Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money

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by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Although much of the Washington commentariat has depicted Trump’s extraordinarily bellicose speech Friday against Iran and the nuclear deal as the latest example of his determination to undo the legacy of his predecessor, meeting… Continue Reading  

Has Trump Become Adelson’s “Perfect Little Puppet”?

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by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Amid continuing controversy over whether and how much Donald Trump owes his election to Vladimir Putin, it seems pertinent to ask whether he has other IOUs outstanding. Although his consistent praise of the Russian… Continue Reading  

Sheldon Adelson Owns a Share in Trump’s Rise

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by Eli Clifton By most accounts, Donald Trump was not the first choice for GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson. Last February he and his wife Miriam were allegedly split between voting for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).… Continue Reading  

Trump Courts Adelson, Flip-Flops on Israel-Palestine

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by Eli Clifton Donald Trump has been accused of misogyny, racism, and Islamophobia as well as shifting his positions on key issues such as the Iraq War and abortion. But despite his slide to the right, he has stuck doggedly… Continue Reading  

Trump v. Clinton: What’s a Good Neocon to Do?

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by Jim Lobe There have been some reports—most recently, in The Intercept—that neoconservatives, most of whom have indeed expressed a strong dislike for Donald Trump, are now moving to support Hillary Clinton. This assessment is based primarily (and exclusively in… Continue Reading