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Gingrich says Trump should not negotiate on shutdown

Gingrich says Trump should not negotiate on shutdown

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, President Donald Trump’s ally who in the 1990s presided over one of the longest government shutdowns in US history, said Wednesday that Trump should stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and instead ramp up the pressure on rank-and-file Democrats. Gingrich said he would…MORE

Senate Democrats’ effort to block Trump move on Russia sanctions fails

Senate Democrats’ effort to block Trump move on Russia sanctions fails

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic effort to keep sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, ending what was the most aggressive congressional pushback so far on the Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Russia. The sanctions resolution from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, which required 60 votes to proceed, was defeated in a…MORE

Sorry, Trump. Netflix is creating its own ‘Space Force’

Sorry, Trump. Netflix is creating its own ‘Space Force’

Out-of-this-world news for fans of “The Office,” outer space and subtle jabs at President Donald Trump: Steve Carell is set to star in a TV series called “Space Force” for Netflix. The show will be a workplace comedy “centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services,” according to the…MORE

Lindsey Graham says Trump’s Syria statements emboldened ISIS

Lindsey Graham says Trump’s Syria statements emboldened ISIS

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he is concerned President Donald Trump’s statements about Syria have emboldened ISIS and called on the President to rethink his decision to withdraw US troops from the country after the terror group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the city of Manbij.…MORE

Trump was warned in Iraq that ISIS was not defeated in Syria

Trump was warned in Iraq that ISIS was not defeated in Syria

Military commanders warned President Donald Trump on December 26 during his surprise visit to Iraq that — despite his claims to the contrary — ISIS was not entirely defeated in Syria. People familiar with the President’s reaction said the conversation was eye-opening for a leader who days earlier claimed the terror group was defeated “badly”…MORE

Rihanna files suit against her dad

Rihanna files suit against her dad

Rihanna claims her father and his business partner fraudulently used her name to make money and she’s suing them over it. The singer alleges that her father, Ronald Fenty, and his partner, Moses Perkins, falsely represented their company’s affiliation with her. “Although Mr. Fenty is Rihanna’s father, he does not have, and never has had,…MORE

19-year-old man stabbed to death during fight outside liquor store

19-year-old man stabbed to death during fight outside liquor store

A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death during a fight in an Escondido neighborhood Tuesday. Escondido police officers were called to the area of Washington Avenue and Ash Street, near Lena’s Liquor, at around 7:20 p.m. to respond to a report of two men fighting. When officers arrived, they found Alfredo Manzano with a stab…MORE

Alfred Newman, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 94

Alfred Newman, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 94

One of the last remaining members of the Navajo Code Talkers, who used their difficult-to-learn language to form an indecipherable code that helped the US win World War II, has died. Alfred K. Newman died Sunday in New Mexico, the Marine Corps said. He was 94. Newman served during WWII with the 1st Battalion, 21st…MORE

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