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Next national security advisor faces a dangerous world

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National Security Advisor John Bolton's sudden departure from the White House leaves big shoes to fill, as few come to mind who have the expertise, experience and depth of knowledge Bolton possesses on all matters concerning U.S. foreign policy.
I've seen it firsthand, interviewing Bolton on numerous occasions on my Herald Radio show covering Israel, the failed Iran nuclear deal, civil war in Syria, the Islamic State, North Korea's nuclear ambitions and variety of other matters impacting U.S. national security and world peace.
But ultimately, in any administration, it's the...
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No. 2 House Republican unsure if Trump, lawmakers can reach agreement on gun bill

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The no. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said after a meeting at the White House on Tuesday he was not sure whether President Donald Trump would be able to come to any agreement with lawmakers on guns.
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John Bolton's gone - and Republicans want in

John Bolton's gone - and Republicans want in

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John Bolton's ouster from the Trump administration creates an immediate void on President Donald Trump's national security team as the president weighs critical decisions about the war on Afghanistan. It's a vacuum that a number of Senate Republicans are eager to fill. Senators who have been trying to shape President Donald Trump's thinking on foreign policy - especially the peace talks in Afghanistan - are now jockeying for more influence over the president's thinking. With an interventionist hawk like Bolton out of the picture, Trump, who campaigned on winding down the United States'...
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Can Warren go head-to-head with Trump?

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is emerging as one of the top 3 candidates before the Houston Democratic debate. But can she take it all the way to the White House?
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John Bolton out as Trump's national security adviser

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John Bolton is out as President Trump's national security adviser - raising questions of who could succeed him in a post that's turned over three times in as many years.
“I'm not at all surprised. This is his third national security adviser and the president - it's hard to know where the president is on anything,” said Joseph Wippl, a Boston University international relations professor formerly with the CIA. “I don't know who would be a person appropriate to reflect what the president's views are because they change all the time.”
Details of Bolton's ouster were unclear Tuesday. Trump said...
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Five Policy Clashes Between John Bolton and President Trump

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John R. Bolton, a national security hawk, and President Trump disagreed on how to approach a number of international issues.
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Malcolm Nance Calls Out Bolton For Not Exposing Trump As Unfit

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Malcolm Nance said that John Bolton may have resigned, but he is another former administration official who refuses to tell America that Trump is unfit.
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Key dates, disagreements of Bolton's tenure in Trump White House

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A look at the key moments of Bolton's time as Trump's national security adviser.
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Why Trump and Bolton parted ways

Why Trump and Bolton parted ways

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For months, the Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson had been lobbying President Donald Trump to fire John Bolton, telling him it was foolish to keep on his team a top adviser who did not share his views on pressing national security issues. Carlson and a host of others, including several senior administration officials, frequently told Trump that Bolton, a career hawk with a reputation as a vicious bureaucratic infighter, not only wasn't on his team but was using the news media against him. Trump, who became a fan of his future national security adviser while watching his frequent...
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Waiting for Trump, Congress remains at loggerheads on gun legislation

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White House aides briefed Republican senators on potential legislative options but gave no indication of what the president is willing to sign into law.
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Bolton for the exits: Trump's dismissal of a hawkish national security adviser is one more cause to worry

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It ends, as things do in the Age of Trump, not with a bang or a whimper, but with a tweet: “I informed John Bolton night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore...I...
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Bolton's 2-sentence resignation letter was shorter than Trump's tweets firing him

Bolton's 2-sentence resignation letter was shorter than Trump's tweets firing him

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John Bolton's two-sentence resignation letter was shorter than tweets President Donald Trump sent out about his dismissal.
Trump on Tuesday morning said he'd let Bolton go as national security adviser and that he'd "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration."
Bolton's terse resignation letter is emblematic of the fact he was at odds with Trump.
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John Bolton's resignation letter to President Donald Trump was just two sentences long - shorter than the tweets the president sent out on Tuesday...
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Meet Charlie Kupperman, Trump's acting national security adviser who advised a group that promotes anti-Muslim conspiracy theories

Meet Charlie Kupperman, Trump's acting national security adviser who advised a group that promotes anti-Muslim conspiracy theories

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After President Donald Trump announced that he had fired his national security adviser, John Bolton, the White House named Charles Kupperman, the deputy national security adviser, to temporarily fill in.
Kupperman served in President Ronald Reagan's administration and as an executive at defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin before joining the Trump administration last January.
Civil rights groups have raised alarms about Kupperman's association with the Center for Security Policy, a right-wing think tank that has promoted a host of anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.
Kupperman is a...
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John Bolton, welcome to Resistance? Media, Democrats lament Trump firing national security hawk

John Bolton, welcome to Resistance? Media, Democrats lament Trump firing national security hawk

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Within hours of his firing by President Donald Trump, the hawkish national security adviser John Bolton was embraced by mainstream media outlets and even some Democrats, even if only as an excuse to criticize the White House.
Trump announced Bolton's ouster via Twitter on Tuesday morning, stunning even those in Washington who have reported on the possibility of such a move for months. As the shock wore off, however, reporters and lawmakers figured they would offer their thoughts - which, unsurprisingly, went along the usual lines.
“Can't wait for the Resistance, led by Maddow & O'Donnell &...
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White House disputes accounts of Russian CIA informant

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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Tuesday disputed reports of a Russian official who was recruited as a spy for the CIA and then evacuated to the United States after revealing information about the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 election.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley and the CIA challenged reports that appeared in The New York Times, CNN and elsewhere about a Russian official with high-level access who provided the U.S. with valuable intelligence for years until he was abruptly pulled from the country.
"Suffice it to say that the reporting...
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Bolton's departure shows failure of U.S. ‘maximum pressure' against Iran -Rouhani adviser

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DUBAI - An adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's firing of his national security adviser John Bolton pointed to the failure of Washington's "maximum pressure strategy" against Iran.
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House progressive caucus urges members to back impeachment inquiry

House progressive caucus urges members to back impeachment inquiry

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Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Tuesday began urging their members as a whole to formally back an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, a move that could deliver a boost to the party's growing pro-impeachment wing. The progressive caucus would become the first faction in the House to take an official position. While a majority of the roughly 100-person caucus already publicly supports impeachment, it would serve to solidify the progressive wing's support for aggressive action against Trump at a critical point for the Democratic caucus. Democratic Reps...
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Johnny, we hardly knew ye: What to make of John Bolton's exit from Trump's White House

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It is rare these days when President Trump does something that all Americans, regardless of political persuasion, can celebrate. Cashiering John Bolton as national security adviser qualifies as an exception. For a moment, let us ignore the dysfunction enveloping the White House and permeating the...
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John Bolton's abrupt firing shows how chaotic Trump's White House is

John Bolton's abrupt firing shows how chaotic Trump's White House is

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The abrupt ouster of national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday demonstrates just how dysfunctional President Donald Trump's White House is.
Trump had been frustrated with Bolton for some time, but his decision to fire Bolton - by tweet - threw Washington into a frenzy.
It may even have come as a shock to people in the White House, because an hour before Trump sent the tweet, the White House sent a notice out saying Bolton would be giving a briefing in the afternoon with other officials.
Bolton and the White House have been feuding over the circumstances of his departure since this...
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