Category Archives: National News

Numbers Don’t Lie: Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order Could Cost Colleges Billions

Numbers Don’t Lie: Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order Could Cost Colleges Billions

In light of President Trump’s executive order directing government agencies to restrict and remove federal research funding from universities that infringe on students’ rights to free speech, Campus Reform compiled existing government data to determine exactly how much federal research money is doled out each year. And, to some states, it could mean billions lost.

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Recycle Crisis Sweeps Across America After China Halts Plastic Waste Imports [VIDEO]

Recycle Crisis Sweeps Across America After China Halts Plastic Waste Imports

China has cut plastic shipments from the U.S. by 99.1% causing recycling and waste companies to now slap municipalities with higher service fees. China’s ban on imported plastic leaves fewer options to recycle. Some shipments had been diverted to Canada, but it looks like most plastic waste will end up in landfills.

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Covington High School Student Files $250 Million Defamation Suit Against Washington Post

Covington High School Student Files $250 Million Defamation Suit Against Washington Post

After an investigation conducted by the Covington Diocese turned up no evidence that 16-year-old high school student Nicholas Sandmann confronted Native American activist Nathan Phillips during a March for Life rally at the Lincoln Memorial last month, seemingly confirming that the mainstream press was incorrect to pillory the white, MAGA-hat wearing teen for a confrontation that never actually happened, lawyers for Sandmann filed the first of what are expected to be many defamation lawsuits demanding compensatory and punitive damages for leading an Internet mob that vilified Sandmann and his peers.

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Government Shutdown Looms As Border Wall Talks Break Down…Again [VIDEO]

Government Shutdown Looms As Border Wall Talks Break Down…Again [VIDEO]

Just two weeks after the longest government shutdown on record, and following 48 hours of narrative-molding declarations that a border security deal was “imminent” or “expected before the end of the weekend”, The Hill and Bloomberg now report that talks to avert a second government shutdown over border wall funding have broken down and Republicans and Democrats have stopped communicating for now.

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Trump Scores Major Victory As “Delinquent” NATO Members Boost Contributions By $100 Billion

Trump Scores Major Victory As “Delinquent” NATO Members Boost Contributions By $100 Billion

NATO states have agreed to increase their defense spending by $100 billion over two years after President Trump went on a fiery tirade last July – calling on “delinquent” countries to boost their contributions by 2% to 4% of GDP. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance heard Trump’s call “loud and clear” and that member nations are “stepping up,” according to the Telegraph.

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Trump Did Not Expose “Covert” SEAL Team In Iraq, Say Special Forces Vets

Trump Did Not Expose “Covert” SEAL Team In Iraq, Say Special Forces Vets

Task & Purpose, a military analysis site, notes that while photographing deployed special forces troops is not ideal, it in no way constitutes revealing “covert ops” as many of the headlines are now claiming. “Is it a secret that these guys are out there in that part of the world? No,” a defense official told Task & Purpose on condition of anonymity. “It’s been a little more sensationalized than we would’ve hoped.”

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1 In 3 ‘Caravan’ Migrants Are Sick, Some With Deadly Diseases [VIDEO]

1 In 3 ‘Caravan’ Migrants Are Sick, Some With Deadly Diseases [VIDEO]

Tijuana health officials have said that of those migrants in the caravan at the United States’ border with Mexico, about one third is being treated for health concerns. Migrants who came with the caravan are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox, and some other serious health issues, Tijuana’s Health Department warned on Thursday morning.

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Trump Signs Order Closing Border With Mexico, Authorizing Lethal Force

Trump Signs Order Closing Border With Mexico, Authorizing Lethal Force

Besides authorizing troops stationed at the border to act in a law enforcement capacity to “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary” to protect border agents, including “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention. and cursory search.”, the president said on Thursday that he also signed an order to close the U.S. border with Mexico, adding that he’s authorized troops to use lethal force against migrants who attempt to enter the U.S.

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