Spencer Ackerman

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Spencer Ackerman is a senior national security correspondent for the Daily Beast.

A former reporter for Wired magazine's 'Danger Room' blog, where he covered national security, he has also reported for the Washington Independent and American Prospect, and served as associate editor for the New Republic.

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While Trump fights through his latest battle in the Russia controversy, a California Republican is getting pulled deeper into the fray.

OC Republican Dana Rohrabacher's relations with Russians

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In a speech before the United Nations -- an organization dedicated to peace -- President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea. How did world leaders react?

In UN speech, Trump threatens all-out war

In a speech before the United Nations -- an organization dedicated to peace -- President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea. How did world leaders react?

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 Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to know many things about associates of President Trump and their ties to Moscow. One involves…

Kremlin influence and a widening Russia investigation

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to know many things about associates of President Trump and their ties to Moscow. One involves…

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