Op-ed: As Biden prepares to meet Putin, he should learn from Kennedy's disastrous 1961 summit with Khrushchev

In 1961, Kennedy's unwarranted confidence and inadequate preparations collided with Khrushchev's ideological determination and brutal rhetorical offensive. The Russian leader sensed weakness and exploited it to move missiles to Cuba, creating one of the tensest standoffs between the U.S. and Soviet Union. Fast forward to today. Dangers rest in the Biden administration's understandable focus on […]

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Israel says it will strike more Hamas tunnels running under Gaza homes, rockets fired from Lebanon

Late Wednesday afternoon Lebanese security officials reported several rockets fired from southern Lebanon into Israel. President Joe Biden in a Wednesday morning call with Netanyahu said he expected "a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire." Israel is continuing its bombardment of Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence enters its second week and militants in […]

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Top U.S. and Russian diplomats will meet next week in Iceland

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet in person with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Iceland on May 20. The meeting represents the highest-level in-person talks between Washington and Moscow since President Joe Biden took office. WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet in person with his Russian counterpart next […]

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Cuomo encouraged business leaders to stay in New York and lobby against SALT deduction cap in a private call

NYC's wealthiest executives would likely see tax rates higher than those on wealthy California residents in the budget recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Wealthy New Yorkers have previously signaled to CNBC they may leave New York altogether and head to Florida due to rising taxes. Former President Donald Trump's 2017 tax reform law capped SALT deductions at […]

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