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Melissa McCarthy: The Shocking Reason She Feels ‘Sad’ About Sean Spicer’s Resignation

Melissa McCarthy has had a change of heart — kind of. After ripping Sean Spicer a new one on ‘SNL,’ HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned why she …

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Trump: "Let Obamacare fail... I'm not going to own it."

In an "impromptu" White House Pool spray during President Trump's lunch with Vice President Pence, National Security Advisor McMaster, Colonel Wawro …

Health Care

Trump, North Korea and shifting alliances: is this a new world disorder?

The balance of power is changing as US influence declines. Amid a nuclear crisis and a fractious G20 summit in Hamburg, who will win the struggle for succession?<p>The overt US threats of punitive military action that followed last week’s provocative test-firing of a potentially nuclear-capable …

North Korea

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

Russian government hackers were behind recent cyber-intrusions into the business systems of U.S. nuclear power and other energy companies in what appears to be an effort to assess their networks, according to U.S. government officials.<p>The U.S. officials said there is no evidence the hackers …

Russia

Trump's nicknames for the media companies he loves to bash

President Trump, along with Donald Jr. and Sarah Sanders, launched another series of attacks on the media this past week, with Trump railing at CNN, …

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Hong Kong residents march to defend freedom as China’s president draws a ‘red line’

HONG KONG — Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marched through the streets in defense of their cherished freedoms Saturday, in the face of what many see as a growing threat from mainland China exactly two decades after the handover from British rule.<p>Earlier in the day, China’s president, Xi …

Hong Kong

Ivanka Trump keeps quiet on dad's tweets assailing TV host

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female TV host on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet.<p>It was a moment of silence that spoke to the challenges …

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Another Hollywood star 'joked' about killing Trump, but no one's laughing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Actor Johnny Depp on Thursday became the latest US celebrity to invite controversy by making a thinly veiled allusion to the killing of President Donald Trump, asking the crowd at the Glastonbury arts festival in England, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"<p>…

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Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss

ATLANTA — As Democrats point fingers in the wake of Jon Ossoff's loss in a Georgia special election on Tuesday, some of them are aimed at Nancy Pelosi, the party’s longtime House leader, who appeared in almost every GOP attack ad broadcast in the most expensive House race in history.<p>A number of …

Deep State Operatives Envision a Soft, Silent Coup d’état Against Donald Trump

As a career strategic and special mission intelligence officer, I am quite familiar and experienced in analyzing, assessing, and implementing …

The incredible shrinking Islamic State

This map shows the fading fortunes of the Islamic State as it has been beaten back on multiple fronts over the past two years. It's based on data …

Russia criticizes U.S. for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that "anti-Cuban" actions recently announced by Washington were regrettable and that Moscow confirmed its solidarity with Havana.<p>The ministry also said that the new approach toward Cuba by the U.S. administration resembles a "Cold war …

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Man on a Wire: Mike Pence’s Tightrope Act

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>He might be the most consequential vice president ever. He could well be the next commander in chief. And the one person in America he can’t have thinking about that is his …

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Obstructionist? Just Who is That?

The radical left media reports that Special Counsel Robert Muller, a former FBI Director and long time close friend and confident of recent former …

“Chicken Little” Lives

Oracular like, the worlds most renowned prognosticator, “Chicken Little” aka: Al Gore, opined on Sundays TV talk shows his usual dire warnings about …

Puerto Rico votes in favor of U.S. statehood amid low turnout

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - The economically struggling U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of becoming the 51st state, although turnout was low and adding another star to the U.S. flag likely faces an uphill battle in Congress.<p>A government website for the …

Caribbean

Gingrich: America is on a knife's edge. Will Republicans have the guts to stand with Trump?

The most startling revelation from fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony this week was his barefaced admission that he intentionally leaked details of his private conversations with the president to the press in an effort to prompt the appointment a special counsel.<p>When asked Thursday by …

CNN dumps host Reza Aslan after anti-Trump tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN cut ties with author and television host Reza Aslan on Friday, less than a week after he profanely referred to President Donald Trump in a tweet about the London terror attacks.<p>The network said it was not continuing with a second season of "Believer," Aslan's series about …

Pay Attention to the Bigger Story – its Impact has Grave National Security Consequences

So once again, we have another major leak of highly classified intelligence information that has been provided to the media for political purposes …

#56 She Who Fails Most Wins

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>There is but one path forward – and it’s not in the …

#55 How To Survive In A Society Full of Anger and Fear

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>Let’s call it the ‘reverberation affect’ – this is the …

Enough Is Enough Should Have Been The Response Many Years Ago!

We were all warned — that an increase in attacks would be stepped-up during Ramadan…numerous radical Islamists, clerics, and ISIS have all publicly …

Kathy Griffin: Trump is 'trying to ruin my life' after photo scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kathy Griffin is fighting back against the abuse and "death threats" she has received in light of controversial images released earlier this week that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.<p>In a news conference on Friday, Griffin's attorney …

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4 Reasons Trump Was Right to Pull Out of the Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a key campaign pledge, announcing that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.<p>The Paris …

Obama condemns Trump for 'rejecting the future' by exiting Paris deal

Former president had spent years negotiating for landmark climate accord Mitch McConnell: ‘Trump has put families and jobs ahead of leftwing ideology’<p>Barack Obama led condemnation of his successor’s decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord, which the former president’s …

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The Real Facts Behind America’s Financial Support of NATO

As a forensic expert who advocates for facts and evidence, I learned a long time ago to stick to the facts and never venture outside my wheelhouse of …

Trump's Israel Visit: Multiple Key Issues Including a Palestinian Deal

As President Trump began a two-day visit to Israel on Monday with what amounted to a blunt assessment for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: If …

Trump Pivots To Center-Stage With Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia today on a special visit. It is his first foreign trip since he took office on January 20th, …

No Lecturing or Imposing America’s Morality and Justice upon Muslim leaders

President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia, by any standard of fairness and logic was a remarkable success for the following reasons:<p>81 years King Salman …