Newly released transcripts show Michael Flynn asking the Russian ambassador not to ‘box us in’ before Trump’s inauguration

Newly released transcripts show incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn asking the Russian ambassador to the US in December 2016 not to “box us in” before Donald Trump’s inauguration. Flynn’s request came after the Obama administration levied new sanctions against Russia as punishment for interfering in the 2016 US election. Flynn told Russian Ambassador Sergey […]

‘Ignore the president’s unlawful order’: Democrats and military veterans are up in arms after Trump suggests National Guard troops may shoot looters

President Donald Trump’s statement suggesting looters in Minneapolis, will be shot by National Guard troops drew fire from critics, particularly from congressional leaders with previous battlefield experience. “He encouraged police officers to bash suspects heads on squad cars when making an arrest, he cheered largely white protesters who stormed a state capitol with semi-automatic rifles […]

Customs and Border Protection reportedly flew a Predator B drone over Minneapolis as protests rocked the city

A Customs and Border Protection Predator B drone reportedly flew over Minneapolis Friday amid intense protests following the death of George Floyd. The drone with call sign CBP104 was spotted circling the city by Jason Paladino, an investigative reporter at The Project on Government Oversight who tracked the drone using open-source flight data. The exact […]

The irony is, if Section 230 were to die like Trump says he wants, Twitter and Facebook would probably have to ban him

As President Trump’s anger at Twitter escalates, his so-called solution, should he really obtain it, would almost certainly backfire in his face. He’s been working to remove the Section 230 section of the Communications Decency Act But Section 230 is the part of that law that’s actually been protecting his social media posts. It’s the […]

Trump announces he’s ‘terminating’ the US relationship with the World Health Organization

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he’s “terminating” the US’s relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump claimed that China pressured the WHO to “mislead the world” when the coronavirus was initially discovered in Wuhan and argued that “China has total control over” the WHO. The WHO plays a crucial role in assisting and […]

Trump has one of his most authoritarian weeks yet as president as the US surpassed 100,000 coronavirus deaths

The same week that the US surpassed 100,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, President Donald Trump threatened protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with lethal force. Minneapolis has been consumed by unrest in recent days over the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, who died after an officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes. In […]

Trump claims his ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts’ remarks weren’t a call to violence but instead a ‘fact’

President Trump attempted to clarify his early Friday morning tweet that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” writing on Friday afternoon that the controversial tweet was “spoken as a fact.” Twitter flagged Trump’s initial tweet for violating their policies against glorifying violence. “It was spoken as a fact, not as a statement,” Trump said. […]

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the killing of George Floyd

Attorney General William Barr announced Friday that the Justice Department, including the FBI, is investigating the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes. The department is “conducting an independent investigation to determine whether any federal civil rights laws were violated” […]

Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid warns that ‘Batman and Superman are not coming’ in a speech advising college graduates to become their own heroes

Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, the commander who oversaw the military raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, called on recent college graduates to “save the world” and asked them to work to be the last students who miss classes due to pandemic, war and climate change. Speaking to the graduates of […]

The face mask is a political symbol in America, and what it represents has changed drastically in the 100 years since the last major pandemic

Mask laws were enacted in the US during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, and wearing one was seen as a proud exhibition of one’s patriotic duty to their country. Fast forward to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and that’s in stark contrast with some mask protesters perceiving the face coverings as un-American. Visit Business […]