In an internal May 8 Department of Defense memo that was only sent to selected members of Congress afterThe Washington Post first brought it to light, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has laid out new limits on how the Pentagon shares information with lawmakers about U.S. military operations around the world. Missy Ryan and Greg Jaffe report that the memo sets a half-dozen guidelines. These include the requirement that Pentagon officials and political appointees scrutinize each congressional request for operations information to see if it “contains sufficient information to demonstrate a relationship to the legislative function.” Instead of providing the requested operational plan or order itself, the memo urges Pentagon officials to provide a summary briefing. The expressed concern is that lawmakers won’t keep such information to themselves. However, a jaded cynic might take the view that this has nothing to do with national security, but is merely one more effort by the Trump regime to keep Congress in the dark. A Shanahan spokesman brushed off that implication, saying that the new policy seeks to expand “transparency and information sharing with Congress.” If the upside-downism in that statement weren’t so Orwellian it would be funny.
US President Donald Trump tore into Rex Tillerson after the former secretary of state said he was outclassed at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017. Read Full Article at RT.com
Ahead of the EU elections, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has blasted “stupid nationalists,” who dare to “love their own counties” and dislike migrants. Read Full Article at RT.com
Juventus and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Monte Carlo where he rubbed shoulders with Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton at Thursday’s practice ahead of the showpiece event of the F1 calendar this weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
What happened after President Donald Trump stormed out of a meeting with Democratic leadership at the White House
Wow, big scoop there, Washington Post. Brace yourself for this one: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for president, worked in her profession as a lawyer before running for public office, and made money for that work. She did it while also teaching, the headline sneers, working on «more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour.» Where did they get this massive scoop about a smart woman with a good job who used her expertise and her smarts and effectiveness to get paid the going rate for a really good lawyer? «Warren's presidential campaign released a list of 56 cases on her website on Wednesday night.» Pretty sneaky of her, huh, disclosing all this lawyering and money making for the world to see on her own campaign website. And can you believe what she said on that website: «When she represented the interests of asbestos claimants, her work was described as advocating for victims.» Which seems . . . like a very good description for representing the interest of claimants? Scoop: presidential candidate correctly describes her work in a previous job in a way that will appeal to voters. Apparently, there's now a new standard for women running for president from the traditional media. A lady law professor interested in advocating for workers is supposed to be like a nun, and take a vow of poverty or something. No matter how good she is at her job. What Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says: BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me Nice work. Now do the amount of Wall Street, Big Pharma, & Fossil Fuel 💰 presidential candidates accepted over their careers & how much they’re taking now."
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At WWDC 2019 in June, Apple is set to unveil the next big updates for iPhone and iPad.
After nearly 150 years, the last known ship used to bring kidnapped people to the United States to sell into slavery seems to have turned up off the coast of Mobile, Alabama.
After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year's rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that those who return to sport relatively soon after surgery incur a highly elevated risk of a second ACL injury.
NASA and Northrop Grumman technicians in Promontory, Utah, have applied insulation to the final booster motor segment for the second flight of NASA’s deep space rocket, the Space Launch System, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft.
French startup Yousign is partnering with startup studio eFounders. While eFounders usually builds software-as-a-service startups from scratch, the company is trying something new with this partnership. eFounders wants to create all the tools you need to make your work more efficient. The startup studio is behind many respectable SaaS successes, such as Front, Aircall or […]
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Nook. Barnes & Noble’s e-reader was more than just a rare competitor to Amazon’s steamrolling Kindle, it was a nice device with an interesting design — and one of the first in its class to now standard technologies like front lighting. But good readers never really die, […]
BOSTON (AP) - Boston's venerable Museum of Fine Arts has apologized to a group of minority middle school students who say they were subjected to racism by staff and some other patrons during a field trip. Museum officials in a letter posted on its website Wednesday apologized to the students ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the contract Wednesday ...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - A slab of rock that bears dinosaur footprints is being donated to Amherst College by authorities who seized it as part of a poaching case. Massachusetts Environmental Police are turning the fossil trackway over to the school's museum of natural history on Thursday. It's believed to ...
Travel back in time to 1984 (or dig out your old VHS) and watch The Terminator. James Cameron’s brutal little sci-fi horror movie totally rules and makes complete sense as a closed time […] The post ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer Teases A New Judgment Day appeared first on Geek.com.
Travel back in time to 1984 (or dig out your old VHS) and watch The Terminator. James Cameron’s brutal little sci-fi horror movie totally rules and makes complete sense as a closed time […] The post ‘Terminator: Dark Fate Trailer’ Tease A New Judgment Day appeared first on Geek.com.
This was one hungry snake. A photographer in Western Australia captured incredible images of an enormous python attempting to swallow an even bigger python. It might have been too big of a meal […] The post Photographer Captures Incredible Images of Python Swallowing an Even Bigger Python appeared first on Geek.com.
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Shannon Sharpe discusses Stephen Curry's placement amongst the NBA's best on today's show. Hear why he thinks the only reason why Steph left the 'best player in the world' discussion is due to himself.
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