Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Short Takes

U.K. terror threat raised to “critical” following Manchester bombing.

Ex-C.I.A Director John Brennan said there is good reason to inquire into Trump/Russia connection.

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas more documents from Flynn.

Fox News retracts nut-job Clinton conspiracy story.

Trump budget breaks 7 campaign promises.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Short Takes

DOJ appoints former FBI director Robert Mueller as independent counsel to run the Trump/Russia inquiry.

Wall Street tumbles over worries about Trump.

Despite calling it “worst deal ever,” Trump extends Iran deal waivers.

Tornadoes kill two in Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record up 150%.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Short Takes

U.S. to arm Kurds fighting ISIS despite Turkey’s objections.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wants to investigate Trump’s business dealings.

China vows to defend climate change pact.

Workers at Hanford nuclear plant take cover after tunnel collapse.

Seattle mayor drops out of reelection bid due to sex abuse accusations.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trump Fires Comey

Via NBC:

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, the same day the FBI confirmed that Comey had incorrectly testified to Congress about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Trump acted “on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement. It said a search for a new FBI director will begin “immediately.”

“The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” the statement quoted Trump as saying.

The agency said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that Comey grossly overstated the number of emails that Clinton aide Huma Abedin forwarded to husband, Anthony Weiner, while working at the State Department.

A letter to Comey read in part: “While I greatly appreciate you informing on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the DOJ that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.

“It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.”

A couple of things come to mind: He screwed up in favor of Trump and kept his job.  He screwed up against Trump and got fired.

The FBI was in the middle of investigating Trump and his connections with Russia.  Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

Short Takes

Former Acting A.G. Sally Yates warned Trump White House about Flynn.

So did President Obama.

GOP enlists 13 men, no women, to draft Senate healthcare bill.

South Korea votes for a new president today.

Eighteen frat brothers charged in hazing death.

Four feared dead in flooding in Canada.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Short Takes

Now comes the hard part for French President-elect Emmanuel Macron.

North Korea says is has detained a fourth American.

ISIS Afghanistan leader reported killed.

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) booed over “nobody dies” ACHA comment.

Family sues Texas cop over teen killing.

The Tigers got back to .500 last week.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Short Takes

House passes healthcare bill; future uncertain in the Senate.

Civil rights groups vow to fight Trump’s “religious liberty” order.

Cop ordered into anger management after shooting teenager.

Iraqi troops open front in Mosul to squeeze ISIS.

Russia, Turkey and Iran agree to safe zone in Syria.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017