Media Watch

'18Apr
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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

Leonard Pitts: Excuses for Donald Trump

“We kind of gave him — ’All right, you get a mulligan. You get a do-over here.” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, on the white evangelical response to Donald Trump’s alleged tryst with a porn star “...
'18Apr
15

Who's still making excuses for Donald Trump? The list is long

“We kind of gave him — ‘All right, you get a mulligan. You get a do-over here.’ ”— Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, on the white evangelical response to Donald Trump's alleged tryst with a porn star“He'...
'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: ...
'18Apr
13

Missouri governor’s approach similar to Trump’s amid scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Facing mounting calls to resign following sexual misconduct allegations, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be taking a cue from President Donald Trump as he fights for his political...
'18Apr
12

Paul Ryan and Janesville: The speaker’s rapport with his hometown had frayed

Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) goes to lunch with his chief of staff in Janesville, Wis., in 2010. (Katie Derksen/For The Washington Post) Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has had a delicate relationship with Janesville, Wis...
'18Apr
12

‘Good riddance’: Trumpian right celebrates retirement of ‘globalist’ Paul Ryan

The glee was palpable in the right-wing corners of the Internet and media at the news that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R) was leaving at the end of the year. There, Ryan’s departure was greeted not with hand-...
'18Apr
12

Cyprus leaders’ meeting aims to restart peace talks

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An informal meeting between the rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders of Cyprus aims to pave the way for a full resumption of stalled reunification talks, the chief negotiator for Greek...
'18Apr
12

E.J. Dionne: Paul Ryan personifies the decline of conservatism

Washington • Paul Ryan started his political life hoping to be the champion of a sunny, forward-looking conservatism. He will step down from the House speakership as the personification of conservatism’s decline...
'18Apr
12

Latest sanctions upending Russia’s commodities-dominated economy

MOSCOW — Compared to the sunny, palm-lined offshore tax havens where Russians typically stash their fortunes — think the British Virgin Islands or Cyprus — two chilly, windswept Russian islands would seem to offer...

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