Tag: US news

Calls of ‘active shooter’ lead to evacuation of Century City Mall, Los Angeles police respond to reports of ‘Man with a Gun’

“Nothing has been confirmed,” an LAPD officer told LA Times. “We’re trying to resolve the situation.” An ‘active shooter’ was reported to LAPD at Century City Mall in Los Angeles, on the city’s westside. LAPD has no confirmed reports of a shooter or victims at this time. CENTURY CITY MALL: LAPD responding to a man […]

Read More

Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison in Virginia trial, sentencing in Washington DC case next week

Trump’s former campaign chief faced up to 25 years in prison, was sentenced to less than four. Paul Manafort speaking to the court today, courtroom sketch artist: Art Lien A judge sentenced former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort today to 47 months in jail, which adds up to almost four years of incarceration. […]

Read More

Mueller tells judge Roger Stone’s Instagram post may violate gag order

Special counsel Robert Mueller today notified a federal judge that yet another Instagram post by Donald Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone may have violated Stone’s gag order. If Judge Amy Berman Jackson agrees, Stone is going to jail. Monday’s filing by Mueller’s office mentions a CNBC story on Sunday detailing the Instagram post by Stone, […]

Read More

Maybe Amazon HQ2 won’t happen in New York after all?

Amazon’s plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a NYC campus is under fire from locals, as more details are revealed of what was promised to Jeff Bezos’ empire. As New York lawmakers including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continue to oppose Amazon.com’s plans to establish a second headquarters there, Amazon execs have been internally talking about […]

Read More

Apple’s next iPhones and iPads: Triple camera, 3-D back camera for AR, new Face ID, iOS 13 Dark Mode, new cheap iPad

Rumor has it that Apple is testing a triple camera system for iPhones in 2019, plus other improvements including ‘dark mode.’ Less expensive iPads and an updated iPhone XR are also said to be in development. Here’s Apple’s Plans for 2019, 2020 iPhones and iPads — Triple camera for extra pixels, 3-D back camera for […]

Read More

Houston: Mass Shooting Reported, 5+ officers shot, suspect ‘down’

“We have had several officers shot,” says Houston TX Police Chief Art Acevedo.“Please pray for officers on the way to the scene” Houston police union says 5 officers have been shot and have been transported to hospital. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner said via Twitter the suspect in the shooting is “down.” More tweets from the breaking […]

Read More

Trump: Unpaid federal workers should just go ask grocery stores for free food

Has Trump shopped for groceries ever in his life? Today President Donald Trump was asked about Wilbur Ross’s advice to federal workers — take out loans to pay their bills. Trump said Ross “should have said it differently,” then went on to say that grocery stores and banks will simply “work along” with furloughed workers. […]

Read More

Manafort worked with Kilimnik, reported Russian operative, even after criminal charges: Reports

Four words in a tiny font at the top of a page in Mueller’s recent court filing reveal that Manafort kept at it with Kilimnik even *after* Manafort was charged with multiple felonies. It pays to read the fine print. Excerpt from Rosalind S. Helderman at the Washington Post: In a tiny font at the […]

Read More

Gates tells Mueller of Trump campaign deal with Israel’s Psy-Group for 2016 “social media manipulation”

[PHOTO: Psy Group’s headquarters in Israel, via] Former Donald Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and has provided info on a firm in the Middle East that is reported to have worked with the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. election. This isn’t the first time […]

Read More

Border Patrol union deletes 2012 anti-border wall web page that argued walls waste taxpayer money

A union that represents agents for the U.S. Border Patrol deleted a 2012 page from their website that said building walls or fences along the U.S./Mexico border to stop desperate migrants would be “wasting taxpayer money.” VICE’s Motherboard reports that the deleted web page was originally posted in 2012. It carried an argument against walls […]

Read More

After Comey firing, FBI began investigating if Trump was working for Russia

“Officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests” You don’t read a headline like this one very often in a lifetime. A late-Friday bombshell of a story from the New York Times tonight says President Donald Trump’s actions freaked […]

Read More

Lou Dobbs: Trump should ‘declare a national emergency and simply sweep aside the recalcitrant left’

On Fox News tonight, unofficial Trump spokesperson and noted racist Lou Dobbs went full fascist. Lou Dobbs said on tonight’s broadcast that President Donald Trump has to “declare a national emergency, and simply sweep aside the recalcitrant left in this country,” because “They have obstructed, resisted and subverted for far too long.” LOU DOBBS (HOST): […]

Read More

Sears chairman Eddie Lampert submits new $5 billion bid to save doomed retailer

Could this be the eleventh-hour bid that saves Sears from liquidation? Good news for fans of the 126-year-old iconic American retail brand. Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert today submitted a new and increased bid to take over the company — “roughly $5 billion,” Reuters reports Wednesday evening. Lampert’s bid earlier this week was rejected. […]

Read More

Joshua Tree National Park to close because Trump’s shutdown led to damage

Trump’s government shutdown, now on day 17 and counting, has led to the closure of Joshua Tree National Park. The park announced today, Tuesday January 8, that it will temporarily close “effective 8 am on Thursday, January 10, to allow park staff to address sanitation, safety, and resource protection issues in the park that have […]

Read More

FCC closed due to government shutdown, Ajit Pai won’t be at CES

Federal Communications Commission DA 19-10 DA 19-10Released: January 2, 2019 IMPACT OF POTENTIAL LAPSE IN FUNDING ON COMMISSION OPERATIONS In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3, 2019. During a lapse in funding, the Network […]

Read More

U.S. Strategic Command tweets nuclear war joke on New Year’s Eve

Happy nuke year, everyone! Man, the Trump administration’s recklessness really makes people feel like they can just say whatever they want with no consequences. Apparently, Donald Trump’s penchant for reckless tweets is contagious, and has spread to United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), which is part of the Department of Defense. “#TimesSquare tradition rings in the […]

Read More

Detaining immigrants is big business

Here’s who is getting rich off Trump’s immigrant detention camps. A new Daily Beast investigation reveals new details about just how lucrative the business of detaining immigrant asylum-seekers in the United States has become. “In 2018 alone, for-profit immigration detention was a nearly $1 billion industry underwritten by taxpayers and beset by problems that include […]

Read More

Nick Ayers says NOPE: Trump pick to replace John Kelly will not be new WH chief of staff

Smart guy. Has 6-year-old triplets. Knows a shitshow when he smells one. Nick Ayers, who is currently Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff, will NOT become the next Next White House Chief of Staff. NEWS — Pence Chief of Staff Nick Ayers Won’t Be Next White House Staff Chief — Sources https://t.co/MFh95DTwBJ — Michael […]

Read More

Mississippi Senate runoff: Openly racist Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) defeats Mike Espy (D)

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has defeated Democrat Mike Espy in the Mississippi Senate race. This brings the Senate count to 53 (R) — 47 (D). Mississippi, Goddam. The state just elected an openly white supremacist supporter of Donald Trump who unapologetically cracked a lynching joke about her Black and Democratic opponent. From the Washington Post’s backgrounder […]

Read More

Climate change is fueling wildfires, warns National Climate Assessment

Climate change is why California is burning, and thousands of its citizens displaced, injured, or killed by the wildfires that spread with never-before-seen intensity. Says who? The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment, which Donald Trump’s own administration released, but which the president seems to believe is a work of fiction. The 2018 National Climate Assessment […]

Read More

Mueller says Manafort violated his plea deal by lying to investigators

Breaking News: Robert Mueller says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated his plea deal by lying to investigators. Paul Manafort and Donald Trump thinking they’re going to outmaneuver Robert Mueller: pic.twitter.com/HhSZjntb3c — Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) November 27, 2018 Federal investigators wrote in a court filing [which you can read here in PDF] that Manafort’s […]

Read More