The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – May 29, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

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A U.S. air strike targeting Islamic State fighters kills more than 100 Syrian civilians in Deir Al Zour.  Without mentioning him by name, Hillary Clinton assails Donald Trump tells Wellesley college students they are graduating at a time when there is a full fledged assault on truth and reason. A San Francisco rally protests President … Continued

President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban suffered another defeat in the courts. The full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a lower court ruling against the ban. A committee vote sends California Medicare for all legislation to the State Senate floor. President Trump lectures NATO allies on military spending as they look on, stoney faced. … Continued

The Congressional Budget Office says the health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million people without health insurance and many more struggling to pay their premiums. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Capitol hill defending the border wall;  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refuses to rule out giving federal funds to … Continued

  British Prime Minister Theresa May ramps up the country’s threat level warning, saying security officials believe another attack may be imminent in the wake of last night’s suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Former CIA Director John Brennan publicly discloses for the first time that last summer he was concerned about … Continued

Nineteen confirmed deaths and dozens of injuries at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Officials say it may have been a suicide bombing. Donald Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The California legislative analyst says single payer legislation in the state would cost 400 billion dollars … Continued

President Trump reportedly told the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador in the Oval office that fired FBI Director James Comey was a “nut job” and firing him relieved the pressure over the Russia investigation. Outraged Democratic lawmakers say it’s the latest piece of evidence of possible obstruction of justice. Sweden’s top prosecutor drops an investigation into … Continued

Donald Trump says the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia constitute a witch hunt. The Federal Communications Commission takes a preliminary vote to repeal net neutrality. Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes dies at the age of 77. Elizabeth Warren takes on Treasury Secretary Michael Mnuchin over another broken … Continued

A new scandal rocks the White House — former FBI Director James Comey reportedly has notes showing Donald Trump asked him to drop the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn a day after Trump fired his National Security Advisor.  Current National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster pushed back against allegations that  Trump damaged U.S. security when he … Continued

The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump disclosed  highly sensitive classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister  and Ambassador in an Oval Office meeting last week. Federal Appeals Court judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals pepper a Trump Administration lawyer with questions about whether the Administration’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims.  Republican Senate … Continued

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