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Bannon’s Breitbart tears into Trump after Afghanistan speech

Articles liken the president's approach to Obama's, and blame the national security adviser for the tone of the address.<p>Breitbart seems ready for one of Steve Bannon’s famed “wars.”<p>Just minutes after President Donald Trump concluded his Afghanistan policy speech Monday night, the conservative site …

Tillerson Suggests North Korea May Soon Be Ready for Talks

WASHINGTON — In some of the most conciliatory remarks to North Korea made by the Trump administration, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson complimented the government in Pyongyang for going more than two weeks without shooting any missiles or blowing up any nuclear bombs.<p>“I’m pleased to see that …

North Korea

McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and Mr. McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that Mr. Trump will be able to salvage his administration after a series …

Republicans

The Most Important Trump Decision No One’s Talking About

Over the weekend, the Trump administration decided not to renew the charter for the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate …

The Latest: Trump says US will 'probably' end NAFTA

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Arizona (all times PDT):<p>8:40 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump says he thinks the U.S. will …

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Barcelona suspect says terrorist cell planned to bomb monuments in city

BARCELONA — The terrorist cell in Spain that unleashed a pair of deadly vehicular attacks was planning a much more lethal, more dramatic act. Its members were going to explode huge bombs at monuments in the center of the city, according to a court official.<p>Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, who police say …

Extremism

Trump unshackled: President defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

PHOENIX (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump …

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Scientists leak damning global warming report over fears President Trump would bury it

Federal scientists leak a report confirming onslaught of climate change, as Trump administration remains impervious<p>Federal government scientists …

Inflatable Trump chicken takes roost outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may be out of town, but one plucky protester is keeping an eye on the White House.<p>A giant inflatable chicken …

Donald Trump

Trump's Pointless Untruths About U.S. Nuclear Weapons

The president’s claim to have made the U.S. nuclear arsenal “far stronger and more powerful than ever before” only undermines his credibility, right when it’s needed more than ever.<p>In a global crisis, much less a possible nuclear showdown, credibility is essential. President Trump, as I noted …

North Korea

There’s another feud brewing in Trump’s White House

The fierce internal White House battle between two of President Trump’s top aides shows no signs of letting up.<p>H.R. McMaster has been the target of a …

Science Says: Trump team garbles climate science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his cabinet often avoid talking about the science of climate change, but when pressed what they have …

Climate Change

Why North Korea threatened Guam, the tiny U.S. territory with big military power

By Alex Horton<p>, Reporter<p>North Korea said it was reviewing plans to strike U.S. military targets in Guam with medium-range ballistic missiles to create “enveloping fire,” according to state media.<p>The message came hours after President Trump warned North Korea that it will be “met with fire and fury …

North Korea

What next for North Korea, Guam and Trump? Experts weigh in

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Threatening language between the U.S. and North Korea is flaring this week. After President Donald Trump vowed to respond …

North Korea

Anthony Scaramucci dropped a curious claim about Mike Pence in his infamous New Yorker interview

A portion of Anthony Scaramucci's profanity-laced conversation with a reporter from The New Yorker two weeks ago was left out of the magazine's initial bombshell report, which helped lead to Scaramucci's removal as White House communications director.<p>According to The New Yorker's Washington …

Donald Trump

So This Is What American Greatness Really Looks Like?

Another week of new low after new low. If this is what making America great looks like, God help us when it arrives.<p>This week, Garry Kasparov, former …

46 House Republicans join Democrats in backing a US military study on climate-change threats

During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Mattis described global warming as a "driver of instability" requiring a broader, "whole-of-government response."<p>So it was significant that the House on Thursday defeated an amendment to national defense authorization legislation that would have …

Republicans

Forget the wet winter; the West is burning hot and fast

Summer in the American West. The time of flip-flops, river rafting, mountain fishing and Frisbee on the beach. But increasingly, also a time of stepping into our backyards and lifting our noses to sniff for smoke. For watching the flags atop the bank or outside City Hall to see how hard the wind is …

Trump appears to back away from cybersecurity effort with Putin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump appeared to back away Sunday night from an earlier tweet about "forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit" with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Sunday morning, Trump, who met for over two hours Friday with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in …

Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.<p>…

Defiant Trump resumes attacks on 'Morning Joe' hosts, despite bipartisan criticism

<b>(CNN) —</b> A defiant President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Saturday morning, calling Scarborough "crazy" and Brzezinski "dumb as a rock," despite days of bipartisan criticism over his initial attacks on the pair earlier this …

New Study Says This Region of the U.S. Will Be Hit Hardest by Climate Change

by Karla Lant July 1, 2017 Earth & Energy 10544<p>Enhanced Regional Inequalities<p>A new study from the Climate Impact Lab, a consortium of 25 economists …

Obama Rues Loss of ‘American Leadership’ on Climate Change

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday indirectly criticized President Trump in a speech delivered in Indonesia for withdrawing “American leadership” on climate change by abandoning the Paris accord.<p>“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change, …

How U.S. Marines Are Using ‘ESP’ to Weaponize Intuition

The Daily Beast has obtained, via the Freedom of Information Act, the Office of Naval Research’s sensemaking training manual—a how-to guide for …

Trump blasts states for refusing to hand over voter data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the growing number of states refusing to give voters' names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission he created to investigate alleged voter fraud.<p>"Numerous states are refusing to give information to the …

5 maps that explain the new Middle East

Nation-states are the defining feature of the modern political era. They give people a collective identity and a pride of place… even when their borders are artificially drawn, as they were in the Middle East.<p>However, transnational issues like religion and ethnicity often get in the way of the …

Middle East

Police: Suspect posted photos from drone in Arizona wildfire

A man accused of flying a drone over a major Arizona wildfire posted the aerial photos on his website, authorities said Saturday, leading to his …

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