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On Politics: Mattis Resigns Over Syria Plan, While Putin Praises It – The New York Times

On Politics: Mattis Resigns Over Syria Plan, While Putin Praises It – The New York Times

Politics
Supported byOn Politics: Mattis Resigns Over Syria Plan, While Putin Praises ItDec. 21, 2018Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today._____________________• Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned. He went to the White House to convince Mr. Trump to keep American troops in Syria, officials said, and told the president he was resigning after he was rebuffed. Here are more details, and here’s Mr. Mattis’s full letter of resignation.• Mr. Trump defended his plan to withdraw American troops from Syria, saying that the United States should not be “the Policeman of the Middle East.”• President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia hailed Mr. Trump’s decision on Syria. It was a tactical victory for Mr. Pu...
The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics – POLITICO

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics – POLITICO

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Cartoon Carousel Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker. By POLITICO STAFF 12/21/2018 05:12 AM EST Le...
Political chaos reaches DEFCON 2 in Washington – NBC News

Political chaos reaches DEFCON 2 in Washington – NBC News

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Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEDec. 21, 2018 / 1:35 PM GMTBy Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie DannWASHINGTON — Only in Donald Trump’s Washington is a looming government shutdown not the lead political story in America today — but just one of several chaotic events in the last 24 hours.The secretary of defense resigned, citing his policy disagreements with President Trump. (“You have the right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better aligned with yours,” James Mattis said in his resignation letter.)The federal government is hurtling towards a government shutdown tonight after the U.S. House passed a spending measure containing more than $5 ...