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Donald Trump answers call of crisis with familiar bluster, spontaneity and norm-breaking risk that defined his political rise

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A nuclear showdown. The world’s most unpredictable foe. A world on edge. What will the new president do? Be Trump.

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Donald Trump’s 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out

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Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It’s also a safe bet President Donald Trump hasn’t raced a bicycle since Jan. 20, keeping that vow. Add a Supreme Court justice — no small feat — and call these promises kept. But where’s that wall? Or the promised trade punishment against China — will the Chinese get off scot-free from “the greatest…

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U.S. blasts Syria base with cruise missiles

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The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, U.S. officials said. It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump‘s most dramatic military order since becoming president. The surprise strike marked a striking reversal for Trump, who warned as a candidate against the U.S. getting pulled into the Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year. But the president…

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World jittery about Donald Trump’s ‘America first’ inaugural speech

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President Donald Trump‘s inaugural speech promised “America first” policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations. The billionaire businessman and reality television star — the first president who had never held political office or high military rank — promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs. “This American carnage stops right here,” Trump…

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Todd Wilcox brings ground-level view of foreign affairs to U.S. Senate race

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If companies want to know who to trust to do business in civil-war-torn Ukraine, they might contact Maitland-based Strategic Risk Management LLC. for privately-researched background intelligence reports. Companies that need to move goods through the dicier parts of Afghanistan might call on Winter Park-based Innovative Logistics LLC to handle the planes, warehouses, trucks and security. And if the U.S. Department of Defense, or a trusted American ally, wants special operations training and support services to prepare missions in some other unstable backwater nation, they might turn…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.19.16 – The yin and yang of Donald J. Trump

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Let’s talk about somebody I assiduously generally eschew writing about in this space, Donald Trump. (That’s not to make any editorial point at all. It’s just that there’s so much going on in news and politics right now, and you can get your Trump fill a thousand other places on the internet). On Tuesday, Trump told Reuters that he’s willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program, which, as the Reuters…

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