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 […]

Iran tests new ballistic missile hours after showing it off at military parade

Sep 23 2017 — — Iran tested a new ballistic missile that is reportedly capable of carrying multiple warheads, the nation’s state-run broadcaster announced Saturday. Iran unveiled the ballistic missile Friday at a military parade in Tehran and successfully tested it the same day, Press TV reported. It said Iran released footage of the test-launch. Called the Khorramshahr missile, the […]

Trump after ‘lock her up’ chant: Talk to Jeff Sessions

Sep 23 2017 — — President Donald Trump told an Alabama crowd Friday night that if “Crooked Hillary” Clinton had won the 2016 election, “you would not have a Second Amendment.” “You’d be handing in your rifles,” Trump said. “You’d be turning over your rifles.” The comment was met by chants of “lock her up,” reminiscent of his own campaign […]

Trump: NFL owners should fire players who protest the national anthem

Sep 23 2017 — — President Donald Trump criticized some in the National Football League Friday night at a rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange, saying team owners should fire players for taking a knee during the national anthem. Trump added that if fans would “leave the stadium” when players kneel in protest during the national anthem, “I […]

Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

Sep 23 2017 — — As more than 40 subdued Republican senators lunched on Chick-fil-A at a closed-door session last week, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado painted a dire picture for his colleagues. Campaign fund-raising was drying up, he said, because of widespread disappointment among donors over the inability of the Republican Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act or […]

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 […]

John McCain won’t back Graham-Cassidy bill, likely ending GOP health care push

Sep 22 2017 — — Sen. John McCain announced Friday in a statement that he cannot “in good conscience” vote for the GOP’s latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, likely ending Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe […]

US stealth fighter jets adding more firepower

Sep 22 2017 — — The US military gave North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a rare sneak peek at its fighter jet of the future this week when four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters equipped with a full payload of live bombs and missiles conducted a training flight over the Korean peninsula. Along with its fifth-generation counterpart — the F-22 […]

Millions could be left uninsured under Obamacare repeal bill

Sep 22 2017 — — Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says his bill to repeal Obamacare will boost the number of Americans with health insurance. “There will be more people covered,” Cassidy said on CNN’s New Day on Wednesday. Cassidy, however, is one of the few who feel this way. Many in the health care community — doctors, hospitals and policy […]

North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister

Sep 22 2017 — — North Korea could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump’s threats of military action, the country’s foreign minister has warned. Ri Yong Ho spoke to reporters in New York shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made an unprecedented televised statement, accusing Trump of being […]

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 […]

Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for threat

Sep 21 2017 — — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump “deranged” and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats. Kim says that Trump is “unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country.” He also describes the president as “a rogue […]