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Romney calls Trump’s leadership on Covid-19 ‘a great human tragedy’

Romney calls Trump’s leadership on Covid-19 ‘a great human tragedy’

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump’s leadership — or lack thereof — during the deadly coronavirus pandemic as “a great human tragedy.” “Well, this hasn’t been the focus of his rhetoric, apparently, and I think it’s a great human tragedy, without question,” Romney told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room”…MORE

Trump’s intelligence chief warns China is the greatest threat to US since WWII

Trump’s intelligence chief warns China is the greatest threat to US since WWII

The Trump administration’s most senior intelligence official issued a stark warning Thursday that China is preparing for “an open-ended period of confrontation with the US,” urging bipartisan action to address “the greatest threat to America today” and to “democracy around the world since World War II.” Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe also charged in…MORE

White House communications director Alyssa Farah resigns

White House communications director Alyssa Farah resigns

Alyssa Farah has resigned from her role as the White House communications director. In a statement, Farah said she will be “leaving the White House to pursue new opportunities.” “It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve in the Trump administration over the last three and a half years,” the statement said. The Washington…MORE

Congress moves to block Trump’s Germany troop cuts in defense bill

Congress moves to block Trump’s Germany troop cuts in defense bill

The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act has a provision that would effectively block President Donald Trump’s attempt to significantly reduce US troops in Germany, a move the President said was because of Berlin’s failure to spend adequate amounts on defense. The bill “prevents reduction in the number of U.S. forces stationed in…MORE

Democratic concerns over Morell and torture scramble Biden’s CIA decision

Democratic concerns over Morell and torture scramble Biden’s CIA decision

One of President-elect Joe Biden’s initial frontrunners to be CIA director, Mike Morell, is facing increasingly complicated prospects as his potential nomination faces growing opposition, according to multiple sources familiar with transition discussions. Morell, who was deputy CIA director under President Barack Obama, now faces a steeper climb in the face of Democratic opposition to…MORE