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Saturday, September 21, 2019

The United States is deploying military forces to the Middle East after Saturday's drone attacks on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that the administration of President Donald Trump has blamed on Iran. read more


Friday, September 20, 2019

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Trump told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky roughly eight times to work with his personal attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, on the matter. read more


Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania stopped producing electricity at noon on Friday, part of Exelon Corp.'s plan to close and decommission the plant over the next 60 years. read more


"As it is now, people in general don't seem to be very aware of the actual science and how serious this crisis is," [16-year-old Greta Thunberg} said to the scattered lawmakers and dozens of cameras at the hearing this week. "I think we need to inform them and start treating the crisis like the existential threat it is." read more


Jonathan Bernstein: I was going to write today about how House Democrats are handling the impeachment question. But the truth is, it's largely irrelevant. As long as Republicans are united in opposition, President Donald Trump will stay in office. read more


President Donald Trump has dismissed a whistleblower allegation that he made a promise to a foreign leader -- believed to be Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky -- calling it a "ridiculous story". ... In its report on the complaint by the whistleblower, the Washington Post said the intelligence official had found Trump's comment to the foreign leader "so troubling" that they went to the department's inspector general. The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, quoted sources as saying Trump had urged Mr Zelensky about eight times to work with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani on an investigation into Biden's son, but had not offered anything in return.


The U.S. economy is outperforming expectations by the most this year, offering a fresh rebuttal to last month's resurgent recession fears fueled by the trade war and a manufacturing slump. read more


In a national survey of employers that we at Northeastern University recently conducted, a strong majority of HR leaders said that the value of educational credentials in hiring has either increased (48%) or held steady (29%) over the last five years. read more


As China continues its religious crackdown, the authorities in part of central China have reportedly removed the Ten Commandments from churches and replaced them with quotes by President Xi Jinping. read more


Six million people are in the path of Tropical Depression Imelda, a deadly and catastrophic storm. Thirteen counties in southeast Texas are officially disaster zones. read more


Tonyroma: The Times reported Thursday that IG Michael Atkinson told lawmakers in a private briefing Thursday that the whistleblower's concerns involve multiple instances rather than a single promise. A person familiar with the whistle-blower's complaint said it involved in part a commitment that Mr. Trump made in a communication with another world leader. No single communication was at the root of the complaint, another person familiar with it said. read more


President Donald Trump was mocked on Twitter after the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told him it was probably best not to reveal technology being used in newly constructed sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. read more


In a lawsuit filed today against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who recently subpoenaed eight years of Trump's tax returns to determine if the Trump Organization falsified business records relating to Stormy Daniels payments, the president's lawyers claim such a request is unconstitutional because the founding fathers believed sitting presidents should not be subject to the criminal process. read more


Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Israeli officials "played" Donald Trump during talks, using "misinformation" to manipulate the president. He warned that a "healthy amount of skepticism" is necessary when dealing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "They did that with the president on a couple of occasions, to persuade him that we're the good guys, they're the bad guys,'" Tillerson said at a panel discussion Tuesday at Harvard University. read more


A whistleblower complaint about President Trump made by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter, which has set off a struggle between Congress and the executive branch. read more


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