Trump attacks judges weighing travel ban

President Trump on Wednesday went after a panel of federal judges weighing whether a court order blocking his travel ban should be lifted. Speaking to a gathering of law enforcement officials, Trump argued the judges should immediately reinstate the executive order in the name of national security. “I don’t want to call a court biased, […]

Iraqi PM: Islamic State group ‘crushed militarily’

The Islamic State (IS) group has been” crushed militarily” in Iraq, the country’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview, adding that an assault to retake the western part of the city of Mosul from the terrorist group would begin soon. Speaking in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Abadi also revealed that […]

Trump nominates Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump selected Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening created last year by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch prevailed over the […]

Bomb-shelter builder stays busy as customers prep for ‘Trumpocalypse’ or “Trumpnado”

BY GORDON DICKSON MURCHISON, Texas – Inside his football field-size warehouse an hour’s drive southeast of Dallas, Gary Lynch is busy trying to keep up with orders for his solid-steel bomb shelters. He offers visitors a tour of a 600-square-foot model under construction for a Saudi customer. Right now, it’s just a steel shell, he […]

Rocky start to Syria peace talks in Astana

Astana, Kazakhstan (CNN) Syria peace talks in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, got off to an explosive start Monday as rebel groups announced they would not talk face to face with the regime and the chief Syrian delegate slammed the armed opposition as “terrorists.” The talks were aimed at consolidating a shaky ceasefire agreement that came […]

Ex-CIA chief: Trump should be ashamed of himself

Former CIA Director John Brennan was reportedly “deeply saddened” by President Trump’s remarks at the Central Intelligence Agency on Saturday. According to former CIA deputy chief of staff Nick Shapiro, Brennan believes that Trump “should be ashamed of himself” for his “display of self-aggrandizement.” “Former CIA director Brennan is deeply saddened and angered at Donald […]