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  • Asher Klein Apr 11, 2019

    A Timeline of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange’s Time in Self-Exile

    WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange had spent up to six years in self-imposed exile at the Ecuadorean embassy in London until he was forcibly carried out and arrested by British police. These were the events that led up to it.

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2019

    Pentagon Told Witness Not to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

    A Defense Department official who testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump did so in defiance of the Pentagon, which told her not to cooperate. A letter to Laura Cooper’s attorney obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday cites an administration-wide policy against participating in the impeachment probe.

  • Attorney Sep 28, 2019

    Judge Blocks Extension of Fast-Track Deportations Nationwide

    A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s move to vastly extend authority of immigration officers to deport people without allowing them to appear before judges, the third legal setback for its immigration agenda in one day. The policy, which was announced in July but hasn’t yet been enforced, would allow fast-track deportations to apply to anyone in the country...

  • NBC Sep 7, 2019

    House Stonewalled in Probe of Military Sleepovers at Trump Resort

    The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is not getting cooperation from the Pentagon in its probe of military sleepovers at President Trump’s golf resort in Scotland, a senior Democratic aide told NBC News. The conflict-of-interest probe, first reported Friday by Politico, seeks Department of Defense documents and other information related to post-election military stops in Prestwick, Scotland, not far...

  • California Jul 26, 2019

    Supreme Court: Trump Can Use Pentagon Funds for Border Wall

    The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower...

  • head Jul 3, 2019

    Reports of Unwanted Sexual Contact Up at Coast Guard Academy

    A Pentagon report says that almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed and that about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact.

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Judge Bars Trump From Using $2.5B to Build Border Wall

    A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that the money transfer was unlawful and that building the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Judge Bars Trump From Using $2.5B to Build Border Wall

    A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that the money transfer was unlawful and that building the...

  • California Jun 23, 2019

    SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

    SpaceX has launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites.

  • Asher Klein Jun 11, 2019

    US Submits Extradition Request for WikiLeaks Founder Assange

    The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and of conspiring with former Army private Chelsea Manning to crack a Defense Department computer password. That indictment, which includes Espionage...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2019

    Section of President Trump’s Border Wall to Get New Paint

    In a mission to “improve the aesthetic appearance” of President Donald Trump’s wall, active-duty troops will begin painting a stretch of border fence as part of a military deployment to secure the border at a time when tens of thousands of Central American families have been arriving in the U.S. and overwhelming the immigration system.

  • NBC News Jun 5, 2019

    Trump Admin Weighing Plan to House Migrant Children at Fort Benning Military Base

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to house migrant children at Fort Benning, a busy military base in Georgia, a Department of Defense spokesman told NBC News. The Department of Health and Human Services, the agency responsible for sheltering immigrant children who cross the border without their parents, is currently operating near capacity, resulting in a backlog of children...

  • NBC News Jun 5, 2019

    Trump Admin Weighing Plan to House Migrant Children at Fort Benning Military Base

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to house migrant children at Fort Benning, a busy military base in Georgia, a Department of Defense spokesman told NBC News. The Department of Health and Human Services, the agency responsible for sheltering immigrant children who cross the border without their parents, is currently operating near capacity, resulting in a backlog of children...

  • Department of Justice May 23, 2019

    US Charges WikiLeaks Founder With Publishing Classified Info

    The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of “serious harm” by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the names of confidential sources for American armed forces. In an 18-count, superseding indictment, Justice Department prosecutors allege that Assange directed former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in...

  • United States May 15, 2019

    US Military to Build 6 Tent Cities Near Border for Migrants

    The U.S. military is going to provide and build tents to house 7,500 migrants at six locations near the border, NBC News reported. A Defense Department spokesperson confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security made the request and a Defense official said Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan is expected to sign the request. Read More

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019

    Border Wall to Go Up in National Monument, Wildlife Refuge

    The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday again waived environmental and dozens of other laws to build more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Funding will come from...

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2019

    Pentagon Shifting $1.5B to Border Wall Construction

    The Pentagon says it is reallocating $1.5 billion to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.

  • officer Mar 6, 2019

    Sen. Martha McSally, Ex-Air Force Pilot, Says a Superior Officer Raped Her

    Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she “felt like the system was raping me all over again.” The Arizona Republican, a 26-year military veteran, made the disclosure Wednesday at a Senate...

  • officer Mar 6, 2019

    Sen. Martha McSally Says She Was Raped While In Air Force

    U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said Wednesday that she was raped while serving in the military.

  • Donald Trump Mar 3, 2019

    Senate Seems to Have Votes to Reject Trump’s Wall Move

    Opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border appear to have enough Senate votes to reject his move, now that Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky has said he can’t go along with the White House. The House has voted to derail the action, and if the Senate follows later this month, the measure would...

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