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Tillerson: North Korea Must ‘Earn its Way Back’ to the Negotiating Table

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday looked to clear any confusion regarding the U.S. position on negotiating with North Korea. During a special U.N. Security Council meeting focused on Pyongyang’s Nov. 28 missile launch, the top U.S. diplomat said North Korea must choose between giving up its “unlawful” nuclear weapons program or continuing to condemn its own citizens to poverty and isolation. VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department. … Read the referenced story here: Tillerson: North Korea Must ‘Earn its Way Back’ to…

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The Seeds of a Moderate Movement Must Be Nurtured

Mort Kondracke, RCPThe trend has been well-documented, and is constantly exacerbated by tribal chieftains who purify their ranks by the purging of moderates who stray from the party line. If this is a new civil war in the making, the old roles have been reversed. The GOP is now the white Confederacy party and Democrats are the minority-friendly Radicals. Republican Roy Moore’s election in Alabama would confirm it. … Read the referenced story here: The Seeds of a Moderate Movement Must Be Nurtured

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Judge Rules US Military Must Accept Transgender Recruits by Jan. 1

Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1, a federal judge ruled on Monday, denying a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington refused to lift part of her Oct. 30 order stopping the ban from taking effect until the case is resolved, because it likely violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law. The administration had…

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