Critics charge border bill strengthens ‘MS-13 pipeline’, empowers cartels

Critics charge border bill strengthens ‘MS-13 pipeline’, empowers cartels

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2019 The Democrat-Republican “compromise” spending bill offered to President Donald Trump includes a pair of provisions that critics say will actually end up benefiting the brutal MS-13 gang and the drug cartels which smuggle the majority of drugs into the United States. Trump was set to sign the $333 billion bipartisan spending bill […]

Iran blames U.S. for deadly suicide bombing that killed elite troops

Iran blames U.S. for deadly suicide bombing that killed elite troops

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2019 Iranian leaders are saying the United States and its Middle East allies are responsible for a Feb. 13 suicide bombing which killed 27 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). “The crime will remain as a ‘dirty stain’ in the black record of the main supporters of terrorism […]

Pelosi threat: A Democrat president could declare national emergency for gun control

Pelosi threat: A Democrat president could declare national emergency for gun control

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2019 Republicans supporting President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border should think about the “threshold they are crossing,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned on Feb. 14. “If the president can declare an emergency on something that he has created as an emergency, an illusion that […]

Gov. Cuomo: Democrats killed Amazon-NYC HQ deal

Gov. Cuomo: Democrats killed Amazon-NYC HQ deal

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2019 Many New Yorkers – Gov. Andrew Cuomo among them – were livid with Democrats who ultimately were blamed for killing Amazon’s plan to build in New York City what would have been a second national headquarters. “A small group of politicians put their own narrow political interests above their […]

‘Islamic State’ down but not out, UN warns

‘Islamic State’ down but not out, UN warns

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite dramatic territorial losses, stunning military setbacks and dwindling numbers of militants, the so called Islamic state of Iraq also know as (ISIL) has been degraded but still remains a “global threat,” according to a new UN report. In a candid briefing to the Security […]

Ousted FBI deputy director McCabe owns key role in Russia probe; Trump tweet mocks

Ousted FBI deputy director McCabe owns key role in Russia probe; Trump tweet mocks

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2019 Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said that he launched the agency’s investigations into President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia after speaking with the president following the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. “I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on […]

Green fail: Trump wants fed money ‘back now’ after Calif. hits brakes on high-speed rail

Green fail: Trump wants fed money ‘back now’ after Calif. hits brakes on high-speed rail

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom on Feb. 12 announced that California is ditching its plan to build a high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco. In March of last year, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced that the L.A.-San Francisco line would cost $13 billion more and take four […]

Facebook donated heavily to Virginia Democrats, sought refund from Mississippi Republican

Facebook donated heavily to Virginia Democrats, sought refund from Mississippi Republican

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2019 Facebook has not asked for donations given to Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam and Secretary of State Mark Herring, both of whom have admitted to wearing blackface in the past, to be refunded. Political observers in Washington say the social media giant is practicing a double standard on the issue […]

Analysis: Democrats’ only 2020 hope is to steal the election

Analysis: Democrats’ only 2020 hope is to steal the election

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2019 President Donald Trump is taunting the bevy of Democrats lining up to challenge him in 2020. Following acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 8, Trump tweeted: “The Democrats in Congress yesterday were vicious and totally showed their cards for everyone to see. […]

Global index finds corruption eroding democratic institutions; U.S. drops out of top 20 least corrupt

Global index finds corruption eroding democratic institutions; U.S. drops out of top 20 least corrupt

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2019 Two-thirds of the 180 countries surveyed in the Transparency International (TI) 2018 global corruption index were rated as corrupt. The failure to curb corruption is “contributing to a worldwide crisis of democracy,” TI says. The 2018 research shows “a disturbing link between corruption and the health of democracies, where […]