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Did the US wipe out Pakistani Taliban leadership in one drone strike?

We know we got one, but did we ring up five? Afghan and US sources tell NBC News that a drone strike in northern Pakistan killed the top commander of the Taliban in that country, long targeted for a series of atrocities and the mastermind …

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House Judiciary chair: Bring me Peter Strzok

I can’t believe they haven’t subpoenaed him already. The two intelligence committees have been rotating in Russiagate principals to testify for months notwithstanding Mueller’s parallel investigation. Why hasn’t someone tried to haul Strzok and Lisa Page in before Judiciary to explain what the hell they …

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Breaking, kinda: Manafort bail revoked after witness-tampering charge

Big news, of a sort anyway, in the ongoing special-counsel prosecution of Paul Manafort. New charges filed last week in the case accused Donald Trump’s former campaign manager of tampering with witnesses in the case pending in Washington DC, which has nothing to do with …

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Convention planning team to Seattle: City’s homeless problem ‘has gotten out of control’

The American Pharmacists Association was planning a large convention for early next year, one that would require a site capable of hosting up to 6,000 attendees. One of the places it considered holding the convention was Seattle, so it sent an advanced planning team to the …

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Trump: Michael Cohen is no longer my lawyer

I hope someone’s reminded him that any future conversations between him and Cohen are now non-privileged by definition. Evidence of a phone chat in which, hypothetically, Trump invites Cohen to keep his mouth shut in return for a pardon would not be off-limits to the …

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Trump: I’m soft on Kim Jong Un’s human rights record because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy your family

This is excellent salesmanship of his weird whitewashing of Kim a few days ago on Fox News, inviting the viewer to step into his shoes and see things from the perspective of situational ethics. What would you do? You have a lunatic cult leader armed …

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Trump: I’m not signing the compromise House immigration bill

Bad news for Paul Ryan and his hopes of pulling together both moderates and conservatives, but not entirely a surprise either. Ryan put down a rebellion in his own caucus and headed off a clean DACA authorization that almost succeeded in coming to the floor …

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Another Broward coward? Stoneman Douglas safety monitor who bailed on Cruz kept on by school board despite sexual harassment allegations

Just when one thinks the depth of incompetence and neglect in Broward County has been reached, it turns out that a little more digging turns up more. The family of one of the murdered students at Stoneman Douglas High School tells the Sun-Sentinel that the …

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Giuliani: Trump’s not sitting down for an interview “in a corrupt investigation”

“Those FBI agents should be fired today,” Rudy Giuliani told Fox & Friends this morning, “and in prison next week.” Giuliani joined a chorus of guests on F&F arguing that the report from inspector general Michael Horowitz changes the entire ballgame around the special counsel probe of Donald …

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Trump: Aren’t you glad I fired Comey now?

After a relatively long silence in response to the long-awaited IG report on the “midyear investigation,” AKA Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, Donald Trump finally weighed in today on Michael Horowitz’ findings. It amounted to a victory lap complete with an I told you so on James …

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