Tuesday, February 07, 2017

trump related items 2-7-2017

What If 'Something Happens' After Judge's Ruling On Trump's Travel Ban?

NPR - ‎44 minutes ago‎
If a refugee commits a crime, will a federal judge have blood on his hands? President Trump says yes. After Judge James L. Robart temporarily blocked an executive order that stopped all refugees as well as visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries ...

Source: A target of Yemen raid was al Qaeda chief

CNN - ‎12 hours ago‎
Washington (CNN) A senior US military official told CNN Monday that intelligence collection wasn't the only objective of the recent military raid in Yemen but the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had also been targeted.

Senate to vote today on confirmation of Betsy DeVos

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary, with the outcome expected to be the narrowest approval of a Cabinet nominee in the nation's history.

What's largely and glaringly missing from Trump's list of terrorist attacks: non-Western victims

Washington Post - ‎53 minutes ago‎
On Monday in Florida - the same state devastated by the Pulse nightclub massacre last year - President Trump told members of the military that the news media were purposely not covering terrorist attacks.

Iran's Supreme Leader Thanks Trump for Showing America's 'Real Face'

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, with military commanders in Tehran on Tuesday. “We are grateful to this gentleman who has come!

Melania Trump missed out on 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' to make millions, lawsuit says

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
A lawyer for first lady Melania Trump argued in a lawsuit filed Monday that an article falsely alleging she once worked for an escort service hurt her chance to establish “multimillion dollar business relationships” during the years in which she would ...

13000 people hanged in secret at Syrian prison, Amnesty says

CNN - ‎6 hours ago‎
(CNN) Thousands of people have been hanged at a Syrian prison in a secret crackdown on dissent by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, a report by Amnesty International has alleged.

UN: Israeli Settlement Law Crosses 'Thick Red Line'

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
JERUSALEM - The United Nations' Mideast envoy on Tuesday said a new Israeli law legalizing dozens of unlawful West Bank settler outposts crossed a "very thick red line," while Israeli rights groups said they would fight to overturn the measure in the ...

New Pentagon chief Mattis a hit in Japan, South Korea

New Jersey Herald - ‎37 minutes ago‎
In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, is escorted to inspect an honor guard at Defense Ministry in Tokyo.

Speaker John Bercow defends his comments on Donald Trump

BBC News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Commons Speaker John Bercow has defended voicing his opposition to Donald Trump addressing Parliament. His comments, including accusing the US president of "racism and sexism", had been made "honestly and honourably" and were within his remit, ...

How Many Executive Orders & Memos Have There Been? Donald Trump's Presidency Is Not Normal

Bustle - ‎Feb 2, 2017‎
President Donald Trump's first weeks in office were controversial, at best. The day after his inauguration, protestors took over the streets of the nation's capital and cities across the country to oppose him, and that was before he even did all the ...

Is President Trump's executive order constitutional?

Washington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
Editor's note: On Friday, U.S. District Judge James L. Robart issued a ruling temporarily halting enforcement of President Trump's executive order barring entry to the U.S. for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. On Monday evening, David ...

Trump Reportedly Scraps Anti-LGBT Executive Order, But Vows to Give Churches More Political Power

Democracy Now! - ‎22 hours ago‎
Investigative Fund reporter with The Nation Institute. Her most recent piece published in The Nation is titled "Leaked Draft of Trump's Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination." She is also the author of God's Profits ...

'Last Week Tonight' Host John Oliver Talks Trump Executive Orders ...

Variety - ‎18 hours ago‎
John Oliver and the “Last Week Tonight” team could be forgiven for thinking that his HBO series has been a target of sorts for the Trump administration.

Authorities in frantic search as couple kills three women, critically wounds another in Florida and Alabama

New York Daily News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
A murderous couple remains on the loose after killing three women and critically wounding another in two states over the last week, authorities say.

Kellyanne Conway's Credibility Questioned After 'Bowling Green Massacre' Flub

Huffington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
But the Donald Trump aide who also cited “alternative facts” is still getting TV news show bookings. 02/06/2017 06:08 pm ET | Updated 57 minutes ago.

First Read's Morning Clips: All Eyes on the 9th Circuit

NBCNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The New York Times: "The Justice Department on Monday evening urged a federal appeals court to reinstate President Trump's targeted travel ban, saying immediate action was needed to ensure the nation's safety… The administration's brief largely ...

Trump Claims Media Don't Cover Terrorist Attacks; Archives Say Otherwise

NBCNews.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Donald Trump made a claim Monday that the media "doesn't want to report" on terrorist attacks involving Islamic radicals.

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