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Rep. Gabbard defends controversial foreign policy positions

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has received a lot of attention and criticism for her foreign policy views and actions, including her 2017 meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad. She tells Ali Velshi that she’s “interested in the truth and the facts.”

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'The View' co-host Meghan McCain: ‘When I hear the name Tulsi Gabbard, I think of Assad apologist’

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain is having quite a week. McCain confronted Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard about her views on Syria when the 2020 presidential hopeful stopped by the ABC News gabfest on Wednesday, one day after making news by grilling former FBI director Andrew McCabe.

FOX NEWS

Greening the EU’s foreign and security policy

The EU should mainstream climate change and security in its foreign policy. [Nicole S. Glass/ Shutterstock]. Climate change and ecosystem degradation are significant security threats. The European Union should take urgent action to address these as a part of its foreign and security policy, write Jo

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White House talks U.N. post with John James

The White House is in discussions with former Michigan Senate candidate John James about the vacant United Nations ambassador post, with President Donald Trump leaning toward nominating the former businessman and Iraq war veteran, according to three people close to the process.

POLITICO

UK and Ireland retailers warn of 40% tariffs on food in no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit could lead to tariffs of 40% or more being imposed on food such as beef and cheddar cheese, driving up prices in shops and squeezing household budgets across the UK and Ireland, retail organisations from both countries have warned.

THE GUARDIAN

Trump says he directed Pompeo not to let ISIS bride back in U.S.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had directed the State Department not to allow the return of an Alabama woman who in 2014 joined the Islamic State terrorist group, days after the woman made public pleas to be let back into the U.S.

POLITICO

Meghan McCain calls Tulsi Gabbard an 'Assad apologist' in heated exchange on Syria

Meghan McCain called Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard an "Assad apologist" during a Wednesday appearance on "The View." Gabbard has long faced criticism over her stance toward Assad.

BUSINESS INSIDER

Trump says he hasn't thought about firing intel chief Coats

President Donald Trump denied Wednesday that he is considering firing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, despite several reports that the president is frustrated with the chief intelligence official.

POLITICO

Nobody wants to be defense secretary, and Trump may be the one keeping them away

The White House is still looking for a permanent replacement for former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, seems to want to the job, but lawmakers aren't keen on him.

BUSINESS INSIDER

Watch Trump admit he’s clueless about his new policy on gay rights

The Trump administration has a major international initiative being promoted by one of the most high-profile foreign policy officials of the United States — and Trump knows nothing about it.

SHAREBLUE.COM

Bolton to visit South Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Washington (CNN)US National Security Advisor John Bolton will travel to South Korea later this week for a round of consultations ahead of President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, two administration officials told CNN.

CNN

Trump says he hasn't considered replacing Coats as his top intel official

President Trump said Wednesday that he hadn’t considered replacing Dan Coats as his top intelligence chief after a longtime confidant raised the prospect Coats could be fired.

THE HILL

Pentagon chief briefing irks lawmakers, draws expletives from Sen. Lindsey Graham

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan clashed with Sen. Lindsey Graham over the administration’s Syria policy during a briefing last weekend, prompting the South Carolina Republican to unleash a string of expletives and declare himself Shanahan's "adversary," according to two officials in the

NBC NEWS

Putin says he's open to arms control talks, warns U.S. against hostility

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he wants his nation to mend its fractured relationship with the U.S. but also warned that Moscow is prepared to respond to what he described as hostile military moves from Washington.

POLITICO

Trump has turned foreign aid into shabby political theatre

In their grey livery, the US Air Force C-17s shuttling into Camilo Daza airport in Cúcuta, Colombia, look more belligerent than friendly – which is, perhaps, the point. In the city itself, the planes’ cargo – boxes labelled USAid and intended for distribution by the Venezuelan opposition just across

THE GUARDIAN

Facing an aggressive Beijing, Taiwan's president issues a warning to the world

Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has sent out a warning to Asia in the face of mounting aggression from Beijing. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Tsai said the military threat posed by China was growing "every day" in line with a more assertive foreign policy under its President

CNN

These are the Trump associates who’ve pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe

It appears special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia could be coming to a close in the coming weeks, or even days. Which means Congress may soon have a chance to see the final report — or at least, a summary of its findings — and lea

VOX

Talk grows that Trump will fire Dan Coats

Some close to the White House believe that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats may soon be ousted as President Trump ’s top intelligence official, a move that would draw ire from Capitol Hill and likely raise new concerns about the administration’s national security apparatus.

THE HILL

Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

CNBC

Aides caution Trump as he looks to Kim summit for boost

Washington (CNN)There were more cameras at his first summit with Kim Jong Un than the Academy Awards, President Donald Trump likes to boast to fellow foreign leaders. When he greets the North Korean dictator again next week in Hanoi (days after this year's Oscars, as it happens), Trump hopes the fla

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