National Newswatch

Clinton: My ‘skin crawled’ as Trump shadowed during debate

Aug 23 2017 — — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump’s pacing, hovering demeanour onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable “my skin crawled.” In an upcoming book, Clinton says Trump shadowed her closely she had to resist shouting, “Back up you creep, get away from me.” The Democratic presidential nominee recounts her struggle to keep composed […]

12 Days That Stunned a Nation: How Hillary Clinton Lost

Aug 23 2017 — — Less than two weeks before Election Day, Hillary Clinton held a clear lead in the polls and it looked like her campaign was trying to run up the score — just as the race was about to turn upside down. At 12:37 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 28 — with 12 days left in the […]

Trump Strongly Hints at Pardon for Ex-Sheriff Arpaio

Aug 23 2017 — — President Donald Trump said Tuesday night that Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be “just fine” despite being found guilty of criminal contempt for violating a court order as the president strongly hinted that he might pardon the man known as “America’s toughest sheriff.” “Do the people in this room like Sheriff Joe,” Trump polled the thousands […]

New North Korea photos reveal hidden details of missile program

Aug 23 2017 — — Newly released photos appear to reveal unexpected advances in North Korea’s missile program, experts say, including a previously unseen type of projectile. On Wednesday, North Korean state media KCNA announced leader Kim Jong Un had visited the country’s Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Sciences. “He instructed the institute to produce more solid-fuel […]

Meghan McCain slams man at Trump rally calling for her father’s death

Aug 23 2017 — — Sen. John McCain’s daughter shot back at a protester who was reportedly calling for her father’s death. “This Trump supporter is shouting at protestors: “McCain needs to die now!” journalist David Catanese tweeted from Phoenix. . Meghan McCain later responded to the tweet about her father, a US senator from Arizona. “I wouldn’t wish seeing […]

James Clapper calls Trump speech ‘downright scary and disturbing’

Aug 23 2017 — — James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, said Wednesday morning he questioned President Donald Trump’s fitness for office. “I really question his ability to be — his fitness to be — in this office, and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it,” Clapper told CNN’s Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight.”

Trump on the rampage in Arizona

Aug 23 2017 — — Donald Trump just showed why even some Republicans question whether he has the temperament and the capacity to serve as President. In an incredible performance at a raucous Arizona rally Tuesday, Trump rewrote the history of his response to violence in Charlottesville and reignited the culture wars. Trump in effect identified himself as the main […]

McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

Aug 22 2017 — — The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and Mr. McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that Mr. Trump will be able to salvage his administration after a series of summer crises.

Remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

Aug 22 2017 — — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, a day after the warship’s collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing. Adm. Scott Swift also said at a news conference in Singapore that […]

Best images of the total solar eclipse

Aug 22 2017 — — Many people who witness a total solar eclipse are at a loss for words to describe it. Those who have the words say it is magical, awe-inspiring, and even mind-blowing. The experience has been known to make a grown man cry. Some who witness total solar eclipses choose not to photograph it, because they don’t […]

Trump says U.S. can’t afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal

Aug 21 2017 — — U.S. President Donald Trump declared Monday night the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the “predictable and unacceptable” results of a rapid withdrawal from the country where the U.S. has been at war for 16 years. In a prime-time address to the nation, Trump said his “original instinct was to pull out,” […]

Barcelona attack: Man shot dead in hunt for suspect

Aug 21 2017 — — Police hunting the chief suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona van attack have shot dead a man to the west of the city who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt, Spanish media say. The shooting is said to have happened on a road in the Subirats area. Earlier, police confirmed they were hunting for Younes […]