National Newswatch

Trump retweets conspiracy theory connecting Bill Clinton to death of Jeffrey Epstein

Aug 11 2019 — — President Donald Trump retweeted a conspiracy theory Saturday evening alleging without evidence that former President Bill Clinton was connected to the death of wealthy financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, hours after Epstein was found dead by apparent suicide in his federal prison cell. “Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! […]

El Paso shooting: 20 people dead, 26 injured, suspect in custody, police say

Aug 3 2019 — — A gunman opened fire Saturday in a Walmart and around a nearby shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, leaving 20 people dead and 26 injured, and prompting calls for urgent blood donations for the wounded, law enforcement officials said. Employees and shoppers described scenes of confusion and fear as they realized the sudden loud noises […]

Justin Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to visit a gay bar

Jul 30 2019 — — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history on Monday by stopping at a gay bar in Vancouver to mark the beginning of the city’s Pride week. Trudeau took pictures and shook hands with patrons at the Fountainhead Pub — effectively becoming the first sitting Canadian prime minister to visit a gay bar.

Defending Trump, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway asks a reporter: ‘What’s your ethnicity?’

Jul 16 2019 — — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday responded to questions about President Donald Trump’s attacks on four congresswomen of color by asking a reporter about his heritage. Andrew Feinberg, a White House reporter for Breakfast Media, a website about politics and technology, asked Conway, “If the president was not telling these four congresswomen to return […]

Fear of ICE raids leads some U.S. citizens to carry their passports

Jul 14 2019 — — With immigration raids expected to begin Sunday in at least nine major cities, some U.S. citizens are taking precautions, including carrying their American passports at all times, to avoid being mistakenly detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The wary Americans, often Latinos, said they don’t want to get swept up in the planned roundups […]

Mad magazine to come off newsstands, largely end publishing new content

Jul 4 2019 — — Mad magazine, the satirical publication famous for asking, “What, me worry?” and its gap-toothed, big-eared mascot Alfred E. Neuman, is coming off newsstands and will largely stop publishing new content, its owner DC said an email Wednesday night. DC said that after Issue 10, there will be no new content, except for end-of-year specials, which […]