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Trump Posts Provocative Anti-Muslim Videos From A Leader Of Far-Right U.K. Fringe Group

President Donald Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos from the account of a leader of a far-right British fringe group known for conducting “Christian patrols” in predominantly Muslim neighborhoods and arrested recently for inciting hatred and violence.

November 30, 2017

In A Sharp Shift, Trump Calls For North Korea To ‘Make A Deal’

Instead, at a news conference in South Korea’s capital Tuesday within range of North Korean artillery, Trump spoke in unusually measured tones and called on North Korea’s ruler to “come to the table and make a deal” to give up its growing nuclear weapons arsenal.

November 8, 2017
North Korea

Aides Warned Trump Not To Attack North Korea’s Leader Personally Before His Fiery UN Address

Trump’s derisive description of Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man on a suicide mission” and his threat to “totally destroy” North Korea were not in a speech draft that several senior officials reviewed and vetted Monday, the day before Trump gave his first address to the U.N. General Assembly, two U.S. officials said.

September 23, 2017

West Wing Warfare As Scaramucci Takes Aim At Priebus

A knife fight for control of the West Wing broke into the open Thursday morning as President Donald Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci lashed out at White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in a televised interview, accusing Priebus of leaking and standing in the way of Trump’s agenda.

July 28, 2017

Trump Pressures Sessions To Replace The Acting FBI Director

In two tweets Wednesday morning, Trump criticized Sessions for not replacing Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whose wife ran for office in Virginia as a Democrat in 2015 and received contributions from the state Democratic Party.

July 27, 2017

Trump Holds A 100-Day Rally On Friendly Turf, Snubbing The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Donald Trump on Saturday skipped the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to mark his 100th day in office doing what got him there: taking his populist message directly to an adoring audience, this one in Pennsylvania, the state he credits with delivering his surprise electoral college win in November. Trump revived the racially charged speech that infused his election campaign, lashing out at immigrants and promising to jail or deport anyone who doesn’t belong in the United States.

April 30, 2017

Trump Wants To Add $54 Billion To Defense Budget While Slashing Domestic Spending

Trump’s spending blueprint previewed a major address that he will give Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress, laying out his vision for what he called a “public safety and national security budget” with a nearly 10 percent increase in defense spending.

February 28, 2017
Immigration, Deported

8 Million People Could Be Deported Under Trump’s Immigration Order

Far from targeting only “bad hombres,” as Trump has said repeatedly, his new order allows immigration agents to detain nearly anyone they come in contact with who has crossed the border illegally. People could be booked into custody for using food stamps or if their child receives free school lunches.

February 5, 2017
Trump, American First

‘America First’: A Phrase With An Anti-Semitic And Isolationist History

It is unclear whether Trump is bothered by the ugly history of the phrase. What is clear is that he is determined to make the words his own. He has used them to sell his promises to impose trade barriers, keep manufacturing jobs inside the U.S. and restrict illegal and legal immigration.

January 21, 2017

Without Changing A Single Law, Sessions Can Shape Tougher Immigration Policies

While most enforcement of immigration law rests with agencies in the Department of Homeland Security, offices in the Justice Department also play a major role in administering immigration law, including how quickly migrants are deported.

November 25, 2016
Trump to cast wider net to deport illegal immigrants

Trump To Throw A Wider Net To Deport Undocumented Immigrants

Trump’s advisers will seek to widen that net to include migrants who have been charged but not convicted, suspected gang members and drug dealers, and people charged with such immigration violations as illegal re-entry and overstaying visas, as well as lower-level misdemeanors

November 15, 2016

Two Former CIA Contractors Face Lawsuit On Agency’s Use Of Torture

When Gul Rahman was taken to the “salt pit,” a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, he was given a psychological evaluation by CIA contractor Bruce Jessen.

April 22, 2016
Donald Trump CNN

Trump Refuses To Rule Out Third-Party Run If He Loses GOP Nomination

When pressed to rule out an independent run, the New York billionaire said, “I’m gonna have to see how I was treated. It’s very simple.”

April 4, 2016

San Bernardino Shooter Malik Said She Was Pregnant When She Sought U.S. Green Card

A note scrawled in red ink on a page in Malik’s application reads: “applicant is pregnant due on 05-21-15,” a congressional official who has reviewed her immigration record said Monday.

December 30, 2015

Pentagon Ponders Cyberattacks On Islamic State

The Pentagon is considering increasing the pace and scope of cyberattacks against Islamic State, arguing that more aggressive efforts to disable the extremist group’s computers, servers and cellphones could help curtail its appeal and disrupt potential terrorist attacks.

December 22, 2015

Surging To 2nd Place, Fiorina Tries To Seize ‘Important Moment’ For Campaign

An increased number of Republican voters, at least for now, have seized on Fiorina as an antidote to Donald Trump’s bombastic style and headline-grabbing quips.

September 20, 2015
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Bin Laden’s Papers Show He Studied U.S. Terrorism Investigations And Military History

Called “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf,” among the terrorist leader’s documents are works by Noam Chomsky and sports dieting tips.

May 20, 2015

Homeland Security Chief: Funding Should Not Be ‘Political Football’ In Immigration Fight

Jeh Johnson has a stern message for Republicans who would play games with Homeland Security funding.

January 29, 2015

Cheney Leads Defense Of CIA Torture Of Prisoners

Cheney and other Bush administration figures are offering a spirited defense of torture.

December 15, 2014
North Korean Falgs. Photo: Keith Martin via Flickr

Sony Cyberattack Investigation Points To North Korea, Lawmaker Says

North Korea’s guilt has almost been confirmed, according to a high-ranking congressman.

December 12, 2014

Intelligence Gleaned From CIA Torture Focus Of Debate

CIA officials are pushing back against the Senate’s conclusion that torture made America no safer.

December 11, 2014

U.S. Shuts Down Last Detention Center In Afghanistan

The Defense Department no longer operates any prisons in Afghanistan.

December 11, 2014
Democrats, Sessions

Graphic Report On CIA Interrogations, Torture Released By Senate Panel

Inside the Senate’s shocking report on Bush-era torture.

December 9, 2014
Democrats, Sessions

Dianne Feinstein Leaving Senate Intelligence Job As Clash On Interrogations Report Is Unresolved

Senator Feinstein is taking on the CIA as Democratic control of the Senate draws to a close.

December 8, 2014

Intelligence Gap Poses Major Challenges In U.S.-Led Air War Against Islamic State

U.S. spy agencies are struggling to stay on top of intelligence about Syria.

November 17, 2014