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Trump and Conte cement populist front
- August 01, 2018

And on Iran, Mr. Trump said that he would be willing to meet with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in light of other "great" meetings with known adversaries including Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump touted the concept of "speaking to other people, especially when you're talking about potentials of war and death and starvation and lots of other things - you meet, there's nothing wrong with meeting". (more...)
John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does
- August 01, 2018

But for this president, keeping Kelly around offers the best of both worlds: somebody to blame when things go awry but nobody fettering his freedom of action. Kelly stumbled when he issued a strong defense of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter after DailyMail.com reported that two ex-wives had accused him of abuse. (more...)
Facebook says it uncovers new meddling before 2018 U.S
- August 01, 2018

The company said it was still in the early stages of its investigation and did not yet know who may be behind the influence campaign for 2018 elections that will determine whether or not the Republican Party keeps control of Congress. What is the company doing about it? In the run-up to the 2016 election, Russian operatives used hundreds of accounts to spread false and divisive messages on issues including gun control and immigration. (more...)
Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence
- July 31, 2018

Manafort could give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump or lead to his prosecution or impeachment". At the same time, Mueller's team continues to press the president's legal team for an interview with the commander in chief. Gates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser on the campaign, all have pleaded guilty. Rick Gates, Manafort's former right-hand man, is co-operating with the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 ... (more...)
Mamata Banerjee says NRC will lead to bloodbath, civil war in country Mamata Banerjee says NRC will lead to bloodbath, civil war in country
- July 31, 2018

He said, "Every person whose name was in the first draft but is missing from the final draft will be given an individual letter to file a claim for her/his non-inclusion during claims and objections", as quoted by ANI . The first draft of the ongoing NRC process was released at the midnight of December 31, 2017. The officials had to issue a clarification on the same asking the left out applicants to file their claims from August 30 to September 28 and will not be deprived of rights, Indian ... (more...)
UK committee suggests Facebook pay fines for 'fake news' UK committee suggests Facebook pay fines for 'fake news'
- July 31, 2018

Cummings had been asked to help the DCMS with its inquiry, but refused. The election that had ensconced Donald Trump in the White House had seen the online discourse dominated by Pizzagate - a conspiracy theory maintaining that Democrats were running a child-trafficking ring from a pizzeria in Washington, DC - and by a galaxy of sham news sites spouting pro-Trump balderdash. (more...)
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against ‘Ride the Ducks’ Seeks $100 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against ‘Ride the Ducks’ Seeks $100 Million
- July 31, 2018

The Missouri attorney general's office says it has opened a criminal investigation into the circumstances of the tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. The attorneys representing the Coleman family say more lawsuits will soon be filed on behalf of the other seven family members who did not make it out of the water. (more...)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces New 'Religious Liberty Task Force' at DOJ Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces New 'Religious Liberty Task Force' at DOJ
- July 31, 2018

Sessions said the cultural climate in this country - and in the West more generally - has become less hospitable to people of faith in recent years, and as a result many Americans have felt their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack. (more...)
Mendocino Complex of Fires grows closer to communities around Clear Lake Mendocino Complex of Fires grows closer to communities around Clear Lake
- July 31, 2018

Officials said Monday that 723 homes have been destroyed by that fire, up from a previous count of 657 homes lost. The River fire's approach to the Lakeport, the county seat, and its full evacuation has had numerous impacts, including closure of the Lake County Superior Court, and county and city offices; the evacuation of Sutter Lakeside Hospital and Evergreen Lakeport Healthcare; temporary shuttering of the Lakeport Senior Center; as well as closure of numerous businesses. (more...)
Trump says Koch brothers are 'a total joke' in GOP Trump says Koch brothers are 'a total joke' in GOP
- July 31, 2018

Trump then went on to accuse the Kochs of being ungrateful even though he "made them richer" with his tax cut. During a large gathering of donors over the weekend, the Koch network also revealed it will be distancing itself from the Republican Party and Trump, focusing less on partisan politics, the Washington Post reports. (more...)
Trump says he is willing to meet Iran's leaders without preconditions
- July 31, 2018

During a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte , Trump struck a very different chord from the Iranians, saying "I'll meet with anybody". Trump responded forcefully on Twitter , saying Rouhani should "never, ever threaten the United States again" or he will "suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before ". (more...)
Trump praises Italy's immigration policies at meeting with Conte
- July 31, 2018

Mr Trump tweeted: "We must have Border Security, get rid of Chain, Lottery, Catch & Release Sanctuary Cities - go to Merit based Immigration". Trump will welcome Conte to the Oval Office for the Italian prime minister's first trip to Washington since he took over the country's new populist government. (more...)
Donald Trump Willing to Meet with Iranian Leaders - Without Preconditions
- July 31, 2018

In May, Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 global agreement created to deny Tehran the ability to build nuclear agreements. "I would certainly be willing to meet", he added. Shortly before that July 22 tweet, Rowhani had addressed Trump in a speech, saying that hostile United States policies could lead to "the mother of all wars". (more...)
North Korea developing new missiles
- July 31, 2018

President Donald Trump in Singapore last month. It said that imagery collected by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in recent weeks also pointed to "ongoing work on at least one Hwasong-15" at the Sanumdong site. Liquid-fueled ICBMs, such as the Hwasong-15, require lead-time to make ready for launch and are therefore considered less destabilizing than solid-fueled rockets, which can quickly be prepared for a first strike. (more...)
Six dead, seven missing as California wildfire nears 90000 acres Six dead, seven missing as California wildfire nears 90000 acres
- July 31, 2018

Melody Bledsoe's husband, Ed, earlier described how she had called him while he was out shopping and told him to return home because the fire was getting close to the house. North of Igo the fire spread about a mile to the southwest on Saturday. "I just have to figure out where we're going to stay". He added, "We give up our whole life all summer" to fighting fires. (more...)
Giuliani says he doesn't know if Trump would pardon Cohen Giuliani says he doesn't know if Trump would pardon Cohen
- July 31, 2018

In a Monday morning media blitz, Rudy Giuliani continued to move the goal post on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign had any involvement in it, saying collusion is not a crime. (more...)
Pompeo to unveil investment push in Indo-Pacific Pompeo to unveil investment push in Indo-Pacific
- July 31, 2018

Pompeo announced that the us would be investing $113 million in new initiatives in the "Indo-Pacific". "Like so many of our Asian allies and friends, our country fought for its own independence from an empire that expected deference", Pompeo told the U.S. (more...)
Trio accused of stealing shark, disguising it as baby Trio accused of stealing shark, disguising it as baby
- July 31, 2018

Two men and a woman are wanted in the theft. (If it weren't for the fast acting experienced staff, the bleach would have done more damage.) They then used the sanitation bucket to aide in transportation of the shark into the stroller and hurried up the stairs and out to the parking lot. (more...)
North Korea Is Building New Missiles
- July 31, 2018

Photos and infrared imaging indicate vehicles moving in and out of the facility at Sanumdong, but do not show how advanced any missile construction might be, the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the intelligence is classified. (more...)
Thug PUNCHES woman in the face after wolf-whistling complaints Thug PUNCHES woman in the face after wolf-whistling complaints
- July 31, 2018

Then he hits her with a blow so violent that she loses her footing and bashes her head against the barrier of the cafe terrace. Then he screamed at her before striking her, Laguerre recounted. I was even ready to fight. "He continued to scream". "Things need to change, and they need to change now". She told journalists she has "a damaged cheek bone and eyebrow". (more...)
States Are Suing the Federal Government for Allowing 3D-Printed Gun Plans States Are Suing the Federal Government for Allowing 3D-Printed Gun Plans
- July 31, 2018

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for gun manufacturers, says concerns over 3-D printable guns are overblown because criminals are unlikely to use the expensive technology to manufacture guns. They argue that the United States government failed to get approval for the settlement from the Defense Department or Congress, and thus broke a federal rule. (more...)
Michigan motel fire that killed 6 was an accident Michigan motel fire that killed 6 was an accident
- July 31, 2018

The names of the young victims in that motel fire in Berrien County have now been released as autopsies are planned on their bodies. Local media quoted authorities as saying that 27 rooms were occupied and 90 percent of the property was damaged by smoke, fire or water. (more...)
Recordings show rapid weather change before fatal duck boat accident Recordings show rapid weather change before fatal duck boat accident
- July 31, 2018

NTSB viewed video from an SD card recovered from the duck boat which sank in Branson, Mo., on July 19, 2018. "They put their passengers in an impossible situation where no matter what they do, they're likely to die if that duck boat sinks ". (more...)
USA cops not charged over fatal shooting of black man in Minneapolis USA cops not charged over fatal shooting of black man in Minneapolis
- July 31, 2018

According to the 911 caller, that man was "intoxicated", and "walking around shooting off his gun", which the caller labeled a "silver nine millimeter". Editor's note: Links to the videos are available on the city of Minneapolis website . The videos also show Blevins was carrying a firearm at the time of his death. (more...)
Typhoon Jongdari to Hit Japan Soon, Predicts MeT Agency Typhoon Jongdari to Hit Japan Soon, Predicts MeT Agency
- July 31, 2018

EVA Air flight BR192 from Songshan Airport in Taipei to Haneda Airport in Tokyo and return flight BR191 will both be delayed by four hours Saturday, meaning BR192 is scheduled to leave at 11:40 a.m. Another official said, "We are paying special attention to the areas where restoration of river banks is underway as it would be the first heavy rain since the disaster". (more...)
Witness list for trial of Trump's former campaign chief released Witness list for trial of Trump's former campaign chief released
- July 31, 2018

In recent months, prosecutors in Mueller's office have produced detailed indictments charging at least Russian 25 individuals and three Russian companies with crimes related to election interference, including hacking into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, money laundering and stealing USA citizen's identities. (more...)
Iran's currency plunges to a record low as United States sanctions near Iran's currency plunges to a record low as United States sanctions near
- July 31, 2018

Iran's currency has plunged to a record low on Sunday, as cracks in Tehran's economy due to upcoming U.S. sanctions begin to show. Other reports said the hard currency was being exchanged between 108,500 and 116,000 Rials. In addition to the currency decline, the expected return of sanctions has triggered street protests, including by bazaar traders usually loyal to the Islamist rulers, and a public outcry over alleged profiteering and corruption. (more...)
Calls for fresh elections in Pakistan amid rigging claims; U.S. criticizes 'flaws' Calls for fresh elections in Pakistan amid rigging claims; U.S. criticizes 'flaws'
- July 31, 2018

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and regional groups based in Balochistan and Sindh are among those to join forces with Khan , spokesman Chaudhry said. Independent candidates won in 12 seats. According to the PTI statement , Khan thanked the Indian prime minister for his good wishes. More than a dozen parties calling themselves the All Parties Conference (APC) promised to protest over the results. (more...)
President Trump Just Made Iran's Mullahs an Offer
- July 31, 2018

Relations between the United States and Iran have worsened since May, when Mr Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. Iran said it was interested in keeping the nuclear deal alive, but only if the remaining powers can guarantee that it will not face economic isolation under Washington's sanctions. (more...)
Republican Senator Rand Paul supports Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Republican Senator Rand Paul supports Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
- July 31, 2018

Few had expected Paul would oppose President Donald Trump's choice in the end. Paul tweeted to announce his support Monday, writing, "After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have chose to support his nomination". Kavanaugh also met Monday with Sen. Paul was considered a potential swing vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation. Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate and Democrats need to flip at least two Republicans-and not lose a single moderate Democrat-to stop ... (more...)

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