Sec. of Defense James Mattis, known for his frank quotes about the realities of war, offered up a line befitting his nickname, “Mad Dog,” during an interview airing Sunday. “What keeps you awake at night?” CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson asked Mattis. “Nothing,” a stonefaced Mattis responded. “I keep other people awake at night.” WATCH: (Video) Mattis’ remark is sure to join a long list of the former Marine general’s most memorable quotes. “When you men get home and face an anti-war protester, look at him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend
(Video) Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said the public was “getting weary” that Democrats have not done enough to begin the process of impeaching President Donald Trump. Partial transcript as follows: REID: Congresswoman, on the subject of being more aggressive, you have openly talked about the fact that this president has put himself in a position where impeachment is on the table but your party, the Democratic party is very reluctant, The New York Times has an article out last week about how hesitant Democratic leadership, in particular, are to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment. In
A free-thinking group of eighth grades refused to pose with House Speaker Paul Ryan during a field trip to Washington DC on Thursday. Half of the students from South Orange Middle School in New Jersey stood on the other side of the street as their classmates had their photo taken with Ryan outside the United States Capitol. When he uploaded the image to Instagram, the ones who had refused to be in it flooded the comments section with insults and complaints. ´Half of us stood across the street including me because we hate you,´ said one. Another spoke to DailyMail.com
A member of the US Navy´s elite skydiving demonstration team plunged to his death on Sunday when his parachute failed to open while performing in an aerial exhibition as part of New York Harbor´s annual Fleet Week festival. The parachutist was pulled from the waters of Morris Canal near the mouth of the Hudson River moments after the accident, witnessed by thousands of spectators watching the show from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Amateur video recorded by Aaron Moss showed a piece of the parachute coming down after the parachutist separated from his chute and landed in
Here is an exclusive first look at a new report that says you can put a price on success when it comes to Congress. The report by “Issue One” exposes the secretive money system in which members of Congress “buy” top spots on the most powerful committees. To raise the money, they often collect from the very interests their committees are supposed to oversee… As an example, ordinary Republicans have six-figure party “dues.” But it takes more to make the ranks of leadership… Sharyl: How much does a committee chairmanship cost? Nick Penniman of “Issue One”: So, if you want
A memorial dedicated to soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq is using 7000 boots to honor their legacy and service. The display - in its third year of existence - covers the recreation field at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and was created by Survivor Outreach Services (SOS). Retired Army veteran and Fort Bragg employee, Mike Thomas, has made it his mission to connect families unable to see the memorial with their loved ones. Last year, the former servicemen made a post offering to take a photo of any boot and send it to that soldier´s family and while the
The number of anonymous leaks that have assailed President Trump since his inauguration is staggering. They have come from the intelligence agencies, the FBI, and all over the executive branch, including the White House. Gateway Pundit enumerates the leaks that liberal media have reported on breathlessly during just the last two and a half weeks: 17 of them, almost exactly one a day. Most have something to do with Russia, but God only knows what. Each of the last three administrations has sought better relations with Russia. George W. Bush looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and thought he saw his
President Donald Trump returned home to the White House on Saturday after branding his first international tour through the Middle East and Europe a ´home run´. Trump, wearing a navy suit with a red tie, descended from Air Force One with First Lady Melania Trump, who paired a mint green cardigan with cropped white trousers. To the White House, Trump´s first trip abroad was an embodiment of the promises he made as a candidate to put America´s interests first and break through the guardrails that have long defined U.S. foreign policy.
The sun has set on students’ request to change the date of their prom. Students at an elite New York City high school petitioned to change the date of their senior prom – scheduled for June 3 – because it conflicts with the Muslim observance of Ramadan, but the school has denied the request, the New York Post reported. (Snip) Still, Muslim students said eating after sundown is not the only issue; they say there are other religious rules that come into play. “You’re not supposed to listen to music during Ramadan, so it’s not really allowed,” Shabbir said. More
FORMER SAS soldiers and ex-special forces troops are being shipped out to Spain’s tourist hot spots amid fears Islamic State could attack British holidaymakers. The former elite soldiers are set to patrol beaches as well as hotel grounds disguised as tourists in a bid to protect British sun seekers as they holiday in the Iberian country. Intelligence reports have indicated ISIS could be planning a repeat of the 2015 attack in Tunisia when 30 British holidaymakers were gunned down on a beach in north Africa. Areas of mainland Spain as well as the Canary Islands and the Balearic islands, which includes popular
Lindsey Graham says James Comey ´needs to be held accountable´ if he interfered in the election over ´fake information´. The South Carolina Senator spoke to Dana Bash on CNN´s State of the Union about reports Comey acted on Russian intelligence concerning the Hillary Clinton email scandal, even though he knew the information was false. ´I´m not so sure the email that Comey relied upon was fake, but I can tell you this, he never briefed the Congress, the Judiciary Committee, about any fake email,´ Graham said. ´What he told the intelligence committee about this email, he never suggested it was fake, so if
The notion that Russia "hacked" the American election -- to the extent that it changed the outcome -- never made any sense. A fever dream cooked up by Sore Loser Hillary and her malignant consigliere, John Podesta, it began its demonic life as a way to explain Mrs. Clinton´s astonishment and anger at losing an election all her media buddies told her was in the bag, and for which she felt sure the fix was in.
A chemical engineering student and his brother were being held over the Manchester terror attack last night as Amber Rudd admitted that members of the bomber’s network could still be at large. University students Mohamed and Yahya Werfalli were arrested in the early hours of Saturday - hours before Theresa May lowered the UK’s terror threat level from critical to severe. The brothers, who like other suspects are British born but of Libyan heritage, are believed to move in the same friendship circles as the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, also 22. Yahya is listed on Facebook as a friend of
Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate in many countries. Yet many facts about Muslims are not well known in some of these places, and most Americans – who live in a country with a relatively small Muslim population – say they know little or nothing about Islam.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling against President Trump’s so-called travel ban empowers both radical Islam and judicial imperialism. The combination portends lasting damage to the United States. To rehash, the executive order (EO) proclaimed temporary restrictions (the main one, for 90 days) on travel to the United States by the nationals of six countries (Snip) not because they are Muslim-majority countries, but because a) the presence or promotion of terrorism in their territories makes their nationals suspect and b) their anti-Americanism and/or dysfunctional governments render it impossible to conduct background checks on visa applicants. Staff has corrected and resplit headline.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her strongest indication yet that Europe and the U.S. under President Donald Trump are drifting apart, saying reliable relationships forged since the end of World War II “are to some extent over.”Speaking at a campaign rally in a beer tent in Munich on Sunday, Merkel offered a glimpse of her world view after Trump’s nine-day trip, during which he hectored NATO allies for not spending enough on defense, called Germany’s trade surplus “very bad,” and brought the U.S. to the brink of exiting the global Paris climate accord. (Snip) “The times when we could fully
"Charlie, they don´t want tunas with good taste. They want tunas that taste good." — Charlie the Tuna advertisements from the 1960s to ´80s. I recently visited the local Whole Foods that is 21 miles downvalley. (Aspen itself has banned chain stores because customers like them more than City Council thinks they should.) I overheard a conversation between a customer (or what they surely call a "client") and a fish monger wearing a purple earring (what they probably call a "pescateur"). Client (looking over a counter of iced salmon): "But are the salmon farmed sustainably?" She asked her question a little too loudly
Angela Merkel has stunningly claimed Europe can no longer rely on the US, just one day Donald Trump frustrated world leaders at the G7 meeting in Italy. The German Chancellor urged the European Union to stick together in the face of new uncertainty stemming from the US and other challenges. Merkel said Sunday at a campaign event in Bavaria: ´The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days.´ The comments came after the G7 countries were unable to agree to a deal that would see the 2015
ANNVILLE, Pa.— Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. She´ll then visit Section 60, the final resting place of many service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. "You can see it in people´s faces that they´re a little
President Trump ended his Twitter silence on his first full day back in the U.S. by attacking the "fake news media." "It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media," Trump tweeted Sunday morning. "Whenever you see the words ‘sources say´ in the fake news media, and they don´t mention names it is very possible that those sources don´t exist but are made up by fake news writers," he continued. "#FakeNews is the enemy!" (Tweets) In February, Trump accused reporters of making up stories and sources
There’s been a lot of reporting in the past week-plus about potential White House shake-ups when President Trump returns from his foreign trip, and one of those reports today says Reince Priebus might be out soon. Some reports have said the White House is planning a “war room” of sorts to start fighting back more aggressively, and The Washington Post is reporting today that the president has “expressed frustration — both publicly and privately — with his communications team.” But the WaPo report also says Priebus may be leaving the White House: Underscoring the uncertainty of what lies ahead, some
Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff´s deputy, after an apparent domestic argument over children. Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the suspect is Willie Cory Godbolt, aged 35. He was captured Sunday morning shortly before 7am at Super Jack´s at East Lincoln Road and Hwy. 84, Rushing said. While sitting on the ground in handcuffs surrounded by law enforcement officers, Godbolt told the Clarion-Ledger of his intentions. He said he was talking with his wife and members of her family when someone called authorities. ´I was having a conversation with
U.S. President Donald Trump has informed multiple individuals, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, that he intends to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, according several sources. On Saturday night, Axios reported the news based on “three sources with direct knowledge.” Breitbart News has independently confirmed this reporting and that Trump has told others the same thing: that he plans to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement. Earlier on Saturday, the President tweeted from Italy that he would make his final decision next week as to whether the U.S. will remain in the Paris Accord. He was in
Administration officials close to President Trump are reportedly pushing White House advisor Jared Kushner to take a leave of absence amidst recent reports that he is under FBI scrutiny. The FBI is reportedly interested in Kushner as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. A Sunday report on ABC News’ “This Week” said members of the Trump circle are wondering if Kushner will need to step aside. [snip] Reports last week said Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, had come under scrutiny in the FBI’s Russia probe over his contacts with the Russian ambassador and a
Donald Trump is considering a massive overhaul of his White House staff that would see top strategists from his campaign brought back into the fold. The president´s reported plan is the result of his growing frustration with what he views as his team´s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. A Trump adviser told the Wall Street Journal: ´Everything is in play.´ One of the changes expected is an expansion of lawyers and experienced public relations experts to better deal with the seemingly constant stream of revelations about Moscow´s interference in the election and potential improper
French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged to a French newspaper that his intense handshake with President Trump ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels "wasn´t innocent," but instead was meant as a show of resolve, The Associated Press reported Sunday. "One must show that you won´t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either," he told Le Journal du Dimanche, according to the AP. The handshake between Macron and Trump on Thursday drew attention for its visible intensity, with both pairs of knuckles turning white from pressure. [snip] While Macron reportedly sought to convey strength with the