Friday, August 17, 2018

MixedTimes - Politics

US, Mexico announce new strategies to fight drug cartels

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, who said one priority was to capture the leader of the increasingly powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

Trump revokes ex-CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance

President Trump has revoked the security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan, the White House announced Wednesday, in the first decision to come from a review of access for several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials.

Trump revokes security clearance for former CIA director John Brennan

President Trump has revoked the security clearance for former CIA director John Brennan, the White House announced Wednesday, in the first decision to come from a review of access for several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials.

Ohio special election vote count drags on, as state defends tally

While Kansas’ tight GOP gubernatorial primary election was finally resolved Tuesday, it could be days before voters know the official result in last week's other nail-biter race: Ohio's special election for the 12th District House seat.

Coordinated anti-Trump editorials 'sure to backfire,' critic warns

Hundreds of newspapers will blast President Trump with coordinated editorials Thursday aimed at defending the mainstream media against his attacks, but at least one prominent political watchdog thinks the synchronized, “stupid pro-press assignment” will backfire.

Al Qaeda returns? UN panel warns of new bin Laden threat

As the Islamic State is driven out of its former strongholds, a U.N. panel is warning that the next big terror threat in the region could come, once again, from Al Qaeda -- led by the son of Usama bin Laden.

Omarosa says Trump is trying to silence her

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared Tuesday that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared set to shift from the court of public opinion to a possible battle in a court of law.

Kavanaugh getting confirmation help from Senate 'sherpa' Jon Kyl

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is getting help from an old Senate hand as he seeks to navigate the chamber ahead of his confirmation hearing -- tapping into a long tradition of nominees using “sherpas” to find their way.

Trump calls Omarosa a ‘dog’ as war over salacious memoir explodes

President Trump blasted Omarosa Manigault-Newman as a “crazed, crying lowlife” on Tuesday morning and went so far as to call her a "dog," rapidly escalating the already heated battle between the president and the reality TV star who made her name on his show.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally agrees to debate Cynthia Nixon

In a stunning move, Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to debate Democrat challenger Cynthia Nixon on Monday, after she spent months pressing the incumbent to agree to a face-off.

Trump blasts 'Wacky Omarosa' after leaked tape: 'Vicious but not smart'

President Trump blasted “Wacky” Omarosa Manigault-Newman on Monday after she leaked a secretly taped phone call with him amid promotion of her new book, calling her “vicious, but not smart” and saying White House Chief of Staff John Kelly considered her a “loser.

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