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House Defense Budget Proposal Sets Up Possible Stalemate With Senate, Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:44am 6/11/2019 at 11:44am
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The House Committee on Armed Services revealed an outline of its defense budget proposal on Monday. The contents of the plan set up a possible stalemate with the Senate and President Donald Trump.

The proposal trims $17 billion from the $750 billion Trump requested for defense. The Senate defense bill sits right...

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WHO Declares Large Ebola Outbreaks as the New Normal

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 9:00am 6/10/2019 at 9:00am
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We have followed the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for over six months.

Officials have reported nearly 3,000 cases of the hemorrhagic disease. However, the actual number of infected Congolese may be a third higher than figures show, experts have warned.

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Private Group Begins Construction of Border Wall in El Paso

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:00pm 5/28/2019 at 1:00pm
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The private organization We Build the Wall began construction on a border wall in El Paso over the weekend. The group has raised over $20 million on GoFundMe.

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach

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Pentagon Authorizes $1 Billion to Begin Border Wall Construction

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:00am 3/26/2019 at 9:00am
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President Donald Trump’s week continues to get better! The Pentagon notified Congress on Monday that it has authorized $1 billion to begin border wall construction.

The amount will cover 57 miles.

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CNN reports . . . and what Trump actually said about the migrant caravan

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/3/2018 at 4:00pm
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Late Thursday afternoon Trump gave a speech and then answered questions from the press about policy regarding the caravan of illegal immigrants headed towards the U.S. I listened to it at the time, and here’s the text of his remarks.

After hearing the speech, I wasn’t surprised by the spin given by ...

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John Brennan: When I called Trump treasonous, I didn’t mean “treason” treason

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 8:00pm 8/19/2018 at 8:00pm
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Former CIA Director John Brennan has been suggesting for months that he has undisclosed information implicating Donald Trump in wrongdoing.

I wrote about it on March 18, 2018, Who elected John Brennan?

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DOJ Will Not Prosecute Imran Awan Over Cybersecurity, Theft Due to Plea Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 2:54pm 7/3/2018 at 2:54pm

I blogged earlier today that a memo from February 2017 showed that the House Democratic Caucus server in the case against Imran Awan disappeared after it became evidence. This has been a huge story since July 2017.

Today we learned that the DOJ will not prosecute Awan for any crimes he allegedly...

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Memo: House Democratic Caucus Server Disappeared When it Became Evidence in Awan Probe

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 1:00pm 7/3/2018 at 1:00pm

The Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak continues to do a great job with the story about Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz’s former IT aide Irwan Awan and his family.

The publication received a memo dated February 3, 2017, from Congress’s top cop Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving to the Committee on House Administration (CHA). Irving and...

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McMaster Resigns, John Bolton in as Trump’s National Security Advisor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:14pm 3/22/2018 at 7:14pm

H.R. McMaster is the latest White House staffer to leave in Trump’s administrative shakeup.

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Trump to Impose Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Imports

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 3:00pm 3/1/2018 at 3:00pm
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President Donald Trump campaigned “to protect the U.S. from what he has said are unfair trade practices.” It looks like he has tried to keep that promise since he announced during a meeting with steel executives that the U.S. will impose 25% tariffs on steel imports and 10% on aluminum.

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U.S. Embassy Victims in Cuba Have Brain Abnormalities

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 4:30pm 12/8/2017 at 4:30pm
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The attacks on American officials at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, keeps getting stranger and stranger. The latest information revealed that doctors have found brain abnormalities in the victims. From The Associated Press:

It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the...

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North Korea Claims Latest Test Shows It Has a Missile That Can Reach U.S. Mainland

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/29/2017 at 2:30pm

On Wednesday, North Korea conducted a missile test for the first time since September. It was later revealed that this test included an intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM) called a Hwasong-15 that could reach the U.S. mainland. From The Wall Street Journal:

Hours after the launch, dictator Kim Jong Un declared that Pyongyang...

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Obama Concealed Strength of al-Qaeda Before 2012 Election

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30am 11/19/2017 at 10:30am

At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the big moment was Joe Biden triumphantly declaring “Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”

It turns out that in order to make that narrative stick, Obama had to downplay the actual strength of al-Qaeda.

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Mattis: North Korea ‘Accelerating’ Nuclear Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/28/2017 at 5:30pm
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has made a trip to South Korea and the DMZ where he made it known that North Korea has accelerated itself as nuclear threat. From Fox News:

“North Korea has accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbors and the world through its illegal and unnecessary...

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ISIS Loses Raqqa to U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:00am 10/17/2017 at 10:00am
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The Islamic State (ISIS) has held Raqqa, Syria, for four years and made it the the group’s de facto capital. That appears to have ended as US-backed Syrian forces have declared they retook the city from the terrorists. From CNN:

“Major military operations in Raqqa are finished but...

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Released: Mysterious Sound in Cuba That has Affected American Diplomats

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:30am 10/13/2017 at 11:30am
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The Associated Press has released the mysterious sound that some American diplomats heard while in Cuba before coming down with horrible health problems.

The sound is high pitched, almost like nails on a chalkboard. Experts told the AP that the noise cannot harm you if you listen to it on your computer...

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Turkey, U.S. Suspend Non-Immigrant Visa Services

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/9/2017 at 5:00pm
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Last week, the Turkish government arrested an employee from the U.S. consulate on alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for everything.

This has led to...

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