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Iraq, Fearing Another U.S. War, Warns Militias Against Provocation

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Baghdad (Iraq), Bolton, John R, Defense and Military Forces, Iraq War (2003-11), Trump, Donald J, United States Defense and Military Forces, United States International Relations | 0 comments

American warnings and threats about Iran echo those before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Iraqi militias tied to Iran are a concern.
Source: New York Times

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Trump Moves to Ban Foreign Telecom Gear, Targeting Huawei in Battle With China

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in 5G (Wireless Communications), Cellular Telephones, China, computer security, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Executive Orders and Memorandums, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Infrastructure (Public Works), International Trade and World Market, Telephones and Telecommunications, Trump, Donald J, United States International Relations, United States Politics and Government, Wireless Communications | 0 comments

The ban was expected. American officials have long warned that they would stop sharing intelligence if allies installed Chinese technology on their 5G networks.
Source: New York Times

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The Attorney General Investigates the Investigators

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Attorneys General, Barr, William P, Durham, John H, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Justice Department, Presidential Election of 2016, Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates, Trump, Donald J, United States, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

William Barr has tapped a United States attorney, John Durham, to look into whether the F.B.I. acted improperly during the Russia investigation.
Source: New York Times

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Trump Immigration Plan Emphasizes Immigrants’ Skills Over Family Ties

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Immigration and Emigration, Kushner, Jared, Trump, Donald J, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

The plan, to be unveiled Thursday, will significantly scale back family-based immigration and increase the educational and skills requirements to move to the United States.
Source: New York Times

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What Grade Would You Give Donald Trump?

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Colleges and Universities, Grading of Students, Trump, Donald J | 0 comments

The president won’t release his college transcript. But we can guess what it says.
Source: New York Times

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The Fight Over How Trump Fits in With the Other 44 Presidents

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Levitsky, Steven, Presidential Election of 2016, Presidential Election of 2020, Presidents and Presidency (US), Trump, Donald J, United States Politics and Government, Ziblatt, Daniel | 0 comments

It’s not just an academic question. The intense argument over where he belongs tells us a lot about where we’re headed.
Source: New York Times

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Donald Trump Is Not America

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Fireworks, Parades, Trump, Donald J, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

His designs on Independence Day show his confusion about that.
Source: New York Times

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President Trump, Come to Willmar

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Calvin, Marv, Education (K-12), Hispanic-Americans, Immigration and Emigration, Labor and Jobs, Somali-Americans, Trump, Donald J, Willmar (Minn) | 0 comments

This Minnesota town is a modern, successful American melting pot.
Source: New York Times

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White House Memo: High Season at Mar-a-Lago Is Over, but Concern Over Security Lingers

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Florida, Li Yang (Cindy Yang), Mar-a-Lago (Palm Beach, Fla), Orchids of Asia (Jupiter, Fla), Parscale, Brad (1976- ), Trump, Donald J, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

Episodes at the club this winter produced more evidence of what intelligence experts regard as President Trump’s lax attitude toward security.
Source: New York Times

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Boeing Flights Grounded Across the Globe, but Not in the U.S.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Airlines and Airplanes, Assn of Flight Attendants, Assn of Professional Flight Attendants, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Boeing Company, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Muilenburg, Dennis A, Transportation Department (US), Trump, Donald J, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

Boeing’s chief made a personal appeal to President Trump, calling from Chicago to express his confidence in the safety of the company’s 737 Max 8 jets.
Source: New York Times

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