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President Trump praised the Army lieutenant general as “a man of tremendous talent.” McMaster, who is outspoken and has been recognized for his battlefield leadership in the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars, has spent virtually no time at the Pentagon or in Washington.
McMaster will assume the position at a time of widespread security challenges, including Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s election and North Korea’s ballistic missile test this month.
His planned executive orders are aimed at curtailing Obama-era policies. Although implementation will take time, it signals that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production.
With a president who has embraced discredited theories linking vaccines and autism, the anti-vaccine movement has gained ground — prompting concerns about basic childhood health care among politically and geographically diverse groups.
Yiannopoulos last month at the University of Colorado in Boulder. (Daily Camera via AP)
Yiannopoulos last month at the University of Colorado in Boulder. (Daily Camera via AP)
“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia,” an organizer of the Conservative Political Action Conference said, the Breitbart editor’s booking was canceled. Yiannopoulos took to Facebook to defend himself against criticism of remarks he made last year.
The publishing house had faced criticism late last year when word got out that Milo Yiannopoulous had received $250,000 for “Dangerous.”
Civil servants on both sides of the partisan divide want to know what they can do or say in what is not just any ordinary workplace but the president’s own back yard.
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