Even Supporters of U.S. Withdrawal Convinced New Iran Deal Unlikely

National Security Advisor John Bolton said during an interview this weekend that the U.S. may sanction European companies that continue to do business with Iran in the wake of the U.S.’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement. “Is the United States going to sanction European companies that do business with Iran?” Bolton was asked by […]

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White House: China Airline Demands “Orwellian”

China’s Civil Aviation Administration sent a letter this week to thirty-six foreign carriers, including airlines in the United States, demanding the removal of any reference to Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau being independent of China. The White House responded to the letter calling the demands “Orwellian.” “President Donald J. Trump ran against political correctness in […]

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Senator Rand Paul Vows to Block Both Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel Nominations for Secretary of State and CIA Director

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has vowed to block the nominations of Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State and Gina Haspel to be the next CIA Director he announced today.  Pompeo is the current CIA Director and Haspel is the current Deputy CIA Director.  Haspel has been with the Agency since 1985. Pompeo […]

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President’s Decision on Tillerson Came Down to “Chemistry” He Says

President Donald Trump characterized his decision in making a change at the State Department today as being one of compatibility.  “For whatever reason, chemistry…for whatever reason, why do people get along?” the President asked rhetorically, in talking about CIA Director Mike Pompeo, whom the President nominated to the be the next Secretary of State. “We […]

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