National Newswatch

Pelosi has edge over Trump on budget negotiations, CBS News poll shows

Jan 23 2019 — — Seven in 10 Americans don’t think the issue of a border wall is worth a government shutdown, which they say is now having a negative impact on the country. But partisans don’t want their own side to budge: 65 percent of Republicans say President Trump should refuse a budget unless it includes wall funding, and […]

Trump proposes deal on immigration, Pelosi calls shutdown offer a “non-starter”

Jan 19 2019 — — President Trump gave what he called a “major announcement” about the southern border and the partial government shutdown on Saturday. In his speech, Mr. Trump cited the “humanitarian crisis” at the border, where he said young children were being “exploited” by coyotes and women were being sexual assaulted. He did not distinguish between illegal migration […]

French arrest 5 in hunt for Strasbourg Christmas market attack suspect Cherif Chekatt

Dec 12 2018 — — French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg. The attack left at least two people dead and 12 wounded, including seven who were in serious condition. The government raised the security alert level […]

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead – live updates

Oct 27 2018 — — A gunman opened fire inside a busy synagogue during a service Saturday in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and injuring six others. The suspected gunman, identified as 48-year-old Robert Bowers, surrendered and was taken into custody. Bowers burst into the Tree of Life Congregation and indiscriminately fired inside while shouting, “All Jews must die,” police sources […]

11 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue

Oct 27 2018 — — Eight people have been killed and a number of others injured after a shooting situation at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports that a suspect, a white male, has surrendered. The SWAT team had been talking with the suspect, and he was crawling and injured. It is […]

Jamal Khashoggi investigation: CIA director Gina Haspel briefs Trump after hearing alleged recording of Saudi journalist’s killing

Oct 26 2018 — — CIA director Gina Hapsel has heard the purported audio that Turkey alleges is of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, two sources have told CBS News. Haspel, who visited Turkey earlier this week, has briefed President Trump about what she learned there about the Saudi journalist’s death, the White House says. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the […]

Graham says Saudi crown prince “has got to go,” pushing harder line than Trump

Oct 16 2018 — — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham looked straight into the camera Tuesday during one of the president’s favorite shows, “Fox and Friends,” and declared 33-year-old Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has “got to go.” “Saudi Arabia, if you’re listening, there are a lot of good people you can choose, but MBS has tainted your country and […]

Saudis warn against “threats” after Trump’s comments on missing journalist

Oct 14 2018 — — Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following President Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Trump made a point of visiting the kingdom on his first overseas trip as president and has touted arms sales to […]

Trump reluctant to halt arms sales to Saudis over alleged assassination

Oct 11 2018 — — President Donald Trump says the U.S. is looking into the fate of a Saudi writer missing and feared murdered but expressed reservations over calls to withhold further U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, warning that such a move “would be hurting us.” Decades of close U.S.-Saudi relations, which have only intensified under Mr. Trump, appeared […]