Tuesday , 22 August 2017

Politics

White House lockdown lifted after suspicious package was found

A lockdown on the White House was lifted without incident Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package drew the attention of law enforcement outside the complex’s North Fence. Members of the press and construction workers performing renovations were moved inside the building while Secret Service and D.C. Metropolitan Police responded to the scene. President Donald Trump was aboard Air Force One, ... Read More »

Key figure behind million-dollar Trump 'dossier' to face questions

A key figure behind the so-called “dossier” featuring uncorroborated and salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia will be questioned by investigators from the Senate Judiciary Committee today about the funding and sources for the document. During last year’s heated Republican primary race, Fusion GPS, a private research firm founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, ... Read More »

Former S. Carolina Gov. Haley had 'private' talk with Trump on Charlottesville

Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor who is now the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that she talked privately with President Trump after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. “I picked up the phone, and I had a private conversation with the president about Charlottesville, and it was taken very well,” she told ABC News chief anchor George ... Read More »

In reversing position on Afghanistan, Trump gives himself an out

It was as close as President Trump ever really gets to admitting he was wrong. His instinct, he told the American people last night, was to pull out of Afghanistan — in keeping with his position for many years as a private citizen and a candidate. It was only after intense meetings and behind-the-scenes wrangling with his “Cabinet and generals,” ... Read More »

Trump announces plan to increase US presence in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his administration’s plans to continue the engagement of the United States military in Afghanistan, a strategy meant to combat the influence of the Taliban and the ISIS affiliate in the country that will forgo a formal timetable and instead rely upon “conditions on the ground” to guide U.S. activities. “We must acknowledge the ... Read More »

Lawmakers praise and condemn Trump's Afghanistan plan

U.S. lawmakers were divided today on President Trump’s plans to increase the presence of the U.S. military in Afghanistan, with the House speaker lauding “a new Trump strategy,” for instance, while a fellow Republican in the Senate called it a “terrible idea.” Trump’s announcement tonight was a reversal of the position he held prior to his bid for the presidency, ... Read More »

1 in 10 say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views (POLL)

President Donald Trump moves out of his difficult Charlottesville week and into his national address on Afghanistan policy tonight with a poor but stable job performance rating and still-weaker grades for his handling of the neo-Nazi-fueled unrest – with vast gaps across groups. Additionally, 9 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll call it acceptable to hold neo-Nazi or ... Read More »