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White House Watch: Trump Says Kim Jong-un Should ‘Be Running His Country’

Michael Warren is out of town today for The Weekly Standard's Broadmoor Summit in Colorado Springs, and Andrew Egger is filling in for him on White House Watch. Michael will be back in the saddle on Monday.
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Despite weeks of uncertainty about whether she’d have the votes, Gina Haspel has finally been confirmed as the Trump administration’s new CIA director. The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm Haspel Thursday afternoon, bringing an end to a frequently contentious process that saw red-state Democrats and civil liberties-focused Republicans alike break party ranks. She becomes the first woman in history to lead the CIA.
As the Senate deliberated, Haspel’s mostly-Republican advocates praised her as an unusually capable and qualified nominee with more than three decades of exemplary intelligence work under her belt. They were joined in this by Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Intelligen…
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