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Ex-CIA analyst: It would be a ‘joke’ if Ivanka Trump became the next UN Ambassador

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Former CIA officer Phil Mudd joked that Ivanka Trump is definitely not qualified to take on the role as United Nations ambassador after Nikki Haley stepped down.

On Tuesday, while talking to reporters, President Donald Trump said Ivanka is perfect for the role, but noted that he would be accused of nepotism is he selected her.

During a panel discussion with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Mudd said, “No one is more qualified [than Ivanka] to add amusement to the political landscape.”

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He continued, “Can you imagine that confirmation hearing? What training do you have? What experience do you have? What education do you have? What jobs have you had with the U.S. government that give you qualifications for this?”

Mudd added, “If you go through a confirmation hearing, and I have been there you have to show up with financial records. I assume, for her, those financial records would include records from her husband. She can’t go through that. It would be a joke. ”

Watch the full video below via CNN.

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‘Will surely trigger’ the ‘snowflake crowd’: Internet celebrates climate activist Greta Thunberg as TIME’s Person of the Year

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TIME magazine has just named Swedish climate crisis and environmental activist Greta Thunberg its 2019 "Person of the Year" and the immediate responses are overwhelmingly positive -- for several reasons. Many are offering congratulations, saying it is well-deserved. But given the disgraceful and disgusting attacks the 16 year-old has endured from climate and science denying conservatives, some are enjoying the double-edged award because it "will trigger all the right people."

Here's TIME's announcement.

.@GretaThunberg is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/YZ7U6Up76v pic.twitter.com/SWALBfeGl6

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I thought Democrats were making a giant mistake on impeachment — but these experts changed my mind

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On Tuesday, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives announced that they would move forward with two articles of impeachment — involving abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — against President Donald Trump.

At first, I shared the frustration of many liberals and progressives that these articles are too limited in scope, and leave a great many of Trump’s apparent misdeeds unmentioned. But further reflection and exchanges with legal experts have convinced me that appearance is misleading. In fact, Democrats have performed a deft feat. In a single stroke — OK, two strokes — they have elevated the process of holding Trump accountable above the realm of partisan politics, and have also given the Democratic nominee (whoever that is) an excellent case to use against Trump in next year’s presidential election. The challenge for Democrats going forward will be to keep that nonpartisan outlook in mind — while understanding that, ultimately and unfortunately, the only possible way to hold Trump accountable will be through partisan politics.

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‘Robotic blacksmithing’: A technology that could revive US manufacturing

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Although it may not be obvious, there’s a close link between manufacturing technology and innovation. Elon Musk often talks of the “machines that build the machines” as being the real enabler in both his space and automotive businesses.

Using less-expensive, more scalable processes allows Space X to launch missions on budgets and with speed that would be unthinkable using NASA’s old-school manufacturing methods. And the new Tesla Cybertruck’s unorthodox design appears to take advantage of a simplified manufacturing process that does away with “die stamping” metal in favor of bending and folding metal sheets.

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