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US formally pulls Turkey’s Patriot missile system offer

US formally pulls Turkey’s Patriot missile system offer

The Trump administration has formally withdrawn its offer for Turkey to purchase a Patriot missile system in retaliation for Turkey’s receipt of the Russian-made S-400 missile system. “We have consistently told Turkey that our latest offer of PATRIOT would be withdrawn if it took delivery of the S-400 system. Our PATRIOT offer has expired,” a…MORE

White House drops attempt to cancel $4 billion in foreign aid

White House drops attempt to cancel $4 billion in foreign aid

The White House has dropped its attempt to move forward with a controversial plan to eliminate up to $4 billion in foreign aid funding, several officials confirmed Thursday. A source familiar told CNN that it was President Donald Trump’s decision not to move forward with the plan. The decision to drop the planned rescission package…MORE

What is the deal with that weird Nikki Haley VP tweet?

What is the deal with that weird Nikki Haley VP tweet?

Nikki Haley is tired of all the chatter. Just sick to death of it! “Enough of the false rumors,” the former ambassador to the United Nations tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my…MORE

Trump’s America is the unspoken focus of Obamas’ first Netflix feature

Trump’s America is the unspoken focus of Obamas’ first Netflix feature

At a time when President Donald Trump seems to permeate nearly every aspect of American discourse, it might come as a surprise that the first movie from Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, never mentions him by name. But subtlety is part of the power of “American Factory,” the new Netflix documentary that…MORE

US Defense Secretary Esper appears to confirm death of bin Laden’s son

US Defense Secretary Esper appears to confirm death of bin Laden’s son

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper appeared to confirm Wednesday that the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden is dead. “That’s my understanding,” Esper told Fox News in an interview when asked if Hamza bin Laden was dead. Asked if the US had any role in his death, Esper responded:…MORE

Beto O’Rourke rolls out new plan to protect workers’ rights

Beto O’Rourke rolls out new plan to protect workers’ rights

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Thursday rolled out his sweeping plan to ensure higher wages, protections for labor unions and end workplace discrimination. “We need to be there for workers across this country who have always been the engine of our economy,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said, a day after speaking at the…MORE

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