orbán, get lost to the tulipy cunt.’ A famous Hungarian curse put to a new use. All photographs the author's own.The election victory of Viktor Orbán – his third in a row – in Hungary last week is a much greater...
'18Apr
16

Get ready world: 'Trump’s posturing is even more inconsistent and incoherent than Obama's'

“GET READY, RUSSIA.  Get ready, world.”On Twitter – where else? – President Donald Trump five days ago told the world’s second strongest military power that he would be sending “nice and new and ‘smart’” missiles...
'18Apr
15

With or without Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif has been here before, most famously in 1999, when his government was overthrown by military dictator Pervez Musharraf and he was charged with attempted murder and the hijacking of a Pakistan...
'18Apr
14

When Hollywood caved to a congressman with no decency

“This is the beginning of an American concentration camp.”Those words shook the Washington courtroom as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo shouted over a slamming gavel. Trumbo was one of many who refused to...
'18Apr
13

Trump’s plan to pardon ‘Scooter’ Libby sends a message to witnesses in Russia investigation

Scooter Libby, left, chats with Dick Cheney during an event to promote Lynne Cheney's biography of James Madison in 2014. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve.THE BIG IDEA: ...

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