Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the Trump administration is not planning on being patient with North Korean aggression, and Charles Krauthammer argued that such a threat is intended for the Chinese to hear, since they can affect what North Korea does: Yes, when you say “Nothing is off the table,” you haven’t said anything new — that was said by all administrations. But when you add, which he did, “The era of strategic patience is over” — that was the theme of the Obama administration, and perhaps you might even say the Bush administration. Strategic patience, meaning: The
Expedia just named Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors. In a public filing posted Friday, the travel site said it named Clinton -- the daughter of Hillary Clinton -- as a member of its board on Thursday. Expedia (EXPE) said Clinton will be paid "in accordance with the company´s standard compensation policies" for board members. According to an Expedia proxy statement from August, non-employee directors were paid a $45,000 "annual retainer" and awarded $250,000 worth of stock in 2015. Board members who served on various committees were paid an additional $10,000 to $20,000. But Expedia said in a filing
Constantly threatening neighbors with nukes has been the Kim family method of being a big man on the block for decades. For a dynasty living in a shack palace in a rich neighborhood, North Korea´s Kim Jong Un has done OK, receiving aid from those he´s menaced and Kim feared (he would say "respected") even by those with no conceivable reason for fearing him. Economic giants like China, Japan and South Korea hang on his every word. Yet without the ability to twirl a nuclear gun around his finger Kim would be a punk nobody. The constant problem for Kim is
San Diego – Customs officers arrested a 24-year-old man Tuesday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry after they discovered four Chinese immigrants crammed in the trunk of his car. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was crossing to the U.S. from Tijuana at about 5:45 p.m. in a white 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan. While the car was at the inspection booth, a Customs and Border Patrol canine team circled the vehicle. The dog, which is trained to detect drugs and smuggled humans, alerted at the trunk. When officers opened the trunk, they found three women and a man, all Chinese citizens,
Once again, a lawful executive order on "immigration" has been blocked by a couple of federal judges. To the Left, of course, this is a triumph of "representative democracy" but to the rest of us it´s anything but. The idea that a single federal judge, anywhere, can -- for any reason, or no reason at all -- frustrate the legitimate functioning of the executive branch makes absolutely no sense, except in the political sense. So this battle over Trump´s "Muslim ban" offers us a handy occasion to school the federal judiciary in the constitution, and to remind it that it´s
President Donald Trump is moving his travel ban fight to Virginia. His administration said Friday it will ask a Richmond-based federal appeals court to overrule the Maryland judge who blocked his executive order imposing restrictions on immigrants from six predominantly Muslim countries. Trump may have a better chance of winning in Richmond than in the San Francisco-based appeals court that would consider an attempt to undo a Hawaii judge’s ruling that also halted enforcement of his directive. The Richmond-based court isn’t considered to be as liberal as the San Francisco court, which upheld the order blocking Trump’s
A 10-year-old boy escaped from a registered sex offender who kidnapped him as he walked to school in the Bronx on Friday, police said. The boy had been walking to school on Kingsbridge Ave. and W. 233rd St. at 8:30 a.m. when a 46-year-old man pulled alongside him in a gray van, police said. The sex offender, who is in custody but whose name has not been released, grabbed the boy and forced him inside, cops said. He then drove the boy against his will to a basement apartment on Bailey Ave., police said.
Politico Magazine published another propaganda piece. This time they referred to Merkel as the Leader of the Free World’ instead of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Today, President Trump met with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel to discuss the refugee crisis. Politico Magazine ran a fake news headline: ‘Today, the leader of the free world is meeting with Donald Trump at the White House’. Really? (Photo) Perhaps the most laughable part of the article is when they claimed Merkel is the only leader in Europe who has a plausible claim to moral leadership. I guess invading your own
Here Media is putting Out and The Advocate up for sale, Media Ink has learned. Sources say Here has hired Houlihan Lokey to shop the two magazines and their related digital sites catering to the LGBT crowd. While the magazines are said to barely break even, their gay and lesbian-themed Web sites are money makers, bringing a profit of about $3 million for the combined print and digital operation on revenue of about $15 million. The titles since 2009 have been owned by Los Angeles-based Here, which operates it through Regent Entertainment Media. For the past decade, Here Media has outsourced production
Tucson, Ariz. — Border Patrol agents have arrested a Mexican man who had been deported from the United States last month after serving a prison term for reckless homicide in Tennessee. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say 26-year-old Genaro Galvan-Mora was taken into custody Wednesday evening near Nogales, Arizona. Authorities learned of his previous conviction during processing. They say a records check showed Galvan-Mora was convicted in May 2016 on a reckless homicide charge in Loudon County, Tennessee. He was deported on Feb. 27 after serving a nine-month prison sentence. Border officials say Galvan-Mora is being processed
If the media is wondering why they have lost credibility with the larger U.S. electorate they only need to look at the fake news outrage du jour surrounding President Trump and a visit from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Take a look at this tweet from the Saint Louis Dispatch surrounding an article pushing a story that President Trump refused to shake the hand of Chancellor Merkel: (photo) Literally seconds before that image was captured the following picture was taken: (photo)Why do you suppose the Saint Louis Post Dispatch would choose to ignore the handshake photograph that took place merely seconds before
I continue to worry about Steve Bannon. I see him in the White House photos, but he never has that sprightly Prince of Darkness gleam in his eye anymore. His governing philosophy is being completely gutted by the mice around him. He seems to have a big influence on Trump speeches but zero influence on recent Trump policies. I’m beginning to fear that he’s spending his days sitting along the wall in the Roosevelt Room morosely playing one of those Risk-style global empire video games on his smartphone.
The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials. How many judges will be reassigned and when they will be sent is still under review, according to the officials, but the Justice Department has begun soliciting volunteers for deployment. The targeted cities are New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona. They were chosen because they
Hillary Clinton gave what seemed to be a hint at her future plans at a Saint Patrick´s Day event in Scranton, Pa., on Friday. Speaking at the 19th annual Saint Patrick´s Day Celebration for the Society of Irish Women, the failed 2016 presidential candidate made a reference to the highly publicized first sighting of Clinton following her election loss to Donald Trump, when two days later a hiker in Chappaqua ran into Clinton while on a walk in the woods, and snapped a picture with her. "I am ready to come out of the woods," Clinton said. "And to help
The head of Mexico’s governors’ association will lodge a complaint with the Organization of American States Saturday accusing President Trump of human rights violations, demanding the OAS help ensure protections for migrants facing raids or deportation from the U.S. Graco Ramirez, governor of the Mexican state of Morelos and president of his country’s National Conference of Governors, plans to deliver the complaint personally. The governors say Mr. Trump’s get-tough policies violate the Vienna Convention and other treaties, which establish certain benchmark rights for anyone being detained in another country. “The economy between the northern border of Mexico and the U.S.
An after-action review of the deadly SEAL Team 6 raid of a terrorist compound in Yemen shows that the Jan. 29 mission was not compromised, but it also concludes that the enemy was more ready to fight than expected and that women in one building surprised the commandos by firing weapons. A house for family members within the terrorist compound was deemed not a major concern, based on an assumption that civilians would not likely fight, a U.S. military source told The Washington Times. The SEAL team had hoped to collect more digital intelligence data, but a fierce firefight
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) implied in a recent interview that the Democratic Party is like the ill-fated Titanic, adding that some Democrats want to go along with the "status quo" and sink with the ship." (Snip) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), another member of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party suggested to the Times in the same article that President Donald Trump´s election reminded Democrats that they should focus on their values. "Our values are more in line with most of America," Warren said. The Democratic Party has faced internal turmoil since Republicans regained the White House in
The president is no longer safe on the White House grounds, according to former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who once guarded presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Bongino made the stunning assessment in an interview Friday with Fox News. It followed an incident last Friday night when a man jumped the White House fence and may have roamed the property for as long as 15 minutes before he was stopped by the Secret Service. Jonathan Tran, who carried two cans of mace, set off multiple alarms, Bongino said, and was even spotted by Secret Service agents, but was
A Secret Service computer containing sensitive security information about Trump Tower was stolen from an agent’s vehicle in New York on Thursday, along with a set of security perimeter pins, a personal laptop, and other items, federal and New York City law enforcement sources told POLITICO. The Secret Service laptop, which contained information about the layout and evacuation routes in Trump Tower, was still missing as of Friday afternoon, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.
The man arrested for running over FDNY emergency medical technician Yadira Arroyo and killing her after stealing her ambulance in the Bronx has a long arrest record and a history of mental illness, sources said. Jose Gonzalez, 25, who goes by the nickname “Breezy Blood” and is a Bloods gang member, has 31 past arrests — plus six other contacts with cops related to mental illness or injury, according to police sources. He lives in Fordham Heights in the Bronx. His 10 most recent arrests: * Feb. 25, 2017. Criminal mischief, 46th Precinct, Fordham Heights. * June 9, 2016. Assault,
Banging on doors, yelling, threatening to egg cars. Frat house? Nope -- Holyoke Senior Center, at least according to one official. "The Friday bingo mindset seems to infect people who behave rationally all other days of the week," said Navae Fenwick Rodriguez, executive director of the Holyoke Council on Aging (COA).
Syria on Friday sent two letters to the UN in which it said that Israel’s airstrikes on the country violated international law, the UN Charter, and “the sovereignty and the sanctity of Syrian territory,” the Syrian news agency SANA reported. In letters sent to the UN Secretary General and the President of the Security Council, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said that “in flagrant defiance of the international legitimacy and UN resolutions and the sovereignty and the inviolability of the Syrian territory,” four Israeli warplanes violated Syrian airspace and targeted a military site in the eastern countryside of Homs province. “As part of
When do you not call a gang of gun-toting illegal immigrant Dominican heroin dealers a gang of gun-toting illegal immigrant Dominican heroin dealers? When you’re the uber-PC U.S. attorney’s office in Boston. This is the same prosecutors’ office that, when dealing with, say, a white male U.S. citizen like Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston, leaks like a sieve. But when it comes to covering up for these fentanyl-dealing foreign nationals, omerta kicks in big time. It’s going to take Donald Trump and his AG Jeff Sessions a long time to get the Obama stench out of the Justice Department
Billionaire hedge funder Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah prefer to stay in the political shadows, but now they they´re getting new attention as the most prominent financial political backers of President Donald Trump. The Mercers started out the 2016 primaries as supporters of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but switched to Trump after he got the nomination and became some of his most important backers. They helped shape the campaign in other ways, financing some of the outlets and projects that brought about Trump´s rise. Their data firm, Cambridge Analytica, got hired by the Trump campaign and helped it target its voters. The Mercers´
Kellyanne Conway’s husband, veteran lawyer George Conway, is expected to be nominated to lead the civil division of the Justice Department, according to Reuters. Conway, a graduate of Yale Law School, has spent more than two decades at the corporate firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. While there, he’s represented a slew of high-profile clients, from the National Football League to Philip Morris, according to his biography on the firm’s website. As head of the civil division, Conway would defend the Trump administration in its legal battles, including over the president’s travel ban. George Conway, who didn’t have a direct role in