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Yet again, Trump believes Putin over his own intelligence officials

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In Vietnam, at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the second time ever. Regardless, Trump again put Putin’s claims over his own intelligence officials. “He said he didn’t meddle,” said Trump quoting Putin. “I asked him again.” He went on to call the investigation looking at Russian Read More

Behind the White House’s push to get a controversial DHS nominee into office

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Kirstjen Nielsen, the White House nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security, which handles everything from airport screening to hurricane relief, will tell the Senate today (Nov. 8) why she’s qualified for the job. She’s had some strong backing. In recent weeks, lobbyists for companies that sometimes get business from the department have been Read More

Abe’s hosting of Trump was a masterclass in “golf diplomacy”

2 weeks ago 7ring Comments Off on Abe’s hosting of Trump was a masterclass in “golf diplomacy”
When Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with brand-new US president Donald Trump in February, Abe’s frustration was palpable. After Trump released Abe from an uncomfortably long, awkward grasp, Abe even inadvertently rolled his eyes. His dealings with Trump over the past two days in Japan, though, were a masterclass in gracious hosting. “We Read More