• A U.S. Capitol Police officer stands guard in front of the U.S. Capitol Building, on June 14, in Washington, DC. Security is heightened on Capitol Hill because on this morning House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot by a gunman during Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

    The challenge of protecting members of Congress

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    Julian Zelizer says Congress is intended to be an open institution with members accessible to the public, but the horrific shooting in Virginia requires security to be rethought.
  • What the left gets wrong about Alex Jones

    By John McWhorter
    When the Sandy Hook massacre happened, my older daughter was still in diapers; now she has a little sister. At the time, and often since, I have experienced internal horror at the thought of finding out that a crazed person with easy access to a gun had ended their lives while I was at work.
  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation and he was later discovered to have had contact with the Russian ambassador last year despite testifying to the contrary during his confirmation hearing.

    Sessions' startling admission

    By Errol Louis
    Attorney general Jeff Sessions, sparring with his former colleagues in testimony before the Senate intelligence committee, made a startling and dismaying admission on Tuesday. Despite months of turmoil surrounding Russia's efforts to distort American elections, says Sessions, he neither received nor requested a classified briefing to get up to speed on the threat posed by Russian forces.
  • ESSEX JUNCTION, VT - MARCH 01:  Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to supporters after winning the Vermont primary on Super Tuesday on March 1, 2016 in Essex Junction, Vermont. Thirteen states and one territory are participating in today's Super Tuesday: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming and American Samoa.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Democrats, take your cues from Bernie Sanders

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    If Democrats want to start winning again, they need to stop trash talking Trump and form a strong message that energizes the base and broadens their reach, writes Julian Zelizer.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions gestures as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump.

    In Sessions hearing, GOP senators sought truth, Dems sought to hit Trump

    By Alice Stewart
    A generally mild-mannered Jeff Sessions expressed outrage and indignation during his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee hearing on the Russia investigation on Tuesday. Throughout the 2½ hour probe, two things became crystal clear: Republican senators want to get to the bottom of Russian interference in our election process and Democratic senators are focused on exposing confidential information in an effort to sabotage the Trump presidency.
  • North Korea arrested University of Virginia student and Wyoming, Ohio high school graduate Otto Frederick Warmbier in early January for allegedly carrying out "a hostile act against the DPRK," referring to the acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea

    Why Kim agreed to release Otto Warmbier

    By Jonathan Cristol
    The announcement that North Korea has released American detainee Otto Warmbier comes on the same day that former basketball star Dennis Rodman arrives for his fifth visit to see his "friend" Kim Jong Un. And while Rodman appears to not have been involved in Warmbier's release, his arrival does beg the question: Why did North Korea release Warmbier today?
  • Trump as Julius Caesar -- What could go wrong?

    By Kate Maltby
    Kate Maltby writes that though the Public's production of Julius Caesar is an obvious commentary on Trump, it should not lose funding for exercising its right to free expression.
  • President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump arrive at the White House on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

    Melania's move-in nods to tradition

    By Kate Andersen Brower
    Now that he and his mother have moved into the White House, perhaps Barron Trump will add a light air that only children can bring to a place, says Kate Brower.
  • The candidate to watch in Virginia

    By Bakari Sellers
    Democrats should take a note from Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello, who has crafted a message that speaks to disaffected white voters and disenfranchised black voters, writes Bakari Sellers.
  • U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House June 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Trump is scheduled to travel to Cincinnati today to address his administration's infrastructure plan.

    Are Republicans ready to dump Trump?

    By Dean Obeidallah
    If Republicans want to maintain control of Congress in the 2018 midterms, Dean Obeidallah writes they may need to start distancing themselves from President Trump.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 24:  U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office after arriving back at the White House, on February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump made the short trip to National Harbor in Maryland to speak at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    If a president says it, is it obstruction?

    By Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst
    Danny Cevallos writes that based on an 1878 case, it may be legal for the President to interfere in an investigation carried out by the FBI -- as long as it wasn't done "corruptly."
  • Trump addresses American troops and their families at Naval Air Station Sigonella.

    Trump's message to the world: Do it yourself

    By Joshua Geltzer and Jon Finer
    It's fine to press other countries to share more of the burden of providing security, write Josh Geltzer and Jon Finer, but America can't take the risk of retreating from global leadership
  • Comey drama yields more he said, he said

    By Alice Stewart
    The battle lines have been drawn in the biggest Washington showdown in decades; one side you have "Comey is a leaker," on the other you have "Trump is a liar."
  • Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington.

    Federal Bureau of Whistleblowing

    By Tim Naftali
    The Comey hearing brought to light Comey's rationale behind his interactions with Trump including why he leaked a memo detailing their communication to the press, says Tim Naftali.
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    Comey hearing's bottom line: We can't trust Trump

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    Almost as soon as former FBI Director James Comey started his session with the Senate intelligence committee Thursday, he characterized the President and his White House as liars. Comey was not subtle. He said that the Trump team "told lies" when explaining why the President fired him.
  • Former FBI Director James Comey immitates a gesture he said he saw President Donald Trump make during one of their conversations while he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president.

    James Comey, too sensitive for his own good

    By Mark Bauerlein
    Instead of sounding like a fearsome former director of the FBI, James Comey appeared like a fearful middle manager unable to stand up to his boss, writes Mark Bauerlein.
  • How a prosecutor would interpret Trump Comey talks

    By Laura Coates
    Laura Coates says as much as the media and other observers have focused their attention on whether the president obstructed justice, it would be shortsighted for any prosecutor to be that single-minded if this were any other case.
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    Trump's proposed STEM budget cuts a grave mistake

    By Meg Urry
    Drastic cuts to research funding will set science back, says Meg Urry. Discoveries such as lasers, computer technology and medical breakthroughs have come from government funding and have helped America lead.
  • PALM SPRINGS, CA - MAY 13:  Giant wind turbines are powered by strong prevailing winds on May 13, 2008 near Palm Springs, California. A US government report released this week concludes that wind energy could generate 20 percent of the electricity produced in the US by 2030, as much as is currently provided by nuclear reactors. Although wind energy constitutes only about 1 percent of the electricity of the nation, wind energy is experiencing a growth spurt with an increase of 45 percent jump last year. The report envisions more than 75,000 new wind turbines, many of them bigger than those in use today, and many of them in offshore waters to increase production from the current 16,000 megawatts of power to 300,000 megawatts. The report does not predict that such growth will actually occur but rather that it is possible.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    Why red states should oppose Trump on climate

    By Roopali Phadke
    President Donald Trump argued Thursday that the Paris climate agreement was a raw deal for America -- one that would kill jobs across the country. What he didn't say was that the accord supports solutions like wind energy, which incentivize US business to invest in energy projects that largely benefit his base of rural Republicans, writes Roopali Phadke.
  • BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 25:  Air traffic controllers look out onto the tarmac following the official inauguration of the new control tower at Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport on April 25, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The new airport, which will replace current Tegel and Schoenefeld airports, will begin operation on June 3.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    What Trump doesn't get about air traffic control

    By Les Abend
    Pilot Les Abend says President Donald Trump's call to privatize air traffic control is off the mark; it will hurt consumers and the people employed by the general aviation industry.
  • Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation in Georgia, is accused of "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet," according to a federal complaint.

    The GOP wants to distract you with Reality Winner

    By Jill Filipovic
    Don't let the arrest of a potential NSA leaker distract from the larger picture of a loose-lipped President and a Republican Party unwilling to do anything about it, writes Jill Filipovic.
  • Trump, Europe and terrorism: There's a lot he gets right

    By Timothy Stanley
    Europe is waking up to the need for change. We've been fighting the war on terror for a very long time, but we've recently seen an escalation. Tuesday, in France -- which is still in a state of emergency since the 2015 Paris attacks -- a man attacked police officers with a hammer, and officials have opened an anti-terror probe into the incident.
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05:  British Prime Minister, Theresa May speaks at RUSI as she resumes the Conservative party election campaign on June 5, 2017 in London, England. The political parties resumed campaigning today after the weekend's terror attacks in the London Bridge and Borough areas of Central London.  Theresa May will campaign in London, Scotland and West Yorkshire today.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Callan: We can't censor our way out of terrorism

    By Paul Callan
    Theresa May has suggested restricting websites where terrorsits "breed," and some in U.S. may agree. But what we do not need is an abridgment of our freedom of speech in a misguided effort to ensure the nation's security, writes Paul Callan.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision for the United States to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015. The agreement is intended to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to a manageable level.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    GOPer: Why we don't talk about climate change

    By Douglas Heye
    Douglas Heye writes that Trump's aides are probably telling the truth about not discussing climate change with the President, particularly given that it's not a voter or party priority.
  • WASHINGTON, DC:  U.S. President Donald Trump announces the Air Traffic Control Initiative during an event in the East Room of the White House on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Why Trump shouldn't kill Brand USA

    By Jim Murren
    Trump's proposed budget cut to Brand USA, which promotes America as a travel destination abroad, is foolish since it is critical to reducing America's trade deficit, writes Jim Murren.
  • President Donald Trump speaks during the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Trump's post-London tweets are a bad omen

    By Yascha Mounk
    Not long after his city was hit by a horrific terrorist attack, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, announced that "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed — one of the things the police and all of us need to do is make sure we're as safe as we possibly can be."
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision for the United States to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015. The agreement is intended to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to a manageable level.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Laurence Tribe: The true cluelessness of Trump's travel ban tweets

    By Laurence H. Tribe
    In pushing the Supreme Court to uphold the original version of travel ban, the President not only betrays his complete failure to understand how the judicial process works, but exposes the unchanged religious bigotry that underlies his orders, writes Laurence Tribe.
  • U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision for the United States to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Trump's biggest enemy

    By Michael D'Antonio
    President Trump's recent Twitter outburst proves yet again that the only thing that stands beftween Trump and a successful presidency is Trump himself, writes Michael D'Antonio.
  • GREENSBORO, N.C - OCTOBER 14: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event on October 14, 2016 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Trump claimed journalists are actually lobbyists and the recent accusations against him were generated by the media. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

    Mark Meadows: How Russia hysteria paralyzes Congress

    By Mark Meadows
    Washington elites and the mainstream media need to focus more time on addressing the priorities of the American people and less time on an ongoing investigation into Russia, writes Rep. Mark Meadows
  • Police officers and members of the emergency services attend to a person injured in an apparent terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017.
Armed police fired shots after reports of stabbings and a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday in an incident reminiscent of a terror attack in March just days ahead of a general election. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI        (Photo credit should read DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Murderers came to my city tonight

    By Kate Maltby
    Whatever unfolds in the coming few weeks after the London attack, it will be an uncertain time for the city, writes Kate Maltby.
  • Trump can't stop Comey with 'executive privilege'

    By Page Pate, CNN Legal Analyst
    As the former FBI director gets ready to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump's attempt to stop him by invoking executive privilege will most likely fail as it did with Nixon, Clinton, and Obama, writes Page Pate.
  • US President Donald Trump departs after he announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2017.     
"As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country," Trump said. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    The inexhaustible egos of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    By Michael D'Antonio
    The world -- and his own aides -- played court to Donald Trump as he pronounced his decision on the Paris climate change accord while his former rival made a new set of excuses for her defeat, writes Michael D'Antonio
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    The disrespect shown Obama still rankles

    By Issac Bailey
    Conservatives are right to be outraged over Kathy Griffin's depiction of Trump, but when America's history of racism was used to threaten Obama they should have been equally upset, writes Issac Bailey.
  • FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on February 9, 2016.

    Comey may find himself boxed in...by himself

    By Paul Callan
    After early refusals to answer Congressional committees' questions that he said could compromise national security and ongoing investigations, we can expect a cascade of colorful sparks and thick smoke but no real fire at the next edition of "Comey under oath," writes Paul Callan.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  U.S. President Donald Trump concludes his announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015. The agreement is intended to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to a manageable level.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Trump has finally gone too far

    By Frida Ghitis
    In dropping out of Paris climate pact, abdicating US values, Trump has lost his presidency's claim to the mantle of 'leader of the free world.' But he will find many Americans are not following him down this isolationist path, writes Frida Ghitis.
  • Why Jared Kushner has some explaining to do

    By Hagar Chemali
    March 17, 2014, the day the US government first imposed sanctions against Russia for its destabilizing activity in Ukraine, was a snow day. President Barack Obama had issued a new executive order (E.O. 13661) as part of a wider policy response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Former US Secretary of State and WOV Honoree Hillary Clinton speaks onstage at the Ms. Foundation for Women 2017 Gloria Awards Gala & After Party at Capitale on May 3, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for The Foundation for Women)

    Actually, Hillary Clinton makes a good--and awkward-- point

    By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
    She was criticized for passing blame to others in her 2016 loss--but here she is right: Obama's buildup of his own political organization starved the national Democratic party of resources needed to help Clinton win
  • Trump Paris climate agreement

    Trump to planet: Drop dead

    By David A. Andelman
    By withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, President Trump has succeeded in isolating America and undermining the trust of the global community, David A. Andelman says.
  • President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Why Trump fulfills one campaign promise, busts another

    By Aaron David Miller
    Today, President Donald Trump fulfilled one campaign commitment -- withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement -- and busted another -- choosing to exercise the waiver of not opening a US embassy in Jerusalem -- at least for now.
  • Trump tweets covfeve

    Trump, wake up and smell the 'covfefe'

    By Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst
    Danny Cevallos says we often make mistakes in our social media posts but shouldn't the president follow a higher standard?
  • Afghan security forces arrive at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017.

    It could be a long, deadly Ramadan

    By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    Though Ramadan is supposed to be a peaceful month, ISIS has called for attacks across the globe, which Peter Bergen writes bodes badly for the weeks to come.
  • KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 5:  Mohammad Elais, age 13, sews a pair of pants while Mustafa(R) age 7 checks some stitching at the Sajaad Tailor shop November 5, 2004 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Elias works with 4 other boys at the small tailor shop coming after school every day. He makes less than a dollar a day. Many Afghan children are forced to work because they must help support their poverty stricken families. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

    Biden and Miles: Every child deserves a childhood

    By Jill Biden and Carolyn Miles
    Right now, 700 million children across the world are being forced in heartbreaking ways to grow up before their time, say Dr. Jill Biden and Carolyn Miles of Save the Children.
  • People vote in the Super Tuesday primary at Centreville High School March 1, 2016, in Centreville, Virginia.

    Trump's electoral commission is a sham

    By Jason Kander
    Jason Kander writes that the President's Commision on Election Integrity is actually an initiative to suppress Democratic voters and secure an electoral win in the next presidential election.
  • US President Donald Trump exits Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2017 . / AFP PHOTO / Olivier Douliery        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Washington is leaking like a sieve

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    Julian Zelizer says many government officials are concerned about what the Trump administration is doing, and that's a key factor in the torrent of leaks.
  • America, don't be like Texas

    By James C. Moore
    Texas has deep roots when it comes to political shenanigans, but this legislative session may have broken new ground, says James C. Moore.
  • Warren: It's time to hold DeVos accountable

    By Elizabeth Warren
    Senator Elizabeth Warren argues that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is not acting in the best interests of students, and so she is launching DeVos Watch, an online initiative to track every step the Department of Education takes.
  • President Donald Trump addresses U.S. military troops and their families at the Sigonella Naval Air Station, in Sigonella, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017.

    Trump is home, angry and lonely

    By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst
    Instead of celebrating a victory lap after his trip, Trump returns to a raging controversy over Russia, writes Gloria Borger
  • WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17:  U.S. President Donald Trump (C) walks along the West Wing colonnade with his daughter Ivanka Trump (L) and his son-in-law and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Planning Jared Kushner before he departs the White House March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first family is scheduled to spend the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Why Trump needs to cooperate with Russia probe

    By Page Pate, CNN Legal Analyst
    Mr. President, as a criminal defense lawyer, I understand and fully appreciate your decision to lawyer up. But as a voter and a taxpayer, Iexpect you to cooperate with investigators, writes Page Pate
  • U.S. President Donald Trump, center, applauds while standing next to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, center right, during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 4, 2017. House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    For GOP, health care is a marathon

    By Lanhee J. Chen
    After the CBO report on the AHCA, Senate Republicans have some work to do in their quest to repeal and replace Obamacare, says Lanhee J. Chen.
  • A woman fills out a ballot for the special election to fill Montana's only U.S. House seat at the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Billings, Mont. The seat was vacated by Ryan Zinke, a Republican who is now President Donald Trump's Interior secretary. (Bronte Wittpenn/The Billings Gazette via AP)

    The secret to Democrats winning again

    By Krystal Ball
    If Democrats want to start winning again, they need to run candidates who can speak to the working and middle class experience of most Americans, writes Krystal Ball.
  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, May 7, 2017. Kushner traveled with President Donald Trump and they where returning to Washington after spending the weekend at Trump's New Jersey golf course.

    Stop calling Jared Kushner 'naive'

    By Dean Obeidallah
    Following the latest Russia revelation, Dean Obeidallah writes that commentators and intelligence officials are wrong to call Jared Kushner naive; he is far too educated and experienced.
  • Senior advisor Jared Kushner  looks on during a working luncheon with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina in the Cabinet Room of the White House April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    How Kushner could play the Nixon card

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    Under new scrutiny after reports that he proposed secret back-channel communications with Russians, the President's son-in-law and trusted advisor could reach for more benign Nixon-era parallels, writes Julian Zelizer. But can these hold up?
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    My son's health under Trump's proposed cuts

    By Kavitha Rajagopalan
    Kavitha Rajagopalan writes that Trump's proposed budget cuts to NIH could endanger the life of her son, who suffers from a rare disease and relies on the NIH for treatment research and consultation.
  • US President Donald Trump delivers a speech next to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during the unveiling ceremony of the Berlin Wall monument, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.

    President Trump passes his first test on the world stage

    By Nile Gardiner
    President Donald Trump's first presidential foray onto the international stage should be judged as a success. His visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy were well managed by the White House and effectively advanced some key foreign policy goals for the new administration.
  • Flags from left to right: Syria, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. An executive order signed Monday by US President Donald Trump bans immigration from these six Muslim-majority countries.

    How Trump lost travel ban fight before it began

    By Page Pate, CNN Legal Analyst
    Page Pate: The 4th Circuit Court's decision that Trump's campaign words showed unlawful intent against Muslims with his travel ban will likely keep the Supreme Court from wanting to hear the case.
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    Trump couldn't cut Sean Spicer a break?

    By Rob Crilly
    No matter how jaded political reporters might be, they had no choice but to feel sorry for Sean Spicer this week -- with good reason, says Rob Crilly.
  • Trump and GOP are trading away your health care

    Obamacare repeal plan and Trump budget proposal reveal a GOP willing to put the nation's elderly, sick and disabled on the street, while gilding the corporate class and shouting down the rest of the world, writes Ford Vox.
  • MISSOULA, MT - MAY 24:  Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lambros Real Estate on May 24, 2017 in Missoula, Montana.  Greg Gianforte is campaigning throughout Montana ahead of a May 25 special election to fill Montana's single congressional seat. Gianforte is in a tight race against democrat Rob Quist.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Montana is a perfect storm for the GOP

    By Ruth Ben-Ghiat
    Ruth Ben-Ghiat: the encounter between a Montana GOP candidate and a reporter spotlights a strain of violence becoming increasingly visible under Donald Trump.
  • GREAT FALLS, MT - MAY 23:  Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte looks on during a campaign meet and greet at Lions Park on May 23, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana.  Greg Gianforte is campaigning throughout Montana ahead of a May 25 special election to fill Montana's single congressional seat. Gianforte is in a tight race against democrat Rob Quist.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Law doesn't do enough to protect reporters

    By Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst
    Following the alleged assault of a journalist in Montana, Danny Cevallos argues that members of the press should be given special protection under the law.
  • Secretary Carson, you should know better

    By Issac Bailey
    Ben Carson's insensitive remark about poverty does not reflect the lived reality of so many Americans who have been structurally disadvantaged from the start, writes Issac Bailey.
  • This is the photo that inspired social media outrage.  President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans at a recent White House event after they passed a bill aimed at  replacing ObamaCare. Critics said the image of all white men making decisions for the rest of America looked outdated and tone-deaf.

    GOP health bill is a front for big tax breaks

    By Pete Buttigieg
    The GOP health bill is a tax cut by design, says Pete Buttigieg; we need to tell our senators to say no to using health care reform as a front to slash taxes for the wealthy.
  • Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds a news conference to discuss the Trump Administration's proposed FY2017 federal budget in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Bernie Sanders: Trump's budget is immoral

    By Bernie Sanders
    Donald Trump's proposed budget will make historic levels of wealth and income inequality worse, says Bernie Sanders. It shows he isn't the man he campaigned to be.
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    Kevin McCarthy: We can end human trafficking

    By Kevin McCarthy
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy writes that, in response to the rise in human trafficking, the House of Representatives is introducing 13 pieces of legislation on the issue this week.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05:  U.S. first lady Melania Trump walks through the White House West Colonnade prior to a joint news conference April 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump held talks on Middle East peace process and other bilateral issues with King Abdullah II.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    What signal is Melania sending?

    By Michael D'Antonio
    Viral videos of the First Land and Donald Trump from their trip abroad have sparked speculation that they are locked in war of signals and symbols that mainly indicate, says Michael D'Antonio, that Melania is not happy.
  • Bergen: A pattern in terror -- second generation, homegrown

    By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    The Manchester attacker was a homegrown terrorist and the son of Libyan immigrants -- and may have struggled with a split identity -- feeling neither entirely Western nor of his parents' culture writes Peter Bergen.