National Newswatch

Ohio is suddenly a 2020 battleground

Jun 6 2020 — — President Trump’s campaign is spending money to defend Ohio, an unexpected development that underscores the president’s polling weakness amid the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest wracking the country.

Chinese ministry warned Xi of armed confrontation with US: report

May 5 2020 — — A report from China’s top intelligence ministry presented to President Xi Jinping reportedly warned of growing anti-Chinese sentiment around the world and raised the possibility of military conflict with the U.S. Reuters reported Monday that the analysis, which was supposedly presented to Xi early last month, concluded that anti-Chinese sentiment resulting from the ongoing coronavirus […]

Fauci touts clinical trial of COVID drug as ‘quite good news’

Apr 29 2020 — — Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said results from a COVID-19 clinical trial of a drug for treating the disease showed “quite good news.” Data from a study of remdesivir showed patients recovered quicker when taking the drug, Fauci told reporters at the White House Wednesday, alongside President […]

Trump shares tweet from supporter calling for Fauci to be fired

Apr 13 2020 — — President Trump on Sunday reposted a tweet from a supporter who called for Anthony Fauci, a top member of the White House coronavirus task force, to be fired. Former congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine in her tweet accused Fauci of reversing his position on the danger posed by the coronavirus, writing that Fauci claimed the virus […]

Amazon accuses Trump of ‘improper pressure’ to influence Pentagon contract decision

Dec 9 2019 — — Amazon is accusing President Trump of exerting “improper pressure” to influence the Pentagon to award a lucrative cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon, which was a clear front-runner before Trump began intervening in the process over the summer. In a court filing made public on Monday, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud-computing arm, alleged […]

Forget Greenland — Trump should offer statehood to these Canadian provinces

Nov 2 2019 — — President Trump’s offer to purchase Greenland from Denmark was front-page news in August, but a better option for expanding the country’s geographic footprint would be to offer statehood to the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as the interior of British Columbia. After the final results of the recent Canadian election, there’s […]

UN human rights chief ‘appalled’ at condition of migrant facilities in US

Jul 8 2019 — — The U.N. high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday said she is appalled by conditions in which the U.S. is holding migrants and refugees. “As a pediatrician, but also as a mother and a former head of State, I am deeply shocked that children are forced to sleep on the floor in overcrowded […]

Obama, Trudeau meet at Ottawa brewery

Jun 1 2019 — — Former President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were spotted at a brewery in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday. The pair, who were known to have a close working relationship during Obama’s tenure in the White House, were pictured on social media with beers and bites in hand at the brewery. Trudeau shared a picture […]

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in prostitution ring

Feb 22 2019 — — Robert Kraft, a long-time friend of President Trump and owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges in a prostitution sting connected to Florida spas, police said Friday. Kraft, 77, is facing two charges of soliciting prostitution, police in Jupiter, Fla., said during a news conference. Two instances of Kraft at the Orchids of Asia […]

Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary

Feb 4 2019 — — President Trump is picking David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be the Interior Department’s next secretary. Bernhardt, whose past clients include oil companies and others with business before the Interior Department, became the agency’s deputy secretary in 2017 and has led the department on an interim basis since former Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned amid […]