National Newswatch

George Michael’s sister dies on Christmas Day, exactly three years after singer

Dec 27 2019 — — George Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou was found dead on Christmas Day, exactly three years after the British pop star died, the family’s lawyer has confirmed to CNN. “We can confirm that very tragically Melanie has passed away suddenly,” the family’s lawyer, John Reid, said in a statement on Friday.”We would simply ask that the family’s […]

New York Times: Leaked videos show SEALs describing Gallagher’s conduct

Dec 27 2019 — — Members of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon described their platoon leader, retired Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher, as “toxic” and “evil,” according to video recordings of the interviews obtained by The New York Times. Gallagher’s war crimes case gained national attention after President Donald Trump controversially intervened on his behalf, ignoring Pentagon leaders who had […]

No, Justin Trudeau didn’t get Trump edited out of ‘Home Alone 2’

Dec 27 2019 — Daniel Dale — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday night about a matter that had been percolating in pro-Trump media circles all day: the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. editing him out of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” Trump made a cameo appearance — about seven seconds long — in the beloved 1992 Christmas comedy. But his supporters noticed […]

CNN reporter: Giuliani made a stunning admission

Dec 16 2019 — — In an interview with the New Yorker, Rudy Giuilani said he needed former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch “out of the way,” and went on to say she was going to make investigations into President Donald Trump’s political rival “difficult.”

National Enquirer company chief David Pecker talking with New York prosecutors

Nov 25 2019 — — David Pecker, the head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, has spoken with prosecutors with the New York district attorney’s office as part of its investigation into the Trump Organization’s handling of hush money payments to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump, sources with knowledge of the meeting tell CNN. The […]

House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller

Nov 18 2019 — — The House of Representatives is now investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia investigation, the House’s general counsel said in federal court Monday. “Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?” House general counsel Douglas […]

Dramatic deposition rocks Trump’s impeachment defense

Oct 23 2019 — — Democrats may have just unearthed their smoking gun and the quid pro quo in one fell swoop after the most consequential and dramatic turn yet in their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. On yet another mind-bending day in a presidency that is carving one of the most turbulent passages in US political history, Trump’s […]

Justin Trudeau’s main rival: An American with a bummer of a campaign

Oct 20 2019 — Paula Newton — The video on YouTube posted a few years ago seemed promising: Andrew Scheer, now Canada’s Conservative leader, was surrounded by his wife and five children, hamming it up for the cameras and introducing himself to voters. It was direct, fun and endearing. Fast forward to a spiritless national campaign where Scheer has seemed evasive, stiff […]

Former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he’s now for impeaching Trump

Oct 18 2019 — — Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said President Donald Trump should be impeached, a major switch for a former Republican presidential candidate who had previously defended the President. Breaking from his party’s overall stance, Kasich, who’s a CNN contributor, told CNN’s Ana Cabrera Friday the “final straw” for him was White House acting chief of staff […]

Deal reached to end GM strike

Oct 16 2019 — — Negotiators from General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative deal to end a 31-day strike by nearly 50,000 workers. Details of the agreement were not immediately available. The deal was confirmed by Terry Dittes, the UAW’s chief negotiator with GM. The tentative agreement needs the approval of both union leadership […]

US troops express anger at Trump’s Syria policy: ‘We betrayed’ the Kurds

Oct 15 2019 — — A wide range of American military personnel and defense officials are expressing a deep sense of frustration and anger at the Trump administration’s refusal to support Syrian Kurds facing a Turkish military assault, over half a dozen US military and defense officials have told CNN. Several US military and defense officials, including personnel deployed to […]

Trump’s former top Russia adviser told Congress she saw ‘wrongdoing’ in US policy toward Ukraine, source says

Oct 15 2019 — — Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump’s former top Russia adviser, raised concerns about Rudy Giuliani’s role in US foreign policy toward Ukraine, telling lawmakers on Monday that she saw “wrongdoing” in the American foreign policy and tried to report it to officials including the National Security Council’s attorney, according to multiple sources. “She saw wrongdoing related […]