Tag: Trump, Donald J

The Broken Pieces of Middle East Peace

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Camp David accords — the high-water mark of Middle East peacemaking. How far we have fallen since then. It makes you weep. Rather than a breakthrough, Israelis and Palestinians seem to be inching closer and closer to a total breakdown. Without some […]

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Books News: ‘Full Disclosure’ by Stormy Daniels Has Few Bombshells, but Is Likely to Rattle the White House

The White House press office did not respond to a request for comment. “Full Disclosure” is the latest damaging tell-all book in a succession of them, coming just after Omarosa Manigault Newman’s “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” and Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House,” […]

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Manafort Folds. Now What?

Advertisement His cooperation agreement with Robert Mueller is the start of a new chapter in the special counsel’s investigation. By Noah Bookbinder, Barry Berke and Norman L. Eisen Mr. Bookbinder is the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Mr. Berke is a co-chairman of the litigation […]

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Leaked Google Video After Trump’s Win Adds to Pressure From Conservatives

SAN FRANCISCO — A video posted to the right-wing media site Breitbart on Wednesday showed Google executives bemoaning the election of President Trump at a company meeting in 2016. The release of the leaked video is the latest volley in an expanding campaign by Republicans and allies in the media […]

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White House Threatens Iran With Retaliation Over Militant Attacks

The administration has compiled a list of statistics to show Iran’s continued funding of extremist groups throughout the Middle East: $700 million to Hezbollah in Lebanon; more than $100 million a year to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad; at least $16 billion to allies and proxies in Syria, Lebanon and […]

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U.S. Recalls Top Diplomats From Latin America as Worries Rise Over China’s Influence

WASHINGTON — The United States has recalled three chiefs of mission from Latin American nations that cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of recognizing China. The move comes as American officials have expressed growing unease over China’s rising influence in the region. The diplomats, who represent the United States […]

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North Korean Spy to Be Charged in Sony Pictures Hacking

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department plans to charge a North Korean spy in the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, according to three government officials familiar with the indictment. The attack wiped out 70 percent of Sony Pictures’ computer capability and was done in retaliation for the company’s production […]

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The Meaning of a Raucous Supreme Court Hearing

Advertisement Also: Trump’s own aides disdain him. It’s shocking but no longer surprising. Sept. 5, 2018 ImageJudge Brett M. Kavanaugh, center, at his Senate confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. For the most part, the day wasn’t about him.CreditCreditTasos Katopodis/EPA, via Shutterstock First, the revelations about the Trump White House in […]

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Live Briefing: What to Watch: Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Day 2

In his opening remarks, Judge Kavanaugh vowed to uphold the attributes of an ideal judge and remain “a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy.” Will any Republicans ask tough questions? Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, critiqued President Trump during his opening statement, citing a Twitter […]

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Trump Blasts Sessions for Charging G.O.P. Members Before Midterms

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday attacked Jeff Sessions, his attorney general, over the Justice Department’s decision to bring criminal charges against two Republican congressmen ahead of the midterm elections, linking the department’s actions with his party’s political fate. In a pair of tweets sent midafternoon, Mr. Trump suggested that […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: Get Sick, Go Bankrupt and Die

Let’s be honest: Despite his reputation as a maverick, John McCain spent most of his last decade being a very orthodox Republican, toeing the party line no matter how irresponsible it became. Think of the way he abandoned his onetime advocacy of action to limit climate change. But he redeemed […]

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In California, Facts and Science Still Matter

Advertisement Jerry Brown’s California is moving toward carbon-free electricity as President Trump’s Washington beds down with the fossil fuel lobby. We stand with California. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the […]

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How Trump Betrays ‘Forgotten’ Americans

With private-sector unions badly weakened by factory shutdowns and corporate resistance to unions, government employee unions have become the most powerful part of the labor movement. That’s one reason anti-union billionaires and foundations underwrote the Janus litigation: to hobble the strongest part of labor. The Koch brothers and other billionaires […]

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DealBook: Silicon Valley Doesn’t Like Trump. It Can Still Work With the Government.

Alex Karp grew up in a liberal household and considers himself a progressive. He voted for Hillary Clinton, and he lives and works in Silicon Valley. Yet Mr. Karp, the chief executive of Palantir, has found himself increasingly at odds with his peers in the technology industry as it publicly […]

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The Supreme Court Ought to Back Off

Of course, the court sometimes must act decisively to protect rights. By design, the unelected, largely unaccountable Supreme Court serves as a bulwark against tyrannical majorities. The First Amendment’s guarantee of free expression envisions the protection of repugnant views. And few legislators are apt to defend the rights of criminal […]

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Writing the Unions’ ‘Fight-or-Die Survival Chapter’

Advertisement The growing labor militancy making headlines has its roots in slow, grinding efforts by workers all over the country. By Sarah Jaffe Ms. Jaffe is the author of “Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.” Sept. 2, 2018 ImageRiot police trying to prevent protesters from blocking an entrance to the mall […]

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‘Birtherism Is Now Federal Policy’

Advertisement The Trump administration is denying basic rights to dark-skinned citizens. Aug. 31, 2018 ImageDonald J. Trump in Washington in 2011. A false claim about a dark-skinned American not really being an American has been central to Trumpism from the very beginning.CreditCreditJonathan Ernst/Reuters This article is part of the Opinion […]

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Trump Attacks CNN After Source Raises Doubts About Report on Russia Meeting

President Trump attacked CNN on Wednesday, writing on Twitter that the network had been “caught in a major lie” in connection to an article it published in July about claims made by the president’s former personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen. The article, which was written by Jim Sciutto, Marshall Cohen […]

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