A report by the Texas Department of Public Safety raises concerns about ISIS terrorists using the Mexican border both to enter and leave the country. It noted that at least 13 aspiring terrorists have tried to cross into Mexico, or considered trying, since 2012.Read More
Senate Democrats geared up for battle with President Donald Trump by preparing to talk to people who voted for him — and by hearing from one of his arch-nemeses.
Gathering in Sheperdstown, West Virginia, Democrats were scheduled to hear Thursday from liberal political operative David Brock, Center for American Progress CEO Neera Tanden and Priorities USA CEO Guy Cecil in a session called “Hold Trump Accountable.” Earlier in the day, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) moderated a “discussion with Trump voters,” according to a draft schedule obtained by POLITICO.Read More
Professor Carol Swain will retire from Vanderbilt University in August, according to an announcement she posted on her website and social media accounts Monday.
In the announcement, the outspoken and controversial conservative said her “early retirement” will not be a time of rest. Instead, Swain said, “it will be an opportunity for me to impact more people across the globe.”
Swain appeared on CNN and wrote several columns for news outlets after coming to Vanderbilt in 1999 to teach law and political science. Her remarks — about Islam, Black Lives Matter and other hot topics — regularly sparked controversy.Read More
Twelve hours after Virginia’s two Democratic senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, voted to confirm Michael Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA, the protests began.
On Tuesday morning, more than 100 protesters gathered outside Warner’s constituent offices in the Virginia suburbs of Washington. Amanda Lynch, a mother and writer near Manassas, took two of her sons to Kaine’s office there, where they played with pocket Constitutions, and she pledged to return every week.Read More
In a couple of weeks, more than 100 million people will participate in what has long been one of America’s favorite past times: watching the Super Bowl on TV. The Super Bowl has been one of the most-watched TV show for years and 2017 is likely to be no exception. But this national event is starting to show some signs of weakness and this year’s game may actually be the latest episode in what seems to be a downward slide for the NFL.
The average TV audience for the NFL season dropped by 8% to 11% this year and the last reports showed playoff games were averaging 33.2 million viewers, down over 3% from last year.Read More
A suburban Washington golf club in Maryland is extending former President Obama an offer to join its ranks, despite protests from some members over his administration’s policies toward Israel.
In a letter to club members on Monday, Woodmont Country Club President Barry Forman announced that the club would extend an offer for the Obamas to apply, arguing that refusing to do so on political grounds would violate the club’s longstanding tradition of welcoming members “who were excluded elsewhere because of their beliefs.”Read More
The Clinton email and Benghazi scandals aren’t over. Not by a long shot.
Just last week, Judicial Watch’s attorneys asked a federal court for additional discovery. In addition to document requests, the new Revised Discovery Proposal asks for depositions from Clinton, Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and eight other State Department officials to explore “evidence of wrongdoing or bad faith with respect to State Department’s response” to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request as well as some earlier FOIA requests.Read More
Theresa May will provide the first test for how world leaders can deal with Donald Trump when she arrives in the U.S. to welcome the new president to the global stage and lay the groundwork for a U.S.-U.K. trade deal.Read More
In the past 24 hours, President Trump has signaled sweeping federal intervention in the way local and state officials carry out policing, treat immigrants and run elections, setting off a wave of defiance and apprehension from leaders of some of America’s largest cities.Read More
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