Pentagon to provide recommendation on transgender individuals to Trump this week

Pentagon to provide recommendation on transgender individuals to Trump this week

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will provide his recommendation to President Donald Trump on transgender individuals and military service sometime this week, the Pentagon said on Thursday. In September, the Pentagon said it had created a panel of senior officials to study how to implement a... Read more
Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year. The 32-count indictment filed by Robert Mueller in Alexandria, Virginia,... Read more
Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House. Matthew Masterson, a member of the... Read more
U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun ‘elites’ after Florida school massacre

U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun ‘elites’ after Florida school massacre

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre echoed President Donald Trump’s... Read more
Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was briefly taken into custody on Thursday after being indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with an extramarital affair and a blackmail allegation involving the Republican politician, officials said. Kimberly Gardner, the top prosecutor in the city of St.... Read more
Pennsylvania Republicans file second challenge to new congressional map

Pennsylvania Republicans file second challenge to new congressional map

Top Stories February 23, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania Republicans, including eight U.S. congressmen, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday challenging a new congressional map created by the state’s top court, in the party’s latest effort to block the map from taking effect ahead of November’s mid-term elections. The lawsuit, filed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, accused... Read more
New indictment filed against former Trump campaign aides Manafort and Gates

New indictment filed against former Trump campaign aides Manafort and Gates

Top Stories February 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday filed a new indictment against former Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, according to court records. The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, includes tax and bank fraud charges against Manafort and Gates, who had... Read more
Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being shoved aside

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being shoved aside

Top Stories February 22, 2018 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House. Matthew Masterson, currently chairman of the... Read more
Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections

Pence rallies conservatives with call to fight hard at 2018 elections

Top Stories February 22, 2018 0

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Mike Pence rallied thousands of conservative activists on Thursday to fight back against a Democratic drive to take over the U.S. Congress in 2018 elections, calling a Republican victory at the midterm votes crucial to advancing President Donald Trump’s agenda. A Christian... Read more
Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

Top Stories February 22, 2018 0

(Reuters) – Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state’s school administrators association, warned that Florida’s schools were vulnerable to just such an attack. “It’s not a matter of if, but when,” he wrote in the... Read more