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Can Trump legally deploy US troops to US cities?

Can Trump legally deploy US troops to US cities?

President Donald Trump threatened Monday night to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 law and take the unusual step of deploying active duty US soldiers to police US streets. While Trump claims the move would break up anti-fascists, or Antifa, who he says are organizing violent riots that have led to looting, it would also…MORE

READ: President Trump’s call with US governors over protests

President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors in a meeting Monday to “dominate” violent protestors and use aggressive tactics. “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run all over you, you’ll look like a bunch of jerks,” Trump said. Here is a complete transcript of President Trump’s opening remarks: TRUMP: People…MORE

READ: President Trump’s Rose Garden speech on protests

Read President Donald Trump’s speech delivered Monday evening at the White House: Thank you very much. My fellow Americans, my first and highest duty as President is to defend the great country and the American people. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation, and that is exactly what I will do.…MORE

The Pompeo Senate speculation is officially over

Mike Pompeo is definitely not running for Senate this fall. The secretary of state said as much this winter, but it didn’t stop speculation around a last-minute entry into the GOP primary field (and public entreaties by Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump this spring). But now, the calendar has ended the uncertainty: Today was…MORE

GOP senators critical of Trump’s response to unrest following Floyd’s death

GOP senators critical of Trump’s response to unrest following Floyd’s death

Top GOP senators are calling on President Donald Trump to take a far more compassionate approach amid the deep unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, raising concerns that the President’s erratic handling of the crisis so far threatens to divide a badly bruised nation further. “I think the country is definitely looking…MORE

Man charged after allegedly handing out explosives in Minneapolis

Man charged after allegedly handing out explosives in Minneapolis

Federal authorities have charged an Illinois man for civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of unregistered destructive devices associated with recent clashes between violent protesters and police in Minneapolis. In videos allegedly posted to his Facebook account on May 29, Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, was seen passing out explosive devices to other rioters…MORE

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