Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was asked for his position on the so-called Green New Deal, which is a piece of legislation that would remake the nation’s economy with a goal of curbing the threat of anthropogenic climate change. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is forcing a vote on it on the Senate floor. Durbin expressed “Morning Joe” astonishment with the bill and his conversation with his colleague Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA). “To be honest with you, I’ve read and I’ve re-read it, and I asked Ed Markey, ‘What in the heck is this?” Durbin said to giggles from the “Morning Joe” set. “He says it is an aspiration. It’s a resolution aspiration. What we’re going to do is ask the Republican leader, ‘What’s your position on global warming?’ while we’re on the record. Shouldn’t you come out and tell us whether you believe manmade, human activity is having an impact on our environment?” Despite those questions, Durbin would not commit to voting for or against the legislation. Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
Tere will be a reckoning, experts say, a legal and reputational one that could result in Smollett being tossed in the clinks, followed by a career wilderness from which he will never return.
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, marked one year of holding 15-year-old Nigerian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu hostage after her abduction, refusing to free her because she would not renounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said Tuesday that climate change poses an “immediate danger,” while decrying the lack of school teachers equipped to educate students concerning its perils.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday supported Covington High School student Nick Sandmann and his lawyers for suing the Washington Post.
David Wallace-Wells is taking his climate change fear mongering to a new level. He has transformed his doomsday pieces featured in the past two years in New York magazine into a book, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, released today.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan blamed “the wicked Jews” for the crisis over anti-Semitism and the Women’s March.
Bland, boring, but looks-great-in-a-suit MP Chuka Umunna wants you to know that this new 'centrist'/Remainer party he has founded with some other MPs marks a break from "politics as usual."
Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston have left the Conservative party to join a new centrist grouping formed by breakaway ex-Labour Members of Parliament Wednesday morning, taking the leap less than an hour before Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May is due to face MPs in the Commons.
Shanahan had a rocky meeting with U.S. senators at a security conference in Munich, Germany, that could jeopardize his chance to become permanent defense secretary.
President Trump's campaign to decriminalize homosexuality across the world is motivated by racism, a colonial sense of paternalism, and an urge to pick on 'brown-skinned' countries like Iran.
The Office of Government Ethics that once defended Hillary Clinton has refused to certify Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ public financial disclosure report over a “de minimis” and corrected $3,700 in stock.
If a fair and thorough investigation establishes that Jussie Smollett faked the attack he claimed was perpetrated by white men wearing MAGA hats, then he should be charged with a hate crime. Fake hate crimes are hate crimes.
Less than a week after calling for the border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, to be taken down, former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) backtracked on Tuesday, saying he believes “there is a role for physical barriers in some places” along the U.S-Mexico border.
Lara Logan poked the mainstream media beehive last week in a no-holds-barred interview where she bluntly accused many reporters of becoming “political activists” and even “propagandists” for the Left.
Tuesday on CNN’s “OutFront,” billionaire hedge fund manager and liberal activist Tom Steyer said until President Donald Trump was removed from office “the country is at risk.” Steyer said, “I believe that we have a crisis in the United States. The crisis is the president of the United States. And that the Constitution gives us one solution, which is to impeach him and remove him from office. And until that happens, the country is at risk. People are going to be suffering, and we’ll not be doing the right thing. So I think it’s the crisis and, therefore, we should deal with it directly.” He continued, “We have a president who has committed impeachable offenses, and they do rise to the level of impeachment, And if you simply look at the last week, you look at his fake state of emergency, you see a president who’s willing to go directly against the Constitution, to contravene Congress’ right to allocate the money in our society because he didn’t get his way and he threw a fit. So, in fact, what we’ve seen is a president who’s going at the most important issues that a president can do the separation of powers.
An illegal alien has been accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old girl in McCracken County, Kentucky, according to local authorities.
As the slow-motion coup against President Trump takes place, let’s not forget that at its heart is the Deep State’s desire to protect Hillary Clinton from the consequences of her illicit behavior.
The two men who participated in the allegedly staged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police that the singer-actor was behind "creating" a threatening letter sent to him on the set of the program, according to a report.
Lawyer Jonathan Turley told NPR he believes Trump will prevail in the legal challenges for declaring a national emergency to build a wall.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said it is “possible” that President Trump could be a Russian asset. Host Anderson Cooper asked, “Do you still believe the president could be a Russian asset?” McCabe answered, “I think it’s possible. I think that’s why we started our investigation. And I’m really anxious to see where Director Mueller concludes that.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was canceling a federal grant to California worth nearly $1 billion after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the cancelation of the state's high-speed rail project last week.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe stated that he did not believe Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s offer to wear a wire while meeting with President Trump was a good idea. Host Anderson Cooper asked, “[A]t the time that — in the book that Rosenstein offered to wear a wire to a meeting with the president…did you think that was a good idea?” McCabe answered, “Absolutely not.” McCabe added, “I felt like it was an incredibly invasive and potentially precedent-setting thing to do. I didn’t think it was necessary at that point. I mean, if you think about it, the reason you would send someone in with a concealed recording device to tape the utterances and the statements of a subject is to capture evidence of intent. We didn’t need to do that in this case. We knew what the president intended. He made — through his own public statements, statements to Lester Holt in the infamous interview where he talked about thinking about Russia when he fired the director of the FBI. So, it was really some — it was a risky and controversial position that I did not want to put the agency in.” Follow Ian
President Donald Trump can likely begin building the border wall under the national emergency declaration he issued Friday, despite a federal lawsuit filed by California and 15 other states on Monday challenging the plan.
The liberal media have been quick to pan last week’s Warsaw conference on Middle East security as a failure. And their unanimity of opinion is proof of the conference’s success.
Potentially half a million illegal aliens are projected to successfully cross the United States-Mexico border this year, should illegal immigration levels continue at their current rate.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) agreed with the claim that a wall along the southern border would cut off "indigenous people" in America and said President Trump is "afraid of immigrants."
On February 12, Sen. Marco Rubio issued the most important report yet seen in this new Congress—and it might possibly be the most important congressional document published this year.
Mexican officials in Piedras Negras are closing the doors to a migrant caravan shelter that, for more than two weeks, housed roughly 1,700 Central Americans planning to seek asylum in Texas.
Vice President Mike Pence is bringing Marc Short back to the White House, despite Short's failure to deliver on President Donald Trump's promise of immigration reform and a border wall.
Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post on Tuesday, seeking $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and 64 House colleagues sent a letter on Tuesday to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in support of work requirements for food stamps.
"That the FBI and the intelligence community and the Department of Justice began an investigation against four American citizens simply because they worked for the opposition political candidate, that being Donald Trump."
Mexico State authorities are on edge after one improvised explosive device recently detonated inside a cathedral while several others were deactivated in popular shopping centers. No cartel has claimed responsibility for the devices.
An armed robbery suspect in Jacksonville, Arkansas, was shot and fatally wounded by an Express Mart gas station clerk.
Former first lady and former Vice President Joe Biden tied for the Democrats' favorite 2020 presidential candidate in a poll released on Tuesday.
A bill that would make it mandatory in Virginia for convicted cop killers to be sentenced to a minimum of life in prison is headed to Gov. Ralph Northam's desk.
Former “Never Trump” Koch brothers executive Marc Short, once President Trump’s White House Legislative Affairs Director, is now rejoining the administration as Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff after a brief stint as a CNN commentator.
Trump ridiculed potential presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke for saying he was willing to tear down existing walls protecting the United States.
President Donald Trump dismissed on Tuesday the decision by Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2020, saying that the 77-year-old senator from Vermont had "missed his time."
The Washington Post published an op-ed Tuesday comparing President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the border with the the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during Germany's Weimar Republic.
The U.S.-led coalition and its Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) allies have reduced the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) caliphate to a small collection of tents in a tiny village under President Donald Trump's watch, several news outlets acknowledged this week.
A Florida statue based on the iconic "Kissing Sailor" photo depicting a sailor kissing a woman to celebrate the end of World War II was vandalized shortly after news broke that the World War II veteran in the photo died.
Iranian- and Russian-backed dictator Bashar al-Assad over the weekend warned Syrian Kurds who helped the United States defeat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) that the U.S. would not protect them from a prospective offensive by America's NATO ally Turkey, who has vowed to push the Kurdish fighters out of northern Syria.
Dr. Paul Gottfried, the Raffensperger professor of Humanities Emeritus at Elizabethtown College, spoke on Wednesday in Washington, DC, about the failures and intellectual development of liberal internationalism and how it drives America's perpetual wars.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly refused, most recently in a speech Monday, to rule out using the military to end the tyrannical socialist rule of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, concerning many with little appetite for a major U.S. military intervention in yet another country.
Venezuela's socialist dictatorship announced Tuesday the organization of a concert on the Colombian border to celebrate the repressive regime, a direct response to a coordinated effort led by British billionaire Richard Branson to organize a concert on the Colombian side to raise funds for humanitarian aid.