Morning Jolt: Biden State Department Still Thinks the Taliban Have Changed

On the menu today: The U.S. State Department insists that the Taliban's conduct is different now than it was a month ago; White House chief of staff Ron Klain wants to assure you that thanks to the Biden administration, you have high-class problems; a lesson on how salaries get set; and the video guys at Ricochet outdo themselves after yesterday's William Shatner-heavy Three Martin Lunch podcast.

U.S. State Department: The Taliban's Conduct Is Different Now Than It Was a Month Ago

This past weekend, Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the Associated Press that there would be no cooperation with the U.S. government or its allies on containing the increasingly active ISIS terrorist group in Afghanistan. "We are able to tackle Daesh independently," Shaheen declared.

This was something of an embarrassment for the ...

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Biden State Department Still Thinks the Taliban Have Changed

On the menu today: The U.S. State Department insists that the Taliban's conduct is different now than it was a month ago; White House chief of staff Ron Klain wants to assure you that thanks to the Biden administration, you have high-class problems; a lesson on how salaries get set; and the video guys at Ricochet outdo themselves after yesterday's William Shatner-heavy Three Martin Lunch podcast.

U.S. State Department: The Taliban's Conduct Is Different Now Than It Was a Month Ago

This past weekend, Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the Associated Press that there would be no cooperation with the U.S. government or its allies on containing the increasingly active ISIS terrorist group in Afghanistan. "We are able to tackle Daesh independently," Shaheen declared.

This was something of an embarrassment for the ...   READ MORE

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