US Vice Prez Pence backs up Donald Trump’s economic efforts during visit to Iowa

US Vice Prez Pence backs up Donald Trump’s economic efforts during visit to Iowa

US Vice Prez Pence backs up Donald Trump’s economic efforts during visit to Iowa Trump also “has stood for the sanctity of human life,” Pence said. Trump’s latest budget proposal would prohibit any funding for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood.   Donald : Speaking at the annual fundraiser of Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, […]

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US space record, gets call from Donald Trump

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US space record, gets call from Donald Trump

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US space record, gets call from Donald Trump Astronaut Peggy Whitson has broken the US record for the most time in space and talked up a mission to Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump. The International Space Station’s commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and […]

Trump and Francis: Détente, not armistice

Trump and Francis: Détente not armistice

Trump and Francis: Détente not armistice Trump : ROME (RNS) No matter what their theological inclinations are, Donald Trump’s supporters should be happy with the modern reforms in the Vatican: Until a few decades ago a pope would have never received in an audience a twice-divorced, thrice-married head of state accompanied by a daughter who […]

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster Fifteen years after the United States first scattered the Taliban with high-altitude bombing, the battlefield gains achieved by tens of thousands of U.S. troops are in jeopardy from a resurgent Taliban.  The United States has spent $115 billion on this longest war in its […]

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea?

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea?

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea? Repealing : Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast last Thursday, President Donald Trump vowed to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which prevents houses of worship and other tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political campaigning. Trump declared to the crowd, “I will get rid of and totally destroy the […]

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It's ISIS, not ISIL

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It’s ISIS, not ISIL

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It’s ISIS, not ISIL WASHINGTON (CNN) – ISIL has been vanquished — at least as an acronym in the administration of President Donald Trump. The Pentagon has issued a directive that officials now use the more common term ISIS to refer to the terror group. ISIS stands for the Islamic […]

Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil

Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil

Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil 1 / 2 Iranian-born bioengineer researcher Nima Enayati works on a robotic surgery machine during an interview with the Associated Press at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. An Iranian researcher at Milan’s Polytechnic University, Enayati was refused check-in Monday at Milan’s Malpensa […]

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in New York

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ pleads not guilty in New York

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’  pleads not guilty in New York A NYPD emergency unit detail arrive for a convoy carrying Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman CREDIT: BEBETO MATTHEWS/AP Reuters 20 JANUARY 2017 • 11:43PM Mexican : Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in a U.S. court on Friday after his surprise […]

The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building

The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building

The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building Donald Trump has had some serious trouble locking down musicians to perform at his inauguration festivities. In part, this might be because some of the best contemporary artists are busy planning alternative performances on and around inauguration weekend, aimed at protecting the people […]

Theresa May rejects Russian claim MI6 was behind 'dirty dossier' about President elect Donald Trump

Theresa May rejects Russian claim MI6 was behind ‘dirty dossier’ about President elect Donald Trump

Theresa* May rejects Russian claim MI6 was behind ‘dirty dossier’ about President elect Donald Trump Theresa* May has rejected Russian allegations that MI6 was to blame for the ‘dirty dossier’ of explosive claims about Donald Trump. Former British spy Christopher Steele – the dossier’s alleged author – has not worked for British intelligence “for years”, the […]

The First ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Host Had A History Of Groping Women. So Does The Second.

The First ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Host Had A History Of Groping Women. So Does The Second. Television met the latest incarnation of Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday evening when he said hello to the world as host of “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” an NBC show with a slightly tweaked name but the same general concept as its […]

GOP Bill Would Slash Diplomatic Security Funds Unless Trump Moves U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

GOP Bill Would Slash Diplomatic Security Funds Unless Trump Moves U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem WASHINGTON ― Three Republican senators — including two former presidential candidates who’ve long criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi — introduced a bill on Tuesday that would halve funds for […]

Donald Trump Makes Dubious Claim About Inauguration Singer Jackie Evancho

Donald Trump Makes Dubious Claim About Inauguration Singer Jackie Evancho Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Claim About Jackie Evancho’s Album Sales | Billboard News The best entertainment to come out of Donald Trump’s A-list-starved inauguration might be the president-elect’s tweets defending it. On Wednesday, he used his favorite medium, Twitter, to address his low-wattage docket of performers by pumping up the […]