Unlike common misconceptions, making the decision to use U.S. nuclear power is a collaborative process that’s practiced every day and is usually not subject to time constraints, U.S. Strategic Command’s commander said at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 14. Just as importantly, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten said, not all options are nuclear in nature,
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In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview to air on FOX News Sunday this weekend, anchor Chris Wallace sat down with President Donald Trump. During the interview, President Trump discussed a wide array of topics, including: CNN’s lawsuit against the White House, the California wildfires, the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, reports that he
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The United States Air Force just awarded the Boeing Corporation a multi-billion-dollar contract to build an advanced flight school trainer aircraft to replace the T-38 Talon, which has been in service since the 1960s. Every fighter pilot who has received his or her wings since 1965 has flown this aircraft during the advanced phase of
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On January 2018, Secretary of Defense James Mattis released the National Defense Strategy (NDS).REF It stated: “Long-term strategic competitions with China and Russia are the principal priorities for the Department, and require both increased and sustained investment, because of the magnitude of the threats they pose to U.S. security and prosperity today, and the potential
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Democrats won the House in the midterm elections because of the candidates who vowed to oppose Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to the Republican House majority whip. “I think you’re seeing a growing opposition to Nancy Pelosi within her own Democrat ranks,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., said on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning. “You saw
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Sen. Joni Ernst said Friday she does not believe Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will fire special counsel Robert Mueller, as he’s a “man of integrity.” “I have known Matt Whitaker for a very long time,” the Iowa Republican told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “He is from Iowa and I know him to be a
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Recently released documents from a lawsuit involving the Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point are casting more light on federal financial regulators’ unlawful shakedown of disfavored businesses and their financial institutions. The documents also show how tempting and easy it could be for state bureaucrats to launch similar operations, so long as their legislatures empower them
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Even California’s usually conservative Orange County has turned blue, which shows that the Republican strategy of raising taxes on the state and “trying to sabotage their healthcare” was not a winning plan, Rep. Ted Lieu said Friday. “I’m the vice chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,” the California Democrat told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We targeted
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Lawyers for accused Russian spy Maria Butina have introduced a motion to dismiss the charges against her, which they claim are “unconstitutional,” Talking Points Memo reports. Butina, a 30-year-old Russian national, has been charged with failing to register as a foreign agent, “but if fantasizing about a future career in diplomacy and jabbering about personal events
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  by Nick Givas George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley claimed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has more conflicts of interest than acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, on “Fox & Friends” Friday. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Democrats accused Whitaker of being politically biased with regard to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and expressed reservations
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Republicans in the Senate are urging President Donald Trump to nominate a new permanent attorney general amid rising concern over the safety of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Politico reports. Although many members of the GOP have denied that Trump will do anything to threaten Mueller’s investigation, the president laid into the special counsel in
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  by Gavin Hanson Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reportedly directed his managing staff to use only Android phones, according to The New York Times. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) This order came after Apple CEO Tim Cook took aim at Facebook’s advertising-based business model, although Facebook denies it was a direct result of his comments. Tim
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after meeting with President Donald Trump Thursday that he expects to reach an agreement to avoid a partial government shutdown next month and address the president’s demands for funds for a border wall. “We talked about border security and how to resolve all this, and we’re optimistic we have
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The victory of Democrat Andy Kim in New Jersey’s 3rd District (Burlington-Ocean Counties) was historic for more than one reason. “The tax cut vote was extremely unpopular in New Jersey because of the elimination of the real estate tax deduction,” David Norcross, former Republican National Committeeman from New Jersey, told Newsmax shortly after Kim claimed victory.
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An unprecedented statewide hand recount is under way in Florida – keeping tensions high in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and GOP challenger Gov. Rick Scott, the Miami Herald reported Thursday afternoon. Following a five-day machine recount of the more than 8.3 million votes cast in the Nov. 6 elections, Secretary
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  by Molly Prince The Florida Democratic Party allegedly violated election laws by asking voters to fix their vote-by-mail ballots after voting already concluded. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The state’s party instructed workers and volunteers to reach out to the voters who submitted mail ballots with signature issues and requested that they to resolve
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has awarded a contract to construct up to 32 miles of Primary Pedestrian Replacement Wall in Arizona, within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma and Tucson sectors. The project was funded with CBP’s Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations.  The contract for this
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Saying she would “never” rely on Republican votes, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claims she has the Democratic votes and “overwhelming support,” to return to the House Speaker seat. “I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes,” she told reporters Thursday. Pelosi was asked about 17 Democratic House members who had reportedly signed a letter seeking a leadership
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This past May, the Trump administration’s leadership on meaningful, conservative criminal justice reform helped the House to pass the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person (or First Step) Act by a vote of 360 to 59. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his support for the Senate’s amended version of the First Step Act, including some
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As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted last year, federal lawmakers gave parents more flexibility with their own savings for their children’s education.REF Now, families that save money for college using what are commonly known as 529 college savings plans (named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code) can apply
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Congress should be using the lame-duck session to do meaningful work. Unfortunately, it’s doing the opposite: seeking to cut its future workload while leaving long-term problems unresolved. On Wednesday, the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform unveiled draft legislation designed to change the way Congress exercises its constitutionally-granted power of the purse. The bill
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