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After his overseas trip, there may be nothing left for Donald Trump to come back to
Carter Page confesses, confirms key claim in Trump-Russia dossier
Michael Flynn is facing kidnapping charges, and Paul Manafort is facing murder charges
What if this is just an act and Carter Page is fooling us all?
Donald Trumps secret CIA plot to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has been exposed, and its laughably inept
Donald Trump and Mike Pence just got their asses handed to them
“*Insider: Trump-Russia arrests have Jared Kushner panicking, and Ivanka Trumps life is in ruins
Robert Muellers ouster of Donald Trump just got twice as easy
Twenty-two new criminal charges emerge against seven new defendants in Donald Trumps Russia scandal
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After his overseas trip, there may be nothing left for Donald Trump to come back to

After his overseas trip, there may be nothing left for Donald Trump to come back to

After his overseas trip, there may be nothing left for Donald Trump to come back to

Donald Trump’s world is crumbling by the day and he’s marooned overseas

Carter Page confesses, confirms key claim in Trump-Russia dossier

Carter Page confesses, confirms key claim in Trump-Russia dossier

Carter Page confesses, confirms key claim in Trump-Russia dossier

If you’ve been waiting for the Rosneft deal to finally come into play in Trump-Russia, here it is

Michael Flynn is facing kidnapping charges, and Paul Manafort is facing murder charges

Michael Flynn is facing kidnapping charges, and Paul Manafort is facing murder charges

Michael Flynn is facing kidnapping charges, and Paul Manafort is facing murder charges

Donald Trump’s Russia scandal has found a whole new way to get ugly

What if this is just an act and Carter Page is fooling us all?

What if this is just an act and Carter Page is fooling us all?

What if this is just an act and Carter Page is fooling us all?

What if there’s more to this “idiot” Carter Page than we think?

Donald Trumps secret CIA plot to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has been exposed, and its laughably inept

Donald Trumps secret CIA plot to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has been exposed, and its laughably inept

Donald Trumps secret CIA plot to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has been exposed, and its laughably inept

If this is all Donald Trump has left up his sleeve, it’s all over for him

Donald Trump and Mike Pence just got their asses handed to them

Donald Trump and Mike Pence just got their asses handed to them

Donald Trump and Mike Pence just got their asses handed to them

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are both screwed

“*Insider: Trump-Russia arrests have Jared Kushner panicking, and Ivanka Trumps life is in ruins

“*Insider: Trump-Russia arrests have Jared Kushner panicking, and Ivanka Trumps life is in ruins

Insider: Trump-Russia arrests have Jared Kushner panicking, and Ivanka Trumps life is in ruins

This is even uglier for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump than we imagined

Robert Muellers ouster of Donald Trump just got twice as easy

Robert Muellers ouster of Donald Trump just got twice as easy

Robert Muellers ouster of Donald Trump just got twice as easy

Robert Mueller just scored big without lifting a finger

Twenty-two new criminal charges emerge against seven new defendants in Donald Trumps Russia scandal

Twenty-two new criminal charges emerge against seven new defendants in Donald Trumps Russia scandal

Twenty-two new criminal charges emerge against seven new defendants in Donald Trumps Russia scandal

Robert Mueller is moving ahead at light speed

Russia investigators probe 2016 GOP platform fight – Politico


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Russia investigators probe 2016 GOP platform fight
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Now that year-old debate is getting fresh scrutiny from the ongoing investigations into how Moscow meddled in the 2016 election and whether any Trump aides were involved, including then-convention manager Paul Manafort. The president has repeatedly …

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The Guardian view on elections in the US: cause for (cautious) celebration | Editorial

Sizable victories for the Democrats in a series of races offer cheer after a year of Donald Trump. But the party should not feel too reassuredIt was the boost they needed. The jubilation of Democrats as they celebrated the results of Tuesdays elections owed much to the despair of one year before, when they learned that Donald Trump was on his way to the White House, as well as to the extraordinary events since, which have amplified his unfitness for the presidency and the extent of Russian meddling in his favour. Though his name was not on the ballot this time, he loomed large in voters minds. In Virginia and elsewhere, suburban, college-educated and minority voters surged to the polls to defeat Republicans in an anti-Trump vote.

The Democrats scored hefty victories in gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, despite fears they could lose the latter, and grabbed a swath of seats in Virginias House of Delegates. They swept multiple mayoral races around the country and took control of the Washington state Senate. In Maine, voters approved an expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare.

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British PM woes continue

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Theresa May smiles in the waxwork model of the British prime minister by Madame Tussauds, but in reality she’s struggling to hold her government together.

Among other pressures, May is losing major allies to the sexual harrassment scandals besieging Westminster.

One of her key aides, Damian Green, is under investigation into claims he had pornography on his office computers.

Last week, close ally Michael Fallon, the defence minister, was forced to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct
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Trump’s most egregious move firing James BComey backfired badly. It led directly to Robert S. Mueller III being appointed to the special counsel position. Mueller is draining the swamp more effectively than Trump. As I type this, the off-year 

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton reacted this morning to a new report about meetings between the co-founder of Fusion GPS and a Russian lawyer who made headlines over the summer after it was revealed that she had met with Donald Trump Jr.

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The facts on mass shootings in the United States – PolitiFact


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7:43 PM 11/7/2017 Mass Shootings Dont Have to Be Inevitable, just like the New York Times does not have to pontificate all the time. M.N.

“Mass Shootings Dont Have to Be Inevitable”, just like the New York Times does not have to pontificate all the time. – M.N.  Mass Shootings Dont Have to Be Inevitable Tuesday November 7th, 2017 at 7:38 PM 1 Share Sound familiar? It does to American citizens who must regularly study these bloody rituals and be left by political … Continue reading“7:43 PM 11/7/2017 – “Mass Shootings Dont Have to Be Inevitable”, just like the New York Times does not have to pontificate all the time. – M.N. “
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4:28 PM 11/7/2017 The Root Causes of Mass Shootings in the U.S.: In my opinion: If you admit as the hypothetical explanatory option the  hostile special intelligence operation nature of the mass killings, and it is impossible not to consider this scenario as an, if not the (in majority of cases) explanation, then all the sociological and … Continue reading“4:28 PM 11/7/2017 The Root Causes of Mass Shootings in the U.S., in my opinion – M.N. | NYT Shows How Not to Analyze Mass-Shooting Data – National Review”

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3:39 PM 11/7/2017 Interpretation update: Sutherland Springs Only Happens to Be in Texas, and it produces a lot of Joan Sutherlands

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Britain will lose Nato clout if defence cuts continue, warns top US general – Telegraph.co.uk


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We have just had a very good meeting with the Defence Ministers of the NATO Allied countries. We took further decisions to continue NATO’s adaptation to the challenges we face. A key component of our adaptation is a robust and agile command structure.

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One year ago, Donald Trump won a surprise victory in the US presidential election, sending shockwaves around the world. Since then, the line has been drawn further in the sand with more and Americans pushed to extremes of either loving President Trump or loathing him. In this special edition of Inside The Amercias, we take a closer look at Trump’s Divided States of America.
Twelve months after his election as president of the United States, the billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to cause controversy, through his tweets, his relations with the media and his divisive policies.
With Donald Trump as US president, many minority groups have gone from being protected under the Obama administration to feeling persecuted. Our reporters Philip Crowther and Sonia Dridi have been to the north-eastern city of Baltimore, where some live in very real fear of what Trumps years in power could bring.
On France24.com: Civil rights in the Trump era: Has the White House abandoned American values?
Also, Genie Godula speaks to Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of independent non-profit publication, the Columbia Journalism Review. He explains why 2017 has been “The Year That Changed Journalism” following Trump’s election.
Meanwhile, in California, Trump voters are finding it increasingly difficult to live in a state that is a Democratic stronghold. They say they have been ostracized, to the point where some of them have actually decided to leave and move to a more conservative state. Our correspondents Valérie Defert, Romain Jany and Haydé FitzPatrick report from Los Angeles.
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Trump’s YouTube Videos: Trump Travels to Asia as Russia Probe Escalates: A Closer Look
 

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Voice of America: Kremlin: Putin, Trump Likely to Meet in Vietnam

United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely meet later this week on the sidelines of an economic summit in Vietnam, The Kremlin said Wednesday. Yuri Ushakov, a Putin foreign affairs advisor, said there are things to discuss and we are ready for it. He said the two leaders will meet between sessions at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum that begins Friday in Danang, Vietnam. He also said Trump and Putin may hold a more extensive one-on-one meeting at some point, but no specific date has been set. Earlier this week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Russian news agency RIA if the two leaders do meet there is a great probability they would discuss the situation in North Korea. Peskov, though, said there is currently no cooperation between the U.S. and Russia on North Korea. Trump is currently in China, where he is making his first visit as U.S. president. Just prior to arriving in Beijing Wednesday, Trump gave a speech in front of South Korea’s National Assembly, in which he called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up all his nuclear weapons for a chance to step on to a better path. Trump warned the North, Do not underestimate us and do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity and our sacred liberty. Voice of America
The Early Edition: November 8, 2017
 

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Heres todays news.

TRUMP ASIA TRIP

Do not underestimate us, and do not try us, President Trump said in a speech to the South Korean National Assembly today about the threat posed by North Korea, warning Pyongyang of the consequences of failing to halt its ballistic and nuclear weapons programs, but saying that we will offer a path to a much better future. Michael C. Bender reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer; they are putting your regime in grave danger, Trump also said about the Pyongyang regime, his speech taking a less belligerent line than his previous threats and taunts of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un but still emphasizing that the U.S. would tackle the rogue regime. Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Landler and Choe Sang-Hun report at the New York Times.

To those nations that choose to ignore this threat or, worse still, to enable it, the weight of this crisis is on your conscience, Trump said yesterday in an implicit warning to China and Russia about their approach to North Korea. Henry C. Jackson reports at POLITICO.

We dont care about what that mad dog may utter because weve already heard enough, North Korean officials said about Trump today, responding to his speech to the South Korean Assembly. Will Ripley and Joshua Berlinger report at CNN.

Russia has never supported a complete embargo on North Korea and U.S. attempts to resolve the crisis on the Korean Peninsula through sanctions is extremely alarming, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said today according to the R.I.A. news agency, Ryabkov adding that the crisis would be raised during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump this week. Reutersreporting.

The Senate Banking Committee yesterday approved new legislation to aid the Treasury Department in enforcing sanctions against Chinese banks that knowingly deal with North Korea, taking the steps following a similar bill that was passed in the House. Ian Talley reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Heavy fog prevented Trump from making a surprise visit to the demilitarized zone (D.M.Z.) between North and South Korea this morning, the South Korean President Moon Jae-in had supported Trump in his decision to go to the D.M.Z. according to a spokesperson for South Koreas presidential Blue House, and Trump had tried his best to make the trip. Michael C. Bender and Jonathan Cheng report at the Wall Street Journal.

The President and White House officials were frustrated by the fact that they could not visit the D.M.Z., Julie Hirschfield Davis provides an insight at the New York Times as a reporter meant to accompany the President on his trip.

Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping today and seek the help of Beijing to exert further pressure on North Korea, however there is concern that Trump would make trade concessions to China in order to achieve his aims. Mark Landler and Jane Perlez report at the New York Times.

Trump will dine in Chinas Forbidden City tonight, an honor that has not been granted to any U.S. President since the founding of the Peoples Republic of China, demonstrating the efforts Beijing has been going through to impress Trump and use flattery to their advantage. James Griffiths reports at CNN.

Live updates of Trumps Asia trip, his attempts to pressure North Korea, and todays meeting with Xi are provided by James Griffiths and Veronica Rocha at CNN.

Trumps meeting with Xi comes at a time when Xis position has been strengthened and Trump has been undermined by a series of domestic troubles. The meetings will focus on North Korea and trade and investment, which will have broader implications for U.S. interests in Asia and regional dynamics, Michael C. Bender, Jeremy Page and Eva Dou explain at the Wall Street Journal.

Trump is expected to still tweet during his visit to China despite the strict rules over internet use and censorship of online platforms, David Nakamura explains at the Washington Post.

Trumps repeated reference to the Indo-Pacific region during his Asia trip suggest a push toward a new dynamic that attempts to mitigate Chinas influence and promote India as a key counterweight to Beijing. Louis Nelson explains at POLITICO.

North Korean officials have signaled that they would be open to the possibility of discussions and Pyongyangs weapons program has been motivated by fears of regime-change; within this context, the potential for dialogue should be explored through talks about talks without preconditions instead of escalating rhetoric against North Korea. Suzanne DiMaggio and Joel S. Wit write at the New York Times.

President Moons recent actions suggest he is an unreliable friend to the U.S.: he has favored appeasing Kim Jong-un, has caved into pressure from Beijing in relation to the U.S.-made T.H.A.A.D. anti-missile defense system, and has agreed not to join the U.S.s regional missile-defense system, showing that Moons so-called balanced diplomacy is to the detriment of South Korea and U.S. security interests. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

YEMEN

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman yesterday blamed Iran for providing Yemens Houthi rebels with a ballistic missile that was fired toward the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Saturday, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley also accused Iran of supplying weapons to the Houthis in violation of two U.N. resolutions, calling on the U.N. and international partners to hold the Iranian regime accountable for these violations. Al Jazeera reports.

The White House condemned the missile attack against Saudi Arabia by the Houthi rebels in a statement yesterday, saying that these missile systems were not present in Yemen before the conflict and calling on the U.N. to investigate Irans role in perpetuating the war in Yemen to advance its regional ambitions. Reuters reports.

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed at least 30 Yemeni civilians yesterday in the Houthi rebel-controlled northern province of Hajjah, according to activists and local media, the claims have not been independently verified. Al Jazeera reports.

The Saudi-led coalitions blockade of Yemens air, sea and land ports is threatening millions of people and should be lifted immediately, the U.N. said yesterday, referring to a reported decision by Saudi Arabia at the weekend and warning that the measures would have an impact on the already dire humanitarian situation in the country. The U.N. News Centre reports.

The Houthi rebels have offered sanctuary to any member of the Al Saud family or any Saudi national that wants to flee oppression and persecution, an anonymous source close to the Houthi leadership said yesterday, referring to Saudi Arabias recent anti-corruption purge. Faisal Edroos reports at Al Jazeera.

SAUDI-IRAN RIVALRY

Why are you interfering with Lebanons internal affairs and governance? the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said today on his website, criticizing Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Saturday from the Saudi capital of Riyadh, also pledging that Iran would support stability in Lebanon. Sarah El Deeb reports at the AP.

The E.U. and U.S. have expressed backing for the Lebanese government, taking a different line to Saudi Arabia which said that the Lebanese government now acts as a cover for the Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah group. Tom Perry reports at Reuters.

The decision of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign suggests that Saudi Arabia and Iran are in a struggle for influence in Lebanon and engaged in regional power play. Hariri was a key ally of Saudi Arabia and accused Iran and Hezbollah of causing chaos in his resignation speech, while Iran has been supporting Hezbollah, who have gained significant influence within Lebanon. Linah Alsaafin and Farah Najjar explain at Al Jazeera.

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been taking bold steps to confront Irans expansionism, and his actions have consequences across the Middle East, possibly leading to more proxy battles, a struggle for influence over Lebanon and Syria, and changing dynamics as a consequence of the Saudi-led diplomatic isolation of Qatar. Aya Batrawy and Lee Keith explain at the AP.

An explanation of the recent escalation of tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia is provided by Al Jazeera.

The recent events in Saudi Arabia amount to a slow-motion coup consolidating the power of bin Salman, who has opened a new front against Iran, has a misguided foreign policy, and has the potential to disrupt the internal politics of Lebanon. The Guardian editorial board writes.

Saudi Arabia has been taking an aggressive approach in the region, due to fears that Hezbollah and Iran have been gaining the advantage in light of the dwindling war in Syria and the impending post-Islamic State group era, the approach causing concern among diplomats that the changing dynamics in the region would lead to the Saudis pushing Israel to attack Lebanon as Hezbollah is deemed to hold the real power in the Beirut. Erika Solomon observes at the Financial Times.

The U.S., Saudi Arabia and Israel are united in their desire to halt Irans expansionism, it is possible that Bin Salman, Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been planning to confront Iran in one shape or form. Dov Zakheim writes at Foreign Policy.

Saudi Arabia has been in need of a shake-up, but where will Bin Salmans reforms and autocratic impulses lead to? Thomas L. Friedman provides an analysis at the New York Times, suggesting that a new basis for Saudi society would replace Wahhabism as a source of solidarity with a more secular Saudi nationalism, one that has anti-Iran/Persian Shiite tenor a strategy that is fraught with risk.

Bin Salmans reforms are making him a lot of enemies, including Saudi Arabias old guard, Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Frida Ghitis writes at CNN.

SYRIA

Russia yesterday denounced the report by the U.N. panel investigating chemical weapons attacks in Syria, including the investigation into attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in April which was blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assads regime, the Russian deputy ambassador to the U.N. saying that the report submitted by the panel in October was riddled with systemic deficiencies. Rick Gladstone reports at the New York Times.

The dispute over the report raises doubts about the possibility of the U.N. panel investigating the chemical weapons attacks having its mandate renewed, the mandate expires on Nov. 14 and the U.S. and Russia have circulated rival resolutions extending the panels work. Edith M. Lederer reports at the AP.

Turkey today is a colonizer country, its forces on our soil are illegal, just as the American forces are on our soil illegally, a top adviser to Assad said yesterday, adding that Syria would deal with this issue. Reuters reports.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out four airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on November 3. Separately, partner forces conducted two strikes against targets in Iraq. [Central Command]

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

Democratic lawmakers have been demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trumps senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appear before committees to clarify their testimonies on connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. Andrew Desiderio reports at The Daily Beast.

The E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said yesterday that she had received clear indications that U.S. lawmakers plan to ensure the U.S. complies with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Arshad Mohammed reporting at Reuters.

A guide to the U.S.S. Cole trial being heard at Guantánamo Bay is provided by the Miami Herald.

The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost $5.6tn since they began in 2001, according a study by the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, marking a figure three times higher than the Pentagons own estimates. Gordon Lubold reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte intends to ask China about its plans in the disputed South China Sea during meetings in Vietnam, Duterte said today. Manuel Mogato reports at Reuters.

The F.B.I. has been unlock the phone of the gunman who fired on churchgoers in Texas on Sunday, with Special Agent Christopher Coombs telling reporters that their difficulty accessing information highlights the issues surrounding encryption. Morgan Chalfant reports at the Hill.

Russia has warned that a reported plan by Ukraine to cut all diplomatic ties between the two countries would further deteriorate relations to the detriment of interests of Ukrainians and Russians. Reutersreports.

N.A.T.O. is planning a major new restricted to its command structures in light of Russias annexation of the Crimea in 2014, precipitating a shift toward collective defense in Europe. Michael Peel and David Bond report at the Financial Times.

The C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo has been meeting with a source who has pitched what the intelligence community basically regards as a conspiracy theory, pointing to the possible politicization of Pompeos job with a pro-Trump slant. Aaron Blake writes at the Washington Post.

The U.S. must devise a post-Islamic State strategy for the Middle East that includes a push for regionalism in Syria, long-term U.S. military presence and aid for Iraq, reining in Irans influence in Iraqi Kurdistan, compromise on the war in Yemen, encouragement of political and economic reform in other parts of the region, and investment in Jordan. Suzanne Maloney and Michael OHanlon write at the Wall Street Journal.

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The country continues to reel from Sunday’s horrific mass shooting, in which a gunman killed 26 Texas parishioners and injured dozens more. The brutal attack, in which the shooter is reported to have shot multiple crying babies, has been politicized to hell and back, on both sides of the aisle. Common sense gun control. Ban bump stocks. Good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns. It’s just the price of freedom. The real cause is mental illness. We’ve heard it all.

There is one point that cannot be argued, however. These spree killings are on the rise. The number of “active shooter” incidents have skyrocketed in the past two decades. America in the year 2000 was plagued by just one shooter that deliberately sought out populated areas. 2015? 20 shooters. That’s one horrifying episode every 18 days. 2017 is set to be the deadliest year in our history, with 114 confirmed deaths so far. Las Vegas was just over a month ago.

So, yeah. This is who we are now. Every few weeks someone gets ahold of some guns and kills a bunch of people. That’s just the way of things.

You know who else agrees that active shooting incidents have become part of our national identity? The FBI.

Christopher Combs, the FBI special agent in charge of the investigation, took part in a Texas press conference today and told reporters that the numbers of active shooters are “on the rise.”

Combs also acknowledged that this isn’t going to change anytime soon, and he suggested that every American needs to prepare themselves for the eventuality that they may become involved in one of these massacres.

“I think everybody, no matter where you are, needs to think about this,” he said. “If you’re in a school, if you go to college, if you’re at the movies, we should all be thinking about ‘what are we gonna do if a crisis breaks out right here?’”

The FBI special agent went on to sadly propose that all Americans should learn to protect themselves, to train to become one of those good guys with a gun.

“There are a lot of programs out there. The FBI supports programs. We teach law enforcement. There’s private community programs out there,” he said.

“I think we ought to think very hard about this and make sure that we are prepared.”

Additionally, ATF officials noted at the same press conference that the shooter’s rifle appears to be a semiautomatic but has yet to be test-fired.

Past as prologue, we’ll continue this discussion in approximately three weeks. See you guys then, if you make it.

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But research shows that people who suffer from mental health issues such as bipolar disorder or anxiety are no more likely than the average person to become violent. And people with mental illness are ten times more likely to be victims of violent and more »

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6:28 PM 11/7/2017 NYT Shows How Not to Analyze Mass-Shooting Data
 

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“Some colleagues sent me the New York Times article What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer today. My jaw just about hit the floor when I saw the chart that appears at the top of the piece, above everything else except the title and byline…” Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/453485/nyt-shows-how-not-analyze-mass-shooting-data – “We shouldnt care about gun … Continue reading“6:28 PM 11/7/2017 – NYT Shows How Not to Analyze Mass-Shooting Data”

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NYT Shows How Not to Analyze Mass-Shooting Data Tuesday November 7th, 2017 at 6:30 PM 1 Share Some colleagues sent me the New York Times article What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer today. My jaw just about hit the floor when I saw the chart that appears at the top of the piece, above everything … Continue reading“6:37 PM 11/7/2017 – “My jaw just about hit the floor…” – NYT Shows How Not to Analyze Mass-Shooting Data”

Mass Shootings Dont Have to Be Inevitable
 

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Sound familiar? It does to American citizens who must regularly study these bloody rituals and be left by political leaders to passively anticipate the carnage next time.

In the aftermath of the Texas horror, politicians led by President Trump are trying to steer away from the obvious issue of what to do about the gun industry’s wanton sale of military-style rifles and pistols on the domestic market.

Mr. Trump called the rampage a “mental health problem at the highest level” and not “a guns situation.” This is the cynical evasion devised by the National Rifle Association, which warmly endorsed candidate Trump, who now parrots the diversionary talking point that we must first control for mental illness.

In fact, President Trump signed a law in February revoking an Obama-era regulation that made it more difficult for the mentally ill to purchase guns.

Mr. Trump, who spoke favorably as a candidate of vigilante shootouts for self-defense, also suggested that if a civilian had not briefly exchanged shots with the Texas shooter after the massacre, the casualty toll “would have been much worse.” The implication was that the bloodshed in Texas, which also included more than 20 wounded, actually makes the case for more guns — that the disease of gun violence is also its cure.

This is a fantasy, not a rational argument; it doesn’t bear the slightest scrutiny. As our colleague Nicholas Kristof notes, the United States outstrips the world in both gun ownership per capita and gun deaths per capita. States with higher proportions of gun ownership also have rates of death by guns higher than the national average. Incidents in which victims kill attackers in self-defense are vanishingly few compared with gun homicides, and suicide is by far the leading cause of gun deaths.

From expanded background checks to assault weapons bans, proposals put forward by gun-safety proponents, unlike continually increasing private American arsenals, would do something to thwart mass shootings. The Texas killer was not motivated by racial hatred, as was the killer of the Charleston churchgoers, but by family grievance, underlining the lethal combination of domestic abuse and firearms. Abusers’ access to guns increases the risk of intimate partner homicide as much as fivefold, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. While federal law prohibits those convicted of domestic violence, as Mr. Kelley was, from buying or possessing firearms, the Air Force failed to add him to a federal database, allowing him to pass necessary background checks. The right law was on the books but enforcement was lax.

And yet so many politicians continue to promote the wares of the gun industry. Two years ago, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas tweeted “I’m embarrassed: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind California. Let’s pick up the pace Texans. @NRA.” On Monday he said the problem was out of human hands.

“We have evil that occurs in this world,” Governor Abbott declared, as if from a pulpit, equating all manner of global terrorist attacks, including the murder of eight last week by a truck driver in Manhattan. When asked how the evil of gun violence can be overcome, he replied “you do that by working with God.” Texas’ attorney general, Ken Paxton, even envisioned “arming some of the parishioners or the congregation so that they can respond” if another massacre occurs.

This is the level of pro-gun argument being offered by Republican leaders and some Democrats. It is made in service to the N.R.A. and the gun industry, not the American public.

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New report suggests Trump may have lied about ties to mob-linked Russian businessman – Salon
Weinstein’s army of spies, Saudi situation, and eight other stories you might have missed – Quartz
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Russian Meddling Reveals Truths America Can’t Place at the Kremlin’s Feet – The Root
Trump a graver threat to American democracy than Russian meddling, Schiff says – PBS NewsHour
Upcoming Putin, Trump talks should prove interesting – Al-Monitor
These are the questions to ask about the Trump-Russia connection – Washington Post
Donald Trumps secret CIA plot to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has been exposed, and its laughably inept
Exclusive: Russia Activated Twitter Sleeper Cells for Election Day Blitz – Daily Beast
Unlike president, Trump administration officials cautious on Saudi purge – Washington Post
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Donald Trumps impeachment just became a lot more likely
Trumpism Without Trump: A Losing Formula in Swing-State Virginia – New York Times
Robert Muellers ouster of Donald Trump just got twice as easy
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(Since the election, Sater’s links to Russia have come under scrutiny as it’s been revealed that he offered, in 2015, to broker a relationship between Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putinone that he said could win Trump the White House. “I will 
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He escaped from a mental health facility. And still ….. The president plans to speak with Putin on the sidelines of an economic conference in Vietnam, even as a special counsel back in the United States investigates Russian interference in the2016 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House’s top Democrat investigating Russia’s election meddling on Tuesday declared that in many ways President Donald Trump is “far more grave a threat” to American democracy than the Kremlin. Rep. … aides George Papadopoulos 

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Clinton Watts, a former FBI agent whose primary research focuses on Russian cyber propaganda, told the Washington Post that Russia has worked to play all political factions against each other to ascertain their efforts’ effectiveness. … we’ll realize 

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I do feel our democracy is under threat, Schiff said. Trump’s approach to governing, he said, is a serious problem and in many respects far more grave a threat than anything … Trump has insisted that the FBI investigation, including the federal 

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Yet there are signs Russia and the United States are seeking a political settlement in Syria. So far, both seem to agree on the two principles that should be underpinning the process: Syria’s territorial integrity and an all-inclusive, nationwide 
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Donald Trumps secret CIA plot to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has been exposed, and its laughably inept

Donald Trump has said and done virtually nothing, at least in the public eye, to fight back against the Trump-Russia investigation in the nine days since the high profile arrests got underway. We’ve all suspected that he had something cooking behind the scenes, and sure enough, his secret plan to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has now been exposed. It’s a demented plot involving the highest levels of the CIA but it’s also laughably inept.

Earlier today The Intercept reported that Trump had personally met with his handpicked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to push the phony conspiracy theory that the DNC email hack was an inside job (in reality it was long ago demonstrated that it was done by Russian government hackers trying to help Trump). The Intercept is never to be taken at its word. It’s a disturbingly Russia-aligned publication which spent the entire Democratic primary season dishonestly trying to divide the left against itself for Trump’s gain. However, respected reporter Ken Dilanian of NBC News is now independently confirming the same story, meaning it’s real and it’s stunning.

Donald Trump is now taking his abuse of power so far, he’s actively trying to goad the head of the CIA into launching an investigation into an imaginary conspiracy theory that has zero evidence behind it, simply in the hope of smearing his adversaries in order to distract from the investigation into his own criminal behavior. This alone is a crime against the Constitution and an impeachable offense. It’s also so incompetent, it’s almost funny.

This is Donald Trump’s master plan for fighting back? He’s trying to get the CIA to manufacture some evidence that the DNC hacked itself? He thinks anyone outside of his delusional and shrinking base is going to fall for this comedy routine? If this is the best Trump can come up with, even as the arrests in the Trump-Russia march closer to his doorstep, then he’s finished.

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Exclusive: Russia Activated Twitter Sleeper Cells for Election Day Blitz – Daily Beast


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As U.S. polling places opened last Nov. 8, Russian trolls in St. Petersburg began a final push on Twitter to elect Donald Trump. They used a combination of high-profile accounts with large and influential followings, and scores of lurking personas 

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Trump administration officials on Tuesday appeared to temper President Trump’s wholehearted support of last weekend’s purge of domestic rivals by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and issued conflicting statements about a missile …
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Donald Trumps impeachment just became a lot more likely

There are a number of cynics within the anti-Trump resistance who are certain that the Republican-controlled Congress will never impeach and remove Donald Trump no matter how ugly things get for him. What theyre overlooking is that if the Republicans conclude they have to throw Trump overboard in order to avoid getting blown out in the midterms, theyll selfishly do it in a heartbeat. Tonight, the odds of Trump getting impeached before the midterm just became a whole lot more realistic.

Democratic candidate Ralph Northam won the Virginia race for Governor tonight, even after Donald Trump had thrown the full weight of his endorsement behind Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. Trump is so toxically unpopular, Gillespie largely tried to pretend the endorsement never happened. In the end Gillespie lost by what might end up being a five point final margin, with the votes still being counted, which represents a stunning defeat for the Republican Party and for Trump. Its also a harbinger of things to come.

The Virginia race should have been winnable for either party. Yet the Republican Party, even with the full weight of Donald Trump, couldnt come close to pulling it off. This isnt a one-off aberration, either. The Democrats are on track to pick up a dozen or more seats in the Virginia legislature tonight. The Democrats also won todays New Jersey race for Governor in a blowout. Democrats have been quietly winning lower profile races throughout 2017, including a number of races in strongly Republican-leaning districts. This is now what the GOP can expect in the 2018 midterm races unless it makes a major change.

Its clear that the Republican Party is on this ugly losing streak because Donald Trumps unpopularity is dragging down the entire party. Tonight was proof to the Republicans in Congress that many of them will lose their own jobs in November 2018 if they dont get rid of Trump in the meantime. Tomorrows internal discussion within the GOP leadership will be whether or not to strategically impeach Donald Trump. They care far more about saving themselves than they do about the fate of Trump.

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Robert Muellers ouster of Donald Trump just got twice as easy

Strictly speaking, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job isn’t to take down Donald Trump. His job is technically to simply get to the bottom of Trump’s scandals and prosecute the related crimes, which will just happen to have the real world consequence of taking down Donald Trump. Some see that as a distinction without a difference. One way or the other, based on a development that has nothing to do with the Trump-Russia scandal itself, Mueller’s job just got twice as easy.

Donald Trump is so overwhelmingly guilty in so many ways, and so many of his advisers and associates are going to end up flipping on him as a result of their own crimes, there’s only one way Mueller can fail to take Trump down. That’s if the Republican majority in Congress intervenes and sabotages Mueller’s investigation. Aside from the doomed legislative efforts of a few fringe House Republicans, and the personal freakout of Mitch McConnell, it’s appeared all along that the GOP was willing to let Mueller take out the Trump trash on its behalf.

The GOP’s reasoning has been straightforward enough: it doesn’t really want the toxically unpopular Donald Trump to still be in power by the time it gears up for the 2018 midterm races. Nor does the GOP want Trump’s remaining base to blame it for Trump’s demise. So if the Republican Party sits back and allows Mueller to expose Trump’s criminal nature piece by ugly piece, then the GOP can claim that it has no choice but to move on from Trump. If that is indeed the GOP’s strategy, it just became cemented into place tonight.

The race for Governor of Virginia should have been winnable for the Republican Party, yet its candidate ended up losing rather badly tonight. This was clearly a referendum on Donald Trump, and the American public clearly wants him ousted. Now more than ever, the GOP will want Trump gone before the midterms. That makes them twice as willing to sit back and let Robert Mueller destroy Donald Trump for them. The GOP cares more about the midterms than it does about whether Trump sinks or swims.

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Blackmail Culture Goes Digital in Putin’s Russia – The Cipher Brief

Blackmail Culture Goes Digital in Putin’s Russia
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The KGB and its successor intelligence services routinely use kompromat against opponents of the Russian government, both foreign and domestic. When possible, Russian intelligence officers lure unsuspecting targets, like Skuratov, into compromising …

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(SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas) Texas church shooting suspect and Air Force veteran Devin Kelley escaped from a New Mexico behavioral center in 2012, according to an El Paso Police Department report, which also said he was attempting to carry out 

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DA NANG/Vietnam/, November 8. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared for holding a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and their schedules are being …
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Donald Trump may come home in a straitjacket

Donald Trump just suffered his most humiliating day yet. In a last ditch effort to prove that he could still motivate his withering base, he loudly endorsed Republican candidate Ed Gillespie in the Virginia race for Governor, even though Gillespie didn’t want the endorsement. As a result, mainstream Americans decided to get their revenge by sending Gillespie to a nine point loss that destroyed whatever hope Trump might have had of getting his vanishing mojo back. That’s just the start of his trouble.

Trump is currently trapped on an overseas trip to Asia, so he’s fully surrounded by staff members at all times. That means he can’t tweet the kind of unhinged toxic garbage he typically tweets when things are going poorly for him. In his darkest hour, he can’t even blow off steam by incoherently misspelling deranged conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton. Oh, and it’s all about to get much worse for him.

Even as Trump was scheduled to begin giving a speech in South Korea on Tuesday, his administration announced that he was still backstage because he was still writing his speech. This was just moments after the Virginia race had been called for Gillespie’s opponent. It’s enough to raise the question of whether Trump was backstage pouting, refusing to come out and give his speech until he got over his tantrum. If he’s this far gone, just wait until he gets to his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, because that’s not going to be good news either.

Donald Trump’s presidency is over. It’s just a matter of when and how it ends, and who chooses to end it before someone else ends it. Impeachment, 25th Amendment, resignation, take your pick; one of the three is coming. Putin might well tell him that it’s over and it’s time for him to resign. Oh, and more of Trump’s associates may well have been arrested by the time he gets back home. At this rate Trump may end up coming home in a straitjacket.

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Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Trump-Putin Meeting in Vietnam – The Moscow Times

Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Trump-Putin Meeting in Vietnam
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President Vladimir Putin will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at a summit in Vietnam this weekend after all, Russia’s Foreign Minister confirmed Wednesday. The two world leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July, agreeing to a …

Where are the FBI documents? – American Thinker (blog)

Where are the FBI documents?
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Do not expect to see editorials and op-ed columns in the leftist media decrying the politicization of the FBI as serious threat to our democratic institutions. But every day that the goes by without FBI and DOJ responsiveness to the House Intelligence …

Robert Mueller, eight ball, corner pocket

Why play unless you know you can win? That’s the one question to ask yourself when attempting to size up the odds that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will succeed in taking Donald Trump down. Mueller had already quietly established a solid legacy. He was well into retirement. There was no reason to take on the risk of accepting the job, unless he knew in advance that he was going to win. It’s not difficult to figure out how he knew all along.

Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey go back decades together. Mueller only ended up with this job because Trump fired Comey. It was Comey who had been leading this investigation up to that point. Mueller surely found a way to get assurances ahead of time from Comey, without violating anything, that this case was in the bag. Before diving in, Mueller had to have known that he would be working with the kind of evidence that could take anyone down. Now we’re finally seeing a few of his cards.

The real trick for Mueller is that he has to not only investigate and prosecute the highest profile and most complex criminal case in the history of the United States, he has to do it without getting fired by the President of the United States in the process. It’s why he kept quiet and diligently built his overall case before he moved into this recent public phase involving high profile arrests. It’s why he’s played it so close to the vest that his very first arrest took place in July, and no one knew about it until last week.

The American public is soundly rejecting Donald Trump by the day. His approval rating is at an all time low. He’s so toxically unpopular, his party lost badly across the nation yesterday as voters sent a message to the Republicans: get rid of this guy or keep losing. Robert Mueller is on his way to granting Americans their wish. Eight ball, corner pocket.

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