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Sunday shows – Taliban talks in spotlight after Trump’s cancellation

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended President Trump‘s decision to cancel secret peace talks between the Taliban and Afghanistan, as well the invitation to a representative of the insurgent group to come to Camp David, during his appearances on all five major Sunday political talk shows. 

Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford also announced he will challenge Trump in the GOP primary.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Pompeo: Taliban talks are dead ‘for the time being’
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that peace talks with the Taliban are dead “for the time being,” after President Trump announced that he had cancelled talks with the insurgent group and Afghan government. 
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Pompeo defends Trump’s invitation of Taliban to Camp David, citing ‘obligation to do everything we can’
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Trump’s decision to invite a Taliban representative to Camp David for peace talks with Afghanistan’s president.
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Klobuchar: Trump treats foreign policy ‘like some kind of game show’
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a 2020 presidential contender, hit President Trump over his announcement he had canceled a secret meeting with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders at Camp David. 
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Castro labels Trump’s canceled Taliban meeting ‘another bizarre episode’
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro criticized President Trump’s tactics in trying to negotiate peace between the Taliban and Afghan leaders through a planned, and then canceled, secret meeting at Camp David. 
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Senate Democrat concerned Trump isn’t listening to foreign policy advisers
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Sunday that he does not oppose President Trump talking with the Taliban, but said he does not like the president’s negotiating style after Trump announced on Twitter that he had cancelled talks with the Taliban and Afghan government.
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Sanford announces challenge to Trump
By RACHEL FRAZIN
 
“I’m here to tell you now that I am going to get in,” former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford said on “Fox News Sunday.”
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Democratic Party chief defends debate criteria: ‘Candidates have to demonstrate progress’
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez said Sunday that the criteria to qualify for the party’s next presidential primary debate “quite frankly, is a very reasonable bar.”
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Bannon doubts Dems can match Trump on debate stage
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon said in a new interview that he doubts any of the announced 2020 Democratic primary candidates could stand up to President Trump.
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Warren gains support but Biden retains delegate lead in new poll
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains the lead in the Democratic presidential primary, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is closing in, according to a new poll. 
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GOP senator on gun reform: Trump needs to ‘set some guidelines’ on what he’ll sign
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said on Sunday that President Trump needs to let lawmakers know what gun reform measures he would sign before Republicans call bills for votes.
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