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Trump makes at least 12 false claims with Italian President

Trump makes at least 12 false claims with Italian President

President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday if he is “okay” with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying Tuesday that “we will never declare a ceasefire” in Syria. Trump’s response: “He didn’t say that at all.” While we can’t know what Erdogan might have told US officials in private, his public comments were unequivocal. Trump’s inaccurate…MORE

Trump appears to confirm open secret about US nuclear weapons in Turkey

Trump appears to confirm open secret about US nuclear weapons in Turkey

President Donald Trump appeared to confirm Wednesday that US nuclear weapons are being housed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, making him the first US official to publicly acknowledge what has been considered an open secret for years. Most experts believe that the US maintains 50 Cold War-era B-61 “gravity” bombs in Turkey. The weapons…MORE

US conducts airstrike on weapons storage site as troops pull out of Syria

US conducts airstrike on weapons storage site as troops pull out of Syria

Two US Air Force F-15 jets conducted an airstrike targeting an American munitions storage bunker at a US base in Syria Wednesday in order to prevent the munitions and other equipment from falling into the hands of armed groups, two US defense officials told CNN. “On Oct. 16, after all Coalition personnel and essential tactical…MORE

Pence and Pompeo to meet with Erdogan after Trump undermines their effort

Pence and Pompeo to meet with Erdogan after Trump undermines their effort

A high-level American delegation tasked with brokering a ceasefire amid the Turkish incursion into Syria will travel to Turkey Wednesday night to negotiate, but President Donald Trump’s recent comments have undercut their mandate, critics say. The high-level US delegation includes Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser Robert O’Brien.…MORE

Can we admit Donald Trump has no idea what he’s talking about?

Can we admit Donald Trump has no idea what he’s talking about?

At a photo op with the Italian President on Wednesday, President Donald Trump was asked about his decision to remove American troops from northern Syria. Here’s how he responded: “It’s been going on for a long time. Syria may have some help with Russia. And that’s fine. It’s a lot of sand. There’s a lot…MORE

Trump wrote letter to Erdogan telling him ‘don’t be a fool’

Trump wrote letter to Erdogan telling him ‘don’t be a fool’

In an extraordinary letter sent to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week, President Donald Trump warned that he could destroy Turkey’s economy if the situation in Syria is not contained and resolved in a humane way, CNN has confirmed. The tone of the letter is consistent with Trump’s unconventional approach to diplomacy, particularly when…MORE

Obama endorses Trudeau for reelection ahead of Canadian vote

Obama endorses Trudeau for reelection ahead of Canadian vote

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday tweeted his support for Justin Trudeau, urging Canadians to reelect their Prime Minister in Monday’s federal election. “I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President,” Obama tweeted. “He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change.” He continued, “The world needs his progressive…MORE

McConnell previews Senate impeachment trial and speculates it could end by Christmas

McConnell previews Senate impeachment trial and speculates it could end by Christmas

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a preview of how a possible impeachment trial in the chamber would be conducted in a closed-door lunch with Republican senators on Wednesday, answering questions about the rules guiding the proceedings and speculating that it will be over by Christmas. McConnell prepared his colleagues on what’s to come as…MORE

Supreme Court debates life without parole sentence in DC sniper case

Supreme Court debates life without parole sentence in DC sniper case

Nearly two decades after Lee Boyd Malvo engaged in a serial sniper shooting spree that terrorized Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia and left 10 dead, the Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with his sentence of life without parole. Last year, a Richmond, Virginia-based federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing trial for Malvo, who…MORE