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Trump wages war against intelligence agencies?

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Daniel McAdams | I was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend for the wedding of an old Ron Paul Congressional office colleague and in the course of my stay had several opportunities to get a sense of the town where I ...

Trump needs to be applauded for taking on the status quo!

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Dr. Farid A Malik | For someone who has been in favour of progressive politics all my life, it may come as a surprise that I support the shakeup of the establishment initiated by President Donald J. Trump. Representa...

Trump Team’s Dark View of Islam: Where its coming from?

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Dr. Moeed Pirzada | On Feb 1, 2017, three leading investigative reporters of New York Times, each distinguished in his own right - Scott Shane, Mathew Rosenberg and Eric Lipton penned down an exhaustive piece, " Trum...

Americans, You gonna build the wall? Well listen to what we have to say then – World

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Latin America has deep roots in the old World of Europe. Spaniards throughout the planet are therefore standing united with Mexico. Donald Trump's promise that there will be a wall and that Mexico will be paying for i...

Australian PM faces a domestic political storm after the leak reveals how he was bullied by Trump

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Tony Walker | The domestic political storm faced by Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, after his interaction with the bullying American president can only be best described by turning to Shakespeare for gui...

Details of the ‘dumb’ refugee deal for which Trump insulted Australian PM

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What was this refugee deal about that got Donald Trump all excited and hyper-ventilating? The agreement was made with the Obama administration in November 2016 and allowed refugees, currently being held in Australian ...

Trump Yells and bangs phone on the Australian PM

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It has been reported that President Trump "yelled" and hung up the call which he was having with Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister. This was their first conversation together last Saturday. The one hour...

Is the Cold War between Russia and the USA over?

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EDWARD LOZANSKY AND JIM JATRAS | For Donald Trump and the overwhelming majority of the American people, including those who did not vote for him, the choice between friend and foe is obvious. So is the cold war still...

American NSA Flynn says we are “officially putting Iran on notice”

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Donald Trump’s national Security advisor Michael Flynn, a retired Army general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, called Iran’s testing of a medium-range ballistic missile test and attacks by proxies ...

John F Kennedy’s words that may haunt Trump & Americans!

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President J. F Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, had delivered a speech on 26 June 1963 at 'Rathaus Schöneberg' in West-Berlin, Germany. It was a time when former Soviet Union had erected a wall between Ea...

Is Pakistan at risk of coup in 2017 along with Turkey, Russia and US?

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Alex Christoforou | As the joke goes… “Why has there never been a coup in Washington D.C.?” The answer: “Because there is no U.S. Embassy in Washington D.C.” The answer highlights how every country on the planet (wi...

Watch Video – Out of democracy comes tyranny

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An evocative video that shows how political thinkers as far back as Plato described the eventual evolution of democracy. America’s journey from democracy to tyranny under Trump? Donald Trump’s becoming president of U...

Donald Trump’s administration now picks up fight with Germany

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Alexander Mercouris | Peter Navarro, Donald Trump's chief trade adviser, says euro is an 'implicit Deutsche Mark' through which Germany exploits its trade competitors. Navarro is being quoted by the Financial Times a...

What’s really behind the immigration ban on Iranians: Politics or terrorism fears?

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Daniel McAdams | So what's really driving the immigration ban on Iranian Muslims? In these early days of the Trump Administration, many on both the Left and Right are looking to confirm their greatest hopes or darkes...

War and Democracy in the age of Trump

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War and democracy in the age of Trump John Keane| The ancient Greek historian Herodotus once observed that Persian rulers indulged the habit of getting drunk when making important decisions. When sober and sensible n...

Donald Trump acknowledges Russia role in U.S. election hacking

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President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election and may take action in response. President-elect Donald Trum...

Trump Nominees’ Filings Threaten to Overwhelm Federal Ethics Office

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ERIC LIPTON and STEVE EDER WASHINGTON — Rex W. Tillerson owns more than $50 million of Exxon Mobil stock, has earned an annual salary of $10 million and holds a range of positions — from director at the Boy Scouts of ...

Trump Insists Mexico Will Pay for Wall After U.S. Begins the Work

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MICHAEL D. SHEAR and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN WASHINGTON — As congressional Republicans on Friday discussed quickly moving ahead with plans for a southern border wall using money included in this year’s spending bills, Pres...

Putin Led a Complex Cyberattack Scheme to Aid Trump, Report Finds

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MICHAEL D. SHEAR and DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia directed a vast cyberattack aimed at denying Hillary Clinton the presidency and installing Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office, t...

Trump’s tweets keep US manufacturers on their toes

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Criticism of Ford, GM and others raises prospect of elements of US industrial strategy being formulated on social media Donald Trump’s prolific and opinionated tweeting helped him win the US election, and now he is us...

Trump to name ex-senator Dan Coats as director of national intelligence

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Former Indiana lawmaker and member of the Senate intelligence committee has been banned from entering Russia: ‘I’m not a big fan of Putin’. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint the former Indiana senator Dan Coat...

John Kerry blames Britain for derailing Obama’s plan for intervention in Syria

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The US secretary of state made the link explicit between British parliament’s vote against air strikes and Obama’s failure to enforce his ‘red line’. Barack Obama’s plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly...

US Army now more open to turbans, beards and hijab

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Previously, Sikh-Americans and others had to be granted a limited permission to serve in the Army while maintaining their articles of faith. In a significant move to enable all religious minorities in America includin...

Americans can spot election meddling because they’ve been doing it for years

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Owen Jones As I write, president-elect Donald Trump – soon to become the most powerful individual on Earth – is having a tantrum on his Twitter feed. Losing the popular vote can have devastating consequences for a big...