Politics

June 26, 2019

Twitter Users Blast Meghan McCain For Making Detention Centers Issue About Her Father

Meghan McCain cited her father to criticize comparison of migrant detention centers to torture facilities in Tuesday's episode of The View.
June 26, 2019

‘You’re Gonna Rot in Jail’: Meghan McCain Hits Back at Michael Avenatti

It took all of 15 minutes for Meghan McCain to reply to a Twitter insult from attorney Michael Avenatti on Tuesday.
June 26, 2019

Trump Admin Sends 100 Children Back to ‘Unconscionable’ Border Facility As CBP Says They Don’t Want Kids There

About 100 young migrant children have been moved back to a detention center near El, Paso, Texas, that independent inspectors have called "unconscionable," according to a Customs and Border Protection official.
June 26, 2019

Republican Duncan Hunter Illegally Used Campaign Funds for Multiple Extramarital Affairs, Prosecutors Allege

Republican Representative Duncan Hunter, currently awaiting trial for allegedly spending $250,000 in campaign funds illegally on vacations and personal expenditures, also improperly used funds to "pursue a series of intimate personal relationships," according to prosecutors in a new court filing late Monday night.
June 26, 2019

Ukraine Oligarch Linked to Paul Manafort Can Be Extradited to Chicago for Bribery Charges, Austria’s Supreme Court Rules

Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, a former business partner of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, will likely face trial in Chicago for bribery.
June 25, 2019

Boeing Forced to Park Grounded 737 Max Planes in Employee Parking Lot

After the Boeing 737 Max was involved in multiple fatal crashes, aviation ministries the world over grounded the planes until signal and software issues were adequately addressed.
June 25, 2019

Oregon Republicans Gloat on Fox News While Hiding in Idaho to Escape Climate Change Vote

One of the 11 "runaway Republican" Oregon state senators described his escape from state police over a climate change vote, even appearing on Fox News from an "undisclosed location" as he evades potential arrest.
June 25, 2019

Republican Says Children in Migrant Facilities Can ‘Leave At Anytime’ But Don’t Because They’re ‘Well Taken Care Of’

Amid reports of inhumane conditions for migrants being held in U.S. custody, Republican Representative Michael Burgess said "any child is free to leave at anytime."
June 25, 2019

FedEx sues US authorities over export guidelines after Huawei delivery issues

Delivery company FedEx has sued the US Department of Commerce for requiring it to enforce export bans with extra screening efforts. In a statement, FedEx complained of an unfair and “impossible burden” of liability. “FedEx is a transportation company, not a law enforcement agency,” it says. The suit comes a few days after FedEx mistakenly refused to ship a Huawei phone because of potential legal issues.
June 25, 2019

9/11 First Responder Says Mitch McConnell Has ‘Different Views on What Humanity Is’ After Funding Meetings

A 9/11 first responder told CNN that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has "different views on what humanity is" after meeting with the top Republican in Congress over funding healthcare and assistance for those impacted by the 2001 terrorist attacks.