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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

General Endorses Iran Deal, Defying Trump

The Iranian nuclear deal is still in the best interests of the United States, a senior Pentagon official said Tuesday, going against President Donald Trump’s claim that it’s a “terrible” agreement. US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel told a Senate panel he shared the views of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

March 14, 2018
Trump speaks at a rally in Charlotte, NC

Trump Recites Inflammatory ‘Snake’ Song In Anti-Immigrant Diatribe

In a speech to conservatives at a convention outside Washington, he also bashed opposition Democrats for failing to back his proposal for putting 1.8 million so-called “Dreamer” immigrants on a pathway to citizenship in exchange for tightening border security and severely restricting legal immigration.

February 24, 2018
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during his victory speech as his wife Melania, looks on at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Manchester

Melania Trump’s Parents Gain Permanent Residency Via ‘Chain Migration’

First lady Melania Trump’s parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification program pilloried by the president. “I can confirm that Mrs. Trump’s parents are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents,” lawyer Michael Wildes said in a statement.

February 22, 2018

Florida Students To March On Washington In Call For Gun Reform

Among the students announcing the march was Emma Gonzalez, who captured worldwide attention with a powerful speech in which she assailed President Donald Trump over the multi-million-dollar support his campaign received from the gun lobby. She vowed Stoneman Douglas would be “the last mass shooting.”

February 20, 2018
Executive Orders, Trump, Immigrant

Top Trump Aide To Leave After Battery Allegations

White House staff secretary Rob Porter — a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump’s side — has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse. The White House said Porter denied the allegations and retains the confidence of Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly, but would be leaving his post at an undetermined time.

February 8, 2018
Trump, Tone

Humiliated Trump Says Immigration Deal ‘Probably Dead’

Global condemnation of the remark as racist has put the president on the defensive amid bipartisan attempts to negotiate a budget deal that would avert a looming government shutdown and remove the threat of deportation of the so-called “dreamers.”

January 15, 2018

Washington Post: ‘Sting’ Sought To Embarrass Newspaper In Sex Probe

The Washington Post said Monday it was the target of an apparent “sting” operation that sought to plant a false story to discredit the newspaper’s investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

November 28, 2017
Obama, Malia

Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton, Defend Obama Daughter Over Video

“Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better,” Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic former president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, wrote on Twitter.

November 26, 2017
Lee Carter

Democratic Socialism Rising Among Millennials

The 31-year-old former Marine is part of a growing cadre of Americans, particularly millennials, pledging their allegiance to the Democratic Socialists of America, the nation’s fastest growing leftist group that was originally founded in 1982 as a foothold for Marxists.

November 13, 2017
Trump 'not invited' to Paris climate summit

Trump ‘Not Invited’ To Paris Climate Summit

Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting carbon emissions in June. The pact calls for capping global warming at “well under” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, and 1.5 C if possible.

November 8, 2017
Bush Sr. voted for Clinton, called Trump a 'blowhard'

Bush Sr. Voted For Clinton, Called Trump A ‘Blowhard’

The revelations, contained in historian Mark Updegrove’s forthcoming book “The Last Republicans,” represent the strongest criticism to date from the Bush clan on why their Republican successor is uniquely unfit to hold office.

November 5, 2017
Robert Mueller

First Charges Filed In Special US Probe On Russia Meddling: Report

The approval of the charges — details of which remain unclear — would mark a major step forward in the sweeping investigation into potential links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential vote.

October 29, 2017
Callista Gingrich

Gingrich Wife Confirmed To Vatican Embassy

The next US ambassador to the Vatican is no veteran diplomat: Callista Gingrich is the third wife of Newt Gingrich, the former leader of the 1990s Republican revolution who has reaped rewards for backing Donald Trump.

October 18, 2017

Trump Says He Has Killed Obamacare

President Donald Trump declared Monday that his predecessor Barack Obama’s signature reform and expansion of the US health insurance system is defunct, after he cut subsidies to insurers. “Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone,” he told reporters.

October 17, 2017

Hustler Publisher Offers $10 Million For Dirt On Trump

Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt offered $10 million Sunday for dirt to help remove from office US President Donald Trump, in a full page ad in the Washington Post. “I do not expect any of Trump’s billionaire cronies to rat him out, but I am confident that there are many people in the know for whom $10 million is a lot of money,” he said in the ad.

October 16, 2017
Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy statement

Harvey Weinstein Expelled By Oscars Academy: Statement

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Harvey Weinstein, it said on Saturday, amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul. An emergency meeting of its board “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority,” it said in a statement.

October 15, 2017
Bob Corker

Jousting With Trump Online, Senator Calls White House A ‘Daycare Center’

The highly unusual exchange seemed to come out of nowhere on a rainy Sunday morning that Trump began in the White House before skies cleared and he headed to a nearby golf course. Corker, a respected moderate who once supported Trump, has emerged in recent months as one of the president’s most outspoken Republican critics.

October 9, 2017

Negotiating With North Korea A Waste Of Time: Trump

Only hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that US officials are in exploratory contact with their North Korean counterparts, Trump appeared to undercut his top diplomat by declaring on Twitter that any talks would be futile.

October 2, 2017
Gorsuch, Gun Lobby

Justice Gorsuch Under Fire For Trump Hotel Speech

Denouncing it as a conflict of interest and apparent display of political support, which is prohibited by the Constitution, activists, lawyers and academics have unsuccessfully sought the cancellation of Gorsuch’s speech at a luncheon at the Trump International Hotel.

September 30, 2017

Senate Republicans Pull Plug On Latest Obamacare Repeal Bid

Grim-faced lawmakers, who hoped to hold the vote this week, made the announcement shortly after a Republican luncheon in which senators discussed the impasse, and possible future paths forward for their efforts to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s landmark 2010 health care reforms.

September 27, 2017

North Korea Says Trump Has Declared War

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address to the United Nations General Assembly to “totally destroy” North Korea if it launches an attack.

September 26, 2017

Protesters Chanting ‘Nazis Out’ Hit AfD Vote Party

Protests broke out in several German cities against the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany which became the first nationalist party to win dozens of seats in parliament since World War II.

September 25, 2017

US Warns N.Korea Will Be ‘Destroyed’ If Threats Continue

With US officials and their allies scrambling to find ways to contain an increasingly belligerent Pyongyang, the US president will address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday and then confer Thursday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the sidelines of the meeting.

September 18, 2017