The Story: Shortly after President Trump verbally assaulted former FBI director James Comey in front of reporters aboard Air Force One, Comey shot back with two quotes on Twitter, presumably directed at Trump. Important Because: Earlier this year a report from U.S....
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has named the agency's erstwhile chief of staff Leandra English as the new Deputy Director of the CFPB.Acting Deputy Director David Silberman will continue as associate director of the Research, Markets, and Regulations division.Outgoing CFPB...
The Story: Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Owen Brennan jumped to the defense of his former U.S. intelligence colleague and highly decorated war veteran James R. Clapper, Jr., former Director of National Intelligence, in an interview...
"Hopie" is the name President Donald Trump uses to address his longtime communications aide Hope Hicks.As the Trump administration's communications director, Hicks is literally the hand behind President Trump's prolific and often controversial tweeting. She has been close to...
Just last week the Republican-led FCC axed several restrictions on media companies cross-owning TV and newspaper assets. Sources also reported the same day that chairman Pai and team will vote next month on killing a two-year old order that...
https://youtu.be/BENJL6xRIygOn Wednesday, China Central Television (CCTV) aired footage of J-11B jet fighters over disputed islands in the South China Sea region. Most of the South China Sea is claimed by China, but at least five other countries have laid claims...
With interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum at an all-time high, now would be a good time to look at the tax implications on the eve of President Trump signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law.Until...
Leandra English, the new Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and acting director after Richard Cordray's exit, has filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Trump's pick of OMB Director Mulvaney as interim director of...
President Trump's son-in-law, husband of Ivanka Trump, senior confidant to the President, "special" envoy to Saudi Arabia, overseer of the Office of American Innovation, adviser to negotiations on NAFTA, facilitator of Israel-Palestine peace and many other things. These were the...
U.S. intelligence officials are puzzled as to why North Korea hasn't tested any nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in the last two months.One reason cited by the intelligence community is that parts of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site may have been damaged...
The Story: Based on new information from officials in Zimbabwe and Zaire, the Trump administration may reverse a 2014 ban on importing elephant trophies from the two countries. Confirmation came from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official via ABC News. The...
In an interesting turn of events, it appears that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's whole argument for repealing Obama-era net neutrality regulations is crumbling before our eyes.Pai's repeated call for repealing regulations that currently keep the Internet relatively neutral seem to...
First daughter Ivanka Trump and her high-profile husband Jared Kushner appear to be systematically getting their wings clipped by White House and State Department officials.Even as Kushner's wide portfolio of major issues and great influence with the President are seeing...
The Short:U.S. law enforcement officials have so far arrested 267 members of MS-13, a violent street gang spread across the country and overseas. MS-13 is the only street gang designated by the Treasury Department as a transnational criminal organization.The...
The GOP's new nightmare is called Leandra English. She's the former serving Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) chief of staff who was elevated as Deputy Director and is now fighting for her position as Acting Director after Richard Cordray's...