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- Manchester attack makes terrorism the focus of Trump’s NATO meetingThe deadly suicide bombing in Britain and threats of more attacks thrust counter-terrorism to the top of President Trump’s agenda for talks with NATO leaders here on Thursday, buttressing his bid to enlist the alliance he had called obsolete to join the fight against Islamic State. Secretary of ..... Read More.9 mins ago
- Chaffetz: Congress should provide oversight on special counsel probeHouse Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Wednesday said Congress must provide oversight on the special counsel assigned to the Russia investigation. ..... Read More.19 mins ago
- The Known Unknowns of the Russia InvestigationNew reports about the initial stages of the Russia investigation last year are only raising more questions.A series of accounts published this week sheds some light on how the U.S. intelligence community discovered the country’s covert efforts to influence the American political process. The New York Times reported Wednesday that American spies picked up conversations between top Russian officials discussing ways to influence two top members of President Trump’s campaign: Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman who resigned last August, and Michael Flynn, a foreign-policy surrogate who briefly served as Trump’s national security adviser after his inauguration in January.Both men have well-documented ties with Russia. Manafort worked for Moscow-aligned political candidates as a consultant in Ukraine prior to the Euromaidan revolution in 2014, and Flynn received payments from Russian business sources, including the Kremlin-financed media network Russia Today. According to the Times, the senior officials hoped to use those ties to… ..... Read More.21 mins ago
- Donald Trump Gave The Pope A Sculpture His Holiness Will Probably RegiftTurns out President Donald Trump’s taste in art is just about as refined as his taste in suits.During Wednesday’s visit to the Vatican, 45 exchanged gifts with a dour looking Pope Francis. His holiness’ awesomely unsubtle gifts to our president included the pontiff’s 2015 treatise on climate change along with a large medallion reading, “I give this to you so that you can be an instrument of peace.” Trump, in return, gifted the Pope with a bronze sculpture of lotus flowers that just screams dentist waiting room. Seriously, the seafoam green figure makes Dale Chihuly seem like Auguste Rodin. The piece, called “Rising Above,” is the work of Florida-based artist Geoffrey C. Smith, whose sculptures often depict various species of plants and wildlife. “Art is important. It was man’s first form of communication and still one of the most powerful forms today,” Smith quotes himself as saying on his website.Too true. Could Smith possibly… ..... Read More.29 mins ago
- Schumer: Republicans should throw their health bill ‘in the trash’"Unless you're a healthy millionaire, TrumpCare is a nightmare," Democratic leader says. ..... Read More.34 mins ago
- Carson calls poverty a ‘state of mind’ in radio interviewHousing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has a way with words - the pediatric neurosurgeon-turned politician, no stranger to stirring up controversy with his comments, called poverty a "state of mind" in a newly-released radio interview. ..... Read More.43 mins ago