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Donald Trump's True Allegiances

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:10
David Remnick, The New Yorker
Who could have predicted the President's latest outrage? Barack Obama and anyone, really.

The Test of Nazism That Trump Failed

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:09
Timothy Snyder, New York Times
“No. 1, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. No. 2, racism, the least racist person.” So the president said at a news conference in February. These words left me uneasy. A moment ago, as I was looking at photographs of young men in Charlottesville, Va., who were from my home state, Ohio, and thinking about the message “Heil Hitler” on the T-shirt that one wore, it dawned on me why.

The Liberal Crackup

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:07
Mark Lilla, Wall Street Journal

RINOs & DINOs Need New Home

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:07
Nolan Finley, Detroit News
Democratic Party leaders have joined the GOP in eschewing compromise and alienating centrists and independents

A Deplorable Conservative Response to Charlottesville & Bannon

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:07
Mike Sabo, AG
President Donald Trump's responses to the violence in Charlottesville have garnered the typical reactions from all the usual suspects in the conservative sphere of influence.Luminaries such as David French, Erick Erickson, and Ben Shapiro

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship collides with tanker near Singapore

Top Reuters News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:54
SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months.

U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in collision with merchant ship near Singapore

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:00

The USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship near Singapore early Monday, and U.S. Navy officials say search and rescue operations are underway. The guided-missile destroyer reportedly suffered damage to its port side, and officials with the U.S. 7th Fleet said there were an "unspecified number of minor injuries." Officials said the incident happened around 6:30 a.m. local time in the Strait of Malacca as the ship was headed for Singapore for a routine port visit. The ship was commissioned in 1994 and is named for both the father and grandfather of Sen. John McCain, both of whom were onetime U.S. Navy admirals. In June, seven U.S. sailors were killed when another destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, crashed into a merchant ship off Japan. Last week, the Navy relieved that ship's top commanders from their posts, citing "serious mistakes."

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Iraq Kurds might delay independence vote for Baghdad concessions: Official

MiddleEasteye - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:13
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Kurdish delegation visits Baghdad to sound out Iraqi leaders on proposals that might convince Kurds to delay vote

Sempra Energy near $9.3 billion deal to buy Oncor: report

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:13

Sempra Energy is close to a $9.3 billion deal to buy Texas utility Oncor Electric Delivery Co., Bloomberg News reported Sunday. Oncor's parent is the bankrupt Energy Future Holdings Corp., and rumors have been flying for months over who might buy the unit. In July, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was said to be near a $9 billion deal, and hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. has also been in the mix. Bloomberg said the deal is not yet compete, but may be announced as soon as Monday. San Diego-based Sempra is apparently the mystery buyer that emerged Friday.

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Trump to lay out U.S. strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night

Top Reuters News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 17:45
BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lay out his long-awaited U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address to the American people on Monday night, the White House said on Sunday.

Arab foreign ministers welcome US Mideast peace mediation, Kushner visit

MiddleEasteye - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 16:45
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Kushner to meet Netanyahu, Abbas, leaders from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt

Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

Reuters US Politics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

Top Reuters News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

Trump Elevates Status of U.S. Cyber Command

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:27
Sandra Erwin, RealClearDefense
The Trump administration is officially giving U.S. Cyber Command the coveted status of ?unified combatant command,? an extraordinary move that will give the Pentagon unprecedented powers to wage...

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

Top Reuters News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:15
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.

Merkel says Turkey must not 'misuse' Interpol in writer's case

MiddleEasteye - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:11
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Akhanli has written about sensitive historical mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman Turkish empire

Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian & Filmmaker, Dies at 91

RealClearPolitics - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:02
Dave Kehr, New York Times
Mr. Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin's comedy partner but went on to a major solo career with films like The Bellboy and The Nutty Professor.

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