Mike Pence, Charles Koch
In the News: Vice President Mike Pence met with billionaire conservative political player Charles Koch on Friday in Colorado. They discussed tax reform and other issues in a 50 minute meeting.  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) and Fortune Brainstorm TECH / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


Trump’s New Africa Policy ; Sy Hersh Tackles Trump’s Red Line

Trump’s New Africa Policy ; Sy Hersh Tackles Trump’s Red Line for 6/26

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Warn-torn Yemen Faces World’s Worst Cholera Outbreak (Jimmy)

Over 1,300 people have died, one-third being children, and the World Health Organization indicates there are over 200,000 contracted cases suspected.

Kobach Sanctioned For ‘Deceptive Conduct And Lack Of Candor’ (Reader Pat)

Trump’s “voter fraud” guru sanctioned for deception and lack of candor.

Eager for World War III on MSNBC (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The US hasn’t done ‘a very good job pushing Russia out of the way,’ said [Jeremy] Bash, implying it would be a good idea to target a country that only months ago was reported by Newsweek to have a bomb that could flatten Texas.”

Trump Admin Exchanges Humanitarian Aid with Military Might in Africa (Dan)

Tackling extremism in Africa has been on the agenda before Trump. Now the new administration has moved the initiative into high gear. Yet will an Africa lacking in schools, medicine and other vital needs be able to combat extremism?

Sy Hersh: Trump’s Red Line (Jimmy)

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh writes that Donald Trump ignored crucial intelligence reports when he ordered the April 6th missile strike on a Syrian government airfield in retaliation for their alleged use of chemical weapons.


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