President Trump announced via Twitter that he will be conducting a rally in Pennsylvania next Saturday during the Correspondent's Dinner. This looks like a good decision is light of recent reports that 89% of coverage of the President in the last 90 days has been aggressively negatove.
In addition to the president's absence from the correspondents dinner, no members of the White House staff are planning to attend the event either.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”
The Texas senator said that leveraging criminally forfeited assets from El Chapo and other Mexican cartel members and drug dealers can “offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
Senator Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday. “The U.S. Government is currently seeking the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who was recently extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering,” Cruz stated.
The latest deadly ISIS attack in Paris on the famed Champs-Elysees — the heart of the city’s shopping district — may be the tipping point mobilizing voters to pull the lever for Marine Le Pen on Sunday in France’s high-stakes first round of its presidential election.
Similar to how Donald Trump’s bold rhetoric of building a wall and banning immigration from jihadi-saturated Muslim-majority nations fueled his stunning victory last November, so too could the latest attack propel Le Pen to victory.
North Korean missile launch that failed shortly after it was fired may have been thwarted through an ingenious cyber counter-strategy from the US.
The medium-range missile exploded seconds after it was launched on Sunday from a site near the port city of Sinpo, as Mike Pence, the US vice president, arrived in Seoul for talks with the South Korean government over how to deal with Pyongyang's belligerence.
"It could have failed because the system is not competent enough to make it work, but there is a very strong belief that the US - through cyber methods - has been successful on several occasions in interrupting these sorts of tests and making them fail," the former Conservative foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind told the BBC on Sunday.
In 2014, former US president Barack Obama ordered that efforts be stepped up to counter North Korea's missile capabilities with cyber attacks and electronic warfare. North Korea has seen a significant increase in failed launches in the years since, though there has been no official claim of the programme's success.
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Share Tweet Email [embedded content] BY: Cameron Cawthorne Follow @@Cam_CawthorneApril 25, 2017 10:12 pm MSNBC host Chris Hayes called out Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) on Tuesday for speculating, without providing any evidence, that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) isn’t seeking re-election because of illicit connections to Russia. Hayes asked Waters to comment on what she […]
Share Tweet Email Ted Cruz / AP BY: Charles Fain Lehman Follow @CharlesFLehmanApril 25, 2017 8:31 pm Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday, intending to cover the cost of the southern border wall by seizing more than $14 billion in drug proceeds from […]
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Share Tweet Email Voting booths / Getty Images BY: Sam DormanApril 25, 2017 5:39 pm Deborah Andrews, a committeewoman for the Democratic Party in Edison, New Jersey, claimed her party’s chairman excluded her from a primary ballot after discovering she was black. The early April deadline passed for Andrews’ participation in a June primary that […]
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Share Tweet Email Twitter screenshot @politico BY: Alex Griswold Follow @HashtagGriswoldApril 25, 2017 5:04 pm The newly-named CEO of Politico has a long history of donating large sums to Democratic candidates and causes and served under former President Bill Clinton. Politico announced Tuesday that investment banker Patrick Steel would be replacing previous CEO and co-founder Jim VandeHei, […]
A U.S. air marshal reportedly forgot her loaded gun in the bathroom of a Delta flight headed from England to New York and the gun was found by another passenger.
It reportedly happened on April 6 aboard a flight from Manchester to Kennedy International Airport.
The New York Times reports that the passenger gave the weapon to a member of the flight crew, who returned it to the air marshal.
The marshal waited days to report the incident to her superiors, according to the report. The Transportation Security Administration said it was investigating the incident.
Other air marshals said that leaving a loaded weapon unattended constituted a significant security breach.
“You can’t have inept people leaving weapons in a lavatory,” said Craig Sawyer, a former air marshal told The Times. “If someone with ill intent gets hold of that weapon on an aircraft, they are now armed.”
In 2015, a federal air marshal left his gun in a bathroom stall at Newark Liberty International Airport. That gun was later found by a janitor.
The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the US government at the highest levels.
How else to explain a newly elected president looking the other way after an act of Russian aggression? Agreeing to a farcically one-sided nuclear deal? Mercilessly mocking the idea that Russia represents our foremost geo-political foe?
Accommodating the illicit nuclear ambitions of a Russian ally? Welcoming a Russian foothold in the Middle East? Refusing to provide arms to a sovereign country invaded by Russia? Diminishing our defenses and pursuing a Moscow-friendly policy of hostility to fossil fuels?
All of these items, of course, refer to things said or done by President Barack Obama.
To take them in order: He re-set with Russia shortly after its clash with Georgia in 2008. He concluded the New START agreement with Moscow that reduced our nuclear forces but not theirs. When candidate Mitt Romney warned about Russia in the 2012 campaign, Obama rejected him as a Cold War relic.
A Connecticut high school is allowing a 15-year-old transgender student who identifies as a girl to run on its female track team.
Coaches at Cromwell High School are thrilled with freshman Andraya Yearwood, whose speed compared to biological girls makes the student a star.
Andraya clocked times of 11.99 seconds and 26.34 seconds in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, respectively, during the first meet of the season. Both times resulted in a first-place win.
“I have a spectacular female athlete,” coach Brian Calhoun told the Hartford Courant. “There’s nothing more to say. To approach it in any other way might create some sort of issue or conversation.”
Andraya told the newspaper she hopes to “inspire people, but not only with track.”
“I hope it inspires people to not hold yourself back just because you’re scared of it or it is your first time doing it, or because of other people’s negativity,” she said.
The student’s mother, Ngozi Nnaji, said critics should stop focusing on her child’s biology while watching races or reading about the results.
“I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right, but my counter to that is: Why not?” Ms. Nnaji told the newspaper. “She is competing and practicing and giving her all and performing and excelling based on her skills. Let that be enough. Let her do that, and be proud of that.”
A restaurant named after Donald Trump may not surprise you, but when it’s inaugurated in Syria, it could likely draw your attention.
A small eatery, named after the property tycoon and current US President has opened in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani Syria is of course a country that was included in Trump’s failed refugee ban earlier this year.
It’s also the country that recently had 59 US Tomahawk missiles blasted at it. The Trump authorised airstrike was targeting an airfield where it’s said the alleged chemical weapon attack was launched from earlier this week.
The restaurant opened up near the northern border of Syria and Turkey and offers falafel sandwiches.
One of the most prominent female conservatives on television is calling on the men of Fox News to speak out about what she deems a “culture of sexual harassment” at the network. In a column for the New York Daily News, S.E. Cupp criticized male Fox News personalities for keeping quiet after the ouster of […]
Donald Trump woke up in a cranky mood Wednesday morning, after judges from the ninth circuit court of appeals ruled that the president could not legally withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities.” As is his wont, Trump vented his frustration online. In a series of fiery Tweets, Trump slammed the ninth circuit as being routinely […]
Wyoming’s senior Senator, Republican Mike Enzi, made some curious comments last week to a group of middle and high school students. During a visit to his state’s Greybull High School and Middle School on April 20, Enzi said he loved Wyoming because you could be whoever you wanted as long as you “don’t push it in […]
The brand-new NBC show Great News premiered on April 25th with two episodes, “Pilot” and “The Bear Attack.” The show is about young television news producer Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan) who is trying to gain respect in the newsroom at “The Breakdown” while her helicopter mother Carol (Andrea Martin) takes an internship position at the […]
We got to bid farewell to season two of TBS’s The Detour in April 25th’s double episode, the latter being a supersized, limited commercial season finale. But if you thought this was the last of the ongoing attacks on Christianity and family values, you’d be wrong.
“No, not yet.” @Caitlyn_Jenner says it was not a mistake to vote for @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/jITcpvTXKJ https://t.co/rBddR70Thi — CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) April 26, 2017 Caitlyn Jenner may not be happy with President Trump so far on LGBTQ issues, but when Don Lemon asked her tonight if voting for Trump was a mistake, she did not go […]
Ivanka Trump was embracing her role as adviser to the president on Tuesday when she was representing the United States at a women’s summit in Berlin, Germany. While on stage, she stated that her father has “been a tremendous champion of supporting families.” And with that, the European audience “hissed” and “jeered.” The liberal Big […]
Through his presidential campaign into his taking up residence in the White House, there has been one constant with Donald Trump — his ongoing war with the media. Nary a day goes by without him taking pointed shots at media outlets and the press as a whole. Yesterday, for instance, he labeled ABC and NBC […]