Month: March 2019

Comedian leads Ukraine presidential vote, runoff in 3 weeks

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Early results in Ukraine’s presidential election show a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent president in the first round, setting the stage for a runoff in three weeks. With nearl…

Wife of former Defense secretary calls photo with Biden misleading

The photographs taken during the swearing-in of then-Defense Secretary Ash Cater in 2015 that showed Vice President Joe Biden standing behind the ex-cabinet member’s wife with two hands on her shoulders and– at times– his nose nuzzled against her hair, were misleading and “extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends,” Stephanie Carter said in a post on Medium.

Trump ‘saving’ Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg: report

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative stalwart, is rumored to be among President Trump’s picks for the Supreme Court should Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat need replacing, according to an Axios report that cited close confidants of the president.

New Zealand initiates bill to ban guns used in terror attack

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealand’s government has introduced a bill to ban the types of weapons used by a terrorist to kill 50 people at two mosques. Police Minister Stuart Nash said Monday that if lawmakers pass the bill as expected, the new…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s exaggerations about the Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is taking his interpretation of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation well beyond the facts. He says he’s been fully exonerated based on a four-page summary of Mueller’s nearly 400-page report an…

Lara Trump rips ‘socialist’ 2020 Dems, dismisses Beto O’Rourke as ‘a great skateboarder’

President Trump’s senior campaign adviser and daughter-in-law Lara Trump said the Democrats aiming to unseat the president in 2020 were succumbing to the pull of socialism — and she took a swipe at Beto O’Rourke in her interview that aired Sunday on Fox News.