This week, a White House communications aide was roundly criticized for insensitive comments about ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain. In a meeting with White House staffers Thursday, Kelly Sadler reportedly dismissed McCain's opposition to President Trump's nominee for CIA director, saying it "doesn't matter, he's dying anyway." Sen. Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, joined us to discuss the remark, the president's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and upcoming negotiations with North Korea. The following is a transcript of the interview with Graham that aired Sunday, May 13, 2018, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: We go now to Jerusalem and South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. He is leading the congressional delegation attending the opening of the U.S. Embassy there. Thank you for joining us today, Senator. I want to talk to you about the Middle East but start first... SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: Thank you. MARGARET BRENNAN: ...here at home. … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. Lindsey Graham on “Face the Nation,” May 13, 2018
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It turned out to be the international crisis that wasn't.Less than a day after 10 U.S. Navy sailors were detained in Iran when their boats drifted into Iranian waters, they and their vessels were back safely Wednesday with the American fleet.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tapped the personal relationship he has formed with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the three years of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, speaking with him at least five times by telephone. Kerry credited the quick resolution to the "critical role diplomacy plays in keeping our country secure and strong."U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked Kerry after the sailors' release and couched the incident in humanitarian terms, noting that "the U.S. Navy routinely provides assistance to foreign sailors in distress."For Tehran, the Americans' swift release was a way to neutralize a potential new flashpoint days before it was expected to meet the terms of last summer's nuclear deal, which will … [Read more...] about U.S. Navy sailors released unharmed by Iran in less than a day
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business President Trump signals to the news media that he will come over to talk, as he leaves the White House for Dallas to address the National Rifle Association on Friday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) by Damian Paletta and Erica Werner by Damian Paletta and Erica Werner Email the author May 7 at 2:38 PM Email the author President Trump is sending a plan to Congress that calls for stripping more than $15 billion in previously approved spending, with the hope that it will temper conservative angst over ballooning budget deficits. Almost half of the proposed cuts would come from two accounts within the Children’s Health … [Read more...] about Trump calls on Congress to pull back $15 billion in spending, including on Children’s Health Insurance Program
SHE is the crowning jewel of the British fleet and is soon to set sail with the Royal Navy for the first time - but the £3.1 billion vessel has already faced a massive setback. Here, we examine everything there is to know about the UK's most expensive ever warship - HMS Queen Elizabeth. How big is HMS Queen Elizabeth and how much does it cost? HMS Queen Elizabeth – nicknamed Big Lizzie – is the size of three football pitches and can carry 1,600 crew members and 36 fighter jets. At 920ft long, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is longer than the Houses of Parliament. Its length is also greater than the height of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. The huge warship’s construction, which began in 2004, along with its sister ship HMS Prince Of Wales is the most expensive in navy history costing £6billion. It is the largest and most expensive ship that has ever been built for the Royal Navy, with a crew of 700 sailors and 200 industry contractors on board. … [Read more...] about Who built HMS Queen Elizabeth, when were the sea trials, how much did she cost and where is the aircraft carrier now?
Anne Gearan and Missy Ryan, The Washington Post Published 11:23 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 Now Playing: President Donald Trump spoke to the nation late Friday on U.S. missile strikes against the Assad regime in response to its purported chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians. (April 13) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump ordered a military attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad on Friday, joining allies Britain and France in launching missile strikes in retaliation for what Western nations said was the deliberate gassing of Syrian civilians. The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West's willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks. Trump, speaking from the White House late Friday, said the attack last weekend was "a significant escalation" of Assad's use of chemical weapons and warranted a stepped-up … [Read more...] about US launches missile strikes in Syria