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|Cable News Chyrons Tell The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Year In Office
Donald Trump has officially completed one full year as president, and holy moly what a year it’s been.
POSTED JANUARY 20, 2018 5:18 PM
|Photos of the week: 1/12 - 1/19
A house of horrors was discovered in Perris, California at the start of the week.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 3:17 PM
|GOP Lawmaker Claims ISIS Masterminded Las Vegas Shooting
told Fox News host Tucker Carlson he believes the Islamic State terror group masterminded the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people in October.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:55 AM
|Delta issues new rules on emotional support animals
After the airline said it saw a spike in animal incidents, passengers must now provide documentation for their pet to the airline within 48 hours of their flight.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:05 AM
|California community makes recovery strides after mudslide
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening while the search is widening from three people still missing after a massive mudslide, authorities said Friday.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 9:17 PM
|Google CEO: 'No regrets' firing diversity memo writer James Damore
During the Recode and MSNBC Revolution town hall, Google CEO Sundar Pichai discusses firing James Damore, the aiuthor of a controversial diversity memo and maintains the company’s action was not done for political reasons.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 10:54 AM
|Confronting China and Russia, not tackling terrorism, is now America's top security priority
Countering China and Russia is a bigger focus for US national security than defeating terrorism, the American administration announced yesterday. Donald Trump’s new national defence strategy named “inter-state strategic competition” as its primary concern rather than jihadist attacks. It marks a tipping point after almost two decades when the US has focussed on countering terrorism following the September 11 attacks. China, Russia, North Korea and Iran were all mentioned as powers that were threatening the international order. The strategy signals a return of a Cold War-style mentality in American foreign policy that will focus on countering rival great powers. James Mattis, US Secretary of Defense Credit: EPA/WALLACE WOON James Mattis, the US defence secretary, explained the rationale behind the 11-page national defence strategy in a speech on Friday. “We will to continue to prosecute the campaign against terrorists that we’re engaged in today, but great-power competition - not terrorism - is now the primary focus of US national security,” he said. Mr Mattis added: "To those who would threaten America's experiment in democracy: they must know if you challenge us, it will be your longest and worst day." The document itself included a similar message: “Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security.” It called out threats posed by rival nations. “China is a strategic competitor using predatory economics to intimidate its neighbours while militarising features in the South China Sea,” it read. US President Donald Trump, right, and Russia's President Vladimir Credit: APEC-SUMMIT “Russia has violated the borders of nearby nations and pursues veto power over the economic, diplomatic, and security decisions of its neighbours. “As well, North Korea’s outlaw actions and reckless rhetoric continue despite United Nation’s censure and sanctions. "Iran continues to sow violence and remains the most significant challenge to Middle East stability.” John McCain, the Republican senator of Arizona, welcomed the strategy, saying: “It gets the big decisions right, prioritises the threats we face, and offers clear guidance for making tough choices.” Mr Mattis also called on Democrats to agree new funding ahead of a midnight Friday deadline, warning that the military would suffer if they blocked budget proposals. Appealing to Congress, he said: "No strategy can survive without predictable funding. As hard as the last 16 years have been, no enemy has harmed the US military more than defence spending caps and sequestration." Mr Trump cancelled his trip to Florida on Friday in an attempt to help avoid a government shutdown as Republicans piled pressure on their political opponents. The US president was due to fly to his Mar-a-Lago resort but stayed in Washington as scrambled negotiations played out behind the scenes. A fierce blame game erupted in the American capital as political rivals pointed the finger at each other over who was at fault. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, accused Democrats of being unpatriotic by threatening to block a funding extension. “The American people, the citizens who actually elected us, will be watching," he said. "They will see which senators make the patriotic decision, stand up for the American people and vote to continue government funding." Chuck Schumer, the most senior Democrat in the Senate, noted that Mr Trump once said that America could use “a good shutdown”.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 4:11 PM
|This Flu Season Is The Worst Possible Time For A Government Shutdown
Flu cases are continuing to rise in the U.S., with some states, such as California, seeing record numbers of patients seeking medical attention.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 8:52 PM
|WH blame possible shutdown on Schumer and Democrats
The White House tries to lay blame for possible government shutdown on Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 12:16 PM
|Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way
The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 8:13 AM