Author Archive: Janet

Iowa Governor Signs Into Law Ban on ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed an immigration enforcement bill that bans so-called sanctuary cities. The Republican governor signed the bill privately on Tuesday. The news was tucked into a press release about 16 other bill signings. Continue reading →
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House GOP Will Force Ryan out as Speaker by Summer Recess

Wednesday Paul Ryan made a point to say he was retiring at the end of his term, not resigning, and he vowed to stay on as House Speaker through November’s midterms. Noble as it is for Ryan not to run off, rank and file House Republicans likely will force his hand to step down much sooner than that, Axios reports. Continue reading →

Missouri governor accused of sexually abusing woman

This crap is getting out of hand. A woman who had an affair with Missouri governor Eric Greitens says he “coerced” her into sex, according to a state committee report. The bipartisan report, released on Wednesday, details graphic allegations against the governor. Continue reading →

UK launched cyber-attack on Islamic State

The UK has conducted a “major offensive cyber-campaign” against ISIS the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed. The operation hindered the group’s ability to co-ordinate attacks and suppressed its propaganda, former MI5 agent Jeremy Fleming said. It is the first time the UK has systematically degraded an adversary’s online efforts in a military campaign. Continue reading →

Syria ‘chemical attack’: France’s President Macron ‘has proof’

France’s President Emmanuel Macron says he has “proof” that the Syrian government attacked the town of Douma with chemical weapons last weekend.  Macron said he would decide “in due course” whether to respond with air strikes. Western states are thought to be preparing for missile strikes in response to the alleged attack. Continue reading →

Trump attacks Mueller ‘witch hunt’ as WH source calls investigation ‘out of control’

Monday President Trump was pissed off to news that federal agents had raided the office and home of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen — calling the action “disgraceful” and describing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as “an attack on our country.” Continue reading →

Kim Jong Un willing to discuss getting rid of North Korea’s nukes, US says

Sunday North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said he’s willing to talk with President Trump about getting rid of North Korea’s nuclear weapons as part of a denuclearization across the Korean Peninsula, a Trump administration official confirmed. Continue reading →

Trump: ‘China Will Take Down Its Trade Barriers’

Sunday President Trump said he sees an end to the escalating trade dispute with China, after tit-for-tat retaliatory tariffs and threats that rattled markets. “China will take down its trade barriers because it is the right thing to do,” Trump said in a tweet. Continue reading →

DOJ just made ‘extraordinary accommodation’ for Carter Page FISA warrant applications. Here’s why.

Friday in a memo the DOJ said it will allow members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to view surveillance warrants granted against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The DOJ is calling the move an “extraordinary accommodation.” Continue reading →

Trump administration mulls stiffer rules for imported cars

The Trump administration is considering ways to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards in order to protect U.S. carmakers. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump “will promote free, fair and reciprocal trade practices to grow the U.S. economy and continue to (bring) jobs and manufacturers back to the U.S.” Continue reading →