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Former CIA coder charged for Wikileaks espionage … finally

It took a few months, but the Department of Justice has finally filed charges in the largest hack and leak of the CIA in its history. Prosecutors filed a superseding indictment yesterday against Joshua Schulte, a former computer engineer for the agency, who had previously …

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How IG Horowitz turned up Strzok’s ‘we’ll stop it’ text

One of the many questions that has cropped up in the wake of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ report on the FBI is how the most damning text message in the report was only discovered last month after an exhaustive search. IG Horowitz explained the process …

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Surprise: Schumer doesn’t want to make a deal with the GOP to end child separation

I asked a question. And now we have an answer. Schumer has a tasty midterm issue on a silver platter thanks to Trump. Multiple polls show upwards of 65-70 percent of the public oppose child separation. Option one for Dems: Make a deal with the …

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Today’s hot topics: Trump-Kim bromance, Gowdymania, media hyperbole, and more!

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! The show will be streamed on Hot Air’s Facebook page and embedded here and on the show page for those who are not on Facebook. Join …

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American Airlines pays out for an antitrust lawsuit

Remember when gas prices (and most all fuel prices, really) fell dramatically as domestic energy production boomed? If you do much traveling by air, you may have found it curious that airline ticket prices stubbornly failed to drop at the same time, particularly since the …

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If Schumer wants to end child separation urgently, why doesn’t he back Cruz’s bill?

To rephrase that more bluntly and cynically: Is Schumer willing to back Cruz’s bill or is this issue simply too useful to him politically as an unsolved problem? Read this if you missed it last night for background on Cruz’s bill. The key point is …

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Great news: Americans can no longer tell fact from opinion

Ten statements, five factual, five opinion. The task from Pew: Simply identify which is which. You can take their quiz yourself by clicking here. See if you too can reason like a 10-year-old. Which, apparently, most American adults can’t. Just 26 percent went five for …

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Hmmm: GOP challenger barely edging Heitkamp in North Dakota

Can Republicans win a Senate seat in deep-red territory even without much help from Donald Trump? A new poll out for Heidi Heitkamp’s North Dakota re-election bid shows her trailing by four, within the margin of error but far enough out from the magical 50% …

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Reports of the death of the gig economy were greatly exaggerated

Wherever the gig economy has sprung up, most frequently in the form of applications such Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and others, we’ve seen strident, if not desperate opposition to it. This most frequently takes the form of state and municipal governments trying to regulate them out …

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FBI director: We’re going to hold everyone in the IG report accountable by, er, boring them

This tidbit from yesterday’s congressional hearings is well worth considering — and raises questions on its own. FBI Director Christopher Wray assured Congress that he takes the Inspector General report seriously, especially in its exposure of misconduct by senior FBI officials and other agents. Wray pledged …

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