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FBI’s response to New Zealand attacks demonstrates its quiet global reach

FBI’s response to New Zealand attacks demonstrates its quiet global reach

In the aftermath of last week’s deadly terrorist attack at two mosques in New Zealand, local authorities confirmed that personnel from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation had arrived in country to assist with their investigation. The FBI has declined to comment on exactly how large of a footprint it has established in the small…MORE

Here’s why Lindsey Graham plays so nice with Trump

Here’s why Lindsey Graham plays so nice with Trump

No one has been a bigger convert on President Donald Trump than Lindsey Graham. Way back in 2015, when the South Carolina senator was challenging the billionaire businessman for the Republican presidential nomination, Graham said this of Trump: “You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.” And, oh…MORE

Why Trump shouldn’t count on the economy to lift him in 2020

Why Trump shouldn’t count on the economy to lift him in 2020

More Americans say the economy is in good shape than at any point since 2001. Yet President Donald Trump’s approval rating has remained steady over the last two years. An average of all polls shows his approval rating among voters is currently 43%. A year ago, it was 42%. Two years ago, it was was…MORE

Comey: ‘No idea’ what Mueller will conclude — ‘I also don’t care’

Comey: ‘No idea’ what Mueller will conclude — ‘I also don’t care’

Former FBI Director James Comey said he does not know what special counsel Robert Mueller will conclude in regard to President Donald Trump, and does not care so long as the investigation was completed properly. “I have no idea whether the special counsel will conclude that Mr. Trump knowingly conspired with the Russians in connection…MORE

White House rejects Dem requests for info on Putin communications

White House rejects Dem requests for info on Putin communications

The White House is rejecting a request from congressional Democrats to obtain documents tied to President Donald Trump’s communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a letter to three Democratic committee chairmen, White House counsel Pat Cipollone said that the courts have long established that presidential communications with foreign leaders are protected and confidential. “The…MORE

New Zealand is moving to ban assault weapons. Why can’t we?

New Zealand is moving to ban assault weapons. Why can’t we?

A week after a mass shooting at two mosques, New Zealand’s government is on track to ban assault weapons next month and take back those that are already out there. Twenty years after Columbine, the first of so many major mass shootings in the US, the federal government has done basically nothing. The federal assault…MORE

With Latino power rising, Kamala Harris seeks to connect

With Latino power rising, Kamala Harris seeks to connect

Before Kamala Harris’ most recent town hall in Nevada, her senior adviser Emmy Ruiz took the stage to offer headsets and encourage voters to pose questions to Harris in Spanish, promising translation in real time. It was a rare gesture of welcome at a time when many Latino voters feel vilified by President Donald Trump,…MORE

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