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Joshuah Bearman and Bryan Gardiner

Contamination Chamber

It was a close call. Late Monday night, a team of 14 moderate senators — seven Democrats, seven Republicans — defused an imminent vote on the so-called “nuclear option” — the elimination by the majority Republicans of the filibuster rule for judicial nominees. The details were arcane, but important: Under......

Newsfreak

The news loves news about itself. And conservatives love to help the press chase its tail. That’s why supposed inaccuracies about CBS’s report on Bush’s Air National Guard tenure became a bigger story than the actual fact of our tough-guy “war president” having very clearly dodged service in Vietnam. (Not......