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Just over a year ago we wrote about Paul Manafort resigning from the Trump campaign amid outrage over his consulting firm's ties to a lobbying campaign designed to sway American public opinion in favor of the Ukraine's pro-Russsian government (see: FBI Probes Firm Belonging To Brother Of Clinton Campaign Chair For Ukraine Corruption Ties). The top political news on Friday was the unexpected resignation of Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, which was the result of emerging revelati ...
Since taking office, President Donald Trump has fired no fewer than 14 high-level staffers, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former chief strategist Steve Bannon. With so many vacancies in the West Wing, the Hill is reporting that members of Congress aren’t certain to whom they should reach out at the White House ahead of a particularly difficult stretch of the legislative calendar.Priebus and Bannon reportedly handled “the bulk of outreach” to Congress duri ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is suggesting that President Donald Trump's values should be considered separate from America's values when it comes to race.Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Tillerson was asked to comment on Trump's seesawing response to violence at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month and the criticism that he had morally equated neo-Nazis with the individuals protesting against them.Tillerson replied that "we express America's values from the State ...
President Donald Trump is planning to lift an Obama administration ban on the transfer of some surplus military equipment to police departments, USA Today reported on Sunday.The plan, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions may outline in his address to the Fraternal Order of Police on Monday, would reverse an executive order made by President Barack Obama that blocked the transfer from the military of armored vehicles, large-caliber weapons, and other heavy equipment to local police forces.Obama i ...
This article was originally published by Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper20 Preppers Speculate What Civil War 2.0 Would Look Like in AmericaBy Daisy LutherThe division in America has become so dramatic over the past year that many people can only foresee it heading one place: Civil War.There’s a pronounced uptick in violence and protests (often going hand in hand.) Free speech is being crushed by the opposition with the mere threat of violent responses. Statues and memorials ar ...
Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes.In President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach to America's most pressing national security concerns begin to emerge, consistent with his efforts in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. Though details are limited, the plan draws on organizing principles that also are woven throughout his plans for defeating the Islamic State ...
Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,The false left/right paradigm is an often misunderstood concept. Many people who are aware of it sometimes wrongly assume that it asserts the claim that there is "no left or right political spectrum;" that it is all a farce. This is incorrect.In regular society there is indeed a political spectrum among the general populace from socialism/communism/big government (left) to conservatism/free markets/individualism/small government (right).Each citi ...
Now this is rich.  After nearly 9 months of Democrat operatives leaking every piece of sensitive and/or embarrassing information they could get their hands on to the New York Times and Washington Post, they're now suddenly worried about Steve Bannon doing the same.  We guess it's one of those 'do as I say, not as I do" sort of things.As McClatchy points out, Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, seems to be particularly worried about what Bann ...
In the latest propaganda video warning from North Korea, released just as the US and South Korea begin their massive 10-day military drill, President Trump is shown overlooking a sprawling Guam graveyard cluttered with crosses in a crudely photoshopped image.  As Fox News reports, the North Korea regime followed the video with a statement posted through the state-owned KCNA news agency according to which Trump "spouted rubbish" and frequently tweeted about "weird articles of his ego-dr ...
President Donald Trump considers Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a threat to his re-election campaign in 2020, Politico reported Monday.Zuckerberg is on a list of potential 2020 Democratic challengers whom Trump is watching, while the president also reportedly is keeping an eye on Republican challengers such as Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.The White House has pushed back against Facebook's criticism of the administration, even reportedly considering the idea of regulating Internet companies as a p ...
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