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The intelligence community believes Iran will attack the US ‘in secret’: report

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NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian reported on MSNBC Sunday that the intelligence community believes the attacks against the United States by Iran aren’t over.

During a panel discussion, Dilanian said that Republicans attacking Democrats as “terrorists” may score points for them with their base, but if the attacks from Iran aren’t over, it won’t work out well for the GOP.

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“Nobody that we talked to in the intelligence community thinks that’s the end of Iran’s reaction to this,” said Dilanian. “The way they operate is they will do something in secret without attaching their name to it. It will be an assassination, terrorist attack, they have proxies. They will hurt us all over the world. So, if Americans are killed and intelligence points back to this attack, that could change the political calculus.”

Last week, things seemed to stabilize and Iran appeared to want to deescalate the tensions with the U.S. It’s unknown if that will continue.

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Math explains why the Democrats may have trouble picking a candidate

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From 28 declared candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination down to just eight, many Americans are likely wondering how the party will ultimately make up its mind and settle on the best candidate.

As mathematicians, we wondered whether there might not even be a best candidate. In fact, this is an established mathematical paradox. The more candidates there are, the greater the chance there is no clear favorite.

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Inside Trump’s purge of his enemies

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It’s one thing—especially if you’re a bruising president like Donald Trump, or Richard Nixon—that you’re bound to develop enemies easily with your sharp insults and political elbowing.

In fact, we had been expecting the boomerang of post-impeachment political vengeance. That’s why it was totally predictable that Trump, like Nixon, would create an enemies list.

But now, Trump seems to be raising the ante: He’s embarked on a specific campaign to denude the federal government of anyone who is disloyal or who might be disloyal.

According to The Washington Post, Johnny McEntee, Trump’s former personal aide and director of presidential personnel (another appointment with no experience), has begun combing through various federal agencies to oust or sideline political appointees who have not proved their loyalty. To Trump.

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Hours after Trump claims coronavirus vaccine ‘very close’ US officials say it’s at least a year away

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U.S. officials on Tuesday said that a vaccine for the coronavirus is at least a year away after President Donald Trump said it would be ready soon.

At a event in New Delhi, Trump said that he had asked Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the coronavirus and to find a vaccine.

“Now they have studied it, they know very much. In fact, we are very close to a vaccine,” he said.

Trump also predicted that the virus is "a problem that’s going to go away."

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