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National Security Council Changes Are Very Significant, Hayden Says

Rachel Martin talks to ex-NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden about the reorganization of the White House National Security Council. Political adviser Steve Bannon has a permanent seat at the table.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>More now on that shake-up at the National Security Council. We are …

National Security Council

Bannon’s appointment to the National Security Council is a Soviet-style political power play

In a Jan. 28 order, US president Donald Trump appointed his senior political strategist Stephen Bannon to full membership on the National Security Council’s “Principals Committee,” the senior-most gathering of US security and foreign policy firepower. The same order stripped the director of …

Trump is not Hitler so stop demonising him, Boris Johnson says

Johnson leaped to Trump's defence on Monday afternoon after being urged by members of Parliament to withdraw the UK's invitation to Trump for a state visit.<p>In a debate in the Commons, Labour MP Dennis Skinner compared Trump to Mussolini and Hitler and urged Johnson to "ban" Trump from …

'Malignant narcisissm': Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists

Hillary Clinton claimed Trump was “temperamentally unfit” to be President, and in recent months many people the world over have reached the same …

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

A tale of two countries: Thanks to President Trump, America is now engaged in a civil war of sorts

<b>President-elect Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)</b><p>We’re now in a battle over the very concepts of reason and fact that the Enlightenment brought forth<p>Neal Gabler<p>January 30, 2017 1:00pm …

Donald Trump

The Snake

Donald Trump’s favorite story perfectly describes his first 10 days in office.<p>There is a story Donald Trump liked to tell on the campaign trail. The story of the snake.<p>The fable goes like this. A “tender-hearted” woman finds a wounded snake on the road. She takes it in and nurses it back to health. …

What Conservatives Get Wrong About Trump's Immigration Order

There’s reason to reserve judgment, but no cause for giving the president the benefit of the doubt.<p>Late Sunday, <i>National Review</i> published an editorial on Donald Trump’s executive order titled “Trump’s Order on Refugees: Mostly Right on Substance, Wrong on Rollout.”<p>Echoing arguments circulating …

7 Targeted Countries React To Trump's Ban On Immigration

Surprise and a desire for retaliation are some of the reactions to President Trump's temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.<p>The ban, abruptly imposed Friday, led the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a 57-nation body that's based in Saudi Arabia, to call on the U.S. to …

The big journalism void: 'The real crisis is not technological, it’s geographic'

Twenty-four years ago, in the summer after my third year of college, I took a barely paid internship at the local newspaper in Missoula, Montana. I agreed to spend a few hours a week working at the paper in exchange for a couple hundred dollars over three months.<p>To pay my bills, I worked at a …