Monthly Archives: August, 2019

Trump’s personal assistant resigns from White House amid tensions

A personal assistant to President Trump who had been with the administration since Trump took office, Madeleine Westerhout, abruptly resigned Thursday, reportedly after it was determined she shared private information about the president with reporters.

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Trump says Comey ‘lucky’ attorney general didn’t prosecute after ‘disastrous’ IG report

Friday President Trump said that James Comey is “lucky” that Attorney General Bill Barr did not prosecute him, claiming the “disastrous” Justice Department inspector general report released this week exposed an illegal scheme to strip away his and his supporters’ rights.

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Protesters in NYC rip ICE, Trump’s immigration policies; counter-protesters say Dems to blame for border crisis

Thursday hundreds of protesters gathered in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Meanwhile, counter-protestors slammed Democrats, citing what they viewed as the party’s inaction on the nation’s border crisis and demanding that personnel from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) be respected.

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Sen. Warren Seeks ‘Immunity’ in Covington Teens’ Case

Lawyers for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., want a federal court to hear a defamation case against her by 10 Covington Catholic teens — and intends to claim federal immunity in the notorious case, Law & Crime reported Thursday.

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US cyberattack brought down Iranian database used to target ships in Persian Gulf

According to officials, Iran is still feeling the pain after U.S. cyber military forces brought down a database used by its Revolutionary Guard Corps to target ships in the Persian Gulf, hours after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone.

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Trump’s EPA to roll back Obama-era regs on methane emissions from oil fields

Thursday the Trump Administration is expected to announce rollback regulations on methane emissions in oil fields — the latest push by the administration to undo Obama-era environmental regulations.

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Missouri’s gun law should allow cities to require permits, St. Louis mayor says

Wednesday the Mayor of St Louis said  she’s asking Missouri lawmakers and the state’s Republican governor to reverse a 2017 law that makes it legal for gun owners without a felony record to carry guns without a permit in the state, according to a report.

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Boris Johnson’s Parliament Suspension Prompts Fury and Resignations

Thursday Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, faced a growing and angry backlash  as his decision to suspend Parliament next month prompted protests and legal challenges, and political opponents scrambled to salvage efforts to stop a disorderly Brexit.

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Ilhan Omar issues terse denial on allegations of affair with married DC consultant

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is denying allegations of an affair with a married Washington, D.C., consultant.

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Queen approves Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament

Queen Elizabeth II has formally approved Boris Johnson’s request to temporarily suspend Parliament, a move that will largely prevent lawmakers from pushing through new legislation and ultimately sabotaging the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

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