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Trump’s Nuclear-Button Tweet Was a Stroke of ‘Stable Genius’

Marc Thiessen, WPThe president in question was not Donald Trump. It was Ronald Reagan, who in his first year in office raised the possibility that the United States and the Soviet Union could survive an exchange of tactical nuclear weapons. That same year Richard Pipes, Reagan’s director of East European and Soviet affairs on the National Security Council, told The Post he thought the probability of nuclear war was about 40 percent. These remarks sent a signal to Moscow that Reagan was not like those who came before him. He…

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Fiat Chrysler to Invest $1 Billion in Michigan Plant, Add 2,500 Jobs

Fiat Chrysler Automobile said on Thursday it will shift production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks from Mexico to Michigan in 2020, a move that lowers the risk to the automaker’s profit should President Donald Trump pull the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Fiat Chrysler said it would create 2,500 jobs at a factory in Warren, Michigan, near Detroit and invest $1 billion in the facility. The Mexican plant will be “repurposed to produce future commercial vehicles” for sale global markets. Mexico has free trade agreements…

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Trump Suggests He Has ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korea’s Kim

President Donald Trump has suggested that he is on very good terms with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite their recent debate over whose desk has a bigger nuclear button. “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, adding, “I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised.” When asked whether he had talked to Kim, Trump replied, “I don’t want to comment on it. I’m not saying I have or haven’t. I just don’t want to…

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Partisan Finger-pointing Threatens Russia Probes on Capitol Hill

Finger-pointing and acrimony surrounding probes of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election intensified Thursday, with the Trump White House and Democratic lawmakers trading accusations of undermining and manipulating investigations that require bipartisan buy-in to succeed. “There’s been a lot of comments about obstruction of justice, and frankly the only people we’ve seen trying to influence the investigation are former [FBI] director [James] Comey and Democrats in Congress, and that would include Senator Feinstein,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a briefing. Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California caused an…

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