‘Turn The Cameras On, Sean’: Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

June 27, 2017

… lights are on … Now we see you on camera about once a week. Is that a new normal that we would expect? the second journalist asked. Then Acosta hammered Spicer again: Why are the cameras off, Sean? Can you just give us an answer to that? Can you tell us why you turned the cameras off? Its a legitimate question. You are a taxpayer-funded spokesman for the United States government. Can you at least give us an explanation for why the cameras are off? Then Trey Yingst, a White House …


Extra security for ‘Europe’s largest Eid party’ in Birmingham – BBC News

June 25, 2017

“Every year the event gets bigger… of course security will be a high priority, but we want people – also the wider communities – to enjoy the activities,” a spokesman for Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre said. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security has been stepped up at Birmingham Central Mosque, the chairman said Mr Afzal said West Midlands Police and local authorities were doing “their best” to tackle hate crime against …


Wales teacher recruitment levels ‘bordering on crisis’ – BBC News

June 25, 2017

The government said, compared to overall graduate entry figures, teacher training recruitment remained strong and it was working closely with partners to identify and address issues. “We want teaching in Wales to be a first choice profession so we attract the very best,” the spokesman said, adding new rules announced in spring are a key part of the drive. Mr Hathway said pressures in the job were putting people off – with figures obtained by the NUT showing nearly 50,000 …


Judicial Watch seeking documents unlawfully removed by Comey

June 17, 2017

… the case of Comey removing documents from the FBI is the Hillary Clinton email scandal all over again. But retired FBI special agent and former national FBI spokesman, John Iannarelli, told Fox News that he didnt see the case. The things Comey allegedly took are not classified, Iannarelli said. The issue is not him taking documents, but the matter of how he released themclassified or not, there is a procedure in doing that which he did not follow. But Fitton insisted Comeys memos and other …


Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …


Who were the three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan?

June 14, 2017

… responsibility for the attack saying that an “infiltrator” had joined the Afghan army and attacked the American soldiers, according to its spokesman. The incident is under investigation. He joined the Army in 2013. Houck married his high school sweetheart and they had two children, ages 5 and 3. He enlisted as a way to support his family and to serve his country, Houck told the Baltimore Sun. “He grew up to be a tremendous human being, just a great father, loving …


Group against Islamic law clashes with counterprotesters

June 11, 2017

(CNN)A right-wing group protesting Islamic law, or Sharia, on Saturday clashed with counterdemonstrators in Seattle, Minneapolis and other cities. In Seattle, police used pepper spray to break up fights in Occidental Park, police spokesman Mark Jamieson said. Three people were arrested. …


Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News

June 10, 2017

A spokesman for Mrs Merkel had previously refused to be drawn on the issue out of “politeness and respect” while the process of forming a new UK government was under way. Mrs May says she will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. Can Theresa May stay as PM? May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks What the election result means for Brexit Brexit delays over UK hung parliament? Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May …


Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… Comey’s testimony was released and, for one very key point, it is dead on: Trump is correct that Comey told him multiple times the FBI was not investigating him personally. The first (and only) comment from Trump’s newly appointed spokesman and lawyer on all things involving Russia, Marc Kasowitz, hammered home that they feel “totally vindicated.” “The President is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the President was not …


Donald Trump May Find Time To Live-Tweet James Comey’s Testimony

June 7, 2017

Trump will weigh in if he feels the need to respond to anything Comey says, The Washington Posts Robert Costa reported on Tuesday. I was just talking to some White House officials this morning and their view is that the president himself wants to be the messenger, his own warrior, his own lawyer, his own spokesman, Costa said on MSNBC. The president is expected to be tweeting on Thursday in response to Comey, not to stay quiet during the testimony, because he himself wants to be the one …


Elvis’ private jet auctioned for $430,000 after sitting on a runway for 35 years

May 28, 2017

… house’s claim the king of rock ‘n’ roll designed its red velvet interior. Roy McKay told KOB-TV in Albuquerque (https://goo.gl/GpE3zV) he designed the interior himself. McKay said that when he purchased the jet, it had a two-toned gray interior and “kind of looked like a casket.” But then-GWS spokesman Carl Carter told The Associated Press the auction house is confident Elvis designed the interior, which photos show has red velvet seats and red shag carpet. Federal …


Boehner: Trump’s term ‘disaster,’ aside from foreign affairs

May 27, 2017

… Scavino, the White House social media director, called Boehner a “disaster” in a tweet Friday. Scavino posted video of Boehner fighting back tears in the tweet. Boehner said he’s been friends with Trump for 15 years, but still has a hard time envisioning him as president. He also said Trump shouldn’t be allowed to Tweet overnight. David Schnittger, a spokesman for Boehner, confirmed the comments on Friday. According to Rigzone, Boehner said that the Republican tax …


Alabama Executes Prisoner Convicted Of Killing His Girlfriend’s Husband In 1982

May 26, 2017

Tommy Arthur was put to death by lethal injection at 12:15 a.m. in Atmore, Alabama, a prison spokesman said, less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay on his execution as it considered arguments from his attorneys. When Thomas Arthur enters the execution chamber tonight, he will leave his constitutional rights at the door, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent against the order to lift the stay. Three juries have found him guilty of shooting Troy Wicker to death as …


Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security

May 21, 2017

… Commission, the Government Accounting Office, as well as sections from a textbook, a Washington Post article and George W. Bushs book Decision Points. In this particular case, we would be unable to determine any violation until the full investigation is complete, the spokesman said in a statement to the network. Clarke has dismissed the story on Twitter saying that CNNs MO method of operation is to accuse plagiarism. Im next. He also called reporter Andrew Kaczynski a sleaze bag. Clarke …