Trump tweets he's alone at White House

Large sections of the federal government closed at 12:01am on Saturday in the third shutdown of Trump's 23 months in office. What is a government shutdown? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like - the closing of (some) government agencies ... More..

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These families are the unexpected faces of the US immigration debate
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

These families are the unexpected faces of the US immigration debate

The U.S. State Department granted Shaima Swileh a waiver on Tuesday after the boy's American-born father Ali Hassan held an emotional press conference on Monday, begging the State Department to allow his wife...More..

United Kingdom to unveil new immigration rules ending free movement
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

United Kingdom to unveil new immigration rules ending free movement

When asked directly if the target of "tens of thousands" had been abandoned, Javid would only say: "What was clear from the manifesto was our commitment to bring net migration down". We have to remember where...More..

Partial Government Shutdown to Begin at Midnight After House Adjourns
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Partial Government Shutdown to Begin at Midnight After House Adjourns

The Senate has adjourned without a deal on spending, an hour after the House ended its session, guaranteeing a partial government shutdown will begin at midnight Friday. "Call it a Democrat shutdown, call it ...More..

Senate easily approves criminal justice legislation
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Senate easily approves criminal justice legislation

In the Senate, Republican James Lankford , a Southern Baptist, said the First Step Act "balances the need to keep our communities safe while providing an opportunity for prisoners to earn a second chance". -...More..

Trump announces retirement of Defense Secretary James Mattis
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Trump announces retirement of Defense Secretary James Mattis

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned from the Trump administration Thursday, saying the president deserved someone atop the Pentagon who is "better aligned" with his views. "ISIS hits us they are doomed!" ...More..

United States says migrants will wait in Mexico after claiming asylum
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

United States says migrants will wait in Mexico after claiming asylum

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on December 20. Asylum seekers have been allowed to live in the United States while wearing...More..

China calls U.S. arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

China calls U.S. arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

They're also said to have stolen sensitive data including names, Social Security numbers, and contact information for more than 100,000 Navy personnel, as well as data from the NASA Goddard Space Center, th...More..

Japan to spend more on defense, refit 1st aircraft carrier
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Japan to spend more on defense, refit 1st aircraft carrier

Mr Putin suggested at the Vladivostok economic forum in September that the two countries sign a peace treaty by the end of the year, but Japan has insisted on linking it to the territorial dispute. Japan's gov...More..

‘Russia wins’: Fury in Washington as Trump announces withdrawal from Syria
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

‘Russia wins’: Fury in Washington as Trump announces withdrawal from Syria

Trump, who has long sought to withdraw troops, cited the Turkish plans as one reason for his decision to leave Syria, saying that it could pose a danger to United States troops. "You win the fight - and then ...More..

In reversal, White House shifts border wall funding demands
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In reversal, White House shifts border wall funding demands

Trump last week. Schlapp claimed the president is not only pursuing more funding for the wall , but also other areas of border security. Prospects of a partial U.S. "That's all I can say", said outgoing R...More..

N Korea warns on US sanctions
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

N Korea warns on US sanctions

Efforts to denuclearize North Korea have made little progress since the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump in June, . US President Donald Trump said ea...More..

Trump, without evidence, blasts social media companies over his followers
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Trump, without evidence, blasts social media companies over his followers

It criticized Russian Federation for leveraging social media to wage "propaganda" operations and run a multi-year campaign "to manipulate and influence Americans, exploiting social and political divisions". It ...More..

Ed Case supports Nancy Pelosi for House speaker
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Ed Case supports Nancy Pelosi for House speaker

And the reason for their supposed 180? Him. There is a name for this in negotiating strategy as well. "Trump would like to redefine the law", she said , adding that many Democrats are afraid of being seen ...More..

Theresa May announces when MPs will vote on Brexit deal
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Theresa May announces when MPs will vote on Brexit deal

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May had "led the country into a national crisis" and she no longer had cabinet backing. Now the motion put forward by the Labour leader only expresses no confidence in M...More..

China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US goods
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US goods

Beijing will suspend a 25 percent import charge on cars and trucks and a 5 percent charge on auto parts, effective January 1, the Finance Ministry announced. 'It is essential that governments work together to a...More..

Sapporo blast latest blow to Japan in 'Year of Disaster'
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sapporo blast latest blow to Japan in 'Year of Disaster'

Police said 42 people had been injured, but there were no fatalities. Many people who felt the blast said they thought it was an natural disaster. According to broadcaster NHK, it took firefighters several ho...More..

Cohen on Trump: 'The Man Doesn't Tell the Truth'
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Cohen on Trump: 'The Man Doesn't Tell the Truth'

Mr Trump has acknowledged both payments were made despite denying having actual affairs, and has called them a private transaction unrelated to his election campaign. "The man doesn't tell the truth". Trump h...More..

Zinke says 'attacks' led to his resignation
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Zinke says 'attacks' led to his resignation

President Donald Trump announced Zinke's exit via twitter Saturday morning, and offered praise for the embattled Interior chief. Trump tweeted on Saturday that Zinke "accomplished much during his tenure" an...More..

Portions of FBI Interview with Flynn Released
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Portions of FBI Interview with Flynn Released

But Comey , for instance, said that the FBI's counterintelligence investigation opened in July 2016 was an investigation into four individuals and not the Trump campaign itself. White House press secretary Sar...More..

Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

In April this year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had conducted a search at Cohen's home, office, and hotel rooms and seized hundreds of documents and computer files, related to hush agreements of adult...More..

Mueller releases key documents on Federal Bureau of Investigation interview with Michael Flynn
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Mueller releases key documents on Federal Bureau of Investigation interview with Michael Flynn

Since his guilty plea a year ago, Flynn has stayed largely out of the public eye. Federal authorities undertaking a national security probe are ordinarily under no obligation to inform interviewees of their r...More..

Clashes in Ramallah amid Israeli raids after West Bank shooting
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Clashes in Ramallah amid Israeli raids after West Bank shooting

Some Israeli-controlled roads were completely blocked to Palestinian traffic. The Israeli military confirmed the overnight arrests. What do we know about the latest attacks? It has not yet claimed Thurs...More..

UK Brexit: I won't lead Tories into election - May
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

UK Brexit: I won't lead Tories into election - May

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has a warning to members of Parliament: You'll be in "uncharted waters" if you don't back my Brexit deal . The EU agreed they should try to ensure the backstop was ne...More..

Trump ally at National Enquirer tried to hide payments
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Trump ally at National Enquirer tried to hide payments

Media organizations have a right not to run stories, but AMI acknowledged that its payments to McDougal were done specifically to assist Trump's election bid and were made "in concert" with his campaign. The ...More..

Trump meets Christie as some advisers urge Kushner for chief of staff
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Trump meets Christie as some advisers urge Kushner for chief of staff

Declined to answer if he was interviewing for chief of staff. Citizen's United President David Bossie was seen entering the West Wing earlier today and is scheduled to meet with President Trump for lunch on ...More..

Migrant Groups in Tijuana Demand Reparations from United States for Long Wait
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Migrant Groups in Tijuana Demand Reparations from United States for Long Wait

As they began interviews, some claimed to be part of the migrant caravan. Among those taking part in the demonstration, organized by the American Friends Service Committee, were leaders from numerous Christia...More..

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina cooperating ahead of plea hearing Thursday
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina cooperating ahead of plea hearing Thursday

In an interview with CNN, foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Ms Butina had been "tortured" in detention - without providing any evidence - and that the Russian government considered her a "poli...More..

United Kingdom lawmakers trigger confidence vote in Prime Minister May
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

United Kingdom lawmakers trigger confidence vote in Prime Minister May

On Thursday Rees-Mogg hit back at Hammond, who voted remain in the 2016 European Union referendum, dismissing his views by taking a pop at the government department he runs and ridiculing its economic forecas...More..

Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest

The filing comes after Butina's attorney and prosecutors revealed last month they were actively in talks to settle the case . Maria Butina , left, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after she w...More..