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In Major Foreign Policy Speech, Biden Identifies Trump as the Enemy

It was May, just two weeks after Joe Biden announced his 2020 presidential bid, and Robert Gates sat down for an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation. The host, Margaret Brennan, asked the former secretary of defense whether Biden would be an “effective” commander in chief after reading a memorable line from Gates’s memoir: “I think [Biden] has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Gates paused and let out a long, audible sigh.

Gillibrand: I Told Coal Miner Green New Deal ‘Just Bipartisan Ideas’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) said Thursday that she explained to a Pennsylvania coal miner the Green New Deal was “just bipartisan ideas” to help the economy and his state grow.

Gillibrand is on a bus tour of the Rust Belt over what she calls President Donald Trump’s broken promises to the voters who put him in the White House. NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster noted the 2020 hopeful spoke to a longtime Democratic coal miner who voted for Trump in 2016 and had concerns about the Green New Deal.

Secret Iranian Nuclear Weapons Facility Still Up and Running

Iran never ended critical nuclear weapons work at a controversial underground military bunker that remains operational to this day and able to “enrich uranium to weapons grade” levels. That is according to a new watchdog report that has reignited calls for the Trump administration to close loopholes that have permitted the Islamic Republic to continue its most contested nuclear research.

Inside the Ring: Countering Pro-China Experts’ Letter

The Trump administration is pushing back against a group of former officials and China experts, including former State Department official Susan Thornton, for an open letter criticizing the administration’s tougher U.S. policy toward China.

A Trump administration official told Inside the Ring that the open letter to the president was not taken seriously in policy circles and was dismissed as ill-informed and misrepresenting the reality of the new China policy.

Clay (D) Blasts AOC For Pelosi Racism Accusation: ‘Juvenile,’ ‘Ignorance Is Beyond Belief’

Rep. Lacy Clay (D., Mo.) laid into his Democratic colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday for her comments accusing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of racism.

The New York freshman sparked controversy Wednesday by suggesting that Pelosi’s criticisms of her, as well as Reps. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.)—all women of color—had to do with their race.