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State Department employee arrested after accepting lavish gifts from Chinese operatives over 5 years

State Department employee arrested after accepting lavish gifts from Chinese operatives over 5 years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chinese New Year’s gifts. Meals. International travel and vacations. Tuition at a Chinese fashion school. A fully furnished apartment, and a monthly stipend. These were just some…

Iraqi refugees arrested and charged with immigration fraud

Iraqi refugees arrested and charged with immigration fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three Iraqi “refugees” have been detained after an elaborate story was concocted to fool their way into become United States citizens. Yousif Al Mashhandani (“Yousif”), 35, of…

Suspect arrested in Israel for making threats to Jewish organizations across the United States

Suspect arrested in Israel for making threats to Jewish organizations across the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An arrest has been made in Israel in connection to threats to Jewish organizations across the United State and around the world. Early on the morning of…

Engineer’s report gives American infrastructure poor grades

Engineer’s report gives American infrastructure poor grades

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, with many segments and sectors of the nation’s infrastructure received near-failing grades, including…

War rages in Mosul, Iraq; thousands displaced everyday

War rages in Mosul, Iraq; thousands displaced everyday

MOSUL, IRAQ – Even though President Bush declared victory in Iraq way back in 2003, a vicious war rages there to this day, with hundreds dead in the city of…

Keystone pipeline approved by Trump administration

Keystone pipeline approved by Trump administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The controversial Keystone Pipeline is one step closer to moving crude oil from Canada through the United States today after the State Department OK’d a permit. The…

Ernst joins bipartisan group of Senators demanding action after ‘Marines United’ postings of nude females

Ernst joins bipartisan group of Senators demanding action after ‘Marines United’ postings of nude females

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of Senators is expressing deep concerns that posts of nude female servicemembers weren’t uncovered by the Defense Department and are requesting proactive steps to…

Trump signs bill pumping $19.5 billion into NASA

Trump signs bill pumping $19.5 billion into NASA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. will try to get to Mars as President Donald Trump signed a bill pumping over $19 billion into NASA. President Trump‏ said Tuesday afternoon he…

Iowa City mayor joins mayors across the country to counter Trump’s strike against sanctuary cities

Iowa City mayor joins mayors across the country to counter Trump’s strike against sanctuary cities

IOWA CITY – In the wake of President Donald Trump this week signing an executive order that would punish so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal funds, mayors of those communities plan a show of…

Maryland man arrested for cyberstalking after sending animated gif image to person in Texas he knew to have epilepsy

Maryland man arrested for cyberstalking after sending animated gif image to person in Texas he knew to have epilepsy

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – An alleged cyberstalker was arrested for sending a “flashing strobe image” to a person in Texas he knew to have epilepsy, immediately sending the victim into a…

Secretary of State Tillerson meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Secretary of State Tillerson meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

BEIJING, CHINA – Secretary Rex Tillerson met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for 30 minutes on Sunday at The Hall of the People in Beijing. The two leaders discussed the…

Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting laser to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting laser to U.S. Army

BOTHELL, WASHINGTON – Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army. In testing earlier this month, the…

President Trump releases budget request for huge military spending increase to boost “urgent war fighting readiness”

President Trump releases budget request for huge military spending increase to boost “urgent war fighting readiness”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint which provides an overview of the Administration’s overarching priorities for discretionary spending which includes big increases for military…

U.S. condemns Russian occupation of Crimea

U.S. condemns Russian occupation of Crimea

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. State Department reaffirmed America’s commitment to Ukraine and condemned the Russian occupation of Crimea. Here is the statement released Thursday morning: Three years ago,…

Feds to dole out $8.5 million to support victims of Pulse Nightclub shooting

Feds to dole out $8.5 million to support victims of Pulse Nightclub shooting

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Victims of the worst mass-shooting in U.S. history will benefit from upwards of $8.5 million in federal grants. Today, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), part…

U.S. offers $5 million reward for tips on terrorists who killed American

U.S. offers $5 million reward for tips on terrorists who killed American

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. government is offered a big reward for information leading to the capture of Al Qaeda terrorists who murdered an American in Yemen. The U.S. Department…

U.S. charges Russian Federal Security Service officers for hacking Yahoo and millions of email accounts

U.S. charges Russian Federal Security Service officers for hacking Yahoo and millions of email accounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States says Russian Federal Security Service officers protected, directed, facilitated and paid criminal hackers to infiltrate Yahoo and as many as 500 million email accounts.…

U.N. says Syria “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II”

U.N. says Syria “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II”

NEW YORK – The conflict in Syria is the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” the United Nations human rights chief said, calling for an…

Republican health care plan would shave $337 billion off deficit but leave millions uninsured

Republican health care plan would shave $337 billion off deficit but leave millions uninsured

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have produced an estimate of the budgetary effects of the American Health…

Iowa Democrats furious over Steve King’s “racist” tweet

Iowa Democrats furious over Steve King’s “racist” tweet

DES MOINES – Congressman Steve King is making national headlines again, this time after shunning babies from other cultures. Sunday, Republican Representative Steve King, said “culture and demographics are our…

Largest oil discovery in last 30 years made in Alaska

Largest oil discovery in last 30 years made in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Repsol and partner Armstrong Energy have made in Alaska the largest U.S. onshore conventional hydrocarbons discovery in 30 years. The Horseshoe-1 and 1A wells drilled during the…

Citizen of India living in U.S. sent to prison for supporting terrorists

Citizen of India living in U.S. sent to prison for supporting terrorists

RENO, NEVADA — A citizen of India living in U.S. has been sent to prison for supporting terrorists and attempting to set up a terror attack. Balwinder Singh, 41, was…

U.S. gov’t contractor guilty of demented sexual abuse of children in foreign countries

U.S. gov’t contractor guilty of demented sexual abuse of children in foreign countries

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President Trump’s First 50 Days of Action: Achieving Results for the American People

President Trump’s First 50 Days of Action: Achieving Results for the American People

From the White House, March 10, 2017 – JUMPSTARTING JOB CREATION: President Donald J. Trump is looking out for the American workers who Washington has left behind. President Trump has…

Attorney General Sessions tells prosecutors to target worst violent offenders

Attorney General Sessions tells prosecutors to target worst violent offenders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week directed federal prosecutors nationwide to engage in a focused effort to investigate, prosecute and deter the most violent offenders. This builds…

Over $800K in heroin seized by border patrol agents at Texas port of entry

Over $800K in heroin seized by border patrol agents at Texas port of entry

LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $800,000 in one enforcement…

Minnesota man who threatened to blow up mosque sentenced to prison

Minnesota man who threatened to blow up mosque sentenced to prison

MINNEAPOLIS – The Justice Department announced that Daniel George Fisher, 57, of Minneapolis, Minnesota was sentenced today in the District of Minnesota to 12 months in prison and three years…

U.N. says pesticides kill up to 200,000 people each year

U.N. says pesticides kill up to 200,000 people each year

NEW YORK – Two United Nations human rights experts are calling for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farming, and…

U.S. trade deficit getting worse, Treasury Department says

U.S. trade deficit getting worse, Treasury Department says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. trade deficit is getting worse, the Treasury Department outlined today. The trade deficit in January stood at $48.5 billion, a 9.6 percent increase from December.…

Obamacare replacement introduced by Republicans

Obamacare replacement introduced by Republicans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday night, Republicans introduced a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on introduction of the American Health Care…

President Trump signs new Executive Order: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

President Trump signs new Executive Order: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a new executive order that will keep the nation safe, the White House said. Today’s order is designed “to protect the…

Pelosi tells Attorney General Sessions to quit for lying about talking to Russians

Pelosi tells Attorney General Sessions to quit for lying about talking to Russians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says brand new Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a liar and should quit his new gig after lying about talking to the Russians…

U.S. Secret Service Officer pleads guilty to enticement of a minor and attempting to send obscene images to a minor

U.S. Secret Service Officer pleads guilty to enticement of a minor and attempting to send obscene images to a minor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Church Hill, Maryland resident pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and one count…

Attorney General announces Crime Reduction and Public Safety Task Force

Attorney General announces Crime Reduction and Public Safety Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the formation of the U.S. Department of Justice Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. The Task Force was…

SpaceX announces trip around the moon for two people next year

SpaceX announces trip around the moon for two people next year

HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA – SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. The two un-named tourists have already paid a significant…

Beheading of hostage leads to warning of spread of ISIS from Senator Ernst

Beheading of hostage leads to warning of spread of ISIS from Senator Ernst

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement after a German hostage was beheaded by…

Missouri man accused of conspiring with ISIS to terrorize citizenry with bombs full of nails

Missouri man accused of conspiring with ISIS to terrorize citizenry with bombs full of nails

KANSAS CITY – A Missouri man is accused of conspiring with ISIS to terrorize citizenry with bombs full of nails with intent to engage in acts of violent jihad against…

Man sentenced to federal prison for attempting to join ISIS

Man sentenced to federal prison for attempting to join ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Haris Qamar, 26, of Burke, Virginia, was sentenced today to 102 months in prison for attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of…

OBIT: Alan Colmes

OBIT: Alan Colmes

NEW YORK – Alan Colmes, a Fox News personality, passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. According to a statement released by his wife, Jocelyn Crowley,…

ICE arrests Honduran fugitive wanted for machete murders of two men

ICE arrests Honduran fugitive wanted for machete murders of two men

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Fugitive Operations Team assigned to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Atlanta field office arrested an at-large fugitive alien Tuesday who…

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