FEC Chairwoman Ellen Weintrub, a Democrat, berated her Republican colleagues Friday for voting against an investigation into whether Alexander Torshin secretly funneled money to the NRA. But Weintrub did not acknowledge the allegation originated with Fusion GPS. McClatchy published similar allegations on Jan. 18, 2018.  Weintrub acknowledged that she supported the investigation based solely on
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New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet convened a full newsroom meeting on Monday to discuss recent concerns with the newspaper. Specifically, Baquet focused on the backlash directed at the Times over a recent headline that Democrats thought was too friendly toward President Donald Trump. Transcripts of the meeting, which centered on the president’s alleged
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The mainstream media’s silence about Miftah, the organization behind Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s since-cancelled trip to Israel, has been deafening. Miftah, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed was funding their trip, is an extremely anti-Semitic Palestinian advocacy group with ties to Palestinian terrorism. The organization even once promoted Neo-Nazi material and the
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Three lawyers representing accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein broke their silence Friday evening, announcing they plan to conduct their own thorough investigation into Epstein’s shocking death. “We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner,” lawyers Martin G. Weinberg, Reid Weingarten, and Michael Miller said in a statement. “We will have a more
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Sixteen-year-old Swedish eco-campaigner Greta Thunberg is currently on her way across the Atlantic ocean on a zero-carbon yacht, headed for New York to address the United Nations regarding climate change policy. But the two-week voyage that’s been widely-hailed for its environmentally-friendly mode of travel has now fallen under scrutiny, as it has been revealed that
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Thousands showed up for the funeral of an El Paso mass attack victim whose husband had said that the public was invited since he had no other family. 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed in the horrific attack by a man expressing hatred for Mexican immigrants in a manifesto. Her husband, Antonio Basco, described his loss
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A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper and a Carter County Sheriff’s Deputy were reportedly “ambushed” and shot while serving an eviction notice in the rural town of Van Buren Friday morning, during a standoff that lasted several hours. One suspect has been taken into custody stemming from the incident. What are the details? Missouri Gov. Mike
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President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the Hong Kong protests and the ongoing detention of two Canadians by the Chinese government, a statement from Trudeau’s office said on Friday. The Hong Kong protests started as a peaceful rebuke of the government in April but have evolved into a direct challenge to
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials should conduct DNA tests before deciding to separate migrant children from adults who claim to be their parents, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw made the statement at a hearing on the family-separation issue in San Diego Friday, where civil rights lawyers complained hundreds of migrant families
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California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. Nearly half of Americans would be considered a burden if the same standards were applied to U.S. citizens, said California Attorney
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Not to be outdone on gun control in the 2020 Democratic primary field, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke put out a long list of policy proposals on Friday morning that includes a reinstatement of the 1994 ban on “assault weapons,” a mandatory gun buyback program, and a national gun registry. “Since the assault weapons ban expired in
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s numbers are growing while former Vice President Joe Biden’s are remaining the same, a new Fox News poll shows, and that is building the stage for an “interesting dichotomy” what will keep showing up between younger Democrats who favor the senator and older ones who favor Biden, political consultant Karl Rove said
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The United Kingdom has banned what it deemed harmful advertisements from running in the country after it enacted its ban on commercials that promote “harmful gender stereotypes.” What are the details? The commercial spot, which is an advertisement for Volkswagen’s electric eGolf car, features a mother placidly reading a book on an outdoor bench while
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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sent a blistering come-back after Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for his resignation via Twitter, telling Gillibrand that the odds of him stepping down from office were as nil as her chance of winning the presidential nomination. What are the details? Gillibrand joined several other lawmakers Wednesday in
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its August 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of June 2019 which gives low marks to American Airlines for long delays after passengers have already boarded and for flight cancellations. Tarmac Delays In June 2019, airlines reported 49 tarmac
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President Donald Trump on Thursday said he vows to uphold the Second Amendment amid ongoing discussion on gun reform. The president also suggested opening more mental institutions to deal with mass shooters. “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger,” Trump said Thursday to loud applause from a packed crowd at his campaign rally in
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday referred to Democrats as “socialists” or “communists,” and said he would be hit by what he called the fake news media for making the remark. “Now we have a group of socialists – or communists could be, could be, they’re not far away,” Trump said during a speech at a rally in New
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