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30 10, 2019

‘He’s a patriot’: Republicans defend key impeachment witness from attacks

By |2019-10-30T04:03:17+00:00October 30th, 2019|Political and Legislative|0 Comments

Republican leaders are stepping up to defend Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman against vicious attacks from President Donald Trump's allies. Republicans may quibble with the substance of Vindman’s testimony as they try to protect Trump from the fast-moving impeachment inquiry. But congressional GOP leaders say it’s [...]

30 10, 2019

Federal judge blocks Alabama’s near-total abortion ban

By |2019-10-30T02:58:14+00:00October 30th, 2019|Political and Legislative|0 Comments

A federal judge Tuesday temporarily froze an Alabama law that prohibits almost all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony. U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson, a Jimmy Carter appointee, issued a preliminary injunction he said "shall remain in effect until this court resolves [...]

30 10, 2019

4 ways Boeing’s CEO tripped up at Tuesday’s 737 MAX hearing

By |2019-10-30T02:58:21+00:00October 30th, 2019|Political and Legislative|0 Comments

Earlier this month, instant messages between two senior Boeing pilots that had been sent in 2016 burst into public view, focusing sharp attention on what Boeing knew about the 737 MAX and its shortcomings, and when officials knew it. For instance, former Boeing pilot Mark [...]

29 10, 2019

Longtime prosecutor is fired after judge finds him in contempt for alleged disrespect

By |2019-10-29T04:04:10+00:00October 29th, 2019|Political and Legislative|0 Comments

A longtime deputy prosecutor in Spokane County, Washington, has been fired after a judge held him in contempt for an alleged argumentative tone and disrespectful attitude in an evidence dispute. Kyle Treece, a senior attorney in the prosecuting attorney’s office, was fired Oct. 18, the [...]

29 10, 2019

Democrats threaten contempt after White House official refuses to testify

By |2019-10-29T00:14:57+00:00October 29th, 2019|Political and Legislative|0 Comments

House Democrats are threatening to charge a key witness in their impeachment investigation with contempt after he defied a subpoena and failed to show up at the Capitol Monday morning. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the lawsuit filed by Charles Kupperman, [...]

29 10, 2019

Court strikes down North Carolina congressional map

By |2019-10-29T04:03:59+00:00October 29th, 2019|Political and Legislative|0 Comments

A state court on Monday threw out North Carolina's congressional map, arguing the state's 13 districts were an example of "extreme partisan gerrymandering" in a decision that could have major consequences in 2020.  The panel of three judges imposed a preliminary injunction on the state using the map, saying [...]

29 10, 2019

‘Lock him up’ chant greets Trump at World Series

By |2019-10-29T04:03:43+00:00October 29th, 2019|Political and Legislative|0 Comments

The stadium greeted him with boos and chants of “Lock him up!” — a nod to the motto his supporters used against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016. President Donald Trump on Sunday was one of the many spectators at Game 5 of [...]

29 10, 2019

Court freezes North Carolina’s gerrymandered map

By |2019-10-29T04:03:37+00:00October 29th, 2019|Political and Legislative|0 Comments

A North Carolina state court has ruled the state cannot proceed with next year’s House primaries under its current congressional map, temporarily setting aside the GOP-drawn districts in a potential boon for Democrats. A three-judge panel in Wake County preparing to hear a case over [...]

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