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Trump ‘Snubbing’ Angela Merkel’s Handshake Irks German Media

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 4:11pm 3/18/2017 at 4:11pm
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A video footage, in which President Donald Trump apparently ignores a handshake request from the visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a photo op in the Oval Office, has irked the German press.

In the video, press photographers can be heard urging both leaders to shake hands for the photo. Prompted by reporters, Merkel is...

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Tillerson Won’t Rule Out Military Action Against North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/17/2017 at 2:30pm
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned North Korea that the U.S. will not rule out military action or tougher sanctions against the communist kingdom. From Fox News:

“We’re exchanging views,” Tillerson said, while standing a few feet within what is technically North Korean territory inside what is known as the Joint...

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German Media Reacts to Much Anticipated Trump-Merkel Meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:30am 3/17/2017 at 11:30am
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Having postponed her Tuesday’s visit due to a blizzard, German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Washington today. This would be the first in-person meeting between the two world leaders since the change of the guard in Washington.

While German police go after citizens for criticizing Chancellor Merkel or her ‘Refugee’ Policy, demeaning...

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Merkel Goes to Washington, Set to Meet Trump on Tuesday

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:00am 3/13/2017 at 10:00am
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What undoubtedly could be the most significant political encounter of the year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Washington on Tuesday to meet President Donald Trump, the first meeting between these two world leaders.

Ahead of German Chancellor’s visit to the U.S., mainstream media is once again busy inflating the stature...

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Trump Admin Rejects Obama’s Preference for “ISIL”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00pm 2/25/2017 at 2:00pm
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President Trump’s administration will be referring to ISIS as ISIS rather than as ISIL as the Obama administration did.

The International Business Times reports:

The Islamic State group will be called ISIS under President Donald Trump’s administration, rejecting former President Barack Obama’s preference for referring to the militants as the Islamic State of Iraq...

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David Gregory: Trump Foreign Policy a ‘Disaster’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 8:30am 2/14/2017 at 8:30am

Discussing the overnight resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, CNN’s David Gregory managed this morning to work in a broad swipe at the president. Gregory claimed that “the fledgling foreign policy in the Trump administration [has] been a disaster.”

Really? Gregory ignored: the widely-praised, weekend-long meetings that Trump just concluded with...

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National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Resigns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:43pm 2/13/2017 at 11:43pm

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn has resigned after he came under fire over his contacts with Russian officials.

The resignation comes after the Justice Department announced that officials had “warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the...

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Trump Will Honor ‘One China’ Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/10/2017 at 2:30pm
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President Donald Trump has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that he will honor the “One China” policy, which should ease tensions between the two presidents. From The Financial Times:

The White House released a statement after...

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Scarborough: on Immigration Order, Trump Admin ‘Betrayed’ Mattis, Kelly, Tillerson

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10:00am 1/31/2017 at 10:00am

Day Deux of Joe Scarborough’s tirade against the Trump admin’s handling of the executive order on immigration.

On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough condemned the admin’s accusation that acting AG Sally Yates had “betrayed” the Justice Department by refusing to enforce the executive order. Scarborough repeatedly called the use of the word “frightening,”...

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White House Wants Mexico to Pay for Wall by Tax on Imports

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00pm 1/26/2017 at 8:00pm

Earlier today, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a visit to America after President Donald Trump told him to do so if Mexico refuses to pay for the border wall. Despite the cancellation, Trump and his administration has not backed down on making Mexico pay for the wall. Today, Press Secretary...

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Trump freezes Obama’s $221 million transfer to Palestinian Authority

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:30am 1/26/2017 at 8:30am
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Legal Insurrection readers will recall that during its last few hours, the Obama administration sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

Team Trump has now frozen those monies.

The Trump administration has informed the Palestinian Authority that it is freezing the transfer of $221 million...

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WATCH LIVE: Trump Speaks at DHS About Border Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 2:20pm 1/25/2017 at 2:20pm

President Donald Trump will address a few executive orders from the Department of Homeland Security, including a wall on the border with Mexico, immigration, CIA black sites, and declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. It’s his first visit with DHS Secretary John Kelly.

We have a live feed after the jump....

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Trump Expected to Sign Executive Orders on Border Wall, Sanctuary Cities

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:30am 1/25/2017 at 11:30am

President Donald Trump will sign a bunch of executive orders today over national security issues, including a wall along the border of America and Mexico and policy against sanctuary cities. Trump will visit the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he will sign all the orders.

Trump made immigration the cornerstone of...

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Trump Signs Three Executive Orders on TPP, Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/23/2017 at 2:30pm

President Donald Trump began his first full day with a bang by signing three executive orders that withdraws America from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), defunds International Planned Parenthood, and freeze hiring of federal workers.

TPP became a hot topic on the campaign trail with Trump vocally against it. Former President Barack...

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Trump To Start Negotiations on NAFTA With Canada, Mexico

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/23/2017 at 1:00pm

At the White House, President Donald Trump announced meetings with Canadian Ptime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He said:

“We’re going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA,” Trump said.

“Anybody ever hear of NAFTA?” he said. “I...

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Report: Merkel “Scouring” Trump Archive For “Clues” On “How to Read Him”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/22/2017 at 4:00pm
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This headline grabbed my attention, made me giggle at first, and then gave me pause.  President Trump’s well-known unpredictability is, perhaps, both a curse and a blessing.  Until we see how that plays out, it is fun to read about how he’s sending the left both in this country and abroad...

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Trump May Lift Russian Sanctions, One China Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 1/15/2017 at 6:30pm
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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, President-elect Donald Trump said he may lift the Russian sanctions and has no commitment to the One China policy:

“If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?” he said.

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