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Our Responsibility for the Destruction of Yemen

Our Responsibility for the Destruction of Yemen

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Lara Seligman interviews Sen. Chris Murphy on the need to end U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen: FP: How much responsibility does the United States bear for the humanitarian disaster in Yemen? CM: I think there is an American imprint on every single civilian death inside Yemen. We sell them the bombs, we help…
A Democratic Congress Could Be a Perfect Foil for Trump

A Democratic Congress Could Be a Perfect Foil for Trump

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Did former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg just take a page out of the playbook of Senator Ed Muskie from half a century ago? In his first off-year election in 1970, President Richard Nixon ran a tough attack campaign to hold the 52 House seats the GOP had added in ’66 and ’68, and to…
Will Iraq Become Another ‘Lesson Lost’ Like Vietnam?

Will Iraq Become Another ‘Lesson Lost’ Like Vietnam?

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U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to weapons squad, 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment pose for a photo before patrolling Rusafa, Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 18, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason T. Bailey) (www.army.mil) According to reports, the Army has delayed the publication of a 1,300-page internal Iraq war study…
In North Dakota, Trump Voters Put to the Test

In North Dakota, Trump Voters Put to the Test

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Credit: North Dakota National Guard/Flickr See if this sounds familiar. Excessive political predictions—some plausible, others intriguing—clutter the news cycle. Enduring perceptions and narratives, held as sacrosanct, are easy copy that support convincing forecasts. The quick bites of analysis come relentlessly—nourishing Twitter feeds, instigating panel discussions, confusing voters. In 2016, pundits, polls, and prose dismissed Donald…
Ratification or Ruination: Election Night for Trump

Ratification or Ruination: Election Night for Trump

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The Trump project, such as it is, will be on trial Tuesday. “Everyone in the White House” thinks the House of Representatives is lost for the Republican Party, says one former senior administration official, who isn’t so sure himself. Certain or not, Election Day 2018 is finally here. And a Democratic Party organized around the…
Air Force falcon prank spurs West Point probe

Air Force falcon prank spurs West Point probe

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Army officials at West Point are apologizing for injuries to a 22-year-old Air Force falcon that occurred during a prank before the annual rivalry football game between the two service academies.
EWTN live mass interrupted by screaming man

EWTN live mass interrupted by screaming man

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A screaming man has interrupted the live, televised mass on a global Catholic network. The unidentified man yelled "this is it!" and profanities as a priest lifted the chalice during EWTN Global Catholic Network's live mass Sunday morning from its studios in …
Tom Perez struggles to defend Democrats’ #MeToo record amid Keith Ellison accusations

Tom Perez struggles to defend Democrats' #MeToo record amid Keith Ellison accusations

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Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez ran into trouble Sunday after insisting that the party has "never hesitated to take action" on misconduct allegations against Democratic officials, including DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison.
Ronna McDaniel says Republicans can keep House

Ronna McDaniel says Republicans can keep House

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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Sunday said she's "absolutely not" resigned to losing the House on Election Day, saying candidates have a winning message despite a surge of enthusiasm among Democrats and President Trump's suggestion…
Mike Pompeo warns Russia, China over Iran sanctions

Mike Pompeo warns Russia, China over Iran sanctions

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday issued a thinly veiled warning to Russia and China putting both countries on notice that it will suffer the consequences if they continue to purchase Iranian oil after U.S. economic sanctions on such exports snap back …