Will President Trump Make A Wise Decision or a Dangerous One?

Trump almost took the country to the abyss, but instead he stopped and made the smarter choice. Instead of giving Bannon a rubber stamp on the national security council he gave the national security state a man they trust and respect.

General known for sharp questions will be Trump's new top security adviser - Reuters

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A Sign That Obamacare Exchanges Are Failing

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:37
Megan McArdle, Bloomberg
Democrats had six years to come up with a way to do that (or perhaps I should say, a way to do that that could actually get through Congress without hordes of angry voters burning their representatives in effigy). They failed. Now Republicans are taking their shot, and so far at least, they don’t seem any more on target than Democrats were.

Former Ahmadinejad VP first to announce Iranian presidential candidacy

MiddleEasteye - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:36
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Hamid Baghaie, who said he would run as an independent, was imprisoned for seven months in 2015 for reasons never made public

Trump's defense chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip

Reuters US Politics - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:17
ABU DHABI - U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday for talks with one of Washington's closest allies in the Middle East.

Vatican froze two million euros in suspect funds in 2016

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:58
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Vatican authorities froze more than two million euros in cases of suspected money laundering in 2016 as part of Pope Francis' drive to clean up the finances of the Holy See, its chief magistrate said on Saturday.

Golf club brings Trump brand to Dubai

MiddleEasteye - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:48
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A US watchdog group has filed a lawsuit citing payments from guests at Trump hotels and golf courses as a form of cash and favours

How Immigration Shifts the Electoral Power of States

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:21
Salena Zito, New York Post
ERIE, Pa. â?? With or without a huge wall along the southern border, states far from Mexico will continue to feel the effects of immigration â?? just not in the way most Americans might think. That's bâ?¦

To Understand Today's Politics, Look at Yale in the '60s

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:21
George Will, Washington Post
In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in the 1960s. But in his elegant new memoir, “All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s,” he explains why today’s distemper was incubated in that “burnt and ravaged forest of a decade.”

Scott Pruitt's Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:21
Kimberly Strassel, Wall Street Journal
Potomac Watch columnist Kimberley A. Strassel interviews Scott Pruitt, the recently confirmed administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He plans to follow his statutory mandate—clean air and water—and to respect states' rights.

Are News Anchors Playing into Trump's Hands?

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:20
Hadas Gold, Politico
Hailed on Twitter and Facebook for confronting the president, they also bolster his claim to be at war with the media.

The Trump-Netanyahu Alliance

RealClearPolitics - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:20
Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post
When they met on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin were both walking wounded.