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  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Fired Navy Leader Highly Critical of Trump in SEAL Case

    Richard Spencer, who was fired at Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening, three days after he was...

  • Donald Trump Nov 24, 2019

    Pentagon Chief Fires Navy Secretary Over SEAL Controversy

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday fired the Navy’s top official, ending a stunning clash between President Donald Trump and top military leadership over the fate of a SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq. Esper said he had lost confidence in Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back...

  • Professor Nov 23, 2019

    ‘A Serious-Minded Kid:’ Pete Buttigieg Aimed High Early

    Would Peter Buttigieg — the smartest kid in class, language whiz and devotee of John F. Kennedy — use his unusual last name in his eventual run for president of the United States? Or would he have a better shot of winning the voters of the future if he went by Montgomery, his middle name?

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Puffs Up Islamic State Raid and More

    Seeing U.S. forces track down and kill the Islamic State’s leader wasn’t enough for President Donald Trump. He puffed up and told a story about the raid that is unfamiliar to the military leaders who mounted it. In recent days, Trump also related details from Syria that the Pentagon and diplomats contradicted. When the stock market went up, he took...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Puffs Up Islamic State Raid and More

    Seeing U.S. forces track down and kill the Islamic State’s leader wasn’t enough for President Donald Trump. He puffed up and told a story about the raid that is unfamiliar to the military leaders who mounted it. In recent days, Trump also related details from Syria that the Pentagon and diplomats contradicted. When the stock market went up, he took...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Top Democrats Clash Over Health Care at Marquee Iowa Event

    The leading Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation’s ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the three-month sprint to the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Former Vice President Joe Biden opened the state Democratic Party’s marquee annual fundraiser, the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Analysis: Confronted by Impeachment, Trump Adds to the Chaos

    The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos. In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched the investigation, Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not less, repeatedly testing the loyalty of his stalwart Republican allies. His actions have both intensified the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    Most Overrated? Mattis Laughs Off Trump Barb at Charity Gala

    Former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is laughing off an insult hurled at him by President Donald Trump. Speaking at a New York charity event Thursday the day after Trump demeaned him as “the world’s most overrated general,” Mattis joked that he took it as a compliment. “I’m not just an overrated general. I’m the greatest, the world’s most overrated,”...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    6 Top Quotes From the Fourth Democratic Presidential Debate

    Take a look at six of the most memorable lines from the fourth Democratic presidential debate held Tuesday night in Ohio.

  • Donald Trump Oct 15, 2019

    ’An Erratic, Crazy President’: Democratic Presidential Candidates Attack Trump in Debate

    The Democratic presidential primary hopefuls debated Tuesday in the shadow of the House impeachment inquiry, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, giving an update an hour before. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the leading contenders in polls, was on the campaign trail for the first time since his heart attack at...

  • Donald Trump Sep 11, 2019

    ‘Never Forget’: New York, Nation Mark 18 Years Since the 9/11 Terror Attacks With Somber Ceremonies

    People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 8, 2019

    Leaked Documents Show UK’s Top Diplomat to US Was Critical of Trump

    The British government has launched an investigation into the source of leaked diplomatic cables that reveal Kim Darroch, Britain’s ambassador to the Unites States, described President Donald Trump’s administration as “inept” and “dysfunctional” “Insecure” while slamming the commander in chief as “insecure.”

  • Congress Jun 11, 2019

    Buttigieg Vows to Seek Repeal of Post-9/11 War Powers Resolution

    In the first major foreign policy and national security speech by a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, Pete Buttigieg pledged to support repealing war powers that Congress gave the president after 9/11, NBC News reported. “The time has come for Congress to repeal and replace that blank check on the use of force and ensure a robust debate on any...

  • America May 30, 2019

    ‘I Want to Feel This Guy’s Muscles’: Trump Praises Home Run Derby Champion at Air Force Academy Commencement

    President Donald Trump recognized an Air Force Academy cadet who won the College Home Run Derby and called him to stage, while delivering a commencement speech in Colorado Springs. He joked that wanted to feel his muscles and later said “it’s real” after giving the cadet a pat on the arm.

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019

    D-Day Ceremony Spotlights Trump’s Complicated Military Ties

    World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It’s typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any national or political skirmish of the moment. That’s what has some U.S. veterans and others...

  • Donald Trump May 25, 2019

    Mike Pence: West Point Grads Should Expect to See Combat

    Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is “a dangerous place” and they should expect to see combat.

  • Associated Press May 7, 2019

    Ex-White House Lawyer Defies House Subpoena for Mueller Docs

    A former White House lawyer defied a congressional subpoena Tuesday, setting the Trump administration on course for another collision with the Democratic-led House over its pursuit of documents related to the Russia investigation. Don McGahn’s refusal to provide the documents to the House Judiciary Committee came at the instruction of the White House, which suggested the documents could be subject...

  • Joe Michalitsianos May 1, 2019

    Cuba Says No Troops in Venezuela, Disputing US Accusations

    Cuba has no troops in Venezuela and engages in no security operations there but maintains the right to carry out military and intelligence cooperation, a top Cuban diplomat said Wednesday in his government’s most detailed response yet to U.S. accusations that its forces are propping up President Nicolás Maduro. Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Cuba’s director-general of U.S. affairs, told The...

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2019

    Trump’s Executive Privilege Strategy Could Mean Messy Fight

    Since George Washington’s time, presidents have used executive privilege to resist congressional inquiries in the name of protecting the confidentiality of their decision-making. President Donald Trump threatened this past week to broadly assert executive privilege to block a number of current and former aides from testifying, including some who have cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. It’s a...

  • Donald Trump Apr 22, 2019

    Dem Leaders Stress More Trump Probes, Downplay Impeachment

    A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee leaders making their case on a conference call with other House Democrats late in the day...

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