Month: February 2019

Iran-al Qaeda alliance may provide legal rationale for U.S. military strikes

Iran is providing high-level al Qaeda operatives with a clandestine sanctuary to funnel fighters, money and weapons across the Middle East, according to Trump administration officials who warn that the long-elusive, complex relationship between two avo…

Honduran lawmaker loses seat for defamation conviction

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – A Honduran lawmaker was stripped of her seat in Congress on Monday after being convicted last month of defaming and slandering a local banker. The court sentenced Maria Luisa Borjas of the opposition Libre party to serve tw…

Kamala Harris visits New Hampshire 1 year ahead of 2020 Democratic primary

Sen. Kamala D. Harris had never set foot in New Hampshire until Monday, when she made her first foray as a presidential candidate, hoping to make a strong impression on the state that could make or break her aspirations. She promised all the right thin…

Talks on Rosenstein possibly recording Trump unfolded over ‘couple of days,’ abandoned as ‘too risky’: former top FBI lawyer

High-level Justice Department discussions about the possibility of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein secretly recording President Trump took place over a “couple of days” before the idea was abandoned as “too risky,” according to testimony from the FBI’s former top lawyer.

Latest: California sues Trump over emergency declaration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration (all times local): 5:15 p.m. California’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wal…

Media, politicians increasingly duped by trend of hoaxes

ANALYSIS “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s increasingly shaky claim of an anti-gay, pro-Trump beating on the cold and dark streets of Chicago has pointed up a growing trend in America. A “fake news” subculture of hoaxes, post Donald Trump’s campaign and…

Inside the Beltway: Joe Biden’s favorability may be ‘malarkey’

Uh-oh. A reality check could be on the horizon for a certain former vice president who recently vexed Republicans and conservatives after he declared American policy “embarrassing” during a speech in Germany. Democrats may be cooling towards him as wel…