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U.S. charges WikiLeaks' Assange with hacking conspiracy with Manning

Assange, arrested by British police and carried out of Ecaudor's embassy in London, faces up to five years in prison on the American charge, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Assange's indictment arose from a criminal investigation dating back to former President Barack Obama's administration. It was triggered in part by WikiLeaks' 2010 publication of hundreds of thousands of U.S. military reports about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and American diplomatic communications, a d...
Tags: London, News, Washington, Iraq, Barack Obama, Afghanistan, Assange, Manning, U S Justice Department, WikiLeaks Assange

U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with hacking conspiracy

Assange, arrested by British police in London and carried out of Ecuador's embassy there, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison on the American charges, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Assange's indictment arose from a long-running criminal investigation dating back to the administration of former President Barack Obama. It was triggered in part by the publication by WikiLeaks in 2010 of hundreds of thousands of U.S. military reports about the wars in Afghanistan an...
Tags: London, News, Iraq, Barack Obama, Afghanistan, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Assange, U S Justice Department

2020: Socialist America or Trump’s America?

2020: Socialist America or Trump's America? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In the new Democratic Party, where women and people of color are to lead, and the white men are to stand back, the presidential field has begun to sort itself out somewhat problematically. According to a Real Clear Politics average of five polls between mid-March and April 1, four white men — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, “Beto” O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg — have corralled 62 percent of all Democratic voters. The three white wo...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, George W Bush, Central America, Booker

Further claims of inappropriate behavior put Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid in doubt

Two more women have claimed that Joe Biden inappropriately touched them, in a further blow to the former US Vice President said to be considering a bid for the White House.  Caitlyn Caruso, 22, told the New York Times on Tuesday that Mr Biden hugged her "just a little bit too long" when she was 19 at a University of Nevada event on sexual harassment.   According to the former student, the senior Democrat rested his hand on her thigh moments after Miss Caruso had shared a personal story of sexual...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Senate, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Syria, Hillary Clinton, House, New York Times, Connecticut, House Of Representatives, Nevada

Beto O’Rourke says immigration makes America safer as he kicks of 2020 campaign with liberal focus

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke declared that immigrants make the country safer as he staged rallies across Texas on Saturday to formally kick off his 2020 White House bid, looking to shore up his deeply conservative home state and champion the US-Mexico border at a time when President Donald Trump has threatened to shut it.The former congressman, who represented El Paso for three House terms until last year, began the day addressing 1,000-plus supporters in his hometown, acr...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Iraq, US, America, Austin, Afghanistan, United States, House, Ted Cruz, Medicare, Houston

Minnesota man accepts Medal of Honor for father killed in Iraq

Trevor Oliver of Coon Rapids accepted the honor in a White House ceremony with President Donald Trump.
Tags: Minnesota, White House, Iraq, Coon Rapids, Trevor Oliver

Like Clockwork, Conservatives Are Reacting To The Barr Letter In Bad Faith

As far as the country’s most prominent conservatives are concerned, the 22-month-long special counsel investigation can be neatly summed up in the four-page letter Attorney General Bill Barr put out Sunday afternoon. Never mind that we still have no idea what Robert Mueller found, and likely won’t for weeks. The dispatch from President Trump’s handpicked attorney general, who has already established that he doesn’t believe the president can obstruct justice, is the only proof they need that th...
Tags: Facebook, News, Putin, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, Barack Obama, Dnc, Ap, Cnn, Fbi

Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the last of the Islamic State’s territory in Syria will be freed by U.S.-backed forces “by tonight.” Trump spoke as he left the White House and displayed maps of IS-held territory in Iraq and Syria on the day he was elected and as of Wednesday morning. The most […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Iraq, Syria, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, U S, Nation & World Politics

Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals The former Texas congressman, like Sanders and some of his other colleagues, has shunned Pac donations of any kind. Photograph: Kathy Willens/APDemocratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday.The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival wh...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, India, US, Barack Obama, Syria

The future of borders in the Middle East

The collapse of Arab regional order during the 2011 uprisings provided a chance to reconsider the Middle East’s famously misshapen states. Most rebels sought to control the central government, not to break away from it. Separatist, in contrast, unilaterally sought territorial autonomy or outright secession. They took advantage of the breakdown of security services to set up their own peripheral enclaves. In the last eight years, separatists have served as foot soldiers in the coalition that defe...
Tags: Books, Politics, Isis, Featured, Iraq, Russia, US, Syria, United States, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Moscow, Libya, Benghazi, Assad, Yemen

Bernie Sanders Boosts Foreign Policy Cred For 2020 With Yemen Vote Win

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) scored a major victory on Thursday when the Senate passed his resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war — one that could help his 2020 prospects. The Senate passed a resolution to defund America’s support for the Saudi-led efforts in the humanitarian disaster, a rare bipartisan rebuke to President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia. Sanders has led on this issue for years, working closely with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Iraq, America, Hillary Clinton, Dc, Biden, Yemen, Ali, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium lauded and lambasted

As workers dismantled California’s apple-green execution chamber Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium was criticized as a slap in the face to voters and praised as a strike for humanity. Newsom’s executive order, blocking execution for 737 prisoners on death row at San Quentin State Prison, came just as efforts to hasten executions were beginning to pick up steam in the aftermath of a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters. There has not been an execution in the state since 20...
Tags: Elections, Crime, News, California, Government, White House, Iraq, Time, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Sport, Green, Soccer, Sydney, Army, Death Penalty

9 books to help us reimagine international studies

The 60th International Studies Association Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held in Toronto from March 27th – March 30th. This year’s conference theme is “Re-visioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress.” The meeting will feature writers from around the world, whom collectively or individually speak to pressing issues like conflict and inequality. If you are attending this year’s meeting, drop by the OUP booth (#102, #104, #106, #108) to visit and to see our newest books — includi...
Tags: Books, Gender, Politics, Featured, Iraq, Toronto, Syria, Libya, Un, Yemen, Social Sciences, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ahram, Pixabay, International Studies, Brandon Valeriano

Ministers urged to help UK families of foreign fighters in Syria

Conditions in al-Hawl camp, where Shamima Begum’s baby died, described as ‘dire’The UK government is being urged to move rapidly to help stranded families of British foreign fighters in Syria, including giving them access to cash, aid and indirect advice on how to return from British-funded aid agencies working in Syria.Thousands more Islamic State fighters and their families surrendered to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday, placing a fresh burden on the overcrowded al-Hawl...
Tags: Politics, UK, Islamic State, Iraq, US, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Jeremy Hunt, Shamima Begum, Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, al Hawl

Eleven Christians Killed Every Day For Their Faith

MEF: Last year, Christians were persecuted more than ever before in the modern era — and this year is expected to be worse: “4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons,” according to Open Doors USA in its recently published   (WWL) of the top 50 nations where Christians are persecuted. “On average, that’s 11 Christians killed every day for their faith.” Additionally, “2,625 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned” in 2018, and “1,266 churches or Chr...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, Religion, Military, Jesus, Open Doors USA, WWL

North Carolina Democrats Gunning For Ninth District Seat After Re-Do Call

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A ballot-fraud scandal that brought down a Republican candidate and led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the GOP since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Democrat Dan McCready has a head start in fundraising and name recognition, and the allegations of ballot tampering have cast a shadow over the Republican Party that could help him win in the deeply conse...
Tags: News, Republicans, White House, Iraq, Ap, Gop, House, Army, John F Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, North Carolina, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Charlotte, Fort Bragg

Trump at CPAC: ‘Hollywood Discriminates Against Our People’

WASHINGTON — President Trump, speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference for more than two hours on Saturday, went on a series of extended riffs that included the Academy Awards and Hollywood. As he was talking about meeting generals on his recent visit to Iraq who looked and sounded like they were out of “central […]
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Washington, Iraq, Trump, CPAC, President Trump

Syria Kurds evacuate civilians from IS redoubt, hail Trump troop reversal

With Washington's allies poised for victory against Islamic State fighters making a final stand in a pocket near the Iraqi border, the White House announced plans on Thursday to keep "a small peacekeeping force" of 200 troops in Syria. The announcement partially reversed Trump's abrupt decision in December to withdraw the entire 2,000-strong U.S. contingent, which had alarmed Washington's Kurdish allies and prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to quit. An administration official later put the...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Syria, Trump, TANF, Jim Mattis

Top 5 most controversial figures in American history

Many of the most polarizing Americans were Presidents.Being controversial created complicated legacies.Pop culture can also cause strong division. Controversy is not always bad for you. Case in point, most of the people on this list are well-known political figures who have made a strong imprint on the country's life. While President Trump is certainly a divisive figure to many, the full extent of his impact on America is yet to materialize. And as incendiary as some of his tweets might be, he...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, News, Guantanamo Bay, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Government, Wikipedia, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, History, War, Fbi, United States

Ex-MI Senate Candidate, Businessman John James Is New Favorite For UN Post

After Heather Nauert withdrew herself from consideration over the weekend, the White House is in serious talks with John James to be the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Politico reported. James is a Michigan businessman, who launched an unsuccessful bid against Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in November, and was considered a “runner-up” last year. James is also an Iraq War veteran. Trump has not yet met with James since Nauert pulled out — citing family concerns — and it was “unclear if ...
Tags: News, White House, Iraq, Michigan, James, Trump, HEATHER NAUERT, NAUERT, John James, UN Post, Sen Debbie Stabenow, Nicole Lafond, United Nations Politico, MI Senate

Shamima Begum and questions of responsibility – hers and ours | Letters

Readers give their thoughts on the east London schoolgirl who left the UK to join Islamic State and now wants to returnMany words have been spilled in discussions over whether Shamima Begum and her newborn child should, or should not, be allowed to return to UK to face justice (Let Begum’s case be a turning point, 19 February). We indubitably have a responsibility for her and can’t just remove her citizenship, though many would, no doubt, like to.However, in all of this debate, I have read littl...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Children, Islamic State, Iraq, Society, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Shamima Begum, Begum

Annals of Bureaucratese, The Trump/McCabe File

You may have seen Andrew McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview last night. We’ll be bringing you various nuggets from that interview and the rest of the press tour he’s doing today. But there are a number of points that come up his accounts that aren’t news in themselves but shed important light on the nature of how the federal government, perhaps all governments, work. After more than 20 years in this business and particularly after everything that occurred in the aftermath of 9/11 and Iraq War, I beca...
Tags: News, Nbc, Obama, Congress, White House, Iraq, Russia, US, Fbi, Saddam Hussein, Mel Brooks, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Bush, Josh Marshall

UK will not put officials at risk to rescue Isis Britons, says minister

Ben Wallace insists ‘actions have consequences’ in case of schoolgirl Shamima BegumThe security minister, Ben Wallace, has said he would not put officials’ lives at risk to rescue UK citizens who went to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, insisting “actions have consequences”.“I’m not putting at risk British people’s lives to go looking for terrorists or former terrorists in a failed state,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Islamic State, Iraq, UK News, Syria, UK security and counter-terrorism, Counter-terrorism policy, Ben Wallace, BBC Radio

Devourer of Planets: Dissecting the Nuance-Free Yet Brilliant Filmmaking of Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’

Vice bides its time, at least at first. It opens with a brief, Paul Greengrass-style glimpse of the Situation Room on 9/11. Accompanying this cinéma vérité are snippets of all the war and torture that would follow; Adam McKay, now on a roll after The Big Short , is as much a documentarian or video essayist as he is a fiction filmmaker, setting the stage for events that we, the public, are all too familiar with. However, the film’s opening credits don’t arrive until 12 minutes later. In the ...
Tags: Movies, Guantanamo, Drama, White House, Iraq, Features, Paul Greengrass, Cambodia, Christian Bale, Bale, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Nicholas Britell

GOP North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Dies On 76th Birthday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. The congressman’s office confirmed his death in a statement, saying Jones died in Greenville, North Carolina. His health declining in recent months, Jones entered hospice care in January after breaking his hip. He had been granted a leave of absence from Congress in late ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Iraq, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Jones, Raleigh, Cooper

Jeff Bezos essentially accused the National Enquirer of having a political motive for exposing his affair, and insinuated a Trump connection (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos implicitly charged Thursday that the National Enquirer's story exposing his affair with TV anchor Lauren Sanchez was a political hit job. The charge came as part of a statement he released accusing the Enquirer's publisher of blackmail and extortion. Bezos suggested the Enquirer's publisher may have written the story as a favor to or at the behest of President Trump. Jeff Bezos on Thursday all but charged that the National Enquirer's exposure of his affair with former TV anchor Lau...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iraq, Trends, New York Times, Cia, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Cohen

President Trump Predicts ISIS Will Lose All Territory in Iraq and Syria by Next Week

U.S. officials have said that IS has already lost 99.5 percent of its territory
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Iraq, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Trump, Onetime

U.S. commander: IS hold in Syria, Iraq on verge of collapse

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their time until the Americans leave the battlefield as planned. IS militants have lost territory since Trump’s surprise announcement in December that he was pulling U.S. forces out, but military officials warn the fighters could regroup...
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Despite What Trump Will Say At SOTU, US Officials Fear ISIS Just Laying Low

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their time until the Americans leave the battlefield as planned. IS militants have lost territory since Trump’s surprise announcement in December that he was pulling U.S. forces out, but military officials warn the fighters could regroup within six mon...
Tags: New York, Isis, News, Congress, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Barack Obama, Syria, Ap, Afghanistan, Pentagon, State Department, Donald Trump, Defense Department

Iraqi president slams Trump’s remarks about staying in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s president has slammed comments by U.S. President Donald Trump who he says he wants to keep U.S. troops in Iraq “to watch Iran.” Barham Salih says Trump did not ask Iraq’s permission for American troops stationed there to watch Iran, describing his comments as “strange.” Salih spoke Monday at a forum […]
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Ap, World, Nation, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Trump, Salih, Nation & World Politics, Iran Barham Salih

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