Trump discusses China's 'wrongful detention' of Canadian citizens in call with Trudeau
on August 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm
BRIDGEWATER, NJ (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday and discussed “the wrongful detention” of two Canadian citizens by China, a White ...
Ohio Mayor Receives Threats After Comments by Trump
on August 17, 2019 at 12:21 pm
DAYTON, Ohio — The mayor of Dayton where nine people were slain in a mass shooting says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following ...
Aides convinced Trump to postpone tariffs by warning they could 'ruin' Christmas: CNN
on August 17, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Insiders familiar with the issue told CNN that aides warned Trump that implementing tariffs on all Chinese imports could "ruin Christmas." The report came after the White House trade office ...
"May God ruin him" Tlaib's grandmother to Trump
on August 17, 2019 at 12:19 pm
Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib, the grandmother of U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president ...
Planned Parenthood May Reject Federal Funds Over Trump Administration Rule
on August 17, 2019 at 12:18 pm
Despite years of fighting calls to “defund Planned Parenthood,” the reproductive healthcare organization may now voluntarily remove itself from a massive government funding program, after a federal ...
Can the Democrats unseat Trump?
on August 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill We live in interesting times. Our nation is deeply divided. People cannot talk politics at family dinners or friendly ...
Trump Suggests Naming Antifa a Terrorist Organization
on August 17, 2019 at 11:57 am
The president’s tweet singling out antifa comes as far-right groups plan to rally against protests in Portland, Oregon later in the day. 10 mins ago ...
FEC chairwoman calls out Trump over New Hampshire voter fraud claims
on August 17, 2019 at 10:50 am
WASHINGTON – The chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday asking him for evidence to substantiate his claims of voter fraud in New Hampshire.
Trump has one playbook, and very few plays left in it
on August 17, 2019 at 10:23 am
After a week in which the threat of recession rocked global financial markets, his trade war with China showed no signs of progress and the government of Israel got into a nasty dispute with two ...
LGBT Republican group that declined to back Trump in 2016 endorses him for 2020
on August 17, 2019 at 9:51 am
WASHINGTON – The Log Cabin Republicans, which calls itself the "nation’s original and largest organization representing LGBT conservatives," announced its endorsement of President Donald Trump for the ...
Siding with Trump could hurt Israel’s long-term relations with U.S.
on August 17, 2019 at 9:40 am
President Trump’s position on Israel’s treatment of two Democratic congresswomen may win him points with his base. But his political ploy could ultimately result in greater tension between the United ...
Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan
on August 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm
The Trump administration is moving forward with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, American officials said Friday. The move is certain to further anger China at a time when a ...
Workers had 3 options: Attend Trump's speech, use paid time off or receive no pay - CNN
on August 17, 2019 at 6:05 pm
Workers had 3 options: Attend Trump's speech, use paid time off or receive no pay CNNWorkers at the Pennsylvania petrochemical plant where President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday were told that if they didn't attend the event, they either had to ...
The Daily News Just Hit Trump With A Headline For The Ages - Mother Jones
on August 17, 2019 at 5:46 pm
The Daily News Just Hit Trump With A Headline For The Ages Mother JonesThe Saturday edition of New York's Daily News elbowed President Donald Trump in the wake of backlash against reports that the president had inquired about ...
America is close to ‘deal’ with Taliban, hints Trump - The Guardian
on August 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm
America is close to ‘deal’ with Taliban, hints Trump The GuardianWith a president eager to bring US troops home, many question what Afghan 'peace' would look like.
Trump has one playbook, and very few plays left in it - The Washington Post
on August 17, 2019 at 4:27 pm
Trump has one playbook, and very few plays left in it The Washington PostAfter a week in which the threat of recession rocked global financial markets, his trade war with China showed no signs of progress and the government of Israel ...
Trump suspends CNN analyst's credentials in another shot at the press - The Guardian
on August 17, 2019 at 3:55 pm
Trump suspends CNN analyst's credentials in another shot at the press The GuardianThe move stems from a July altercation with Breitbart reporter Sebastian Gorka, and echoes actions against CNN's Jim Acosta.
LGBT Republican group that declined to back Trump in 2016 endorses him for 2020 - USA TODAY
on August 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm
LGBT Republican group that declined to back Trump in 2016 endorses him for 2020 USA TODAYThe Log Cabin Republicans declined to endorse Donald Trump in 2016 but said he had taken "bold actions that benefit the LGBTQ community" as president.
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition - Deadline
on August 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition Deadline*Fresh* off a major rally in New Hampshire, President Donald Trump started off his Saturday tweetstorm by focusing on a brewing confrontation in Portland, ...
Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could 'ruin Christmas' - CNN
on August 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm
Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could 'ruin Christmas' CNNAs President Donald Trump's trade advisers were searching last week for a strategy to forestall his threatened tariffs on China, they struck upon a novel ...
Trump threatens to designate Antifa a terrorist organization ahead of expected Portland clashes - Fox News
on August 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm
Trump threatens to designate Antifa a terrorist organization ahead of expected Portland clashes Fox NewsPresident Trump said “major consideration” is being given by his administration to designating the far-left Antifa movement a terrorist organization, as the city of ...
Court rejects Planned Parenthood bid to freeze Trump's family planning rule - POLITICO
on August 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm
Court rejects Planned Parenthood bid to freeze Trump's family planning rule POLITICOA federal appeals court has rejected efforts to block the Trump administration from banning abortion referrals by federally funded family planning clinics, ...
Donald Trump is touting voter ID laws as an issue in the 2020 election. Here’s why. - USA TODAY
on August 17, 2019 at 1:09 pm
Donald Trump is touting voter ID laws as an issue in the 2020 election. Here’s why. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump ramps up his reelection for 2020 he is resurfacing an unsubstantiated gripe from 2016: That voter fraud cost him ...
Israel’s Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews - The New York Times
on August 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Israel’s Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews The New York TimesReligious leaders see President Trump's influence over the Israeli prime minister becoming a wedge issue in the Jewish community.
Majority Leader Post Gives McConnell Power To Steer Trump Agenda - NPR
on August 17, 2019 at 11:00 am
Majority Leader Post Gives McConnell Power To Steer Trump Agenda NPRMitch McConnell's status stems from his post as the Senate majority leader. But few who have held this office have been able to wield it with this kind of result.
Mark Hamill Taunts Donald Trump With Math Question About Pinocchio's Nose - HuffPost
on August 17, 2019 at 10:26 am
Mark Hamill Taunts Donald Trump With Math Question About Pinocchio's Nose HuffPost“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill did the math on Pinocchio's nose to ding President Donald Trump over his lies on Friday. The Washington Post reported earlier ...
Trump and Netanyahu are playing a bigoted game of chicken - The Guardian
on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am
Trump and Netanyahu are playing a bigoted game of chicken The GuardianThe US president feigns concern for Jews to justify bullying Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Israel is happy to play along.
Trump blames market meltdown on "Fake News," conspiracy of "weenies" - Salon
on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am
Trump blames market meltdown on "Fake News," conspiracy of "weenies" SalonTrump blames the stock market's big bath this week on "Fake News Media" and "establishment weenies" who hate him.
Anthony Scaramucci Predicts Exact Month Donald Trump Will Abandon 2020 Race - HuffPost
on August 17, 2019 at 8:03 am
Anthony Scaramucci Predicts Exact Month Donald Trump Will Abandon 2020 Race HuffPostAnthony Scaramucci thinks he knows when Donald Trump will decide not to run for president again. And, according to “The Mooch,” it's only seven months away ...
New York Daily News Reworks Iconic Headline To Mock Donald Trump's Greenland Idea - HuffPost
on August 17, 2019 at 6:42 am
New York Daily News Reworks Iconic Headline To Mock Donald Trump's Greenland Idea HuffPostTrump's hometown tabloid poked fun at his reported interest in buying the world's biggest island. By Lee Moran. 08/17/2019 02:42 AM ET. |. Updated 6 hours ...
In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding - The Seattle Times
on August 17, 2019 at 2:00 am
In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding The Seattle TimesPeople who used to worry about backlash for supporting Donald Trump are "coming out of the woodwork" here. Trump has more than 1200 donations from ...
Trump tweets about dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook - USA TODAY
on August 17, 2019 at 1:20 am
Trump tweets about dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook USA TODAYPresident Trump announced he was having dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook Friday and mentioned Apple "will be spending vast sums of money in the U.S. "
Jeffrey Epstein autopsy concludes death was a suicide – as it happened - The Guardian
on August 17, 2019 at 1:10 am
Jeffrey Epstein autopsy concludes death was a suicide – as it happened The GuardianNew York City's chief medical examiner finds death of financier and alleged sex-trafficker was result of suicide by hanging.
Fox News' "hard news" program The Story is taking Donald Trump's idea to buy Greenland seriously - Media Matters for America
on August 16, 2019 at 11:33 pm
Fox News' "hard news" program The Story is taking Donald Trump's idea to buy Greenland seriously Media Matters for AmericaMICHAEL KNOWLES (GUEST): It's quite serious, actually. I mean, that's the thing about land is that God isn't making any more of it, so it's usually a good ...
California leads latest lawsuit against Trump’s ‘public charge’ immigration rule - Fox News
on August 16, 2019 at 10:52 pm
California leads latest lawsuit against Trump’s ‘public charge’ immigration rule Fox NewsCalifornia and three other states filed a lawsuit Friday that challenges the Trump administration's so-called “public charge” rule, which strengthens federal ...
Trans workers not protected by civil rights law, Trump admin tells Supreme Court - NBC News
on August 16, 2019 at 10:19 pm
Trans workers not protected by civil rights law, Trump admin tells Supreme Court NBC NewsThe Justice Department filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing that transgender workers are not protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
MSNBC guest mocks Trump voters: 'Can anybody at the MAGA rally point out Greenland on a map?' - Fox News
on August 16, 2019 at 9:58 pm
MSNBC guest mocks Trump voters: 'Can anybody at the MAGA rally point out Greenland on a map?' Fox NewsAn MSNBC guest questioned the intelligence of Trump voters on Friday, asking if anyone who attended President Trump's rally in Manchester, N.H., can "point ...
‘A good 100 kills would be nice.’ Another Florida man arrested for mass shooting threats
on August 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm
In the weeks following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Florida has seen a fair share of mass shooting threats — from Walmarts to schools.
Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field
on August 17, 2019 at 5:04 pm
Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near the kingdom's border with the United Arab Emirates, again shows the reach of the Houthis' drone program. Shaybah sits some 1,200 kilometers […]
Shell workers in Pennsylvania say they were told to either attend a recent Trump event, or not get paid
on August 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm
Workers at a new Shell plant in Pennsylvania were told they had to attend a speech by President Donald Trump in order to get paid.
Trump to drop out of 2020 race within months, former aide Scaramucci claims
on August 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm
Donald Trump will quit the 2020 race and not seek re-election, according to a former top aide.Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications director, said the president will likelu quit the race in March to avoid the humiliation of defeat.“He’s gonna drop out of the race because it’s gonna become very clear. Okay, it’ll be March of 2020. He’ll likely drop out by March of 2020. It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for him to […]
Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police
on August 17, 2019 at 11:59 am
Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the region's autonomy last week. In New York, the U.N. Security Council held its first meeting in almost 50 years on Kashmir, a majority Muslim region claimed by both India and Pakistan - which controls its western third. Two police officials and eyewitnesses said clashes had begun on Friday evening.
Thailand's lost baby dugong dies from shock, eating plastic
on August 17, 2019 at 10:59 am
An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday. The female dugong — a large ocean mammal — was named "Marium" and became a hit in Thailand after images of biologists embracing and feeding her with milk and seagrass spread across social media. Veterinarians and volunteers had set out in canoes to feed Marium […]
'A new Hawaiian Renaissance': how a telescope protest became a movement
on August 17, 2019 at 5:30 am
Demonstrators opposed to the building of a telescope on Mauna Kea, the state’s highest peak, have forged a communityThe actor Jason Momoa exchanges a traditional greeting with an elder while visiting protesters last month. Photograph: Hollyn Johnson/APOn Hawaii’s Big Island, a protest against a $1.4bn observatory on Mauna Kea, a mountain considered sacred by many Native Hawaiians, is entering a second month. In that time, the protest site has swelled from a few hundred to […]
Bill Maher Mocks Fox News’ Sean Hannity For Claiming He’s Causing a Recession
on August 17, 2019 at 2:58 am
HBOLast week on Real Time, host Bill Maher devoted the lion’s share of his opening monologue to President Trump’s bizarre hospital visit in El Paso, Texas, where none of the mass-shooting victims treated there wished to meet with him. He also focused on Tucker Carlson’s divorced-from-reality claim that white supremacy is a “hoax.”On Friday night, the comedian sank his teeth into Trump once more, this time focusing on a jab the president threw at the HBO host during […]
Beto O'Rourke: 'I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate'
on August 17, 2019 at 2:32 am
Polling and pundits have repeatedly raised the question whether former Rep. Beto O'Rourke should drop out of the 2020 presidential race to run for Senate in Texas instead. Twice this week, O'Rourke said he will stay in the White House race.
US lawmaker Tlaib scraps West Bank trip over Israeli demands
on August 17, 2019 at 12:07 am
Palestinian-American lawmaker Rashida Tlaib on Friday turned down Israel's offer to let her visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, owing to restrictions she termed oppressive. It was the latest twist in a saga hinging on Israel's war against those who would boycott it over its treatment of the Palestinians. On Thursday, Israel barred from entry the US Congress' first Muslim female lawmakers, Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, on the grounds that they support the boycott movement, and after […]
Cal Fire said Tubbs Fire wasn’t caused by PG&E. Victims win the right to sue utility anyway
on August 17, 2019 at 12:00 am
Victims of the deadly Tubbs Fire in 2017 won the right to pursue lawsuits against PG&E; Corp. on Friday in spite of state investigators’ declaration that the utility wasn’t to blame for the fire.
Kazakhstan court frees anti-Beijing activist
on August 16, 2019 at 11:24 pm
A rights activist in Kazakhstan who faced seven years imprisonment over his outspoken opposition to neighbouring China was unexpectedly freed Friday as public and international pressure over his case mounted. Serikjan Bilash, whose activism in defence of Muslim and Turkic minorities in Xinjiang earned him global media attention, told AFP he struck a plea bargain with the court that allowed him freedom but will end his activism. "I had to end my activism against China.
Sister of officer who died by suicide Wednesday says NYPD is 'broken'
on August 16, 2019 at 10:56 pm
The NYPD is well aware of this mental health emergency, as nine of its officers have died by suicide since January. But Eileen Echeverria, whose brother's was the most recent death, said something is "broken" inside the department.
The Latest: US unveils seizure warrant for Iranian tanker
on August 16, 2019 at 10:40 pm
The U.S. government says it has a warrant to seize an oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff because of violations of U.S. sanctions, money laundering and terrorism statutes. The U.S. attorney's office in Washington says a seizure warrant and forfeiture complaint were unsealed Friday. The U.S. is seeking to take control of the oil tanker Grace 1, along with all of the petroleum aboard and $995,000.
Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon
on August 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm
Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson to urge his followers to "show up one hundred-fold" in response. Self-described anti-fascists have vowed to confront the right-wing groups at the downtown rally and the arrests of Gibson and five other right-wing supporters appeared to be intended to send a signal from police to organizers to […]
GPS monitoring violates some sex offenders’ rights, NC Supreme Court rules
on August 16, 2019 at 8:42 pm
Sex offenders have rights, too, and in some cases the state has been violating those rights, the NC Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
Mexico to deport U.S. citizen suspected of supporting 'violent jihad'
on August 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm
Mexican authorities arrested a U.S. citizen suspected of supporting militant Islamists in an example of Mexico's security cooperation with the United States even as the two neighbors grapple with sharp disagreements over trade and migration. The unidentified American man sought by Interpol was under investigation for supporting terrorist groups and will be deported to the United States later on Friday, the Mexico's attorney general's office said in a statement. The man was detained at a […]
Israel intercepts Gaza rocket after weeks of calm
on August 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel on Friday night in what the army said was the first such attack in over a month. A military statement said the projectile was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system, after air raid sirens sounded in the southern town of Sderot and its surroundings. Earlier, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement that 32 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire along the Gaza border fence as part of weekly protests […]
Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying regime 'worse than Mugabe'
on August 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm
Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of surpassing Robert Mugabe's regime in brutality. Scores of people gathered in a square in the capital Harare to demonstrate against the country's worsening economy, despite massive police deployment and a ban upheld by a court the same morning. Police cornered one group of protesters and beat them with batons, an AFP reporter […]
McConnell undergoes surgery to repair shoulder fracture
on August 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder — an injury he suffered when he fell at his Kentucky home earlier this month. The surgery occurred Thursday in his hometown of Louisville, a McConnell spokesman said Friday. "The surgery was performed without incident, and the Leader is grateful to the surgical team for their skill," McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a brief statement.
Fox News visits the West Bank home of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother
on August 16, 2019 at 5:13 pm
Progressive 'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib says she won't visit her grandmother on West Bank 'under these oppressive conditions'; Trey Yingst reports.
Workers flee Georgia poultry plant amid false rumors of ICE roundups, officials say
on August 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm
ICE confirmed no worksite enforcement action was taken.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib backs out of West Bank trip to visit family, accuses Israel of 'silencing' her
on August 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm
After Israel granted her request for a “humanitarian” visit to her Palestinian grandmother, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said Friday she wouldn’t make the trip after all.
Mosquito-borne illnesses growing in Florida as West Nile virus crops up in chickens
on August 16, 2019 at 4:28 pm
The West Nile virus doesn’t just set up shop in humans.
Store clerk found guilty of murder for chasing, fatally shooting teen who stole $2 drink
on August 16, 2019 at 4:14 pm
The former convenience store employee was accused of gunning down a teenager that stole a beer from a Tennessee convenience store.