Government shutdown nears as short-term spending bill fails

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Government shutdown nears as short-term spending bill fails close Video White House is planning for a possible government shutdown President Trump believes the politics over illegal immigration are a distraction technique employed by Democrats. <p class=”speakable”>A shutdown of the U.S. government was looking closer to a certainty late Friday […]

Trump administration withholds funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

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Trump administration withholds funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency The U.S. announced Tuesday that it is withholding funds for a controversial Palestinian refugee agency.  (Reuters) <p class=”speakable”>The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is withholding funding for a controversial U.N. refugee agency for Palestinians — but has not cut […]

Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate seat in Maryland

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Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate seat in Maryland Chelsea Manning has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.  (AP) <p class=”speakable”>Chelsea Manning, a transgender former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate.</p> <p class=”speakable”><a […]

Rep. Maxine Waters says she will boycott Trump's State of the Union, calls him a 'liar'

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Rep. Maxine Waters says she will boycott Trump's State of the Union, calls him a 'liar' Rep. Maxine Waters says she will boycott President Trump’s State of the Union address.  (Reuters) <p class=”speakable”>Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Friday became the latest Democrat to announce that she will not be […]

Sessions reverses Obama-era policy on marijuana, unleashes prosecutors

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Sessions reverses Obama-era policy on marijuana, unleashes prosecutors close Video Sessions will roll back Obama-era policy on legal marijuana Attorney general to rescind policy allowing legal pot in states without federal intervention. <p class=”speakable”>Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rolled back an Obama-era policy that allowed legal marijuana to […]