National Newswatch

Buttigieg attacks Fox News hosts at Fox News town hall

May 20 2019 — — Pete Buttigieg used a nationally televised Fox News town hall on Sunday night to blast a pair of the network’s most prominent hosts. Buttigieg, who came under fire from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party for taking part in the Fox News event in Claremont, N.H., took direct aim at the network watched closely […]

Trump leaves farmers reeling by intensifying trade war with China

May 14 2019 — — As Tim Bardole surveyed his farmland, the soil too wet to plant corn or soybeans because of a recent downpour, he remarked that there are very few rays of hope for most American farmers these days. While the weather continues to hamper the planting season, the news over the weekend that the United States and […]

Trump may be underestimating Iran’s resolve in resisting nuclear sanctions

May 10 2019 — — As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to be sounding the drums of war against Iran Thursday, and U.S. warships were steaming toward the region, a reporter asked President Donald Trump if there is a risk of military confrontation. After the requisite caution that “I guess you could say that always,” Trump added, “hopefully, that […]

How China could ‘play dirty’ in retaliation for Trump’s new round of tariffs

May 10 2019 — — After President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods, trade experts worried that China, which has the world’s second-largest economy, will unleash a Pandora’s box of punitive tactics against American companies. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that while it “hopes the United States can meet China halfway, make joint […]

Trump asserts executive privilege as House Judiciary Committee prepares to hold Barr in contempt

May 8 2019 — — President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to vote to hold his attorney general, William Barr, in contempt of Congress. Faced with “blatant abuse of power” by Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the president “has no other option than to make a […]

Cohen to prison Monday. Ex-officials say the ‘rat’ should watch his back.

May 3 2019 — — “The Situation” and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It’s not reality TV. It’s a federal prison 70 miles from New York City where white-collar and D-list scoundrels can do time while playing bocce ball and noshing on rugelach.

Pelosi says Barr lied to Congress: ‘That’s a crime’

May 2 2019 — — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that she believes Attorney General William Barr committed a crime during testimony last month. “What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime,” Pelosi told reporters […]