Blake Hounshell

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Every new revelation in Mueller’s investigation seems to be followed by a wave of excitement in the media. However, there’s no smoking gun yet, and there may never be one.

'Russiagate skeptic' doubts Trump-Russia collusion

Every new revelation in Mueller’s investigation seems to be followed by a wave of excitement in the media. However, there’s no smoking gun yet, and there may never be one.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At the UN General Assembly today,  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  focused on the lack of a peace process.

Netanyahu and Abbas at the UN

At the UN General Assembly today, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas focused on the lack of a peace process.

from To the Point

In Tripoli, rebel leaders have placed a nearly $2 million bounty on Colonel Moammar Gadhafi, who remains in hiding, while forces loyal to the dictator freed 30 foreign journalists…

Rebel Libyan Leaders Meet with Western Envoys

In Tripoli, rebel leaders have placed a nearly $2 million bounty on Colonel Moammar Gadhafi, who remains in hiding, while forces loyal to the dictator freed 30 foreign journalists…

from To the Point

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

from News Stories

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

from To the Point

What did President Trump do this time?

from Left, Right & Center

A last minute cease-fire in Syria; Mick Mulvaney confirms, then quickly denies a quid pro quo; and no one likes billionaires at the Democratic debate, not even the billionaire.

from Left, Right & Center

A bone-chilling documentary about Roy Cohn, Donald Trump’s mentor, reveals the all-American evil that brought us modern-day politics.

from Scheer Intelligence

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

President Donald Trump holds a press conference.