WASHINGTON (PNN) - August 2, 2017 - After several days of delays, which prompted speculation among politicians and media why the White House is dragging its feet on the issue and was the topic of several questions during Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Tuesday media press conference, President Donald Trump officially signed into law new Russian sanctions that prevent the president from acting unilaterally to remove certain sanctions on Russia and adds sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
SEOUL, South Korea (PNN) - July 31, 2017 - According to a report in South Korea's Munhwa Ilbo newspaper, which cites an unnamed and unidentified government official, South Korea's military is preparing a "surgical strike" scenario that could wipe out North Korean command and missile and nuclear facilities following an order by South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. Munhwa adds that the military is to report the scenario to the presidential office after completing it as early as August 1.
WASHINGTON (PNN) - July 26, 2017 - The House Judiciary Committee has officially approved an effort to launch an investigation into former FBI director James Comey’s leaking activities and apparent mishandling of a federal investigation by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (PNN) - August 1, 2017 - Hackers at the Las Vegas’ annual DEF CON event took over electronic voting machines in a display of a simulation run for the White House proving that rigging an election is indeed possible, something that many researchers have warned about for several years.
It took under 90 minutes for hackers to physically break down the 30 voting machines and discover weaknesses in their defenses.
LOS ANGELES, Kalifornia (PNN) - August 2, 2017 - After a bid to launch a Kalifornia secession movement failed in April, a more moderate ballot measure has been approved, and its backers now have 180 days to attain nearly 600,000 signatures in order to put it up to vote in the 2018 election.
WASHINGTON (PNN) - July 28, 2017 - The House of Representatives has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for The Pentagon.
The 235-192 vote both eases a large backlog of unfinished spending bills and gives Trump and his House GOP allies political wins heading into the August recess. Challenging hurdles remain because the measure will meet with more powerful Democrat opposition in the Senate.