World Rouhani's election victory in Iran was dramatic, but how deep did it go? 2017-05-24T16:16:39.000000000-04:00 Dancing in the streets to the powerful beats from car sound systems – on virtually the one day every four years that such spontaneous public parties are tolerated – Iranians joyously celebrated the reelection of their hero, President Hassan Rouhani. Mr. Rouhani has promised greater freedoms and ... How a forlorn playground became one of America’s most innovative public spaces 2017-05-24T15:24:08.000000000-04:00 Day after day in this heavily Latino and African-American neighborhood, she’d come to this sorry spot ridden with hypodermic needles and gin bottles, its swings shredded by pit bulls trained to improve their jaw strength by hanging from the seats. “I’d be thinking, ‘What’s that white lady think ... Adam Schiff: Why Congress needs to go forward with own Russia investigations 2017-05-24T15:22:52.000000000-04:00 In one way, the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation could greatly hamper parallel investigations in Congress. Witnesses may well resist appearing before congressional committees for fear of incriminating themselves, knowing that Mr. Mueller, the former FB... Manchester’s lesson about fragile states 2017-05-24T13:51:27.000000000-04:00 One connection between Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and most of his victims was their youthful fragility. According to British authorities, he was recently in Libya, home to a branch of Islamic State (ISIS). Much of the world’s struggle against terrorism involves eit... Trump budget chief faces sharp questions during House hearing 2017-05-24T13:46:54.000000000-04:00 In testimony before the House Budget Committee Wednesday, the president’s budget director faced pointed questions from members of both parties. Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation 2017-05-24T12:45:06.000000000-04:00 When it comes to the investigation into Russia and the Trump White House, his name just won’t go away: Michael Flynn. It turned out Flynn also had the ear of other leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Paul Ryan says James Comey is no ‘nut job’ 2017-05-24T12:30:59.000000000-04:00 Discussion of President Trump’s dismissal of James Comey as head of the FBI hasn’t died down yet. The Speaker of the House weighed in on Comey today. Obama should have confronted Russians on hacking, Democratic House intel leader says 2017-05-24T12:25:57.000000000-04:00 Adam Schiff’s surprisingly sharp critique of the Obama administration came during a breakfast meeting with reporters in which he signaled that the House committee — like its Senate counterpart — plans to subpoena documents from Michael Flynn and his businesses. The former Trump White House natio... In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president 2017-05-24T11:07:11.000000000-04:00 In a nod to the first lady’s native country, the pope asked Melania Trump if she gives the president a food called potica. Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theories 2017-05-24T10:03:41.000000000-04:00 A slew of recent, unfounded stories about the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has led his parents to write an op-ed condemning the commentary.