Justice Roberts Unilaterally Suspends DC Court’s Ruling That Would Make Trump Taxes Available

posted in: News, United States

Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court has put the brakes on a lower court’s ruling that would have made President Donald Trump’s taxes available. The order offered no reason for the action, which means the accounting firm of Mazars USA … Read More

Morrison, Volker undercut claims of ‘quid pro quo,’ ‘bribery’ and ‘cover-up’ in pivotal day of testimony

Republicans sounded a celebratory note as House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry wrapped up another day of public hearings Tuesday evening, saying the day’s witnesses had served only to highlight fundamental problems in the case against President Trump. “Did anyone ever ask you to bribe or extort … Read More

Trump administration prepares to send asylum seekers to Guatemala

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has begun an effort to send some asylum seekers encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border to Guatemala, a move that promises to transform the U.S. asylum system, according to three officials briefed on the initiative … Read More

Immigration Turmoil in the US

(Chinook203/Dreamstime.com) Since the national election of November 8, 2016, the United States of America has been in national and political turmoil. The Republican ticket of Trump-Pence garnered 306 electoral votes and the Democrat ticket of Clinton-Kaine garnered 232 electoral votes. … Read More

UN Security Council rebukes US on Israeli settlements

posted in: Israel, News

All members of the UN Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The UN Security Council on Wednesday … Read More

Pompeo Issues Historic Policy Reversal: Israeli West Bank Settlements ‘Not Illegal’

posted in: Israel, News

In a major, if entirely expected, complete reversal of Obama-era policy on the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the Trump administration is reversing the official US stance on the illegality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. “After … Read More

US asks North Korea to ‘seize the moment’ on talks

WASHINGTON: The US envoy on North Korea acknowledged on Wednesday (Nov 20) that Pyongyang has not yet taken verifiable action to denuclearize and called on the regime to “seize the moment.” Stephen Biegun, testifying to Congress on his nomination to … Read More

Hong Kong rights bill clears US Congress, heads to Trump

posted in: Far East, News

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers on Wednesday (Nov 20) overwhelmingly approved legislation that supports human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and also backs the territory’s anti-China protesters, sending the measure opposed by Beijing to President Donald Trump. The Hong Kong Human Rights and … Read More

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