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  • WH Press Secretary Injured In Brawl With North Korean Guards

    06/30/2019 7:05:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2019 | Karen Townsend
    She’s new on the job as White House Press Secretary but Stephanie Grisham has already created headlines of her own. Reporters on the scene of President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claimed that Grisham was bruised up during a confrontation with North Korean guards. Grisham suffered bruises when a scuffle broke out Sunday between North Korean security guards and members of the media trying to get close to President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they shook hands at the Demilitarized Zone, the Associated Press reported.The new press secretary was reportedly pushing back...
  • 2020 Democratic hopefuls slam Trump's meeting with Kim as 'photo opportunity',

    06/30/2019 2:12:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Fox ^ | June 30, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary put aside their squabbles on Sunday - sort of - to focus on a common enemy: President Trump. From former Vice President Joe Biden to former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, the Democratic hopefuls derided Trumps third meeting with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un accusing the president of everything from coddling dictators to posing for a photo opportunity. President Trumps coddling of dictators at the expense of American national security and interests is one of the most dangerous ways that hes diminishing us on the world stage...
  • 4 Takeaways From the Trump-Kim Meeting at the DMZ

    06/30/2019 6:25:44 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 75 replies
    NYT ^ | 30 June 2019 | Yonette Joseph
    When President Trump sent a Twitter invitation on Friday to North Koreas leader, Kim Jong-un, to meet at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the Koreas just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)! both men had much to gain, and more to lose. If Mr. Kim did not attend, even though his side had seemed intrigued, it would have embarrassed Mr. Trump and opened him up to more criticism for his unpredictable diplomacy. It would also have compounded the dramatic failure of their summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, which Mr. Trump abruptly called off in February. . ....
  • Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump

    06/08/2019 1:23:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Truman took office after Roosevelt's death in April 1945, he knew relatively nothing about the grand strategy of World War II. No one had told him anything about the ongoing atomic bomb project...But for the next seven-plus years, Truman shocked the country. Over the objections of many in his Cabinet, he ordered the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. Over the objections of most of the State Department, he recognized the new state of Israel. Over the objections of the Roosevelt holdovers, he broke with wartime ally the Soviet Union and crafted the foundations of Cold War communist...
  • Kim Jong-Un executes general by throwing him in piranha-filled fish tank

    06/09/2019 5:53:35 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Daily Star ^ | June 9, 2019 | John Ward
    North Koreas tyrant ordered his death after he was accused of planning a coup. Kim had a giant fish tank built inside Ryongsong Residence, .....The victims arms and torso were cut open with knives before he was thrown into the tank. it's unclear whether the general was killed by the fish, died from his wounds or drowned. The researchers are believed to have come up with several execution methods designed to scare potential plotters. It's believed they got the idea from the1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me,.... Kims aquarium is filled with several hundred piranhas imported from...
  • Iran buying illegal tech for weapons of mass destruction, German intel finds

    06/04/2019 12:51:46 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 4, 2019, p. 1 | Benjamin Weinthal
    The Islamic Republic of Iran is involved in the illicit procurement of technology for weapons of mass destruction, the German intelligence agency for the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern wrote in its May report. In the 206-page report, that was reviewed by The Jerusalem Post, the intelligence agents wrote: The fight against the illegal proliferation of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction and the materials needed for their manufacture, as well as the corresponding delivery systems [e.g. rockets], including the necessary knowledge, in cooperation with other authorities, is also the responsibility of counterintelligence. The intelligence report continued, From these...
  • North Korea's 2017 nuke test was 16 times bigger than Hiroshima bomb: Report

    06/03/2019 10:11:19 AM PDT · by be-baw · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2019 | Ben Wolfgang
    ... From 2006 to 2016 North Korea steadily increased the size of the events, from somewhere around 1 kiloton up to around 20 kilotons. The very early events looked like they didnt work very well, because they were unusually small. And then in one year they jumped up to 250-ish kilotons, said Thorne Lay, a seismologist at the University of California Santa Cruz and an author of the AGU study. The scary thing is that this was such a big device. ...
  • Americas enemies are on notice about this president. (Has a never Trumper changed)

    06/02/2019 12:19:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1,2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Americas enemies are on notice: The president is no longer an eloquent pushover professor-president but a ruthless real estate developer and television network brawler-president whose principle weapons are blunt candor and walking away from the table. Trump is responding to both his domestic political opponents and Americas actual enemies with the same tactics: blunt, repetitive messaging and use of the walk-off. He is sometimes rude, often full of unnecessary slashes, but always direct. (It often seems as if Trump answers more questions from reporters in a walk to the helicopter than President Barack Obama did in formal press conferences.) And...
  • Report: North Korea's Kim Jong Un purges officials after Hanoi summit

    05/31/2019 8:30:53 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 16 replies
    NBC ^ | 31-05-19 | Associated Press
    SEOUL A South Korean newspaper reported Friday that North Korea executed a senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as well as four other high-level officials. But as ever with North Korea, a country that closely guards its secrets, there are reasons to be cautious about the purported purge. NBC News was not immediately able to independently verify the report. Kim Jong Un's regime also hasn't used its propaganda services to comment. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked about the report during a visit to Germany Friday.
  • The US-China rivalry could become dangerous, Asian leaders and experts warn

    05/30/2019 11:42:21 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/30/2019 | Kelly Olsen
    We are now entering into a period of great power rivalry. The outcome is unclear, but it is critical that we stabilize the system. That was the warning on Thursday from Singapores Heng Swee Keat, the man set to be the city-states next prime minister. Chinas rapid ascent over the past decade, he said, has caused a clear shift in global politics, and those changes need to be addressed. The Singaporean deputy prime ministers sentiment was echoed by other political figures and experts gathered in Tokyo for a conference on the future of the region. At the event, which was...
  • North Koreas Kim Jong Un reportedly executes officials after failed Hanoi summit with US

    05/30/2019 7:07:50 PM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05-30-2019 | Reuters
    North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second U.S.-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. Kim Yong Chol, a senior official who had been U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeos counterpart in the run-up to the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, is also said to have been subjected to forced labor and ideological education, the Chosun Ilbo reported. The North Korean leader...
  • Why North Korea Is An Untapped Goldmine For Tech Companies, And For China

    07/30/2018 9:49:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 14, 2018 | Luke Kelly
    It was revealed recently that North Korea is sitting on approximately $6 trillion worth of natural resources, which the country lacks the technology or expertise to extract. The impoverished nation is quite literally sitting on a goldmine, a significant portion of which is made up of rare earth metals. Rare earth metals are not - as you would expect - exceptionally rare, but are generally found in small trace quantities underground. What is rare is to find them in high concentrations, which is exactly what experts believe is present beneath the soil of North Korea. Not only are these resources...
  • Joe Biden rips Trump for siding with Kim Jong Un

    05/28/2019 2:40:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 28, 2019 | 3:01pm | Mark Moore
    Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Tuesday said comments made by President Trump while in Japan siding with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un are beneath the dignity of the office. To be on foreign soil, on Memorial Day, and to side repeatedly with a murderous dictator against a fellow American and former vice president speaks for itself, Bidens campaign said in a statement. And its part of a pattern of embracing autocrats at the expense of our institutions whether taking Putins word at face value in Helsinki or exchanging love letters with Kim...
  • The Views Whoopi Goldberg & Joy Behar Go Off On Trump, Get Muted By Censors

    05/28/2019 11:13:28 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 28, 2019 | Erik Pedersen
    Whoopi Goldberg led off todays episode of The View by saying, So, the guy in the White House She then paused and added, Mmm-hmm. And it was on. She proceeded to recap President Donald Trumps weekend visit to Japan and North Korean leader Kim Jong-uns recent missile tests. But Goldberg noted how the latter didnt seem to faze POTUS, who instead made a meal of Kim dissing Dem White House hopeful Joe Biden. A clip was shown of Trump agreeing with Kims assessment of the former U.S, vice president as a low IQ individual, and then the co-hosts started in....
  • Clapper: Kim Jong-un Is Going to Play Trump Like a Fiddle

    05/28/2019 9:18:13 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 05/28/2019 | Trent Baker
    Tuesday, CNN national security analyst James Clapper weighed in on President Donald Trump brushing off North Koreas missile tests. Clapper, a former National Intelligence director, said Tuesday on CNNs New Day that Trump showed he badly wants a deal with North Korea, but is only encouraging Kim Jong-un to stretch the envelope further by showing his hand.

    05/27/2019 2:14:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 27,2019 | Mike Brest |
    Time Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer apologized Monday for fabricating a quote from President Donald Trump about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that went viral the day before. My tweet yesterday about Trump preferring Kim Jong Un to Biden as President was meant in jest, Bremmer tweeted Monday. The President correctly quoted me as saying it was a completely ludicrous statement. I should have been clearer. My apologies. Bremmers apology comes after he tweeted a quote attributed to the president alleging he said, Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden. Many people...
  • 3 forecast modelers predict Trump will win in 2020

    05/27/2019 9:01:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Axios ^ | May 27, 2019
    teven Rattner, "car czar" and counselor to the Treasury secretary in the Obama administration, cites three different modelers in his N.Y. Times commentary, "Trumps Formidable 2020 Tailwind." The big picture: Trump wins all three modelers. Economists predict that the tailwind is large. Ray Fair, a professor at Yale, "found that the growth rates of gross domestic product and inflation have been the two most important economic predictors but he also found that incumbency was also an important determinant of presidential election outcomes." "Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moodys Analytics, has looked at 12 models, and Mr. Trump wins...
  • Trumps Formidable 2020 Tailwind

    05/27/2019 9:05:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 May 2019 | Steven Rattner
    The economy invariably ranks among the top issues on the minds of voters in presidential elections. At the moment, it appears to offer President Trump a meaningful tailwind. But how big is that tailwind? Fortunately, economists have worked hard to develop models for predicting election outcomes, and according to one of the best of these, it should be quite large. One of the first and perhaps still the best of these models was created by Ray Fair, a professor at Yale. He found that the growth rates of gross domestic product and inflation have been the two most...
  • Trump On Iran: 'We're Not Looking For Regime Change' (Looking for 'No Nuclear Weapons')

    05/27/2019 7:53:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 27 May 2019 | Chris Menahan
    Take this for what it's worth... From The Hill: President Trump on Monday sounded an optimistic note about future negotiations with Iran, saying at a press conference in Japan that he's not looking for regime change despite increasing tensions between the two countries. "I'm not looking to hurt Iran at all. I'm looking to have Iran say, 'no nuclear weapons,'" Trump said during a press conference in Japan. [...]"I think we'll make a deal," Trump said Monday. "I think Iran, again I think Iran has tremendous economic potential. and I look forward to letting them get back to the stage...
  • North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism

    05/21/2019 8:40:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | MAY 21, 2019 9:50PM | Associated Press
    SEOUL, South Korea North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant.