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Patrick Murphy, First Iraq War Vet to Serve in Congress, Endorses Pete Buttigieg for President

Patrick Murphy (D-PA), Iraq war veteran, former Congressman, and the 32nd under secretary of the U.S. Army , endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president in an op-ed Tuesday in the Military Times. Wrote Murphy, in part: “Pete’s leadership was forged by combat. His foreign policy experience comes not from attending a committee hearing or a Washington cocktail party, but firsthand from behind the wheel of an armored vehicle in Afghanistan. That’s one of the reasons why I believe Pete is the candidate best prepared to bring an end to our endless...
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No, Lyme Disease is Not an Escaped Military Bioweapon, Despite What Conspiracy Theorists Say

Ticks could spread weaponized bacteria – but B. burgdorferi that causes Lyme isn’t one of them. Kelvin Ma/Tufts University, CC BY-ND Could Lyme disease in the U.S. be the result of an accidental release from a secret bioweapons experiment? Could the military have specifically engineered the Lyme disease bacterium to be more insidious and destructive – and then let it somehow escape the lab and spread in nature? Is this why 300,000 Americans are diagnosed annually with this potentially debilitating disease? It’s an old conspiracy theory currently enjoying a resurgence with lots of sensational...
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Army Specialist Comes Out as Gay During Local News Interview at WorldPride: WATCH

U.S. Army specialist Brion Houston came out as gay in an interview with ABC News in New York City during the WorldPride parade. Army specialist comes out to the military during #PRIDE on @ABCNewsLive: "This is my coming out… There's no better time to be out in the military than right now."WATCH: https://t.co/Vl9SpFbBPO: @ABC News App: https://t.co/VdPByipYgV: @ABC News on any streaming device pic.twitter.com/EAnorgWl5E— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) June 30, 2019 Said Houston: “ first WorldPride and first Pride ever.” “Are you out in the military?” asked ABC News’ reporter....
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Trump: ‘We Were Cocked and Loaded to Retaliate’ Against Iran…

Donald Trump on Friday morning tweeted about a planned strike on Iran that was called off at the last minute. Tweeted Trump: “President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran – Gave them 150 Billion Dollars plus I.8 Billion Dollars in CASH! Iran was in big trouble and he bailed them out. Gave them a free path to Nuclear Weapons, and SOON. Instead of saying thank you, Iran yelled………Death to America. I terminated deal, which was not even ratified by Congress, and imposed strong sanctions. They are a...
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Trump Approved Strikes on Iran, Then Called Them Off

Donald Trump approved a set of military strikes on Iran on Thursday and last night ordered the military to stand down. The NYT reports: “Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries. The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. … It was not clear whether Mr. Trump simply changed his mind on the strikes or whether the administration altered course because of logistics or strategy. It was also...
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Pete Buttigieg: ‘We’ve Probably Had Excellent Presidents Who Were Gay’ — WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared on Axios on HBO on Sunday night, fielding an array of questions from immigration, to Iran, to transgender troops, and his thoughts on the viability of a young, liberal, gay candidate. Buttigieg said he’d immediately reverse Donald Trump’s ban on transgender troops, ripping the president for picking on a vulnerable group of people and for dodging service himself. The clip was not immediately available so we’ve transcribed it. Said Buttigieg: “The military would be fine , because the military knows how to do their job. This...
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Trump Tells Piers Morgan Why He Banned Transgender People from Military: ‘They Take Massive Amounts of Drugs’ — WATCH

Piers Morgan grilled Donald Trump in a Good Morning Britain interview about transgender troops in the military and why he banned them. Said Trump: “They take massive amounts of drugs. They have to, and you are not allowed to take drugs, you are in the military, you are not allowed to take any drugs. You take an aspirin. And they have to, after the operation. They have no choice. They have to. And you would actually have to break rules and regulations in order to have that.” Morgan then pointed...
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Donald Trump struggles to explain transgender military ban in Piers Morgan interview

Donald Trump has attempted to defend his ban on transgender people serving in the US military. The US president was questioned over his policy an interview with Good Morning Britain on Wednesday (June 5) while on a state visit to the UK. Donald Trump claims transgender soldiers take ‘massive amounts of drugs’ Asked about his 2017 decision to ban transgender troops from openly serving in the military, Trump claimed: “They take massive amounts of drugs, they have to. And you’re not allowed to take drugs, you know, in the military...
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