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Defiant Congress Sparks Showdown With Trump Over Saudi Arms Deal

The White House and Congress are headed for a showdown over President Donald Trump’s massive multibillion-dollar arms package for Saudi Arabia. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are calling for congressional hearings and scrutiny into the planned arms sale, which Trump finalized during his trip to Saudi Arabia this week. 538 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

Abu Trump al-Amriki

Embattled at home in a do-or-die war (or “witch hunt”) against powerful factions of the deep state, President Trump, in the first stop of his first foreign trip, lands with pomp and circumstance in the ultimate totalitarian theocracy.

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Scahill & Greenwald: What If All Victims of War Received the Media Attention of Manchester Victims?

Cross-posted from Democracy Now

In Britain, police are expanding their investigation into Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 and left dozens injured. Many of those killed were young girls. 105 more words

Silent Empire

On the destructive consequences of conflicts and natural disasters

“ Conflict, violence and natural disasters forced more than 31 million people to leave home and settle elsewhere within their countries last year, the equivalent of one person every second. 173 more words

The Guardian

Iron Fist: A Case Study of the Houthi Insurgency in Yemen

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In late summer and early fall of 2014, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Damn the Jews, Victory for Islam” rang out from the voices of thousands of Houthi fighters who had captured the city of Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, forcing the President to resign. 2,704 more words


Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the travel ban. 187 more words