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Opinion | Who are you and what have you done with my party?
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) The morning after my first congressional reelection campaign, I…
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A New Talking Point From the Pro-Trump Fringe
Alex Brandon / AP Updated at 5:28 p.m. ET On Wednesday morning, in the midst of yet another contentious news cycle dominated by coverage of Russian election…
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8 hours ago
A Democratic Blue Wave? Don’t Forget the Republicans’ Big Hill
Democrats are optimistic about riding a so-called blue wave to control of the House this November, and it’s easy to see why. The president’s approval rating is…
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8 hours ago
Republicans Block Anti-Putin Resolutions Before Senate Approves One Rebuke
WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress blocked a series of measures put forward on Thursday by lawmakers — largely Democratic — who are desperate to isolate…
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8 hours ago
Trump Wanted a Summit With Putin. He Got Way More Than He Bargained For
'Who do you believe?' It was a simple question, asked of President Trump by a seasoned reporter, but it sent a jolt through the assembled media at the July 16…
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11 hours ago
Russia-friendly Rep. Rohrabacher doubts hacking indictment, plans to consult outside ‘experts’
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, on Friday, announcing the indictment of 12 Russian…
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11 hours ago
Analysis | Putin is making Trump look weak — with lots of help from Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a soccer ball to President Trump at their summit in Helsinki. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP) For the third time this week,…
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11 hours ago
Perspective | If this is not treason, then what is it?
Let’s wind back the clock a few eons, back to, oh, Tuesday. Many commentators were all hot and bothered by Donald Trump’s abysmal Helsinki summit . Some people…
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11 hours ago
Opinion | The Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki was a historic event — in the worst possible way
President Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) As I touched down in Helsinki two days ago, I had one…
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11 hours ago
Opinion | The stench from Trump’s execrable performance grows ever more putrid
As with a rotting fish, the stench from President Trump’s execrable performance in Helsinki only grows more putrid with the passage of time. The leader of the…
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12 hours ago
Opinion | As explosive new Russia revelations hit Trump, Republicans throw him a lifeline
THE MORNING PLUM: For many months, leading Republicans have practically pleaded with President Trump in public to avail himself of a simple escape hatch on the…
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12 hours ago
Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin ‘conversation’ about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul
Follow Thursday’s updates here: White House: Trump opposes Putin’s request to interview current and former American officials At this week’s summit in Helsinki,…
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12 hours ago
Looking at TDD: An Academic Survey
In which I discuss TDD in the context of opinion and academic papers. I've been reading lots and lots (no really, hundreds -- you should see my Zotero) of…
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13 hours ago
House GOP refuses to renew election security funding as Democrats fume over Russian interference
House Republicans on Thursday approved a spending bill that excludes new money for election security grants to states, provoking a furious reaction from…
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15 hours ago
Opinion | Democratic socialism’s time has come around
A banner for Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hangs across chairs at her victory party in the Bronx after she upset Rep. Joseph Crowley in a June…
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yesterday
Opinion | Why won’t Republicans finally demand Trump release his tax returns?
Demonstrators hold signs at the during a Tax Day protest in Florence, Ala., in 2017. (Allison Carter/The TimesDaily via AP) Congressional Republicans want you…
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yesterday
He Gleefully Inhabits the Grateful Dead. No Tie-Dye, Please.
Joe Russo was totally stressed when he walked off an Oakland, Calif., stage at set break during the 2009 debut of Furthur, a group built around the former…
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yesterday
Opinion | Let Robert Mueller Do His Job
In 1978, I was asked to head the F.B.I. at a perilous time. The bureau was mired in controversy, stung by criticism over Watergate and warrantless wiretaps,…
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yesterday
Opinion | ‘Sort of a Double Negative’
It is an unfathomable proposition that the day would ever come when America could rightly question the loyalties of its own president, but that is precisely…
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yesterday
Putin’s Big Tell?
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET As Russian President Vladimir Putin stood next to President Donald Trump during a joint press conference in…
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yesterday
Putin’s Big Tell?
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET As Russian President Vladimir Putin stood next to President Donald Trump during a joint press conference in…
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yesterday
Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate NRA and Elect Trump
In November 2013, the president of the National Rifle Association, David Keene, was introduced as an honored guest at the conference of the Right to Bear Arms ,…
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yesterday
McConnell knew the Russians were helping Trump and that's why he held the SCOTUS seat open.
Remember how shocked we were when Mitch McConnell decided that President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland wouldn’t get a vote in the Senate? It was a…
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yesterday
The Unwinding of Donald Trump
The contemptible remarks that Trump delivered alongside Vladimir Putin seemed to mark a turning point, even for some of his most ardent defenders. Photograph by…
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yesterday
Opinion | Is this Trump’s most ridiculous denial yet?
Is there a single person anywhere who believes President Trump’s laughably insincere attempt to walk back his disastrous news conference with Russian President…
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yesterday
Analysis | How just one Republican could punish Trump for his Putin apostasy — and why no one will
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) talks to reporters about President Trump's summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Republicans will criticize…
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yesterday
Opinion | A cancer lives among us
Surely, now, we can concede that letting President Trump be Trump has exhausted itself — even among the smugly credulous. For a year and a half, we’ve heard his…
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yesterday
Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being…
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yesterday
Trump Sheds All Notions of How a President Should Conduct Himself Abroad
WASHINGTON — President Trump made one thing clear after his meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin on Monday: He is willing to take Mr. Putin’s word over…
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yesterday
Opinion | The G.O.P.’s War on the Poor
Four years ago, on the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty, House Republicans led by Paul Ryan issued a report declaring that war a failure .…
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yesterday
Opinion | Trump Shows the World He's Putin's Lackey
No matter how low your expectations for the summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday, it was hard not to be staggered by the American…
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yesterday
Opinion | After You, Mr. Putin
Gail Collins: Bret, there are so many things to say about the Trump-Putin press conference in Helsinki. But let me admit that my absolute top take away was that…
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yesterday
George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing.
George Soros. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times O n a clammy Tuesday morning in Paris at the end of May, George Soros, the world’s second-most-vilified New…
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yesterday
Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of a widely prescribed blood pressure medication made in China, reviving fears about the…
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yesterday
Opinion | A President With No Shame and a Party With No Spine
If your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout “Bad dog,” there is a good chance that that puppy’s ears will droop, his head will bow and he may even…
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yesterday
Opinion | Trump’s Road to American Martial Law
This time, Trump’s crossed the line! He’s done! He’s finished! He’s toast! How many times do I remember this refrain, all the way back to the Mexican “rapists”…
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yesterday
The Reason It's Not Treason – Abby Norman – Medium
It’s Tuesday. Let’s talk about treason. Now, we could certainly look beyond the U.S. (Europe has a pretty rich history of treason) but I got lost down the…
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yesterday
Eliminating the Product Owner Role – Joshua Kerievsky – Medium
“The Product Owner role no longer exists” I recently announced to an entire department in a large company. A few POs looked a bit shocked and concerned. What…
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yesterday
Opinion | This sad, embarrassing wreck of a man
America’s child president had a play date with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing day care. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall…
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yesterday
Agile is the process digital technology needs
In my presentation at Agile on the Beach last week I continued my discussion of Agile and Digital. It is increasingly clear that digital and agile are…
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yesterday
Trump’s Crisis of Legitimacy
Nothing matters—until something matters. Helsinki is that something, and it will not stop mattering soon. In the aftermath, Republican leaders in Congress have…
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2 days ago
Barack Obama Breaks His Silence
Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters Less than 24 hours after an astonishing joint news conference between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, in which Trump sided with Putin…
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2 days ago
The White House Transcript Is Missing the Most Explosive Part of the Trump–Putin Press Conference
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters It was perhaps the most explosive exchange in an incendiary press conference : Russian President Vladimir Putin appearing to frankly…
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2 days ago
Plutonium is missing, but the government says nothing
Two security experts from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio, Texas, in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve…
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2 days ago
There’s No Defending Trump Anymore
Donald and Melania Trump board Air Force One after the summit in Helsinki Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Whether President Trump is a Manchurian candidate—cultivated…
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2 days ago
After Putin Meeting, Trump Voters Mostly Dig In. But Cracks Are Showing.
Maybe it was the F.B.I.’s fault for unnerving him. Or maybe the White House staff had left President Trump ill-prepared before his stunning remarks in Helsinki…
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2 days ago
Critics of Trump Have a New Word in Their Vocabulary: Treason
WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan spent a career in the Central Intelligence Agency defending the United States against its enemies. For decades, that meant…
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2 days ago
Democrats Demand Action to Punish Trump, but G.O.P. Is Cautious
WASHINGTON — Top Democrats in the House and the Senate demanded on Tuesday that Republican leaders stifle conservative attacks on the special counsel’s Russia…
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2 days ago
Trump Now Says He Accepts U.S. Intelligence Reports on Russian Election Meddling
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday said he “accepts” the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, just one…
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2 days ago
Trump says he accepts U.S. intelligence on Russian interference in 2016 election but denies collusion
Seeking to quell mounting criticism after the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Tuesday said he accepts the U.S.…
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2 days ago
Analysis | The growing Trump-Putin kompromat question
There was a time when the Steele dossier's alleged, lewd tape of Donald Trump in a Moscow hotel room was Something We Didn't Talk About. Then James B. Comey…
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2 days ago
Bob Dylan - Expecting Rain
Bob Dylan - Expecting Rain Bob Dylan - Expecting Rain BOB DYLAN News May 13, 2018: 7 Australian and 2 NZ dates - (bobdylan.com) April 28, 2018: Heaven’s Door…
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2 days ago
Twitter
This kind of obvious BS embarrassing retraction on cross-examination at a trial would send the jury into dizzying l…
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2 days ago
How Putin and Trump Each Lied in Helsinki
At their joint press conference, the two Presidents used different styles of obfuscation. Trump’s denials and deflections sound hysterical; Putin creates a…
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2 days ago
Obama, Taking Aim at Trump, Warns Against ‘Strongman Politics’ in South Africa Speech
Without mentioning President Trump by name, former President Barack Obama delivered a pointed rebuke of his successor on Tuesday, warning about growing…
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2 days ago
Analysis | Trump ‘treason’ in Helsinki? It doesn’t hold up.
In the wake of President Trump’s performance Monday in Helsinki, “treason” reigned as the No. 1 looked-up word at Merriam-Webster. A reason, perhaps, was that…
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2 days ago
Opinion | The truth about Trump and Russia that Republicans cannot say out loud
THE MORNING PLUM: It is being widely reported today that many Republicans are criticizing President Trump’s refusal to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin…
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2 days ago
Lean Budgeting - Foster Growth & Innovation in Your Organisation
Your annual budget could be harming your business. Does your organisation’s budget system hinder growth and innovation? Does it make every CEO or CFO like you…
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2 days ago
Freedom Caucus leaders want Rosenstein investigated for alleged threats
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) listens during questioning of Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz during a joint House Judiciary Committee and…
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2 days ago
‘Today has shaken me to my core’: Late-night hosts skewer Trump’s news conference
Stephen Colbert basked in the applause of his studio audience on Monday night. “Thank you for that. I need that tonight in ways I don’t always need it, because…
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2 days ago
Kavanaugh Is Radically Conservative. Here’s the Data to Prove it.
He’s to the right of, and much more political than, his peers on the federal bench Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Elliott Ash and Daniel L. Chen…
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2 days ago
Open Offices Are Not the Problem – Jim Benson – Medium
Jack Helps Create a Healthy Working Environment Snake Oil, However, Tastes Lazy and Thoughtless <Commence Rant> Dear Lazy People Who Thought Open Offices Would…
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2 days ago
Democracy Is Infuriating. Stop Taking It Personally
Pulling the United States back from the brink means those living in the “home of the brave” will need to develop a thicker skin Photo by Philip Strong on…
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2 days ago
Finding My Fierce Heart: My Journey in Leadership
When I left my full-time tech job as an engineering manager a year and a few months ago, I had crafted a lovely narrative on why I was going into coaching. When…
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2 days ago
Opinion | Why Won’t Donald Trump Speak for America?
The last time President Trump claimed that “both sides” were responsible for bad behavior, it didn’t go well. That was nearly a year ago, after a march of…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Trump and Putin vs. America
From the beginning of his administration, President Trump has responded to every new bit of evidence from the C.I.A., F.B.I. and N.S.A. that Russia intervened…
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3 days ago
Ned Lagin: Seastones Album Review | Pitchfork
While there were bushels of pioneering electronic composers active in the mid 1970s, few modular synth players performed their compositions to full arenas and…
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3 days ago
Twitter
You have power to do something. now. CUT A DEAL WITH PATRIOTIC DEMOCRATS. RELIEVE THE COMPLICIT MITCH McCONNELL. Y…
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3 days ago
Opinion | We just watched a U.S. president acting on behalf of a hostile power
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hand at the beginning of a meeting in Helsink. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) President Trump…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Quit now, Trump staffers. Save your souls.
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) Everyone who works for President Trump: Quit now. Save…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Trump just put Russia first
President Trump with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin in Helsinki. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press) THE ENDURING image of the U.S.-Russia summit in…
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3 days ago
Opinion | ‘Who do you believe?’ a reporter asked Trump. His answer was stunning.
President Trump was doing pretty well in Helsinki, really, laying out a modest but achievable agenda for improving U.S.-Russia relations. And then came the…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Trump is a Putin fanboy. Someday we’ll know why.
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, Monday. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump is…
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3 days ago
Opinion | We are a deeply stupid country
President Trump at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) My fellow Americans, we are a deeply…
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3 days ago
Analysis | Standing beside Trump, Putin makes a clear reference to the subject of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting
Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to offer an olive branch to special counsel Robert Mueller during a news conference after his summit with President…
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3 days ago
Trump’s defense of Putin finds few supporters in Congress
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives President Trump a soccer ball during a news conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on…
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3 days ago
Analysis | Fox News’s Chris Wallace gives Putin the grilling Trump won’t
President Trump refuses to press Vladimir Putin on the questions pretty much every official in American government thinks he should . Luckily, there's Fox…
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3 days ago
The Crisis Facing America
Lehtikuva Lehtikuva / Reuters We still do not know what hold Vladimir Putin has upon President Trump, but the whole world has now witnessed the power of its…
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3 days ago
Trump Betrays His Country for Russia in Plain Sight
Trump and Putin, July 16, 2018. Photo: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images Standing next to Vladimir Putin, after a meeting Putin had requested, President Trump was…
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3 days ago
SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING - Press Releases - United States Senator John McCain
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump’s…
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3 days ago
The moment called for Trump to stand up for America. He chose to bow.
President Trump speaks during a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, not pictured, in Helsinki on July 16. Trump called special counsel Robert…
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3 days ago
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