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Christopher Steele says in a court filing that his accusations against the president and his aides about a supposed Russian hacking conspiracy were never supposed to be made public, much less posted in full on a website for the world to see on Jan. 10. (Associated Press/File)

FBI relies on discredited dossier in Russia investigation

- The Washington Times

The FBI is routinely asking witnesses in its Russia investigation about the accusations in a dossier against Donald Trump, further expanding the reach of a discredited opposition research paper sourced from the Kremlin and financed and distributed by Democrats.

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney showed a pile of Federal Registers from the time of the Obama administration on Thursday. (Associated Press)

Trump axes 860 Obama regulations, 179 from ‘secret’ list

- The Washington Times

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney accused the Obama administration Thursday of keeping a “secret list” of proposed regulations during Mr. Obama’s eight-year regulatory onslaught against businesses, and touted President Trump’s rollback of more than 800 Obama-era rules and proposals.

Glioblastoma: Rare, deadly and incurable brain cancer

- The Washington Times

The announcement of Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor diagnosis was met with an outpouring of support by well-wishers highlighting the Arizona Republican’s fighting spirit and fortitude. Yet his type of tumor — a primary glioblastoma — is an entirely different adversary than any he has faced before.

Robert Mueller. (Associated Press)

The swamp strikes back

- The Washington Times

A lot of snakes and scorpions live with the alligators in the swamp, and there are even more dangerous monsters there. No swamp creature is deadlier than a Washington lawyer.

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This undated file photo shows writer George Orwell, author of "1984." (AP Photo, File)

Weaponizing language and communication

Fake news has become known for being a false story, gossip or even lies promulgated by the legacy media. We know what our news media establishment often delivers is nothing more than opinion masquerading as news. That in itself is a huge problem. We're all learning about how to recognize it and how seriously to take it, if at all.

Metro has removed the last of its 1000 Series rail cars and 4000 Series rail cars from the tracks and replaced them with the safer 7000 Series. (Associated Press)

D.C. Metro system replaces all old rail cars with safer series

- The Washington Times

Metro finally has retired its 41-year-old rail cars -- seven years after federal inspectors said they posed "an unacceptable risk" to subway riders and were partially to blame for the transit system's deadliest crash.

Harry S Truman. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

What to do with the narcissist's children

- The Washington Times

Pity the poor presidents. It's not enough for presidents to deal with enemies foreign and domestic, conduct warfare with Congress and dispense lollipops. Sometimes they have to deal with "help" from sons, daughters, brothers, in-laws and other hangers-on to the bully furniture at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Hezbollah supporters mourned their commander Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in an explosion last year in Damascus. The Lebanese Shiite group has played a significant role in the conflict next door, but there are signs that its alliance with the Syrian government is fraying. (Associated Press/File)

To undercut Iran, Russians pressure Assad to cut Syria's longtime ties to Hezbollah

The Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian government have enjoyed a close, fruitful relationship for nearly 40 years. But six years into the Syrian civil war, there are signs that battle fatigue and diverging strategic visions are fraying their alliance.