National Newswatch

Trump Slams McCain Blocking Obamacare Repeal: ‘Honestly, Terrible’

Sep 23 2017 — — President Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain for opposing efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, vowing at a Friday campaign rally for an Alabama Senate candidate that Republicans would succeed on health care “eventually.” The crowd booed as Trump said the opposition from McCain, R-Ariz., who announced on Friday that he would vote against […]

Trump to Replace Travel Ban; Restrict Visas

Sep 22 2017 — — President Trump is preparing to ban or restrict visas for travel to the U.S. from about ten countries, the next step in what began as his travel ban from six Muslim nations, which expires Sunday. “This is a very significant step forward in raising national security standards and protecting the homeland,” said Raj Shah, deputy […]

Scaramucci Takes Revenge on White House Staffers on ‘The View’

Sep 22 2017 — — Anthony Scaramucci came on “The View” Friday with a plan to take the high road. But, like his time as White House Communications Director, that didn’t last very long. The man known as “The Mooch” called out several of his former White House colleagues, including former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, one time chief strategist […]

Zuckerberg Shares Facebook’s ‘Next Steps’ in Russian Election Meddling

Sep 21 2017 — — Facebook is turning over to Congress thousands of advertisements suspected to be linked to the Russian attempt to undermine last year’s presidential election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday. Zuckerberg shared the company’s “next steps” during a Facebook Live video stream from the Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, where he addressed measures the social […]

Trump tells the UN: North Korean Leader ‘Is on a Suicide Mission’

Sep 19 2017 — — In his first address to the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on the world to unite against rogue regimes like North Korea, derided its leader as “rocket man” and warned Kim Jong Un “is on a suicide mission.” “If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,” […]

Tillerson’s State Department Is Adrift, Say Diplomats

Sep 18 2017 — — On his first day as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson vowed to try to get to know everyone at the State Department. But senior diplomats say they never saw him again. As President Donald Trump faces a collection of world leaders at his first United Nations General Assembly this week, U.S. officials are working behind […]

Forget Trump. The U.S. Storms Ahead on Climate Change Like Never Before

Sep 17 2017 — — Months after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, states and cities are offering their own forecast for reducing global warming: We got this. While leaders outside Washington have been implementing measures for decades when it comes to combating carbon emissions and promoting green energy, the Trump administration’s rolling back of […]

British PM May Rebukes Trump Over Tweet on London Subway Attack

Sep 15 2017 — — Britain’s prime minister rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday after he tweeted that “a loser terrorist” responsible for a subway train detonation had been “in the sights” of London’s Metropolitan Police. Asked whether Trump knew something the British public did not, Prime Minister Theresa May said, “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate […]

Trump Says ‘No Deal’ Was Reached With Democrats to Extend DACA

Sep 14 2017 — — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that there was no deal with Democrats yet to extend protections for so-called “Dreamers,” but the president pleaded with congressional leaders to reach one, while he vowed to push ahead with his border wall “later.” “No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be […]

Sean Spicer on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: I Haven’t Seen Trump Naked

Sep 14 2017 — — It was a different Sean Spicer who paid a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night. This was a smiling, chill Spicer, in marked contrast to the six hot-tempered months he spent as White House press secretary, conducting volatile news conferences that were given added heat thanks to Melissa McCarthy’s unsparing impersonation of him on […]

Trump Claims Vote Fraud in New Hampshire. His Commission Is Going There

Sep 11 2017 — — New Hampshire is known for hosting the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. But now, another reputation is gaining steam: As a breeding ground for vote fraud. The state was one of the first targets of Donald Trump’s claims of illegal voting during the 2016 election — he lost the state by a razor-thin margin (fewer than 2,800 […]

Dreamers Can ‘Live in the Shadows’ After DACA Ends, GOP Rep. Says

Sep 6 2017 — — Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a conservative firebrand with a history of making incendiary remarks about immigrants and culture, said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s decision to wind down DACA will give undocumented immigrants a choice to either “live in the shadows” or face deportation. “They came here to live in the shadows and we’re not […]

Trump Tells Congress to Act on ‘Dreamers’

Sep 5 2017 — — President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday he’d be moving forward with a plan for DACA that would give Congress a window to act on the Obama-era program allowing young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to remain in the country. “Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!” Trump tweeted Tuesday […]

North Korea Crisis: Russia’s Putin Warns of ‘Global Catastrophe’

Sep 5 2017 — — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Tuesday that ramping up the “military hysteria” around North Korea’s escalating nuclear and missile tests could lead to a “global catastrophe.” He also questioned the effectiveness of tightening sanctions, as the U.S. has suggested, saying that they will not change the behavior of Kim Jong Un and his regime. North […]

South Korea Simulates Attack on North Korea’s Nuclear Site After Test

Sep 4 2017 — — Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a “massive military response,” South Korea on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North’s main nuclear test site. A day after Pyongyang detonated its largest ever nuclear test explosion, South Korea’s Defense Ministry also said Monday that North Korea appeared to be […]