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Psychologist Who Waterboarded C.I.A. Prisoners Defends Method’s Use in 9/11 Case

The man accused of planning the attacks was waterboarded 183 times. The now outlawed “enhanced interrogation” technique is considered a form of torture.

Fox News AI Newsletter: Jared Leto makes investments in AI startups

Stay up to date on the latest AI technology advancements and learn about the challenges and opportunities AI presents now and for the future.

Dutchmen on the Hudson

In the 21st instalment of ‘Nations of Canada,’ Greg Koabel describes how the arrival of Dutch fur traders sparked an upheaval in regional Indigenous geopolitics.

Biden family members have reportedly discussed what his exit might look like. Uncharted waters lie ahead. Not the least of which is who would replace him - and how? Would Biden endorse Harris or a more open process?

What a Contrast: GOP Unites, While Democrats Splinter

Donald Trump has rallied support as he fights for the issues that Americans keep saying they care most about: the economy, the border and crime.

Whistleblowers: Trump Rally Was 'Loose Security' Event

In a letter to the DHS secretary citing whistleblower allegations, Sen. Hawley calls security at Saturday's Trump rally a 'stunning failure.'

Trump Campaign Prepares Attack Plan for Harris in Case Biden Withdraws

The effort, which includes expansive advertising and polling, assumes that the vice president would be the most likely candidate to replace the president at the top of the Democratic ticket.

Labour Experiencing Their First 'Fiery But Peaceful' Weekend of Cultural Differences

Trump describes Xi and Putin as ‘smart’ men who ‘love their country’

The notable legal clouds that continue to hang over Donald Trump

All eyes are on former President Donald Trump, who has launched another White House bid.

'WHO?' POTATUS a Couple Hostages Short of a Full Retort

The Voting Machine Conspiracy Theorists Are Still at It

Patrick Byrne, Mike Lindell and other Trump supporters who made baseless assertions that Dominion Voting Systems rigged the 2020 election are using court cases to keep spreading lies about the company.

Narrative Buster: Top Ten Reasons Biden Will Fly to Hawaii This Month

A So-So Speech

‘There’s a lot of political talent in Donald Trump, but his issue has always been . . . that he’s completely undisciplined.’

Gunman at Rally for Former President Trump Had Drone in Car

Investigators have information that suggests a man intent on assassinating former President Donald J. Trump flew the device over the campaign event location on the day of the shooting.

Trump on Open Border: 'We're Not Going to Take It Anymore!"

Former President Donald Trump said when he is elected, the country is no longer going to tolerate open borders.

The Fakest Populism You Ever Saw

The Trumpian GOP is in a battle over which wealthy faction will win, not a class war.

The Election May Already Be Over

Former President Donald Trump did something on Thursday night in Milwaukee that this Democrat has never seen before. It will have a profound impact on my party and the 2024 election.

The Lincolnian Response to Trump’s Attempted Assassination

We need a reinvigoration and reappreciation of the proper constitutional bounds of our politics.

Biden: This is a Revolt

Chinese EV Firm's Donations to Dems Raise Red Flags

In recent years, BYD Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of a major Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, and its executive Stella Li have made substantial campaign contributions to Democratic candidates and organizations, raising concerns about p…

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Hunter Biden on the other side of the country while dad fights for political life

Hunter Biden has remained one of his father's most ardent supporters, but some have alleged that he is merely angling for pardons in two cases brought against him.

Trump on Dr. Jackson: 'I Love That Guy;' 'Thank You, Ronny, for Everything'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hailed his White House doctor, now-Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, for his care and standing by his side after last Saturday's bullet wound.

Harris speaks at fundraiser in Cape Cod amid more calls for Biden to drop out

The vice president struck a note of optimism and support for President Biden, while emphasizing their backing of LGBTQ rights.

Republicans Think They Can Beat Biden, and Harris, and Whitmer, and Newsom

They’re not worried.

A Conversation with Lahav Harkov

The journalist and political analyst explains the fascinating yet complex history of Israel and its government.

Argentina: A Glimpse of Growth?

President Javier Milei’s economic shock therapy is under way and starting to bear fruit.

GOP Senate candidate says Trump/Vance rally in his swing state a sign to voters that 'help is on the way'

Former Rep. Mike Rogers, the front-runner for the Republican Senate nomination in Michigan, speaks with Fox News ahead of the Donald Trump/JD Vance rally in Grand Rapids on Saturday

The Campaign Battle for Wisconsin

The RNC's decision to host this week's convention in Milwaukee turned out to be a sharp electoral move. Though voted upon over two years ago, the selection slots perfectly into Donald Trump's now-clear path towards 270 electoral votes. The Sunbelt…

CrowdStrike Issue, Not Russia or China, Caused Tech Outage

With each cascade of digital disaster, new vulnerabilities emerge. The latest chaos wasn’t caused by an adversary, but it provided a road map of American vulnerabilities at a critical moment.

DNC committee moving forward with plans for virtual roll call vote in early August

President Biden is planning fundraising events and campaign rallies weeks in the future as the Democratic National Convention Rules Committee plans to nominate him via a virtual roll call next month.

Reporter's Notebook: 'Do not stop filming'

Field producer James Levinson recalls the moment chaos ensued after a gunmen fired shots at former President Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania.

Trump: RNC Brought $250M to Wisconsin, Hope They Remember in Nov.

Former President Donald Trump told rallygoers in Michigan on Saturday night that the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee was hosted in a "beautiful arena," saying they did a great job with the convention.

Whitmer's former opponent warns Dems would be making big mistake replacing Biden with her

Fox News Digital spoke to former Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate about rumors Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could replace President Biden in the 2024 race.

Secret Service said to have denied requests for more security at Trump events

Top officials rejected requests from Trump’s security detail for more manpower and gear at events before attempted assassination, people familiar with the asks said.

Why the Teamsters Are Courting Trump

The new populist right is far more amenable to workers and trade unions than the left wants to admit.

The Democrats Aren’t Even Trying

They’re acting as if they already lost the election.

WATCH: Thousands descend on Michigan town for first Trump rally since failed assassination attempt

Former President Trump's rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the first since the failed assassination attempt against him, is drawing thousands.

RNC raised $66 million in June, its best fundraising month since 2020

Trump Denounces Project 2025 as 'Extremist'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump struck back at the Democrats' latest "misinformation" and "disinformation" campaign for suggesting "extremist" Project 2025 was his platform."

Why Free Trade Is Good for National Security

The U.S. should stop shooting itself in the foot by undermining its dominant position in global markets with petty protectionism.

Looking Back at the 2024 RNC

Friday on the RealClearPolitics radio show, Andrew Walworth, Carl Cannon, and Tom Bevan discuss Donald Trump's speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention.

The New Trump Is Always the Old Trump

Thursday’s speech was a fitting climax to a confused convention that spun wildly between partisan culture war and appeals to national comity.

Why Aren't We Getting Public Updates About Last Saturday? UPDATE!: SHOOTER USED DRONE!

Does the Left Really Want to Argue That Enjoying Lord of the Rings Is ‘Far-Right’?

Rachel Maddow adds Tolkien’s epic to the list of unabashedly good and popular things, including patriotism and physical fitness, that the Left now deems suspect.

Balance of Power: Trump singles out Nevada at RNC as he looks to flip state he lost twice

Former President Trump gave a shout-out to the swing state of Nevada during his RNC speech as he looks to win the state for the first time in 2024.

Kamala Harris’s first presidential campaign was a failure. Has she changed?

How Kyrsten Sinema's decision makes Democrats' 2024 Senate map tighter

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema decided to shake up the political world on Friday by becoming an independent. The former Democrat is still caucusing with the party in the Senate, so the Democratic caucus still has 51 members. Now, instead of 49 Democr…

The fine print of the Respect for Marriage Act

Let's start with the positive: Republicans and Democrats are coming together to protect same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court.

Trump On Musk: I Love That Brilliant Guy

Former President Donald Trump said he loves billionaire Elon Musk during a campaign rally Saturday in Michigan.

Trump on 'Reciprocal Trade': 'You Screw Us, We'll Screw You'

Striking at a long-held "free trade" mantra supported by the Republican establishment for decades, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump explained his push for "reciprocal trade" in the simplest of terms as only he does.

Politics of the Day

Politics of the Day

Donald: Get off Your A** and Vote Trump

Former President Donald Trump told rallygoers in Michigan Saturday night to "get off your a** and vote for Trump."

It’s the Narrative, Stupid!

Every time there is a shooting, everybody turns to their narrative. We all want our stories to be vindicated, and we are perplexed if the expected pattern does not emerge.

Donald Trump and The Music Man’s Last Act

What’s really going on in mid-2024 is that one party is staging a production of The Music Man while the other one is staging King Lear.

It's Absurd To Suggest Trump Can't Be Beaten

Trump's surreal, subdued, and unfocused address gave Democrats an opening to turn the tide of this campaign.

Trump releases letter detailing medical care since assassination attempt

The letter, written by Ronny Jackson who is now a member of Congress, says Trump didn’t need stitches but “there is still intermittent bleeding requiring a dressing.”

Blinken Says Gaza Cease-Fire Deal Is ‘Inside the 10-Yard Line’

The national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, was more cautious as both spoke ahead of next week’s visit to Washington by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

Abortion Isn’t About Feminism

It’s about freedom and families.

This Crew Is Totally Beatable

Democrats just need to believe they can do it.

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

A Wretched Situation

The failure of the Secret Service to provide adequate protection to a standard-bearer for one of the major parties is the latest example of American breakdown.

Everything you need to know about Biden's student loan forgiveness program

President Joe Biden's federal student loan forgiveness program, which promises to deliver up to $20,000 of debt relief for millions of borrowers, is on hold indefinitely as legal challenges work their way through the courts.

Calls mount for Biden to step aside; Trump, Vance had rally in Michigan

Live updates from the 2024 election campaign trail, with the latest news on Biden and Trump.

Beyond Musk’s Departure, More Grim California News

A state auditor tells NR that California’s economic fundamentals are so unstable that he’s unable to predict repayment of a key federal loan.

The GOP Ticket

Republicans should know what they have done.

Joe Biden, the 46th president of the United States, is running for reelection.

Tudor Dixon previews what to expect at Trump's first campaign rally since assassination attempt

Former Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon previewed what she expects to see at former President Trump's first rally since the attempt on his life.

Trump says he 'took a bullet for democracy' at massive battleground state rally alongside running mate Vance

Thousands have gathered in Michigan for a joint rally with former President Trump and his running mate, JD Vance, the first since a failed assassination attempt last week against Trump.

Margins of Error

Look closely at almost anything and you'll find data—lots of it. But what are those numbers really saying about who we are and what we believe? Harry Enten is on a mission to find out.

Trump Can’t Help Himself. Will That Help Him Win?

The R.N.C. ended with uncertainty about whether Trump can capitalize on the opportunity ahead.

Excellencies, Patriots, and More

On the Republican convention, random notes.

The Week That Upended the Presidential Race

Republican national convention described as 'the happiest place on Earth' as Democrats fight and Biden gets Covid

‘I Think It’s Happening’

The lone senator who has called on Biden to withdraw is growing confident that the president will leave the race.

Meet the woman steering Biden's bipartisan winning streak on Capitol Hill

The Biden administration managed to rack up a long list of major legislative wins in its first two years despite facing one of the most closely-divided Congresses in history. From bipartisan action on infrastructure, gun safety and same-sex marria…

This Time It Was an Accident

But what if the next major IT disruption were the work of America’s primary geopolitical foe?

The Speech

The most important passage in the speech was Trump’s casual and understated quotation of the request from Franklin Graham that he avoid swearing.

Hillbilly Excuses

J. D. Vance champions the narrative he once attacked.

A Conversation with Boaz Bismuth

The Knesset member speaks about his moving address to the European Parliament in which he highlighted the double standards that the international community places on Jews and Israelis.

NYT: Feud Opening Between Biden, Harris?

Nancy Pelosi Endorsed ‘Open’ Nomination Process if Biden Drops Out

The former House speaker and fellow California lawmakers were discussing the Democratic Party’s stressful state of affairs.

Donald Trump is getting some of his strongest applause at this rally when he talks about...

Podcast #243: The Freedom to Blaspheme

Jonathan Kay speaks to fellow podcast host Kushal Mehra about the ‘eerie similarities’ between censorship campaigns in India and Canada.

Schiff's choice to 'abandon' Biden is act of 'selfish desperation' amid campaign fundraising woes, Garvey says

Steve Garvey says Adam Schiff's decision to call on Biden to withdraw from the 2024 presidential race was an act of “selfish desperation" after his Senate campaign had been outraised.

DNC Still Trying to Lock It In for Biden

"If the Democratic party is saying we should honor the democratic process and institutions, says Jatia Wrighten Professor of Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University. [Then] "what it comes down to is whether or not we should mobilize pe…

J. D. Vance’s Empty Nationalism

To believe that “people will not fight for abstractions” is to forget what makes America special.

Biden Signals He's Staying in White House Race

In a statement, the president said he looks forward to getting back on the campaign trail, an unwelcome prospect for a growing number in his party.

Courage and Cowardice in Pennsylvania

In trying to assassinate Donald Trump, Thomas Matthew Crooks inadvertently provided Trump with an opportunity to display the very qualities that have made him a cult icon.

Will Congressional Dems Treat Netanyahu Decently?

Do Biden's Delegates Have a 'Loophole' at the Convention?

Trump assails allied Project 2025 as ‘extreme’ and ‘severe right’

Van Jones on GOP Convention: 'There's Something Happening' Not Seen Since 2008

Pensler Leaves Senate Race, Backs Rogers; Trump: 'I Unified GOP'

Former Rep. Mike Rogers, taking to the stage alongside former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Michigan, told rallygoers that he has never seen a more unsafe America than under "the Democrats over the last four years."

The Playbook for Improving the Secret Service

That's when a congressional committee issued a 435-page analysis of its failings, whose key recommendations have yet to be implemented.

The End of Biden’s Candidacy Approaches

Democratic leadership is making a more concerted effort to push him from the race.

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Richard Morton Jack’s comprehensive new biography of Nick Drake offers a glimpse of a brilliant but troubled soul.

CNN Political Briefing

The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. Hosted by David Chalian.

How Americans Justify Political Violence

Partisan support for the killing of adversaries is much more widespread than anyone wants to admit.

An Interrupted Genocide

The widespread reluctance to describe the atrocities of 7 October correctly is an impediment to peace.

Kamala Harris reassures Democratic Party donors that there's nothing to worry about

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with approximately 200 Democratic donors on a brief Friday video call, telling them that she believes in her "heart of hearts" the Democrats will win the election.

Trump: Comb-Over a 'Work of Art'

Former President Donald Trump paused his campaign rally in Michigan Saturday night to pay respects to his comb-over, which he called a "work of art."

Dozens of Local Police Officers Were at Trump’s Rally. Very Few Were Watching a Critical Area.

Local law enforcement officials, present in abundance, said they were not assigned security duties around a warehouse used by a man who tried to kill former President Donald Trump.

Trump says he ‘took a bullet for democracy’

Biden Is Right to Take on the Court

Embracing checks and balances is good politics and even better policy.

Donald Trump and the Perils of Myth-Making

In the wake of the shooting, we should neither demonise nor sanctify Trump, but assess him by normal political standards.

Trump: 'Laughing Kamala' Crazy 'as a Bed Bug'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, taking a preemptive jab at his potential presidential campaign opponent, told rallygoers in Michigan that Kamala Harris is "crazy as a bed bug."

Harris speaks at fundraiser in Cape Cod amid more calls for Biden to drop out

Trump and Zelensky Speak by Phone as Ukraine Worries About U.S. Backing

Kyiv ponders what another Trump administration would mean for its war initiatives.

What We Heard at the R.N.C. in 20 Off-Stage Scenes

Illustrated scenes and thoughts from delegates and others at the Republican convention.

Trump-Vance Ticket Signals the End of Neoconservatism

As various meltdowns by the few remaining anti-Trump Republicans have shown, the GOP is now indisputably an America First, national conservative party.

When Anti-Racism Training Becomes ‘Vexatious’ Abuse

On the anniversary of Richard Bilkszto’s suicide, a Quillette investigation explores how Ontario’s public school system was radicalised by ‘equity thought leaders’ such as Kike Ojo-Thompson.

Florida's 'Misleading' Statement on Abortion Ballot Measure

Trump and Vance revel in Democratic troubles in first rally together

The event in Grand Rapids, Mich., was moved inside due to security concerns over holding an outdoor rally

Zelensky 'Bracing' for Possible Trump Presidency

The Left’s Self-Defeating Israel Obsession

Taking an extreme position, then demanding total orthodoxy, does no favors for democratic socialism in America.

Africa and the History of Civilisation

The history of Africa isn’t the history of the ‘black race,’ but a vital part of the history of human civilisation.

Trump Said Xi Wrote 'Beautiful Note' After Assassination Attempt

Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote him a note after the Republican presidential nominee suffered a gunshot wound to his ear during an assassination attempt last week."(Xi) wrote me a beautif…

The Houthi Attack on Israel Is a Result of Biden’s Vacillation

Had the Biden administration taken a more proactive approach to neutralizing the Houthis’ capabilities, Israel would not be obliged to expand the theater of operations to Yemen.

Trump Should Have Never Been Allowed To Take Stage

Well, what we learned from the director, first of all is the exact timeline that you've already illustrated perfectly, but that raised the obvious question that that we wanted to get answered and weren't allowed to ask, and that is, why did, why w…