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ByAllysia FinleyAllysia FinleyThe Wall Street JournalBiography@AllysiaFinleyAllysia.Finley@wsj.com Feb. 23, 2018 6:21 p.m. ET 39 COMMENTSIf you’ve been to the movies lately—stop right there. If you’re like most Americans, you haven’t been to the movies lately. Theater attendance hit a 25-year low last year, and box-office revenue sank even as ticket prices rose.Instead, you probably stream movies on your TV at

Lunch with Rev. Billy Graham at the White House. Photo: White House Photo by Eric Draper/Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum ByGeorge W. BushGeorge W. BushThe Wall Street JournalBiography Feb.

It's not a popular thing to defend Paul Manafort, the international influence peddler who ran Donald Trump's presidential campaign for a short time in 2016. Just search for "Manafort" and, say, "sleazeball," and see what comes up. But even bad guys have a case sometimes. And Manafort has a case in his lawsuit against Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller.

On Saturday, House Democrats released a heavily redacted version of the memo that was created to counter Republican claims that top FBI and DOJ officials abused the FISA program to spy on a member of the Trump campaign.The Democratic memo alleges that the Republicans’ memo was designed to undermine the FBI and DOJ as well as the Special Counsel, and Congress' investigations. The counter-memo claims that the Republican memo risked "public exposure of sensitive sources

President Trump on Saturday dismissed a Democratic rebuttal to the GOP memo outlining government surveillance abuses in the 2016 campaign as a “total political and legal bust," claiming that it only confirms the ”terrible things” that were done by the nation’s intelligence agencies.The rebuttal, written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, concluded that officials at the FBI and Justice Department “did not abuse the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, omit material information, or

The American Political Science Association (APSA) released its periodic rankings of American presidents earlier this week. The list tells us more about the APSA than the presidents.The survey strangely ranks Harry Truman, Barack Obama, and Lyndon Johnson in the top ten. Woodrow Wilson comes in at 11. Calvin Coolidge and Grover Cleveland, just as strangely, appear in the bottom half of the list. Warren Harding, a worn punching bag for academics, appears at 39 despite

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers started construction Wednesday to replace a decaying stretch of a 2.25-mile Mexico–United States barrier, swapping

A woman's road to retirement has a few extra hurdles. To successfully jump them, they may want to rethink what

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Authored by Tom Mullen via The Foundation for Economic Education, Maybe we should just stop disarming them

Tweet This(Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)Analysts and Berkshire Hathaway shareholders look forward to reading Warren Buffett’s annual letter for its wit,

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai received the National Rifle Association's (NRA) “Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” at the Conservative

InfoWars is reportedly one step closer to being banned from YouTube after posting a video promoting a conspiracy theory about

Lobbying groups representing major technology and telecommunications firms are teaming up to jointly tackle cybersecurity issues.The Information Technology Industry Council