President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of
Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate
dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and
political case against his removal.
The U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to
determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office on charges
that he abused his power and obstructed Congress in its investigation of
his dealings with Ukraine.
North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer bound by commitments to halt
nuclear and missile testing, blaming the United States’ failure to meet a
year-end deadline for nuclear talks and “brutal and inhumane” U.S.
The world needs to prepare for a surge in refugees with potentially
millions of people being driven from their homes by the impact of climate
The death toll from a mysterious flu-like virus in China climbed to six on
Tuesday as new cases surged beyond 300 and authorities fretted about the
added risk from millions of Chinese traveling for the Lunar New Year
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a news conference that
operations to control the flow of migrants at the country’s southern border
were to protect them.
An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S.
President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear
arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Tehran’s latest standoff
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let residents of Flint, Michigan pursue a
civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials that accused
them of knowingly allowing the city’s water supply to become contaminated
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There were nearly 35,000 murders in Mexico in 2019, the highest rate since
1997, the first year for which there is an official record.
Britain will introduce tougher jail sentences for convicted terrorists and
will end early release as part of a series of measures to strengthen its
response to terrorism.
A new CNN poll out Monday shows that 51 percent of Americans think the
Senate should vote to convict and remove President Trump from office during
his upcoming impeachment trial. Meanwhile, 45 percent believe the Senate
should vote against conviction and removal. Almost 69 percent say the trial
should include testimony from new witnesses who did not appear before House
impeachment investigators. Republicans are split on whether there should be
witnesses in the trial – 48 percent are in favor of new witnesses, while 44
percent are not.
A S. Korean anti-piracy unit temporarily expanded its mission to the Strait
of Hormuz, a vital global oil route at the center of soaring tensions
between Iran and the United States.
China says its newest destroyer is capable of launching land-attack
missiles. That puts China in a select club. The Tomahawk land-attack cruise
missile has been a favorite tool of U.S. foreign policy and warfighting for
30 years, fired at everything from military bases in Iraq and Syria, to a
failed 1998 attempt to kill Osama Bin Laden at his Afghan lair. Russia also
has used them: in 2015, Russia fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Syrian
rebels from warships stationed a thousand miles away in the Caspian Sea, in
a demonstration of the long arm of the Kremlin. Now, China has the option
of using them to flex its muscles.
A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world’s
most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent
high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee. The drug is
acetaminophen. It is the basis for more than 600 prescription and
over-the-counter medications for adults and children, found in well-known
brands like Tylenol, Excedrin, Sudafed, Robitussin and Theraflu.
Iran confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down
this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and
sparked angry protests.
The rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as
“Africa’s richest woman,” is evident by her absence at the World Economic
Forum in Switzerland.
The Portuguese bank EuroBic has announced it will end its business
relationship with Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos. The move
follows a BBC investigation which uncovered a number of questionable deals
by the billionaire.
President Trump decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World
Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme. He called
for a rejection of “predictions of the apocalypse” and said America would
defend its economy. He did not directly name the teenage climate activist
Greta Thunberg, who was in the audience.
The uniforms for the U.S. Space Force have been released and there are
plenty of scoffers. Part of the reason there are plenty of jokes, of
course, has to do with the fact that the uniforms are camouflage. It looks
similar to Army gear, which is curious when you consider the fact that
there isn’t any foliage in space.
Indiana will be losing a piece of its history next month as its oldest
state worker retires. Bob Vollmer will be retiring Feb. 6 at the age of
Josie Totah, an 18-year-old transgender female actor, has been cast as the
star of the new “Saved by the Bell” reboot, which will premiere this year
on NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service called Peacock.
Mid-Day Snapshot · Jan. 21, 2020
|“The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” —James Madison (1788)
McConnell releases proposed trial rules and Trump’s legal team releases its brief.
Law-abiding gun owners turned out en masse to protest infringement of their rights.
From behind his own armed security team, the billionaire anti-gun activist lobs bombs.
We can either listen and learn or we’ll have to experience the disaster firsthand.
Remembering the birth of a great military commander and a good man.
Today we mark the birth anniversary of Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (1824-1863).
“It belonged to them, and I’m glad I was able to give it back to them.”
How can you be forgiven for something that doesn’t even exist? Brandon Tatum on “the notion of white privilege.”
But the deadline to make it the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expired years ago.
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Impeachment trial preparations, church-state separation, ObamaCare, and more.
Notable quotables from Erick Erickson, AOC, Adam Schiff, Matt Walsh, and more.
Headlines – 1/21/2020
The team behind the US ‘Deal of the Century’ is heading to Israel
Tibi issues threats forcing Israel to relinquish land
Majority of Israelis fear for Jews living in France
Pope Condemns ‘Barbaric Resurgence’ of anti-Semitism
Pope denounces populism as fertile ground to foment anti-Semitism
World Leaders Descend on Israel for Holocaust Memorial
With 10,000 officers, police gear up to protect massive Holocaust commemoration
Israel said to warn Hamas against disrupting world leaders’ Holocaust gathering
Many leaders, but few actual survivors invited to landmark Holocaust event
Cluster of explosive devices land near Jerusalem
IDF said to strike Hamas border post after apparent balloon attack from Gaza
Israel to allow Qatari aid into Gaza despite explosive balloon attacks
Honduras officially declares Hezbollah a terrorist organization
Over 560 Attacks Against Israelis Thwarted in 2019, Shin Bet Chief Says
EU preparing to expand sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling off Cyprus
Intel Report Warns US Troops in Germany Face ‘Possible Imminent’ Threat of Attack
Two rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad: Security sources
Iran threatens to quit global nuclear pact if Europeans turn to Security Council
Iran threatens to exit major nuclear treaty if EU backs sanctions
Eight countries support a European-led naval mission in Hormuz: France
Seoul to send vessel to Strait of Hormuz after US pressure
Violent unrest grips Beirut as ‘week of rage’ escalates
Lebanon officials vow to deter ‘infiltrator’ attacks after weekend violence
Alleged ISIS bride’s return causes Norway’s ruling coalition to collapse
Setback for Boris Johnson as Lords amend Brexit bill
World’s richest 2,000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 billion combined: Oxfam
World economy to rebound as US-China trade tensions cool: IMF
Mexico Murders Rise to Record in AMLO’s First Year in Office
Virginia pro-gun rally draws thousands, ends peacefully
MLK’s daughter weighs in on her father’s dream in a polarized America
Senate resolution sets a fast pace for Trump impeachment trial
Trump team calls ‘flimsy’ impeachment ‘dangerous perversion of the Constitution’ in lengthy filing
Will the Senate impeachment trial lead to TV fireworks?
Maher Interviews Pelosi on Trump Impeachment, Warns of Civil War
CBP Expands Facial Recognition for Global Entry Travelers
Clearview app lets strangers find your name, info with snap of a photo, report says
Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access to Detailed Medical Records
Facebook apologizes after translating Chinese president’s name as ‘Mr S–thole’
Schools Took Away Students’ Phones. Now They’re Treating Separation Anxiety
If You Aren’t Paying Attention to the Latest UFO News, You Really, Really Should Be
6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands
Shishaldin volcano in the Aluetian Islands erupts to 30,000ft
Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 23,000ft
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft
Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft
Phivolcs: Taal recharging for ‘powerful eruption’
Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut
Troops arrive in Newfoundland to assist after historic blizzard
Israel’s recent storms cause billions in damage to property, infrastructure
Staggering images show apocalyptic dust and hail storms in Australia as extreme weather continues to hit country
Platypuses at risk of extinction due to Australia’s devastating drought
Highest Atmospheric Pressure in More than 300 Years of London Recordkeeping
RBA warned to ‘mobilise all forces’ to save the economy from climate change-induced disaster
Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision
FAO warns ‘ravenous’ locust outbreak threatening East Africa
Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus
Coronavirus Is Spreading Quickly Across China as Confirmed Cases Triple
As virus spreads to more Chinese cities, WHO calls emergency meeting
A video of medics in hazmat suits scanning plane passengers for China’s mysterious Wuhan virus is stoking fears of a global epidemic
China Says ‘No Need to Panic’ as Deadly Virus Goes International
China virus outbreak spooks global markets as fourth death reported
Vaccine for new Chinese coronavirus in the works
Pharmaceutical stocks spike after China reports new coronavirus cases
Antibiotic resistance: scientists are reengineering viruses to cure bacterial infections
Sperm donation after death should be allowed, advocates urge
SBA List launches $52M effort to reelect Trump, ‘most pro-life president in history’
Denver Post Columnist Fired After Arguing There Are Two Sexes
AG says Jerusalem municipality was wrong to order removal of anti-LGBT ads
Mike Pence called ‘one of the most persecuted Christians in America’ at church MLK celebration
Popular End Times Televangelist Jack Van Impe Dies at 88-Years-Old
Mysticism in the Church: 10 Things to Watch For
The dangers of ‘charismatic conditioning’
Bethel Pastor Bows at the Feet of Roman Catholic Priest, Praises God for Their Idolatry
Tornado Lips: Todd White Thinks Your Lips Might Accidentally Cause A Tornado
Study: The Religious Left Is ‘The Most Active Group in American Politics’
Inside the Religious Death Cult That Massacred Seven in Panama
Canada Euthanized 5,000 Patients Last Year, Has Killed 13,000 People Since Legalization
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Anthony Wade – Jennifer LeClaire + The Law of First Mention = Prophetic Idiocy
Rapture Preacher Jack Van Impe dead at 88
MinistryWatch List: 50 Highly Paid Christian Ministry Executives
Already facing 2 lawsuits, pastor John Gray’s TV show gets canceled by Oprah Winfrey Network
Best Path to a Younger Flock? Church Asks Older Members to Worship Elsewhere
Panel on Idaho faith healing devolves after audience, speakers clash over vaccines
NYC art exhibit stresses that ‘abortion is normal,’ raises funds for Planned Parenthood
At Shiloh, archaeologist finds artifacts hinting at biblical Tabernacle