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Fox News Virtually Ignores Report On Trump Assistance By Emirate Royals

Fox News has almost entirely ignored a recent article published in The New York Times reporting that countries other than Russia may have offered to help the Trump campaign to victory in the 2016 election.

May 22, 2018

Europeans Invoke ‘Blocking Statute’ To Preserve Iran Deal

European Union countries are banding together to keep relations with Iran open and to continue working on the nuclear deal that Trump has violated.

May 20, 2018

Explosive New Report Implicates Trump Campaign In ‘Collusion’ With Gulf States

House intel Republicans said they found no evidence of collusion or crimes. Perhaps that’s because they didn’t look for either.

May 20, 2018
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Qatari Entity May Bail Out Kushner Company

The senior adviser to the president comes under scrutiny for his family business — again.

May 18, 2018
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Qatari Investment Official Confirms Trump Tower Meeting

The investor’s spokesperson said he met Trump’s team but not Michael Flynn.

May 16, 2018
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Meet The Wildly Bigoted Pastor Trump Sent To Jerusalem To Open The New Embassy

His views are extremely Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT and anti-Mormon.

May 15, 2018
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White House Edits Transcript Of Jared Kushner Calling Protestors In Gaza ‘Part Of The Problem’

The White House tried to quietly edit Jared Kushner’s controversial comment — but reporters have the receipts.

May 15, 2018
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White House Defends Israel After Its Soldiers Reportedly Kill More Than 50 Palestinian Protesters

The mass killings were carried out on the same day the U.S. opened its new embassy in Jerusalem.

May 15, 2018
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Dick Cheney: Liar And Proud Torture Advocate

All the howling falsehoods the former VP told in his defense of torture.

May 12, 2018

Report: Trump Move Provokes New Iran Cyber Attacks

Many people warned against Trump’s decision to violate the Iran deal.

May 12, 2018
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How The Saudi Royals Turned Trump Into Their Tool

The Saudis and their close ally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have repeatedly reassured American policymakers that they’re doing everything imaginable to prevent civilian casualties, only to launch yet more airstrikes against civilian targets, including schools, hospitals, funerals, and marketplaces.

May 11, 2018
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Gina Haspel, Rogue Spies, And Torture Videotapes

Jose Rodriguez, the CIA official who ordered CIA officers to destroy a cache of videotapes that had documented the treatment of two terror suspects, says he told Gina Haspel what he intended to do. President Trump’s pick to head the CIA said she had no idea he planned to act without approval from senior officials.

May 10, 2018
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A Prisoner In Gina Haspel’s Black Site

While most of her career as a CIA operative remains secret, newly available documents shed light on a pivotal moment in the career of President Donald Trump’s choice to head the nation’s spy agency.

May 9, 2018
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Former CIA Director Denounces ‘Dangerous’ Pullout From Iran Deal

Former CIA Director John Brennan blasted Trump’s decision to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal as ‘fundamentally wrong’ and a ‘dangerous, dangerous act.’

May 9, 2018
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Russia Boasts Of Dictating Boundaries On Syria Strikes

Never passing up a chance to make Trump look weak on the world stage, the Kremlin on Friday stressed that when it came to last week’s U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria, Russia dictated what bombing sights were off limits. If true, the revelation makes a mockery of Trump’s attempt at get-tough rhetoric about Russia in the days leading up to the strikes.

April 21, 2018

Haley: I Wasn’t ‘Confused’ On Russia Sanctions

White House officials began telling news outlets that Haley had been “confused” after the administration faced criticism for its shifting position. Haley had said on Sunday that the administration would levy new sanctions against Russia at the beginning of this week for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his chemical warfare.

April 18, 2018
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Why Trump Shouldn’t Attack Syria

Donald Trump shares those preferences, but he finds them colliding with each other in Syria, where the United States has 2,000 troops fighting the Islamic State. On March 29, he promised that our men and women will “be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take care of it now.”

April 16, 2018
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a round table with the Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Allies Are Helping Russia Spread Lies About Brutality In Syria

As a supporter of the Syrian regime, Russia has a vested interest in coming to the aid of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, whether that means providing military support or launching an information war to undermine critics of the regime. But Russia isn’t acting alone.

April 16, 2018
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Sarah Sanders’ Fake Syria ‘War Room’ Photo Backfires Spectacularly

And so on Saturday night, Sanders tweeted out an “official” photo of the Situation Room, writing, “Last night the President put our adversaries on notice: when he draws a red line he enforces it. (Inside the Situation Room as President is briefed on Syria – Official WH photos by Shealah Craighead).”

April 16, 2018
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Trump Hides Behind Tweets As Pence Defends Syria Strike

Trump would not go on camera to defend his decision to launch strikes against Syria. Instead, he simply tweeted about the attack. Mike Pence, on foreign soil over 3,500 miles away, was the one tasked with attempting to defend the widely criticized move.

April 15, 2018
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Saudi And Pakistan Sites Spread Fake News Via Facebook

A number of Facebook pages, accounts, and groups pushing fake news and hyperpartisan content to Americans are linked to websites registered in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. The pages have nearly 200,000 followers combined and the groups have nearly 60,000 followers combined. This is another example of foreign actors spreading fake news on Facebook.

April 8, 2018
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Trump Didn’t Seem To Care If A Drone Strike Killed Civilians: Report

A new report from the Washington Post by reporter Greg Jaffe brings these questions to the fore. Trump’s behavior in a meeting about drone strikes, as recounted by anonymous sources, gives the impression that he has little regard for civilian lives…

April 7, 2018
Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) testifies before a Senate Intelligence hearing on his nomination to head the CIA on Capitol Hill in Washington

Will Pompeo Push For War Against Iran?

Gorka, who was forced to resign from his position as a former deputy assistant to the President in major part due to his apparent membership in a Hungarian “knighthood” that collaborated with the Nazis in World War II, thinks quite highly indeed of the former Kansas congressman.

March 15, 2018

Is Trump Stumbling Toward War With Iran?

“We must stop Iran and we will stop Iran,” declared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday at the American Israeli Political Action Committee’s annual conference in Washington. Amid thunderous ovation, the prime minister said that “darkness is descending on our region,” adding that “Iran is building an aggressive empire.”

March 12, 2018

Trump’s Brazen Hypocrisy On Human Rights In Iran

As protesters march in Iran, the U.S. government has emerged as a brave champion of human rights. “The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years,” noted Donald Trump on Twitter. Mike Pence saluted them for “rising up to demand freedom and opportunity” and endorsed their “unalienable right to chart their own future.”

January 8, 2018