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Former Intelligence officials scoff at White House denials that Trump wasn't briefed on Russia bounty

Added: 30.06.2020 15:17 | 1 views | 0 comments

Washington (CNN)In response to reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan, the White House has denied that President Donald Trump was "personally briefed" on the matter, claiming that the intelligence "wasn't verified." But a US official familiar with the latest information told CNN on Monday that intelligence about the Russian bounty was included in the President's Daily Briefing (PDB) sometime in the spring. The written document includes the intelligence communities' most important and urgent information. On Monday night, the New York Times reported that the information was included in a written briefing to the President in late February....

New reports raise urgent question: Is there any line Trump won't allow Putin to cross?

Added: 30.06.2020 2:37 | 1 views | 0 comments

(CNN)As a game of who knew what when plays out with the administration -- this time about US intelligence that Russia was allegedly paying Taliban proxies to kill US and British troops in Afghanistan -- we can't lose sight of the big picture: Putin feels increasingly empowered under this President and that's a dangerous outlook for US national security. Sam Vinograd It is important to understand whether President Donald Trump was briefed on this intel if it was, in fact, reliable intelligence. If he's lying in his denial about being briefed and he did know that our forces were at risk, Americans would have reason to assess that Russia paying for the murder of Americans isn't a redline for...

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare

Added: 26.06.2020 17:39 | 4 views | 0 comments

(CNN)In the midst of a global pandemic with the presidential election just months away, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law that enabled millions of Americans to get insurance coverage and that remains in effect despite the pending legal challenge. In a late-night filing, Solicitor General Noel Francisco said that once the law's individual coverage mandate and two key provisions are invalidated, "the remainder of the ACA should not be allowed to remain in effect." The justices will hear arguments in the case sometime next term, although it is unclear if they will occur before the November election. The...

Why Saying 'All Lives Matter' Misses the Big Picture

Added: 23.06.2020 20:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

(CNN)-It should not be difficult to say, Black Lives Matter. And yet there have been instances of people trying to delegitimize the movement, by answering the call -- to care about the lives of a race of people who have been systemically disenfranchised for centuries -- with "All Lives Matter."

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Want to reform the police? Hire more women

Added: 23.06.2020 10:55 | 1 views | 0 comments

(CNN)It was a moment that captured national attention and revealed an important lesson about police reform. A Fort Lauderdale, Florida, policeman, facing off against a line of yelling demonstrators, sticks his finger in the face of a protester. He then turns toward a kneeling woman, her hands raised in protest. The officer suddenly lunges and shoves her. Then, a a policewoman appears. She swats her male colleague back toward a line of patrol cars, waving her arm and appearing to upbraid him for what he did. "Thank you!" a protester shouts at Officer Krystle Smith, who won praise for her actions on social media and from police leaders around the country. Fort Lauderdale police have identified...

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