Reality Winner, the 25-year-old federal contractor charged with leaking top secret information to the media, has a long social media trail of liberal political posts and is a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Winner also hates President Donald Trump, once posting that the president is a "piece of s***" over his moves to stop protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. Her social media posts have included #notmypresident as well as calls to #resist over Trump's environmental policies as well as DAPL. Winner also is a former Air Force linguist who speaks Middle East languages Pashto, Farsi and Dari, ... Read More
Former President Barack Obama's presidential library is expected to break the mold of his predecessors, with a huge complex planned on Chicago's South Side that's estimated to cost $500 million, the Financial Times reported. The "Obama Presidential Center" has "raised a few eyebrows," FT reported. The proposal on the table is a "stone-clad tower" with a bulge, making it possibly the most visible of any presidential library. Yet, its location in Jackson Park is intended to weave it in with the community; a place where ... Read More
The gruesome van-and-knife rampage in London spurred calls Read Moreon both sides of the Atlantic for further homefront offensives in the war on terrorism, with Prime Minister Theresa May endorsing a crackdown on pockets of Islamic extremism in the United Kingdom and President Trump renewing his push for a temporary travel ban in the U.S. British police arrested a dozen people in the wake of the attack, in which three men in a van mowed down pedestrians late on London Bridge and then went on a stabbing rampage in a nearby market neighborhood. The three terrorists — one of whom was reported to have screamed, “This is for Allah” — were ...
Gun purchase background checks soared to a record for the month of May, snapping a five-month streak of year-over-year declines since President Trump was elected, and suggesting the demand for guns is once again picking up amid world tumult. More than 1.9 million checks were run through the federal government’s database in May, which is an increase of about 70,000 from the previous May. The numbers helped to dispel worries about a post-Obama “Trump slump” in gun sales, with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry group, saying their own calculations of data from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System suggest ...Read More
Yemen has promised a whopping 1 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions as part of the global Paris climate agreement. North Korea, meanwhile, has said its pollution will double by 2030 compared with 2000 levels — but only if the rest of the world writes a sizable check. Otherwise, its emissions will rise even further. Peru says it can cut emissions by 30 percent by 2030 compared with its “business as usual” projections, though that would be a net pollution increase of 22 percent and is contingent on billions of dollars in funding. India, Iran, South Sudan, Niger, the Central African Republic, Cuba, Egypt, Paraguay and ... Read More