WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday played down tensions with Iran, saying his administration has no signs of threatening actions by Tehran but that if that changes, the United States “will have no choice” but to respond forcefully. “They’ve been very hostile. They’ve truly been the No. 1 provocateur of terror,” Trump told reporters as he exited the White House for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.But he added: “We have no indication that anything’s happened or will happen, but if it does, it will be met, obviously, with great force. We will have no choice.” Trump’s description of Iran’s recent actions stood somewhat in contrast with the portrayal given by his national security team. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., tweeted earlier Monday that Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, had warned about “escalating tensions” with Iran. “It is clear that over the last several weeks Iran … [Read more...] about Trump softens tone, says no indication of threats from Iran
By Dave Stewart Published 11:23 pm EDT, Monday, May 20, 2019 New Canaan’s Campbell Connors (14) drives while Staples’ Samantha Pacilio (8) defends during the FCIAC girls lacrosse semifinals at Norwalk’s Testa Field in Monday, May 20, 2019. New Canaan’s Campbell Connors (14) drives while Staples’ Samantha Pacilio (8) defends during the FCIAC girls lacrosse semifinals at Norwalk’s Testa Field in Monday, May 20, 2019. Photo: David Stewart / Hearst Connecticut Media Buy photo Photo: David Stewart / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 New Canaan’s Campbell Connors (14) drives while Staples’ Samantha Pacilio (8) defends during the FCIAC girls lacrosse semifinals at Norwalk’s Testa Field in Monday, … [Read more...] about No. 2 New Canaan rolls past No. 4 Staples in FCIAC semis
Roger White, left, holds up a rainbow trout caught by Glen Tompkins of Peru, seated, at White’s fishing derby Monday. Held at White’s house in Rumford, about 30 members of the Rumford Community Home attended a barbecue and fishing derby, organizaed in honor of White’s adoptive grandparents Warren and Shirley Farwell. Photo by Lynda Hebert RUMFORD — Roger White’s adoptive grandparents Warren and Shirley Farwell loved fly-fishing.Both were also residents of Rumford Community Home within the past six years, until their deaths, White said as he and his friends prepared for about 30 residents of Rumford Community Home and others to visit his house Monday and be treated to a barbecue and an afternoon of fishing. White said he recalls that when he would visit grandfather at the community home, his grandfather’s roommate never had visitors and complained about being lonely. White saw many lonely people at the community home, which inspired him to “do … [Read more...] about Man stocks pond with trout for Rumford Community Home residents
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning in Toronto, on Monday, May 20, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO — David Price returned to the Boston Red Sox with another outstanding performance against Toronto Blue Jays.The 33-year-old left-hander did not allow any earned runs over five innings in a 12-2 rout Monday that improved his record against the Blue Jays to 22-3, including 13-1 in 18 starts at Toronto. “I enjoy this mound,” he said. “It feels close to home plate, so it’s just one of the places I enjoy throwing.” Price (2-2) had not pitched since May 2 due to left elbow tendinitis. He allowed three hits, struck out four and walked none. Toronto scored twice in the second to tie the game after second baseman Michael Chavis allowed Billy McKinney’s two-hop grounder to bounce out of his glove for an error with one out. Richard Ureña grounded out and Luke … [Read more...] about Dave Price returns from injured list, helps Red Sox beat Jays
The Joe Biden polling surge has raised the frightful specter of Democratic rationality. What if Donald Trump hasn’t driven Democrats insane, sending them into a spiral of self-defeating radicalism, but instead made them shockingly pragmatic?Rich Lowry Biden’s early strength suggests it may be the latter, that the reaction to Trump is so intense that it has crossed some sort of event horizon from fevered fantasy of his leaving office early via resignation or impeachment to a cold-eyed, win-at-any-cost practicality. If this is true, one of the exogenous factors that could appreciably increase Trump’s odds of reelection — a zany Democratic nomination contest leading to a nominee much too far left for the American electorate — may not materialize. The commonsense play for the Democrats has always been to nominate a nonsocialist with appeal to Obama-to-Trump voters in former Blue Wall states — if not necessarily Biden, then someone with a similar, … [Read more...] about Rich Lowry: What if Trump has driven Democrats sane?