Report: North Korea Has Made No Dismantlement Efforts Since August

North Korea has failed to dismantle its key missile site further since August, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing a U.S. website that monitors dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime. (More)

Maher: Florida Is 'a Dress Rehearsal' for Trump Not Leaving Office if He Loses in 2020

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that President Trump’s involvement in the election controversy in Florida is “a dress rehearsal” for Trump refusing to leave office if he loses in 2020. Maher stated, “I don’t think he’s leaving, if — even if he loses the election in 2020, and I think what you see going on right now in Florida, there’s this recount. He’s involved. He’s already talking about it a lot. I think that’s a dress rehearsal for what we’re going to see if he does lose in 2020. I do not see a scenario that we’ve seen on January 20th of the next year, where he welcomes the winner graciously.” He later added that reporters should ask other Republicans, “what about two terms for the president, would you come out on record and say there is no situation in which a president can serve more than two terms? If that’s not a red line — and I bet you they hem and haw.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett (More)

Woodward: The Press Is 'Taking the Bait' and Getting 'Unhinged' over Trump's Attacks

On Friday’s “Overtime” segment of HBO’s “Real Time,” journalist and author Bob Woodward stated that the press is “taking the bait” and getting “all steamy and emotionally unhinged” in its response to President Trump’s attacks on the media. Woodward said, “I think that we’re taking the bait in the press. And Trump is just throwing it out on the table and saying, you know, you’re the enemy of the people. And then we get all steamy and emotionally unhinged about it.” He continued that media outlets should follow up on good stories written by other outlets, which “means lots of work. And, let’s face it, we’ve become lazy, and we have to stop becoming lazy.” Woodward later added that the tax cuts are an example of a story that the media missed. (h/t Mediaite) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett (More)

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Tucker Carlson Antifa Riot Hints Cuba's Campaign to Export Mob Attacks Is Succeeding

The mob attack on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home this week by radical Marxists – leaving his home with a broken door and vandalized with leftist slogans – has triggered widespread shock on the part of most decent Americans. For those aware of the way “Antifa” elements operate internationally, however, the incident was nothing new. Pro-democracy and right-leaning political activists, journalists, and artists 90 miles from our shores, fighting for their rights in communist Cuba, have faced similar mob attacks on their homes for years. Unlike the Carlson incident, in Cuba, the government actively organizes the mobs. The riots are so common they have a name: actos de repudio, or “acts of repudiation.” In the past several years, since dictator Raúl Castro took over for late dictator brother Fidel, Cuba has endeavored to export the practice of actos de repudio, attacking the presence of dissidents at international summit events, violently beating them in public on foreign soil, and even using mob behavior to silence American diplomats at the United Nations. The incident this week organized by a violent group calling itself “Smash Racism DC” is evidence that, at least among the American left, Cuba’s campaign is succeeding. Babalú Blog, a political (More)