Friday, June 17, 2016


51 State Dept. Diplomats Slam Obama on Syria, Urge Military Strike

More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo critical of U.S. policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop its persistent violations of a civil war ceasefire. The "dissent channel cable" was signed by 51 mid- to high-level State Department officers advising on Syria policy. ... Read More

Paul Ryan Pledges to Support Trump Despite Differences

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he won't withdraw his endorsement of Donald Trump for president despite differences between the two. "That's not my plan," Ryan told reporters at the Capitol, according to Politico. "I don't have a plan to do that." Ryan said he and Trump share "common ground on a lot of things," and "I do believe the last thing we want is a Democrat in the White House, like Hillary Clinton." ... Read More

CIA Director Affirms Obama's ISIS Strategy Is Not Working

No, President Barack Obama—we aren’t winning the war against the Islamic State. The head of the CIA, John Brennan, testified on Thursday that, “Despite all our progress against [the Islamic State] on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capacity and global reach.” ... Read More

Trump's VP Choices: Newt Gingrich, Jeff Sessions, Condi Rice?

Donald Trump asked about 5,000 supporters at a rally in Florida on Saturday who his vice presidential pick should be - and they shouted out a bevy of names. However, the presumptive nominee repeated only three from the stage in Tampa, Fox News reports: Alabama Sen. Jeff ... Read More

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