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Does National Security Trump Free Trade?

Jerry Rogers, Concerns over America’s trade policies – NAFTA, TPP, Brexit, China – have risen to the top of the public discourse. As free-market conservatives, free trade is in our institutional DNA. For many years now, our sole purpose at the Institute for Liberty  and Capitol Allies has been to advance the principles of free markets and

Trump’s McMasterpiece, Meet the new National Security Adviser, There is a lot to like

Nicholas Grossman, President Trump announced that H. R. McMaster will be his new National Security Adviser, replacing Michael Flynn. Removing Flynn was already addition by subtraction, and adding one of the military’s foremost intellectuals will strengthen the administration’s foreign policy team. But how much influence McMaster will have remains to be seen. To counterinsurgency wonks

Trump would be willing to remove Bannon from National Security Council

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration.” “The president has made clear to him he’s got full authority to structure the national

Trump Picks Outspoken Army ‘Rebel’ as National Security Adviser

Donald Trump’s pick of H.R. McMaster for national security adviser puts a key job in the hands of a decorated officer with a record for speaking his mind, reassuring administration critics who’ve been increasingly vocal about their differences with the U.S. president. Trump on Monday selected the Army lieutenant general to replace Michael Flynn, who resigned

White House Narrows Search for Flynn Replacement

Kathryn Blackhurst, Preibus slams reports of staffing concerns among leading contenders, ‘not based on fact’. The search to replace former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn following his resignation Feb. 13 has been the subject of intense media speculation. As the president narrows down his search he promised that all of the candidates

Pres. Trump Taking Message of Success Directly to America

Matthew Boyle, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, appeared on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 this weekend to discuss President Donald Trump’s upcoming Saturday evening rally in Melbourne, Florida, and the vehement and vitriolic hatred that the fake news- perpetrating establishment media has for the president. Spicer said on the show:

Media Lapdogs Become Rabid Attack Dogs

Jeff Crouere, The liberal media have awakened from their eight years of slumber. The Trump presidency has turned dozing Obama lapdogs into insanely rabid Trump attack dogs. Over the past few weeks, the media has been involved in a feeding frenzy trying to harm the new administration by focusing on one “fake news” scandal after

Trump and the leaks

Judith Miller, Editor’s note: The following article originally appeared in City Journal, a publication of the Manhattan Institute. Call it the Oval Office virus. After less than a month in office, President Donald J. Trump, who as a candidate embraced WikiLeaks and a torrent of leaks about his rival Hillary Clinton’s campaign, has become a

Trump to leakers: You ‘will be caught’

President Trump vowed Thursday to root out those responsible for leaking the “illegal classified” information that has fueled a string of damaging news reports on his administration, warning the leakers they “will be caught!” “Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years. Failing @nytimes (and others) must apologize!”

The Ship of State Isn’t Sinking, It Just Needs a Little Course Correction

D.W. Wilber, Contrary to all the doom and gloom being spewed out by the Democrats and their allies in the mostly corrupt American news media, the Trump administration isn’t in disarray, nor is it already sinking in a sea of scandal in only its first month. As with any new administration there will be ‘hiccups’

Vice Adm. Harward expected to be named national security adviser

The Trump administration is expected to name Vice Adm. Robert Harward as national security adviser, a senior White House source told Fox News Wednesday. The move comes after Michael Flynn resigned from the role Monday after it was revealed he had discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador, although he told Vice President Mike Pence

Nancy Pelosi Fears Steve Bannon as ‘Shadow’ National Security Adviser

Mike Lillis reports in The Hill that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) fears that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will “fill the void” left by the resignation of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn as a sort of “shadow national security adviser.” From The Hill: Pelosi cheered Flynn’s exodus, saying he