It's certainly true that Biden's age has been an issue from the moment he pondered entering the 2020 presidential race. But until Thursday night debate in Houston, the issue had been dealt with a healthy dose of politeness from his rival Democrats. They might see that while the electorate may be getting younger, the most reliable voters often have at least a tinge of silver in their hair.
Mind you, neither the Times nor the Post claims to have been told by any grand jurors that they declined to indict McCabe; nor do they report hearing from any knowledgeable government official that a no true bill was voted. Nevertheless, McCabe's legal team is demanding that the Justice Department disclose whether an indictment was declined and refrain from seeking an indictment in the future. This gambit, of course, floats the narrative that the case against McCabe must be crumbling — the media reports spur the Bromwich letter, which spur more media reports, rinse and repeat.
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit against Fox News brought by the parents of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, concluding there are plausible claims that the conservative cable network was party to a “campaign of emotional torture. The long-awaited opinion by a three-judge panel in New York, reversing a lower court ruling, opens the door for the lawyers representing Seth Rich's parents, Joel and Mary Rich, to obtain internal documents and depose top Fox News executives about a May 16, 2017, story falsely alleging that the DNC staff member had leaked internal party emails to WikiLeaks prior to his murder.
The chairman of the House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to the acting Director of National Intelligence, saying Joseph Maguire is withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement Friday evening that the committee will require that Maguire testify Thursday unless he complies with the subpoena. The chairman did not detail the subject of the whistleblower complaint, but said he was aware the intelligence community's inspector general had determined it to be credible and a matter of "urgent concern."
Internal documents show the crippling effects of sanctions designed to get Iran to make concessions with its nuclear program; State Department correspondent Rich Edson reports.
The attorney general in the US state of Missouri on Friday accused the Catholic Church of turning a blind eye to church sex abuse and referred a dozen former clergymen for criminal prosecution. "Sexual abuse of minors by members of Missouri's four Roman Catholic dioceses has been a far-reaching and sustained scandal," said the Midwestern state's top prosecutor, Eric Schmitt, after a year-long investigation. "For decades, faced with credible reports of abuse, the church refused to acknowledge the victims and instead focused their efforts on protecting priests," Schmitt told a news conference.
Some protesters cut off former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the latter's final answer of Thursday's debate at Texas Southern University. Unfortunately for them, it appears they were mostly inaudible on ABC's broadcast of the debate. The protesters interrupted Biden's final answer with shouting that went mostly unheard by those watching on television, according to Twitter.
For the often-ridiculed followers of ufology, the study of unidentified flying objects, there was a sense of validation when the celebrated physicist and author Michio Kaku took a break from his work on string field theory to address the Ufology World Congress here last weekend and offer some advice on how to behave aboard an alien spaceship. Kaku said a pocketed alien paper clip, alien fork, even a bit of “alien dandruff” would yield useful chemical and genetic information to scientists. Michio Kaku speaks at the Ufology World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 7.
Tropical Storm Humberto is affecting communities that were decimated just days ago by the Category 5 storm Hurricane Dorian. Although the Humberto isn't expected to be near Dorian's level, it may still wreak havoc on islands such as Great Abaco and Grand Bahama, where at least 50 people were killed during Dorian. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the northwestern Bahamas.
Smokers are turning back to traditional cigarettes amid health scares over vaping, US experts have warned. Vaping has been linked to six deaths across the United States, and 380 people have been hospitalised with lung illnesses in what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called an "outbreak". This week, Donald Trump moved to ban flavoured e-cigarettes in a bid to deter teenagers from taking up vaping.
The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President Donald Trump's name gave no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States had confirmed his death. Administration officials would provide no more information beyond the three-sentence statement from the White House.
Iran will adopt a policy of maximum crude production if the United States lifts sanctions on the country's oil industry, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday. "Maximum production would be the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum's policy in case (U.S.) sanctions are eased on Iran's oil industry," the ministry's official news website SHANA quoted Zanganeh as saying. Since exiting from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers last year, U.S. President Donald Trump has reimposed sanctions on Iran.
But advocates say Ms Slater was the latest victim in an alarming trend, as transgender murders are spiking across the US - particularly in Florida, where the hate crime statute does not apply to people attacked for their gender identity. "Our society needs to work to ensure transpeople can live without fear," the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida said in a statement about Ms Slater's death. Ms Slater's body was found at the edge of Harlem, Florida, a small community about 65 miles west of West Palm.
PROSPECT PARK, N.J. – Muslim Americans say they've been singled out, detained and interrogated at airports – and elected officials are no exception. Mohamed Khairullah, the longtime mayor of Prospect Park, said he was held for three hours at JFK International Airport in New York last month, questioned about whether he knew any terrorists and forced to hand over his phone. “It was definitely a hurtful moment where I'm thinking in my mind that this is not the America that I know,” said Khairullah, a public school administrator.
Dan Bongino wraps up a wild week in news with News Explosion on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.