Yesterday the U.N. Security Council convened on “the Palestinian question.” This is a regular, and regularly absurd, occurrence. The absurdity reached a new level, however, with a theatrical display of pique by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. In his speech before the council, Abbas claimed that the Palestinians are “the descendants of the Canaanites that lived
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Max Boot, the Never Trump pundit and unrepentant Iraq War proponent who was recently added to the Washington Post’s roster of “conservative” opinion contributors, slammed President Donald Trump for “ignoring” what he argues is the “worst attack on America since 9/11” in his Monday column. The “attack” to which Boot refers is Russia’s 2016 election
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The FBI apparently ignored evidence of Russian involvement in the uranium market “when they approved the deal back in 2010,” said Peter Schweizer of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’s (CFI) 2010 approval of the Russian government’s purchasing of a majority stake in Uranium One. Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, offered
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A pathway forward on infrastructure for President Donald Trump and Congress has emerged via a new bipartisan minority-owned public affairs firm, Breitbart News has learned, as members of both the Republican and Democratic Party on Capitol Hill are actively working to launch a different type of vehicle to fund an expansive rebuilding effort in America’s
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Last Thursday, one day after a gunman opened fire at a high school in Florida, killing 17 and injuring at least 17, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said gun restrictions would not have prevented the mass shooting. The Republican lawmaker, who received $3.3 million from the National Rifle Association as of October 2017, made similar comments
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President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, setting off an internal struggle with White House chief of staff John Kelly, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Kushner is one of dozens of White House officials operating under interim security clearances because of issues
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Is the Trump administration doing anything about an Iranian airline violating U.S. sanctions? The White House so far hasn’t commented on Mahan Air, which the Wall Street Journal reported Monday has been buying “U.S.-made jet engines and parts through Turkish front companies over the past several years,” including as recently as December 2017. That news
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President Donald Trump widened his focus on a response to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school — appealing to lawmakers Tuesday night to strengthen background checks. “Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!” Trump tweeted. Trump’s plea for stronger background checks on gun buyers came
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A Kentucky Democrat won a special election for the state House of Representatives in a rural county that backed President Donald Trump in 2016. Linda Belcher, a former school teacher and principal, won the special election in Bullitt County on Tuesday over Republican Rebecca Johnson, 68.4 percent to 31.5 percent, with 4,947 votes cast, Courier
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Twenty-five GOP senators Tuesday released a letter they sent to President Donald Trump, asking him to re-engage in talks to join the world’s largest trade agreements. The letter, spearheaded by Montana’s GOP Sen. Steve Daines, requested the president reconsider his decision to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a move he
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China Photos/Getty by John Hayward20 Feb 20180 20 Feb, 201820 Feb, 2018 China’s Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center is demanding the United States “severely punish” a man who allegedly defaced an ancient terracotta warrior statue while it was on display at the Franklin Institute museum in Philadelphia. The accused, Michael Rohana, is 24. The terracotta
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During his February 20 broadcast, Rush Limbaugh made clear that Democrats are focused on the politicization of mass shooting attacks rather than advancement of school safety. Limbaugh pointed out that Democrats have spent two decades reacting to school shootings with calls for more gun control but have not offered one thing “to make our schools
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Getty/Getty/Getty by AWR Hawkins20 Feb 20180 20 Feb, 201820 Feb, 2018 Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg joined George and Amal Clooney on Tuesday in pledging $500,000 to the student gun control “March for Our Lives.” That’s $2 million worth of pledges from some of Hollywood’s biggest power-players. As Breitbart News reported, George
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Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ripped President Donald Trump on Tuesday for attacking National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster for his Russian comments in Germany over the weekend, saying “that was a cheap shot to have the president do that.” “Gen. McMaster is a [lieutenant] general in the United States Army,” Panetta, who served in the
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A group supportive of Russian president Vladimir Putin have announced their intention to hold a “Gays for Putin” rally ahead of March’s presidential election, despite the country’s stringent laws on homosexuality. The Moscow Times reports that the group, which calls itself “Gays for Putin!’” has asked authorities in St. Petersburg for permission to hold a rally with around
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Illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are marching in lockstep with Democrats on immigration, revealing that maintaining mass immigration is more important to their open borders agenda than amnesty. In an op-ed for the New York Times, a DACA illegal alien named Antonio Alarcón explained how
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday cryptically hinted at action against Russia, saying, “just last week there was an incident that will be reported in the coming days in another way that this president was tough on Russia.” Sanders was responding to questions from a reporter regarding election interference by Russia and
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The Russian trolls indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller had one political pundit they favored above all others: MSNBC’s liberal host Joy Reid, the news site Law and Crime reported Tuesday. NBC News last week posted a database of more than 200,000 tweets that Twitter has tied to “malicious activity” from Russia-linked accounts during the
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AP/Jacquelyn Martin by AWR Hawkins20 Feb 20180 20 Feb, 201820 Feb, 2018 During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about a proposed “assault weapons” ban and said, “We haven’t closed the door on any front.” NPR’s Mara Liasson asked, “In 2000 [President Trump] did support an ‘assault weapons’ ban. What
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When is Texas going to turn blue? Election wonks obsess over this question. For years, panicky Republicans and optimistic Democrats have looked at the state’s growing Hispanic population, the increasing size and strength of the state’s cities, and the declining power of rural vote in an attempt to gauge exactly when this reliably Republican state
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called on lawmakers Tuesday to pass legislation that fixes some of the holes in the gun background check system. “It’s clear that the status quo is unacceptable, and everybody in every state must take action,” Abbott said, according to The Texas Tribune. Abbott, a Republican, addressed reporters in Austin after casting
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