Pompeo blames Iran for major attack on Saudi oil facility amid high regional tensions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Iran for a massive attack on a critical Saudi oil facility that has put the region on high alert. Interested in Iran? Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen claimed responsibility for the assault, which was conducted using drones and hit the world’s largest oil processing facility hundreds of miles from the Saudi-Yemen border. […]

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The new GOP super PAC behind the anti-AOC ad that aired during Dems’ debate

A political advertisement during a commercial break in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, hosted by ABC News and Univision, caused an uproar for disturbing content that showed progressive icon Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being consumed by fire, followed by a black-and-white image of skeletons in an apparent reference to Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide in the 1970s. Interested in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The controversial ad, […]

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Sentencing for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn set for December

A federal judge on Tuesday set a tentative sentencing date of Dec. 18 for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn — one year to the day from when he was originally supposed be sentenced and two years after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Prosecutors walked back the original sentencing date in order to give […]

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FEC left toothless with three empty seats heading into 2020

As the pivotal 2020 election rapidly approaches, the Federal Election Commission, an independent federal agency charged with overseeing U.S. elections, is left with no enforcement power of any substantive matters with the resignation of Vice Chairman Matthew Petersen. Interested in 2020 Elections? Petersen, who has served on the commission for 11 years, announced on Monday that he will be stepping […]

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Mueller witness testifies in case against former Obama White House counsel

Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates testified Thursday in Washington at the trial of former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig, who stands accused of lying to the government about his foreign lobbying work in Ukraine. On Thursday, prosecutors questioned Gates about his interactions with Craig, a high-profile Washington attorney, during his time lobbying in Ukraine. The government has […]

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DOJ to craft bill to speed up executions for mass shooters, cop killers: AG Barr

The Department of Justice will craft a new bill aimed at speeding up death penalty proceedings for mass shooters and cop killers, Attorney General William Barr announced Monday. “There will be a strict timetable for judicial proceedings that will allow the imposition of the death sentence without undue delay,” Barr said of the legislation during remarks to law enforcement in […]

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500,000 kids could lose eligibility for free school lunch under proposed rule

More than 500,000 children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under the Trump administration’s new proposal to restrict broader access to food stamps, according to a letter from the House Education and Labor Committee chairman to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., wrote in the letter that the committee was briefed on the policy and […]

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Dems blast Trump insider in new report, allege profit motive in Saudi nuclear plan

A longtime Trump insider has been pushing a proposal to build dozens of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia while seeking to avoid restrictions on the transfer of U.S. nuclear technology and has at times stood to profit from the effort, according to an investigative report by the House Oversight Committee. Interested in Trump Administration? “Today’s report reveals new and […]

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New Trump administration proposal would cut roughly 3 million people off food stamps

A new Trump administration proposal revealed on Tuesday would cut roughly 3 million people from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps. Interested in Trump Administration? The proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture comes after Congress initially failed to come to an agreement on the issue in the 2018 farm bill, and looks to […]

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3 kids detained at Chicago airport after undocumented parents afraid to pick them up

Three children, all American citizens, were detained for several hours at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Thursday after their adult companion was deemed “inadmissible” by U.S. authorities and their undocumented parents declined to pick them up out of fear of deportation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the three children arrived at the airport with a female Mexican citizen […]

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