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Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy

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Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy

Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy
The New York Times also reported last year that Trump said immigrants in Haiti have AIDS, though the White House denied that account.Mr. Snowden’s disclosures in 2013 ushered in a period of intense interest in surveillance. Civil libertarians and conservative skeptics of government power worked together to push for new limits, while intelligence and law enforcement agencies and their backers in Congress from across party lines — and in both the Obama and Trump administrations — tried to hold the line.
Is the US Preparing for Preventive War? Views from North Korea

Is the US Preparing for Preventive War? Views from North Korea

Please verify you’re not a robot by clicking the box.The new advisory is the first for Mexico under the State Department’s revamped system, announced Wednesday, for issuing travel warnings.The critics are prepared to pounce on that rationale.

In short, sooner rather than later, it would benefit both sides to establish a US-DPRK dialogue that would allow Pyongyang to clarify its real intentions and reach consensus with the US on a plan to resolve the nuclear issue. As is well-known, the new year has started off with some important positive changes to the North-South Korean relationship, but the analysis of these significant and encouraging events on the Inter-Korean agenda is subject of a separate article. How they will affect the overall US-DPRK relationship is yet to be seen.

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A map helpfully illustrates the complexities of places such as Mexico, where the country overall is moderately safe with pockets of dangerous or unstable regions. For instance, Brazil. Colombia, India and Indonesia all rate the same warnings for specific areas, carrying specialized information for where U.S. travelers may want to avoid.

Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview

Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview

Mr. Trump’s remarks left members of Congress attending the meeting in the Cabinet Room alarmed and mystified. They were there discussing an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss the explosive proceedings of the private meeting.

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Violence claimed 22,409 lives in Mexico in the first 11 months of 2017, the highest toll since crime statistics began being released in 1997.

Julian Assange’s Twitter account reappears after mysterious absenceAssange confirms WikiLeaks was approached by Trump-linked data firmEcuador gave Assange political asylum after he sought refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid a Swedish extradition request on a case of alleged rape. While Sweden temporarily dropped that investigation, British officials say they’d still arrest him on charges of bail jumping. Assange also fears a possible U.S. extradition request stemming from the leaking of classified U.S. documents.Assange’s relationship with Ecuadorian authorities has been tested in the past year as a result of his social media and internet activities. In October 2016, the embassy temporarily cut off his internet access as Wikileaks continued to publish private emails from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential the murder capital of Mexico after a decrease in visitors seeking its expansive beaches and resort hotels, and the State Department specifically forbids travel there. But overall, Mexico earns a Level 2 classification — “Exercise increased caution,” although the State Department advisory says that “violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread.”The states have long been plagued with drug cartel activity like trafficking routes or the cultivation of drug-related crops.

QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London for more than five years.

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Vigilant Ace, which involved 230 aircraft and a large number of varied types of stealth aircraft. The deployment for the first time of so many stealth airplanes looks especially ominous from the North Korean perspective against the backdrop of recent US-ROK exercises practicing decapitation strikes against Kim Jong Un in a first strike using ground, naval, air and special operations forces. These, and many other new elements that have appeared in drills over the past several months, have elicited growing concern that different elements of a combined arms operation against North Korea are being methodically rehearsed and that “zero hour,” as they put it, is not too far away.

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Mr. Trump wrote the message shortly after a libertarian legal analyst on “Fox & Friends,” Andrew Napolitano, appealed directly to him to go another route. Mr. Napolitano added that Mr. Trump’s “woes” began with surveillance.

In the interview on Thursday, Mr. Trump said he expected that North Korea’s effort to talk with South Korea is an attempt to drive a wedge between the South Koreans and the United States. He said that probably was their motivation, and he suggested that he should know.Washington (CNN)White House aides have been told to decide before the end of January whether they intend to leave the administration or stay through the November midterm elections, an official said, a deadline intended to help bring a sense of order to an anticipated staffing exodus.

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Sanders also told reporters she didn’t understand why they were struggling to grasp Trump’s statement that the FISA program was used by the Obama administration to surveil members of the Trump campaign.

“That’s when I immediately bolted for the wall, to try and hide behind a wall — not knowing how big this wall of mud is going to be. Was it going to take out my entire house?” he said. His house was spared and was right on the edge of the river that developed, he said.Continue reading the main story We’re interested in your feedback on this page. Tell us what you think.

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Press secretary Sarah Sanders on Trump watching Fox and Friends: “I'm sure you're disappointed he's not watching CNN.”— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 11, 2018

The White House was actively whipping votes on the bill, which would extend a program that senior officials say is critical to keeping America safe from terror plots. Getting the program renewed with as few changes as possible had been the intelligence community’s No. 1 legislative priority for the past year.

CNN’s Jamie Gangel contributed to this report.

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and African countries, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.

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(CNN)As teams frantically searched areas of Southern California smothered by rivers of mud and boulders, officials on Thursday increased the size of the evacuation zones.View all New York Times newsletters.But dire travel warnings are notable for Mexico, the United States’ neighbor and consistently top foreign destination for American travelers, as the country struggles to blunt rising violence linked to drug cartels and corrupt institutions. The country registered a historic number of homicide investigations in 2017, with 23,101 cases opened in the first 11 months. That is the most since the country began measuring homicide probes in 1997, nearly a decade before the drug war began in earnest in December 2006.taunted Moreno’s conservative opponent Guillermo Lasso over his defeat. Lasso had pledged to kick Assange out the embassy.

Trump had seemed amenable to a deal earlier in the day during phone calls with lawmakers, aides said, but shifted his position in the meeting and did not seem interested in the bipartisan compromise.Having the leader of the free world engage in daily stream-of-consciousness tweets based on low-bar cable television news chatter might seem like a good idea — it’s like improvisational jazz, only with a higher probability of starting a nuclear war — but sometimes it causes problems.

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Note: The Mexican Central Authority informed the U.S. Central Authority it does not issue statements of habitual residence.

Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong contributed.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders on Trump's FISA tweets: “I'm not sure what the confusion is on that front.”— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 11, 2018

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But the rosy description of his relationship with the North Korean leader was another jarring reversal in tone from a president who has spoken admiringly of Mr. Kim in some moments and mocked him in others, referring to him as a fat “Little Rocket Man.”North Korean diplomats expressed surprise that a substantial part of the South Korean elite have missed many indications, reflected in polling data,[1] that a majority of Americans now believe that the US cannot allow North Korea to acquire a missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the US mainland and that Pyongyang would order such a strike as soon as it had this capability. North Korean diplomats stressed that this is a misperception. As one opined, “it would be suicidal to attack the USA first and especially with nuclear weapons. We understand that it would be the last day of our country.” These officials were truly baffled that a majority of the South Korean population does not seem to have grasped the reality that the Trump administration, despite the risks, is inching ever closer to a preventive strike on North Korea. Pyongyang, they maintained, is under no such illusions.

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