CHARLIE GARD DEAD: British baby dies in hospice after court fight, Daily Mail reports Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby whose parents fought a highly publicized court battle to treat him with an experimental approach in the U.S., died on Friday in a hospice, (Fox)
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said he was inspired by the speech Senator John McCain delivered shortly after his cancer diagnosis. Schumer repeated McCain´s call for Republicans and Democrats to work together. SCHUMER: First, let me say it´s been a long, long road for both sides. Each side had sincere convictions, and we´re at this point. So I would suggest -- I want to say three things. First, I would suggest we turn the page, we turn -- it´s time to turn the page. I would say to my dear friend, the Majority Leader, we are not celebrating. We are relieved.
WASHINGTON — Embattled Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has avoided facing any media since her law enforcement arrested her former IT staffer Imran Awan Tuesday on bank fraud charges. Wasserman Schultz, who walked down the House Capitol steps late Wednesday afternoon following remarks she made on the floor, caught site of The Daily Caller’s reporter and nervously turned around and ran back up the steps with her staffer in tow. The Miami Herald reported Thursday night that her spokesman told a reporter Wednesday, as she walked to the floor of the House, that she would not answer questions about
The United States on Friday imposed new ballistic missile sanctions on Iran, a day after the Islamic Republic launched a rocket towards space. Though the flight ultimately wasn´t successful, officials told Fox News, Iran´s rocket is thought to be a step toward developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could one day carry a nuclear weapon. The sanctions announced on Friday target six Iranian subsidiaries of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group. The Treasury Department said that group is “central” to Iran’s ballistic missiles program.
A new federal policy to compel immigration detentions by local cops likely conflicts with a bombshell Supreme Judicial Court decision from earlier this week, Bay State elected officials say — and they plan to push back despite the possibility of losing millions of grant dollars. (Snip) The announcement Tuesday came a day after the Supreme Judicial Court barred local officials from holding illegal immigrants solely on detainers from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. A “Safe Communities Act” proposal in the Legislature would add more restrictions on local officials’ cooperation with federal ones.
Seattle — The posters on display at the entrance to her Capitol Hill store say it all: “You are safe here.” “Black Lives Matter.” “Resist Trump: keep America great.” “I was raised on the most progressive politics,” says Jon (pronounced “Joan”) Milazzo, who co-owns Retrofit Home, a furniture shop on a busy corner of downtown Seattle. A native Vermonter who moved west about 30 years ago, Ms. Milazzo is all for the idea that employees – especially those at the bottom of the pay scale – receive a fair wage for their work. But she is straining to reconcile her
For an entire generation now, Americans have awarded the country’s volunteer military force with the highest confidence rating of any national institution. Congress, on the other hand, not so much, based on its chronic perceived inability to perform the work widely seen as necessary. Oh, look! More examples this week [Snip] So, what if anything could the institution of Congress, whose job approval is mired at or below 20%, learn from studying the institution of the U.S. military? Not that it would, mind you. But if Congress
When passengers aboard the Emerald Princess cruise heard the first in a string of announcements regarding a death on the ship, some simply thought it was part of the show. (Snip) Their revelry, however was interrupted by a troubling announcement requesting urgent assistance from medical and security teams. Passenger Vic Simpson recalled the casual response from those enjoying the dinner show, most of them under the impression that it was simply meant to enhance the evening’s entertainment. “Because they were doing a murder mystery theater about death on a cruise ship, most people thought it was just part of the
Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard, whose short life captured the hearts of the world, has died after suffering from a rare genetic condition which has seen him in hospital for the majority of his short life. Charlie´s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, fought a lengthy and emotional legal battle to take their severely ill baby son to the US for treatment, which was denied by judges. Charlie´s mother, Connie, said: ´Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.´ Yesterday courts denied his parents the chance to take him home to die. The plight of Charlie Gard has seen hundreds
(*) Apart from all the other best things ever he has done so far… Just like The Simpsons in the days when it was good, Trump’s ban on transgenderism in the military is great because it works on so many levels. It’s great because it trolls like a boss. Trump: I bet I can get liberals to defend joining the army. Mattis: No way. Trump: Hold my beer while I tweet. pic.twitter.com/VX0eo11iIU — Not Elizabeth (@BasedElizabeth) July 27, 2017 It’s great because it has annoyed so many of the right people: Donald: With your ban on trans people from the military, you are on notice that you just
Retired Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said Thursday on Tucker Carlson Tonight that there is now evidence that then-Democratic National Chairwoman and current Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz used Imran Awan for "malevolent activities" and "manipulative things" against Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary race. (Snip) Now the FBI has rolled in and let me give you the big take away here, it looks like a foreign intelligence service may be the recipient of all this. Something called the Muslim Brotherhood. INGRAHAM: Whoa, whoa, whoa. The Muslim Brotherhood and Debbie? They are really going to say it´s a conspiracy theory now.
President Trump´s sweep of the Rust Belt last November caught the Acela corridor off guard, inducing months of rumination from people with elite diplomas in coastal cities hoping to diagnose the Democratic Party´s decline in its historical strongholds. One would be hard pressed to find a congressional district more representative of this shift than the district of Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., which covers rural parts of central and northern Wisconsin. From 1969 until 2010, the district re-elected Democrat David Obey time after time to represent its interests in Washington. But a changing economy has hit the district hard, shuttering paper
Friday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, suggested it might be time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to step down from his leadership position if he is unable to repeal Obamacare. Brooks explained that if were unable to accomplish that repeal, then he may be unable to fulfill other parts of President Donald Trump’s agenda. “Unquestionably the leadership at the top is responsible,” Brooks said. “The buck stops there, that’s why you take on that kind of responsibility,” Brooks said. “And if Mitch McConnell cannot get the job done on
During a press conference on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) praised Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Susan Collins (R-ME) for their votes against the skinny Obamacare repeal and stated McCain’s vote showed the same courage he showed during his service in the Vietnam War. Schumer said that he and McCain “have been friends for a very long time, ever since the Gang of Eight, which we put together. And I have not seen a senator who speaks truth to power as strongly, as well, and as frequently as John McCain. The very same courage
The Treasury Department is ending an ineffective Obama program that promised to help millions of Americans save for retirement, the government announced Friday. Treasury announced the myRA program would be phased out, after costing taxpayers $70 million though few Americans used the program. Former president Barack Obama used his 2014 State of the Union address to launch the myRA program, with a promise to "help millions" to save for retirement. Two years later, only 20,000 had signed up. "The myRA program was created to help low to middle income earners start saving for retirement," said Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer. "Unfortunately, there
Starbucks Corp. suffered its biggest stock decline in almost two years after cutting its forecast, renewing fears about sputtering growth at the world’s largest coffee chain. The shares dropped as much as 8.2 percent to $54.63 in New York, the biggest intraday plunge since August 2015. Slowing growth in the U.S. forced Starbucks to cut its profit forecast for the fiscal year. The company also admitted defeat in its effort to run a chain of tea shops, saying it will shutter its Teavana stores, a move that will eliminate 3,300 jobs. The tepid outlook adds the pressure on Chief Executive
A Florida man has been charged with manslaughter after leaving his 8-month-old son to die in 109-degree heat in his trailer. William Hendrickson´s baby passed away at the scene on Thursday after Largo police officers and paramedics could not revive him, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The little boy´s 2-year-old sister suffered severe dehydration as well and was hospitalized. Investigators found the temperature in Hendrickson´s bedroom in the Largo mobile home to be 109 degrees. Hendrickson, 25, had been cautioned by local social services not to leave the kids in the steaming bedroom, according to the newspaper. "The Largo Police would like
TOKYO — North Korea has taken another step toward achieving its stated goal of being able to send a nuclear weapon to the United States mainland, apparently firing another ballistic missile late Friday night. However, it was not immediately clear whether the missile was an intercontinental one capable of reaching the continental United States. North Korea appeared to launch the missile just after 11 p.m. local time, South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in convened an emergency national security meeting. Japanese authorities also reported detecting the launch, with the missile appearing to land within Japan’s exclusive economic
A machete-wielding man has killed one and injured several others after going on the rampage through a German supermarket this afternoon. The attacker, who reportedly screamed Allahu Akbar, ran into an Edeka shop in the northern city of Hamburg and knifed a customer to death before slashing at four others as he fled. He ran off but was pursued by passers-by who wrestled him to the ground and called police who made an arrest. Heavily armed officers have locked the area down and police helicopters have been seen above the crime scene. A motive for the knifing has not yet been established.
Islamic State is building a ´regional caliphate´ in the Philippines that poses a serious threat to Australia, Attorney-General George Brandis has warned. Indonesia and Australia are co-hosting a summit with four neighbouring countries to tackle the bloody siege that has entered its third month on Marawi island. The meet comes amid mounting fears that battle-hardened jihadists will find a foothold in the war-torn city after losing ground in the Middle East. According to Indonesia´s counter-terrorism agencies, there are 510 Indonesian ISIS supporters in Syria and Iraq. ´We expect important outcomes tomorrow, which will serve what binds us all together and
Trump and his critics are attacking each other, failing to focus on the only story that counts: the welfare of the United States. The American political system has never quite seen anything like the current opposition to President Trump and his unusual reaction to it. We are no longer in the customary political landscape. Usually, the out-of-power opposition — in this case, the Democratic party — offers most of the criticism and all of the alternative policies in order to win in the next election. Instead, Trump has an entire circle of diverse critics shooting at him. But they just
Roughly a month ago, we noted that Republicans might be well served to stop sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the next Russia ´bombshell´ to drop and actually go on the offensive against an ´investigation´ that has obviously morphed into mass hysteria courtesy of free-flowing leaks from a conflicted "intelligence community" intent upon bringing down a presidency rather than finding out the truth. Here´s what we said: Of course, until someone within the Trump administration or Republican Party smartens up and calls for the appointment of a ´Special Counsel´ to look into Hillary´s email scandal, something that should
North Korea has reportedly fired a missile which may land in Japan´s territorial waters. Japan´s Ministry of Defense announced that there is a possibility that an object will be launched from North Korea and land in Japan´s exclusive economic zone. The Japanese government has established an emergency participation team with members of relevant ministries and agencies. ´Before midnight North Korea launched a flying body that is considered a missile, it could potentially land in Japan´s exclusive economic zones, and a sailing warning was issued,´ a government official told NHK. More to follow.
WASHINGTON -- The senator who was defeated by President Obama in his 2008 quest for the White House stepped in to cast the deciding vote to kill Senate Republicans´ last-gasp effort to repeal Obama´s signature healthcare legislation before the summer recess. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) were expected to vote against the "skinny repeal" -- a bare-bones repeal of only the individual and employer mandates as well as the medical device tax; the latter has drawn bipartisan criticism over the years. Vice President Mike Pence was at the Capitol, ready to cast a tie-breaking vote as he had to
Atlantic Media owner David Bradley announced today that he will sell the anchor of his sprawling Washington-based media empire: its iconic, 160-year-old monthly magazine, to Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow and one of the richest people in the world. Bradley, 64, announced the sale in a morning memo to his staff. (Snip)Atlantic Media is an amalgam of disparate businesses employing 730 (125 at National Journal). The empire brings in around $135 million in revenue and is profitable. Bradley made his fortune by founding two companies, the Advisory Board and Corporate Executive Board, which he took public and sold. It gave him
Sweden´s government is in crisis after a government agency accidentally leaked the entire country´s personal details database by offshoring its storage without adequate safeguards. Two ministers have been fired and the entire government may fall. (Snip) Spectacular as it is, the Swedish disaster is just the latest in a seemingly unending series of similar catastrophes of which the OPM records loss , Snowden defection, State Dept secret cable loss, NSA toolkit theft are but a few well known examples. The casualties flash past like milestones in a blur. Britain´s NHS lost 100,000 patient records the other day. Pakistan´s Prime Minister
"To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature Congressman." — Mark Twain This week, the Senate gave the public a fresh and powerful reason to view Twain as correct in his assessment. Whatever your views on ObamaCare, the simple fact is that the GOP Senate voted to repeal ObamaCare in December 2015, knowing full well that President Obama would veto the bill. That vote was conveniently timed to give Republican lawmakers the ability to go back to their states and proclaim that they had tried to repeal ObamaCare, but were thwarted by a Democratic president. "Elect me, and give us