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Trump: Ask General Kelly if he got a call from Obama when his son died – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Trump walks to Marine One from the Oval Office to depart for South Carolina on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump renewed his claim Tuesday that former president Barack Obama failed to call families of fallen U.S. service members, adding “you could ask General Kelly” whether the White House chief of staff got a call when his Marine son was killed. “I think I’ve called every family of someone…

Mystery as Vegas police stop news conferences on massacre, call wounded guard a ‘victim’ – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MGM: Las Vegas security guard is not missing Mandalay Bay’s parent company says Jesus Campos doesn’t want media attention right now. The Mandalay Bay security guard who slipped out of the public spotlight in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting is not a missing person, police told Fox News on Tuesday, amid continuing questions about his whereabouts. Jesus Campos was scheduled for a series of television interviews…

Trump says drug czar nominee Tom Marino is withdrawing after Washington Post/’60 Minutes’ investigation – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday said his nominee to be the nation’s drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job — a move that comes in the wake of a Washington Post/“60 Minutes” investigation detailing how the lawmaker helped steer legislation through Congress that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise. On Monday, following the report, Democrats called on Trump to quickly discard Rep. Tom…

Trump fires back after McCain attacks ‘spurious nationalism’ – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has issued a warning to Senator John McCain a day after his fellow Republican delivered a thinly veiled attack in a speech. “People have to be careful because at some point I fight back,” Mr Trump told a Washington radio station on Tuesday. On Monday, the senator deplored “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in a perceived slight at Mr Trump’s so-called America First policy. A…

ISIS defeated in Raqqa as ‘major military operations’ declared over – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

(CNN)US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say “major military operations” in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost control of their self-declared capital. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/03/13/orig-npw-isis-explainer-ejk.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_12′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170313104817-npw-isis-explainer-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…

Trump: Ask Kelly whether Obama called after his son was killed in action – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Kim’s Nukes Are a ‘Recipe for Disaster,’ US Admiral Says – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific warned the situation in North Korea is a “recipe for disaster,” as the region prepares for Donald Trump’s first visit to the region as president. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said in a speech on Tuesday in Singapore that China must do more to build pressure on North Korea over its weapons programs. The U.S. government will continue…

Iraqi forces take back Sinjar in latest effort to roll back Kurdish gains of the past years – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BAGHDAD — Militia forces affiliated with the Iraqi government seized control of the Kurdish held-town of Sinjar near the border with Syria on Tuesday, continuing a push by the federal government in Baghdad to reassert its authority in disputed territories. A force of local Yazidis, part of Iraq’s popular mobilization movement of militias, took control of the town early on Tuesday morning, local residents and fighters said. A few hours…

For each scene of his presidency, Trump casts a villain (or two, or three …) – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hillary Clinton is not running for president again in 2020 — she has said so, her aides know it, and there is no political rationale that would argue otherwise. But for President Trump, facts like those simply miss the point. “I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020?” Trump declared in a tweet Monday morning. “My answer was, ‘I hope so!’ ” Just like that,…

Raqqa: IS ‘capital’ falls to US-backed Syrian forces – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption The official declaration that Raqqa has been “liberated” is expected soon A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has taken full control of so-called Islamic State’s one-time “capital” of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello said the fighting was over after a four-month assault. Clearing operations were now under way to uncover any jihadist sleeper cells and remove landmines,…

Trump’s False Claim About Obama and Fallen Service Members – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday that former President Barack Obama didn’t call the families of fallen service members. “If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls — a lot of them didn’t make calls — I like to make calls when it’s appropriate,” Trump said at a press conference in the Rose Garden when asked about why he had not addressed…

Sen. John McCain warns against ‘spurious nationalism’ in Liberty Medal speech – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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A new battle in Iraq gives Iran the upper hand – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. For months, there have been warnings that the Islamic State’s eventual defeat in Iraq and Syria would only spark a number of far more complicated and arguably more dangerous conflicts. We may now be seeing the first of those…

Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Troops – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“This is an outrageous and disrespectful lie even by Trump standards,” Benjamin J. Rhodes, a former deputy national security adviser to Mr. Obama, posted on Twitter. “Also,” Mr. Rhodes added, “Obama never attacked a Gold Star family.” That reference was to the public feud Mr. Trump began with the parents of a Muslim American soldier, Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. The soldier’s parents, Khizr and Ghazala…

McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in clear shot at President Trump – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — An emotional Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) launched a thinly veiled critique of President Trump’s global stewardship Monday night, using a notable award ceremony to condemn “people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.” McCain said that “some half-baked, spurious nationalism” should be considered “as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.” The 2008…

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’ – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat” from the United States since the 1970s…

Hillary Clinton, the NFL, Roy Moore and Other Asides From the President – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“The judge story is an untold story. Nobody wants to talk about it,” he said. “But when you think about it, Mitch and I were saying: That has consequences 40 years out, depending on the age of the judge.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story In praising his record in naming judges to the federal bench, Mr. Trump was eager to assess quality and quantity. He claimed that “some scholars…

Iraqi forces retake the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in escalating dispute with Kurds – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces took control of the contested city of Kirkuk on Monday, as two U.S. allies faced off over territory and oil in the wake of the Kurdish region’s independence vote last month. The Iraqi forces recaptured military bases, an oil field and other infrastructure held by the Kurdish troops, saying their aim was to return to positions around Kirkuk they held before fleeing in the face of…

Trump declines to express confidence in drug czar nominee in wake of Post/’60 Minutes’ probe – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Trump said Monday that he will declare a national emergency next week to address the opioid epidemic and declined to express confidence in Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his nominee for drug czar, in the wake of revelations that the lawmaker helped steer legislation making it harder to act against giant drug companies. Trump’s remarks came amid widespread reaction across the political spectrum to a Washington Post/“60 Minutes” investigation that…

Florida governor declares state of emergency in advance of Richard Spencer event – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Richard Spencer at the Conservative Political Action Conference at Maryland’s National Harbor in February. He was expelled from the event. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida. Scott (R) warned in an executive order that a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Alachua…

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