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Suppose, for a moment, that you are a young person with no more knowledge of what the world was like before you were born than most young people nowadays. And suppose, further, that out of idle curiosity you took it into your head to read a really old book like, say, Edith Wharton’s The Age
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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images by Neil Munro15 Mar 20180 15 Mar, 201815 Mar, 2018 A White House spokesman is denying reports that President Donald Trump called GOP legislators to encourage an amnesty-for-border-wall swap in the March 23 omnibus funding bill. “Just talked to the team,” deputy White House press sectary Hogan Gidley told Breitbart News. “FALSE.” Reports
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Four Republican senators are joining two House committee chairmen in calling for a second special counsel to examine the Justice Department and the FBI’s actions related to their Trump Russia investigation. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), and Tom Tillis (R-NC) sent
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HarperCollins by Breitbart News15 Mar 20180 15 Mar, 201815 Mar, 2018 Writing at the Wall Street Journal, Aruna Viswanatha writes that Peter Schweizer’s new book, “Secret Empires,” reports “that China has worked to gain leverage over powerful American politicians by targeting their families with investment opportunities and business deals.” The author of a book that fueled
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by Ian Hanchett15 Mar 20180 15 Mar, 201815 Mar, 2018 On Thursday’s “CNN Tonight,” Representative Denny Heck (D-WA) reacted to reports that President Trump is ready to fire National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster by stating, “I literally pray that General Mattis, Secretary of Defense Mattis hangs on as, frankly, kind of a bastion of stability in
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President Donald Trump delivered remarks Thursday evening during the Shamrock Bowl Presentation from Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland. Transcript THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, Paul, and Vice President Pence, distinguished members of Congress, so many wonderful people from Ireland.  So many friends, and we appreciate it — for joining us on this
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Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly downplayed the significance of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying “the job goes on.” At a press briefing, Mattis said most of the international community considers the firing “a Washington, D.C., story,” The Washington Post reported. “It’s not about whether the United States is
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, under fire for ethics violations, said Thursday that he has no intention of leaving his job even as the White House hinted at the possibility of “personnel changes” to lead the beleaguered agency. Speaking at a budget hearing, Shulkin expressed regret for “distractions” that have shifted attention from his efforts
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Ever since Michel de Montaigne noted that he couldn’t be sure whether he was playing with his cat or his cat was playing with him, an essayist without a cat has seemed like a Hasid without a hat. Or so I came to conclude a month or so after our charming calico cat Hermione died
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders debunked a report Thursday in The Washington Post that President Donald Trump was removing National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and was “actively discussing potential replacements” as part of a broader shake-up. Sanders said on Twitter she had “just spoken” to Trump and McMaster and “contrary to reports they have a
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President Donald Trump will remove National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, The Washington Post reported Thursday, “and is actively discussing potential replacements” as part of a broader shake-up of his administration. The Post cited “five people with knowledge of the plans” — saying that Trump was “willing to take time executing the move because he wants
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Death Wish is the latest reincarnation of the old Charles Bronson Death Wish and who better to portray Bronson’s Paul Kersey than Bruce Willis. Willis’ Paul Kersey is a renowned trauma surgeon in a Chicago hospital as opposed to Bronson’s kersey who was an architect. When three men break into kersey’s home and kill
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by Nate Church15 Mar 20180 15 Mar, 201815 Mar, 2018 According to the President Vladimir Putin, Russia will beat NASA to Mars with a mission launching in 2019. In a documentary on the president, hosted by reporter and re-election campaign spokesman Andrey Kondrashov, Putin said, “We are planning unmanned and later manned launches, into deep
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UPDATE: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a quick denial of the Washington Post’s reporting on Twitter, indicating National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster will remain in his position: Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster – contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the
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President Donald Trump says his administration will be rolling out a “very, very strong” policy on illegal drugs, including harsh penalties for drug distributors. Trump has not been subtle about where he stands on the battlefield between law enforcement and the growing opioid epidemic. He has reportedly praised Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s response to the drug crisis where
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by Breitbart News15 Mar 20180 15 Mar, 201815 Mar, 2018 On Thursday’s edition of Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM, Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak will take your calls and discuss the news of the day. Breitbart Editor Jeff Poor will join the show to discuss the Florida bridge failure, in which several people were killed. Craig Stevens, spokesman
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The Associated Press by AWR Hawkins15 Mar 20180 15 Mar, 201815 Mar, 2018 In a release issued on March 15, Judicial Watch reported that Broward County Operations documents direct deputies to confront an active shooter, which is what deputy Scot Peterson did not do when he arrived at building 12 of the Parkland high school.
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Retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake on Thursday appeared to place preemptive blame on President Donald Trump for any Democratic wave in the midterm elections, saying the GOP “might not deserve to lead.” In a speech to the National Press Club, the Arizona senator declared “these are not normal political times.” “If we are going to cloister
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Secretary of Defense James Mattis is asking lawmakers to keep funding American military efforts in Yemen in the name of Middle Eastern stability. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mattis sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding a bipartisan bill that would end U.S. support for a three-year war between U.S. ally
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Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tom Cotton on Thursday applauded the Trump White House for imposing stronger sanctions on Russia for its election meddling and hacking other key infrastructure. The Republicans — Graham representing South Carolina and Cotton Arkansas — are members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I have long argued Vladimir Putin is not
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Sen. Chris Coons on Thursday praised the Trump administration for slapping tougher sanctions on Russia, calling it “a positive, important step” after concluding that Moscow had meddled in the 2016 election. “There is no question that Russia attacked our election in 2016 and will continue to launch cyberattacks against the United States unless they are
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Four top Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Chuck Grassley, on Thursday asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged FISA abuses by the FBI and Justice Department in the Russia. Besides Grassley, who represents Iowa, the letter to Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was also
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