Democrats in Congress, in reversal, have become CIA’s staunchest defenders

Democrats in Congress, in reversal, have become CIA’s staunchest defenders

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2017 Democrats who not long ago were lambasting the CIA on the Senate floor, are now solidly in the intelligence agency’s corner, slamming anyone who questions the intelligence agency’s conclusions on Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “It was less than two years ago that Democrats were bashing […]

Senate subcommittee: Obama used taxpayer dollars to influence outcome of Israel election

Senate subcommittee: Obama used taxpayer dollars to influence outcome of Israel election

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2017 The Obama administration attempted to influence the results of Israel’s election by funneling U.S. taxpayer funds to a political group opposed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau, according to a congressional report. The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) said the State Department gave $349,276 in U.S. taxpayer-funded […]

‘Everybody out of the pool’: Trump orders all Obama diplomats home on Day 1

‘Everybody out of the pool’: Trump orders all Obama diplomats home on Day 1

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2017 Pink slips dated Jan. 20 have gone out to all diplomats who were appointed by President Barack Obama. President-elect Donald Trump has ordered every Obama-appointed diplomat home in the days following his inauguration. Most got their posts after generous political donations. Past administrations allowed diplomats an extension until a […]

Greatest Hits, No. 3: No ear mics allowed for debate moderators; But what about the candidates?

Greatest Hits, No. 3: No ear mics allowed for debate moderators; But what about the candidates?

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 While presidential debate moderators are not allowed to wear earpieces during the proceedings, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has not specifically ruled out the use of ear mics for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the first debate on Sept. 26. A voter in Maryland wrote FEC Commissioner Matthew […]

Rogue states search Trump tweets for clues as Oval Office awaits new occupant

Rogue states search Trump tweets for clues as Oval Office awaits new occupant

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump will be flexing America’s muscles against both China and North Korea from almost the moment he sits down in the Oval Office of the White House, at least to judge from his recent tweets. “China has been taking out massive amounts of money & […]

Greatest hits, No. 5: Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Greatest hits, No. 5: Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told the Chinese defense delegation in Singapore that the U.S. will take appropriate action if China crosses the red line, i.e. further reclamation and militarization of the Scarborough Shoal in the Spratlys chain. The Philippines and China have fiercely clashed over the Scarborough Shoal […]

‘Disinformation’: Former CIA official hits Washington’s ‘narrative’, U.S. intel reports on Russia

‘Disinformation’: Former CIA official hits Washington’s ‘narrative’, U.S. intel reports on Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2017 Political and media elites are late in recognizing what has been known for quite some time, that foreign cyber threats to U.S. national security are real, analysts say. All it took was a sweeping election victory by an unlikely Republican presidential candidate for charges of meddling in the U.S. […]

‘I am a Democrat and I hate Obamacare’

‘I am a Democrat and I hate Obamacare’

Special to WorldTribune.com The following letter to the editor was published today by the Fairfax Citizen. I am a Democrat and I hate Obamacare. In my work, I help seniors with Medicare bill problems. The Obamacare law cut over $700 billion of Medicare benefits for senior citizens and created many other problems for those who […]

Analyst: Trump, Congress should investigate all foreign efforts to subvert U.S. policy

Analyst: Trump, Congress should investigate all foreign efforts to subvert U.S. policy

by WorldTribune Staff, January 5, 2017 The Trump administration and Congress must expand the scope and time frame of foreign subversion investigations of U.S. politics and policy beyond Russia and the recent presidential campaign, an analyst said. U.S. intelligence concluded that China was responsible for a catastrophic 2014 cyber attack on the U.S. Office of […]

Greatest hits, No. 6: Documents appear to implicate State Dept. in cover-up on Clinton emails

Greatest hits, No. 6: Documents appear to implicate State Dept. in cover-up on Clinton emails

by WorldTribune Staff, September 16, 2016 The U.S. State Department waited over a year before producing emails stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server despite 17 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, “in August 2013, State Department officials were aware of 17 FOIA requests relating […]