Trump Issues More Tariffs on $200 Billion in Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump issued the additional tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods that he’s been warning about for months should China refuse to change “unfair” trading practices with the U.S. “Today, following seven weeks of public notice, hearings, and extensive opportunities for comment, I directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to proceed with … Continue reading Trump Issues More Tariffs on $200 Billion in Chinese Goods

Emmys: Rachel Brosnahan Urges Hollywood Elite to Get Out the Vote

Actress Rachel Brosnahan from the hit Amazon series The Marvelous Ms. Maisel urged Hollywood elite to register to vote for the 2018 midterm elections at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. After winning the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to ask Hollywood to vote in the upcoming election. “And … Continue reading Emmys: Rachel Brosnahan Urges Hollywood Elite to Get Out the Vote

Kavanaugh defended by 2 former girlfriends amid sex-assault accusations

Maura Kane and Maura Fitzgerald, two women who dated Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were younger, spoke to Fox News on Monday night to vouch for his character. Kane, who has known him since high school, dated Kavanaugh in college, and they remain friends; Fitzgerald dated Kavanaugh in high school. They were among the more … Continue reading Kavanaugh defended by 2 former girlfriends amid sex-assault accusations

Over 4M Foreigners Resettled in U.S. from Refugee-Producing Countries Since 2000

In less than two decades, more than 4.1 million foreigners have legally immigrated to the United States from countries that produce large numbers of refugees. Data released by the White House on Monday revealed the mass legal immigration levels at which the U.S. has admitted more immigrants than any other country in the world. As … Continue reading Over 4M Foreigners Resettled in U.S. from Refugee-Producing Countries Since 2000

Dalai Lama: ‘Nothing New’ in Historic Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Buddhist Teachers

The Dalai Lama played down recent allegations of historic sexual abuse at the hands of Buddhist teachers this weekend, saying that such claims are “nothing new.” The 83-year-old spiritual leader, admired by millions of Buddhists around the world, made the comments during a four-day trip to the Netherlands, where he met with victims of sexual … Continue reading Dalai Lama: ‘Nothing New’ in Historic Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Buddhist Teachers

Senate approves bipartisan opioid legislation, cracking down on shipments Trump called ‘almost a form of warfare’

The Senate on Monday approved a package of sweeping bipartisan legislation to combat the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic by a 99-1 vote, just one month after President Trump called foreign shipments of the illegal drugs from China and Mexico “almost a form of warfare” and demanded legal action against opioid manufacturers. The news represented a rare moment … Continue reading Senate approves bipartisan opioid legislation, cracking down on shipments Trump called ‘almost a form of warfare’

Barbara Boxer: ‘This Woman Is to Be Believed,’ ‘This Was Attempted Rape’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers, was “to be believed.” Boxer said, “This is eerily, eerily like what happened to Anita Hill. Even you have Chuck Grassley who was on the committee … Continue reading Barbara Boxer: ‘This Woman Is to Be Believed,’ ‘This Was Attempted Rape’

The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and … Continue reading The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

Gallup Poll: Record Low 12 Percent of Americans Consider U.S. Economy Top Problem

Results of a Gallup poll released on Monday show that a record-low number of respondents — 12 percent — believe the shape of the American economy is one of the most important problems facing the country. That’s five percentage points less than the same survey taken last month, which showed 17 percent felt that the … Continue reading Gallup Poll: Record Low 12 Percent of Americans Consider U.S. Economy Top Problem

U.S. Official: Syria Accidentally Downed Russian Aircraft with Personnel on Board

CNN.com reports: A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident. The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage … Continue reading U.S. Official: Syria Accidentally Downed Russian Aircraft with Personnel on Board

Emmys: Watch – Actress Jennifer Lewis: ‘Thank You Colin’ Kaepernick for ‘Leading Resistance’

Actress Jennifer Lewis wore a casual Nike sweatshirt to the 2018 Emmy Awards on Monday night to “applaud” the sportswear brand for “supporting Colin Kaepernick.” Nike most recently came under fire after releasing an ad campaign starring former NFL Kaepernick, who became famous for kneeling during the U.S. National Anthem in protest. Jennifer Lewis said … Continue reading Emmys: Watch – Actress Jennifer Lewis: ‘Thank You Colin’ Kaepernick for ‘Leading Resistance’

U.S. Accuses Russia of Cheating on North Korea Sanctions

The United States called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Monday to discuss “efforts by some member states to undermine and obstruct North Korea sanctions violations.” At the hearing, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. has “evidence of consistent and wide-ranging Russian violations.” “Why after voting for sanctions eleven different times … Continue reading U.S. Accuses Russia of Cheating on North Korea Sanctions

Washington Post report on passport crackdown had glaring factual problems, HuffPost finds

The Huffington Post is alleging The Washington Post withheld and distorted facts in an August news report claiming the Trump administration is cracking down on passports to Hispanics who have U.S. citizenship.  (iStock) The Washington Post’s damning report claiming the Trump administration ramped up efforts to deny passports to some Hispanic people who are U.S. citizens had … Continue reading Washington Post report on passport crackdown had glaring factual problems, HuffPost finds

Big Tech, Outsourcing Firms, Farm Lobby Behind Attacks on Trump Tariffs

The executives of Silicon Valley’s tech conglomerates, outsourcing firms, and the farm lobby have joined together to fight President Trump’s tariffs on imported steel, aluminum, and Chinese-made products. The big business lobby is now fronting the organization known as “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland,” — where tech giants and Indian firms responsible for outsourcing American jobs … Continue reading Big Tech, Outsourcing Firms, Farm Lobby Behind Attacks on Trump Tariffs

Video Catches Dramatic Footage as Tornado Destroys Roof of Virginia Business

A video shared on Twitter by WeatherNation shows a funnel cloud touching down and destroying the roof of an auto parts warehouse outside Richmond, Virginia. The resulting cataclysm for the store is intense, the video shows, as the entire roof of the building lifts into the sky and the air around the business becomes filled … Continue reading Video Catches Dramatic Footage as Tornado Destroys Roof of Virginia Business

Elizabeth Warren Fundraises off Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Kavanaugh

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is exploiting a sexual misconduct allegation leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to seek campaign contributions. In a fundraising email sent Monday, Warren called on recipients to make financial contributions to her Senate campaign, while showering praise on California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford, who broke her silence in an interview with the … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Fundraises off Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Kavanaugh

Afghan Taliban Launches Deadly Attacks amid Peace Negotiations

Multiple Taliban attacks on police and military bases and checkpoints in different parts of Afghanistan reportedly left at least 27 members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) dead, Afghan officials revealed on Monday. The attacks came ahead of a potential second round of peace negotiations between the Taliban and the U.S. in … Continue reading Afghan Taliban Launches Deadly Attacks amid Peace Negotiations

Pope Francis Calls for a ‘Christian Populism’ that Hears and Serves the People

Leaving aside his frequent criticisms of populism, Pope Francis called for a “Christian populism” during a visit to Sicily this weekend, insisting that true populism must listen to and serve the people. “Be afraid of the deafness that fails to hear the people,” Francis said during his homily at Mass in Palermo Saturday. “This is … Continue reading Pope Francis Calls for a ‘Christian Populism’ that Hears and Serves the People

Kavanaugh, Ford invited to Senate Judiciary hearing; Thursday vote delayed, sources say

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday invited Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, to a public hearing next week, while multiple sources tell Fox News Thursday’s vote has been postponed. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced the hearing “to give these recent allegations a full airing.” … Continue reading Kavanaugh, Ford invited to Senate Judiciary hearing; Thursday vote delayed, sources say

Kavanaugh and Accuser to Testify at Monday Hearing, Thursday Vote Is Off

Contradicting earlier reports, the Senate Judiciary Committee will reconvene for an additional hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in which both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify under oath. Ford has accused Kavanaugh of groping her and forcing himself on top of her at a high school party in or around 1982. … Continue reading Kavanaugh and Accuser to Testify at Monday Hearing, Thursday Vote Is Off

‘Sex Workers’ Rights Activists Celebrate Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar Win in NY Primary

People who have made it their mission to advocate for the rights of prostitutes are celebrating Julia Salazar, a Democratic Socialist who beat incumbent State Sen. Martin Dilan in last week’s New York primary. The Huffington Post reported on the support from “sex workers” for 27-year-old Salazar. Salazar included the decriminalization of sex work in … Continue reading ‘Sex Workers’ Rights Activists Celebrate Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar Win in NY Primary

Senate panel invites Kavanaugh, accuser to public hearing; Thursday vote delayed, sources say

The Senate Judiciary Committee has invited Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford to a public hearing on Sept. 24. Thursday’s vote on whether to recommend Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate has been delayed, sources tell Fox News. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/politics/~3/4J5P3SSdA74/senate-panel-invites-kavanaugh-accuser-to-public-hearing-thursday-vote-delayed-sources-say.html Continue reading Senate panel invites Kavanaugh, accuser to public hearing; Thursday vote delayed, sources say

Trump Enacts Largest Reduction to U.S. Refugee Inflow in Nearly Four Decades

President Trump will reduce the number of foreign refugees coming to the United States next year, taking the total down to 30,000 admissions for the upcoming Fiscal Year. In a State Department announcement on Monday, Secretary Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump administration would further reduce the refugee inflow to the U.S., cutting the number … Continue reading Trump Enacts Largest Reduction to U.S. Refugee Inflow in Nearly Four Decades

Russia, Turkey Agree on Demilitarized Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Russia and Turkey reportedly agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib province to keep forces loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces separate from rebel fighters in the region. The zone is expected to be 9 to 15 miles wide and expected to be implemented by mid-October, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared, … Continue reading Russia, Turkey Agree on Demilitarized Zone in Syria’s Idlib