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Why Trump can’t fill the gaping holes in his government

You’re fired! You’re hired! That’s it. It was so seamless on The Apprentice. But that was TV. In the real world, as President, things are are much more difficult for Donald Trump, which is how the US comes to be facing the possibility of military action against Iran without a confirmed Secretary of Defense. It’s…MORE

John Bolton: Iran should not ‘mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness’

United States national security adviser John Bolton warned Sunday that Iran should not “mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness,” days after President Donald Trump called off a retaliatory military strike against Iran after the downing of an American drone. Bolton also warned of the possibility of a strike against Iran in the future during…MORE

Biden says he didn’t intend to use term ‘boy’ in offensive context

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday he understands why the word “boy” is offensive, but insisted his use of it at a recent fundraiser was not derogatory in nature. “I do understand the consequence of the word ‘boy,’” Biden told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton after speaking at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s convention. “But it…MORE

US retaliated against Iranian spy group’s cyberstrike

US Cyber Command launched a retaliatory cyber strike last week against an Iranian spy group, according to a US official and a former US intelligence official familiar with the matter. USCC attacked the spy group, which has ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, after Iran attacked ships in the region, the officials said. The…MORE

Kim Jong Un received ‘personal letter’ from Trump, says North Korean state media

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a “personal letter” from President Donald Trump, according to North Korean state news agency KCNA. KCNA reported that Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content,” after reading it. “Kim Jong Un said that he would seriously contemplate the serious content” and appreciated the “extraordinary…MORE

Nancy Pelosi called Trump Friday night asking him to call off ICE raids

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump Friday night and asked him to call off the Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation raids scheduled for Sunday, a source familiar with the call told CNN. Trump pulled back on the raids Saturday a matter of hours after he spoke in support of the coordinated arrests and…MORE

Russian accounts pushed fake Rubio tweet warning of British spy threat to US elections

A network of suspected Russian accounts promoted a fake tweet purportedly sent by Sen. Marco Rubio claiming that a purported British spy agency planned to derail the campaigns of Republican candidates in last November’s midterm elections, research from the think tank Atlantic Council shows. The false claim was later repeated by RT, the Russian state-backed…MORE

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