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US to review North Korea travel ban, top diplomat says

US to review North Korea travel ban, top diplomat says

The United States is considering reviewing a travel ban put in place barring most American citizens from traveling to North Korea, the State Department’s top North Korea negotiator said Wednesday. Steve Biegun told reporters the evaluation would take place “early next year” if the conditions are right. However, the US appears to only be looking…MORE

European Union diplomatic cables hack linked to China, NYT claims

European Union diplomatic cables hack linked to China, NYT claims

A cybersecurity firm says hackers were able to infiltrate a European Union communications system for years and copy thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables, The New York Times has reported. Area 1, the cybersecurity firm which discovered the vulnerability, said thousands of EU diplomatic cables were accessed using “techniques resembling those long used by an elite…MORE

Senate Republicans drafting short-term deal to prevent government shutdown

Senate Republicans drafting short-term deal to prevent government shutdown

Senate Republicans are drafting a stopgap spending bill to extend the funding deadline for approximately 25% of the federal government until February 8, according to three sources. The decision to move forward on the short-term plan hasn’t been finalized, the sources said. There are still senators who are urging GOP leaders to negotiate for a…MORE

Reality deals more blows to Trump’s alternative narrative

Reality deals more blows to Trump’s alternative narrative

Almost daily, reality deals another blow to the alternative narrative that President Donald Trump has constructed around his scandal-plagued presidency, campaign and business legacy. On Tuesday, in a courtroom cliffhanger, Michael Flynn effectively eviscerated the President’s claims that the former national security adviser was trapped into lies and flipping on his boss under unfair FBI…MORE

How Congress will fail to do its most basic job (again)

How Congress will fail to do its most basic job (again)

If Congress does, literally, nothing else every year, the two chambers are supposed to pass a series of appropriations bills that appropriate — eh! — money to the various parts of the federal government to keep it all up, operating and open. And yet, as of this evening, it looks virtually certain that Congress will…MORE

Trump frets the economy will be his political Achilles heel

Trump frets the economy will be his political Achilles heel

Never shy about taking credit for the stock market when it soared, President Donald Trump has been characteristically quick to assign blame as Wall Street sputters. Whipsaw markets and a string of steep dives have spawned a pervasive anxiety in the White House, according to senior officials, where for the past two years the strength…MORE