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  • Dick Cheney Has No Credibility To Challenge Mike Pence On Foreign Policy

    03/16/2019 7:55:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/16/2019 | By Willis L. Krumholz
    Last week, Vice President Mike Pence attended a private event at the American Enterprise Institute—a center-right think tank that traditionally holds an “internationalist” view on foreign policy—where he received an ear-full from none other than former vice president Dick Cheney.Cheney and his pals are very upset over the Trump administration’s “America-First” foreign policy. Cheney went after President Trump for seeking to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan and Syria, asking wealthy European allies to pay more for NATO, meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, and not taking all the advice of his intelligence chiefs, among other things.CNN’s Michael...
  • Former vice president Cheney challenges Pence at private retreat...(leaked transcript)

    03/12/2019 1:03:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 44 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 11 Mar 2019 | Robert Costa and Ashley Parker
    Full Title: Former vice president Cheney challenges Pence at private retreat, compares Trump’s foreign policy to Obama’s approach A chummy discussion between Vice President Pence and former vice president Richard B. Cheney quickly turned into a vigorous back-and-forth over President Trump’s foreign policy at a private gathering Saturday, with Cheney comparing the president’s instincts to those of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, according to a transcript obtained by The Washington Post. Cheney’s questions for Pence — which prompted Pence to joke about the lack of “softball” topics — provide a revealing glimpse into the churning and often strained debates inside...
  • GOP Poised to Rebuke Trump (Voting Today-McConnell Pre-Impeach Plan?)

    01/31/2019 10:04:39 AM PST · by Be Careful · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/19 | Alexander Bolton
    Frustrated Republicans say it’s time for the Senate to reclaim more power over foreign policy and are planning to move a measure Thursday that would be a stunning rebuke to a president of their own party. GOP lawmakers are deeply concerned over President Trump’s reluctance to listen to his senior military and intelligence advisers, fearing it could erode national security. They say the Senate has lost too much of its constitutional power over shaping the nation’s foreign policy and argue that it’s time to begin clawing some of it back. “Power over foreign policy has shifted to the executive branch...
  • PANIC! CNN Goes DEFCON-1 Over ‘Childish,’ ‘Cranky’ Trump Canceling Pelosi’s Trip

    01/17/2019 1:51:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 17, 2019 | Curtis Houk
    File this one as yet another instance in which the liberal media took President Trump’s bait, hook, line, and sinker, launching into apocalyptic meltdowns and illustrating for the American public how, for those on the right not in The Resistance, they’re the opposition party.  On Thursday afternoon, CNN suffered a network-wide meltdown over Trump’s letter canceling Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip less than an hour before take-off, calling the President a “childish” and “cranky” schoolboy who’s only concerned about “pure politics.”  PANIC! CNN Goes DEFCON-1 Over ‘Childish,’ ‘Cranky’ Trump Canceling Pelosi’s Trip   Surprising no one, carnival barker and chief...
  • American Exceptionalism Is a Dangerous Myth

    01/06/2019 1:39:53 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    NY Magazine Intelligencer ^ | January 2, 2019 | Eric Levitz
    As a presidential candidate, the mogul told Republican primary audiences that George W. Bush had lied the United States into Iraq; that said war had done a “tremendous disservice to humanity”; and that America could have saved countless lives by investing $5 trillion in domestic infrastructure instead. As commander-in-chief, Trump has suggested that there is no moral distinction between the U.S. and other great powers; that American foreign policy in the Middle East is largely dictated by the interests of arms manufacturers; and that the U.S. judges foreign regimes by their utility to American economic interests, not their commitment to...
  • CNN Still Bashing Trump for Iraq Visit, Not Meeting PM; Only Footnotes Obama Similarities

    12/27/2018 1:53:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | , December m | Curtis Kalin
    Along with Jim AcostaÂ’s near-daily antics, Wednesday and Thursday served as another example of how far too many at CNN need to be told to get a life. ThursdayÂ’s Inside Politics led off with more kvetching about every aspect of President Donald TrumpÂ’s surprise visit to U.S. troops in Germany and Iraq, including how he didnÂ’t meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister. Conveniently, the panel downplayed the broader and positive symbolism of having a President visit troops and footnoted the similarities between Trump and predecessor Barack Obama in not meeting face-to-face with Iraqi leaders. CNN Still Bashing Trump for Iraq...
  • Trump: Sen. Corker is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee...

    10/24/2017 3:06:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 10/24/17 | Donald J. Trump
    Sen. Corker is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee, & look how poorly the U.S. has done. He doesn't have a clue as..... ...the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddle' Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!
  • CNN’s Stelter Takes Shots at ‘Criminal Presidency’ Ran By Trump, Fox News

    12/09/2018 4:54:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 9, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN media reporter and TV host Brian Stelter’s hatred for President Trump and Fox News was on full display during Sunday’s “Reliable Sources”. He spent most of the show decrying the President and Fox News while relegating the disturbing and horrific revelations in the sexual misconduct allegations against former CBS executive Les Moonves to a segment during the latter half of the program. In the first segment of the show, Stelter was speaking with CNN political analyst and former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein about the similarities between the scandals for former President Richard Nixon and President Donald Trump. “After you...
  • The Most Successful One-Term President

    12/07/2018 7:56:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Michael Barone
    George H.W. Bush "gave the nation its most successful one-term presidency." He "was the best one-term president the country has ever had, and one of the most underrated presidents of all time." So said two not impartial sources -- the late president's vice president, Dan Quayle, and his Houston friend and secretary of state, who was with him at the end, James Baker. But their assessments are entirely defensible. The toughest one-term competitor was President James K. Polk, who achieved all four of his goals -- gaining the Oregon Territory and the Pacific Coast, establishing an independent treasury and lowering...
  • Sen. Rand Paul holding up US aid to Israel

    11/28/2018 4:06:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-28-18
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul blocking codification of Obama-era military deal with Israel. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is blocking U.S. military aid to Israel. Paul, who has previously called to cut defense assistance to Israel, recently put a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which codifies into law the $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over 10 years that was negotiated in the final days of the Obama administration. A hold is a parliamentary procedure that allows senators to prevent a motion from reaching a floor vote. The Senate passed the act in early...
  • ‘They Invaded’: ABC, NBC Ignore Tijuana Locals Protesting Against the Caravan

    11/19/2018 7:11:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 196, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The camp set up for the Central American migrant caravan in Tijuana was on “lockdown” on Sunday as Mexican residents of the city attempted to storm the area in protest. The unwelcome arrival of the caravan had put tremendous pressure on Tijuana’s resources resulting in many locals taking to the streets in opposition. It was a serious and dangerous development that went completely unreported during ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News Monday evening. The CBS Evening News kept up its record of being the only broadcast network evening program treating the caravan seriously. In a news brief, anchor Jeff...
  • GQ columnist apologizes for claim Trump radicalized 'more people than ISIS ever did'

    10/29/2018 6:03:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/18 | Joe Concha
    GQ columnist Julia Ioffe is apologizing after claiming that President Trump "has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did" during a segment on CNN’s “The Lead.” The commentary comes two days after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead, which prompted Ioffe to blame the president in a controversial tweet. "And a word to my fellow American Jews: This president makes this possible," Ioffe wrote shortly after the shooting on Saturday. "Here. Where you live. I hope the embassy move over there [in Israel], where you don’t live was worth it." On Monday,...
  • Iran official calls for ‘lobbying anti-Trump movements’

    10/24/2018 3:07:16 AM PDT · by piasa · 12 replies
    AFP via Arab News ^ | 13 October 2018
    TEHRAN: One of Iran’s top foreign policy officials has called for negotiations with “anti-Trump movements” in the US to dampen the impact of sanctions, local media reported Saturday. “America is not Trump,” said Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh, a conservative lawmaker who heads parliament’s influential national security and foreign policy commission, according to reformist newspaper Arman. “There is a new diplomatic atmosphere for deescalation with America and it is fitting that Iran follows negotiation diplomacy and lobbying anti-Trump movements in America,” he added. He said this would help alleviate pressure caused by Washington’s “extensive sanction-focused force.” The US pulled out of the 2015...
  • TV News Buries Trump's Defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    10/23/2018 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 23, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    One of the Trump Administration's major accomplishments since taking office has been the virtual destruction of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, including the capture of the terror group's capital city of Raqqa in Syria. Under Trump, U.S.-backed coalition forces have regained nearly all of the territory that the self-ordained caliphate occupied in 2015. Yet on network evening broadcasts, the President and his administration have received virtually no credit for this achievement. Since Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017), the three broadcast network evening newscasts have spent more than 10,000 minutes on the Trump presidency, and only 33 minutes (0.33%)...
  • The Historical Roots of Donald Trump's Foreign Policy

    10/16/2018 10:40:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Avi Berkowitz
    "Seventy years of post-war diplomacy ruined" is the consensus establishment view of Donald Trump's America First foreign policy. And it is true. But Donald Trump is not the first president in postwar America to rattle the iron cage of establishment diplomacy. That honor goes to Harry Truman, who ruined Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vision of the postwar world when he did what Roosevelt would have never done – drop two nuclear bombs on Japan. Nor is President Trump the first postwar president to tread in Truman's footsteps. Both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan did that before him. And yet, there is...
  • Trump’s List: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, ‘relentless’ promise-keeping

    10/12/2018 10:03:02 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 12, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    The Trump administration’s often overlooked list of achievements has surpassed those of former President Reagan at this time and more than doubled since the last tally of accomplishments after his first year in office, giving President Trump a solid platform to run for reelection on. As Trump nears the two-year mark of his historic election and conducts political rallies around the country during which he talks up his wins in hopes it will energize Republican voters, the administration has counted up 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, capped by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They include 173...
  • The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

    09/17/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2018 | Christina Wong
    It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and mostly funds, such as the United Nations and its various agencies. Stull and her boss, Amb. Kevin Moley, had just left for a trip to Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Back at the State Department, Erin Barclay, a senior career diplomat at the IO...
  • Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

    09/03/2018 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 18, 2018 | Zach Dorfman
    "It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle. How were the Chinese able to roll up the network? Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the...
  • Trump seeks to revive ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran

    07/29/2018 6:48:55 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Jul 29, 2018 | Reuters Washington
    <p>The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials.</p>
  • Gotcha!--Deep State Foiled Trying To Sabotage Trump’s Foreign Policy

    05/19/2018 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "We called the White House and they acted swiftly on the Friday event, which has since been postponed," said a staff member for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who complained that the event would have openly undermined President Donald Trump’s agenda on Cuba."The event in question has been postponed," a State Department official confirmed."This (event) was designed to embarrass the president and Pompeo—somebody needs to be held to account," one source said. "The fact that State Department officials were advancing a program that is so slanted and completely at odds with the president's directive on Cuba, I am concerned what...