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Democratic Chairman: Trump ‘Most Dangerous’ President Ever

Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party’s left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an “existential threat” to the nation. “We have the most dangerous president in American history and one of the most reactionary Congresses in American history,” Perez said as he addressed the first Democratic National Committee gathering since his February election. The former Obama Cabinet official blistered “a culture of corruption” that he…

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US Intelligence Keeping Wary Eye on China’s President Xi

U.S. intelligence officials are closely watching developments during China’s 19th Party Congress, calling it a key test for Chinese President Xi Jinping and a telling barometer of what type of relationship Beijing likely will pursue with Washington. Xi opened the high profile, high stakes political meeting earlier this week promising to build what he described as a “modern socialist country” for a “new era.” But more than Xi’s rhetoric, what has caught the attention of U.S. intelligence agencies is how he has worked, at times behind the scenes, to consolidate…

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Ex-US President Bush Deplores Country’s Political Divisiveness

Former U.S. president George W. Bush on Thursday spoke against the country’s political divisiveness, saying that “at times it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together.” Bush, the country’s 43rd president, a Republican who served two terms in office from 2001 to 2009, never mentioned President Donald Trump or his political opposition by name in a New York speech. “We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” Bush said. “Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates into dehumanization.” “Bigotry seems…

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