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Judge Orders Trump Administration to Stop Ban on Asylum Seekers

    Judge Orders Trump Administration to Stop Ban on Asylum Seekers

Saying President Donald Trump had exceeded his presidential authority, a federal judge later Monday ruled against the president’s attempt to restrict the abilities of refugees seeking asylum at the U.S. border and imposed a restraining order that directs the administration to resume accepting asylum claims from people regardless of where or how they enter the country. From CNN:…

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Democrat Gains Threaten Trump Agenda, Even Without ‘Blue Wave’

    Democrat Gains Threaten Trump Agenda, Even Without ‘Blue Wave’

WASHINGTON  — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the potential…

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Trump’s Military Spending Cuts Mask Record “Defense” Budget

    Trump’s Military Spending Cuts Mask Record “Defense” Budget

US President Donald Trump called for defense spending cuts during a Cabinet meeting on October 17th. In fact, he asked all cabinet members to institute budget cuts of at least 5% for their departments in 2019. Speaking to the press prior to the Cabinet meeting, Trump spoke of his plan to ask every secretary to make…

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‘Groveling’ Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Like Kavanaugh

    ‘Groveling’ Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Like Kavanaugh

As a new flurry of evidence from the Turkish government established direct ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and those who allegedly carried out the gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. President Donald Trump continued “groveling” at the feet of the murderous kingdom Tuesday night by claiming that the Saudis have been deemed “guilty…

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Despite Bannon’s Role in Campaign, Bolsonaro is not Brazil’s Trump – He’s Far Worse

  Despite Bannon’s Role in Campaign, Bolsonaro is not Brazil’s Trump – He’s Far Worse

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — The rise to prominence of Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has given many in Brazil and abroad cause for concern. Bolsonaro – once considered a “fringe” politician – has publicly proposed bringing back elements of the country’s former military dictatorship, which he has often promoted over his three-decades-long career in Brazil’s…

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Donald Trump Vows “Severe Punishment” If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi

  Donald Trump Vows “Severe Punishment” If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi

Facing pressure from Congress to act, President Donald Trump vowed “severe punishment” on Saudi Arabia if it turns out that missing WaPo reporter Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as Trump turned up the pressure on the kingdom in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night. “Nobody knows” whether Saudi officials are involved…

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Firm Linked to Israeli Intelligence Ran Pro-Trump Propaganda During Presidential Election

  Firm Linked to Israeli Intelligence Ran Pro-Trump Propaganda During Presidential Election

Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of the Trump Campaign was allegedly in contact with an Israeli intelligence firm about a social-media disinformation campaign targeted at Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton and to the benefit of Trump, according to the New York Times. According to the NYT, Rick Gates contacted a company called Psy-Group which…

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Hawkish US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Suddenly Resigns

  Hawkish US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Suddenly Resigns

Update (11:00 am ET): During their joint press conference, Trump offered effusive praise of Haley, saying she earned the respect of foreign diplomats during her time as UN ambassador. He added that “maybe” she will be coming back at some point, and that she could have “her pick” of jobs in the administration. When her turn…

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Warnings Mount That Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 is Just Another ‘Corporate Giveaway’

  Warnings Mount That Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 is Just Another ‘Corporate Giveaway’

Environmentalists on Monday slammed President Donald Trump’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter warning that it “would enshrine and globalize Trump’s deregulatory zealotry into a trade pact that would outlast the administration and imperil future efforts to protect consumers, workers, and the environment.” Presented…

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According to Trump, He Just Learned About Syria’s Idlib

  According to Trump, He Just Learned About Syria’s Idlib

US President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday he had never heard of the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib under threat from Syrian government and Russian forces until a supporter brought it up at a recent rally about a month ago, Reuters reports. The United Nations says close to 3 million people live in the area, which also…

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