Category Archives: Current Events

Labour attacks ’embarrassing’ Brexit talks

Ministers say no part of the UK will be treated differently in the Brexit talks as Labour branded their approach an “embarrassment” No agreement has been reached with the EU after a DUP backlash against proposals for the Irish border. Brexit Secretary David Davis told MPs the government was close to concluding the first phase of talks. Negotiations will continue for the rest of the week with the UK hoping for the green light to begin trade talks. Continue reading →

Supreme Court permits full enforcement of Trump travel ban

It’s about time the left is shown who is boss. Wink Monday the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The justices said the policy can take full effect despite multiple legal challenges against it that haven’t yet made their way through the legal system. Continue reading →

Mulvaney: White House Open to Small Changes on Corporate Tax Rate

Sunday White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said the White House is willing to consider a small increase on the corporate tax rate if it is needed to finalize the bill in the U.S. Congress. Continue reading →

Barclays axes free Kaspersky product as a ‘precaution’

Barclays has stopped offering free Kaspersky anti-virus products to new customers following an official warning about Russian security software. The bank emailed 290,000 online banking customers on Saturday to say the move was a “precautionary decision”.

Rex Tillerson is not leaving role as secretary of state, Trump says

Friday President Trump said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is not leaving the Trump administration despite recent speculation. “The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon – FAKE NEWS,” Trump tweeted. “He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!”Fox News

A photo of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attending the swearing-in ceremony of Tillerson accompanied the tweet.

The response from the president follows reports earlier this week that Tillerson was expected to resign from his post in January and would potentially be succeeded by current CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The succession plan would then involve nominating Arkansas GOP Sen. Tom Cotton to take Pompeo’s role with the CIA.

Another possible but less-likely scenario that was floated on Thursday would’ve moved U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to the State Department.

State Department Press Secretary Heather Nauert addressed questions about Tillerson’s future and cited assurances from the White House.

“He remains the secretary of state and as long as he serves at the pleasure of the president, he will continue to do that job,” Nauert said. “He’s heard these kinds of stories before, and he’s just going about his business.”

Nauert told reporters that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Tillerson early Thursday when reports first broke, to assure him the “rumors are not true.”

“We have no comment,” a CIA spokesperson told Fox News on Thursday, when asked about the discussions.

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The former Exxon Mobile chairman and CEO has had a reportedly contentious relationship with the president.

In October, reports surfaced that Tillerson allegedly called Trump a “moron” after a meeting with cabinet officials in July. The comments came after President Trump gave a controversial speech to the Boy Scouts of America in July. Tillerson, who served as the president of the organization from 2010-2012, was reportedly upset over the content of the speech and allegedly threatened to quit.

Trump later labeled the report “fake news.”

DOJ files arrest warrant for illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle case

The DOJ unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant acquitted Thursday in Kate Steinle’s murder trial. Zarate was found not guilty of murdering Steinle on a pier in San Francisco in July 2015. Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend when she was shot, collapsing into her father’s arms. Continue reading →

Rex Tillerson expected to step down in January, plans discussed for Pompeo to take place

More fake news. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to leave the Trump administration in January, sources tell Fox News, amid discussion of potentially tapping CIA Director Mike Pompeo as a replacement. The discussions come amid reports of growing tension between President Trump and the nation’s top diplomat. Continue reading →

Satellite photos show North Korea apparently prepping to reuse launch site

Satellite images obtained exclusively by Fox News show what appears to be another launch pad being constructed at the Panghyon Airbase in North Pyongyang, North Korea, in the past week — at the same site of the July 4 intercontinental ballistic missile launch. Continue reading →

WSJ: CVS Health Closes in on Deal to Buy Health Insurer Aetna

CVS Health Corp. is moving closer to a more than $66 billion cash and stock deal to buy health insurer Aetna Inc. which could be announced as early as Monday, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Continue reading →

Sessions: DOJ May Enforce Pot Laws in States Where It’s Legal

It won’t be easy. Demonrats will fight him tooth and nail. The DOJ may reverse course from the Obama era and toughen enforcement of federal laws against marijuana possession, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday. Continue reading →