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The Trump Administration’s Penchant for Escalation in Syria Must Be Challenged
From launching a volley of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base, to repeatedly bombing pro-Syrian government forces, to shooting down a Syrian Air Force jet this past weekend, the Trump administration’s proclivity for escalation has led to a new chapter in the Syrian civil war. In this chapter,...
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The Case for Obstruction of Justice
Obstruction of justice was among the articles of impeachment drafted against both Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The parallel between Nixon and Trump is almost exact. White House tapes revealed Nixon giving instructions to pressure the acting FBI director into halting the Watergate investigation...
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Watch What Trump Tweets But Also What He Does
I’m the last guy to turn my eyes away from the sub-Shakespearian maneuvers that may (or may not) be shuffling personnel behind closed doors in the White House. I confess myself tempted by the pastime so widespread in kingdoms and autocracies — rumor-mongering, or at a higher level, the conspiracy...
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Russia: US Warplanes West of Euphrates in Syria Now Legitimate Targets
In what is being characterized as an act sure to further escalate already alarming tensions between the United States, Syria, and Russia, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane over Raqqa on Sunday, prompting Moscow to cut off its deconfliction channel with the U.S. "As of June 19 this...
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With Attack on Deputy AG, Trump Legal Team Must Be 'Going a Little Nuts'
In a message that journalists and political observers say looks like a shocking attack by a sitting president on his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump appeared to take aim at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a Friday morning tweet. Trump also acknowledged, for the first time...
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Russian Military Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi
Though the country's foreign minister later said there was not "100 percent confirmation," the Russian military on Friday claimed it may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), with an airstrike in Syria last month. If confirmed, al-Baghdadi's death could be major blow...
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'Stonewall' Sessions Leads the Charge Of the Trump Brigade
US Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions spent Tuesday afternoon up on Capitol Hill trying out his new one-man show based on Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind . In performance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions alternated between the roles of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett...
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Why Trump Can’t (Lawfully) Fire Mueller
There’s been a great deal of noise from some of the President’s confidants over the past 48 hours suggesting that he might (try to) remove Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Most alarmingly, Trump friend Chris Ruddy told Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour on Monday night that “I think [the President is]...
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As Comey Bolsters "Obstruction" Case, Prospects of Trump Impeachment Rise
On the heels of fired FBI Director James Comey's " unprecedented " and " devastating " testimony on Thursday, in which he accused the White House of "lies" and said President Donald Trump exerted a " chilling effect " on the FBI's Russia probe, calls for impeachment proceedings to begin have...
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'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes': The Best Tweets From Comey's First Hour
In his highly anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday , former FBI Director James Comey took direct aim at President Donald Trump as he recounted in great detail the interactions that culminated in his firing. Here are some of the best social media reactions from...
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