Former Rep. John Conyers — the longest-serving black congressman — dies at 90

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) at his office on Capitol Hill, on January 14, 2015. | Andrew Harnik for The Washington Post via Getty Images Conyers was known for his civil rights work. He resigned in 2017, facing allegations of sexual misconduct. Rep. John Conyers — the longest-serving black member of Congress — has died at age 90. The retired Michigan Democrat joined the US House of Representatives in 1964, representing a district that included part…

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5 lessons from the death of Baghdadi

President Trump walks to the White House podium to announce the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It’s far too early to claim total victory. Here’s why. Success has a thousand fathers, and it’s too early to know who exactly did what when it comes to the reported killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Every agency and ally will want to claim some share of the credit. Although the specifics remain elusive,…

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Former Rep. John Conyers — the longest serving black congressman — passes away at 90

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) at his office on Capitol Hill, on January 14, 2015. | Andrew Harnik for The Washington Post via Getty Images Conyers was known for his civil rights work. He resigned in 2017, facing allegations of sexual misconduct. Rep. John Conyers — the longest serving black member of Congress — has died at age 90. The retired Michigan Democrat joined the US House of Representatives in 1964, representing a district that included…

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Five lessons from the killing of Baghdadi

President Trump walks to the White House podium to announce the killing of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It’s far too early to claim total victory. Here’s why. Success has a thousand fathers, and it’s too early to know who exactly did what when it comes to the reported killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Every agency and ally will want to claim some share of the credit. Although the specifics remain elusive,…

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Obama and Trump each announced the death of a terrorist leader. They did so very differently.

President Trump announced that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a military operation in northwest Syria, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on October 27, 2019. | Alex Wong/Getty Images In tone and substance, the announcements of the deaths of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Osama bin Laden couldn’t have been more different. On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of ISIS, died during…

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