Amid all the talk of a flirtation between Sam Brownback and the Giuliani campaign, I’ve just been told that two key staffers from Brownback’s now-defunct campaign have joined John McCain in Iowa. Jay Heine, who was Brownback’s state director, and Emma Nemecek, who was a field representative, will now work for McCain as grassroots adviser and field representative, respectively. The moves seem to suggest two things: 1) talk about a Brownback-Giuliani tie was probably overblown, and 2) any debate inside the McCain camp about whether to direct resources toward Iowa seems to have been resolved in Iowa’s favor.
In 2007, the Justice Department was in disarray. Though it was largely exaggerated, a controversy over the firing of some United States attorneys, the intrusion of politics into Justice Department hiring decisions, and White House contacts with Main Justice forced the resignation of an overmatched attorney ... Read More
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With every twist of the news cycle, reports from London on the evolution of the Brexit negotiations between Theresa May’s government and the European Union get odder and odder. Consider, first, the essential choice on Brexit facing the Brits and how it’s being presented to them. Britain voted two years ago ... Read More
An Irish lecturer was stabbed to death by a student outside the Paris university where he taught on Wednesday for allegedly insulting the prophet Mohammed by displaying a drawing of him during class. John Dowling, 66, was speaking with a student, identified by authorities only as Ali R., following a lecture ... Read More
A Virginia high-school teacher was fired on Thursday after refusing to address a transgender student by the student's preferred pronoun. The school board of the West Point Consolidated School District unanimously approved the district superintendent's recommendation to let French teacher Peter Vlaming go from ... Read More