Category Archives: General

Secret Service shoots down man’s story about slipping security at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

A guest at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion claims he gave Secret Service agents the slip to snap a selfie in Trump’s private study — but the president’s security detail insists there was no breach. Continue reading →

Warning of inner-UK ‘trade war’ post-Brexit

The first minister has warned of a “trade war” between the nations of the United Kingdom unless new rules are established post-Brexit.Carwyn Jones made the claim as he announced Labour will undertake a constitutional convention to discuss the future make-up of the UK.He warned an inability to set UK-wide trade rules “could cost jobs”.

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies said he was baffled by Mr Jones’ comments.

Speaking to BBC Wales’ Sunday Politics Wales programme, Mr Jones said: “At the moment there are rules. There are EU state aid rules that govern what we can and can’t do.

“If there are no rules, it becomes a free-for-all. That’s a bad thing for any single market.”


EU state aid rules regulate how much help governments can give to local industries.

Mr Jones said an inability to set UK-wide trade rules after Brexit “could cost jobs, it could cost a lot of money – that affects ordinary people, and that needs to be resolved as soon as possible.”


Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies said: “I’m baffled by his pronunciation of a trade war.

“As I last looked at the constitutional settlement, trade and industry certainly wasn’t devolved and international negotiation was not devolved.”


Mr Jones also told the programme that the battle to keep the United Kingdom together “will be lost” unless the UK government starts listening to the devolved nations.

“We can share power in the UK, we can still be stable, we can still have the union, but the UK government needs to realise this now otherwise the battle will be lost,” he said. “They need to wake up and smell the coffee.”


Senior party figures from across Britain, including former prime minister Gordon Brown, will attend the launch of the constitutional convention in Cardiff at the end of March. The first minister first called for a UK-wide constitutional convention five years ago.

Plaid Cymru criticised the announcement, adding that Wales needed its own constitutional convention.

Adam Price, the party’s economy spokesman, said: “Rather than the Labour party talking to itself, why doesn’t it talk to the rest of us?”


UKIP assembly group leader Neil Hamilton said he thought Brexit would lead to “more powers” to the devolved institutions.

Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Mark Williams welcomed the convention but said “there’s a much bigger question than what we’re being presented with at the moment and that requires an UK response”.


Paris airport attack: Prosecutors say attacker was monitored for suspected Islamic extremism

And our damn dumb liberal judges say Trump has no authority to ban the Mudslimes from entering our country. Saturday the 39-year-old suspected attacker killed at Paris’ Orly airport after trying to wrestle away a soldier’s weapon had already crossed authorities’ radar for suspected Islamic extremism. Continue reading →

Brazile admits she forwarded town hall questions to Clinton camp

Friday former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile admitted that she forwarded Democratic primary town hall questions to members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign – something she had previously denied. Continue reading →

Trump Looking at Legal Action Over Release of His Tax Returns

According to Fox Business, Donald Trump’s personal attorneys are considering possible legal action against MSNBC and a journalist for disclosing parts of the president’s 2005 tax returns. Continue reading →

Midterm election weighs heavily on debate over ObamaCare repeal

The debate on Capitol Hill now focuses on health care. But it’s really about 2018. Major, electoral tidal waves sometimes crash into the members of the president’s party in their first midterm election. Think 1966 after President Lyndon Johnson’s first election in 1964. Continue reading →

US buildup near Korean Peninsula aimed at ‘incapacitating’ Kim: Report

A growing U.S. presence off the Korean Peninsula, which includes drone stations, military drills and even elite American special forces, is reportedly part of a plan aimed at “incapacitating” the rogue regime in Pyongyang should conflict break out.

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Traders: Fed Reserve Will Increase Interest Rates at Least Three Times in 2017

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is eyeing at least three benchmark interest rate increases this year, the Financial Times reports. A quarter point increase is probable Wednesday following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, with a robust February jobs report cited as one of the reasons to move forward – 235,000 jobs were added while unemployment slipped to 4.7 percent. Goldman Sachs analysts predict another increase to take place in June. Continue reading →

Team Trump, GOP downplay looming CBO report, question group’s competence, earlier findings

Sunday Trump administration officials and other key Washington Republicans downplayed the impact of the upcoming Congressional Budget Office report on the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan, suggesting the nonpartisan group has miscalculated before on such complex legislation. Continue reading →

Families who aided Edward Snowden seeking asylum in Canada

A trio of families who sheltered former government contractor-turned-notorious leaker Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in 2013 are now seeking asylum in Canada, the northern neighbor of the country whose secrets Snowden stole. Continue reading →