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Past articles by Tom:

A mysterious new Chinese military blimp was spotted by a satellite in a desert military base

The satellite images, taken by private firm BlackSky, show a 100 foot long blimp on a runway at a remote military base in the northwest of China. → Read More

China is pushing ahead with a planned military base in the UAE in a clear snub to the US, leaked papers say

The United Arab Emirates has come under pressure from ally the US to halt its military cooperation with China. → Read More

Ground Zero worker urges Kevin McCarthy to punish George Santos for lying about his mom being a 9/11 victim

The worker, John Feal, responded to George Santos's debunked claim that his mom was in the World Trade Center on 9/11. → Read More

Trump was worried he wouldn't get enough credit for GOP midterm successes, report says. Since then he has the opposite problem.

Donald Trump is facing a backlash for disappointing GOP results in the midterms, but before the election he was reportedly confident of success. → Read More

Some of Trump's longtime allies are refusing to back him as he is poised to launch a presidential campaign

Donald Trump is poised to announce a 2024 presidential bid on Tuesday, but even some allies are hesitating to back him following the midterms. → Read More

Elon Musk floated his pro-Kremlin Ukraine peace plan at a private summit 10 days before tweeting it, report says

The Tesla founder has waded into a series of geopolitical controversies in recent weeks, including touting a much-criticised peace plan for Ukraine. → Read More

White House officials thought they'd struck a secret oil deal with Saudi Arabia only for Biden to be humiliated when the kingdom abandoned it: NYT

Saudi Arabia's decision to cut oil production ahead of the midterms took the White House by surprise and has been interpreted as a political move. → Read More

30 House Democrats urged Biden to negotiate with Russia, a crack in support for the White House Ukraine strategy

The letter came at a time when Biden was trying to sustain domestic support for backing Ukraine in its war against Russia's invasion. → Read More

Trump wants to give Marjorie Taylor Greene a job in his new administration if he wins in 2024: Report

The former president is said to be keen to reward the loyalty of Greene, who has pushed baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. → Read More

A Trump aide seen moving boxes around Mar-a-Lago before the FBI raid is a former White House staffer, reports say

Footage of a Trump aide moving boxes in Mar-a-Lago prompted the FBI's raid of the Florida resort in August. → Read More

Michael Cohen said Trump may not run for the presidency in 2024 as it would destroy his political fundraising 'grift'

The former president's ex-personal attorney said a presidential campaign would limit Trump's ability to control how he spends the money he's raised. → Read More

January 6 panel member doesn't rule out holding Trump in contempt if he doesn't comply with its subpoena

"He should come in on the day we asked him to come," said committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger of the former president. → Read More

Trump intimidated staffers so they wouldn't challenge the erratic way he treated classified information, Washington Post reports

Former President Donald Trump would routinely mishandle classified information, but officials were reluctant to challenge him, a report says. → Read More

A lawyer for Donald Trump refused to sign off his false claim he returned all Mar-a-Lago documents in January, reports say

FBI agents found stashes of government records at Mar-a-Lago months after Trump instructed his lawyer to back his claim he'd returned them all. → Read More

The son of GOP candidate Herschel Walker accused him of abusive behavior after a report he paid for a woman's abortion

"I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us," Christian Walker said. → Read More

Trump will run for the presidency again in 2024 in a bid to evade legal woes but might not see out the campaign, NYT's Maggie Haberman says

Former President Trump is seeking to shield himself from multiple criminal investigations, The New York Times' Maggie Haberman said. → Read More

Retired general David Petraeus predicts the US would destroy Russia's military in Ukraine and sink its naval fleet if it used nuclear weapons

The retired four-star general and ex-CIA chief said Russia is "desperate" following a series of recent defeats in east Ukraine. → Read More

How wild and baseless claims that Biden blew up the Nord Stream pipelines moved seamlessly between Tucker Carlson and the Kremlin

The spread of the conspiracy theory from Russian networks, through US far-right influencers, is emblematic of their close ties. → Read More

The West is already fighting World War 3 with Russia, former White House Russia advisor Fiona Hill says

Fiona Hill one of the foremost experts on Putin's Russia, said the West has been embroiled in conflict with Russia for some time. → Read More

Elon Musk praised Russian state media propaganda outlets in texts, court documents show

The Tesla billionaire said he found Putin's outlets such as Russia Today "entertaining" in texts with a confidante, court documents reveal. → Read More