Archive for March, 2017

Mar
22
2017

Nunes: Trump transition team was under surveillance

President Trump said Wednesday he feels “somewhat” vindicated after the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee reported that information about the Trump campaign was “incidentally collected” during the Obama administration. Asked about the revelations Wednesday afternoon, Trump said “I... Read more
Mar
22
2017

Nunes: Trump transition team was under surveillance

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that information on the Trump campaign — including Donald Trump himself — was “incidentally collected” by the intelligence community during the Obama administration. via Nunes: Trump transition team was under... Read more
Mar
19
2017

White House security boosted after arrest

The US Secret Service has bolstered security at the White House after a man was arrested making threats at one its checkpoints, a third such security scare in just over a week. CNN reported that the man made a... Read more
Mar
16
2017

Michael Flynn was paid by Russians before joining Trump team

President Trump’s former national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, was paid by the Russians before assuming his post, according to a new report. Flynn received tens of thousands of dollars from Russian companies in 2015, just before he... Read more
Mar
15
2017

Pro-Trump radio host Michael Savage claims he was attacked

A conservative radio host whom President Donald Trump has credited with being instrumental to his upset victory claims he was assaulted outside a California restaurant Tuesday night. Michael Savage, the 74-year-old host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show... Read more
Mar
15
2017

House Intel Committee seeks names of Obama officials who requested ‘unmasking’ of Americans picked up on surveillance

The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee asked the three leaders of the intelligence community Wednesday about any time during the last seven months of the Obama administration whenever any of its agents and officials improperly named, or "unmasked,"... Read more
Mar
15
2017

Federal judge blocks Trump’s second travel ban

Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality. The ruling... Read more
Mar
15
2017

Trump reveals $37M payment, $150M income in 2005 tax info

President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he had paid $37 million in taxes in 2005 while raking in more than $150 million in income. The White House made the announcement shortly after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow announced on Twitter... Read more
Mar
09
2017

Comey: ‘You’re stuck with me’

James Comey said Wednesday at a Boston College conference on cybersecurity that he plans to serve his entire 10-year term as FBI director. “You’re stuck with me for another 6 ½ years,” Comey told attendees from the law enforcement... Read more
Mar
07
2017

Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election hacking

The investigation of Russian interference in the US election could turn into a big headache for the Democrats. The phrase “Be careful what you ask for” comes to mind. via Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election... Read more
Mar
07
2017

Trump offers to keep funding Planned Parenthood if it halts abortions

President Donald Trump has offered to maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions. Its president spurned the proposal and noted that federal money already is not allowed to be used for abortion. via Trump... Read more
Mar
06
2017

Supreme Court declines to take up transgender teen’s bathroom case

The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right... Read more
Mar
06
2017

Why Trump might suspect Obama bugged Trump Tower

Officials (likely Obama-era holdovers) have broken the law and leaked what they hoped would be damaging info. Groups tied to Obama have stirred up angry protests against Trump and other Republicans. The New York Times reported Obama’s staff purposely... Read more
Mar
05
2017

Loretta Lynch: Need more marching, blood, death on streets

The Obama administration’s former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has made an impassioned video plea for more marching, blood and death on the streets – a video that was later posted on the Facebook page of Senate Democrats as “words... Read more