The Brief

WH advisor Kellyanne Conway attends CPAC in National Harbor
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Conservatism in Crisis

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicks off Thursday just outside Washington, should be a celebratory occasion for the conservative moment. Instead, it's showing signs of a crisis for the grassroots

Dave Brat

GOP Politicians Face Anger at Town Halls

GOP members of Congress returning home for town halls found protesters angry with President Trump, probing lawmakers to see if they will veer from his more controversial stands, and if they will promise coverage for those served by the Affordable Care Act


North Korea Says That It Did Not Kill Kim Jong Nam

North Korea denies its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death is full of "holes and contradictions." The statement comes a day after Malaysian police said they were seeking two more North Korean suspects

An artist’s impression of three of the seven planets orbiting Trappist-1. One planet is in the foreground; the other is a small silhouette as it transits the red dwarf star; the third is a tiny crescent off to the right.

NASA: Single Star Is Home to At Least 7 Earthlike Planets

NASA has announced that a single star relatively close to Earth is home to no fewer than seven Earthlike planets. If you're looking for extraterrestrial life, there may be no place better, according to the new findings published in Nature

President Donald Trump Meets With Economic Advisors

The Bathroom Battle Is Back

The Trump Administration took what LGBT-rights groups view as a big step back from protecting transgender students when it rolled back Obama-era guidelines that advised schools to allow transgender bathroom access

Police Gunshot Video

Purported Police Gunfire Video Sparks Protest

Hundreds protested in Anaheim, Ca., late Wednesday, outraged by a viral video clip that purportedly shows an off-duty officer firing his gun near a group of young people during what could be a confrontation. Police are investigating the allegations

Demonstrators hold a banner during a march to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, and to call for unity, in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico: We Won't Play by U.S. Rules

As Tillerson and Kelly arrive in Mexico, its government has signaled it is in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration. Foreign minister Luis Videgaray insisted that his country would not "accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another"


Fresh Explosion Heard in Pakistani City of Lahore

A powerful explosion hit near a second upscale market in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, a government official said, the latest in a new surge of violence across the country. It came just hours after a blast at another upscale market killed at least five people and wounded 21

Visitors At Trump Tower During President-Elect's Transition To The White House

The Steep Costs of Protecting Trump Tower

It cost New York City about $24 million to provide security at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump's skyscraper home in Manhattan, from Election Day to Inauguration Day, or $308,000 per day, New York's police commissioner said

Table And Chairs Arranged In Restaurant

Restaurants Are Suffering as People Eat Out Less

A third of U.S. adults are eating out less frequently than three months ago, mostly because of cost, according to a new survey that illustrates the challenge for U.S. restaurants seeking to revive traffic after zero growth in 2016