‘Telephone terrorism’ rattles 48 Jewish centers – CNN.com

Her daughter attends preschool there; she ran to the classroom and evacuated with the students and teachers. While police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building for several hours, the teachers kept the children calm and happy at a safe spot down the street, Taylor said. No explosives were found. On the same day, January 4, […]

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch says Trump’s attacks on judiciary are ‘demoralizing’ – The Washington Post

President Trump’s escalating attacks on the federal judiciary drew denunciation Wednesday from his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who told a senator that the criticism was “disheartening” and “demoralizing” to independent federal courts. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Gorsuch made the comments during their private meeting Wednesday, and the account was confirmed by Ron Bonjean, […]

What’s largely and glaringly missing from Trump’s list of terrorist attacks: Non-Western victims – The Washington Post

An Iraqi man weeps during his visit to the site of a suicide truck bomb attack in Karada district in central Baghdad on July 6. (Ali Abbas/European Pressphoto Agency) On Monday in Florida — the same state devastated by the Pulse nightclub massacre last year — President Trump told members of the military that the […]

The White House released a list of ‘under covered’ terror attacks it would like you to look at – The Washington Post

Yellow police tape is strung in front of the Inland Regional Center, site of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. in 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) After President Trump made the baffling claim in a speech on Monday that the media was not reporting on terror attacks (“It’s gotten to a point where it’s not […]

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Falsely Accuses Iran of Attacking U.S. Navy Vessel, an Act of War

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted at Thursday’s press briefing that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval vessel, as part of his argument defending the administration’s bellicose announcement that Iran is “on notice.” National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday said he was  “officially putting Iran on notice” following the country’s ballistic missile test and […]

“Bowling Green massacre”: Kellyanne Conway, Rand Paul fabricate attack to defend Muslim ban – Salon.com

This story has been corrected since it was originally published. Kellanne Conway appears to be dabbling with “alternative facts” again. In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that aired on Thursday night, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and now an adviser in his administration, referenced the “Bowling Green massacre” when justifying the president’s controversial executive order […]

Trump Bars Refugees and Citizens of 7 Muslim Countries – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday closed the nation’s borders to refugees from around the world, ordering that families fleeing the slaughter in Syria be indefinitely blocked from entering the United States, and temporarily suspending immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries. In an executive order that he said was part of an extreme vetting plan […]