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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition – Deadline

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition – Deadline

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. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock President Donald Trump gave his review of Saturday Night Live’s cold open this morning:  “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” The bit, featuring Alec Baldwin doing his Trump imitation and lampooning the border situation, always provokes the Commander-in-Tweet, who has taken shots at Baldwin and SNL before. But this is a critic who has more than the power of the pen (or keyboard) to take action, which makes some of his comments  dangerous and far more ominous than mere grousing. Trump also asked how networks get away with “these total Republican hit jobs without retribution?” He later tweet-shouted for good measure: “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS...
More Than 300 Chemical Attacks Launched During Syrian Civil War, Study Says – NPR

More Than 300 Chemical Attacks Launched During Syrian Civil War, Study Says – NPR

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. Enlarge this image A man walks amid rubble in the Syrian town of Douma in April 2018. A report out Sunday confirmed that a chemical attack early that month was one of hundreds since the start of the Syrian civil war. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption toggle caption Hassan Ammar/AP Updated at 1:55 p.m. ET December 23, 2012. Bayada, Homs. July 29, 2014. Old City, Aleppo. July 4, 2018. Douma, outside Damascus. A study released Sunday tallies the chemical weapons attacks over the ...
‘Many of us are concerned’: Lawmakers react to Trump’s national emergency declaration – NBC News

‘Many of us are concerned’: Lawmakers react to Trump’s national emergency declaration – NBC News

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. Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 17, 2019, 6:20 PM GMTBy Allan SmithRepublican and Democratic lawmakers expressed concern Sunday over President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to divert money to build his proposed border wall after Congress refused to authorize such funding.The declaration, which Trump made Friday, has divided Republicans, with some saying the move amounted to constitutional overreach and could open the door to a future Democratic president declaring similar emergencies over issues the GOP disagrees with.Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affair...
Pence’s Calls to Pressure Iran Fall on Deaf Ears in Europe – The Wall Street Journal

Pence’s Calls to Pressure Iran Fall on Deaf Ears in Europe – The Wall Street Journal

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. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, his wife Karen Pence, second left, Ivanka Trump, second from right, and White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, right, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Mr. Pence said the EU should follow the U.S. in leaving the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Matthias Schrader/Associated Press 111 Comments By ...
Graham calls McCabe comments ‘beyond stunning’ as he threatens to subpoena former FBI chief – Fox News

Graham calls McCabe comments ‘beyond stunning’ as he threatens to subpoena former FBI chief – Fox News

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. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., vowed Sunday to investigate alleged discussions at the Department of Justice about invoking the 25th Amendment as a way to oust President Trump from office and threatened to subpoena former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe if he refused to testify on the matter before the Senate."We're going to find out what happened here and the only way I know to find out is to call the people in under oath and find out, through questioning, who's telling the truth because the underlying accusation is beyond stunning," Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on CBS’ "Face the Nation."Graham added that he also plans to subpoena both McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if they won’t voluntarily agree to testify before the comm...
Germany cool on Trump appeal to take back IS fighters from Syria – Reuters

Germany cool on Trump appeal to take back IS fighters from Syria – Reuters

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. FILE PHOTO - Islamic State billboards are seen along a street in Raqqa, eastern Syria, which is controlled by the Islamic State, October 29, 2014. The billboard (R) reads: "We will win despite the global coalition". REUTERS/Nour Fourat/File PhotoBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany can take back Islamic State fighters captured in Syria only if the suspects have consular access, the interior ministry said on Sunday, playing down the likelihood of Berlin meeting demands made by U.S. President Trump to his European allies. With U.S.-backed fighters looking poised to defeat Islamic State in Syria, Trump on Saturday called on Britain, France and Germany to take back more than 800 captured Islamic State fighters and put them on trial. “In principle, all German citizens and those suspected of ha...
‘Couple hundred miles’ of border wall done by 2020; Trump will ‘defend’ emergency declaration, adviser Miller says – Fox News

‘Couple hundred miles’ of border wall done by 2020; Trump will ‘defend’ emergency declaration, adviser Miller says – Fox News

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. Speaking exclusively to "Fox News Sunday," senior White House adviser Stephen Miller vowed that substantial portions of President Trump's proposed southern border wall will be completed by September 2020 -- just months before Election Day.Miller also strongly suggested that Trump would veto any effort by Congress to override his national declaration of emergency. A senior administration official told Fox News that the White House plans to move $8 billion in currently appropriated or available funds toward construction of the wall. Of that, $3 billion could be diverted with help from the emergency declaration."You’re going to see probably a couple hundred miles [of wall] in time, I would say, by the end of the next appropriation cycle," Mill...
ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow – CNN

ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow – CNN

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. ISIS fighters have continued to flee even as the final fighting has unfolded in the group's last stronghold in southeastern Syria. Some of the last fighters are also believed to be former members of al Qaeda in Iraq, according to a second official.The assessments and estimates of ISIS' strength come in the finals days of the physical caliphate, the officials said. Earlier this month, Gen. Joseph Votel, the four-star general in charge of US military operations in the Middle East, estimated there were 20,000 to 30,000 ISIS fighters remaining -- which lines up with a UN estimate from August. A US Defense Department report from the summer estimated there are between 15,500 and 17,100 ISIS militants in Iraq and another 14,000 in Syria. Contrary to US President Donald Trump's tweets, a senio...
Notre Dame rescinds defrocked cardinal’s honorary degree – WSBT-TV

Notre Dame rescinds defrocked cardinal’s honorary degree – WSBT-TV

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. FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)The University of Notre Dame has rescinded the honorary degree of a now defrocked US cardinal.The Vatican announced this weekend Pope Francis defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.The Vatican found McCarrick guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession.McCarrick was once the Archbishop of WashingtonThis means the 88-year-old McCarrick won't be allowed to celebrate Mass or other sacramentsThe University of Notre Dame's president announced as a result of the Vatican's action, the school is rescinding the honorary degree conferred upon McCarrick in 2008.McCarrick now be...