Since the completion of the interstate highway system, we have paid for transportation—and paid a lot: 40,200 deaths last year, up 6 percent from the 37,757 automotive fatalities of the year before. By a huge margin, car wrecks are the leading accidental cause of death in America. Year after year, we hurtle down the road in multi-ton machines and smear our blood across the asphalt.
Katie Couric, who still faces a $12 million defamation lawsuit stemming from a deceptive edit in a film she produced, decried the effect of fake news on America during an interview on Thursday.
Democratic candidate for Congress Brian Flynn received the maximum campaign contribution from Emma Sulkowicz, the Mattress Girl who made questionable allegations of rape against a classmate at Columbia University.
Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate this week that the military is taking steps to improve its capabilities for countering and conducting information warfare — the use of cyberattacks and influence operations.
Officials in the Trump administration’s State Department are standing by a recent report criticized by Congress that blamed Israel for terror attacks and claimed Palestinians rarely incite violence, telling the Washington Free Beacon that it remains unclear why terrorists engage in violent acts.
Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, criticized the State Department Thursday for releasing a report portraying Israel as the culprit in terrorism and downplaying Palestinian incitement of violent acts against the Jewish state, the Free Beacon first reported.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm, his brother says.
The last Republican to run against Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called on him to step down “as quickly as possible” following his Wednesday cancer diagnosis.
New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci took multiple questions Friday about the Trump administration allowing press briefings to be on-camera again, answering it was a “maybe.”
Reporters and other observers ripped into the Reuters politics Twitter page for posting a livestream of the outside of Sean Spicer’s home on Friday.