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GOP senator says she’s ‘struggling’ on whether to back Trump

GOP senator says she’s ‘struggling’ on whether to back Trump

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with many of her Republican colleagues Thursday, applauding an op-ed by General James Mattis that condemned President Donald Trump’s actions this week. “When I saw General Mattis’ comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we are getting to a point where we can be more honest with the concerns that…MORE

The electoral map is tilting badly against Donald Trump right now

Amid the protests following the police killing of George Floyd and the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic, something very important has been overlooked: President Donald Trump is now a decided underdog to reach the 270 electoral votes he needs to win a second term in the fall. A series of polls in swing (and…MORE

Mattis’ incredible excoriation of Trump, annotated

President Donald Trump’s first secretary of defense, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, said in a remarkable 650-word statement to The Atlantic on Wednesday that the President is actively trying to divide the country and urged Americans to unite without him. Mattis has avoided directly criticizing Trump since his ouster in December 2018, but that changed…MORE

NYPD commissioner says NYC does not need active duty military to control the protests

NYPD commissioner says NYC does not need active duty military to control the protests

New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Thursday his city “absolutely” does not need active duty US military soldiers to control protests. His comment comes amid days of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality against black citizens. In some cities, including NYC, peaceful protests have turned violent and President…MORE

John Lewis says his health is improving

John Lewis says his health is improving

Civil rights activist and longtime Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia said his health is improving in an interview on Thursday. “I have a wonderful doctor and nurse, and everybody taking good care of me,” he told Gayle King on “CBS This Morning“. “I’m very hopeful and very optimistic.” In December, Lewis was diagnosed with Stage…MORE

The hidden history of the secret presidential bunker

The hidden history of the secret presidential bunker

President Donald Trump was briefly taken to a White House bunker on Friday night as protesters demonstrated across the street, and while the annex of bunkers and tunnels under the White House are nothing new, they’re rarely used by American presidents. A bunker was originally constructed under the East Wing during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency…MORE

Republican senators shrug off Mattis’ criticism of Trump: ‘It’s his opinion’

Republican senators shrug off Mattis’ criticism of Trump: ‘It’s his opinion’

Republican senators are dismissing the scathing criticism leveled against President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary, James Mattis, the latest sign that Republicans by and large are showing unwavering support for the leader of their party during this high-stakes election year. Mattis, who has widespread support among Senate Republicans for his long military service…MORE

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released

Michael White, an American detained in Iran, was released on Thursday after more than a year in custody, according to White’s mother and a person familiar with the negotiations. White, a US Navy veteran, traveled to Iran in July 2018. In January 2019, the Iranian government confirmed that White had been arrested in the city…MORE

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4:20 Flashback: 747

4:20 Flashback: 747

This bands personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile, 2016.