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On Russia, reality fast catching up with Trump

/ | Mar 21, 2017

On Russia, reality fast catching up with Trump

Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump. Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for colluding with Russia as “fake news,” FBI Director James Comey confirmed the investigation is real. The FBI chief also repeatedly insisted there was ...

Trump University: Sales strategy foreshadowed campaign

/ Jun 2, 2016

Trump University: Sales strategy foreshadowed campaign

Grand promises. Boundless boasts. Absolute faith in the man behind it all. The strategies that Donald Trump’s now-defunct educational company used to woo customers have plenty of echoes of the presumptive Republican nominee’s current pitch to voters, based on newly disclosed court documents about ...

White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

Feb 1, 2015

White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

Twice this past month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terrorist spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks an example of “Islamic extremism,” settling ...

Obama, Pentagon bogged down in uneasy alliance

/ Dec 2, 2014

Obama, Pentagon bogged down in uneasy alliance

On a trip to Afghanistan during President Barack Obama’s first term, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates was stunned to find a telephone line at the military’s special operations headquarters that linked directly back to a top White House national security official. “I had them tear ...

Obama dances on a knife edge addressing U.S. race questions

Aug 18, 2014

Obama dances on a knife edge addressing U.S. race questions

For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as America’s first black president. Just months after being sworn in, Obama rapped police in Massachusetts for acting “stupidly” ...