H. R. McMaster

At U.N. podium, Trump to tout protecting U.S. sovereignty

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an “America First” policy, he has quit the Iran nuclear deal, the U.N. Human Rights Council and lashed out at some of the closest allies of the United States.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. …

News

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel warns Trump may order military action in Venezuela for political gain

As Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela keeps descending into lawlessness and chaos, President Donald Trump has publicly entertained the possibility of …

Nicolás Maduro

AP Analysis: Other nations adjust to 'America first' policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - America first? Try America first, second and third.<p>As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the …

Foreign Policy

The United Nations Braces for Donald Trump's Second Appearance—And He Should Prepare for Blowback

Next week Donald J. Trump returns to the United Nations for the annual opening of the UN General Assembly. While Trump exceeded expectations during …

World News

Fear and loathing in Morocco

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Why is Nasser Bourita worried? The soft-spoken 49-year-old career diplomat, who serves as the Kingdom of Morocco’s minister of …

North Africa

From “Mad Dog” to “Moderate Dog”: How Defense Secretary Mattis lost Trump

Mattis is the anti-Trump. That finally caught up to him.<p>It’s looking more and more likely that Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s days in the Trump administration are numbered. If he leaves, experts say it could make an already shambolic presidency even more chaotic.<p>Mattis, a retired four-star …

Foreign Policy

Doug Ford goes to Washington: Good luck with Trump and the America-Firsters

Ontario Premier Doug Ford arrives in Washington on Wednesday to confer with Canadian officials on NAFTA negotiations.<p>Justin Trudeau’s negotiators had requested to have the latest round of NAFTA talks take place on their own turf this time. Better, they thought, than again rushing down as colonial …

Peter Navarro

Latin American diplomats: Is there anyone we can talk to?

Diplomats say a revolving door of Latin American specialists at the White House and State Department has left the region’s leaders wondering who in …

Latin America

Parlor games: Defense Secretary Mattis dismisses rumors of White House discord

Defense Secretary James Mattis is not going anywhere anytime soon.<p>The former four-star Marine Corps general told reporters on Tuesday that rumors of …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

US Forces Korea Is About to See a Change in Command

General Vincent K. Brooks is stepping down as the commander of U.S. Forces Korea.

North Korea

Five times Mattis split with Trump

Speculation is swirling in Washington over the future of Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisOvernight Defense: Mattis dismisses talk he …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump is reportedly souring on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Trump’s calling him “Moderate Dog” instead of “Mad Dog.”<p>Things aren’t so peachy anymore between President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, according to recent reports.<p>Helene Cooper at the New York Times and David Cloud at the Los Angeles Times have both published accounts of the …

Politics

Trump’s foreign policy has devolved into chaos

It sounds unlikely, but the record shows that the most effective foreign policy adviser to President Trump since his election has been Barack Obama.<p>In their sole meeting, on Nov. 10, 2016, Obama managed to focus Trump on the most critical national security problem then facing the country: North …

Opinion

Woodward Tells Inside Story Of Historic Israel-Saudi Arabia Alliance That's Fighting Iran

As Bob Woodward recounts in his new book, “Fear,” the key American players in the astonishing alliance between the state of Israel and the kingdom of …

Conservative View

Revoke Barack Obama’s Security Clearance Now

President Trump revoked John Brennan’s security clearance, but there is a far more dangerous traitor in our midst. With all the corruption exposed in …

Security

The Beginning of the End of Governor's School Edition

Max and Lindsey discuss the latest court hearings in the sprawling <b>public corruption</b> case that’s rocked Arkansas politics; various educational …

Affordable Care Act

Here are 6 stunning facts about White House staff revealed in Bob Woodward's book 'Fear'

Bob Woodward’s new book Fear is littered with bizarre stories of White House staffers fighting with each other, trying to undermine each other and …

Liberal View

The White House Unified On Old Issues — And Then Started New Fights

The Trump administration has deep internal conflicts. That was true when President Trump was sworn into office, and it’s true now. But the nature of …

Politics

No sad clown, Trump more scary ringmaster

In her perceptive column, “What brings this president joy?”, Teri Carter describes a mirthless Donald Trump. Yet in one protest march after another …

Lexington

Arkansas's gender pay gap: Could be worse. Also a lot better.

Arkansas Blog<p>Archives | RSS<p>Thursday, September 13, 2018<p>Arkansas's gender pay gap: Could be worse. Also a lot better.<p>Posted By Max Brantley on Thu, …

Gender

Narendra Modi should know that being onTrump’s friend list is no picnic

<b>Is Donald Trump’s flattering opinion of Narendra Modi anything to put on your CV?</b><p>It turns out Donald Trump likes Narendra Modi. Donald Trump calls …

Donald Trump

Today, women's clothing in Afghanistan includes far more than the blue burqa

On a hot August day last year, President Donald Trump held a meeting with a group of his top military advisers at Camp David.<p>On the agenda was whether the US should increase its troops in Afghanistan. Trump’s position before his presidency was clear: The US should withdraw from Afghanistan.<p>"What …

Documentaries

Erik Prince touts cost and combat capability in Afghanistan plan

Blackwater founder Erik Prince on Wednesday touted his proposed strategy to replace most U.S. troops in Afghanistan with private contractors, saying …

Donald Trump

Opinion: Whistleblower speaks out on intelligence community's anti-Trump abuses

After The New York Times published an anonymous op-ed by someone claiming to be actively, deliberately and continuously torpedoing President …

National Security

Bob Woodward's Trump book is bad, boring, and bogus

There is a great narrative to be written, a first draft of the history of the Trump administration and the long national nightmare it is making us …

Bob Woodward

Ex-San Diegan Peter Navarro 'Source of All Chaos,' Says Bob Woodward Book 'Fear'

Share This Article:<p><b>Peter Navarro</b> is “the source of all the chaos” in the White House when it came to trade policy, a rival adviser says in <b>“Fear,”</b> Bob …

Peter Navarro

Pence references 'radical Islamic terrorism' twice in 9/11 address

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday twice referenced “radical Islamic terrorism” during a Pentagon ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, invoking a favorite phrase of President Donald Trump.<p>“Seventeen years ago today America fell under attack. Nineteen radical …

Donald Trump

'We're doing this in order to prevent World War III': I read Bob Woodward's explosive new Trump book cover-to-cover, and there's one big takeaway

President Donald Trump's foreign policy is driven by one thing: the bottom line.<p>It's a different approach than perhaps any other in the nation's history — one that fits a president who made his experience in the business world. It runs counter to the advice of his top military and national security …

U.S. Politics

Trump gets duped by Kim Jong Un: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Following his spontaneous summit with Kim Jong Un, in June, President Trump boasted that "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from …

North Korea

Trudy Rubin: Silence of Trump’s unnamed critics are helping him wreck US policy abroad

<i>By Trudy Rubin</i><i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i><p>The headline on the anonymous op-ed that has shaken Washington reads: “The Quiet Resistance Inside the Trump …

Angela Merkel