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Trump is headed for a wake-up call on reality of divided government. That’s not a bad thing – Washington Examiner

Friday, December 28, 2018

The 115th Congress appears to have given up, with both the House and Senate failing to reach a deal to end the ongoing government shutdown. This likely punts the showdown over the border wall to the 116th Congress where Trump will face off against a Democratic majority in the House. An agreement won’t be pretty, but it would be a good lesson for Trump and one that could set the…

Trump’s visit to Iraq is a reminder of the consequences of hasty troop withdrawals – Washington Examiner

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Former President Barack Obama withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011, but U.S. troops were still on the ground when President Trump visited on Wednesday. As Trump commits to pulling troops from Syria, he should take the lesson that such simple moves give rise to unintended consequences. In 2011, Obama pulled U.S. operations from the country. The ensuing power vacuum gave the self-declared Islamic State the opportunity to rapidly gain ground…

Trump finally hews to ritual of meeting troops in harm’s way – Fox News

Thursday, December 27, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks at a hanger rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet members of the military at a hanger rally at Al Asad…

Three specific reasons Trump’s Iraq visit is so important – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

President Trump’s surprise visit to Iraq on Wednesday, his first to an erstwhile war zone, allows deployed U.S. military forces to see their commander-in-chief in action. It also gives Trump an opportunity to meet with important Iraqi leaders on their soil. Given his reluctance to travel outside the U.S., Trump had seemed out of touch with his presidential responsibilities. But now, Trump has corrected that interest in a manner that…

US borders ‘pushed to a breaking point by those who seek open borders’: Nielsen – ABC News

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Declaring the U.S. immigration system had been “pushed to a breaking point by those who seek open borders,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday ordered mandatory medical checks on all children under the age of 10 in U.S. custody and said she would send U.S. Coast Guard medical personnel to the border to help. Nielsen said she also planned to visit the border later this week to see “first-hand”…

Mark Meadows says Trump is still ‘very firm’ on the wall as shutdown drags on – CNN

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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Trump’s message on Christmas Day: ‘It’s a disgrace’ – CNN

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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After the shock of Mattis’ resignation, some see a different narrative – CNN

Monday, December 24, 2018

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Trump rants while ‘all alone’ in White House on Christmas Eve – CNN

Monday, December 24, 2018

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Michael Avenatti’s wild 2018 rise and fall – Salon

Sunday, December 23, 2018

When the history of the Trump era is written, scholars will likely marvel at the meteoric rise of Michael Avenatti. Before 2018, the prominent lawyer was hardly a household name. Less than twelve months later, Avenatti’s determination to draw attention to the claims of adult film actress Stormy Daniels — who says that she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president and was then paid illegal hush…

Julian Castro on Beto O’Rourke: There’s room for two Texas Democrats in 2020 – Washington Examiner

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary field can accommodate two Texas Democrats, said White House hopeful Julian Castro. “Oh, I have no doubt,” Castro told NBC News’ “Meet The Press” on Sunday, when asked whether there was enough room in the race for himself and party darling Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who lost his 2018 Texas Senate bid against incumbent Republican Ted Cruz. “There are going to be a whole bunch of…

Corker responds to Trump tweet: ‘Alert the daycare staff’ | TheHill – The Hill

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSunday shows preview: Washington heads into multi-day shutdown WHIP LIST: Who’s in and out in the 2020 race Senate agrees to last-ditch talks, but no clear path over shutdown MORE (R-Tenn.) blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends foreign policy decisions amid personnel resignations Sunday shows preview: Washington heads into multi-day shutdown Lawmakers shrug off shutdown drama MORE on Sunday after Trump claimed that the Republican was…

Trump’s Incoming Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Pushed Military to Buy Weapons It Didn’t Want – The Daily Beast

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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Indonesia ‘volcano tsunami’ kills 222 without warning | News – The Times

Sunday, December 23, 2018

At least 222 people have died and hundreds more are injured after a tsunami struck the west coast of Indonesia following a volcanic eruption. The tsunami slammed into beach resorts around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, off the islands of Java and Sumatra, destroying buildings in its path. The eruption of a volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa led to the tsunami at 9.30pm local time last night. Rescue…

President Trump Staying In Washington For Christmas, Blames Government Shutdown – Deadline

Sunday, December 23, 2018

President Donald Trump has sent out a defiant tweet after the collapse of negotiations with Congress to end the partial government shutdown. Originally scheduled to head to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for a 16-day retreat, Trump will now stay in Washington, DC. First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron had previously headed to the resort, but now presumably will return to the White House. “Due to the shutdown, President…

Tsunami wave strikes Indonesian pop band during show – CNN

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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Trump Vents Anger Over Cohen Prosecution at Acting Attorney General Whitaker – Slate

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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Top Republican predicts any deal will move without calling members back to DC | TheHill – The Hill

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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US envoy to anti-IS coalition quits over Trump’s Syria move – Fox News

Saturday, December 22, 2018

FILE – In this June 7, 2017 file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. McGurk has resigned in protest to President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security officials. AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) WASHINGTON – Brett McGurk, the…