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Trump Orders Declassification of Parts of FISA Application Related to Carter Page

Trump Orders Declassification of Parts of FISA Application Related to Carter Page It's not yet clear when and how the declassified documents and texts will be released . "Really bad things were happening, but they are now being exposed". Democrats and former national security officials have said Trump's directive is a risky one - threatening to undermine an investigation of his own campaign and potentially revealing confidential law enforcement sources. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process reflects the bitter partisanship of the age

The days of Kavanaugh confirmation hearings were often interrupted by protesters, and Republicans accused Democrats, especially those possible 2020 presidential candidates, of grandstanding. Senate Republicans faced a quandary on Monday: reopen the Kavanaugh hearings and allow the woman to testify, potentially torpedoing his nomination and convincing more moderate Republicans to vote against him... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Slashing Refugee Admissions to 30K Annual Cap

Trump Administration Slashing Refugee Admissions to 30K Annual Cap When Donald Trump took office the ceiling on refugees the United States was prepared to welcome each year was 110,000. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about refugees as he makes a statement to the media, September 17, 2018, at the State Department in Washington. [Full Article...]

FEMA Administrator Uses Spousal Abuse to Dispute Puerto Rico Death Toll

FEMA Administrator Uses Spousal Abuse to Dispute Puerto Rico Death Toll To set the record straight, our study was carried out with no interference whatsoever from any political party or institution. In a recent news conference in San Juan, the governor of Puerto Rico promised his island "would establish a registry for people who are likely to be the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and those who rely on kidney dialysis". [Full Article...]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs letter supporting Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford

A Judiciary committee statement Sunday accused Democrats of hiding Ford's allegations until the eve of the committee vote. Republicans and the Trump White House argue that isn't the FBI's role. court now appearing in jeopardy, the conservative federal appeals court judge had meetings at the White House and issued a fresh denial calling the assault allegation "completely false". [Full Article...]

1-year-old boy swept away by floodwaters in North Carolina

According to the Associated Press, the woman continued traveling east until she encountered rushing floodwaters, which swept her vehicle off the road and pinned it against a row of trees. Kaiden Lee-Welch's died after being swept away by floodwaters, officials said on September 17, 2018. Members of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team check cars in a flooded neighborhood ... [Full Article...]

Trump orders declassification of documents in Russian investigation - White House

Trump orders declassification of documents in Russian investigation - White House In a highly unusual move, the White House announced on Monday afternoon that the president had directed the justice department and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, to publish material that was being kept secret. The unredacted portions of the first FISA application spell out in stark terms the FBI's suspicions that Page was being recruited by the Russians to secretly act as their ... [Full Article...]

Florence death toll rises to 23 as storm moves NE

Florence death toll rises to 23 as storm moves NE Parts of freeways - dotted with rescue boats - have morphed into free-flowing waterways. The death toll from Hurricane Florence rose Monday to at least 32, and the misery in the Carolinas might be many days from cresting. But many more people need help. More than half a million customers in the Carolinas were still without electricity on Monday, according to emergency officials. [Full Article...]

Man Uses Toddler To Climb Inside Arcade Game And Steal Prizes

Man Uses Toddler To Climb Inside Arcade Game And Steal Prizes A video taken by curious onlookers at the Mall at Rockingham Park shows a blurred head inside the machine seen through a clear swinging window at the bottom, which players push open to retrieve prizes. Authorities are asking for help identifying the man, who is described as a "bearded Hispanic between 20 and 30 years old". Forese had been alerted to the theft by a couple of customers who came to t... [Full Article...]

Vermont Delegation Calls for Delay in Kavanaugh Vote

Vermont Delegation Calls for Delay in Kavanaugh Vote Details of the allegations have trickled out since the committee's ranking member, Sen. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary panel, said in a statement Monday night that she was disappointed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and White House "are failing to take even the most basic steps to investigate this matter" and that the process was being rushed. [Full Article...]

Concourt rules in favour of personal, private use of dagga

Concourt rules in favour of personal, private use of dagga However, the judgement did not specify the amount that can be used by an adult in private use. A court in Western Cape had ruled in March 2017 that a ban on cannabis use by adults at home was unconstitutional, a move that effectively decriminalised it in the province, which includes Cape Town. [Full Article...]

'This woman will be heard' - White House adviser on Kavanaugh accuser

'This woman will be heard' - White House adviser on Kavanaugh accuser Earlier, Trump said "a little delay " may be needed in an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Kavanaugh. "I can tell you the Republican senators want to be a hundred percent happy themselves". Republican Senator Susan Collins, considered a key potential swing vote, tweeted that both should testify under oath. Feinstein's office said they were concerned with Ford's privacy and that... [Full Article...]

South Korean president lands in North Korea for latest summit

South Korean president lands in North Korea for latest summit South Korean President Moon Jae-in has doubled down on efforts to prevent U.S. For the third time this year, the leaders of North and South Korea are meeting face to face. Moon's main task in Pyongyang will be to draw North Korea into cooperation with South Korea and the United States without succumbing to North Korean calls for unity against interference from "external forces". [Full Article...]

Suspected Israeli Strikes Target Syrian State Company

Suspected Israeli Strikes Target Syrian State Company The incident on Monday reportedly occurred about 35km (22 miles) from the Syrian coast as the Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft was returning to Russia's Hmeimim airbase near the north-western city of Latakia. military but would not speak as to who was behind the strikes. In recent weeks, Russian officials have repeatedly said that rebels in Idlib were preparing a chemical weapons attack that could be bla... [Full Article...]

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

A split over the nomination seemed to be emerging among the GOP . Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of SC, said they wanted to hear more from Ford. "As former staffers who were there at the time , we find this testimony preposterous", they wrote , describing how judicial nominations "were full-fledged and often bitter on both sides", so Democratic staff members would hardly be cooperativ... [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

Representative Adam Schiff , the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, sharply criticized Trump. Those allies, particularly conservative Republicans in the House, contend that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation is biased against Trump at its core and from its early stages. [Full Article...]

Syria mistakenly downs Russian plane as it repels alleged Israeli strike

On Sept. 17, 2018, CNN , citing an unnamed US government official, reported that the USA military believed Syrian surface-to-air missiles had brought down the Il-20. The attack caused a large explosion and knocked out power to the surrounding area, according to local media. The news site said the plane is capable of monitoring Syrian skies in real time. [Full Article...]

PM's luxury cars auction to be held on Monday

PM's luxury cars auction to be held on Monday In 2016 a wave of forced repatriations sparked fears of a humanitarian crisis, with Human Rights Watch issuing a scathing report describing Pakistan's "coercive" approach. If a person is propped up by army, the army still rules. "We can not afford adventurism". "Let's wait&watch how things move, whether a person remains under army's control or doesn't". [Full Article...]

Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new govt

Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new govt It's unclear whether the shooting was motivated by gang violence, but the Times notes that a district infested with drugs and gangs lies about a mile away. Garibaldi square is one of the main attractions of the capital of Mexico and has always attracted a lot of couples who come here to listen to the serenades performed by a Mariachi. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing to Testify, Lawyer Says

Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing to Testify, Lawyer Says Conway called Kavanaugh "a man of character and integrity" but said that, based on conversations with Trump and senators, she expects Ford to tell her story to the committee, either by phone or in person. Months later, after Anita Hill accused the judge of sexual harassment and testified about it on Capitol Hill, the number who said the Senate should vote to confirm had grown, with 58% who said ... [Full Article...]


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