Video) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged Tuesday that he’s recommended only one black candidate to be a U.S. attorney, one of the highest-profile positions in the Justice Department. That’s out of 53 U.S. attorneys nominated so far by President Donald Trump, according to the department. While the attorney general’s testimony Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee was dominated by questions about the probe into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential campaign, Democrats also pressed Sessions over the lack of diversity in his department’s top ranks. Sessions, who agreed that diversity matters,
Comments: All Sessions has to tell these Trump antagonists is that I´ve been busy taking care of backlog left by 0bama and his holdovers. Also, 0bama had eight years. Why would diversity be a problem in any government agency now? Huh? (Jackasses.) Oh, remind them that going after Hillary, DNC hack, Uranium One, etc. is time sensitive and consuming.
Heard the last 15 minutes of Rush today, driving (only time I listen). He was livid about Sessions’s questioning. That it was not “questions”, but speeches for the folks back home, monologues to make Sessions look bad, Anything but fact finding on the issue they are supposedly investigating.
There is a huge lack of conservatives in the DOJ, and none of Obama´s hangovers seem to be being replaced. Sessions is like a 300 lb man that says he is on a diet. With Sessions getting anything done, I am just not seeing it.
As the director of a state program, I saw my supervisor once each year for the annual evaluation. One year he reviewed the template and asked why my program was not more diverse. Since the entire program was only my secretary and I, there was no satisfactory answer - until we concluded that my secretary was a female and I was hard-of-hearing (even though we both remained white).
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’ll hold phone talks with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday as the Kremlin mounts a diplomatic push to resolve the war in Syria following a surprise visit by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Putin has taken a dominant role in efforts to end the conflict after a two-year Russian military campaign helped Assad to fight off opponents, including some backed by the U.S. With Islamic State nearly defeated in Syria, the Kremlin is moving on to bring together regional and global powers to revive long-stalled efforts to reach a settlement expected to cement the Syrian president in power.
Former New York Jet LaVar Ball reacted to President Trump´s tweet about him allegedly being ungrateful for the president helping get his son out of possible jailtime in China. (Snip) The elder Ball told CNN that he is not attacking or criticizing the president, but doesn´t necessarily feel the need to thank him. "I don´t need to go around saying thank you to everybody. Let me deal with my son and let [Trump] do what he´s going to do," LaVar Ball said. "If I was going to thank somebody I was going to thank President Xi," Ball said. Ball said he cannot be sure whether Trump was involved but also inferred that he wasn't saying
A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Trump’s executive order to cut funding from so called “sanctuary cities.” Trump’s order would have removed some federal funds from cities that limit their cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the Trump administration’s argument that the measure only applies to a relatively small pool of money. Orrick also said that Trump cannot set fresh conditions on spending that Congress has previously approved. Monday’s ruling came in lawsuits brought by two California counties, Santa Clara and San Francisco.
Beirut - Lebanon´s army chief urged "full readiness" at the southern border to face the "threats of the Israeli enemy and its violations," the army said in a tweet on Tuesday. (Snip) The Lebanese army is responsible for security on its side of the border under the resolution that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon´s Hezbollah. His remarks came a day after Lebanese president Michel Aoun appeared to defend Hezbollah as necessary to resist Israel, after an Arab League statement accused the group of terrorism and noted it is part of Lebanon´s coalition government. "Israeli targeting still continues and it is the right of the
The man suspected of shooting and killing a Pennsylvania police officer was captured Tuesday, officials said, ending a days-long dragnet. Rahmael Sal Holt, 29, was taken into custody Tuesday morning, the Pennsylvania State Police said in a tweet. It wasn´t immediately clear where and how he was captured. Authorities filed charges of first-degree murder and murder of a police officer against Holt on Saturday. Holt is accused of killing New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw Friday night about 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Shaw, 25, was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot in the chest.
(Video) - Iranian leaders on Tuesday declared the end of the territorial hold of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made the announcement in a live address on state TV, Reuters reported. Qasem Soleimami, the notorious and secretive leader of the country´s elite Quds Force, sent a message to the country´s highest religious figure, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also stating that ISIS´s caliphate in Iraq and Syria was finished, according to the Guards official news site Sepah. (Snip) It has offered an advisory role to both countries and has provided battlefield assistance in the form of Shiite
Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton are under recurring scrutiny in the wake of rampant sexual assault allegations that have been ripping through the American political fabric. Some of the most high-profile candidates and politicians in the country, from both sides of the aisle, have been accused of sexual misconduct. The heat of the accusations have brought heavy scrutiny down upon the Clintons again for their role in various episodes of sexual misconduct while Bill was governor of Arkansas and President. Clinton became the first president to be impeached in modern history after lying under oath about an inappropriate sexual
Washington - Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family´s $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars to religious groups. Now, Green would begin collecting biblical artifacts that he hoped could become the starting point for a museum. (Snip) It is an ambitious attempt to appeal simultaneously to people of deep faith and no faith, and to stand out amid the impressive constellation of museums in Washington.
President Trump on Monday mourned the death of a Border Patrol agent who was killed in an ambush attack in Texas near the Mexico border. The president acknowledged the killing when wishing Americans a happy Thanksgiving, sending his wishes “especially to our brave men and women serving in our military, and our Border Patrol and ICE agents along the very dangerous southern border.” “As you heard, we lost a Border Patrol officer yesterday, and another one was brutally beaten and badly, badly hurt. Looks like he’ll make it,” Mr. Trump said at the start of a Cabinet meeting. The two agents were attacked Sunday in West Texas.
President Trump announced Monday that he planned to put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, as the administration increases pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapon and long-range missile programs. “It should have happened years ago,” Mr. Trump said, calling dictator Kim Jong-un’s government “a murderous regime.” He said North Korea “must end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development” and end its support for international terrorism. The designation will trigger new sanctions. By the time the new sanctions are in place over the next two weeks, Mr. Trump said, it will be
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Little Rock audience over the weekend that her husband’s first White House bid was successful in large part because Fox News Channel did not exist. Bill Clinton, his wife, and long-time ally James Carville convened at the Clinton Foundation on Saturday night to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his presidential election. The trio discussed changes to the political landscape with the advent of social media when the brainchild of media mogul Rupert Murdoch took center stage. “Unfortunately, our body politic’s immune system has been impaired because there has been a concerted effort
President Trump on Sunday reiterated his calls to build a wall along the country´s southern border after a U.S. Border Patrol agent died from injuries he sustained on patrol in Texas. "Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt," Trump tweeted. "We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!" (Snip) His comments come after a border patrol agent died after being injured while on patrol, according to multiple reports. The agent who died was identified as Rogelio Martinez, according to USA Today. His partner is in the hospital in serious condition,
Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public. Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents in court Thursday saying tapes and transcripts of depositions they gave in a court case this year must remain sealed in perpetuity, or else they could spur an enraged public to retaliate. “Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and
Doug Jones, the Democrat running for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, says he loves to hunt but the Second Amendment has “limitations.” He believes that every right enumerated in the Bill of Rights is limited, and the Second Amendment is no exception.According to the Alabama Political Reporter, Jones described himself as “a Second Amendment guy,” but stressed that some gun control is necessary. He said, “We’ve got limitations on all constitutional amendments in one form or another.” This position is contrary to the clear language of the amendment, which states that the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be
The father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested on suspicion of shoplifting while on tour in China isn´t praising President Donald Trump for his involvement in their release. When asked by ESPN what role the president played in brokering his son´s freedom, LaVar Ball — a former basketball player himself and star on the Facebook reality series "Ball in the Family" — responded with his own questions. "Who? What was he over there for? Don´t tell me nothing," Ball said. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out." Ball in EPSN´s report on Saturday also downplayed
What a disgusting cesspool of self-serving corruption is the nation’s capital and no better example of that can be found today than Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell who, according to longtime political activist, Ned Ryun, was a primary source of the anti-Roy Moore stories that are now attempting to sway the upcoming Alabama special election and help clear the path for a Trump impeachment attempt in 2018.“…I strongly suspect it’s a very short list of people, all who are associated with Mitch McConnell – whether it’s Josh Holmes, whether it’s Karl Rove, might even be Steven Law – I don’t
Kathy Griffin is coming unglued. The D-list comedian, who was blasted for releasing a photo of herself holding a bloody severed head that looked like President Trump, posted another bizarre video to her YouTube page on Saturday. In the video, which she called the "State of the Union," she said, "I´m admitting that I lost my mind." The 57-year-old claimed she´s on Interpol’s list and is being shunned by Hollywood. “I just want you guys to know that I am fully in the middle of a blacklist, like I’m in the middle of a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I’m not booked on any
Malia Obama appears to be settling in just fine at Harvard. On Saturday, former President Obama´s eldest daughter was caught making out with a handsome fellow Crimson fan at the annual Harvard-Yale game. Yale hosted this year´s face off, which saw Harvard students decamping down to New Haven to tailgate at their rival´s campus before the game. The 19-year-old former first daughter, who took a gap year before starting at Harvard this fall, was seen locking lips with a mystery man at the festivities outside of the Yale Bowl. Video shows the moment Malia reached up and put her arms
Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83. Manson, whose name to this day is synonymous with unspeakable violence and madness, died of natural causes at Kern County hospital, according to a California Department of Corrections statement. TMZ was first to report on the killer´s death. The celebrity-news site reported that Debra Tate, the sister of Sharon, said she received a call
Brooklyn College is kowtowing to cop-hating students by directing officers who need a bathroom break to the broken-down facilities in a building on the far edge of campus. Amid a planned petition drive to ban cops from the taxpayer-funded campus, Donald Wenz, the school’s director of public safety, told the student newspaper The Excelsior that he’s trying to keep New York’s Finest out of sight. While Wenz said all of the school’s restrooms were technically open to cops, the college prefers they stick to those in the isolated West End Building, “rather than walking across either quad to use the
WASHINGTON — Maine Sen. Susan Collins went further Sunday than most of her Republican colleagues in expressing worry about the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump, saying they were one of the reasons she did not vote for him.“Those allegations remain very disturbing,” Collins said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” She added that she did not support Trump in the 2016 campaign in part because of news reports about women accusing him of unwanted touching or kissing.
A spokesperson for Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that ´no´ the embattled senator would not resign. ´He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday,´ the aide told the newspaper. ´And he´s doing a lot of reflecting.´ On Thursday, Franken became the latest high-profile man whose career is now in jeopardy over bad behavior with a woman. Radio host Leeann Tweeden said in 2006, when performing alongside Franken at a traveling USO tour, the then-comedian grabbed her breasts without her permission when Tweeden was sleeping and kissed
Washington - President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. (Snip) Says Trump: "Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!" Trump later tweeted: "Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!"
Former President Bill Clinton continues to remain silent about the 26 flights he took aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” which reportedly offered underage girls to passengers to rape.Fox News wrote in 2016 that the Lolita Express, a Boeing 727 jet, was “reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.” Clinton flew on some trips where the flight logs showed only the first names of female passengers.The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted the Clinton Presidential Library last week to obtain information about the former president’s relationship with billionaire Epstein,