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Trump set for pageant-laden visit to Japan to honor new Emperor

Japan has a new Emperor, but it is President Donald Trump who will be treated to pageantry befitting a monarch when he travels Friday to Tokyo. The state visit will provide an altogether more pleasant vibe than in Washington, where talk of impeachment is now rampant and Trump is seething at Democrats’ investigations into his…MORE

Donald Trump falls for Nancy Pelosi’s trap

President Donald Trump keeps taking Nancy Pelosi’s bait. The House speaker has spent the last two days provoking Trump, questioning his self-confidence, condescendingly confiding that she prays for him and suggesting a “family intervention.” The President’s wild, improvised response Thursday suggests that so far, the speaker is winning the hugely consequential clash between Washington’s top…MORE

Arsene Wenger: Henrikh Mkhitaryan case ‘should not happen in football’

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his astonishment that Henrikh Mkhitaryan won’t be able to play in the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku over fears for the Armenian international’s safety. Armenia and Azerbaijan have a century-long conflict stemming from the fall of the Russian Empire in 1917, and there were concerns Mkhitaryan…MORE

House Judiciary chair: Mueller ‘wants to testify in private’

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to testify in private in order to avoid a political spectacle after more than a year of public silence. The New York Democrat told MSNBC that Mueller is “willing to make an opening statement, but he wants to testify in private,” but…MORE

The reality for women seeking abortions in Alabama and Georgia

Alabama and Georgia recently passed some of the most restrictive abortion legislation in the country. But even before that, reproductive rights supporters say a web of laws and logistics already made it hard to get an abortion in those states. When most people think of abortion rights, they think of Roe v. Wade. But when…MORE