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Iowa Democrats get green light for ‘satellite caucuses’ plan

Iowa Democrats get green light for ‘satellite caucuses’ plan

The Iowa Democratic Party’s new plan for the 2020 presidential caucuses was conditionally approved Friday by the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee, just two weeks after their “virtual caucusing” proposal was rejected due to security concerns. Democrats in the Hawkeye State will now be allowed to apply to form “satellite caucuses” in locations…MORE

WSJ: Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine’s President to investigate Biden’s son

WSJ: Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine’s President to investigate Biden’s son

President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine’s president during a July phone call to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter, suggesting roughly eight times that he work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, to carry out the probe, according to a new report Friday by The Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with the matter.…MORE

Top general says US isn’t sending extra troops to Syria

Top general says US isn’t sending extra troops to Syria

The US will not be sending any additional troops to Syria even though US troops will perform additional tasks as part of an arrangement with Turkey to patrol a buffer zone along the Syrian-Turkish border, a zone designed to reduce tensions with Ankara, a top US general said Thursday. Defense officials had told CNN that…MORE

Whistleblower timeline: Team Trump contacts and Ukraine

Whistleblower timeline: Team Trump contacts and Ukraine

President Donald Trump’s interactions and decisions on Ukraine are under new scrutiny following reports that an intelligence whistleblower’s complaint is related to the country. Trump downplayed on Friday a complaint submitted by an intelligence whistleblower that reportedly involves Ukraine, claiming the complainant is partisan and his conversations with foreign leaders are “appropriate.” It was a…MORE

Trump expected to meet with senior officials on refugee ceiling

Trump expected to meet with senior officials on refugee ceiling

President Donald Trump is expected to meet Friday afternoon with senior State Department, Department of Homeland Security, Pentagon and White House officials to discuss and likely set a refugee cap for next year, CNN has learned. CNN has reported that the Trump administration previously floated the possibility of slashing refugee admissions to zero next year,…MORE

Hillary Clinton: Trump ‘asked a foreign power to help him win an election. Again’

Hillary Clinton: Trump ‘asked a foreign power to help him win an election. Again’

Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump on Friday after his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani admitted to asking Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently the Democratic front-runner to challenge Trump in next year’s presidential election. “The president asked a foreign power to help him win an election. Again,” the former secretary…MORE

The whistleblower affair, in brief

The whistleblower affair, in brief

Washington is buzzing over explosive claims about Donald Trump’s dealings with a foreign leader. But there’s still a big mystery over whether anything untoward actually happened. Here’s a quick break down of what we know: A whistleblower raised the alarm about an exchange between the US President and a mystery counterpart. An intelligence community watchdog…MORE

Homeland Security counterterrorism strategy focuses on white supremacy threat

Homeland Security counterterrorism strategy focuses on white supremacy threat

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Friday released the department’s counterterrorism strategy, outlining the ongoing threats from foreign terrorism and focusing on domestic terror threats, particularly white supremacism. McAleenan called white supremacist extremism is one of the most “potent ideologies” driving acts violence in the US. “In our modern age, the continued menace of…MORE

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WJBC Voices: Irish chutzpah

By David Stanczak Many years ago, a friend of mine explained by way of example, the meaning of the term “chutzpah.”  He said it’s like a kid who killed his parents asking the court for clemency on the ground that he’s an orphan.  While the term is Jewish, and incredibly colorful, it’s an equal opportunity…

WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…