Mother of fallen soldier speaks out on Trump’s insensitive comments

Mother of fallen soldier speaks out on Trump’s insensitive comments
President Donald Trump during a press conference in the Rose Garden.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesThe latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump is ridiculously low, even for him. After Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson described extremely insensitive comments she claimed to have heard Trump made while speaking to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson — a soldier who was killed in Niger — Trump said the recollection of the incident was "totally fabricated." I stand my account of the call with @realDonaldTrump

Congressperson shocked by what Trump reportedly said to widow of fallen solider

Congressperson shocked by what Trump reportedly said to widow of fallen solider
Image: Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump already has been criticized for falsely claiming that former President Barack Obama never called the families of fallen soldiers.  Now he's being slammed by Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson after he talked on the phone with the widow of a solider killed in Niger.  SEE ALSO: Sports teams are deserting Trump’s hotels, and it’s hitting his wallet hard Trump reportedly told her that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens

Austrians Lean Toward Nationalist Government Led by a Millennial

Austrians Lean Toward Nationalist Government Led by a Millennial
Austrians profiting from the fastest economic growth in six years look likely to ditch their current coalition in favor of a new government backed by anti-immigration nationalists and headed by the world’s youngest leader.Polls suggest that Austria’s 31-year-old Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz will lead his conservative People’s Party to victory in Sunday’s election. That could set the stage for a coalition with Heinz-Christian Strache’s populist Freedom Party, unwinding a decade of Social Democratic-led administrations that revived the economy but

Trump: Dem congresswoman ‘totally fabricated’ his remarks to widow of fallen soldier

Trump: Dem congresswoman ‘totally fabricated’ his remarks to widow of fallen soldier
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump denied Wednesday the account of a Democratic congresswoman that he told the widow of a US serviceman killed in an ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt."The response opened up a fresh round of controversy over Trump's response to the Niger attack and how he's handled the most solemn duty of a commander in chief. It took Trump days to publicly discuss the attacks, and

Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances

Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances
“red-hot’’ focus on how Russia used social media platforms.Without employees who can handle classified material, Facebook would need to give government investigators access to its system to investigate threats, according to Scott Amey, general counsel of the Project on Government Oversight, a Washington-based group that studies national security issues. So the move to hire people with clearances may be aimed at controlling access to the inner workings of its platform, like code and user data, he said.“Facebook may be

Trump silent as questions remain over deadly Niger ambush

Trump silent as questions remain over deadly Niger ambush
(CNN)On Saturday October 7, the day the body of 25-year-old Army Sgt. La David Johnson was returned to Dover Air Force Base after he was killed in an ISIS ambush in Niger, President Donald Trump was golfing. It's not known if the President ever planned to attend the return of remains ceremony at Dover as he has in the past. But since the ambush on October 4 in Niger, he has not commented publicly on the deadliest combat incident

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s University of Florida visit did not go well

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s University of Florida visit did not go well
Reporters surround white supremacist Richard Spencer.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesRichard Spencer definitely did not receive a warm or sunny welcome from the University of Florida. On Thursday, massive crowds gathered to protest the white nationalist and alt-right founder's visit to campus. As he attempted to give a speech on his beliefs, he was overwhelmed by chants condemning white supremacy and neo-Nazism. SEE ALSO: A handful of racists snuck back to Charlottesville under the cover of night for another 'protest' In

Larry Flynt offers $10 million for dirt on Donald Trump

Larry Flynt offers $10 million for dirt on Donald Trump
Larry Flynt will pay up if you have dirt on Donald Trump.Image: David Livingston/Getty ImagesNeed some cash and have some dirt on Donald Trump? You might want to talk to Hustler founder Larry Flynt. The adult magazine mogul is offering $10 million "for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office" of the president. SEE ALSO: Sports teams are deserting Trump’s hotels, and it’s hitting his wallet hard The full-page ad was published in the Washington Post on

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism
Tomio Okamura’s background is about as multicultural as you can get. The son of a Czech mother and a Japanese-Korean father, he suffered racist bullying in Japan and the Czech Republic that was so severe he developed a stutter and wet his bed until the age of 14.Which may or may not help explain why his Czech political party is adamantly opposed to immigration, wants the country to leave the European Union and compares Islam to “Hitler-style Nazism.” The message is

Mnuchin Says Its Very Hard Not to Give Tax Cuts to the Wealthy

Mnuchin Says Its Very Hard Not to Give Tax Cuts to the Wealthy
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview published Wednesday that the Republican tax plan will include breaks for the wealthy, a rhetorical reversal that contradicts President told CNBC that Trump wanted “no absolute tax cut for the upper class,” which prompted Democrats to label that promise the “Mnuchin Rule.” In the ensuing months, Mnuchin softened that promise in public remarks -- in June, he

John McCain just delivered a total and complete takedown of Trumpism

John McCain just delivered a total and complete takedown of Trumpism
(CNN)On Monday night in Philadelphia, John McCain offered a total and complete rejection of the world view offered by the leader of his party. Those would be harsh words coming from any politician about the president of the United States. They are remarkable when you consider that McCain and President Trump are, ostensibly, part of the same Republican party.What McCain's speech shows -- again -- is just how far Trumpism is from the traditional Republican party on virtually every

Trump’s New Obamacare Killer to Cost Uncle Sam $194 Billion

Trump’s New Obamacare Killer to Cost Uncle Sam $194 Billion
President Donald Trump is halting some Obamacare subsidies. A big money saver for taxpayers, right? Wrong. The move could actually force the government to dole out almost $200 billion more on health insurance over the next decade.Here’s why: The insurer payouts Trump cut off aren’t the only government funds financing the program. Consumers also can get help with their insurance premiums. When the insurer subsidies are discontinued, those premiums are pushed higher -- and because the consumer subsidies are

Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies

Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump plans to end a key set of Obamacare subsidies that helped lower-income enrollees pay for health care, the White House said Thursday, a dramatic move that raises questions about the law's future.In a series of tweets Friday morning, Trump called on Democrats to reach out to him to "fix" the law, which he called a "broken mess."Alexander has been negotiating with his Democratic counterpart on the committee, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, on a deal

Trump warns McCain: ‘Be careful because at some point I fight back’

Trump warns McCain: ‘Be careful because at some point I fight back’
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to "be careful" because at some point he will "fight back."The speech was a repudiation of Trump, who the Arizona Republican has long feuded with, and the worldview that catapulted him to office.The feud continued throughout the 2016 campaign, with McCain regularly faulting the Republican standard bearer for comments he made on the campaign trail. McCain withdrew his support

Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order

Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order
(CNN)President Donald Trump is taking his first steps to fulfill his vow to dismantle Obamacare on Thursday, signing an executive order that he says will bring affordable health insurance to millions more people.Supporters say these moves will make health insurance more affordable for millions of people.Critics, however, worry that the order may free these association health plans from several key Obamacare regulations and from state oversight, allowing them to sell plans with lower premiums but skimpier benefits across state