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Trump likely won’t visit Korean demilitarized zone during Asia trip, White House says

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President Trump is likely not to visit the Korean demilitarized zone during his 12-day trip to Asia next month, a White House official said Monday. Trump plans instead to speak to U.S. and South Korean troops at Camp Humphreys, about 55 miles south of Seoul, at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in, the official said. […]

The U.S. invited Indonesia’s military chief to visit — then denied him entry

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Indonesian leaders are seeking answers after the country’s military chief, Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, was denied entry to the United States over the weekend. Nurmantyo had been invited by Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the United States’ highest-ranking military officer — to attend a conference on countering violent […]

Trump pledges ‘NO change to your 401(k)’ in his tax cut plan

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President Trump vowed on Monday that his tax cut plan would not include any changes to tax-deferred retirement accounts such as 401(k)s, following reports last week that House Republicans were weighing a sharp reduction in the amount of income American workers could save through such programs. Trump tweeted Monday morning: “There will be NO change […]

Czech president brandished a mock gun ‘toward journalists,’ amid fears that media conditions there could deteriorate

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Czech President Milos Zeman has long been an admirer of President Trump. Both have been accused of ties to Russia, sought ways to keep immigrants out — and essentially have declared war on the media. On Czech election day last Friday, however, Zeman took his virulent dislike of journalists to a level that even exceeds […]

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim that the U.S. is ‘leading the world’ in ‘C02 footprint’ reductions

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“We are leading the nation — excuse me — the world with respect to our CO2 footprint in reductions.” — Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, during an interview on Fox News’s “Your World,” Oct. 17, 2017 “We have reduced our CO2 footprint by over 18 percent, almost 20 percent, from 2000 to […]

Why Europe’s populists are here to stay

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Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. The drums sounding the march of Europe’s populists into the political mainstream grew louder this week. Elections in Austria and the Czech Republic delivered […]

Trump to try to rally House Republicans on Sunday call to speed up tax cuts

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President Trump on Sunday afternoon plans to join a conference call of House Republicans to rally support for a Senate-passed budget bill that clears the way to enact tax cuts later this year without Democratic support. White House and congressional aides who confirmed plans for the call described Trump’s involvement as an attempt to build […]

McConnell says Trump needs to provide clarity on health care

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he is ready to move a bipartisan health-care bill but needs President Trump first to clarify that he will sign it. “What I’m waiting is to hear from President Trump what kind of health-care bill he might sign,” McConnell said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the […]

Rep. Wilson accuses White House chief of staff of ‘character assassination,’ calls for apology

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Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) on Sunday called White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly “a puppet of the president” and said he should apologize for having made false claims about her while defending President Trump’s military condolence calls. “Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the […]

Gold Star father Khizr Khan knocks White House chief of staff on military condolence controversy

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Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who lambasted Donald Trump at last year’s Democratic National Convention, on Sunday criticized the now-president’s chief of staff for his handling of the controversy over Trump’s military condolence calls. Khan said John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, had “made the situation even worse” by defending Trump and […]
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