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Book excerpt: Newt Gingrich's 'Understanding Trump'
Excerpted from UNDERSTANDING TRUMP by Newt Gingrich by arrangement with Center Street Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group (USA), Inc., Copyright © Newt Gingrich 2017. INTRODUCTION WHY THIS BOOK? It is astonishing to me, as a historian, how the elite media and much of the political
The mother of Father's Day was raised by a single dad
The national day honoring dads was started by a woman who was raised by a widower. Sonora Smart Dodd’s father, William Smart, raised her and five brothers after their mother died during childbirth. While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon with her father at the Central Methodist Church in 1909,
50 years today since the start of the 1967 Middle East War
Fifty years ago today, the 1967 Middle East War began between Israel and its Arab neighbors, Egypt, Jordan and Syria. The war ended six days later with Israel's swift victory, after which it occupied the West Bank , East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. The military conflict began
Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House
Jared Kushner and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak discussed the possibility of creating a back channel -- a secret communication channel -- between the Trump team and Russian officials, according to communications between Kislyak and his superiors in Moscow that were picked up by U.S.
The history of presidents conducting secret White House recordings
Following his firing of James Comey, on Friday morning President Trump warned the now former FBI director on Twitter that he “better hope that were are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.” When asked if Trump had recorded his conversations with the former FBI
All of President Trump's 'cookies': 'smart,' 'tough' and even 'dishonest'
For President Trump , cookies come in a variety of flavors -- "smart," "tough" and even "dishonest." And depending on what mood he's in, it may even be a combination, such as "warm, smart [and] tough." Much like the nicknames that George W. Bush was famous for during his presidency, Trump appears
Philippine President Duterte who is invited to White House once compared himself to Hitler
He's compared himself to Hitler. He's vowed to wage a war on drugs via execution. He's threatened to cut all ties with the U.S. He swears like a sailor and has been nicknamed "the Punisher." But he also created one of the safest cities in the Philippines when he was a mayor, and he oversaw the
President Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'
While President Trump's first 100 days in office have produced few major legislative breakthroughs, there are still plenty of statistics to analyze. Here are a few interesting facts and figures, and how some of them compare to those of his predecessor, Barack Obama. 1. Trump has signed more
Nixon biographer details parallels with Trump presidency
As Donald Trump 's presidency begins to take shape, comparisons between the president and the architect of the greatest political scandal in American history -- Richard Nixon -- have been made numerous times. Nixon biographer John Aloysius Farrell says it may be too soon to say if the comparisons