National Newswatch

William Barr: ‘Vitally important’ for Mueller to complete Russia probe

Jan 14 2019 — — President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the next attorney general, William Barr, plans to tell Congress this week at his confirmation hearings that Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign should continue unimpeded — and that the public should be informed of the results of that probe. “I believe it is […]

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, to divorce

Jan 9 2019 — — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday he and his wife are seeking a divorce. The powerful business executive said on Twitter he and his wife, MacKenzie, have already separated. The two were married in 1993 and have four children. “We want to make people aware o

Justice Ginsburg absent from Supreme Court oral argument for first time

Jan 7 2019 — — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not at the Supreme Court on Monday, missing a courtroom argument for the first time since she became a justice 25 years ago. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Ginsburg, who is 85, was working from home while recuperating from surgery. Doctors removed a portion of her lung on December 21 […]

Pelosi becomes House speaker for the second time

Jan 3 2019 — — Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was elected speaker of the House Thursday for a second time, as Democrats took control of the lower chamber. Pelosi, 78 — who retook the speaker’s gavel around 1:48 p.m., after a formal floor vote that lasted about 50 minutes— reclaimed the House’s top leadership post amid a congressional face-off with […]

Federal government partially shuts down amid impasse over border wall funding

Dec 21 2018 — — The federal government partially shut down early Saturday morning after Democrats and Republicans failed to break their impasse over funding the wall that President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. Congress was unable to send a government funding bill to the president’s desk by the midnight deadline after Republicans decided to rally […]

Advertisers bail on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson over immigration comments

Dec 18 2018 — — Fox News host Tucker Carlson faced an escalating backlash on Monday from advertisers as they continued ditching his show over a segment about immigration. Among the latest to bail on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was the personal finance website NerdWallet, which said in a statement to NBC News that it had “pulled its advertising and will […]

Two associates of Michael Flynn charged with trying to influence U.S. politicians

Dec 17 2018 — — Two former associates of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn have been charged with “covertly and unlawfully” trying to influence U.S. politicians to extradite a Turkish cleric from the U.S. Bijan Kian, 66, and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, 41, were charged Monday with conspiracy to act as agents of a foreign government. Alptekin, a Dutch-Turkish businessman, is […]

Russia favored Trump, targeted African-Americans with election meddling, reports say

Dec 17 2018 — — Russian agents who favored Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy harnessed the major players of America’s tech industry in a sophisticated propaganda effort that was far more extensive that originally understood, according to a detailed analysis prepared for the Senate intelligence committee. The Russian efforts included an attempt to suppress the votes of African-Americans.