Trump's Waterboarding Fantasy Hits a Road Bump During Confirmation Hearings
If testimony by some of his nominees this week is an indicator, Trump's pledge to torture people may, thankfully, be in trouble.
3 days ago - Politicus USA
Waterboarding, Dreamers, climate change: Trump's Cabinet picks distance themselves from his controversial positions
With the Senate having held confirmation hearings for seven of the incoming administration's choices for top positions, a clear pattern has begun to emerge - prospective...
3 days ago - The Morning Call
Human Rights Group Portrays U.S. as Major Threat, Citing Trump
Human Rights Watch says the “misogynistic, xenophobic and racist rhetoric” of Donald J. Trump's campaign does not bode well for core human rights obligations.
4 days ago - NY Times - 2 articles
CIA Pick Defies Trump, Says He Won't Waterboard
Rep. Mike Pompeo said "absolutely not" when asked if he would obey orders to use enhanced interrogation techniques outside of the Army Field Manual.
4 days ago - NBC News
Sessions Backs Down On Support For Waterboarding, Muslim Ban
Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, after a break in his confirmation hearing before...
5 days ago - MintPress News - 10 articles
Trump AG choice says law bars Muslim ban, waterboarding
This gun ain't smoking, yet
5 days ago - Newsday
Where Sessions broke with Trump
Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions revealed some daylight between himself and President-elect Donald Trump during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary...
6 days ago - Politico - 12 articles
Jeff Sessions Says He Would Be Independent and Stand Up to Trump
During a Senate hearing, the senator who is in line to become attorney general promised to aggressively enforce even laws with which he disagreed.
6 days ago - NY Times - 5 articles
Trump's choice for U.S. attorney general says he can stand up to him
WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, promised on Tuesday to stand up to Trump, his close ally and future boss, saying he...
6 days ago - Reuters - 5 articles
Watching Trump, Many Fear a Leap Backward on Torture
Although the president-elect has equivocated, his campaign rhetoric favoring torture has experts concerned that years of progress could be erased and the world plunged into a...
11 days ago - NY Times
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Sonar maps from MH370 search will reveal more about seafloor
CANBERRA, Australia - The deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may not have found the plane but will reveal more about how land beneath the Indian Ocean...
Turkish security forces arrest Istanbul nightclub attacker - reports
The attacker, who slaughtered dozens at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's eve, was caught during a special operation in Esenyurt, Turkish media are reporting.
The Chicago Cubs Meet Obama At The White House
The Cubs visited Washington on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and were greeted downtown by a guy from Chicago. Just four days before he leaves office, President...
Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” has died. He was 82...
General Motors set to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs
DETROIT - General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday. The...
Parents infuriated after finding mold in popular baby toy
Disgusted parents are taking to social media to share what appears to be mold growing inside their children's “Sophie the Giraffe” teething toy. A pediatric dentist who...
AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs
DETROIT - General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday.
Theresa May set to confirm ‘hard Brexit' from single market in major speech
Prime Minister Theresa May will confirm the UK will leave the single market in a major speech on Tuesday.
GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes
BILLINGS, Mont. - Republicans in Congress are readying plans to roll back the reach of the Endangered Species Act after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging...
Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82
HOUSTON - Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last...