Trump officials claim they are unaware of health risks associated with child detention

Tuesday’s Senate Homeland Security hearing on family detention was tense, as Trump administration officials struggled to explain the consequences of indefinite detention — including health risks for children. “We are talking about the indefinite detention of children,” said Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to officials with the Department of…

U.S. calls out Russia in front of UN Security Council over North Korea sanctions

At an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council called by the United States, Ambassador Nikki Haley lashed out at Russia for helping North Korea skirt sanctions aimed at scaling back Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. “Why after voting for sanctions 11 different times is…

Neocon Declares America Is Above Rule Of Law In Chilling Speech

President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton launched a broadside against the International Criminal Court (ICC), the body mandated by most of the international community to prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. In a speech to the conservative Federalist Society on Monday, Bolton…

House Republicans run on support for a Balanced Budget Amendment after voting to balloon deficit

“The federal fiscal burden threatens the security, liberty, and independence of our nation,” the 2016 Republican party platform warned. To get off “the path to bankrupting the next generation,” they vowed to “fight for Congress to adopt, and for the states to ratify, a Balanced Budget Amendment.”…

Former Trump administration Homeland Security analyst linked to white nationalists

A former immigration analyst for the Department of Homeland Security has been in regular email contact with a group that includes well-known white nationalists like Richard Spencer, and socialized with some of them in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Emails obtained by the…

Reality Winner sentenced to prison after revealing Russian election cyberattack

The National Security Agency contractor who blew the whistle on the Russia military intelligence’s cyberattacks on the 2016 election was sentenced on Thursday to more than five years in prison — the harshest punishment ever imposed on federal crimes involving leaks to the media. Reality…

Trump On Brink Of Privatizing Wár, Letting Blackwater Control It

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national security team about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials said. Prince’s idea,…