July 2 – 8, 2017


Articles & Editorials:

Main Stories

North Korea

U.S. Confirms North Korea Fired Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
(New York Times – 7/4/17)

As concern about North Korea deepens, the U.S. and China are at odds  
(Washington Post – 7/5/17)

U.S. prepared to use force on North Korea ‘if we must’: U.N. envoy
(Reuters – 7/6/17)

US to test THAAD missile defense system
(CNN – 7/7/17)

How ‘isolated’ North Korea managed to build an ICBM that could reach Alaska
(Washington Post – 7/8/17)

Trump’s “First Time” with Putin

Rex Tillerson says Trump’s meeting with Putin took so long, the First Lady was called in to ‘get us out of there’
(Yahoo News – 7/7/17)

Putin says Trump was ‘satisfied’ with his election meddling denials
(Reuters – 7/8/17)

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks
(Washington Post – 7/8/17)

G20 Summit

Ivanka Trump Sat In for Her Father at the G-20 Leaders’ Table
(Bloomberg – 7/8/17)

Trump’s ‘America First’ approach receives a cold reception at global summit
(Los Angeles Times – 7/8/17)

Trump leaves leaders fearing the future as G-20 summit closes
(Washington Post – 7/8/17)

Other Stories That You Should Know About:

Unwinding a Big Mistake

The Book That Predicted Trump’s Rise Offers the Left a Roadmap for Defeating Him
(The Atlantic – 7/6/17)

The Five Types of Trump Voters: Who They Are and What They Believe
(Voter Study Group – June 2017)

Voter Fraud Commission

44 out of 50 states have declined to provide data to President Trump’s voter fraud commission
(NY Daily News – 7/4/17)


CNN Story About Source of Trump Wrestling Video Draws Backlash
(New York Times – 7/5/17)

Maddow warns other media of fake NSA documents
(The Hill – 7/7/17)

Rural America

In Minnesota town that voted Trump, a Muslim doctor tries to understand his neighbors
(Twin Cities Pioneer Press – 7/2/17)

US Standing in World

World Leaders Move Forward on Climate Change, Without U.S.
(New York Times – 7/8/17)

Japan and Europe counter Trump with colossal trade deal
(Washington Post – 7/6/17)

Iranians Hold ‘Trumpism’ Cartoon Contest to Mock U.S. Leader
(Bloomberg – 7/3/17)

G20: Does Donald Trump’s awkward performance indicate America’s decline as world power?
(ABC News Australia – 7/9/17)

Keeping Track of the Basics:


Trump Caves to Putin
(The Weekly Standard – 7/7/17)

Putin Meets Tons of Trumps
(New York Times – 7/7/17)

How to handle an unhinged president
(Michael Gerson, Former Senior Advisor to George W. Bush – Washington Post – 7/6/17)

Republican Party has ‘flat out lost its mind’
(Miami Herald – 7/5/17)

Why Single-Payer Health Care Saves Money
(New York Times – 7/7/17)

Cartoons, Images & Videos



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