Military Spending

Trump lashes out at media coverage of his Putin meeting

President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed he had a great meeting with Vladimir Putin and lashed out at the media coverage that captured the widespread dismay at his news conference with the Russian president.<p>“While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better …

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Donald Trump is a danger to us all. Congress, do something

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is a danger to us all. If there were any doubt, his disturbing press conference with Vladimir Putin confirmed it. It's time for leaders of both parties to respond, not just with words but with action.<p>To that end, we have a suggestion. Why don't those who are tweeting statements …

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Trump says he accepts U.S. intelligence on Russian interference in 2016 election but denies collusion

Seeking to quell mounting criticism after the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Tuesday said he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia sought to influence the 2016 election.<p>But Trump also floated without evidence the possibility that …

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Trump is not evil, just an amateur

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, I'm more alarmed by people's exaggerated reactions to Donald Trump than by Trump himself. It's the cult of exceptionalism. When Barack Obama was in charge, we were told that everything he did was a "first." Now that Trump runs things, everything he does is the "worst." And …

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History’s Most Incompetent Demagogue

A competent Trump could have done lots more damage. His Europe trip was a full-blown political disaster.<p><i>No one likes us<br>I don't know why<br>We may not be</i> …

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The People Saying We Can't Afford To Make College Free Spent $5.6 Trillion On A Pointless War

Ideas like Medicare for all are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.<p>Ever since the word “socialism” made its way into the US political mainstream two years ago in the guise of a wispy-haired gentleman from Vermont, progressives have …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Donald Trump's bizarre world tour: embarrassing and shocking

From the Baby Trump balloon to Putin’s political football, what a week of metaphors it’s been. As Donald Trump prepares to head home after three …

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Treasury Struggles With House GOP on Foreign Investment Reviews

Republican lawmakers and the Treasury Department are struggling to reach agreement on legislation to bolster national security reviews of foreign …

Financial Services

‘She was unbeatable’: Trump says Angela Merkel is no longer a ‘superstar’ because of Germany’s immigration policies

President Trump said in an interview set to be broadcast Tuesday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has lost her “superstar” status because of an embrace of lax immigration policies.<p>The knock was the latest on Merkel, whom Trump also criticized at the outset of a NATO summit last week for her …

Foreign Policy

Trump ignored staff advice before press conference with Putin

President Donald Trump did the opposite of what his staff recommended ahead of his joint presser with Vladimir Putin – ignoring most of about 100 …

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Welcome To The United States Of Inequality

It’s time to rethink the American national security state with its annual trillion-dollar budget.<p>By Rajan Menon<p>So effectively has the Beltway establishment captured the concept of national security that, for most of us, it automatically conjures up images of terrorist groups, cyber warriors, or …

Income Inequality

‘Fox & Friends’ Host Says Trump Was Wrong To Side With Russia, Tells Him To ‘Correct It’

After the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump garnered criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for siding with Putin …

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Trump Reverses Tack on Election Meddling

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said he has “full faith” in U.S. intelligence services and accepts that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections, reversing course from his remarks alongside Vladimir Putin Monday after a barrage of criticism that he failed to stand up to the Russian president.<p>Mr. …

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Tech giants, civil liberties coalition urges Congress to pass email privacy law

Right now, the government can read your six-month-old emails without a warrant.<p>Over 50 civil liberties and tech groups have called on Congress to …

Privacy

How is the global defense industry performing? 3 takeaways from a key report on revenue

WASHINGTON — Deloitte has released a detailed snapshot of the worldwide defense industry and contracting environment. The report by the U.K.-based …

Defense Industry

Eurofighter buy would help Belgium secure role in future fighter - BAE | Reuters

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Belgium is being offered a possible role in future European combat jet developments if it picks the Eurofighter Typhoon over the U.S.-built F-35, in a fierce contest to rearm the country’s air force, a senior official with Britain’s BAE Systems said.<p>FILE PHOTO: …

Aviation

Humanity can save the vaquita porpoise and still be richer than ever

<b>To the editor:</b> Many years ago while camping in Baja California Sur on the Sea of Cortez, I saw a group of fishermen who had caught sea turtles. Those turtles were placed in the back of a pickup truck, still alive, and carted off. It was one of the saddest things I had seen.<p>I spoke with a few of the …

Extinction

Dear NATO: One of your signatories is under attack

Dear Members of NATO,<p>In 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed for the express purpose of protecting its members from Soviet attack. …

Geopolitics

Military spending is up, but where are the defense workers?

Military

Trump Today: President backtracks, now says he accepts Russia meddled in U.S. election

On the defensive after a European trip that drew criticism from fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he …

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Dem rep: Trump 'gave away the farm' to Putin in meeting

Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenPeter Strzok exhibited an astonishing lack of self-awareness Dem walks back 'Purple Heart' defense of Strzok …

Russia

Queen Elizabeth may have thrown shade at President Trump with her brooches

All eyes were on Queen Elizabeth and President Trump during their first-ever meeting last week. And while the meeting made headlines in other ways -- like when POTUS left the queen waiting for 10 minutes on live TV as he was running late -- no one picked up on the subtle shade Queen Elizabeth may …

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Letter: Trump shows gumption in challenging 'free-riding friends' to pay up

What kind of return on investment are we getting for serving as the world’s policeman? Shouldn’t prosperous countries like Germany and Japan pay …

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US ‘pleased’ with Australia’s peacetime defence spending: Pyne

The Defence Industry Minister has told Sky News that Australia’s defence spending, which is projected to reach two per cent by 2020, has …

Australian News

Senate beefing up NATO oversight group

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Senate group that acts as the liaison to NATO is appointing and announcing new members following President Donald Trump's tumultuous appearance at the annual NATO summit in Brussels and his meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Co-chairs Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat …

Politics

Trump Inaccurately Claims NATO Spending Is Increasing ‘Only Because of Me’

what was said<p>the facts<p><b>This is exaggerated.</b><p>Mr. Trump’s claims misrepresent how the alliance of 29 nations works, and exaggerate his role in their military spending.<p>North Atlantic Treaty Organization members have not agreed to give the alliance more money, as Mr. Trump’s comment about “raising vast …

U.S. Politics

EU's Juncker to meet Trump on tariffs row next week

BRUSSELS (AFP) -<p>European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington next week in a bid to convince him to drop tariffs on metals and steer away from further duties on cars.<p>Juncker, who heads the powerful executive arm of the 28-nation European Union, will …

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Spain’s new prime minister vows to raise taxes and spend more | Financial Times

Spain’s new prime minister Pedro Sánchez has promised to raise tax on companies and increase public spending in a speech to parliament laying out his …

Europe

House votes champion stable military spending, but gridlock looms

WASHINGTON — Fearful a budgeting logjam could spiral into a long-term continuing resolution, pro-defense lawmakers quarterbacked a series of scathing …

Military

Make America Apologize Again: Trump's Weakness and Equivocation With Putin Was Embarrassing

President Trump's pitiful showing at a Helsinki joint press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday was perhaps the lowest moment of his presidency …

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