Trump interrupted a call with the Irish prime minister to tell a reporter in the Oval Office that she ‘had a nice smile’

President Donald Trump interrupted a diplomatic phone call with newly elected Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to tell a reporter she had a “nice smile.” During a phone call with Varadkar on Tuesday, Trump noted that he was joined in the Oval Office by “all of this beautiful Irish press,” and asked RTE White House reporter Caitriona Perry to come over closer to his desk. “She has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well,” Trump said to the prime minister. The moment quickly went viral after Perry shared it on Twitter. Watch the clip: Video of the bizarre moment when President @realDonaldTrump called… Read More

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US and Japanese fighters are reportedly getting missiles ideal for striking North Korea

US F-16s in South Korea and Japanese F-35s are both set to get long-range missiles that are ideal for striking North Korean mobile missile launchers. The US Air Force in South Korea recently increased the range and strength of its aircraft with 10 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, that can hit Pyongyang with 2,000 pounds of explosives from almost 200 miles away, according to Yonhap News and other South Korean media reports. The JASSM allows US F-16s to safely strike nuclear infrastructure and targets deep into North Korea from secure locations near Seoul. The munition isn’t the only signal that the US is ramping up its response to North… Read More

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Democrats don’t want to get rid of their embattled boogeyman

Democrats aren’t ready to rally around a new figure to lead their party in the House of Representatives, despite recent soul searching that has led some to believe that current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may be hurting the party’s electoral prospects. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday showed that although a plurality of voters believe Pelosi should step aside as House minority leader, among Democratic voters, only 27% want new leadership, compared to 41% who want her to stay, and 31% who have no opinion. As Democrats have lost a series of special House elections in red districts, some Democrats have worried that their opportunity to capitalize on President Donald… Read More

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Cartoons: Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Russia

These cartoonists see an interesting connection between Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump along with Vladimir Putin as an investigation unfolds concerning potential Russian influence in the 2016 elections. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this photo gallery on your mobile device. See more editorial cartoons on Flipboard. …read more Source:: The Mercury News – Politics

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Cartoons: Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Russia

These cartoonists see an interesting connection between Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump along with Vladimir Putin as an investigation unfolds concerning potential Russian influence in the 2016 elections. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this photo gallery on your mobile device. See more editorial cartoons on Flipboard. …read more Source:: East Bay – Politics

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