THE WEEKLY STANDARD’s editors do not hold identical opinions on the frequently baffling and always changing phenomenon known as President Donald Trump. It’s fair to say that none of us is a fan of the president, but some of us are more critical, some more sympathetic. All of us, however, were appalled and saddened by
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A former National Security Council spokesman refuted CNN’s statement about why he junked a scheduled appearance — asserting it was because of the outlet’s “atrocious” coverage of President Donald Trump. During her “Outfront” show Monday night, host Erin Burnett announced Michael Anton had declined to appear because he “could not defend the president” in the
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House GOP leaders have scrapped a controversial floor vote on a Democratic measure to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, The Hill reported. Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters the House instead would vote Wednesday on a resolution to support the agency, the news outlet reported. “What I found so interesting is the Democrats
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker responded Monday night to President Donald Trump’s comments after a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which Trump appeared more sympathetic to Putin’s denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 election than to his own intelligence community’s assessment of the issue. “My people came to me, Dan
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George Will has described Donald Trump as a “Vesuvius of mendacities.” But as we have discovered in the last 24 hours, we have failed to grasp the full scope of his volcanic recklessness; his obsequiousness, his dishonesty, his willingness to insult his own country, all the while suggesting a moral equivalency between Vladimir Putin’s thugocracy
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President Donald Trump has been “manipulated” by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a former CIA agent said Monday. In remarks on CNN’s “The Lead,” Hurd lashed out at the joint news conference by Trump and Putin after their one-on-one as “disinformation.” “I’ve seen the Russian intelligence . . . manipulate many people in
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Donald Trump shocked the world today by showing up in Helsinki and being Donald Trump. In a joint press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Trump was asked whether he agreed with the conclusion of America’s intelligence agencies that the Russian government “interfered” with the U.S. presidential election in 2016. The president’s (partial) response was
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“I don’t think it’s a witch hunt,” said the chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Sunday in refernence to Robert Mueller’s investigation. Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, Gowdy discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in our election saying that he doesn’t believe it is a “witch
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  by Evie Fordham New research on the link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease stresses the importance of managing heart health in order to maintain brain health. More than 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia that causes memory loss and mental impairment, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Scientists have
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In this latest micro episode, JVL, Sonny, and Vic share their wishes and wishlist on Prime Day 2018. But is it a Merry Prime Day or Happy Prime Day? This micro edition of The Substandard is sponsored by Casper. Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best
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In retrospect, we shouldn’t have been surprised: President Trump said nothing in the course of his dismaying, obsequious press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin that he hasn’t said on Twitter and in person a hundred times before. We shouldn’t have been surprised to see Trump blame America for Russian meddling in the 2016 election;
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Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks legitimacy and “appearing to be larger than he is on the world stage,” and President Donald Trump understands that the key forward to any success with improving relations with Moscow is to use that against Putin,” former CIA station chief and Navy officer Scott Uehlinger told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday. Trump
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“I don’t understand why the Mueller operation is still going given the corruption evidence,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton on Thursday. Appearing on Foxs’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fitton discussed the Mueller which is currently investigating alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign team and Russia. In addition, Fitton also addressed FBI agent Peter Strzok’s testimony
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In November 2017, Howard Shatz highlighted a problem that the United States continues to avoid at its peril: the enormous—and swiftly growing debt accrued by the federal government. Shatz concluded his realistic assessment with this observation: Without a serious approach to the deficit and debt, the United States faces a future of slow economic growth, reduced military
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Having launched tariff battles against China and other “unfair traders,” the Trump administration is now trying to revive trade subsidies for them. Both moves will damage the U.S. economy, unless Congress intervenes. The trade subsidies at issue are financial instruments that the U.S. Export-Import Bank provides to a select group of foreign companies and governments
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In his daylong testimony Thursday before two U.S. House committees, FBI official Peter Strzok did nothing to counter the conclusion of the Justice Department inspector general that he and other FBI agents “demonstrated extremely poor judgment and a gross lack of professionalism” while investigating the Trump election campaign and the Hillary Clinton email scandal. The televised hearing
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Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this happen and can it be stopped? Akash Chougule, senior policy fellow for Americans for Prosperity, has the answers in this sobering video. Transcript How would you like to fund politicians with whom
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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Mike Warren and reporter Andrew Egger discuss a wild weekend of international news, capped off by Monday’s mano-a-mano summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin.<mediadc-iframe data-state="{"cms.site.owner":{"_ref":"00000161-7bda-ddc2-adf9-7bfba7d90000","_type":"00000161-3461-dd66-ab67-fd6b93390000"},"iFrameEmbedCode":"<iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6816307/height/270/width/480/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/" height="270" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>","cms.content.publishDate":1531754914561,"cms.content.publishUser":{"_ref":"00000162-98f2-… read more weeklystandard.com Source link
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No matter what comes out of Monday’s summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has already lost. That’s thanks to a tweet the American commander-in-chief sent shortly after 9 a.m. in Helsinki: Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch
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