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Trump Blocks Bolton, Reverses New North Korea Sanctions

In a tweet on Friday, President Trump announced that “additional large-scale sanctions” by the US Treasury that had been added to already existing set of sanctions – were now off the table. It is not clear yet why the President has seemingly undercut his National Security Adviser John Bolton, but it’s possible we could be witnessing a serious fissure in the internal workings of the White House power structure.
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Nikki Haley Named to Boeing Board - Lew Rockwell 'Sickened'

"Mike Pence is known as the stupidest person in the Trump Administration, but Nikki Haley was known as the second-stupidest." So Lew Rockwell tells RT on the news that Trump's former Ambassador to the UN has been named to the board of US mega weapons manufacturer Boeing. Rockwell probably gets Haley right, so why on earth would this bomb-making behemoth want someone like that on their board? Rockwell speculates...
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Pompeo: US 'Absolutely Not' Getting Out of the Middle East

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is "absolutely not" getting out of the Middle East. "We’re a force for good," Pompeo said in an interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group according to The Hill. "The notion of get out doesn’t frankly – doesn’t capture what it is the Trump administration is intending to do. This is about protecting Americans, and we will do the things we need to do to protect America."
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After the Shutdown of 'The Weekly Standard' Neocons Grab Lefty Money to Stay Alive

The neocons are back in action with a new media outfit after the collapse of The Weekly Standard.

A new online news site, The Bulwark, was launched on Monday.

It features many neocons from the recently shut down TWS.

Charles Sykes, formerly a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard, is editor-in-chief, Bill Kristol founder of  The Weekly Standard, is editor-at-large, a position he recently held at TWS.
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Return of the Neocons


Two years ago, as Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, you might have thought that, if nothing else, neoconservatives had finally been put out to pasture. In the campaign, Trump had blasted the neocons’ signature policy, the war in Iraq, as a “big fat mistake,” and repudiated their ostensible program of turning nations into liberal democracies. He paid no political price with voters, and probably the opposite, as white evangelicals once drawn to George W. Bush’s “freedom agenda” flocked to Trump in record numbers.
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