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August 2017
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08/11/2017_   Trump does not rule out military action in Venezuela     President Trump on Friday refused to rule out a U.S. military intervention in Venezuela, where civil strife has turned violent.   “I’m not going to rule out a military option,” he told reporters at his New Jersey golf club.

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08/09/2017 – Obama donors not committing to Biden   Major donors to former President Obama aren’t committing to Joe Biden.   While it is exceedingly early in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, top Obama donors are signaling that Biden cannot depend on their support.
Some say they might prefer a fresher face.

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08/098/2017 – Mattis warns North Korea of ‘destruction of its people’    Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea in stark terms on Wednesday that it faces devastation if it does not end its pursuit of nuclear weapons.   “The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis said in a statement, referring to North Korea.   “The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

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08/09/2017  –Fallout: Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ sends officials scrambling  U.S. officials scrambled Wednesday to clarify the administration’s position on North Korea after President Trump’s warned that “fire and fury” would come to Pyongyang if it threatens the United States. The White House pushed back on reports that Trump’s national security advisers were caught off-guard by Trump’s statement, but acknowledged the president’s exact phrasing was not planned.

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08/06/2017 – The Memo: GOP questions Trump’s Mueller strategy:    President Trump and his allies are pushing back against the deepening probe into allegations of collusion with Russia, but the effectiveness of that strategy is in serious question even among Republicans.  Team Trump has repeatedly suggested that the Russia investigation is a witch hunt, and that special counsel Robert Mueller has conflicts of interest or is exceeding the original bounds of his investigation.

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08/06/2017 – Federal employees step up defiance of Trump:    Government employees are growing increasingly willing to criticize or defy the White House and President Trump’s top appointees.    A handful of current and former career staffers in the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have openly shredded their superiors within the last several weeks, continuing a trend that has developed throughout the government over the course of Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office.

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08/04/2017 – McCain Slams Trump, Backs Top General in Afghanistan:  Sen. John McCain knocked President Donald Trump after reports emerged that he is considering dismissing the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, CNN reports.Trump reportedly expressed frustration with his military leaders during a White House meeting, apparently complaining that “we aren’t winning, we are losing,” according to NBC News.


07/30/2017 –  Senate GOP steps up defense of Sessions  Senate Republicans are getting more aggressive in fighting back at President Trump’s attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.   Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says there will be “hell to pay” if Sessions is fired, while Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, warned he won’t hold hearings to confirm a successor to Sessions.   Trump’s rough treatment of Sessions, who was the first senator to endorse his presidential campaign last year and for months the only member of the upper chamber to back his unorthodox candidacy, has unsettled many GOP senators.

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07/28/2017 – Trump Again Calls for Senate to Change Rules to ’51 Vote Majority’:  President Donald Trump on Friday again appealed to the Senate to “immediately” change its rules to a “51 vote majority” after Republicans failed to pass a skinny repeal to Obamacare early Friday.  If Republicans are going to pass great future legislation in the Senate, they must immediately go to a 51 vote majority, not senseless 60… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017…Even though parts of healthcare could pass at 51, some really good things need 60. So many great future bills & budgets need 60 votes….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017  It’s at least the third time Trump has urged the Senate to make the radical change, as it did to break the filibuster to get Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is just not going to do it for legislative matters.


07/28/2017 – House Judiciary Committee Requests Special Counsel to Probe Clinton-Obama Collusion: Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee asked the Department of Justice this week to appoint a special counsel to investigate whether Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign colluded with the Obama administration last year.  The lawmakers sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in which they requested that an outsider be appointed to investigate several issues — including why former Attorney General Loretta Lynch wanted the FBI to call its Clinton email investigation a “matter” and what was discussed during a clandestine meeting between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac last summer.





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