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The Impossible Job of Speaking Truth to Trump

The Impossible Job of Speaking Truth to TrumpDan Coats was nervous. Ahead of his very first threat briefing to Congress nearly two years ago, he was having trouble keeping straight what he could say in the unclassified part and what he had to save for the classified portion. He had retired from the Senate just months before—now he’d been thrust into an entirely different kind of job as the director of national intelligence. In the words of one former colleague, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, he was a “fish out of water,” horrified that he might get something wrong.What he wasn’t worried about, this person said, was the kind of conflict with the president that erupted after his most recent threat briefing this past January, when he and other intelligence officials gave testimony on issues like North Korea, Iran, and Russia that contradicted statements Trump has made. Trump’s lingering…


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Here’s what you need to know about the climate denier who could head a new Trump cli...

Here’s what you need to know about the climate denier who could head a new Trump cli…Media Matters / Melissa Joskow President Donald Trump may put climate-denying physicist William Happer at the head of a new Presidential Committee on Climate Security, according to a recent Washington Post article. The proposed panel would evaluate whether climate change poses a national security threat. (It does.) Happer, an emeritus professor at Princeton University and veteran of the George H.W. Bush administration, currently serves as Trump’s deputy assistant for emerging technologies on the National Security Council. It’s not hard to understand why Trump would pick Happer to head his panel: He’s a credentialed scientist who denies that carbon dioxide emissions are causing extensive global warming and has testified before Congress about the need for a government-mandated panel to review climate science, which he said is “far from ‘settled.’” Though he’s a physicist, Happer has…


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Robert Reich: Howard Schultz Is No Patriot

Robert Reich: Howard Schultz Is No PatriotAmerica is the only place in the world where any citizen over the age of 35 can run for president. No experience in government necessary. No support from a political party necessary. You don’t even have to have any ideas or policy proposals. Take Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks whose most notable achievement to date has been the Mocha Frappucinno. Last Tuesday, CNN made Schultz a Serious Presidential Candidate by giving him an hour-long “town hall” in which he fielded questions from an audience. Why did CNN do this? Because Schultz is worth over $3.6 billion. In today’s America, someone with this much money can buy so much advertising and self-promotion that he automatically becomes a SPC just by virtue of wanting the job and having the capacity to self-finance a campaign. Ironically, CNN and other major media are giving Schultz free media now because he can afford an almost infinite amount…


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Human Smugglers Are Thriving Under Trump

Human Smugglers Are Thriving Under TrumpIn his quest to build a border wall, President Donald Trump has warned of jobs stolen from American workers, suburbs terrorized by criminal aliens, and desperate migrant caravans headed north. Lately, though, he has found a favorite new target in the “ruthless coyotes” and “vicious cartels” that smuggle migrants into the United States. “Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate—it is actually very cruel,” Trump said in his State of the Union address. “Smugglers use migrant children as human pawns to exploit our laws and gain access to our country.”Yet Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies have made America’s historically weak anti-smuggling efforts even weaker. Over the past two years, as smuggling networks have thrived, the Department of Homeland Security has shifted money and manpower away from more complex investigations to support the administration’s all-out push to arrest, detain, and deport immigrants here illegally. Hundreds of…


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Atlas Air cargo jet operating for Amazon Prime Air reportedly crashed on approach to Houst...

Atlas Air cargo jet operating for Amazon Prime Air reportedly crashed on approach to Houst…Atlas Air Flight 3591, a twin engine Boeing 767 for Amazon Prime Air was on route to Houston’s George Bush International Airport from Miami when it went down on Saturday with three people aboard. ….. Read More.DAILY MAIL – Top U.S. Stories | U.S. National NewsSat, February 23, 20192 hours ago



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