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Intelligence Director Dan Coats Is the Mild-Mannered Force the Trump Administration Needs

Dan Coats is not exactly Central Casting’s version of a spymaster. Sitting down for an interview in his spacious office in suburban Virginia, the …

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The President Who Cried Wolf

Will the president’s claims of political spying on his campaign prove true? The long string of failed vindications he’s rolled out in the past counsels skepticism.<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The president of the United States is seizing on vague news reports to allege a vast political …

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How North Korea Has Played the United States for Seven Decades

A nuclear arsenal has been a central focus of North Korea since the peninsula was divided after World War II.<p>North Korea has been playing the United …

North Korea

Was Don Jr.’s Trump Tower meeting during 2016 campaign illegal?

The New York Times reports Donald Trump Jr. allegedly met with an Israeli social media specialist and an emissary for the crown princes of Saudi …

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NYT: Donald Trump Jr. met with Gulf emissary at Trump Tower ahead of 2016 election

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Three months before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. met with a small group of people at Trump Tower in New York, including an emissary for two Arab princes and an Israeli social media specialist, who offered assistance to the Trump campaign, The New York Times …

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Democrats Confirm Torturer As Director Of CIA

From Paul Craig Roberts Website<p>Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA's first female director<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: euronews (in English)) Permission …

Human Rights

House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, stewing over stacks of unanswered letters to Trump officials collecting dust on their shelves, are counting the days …

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Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a lawyer for President Donald Trump's eldest son said …

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Analysis: What's next for Hezbollah in Syria?

Will the Lebanese group stick around in Syria, and how will it repair its image among ordinary citizens?<p><b>Beirut, Lebanon</b> - Safa'a Smeen sits propped between a Quran, some lurid decorations and her son's grave.<p>"Of course I agreed", she says, when asked about her son's request to fight for Hezbollah …

Middle East

Trump toys with abuse of office in beef against Washington Post

Rachel Maddow revisits the history of Richard Nixon trying to use the IRS to audit his personal political enemies and notes the parallels with Donald …

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FBI intelligence asset made contact with Russia-linked Trump operatives: Washington Post report

An FBI intelligence asset made contact with members of the Trump campaign who were linked to Russia, the <i>Washington Post</i> reported Friday night.<p><i>The …

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AACUS-equipped autonomous helicopter makes first cargo delivery to US Marines

Aurora Flight Services' Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) took another step forward as an AACUS-enabled UH-1H helicopter autonomously …

Military

Michael Cohen's Lawyers Want Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Kept Out Of Court

Cohen's lawyers argue that Michael Avenatti "appears to have repeatedly violated" the New York Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers. "Baseless and inaccurate," Avenatti told BuzzFeed News.<p>Lawyers for Michael Cohen say that Michael Avenatti should not be allowed to appear in court to represent …

Stormy Daniels

Buzzfeed: During 2016 election, Trump negotiating for Trump Tower Moscow

Today, Buzzfeed News revealed that Michael Cohen's effort to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the election went on longer than he publicly …

Trump Tower

Hawaii community clings to life in shadow of fiery volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - When magma first began spouting like a demonic lawn sprinkler from a fissure near Mark Clawson's Hawaii home, it was exciting. But the novelty of the Kilauea volcano's eruption is wearing off for Clawson and other Big Island residents living in its shadow.<p>"It's gotten …

Kilauea

BOMBSHELL: FBI Used Secret Program To Gather Information On Trump Campaign, No Judge Needed, Report Says

A report released by The New York Times on Wednesday revealed that the FBI, under Director James Comey's leadership, used a secret program that does …

Surveillance

Belated Trump Stormy Daniels disclosure prompts criminal referral

Adav Noti, senior director at The Campaign Legal Center, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Office of Government Ethics' criminal referral to the DoJ …

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Amid report's revelations: an informant in the Trump Russia probe

Rachel Maddow sorts through the day's blizzard of news, including a number of scoops in a New York Times report. Among those scoops is the revelation …

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The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery Scandal

Last night, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reported a development in the Michael Cohen saga of seismic scale. In a December 2016 meeting in Trump Tower, the British …

Corruption

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch Just Hinted They Would End Privacy as We Know It

President Trump’s addition to the Supreme Court sides with the bench’s ‘originalist’—and it has terrifying implications for your rights.<p>This week, in …

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Trump's Rampant Corruption Will Actually Hurt Him Soon

The guy who famously bragged he could shoot someone on the street and not lose voters will get his—if Democrats don't screw this up.<p>Of all the racist, cruel, and generally unhinged utterances delivered by Donald Trump throughout his nightmare of a presidential campaign, one that broke through the …

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Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nationalist Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq's elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports.<p>Sadr is the only Iraqi Shi'ite leader who has challenged both Iran and the United …

Middle East

Al-Qaeda leader calls for jihad on eve of US embassy move to Jerusalem

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Sunday urged Muslims carry out jihad against the United States.<p>Ayman al-Zawahiri said America's decision to shift its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem was evidence that negotiations and "appeasement" have failed Palestinians.<p>In a five-minute video entitled "Tel Aviv …

Terrorism

Shocking expose on the blissful bromance between Donald Trump and Sean Hannity

Every night the phone rings for Fox News host Sean Hannity from the White House. While the first lady is in her own bedroom down the hall of the …

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MI5 chief: Russia trying to undermine European democracies

<b>Russia is seeking to undermine European democracies with "malign activities", the MI5 chief has warned.</b><p>Speaking to security chiefs in Berlin, Andrew Parker also condemned Russia for the "reckless" poisoning of the Skripals in Salisbury.<p>Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning of Russian …

Russia

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming: Are We Ready?

People of a certain age will recall the great 1966 comedy film by Norman Jewison called “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.” It is …

Russia

Israeli Strikes In Syria Killed 19 Iranians This Week, War Monitor Says

Two nights of Israeli airstrikes on military facilities in Syria killed 42 people, including at least 19 Iranians, a Syria war monitor said …

Middle East

The escalation between Iran and Israel has everything to do with Trump

Iran has been in Syria since 2011, so why are things escalating with Israel now?<p>Tensions have escalated at a frightening pace between Iran and Israel …

Middle East

AT&T CEO: Hiring Michael Cohen 'Was a Big Mistake'

Three days after it was revealed that AT&T had paid Michael Cohen hundreds of thousands of dollars through his company Essential Consultants LLC, the …

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