Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Jul
16
2017

Janet Yellen has no idea what she’s talking about

If you have ever wondered just how detached Washington is, all you had to do was tune into Fed chief’s Janet Yellen’s semiannual trip to the Capitol Hill. There they were — Yellen and members of Congress yucking it... Read more
Jun
26
2017

Supreme Court agrees to review Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action is a huge victory for President Trump in the... Read more
Jun
23
2017

Trump: Mueller’s friendship with Comey is ‘very bothersome’

President Trump said it is “very bothersome” that the man investigating possible ties between his presidential campaign and Russia is good friends with ousted FBI director James Comey. The president was asked in an interview to be broadcast Friday... Read more
Jun
22
2017

Senate GOP unveils new health care bill

The Senate unveiled its plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare on Thursday, a bill that would cut Medicaid, eliminate penalties for people who don’t buy insurance and cut tax hikes enacted to pay for the Affordable Healthcare Act’s expanded... Read more
Jun
03
2017

London Bridge attack – cops ‘shoot three terrorists dead’ as seven victims killed after extremists plough into revellers at 50mph ‘before jumping out and stabbing people’

At last six people have died and 20 hurt following the 10:08pm attack. Staff at a packed pub locked the doors as the gang tried to smash their way in. One man was stabbed five times. Assistant Commissioner of... Read more
May
09
2017

Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling. via News from The Associated Press. Read more
Apr
17
2017

Former FEC Chairwoman Calls for ‘Regulations’ of Political Speech on the Internet

The former Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann M. Ravel says that political speech must be controlled on social media. She presented her remarks in a speech at UC Berkeley, calling for regulations against “fake news.” via Former FEC Chairwoman... Read more
Apr
10
2017

Alabama gov pleads guilty to charges, resigns over affair

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges of violating state campaign finance law. The attorney general’s office announced the resignation Monday with a plea deal. via Alabama gov pleads guilty to charges, resigns... Read more
Apr
02
2017

The Watergate-sized scandals rocking the Trump and Obama administrations

Just when you thought Washington couldn’t get worse, we’re swamped by sensational headlines and breathless reports about Russia, wiretaps and criminal leaks of classified material. Did Donald Trump collude with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton? Did Barack Obama politicize... 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
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