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Boehner praises Obama on ‘war on terrorism’

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WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama has done a good job in battling Islamist extremism, accomplishing more than predecessor George W. Bush in Pakistan’s tribal areas, Republican House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.

“I think so far the president’s done just fine,” Boehner, one of Obama’s most fierce critics, said one day before Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney was expected to attack current US foreign policy in a speech.

“I think that when you look at the prosecution of the war effort against the enemy in the tribal areas, there’s clearly more been done under President Obama than it was under President Bush, in terms of a more aggressive effort focused at them,” Boehner said at a Washington conference.

The speaker had been asked whether Obama — on whose watch the United States has killed Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden and radical US-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, a top figure in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — had proven to be more effective than Bush.

Romney, who announced his top diplomatic and national security advisers on Thursday, was to follow up Friday with a speech laying out his foreign policy vision and was expected to assail Obama’s approach.

The former Massachusetts governor has retaken the lead from Texas Governor Rick Perry in the race for the party’s nomination to take on Obama in the November 2012 election.

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The real threat to America isn’t Trump’s ‘deep state’ — it’s Trump’s corrupt state: Robert Reich

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Trump has been ramping up his “Deep State” rhetoric again. He’s back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats, and “enemies of the people” in the mainstream media, for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of foreign shi*tholes to overrun America.

But with each passing day it’s becoming clearer that the real threat to America isn’t Trump’s Deep State. It’s Trump’s Corrupt State.

Not since Warren G. Harding’s sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington.

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Trump flips out over ‘RIGGED’ hearings as Democrats grill Hope Hicks

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President Donald Trump ranted on Twitter while his former communications director testified before the House Judiciary Committee.

Hope Hicks complied with a congressional subpoena and testified behind closed doors to the Democrat-led panel, and the president raged online as word leaked out that a White House lawyer was objecting to many of the questions about her government service.

"The Dems are very unhappy with the Mueller Report, so after almost 3 years, they want a Redo, or Do Over. This is extreme Presidential Harassment," Trump tweeted. "They gave Crooked Hillary’s people complete Immunity, yet now they bring back Hope Hicks."

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Soledad O’Brien shames the press for calling Trump’s lies about Central Park 5 a ‘controversial stance’

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Former CNN host Soledad O'Brien has once again called out media outlets for whitewashing President Donald Trump's blatant lies.

This time, O'Brien took issue with a USA Today headline that mischaracterized Trump's lies about five black men who were falsely accused of raping a woman in New York's Central Park in the 1980s, only to have their convictions vacated in 2002 after DNA evidence exonerated them and another man confessed that he was the man who committed the brutal Central Park rape more than a decade earlier.

Instead of calling out Trump for lying about the case, the paper simply called Trump's continued assertions of their guilt a "controversial stance."

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