PayPal Dumps Alex Jones, Infowars

PayPal Dumps Alex Jones, Infowars

PayPal Dumps Alex Jones, Infowars FILE- Far-right media personality Alex Jones speaks outside the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, Sept. 5, 2018. PayPal, the digital payments company, says it has cut business ties with far-right media personality Alex Jones and his Infowars website. A PayPal spokesman said Friday, "We undertook an extensive review of the Infowars sites, and found instances that promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions, which run counter to our core value of inclusion." Infowars said the move is a ploy aimed at sabotaging Jones' online influence just weeks ahead of the midterm elections. In recent months, several other companies, including Apple, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have either dumped or limited their connection with Jones. Jones is one of the country's most controversial media figures, known for saying the President George W. Bush White House was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror..

Senator Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time to Decide About Testimony 

Senator Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time to Decide About Testimony 

Senator Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time to Decide About Testimony Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, standing with Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington, to begin his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley has given the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more time to decide if she will testify next week. The Senate committee had given Christine Blasey Ford until 10 p.m. Friday to make a decision, but her lawyer asked for a one-day extension just minutes before the Friday deadline. Grassley announced the extension on Twitter in a post with an apologetic tone that was addressed to Kavanaugh. Lawyers for Ford have said she wants to testify before a Senate panel next week, but only if her safety is ensured. According to U.S. media reports, attorney Debra Katz sai..

US Agency Endorses Plan to Block New Mining Near Yellowstone

US Agency Endorses Plan to Block New Mining Near Yellowstone

US Agency Endorses Plan to Block New Mining Near Yellowstone FILE - A car is stopped by a herd of bison crossing the highway in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 8, 2013. BILLINGS, MONTANA — U.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Park’s mountainous northern boundary. Regional Forester Leanne Marten submitted a letter to the Bureau of Land Management endorsing the plan to withdraw 30,000 acres (12,140 hectares) in Montana’s Paradise Valley and the Gardiner Basin from new claims for gold, silver, platinum and other minerals, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Marna Daley said. A final decision is up to the office of U.S. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke, who favors the withdrawal. Zinke said in a statement that it could be finalized in coming weeks. The Trump administration’s support is notable given the president’s outspoken advocacy for the mining industry and his crit..

Senate Panel Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh's Accuser to Respond

Senate Panel Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh's Accuser to Respond

Senate Panel Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh's Accuser to Respond FILE - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., Sept. 4, 2018. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee says it will hold a vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday if no deal is reached by Friday at 10 p.m. on how Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault, will testify. Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, told the lawyers for Ford that the panel “has been extremely accommodating to your client” and wants to hear Ford's testimony Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, accompanied by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member (R), speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting on Capitol Hill, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. “I’m extending the deadline for response yet agai..

Absent Deal With Accuser, Panel to Vote Monday on Kavanaugh

Absent Deal With Accuser, Panel to Vote Monday on Kavanaugh

Absent Deal With Accuser, Panel to Vote Monday on Kavanaugh Breaking News WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said late Friday that if a deal on testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, could not be reached by 10 p.m. EDT, the panel would vote on his nomination Monday. "I'm extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o'clock this evening, the Iowa Republican said in a statement. "I'm providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford's attorneys don't respond or Dr. Ford decides not to testify." This is a developing story. See related stories on voanews.com for more details.

Trump Hits Pause on Controversial Release of Classified Russia Probe Material

Trump Hits Pause on Controversial Release of Classified Russia Probe Material

Trump Hits Pause on Controversial Release of Classified Russia Probe Material President Donald Trump speaks at a spending bill signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Sept. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. WHITE HOUSE — Just days after ordering the controversial declassification of materials related to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, President Donald Trump in a sweeping and quick reversal of an order has put the release of the documents on hold. In a pair of Friday morning tweets, Trump said he had met with the Justice Department concerning declassification of unredacted documents from the Russia investigation. Federal law enforcement officials were reluctant to release material from an ongoing investigation, including part of a secret court order to monitor a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page. Also of deep concern to officials is the declassification of the interviews conducted for the application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. ..

Rosenstein Denies That He Proposed Secretly Taping Trump

Rosenstein Denies That He Proposed Secretly Taping Trump

Rosenstein Denies That He Proposed Secretly Taping Trump FILE - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appears before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 28, 2018. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested last year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose chaos in the administration. Rosenstein says the story is "inaccurate and factually incorrect." The report also says Rosenstein floated the idea of trying to remove Trump from office through the 25th Amendment. The Times cites several people who described the episodes but were not named in Friday's report.

Trump: Kavanaugh Is 'Great Gentleman With An Impeccable Reputation'

Trump: Kavanaugh Is 'Great Gentleman With An Impeccable Reputation'

Trump: Kavanaugh Is 'Great Gentleman With An Impeccable Reputation' President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to a campaign rally, Sept. 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump continues to support Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court, describing him at a rally in Las Vegas Thursday as "a great gentleman with an impeccable reputation." "He is a fine, fine person," Trump said of Kavanaugh, who is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman 36 years ago. Lawyers for the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her say she wants to testify before a Senate panel next week, but only if her safety is ensured. Attorney Debra Katz said her client, Christine Blasey Ford, has gotten death threats and she and her family have been forced out of their California home. But according to U.S. media reports, Katz said in an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Ford still wishes to testify "provided that we can agree on terms th..

Kavanaugh Battle Carries Echoes of the Past

Kavanaugh Battle Carries Echoes of the Past

Kavanaugh Battle Carries Echoes of the Past FILE - University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, Oct. 11, 1991. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate appears to be moving toward a final showdown over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s choice to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s nomination was thrown into turmoil after a California professor, Christine Blasey Ford, alleged that he sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. Get Adobe Flash Player Embed share Confirmation Battle Over Kavanaugh Comes With Echoes of the Past Embed share The code has been copied to your clipboard. width px height px Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The URL has been copied to your clipboard No media source currently available 0:00 0:03:16 0:00 Direct link 270p..

China, Russia Urge US to Drop Sanctions on Weapons Buy

China, Russia Urge US to Drop Sanctions on Weapons Buy

China, Russia Urge US to Drop Sanctions on Weapons Buy Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighters perform during the Aviadarts competition, as part of the International Army Games 2018, at the Dubrovichi range outside Ryazan, Russia, Aug. 4, 2018. China has called on the United States to withdraw sanctions it imposed on a Chinese military agency for buying Russian weapons or “bear the consequences.” Speaking to reporters Friday, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that Beijing had lodged an official protest with the United States. “The U.S. actions have seriously violated the basic principles of international relations and seriously damaged the relations between the two countries and the two militaries,” Geng said. Russia also reacted Friday with deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov warning the U.S. against “playing with fire.” “We recommend that Washington’s operators of the sanctions machine at least superficially acquaint themselves with our history to stop going round in circles,” Rya..

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