National Newswatch

China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

Jun 25 2017 — — Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 93 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. Dozens of homes were buried when the landslide hit Xinmo village in Mao County, Aba Prefecture Saturday morning. According to the Mao County Government Press Office 10 bodies had been recovered since […]

Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 140

Jun 25 2017 — — At least 140 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, local officials say. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital. It appears the tanker blew a tyre while […]

T r u m p ’ s L i e s

Jun 24 2017 — — Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

Conway: Medicaid cut isn’t an actual cut

Jun 24 2017 — — Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to President Trump, discusses the GOP’s Senate health care bill that proposes a large cut to Medicaid despite Trump’s campaign promise to not cut Medicaid.

Trump: ‘Bothersome’ that Mueller is ‘very good friends’ with Comey

Jun 24 2017 — — President Donald Trump said “we’re going to have to see” when asked about the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is reportedly investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. “Well, he is very very good friends with (former FBI Director James) Comey, which is very bothersome,” the President said in a Fox News clip […]

Dean Heller Becomes the Fifth GOP Senator to Oppose Health Care Bill

Jun 24 2017 — — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s effort to pass the GOP health care plan got a little harder Friday when Nevada’s Dean Heller became the fifth Republican senator to say he can’t support the bill in its current form. McConnell intends to put his health care bill up for a full Senate vote next week but […]

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

Jun 24 2017 — — More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks. […]

Mike Pence energizes religious right in speech to Focus on Family members

Jun 23 2017 — — U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time of change for the religious right during the age of U.S. President Donald Trump. Focus on the Family was once well-known for its involvement in politics. But under new leadership, it has dialed that […]

White House-media relations at breaking point as Spicer searches for replacement

Jun 23 2017 — — Five months into Donald Trump’s presidency, White House-media relations are hanging by a thread. The White House is facing daily criticism from the news media over its decision to reduce the frequency of press briefings and hold some of those briefings off camera, depriving the public of a chance to see White House officials answering […]

Four Senate Republicans Say They Can’t Support Health Care Bill Yet

Jun 23 2017 — — Four Republican senators say they will not vote for the GOP health care bill unless changes are made, putting passage of the bill at risk just hours after it was unveiled. With Republicans holding 52 seats in the Senate and no Democrats expected to support the legislation, GOP leaders can only afford to lose two […]

Boeing factory where Trump delivered jobs speech to lay off 200 workers

Jun 23 2017 — — The South Carolina Boeing plant where President Trump gave a speech promising to protect U.S. jobs says it’s laying off workers. Boeing confirmed to CNNMoney on Thursday that it’s cutting about 200 jobs at its plant in South Carolina. The plant had previously experienced sizable cutbacks in 2013 when Boeing significantly scaled back contract workers. […]