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Updated at 1:21 PM

The rebellion of the House Democrats started with one moment of silence too many.When the House convened the day after the Orlando massacre, the chair called for a moment of silence for the victims, which is what always happens when the death toll of a mass shooting reaches double digits. Then the House leadership did what it always does when gun violence comes up: They changed the subject.

Updated at 10:08 AM

This week the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the political corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell. What does the decision mean for politicians, and the public, moving forward?

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 10:45 AM

“The U.S. knows it could not ask for a better friend and ally than the United Kingdom.”

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 1:26 PM

According to Washington’s political pundits Donald Trump’s rise is a history making event that will change American politics and the Republican Party. To his backers he is the answer to “politics as usual,” that has failed the middle class and the...

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM

No. Strangely enough, the word means the same thing in Addis Ababa as it does in America.

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 10:14 AM

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the exclusionary rule does not apply when an officer makes an illegal stop and finds out the “suspect” has a warrant for his arrest and searches the suspect as a result.

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Disputes and confrontations over portions of the Pacific Ocean continue to grow. Indonesia’s government seized a Chinese fishing vessel on June 17 off the Natuna Islands, administered by Jakarta. That nation’s Vice President, Jusuf Kalla,...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 11:16 PM

Few things have made me question my faith more than sitting in a dunk tank for an hour.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 10:21 AM

After the killing of 49 innocent people dancing in an Orlando, Florida nightclub, my heart shrunk with despair. The familiarity of mass murder is paralyzing because hate cannot be legislated away when such a killer believes his murderous rage is...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Mondays are always long, so it only seems appropriate that the longest day of 2016 fell on a Monday.

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 12:23 PM

As soon as the picture of the man behind the massacre at Pulse, my friend barked at the TV.“Don’t show his face!” he said. “That’s half the problem. The killers just want to get on TV. Show the victims’ faces instead.”

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