FISA Warrant Application Supports Nunes Memo

Byron York, Washington Examiner
The weekend release of a highly-redacted version of the FBI's application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to wiretap onetime Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page has renewed the argument over the Nunes memo — the brief report produced by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes detailing problems in the application.

Donald Trump: Russia dossier is a ‘disgrace to America’

President Trump argued early Monday morning that the Russia dossier launched the "totally conflicted and discredited" Mueller investigation.

The president pointed out that it was the opposing Democratic Party who backed the dossier.

Activists slam punishment of raped girl who had abortion

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Activists have criticized a six-month prison sentence given to a 15-year-old Indonesian girl who had an abortion after being raped by her brother.

A district court in Jambi province also sentenced the girl's 18-year-old brother on Thursday to two years' imprisonment.

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Dems get set for 2020 starting gun

The dozens of Democrats considering running for president in 2020 are pondering how, and when, to formally declare their candidacies.

Ozil’s angry Germany departure draws mixed response at home

BERLIN (AP) - Mesut Ozil's angry departure from Germany's national team amid accusations of racism drew mixed reactions at home Monday, prompting both sharp criticism of the player and concern over the country's attitude toward Germans with foreign roots.

The Arsenal star announced his retirement from international football Sunday, weeks ...

Senate set to confirm Robert Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tumult, Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday to confirm him, taking on the task of fulfilling President Donald Trump's promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector.

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Ariz. Democrat Sinema takes a different path in Senate race

PHOENIX (AP) - Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an "important function." She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan comment on conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh's ...

Trump returns to Russia doubting after a week of walkbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Capping a week of drama, back tracking, a double negative and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Sunday was back to referring to "a big hoax."

Trump spent days trying to reassure the country that he accepts that ...

In Pakistan’s elections, minorities face daunting challenge

ISLAMABAD (AP) - As Pakistan heads into parliamentary elections this week, the country's minorities are looking for better representation and a voice that will speak up for them in what rights groups warn is in an increasingly intolerant atmosphere in this Muslim-majority nation.

It's an uphill struggle for Pakistani Christians, ...

Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran’s leader

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States.

Trump tweeted late on Sunday about the dangers to Iran of making hostile threats after Rouhani said Sunday "American must understand well that peace with Iran is ...

Trump threatens Rouhani with ‘consequences’ few ‘have ever suffered’

President Trump responded Sunday night to some belligerent rhetoric from Iran by taking to Twitter and "yelling" in all capital letters that Iran was risking annihilation.

"To Iranian President Rouhani: Never ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ...

Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportation

BOCA DEL RÍO, Mexico (AP) - It's almost as if Letty Stegall is back home in the United States, beside her daughter to wake her for school, fussing over the list when her husband goes shopping, beaming when she sees what her family has managed to cook for dinner.

But ...