Month: July 2019

Donald Trump loses bid to block complainers from presidential Twitter account

President Trump’s main Twitter account is a public forum and he cannot block users from it, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, rejecting the president’s efforts to police his followers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it wasn’t ruling on…

Syrian rebels launch offensive, overrun army posts

BEIRUT (AP) – Syrian opposition activists and a war monitoring group say rebels have launched an offensive in the mountains of the coastal Latakia province, overrunning a series of Syrian army positions. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says cla…

Chuck Schumer: Donald Trump must answer for Jeffrey Epstein scandal

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer tried to tie President Trump to the growing scandal over accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying Tuesday that Mr. Trump must answer for his past praise of the billionaire financier. Mr. Schumer also dema…

Dems want Acosta to quit for role in financier’s sex plea

WASHINGTON (AP) – A growing collection of congressional Democrats say President Donald Trump’s labor secretary should resign because of his role in a 2008 plea deal that let a billionaire financier escape prison time for alleged sex crimes. Among the D…

Russian intel planted Seth Rich conspiracy theory: report

Conspiracy theories that former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich was murdered on the orders of Hillary Clinton originated with the Russian foreign intelligence service, according to a Yahoo News inves…

House Dems to subpoena Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein

The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to subpoena President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner, as Democrats’ battle with the White House gets more personal. Mr. Kushner is among a dozen names slated to get subpoenas under the…

Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies aged 89

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot (pur-OH’), the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who twice ran for president, has died. Family spokesman James Fuller says Perot died early Tuesday. He was 89. Perot rose from Depression-era poverty to become one o…