On the evening Robert Mueller submitted his report to the Justice Department, ending the special counsel investigation that has clouded all but a few months of his presidency, President Donald Trump was not huddled in a war room or dictating defiant tweets to his underlings.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month investigation was an often-shocking story about what Russians, Trump campaign associates and others did in the 2016 election so their preferred candidate could win.
Robert Mueller's formal delivery of his investigative report is more prologue than climax. Now that it's in Attorney General William Barr's hands the action will begin -- a dynamic, multifront legal and political battle that will test fundamental notions of due process, executive authority and separation of powers.
When South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg makes his pitch on why he, mayor of the fourth-largest city in Indiana, should get a serious look from voters who want to unseat President Donald Trump, he points directly at his lack of wrinkles.
Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a lengthy history of incendiary comments related to race, favorably compared the response of his Iowan constituents, who are majority white, to recent severe flooding to the residents of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, who were majority black.
Jared Kushner's unusual decision to use WhatsApp to communicate with foreign leaders and conduct government business has raised concerns among cybersecurity experts that highly sensitive government communications could be at risk of exploitation by foreign governments and hackers.
Today, registering for the draft has been reduced to a rite of passage for many young American men -- a perfunctory civic duty with little meaning,Â since conscription ended more thanÂ 40Â years ago. One might question why there is still a required registration, especially since volunteers have filled the ranks of our armed forces. But last month, a federal court in TexasÂ ruledÂ that theÂ male-only registration requirement is unconstitutional.
"Us" is a solid, almost old-fashioned thriller. What it isn't, notably, is a movie that matches the sky-high expectations raised by writer-director Jordan Peele's first film, "Get Out," wildly enthusiastic festival buzz and its slick marketing campaign.
Tiffany & Co. already warned in January that sales during the holiday were weak. It turned out that demand for jewelry and other bling in the company's trademark blue boxes was a bit worse than what investors expected â€” and Wall Street was not happy.
Kellyanne Conway is now publicly disparaging her husband George for his attacks on her boss, the President of the United States. Conway, who called her husband out for being unsupportive, also framed her relationship as "the unusual situation of a man getting power through his wife." Her withering remarks call to mind the scene where King Lear famously utters: "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child" -- though in this case it's a spouse being slagged off for being thankless (or "jealous").
The Mueller report is finally done and has been turned over to the attorney general. Now the public waits to find out what it says and how Washington will react (what, for example, will Congressional investigators do next?).
The college admissions scandal may get elite colleges to do what they should have done long ago: abolish the athletic recruit as a discrete admission category and deprioritize the importance of athletic success.
There's nothing like watching a legacy crumble in real time, and these days, one feels spoiled for choice. This week, it is J.K. Rowling's "updates" to the Harry Potter series which has set the world -- or at least, swaths of the internet -- on fire.
For our readers, real life doesn't have a Hollywood nickname like "Operation Varsity Blues" and the scandal, as it continues to unfold, isn't an abstraction. "It's a slap in the face to the American dream and to the other kids in the Chicago Public School system," said Christian Badillo, the first student from his high school to be admitted to Stanford University, where he is now a senior. It's a reminder that, as graduating high school senior Mick Hashimoto put it, "We are frustrated with what America has become." Hashimoto, like so many of his peers across the country, is waiting this week and beyond for the results of his own college applications.
Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer were cleaning up after the devastating floods in Nebraska when they spotted a small black box in the distance. It just sat there, a dark contrast on a wet and muddy field.