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Barack Obama really owes Bill Kristol—big time.
First, had Kristol and his fellow neoconservatives not pushed for a deadly, prolonged war in Iraq after September 11, there would be no President Obama. The first-term senator’s premature candidacy for president was based largely on his vocal opposition to the Iraq War, which had been supported by his primary opponent, Senator Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, asked point-blank by CNN’s Jim Acosta to do so, did not say that the press is not the “enemy of the people,” as President Donald Trump has claimed.
In a jawdropping exchange which got the CNN reporter so frustrated he eventually walked out, Acosta challenged Sanders to stand against the president’s tweets. [Read More]
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta went on a lengthy rant against White House attacks on the media on Thursday, suggesting he and his fellow reporters chant on Pennsylvania Avenue “we’re not the enemy of the people” in protest against President Donald Trump’s claims that they are.
Acosta has had a series of public spats with Trump, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other Trump officials, and he frequently tweets about his efforts to get questions answered. Trump has called Acosta “fake news,” and he has become a target of fervent Trump supporters, who were seen jeering and cursing him at a rally in Florida in a widely shared video.
Acosta pressured Sanders on Thursday over Trump’s frequent criticisms of the media, asking her to publicly declare that the press was not the “enemy of the American people,” as Trump frequently tweets. His daughter Ivanka Trump said earlier on Thursday she did not think that was true, but Sanders said she spoke on behalf of the president and his position was “clear.” [Read More]
The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports.
It is unclear how advanced the proposal is, and whether it will ever be adopted.
Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm, saying that dropping security at smaller airports could make those flights an inviting target for terrorists. [Read More]
The Vatican today made clear that last year’s remarks from Pope Francis on the death penalty didn’t just amount to an extemporaneous personal teaching after all. Earlier today, the Holy See announced that the pontiff had ordered changes to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) to make the death penalty forbidden entirely. That changes centuries of teaching, but those teachings have also been evolving ever since the end of World War II: [Read More]
Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.
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