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Four Big Questions After Trump’s Syria Strike – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter Play Facebook Twitter Embed autoplay autoplay Four Big Questions after Trump’s Syria Strike On Day 77 of his presidency, Donald Trump responded to his first major international test — a chemical attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians — by carrying out a targeted…

What you need to know about US airstrike on Syrian air base – CNN

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

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Russia claims U.S. attack on Syria violates ‘international law’ – New York Daily News

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

Russia has vowed to help bulk up Syria’s air defenses after accusing the U.S. of breaking “international law” for a deadly overnight missile attack on one of the country’s air bases. A “complex of measures” to beef up defenses will be completed shortly to “protect the most sensitive Syrian infrastructure facilities,” said a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman. Russian officials confirmed Friday that the Kremlin received advanced notice…

Hillary Clinton Says Russia Used Hacking ‘to Great Effect’ in Her Defeat – New York Times

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

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Trump administration on Syria strikes: ‘Russia faces a choice’ – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

President Trump initiated strikes on the Syrian military on Thursday, a bold and risky response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s latest use of chemical weapons against his own people. In lengthy internal notes that were distributed to U.S. government agencies late Thursday evening, which I obtained in full, the administration lays out its justifications for the strikes and the challenge the United States is now laying at Russia’s feet. The notes…

US strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

The U.S. military launched approximately 50 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad since that country’s civil war began six years ago. The operation, which the Trump administration authorized in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of civilians this week, dramatically expands U.S. military involvement in Syria and exposes the United States to…

The government is demanding to know who this Trump critic is. Twitter is suing to keep it a secret. – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

(Eric Thayer/Reuters) Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday to block an order from the Department of Homeland Security that seeks to reveal the user of an account who has been critical of the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Tweets from the account — @ALT_uscis — indicate that it is run by someone who is an employee of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services division of Homeland Security. Free speech advocates said the…

Gorsuch vote makes McConnell-Schumer relationship look bad. It might get better. – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) rattled off questions Thursday to the chamber’s presiding officer, designed to embarrass Republicans just ahead of a historic rules change to ease the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. A few feet to his right, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sat silently, giggling to himself at one point. As relationships go, the new Democratic leader and the longtime GOP…

Hillary Clinton Says Russia Used Hacking ‘to Great Effect’ in Her Defeat – New York Times

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017

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Senate Republicans Deploy ‘Nuclear Option’ to Clear Path for Gorsuch – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

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US to Weigh Military Responses to Syrian Chemical Attack – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

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How Trump’s perceived Russia allies keep dropping – Politico

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

For weeks, Devin Nunes dismissed accusations he had disclosed classified information as partisan antics. On Wednesday night, those allegations landed the House Intelligence Committee chairman in a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan in which the two of them agreed Nunes would temporarily step aside from his panel’s high-profile Russia investigation. Nunes also informed House Majority Leader and fellow Californian Kevin McCarthy of his decision on Wednesday night, McCarthy told…

At Mar-a-Lago, Trump welcomes China’s Xi for first summit – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Thursday to a red-carpet welcome to kick off his two-day summit with President Trump, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised a “very frank discussion” on North Korea, trade and cyberhacking. Tillerson and his wife Renda St. Clair greeted Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan at the airport, and the couples strode past a ceremonial military guard before the…

Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dead at 90 – RollingStone.com

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

Don Rickles, the iconic spitfire insult comic, died at his home in Los Angeles Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 90. The cause of death was kidney failure, according to Rickles’ publicist. Related Gilbert Gottfried Remembers Don Rickles: ‘He Was Sharp ‘Til the End’ “His legacy to me will always be that he didn’t care who he insulted, he didn’t care who he offended” On Thursday, tributes from…

Democrats vote to filibuster Gorsuch in first act of nuclear showdown – CNN

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

Washington (CNN)Senate Democrats Thursday morning blocked the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/04/03/orrin-hatch-gorsuch-vote-bs-sot.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_48′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170403191201-orrin-hatch-gorsuch-vote-bs-sot-00010105-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170403191201-orrin-hatch-gorsuch-vote-bs-sot-00010105-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170403191201-orrin-hatch-gorsuch-vote-bs-sot-00010105-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170403191201-orrin-hatch-gorsuch-vote-bs-sot-00010105-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170403191201-orrin-hatch-gorsuch-vote-bs-sot-00010105-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170403191201-orrin-hatch-gorsuch-vote-bs-sot-00010105-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170403191201-orrin-hatch-gorsuch-vote-bs-sot-00010105-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo === true) {if (turnOnFlashMessaging === true) {autoStartVideo = false;containerEl…

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes recuses himself from Russia probe – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) temporarily recused himself Thursday from all matters related to the committee’s ongoing probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, as House investigators look into ethics allegations against him. Nunes said in a statement that he decided to recuse himself after “several leftwing activist groups” filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics about his leadership. Nunes called the charges “entirely false and…

The Latest: Germany welcomes Trump criticism of Assad – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

BEIRUT — Autopsies conducted by Turkish doctors on Thursday have confirmed that chemical weapons were used in an attack which killed scores of people in Syria two days earlier, providing the most concrete evidence to date of why so many people were killed. Dozens of victims from Tuesday’s daybreak assault on the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun have been evacuated to Turkey for medical treatment. Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag…

Bannon attended National Security Council meeting after his removal from top committee – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

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Why Trump wants the US to act more like China – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

(Washington Post illustration/Ben Kirchner; iStockphoto) For years, American politicians and business leaders have demanded China approach its economic policy in a manner more similar to the United States. They have pushed the nominally communist country to cut support to its state-run enterprises, drop barriers against foreign goods and level the playing field between Chinese companies and their foreign competitors. But as President Trump meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago this week, he…

Senate prepares for nuclear showdown – CNN

Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017

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