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Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc, Lost and Angry, Found His Tribe with Trump
In The News
Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc, Lost and Angry, Found His Tribe with Trump

October 29, 2018 By Linda Robertson, Sarah Blaskey and Martin Vassolo Cesar Sayoc lived on the crummy strip-mall fringes of South Florida, sleeping in a van that stank of sweaty gym clothes, delivering pizzas on the graveyard shift and working... Read More

Who Is Cesar Sayoc Jr., the Man Arrested in Plot to Mail Bombs to Trump Critics?
National Security
Who Is Cesar Sayoc Jr., the Man Arrested in Plot to Mail Bombs to Trump Critics?

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Fla., was arrested in Plantation, Fla., on Friday in connection with a series of pipe bombs that were mailed to at least 12 critics of President Donald Trump. Sayoc is a registered Republican... Read More

Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms
National Security
Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms
2018-10-26 21:33:25
by TWN Staff

Tony Montalto, President of Stand with Parkland, a school safety advocacy organization comprised of all 17 families of the victims of the Parkland shooting, discussed school safety this week ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Read More

Design Suggests Suspicious Packages Intended to Spread Fear Rather Than Destruction
National Security
Design Suggests Suspicious Packages Intended to Spread Fear Rather Than Destruction

October 26, 2018 By Richard Winton, Eli Stokols and Noah Bierman WASHINGTON — Because none of the 10 suspicious devices sent to prominent figures in recent days has ignited, investigators now suspect that either a would-be bomb maker is inept... Read More

The Russia Investigation Shadows Trump’s Presidency, but Few Democrats Campaign on It
National Security
The Russia Investigation Shadows Trump’s Presidency, but Few Democrats Campaign on It

This summer, with the midterm elections only months away, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake worried that her party was failing to capitalize politically on the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential... Read More

Trump Suggests That Defense Secretary May Be Planning to Quit
In The News
Trump Suggests That Defense Secretary May Be Planning to Quit

President Donald Trump hinted that Defense Secretary James Mattis may be planning to quit his administration, and described the former U.S. Marine Corps general as “sort of a Democrat.” In an excerpt from CBS’ “60... Read More

Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
National Security
Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
2018-10-13 01:33:32
by TWN Staff

This week members of the New Democrat Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group partnered together and called on President Trump to prioritize election security. Russia’s widespread engagement in the 2016... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Returns to North Korea in Latest Attempt to Revive Stalled Denuclearization Effort

With talks aimed at dismantling North Korea’s nuclear arsenal at an impasse, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is heading to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong Un in hopes of reviving the process — and to set ... Read More

FEMA Will Test ‘Presidential Alert’ System Wednesday, Sending Notification to Almost Every US Cellphone
In The News
FEMA Will Test ‘Presidential Alert’ System Wednesday, Sending Notification to Almost Every US Cellphone

Don't worry, it’s just President Donald Trump texting you. At 2:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Trump will instruct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to send an alert to every cellphone in the United States: “Presidential... Read More

National Security
US Intelligence Agencies See New Threats From Global Rivals, and Say It May Be Cold War 2.0

As the intelligence community shifts its primary focus from counterterrorism to threats from Russia and China, some leaders voice a sense of deja vu and even... Read More

Like It or Not, Congress is Giving the Pentagon More F-35s
Congress
Like It or Not, Congress is Giving the Pentagon More F-35s

The White House wants to grow the Air Force. Congress wants to send money home for defense equipment programs built in lawmakers’ districts. Read More

Candidates Hit Snooze Button on Hacker Threat, Saying Defending Cyberattacks is Hard
2018 Midterms
Candidates Hit Snooze Button on Hacker Threat, Saying Defending Cyberattacks is Hard

With some 40 days remaining to the crucial midterm elections, signs of digital meddling in campaigns are mounting. But most candidates have spent little or nothing on cybersecurity, and say it’s too hard and expensive to focus on hacking threats ... Read More

Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
Spotlight
Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
2018-09-26 00:19:22
by TWN Staff

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year, families of the 17 victims have joined together to stop school violence. Read More

Never a seamless fit, Mattis and Trump show growing signs of discord
In The News
Never a seamless fit, Mattis and Trump show growing signs of discord

When Defense Secretary James N. Mattis declared last month that he had “no plans” to cancel future joint military exercises with South Korean forces, it brought him a very public rebuke from President Donald Trump. Read More

Trump signs election meddling order, but no mention of Russia
2018 Midterms
Trump signs election meddling order, but no mention of Russia

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at punishing foreign actors that interfere with U.S. elections, senior administration officials said Wednesday. Read More

17 Years Later: Applying Post-9/11 Lessons to Potential Cyber Attacks
National Security
17 Years Later: Applying Post-9/11 Lessons to Potential Cyber Attacks

Seventeen years ago today, Americans learned all too tragically that, as the 9/11 Commission later put it, “the system was blinking red” for a reason. Read More

Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
Opinions
Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
2018-09-11 01:01:18
by Leonard Pitts

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is a sieve, embarrassing accounts of bungled phone calls with foreign leaders and cheeseburger-fueled rants with cronies regularly showing up in... Read More

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