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Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 05:52 PM PDT

Trump's Pentagon Pick Is Army Veteran, Defense Lobbyist

Trump's Pentagon Pick Is Army Veteran, Defense Lobbyist

President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 04:57 PM PDT

US, Iran Voice Resolve in Brinkmanship, Say War Not Sought

US, Iran Voice Resolve in Brinkmanship, Say War Not Sought

The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 11:27 AM PDT

5 Things to Know About the New Acting Defense Secretary

5 Things to Know About the New Acting Defense Secretary

Mark Esper is leaving his role as secretary of the Army to replace Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary of defense after Shanahan withdrew from the position Tuesday. Here are five things to know about Esper.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 10:19 AM PDT

Schumer Weighs in on McConnell-Stewart Feud

Schumer Weighs in on McConnell-Stewart Feud

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., addressed the media on Tuesday and weighed in on the ongoing feud between Jon Stewart and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 04:20 PM PDT

Shanahan Drops Bid to Lead Pentagon, Citing 'Painful' Past

Shanahan Drops Bid to Lead Pentagon, Citing 'Painful' Past

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 11:03 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Slams McConnell Over 9/11 Bill on 'Colbert'

Jon Stewart Slams McConnell Over 9/11 Bill on 'Colbert'

Comedian Jon Stewart ripped Mitch McConnell during a late-night appearance Monday after the senate majority leader had said Stewart was "bent out of shape" in how he's advocated for the 9/11 Victims Compensation...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 05:17 AM PDT

Katie Porter, Congresswoman in SoCal Swing District, Now Supports Impeachment Inquiry

Katie Porter, Congresswoman in SoCal Swing District, Now Supports Impeachment Inquiry

Freshman U.S. Rep. Katie Porter on Monday threw her support behind an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, adding another Democratic lawmaker to those clamoring for the move.

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Trump Rehashes Gripes, Rips 'Radical' Dems in 2020 Launch

Trump Rehashes Gripes, Rips 'Radical' Dems in 2020 Launch

President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally focused more on settling scores than...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 09:55 AM PDT

Trump Threatens to Deport Millions Beginning Next Week

Trump Threatens to Deport Millions Beginning Next Week

President Donald Trump is threatening to deport millions of people living in the United States illegally, heralding a plan that could help energize his supporters just ahead of formally announcing his reelection...

Monday, Jun 17, 2019 at 06:25 PM PDT

Analysis: China Blinks, But Divide From Hong Kong Remains

Analysis: China Blinks, But Divide From Hong Kong Remains

The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful. Faced with huge and disruptive protests in Hong Kong, China blinked. The decision to shelve the legislation that sparked the demonstrations shows that...

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