Category: Politics

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In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has.Among the most enduring political images of the 20th century was the military junta. It was a group of grim-faced officers — usually three — who rose to control a state. The junta would tolerate civilian institutions that agreed to remain subservient, but in the end enforced its own will. As recently as a few deca ...
US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that M ...
Hillary Clinton’s delusions continue. It’s been almost a year since the election, and now Hillary’s blaming married women who voted for Donald Trump for her loss to the president back in November.Still unwilling to take any responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump, Hillary continues to play the blame game.  So far, she’s blamed everyone from her most trusted advisor, Huma Abedin, to the infamous socialist and fellow democrat Bernie Sanders, for the disastrous campaign and rid ...
Democrats must "exercise extreme caution" in making a deal with President Donald Trump on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday."I don't like the starting point of this negotiation. Democrats have to exercise extreme caution," Cuomo told radio host John Catsimatidis on his Sunday radio show AM 970 in New York.Trump held what was called a "working dinner" with Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday who later said they had reached a ...
On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump's motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group.There, in the windowless meeting room known as "The Tank", Trump was to be briefed on the state of America's longest-running war as he and his top aides plotted ways ahead. But, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the meeting, it was, in reality, about much ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the first step of a reform plan that could merge the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development – calling it "the most important thing" he will do at the agency, CNN reported.In an email to employees – the text of which was provided to CNN – Tillerson said he hopes to save up to $10 billion over five years with the redesign aiming to "align" resources from the State Department and USAID, CNN reported.Tillerson calls the restructuring ...
President Donald Trump and Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday had a "very open and honest conversation" about the president's response to the Charlottesville violence — "but the focus was primarily on solutions moving forward," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said."They talked about it pretty in-depth, but the focus was primarily on solutions moving forward," Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing."That was what both people came to the meeting wanting to discuss: What we can do ...
President Donald Trump's nominee for deputy Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Wednesday withdrew himself from consideration, saying questions raised by NBC News about a federal investigation concerning him would cause too much distraction for FEMA."Given the distraction this will cause the agency in a time when they cannot afford to lose focus, I have withdrawn from my nomination," the nominee, Daniel A. Craig, said in an email to NBC News, the network reported Wednesday afternoo ...
Early on, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seemed to be exempted from Donald Trump’s most inflammatory rhetoric. He was the first Republican presidential nominee to mention LGBT people in his acceptance speech. After his election, he declared same-sex marriage "settled law." Once in office, he left in place an executive order protecting the federal government’s LGBT employees from discrimination.But any early optimism among gay-rights supporters has disintegrated in recent months. T ...
A United States senator has just warned that a nuclear attack by North Korea is imminent.  He wants Washinton state to prepare for the strike, but right now, a little law is getting in his way. According to Senator Mark Miloscia, the danger to Washington state, which is the closest part of the contiguous US to North Korea, is “starting to become imminent.” Miloscia has warned that the threat of a nuclear attack is growing with each weapons test done by the North and their defiant leader, Kim ...
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