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The critique of American military policy that got sidelined in McCain’s insult of Trump – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Sen. John McCain acknowledges a fellow Navy veteran during a Phoenix Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on May 30, 2016, in Phoenix. (Ralph Freso/AP) Sen. John McCain’s criticism of President Trump’s efforts to avoid service in Vietnam wasn’t subtle. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest-income level of America, and the highest-income…

Military judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump impact – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

The judge deciding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s punishment said Monday he is concerned that President Donald Trump’s comments about the case could impact the public’s perception of the military justice system. Sentencing for Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy was set to begin Monday, but the judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, instead heard arguments about a last-minute motion by defense attorneys that recent comments by…

Japan Election Vindicates Shinzo Abe as His Party Wins Big – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Amending the Constitution requires the support of two-thirds of both houses of Parliament. Mr. Abe’s party and its allies had those numbers before Sunday’s elections, but the prime minister’s political woes earlier this year, along with the public’s doubts about a constitutional change, created the possibility that he would lose the supermajority in the lower house. Even with the votes he needs in Parliament, Mr. Abe now must persuade the…

McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

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Why Trump’s Korean war talk should be taken seriously – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

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Body of small child found during search for missing 3-year-old – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

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McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

Abe Placed to Lead Japan Through 2021 After Big Election Win – Bloomberg

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s gamble on an early election may have just won him a chance to lead Japan through 2021. Abe, 63, saw his ruling coalition retain its two-thirds majority in the 465-member lower house in an election on Sunday. That boosts his chances at winning another term next year as head of his Liberal Democratic Party, which could make him Japan’s longest serving leader. The landslide win —…

Steve Bannon’s war on the Republican Party will go on with or without Trump’s blessing – Washington Examiner

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is a man of his word, according to allies who said the Breitbart chairman is more determined than ever to wage war on incumbent Republicans in 2018 even without President Trump’s endorsement. Hours after Trump decried inaction by congressional Republicans at a Cabinet meeting Monday, during which he seemed to offer a tepid endorsement of Bannon’s plan to prop up insurgent GOP candidates,…

Jimmy Carter: Media tougher on Trump than any other president in memory – Fox News

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Former President Jimmy Carter says the media have been tougher on President Trump than any other president he can remember.  (REUTERS/Neil Hall, Kevin Lamarque, File) Jimmy Carter, the liberal 93-year-old former president, surprisingly sided with President Trump when he told The New York Times that the media have been been too hostile on the current commander-in-chief. “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other…

Trump plans to bring ‘biggest tax cuts ever’ in US history, praises Kelly – Fox News

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Trump: There is tremendous enthusiasm for tax reform President discusses tax and health care reforms in a ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ exclusive. President Trump detailed his historic tax cut plans, talked about his Twitter habits and praised Gen. John Kelly’s Thursday speech dismissing Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson’s suggestion that he was forced to make public statements to keep his job in an exclusive Fox News interview on Sunday. In…

Abe to push reform of Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win – Reuters

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition won a combined 312 seats, keeping its two-thirds “super majority” in the 465-member lower house, local media said. A hefty win raises the likelihood that Abe, who took office…

Abe to push reform of Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition has won a combined 310 seats, reaching a two-thirds “super majority” in the 465-member lower house, with 11 seats still up for grabs, broadcaster TV Asahi said….

Trump plans to bring ‘biggest tax cuts ever’ in US history, praises Kelly – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Trump: There is tremendous enthusiasm for tax reform President discusses tax and health care reforms in a ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ exclusive. President Trump detailed his historic tax cut plans, talked about his Twitter habits and praised Gen. John Kelly’s Thursday speech dismissing Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson’s suggestion that he was forced to make public statements to keep his job in an exclusive Fox News interview on Sunday. In…

Five ex-presidents call for unity — and donations — at hurricane benefit concert – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call it the benefit concert’s most unlikely collaboration. The five living former U.S. presidents put aside political differences and made a cameo appearance onstage at the “Deep From the Heart” concert in College Station, Tex., on Saturday to help raise money for victims of a recent spate of natural disasters. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter waved to the crowd as…

Bowe Bergdahl Says Returning to US Was as Tough as Captivity – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

LONDON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years a captive of the Taliban after abandoning his army base in Afghanistan, has said returning home to the U.S. was as tough as his time as a hostage. The former prisoner of war, who earlier this week pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior-before-the-enemy charges, told Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper that his homecoming was difficult because his case had become political….

GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader – The Hill

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (R-Ky.) has become a flashpoint for Republicans running for Senate in 2018.  The Hill asked nearly two dozen Senate candidates this week if they would support McConnell as leader if elected. Not one campaign said outright that they would support him, although two candidates appear to have expressed…

Shinzo Abe’s coalition is projected to win the Japanese election – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

TOKYO — Japanese voters braved wind, rain and a rapidly approaching typhoon Sunday to vote in their new government.  But as polling closed at 8 p.m. local time, early indications suggested that this new government would look remarkably like the old one. Public broadcaster NHK is predicting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party won between 253 and 300 seats and coalition partner Komeito garnered 26 to 37 seats — potentially…

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies ‘coup’ by Madrid – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Media captionMany pictures showing Spanish police acting violently during the referendum were fake – Spanish foreign minister The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government’s move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a “coup”. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a “de facto coup d’état”. “If anyone has attempted a coup, it is the Catalan regional…

5 Living Ex-Presidents Appear On Stage For Hurricane Relief Concert – NPR

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Former Presidents, from right to left, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter wave on stage at the opening of a hurricane relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday. L.M. Otero/AP hide caption toggle caption L.M. Otero/AP Former Presidents, from right to left, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter wave on stage at the opening of a…

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