National Newswatch

Former spy chief warns Canada resting on its laurels amid global uncertainty

Nov 12 2019 — — A former head of Canada’s spy agency is warning that this country is resting too heavily on its laurels at a time of rising global threats and upheaval, including dysfunction among its Western allies and the emergence of China and Russia as aggressive adversaries. Richard Fadden, a former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service […]

Inauguration galas, an intimate dinner, and a White House party: Trump’s 10 interactions with indicted Giuliani associates

Nov 12 2019 — President Donald Trump has had at least 10 encounters with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the indicted associates of Rudy Giuliani the President has adamantly claimed not to know. Prosecutors allege Parnas and his business partner Fruman illegally funded Republican politicians and campaigns with money from foreign nationals in attempts to buy influence. That pair […]

Senior Trump official embellished résumé, had face on fake Time cover

Nov 12 2019 — A senior Trump administration official has embellished her résumé with misleading claims about her professional background — even creating a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it — raising questions about her qualifications to hold a top position at the State Department. An NBC News investigation found that Mina Chang, the deputy assistant […]

Pete Buttigieg joins top tier of candidates in new Iowa poll

Nov 12 2019 — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined the leaders of the Democratic race for president in Iowa, up 14 percentage points since August, according to a new Monmouth University poll of likely caucusgoers out Tuesday. Buttigieg garnered 22% support, in the top tier with former Vice President Joe Biden (19%) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren […]

Former Trump campaign official testifies Stone gave updates on WikiLeaks email dumps

Nov 12 2019 — Former Trump campaign official testifies Stone gave updates on WikiLeaks email dumps © Getty Images President Trump’s former deputy campaign manager told a jury on Tuesday that Roger Stone was giving the campaign updates on WikiLeaks’ plans to release damaging emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. Rick Gates, who […]

Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized to relieve pressure in brain

Nov 12 2019 — Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized Monday night for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding, The Carter Center said in a statement. The bleeding was caused by Mr. Carter’s recent falls, the statement explained. “President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” according to the statement. […]

Israel hit by 50 rockets from Gaza after airstrike kills Islamic Jihad leader

Nov 12 2019 — Around 50 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel after an Israeli airstrike targeted and killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza early on Tuesday in the most serious escalation of violence in months. In northern Gaza, an Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, as Islamic Jihad vowed further […]