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Tom Toles is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Post and writes the Tom Toles blog. His latest book is "The Madhouse Effect," a book about climate and climate-change denial co-authored with climate scientist Michael Mann.


Analysis | The Daily 202: Trump’s go-it-alone approach to foreign policy angers allies, benefits adversaries

Soon after Moon and his entourage arrived back in Seoul from their meetings at the White House, they were blindsided by Trump’s announcement that the summit in Singapore was off. One of America’s closest allies, with as much to gainor losefrom the talks as anyone, found out the same way everyone els


WATCH: Pompeo Absolutely Explodes at Dem Senator For Suggesting Trump Has Foreign Policy Conflicts of Interest

The secretary of state testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where the many of the questions centered around Trump’s decision tocancel the planned denuclearization summitwith North Korea next month. At one point, however, Sen.Tom Udall(D-NM) took things in a different direction by


Forget Iran. Here's the real US foreign policy 'catastrophe' in the Middle East

PresidentTrump's plan to abandon theIrannuclear deal is like the BREXIT: It caused a continental earthquake. Iran and Israel are inching towards an all-out war that could redefine the Middle East.Meanwhile, experts in Washington are debating what to do like it's 2012, when the U.S. was the powerbrok


In 2018, Women candidates are on track to make history

For all the talk of a “blue wave” that could remake Congress in 2018, there is another trend emerging in this year’s early primary results, a wave of women candidates, and in the long run, it could have the bigger impact on Washington.There have been primaries in 13 states so far this year – Arkansa

NBC NEWS - 2018-05-27 19:11:00

Jeff Flake: GOP needs to stand up to Trump

“When the president says things that are just totally wrong, it’s the responsibility of members of Congress, particularly those in the president’s party, to stand up and say, ‘That is not right. Truth is not relative. And there are no alternative facts here,’” Flake, R-Ariz., said in an interview on

NBC NEWS - 2018-05-27 19:06:00

George H.W. Bush admitted to hospital in Maine

Former President George H.W. Bush is "awake and alert" after being taken to a Maine hospital for observation due to "low blood pressure and fatigue," according to his spokesman. Bush wasadmitted to a Houston hospitallast month for an infection.Go deeper:George H.W. Bush spending summer in Kennebunkp

AXIOS.COM - 2018-05-27 18:17:30

Mark Meadows: Separating families at the border is a "horrible law"

Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, head of the House Freedom Caucus, said on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday morning that there is "real bipartisan support" to change the "horrible law" of separating families at the border who arrive illegally.

AXIOS.COM - 2018-05-27 18:05:17

Giuliani says he doesn't believe Mueller probe is legitimate

President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union" that he no longer believes that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe is legitimate afterTrump's continued "Spygate" allegations.Go deeper:Where the "FBI spy in the Trump campaign" story came from.

AXIOS.COM - 2018-05-27 16:55:55

Jeff Flake won’t rule out a 2020 run against Trump

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ.), who’s been a staunch critic of President Donald Trump, wouldn't rule out a potential bid for the White House in 2020 during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, adding that he hopes a Republican will decide to challenge Trump.

AXIOS.COM - 2018-05-27 16:44:30

Schiff: Trump's spy theory 'a piece of propaganda'

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calf.) contended that the House needs to change hands in the upcoming midterm elections for there to be a true check on the Trump administration. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Sunday dismissed claims by President Donald Trump tha

POLITICO - 2018-05-27 16:26:11

Former Obama officials are running for office

At least 64 former Obama administration staffers are running for federal, state, or local office this year,NBC News reports.

AXIOS.COM - 2018-05-27 14:57:39

Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland's strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the outcome saying it showed indifference to its teachings. Messages are left at a memorial to Savita Halap

REUTERS - 2018-05-27 14:56:04

Rosenstein 'remarkably calm' amid Russia storm

Rosenstein makes light of his predicament, at times, during public appearances. But the Justice Department lifer is not a spotlight seeker and is said to not enjoy being in the middle of a political storm.

CNN - 2018-05-27 14:37:31

Trump: Lives have been 'devastated and destroyed' by Russia probe

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the Russia probe has "devastated and destroyed" the reputations of people, continuing his weekend Twitter assault against the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Who's going to give back the young and beautiful live

POLITICO - 2018-05-27 13:28:23

Wave of women candidates coming for 2020

Single white women were the crucial swing voter for Democrats in 2016 — the first year in which the party nominated a woman for president and in what could be the last year there's just a single woman running for the nation's highest office.The state of play:The #MeToo movement showed the world why

AXIOS.COM - 2018-05-27 12:44:12

WATCH LIVE: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives first major foreign policy address

Paraguay becomes third country to move its embassy in Israel to JerusalemDoes the Justice Department have to tell Congress what Mueller is doing?John McCain: 'I greet the future with joy'Should banks be punished for helping law enforcement track bad guys?Four big questions about Trump’s plan to lowe


Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extended

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who officials said is being treated for a lung infection, will remain in hospital for an eighth day on Sunday.

REUTERS - 2018-05-27 12:39:34

Former drug industry lobbyist helps steer Trump drug plan

Many health policy watchers say even if Joe Grogan's actions on drug policy have been legal, his role is still troubling. With the Trump administration now pledging to take on the high cost of prescription medicines, Joe Grogan will be in a pivotal position shaping drug policy. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP

POLITICO - 2018-05-27 10:46:21

A Timeline of Trump Associates Asking For Dirt on Clinton

On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone tried to solicit information about Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in September 2016. At the time, the Journal reported, Stone wrote to Randy Credico, a New York radio host who had inte

THE ATLANTIC - 2018-05-27 10:00:00