Washington President Donald Trump appears poised to "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal in an effort to initiate tougher and more wide-ranging restrictions on Tehran, but his plan -- which hinges on Congress determining a path forward -- is raising concerns of a potential backlash that could set the stage for another nuclear crisis. Two senior US officials told CNN that Trump plans to "decertify" the deal this week despite the international community´s assessment that Iran is fulfiling its obligations under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the JCPOA. While Trump will likely stop short of scrapping the agreement
I kept hearing John Kerry telling us about all those "snap back" provisions that would protect U.S. positions in this deal. Now, the Iranians are not honoring the deal, and the same leftists are advising not to use the "snap back" provisions in the agreement. Really? The deal stinks, and the U.S. deserves a better deal. I hope Trump throws this deal into the trashbin.
Iran has been begging for a good asswhoopin´ for decades. Now is the time to do it before they develop a working nuke, if they haven´t already. Muslims lie and Iran lies with the worst of them. Turn them into glass and see how much trouble they cause.
CNN tries to put the blame on PT instead of Obama´s complete surrender and the U.N.´s half-hearted attempts on inspection. Iran just builds another military base so now that´s off limits to nuke inspection. PT is right, worse deal ever made.
Not only does it secure the future of both Israel and the Palestinians, it enables Arab states like Saudi Arabia to work openly with Israel to defeat their joint Iranian enemy. Monday, The New York Times published the Palestinian response to an alleged Saudi peace plan. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly presented it to PLO chief and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas last month. According to the Times’ report, Mohammed told Abbas he has two months to either accept the Saudi proposal or leave office to make way for a new Palestinian leader who will accept it. The Palestinians and
AT LEAST 50 people have been injured after a passenger train smashed into a freight train. German broadcaster ARD reported that about 50 people had been injured after a passenger train drove into a freight train in the town of Meerbusch in Nordrhein-Westfalen region of Germany. Residents reported hearing a "bang" as the trains collided, which was so loud that the windows shook. The railway confirmed a National Express train and a freight train from DB Cargo are involved in the collision. A National Express spokesman said: "The driver noticed an obstacle on the open track and immediately initiated a rapid braking. Then
The woman who outed White House intern Monica Lewinsky as Bill Clinton´s ´mistress,´ paints the former president with the same brush as men like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and Kevin Spacey – a sexual predator. Linda Tripp felt compelled to speak out to DailyMailTV after two decades of silence, saying that giving the President ´a pass´ for his behavior all those years ago brought us to where we are today. Tripp has pointed to that time in history as giving men in power the permission to abuse their status in order to satisfy their sexual appetites. But Bill Clinton wasn´t the only one
The FBI agent who was dismissed from special counsel Robert Mueller´s Russia probe for sending his lover anti-Trump text messages is turning into a Forrest Gump character who figured in a number of key moments in the Bureau´s recent history. Peter Strzok was reassigned to the FBI´s human resources department after the text messages between him and FBI lawyer Lisa Page were uncovered. He was already known to be the agent who who edited then-Director James Comey´s reprimand of Hillary Clinton for using an unsecured private email server for classified messages. Strzok, among the top officials investigating Clinton, changed Comey´s description of
Storm Caroline is set to batter Britain on Thursday with 80mph wind gusts and up to eight inches of snow. Forecasters have warned road, rail, air and ferry services could all be disrupted while homes might lose power as the Scottish Highlands are worst hit by the strong gusts which will reach at least 60mph widely. Snow and ice will then affect the UK´s western coast from the Highlands down to Cornwall on Friday and Saturday, with up to 8in (20cm) of the white stuff possible over higher ground in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Caroline is the fifth storm
A SHOOTING at Bastia Airport in Corsica has seen one killed and multiple injured soon after a flight landed from Paris Orly. The shooting took place just after 11.20am near the arrivals area. One of those inured was a man aged 40 who has several bullet wounds, according to French reports. He has been reported as being in a serious condition. The shooting took place near the entrance of Bastia airport, based on the French island of Corsica, (Snip)This is a breaking story. More to follow.
Images showing the next generation of Taliban militants pouring over their exam papers – as armed invigilators patrol above them - have emerged from Afghanistan. Taliban chiefs have been setting up a string of of schools in their strongholds in Afghanistan and remote parts of Pakistan to indoctrinate boys into their fundamentalist teachings that embrace Sharia law. The Imam Ghazali School is in the Hindu Kush mountain range north of the capital Kabul and the pictures were released by the Taliban´s official TV channel. Staff can be seen walking through the ranks of boys as they work on their papers – one
St Paul´s Station and several nearby roads were sealed off this morning as police dealt with a package found inside a building. At least three police vehicles and several officers arrived at St Martin´s Le Grand at around 10.30am to inspect the item, which was initially thought to be suspicious. The cordons were taken down after police cleared the area, which is near the heart of London´s financial district, and deemed the object safe. In addition to the closure of St Martin´s Le Grand, Newgate Street was closed between Old Bailey and Cheapside, along with St Paul´s Station. All have since reopened to
THE United States Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to enforce his controversial “Muslim ban”. The ban is now set to go into “full effect”, although it is not clear on what timescale this will happen. Legal challenges against the controversial measure are still making their way through the US courts, and have not yet reached the Supreme Court. Challenges by the state of Hawaii and the American Civil Liberties Union said the latest ban, as in its earlier iterations, discriminates against Muslims in violation of the US Constitution and is not permissible under immigration laws. However it will nonetheless go into
The campaign aide who shared the Access Hollywood tape with Donald Trump says the video of the president demeaning women that made the rounds last year ´is of course real.´ Trump´s deputy campaign manager at the time, David Bossie, confirmed Monday that it is the sitting president in the hot mic recording from 2005 bragging that he´s entitled to grab women ´by the p***y´ because he´s a star. ´The president made a tape where he acknowledged having the locker room talk. And I think that that´s where it ends with him. It was all about the talk,´ Bossie said. When the damning
It´s not surprising that President Trump would choose to travel to Utah Monday alongside Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican who´s represented the state in the Senate for the last 40 years. But Trump has broader intentions than just taking Hatch for a ride aboard Air Force One and championing one of the senator´s causes: shrinking the national monuments of Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante. The president wants to keep former GOP nominee Mitt Romney out of the U.S. Senate. Romney, a Mormon with roots in the state who previously served as the governor of Massachusetts, has been mulling a run for Hatch´s
President Donald Trump rushed to Michael Flynn´s defense on Monday morning, accusing the feds of destroying his former national security adviser´s life. Trump told reporters he feels ´very badly´ for Flynn, a retired general who served in his White House for a brief period after the inauguration. Flynn plead guilty last week to lying to the FBI as part of a plea deal. The president said that Hillary Clinton, his former opponent for president, ´lied many times, nothing happened to her.´ ´Flynn lied and it´s like they ruined his life. It was very unfair.´ Trump is on his way to Utah for an event
LaVar Ball told ESPN that he has pulled his son LiAngelo out of UCLA. "We are exploring other options with Gelo," LaVar Ball said on Monday. "He´s out of there." "I´m going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have." LaVar Ball LiAngelo Ball, a freshman, is one of three UCLA basketball players who were indefinitely suspended after a shoplifting incident in China in November. Ball, the middle Ball brother, did not play a single game in college after being suspended from the team -- along with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill. "I´m not
In advance of Michael Flynn’s guilty plea last week, President Trump started acting out. He retweeted a fake and vulgar message about Muslims. He sabotaged a meeting with Democrats on a budget deal and then spread word that shutting down the government might help him politically. (Snip) Thirty of the 44 heading for the door are Republicans. Most of them are good-government Republicans like Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida. They deserve thanks for years of good public service. But at the critical moment when the nation is dealing with an out-of-control Republican in the White
Golly. It’s one thing to suspend a reporter for making an incredibly damaging error of basic fact on air. But to remove him from covering a particular subject altogether? That’s the sort of thing you might do if you’d concluded he’s incapable of covering that topic fairly. If it’s an innocent mistake borne of carelessness, there’s no need to declare certain topics off-limits. You do that only when you think the reporter’s view of that topic will necessarily compromise his judgment. And if you’ve got a reporter like that on staff and the topic happens to be the president and
WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who almost certainly holds the crucial vote in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, sent sharply contradictory messages when it was argued Tuesday at the Supreme Court. He asked a lawyer for the Trump administration whether the baker, Jack Phillips, could put a sign in his window saying, “We don’t bake cakes for gay weddings.” The lawyer, Noel J. Francisco said yes, so long as the cakes were custom made. Justice Kennedy looked troubled and said the administration’s position was an affront to the dignity
The smoke is clearing from an explosive Mueller investigation weekend of charges, chattering, and tweets. Before the next aftershock, it might be helpful to make three points about where things stand. In ascending order of importance, they are: 1.) There is a great deal of misinformation in the commentariat about how prosecutors build cases. 2.) For all practical purposes, the collusion probe is over. While the “counterintelligence” cover will continue to be exploited so that no jurisdictional limits are placed on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, this is now an obstruction investigation. 3.) That means it is, as it has always
Vice President Mike Pence and former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus considered a coup to replace then candidate Donald Trump following the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, The Atlantic reported in a lengthy profile of Pence on Tuesday.
Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of Congress, will retire, rather than seek re-election amid allegations that he sexually harassed staffers, he said Tuesday. (Snip) “My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in anyway by what we’re going through now. This too shall pass. My legacy will continue through my children,” Conyers said. “...I’m retiring today.” He endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to succeed him in Congress. Conyers made the announcement from a hospital bed. The 88-year-old dean of the U.S. House has repeatedly denied claims he mistreated staffers, but calls for his departure intensified last week
Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick made a rare public appearance on Sunday where he was honored by the ACLU of Southern California. The organization invited Kaepernick to its annual Bill of Rights awards gala where he and other stars such as Gina Rodriguez, Jane Fonda and Judd Apatow were honored for their work this year. The NFL star, who gained a lot of attention for his decision to kneel during the National Anthem at games, was awarded the Eason Monroe Courageous Courage Award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The crowd was reportedly stunned to see Kaepernick as he was not
With rumors swirling that Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton will soon head for the CIA, another Senate race may be added to the 2018 list. The safe money is for an open seat in Arkansas to stay in Republican hands. But who thought Alabama would host a competitive Senate race? If Democrats can find a credible candidate, and unruly Republican voters again fail to take their nomination process seriously, anything could happen. (Snip) If Arkansas Democrats want to field a serious Democrat, there’s only one name to consider. I’m talking, of course, about Clinton. Of course, Hillary Clinton would have to
Special prosecutor Robert Mueller zeroed in on President Donald Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections widens. Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest lender several weeks ago, forcing the bank to submit documents on its relationship with Trump and his family, according to a person briefed on the matter, who asked not to be identified because the action has not been announced. “Deutsche Bank always cooperates with investigating authorities in all countries,” the lender said in a statement to Bloomberg Tuesday, declining to provide additional information. Deutsche Bank for
Former president Barack Obama reportedly said more women should be in power since men are struggling to get the job done, referring to the increasing number of powerful men who have been accused of sexual assault and harassment. Speaking at an invitation-only conference, Les Napoleons, on Saturday, the 44th president told the room about “the importance of more focus on putting women in power because men seem to be having some problems these days,” French news agency AFP reported. “Not to generalize, but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialization,”
Republican strategist Alex Castellanos said he believes "we´re closer to impeachment now than we think" during a discussion on ABC´s "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday. Castellanos, who also serves as a CNN contributor, suggested that if Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore wins a special election next week, he could become the face of the party and hurt GOP candidates in next fall´s midterm elections. Asked by Stephanopoulos if special council Robert Mueller "posed an existential threat" to the President Trump given former national security adviser Michael Flynn´s guilty plea on Friday, the veteran strategist said "I don’t