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Cohen sentence ‘utterly refutes’ Trump’s claim that paying off mistresses was a civil offense: MSNBC national security analyst

MSNBC national security analyst Ken Dilanian said Tuesday that the 36-month sentence handed down to President Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen “utterly refutes” the president’s claim that paying off porn actress Stormy Daniels and others was nothing more than a civil offense.

RAW STORY - 2018-12-12 18:03:01

National security expert explains why alleged Russian spy Maria Butina is pleading guilty

National security expert Malcolm Nance told MSNBC on Thursday that alleged Russian spy Maria Butina will gladly throw her network under the bus with her guilty plea, since the rewards are so great.

RAW STORY - 2018-12-13 16:09:31

Trump’s departure from reality is a national security threat

One of the most alarming aspects of President Trump’s unfitness for the job is the danger he poses to national security. The Post reports:. President Trump continues to reject the judgments of U.S. spy agencies on major foreign policy fronts, creating a dynamic in which intelligence analysts frequen

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-12-12 18:45:00

Former Canadian diplomat Kovrig accused of violating Chinese national security

A former Canadian diplomat detained in China has been accused of endangering national security, Chinese media reported Wednesday night. Michael Kovrig, an analyst for the International Crisis Group, was seized in Beijing on Monday night, not long after China threatened “serious consequences” for Can

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-12-12 13:45:06

The left and its national security problem

For whatever reason, Democrats don’t give the impression of caring a whit about the state of national security — which, if you carry that to its natural conclusion, would mean they don’t care much about the safety and security of American citizens, either.

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Kavanaugh Was Last Straw For Top California Supreme Court Justice Who Quit GOP

The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court has quit the Republican Party following misgivings about the controversial hearings involving then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — as well as growing concerns about the general direction of the GOP, she said.

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-12-14 06:12:00

Trump Administration Paid $13.6 Million to Consulting Firm That Has Recruited Just Two Border Patrol Employees

U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a $297 million contract to an outside company last year to shore up Border Patrol staffing, but 10 months and $13.6 million into the deal, the firm has only secured two new hires, according to a federal watchdog report released last week.

SLATE - 2018-12-11 23:04:41

Melania Trump says her biggest struggle at the White House is dealing with 'opportunists' who use her 'family's name'

She said it was "opportunists" who use her name to "advance themselves," pointing to comedians, journalists, and other media figures. Trump also said she isn't afraid to tell her husband her opinions. In November, she ousted a top White House security advisor she clashed with.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-12-13 15:10:39

Trump says he’ll do ‘whatever it takes to get border security’ as shutdown looms

President Trump pledged Thursday to do “whatever it takes to get border security,” deepening an impasse over border wall funding barely a week from a crucial deadline for a partial government shutdown to begin.

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-12-14 00:20:00

US intelligence community says quantum computing and artificial intelligence pose an ’emerging threat’ to national security

Several key agencies in the U.S. intelligence community were asked what they saw as long-term threats faced by the country in the next decade and beyond, and the future of “dual-use technologies” took center stage.

TECHCRUNCH - 2018-12-13 20:56:52

What to expect if there's a partial government shutdown

Washington (CNN)A possible partial government shutdown is less than two weeks away with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a dispute over border security and no resolution in sight.

CNN - 2018-12-13 11:05:00

Shutdown stare down: What a partial government shutdown during the holidays could look like

If lawmakers fail to strike a spending deal by Dec. 21, a government shutdown will take place. But it would look a little different than past instances, mostly because Congress has already funded about 75 percent of the federal government.

ABC NEWS - 2018-12-13 09:13:00

This DHS Statement On The Border Wall Reads Pretty Funky

During a meeting with Congressional Democratic leaders earlier this week, President Donald Trump claimed that "tremendous amounts of wall have already been built," referring to the Southern border wall he has called for since his campaign. In a fact-check of this statement, NPR remarked that Trump h

BUSTLE - 2018-12-13 19:10:43

'Walls Work,' Department of Homeland Security declares in post instantly mocked on social media

"Walls Work," reads the title of a press release posted on the Department of Homeland Security's website Wednesday, which makes dubious claims about the progress of construction for President Donald Trump's promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

USA TODAY - 2018-12-13 19:28:00

5 reasons why the government might actually shut down

Washington (CNN)We're nine days out from a government shutdown and -- unlike the usual showdown mishigas -- there's plenty of reason to think the government might actually, you know, shut down come 11:59 p.m. on December 21.

CNN - 2018-12-13 00:54:00

Move AFRICOM From Germany to Africa: National Security Advisor

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton on Thursday gave the administration's tentative support for moving U.S. Africa Command from Stuttgart, Germany, to a new headquarters somewhere in Africa.

MILITARY.COM - 2018-12-13 12:00:00

Why Economic Security Is National Security

Ronald Reagan understood it is only from strength that we may find a true peace. To Reagan, such strength was focused on military strength—an overwhelming and technologically innovative military dominance on land, at sea, in the skies, and surely in the “Star Wars” heavens above.

WHITEHOUSE.GOV - 2018-12-10 17:10:33

Trump Argues Both Sides of the Defense Spending Debate

Next year will likely see the first serious debate in more than a decade on the size of the U.S. defense budget. But before that happens, President Trump has to decide which side he’s on.

SLATE - 2018-12-13 21:15:32

Fox’s Chris Wallace rips Trump’s contradictory Flynn defense: He fired him for lying — now defends him for not lying

Fox News’ Chris Wallace tore into President Trump’s defense of his former national security adviser, and convicted criminal, Michael Flynn, saying the president was trying to have it both ways.

RAW STORY - 2018-12-13 20:04:10

Malcolm Nance Declares Trump A National Security Threat Who Must Be Removed From Office

Counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance didn’t mince words on Monday night as he declared Donald Trump a Russian-controlled national security threat who must be removed from office.

POLITICUSUSA - 2018-12-11 02:19:29