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The first duty of a Space Force is to protect space commerce (Peter Garretson/Politico)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 12:20

Peter Garretson / Politico:
The first duty of a Space Force is to protect space commerce  —  The new space service needs to launch a peacetime offensive to protect and enable a space economy, writes a former leading Air Force space strategist.  —  A critical part of military planning is to study the commander's intent …

Trump's Slouching Toward War With Iran Is a Disgrace (Roger Cohen/New York Times)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 12:10

Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Trump's Slouching Toward War With Iran Is a Disgrace  —  The last-minute calling-off of military action is the first wise decision on Iran the president has taken.  —  President Trump has been all over the place on Iran, which is what happens when you take a serious subject …

Deluge of Democratic presidential hopefuls descends on South Carolina (Reuters)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 11:55

Reuters:
Deluge of Democratic presidential hopefuls descends on South Carolina  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina is at the epicenter of the Democratic presidential primary contest this weekend as 22 candidates descend on the state's capital to make their pitch for the party's nomination for president of the United States.

Pete Buttigieg Leaves Campaign Trail After Fatal Police Shooting. Reality Rears Its Head. (Trip Gabriel/New York Times)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 11:35

Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Pete Buttigieg Leaves Campaign Trail After Fatal Police Shooting.  Reality Rears Its Head.  —  SOUTH BEND, Ind. — While his 2020 rivals mingled with large friendly crowds at a Democratic fish fry in South Carolina Friday night, Mayor Pete Buttigieg found himself somewhere very different …

Trump's explanation for calling off Iran strike is reasonable, but why did he order one in the first place? (Philip Klein/Washington Examiner)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 09:25

Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Trump's explanation for calling off Iran strike is reasonable, but why did he order one in the first place?  —  President Trump on Friday offered a perfectly reasonable explanation for calling off a military strike against Iran.  But given his reasoning, why did he order one in the first place?

Inside Trump's Iran decision: 'I really watched him agonize over this' (CNN)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 04:25

CNN:
Inside Trump's Iran decision: ‘I really watched him agonize over this’  —  Washington (CNN)The tension between President Donald Trump's bellicose rhetoric and his non-interventionist foreign policy instincts was on full display Thursday afternoon as he huddled in the Situation Room.

Trump Accused of Sexual Assault in E. Jean Carroll's Memoir (Alexandra Alter/New York Times)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:25

Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Trump Accused of Sexual Assault in E. Jean Carroll's Memoir  —  The advice columnist E. Jean Carroll accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s in her forthcoming book.  —  In “What Do We Need Men For?,” her account of being harassed and mistreated by a series of men …

ICE to launch mass raids targeting undocumented families on Sunday (NBC News)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:20

NBC News:
ICE to launch mass raids targeting undocumented families on Sunday  —  The massive roundup, which President Donald Trump telegraphed in a Monday night Twitter post, will take place in several cities across the country.  —  Immigration authorities are planning a massive roundup Sunday …

How on God's green earth did Clarence Thomas just write an opinion on race and jury trials ... (Corey Robin)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:10

Corey Robin:
How on God's green earth did Clarence Thomas just write an opinion on race and jury trials that was well to the right (or was it?) of Brett Kavanaugh, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and even Neil Gorsuch?  —  In a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court today overturned the conviction of Curtis Flowers for murder …

Pence to Delay China Human-Rights Speech Ahead of Trump-Xi Talks (Bloomberg)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:05

Bloomberg:
Pence to Delay China Human-Rights Speech Ahead of Trump-Xi Talks  — Vice president had planned to deliver remarks on Monday  — Trump, Pence decided speech should be given after China talks  —  Vice President Mike Pence has postponed a speech planned for Monday criticizing China's …

This horrific rape accusation against Donald Trump deserves to be considered carefully and seriously (Philip Klein/Washington Examiner)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:00

Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
This horrific rape accusation against Donald Trump deserves to be considered carefully and seriously  —  Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is coming out with a new book, and in a bombshell excerpt appearing in New York magazine, she tells a horrific story that President Trump raped her in a department store in 1995 or 1996.

Magazine columnist accuses Trump of sexual assault more than two decades ago, an allegation he denies (Washington Post)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 02:55

Washington Post:
Magazine columnist accuses Trump of sexual assault more than two decades ago, an allegation he denies  —  E. Jean Carroll, a New York-based writer and longtime women's advice columnist, accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her more than two decades ago in a dressing room …

The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps (Masha Gessen/New Yorker)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 02:25

Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps  —  Like many arguments, the fight over the term “concentration camp” is mostly an argument about something entirely different.  It is not about terminology.  Almost refreshingly, it is not an argument about facts.

Stephen Curry Finally Gets Some Rest (but Only From Basketball) (Sopan Deb/New York Times)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 02:00

Sopan Deb / New York Times:
Stephen Curry Finally Gets Some Rest (but Only From Basketball)  —  Stephen Curry woke up sore on Thursday.  —  He had good reason: It had been only a week since his Golden State Warriors lost a grueling N.B.A. finals series to the Toronto Raptors.  —  In the last five seasons …

Urged to Launch an Attack, Trump Listened to the Skeptics Who Said It Would Be a Costly Mistake (New York Times)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:40

New York Times:
Urged to Launch an Attack, Trump Listened to the Skeptics Who Said It Would Be a Costly Mistake  —  WASHINGTON — He heard from his generals and his diplomats.  Lawmakers weighed in and so did his advisers.  But among the voices ringing in President Trump's head was that of one of his favorite Fox News hosts: Tucker Carlson.

Trump taps Army Secretary Mark Esper to lead Pentagon (Jacqueline Feldscher/Politico)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:25

Jacqueline Feldscher / Politico:
Trump taps Army Secretary Mark Esper to lead Pentagon  —  President Donald Trump will nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to be the next secretary of Defense, the White House said Friday night, in the administration's latest attempt to resolve months of uncertainty at the top of the Pentagon.

'I stopped it': Inside Trump's last-minute reversal on striking Iran (Washington Post)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:20

Washington Post:
‘I stopped it’: Inside Trump's last-minute reversal on striking Iran  —  The plans had been drawn, the targets set, and a single word from the commander in chief would have activated the U.S. military to strike a foreign adversary.  But President Trump was having second thoughts.

Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. ships (Yahoo News)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:10

Yahoo News:
Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. ships  —  WASHINGTON — On Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group that supported last week's limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials.

Trump says impeachment would help him win re-election (Christian Vasquez/Politico)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 00:50

Christian Vasquez / Politico:
Trump says impeachment would help him win re-election  —  President Donald Trump said he believes impeachment proceedings could help him retain the White House in 2020.  —  “I think I win the election easier.  But, you know, I'm not sure that I like having it,” Trump told Chuck Todd on NBC's …

'I don't know how we're going to survive this.' Some once-loyal farmers begin to doubt Trump. (Annie Gowen/Washington Post)

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 00:35

Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
'I don't know how we're going to survive this.' Some once-loyal farmers begin to doubt Trump.  —  ORIENT, S.D. — The sky had finally cleared after weeks of record-setting rain, and now farmer Ray Martinmaas was facing a time crunch.  —  He was out in his white Ford F-150 Raptor pickup …

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