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The shabbiest U.S. president ever is an inexpressibly sad specimen

Half or a quarter of the way through this interesting experiment with an incessantly splenetic presidency, much of the nation has become accustomed to daily mortifications. Or has lost its capacity for embarrassment, which is even worse.

WASHINGTON POST

Acting attorney general's wife emails reporter that Mueller investigation is 'wrapping up'

Washington (CNN)Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent an email to a reporter pushing back on an article and said the special counsel investigation was by all accounts "wrapping up."

CNN

Laura Ingraham: Dems 'are all going to have to kiss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ring'

Laura Ingraham on Thursday declared that Democratic lawmakers "are all going to have to kiss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 's ring" due to what the Fox News host says is the party's move to the left and the freshman congresswoman leading that effort.

THE HILL

Trump exempts most tribes from Medicaid work rules

Most Native Americans enrolled in Medicaid in Arizona won't be forced to work to keep their health insurance under new rules the Trump administration approved for the state, a move that likely defuses a yearlong controversy over tribal sovereignty that had split HHS leadership and alarmed some membe

POLITICO

Trump Must Fight Foreign Leverage in Our Tax Code

In three months and three separate foreign policy decisions designed to bolster U.S. interests, President Donald Trump has made substantial progress curbing foreign power internationally, but there is still plenty of work to be done on the home front.

WESTERNJOURNAL.COM

What the fight over Trump's border wall is really about

Data: Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and OpenStreetMap contributors, Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data; Map: Lazaro Gamio/Axios. Here's what gets lost in the fight: This wouldn't be the first time we ever built border barriers or beefed up security. There's already fe

AXIOS.COM

How Jared Kushner Tried to Stop Me From Running the Trump Transition

On the morning of May 6, 2016, in the heat of the presidential campaign, I headed into the city to see Donald Trump. A couple weeks earlier, he had asked me to lead his government transition team, and I was ready to button down the announcement details and dive into this important new responsibility

POLITICO

China warned the US to steer clear of Taiwan, but the US Navy says it could send an aircraft carrier through the strait if it wanted

The US Navy has left the door open to sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, the Navy's top officer revealed Friday, according to Reuters. China views Taiwan as a renegade province and has warned the US against "outside influence."

BUSINESS INSIDER

Trump’s Entire Shutdown Approach, Encapsulated in One Tweet

Imagine you were charged with choosing an artifact to put in a time capsule so that future Americans could understand the current government shutdown. This is an unrealistic scenario, of course. No single item can explain the current moment, and moreover, there’s no reason to believe that the shutdo

THE ATLANTIC

Lordy, There are Tapes!: Trump AG pick Barr wrong on Comey

Ari Melber breaks down how Trump Attorney General nominee, Bill Barr, made a factual error while trying to explain his flip-flop on a pivotal moment in the Russia probe – Trump’s firing of James Comey. Former Federal Prosecutor John Flannery tells Melber the reversal combined with the factual error

MSNBC

Morocco: EU praises country’s centrality in external policy

King Mohammed VI on Thursday in Rabat received the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the European Commission, Mrs. Federica Mogherini, who is on a working visit.Mogherini is in Morocco as part of strengthening the strategic partn

JOURNALDUCAMEROUN.COM

Trumps Big Foreign Policy Move Explained, Pull Out?

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WE ARE CHANGE

A Favorite Restaurant in Syria Led ISIS to Americans

BEIRUT — For American troops posted in the dusty flatlands of northern Syria, the Palace of the Princes restaurant in Manbij offered a pleasant place to stop for grilled chicken, French fries or its locally renowned shawarma sandwich.

NEW YORK TIMES

Trump Tweets Discredited Right-Wing Meme About ‘Muslim Prayer Rugs’ at Border

President Donald Trump claimed that Muslim prayer rugs are being found on the U.S.-Mexico border in a tweet Friday, dredging up a long-running, discredited right-wing internet rumor.

DAILY BEAST

Are Tory remainers pondering a conscious uncoupling from the party?

The fightback starts here. Maybe. That could be putting it a bit strongly. On the morning after Theresa May had celebrated surviving a no confidence vote by declaring her new Brexit plan would be pretty much the same as the one that had been defeated by 230 votes on Tuesday, a handful of Tory MPs ga

THE GUARDIAN

DeVos in wheelchair after breaking her pelvis and hip socket in bicycle mishap

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering in a wheelchair from a recent bicycling accident, calling the ordeal “very painful.” In her first public appearance since the accident, DeVos said today that she broke her pelvis and hip socket. She underwent surgery earlier this month.

POLITICO

EU Shatters Algeria’s Plots to Unsettle Morocco

Algeria and its proxy the Polisario have yet again tasted the bitter taste of diplomatic defeat as Morocco and the EU renew the agricultural agreement that covers products from the Sahara region.

NORTHAFRICAPOST.COM

Gladys Knight, Ahead of Super Bowl Anthem Date, Criticizes Colin Kaepernick

The soul singer Gladys Knight, who will be singing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, seemed to criticize Colin Kaepernick in a statement published by Variety on Friday.

NEW YORK TIMES

A Year in Review: Azerbaijan Optimizes Its Balanced Foreign Policy in 2018

Azerbaijan saw several important events in 2018—both domestic and external and sometimes interlinked. And a major takeaway from contextualizing the past year has been Baku’s cautious optimization of its existing balanced foreign policy. In particular, when looked at together, the events of 2018 sugg

JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION

TSA agents were promised a $500 bonus after working unpaid for weeks. They haven’t received it.

As the longest partial government shutdown in US history continues, airport security workers have become one of the most vocal contingents of government employees who are laboring without pay.

VOX