Trudeau taps outgoing NDP MP to chair new national security oversight body

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that outgoing NDP MP Murray Rankin will serve as chair of a new National Security and Intelligence Review Agency, a body that will be keep tabs on the country’s intelligence agencies, including the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). Powered by WPeMatico

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2020 Democrats criticize Trump’s record on race at NAACP convention

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’ Rourke speaks during the 110th NAACP convention on July 24, 2019. | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images At the 110th gathering of the country’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, politicians continued to make their pitch to black voters. Wednesday marks the end of the NAACP’s annual convention, a gathering of more than 10,000 members of the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization. This year, the group focused heavily on two…

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North Korea just fired 2 “projectiles” — curiously timed to Bolton’s trip to South Korea

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un before a meeting with President Donald Trump on June 30, 2019. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images This is a test for Trump. North Korea has just fired two unidentified projectiles — a provocative move that just so happens to come right as National Security Adviser (and longtime North Korea foe) John Bolton is visiting South Korea. The launches, which took place early Thursday morning local time, came from the city…

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Devin Nunes’s behavior during the Mueller hearing was bizarre — unless you watch Fox News

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), left, and Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) prepare for testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller before the House Intelligence Committee on July 24, 2019. | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call House Oversight Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) began his opening statement before former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before his committee by acknowledging that collusion occurred during the 2016 election — but not in the way most people think. “There is…

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The flaw in House Democrats’ strategy with Mueller’s testimony

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), right, and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), left, along with other members of the House Judiciary Committee arrive to hear former special counsel Robert Mueller on July 24, 2019. | Andrew Harnik/AP Mueller was tight-lipped. House Democrats walked into Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony with the intent to craft a compelling and damning public narrative around Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s possible obstruction of justice into that investigation,…

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Why this law could be a bigger threat to Roe v. Wade than near-total abortion bans

Activists on both sides of the abortion issue demonstrate outside the US Supreme Court on May 21, 2019. | Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images An Arkansas law is less sweeping than bans on abortion in places like Alabama. It could be more dangerous for Roe v. Wade. Near-total bans on abortion in Alabama and elsewhere around the country have gotten a lot of coverage in recent months. But an Arkansas law requiring physician certification could…

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