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The United States and Europe still need each other
Good piece by my friends @A_Sloat and Julie Smith.
uspolitics  eu 
11 days ago by nwlinks
How the Nixon pardon tore the Ford administration apart
It was the right thing to do. It killed Ford’s re-election chances, but made it possible for him to govern.
uspolitics  geraldford 
4 weeks ago by nwlinks
Trump says Cohen 'represented me' in Stormy Daniels scandal - POLITICO
"But I'm not involved and I'm not involved — and I've been told I'm not involved," Trump said Thursday.
6 weeks ago by runpunkrun
Trump walks back Giuliani: 'He'll get his facts straight' - CNNPolitics
President Donald Trump publicly undermined his attorney Rudy Giuliani on Friday, saying the former New York City mayor had only a loose grasp of the Stormy Daniels business when he spoke about it earlier this week.
A clarifying statement from Giuliani issued four hours later did little to illuminate the matter. Instead, the series of pronouncements only lent further confusion to an issue that has deeply undercut the administration's credibility and has fueled the impression of a West Wing in crisis.
6 weeks ago by runpunkrun
The Last Slave
From Zora Neal Hurston’s unpublished book.
uspolitics  benin  race 
7 weeks ago by nwlinks
McMaster and Commander
Being National Security Adviser in the Trump era.
8 weeks ago by nwlinks
Welcome to the New World
Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic story of Syrian refugees in America.
syria  uspolitics  migration  war 
9 weeks ago by nwlinks
F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’ - The New York Times
The searches are a significant intrusion by prosecutors into the dealings of one of Mr. Trump’s closest confidants, and they pose a dilemma for Mr. Trump. He has dismissed Mr. Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt,” but these warrants were obtained by an unrelated group of prosecutors. The searches required prior consultation with senior members of Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen, however, regarded the searches as an effort by Mr. Mueller to use New York’s prosecutors as his proxy, according to two people close to the men.

The searches open a new front for the Justice Department in its scrutiny of Mr. Trump and his associates: His longtime lawyer is being investigated in Manhattan; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is facing scrutiny by prosecutors in Brooklyn; his campaign chairman is under indictment; his former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to lying; and a pair of former campaign aides are cooperating with Mr. Mueller. Mr. Mueller, meanwhile, wants to interview Mr. Trump about possible obstruction of justice.

It is not clear what Mr. Mueller saw that made him refer the matter to other prosecutors. But the searches show that Mr. Mueller does not believe that he has the authority to investigate all manners of allegations against everyone in Mr. Trump’s orbit. That is significant because Mr. Manafort’s lawyers have challenged Mr. Mueller’s mandate as overly broad.
10 weeks ago by runpunkrun
It Takes More Than Money to Make a Marshall Plan
Adjusting for inflation, US has spent 50% more on reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan than on the Marshall plan.
Uspolitics  waronterror  Afghanistan  iraq 
10 weeks ago by nwlinks

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