National Newswatch

Several injured in Munich knife attack

Oct 21 2017 — — Several people have been lightly injured by a man wielding a knife in the German city of Munich, police said. Officers are searching for the attacker, who fled the scene. The motive for the assault is unknown, a police statement said. Residents nearby were told to stay indoors while the suspect remains at large.

Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Oct 21 2017 — — Steve Bannon delivered a withering attack on George W. Bush Friday night, bluntly questioning the former President’s intelligence and his grasp of the concepts that he outlined in a speech that he gave New York this week. “There has not been a more destructive presidency than George Bush’s,” Bannon said during his dinnertime address at […]

Tom Price’s wife asked about quarantining people with HIV

Oct 20 2017 — — The lawmaker wife of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price asked this week whether the government could quarantine people with HIV to limit transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. Betty Price, a Georgia state representative from the Atlanta suburbs, made the inquiry during a Georgia House of Representatives study committee meeting about […]

US preparing for North Korea’s ‘final step’

Oct 20 2017 — — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the United States has to act as if North Korea is on the verge of being able to strike it with a missile and act accordingly — and that President Donald Trump is ready to do so. “From a US policy perspective, we ought to behave as if we are […]

Kelly erroneously claimed congresswoman took credit for building funding, video shows

Oct 20 2017 — — White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly on Thursday erroneously claimed that Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, claimed credit for securing “$20 million” in federal funding to build a new FBI field office in Miami in 2015, according to a video of the dedication ceremony posted Friday by the Sun Sentinel. Accusing her of being […]

Missing soldier found nearly a mile from Niger ambush, officials say

Oct 20 2017 — — Sgt. La David Johnson was found nearly a mile away from the central scene of the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers — including Johnson — and wounded two others, four administration officials familiar with the early assessment of what happened told CNN on Friday. Officials who have spoken to CNN have cautioned […]

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

Oct 20 2017 — — EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK – as Theresa May admits there is “some way to go” in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade talks now. But by […]

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Oct 20 2017 — — Protesters chanting “Go home Nazis” have disrupted a white supremacist’s speech at the University of Florida. Richard Spencer’s address in Gainesville prompted Florida’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Outside the event, police officers stood guard as hundreds of demonstrators shouted: “Go home, Spencer!” His speech comes two months after a far-right rally in […]

Senate approves budget kick-starting GOP tax reform effort

Oct 20 2017 — — The Senate voted Thursday to pass a budget resolution for next year that is mostly significant because it could make it easier for Republicans to pass major tax cuts, a top GOP priority. The 51 to 49 vote was split mostly on party lines. Only GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky voted no. To help […]

Bush, Obama blasts will be water off Trump’s back

Oct 20 2017 — — The Presidents club is turning on its newest member. Breaking the code of silence that retired commanders in chief normally maintain about their successors, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama delivered clear jabs at the current occupant of the Oval Office on Thursday. President Donald Trump, however, likely didn’t feel a thing. His entire […]

Defending Trump, Gen. Kelly Opens His Heart About Death of Soldier-Son

Oct 19 2017 — — In heart-felt remarks about his own loss, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a former general whose Marine son was killed in Afghanistan, said Thursday he was “stunned” by a Florida lawmaker’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s condolence call to a fallen soldier’s wife. Kelly described himself as “broken-hearted” coming to work at the […]

Fox’s Wallace doesn’t like colleagues echoing press attacks

Oct 19 2017 — — Sunday host Chris Wallace generally lives in peaceful co-existence with Fox News Channel’s opinion folks, except when he hears some of them echo President Donald Trump’s criticism of the news media. Fake news? He’s fighting back. “It bothers me,” Wallace said in an interview. “If they want to say they like Trump, or that they’re […]