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Elizabeth Warren blasts Trump’s ‘erratic’ handling of Syria and Assad: This ‘is not a strategy’

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Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) tore into President Donald Trump on Twitter Saturday for his lack of any clear strategy in Syria and his “erratic” handling of national policy toward the Assad regime.

TheHill.com reported that Warren said there was “no strategic justification” for the strike and went on to say that Trump’s haphazard attention to the details of foreign policy do not constitute a Middle East strategy.

“We need a plan to hold Assad accountable. But so far I’ve seen no compelling strategic justification for Trump’s missile strike,” she wrote. “Within a week, Trump’s Admin went from asserting they wouldn’t intervene to launching Tomahawk missiles against Assad. That’s erratic.”

“The President’s erratic approach to Syria is not a strategy,” she said. “It underscores why our Constitution doesn’t let Presidents wage war alone.”

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Israel PM’s wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

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An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.

Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation, in a deal approved by Jerusalem magistrates' court justice Avital Chen.

Netanyahu was also fined 10,000 shekels ($2,800) and ordered to reimburse the state a further 45,000 shekels, the latter of which she will pay in nine installments, at her request.

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What does the Trump administration want from Iran?

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It was the latest in a series of assaults on tankers transporting oil through the Gulf. In May, Saudi, Norwegian and Emirati oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, causing damage but no casualties. The attacks have gone unclaimed, so the perpetrator is unknown – at least publicly.

U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, Iran’s regional rival, blamed the Iranian government and called the May attacks “naked aggression.” Saudi King Salman asked the international community to “use all means” to punish Iran.

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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