Algerian military plane crash kills 257 people

At least 257 people were killed on Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the Algerian capital, Algiers, state media reported. The plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Boufarik air base, between Algiers and the city of Blida. Ten of those killed were the plane crew, according to state-run Radio Algérie. It was not immediately clear whether there ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg just finished nearly 10 hours of questions from almost 100 lawmakers

The Facebook (FB) CEO was pelted with tough questions on the company’s data collection practices and the need for new regulation during a five-hour hearing with the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday. It was his second and final hearing this week in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, bringing the once press shy CEO’s total time testifying on Capitol Hill to about ... Read More »

A Syria decision hadn’t been made when Trump tweeted missiles ‘will be coming’

President Donald Trump’s morning declaration that “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles would soon be fired toward Syria caught most of his aides off guard and came before an agreement had been reached between key US allies, multiple American and Western officials said on Wednesday. That Trump would surprise staffers and allies with a morning tweet is not new; he regularly sets ... Read More »

Steyer to Axelrod on Trump impeachment: American people ‘are at great risk while we wait’

David Axelrod challenged Tom Steyer on his push for impeachment while appearing on “Anderson Cooper 360” on Monday night. Steyer, a Democratic donor and environmentalist, funded a $20 million national television and digital ad campaign calling on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump. However, Axelrod — a political commentator and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama — expressed worry ... Read More »

Trump lashes out as Cohen raid fuses Russia probe and Stormy case

There could be dark and unprecedented times ahead. The FBI raid against Michael Cohen spiked President Donald Trump’s rampant indignation over the Robert Mueller probe to previously unseen heights, multiplying the persecution complex he feels about the FBI and his own Justice Department and fueling his sense he’s the target of a witch hunt. And it suggests that Cohen, who paid off ... Read More »

What’s at stake for Trump in Syria

A decision by President Donald Trump to use force in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria appears inevitable and imminent. But his goals in taking such action are less clear, as is the scale of the US response. Trump effectively boxed himself into acting since he placed his and America’s credibility on the line by blasting a Syrian government airfield with ... Read More »

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer once again seeks to depose Donald Trump and Michael Cohen

Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, has once again filed a motion to depose President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to ask about a $130,000 payout before the 2016 election. In the motion, filed in federal court in California on Sunday evening, Avenatti also asked for the production of documents on topics relating the agreement, which Daniels argues is ... Read More »

Syria attack response looms over Bolton’s first week as national security adviser

John Bolton faces a baptism of fire on Monday, his first official day as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser. The brutal chemical weapons attack in Syria presents Bolton with an immediate crisis that will highlight the biggest questions surrounding his appointment, offering an early examination of how his vision of the robust use of US power abroad will ally ... Read More »

US attorney to oversee FBI document release to House

The Justice Department on Monday is expected to name Chicago’s top federal prosecutor, US attorney John Lausch, to oversee the FBI’s production of documents to the House Judiciary Committee, after President Donald Trump angrily accused it of “stalling” the release. Multiple media outlets reported last week that the Justice Department had missed a subpoena deadline to provide the House Judiciary ... Read More »

The data behind Trump’s new border strategy

Last summer, President Donald Trump repeatedly boasted about the downturn of illegal crossings at the US border with Mexico. Though he’d only been in office for a few months, Trump — much in the way he discusses the stock market — took credit for the new numbers and claimed, without evidence, that his administration was succeeding where its predecessors failed. Fast forward about a ... Read More »



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