Category Archives: National News

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks flowing from both the nation’s top elected officials after a dramatic blow-up at the White House.MORE

‘American Taliban’ Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

‘American Taliban’ Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

The California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in 2001 was freed early from his federal sentence on Thursday, despite official concerns that he retains a radical ideology and still poses a risk to U.S. interests.MORE

Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, The Associated Press Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks of abuse: Physically hurting you, verbally abusive, can be one-sided. She pauses…MORE

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American jobs.MORE

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