Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test

April 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China threatened the North Korean government with sanctions if it undertook another nuclear weapons test. Tillerson made his comments on Fox News ahead of a visit to the United Nations and amid rising tensions over the North Korean nuclear weapons program. “They confirmed to us that they had requested that the regime conduct no further nuclear test,” Tillerson said of the Chinese. “In fact, we were told by the …

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You can’t out-crazy Kim Jong Un

April 25, 2017

(CNN)President Trump had a pretty full national security plate Monday: Lunch with ambassadors from the nations that make up the UN Security Council, a meeting with his Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chairman, and dinner with Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Top of the menu: North Korea. In fact, speaking briefly for the cameras at that very lunch, the President made clear he finds the status quo on the peninsula “unacceptable,” and he called on UNSC members to …

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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 24, 2017

… well-documented motherhood financial penalty. Research shows, for example, that mothers are less likely to be hired for jobs and they are offered lower starting salaries when they are hired. (Men dont appear to be similarly disadvantaged by becoming dads, and might actually benefit from it, career-wise.) Roughly 60 percent of women who have abortions are already mothers, which means they understand these factors not in some abstract way, but both deeply and personally. In fact, economic …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 15, 2017

Mr. Kushner must divulge the details of his meetings with foreign officials and explain why he did not reveal them when he was clearly required by to do so by law, the lawmakers said in a statement. The fact that Kushner is President Trumps son-in-law does not place him above the law. Anyone else would face severe discipline for failing to disclose meetings with foreign officials, a material omission which potentially amounts to a criminal offense. The letter cites a New York Times article …

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‘Survivor’ Contestant Outed As Transgender During Shocking Tribal Council

April 14, 2017

… appeared on Survivor, but who had not come out as trans, was blindsided by Varners comments. In fact, several of Smiths team members were outraged by Varners disclosure, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Varner attempted to clarify his position, claiming hes an ally of the transgender community. I argue for the rights of the state of North Carolina, Varner said. to hurt anyone here. I feel like Ive got to throw But even after apologizing for outing Smith, Varner was voted off the show. …

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Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

By now, it is clear that the missile strike hasnot impededAssad from using his air force to strike rebel strongholds. In fact, Syrian warplanes reportedly carried out strikes yesterday against rebels near the city of Homs taking off from the very air base hit by U.S. missiles. Trump even gave Assad advanced notice via Russian President Vladimir Putin, which enabled the Syrian dictator to move his troops and bunker his planes. Moreover, Trump left one of the airstrips at the targeted base …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… candidate who has met with Assad twice, frequently the removal of the regime to the end of any hope for Syrias religious minorities. That view echoes the dictators own rhetoric and ignores the fact that Assad is one of many Middle East authoritarians who created dynamics that make minority communities terrified of their countries majorities. Theres significant evidence that Assad is not secular, particularly in his regimes dependence on Syrian and foreign forces that say they are driven by …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… it’s not just tornadoes. Hurricanes, floods, droughts, blizzards, wild fires, they all combine to bring America some of the most extreme weather in the world. But given the fact that it’s spring and given the fact that most tornadoes spin up between April and June, this is what’s considered Tornado Season. And the National Weather Service says as many as nine twisters might have struck the Midwest and Southeast this week. A system of storms thundered across the region, …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… PERSON].” Using the person’s actual name would obviously make it easier for craven leakers to find their targets. After speaking to the press, Nunes headed off to tell Trump about his alleged bombshell. The news is taken by some Republicans and administration allies and officials to mean that Trump’s accusation had some basis in fact. Again, it didn’t. Nunes, though, had successfully confused the issue. But wait, the drama — and most important part of the story …

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Peter Taylor: How has terror changed in 50 years? – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… [the IRA] make no secret of the fact that they celebrate the death of a soldier or policeman,” she told me. “We celebrated in the same way. If a terrorist was shot, there was a cake made with their name on it.” Wasn’t that macabre? “Possibly,” she replied, “but the saying is live by the sword and die by the sword.” I finally found a photo of the cake – in the shape of a cross, with icing round the edges and “RIP” etched above the …

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Texas House Democrat signals bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, signaled that he’s planning to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday, setting up a longshot bid against the former Republican presidential candidate seeking re-election in 2018. “I think that national profile highlights the fact that he’s been running for president for four years while he should have been serving the people in Texas,” O’Rourke said about Cruz on Wednesday. O’Rourke was careful not to make an …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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To The Women Of The View: Don’t Normalize Tomi Lahren

March 22, 2017

To the Ladies of The View, Then you invited Tomi Lahren. This phenomenon is called normalizing. It is deeply troubling to our civic discourse. Three months ago she was talking about ‘baby killers’ like Lena Dunham. Now, many passionate yet fact-driven citizens (like you and me, Joy!) both know that Lahrens opinions are grounded in InfoWars-level propaganda, but her viewers dont see that. Say you bring her on with the intent to expose how ridiculous her views are; actually, …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… Sessions, and Russians, including Moscow’s ambassador to the US, the fact that the first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had to resign after not being forthright about such contacts, and the President’s own praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, have kept the speculation alive. RELATED: How Michael Flynn lost his job in 23 days Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns has meanwhile made it impossible for him to put speculation which so far lacks evidence that …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… thanks to the scenario sketched out in the SNP’s 2016 election manifesto, which has come to pass with almost spooky accuracy. But the Conservatives argue that the SNP didn’t win a majority in that election – ignoring the fact the Holyrood electoral system is designed to make an outright majority more or less impossible. Most of the “mandate” arguments are similarly muddy. There are points for both sides to score. The SNP won a bigger percentage of the Holyrood …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… Porro via Getty Images defeat The fact that Wilders party came in second shows its still a . That night, we had made our way to an avant garde bar. We were full of hopes and dreams. We talked about and wanted to explore minds as curious as ours I wanted to discover new views and face new ideas. Instead, I was lectured by a group of old local hippies at the bar about the beauty of freedom in Europe. Learning that I was coming from Turkey, they instructed me to tell my Muslim countrymen about …

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Why Trump just can’t (and probably won’t) quit the wiretap story

March 18, 2017

… the GOP. Long after most had given up speculating about Obama’s birthplace — and years after Obama released his birth certificate — Trump clung to the racially charged conspiracy theory, insisting that there were still more unanswered questions. It took him five years to finally let it go. Now, it seems, Trump may have landed on a conspiracy theory that has equal staying power. In fact, the contours of his recent Obama fixation have much in common with birtherism. With his …

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Insurers Are Worried About The House GOP Health Care Bill

March 9, 2017

… Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) on Wednesday. AHIP supports the fact that the legislation doesnt touch Medicare or job-based health insurance. And both associations approve of certain specific measures, such as making available billions of dollars for states that need to shore up insurers. That and other provisions are designed to stabilize the health insurance market in the next several years before the GOPs bigger changes would take effect. Insurers also support being able …

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Under Trump, America no longer represents the world

March 6, 2017

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MI6 takes to silver screen to recruit unlikely spies – BBC News

March 4, 2017

… the same, the locations will be different. Image copyright goodwithpeople.uk The advert will run for a month, in cinemas in London, the West Midlands and north west England, partly reflecting the sort of urban areas recruiters look to but also the fact that MI6 can’t afford a nationwide release. And will it be shown in cinemas where Bond or similar spy capers are showing? Emphatically not. …

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After Outcry, Arizona GOP Kills Bill That Would’ve Treated Protesters Like Terrorists

March 1, 2017

… an offense that can be prosecuted under racketeering statutes. The legislation is written in a way that would allow protesters to be charged even if they dont do anything.As the Arizona Capitol Times reports, racketeering laws permit police to arrest people for planning to commit a crime before anything has actually happened. Even those who dont participate in a demonstration could be charged.The bills fact sheetexplains that an overt act is not required to prove conspiracy. The purported …

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