Month: February 2019

Jared Kushner granted security clearance after Trump demand: Report

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump last year ordered officials to grant top-secret security clearance to his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to a report published Thursday by The New York Times. Kushner was granted th…

Conservative critics accuse Ilhan Omar of new anti-Semitic attack, this time focusing on ‘dual loyalties’

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose previous comments on Israel were condemned as anti-Semitic just weeks ago by senior members of her own party, seemingly doubled down on Wednesday night, suggesting that some politicians in Washington are “pushing for allegiance” to Israel.

Trump sought top-secret security clearance for Jared Kushner last year despite concerns of John Kelly and intelligence officials

The president’s directive made Kelly, his chief of staff at the time, so uncomfortable that Kelly documented the request in writing, according to current and former administration officials.

Top Democrats slam Trump for nepotism over Kushner’s security clearance

Two top Democrats on Thursday are accusing President Trump of “nepotism” and putting “blood” ahead of national security.Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) warned that their committees will be…

Sheldon Adelson in dire health, lawyer says

LAS VEGAS — Casino magnate and GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is not in good health and has not being at his company’s offices in Las Vegas since around Christmas Day. Adelson’s poor health was revealed earlier this week by one of his company’s attorn…

Homeland Security extends immigration protections

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security officials have formally extended protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States. The move Thursday complies with a federal judge’s ruling that halted the decisio…

Joaquin Castro-John Cornyn Senate race possible, Julian Castro says

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said Thursday that his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, is considering a big run of his own in 2020 – a bid for U.S. Senate against Republican John Cornyn. “He’s co…