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In Prisoner Swap, Iran Frees American Held Since 2019-12-07 21:57:24Xiyue Wang was a graduate student at Princeton who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison on two charges of espionage that U.S. officials have calle

Buttigieg Struggles to Square Transparency With Nondisclosure Agreement 2019-12-07 21:30:01Mr. Buttigieg says he has no choice but to honor the agreement he signed while working for McKinsey & Company. Critics say it undermines his imag

For Trump, Instinct After Florida Killings Is Simple: 2019-12-07 20:40:46Before issuing his own condolences, the president channeled the Saudi king’s, and avoided any discussion of the hard questions about why the U.S

Nikki Haley’s Confederate Flag Comments Spark Backlash 2019-12-07 19:23:56She told the conservative radio host Glenn Beck that the Confederate flag symbolized “service, sacrifice and heritage” for some people in

Judiciary Committee Report Offers Legal Rationale for Impeaching 2019-12-07 18:10:22The report, which echoes one released in 1974 as the House debated impeaching President Richard M. Nixon, comes two days before the committee will for

Trump Can’t Resist Campaigning for Governors. But They 2019-12-07 17:02:18The president appears to love nothing more than injecting himself into governor’s races, though once in office, the governors don’t seem t

Trump Wants a Review of Toilets: Americans Are 2019-12-07 12:54:32The president’s comments about water efficiency standards came up at a discussion on Friday about reducing government red tape.

As Candidates Jostle for Position, a Long Race 2019-12-07 11:25:03In a volatile primary with no true front-runner, Democrats face the prospect of a monthslong delegate battle that would also feature a lengthy public

The Bowhunting Influencer of Iowa Democrats 2019-12-07 05:00:14Rob Sand figured out how to win statewide office as a Democrat in Iowa, and now the presidential contenders are seeking his counsel — that is, w

Kamala Harris Is Out: This Week in the 2019-12-07 05:00:11Steve Bullock and Joe Sestak also ended their campaigns, and Joe Biden had a tense exchange with a voter in Iowa.

What Michael Bloomberg Said About His 2020 Rivals 2019-12-06 23:59:41In his first TV interview as a presidential candidate, Mr. Bloomberg said other Democrats “had a chance to go out and make a lot of money”

With Impeachment Unfolding Amid a Booming Economy, What 2019-12-06 22:45:38Mr. Trump could find himself in 2020 presiding over a record-long economic expansion while defending his fitness to hold office.

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What call logs may mean for impeachment: Three 2019-12-04 17:22:10Embedded in the House impeachment report are call logs – records that shed light on connections between people and on the chronology of events.

Harris's lack of 'authenticity' hurt. But what makes 2019-12-04 17:11:00Successful candidates are often skilled at coming across as ‘real’ to voters. It’s about conveying an unscripted quality – and

Kamala Harris shutters campaign. Does she have a 2019-12-04 16:49:00Amid uncertainty and contentious politics, voters crave clarity about a candidate’s values and policy ideals. When those aren’t fully arti

Appeals court sides with Congress in Trump bank 2019-12-04 12:52:46The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, online

Jamba Juice to Supreme Court: Electoral College voter 2019-12-03 16:58:00Should Electoral College members be free to vote their conscience? The U.S. Supreme Court might soon consider that question.

‘What does this actually change?’ Our reporters catch 2019-12-02 16:54:38We asked readers to send in questions about impeachment. Elliot Kim from Fullerton, California, hit on something that’s top of mind for many: &l

What constitutes 'impeachable' conduct? 2019-11-27 15:59:00Ultimately, a majority of the House and two-thirds of the Senate will get to define what’s impeachable – and that may hinge on a number of

Does Trump’s Navy SEAL pardon undermine military justice? 2019-11-27 15:56:00President Donald Trump’s pardon of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher over war crimes has disrupted the usual process of the military justice system.

For those personally touched by Watergate, Trump drama 2019-11-26 16:30:00Those with direct connections to past impeachment dramas say the situation with President Donald Trump feels both familiar and – different.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel made history at our 2019-11-25 10:59:52The Monitor Breakfast's first 'third generation' guest, Ronna (Romney) McDaniel was open about her conflict with ‘Uncle Mitt’ and about

Why Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early 2020 2019-11-24 21:30:04Michael Bloomberg, one of the world's richest men, says America "cannot afford four more years of President Trump's reckless and unethical actions.

Impeachment scorecard: A House, and nation, still divided 2019-11-22 17:51:29Judging by the impact of the last two weeks of open House impeachment hearings, the nation is no closer to consensus.

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What lies behind the resignations in Lebanon 2019-11-15 09:12:02After the Lebanese revolt started in October 2019, the first roadblocks were put up by the Christian Lebanese Forces of Samir Geagea (photo) and the P

Christians fleeing northeastern Syria 2019-11-15 09:12:02As shown on the map of Operation Peace Spring, first released by the Turkish Government's news agency Anadolu, Turkish troops have limited their occu

The Insoluble Contradictions of Daesh and the PKK/YPG, 2019-11-15 09:12:02We only know what is happening in the Levant through the war propaganda of the country in which we live. We ignore other points of view and, more impo

Turkey to expel Daesh jihadists starting on 11 2019-11-15 09:12:02On 7 November, at a press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that his

Lebanese banks urged to re-capitalize 2019-11-15 09:12:02The Lebanese central bank, Banque du Liban, has issued the following directives to the main banks in the country : not to distribute to shareholders t

US poised to continue as No. 1 oil 2019-11-15 09:12:02The United States, which is currently the leading oil-producing country thanks to fracking, is expected to hold its position longer than anticipted. T

Propaganda and Post-Truth, by Thierry Meyssan 2019-11-15 09:12:02For 18 years, we have been debating the strange evolution of the media, which seems to place less and less value on facts. We attribute this phenomeno

Mike Pompeo on the U.S. withdrawal from the 2019-11-15 09:12:02Today the United States began the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States submitted formal not

Illusionary reopening of Lebanese banks 2019-11-15 09:12:02On 1 November 2019, the Lebanese central bank authorized the reopening of private banks, while deciding to indefinitely impose restrictions on withdra

Iranian Proposal for a National Referendum in the 2019-11-15 09:12:02Introduction For more than seven decades, the question of Palestine has been the world's oldest and most complicated crisis. As a result of the conti

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Newsom jokes after Harris drops 2020 bid ahead 2019-12-04 16:33:01California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) joked that he wanted a reimbursement for his plane ticket to Iowa after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) dropped out of

White House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's 2019-12-04 16:31:56The White House criticized Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan for mentioning President Trump's son, Barron, during a Wednesday impeachment hearing,

CBS Correspondent: Dems Not Exhibiting ‘Minimum Standard of 2019-12-04 16:31:38CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett on Wednesday said House Democrats were not exhibiting a "minimum standard of fairness" with their failur

Booker, Biden could gain ground from Kamala Harris' 2019-12-04 16:31:08Sen. Kamala Harris was the most high-profile and well-known presidential candidate to date to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination.

Jonathan Turley tells lawmakers if they impeach Trump, 2019-12-04 16:31:02Constitutional scholar and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley told lawmakers on Wednesday during the Trump impeachment inquiry

Trump's demands for NATO is a 'very rough 2019-12-03 16:39:53During his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in London, Trump was asked by reporters if he would adhere to Articl

Democrats say Trump abused power, obstructed impeachment probe 2019-12-03 16:39:24U.S. President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his chances of re-election next year, undermined national security and ordered an

Nadler then and now: 1998 video shows Dem 2019-12-03 16:25:55House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., will on Wednesday pick up the baton from his Intelligence Committee counterpart Adam Schiff.,

Yang responds to AOC’s Freedom Dividend criticism: 'I 2019-12-03 16:25:51Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Tuesday that he’d like to sit down with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to explai

Trump rips Dems for holding impeachment hearing amid 2019-12-02 14:17:16President Trump blasted Democrats on Monday for launching the next phase in their impeachment inquiry just as he was scheduled to be overseas at

Biden wins endorsement from prominent African American legislator 2019-11-27 12:48:44White House hopeful Joe Biden (D) won the endorsement of a top black legislator in Florida this week as the former vice president seeks to gin up supp

U.S. Justice Department asks court to block ex-White 2019-11-27 12:48:26The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday asked an appeals court to put on hold a ruling requiring former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify to