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The mess in the US intelligence community

In the wake of controversy over the deaths of four U.S. Army Special Forces operators in the African country of Niger, it's become evident that these …

North Korea
North Korea

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: Putin is handling Trump like a Russian 'asset'

In his sharpest critique yet, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper characterized President Donald Trump as an "asset" to Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.<p>Clapper appeared on CNN after Trump announced his new national security strategy, which categorizes China …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Year of Living Dangerously

It’s worse than you think.<p><b>When President Donald Trump sat down for</b> dinner on September 18 in New York with leaders of four Latin American countries on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly, anxieties were already running high.<p>There was the matter of Mexico and his promise to …

Donald Trump

The most outrageous numbers of 2017

From longevity to bitcoin, plastic usage to refugees, the figures that dominate the news keep getting bigger and bigger<p>Number inflation was rampant in 2017, as the figures that dominated news stories just got bigger and bigger. Data stored, stuff bought, years lived, the great scoreboard of human …

Wind Farm

Democrats are more fearful about the year ahead

A big majority of Americans are hopeful about how 2018 will go for them personally, but are split when asked about how they view the world next year …

U.S. Politics

Trump blasts Pakistan for giving 'safe haven' to terrorists, vows to cut aid

President Donald Trump kicked off 2018 by railing against Pakistan and Iran in two early-morning tweets Monday, accusing Pakistan of taking US aid while providing "safe haven" to terrorists.<p>"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, …

Donald Trump

President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days

With just 18 days before President Trump completes his first year as president, he is now on track to exceed 2,000 false or misleading claims, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.<p>As of Monday, the total stood at 1,950 …

Stock Markets

The Unsolved Mystery of Michael Flynn’s Plea Deal

One week after former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s plea deal, it still is not all that clear what it means. Close observers of special …

South Asia