Monday , 23 October 2017

Politics

What are the secret Kennedy assassination files set for release?

President Donald Trump said he will allow the public release of thousands of long-secret documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 54 years ago. A White House official said later that the release of the files could be held up if national security or law enforcement agencies believe that is necessary. Unless the president formally objects to the ... Read More »

Trump hits the links at his Virginia golf club for third consecutive weekend

President Donald Trump hit the links Saturday at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, marking the third consecutive weekend that he’s visited the 800-acre property. The commander in chief — wearing a white polo shirt, dark pants and white baseball cap — left with his motorcade at 10:07 a.m. and arrived at the golf club in Sterling, Virginia, at 10:45 ... Read More »

Trump sees Republican political win in his feud with congresswoman he calls 'wacky'

President Trump is continuing his attacks against a congresswoman who criticized his remarks to the widow of a fallen soldier, with the president suggesting his feud with the lawmaker he calls “wacky” is a political win for Republicans. Referring to Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida, Trump tweeted that “wacky Congresswoman Wilson” is a “disaster” for her party and a ... Read More »

Senators ask Mattis for more information on Niger attack

After meeting separately with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, both Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain said the military should do more to keep members of Congress aware of its counterterrorism operations around the world. Sen. Graham told reporters that one of the open questions surrounding the ambush in Niger, which killed four Americans, is whether it was the result ... Read More »

Pelosi: Trump 'would not walk away' from Dreamers

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said today that while President Donald Trump’s actions on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been “heartbreaking,” she has “confidence” he will stand by the young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers, going forward. Pelosi told “The View” Friday that every president “in recent history,” including Republicans ... Read More »

Trump promises to help pay legal costs for WH staffers in Russia probe

President Trump has promised to help cover the mounting legal costs for White House staff members caught up in the investigations of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, a White House official told ABC News. The official’s account confirmed a report today by Axios that Trump has promised to help White House staff members pay legal costs connected ... Read More »

Gen. Kelly, admit Trump is a big part of the problem: Analysis

General Kelly, I am grateful for your immense public service over your career and what you have sacrificed for our country along the way. I am also sorry for the loss of your son and the grief that has caused and must continue to cause you and your family. Having lost a son and a daughter (though they were gone ... Read More »

Moms who became gun control activists are now running for office

Amber Gustafson, a mother of three, launched her campaign for the Iowa State Senate the day after this month’s gun massacre in Las Vegas. She had been planning the event for weeks, so despite the terrible news and the calls she got from friends and fellow gun-safety activists all night, she did not consider postponing. The tragedy, in fact, underscored ... Read More »

President Trump to allow release of classified JFK assassination documents

President Trump said he will allow the release of long-classified CIA and FBI documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The thousands of documents are set for release by the National Archives on Oct. 26, but it has been unclear if President Trump would block their release on the basis of national security concerns. The president tweeted Saturday ... Read More »

Director warns of 'more Harvey Weinsteins in Hollywood'

Director Rob Reiner said he has never worked with embattled movie producer Harvey Weinstein in a show business capacity, and that he had no idea about the allegations against Weinstein now making their way through Tinseltown. But Reiner had been warned that Weinstein was “difficult” to work with, he said. “Filmmakers would tell me: ‘You don’t ever want to work ... Read More »