US Sen. Marco Rubio Visits Colombia; Addresses Venezuelan Military

On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida made a surprise visit to Cucuta, Colombia — a town along the Venezuelan border — visiting centers where the humanitarian aid is being stored. The senator also sent a message to Venezuela’s military, which has so far stood by embattled president Nicolas Maduro and has blocked aid […]

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Officials Find Evidence Of Fraud In North Carolina Election Race

On Monday, North Carolina’s elections director, Kim Strach, said she found evidence of fraud tainting the District 9 House race, the last undecided contest nearly three months after the 2018 midterms. Strach said her investigation found “a coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” connected to Republican candidate Mark Harris. Strach also said they […]

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Suspect In Killing Of Four Hostages During Standoff In Mississippi Has Died

Authorities say a man who killed four people during a hostage situation inside a Mississippi home has died at a hospital. Mississippi Public Safety Department spokesman Capt. John Poulos said the suspect was shot during the 12-hour standoff at a home in Clinton. Authorities say the standoff started around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when officers checking […]

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Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner Released From Prison

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison, after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.  54-year-old Weiner began serving a 21-month prison sentence at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts, in November 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows Weiner is currently in […]

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Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2 Plans

Amazon said Thursday it is canceling its plans to build a new major campus in New York City. Following a yearlong public search for a new second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, Amazon in November announced plans to build two 25,000-employee campuses, one in Long Island City, in New York’s Queens borough, and another in Arlington, Virginia. […]

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Senate Passes Border Bill As President Declares National Emergency

On Thursday afternoon the White House said that President Trump will sign a compromise bill to fund border security, but he will declare a national emergency to build the wall. The Senate passed the bill Thursday afternoon, and it is expected to be approved in the House later this evening. Lawyers at the White House, […]

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National Debt Tops $22 Trillion For First Time In U.S. History

According to daily figures released by the Treasury Department, the U.S. national debt has topped $22 trillion for the first time in history. The debt has ballooned by more than $2 trillion in the two years since President Trump took office in January 2017, when the debt stood at $19.9 trillion. It surpassed $21 trillion […]

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Ford Motors Recalls 1.48 Million Pickups In North America Over Transmission Issues

On Wednesday, Ford Motor Co said it was recalling about 1.48 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to a potential transmission downshift issue that could increase the risk of a crash. Ford said select 2011-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could experience an unintended downshift into first gear without warning, which […]

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Judge Finds Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators In Russia Probe

A judge ruled Wednesday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was another loss for Manafort, who faces years in prison in two separate criminal cases stemming from special counsel Robert […]

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Democratic Rep. Omar Apologizes For Tweets Criticized As Anti-Semitic

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has “unequivocally” apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so.  Omar’s tweets drew bipartisan criticism, including a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Omar said she had no intention of offending anyone, including Jewish Americans, tweeting: “We have to always […]

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