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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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Departure of White House Communications Director Could Signal Wider Shakeup

May 30, 2017 Mike Dubke, the White House communications director, has resigned from his position, a move that could portend a wider shakeup of the team, CBS News and The Washington Post are reporting Tuesday. “I will say that he has expressed his desire to leave the White House,” Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s...

'It Is Irritating': The U.K.'s Anger Over U.S. Intelligence Leaks

May 24, 2017 The U.K. government has expressed its displeasure at the U.S. over the leaking of information about the Manchester bombing to the media. “The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise,” Home Secretary...

How Many Times Did Trump's Campaign Contact Russia?

May 18, 2017 Donald Trump’s advisers, including Michael Flynn, contacted Russian officials at least 18 times in phone calls and emails during the last seven months of the U.S. presidential race in 2016, Reuters reported Thursday. The news agency is citing anonymous current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges as its...

Freedom for Chelsea Manning

May 17, 2017 Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking thousands of secret files to WikiLeaks, walked free today from the military detention facility in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, after spending about seven years in prison. She reportedly left the facility at 3 a.m. ET....

Trump Would Meet Kim Jong Un 'Under Right Circumstances'

May 1, 2017 President Trump says he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances,” raising once more the question of what his administration’s North Korea policy is. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,”...

NSA Is Changing Some of the Information It Collects

May 1, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Security Agency says it will no longer collect Americans’ email and text communications that mention foreign intelligence targets, perhaps the most controversial aspect of the warrantless-wiretapping program. Here’s part of NSA’s statement: After considerable evaluation of the program and available technology, NSA has decided that its Section 702...

Lawmakers Reach a Bipartisan Deal to Avert a Government Shutdown

May 1, 2017 Congressional negotiators have reportedly reached a bipartisan deal to keep the government running until September. NBC has more details on the more than $1 trillion plan, which must still be approved by lawmakers: The deal includes an additional $12 billion in defense spending, which is $18 billion less than [President]...

'There Is a Chance That We Could End Up Having a Major, Major Conflict With North Korea'

April 28, 2017 President Trump says “[t]here is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.” The comments, which were made to Reuters in an interview, come two days after senior members of his administration, in a joint statement, tried to defuse tensions with the communist...

What's Next in Syria?

April 7, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a difficult job when he heads to Moscow next week. His Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, has already compared the U.S.’s rationale for strikes in Syria—a sarin gas attack on civilians earlier in the week widely attributed to the Assad regime—to the flawed evidence...

The US Was Already Fighting in Syria

April 6, 2017 President Trump’s remarks that he’s “changed his mind” about Syria and its leader, Bashar al-Assad, after this week’s deadly chemical attack, has raised speculation the U.S. might be considering military action in Syria. CNN reported that Trump told some congressional lawmakers he was considering military action. Reuters cited an anonymous...