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Russian accused of $20M credit card fraud extradited to US

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Russian accused of running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud has been extradited to Virginia to face criminal charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Aleksei Burkov made an initial appearance in Alexandria Tuesday after being extradited from Israel. Russian officials objected to his extradition. The federal indictment Read More…

Jerome Corsi asks federal appeals court to hear lawsuit against Mueller, DOJ

A federal appeals court in D.C. was asked Tuesday to hear a lawsuit brought against former special counsel Robert Mueller by conservative author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi. Larry Klayman, a conservative activist and attorney representing Mr. Corsi, filed a notice of appeal challenging a lower court judge’s recent decision to dismiss their complaint. Mr. Read More…

EDITORIAL: 2019 election results shouldn't be cause for concern among Republicans

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Largely overlooked amid Virginia Democrats’ (understandable) gloating about capturing control of the Virginia General Assembly for the first time in 20 years and narrowly winning the Kentucky governorship, there were election results — from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to Arizona and Mississippi and back to Kentucky — that should help take Republicans off suicide Read More…

EDITORIAL: Elizabeth Warren's plan for 'Medicare for All' would harm the middle class

ANALYSIS/OPINION: When it comes to the shell game, the best advice is not to play. Elizabeth Warren claims her new “Medicare for All” proposal presents the nation with a winning health care system without raising middle-class taxes. It’s a sleight-of-hand plan that would shuffle costs around while worsening them in the process. The up-and-coming candidate Read More…

EDITORIAL: 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls still have little chance of defeating Trump

ANALYSIS/OPINION: It’s being characterized variously as “anxiety” (The Washington Post), “handwringing” (The Hill), “a Maalox moment” and “alarm” (The New York Times), and “growing uncertainty” and “a pervasive feeling of unease” (the Associated Press). That’s how, in just the past two weeks alone, articles in the mainstream media have described the flop-sweat panic setting in Read More…

EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton's bewitching reign of error

ANALYSIS/OPINION: “Have broomstick, will travel” is not how Hillary Clinton’s calling card reads, but it should. The septuagenarian professional politician is swooping over the American landscape in her billowing jackets, threatening to once again lay waste to the presidential election process. Last time around, Republicans were relieved to have survived her reign of error. As Read More…

EDITORIAL: Real progressives are fashioning a better future

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Hope paved humanity’s lengthy pathway to the 21st century, but fear threatens to take it from here. It shouldn’t. Beyond the gloomy headlines, advances in human knowledge are making these supposedly dreadful years actually the most amazing ever. “King” Lebron James grovels before China’s Communist dictatorship, apologizing for an NBA executive’s “misinformed” Hong Kong-backing Read More…

EDITORIAL: Renewable fuels viability re-examined

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Having the best of intentions is no protection from the worst of consequences. That’s the sobering lesson from the government-run experiment with renewable fuels. Promoted as a cleaner alternative to gasoline, federal fuel mandates have their own environmental impacts. Though America’s farmers have reaped the benefits of selling food crops for fuel production, it Read More…

EDITORIAL: Bitter Hillary's smear of Tulsi Gabbard

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Nearly three years since she lost the 2016 presidential race to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton clearly still hasn’t gotten over it and moved on. One Washington, D.C.-based talk-radio host speculates that Mrs. Clinton — who turns 72 on Saturday — wakes up every morning at her estate in Chappaqua, N.Y., facedown on the floor Read More…

EDITORIAL: Justin Trudeau sidesteps the pitfalls

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Perhaps Ralph Northam should head north of the border when his term as Virginia governor is up. Canadian voters are rather indulgent of leaders who occasionally don blackface, apparently. That’s just one lesson we can draw from the news that Justin Trudeau has been re-elected to a second term as Canada’s prime minister. Mr. Read More…

EDITORIAL: Beto O'Rourke 15 minutes of fame are up

ANALYSIS/OPINION: In the program for an exhibition of his works at a museum in Stockholm in 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol famously predicted “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” The phrase “15 minutes of fame” has since come to describe anyone or anything that’s a short-lived blip on the pop culture Read More…

EDITORIAL: Lies and the Kavanaugh hearing

ANALYSIS/OPINION: After being acquitted in May 1987 of all 10 counts of larceny and fraud — charges that some said were politically motivated — in connection with a New York City subway project, former Reagan administration Labor Secretary Ray Donovan turned to the Bronx prosecutor and famously asked, “Which office do I go to, to Read More…