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Elizabeth Warren compares Trump presidency to ‘dog years’

Elizabeth Warren compares Trump presidency to ‘dog years’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, compared President Donald Trump’s presidency to “dog years” in an interview with “The Late Show” on Monday. The comment came after “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert pointed out that she hadn’t been on the show since the start of Trump’s presidency. “Oh, I remember those days,” Warren said with a smile. “How long has he ...

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Judge blocked Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities

Judge blocked Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities

A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling on Monday in lawsuits brought by two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Orrick said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress. The judge ...

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Children are starving in Yemen. The White House should intervene.

IT HAS been two weeks since Saudi Arabia imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Yemen, a country already devastated by two and a half years of Saudi bombing. Before the embargo, Yemen was suffering from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations, with 7 million people on the brink of famine and another 900,000 stricken by cholera. Those conditions have now ...

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Trump placed North Korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism

Trump placed North Korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism

President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Trump announced the move Monday during a public meeting with his Cabinet at the White House and said the Treasury Department will announce new sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday. “Today the United States ...

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Gen. McMaster called Trump an ‘idiot and a ‘dope’

Gen. McMaster called Trump an ‘idiot and a ‘dope’

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster ridiculed President Donald Trump during a private dinner with the CEO of Oracle, Buzzfeed News reported Monday. According to four sources who overheard the conversations, McMaster confided to CEO Safra Catz that his boss was both an “idiot” and a dope,” adding that Trump with the smarts of a “kindergartner.” A separate source also claimed ...

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Mr president mistook New Zealand PM for Justin Trudeau’s wife

Mr president mistook New Zealand PM for Justin Trudeau’s wife

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was worried she may have caused a “diplomatic incident” after reportedly claiming that Donald Trump mistook her for Justin Trudeau’s wife. Canadian leader Trudeau was supposedly making the introductions as Ardern attended her first major forum since taking office last month when Trump mixed-up the 37-year-old with the Canadian leader’s partner Sophie. At the time, ...

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Trump’s son says his father is not playing on national security

Trump’s son says his father is not playing on national security

President Trump’s son Eric Trump said in an interview Sunday that his father should be taken seriously when it comes to protecting the United States. Speaking to Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” about the president’s recent five-nation tour of Asia, Eric Trump said both his father and Secretary of Defense James Mattis are not “people who play games.” “And I ...

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Steve Bannon: Gillibrand set off an “earthquake in the Democratic Party

Steve Bannon: Gillibrand set off an “earthquake in the Democratic Party

Steve Bannon said in an interview that aired Sunday that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand set off an “earthquake in the Democratic Party” over her comment that former President Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. “And I think you saw the first opening shot of the 2020 primary with Gillibrand, who clearly has presidential aspirations. She put a ...

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The Observer view on Saudi Arabia, the US and Yemen

  The strong links between Salman, the de facto Saudi ruler, and the influential Kushner, Trump’s personal overseas troubleshooter and Middle East envoy, are nevertheless a big worry for American diplomats and the Pentagon. Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, is a young man in a hurry. So, too, is Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. Together, ...

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Is a military coup likely against Trump?

Is a military coup likely against Trump?

In an extraordinary US Senate hearing this week, lawmakers and military officials rounded on President Trump as being a danger to world peace due to his Commander-in-Chief powers for launching nuclear weapons. The highlight came when the hearing was told military officers have the constitutional right to disobey the president. This was, in effect, an open call to mutiny against the president’s ...

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