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Melania Trump Is 'Furious' Over Donald Trump's Affair With Stormy Daniels Melania Trump Is 'Furious' Over Donald Trump's Affair With Stormy Daniels
- January 31, 2018

Daniels , whose real name is Stephanie Clifford , first made allegations she'd had a relationship with Trump in 2011, according to the Associated Press. She said she did the interview but "not as it is written". And when Kimmel asked if it's true that she once claimed she could detail Donald Trump's "junk" (Kimmel's word), Daniels laughingly asked, "What is wrong with you?" She also evaded questions of whether she had a nondisclosure agreement with Donald Trump , asking, "Do ... (more...)
Sen. Rounds among GOP lawmakers on board a train involved in accident Sen. Rounds among GOP lawmakers on board a train involved in accident
- January 31, 2018

A train transporting House and Senate Republicans to West Virginia collided with a trash truck on the railroad tracks Wednesday. As of press time, the train was stopped near Charlottesville, West Virginia . "No one on the train was injured, as far as I know". "But most of the concern is for the people outside". Lawmakers and congressional aides on the train have reported minor injuries, and Sen. (more...)
WH reviewing classified GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse WH reviewing classified GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse
- January 31, 2018

President Trump has until Saturday to make a decision about releasing it. [Speaker of the House Paul] Ryan (R-Wis.) said [House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin] Nunes (R-Calif.) was following a well-established process when the committee voted Monday to release a GOP-drafted memo to the public, provided President Trump does not block its efforts within five days . (more...)
Train carrying GOP House members hits truck in Albemarle County Train carrying GOP House members hits truck in Albemarle County
- January 31, 2018

That source said members "hit the deck". Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole says a person on the truck may have been injured. "Laina and I are ok, I am helping those that are injured, I will have Laina keep you updated as I know more", Congressman Roger Marshall tweeted a short while ago. (more...)
San Juan Mayor Says FEMA Ends Puerto Rico Too Soon San Juan Mayor Says FEMA Ends Puerto Rico Too Soon
- January 31, 2018

Four months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, FEMA analysis showed that only 1 percent of island residents still rely on emergency food and water to survive. "Some places may not come back at all", he said. A mountain of rubble remains in front of the house of the Oliveras Gonzalez family in Morovis on December 21, 2017. (more...)
Trump Uses Grieving Black Parents To Further His Anti-Immigrant Agenda Trump Uses Grieving Black Parents To Further His Anti-Immigrant Agenda
- January 31, 2018

Trump told the girls' parents Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas - who were in the chamber on Tuesday evening - that "320 million hearts" are breaking for them. It was started by refugees created from Central American wars that were considerably fueled by American intervention, as the Washington Post noted previous year. (more...)
See Sen. DeFrancisco's first interview since announcing his run for Governor See Sen. DeFrancisco's first interview since announcing his run for Governor
- January 31, 2018

See DeFrancisco's first interview since the announcement by clicking the player above. He thinks economic development is one big game of monopoly. DeFrancisco referenced the ongoing federal corruption trial of Joe Percoco, a former top Cuomo aide facing bribery charges alongside two Syracuse-area development executives. (more...)
Michelle Obama Dishes To Ellen About Melania Trump's Inauguration Gift Michelle Obama Dishes To Ellen About Melania Trump's Inauguration Gift
- January 31, 2018

The inauguration that put he who shall not be named (Trump) in office gave so many sideeye moments, but this exchange with Melania Trump was just weird. "It was a lovely frame", Obama told DeGeneres in a preview clip of her sit-down with the talk show host to air Thursday. Obama acknowledged that she was a bit flummoxed by the presentation. (more...)
Israel Threatens Lebanon To Counter Iran Israel Threatens Lebanon To Counter Iran
- January 31, 2018

In a provocative language, Manelis said the Lebanon is becoming an Iranian branch and Hezbollah's attempt is to take control of the state. He says, as a result, all of Lebanon will be fair game in a future war. Lebanon in December approved a bid by a consortium of France's Total, Italy's Eni and Russia's Novatek for two of the five blocks put up for tender in the country's much-delayed first oil and gas offshore licensing round. (more...)
USA general: N. Korea not yet shown ICBM that could hit America USA general: N. Korea not yet shown ICBM that could hit America
- January 31, 2018

The president said the United States was applying "maximum pressure" to prevent any such attack. "Tonight, we pledge to honor Otto's memory with total American resolve", Trump said. " bloody nose " strike on North Korea, was not longer being considered as the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea. "But the answer is not, as some Trump administration officials have suggested, a preventive military strike". (more...)
Movie star Jolie working with NATO to combat sexual violence Movie star Jolie working with NATO to combat sexual violence
- January 31, 2018

The UN Higher Commission for Refugees ( UNHCR ) special envoy Angelina Jolie visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan on Sunday, calling for 'a viable political settlement to the Syrian crisis. Meanwhile, this would be the first time for the younger daughter Shiloh (11 years old). Jolie will also meet Vice-General Secretary Rose Gottemoeller and Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security Clare Hutchinson. (more...)
China Rejects Claim It Bugged Headquarters It Built for African Union China Rejects Claim It Bugged Headquarters It Built for African Union
- January 31, 2018

According to Reuters , regional leaders such as Rwandan President Paul Kagame have also denied the reports and insisted that nothing is done in the AU building that is particularly secretive anyhow. "Africans need to take the lead, in partnership with like-minded global organisations, in conservation because it affects us directly". "I think this is a sensational story, but it is also completely false and absurd", Chinese Ambassador to the AU Kuang Weilin told Journalists on the sidelines ... (more...)
Bill Nye's company says SOTU attendance not an endorsement Bill Nye's company says SOTU attendance not an endorsement
- January 31, 2018

In a post from The Planetary Society Tuesday, the group's director of space policy, Casey Dreier, said Nye's attendance as the guest of Rep. Bill Nye has not minced words with taking on people who are. The State of the Union address is scheduled to begin tonight (Jan. 30) at 9:30 p.m. EST (0230 GMT on January 31). Even so, that did not sit well with many in the scientific community, who are not happy about Bridenstine, a tea party conservative who has espoused climate denial myths in the ... (more...)
GA legislators on President Trump's SOTU GA legislators on President Trump's SOTU
- January 31, 2018

Democrats applauded only his effort to reach a consensus on behalf of young people brought illegally to the United States as children through no fault of their own - the so-called Dreamers . You can not reject bipartisan plans to improve health care and protect Dreamers or sow hate and division-and then turn around the next day and say you want to work together. (more...)
Afghan interior minister, intelligence chief in Pakistan for talks: FO Afghan interior minister, intelligence chief in Pakistan for talks: FO
- January 31, 2018

For example, the number of districts controlled or influenced by the government is 16 percent fewer than in November 2015, according to the report and the data provided separately by the Pentagon. The latest round of attacks in Kabul by the Taliban that have claimed at least 125 lives were a direct challenge to Trump , starting days after he had asserted January 16 that the USA troops had made "tremendous strides" in fighting the Islamic State (IS) and the Taliban and that the South Asia ... (more...)
Hot Mic: Trump Says 'A Hundred Percent' We'll Release The Nunes 'Memo' Hot Mic: Trump Says 'A Hundred Percent' We'll Release The Nunes 'Memo'
- January 31, 2018

He also said the committee is investigating the FBI and Justice Department, though a Republican disputed that characterisation, saying the panel is conducting oversight of those agencies. But at the White House, Trump made his desire to release the memo clear despite those warnings, prompting Kelly to apprise Attorney General Jeff Sessions of the president's plans. (more...)
Hawkesbury seaplane: 'no damage' found before crash Hawkesbury seaplane: 'no damage' found before crash
- January 31, 2018

Witnesses said the plane banked about 80 to 90 degrees to the right before crashing at Jerusalem Bay about 3.10pm. "A turn of this nature at low altitude by a pilot with Gareth's skills, experience and intimate knowledge of the location is totally inexplicable", Mr Shaw said. (more...)
Fitness app's published data reveals the locations of secret military bases Fitness app's published data reveals the locations of secret military bases
- January 31, 2018

However, it is important to note that the map shows data from 2015 to September 2017 and is not real-time. An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit , raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at US military bases in sensitive areas. (more...)
CDC chief resigns amid reports she bought tobacco stocks CDC chief resigns amid reports she bought tobacco stocks
- January 31, 2018

Documents revealed Fitzgerald had holdings in Reynolds American, British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Philip Morris International, and Altria Group. Fitzgerald's financial holdings were reviewed by the HHS Ethics Office, and she was instructed to divest of certain holdings that may pose a conflict of interest". (more...)
Trump favors release of classified memo
- January 31, 2018

The vote was along party lines. On Tuesday, Burr - who has been denied access to the memo - drew further contrast between his committee and that of his House counterpart, Republican Rep. The war of words even brought in respective House leaders, with House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., calling for a " cleanse " of the DOJ by exposing as much information as possible. (more...)
New tax law fuels changes to benefits and compensation programs New tax law fuels changes to benefits and compensation programs
- January 31, 2018

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer, announced earlier in January, that it's raising the starting wage for team-members to $11 an hour and handing out $400 million in one-time bonuses of up to $1,000 to its more than 1 million US workers. (more...)
Rape-Accused Oxford Professor Tariq Ramadan 'Questioned by Police in Paris Rape-Accused Oxford Professor Tariq Ramadan 'Questioned by Police in Paris
- January 31, 2018

Ramadan denied the allegations and filed a complaint for slander against one of his accusers, Reuters said. A well-known figure in the Middle East, he is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna. (more...)
Time for Indian Muslims to demand separate country: IOK Mufti Time for Indian Muslims to demand separate country: IOK Mufti
- January 31, 2018

Pakistan was formed with only 17 crore people. A political storm has hit Jammu and Kashmir after top cleric and Deputy Grand Mufti of Kashmir Nasir-ul-Islam called upon the Indian Muslims to demand a separate country within India. He remained the legal consultant with the Ministry of Justice, Government of Abu Dhabi, till 2006 when he resigned to start his own legal consultancy in Middle East. (more...)
US Navy Releases Video Footage of Russian Jet Intercept US Navy Releases Video Footage of Russian Jet Intercept
- January 31, 2018

The Royal Navy said in a statement at the time that it had detected an "upsurge" in Russian naval activity in the region. The Russian defence ministry justified the actions of the SU-27 by claiming it flew "strictly in accordance with global rules". (more...)
Republican Says Dems Should Release Their 'Sloppy, Chewbacca' Response to Intelligence 'Memo'
- January 31, 2018

At a news conference on Tuesday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan defended the release of the memo. Are you glad the committee voted? . Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been telling reporters that the FISA abuse memo penned by Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. (more...)
Trump says the state of the union is strong Trump says the state of the union is strong
- January 31, 2018

Trump started off the speech reflecting on the year before when he spoke just days after his inauguration. It was unclear whether Ms Trump's pantsuit colour was a political statement, or simply a sartorial choice. "In recent weeks, two terrorist attacks in NY were made possible by the visa lottery and chain migration", Trump said. Trump's predecessors also rehearsed their addresses from a mock podium and teleprompter set up in the White House basement room. (more...)
Trump Overhead Saying Will Release Russia-Probe Memo
- January 31, 2018

During the press briefing Monday afternoon and before the Committee voted , White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said a final decision has not been made and argued the process is important. "No, I don't want it released yet", Graham said on ABC's "This Week". Amid the controversy over the memo , speculation has swirled over whether it focused on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. (more...)
Chief: Kidnapping victim killed in Federal Bureau of Investigation raid grabbed agent's gun Chief: Kidnapping victim killed in Federal Bureau of Investigation raid grabbed agent's gun
- January 31, 2018

Authorities said he was being held for ransom by people claiming they belonged to a Mexican drug cartel. The next day (January 24) an FBI Swat team was sent to a home where it was believed Valladares was being held. Now, the boy's uncle is due back in a Montgomery County courtroom on February 6 for a hearing, but York said he's also looking into the possibility of filing a civil lawsuit, which could entail a wrongful death claim. (more...)
Rosenstein asked for Trump to reconsider releasing Nunes memo, Washington Post reports
- January 31, 2018

Ryan said the hotly contested memo should be released. "They did everything they could to keep us from finding this information". Trump has told aides he wants the memo released as quickly as possible, two people familiar with the matter say, but decided against doing so before the State of the Union address to avoid obscuring what the White House hoped would be a unifying message. (more...)
Markus Jooste reported to Hawks over Steinhoff saga Markus Jooste reported to Hawks over Steinhoff saga
- January 31, 2018

Markus Jooste, the ex-chief executive of embattled retail giant Steinhoff, has been reported to an elite police unit by his former company in relation to an ongoing accounting scandal. The company, which owns Poundland, Bensons for Beds and Harveys in the United Kingdom, saw share prices collapse by almost 90 per cent as the scandal unfolded. (more...)

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