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Trump administration targets Chinese and Russian companies over illegal shipments to North Korea

The Treasury Department announced new actions Wednesday directed at Chinese and Russian companies that the department said have facilitated illicit shipments on behalf of North Korea. The department announced designations against one individual and three companies. Those businesses include a Chinese logistics company and its affiliate in Singapore, as well as Russia-based Profinet and its Read More…

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Biden’s Suggestion that We Automatically Believe Women’s Sexual Assault Claims is Provenly Dangerous

Accusing someone of rape or sexual assault is a very serious thing, as it’s a very serious thing to happen to someone. It’s a common thought that rapists should essentially be drug into the streets, tarred, feathered, and worse upon their conviction. Grandeous punishments aside, in real life, people are who are found guilty of Read More…

Collins: Hey, how about we have Kavanaugh and Ford’s attorneys interrogate them on national television?

There’s circus, and then there’s insanity. Susan Collins’ suggestion for the perhaps-upcoming showdown between Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford might come pretty close to flat-out lunacy, and not just in a procedural sense: I’m writing to the Chairman & RM of Judiciary Cmte respectfully recommending that at Monday’s hearing, counsel for Prof. Read More…

There’s No Way Christine Ford is Seeking Revenge With Kavanaugh Over Her Parent’s House

In the wake of the Washington Post’s article naming Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s theretofore anonymous accuser on Sunday as Professor Christine Blasey-Ford, much of the subsequent two days’ news were filled with variants of “who is she and is she credible?” Yesterday, my colleague Kimberly Ross critiqued those who pointed to her reviews from students as Read More…

Kavanaugh allegations could be monster storm brewing for midterm elections     

It’s only September, but the October surprise for the 2018 campaign seems to be happening ahead of schedule.  The accusation of sexual assault against Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh could have powerful repercussions in this year’s midterm. The Senate Judiciary Committee will very likely have to delay a vote on Kavanaugh until his Read More…

Lindsey Graham’s bizarre defense of not making Brett Kavanaugh’s friend testify

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday on Capitol Hill. (Mike Segar/Reuters) (MIKE SEGAR/Reuters) Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix September 18 at 1:36 PM In politics, you can often tell how weak someone’s hand is by the tortured arguments they make. And judging by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham’s defense on Tuesday Read More…

Trump to visit North Carolina in the wake of destruction from Hurricane Florence

President Donald Trump on Wednesday will travel to North Carolina in the aftermath of the massive flooding and destruction caused by Hurricane Florence. Trump will visit areas affected by the hurricane, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday, though it wasn’t immediately clear which specific spots are on the president’s list. Sanders told Read More…

Poll: Cruz up 9 in Texas Senate race

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGrassley agrees to second Kavanaugh hearing after GOP members revolt FEC: Cruz campaign didn’t violate rules with fundraising letter labeled ‘summons’ Cruz criticizes O’Rourke on Dallas shooting: Wish he wasn’t ‘so quick to always blame the police officer’ MORE (R-Texas) has a nine-point edge over opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) Read More…

Senate approves $854B spending bill

The Senate is racing to avoid the third government shutdown of the year ahead of a looming end-of-the-month deadline. Senators on Tuesday voted 93-7 to pass a sweeping $854 billion spending bill that includes funding for the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, which make up the lion’s share of total Read More…

Trump jokes that he ‘better win the Hispanics next time.' He’d have to give up his base to do that.

Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix September 18 at 1:07 PM President Trump started off his Hispanic Heritage Month speech at the White House on Monday by praising the contributions of Hispanics to American society. “From our courts to our classrooms, from large boardrooms to small businesses, from statehouses to the White Read More…

Trump: FBI doesn't want to investigate Kavanaugh

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN’s Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading ‘idiotic’ conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be ‘phenomenal’ president MORE said Tuesday the FBI doesn’t want to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  “I don’t think the FBI really Read More…

Democrats Won’t Participate in Senate Judiciary Questioning of Kavanaugh Regarding Sexual Assault Allegations

It would appear that Democrats, the party accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of having committed sexual assault against a woman at 17, have no intention of actually questioning the accused further. According to Fox News’s Peter Doocy, a phone call will take place later this afternoon between Kavanaugh and the Senate Judiciary Committee to Read More…

Accuser’s friend: She told me last year she’d been assaulted years ago by a man who’s now a federal judge

Confiding in a friend about what happened to you 35 years after the fact is a form of corroboration, although it sure ain’t “contemporaneous” corroboration. But it’s worth something. The fear about Christine Blasey Ford, after all, is that she invented the story about Kavanaugh after he became a shortlister for the Supreme Court this Read More…

Trump Jr. hits back at Anderson Cooper: He 'lied about me'

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpCNN’s Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading ‘idiotic’ conspiracy theories about him The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify | Kavanaugh denies allegations, says he’s willing to testify | 50 days from the midterms Trump Jr., Dem congressman spar over Ellison’s association with Farrakhan MORE Read More…

Hispanics flourishing in Trump economy

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN’s Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading ‘idiotic’ conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be ‘phenomenal’ president MORE‘s economy is the rising tide that is lifting all boats. This is especially true for Hispanics, who were among the biggest Read More…

Why the Brett Kavanaugh accusation isn’t really a ‘he said, she said’ anymore

Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix September 18 at 10:54 AM In her must-read recap of how alleged sexual assaults are prosecuted, The Washington Post’s Deanna Paul quotes a former district attorney saying she doesn’t like calling these cases “he said, she saids.” “I stand to believe there’s no such thing as Read More…

Michael Moore: 'We may not get to 2020'

Michael Moore warns that the country might not survive as a democracy by 2020 if Democrats don’t make big gains in the midterm elections. ITK caught up with the liberal director at the Washington, D.C., premiere of his new film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” at the AMC Uptown on Monday night. Asked if there’s any lawmaker who could Read More…

Time for sunshine on Trump-Russia investigation

Democrats are squawking about President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN’s Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading ‘idiotic’ conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be ‘phenomenal’ president MORE’s order to release the material used by the FBI and the Justice Department to initiate the investigation Read More…

Could NM-SEN be competitive without Gary Johnson?

Yesterday, Allahpundit looked at some potentially bad news for the GOP on the Senate front, with candidates in Tennessee and Arizona underperforming. There’s some other not-so-great news, albeit less surprising, coming out of New Mexico this week as well, but it comes with a twist. Incumbent Democratic Senator Martin Heidrich was always considered a favorite Read More…

SEC Begins Process of Reforming Corporate Governance

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should be commended for its decision last week to rescind two previously issued guidance letters that had allowed third-party firms known as “proxy advisors” to wield undue influence over the shareholder proposal process. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton pulled the letters ahead of a planned November public roundtable to discuss Read More…