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Trump and Putin: A bromance between narcissists?

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 7:41pm

Narcissists of a feather flock together....

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Ex-Trump national security official forced to cancel interview with CNN because he can’t defend Trump’s actions

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 7:20pm

Former National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton was scheduled to speak with CNN’s Erin Burnett on her Monday episode of “Out Front” but canceled the “long-scheduled” appearance. According to CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the reason was that Ant...

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Retired general unleashes on Trump as ‘unfit to command our troops’ in wake of Putin presser

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 6:53pm

Retired Major General Paul Eaton couldn’t help but note observe that any background check of President Donald Trump would have turned up whether Russia has compromising material. Given today’s press conference, he unleashed on the commander in chief, calling him “unfit.” Back...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger smokes ‘fan boy’ Trump for standing next to Putin like a ‘wet noodle’

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 6:31pm

Actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, called President Donald Trump a “wet noodle” after he watched his disgraceful joint press conference with Vladimir Putin. In a video posted to Twitter, Schwarzenegger said: “President Trump, I just saw your press confe...

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WATCH: Princeton professor denounces GOP for failing to curb Trump

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 6:09pm

On Monday, Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude chronicled the long list of unacceptable behavior by President Donald Trump that the GOP leadership failed to denounce. “Illusions are shattering around us,” said Glaude. “We saw in very clear, stark terms today the crisis the ...

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Fox News’ Chris Wallace laughs when asked about Putin not taking indictment papers: ‘He certainly wasn’t’

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 6:08pm

Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Russian President Vladimir Putin about the indictments of 12 GRU agents charged with hacking the election, the DNC and part of the U.S. electrical grid in 2016. “You bring up all his political opponents who have been killed and he starts talking about John Ken...

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7 Texas Republicans in Congress just got outraised by their Democratic rivals

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 5:36pm

Following the March primaries and May runoffs, the November ballot is largely set. Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat statewide since 1994. Republicans hope to maintain that streak while Democrats are betting on a “blue wave.” Sign up for The Brief for the latest 2018 Texas election news. MORE IN...

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WATCH: After GOP criticized Obama for doing an apology tour — Chertoff claims Trump literally did one to Putin

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 5:25pm

As the fallout over President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin continues, more former officials are speaking out against what they see as a weak move by President Donald Trump. On MSNBC Monday, former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff noted that when P...

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Ohio Republican Party county chair leaves GOP after Trump-Putin meeting over ‘sense of duty’

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 5:19pm

Republican Party county chair Chris Gagin announced Monday that he was resigning his leadership position of Belmont County in a series of tweets. Elected to the post in April 2016, Gagin said that he has a sense of duty, Cleveland.com reported. “I remain a proud conservative and Republican, bu...

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Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 4:52pm

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia’s last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday. The tests could be a step towards the Russian Orthodox Church finally recognising the bones and burying them with full rites. Genetic tests ord...

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‘You’re usually better than this at doing an interview’: Rand Paul attacks Wolf Blitzer when he demands answers about Trump-Putin

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 4:51pm

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) attacked CNN’s Wolf Blitzer during his show on Monday. When Blitzer demanded answers from Paul about President Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin, he failed to give a solid answer. Paul said that people just “hated” President Trump and that&#8...

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: ‘All he had to do is not put on jammies and crawl into bed with Vladimir Putin — and he couldn’t even do that’

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 4:40pm

MSNBC host and former George W. Bush staffer Nicolle Wallace spoke with former Russian Ambassador Michael McFaul about the alarmingly low expectations that President Donald Trump had going into the Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin. “I can’t think of a better word,” he began. &#...

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‘There is no way to spin this’: CNN’s Kaitlan Collins says the White House is ‘dumbstruck’ at Trump siding with Putin

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 4:15pm

On Monday, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins said during a panel discussion with CNN’s Jake Tapper that the White House is scrambling to defend President Donald Trump’s unprecedented statements about Valdimir Putin. “White House officials don’t know how to defend this. Not a single...

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Fox News’ Shep Smith questions Trump’s diplomacy: Putin lied to his face — and our president did nothing

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 4:15pm

On Monday, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The heads of state appear to have exchanged pleasantries, a soccer ball, and established a consensus on issues ranging from US involvement in Syria to the Russian presence in Crimea to Russia’s interference in the US ...

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Veteran newsman Dan Rather demands every White House staffer answer a single critical question

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 4:08pm

In a tweet following President Donald Trump’s joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, veteran newsman Dan Rather demanded that anyone associated with the administration answer about their loyalties. In the 1950s Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) impugned a panel to question the...

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Trump, after Helsinki summit, says he has confidence in US intelligence

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 4:04pm

U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a barrage of criticism for his comments during a news conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisted in a post on Twitter on Monday that he has “GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people.” U.S. lawmakers roundly condemned Trump for his com...

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WATCH: Trump talked to indicted Russian operative about ending sanctions

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 3:27pm

The famous Las Vegas tourism ad campaign slogan “What happens here, stays here” may have become part of the culture by inspiring an Usher song and the Hangover movies trilogy, but it does not seem to apply to conversations between a Russian operative and a billionaire New York real estat...

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US launches five WTO challenges to retaliatory tariffs

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 3:23pm

The United States launched five separate World Trade Organization dispute actions on Monday challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey following U.S. duties on steel and aluminum. The retaliatory tariffs on up to a combined $28.5 billion worth of ...

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Yosemite highway closed as crews battle major wildfire

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 3:12pm

A California wildfire burning out of control at the edge of Yosemite National Park that has killed one firefighter and closed a major route into the park mushroomed overnight as crews fought on Monday to protect a string of small communities. The so-called Ferguson Fire, which broke out on Friday ni...

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Egypt passes law shielding senior military officers from prosecution

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 2:57pm

Egypt’s parliament on Monday passed a law that could make senior military officers immune from future prosecution tied to violence which followed the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The law grants President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the right to name officers who are eligible for rewards...

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