WASHINGTON - Members of both parties criticized President Donald Trump's handling of North Korea on Sunday after the president tweeted that he has "confidence" in Kim Jong Un and quoted North Korean state-run media's assessment that former Vice President Joe Biden is a "low IQ individual." Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., a military veteran who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, cited the Memorial Day holiday in taking issue with Trump's message.
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CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Ten people were shot, including one fatally, during a block party Saturday night in Chesapeake, Virginia, police said. The male victim has not been identified, pending notification of next of kin. The shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. in Holly Cove, a neighborhood of townhouses, said Chesapeake police spokesman Leo Kosinski.
In July 1866, a New York newspaper reported on a "grand gathering" of Union veterans in Salem, Illinois. Gen. John A. Logan, head of the fraternal group the Grand Army of the Republic, made a speech, railing against the defeated Confederates and urging rights and protections for freed slaves. He also angrily noted that "traitors in the South have their gatherings, day after day, to strew garlands of flowers upon the graves of Rebel soldiers." He was bothered by reports that in towns across the South, women were decorating the graves of dead Confederates.
The Trump administration announced Friday that it will kill a Forest Service program that trains disadvantaged young people for wildland fire fighting and other jobs in rural communities, laying off 1,100 employees - believed to be the largest number of federal job cuts in a decade.
Few reporters would willingly compare themselves to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder arrested in Britain last month, who's accused of recklessly publishing leaked U.S. military document that endangered sources and American soldiers. But the sweeping list of charges the Trump administration filed against Assange yesterday reads in part like a Washington reporter's basic job description: count after count of "obtaining" and "disclosing" classified information. Soliciting leaks from the public on his website. And he faces years in prison for each charge.
Leonard Leo stepped onto the stage in a darkened Florida ballroom, looked out at a gathering of some of the nation's most powerful conservative activists and told them they were on the cusp of fulfilling a long-sought dream. For two decades, Leo has been on a mission to turn back the clock to a time before the U.S. Supreme Court routinely expanded the government's authority and endorsed new rights such as abortion and same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's new executive order giving the attorney general broad authority to declassify government secrets threatens to expose U.S. intelligence sources and could distort the FBI and CIA's roles in investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections, current and former U.S. officials said. On Thursday, Trump allowed Attorney General William Barr to declassify information he finds during his review of what the White House called "surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election."
A federal judge has temporarily blocked part of President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the southern border with money Congress never appropriated for that purpose. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr., of the Northern District of California, said that those challenging Trump's actions had a good chance of prevailing on their claims that the administration is acting illegally in shifting money from other programs to pay for the wall.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified lawmakers Friday that President Donald Trump is invoking his emergency authority to sidestep Congress and complete 22 arms deals that would benefit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, despite lawmakers' objections to the transactions. Republicans and Democrats urged the Trump administration this week not to take the rare step of exploiting a legal window to push through deals - worth about $8 billion, according to congressional aides - that lawmakers have blocked from being finalized.