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Trump: North Korean Threats Will Increase Tourism To Guam

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President Trump told the Governor of Guam that the threats from North Korea will boost tourism to the island territory: HAGÅTÑA, Guam — If there’s one thing that Guam does not have to worry about while the tiny island is in the nuclear cross hairs of North Korea, it’s tourism, President Trump told the island’s governor in […]

Just How Far Can North Korea’s Missiles Reach?

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This chart from al-Jazeera shows just how far the missiles that have been developed and tested by North Korea can reach: (click to enlarge) The unknown factor, of course, is whether any of these missiles can actually effectively deliver a payload to the areas that they might be able to reach.

Trump Suggests ‘Military Option’ In Venezuela

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More stupid, irresponsible rhetoric from the President of the United States.

Trump Thanks Putin For Expelling 755 American Diplomats

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Donald Trump kowtows to Vladimir Putin yet again.

Infighting at the National Security Council

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H.R. McMaster is fighting a losing battle for control of the National Security Council staff.

Transgender Troops Sue Trump Over Military Ban

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Just about two weeks after being announced, the President’s proposed ban on military service by transgender troops is being challenged in Court.

Shot, Chaser (Trump And Nukes Edition)

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Shot: Donald Trump on Twitter: Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2013 Chaser: Trump Threatens ‘Fire And Fury’ Against North Korea If It Endangers U.S. 

North Korea Passes Key Nuclear Threshold

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Things are getting far more complicated on the Korean Peninsula. Diplomacy isn’t working, and a military option would most likely lead to disaster.

Pence Endorses The Really Bad Idea Of Bringing Georgia Into NATO

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Vice-President Pence is advocating the admission of Georgia into NATO. That would be a bad idea.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump’s Proposed Ban On Transgender Military Service

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A new poll indicates that a majority of Americans oppose President Trump’s apparent decision to ban transgender service members from the U.S. military: NEW YORK (Reuters) – A majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The July […]

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Test

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Another escalation on the Korean peninsula.

Not So Fast On That Transgender Ban, Joint Chiefs Say

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff are making clear that President Trump’s tweets are not official policy. At least not yet.

Trump Announces Ban On Transgender Military Service

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A step backward on civil rights from a President who claimed he would be a friend to the LGBT community.

More Norm-Busting by the President

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More evidence the president does not understand his job.

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Test

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More provocation from Pyongyang.

Rex Tillerson Clashing With White House Over Personnel And Other Issues

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is apparently chafing under a White House that isn’t letting him do his job.

Supreme Court Partly Upholds, Partly Lifts, Stay On Muslim Travel Ban

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In a decision that hands a victory to both sides, the Supreme Court has partly upheld, and partly lifted, the stay on President Trump’s Executive Order that banned travel from six majority-Muslim nations.

U.S. Led Coalition In Syria Killed Nearly 500 Innocent Civilians In One Month

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The current American-led campaign against ISIS in Syria has led to the deaths of nearly 500 civilians, according to a United Nations study: The US-led coalition killed nearly 500 civilians in one month in its pursuit of Islamic State militants in Syria, in what the United Nations has called a “staggering loss of life”. Some […]

Van Attack Outside London Mosque Kills One, Injures Ten, In Apparent Anti-Muslim Attack

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A van struck a crowd outside a London mosque late last night in an attack by a man who said he wanted to kill Muslims.

Ninth Circuit Upholds Stay On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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The Trump Administration’s Muslim Travel Ban suffers another defeat at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Comey To Testify That Trump Repeatedly Pressured Him On Russia Investigation

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Based on his just released opening testimony, tomorrow’s testimony by Former F.B.I. Director James Comey is likely to be explosive.

London Attack Leads To Another Incoherent Trump Twitter Tirade

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President Trump responded to last night’s terror attacks by taking to Twitter.

Six Killed, Dozens Injured, In Late Night Terror Attack In London

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Another night of terror in the United Kingdom.

Donald Trump’s European Vacation

Donald Trump’s first overseas trip went about as badly as you’d expect it would.

Dr. Brzezinski’s 3:00 AM Phone Call

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As James Joyner noted this morning, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Adviser to President Carter, died last night at the age of 89. It’s worth noting the role that Dr. Brzezinski played in averting what could have been a potential disaster. Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told the story […]

Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead at 89

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A legendary statesman has passed.

Jared Kushner Is “Focus” Of F.B.I. Investigation

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The President’s Son-In-Law has reportedly become a ‘focus’ of the ongoing F.B.I. investigation. That puts the President in a very awkward position.

Donald Trump’s Loose Lips

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Donald Trump seems to have an odd habit of sharing highly classified information with questionable people.

Former Director: C.I.A. Found ‘Suspicious Contact’ Between Trump Campaign And Russians

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Former C.I.A. Director John Brennan testified before a House Committee today, and what he had to say was not good news for the Trump Administration.

Trump Asked Intelligence Officials To Push Back Against F.B.I. Russia Investigation

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Yet another report that the President of the United States sought to undermine an ongoing F.B.I. investigation.

Bombing At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester, England Kills 22, Wounds Dozens

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A night of carnage and depravity in the United Kingdom.

Trump’s Muslim Speech Was A Change In Tone, But It’s Unlikely To Accomplish Anything

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President Trump’s speech on Islam was a change of tone. However, as critics noted, it was short on substance and is unlikely to accomplish anything.

Iranian President Rouhani Overwhelmingly Re-Elected

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Iranian voters have re-elected Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate whose election in 2013 was largely responsible for the shifts in policy that made the international agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear research program possible.

Senior White House Official Is ‘Person Of Interest’ In Russia Investigation

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The Russia investigation seems to be getting closer to the Oval Office.

Trump To Keep Iran Nuclear Deal, For Now

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During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to undo the nuclear weapons deal with Iran. Now his Administration is signaling that, at least for now, the deal will stay in place.

Despite Promise, Trump Won’t Be Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

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Despite campaign rhetoric, President Trump won’t be moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel anytime soon.

Israel Was Source Of Information Revealed By Trump

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Multiple news agencies are reporting that Israel was the source of the classified information that President Trump provided to Russia’s Foreign Minister and U.S. Ambassador at an Oval Office meeting last week: WASHINGTON — The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided […]

Donald Trump Was Against Leaking Classified Information Before He Was For It

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Remember this Donald Trump? Yea, he’s President now and today he admitted to sharing classified information with the Russians: As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 …to terrorism and airline […]

Another Week, Another Demonstration Of President Trump’s Dangerous Incompetence

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President Trump’s decision to share highly classified information with the Russians is yet another demonstration of his dangerous hubris and incompetence.

Report: Trump Revealed Classified Intel to Russian Visitors to Oval Office

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Via WaPo:  Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. […] […]

North Korea Launches Another Missile Test

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Another provocative move by North Korea.

President Trump Fires F.B.I. Director James Comey

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Less than a week after revealing that the F.B.I. was investigating the Trump campaign regarding ties with Russia, F.B.I. Director James Comey has been fired by President Trump.

South Korea Elects New President Who Favors Dialogue With North Korea

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South Korea has elected a new President who breaks with his impeached predecessor in favoring dialogue with the North.

Trump’s Military Advisers Want Him To Expand America’s Longest War

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America’s longest war is still going on, and President Trump’s advisers want him to continue his predecessor’s policies of continuing to re-expand American forces in a war that has seemingly no end.

Another North Korean Missile Test Fails As Tensions Continue To Rise

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The North Koreans failed to successfully test a longer-range missile again yesterday, but tensions on the Korean Peninsula seem destined to increase in any case.

Despite Reports, U.S. Carrier Was Nowhere Near Korea

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Just over a week ago it was reported that the United States was moving a carrier battle group headed by the USS Carl Vinson closer to the Korean Peninsula in response to increased provocation from the DPRK and the rumors that it would attempt some kind of demonstration as part of last weekend’s 105th anniversary of […]

U.S.-Russian Relations Hit a New Low

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It’s been a bad week for U.S.-Russian relations.

Donald Trump Discovers Being President Is Hard

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Donald Trump seems to be surprised that being President requires actual work.

F.B.I. Obtained FISA Warrant For Top Trump Adviser

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A top Trump campaign adviser was the subject of a FISA warrant for at least part of last year.

Poll Finds Majority Support For Missile Strikes On Syria

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A majority of Americans support last week’s airstrikes in Syria but are skeptical of any expansion beyond that.

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