National Newswatch

A Panama tower carries Trump’s name and ties to organized crime

Nov 17 2017 — — When Ivanka Trump flew here in 2006 to push her family’s latest business project — an oceanfront steel and glass tower called the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, shaped like a sail and designed to be one of the tallest buildings in Latin America — a Brazilian real estate salesman named Alexandre Ventura […]

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Nov 17 2017 — — Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson’s can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement. “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Jackson wrote in a statement. “After a battery […]

Trump criticizes Al Franken, remains silent on Roy Moore allegations

Nov 17 2017 — — President Donald Trump, who faced more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct during his own election campaign, was quick to tweet on the “really bad” allegations against Democratic Senator Al Franken Thursday, but has so far remained silent about Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Trump referred to Sen. Franken, D-Minn., who is accused […]

Senators press Kushner over ‘incomplete’ Trump-Russia evidence

Nov 17 2017 — — The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee say President Donald Trump’s son-in-law hasn’t been fully forthcoming with the panel’s probe into Russian election interference, asking him to provide emails sent to him involving WikiLeaks and a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite.” Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein […]

Trump and his family could save more than $1 billion under House tax bill

Nov 16 2017 — — President Donald Trump has insisted, for months, that the Republican tax plan he supports won’t benefit him. “It’s not good for me. Believe me,” he said at a Sept. 27 event in Indiana to sell the plan. “My plan is for the working people, and my plan is for jobs. I don’t benefit,” he also […]

House Republicans pass tax plan, Senate plan’s future unclear

Nov 16 2017 — — The House of Representatives passed major tax reform legislation along party lines, advancing a key agenda item for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. The vote was 227-205, with 13 House Republicans joining all Democrats to oppose the bill. As the vote tally passed the majority mark, Republicans in the House began to cheer. At […]

New George H.W. Bush accuser says he groped her during 1992 re-election campaign

Nov 16 2017 — — Former President George H.W. Bush is facing new allegations from a Michigan woman who said he touched her inappropriately while he was in office at an event in April 1992. The woman, now 55, spoke exclusively with CNN and said she was attending a fundraiser for Bush’s re-election campaign in Dearborn, Michigan, with her father […]

Franken apologizes after woman says he groped her

Nov 16 2017 — — Mitch McConnell is calling for an Ethics Committee investigation of the Minnesota senator. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for an Ethics Committee investigation of Sen. Al Franken after allegations that he groped a woman in 2006.

Roy Moore faces more women accusing him of unwanted advances

Nov 16 2017 — — Roy Moore, the GOP Senate candidate from Alabama, faces another woman accusing him of sexual misconduct while two more women came forward Wednesday and said Moore pursued them when they were young women and he was in his 30s. Tina Johnson says that in the early 1990s, Moore grabbed her buttocks during a meeting at […]

Alabama GOP refuses to abandon Roy Moore after another wild day

Nov 16 2017 — — The Alabama Republican Party is sticking with Senate candidate Roy Moore, party leaders told NBC News on Wednesday night, even as more women were reported to have accused him of making unwanted advances. A day of fast-moving developments in Alabama’s special election to succeed Attorney General Jeff Session in the Senate saw reports of accusations […]

Charles Manson reportedly in grave condition at California hospital

Nov 15 2017 — — Cult leader Charles Manson has been hospitalized in California with a bleak prognosis, according to a report Wednesday. The 83-year-old was brought to a Bakersfield hospital three days ago, said. The notorious mass murderer serving seven life sentences in Corcoran State Prison in California has been suffering from health issues for some time. In […]

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record US$450,312,500

Nov 15 2017 — — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday. The painting, called “Salvator Mundi,” Italian for “Savior of the World,” is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. The […]