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President Biden should neither ignore Cuba — nor repeat Obama’s mistakes there | Opinion


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California governor admits mistakes, says recall unjustified


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Learning from their mistakes, Democrats close their 2nd case against Trump


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H.R. McMaster says Trump has ‘doubled down’ on Obama’s mistakes in Afghanistan


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Attorney General defends preserving surveillance court despite past FBI mistakes

Attorney General defends preserving surveillance court despite past FBI mistakesU.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday broke ranks with some fellow Republicans who have suggested the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court should be shuttered, calling it a “critical tool” in assisting law enforcement in keeping Americans safe and should be allowed to continue operating. “We are committed to preserving FISA,” Barr told reporters at a news conference in Detroit, referring to the federal law that created the court and establishes the process by which law enforcement and intelligence agencies seek requests for surveillance warrants.



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Schiff acknowledges FBI's mistakes in wake of inspector general report, but sticks by probe

Schiff acknowledges FBI's mistakes in wake of inspector general report, but sticks by probeInspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the FBI's 2016 investigation into Russian election interference was a popular topic on Sunday.House Intelligence Committee Chair (D-Calif.) Adam Schiff said Sunday he understands the report revealed things he wasn't aware of two years ago. And while he agrees with Horowitz's conclusion that the investigation's numerous mishaps signaled the FISA process needed "significant" changes, he still defended the origins of the probe.> .@GStephanopoulos on the inspector general report: "Do you accept that your original judgments were wrong and what can you do about it?" > > "I certainly accept," Rep. Adam Schiff says that "the inspector general found things that we didn't know 2 years ago." t.co/fnqM3ihsqa pic.twitter.com/qqFZyHyneF> > — This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 15, 2019Schiff told Chris Wallace on Sunday during an appearance on Fox News Sunday that Horowitz "debunked" Trump's claims that the investigation was political in nature and that the bureau was spying on his campaign staffers.Former FBI Director James Comey also spoke with Wallace, admitting he was "overconfident" in the agency's procedures, and slightly walked back some comments he made about the report vindicated the FBI. But — like Schiff — he maintained the report proved the probe wasn't tainted from the start. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), meanwhile, was more critical of the FBI during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union. The former CIA officer isn't sure why more people aren't upset about what the inspector general's report revealed. > "The real question is why were there 17 lies in this report…As a former intelligence officer, that's absolutely outrageous," GOP Rep. Will Hurd says about the IG report. > > "I don't understand why more people are not outraged." t.co/pqmqadamir CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/0DAerPbILv> > — State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 15, 2019More stories from theweek.com Trump's pathological obsession with being laughed at The most important day of the impeachment inquiry Jerry Falwell Jr.'s false gospel of memes



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As Pakistan-India tensions flare, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy

As Pakistan-India tensions flare, a child mistakes a bomb for a toyDeep in the mountains of the Neelum Valley, where a river separates Indian and Pakistani Kashmir, is the small village of Jabri, usually far enough away to avoid being hit by exchanges of fire between the countries’ armies. “He found a bomb that looked like a toy and he brought it here,” said Ali’s uncle, Abdul Qayyum, pointing to their home. Pakistan’s military said the device was a cluster bomb, a weapon that releases many smaller bomblets that can kill or wound people over a wider area.



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After Trump mistakes Toledo for Dayton, mayors of both cities take notice

After Trump mistakes Toledo for Dayton, mayors of both cities take noticeIn his first formal comments on two mass shootings, the president mistakenly identified Sunday’s killings in Ohio as having occurred in Toledo rather than Dayton. The mistake was not lost on the mayors of both cities.



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'45 is a puppet': Can you spot the mistakes in the fake presidential seal behind Trump?

'45 is a puppet': Can you spot the mistakes in the fake presidential seal behind Trump?A doctored presidential seal with a double-headed eagle holding golf clubs was displayed before President Trump gave a speech on Tuesday.



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Plot that wounded Ortiz unraveled because of many mistakes

Plot that wounded Ortiz unraveled because of many mistakesAlberto Rodríguez Mota had one job: taking a photo of the man that his crew of hired killers was supposed to fatally shoot at an outdoor cafe, according to Dominican authorities. In the photo sent to the hit man, he looked like a dark, blurry figure in white pants, the Dominican police chief and attorney-general said. Hours later, on the evening of June 9, the hitman approached a hulking figure in a dark top and white pants and fired a single shot into his back.



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