Franklin Graham: Too many Muslims support terror

(link to post)A top evangelical leader argued Friday that too many Muslims in America sympathize with violent extremism, citing research that suggests millions of Muslims worldwide believe suicide bombings are “sometimes” or “often” justifiable. In an op-ed published by USA Today, Rev. Franklin Graham claimed the roughly 100,000 American Muslims who told Pew researchers they…

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Obama meets with national security team on Turkey uprising

(link to post)President Obama convened a rare Saturday meeting in the Situation Room with members of his national security and foreign policy teams to discuss the attempted coup in Turkey. Obama was briefed on the situation Friday evening and issued a statement of support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as members of the Turkish…

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Warren erupts with Twitter rant against Pence

(link to post)Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired off a series of tweets Saturday morning panning Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — as well as Trump himself. “@realDonaldTrump & @mike_pence are a perfect match: Two small, insecure, weak men who use hate & fear to divide our country & our people,”…

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Pence: Clinton 'personifies the failed establishment'

(link to post)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence kicked off his first campaign appearance as Donald Trump’s running mate by attacking Hillary Clinton and outlining the contrast between the GOP ticket and the Democrats. “The choice could not be more clear. The stakes could not be higher,” Pence said at a Saturday morning rally. Pence said Clinton…

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Jeb Bush stakes a claim to the GOP's future

(link to post)Vanquished Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush sought in an op-ed Saturday to stake a claim to the party’s future, castigating presumptive nominee Donald Trump and offering proposals to guide the GOP — presumably assuming Trump is defeated by Hillary Clinton. The article, which is running in the Washington Post, could signal Bush intends…

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Trump pins French terror attack on Obama, Clinton

(link to post)Donald Trump linked the terror attack in Nice, France Thursday evening to the foreign policy of President Obama and Hillary Clinton, blaming them both for the regional instability that has allowed terrorist groups to flourish and that created the conditions for an attempted coup in Turkey Friday. “The Middle East today is more…

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Clinton campaign blasts Trump indecision in VP pick

(link to post)Hillary Clinton’s campaign seizing on the confusing rollout of Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick this week, describing the presumptive Republican nominee as “not so decisive” in a video posted on social media. The clip, featured in a tweet from Clinton, shows Trump telling reporters at various times that his shortlist of contenders included…

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GOP insiders cheer Pence, though some Trump skeptics dismissive

(link to post)CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence to serve as his running mate was a welcome bit of reassurance to a Republican Party still suspicious of its presumptive presidential nominee. Trump’s unorthodox populism was good enough to win the GOP nomination in a wild, crowded primary. But party insiders — operatives, donors…

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Trump calls Pence 'my first choice from the start'

(link to post)Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was his “first choice from the start” amid reports that Trump had wavered on his decision to select Pence hours after news of that decision leaked publicly. Trump had considered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie,…

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Clinton mimics Obama in response to Turkey uprising

(link to post)Hillary Clinton expressed support for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his government Friday evening amid the military’s attempt to seize control of Turkey while Erdogan was vacationing outside the country. “I am following the fast-moving developments in Turkey tonight with great concern,” Clinton said in a statement. “We should all urge calm and…

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