Politics

As US military flexes, North Korea marches toward nuclear capability

At this point, the pattern is familiar. One week, North Korea fires off a ballistic missile, then US B-1 bombers stretch their wings over South Korea. The next, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversees another missile test, and two US Navy aircraft carriers show their might in waters off the Korean Peninsula. This merry-go-round of military flexing in the ... Read More »

Haley: ‘President Trump believes the climate is changing’

President Donald Trump does believe in climate change and that humans have a role in it, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told us Jake Tapper in an interview on “State of the Union.” “President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation,” Haley said Saturday, answering a central question in the ... Read More »

London Bridge: Panic after van and knife terror attacks

Police in London were dealing with what appeared to be a coordinated terrorist attack on at least two locations late Saturday night, after a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and knife attacks were reported at two nearby restaurants. Eyewitnesses reported panic as the incidents unfolded in the vicinity of a major transport hub and in an area packed ... Read More »

Flynn providing documents to Senate, first batch by June 6

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents requested by the Senate intelligence committee — including an initial batch by June 6 — a person close to Flynn said Tuesday. The source said that Flynn’s lawyers alerted the intelligence committee Tuesday that he would respond to the two subpoenas sent to his businesses and would also provide personal documents ... Read More »

Why Mike Dubke matters. A lot.

Stop the average person on the street and ask them if they know the name “Mike Dubke” and you are almost certain to get a blank stare. Given Dubke’s anonymity, it’s not terribly surprising that the reaction to his departure as White House communications director — which was announced Tuesday morning — was a universal “meh.” No one — not ... Read More »

US successfully ‘intercepts and destroys’ target in missile test

The Pentagon successfully shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile using its own upgraded long-range interceptor missile on Tuesday in what was widely seen as a test of US ability to counter a North Korean missile launch. The Missile Defense Agency launched a ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to intercept a US-launched mock ICBM target over the ... Read More »

Graham: It’s ‘stunning’ Comey never told Congress about fake email

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that former FBI Director James Comey would have been “incredibly incompetent” if he took actions based on email he knew to be fake. Graham said in an interview on “State of the Union” that Comey told the Senate and House select committees on intelligence about such an email, but never indicated it was fake. “He ... Read More »

While campaigning, Merkel says Europeans can’t ‘completely’ rely on US, others

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her experience at recent international summits featuring US President Donald Trump showed her Europe can’t “completely” rely on the United States and other longstanding allies. “The times when we could completely rely on others are, to an extent, over,” Merkel said at a campaign event in Munich. “I experienced that in the last a few ... Read More »

North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile, US and South Korea say

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Monday morning that landed in the ocean, the US military said. South Korea and Japan immediately protested the missile launch, the most recent test-firing by North Korea as it seeks to develop nuclear weapons that can reach US military bases. The missile was fired at 5:39 a.m. local time (4:39 p.m. Sunday ET) ... Read More »

What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip

As the overseas debut of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump draws to a close — the couple is set to return to Washington this weekend — there was the usual bluster and bravado from the President. His white-knuckled handshake with France’s new president made headlines. The speech to NATO was memorable, as was his brusque, push-aside of ... Read More »

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