By Matthew Continetti
So she doesn’t know how to use a fax machine. Big whoop. If there is a “smoking gun” in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department this week, it’s not in her technological ineptitude, or her calling her hairdresser “Santa,” or her continuing to encourage Sid Blumenthal to offer bad advice despite promises to the contrary, or her fetish for ice tea, or her bizarre demand that John Podesta wear socks to bed.
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Iran Violates Past Nuclear Promises on Eve of Deal
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Tennessee Lawmakers Await Inspector General Inquiry into Failures at State VA Hospitals
By Stephen Gutowski and Chris Safran
Tennessee lawmakers are waiting for the Department of Veterans Affairs to respond to a letter outlining problems with the state’s VA hospitals in order to allow the Office of Inspector General to begin an official investigation.
SSA Can’t Collect Overpayments Without Wasting Money
By Elizabeth Harrington
The Social Security Administration (SSA) spends more money than it collects when trying to recover payments to individuals who received benefits for which they were not eligible.
Hong Kong’s Democrats Face Uncertain Future
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CMS’ Secretive Settlement
By Joe Schoffstall
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously.
Slumlords to Host Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
By Brent Scher
At the center of Hillary Clinton’s fundraising trip through Massachusetts is a Thursday evening visit to longtime Clinton donors Elaine and Gerald Schuster.
Review: ‘Gustave Caillebotte, The Painter’s Eye’ at the National Gallery of Art through 4 October
By Aaron MacLean
What is it about France’s Third Republic—the period between two defeats at the hands of the Germans, the first at Sedan in 1870, and the second everywhere in 1940—that so captivates the American middle class imagination?
‘Terminator: Genisys’ Review
By Sonny Bunch
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards Skynet.