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Trump to ‘temporarily hold off’ declaring Mexican cartels terror organizations

Trump to ‘temporarily hold off’ declaring Mexican cartels terror organizations

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will “temporarily hold off” designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations as he said he would last week. “All necessary work has been completed to declare Mexican Cartels terrorist organizations. Statutorily we are ready to do so,” the President tweeted. But Trump said he would hold off the…MORE

Fact-checking Rudy Giuliani’s newest allegations from his Ukraine trip

Fact-checking Rudy Giuliani’s newest allegations from his Ukraine trip

A series of conspiratorial claims against Ukraine’s government and the US embassy in Kiev have now been alleged by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani, a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into the President, tweeted out Thursday evening and into Friday morning several allegations over US aid to Ukraine and supposed stand-down…MORE

Trump still uses his personal cell phone despite warnings and increased call scrutiny

Trump still uses his personal cell phone despite warnings and increased call scrutiny

President Donald Trump has continued to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated warnings from his staff that the practice could leave him vulnerable to foreign surveillance, multiple officials told CNN. The Democratic impeachment inquiry has resurrected concerns about the security and potential vulnerability of the President’s communications. Witness testimony revealed some…MORE

Here is what we know about the US military’s program to train foreign troops

Here is what we know about the US military’s program to train foreign troops

Pentagon programs to train foreign nationals are coming under new scrutiny after the man suspected of opening fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida Friday, killing at least three people and injuring several others, was identified as a member of the Saudi Arabian military. As of Friday, the Department of Defense has 5,181 foreign…MORE

Pelosi’s daughter says speaker is telling women to ‘define yourself’

Pelosi’s daughter says speaker is telling women to ‘define yourself’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has faced criticism from prominent Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump for the way she has led the impeachment inquiry, but her daughter said that her mother’s actions are an attempt to tell women to “define yourself.” “That is what she is now — telling women ‘reclaim yourself. Don’t be defined…MORE

Washington’s next week will be even wilder

Washington’s next week will be even wilder

As expected, Democrats’ impeachment effort gained steam in the fast-paced week after Thanksgiving recess. The Intelligence Committee’s report on its findings laid out a road map for the articles of impeachment — one that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats now have “no choice” but to follow. The White House said in a letter Friday…MORE

Border Patrol facility notorious for chain-link cells to close for renovations

Border Patrol facility notorious for chain-link cells to close for renovations

A US Border Patrol facility in south Texas that came under scrutiny this year for severe overcrowding and gained notoriety for its large chain-link cells is expected to close for renovations next spring, according to a senior Border Patrol official. The short-term detention facility in McAllen, Texas — known as the Centralized Processing Center —…MORE

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