Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

By Scott Harman
Monday, March 4, 2019, 3:13 PM

The House Judiciary Committee sent requests for documents to 60 individuals, including White House and Justice Department staff, reports the New York Times.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will vote in favor of a resolution to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border, likely setting up the first veto of the Trump presidency, details the Washington Post.

President Trump blamed Democrats and the Michael Cohen congressional hearings for his decision to leave the Hanoi summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un without an agreement, reports the Post.

The United States and South Korea will replace two large-scale military exercises with smaller ones, reports CNN.

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James Piazza explored the history and appeal of connections between diaspora communities and foreign terrorist organizations.

Stewart Baker explained how a provision of the recent appropriations bill may help the Trump administration in its push to require asylum seekers to wait outside the United States while their claims are adjudicated.

Elena Chachko considered possible next steps now that Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has announced he is considering indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jen Patja Howell shared the latest episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Margaret Taylor speaks with Luke Murry, national security adviser to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Daniel Silverberg, national security adviser to Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Murry and Silverberg talk about security issues facing this Congress, day-to-day operations and how they work together.

Mikhaila Fogel shared the sentencing memo Paul Manafort’s defense team filed ahead of Manafort’s sentencing on March 7.

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