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USA POLITICS: Trump Endorses Republican Healthcare Plan

USA POLITICS: Trump Endorses Republican Healthcare Plan

Trump, on Twitter, called the measure sponsored by Republican Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham “great,” adding: “I hope Republican Senators will vote for Graham-Cassidy and fulfill their promise to Repeal & Replace ObamaCare. Money direct to States!”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Prepares to Make it Easier for American Gun Makers to Sell Small Arms

USA POLITICS: Trump Prepares to Make it Easier for American Gun Makers to Sell Small Arms

“There will be more leeway to do arms sales,” one senior administration official said. “You could really turn the spigot on if you do it the right way.”

The push fits both Trump’s support for the gun lobby espoused on the campaign trail and his “Buy American” agenda.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Shameless, Ignorant, New Hitler’: Iran, Venezuela Fire Back After Trump Criticism at UN

USA POLITICS: ‘Shameless, Ignorant, New Hitler’: Iran, Venezuela Fire Back After Trump Criticism at UN

“Trump’s shameless and ignorant remarks, in which he ignored Iran’s fight against terrorism, display his lack of knowledge and unawareness,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to the official Fars news agency.

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USA POLITICS: US May ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea: Trump Warns

USA POLITICS: US May ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea: Trump Warns

Unless North Korea backs down, U.S. President Donald Trump said, “We will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea.”

“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” Trump said.

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USA POLITICS: US Sanctions Continue to Backfire as China Opens $10 Billion Credit Line for Iran

USA POLITICS: US Sanctions Continue to Backfire as China Opens $10 Billion Credit Line for Iran

The significant credit line will primarily use euros and yuan to bypass the US sanctions. China is seen to be opening trade to the region as part of a trillion-dollar “One Belt, One Road” strategy to increase ties to Africa and Europe. China is the biggest recipient of Iranian oil, and accounts for almost a third of Tehran’s overall trade.

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USA POLITICS: 3,000 New US Troops Headed to Afghanistan: James Mattis US Defense Secretary Says

USA POLITICS: 3,000 New US Troops Headed to Afghanistan: James Mattis US Defense Secretary Says

“It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven’t signed the last of the orders right now as we look at specific, small elements that are going,” Mattis told reporters on Monday afternoon.

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USA POLITICS: ‘North Korea Will be Destroyed’: Nikki Haley US Ambassador to UN

USA POLITICS: ‘North Korea Will be Destroyed’: Nikki Haley US Ambassador to UN

The US envoy appeared on CNN Sunday, asserting that the president’s “fire and fury” comment about North Korea’s nuclear program last month is serious. “We wanted to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first,” Haley said. “If that doesn’t work, General Mattis will take care of it.”

“We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this point,” she said of the measure, which the president had called “another very small step.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Ingratiate Himself With Deep State By Making Compromises: Analyst

USA POLITICS: Trump Ingratiate Himself With Deep State By Making Compromises: Analyst

The term Deep State, or derin devlet in Turkish, originated in 1950s Turkey and refers to a secretive network of influential members of government agencies or the military operating outside the democratic system.

Former US Congressman Ron Paul said in a recent interview that Trump has been consistent in his animosity toward Iran and especially the Iran deal.

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USA POLITICS: California Lawmakers Take Anti-Trump Stance as Session Ends

USA POLITICS: California Lawmakers Take Anti-Trump Stance as Session Ends

Trump issued an executive order in January targeting funding for cities that offer illegal immigrants safe harbor by declining to use municipal resources to enforce federal immigration laws. A San Francisco judge blocked the order.

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USA POLITICS: Pastors Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Trump Despite Evangelical Base Weakens

USA POLITICS: Pastors Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Trump Despite Evangelical Base Weakens

Trump, who describes himself as Presbyterian, was not known to be an avid churchgoer before becoming president and critics have said his blunders on basic biblical knowledge, harsh attacks on political adversaries, and his demeaning comments about women clash with Christian principles.

“He, himself, doesn’t have the most sterling track record in terms of either church attendance or professed or displayed knowledge of scripture,” Gary Scott Smith, a historian and author of “Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents,” said of Trump.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Bars Chinese-Backed Firm From Buying US Chipmaker Lattice

USA POLITICS: Trump Bars Chinese-Backed Firm From Buying US Chipmaker Lattice

Trump’s decision chimes with the views of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which scrutinizes deals for potential national security threats.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement following the decision that “CFIUS and the president assess that the transaction poses a risk to the national security of the United States that cannot be resolved through mitigation.”

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USA POLITICS: Jimmy Carter Brands US ‘Oligarchy’, Urges Trump to Sign North Korea Peace Treaty

USA POLITICS: Jimmy Carter Brands US ‘Oligarchy’, Urges Trump to Sign North Korea Peace Treaty

“I know what the North Koreans want,” former US President Jimmy Carter said said. “What they want is a firm treaty guaranteeing North Korea that the US will not attack them or hurt them in any way, unless they attack one of their neighbors.” Carter said, “But the United States has refused to do that.”

“Until we’re willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings, which they are, then I don’t think we’ll make any progress.”

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USA POLITICS: Steve Bannon Greeted By Protesters at Hong Kong

USA POLITICS: Steve Bannon Greeted By Protesters at Hong Kong

“No Bannon, no racism,” chanted the group of about 15 demonstrators, who also held up a large black banner carrying the words, “Nazis are not welcome here”.

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USA POLITICS: ‘We Have to Understand Climate May be Changing’: McCain

USA POLITICS: ‘We Have to Understand Climate May be Changing’: McCain

US Senator John McCain says, “There are things happening with the climate in the world that is unprecedented. It’s the cleanest, cheapest, in many ways, source of power. We have to understand that the climate may be changing and we can take common sense measures which will not harm the American people.”

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USA POLITICS: US Denies Iran Report of Confrontation With US Vessel

USA POLITICS: US Denies Iran Report of Confrontation With US Vessel

Following the radio traffic from a distance, USS Tempest heard the Nordic Voyager coordinate additional Iranian Navy help for the vessel in distress to tow it back to Iran.

“At no time was there any direct contact between the US and Iran maritime forces,” NAVCENT spokesman Chloe Morgan said.

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USA POLITICS: DACA in Jeopardy

USA POLITICS: DACA in Jeopardy

President Trump said his agencies would only target DACA recipients who commit crimes.

“Our enforcement priorities remain unchanged. We are focused on criminals, security threats, recent border crossers, visa overstays and repeat violators,” Trump said in a statement. “I have advised the Department of Homeland Security that DACA recipients are not enforcement priorities unless they are criminals, are involved in criminal activity or are members of a gang.”

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USA POLITICS: Defying Trump, Senate Panel Approves Funding for UN Climate Body

USA POLITICS: Defying Trump, Senate Panel Approves Funding for UN Climate Body

The amendment passed even though the 2018 budget proposal that Trump, a Republican, introduced earlier this year eliminated support of any mechanism to finance climate change projects in developing countries and organizations. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the amendment’s author, said on Twitter on Thursday: “Despite @RealDonaldTrump’s dangerous #ParisAgreement decision & unwillingness to act, we can & will fight back to combat #climatedisruption.”

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USA POLITICS: Dennis Rodman Offers to ‘Straighten things Out’ Between Trump & North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

USA POLITICS: Dennis Rodman Offers to ‘Straighten things Out’ Between Trump & North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman, who regularly visits North Korea and meets its leader Kim Jong-un while promoting sports, wants to “straighten things out” between Donald Trump and Kim. Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, Rodman was asked about

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USA POLITICS: Bob Menendez faces Federal Corruption Trial

USA POLITICS: Bob Menendez faces Federal Corruption Trial

“This case is about a corrupt politician who sold his senate office for a life of luxury he couldn’t afford, and a greedy doctor who put that senator on his payroll,” the lead prosecutor, Peter Koski, said at the start of Menendez’s corruption trial in Newark.

Menendez is accused of intervening with federal officials to help Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist from Florida who showered the senator with private flights, stays at a Caribbean villa and hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money.

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USA POLITICS: US House Unanimously Approves Sweeping Self-Driving Car Measure

USA POLITICS: US House Unanimously Approves Sweeping Self-Driving Car Measure

Under the House proposal, states could still set rules on registration, licensing, liability, insurance and safety inspections, but could not set self-driving car performance standards.

Consumer advocates have sought more changes, including giving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration quicker access to crash data and more funding to oversee self-driving cars.

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