Archives for November 2016

Trump’s Likely Pick For Homeland Security Said He Would Send Up To 1 Million To Gitmo

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., Trump’s likely nominee to head Homeland Security, has advocated for holding Americans suspected of terrorism “indefinitely” at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Notorious Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke gets on an elevator after arriving at Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump met with David Clarke, the controversial sheriff of Milwaukee County, at Trump Tower as he and his transition team work to fill out the remaining Cabinet positions in his upcoming administration. Clarke has been reported to be Trump’s likely pick for the leading role at the Department of Homeland Security,

Trump Taps ‘King Of Bankruptcy’ Billionaire Investor Wilbur Ross For Commerce Secretary

Reputed by Forbes to be worth nearly $3 billion, Ross would represent the interests of U.S. businesses domestically and abroad as the head at Commerce.

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the "king of bankruptcy" for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is expected to join President-elect Donald Trump's senior economic team as commerce secretary. The nomination could be announced as early as Wednesday. A senior transition official, who wasn't

Assad Pardons Nearly 500 Militants As The Liberation Of Aleppo Nears

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad chose to turn the other cheek by pardoning 484 local militants who recently surrendered.

Residents fleeing rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo into the Sheikh Maqsoud area, Syria. (The Rumaf via AP)

Aleppo, once Syria’s most populous city, has been at the center of the Syrian conflict for months as Syrian government forces, with Russian support, have fought to reclaim the city from US-backed militants as well as Islamic State (ISIS) fighters. After months of heavy fighting on both sides, and international repercussions for some involved

Trump Taps Obamacare Critic To Lead Department Of Health

Tom Price is a surgeon who has been a member of Congress’ lower house for over 10 years. Donald Trump’s team has said his first mission will be to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee appears before the Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans hope that as Trump's choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Price will preside over the dismantlement of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US President-elect Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he would nominate Georgia Congressman Tom Price as head of the Department of Health and Human Services. The orthopedic surgeon is a critic of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as "Obamacare." In a statement, Price said that he would strive "to ensure we have a healthcare

Bipartisan Hawks Push For War Against Syrian Government

Both Clinton Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former Bush National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley are getting together to push for a shift toward direct US military attacks against the Syrian government.

Madeline Albright speaks at a conference for the Center for American Progress in 2010. (Photo by the Center for American Progress via Flikr)

While President-elect Donald Trump has indicated he intends to shift US military involvement in Syria toward a focus on fighting ISIS, and away from propping up rebel factions to attack the Assad government. This has been a subject of debate among US officials for awhile, with the Pentagon and CIA arguing intensely over who the US should be at war

Washington Post’s ‘Fake News’: MSM Supports ‘Shameful,’ Anonymous Attack On Independent Media

‘The article is rife with obviously reckless and unproven allegations, and fundamentally shaped by shoddy, slothful journalistic tactics,’ Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton wrote in an analysis of the Washington Post report attacking alternative media as Russian propagandists.

The Washington Post published a‘McCarthyite Blacklist’ of Independent News Sites that they deem 'fake news.' (AP Photo)

AUSTIN, Texas --- On Thanksgiving, The Washington Post published a widely shared -- and widely criticized -- report accusing a host of media organizations of spreading Russian propaganda, despite little evidence to support the claims. In the Nov. 24 article, Craig Timberg, the Post’s national technology reporter, cited the work of “experts” who