There will be no second Brexit referendum, says PM May's spokesmanMon, 16 Jul 2018 06:43:30 -0400 There will be no second referendum on Brexit, a spokesman for Britain's Theresa May said on Monday, repeating the prime minister's belief that her plan for leaving the European Union was the only way to get a deal that meets the government's aims.
Judge to hear how U.S. plans to reunite immigrant familiesMon, 16 Jul 2018 06:20:21 -0400 Lawyers for the U.S. government will return to a San Diego courtroom on Monday to update a judge about Trump administration plans for meeting a July 26 deadline to reunite as many as 2,500 immigrant children with their parents after separating them at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pickMon, 16 Jul 2018 06:14:20 -0400 When it became clear that President Donald Trump was seriously considering nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservative judge's former law clerks swung into action as among his most energetic public cheerleaders.
Republicans target elections with more deficit-boosting tax cutsMon, 16 Jul 2018 06:08:17 -0400 As November's U.S. elections approach, Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration are planning another deficit-financed tax-cut plan, but one widely seen as a vote-getting exercise with little chance of becoming law.
Postal banking faces challenges, but is more plausible than you'd thinkMon, 16 Jul 2018 04:00:59 GMT Have you ever thought Uncle Sam would make a good lender? Today, 57 percent of Americans say they could not cover an unplanned $500 expense. With a broken bone or a shot ignition system threatening to put many Americans in debt, maybe it’s time we consider our options for improving access to quality loans. If advocates have their way, government-to-consumer, or G2C, lending will join business-to-consumer and peer-to-peer lending as a preferred method for nonprime borrowers to access loans of $1,000 or less.
Trump wisely keeping 'really bad dudes' in Guantanamo BayMon, 16 Jul 2018 04:00:25 GMT Every six months the Director of National Intelligence must report, by law, how many terrorists formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay have resumed terrorist activities. The last report pegged the recidivism rate at 30.1 percent —124 confirmed as once again engaged in terrorism, 96 suspected of it.
The Left's dismally weak case against Brett KavanaughSun, 15 Jul 2018 04:01:12 GMT Unless liberal activists and the army of opposition in the press get much better dirt on Kavanaugh, President Trump looks likely to place another conservative justice on the Supreme Court.
Civil rights and the right to self-defense go hand-in-handSun, 15 Jul 2018 04:00:58 GMT Few civil rights leaders confronted Jim Crow more effectively before the rise of Martin Luther King Jr. than T.R.M. Howard (1908-1976). His commanding presence and impressive achievements made him hard to ignore. A respected surgeon, Howard was one of the wealthiest African Americans in Mississippi and headed a successful mass movement for equality under the law.
Why the rest of the world loves the World Cup more than America doesSun, 15 Jul 2018 04:00:13 GMT It’s obvious that us Europeans like soccer and the World Cup more than Americans do, but which sports have culturally settled where is partly a matter of simple historical circumstance. As Milton Friedman said, in a crisis the solutions are found among the ideas already lying around. "Association football" – shortening the term to "soccer" was actually a British invention – was codified in England at just the time that the average working man, as a result of the increased wealth of the industrial revolution, started to have the free time to play or follow games. Even today, the standard starting time of a professional match is 3 p.m. on a Saturday, reflecting the half-day off that the newly wealthy 19th century allowed laborers.
Katy Tur, constitutional scholarSat, 14 Jul 2018 15:48:28 GMT Tur argued this week that the Supreme Court ought to consider interpreting the U.S. Constitution in a way that reflects modern opinion, as opposed to the original intent of its authors.
'It’s not a lie if you believe it' is taking over politicsWed, 11 Jul 2018 13:00:39 GMT There’s a popular trend on the Internet these days of identifying moments when television has somehow managed to predict the future. The writers of "The Simpsons," in particular, seem to have been gazing into a crystal ball for decades. As the partisan divide in the U.S. grows deeper, however, there’s a quote from "Seinfeld" character George Costanza that grows more prescient with each passing day.
Customer harassment of Steve Bannon draws in ex-Hillary Clinton aideMon, 09 Jul 2018 14:36:07 GMT Philippe Reines, a former top aide to Hillary Clinton, shared the contact information of a Virginia bookstore whose owner called police over the weekend amid a confrontation between former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and another customer.
Katie Arrington thanks God, friend for saving her life after car crashFri, 06 Jul 2018 21:23:03 GMT Republican South Carolina state Rep. Katie Arrington credited God and her friend for saving her life during her first official public appearance since she was in a car crash just weeks after after beating Rep. Mark Sanford in the Republican primary for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.
Taking 'Abolish ICE' seriously, if not literallyFri, 06 Jul 2018 19:19:05 GMT "Abolish ICE" is the hot new slogan among left-wing Democrats and activists, with upstart candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upending longtime incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in a primary campaign that adopted the slogan, and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., calling for the elimination or abolition of the agency.
Trey Gowdy: Republicans don’t give ‘much of a damn what Adam Schiff thinks’Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:40:20 GMT Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., roasted Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., late Thursday, saying Republicans could care less about what the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee thinks. Under Schiff's leadership, Gowdy said, Americans would not know anything about Hillary Clinton’s actions related to the Benghazi attack, who funded the Trump dossier, or FBI official Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump texts.
When they lose, Democrats just want to change the rulesFri, 06 Jul 2018 15:19:19 GMT As liberal fury over Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement continues to escalate, there's a clear mindset behind the Left's opposition tactics: "If we stop winning, we want to immediately change the rules." In the week after Kennedy’s retirement was announced, some Democrats have revived their calls to “court pack”— increase the number of seats on the Supreme Court and fill those seats with justices sympathetic to their social agenda. This is something they also called for during the confirmation hearings for Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Trump-Putin summit mystery: What about Snowden?Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:37:44 GMT Trump has called for the fugitive NSA leaker’s execution and once guaranteed that Russian President Vladimir Putin would hand him over. But there’s no sign that Trump is pressing the issue.
Why Trump won’t cancel the Putin summitSun, 15 Jul 2018 18:44:47 GMT Despite mainstream media denunciations, Trump’s base loves his taboo style of diplomacy — and is even warming up to the Russian president.
Trump takes on Europe, in photosMon, 16 Jul 2018 02:01:29 GMT In just one week, President Donald Trump will have sent America's allies into a tizzy, shared tea with Queen Elizabeth II and squeezed in a tete-a-tete with Vladimir Putin. POLITICO looks at the president's seventh foreign trip and how, yet again, Trump demonstrated that no one travels like he does.
Is THIS the Year Arizona Finally Turns Blue?Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:03:58 GMT Democrats have been expecting Barry Goldwater’s home state to flip for years now. Powered by a Latino electorate fired up by Donald Trump, they just might do it — as long as they can actually get them to the polls.
Trump calls EU a 'foe' of United StatesMon, 16 Jul 2018 07:06:12 GMT President Donald Trump named the European Union, Russia and China as foes to the United States during an interview at his golf club in Scotland.
Clinton trolls Trump with World Cup tweetMon, 16 Jul 2018 10:45:04 GMT Hillary Clinton took aim at President Donald Trump's much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, calling into question her former presidential campaign rival's loyalties just hours after he tweeted a congratulations to the hosts of the World Cup.
US and allies are discussing evacuating White Helmets from SyriaSun, 15 Jul 2018 21:38:57 GMT As the Syrian government recaptures increasing amounts of territory in the southwest and other regions of the country, Western allies have grown increasingly concerned about the safety of a group of unarmed volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets.
Kremlin Prepares for 'Difficult' Trump-Putin MeetingSun, 15 Jul 2018 11:00:24 +0000 Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for his meeting with "counterpart" U.S. President Donald Trump, a day after he described a scheduled summit between the two leaders as "difficult."
CNN's Stelter on Trump-Putin Summit: 'Trump Simply Cannot Be Trusted'Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:24:44 +0000 Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter wondered out loud if anybody could trust what President Donald Trump had to say about his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the fact. Stelter said Trump “simply cannot be trusted” because he has proven “time and time again” to lie and contradict himself, adding the meeting would cause his opponents to speculate if he is really a Russian agent working on “betraying America.” “No aides, no note-takers,” Stelter said. “So, we’ll never really know what is said because, really, can we trust either man? No, we can’t.” He added, “What President Trump says is so frequently false or nonsensical that his words don’t have the same meaning, the same power, the same impact as past presidents. It’s a shame, but it’s true. Trump simply cannot be trusted. He has proven this himself time and time again. It’s his own lies and his own contradictions that have proven it.” (h/t Newsbusters) Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Booker: Trump Being Harsher to Europe than Putin Is 'Commander-in-Chief Malpractice'Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:57:03 +0000 Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation With Al Sharpton,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said if President Donald Trump were not harsh on Russian President Vladimir Putin during their upcoming meeting it would amount to “commander-in-chief malpractice.” Booker said, “Well, the president’s relationship with Putin has been disturbing, to say the least. This is a president who seems to have better relationships with someone who attacked the United States of America, even calling for him to rejoin the relationships with communities like he did when he was up in Canada. It is outrageous the way he treats him but then our allies, who we need, who have bled with us and fought with us in places like Afghanistan, he attacks them. And so this is now yet a further demonstration of what we already knew is that the Russians have attacked us, but their cyber attacks attacked the most sacrosanct element of a democracy—the voting process. This president, for him to go forward and meet and not make this a central point, to really go at Putin harder than he did, folks who have not reached their 2 percent goal yet, and they have years to go until their goal is reached. If he is talking to
Illegal Alien Accused of Trying to Rob, Stab Woman in Home InvasionSun, 15 Jul 2018 21:51:22 +0000 The 32-year-old illegal alien went by the fake name Samuel Hernandez, telling police that he was seeking to rob the victim's home to steal cash in order to repay his debts to the human smugglers who had recently trafficked him across the United States-Mexico border.
Chris Christie: The Media Banged Donna Brazile and a Lot of Other People in the Clinton Campaign UnfairlySun, 15 Jul 2018 18:36:12 +0000 Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” during the roundtable segment, there was a debate about the media’s role in aiding Russia hacking into the 2016 presidential election between former DNC chair Donna Brazile, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, NPR’s Steve Inskeep and Washington bureau chief of The New York Times Elizabeth Bumiller. Partial transcript as follows: KARL: But let me ask you, this indictment makes it clear this was a Russian military intelligence operation that hacked these emails, and as you said it dominated the news for a good part of the campaign. Does the news media writ-large bear some of the responsibility? BRAZILE: Yes. KARL: Well, all of us. CHRISTIE: You bet. BRAZILE: Yes. KARL: Over day after day… BRAZILE: Yes. KARL: Reported the substance and details of these emails that were stolen by… BRAZILE: Blew it out of proportion. 184 times. What WikiLeaks did once they received the information is they used it strategically each day to shape the political narrative. And the media played it up. It was the only story. It was very difficult to break through the media once that became the story of the day. It was a very highly sophisticated cyberoperation that had
Watch: Good Samaritans Save Toddlers Dangling from Apartment WindowSun, 15 Jul 2018 18:46:21 +0000 A few Good Samaritans made a heart-stopping rescue Tuesday when they saved two toddlers dangling from a Chicago apartment window, according to a video released Friday. Denise Ochoa and her cousin Jennifer Salgado witnessed the two children dangling more than 20 feet in the air when they rushed over to help. “I got under the window just in case the baby fell,” Ochoa told WLS. “Every time they would move, we would get scared because we didn’t know if they would fall off the window or not.” The children, who are both hanging out the window with their diapers showing, can be heard yelling while Ochoa stood with her arms outstretched to catch the children should they fall before someone came to rescue them on a ladder. Darshan Patel, the man with the ladder, climbed up the ladder to push one of the children back inside the building. The other child was able to crawl back inside the building shortly before Patel rescued the other child, WGN reported. “I just did what I had to do as a human,” Patel told WLS. “I’m not going to stop helping people.” None of the children suffered injuries as a result of the