Reuters reports that the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday has “let part of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go into effect, ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries if they have no connections to the United States.”
The ruling means that “the ban will apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad who do not have connections to the United States. Those connections are defined as family relationships and ‘formal, documented’ relationships with U.S.-based entities such as resettlement agencies and universities.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has called for special counsel Robert Mueller to resign or be fired.
In a speech on the House floor Wednesday, Gaetz said, “We are at risk of a coup d’état in this country if we allow an unaccountable person with no oversight to undermine the duly-elected President of the United States. That is precisely what is happening right now with the indisputable conflicts of interest that are present with Mr. Mueller and others at the Department of Justice.”
Last week, Gaetz introduced a resolution that argues Mueller is compromised because he served as FBI director when the Obama administration signed off on a deal allowing a Russian company to purchase a Canadian energy company with uranium operations in the U.S. in 2010.
“These deeply troubling events took place when Mr. Mueller was the Director of the FBI. As such, his impartiality is hopelessly compromised. He must step down immediately,” Gaetz said in a statement Friday.
Toxic smog that, according to one official, has turned India’s capital city into a ‘gas chamber,’ has caused United Airlines to cancel “flights to New Delhi until the air gets better.”
In United’s view, “the Indian capital’s smog concerns are on par with environmental disasters like hurricanes and volcanoes — a risk to be avoided. The company said it was letting passengers switch flights without charge or helping them find seats on other carriers.”
An opinion piece in The Hill unpacks the left’s new narrative that Fusion GPS’s dossier was just “opposition research” and shows that it was nothing of the kind:
As if on cue, the work has begun to rehabilitate Fusion GPS’s image and normalize its dossier and its behavior. Axios wrote that this is all really normal, and that Glenn Simpson and others at Fusion GPS, many of whom are former senior Wall Street Journal reporters and editors, are just good old regular gumshoe ink-stained people trying to make a living.
Last week, Hillary Clinton went on “The Daily Show” to “explain” that it really was just opposition research. To be clear, there is neither anything normal about Fusion GPS’s dossier nor about the way the firm goes about its business.
The left’s talking points that the dossier was just opposition research and everyone does this in politics state the obvious: Yes, opposition research is part of campaigns. It’s just that Fusion GPS’s dossier was not opposition research.
Opposition research is based on fact, from voting records, court records and public statements, to tax returns and business relationships. Fusion GPS’s dossier, on the other hand, was misinformation. It was not opposition research because it was not based on fact.
The truth, according to “multiple media reports,” is that “beyond an alphabet soup of unnamed Russian intelligence sources and spreading hearsay, the material is largely drawn from news clips and Google internet search materials and left-wing conspiracy sites.”
Therefore, given “Fusion GPS’s dependence on Russian gossip spread by Vladimir Putin’s spies, there is a good case to be made that Fusion GPS more deeply colluded with the Russians than anyone else.”
According to a report in the Daily Mail.com, the shooter, “Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was leaving First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after he opened fire on parishioners during mass when a local man grabbed his rifle” and exchanged shots with the suspect.
The suspect then dropped his assault rifle — whether due to having been hit by gunfire from the unnamed neighbor isn’t clear from the report — and fled the scene in his SUV.
“But another local resident, Johnnie Langendorff, who had witnessed the confrontation refused to let the shooter get away. Both he and the unnamed neighbor jumped in his truck and gave chase.”
Langendorff’s girlfriend Summer Caddel later described in Facebook how the pair, after a highspeed chase, ran the shooter off the road.
Langendorff told KSAT 12 that he’d been speeding at 95mph, while on the phone to dispatch, while the neighbor kept his rifle trained on the gunman’s car.
As they approached a sharp curve in the road, near the 307 and 539, he said Kelley appeared to lose control and his car swerved off the road.
‘That’s when I put the truck in park,’ he said. ‘The other gentleman jumped out, and had his rifle on him. He didn’t move after that.’
“Kelley was already dead when they found him inside his vehicle having shot himself dead. Police revealed during a press conference on Monday that the gunman called his father to let him know he had been shot and he didn’t think he was going to make it.”
Famed L.A. Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is so offended by players taking the knee during the national anthem, he has vowed “to never watch football again.”
Scully said, “During the fall and winter, I watch the NFL on Sunday, and it’s not that I’m some great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year, didn’t go anywhere, didn’t do anything, but I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing that I can do in my little way is to not to preach; I will never watch another NFL game.”