Good News Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan

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Good News Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan When it is finally understood that we don’t need to be involved for crises to be solved overseas, the neocons will lose. Good : As the US mainstream media obsessed last week about Russia’s supposed “hacking” of the US elections and President Obama’s final round of Russia sanctions in response, something very important was taking place under the media radar. As a result of a meeting between foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Turkey last month, a ceasefire in Syria has…

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Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It’s ISIS, not ISIL

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It's ISIS, not ISIL

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It’s ISIS, not ISIL WASHINGTON (CNN) – ISIL has been vanquished — at least as an acronym in the administration of President Donald Trump. The Pentagon has issued a directive that officials now use the more common term ISIS to refer to the terror group. ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIL, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was the preferred acronym of the Obama administration. Some senior State Department officials and military commanders in the field…

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Trump speaks by phone with Mexican president after meeting canceled

Trump speaks by phone with Mexican president after meeting canceled

Trump speaks by phone with Mexican president after meeting canceled Mexican : WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed new trade talks with Mexico after a phone conversation Friday with Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, a day following a dispute over Trump’s proposed border wall that caused a rift between their two nations and cancellation of a scheduled meeting between the two leaders. “We are going to be working on a fair relationship and a new relationship,” said Trump, who is pushing for new trade rules with Mexico and insisting that it help finance…

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Washington’s National Cathedral should not bestow a blessing on Donald Trump

National Cathedral should not bestow a blessing on Donald Trump

Washington’s National Cathedral should not bestow a blessing on Donald Trump National : Washington National Cathedral was founded in 1907 and envisioned as a “Westminster Abbey for America,” which, in part, is why it finds itself at the center of controversy about its role in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s impending inauguration. For more than a century, the cathedral has tried to stand in two worlds at once, attempting to be both a practicing Christian church and a gathering place for American civic expression. As the cathedral’s former dean, I believe…

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