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White House Blames Obama For Michael Flynn's Security Clearance

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

Never mind the fact that President Donald Trump made him the head of the National Security Council. If Michael Flynn wasn’t properly vetted and was ...

Chemical Security: Protecting Syrians While Leaving Americans Exposed

David Halperin | Posted 04.18.2017 | Politics
David Halperin

This piece was written by Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, US Army (Ret), the former commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, and founder of the Gr...

Will There Be Any Accountability For Syria At The United Nations?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.11.2017 | Politics
Evelyn Leopold

(Updates with Putin) UNITED NATIONS – With almost every UN Security Council member calling for an investigation of Syria’s attack in Idlib provinc...

Stephen Colbert Mocks Steve Bannon Over His Removal From The NSC

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.07.2017 | Comedy

Tonight: Steve Bannon, forced off the NSC by White House rival Jared Kushner, commits what some are calling a 'TCM.' #LSSC #TCM pic.twitter.com/AllTUQ...

Jared Kushner Helped Push Steve Bannon Out Of The NSC

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics

New details emerged Wednesday about the role President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, played in convincing the president to remove top po...

News Roundup for April 5, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics
Outspeak

News is for suckers. So suck it up. 1. The UN is calling an emergency meeting about Tuesday’s gas attack in Syria. The gas might be sarin, the bann...

Steve Bannon Removed From The National Security Council

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been removed from the National Security Council, White House sources told The Huffington ...

Sean Spicer Dodges Question About Anti-Muslim Hate Groups

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dodged a question Tuesday about the rise in American anti-Muslim hate groups, many of which have close ties to...

National Security Council Spokesman Resigns Over Trump's 'Disturbing' Actions

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics

The spokesman for the National Security Council says President Donald Trump’s “disturbing” and repeated attempts to undermine the U.S. intellige...

Trump Scrambles To Find Top National Security Aide

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, scrambling to find a new top security aide after firing his first one and bein...

Trump's Pick For National Security Adviser Rejects Job Offer

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s pick to replace ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned down an offer to join the administration after the pr...

General Mattis Makes His Power Play

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As the wheels come off of the Trump administration, and we careen towards a total meltdown of government, one of the political insiders’ favorite pa...

Report: Trump Offered Vice Admiral Harward National Security Adviser Job

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intellige...

Flynn’s Departure Leaves Trump Foreign Policy Even More Disoriented

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON – While retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn’s resignation from the White House brings fresh scrutiny to President Donald Trump’s relation...

Trump's Backfiring Yemen Policy Epitomizes His Dangerously Slipshod Regime

William Bradley | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

Donald Trump's worrisomely wacky presidency is proving to be a movable feast of outrageous controversy. To a certain extent, that is a plus for the tw...

Republicans Still Don’t Know Much About Steve Bannon

The Huffington Post | Grace Sparks | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Sixty-five percent of Republican voters said they haven’t heard enough about Steve Bannon to rate how they feel about him, according to a poll relea...

Trump Adviser Derided Islam, Immigration And Diversity, Embraced An Anti-Semitic Past

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A senior national security official in the Trump administration wrote under a pseudonym last year that Islam is an inherently violent r...

Stop Bannon and his puppet Trump; Elect a Democratic Congress in 2018

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Reality tells us the only way to ensure we stop Trump in the long run, unless he is impeached, is to elect a Democratic Congress in 2018. We can and s...

The Ad Hoc Autocracy of Trump's National Insecurity Council

William Bradley | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

"There is a Chinese curse which says, 'May you live in interesting times.'" Robert F. Kennedy (No...

Nancy Pelosi Blasts Steve Bannon As A 'White Supremacist'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi was blunt Thursday when discussing White House strategist Steve Bannon, twice calling him a “white supremacist.” The minority leader ...

With His Power Unchecked, Michael Flynn Could Lead Trump Into War With Iran

Jack Miles | Posted 02.01.2017 | World
Jack Miles

Within President Donald Trump’s inner circle, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn may be down, but he is not out. He remains national security advisor, and hi...

Donald Trump's Wack Week, The California Delta, And Jerry Brown (For Senate?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

After a tiring week of Donald Trump's presidency, his approach seems a lot less like a strategy than a syndrome. If Trump critics, and this especially...

Here's Why Twitter Is Raging Against Steve Bannon

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

The internet (including a top foreign policy official) isn’t happy that Steve Bannon was promoted to a role on the National Security Council on Satu...

Top Foreign Policy Officials Go After Trump For National Security Council Changes

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics

Former national security adviser Susan Rice said she is appalled at what President Donald Trump is doing to the National Security Council, sidelining ...

Yet Another Trump Pick Has A Habit Of Spreading Dangerous Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday that he’s chosen Fox News contributor Monica Crowley as the National Security Council’s senior dir...