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Trump’s White House invite to Duterte sets off firestorm

The White House is facing fresh criticism following an invitation President Trump extended over the weekend to controversial Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, who has been accused of numerous human rights violations in his southeast Asian country. Not only were U.S. lawmakers left scratching their heads at the Duterte invite, but The New York Times reported

Rubio’s vote key for Trump’s pick for Secretary of State

The fate of President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for his administration’s Secretary of State hinges in the vote of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. The Wall Street Journal reported that three Republican senators have expressed concern over Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil. Rubio is reportedly undecided on his vote and said he will not

REX Tillerson VS. LITTLE Marco: Rubio Out of His League

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson and Sen. Marco Rubio clashed during a pair of contentious exchanges Wednesday, with an incredulous Rubio pressing the prospective diplomat to brand Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” and Tillerson coolly blunting Rubio’s broadsides by explaining his more deliberative vision. During the tense back-and-forths at the Senate Foreign

Why China’s Seizure of a U.S. Naval Drone Is So Provocative: Q&A

David Tweed, Daniel Ten Kate A Chinese naval vessel seized a U.S. underwater drone operating off the coast of the Philippines, sparking a protest from the Pentagon. 1. Has anything like this happened before? While confrontations between U.S. and Chinese military ships or planes occur on occasion, this is the first time China has seized

China Humiliates Obama One Last Time by Stealing Navy Drone

Daniel Greenfield,  I’m being optimistic here when I say one last time because China still might have enough time to hack all our remaining national defense secrets or pour a bucket of slops on Obama’s head. Some of the serial humiliations inflicted by China have thus far involved… 1. The OPM hack of 22 million

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown ‘success’

President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with America — a departure from Duterte’s hostility toward the Obama administration. Duterte called to congratulate Trump late Friday in their first talk

Priority: Rebuilding Our US Navy

Robert Charles, Let’s talk national security, since that conversation is coming, with a vengeance. One issue on which all Republican candidates were united, on which room exists for swift agreement between the Trump Administration and Congress, and on which Democrats may agree – is a tightening focus on US Navy capabilities, procurement processes, strategic priorities

Dear America, the Developing Nations of the World Thank You

Vijay Jayaraj, Democrats, global mainstream media, celebrities, and even some in Republican circles, were totally shocked when Donald Trump emerged victorious in the presidential election. But there was one group of people who were even more upset—the radical environmentalists who invested millions on climate alarmism based global energy and developmental policies.   A Trump victory

Many men in public office Say Alot Worse than what he said on that Tape

John Hayward, Ed Klein: Trump-Bashers Are ‘Same Guys Who Turn on Porn When Traveling’ and ‘Sleep with Their Secretaries on Capitol Hill’ Ed Klein, author of the new book Guilty as Sin: Uncovering New Evidence of Corruption and How Hillary Clinton and the Democrats Derailed the FBI Investigation, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday’s

Philippine leader tells Obama ‘go to hell’, says can buy arms from Russia, China

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told U.S. President Barack Obama to “go to hell” and said the United States had refused to sell some weapons to his country but he did not care because Russia and China were willing suppliers. In his latest salvo, Duterte said he was realigning his foreign policy because the

China says to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea

China and Russia will hold “routine” naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country. The exercises come at a time of heightened tension in the contested waters after an arbitration