Jim Risch

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China’s technology theft and other unfair economic practices are one of several targets of activity for the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Supreme Court Lets Trump Transgender Troop Restrictions Take Effect

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let President Donald Trump enforce his policy barring certain transgender people from joining or staying in the military as the justices put on hold lower court rulings blocking the plan on constitutional grounds.

Dem Rep Calls for Campaign Finance Reform After Benefitting From Super PACs, Special Interests

Gil Cisneros

With Monday marking the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, first-term Rep. Gil Cisneros (D., Calif.) called on Congress to support campaign finance reform, despite his campaign benefitting from Democratic super PACs, special interest groups, and tens of thousands of dollars from the financial services industry.

Israel Strikes in Syria in More Open Assault on Iran

What is believed to be guided missiles are seen in the sky during what is reported to be an attack in Damascus, Syria

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel struck in Syria early on Monday, the latest salvo in its increasingly open assault on Iran’s presence there, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second consecutive night of military action.

Pro-Life Leaders Gather in Georgetown After March for Life

Pro-life leaders gathered at Georgetown University for the 20th annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life one day after the March for Life was held in Washington, D.C. Named after the former archbishop of New York, it is the largest collegiate pro-life conference in the United States, bringing together leading pro-life advocates and hundreds of students from around the country.

Hillary’s Dark Money Group Relies Heavily on Six Donors and Campaign Money

The dark money nonprofit launched by Hillary Clinton following her defeat against Donald Trump relied heavily on just six donors and an $800,000 money transfer from her former presidential campaign committee during its first year, according to tax forms provided to the Washington Free Beacon.

Dems Who Slammed GOP Over Kavanaugh Attended Puerto Rico Trip with Cardenas

Tony Cárdenas

Some of the same Democrats who accused Republicans of whitewashing sexual misconduct allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh left town during the shutdown to attend a weekend retreat in Puerto Rico organized by a senior Democrat being sued by a woman who claims he drugged and molested her when she was 16.

Discourses After Livy

A detail in last September’s New Yorker profile of Mark Zuckerberg likely struck many readers as odd, odder even than the many other eccentricities of one of the world’s wealthiest men. Zuckerberg, writer Evan Osnos discovered, is obsessed with Augustus Caesar. The Facebook founder’s wife accused him of bringing the emperor along on their honeymoon in, obviously, Rome, and the couple named their second daughter August. Having studied Latin in high school—it’s like coding, Zuck said—he dove deep into Roman history and eventually found himself clinging, like the Roman people, to Julius Caesar’s heir amidst the chaos of the city’s civil wars.

The Mirage of Arab Military Might

Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War; Chad’s defeat over Libya in 1987; the Islamic State’s humiliation of the Iraqi security forces—such episodes of Arab military failure, all too common since World War II, raise several important questions. Why the hell do Arab militaries perform so badly in war? Why do they lose when, by all objective measures, they should win? And when they win, why are their victories so small?

Supreme Court Lets Trump Transgender Troop Restrictions Take Effect

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let President Donald Trump enforce his policy barring certain transgender people from joining or staying in the military as the justices put on hold lower court rulings blocking the plan on constitutional grounds.

Dem Rep Calls for Campaign Finance Reform After Benefitting From Super PACs, Special Interests

Gil Cisneros

With Monday marking the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, first-term Rep. Gil Cisneros (D., Calif.) called on Congress to support campaign finance reform, despite his campaign benefitting from Democratic super PACs, special interest groups, and tens of thousands of dollars from the financial services industry.