As head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal counsel, William Barr wrote a memo concluding that the FBI could forcibly abduct people in other countries without the consent of the foreign state. He refused to provide the complete memo to Congress, but said he would provide an account that "summarizes the principal conclusions." Sound familiar? read more
In 2018, statewide Dems received 54% of all votes, which translated into a superminority of just 36% of state assembly seats due to a blatantly partisan gerrymander. The latest statewide poll shows Wisconsinites leaning far to the left of its Republican-dominated legislature on a wide number of issues. read more
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia probe be made public, marking the fifth time Republicans have blocked the House-passed measure. read more
The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president's emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed "unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency." read more
Confidence that human activities are raising the heat at the Earth's surface has reached a "five-sigma" level, a statistical gauge meaning there is only a one-in-a-million chance that the signal would appear if there was no warming. Such a "gold standard" was applied in 2012, for instance, to confirm the discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle, a basic building block of the universe.