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Recent articles by Michael:

Roberts may face roadblocks in probe of Roe leak, reporter who published it says

One of the two Politico reporters who obtained the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade questions whether Chief Justice John Roberts has the legal authority to order his fellow justices and their clerks to cooperate in an internal investigation into who leaked the document. → Read More

New Hunter Biden revelations raise counterintelligence questions

Emails on a damaged laptop that Hunter Biden left at a computer repair store in Wilmington, Del., bank records and other documents uncovered by Senate Republican investigators, reveal a high-dollar money trail that flowed from Chinese interests to Hunter Bidens and his uncle James. → Read More

Buttigieg slams 'Don't Say Gay' bill and 'nonsensical' Marjorie Taylor Greene speech

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg sharply criticized Florida’s new “Don’t Say Gay” law, signed this week by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, and ridiculed what he called the “literally nonsensical” comments about his personal life by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. → Read More

Putin may have ‘lost touch with reality,’ expert says

Russian President Vladimir Putin is now isolated and increasingly paranoid, having launched a war in Ukraine that has alarmed even some of his closest advisers, says Catherine Belton, a former Moscow-based correspondent for the Financial Times, → Read More

Schiff 'vehemently' disagrees with Attorney General Garland's reluctance to pursue Trump

House intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says he “vehemently” disagrees with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s failure so far to aggressively investigate former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Pompeo: Sources for Yahoo News WikiLeaks report 'should all be prosecuted'

Former CIA director Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for the criminal prosecution of sources who spoke to Yahoo News for a story detailing proposals by the intelligence agency in 2017 to abduct WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and discussions within the Trump administration and CIA to possibly even assassinate him. → Read More

9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser is still waiting for answers from the U.S. government

Twenty years later, Kristen Breitweiser is still waiting for answers about why her husband had to die. → Read More

McMaster on Afghanistan carnage: 'What we saw today is just the beginning'

Former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster called on President Biden to “reverse course” in the aftermath of Thursday’s bombings in Kabul, urging him to scrap his deadline for pulling troops out of Afghanistan, cut off dealings with the Taliban and launch a new war on terror in Central Asia. → Read More

Prior to his murder, Jamal Khashoggi offered to help 9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia

A year before his death, Jamal Khashoggi — a Saudi insider with intimate knowledge of his country’s interactions with al-Qaida — met with a former FBI agent working for the families of 9/11 victims who were suing his government and asked how he could help. → Read More

'A personality type that feels absolutely no guardrails': How Saudi Arabia's leader charmed Washington while cracking down on opponents

The strange story of how Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman managed successfully to court the United States' foreign policy and corporate elite, starting in 2015, presenting himself as a cultured reformer. → Read More

Boulder Mayor to gun owners: Banning assault weapons is not tyranny

Contending that an assault weapons ban could have prevented the gun massacre that killed 10 people in his city this week, Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver pleaded with gun rights advocates to reconsider their opposition to such a move, asking them to address a single overriding question: “Why wouldn’t you want a future where we have fewer innocent people killed?” → Read More

New film highlights FBI abuses as House Democrats push to strip Hoover's name from building

A group of House Democrats is mounting a renewed push to strip J. Edgar Hoover’s name off the FBI headquarters in the wake of a powerful new film, "Judas and the Black Messiah," that highlights one of the bureau’s worst abuses under his leadership: COINTELPRO. → Read More

Biden response to Khashoggi investigation ‘shocking,’ UN official says

The UN official who investigated the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi sharply criticized President Biden’s response to the killing, saying his administration’s failure to sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a “dangerous” message to world leaders. → Read More

Khashoggi report spurs 9/11 families to push Biden for more Saudi disclosures

Seizing on the new disclosures about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the families of Sept. 11 victims are asking President Biden to release still-classified documents about an FBI investigation into the Saudi role in the terror attacks that were blocked from public release by the Trump administration. → Read More

New GOP House member: I don't want my kids afraid 'every time that mommy goes to D.C.'

Like many of her colleagues, Rep. Nancy Mace — once a loyal supporter of President Trump — was shaken to her core by the riots at the Capitol on Wednesday. → Read More

GOP congressman suggests he regrets his vote for Trump

Describing Trump’s phone call with Georgia’s top election official “frightening,” GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger suggested that he now regrets his vote for the president. → Read More

Fox paid seven figures to settle lawsuit over bogus Seth Rich conspiracy story

The settlement between Fox News and Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary Rich, was publicly disclosed Tuesday, but with no details about the terms. → Read More

Trump would 'rant' about politics and media at COVID task force meetings, aide says

President Trump would interrupt coronavirus task force meetings with “rants” about his coverage on Fox News, causing aides to “look down at the floor” in embarrassment, says a former member of the task force. → Read More

Trump in 2016 considered Pence a 'loser,' says a former top campaign official

Donald Trump for months resisted naming Mike Pence as his vice president during the 2016 campaign because he considered him a “loser,” according to a forthcoming book and interview with Rick Gates, the president’s former deputy campaign manager. → Read More

Judge orders testimony from Saudi officials in suit over involvement in 9/11 attacks

On the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a federal judge directed the Saudi Arabian government to make as many as 24 current and former officials available for depositions about their possible knowledge of events leading up to the airplane attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More