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President Trump hints there was something nefarious in the wife of Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI official, accepting a campaign contribution from the former Democratic governor of Virginia. What’s the real story?
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a handwritten letter earlier this month to the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., saying they have been “inspired by the resilience, resolve and solidarity” shown by the students.
President Trump likes to brag that he’s a “smart person.” But you wouldn’t know it from the president’s tweets, which often contain notable spelling errors.
Former CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump’s decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is “afraid of the president of Russia” — and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday invited French President Emmanuel Macron to address a joint meeting of Congress when he travels to the United States next month.
Daryl Davis is an accomplished R&B and blues musician, having played with the likes of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and B. B. King. And he’s also an African-American man who’s persuaded more than 200 members of the Ku Klux Klan to leave their robes, hoods and hateful beliefs behind.
President Trump did not heed the warnings of his own national security advisers Tuesday when he called and congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection victory.
Tackling a complex and divisive issue in an election year, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next month will debate whether and how to revise or replace the nearly 17-year-old resolution that underpins America’s open-ended, borderless war on terrorism, the panel’s chairman announced Tuesday. Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have invoked the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which essentially declared war on al-Qaida and set the stage for the invasion of Afghanistan, to justify using deadly force overseas — overtly, covertly, by sending in troops, ordering drone strikes, acting with or without congressional authority, with allies or unilaterally, and sometimes in ways that test the bounds of international law.
Western countries keep heaping sanctions on Russia and on cronies of President Vladimir Putin, but they haven’t deterred him from military aggression, cyberattacks and assassinations. Why not?
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection