McCord served as the acting assistant attorney general for national security between October 2016 and May 2017. p It was a role that was underscored this week when she was identified in a Justice Department inspector general's report as one of a handful of senior Justice Department officials who reviewed renewals of a flawed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant of Carter Page, a member of the Trump campaign's foreign policy team. br / The report, by inspector general Michael Horowitz, found that the FBI's applications for the secret warrant were riddled with “basic and fundamental errors,” including misstating key evidence and withholding exculpatory facts that undercut all...
Following a House Judiciary Committee's passage of articles of impeachment against a president for the fourth time in US history, Republican leaders have directed their outrage to Democratic congressman who appeared to be watching golf during the 14-hour hearing. Steve Guest, the GOP's rapid response director, asked on Twitter: "What on earth is Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond watching on his laptop during this impeachment markup? To me, it looks like Rep. Richmond is watching the President's Cup golf tournament.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer got a warm welcome from every co-host of The View except one on Friday morning. “Mr. Steyer, between you and Mayor Bloomberg, you have now spent $200 million on political ads,” Meghan McCain told their guest. “I'm talking about breaking a corporate stranglehold on our government that is preventing it from acting on anything,” Steyer said.
Even though Barack Obama surprisingly won Iowa in 2008, Harris struggled to gain support in the small, mostly white state whose African American population is a whopping 3.8%. All that may be true, but it misses the most important part of the story. It was one thing for Harris to receive little to no support from whites in Iowa, but how could the fact that blacks in South Carolina (and beyond) weren't excited about her either be explained?
Two children are dead and another is still missing after the vehicle they were traveling in was swept away in floodwaters in Arizona's Tonto Basin, the Gila County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. The Gila County Sheriff's Office told CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV the victims found were a five-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl. According to the Gila County Sheriff's Office, they received a call around 4 p.m. Friday of a vehicle stuck in Tonto Creek at Bar X Crossing in Tonto Basin, located about 80 miles from Phoenix.
Getty The official exit poll points to a huge majority for Boris Johnson's Conservative Party Johnson is on course to win the party's biggest parliamentary majority for decades with the opposition Labour party on course for its worst result in a century. The result, if borne out, will give Johnson the freedom to radically change Britain's future outside the EU. It kills off any prospect of Britain's exit from the EU being prevented.
Iran's Foreign Ministry called in the South Korean ambassador last month to demand payment of 7 trillion won ($6 billion) for oil it sold to the Asian country, Chosun Ilbo reported, citing officials it didn't identify. Iran expressed “strong regret” over Seoul's failure to complete the payment, which has been deposited at two South Korean banks without being transferred to Iran's central bank for years due to U.S. sanctions against the Middle Eastern country, the newspaper said. It added that other Iranian authorities including the central bank also complained.
A nasty Norovirus outbreak is terrorizing Washington state, forcing hundreds of kids to stay home and dozens of schools to close. Seattle Public Schools tweeted that Leschi Elementary will be closed Friday for cleaning because of the stomach flu outbreak. Over 100 students and staff members reported being sick Thursday.
A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest. The presiding judge said Bashir, 75, who was deposed by the military in April following months of street protests against his three-decade rule, was being sent to the reform facility, rather than a prison, on account of his age. He also ordered the confiscation of millions of euros and Sudanese pounds found in Bashir's residence when he was toppled.
Reminder: There are 52 days until the Iowa caucuses and 326 days until the 2020 presidential election. With polls showing her once steady rise to the top tier of the Democratic race stalling, Sen. Elizabeth Warren went on the attack on Thursday in a speech at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, taking thinly veiled swipes at both Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “Unlike some candidates for the Democratic nomination, I'm not betting my agenda on the naive hope that if Democrats adopt Republican critiques of progressive policies or make vague calls for unity that somehow the wealthy and well-connected will stand down,” Warren said in a rebuke of her more moderate rivals.
After a marathon session of debate, the House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Trump.
China expressed cautious optimism Saturday about a first-step trade agreement that dials down a trade war it blames the U.S. for starting. Chinese experts and news media joined government officials in saying the deal would reduce uncertainty for companies, at least in the short term. “It at least stabilizes the situation and lays a foundation for the next round of trade talks or canceling additional tariffs in the future," said Tu Xinquan, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.
As North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs have become more adventurous, a worrying possibility has begun to emerge. There's a chance that—at some point—the North Koreans might want to combine the two testing programs, by putting a live nuclear warhead on top of a ballistic missile. That means, assuming all goes as it should, the missile would fly downrange to its appointed target zone, and the warhead would detonate in the atmosphere.
At first glance, these newly released images by NASA may look like lava churning in the heart of a volcano, but they reveal otherworldly storm systems whirling in a way that surprised scientists. The swirls in the photos are cyclones around Jupiter's south pole, captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Nov. 3, 2019. Juno has been orbiting the solar system's largest planet since 2016 and has seen these polar cyclones before, but its latest flight over this region of the planet revealed a startling discovery - a new cyclone had formed unexpectedly.
People seemingly unhappy with the prospect of another five years of Tory rule began searching for alternative countries as soon as the exit poll results were published on Thursday evening. Canada was the most popular destination that UK web users searched for, though countries like Australia, France and Ireland also saw an uptick in search traffic. A similar search trend took place in the US in 2016 after Donald Trump was victorious in the presidential elections, as well as after the UK referendum to remain in the European Union that same year.
NATO increased activity along its eastern flank after Russia's 2014 incursion in Ukraine, bringing NATO military personnel into closer proximity to Russia. Reports of those encounters appear to have dropped off, but NATO and its partners are still preparing to thwart them, according to the US's top commander in Europe. At the beginning of 2017, after Dutch fighter pilots deployed to Lithuania on a Baltic Air Policing rotation called home using their own phones, their families started getting sinister phone calls.
From the Apple AirPods Pro to the Google Pixel 3a, these are the gadgets that took over 2019. From Popular Mechanics
After decades when Jews in America permitted themselves to believe they had finally found a welcoming home in a majority Christian, creedally universalist country, things have begun to shift in familiar and terrifying ways. Over a hundred gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in France were spray-painted with swastikas earlier this month.
A Salvadoran man seeking asylum in the United States was kidnapped and murdered in the Mexican border city of Tijuana where he was sent to wait for his asylum court hearing under a migrant protection program instated by President Donald Trump. Critics of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) have argued that the migrants affected by the initiative, mostly from the impoverished and violence-plagued countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are at risk in Mexico. "They sent us back.
In September, former Vice President Joe Biden attempted to portray himself as an opponent of the Iraq war he voted for 17 years ago. Sure, as a U.S. senator, he voted to authorize the war, Biden told an NPR interviewer who asked about his foreign policy judgment. But that was only after Biden got a “commitment” from George W. Bush, the war's architect, that the former president “needed the vote to be able to get inspectors into Iraq to determine whether or not Saddam Hussein was engaged in dealing with a nuclear program.
Bampumim Teixeira, 33, requested not to be in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down because he said he wouldn't control himself. Teixeira declined to address the court, but the victims' families gave impact statements. Field's brother, Jason Field, delivered a tearful speech in which he described his brother as his “life adviser and best friend," the best man at his wedding and his roommate in college.
The list will be dominated by traditional air powers, particularly the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom. Towards that end, these powers consider maintaining large, rapidly deployable and modern air forces vital to their national security. The People's Republic of China will be a new entrant on the list.
Two teenage brothers with ties to the Chicago area are among the victims who lost their lives after a volcano erupted in New Zealand on Monday . Matthew and Berend Hollander died in a hospital as a result of injuries from the White Island volcano eruption, according to a letter addressed to parents from Knox Grammar School, the boys' school in Australia. The Chicago Tribune reports Berend was 16 and Matthew was 13.
An 18-year-old college student has been found stabbed to death in a park just a block away from the New York City Columbia University campus. Tessa Majors was a student at Barnard College, a private liberal arts college in Manhattan that is affiliated with the prestigious university near where she was found with multiple stab wounds. A statement from Barnard president Sian Leah Beilock to students said that Majors was victim of an armed robbery, and that her parents had been notified.
US Army US-led forces had to call in an airstrike on a medical facility — which was being renovated to provide better care for the local Afghan people — to stop a Taliban assault on Bagram Airfield. The Taliban had "badly damaged" the facility in the initial assault, during which suicide bombers killed two Afghan civilians and wounded 70 others. US-led forces issued a warning to the locals and then called in an airstrike on the clinic, where the Taliban insurgents had taken up position.