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Iraq’s prime minister sees U.S.
‘more engaged’ in terror fight

Washington Times, by Guy Taylor

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Posted By:Lalo, 3/20/2017 11:42:16 PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the United States and other allies to “stay focused” in the fight against Islamic State Monday, saying he sees a new willingness in the Trump administration to take a more direct role in the fight not just to contain but to defeat the terror group. “We can eliminate this terrorist organization,” Mr. al-Abadi told a Washington audience just hours after meeting with President Trump at the White House ahead of a major summit this week of officials from the 68-nation coalition battling the group also known as ISIS. “I think this administration wants

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GardenGal, 3/21/2017 2:43:44 AM     (No. 11196386)

One of the biggest reasons I voted for Trump with another being his promise to select a Supreme Court Justice from the list provided by the Federalist Society.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 3/21/2017 8:52:41 AM     (No. 11196531)

A rock is more engaged than Uhhhhbama was, unless the subject was brackets, rap or Reggie Love.

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Posted By: Lalo- 4/11/2017 1:53:21     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- It didn´t take long for the viral video of a United Airlines passenger being forcibly dragged off an overbooked plane to make it to Capitol Hill. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, said she´s going to formally ask Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the Transportation Committee, and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) to convene a hearing "to examine this and other incidents on flights.” “I deplore the violent removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight this weekend," Norton said in a statement today. "Airline

Bill O’Reilly Mocks CNN’s
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Posted By: Lalo- 4/11/2017 1:14:48     Post Reply
Did you tune into tonight’s O’Reilly Factor on Fox News? Maybe you did. A lot of people have in the wake of all the sexual harassment allegations and reports that he and Fox settled with the women for big money. If you did, you saw that Bill O’Reilly and Brit Hume take aim at CNN’s Brooke Baldwin for speaking to a Syrian refugee a few times last week. Like other reporters, she was interested in finding out how people are perceiving the contrast between Donald Trump‘s refusal to allow refugees into America and his choice to send missiles to Syria

Syrian regime change now
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Washington Times, by Dan Boylan    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/10/2017 10:22:28     Post Reply
President Trump’s national security adviser on Sunday signaled a shift in the administration’s stance toward Syria, which now includes regime change, as Russia and Iran recommit to supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad after the U.S. strike early Friday on a Syrian air base that is believed to have launched a chemical attack on civilians last week. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the Trump administration has two goals in Syria: defeating the Islamic State group and removing Mr. Assad from power. However, he added that Mr. Trump is seeking a global response that would include U.S. allies as well as Russia

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Posted By: Lalo- 4/10/2017 10:03:23     Post Reply
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Posted By: Lalo- 4/10/2017 9:58:48     Post Reply
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Trump maintained pageantry
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Politico, by Josh Dawsey    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/9/2017 2:00:04     Post Reply
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After wrapping up a dinner of steak, potatoes, sole fish and gelato, President Donald Trump delivered a message to Chinese President Xi Jinping: The United States was unleashing 59 missiles into a Syrian airbase. Thursday was a split-screen of polished pageantry in public and frantic moves behind closed doors as the United States unleashed air missiles on Syria and the president strutted about his resort, enjoying the glow of cameras and the prestige of having China´s president to his crown jewel while also making what appeared his most consequential decision as president. "We had a long discussion

Airstrike on Syria caps a
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New York Post, by Mary Kay Linge and Eileen AJ Connelly    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/9/2017 12:33:26     Post Reply
President Trump basked in the glow Saturday of a week so successful that it even won praise from aides to former President ­Barack Obama. Trump had plenty of success to reflect upon as he donned a white polo shirt and red cap to enjoy five hours at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. He had had a successful two-day meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Senate voted Friday to approve his first Supreme Court nominee. And he had punished Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad for the cruel use of sarin gas against his own people by ordering a

McMaster shows clout in
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The Hill, by Jordan Fabian    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/8/2017 7:10:35     Post Reply
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Posted By: Lalo- 4/8/2017 7:04:48     Post Reply
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Feuding Trump aides meet and agree
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Reuters, by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/8/2017 6:27:10     Post Reply
Top White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met and agreed to "bury the hatchet" over their differences, a senior administration official said on Saturday, in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from President Donald Trump´s message. Bannon, Trump´s chief strategist, and Kushner, an influential adviser and Trump´s son-in-law, met on Friday at the request of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus who told them that if they have any policy differences, they should air them internally, the official said. The development at the president´s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, came at the end of

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Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 4/7/2017 12:39:37     Post Reply
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Posted By: Lalo- 4/6/2017 10:33:11     Post Reply
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