National Newswatch

Trump seen by 66 percent in US as doing more to divide than unite country (POLL)

Sep 24 2017 — — President Donald Trump faces deep challenges on international and domestic issues alike, with a job approval rating mired in historic lows, a broad sense he’s done more to divide than unite the country and a high level of public distrust that he’ll act responsibly in dealing with North Korea. See PDF with full results here. […]

Congress approves measure condemning Charlottesville violence, white nationalists. Now it goes to Pres. Trump’s desk

Sep 13 2017 — — Congress is pushing President Trump to take a stand against white supremacists and commit his administration’s resources to combating hate crimes. The House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bipartisan joint resolution from Virginia lawmakers condemning the violence in Charlottesville, white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan. Along with recognizing the death of Heather Heyer, the […]

Flynn could face new pressure in Russia probe as Dems allege he concealed contacts

Sep 13 2017 — — Democrats in Congress believe retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn illegally concealed more than a dozen foreign contacts and overseas trips during the process of renewing his security clearances, omissions they considered so serious they forwarded their findings to special counsel Robert Mueller. “It appears that General Flynn violated federal law by omitting this trip and […]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau channels his inner cowboy amidst rodeo controversy

Sep 9 2017 — — Yee-haw! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slapped on a Stetson hat Friday and channeled his inner cowboy at the Festival western de Saint-Tite in Saint-Tite, Quebec. The annual two-week event, which kicked off in 1967, hosts a major rodeo competition and other cultural events. This year’s installment was significant since it marked its 50th anniversary. […]

China says Trump’s trade threat over N. Korea ‘unacceptable’

Sep 4 2017 — — China on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off U.S. trade with countries that deal with North Korea and rejected pressure to do more to halt the North’s nuclear development. Trump issued the threat after North Korea on Sunday exploded a thermonuclear device in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. The threat […]

Russia warns US against new sanctions on North Korea

Aug 31 2017 — — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that potential new sanctions against North Korea would be “dangerous.” Lavrov and Tillerson spoke by phone late Wednesday, several hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that “talking is not the answer” when it comes to dealing with North Korea.

Trump made controversial moves as nation focused on hurricane

Aug 27 2017 — — You could call it “The Art of the Dump.” In Washington, D.C., Friday afternoons are known as a time when public officials may take controversial actions for which they want to draw little notice. Last night, with the ferocious Hurricane Harvey heading toward the Texas coast, the public may have been paying even less attention […]