National Newswatch

Trump took heat from Melania and Ivanka over racist chants at rally

Jul 19 2019 — — CBS News has learned President Trump took a lot of heat from his family over the racist chants at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Wednesday. He heard from first lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka and Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Trump on Thursday disavowed the chants of “send her back” and said […]

Trump falsely claims he tried to stop ‘send her back’ chant

Jul 19 2019 — — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted “send her back” when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd’s cry and his Republican allies worried about political blowback from the angry scene. In a week that has corkscrewed daily with hostile exchanges over race […]

2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

Jul 19 2019 — Bill Barrow, The Associated Press — ATLANTA — The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice-President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris will take centre […]

25 dead in suspected arson attack on Japanese animation studio

Jul 18 2019 — — At least 25 people have died in a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, according to police. The death toll at the Kyoto Animation Co. building is expected to rise and the city’s fire department said that 36 people were injured in the blaze, some […]

‘Send her back!’ chant shows Trump’s ugly plan to get reelected

Jul 18 2019 — — In a moment of unrestrained demagoguery, President Donald Trump presided Wednesday over a crowd chanting “Send her back! Send her back!” about an American Muslim congresswoman who he targeted with racist attacks. The scenes at a North Carolina rally provided an ugly overture to a 2020 election campaign already soaked in hate. They exemplified the […]

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 crew, state media says

Jul 18 2019 — — Iran has seized an oil tanker it claimed was carrying 1 million barrels of “smuggled fuel,” state news agency Press TV said on Thursday. The semi-official Fars news agency said Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces ambushed the tanker, carrying 12 people on board, on Sunday.

Tape shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein discussing women at 1992 party

Jul 17 2019 — The footage shows two wealthy men laughing and pointing as they appear to discuss young women dancing at a party. Today, one of the men is president of the United States. The other is in federal lockup awaiting a bail decision as he fights sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. The November 1992 tape in the […]

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

Jul 17 2019 — — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this […]

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 […]

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump, cites sexual assault allegations

Jul 16 2019 — — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday defiantly responded to President Donald Trump’s continued attacks on her and other minority Democratic congresswomen, calling him out for the various sexual assault allegations made against him and his boasts on the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” video. The tweet from Ocasio-Cortez is the latest salvo in an ongoing heated and […]