Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear a case challenging Arkansas’ restrictions on medication-induced abortions, effectively clearing a path for the law to take effect while lower courts continue to spar over whether the rules are too strict.
Trump Campaign Spying -- Obama Administration Investigation Aimed at Trump Campaign | National Review
The bipartisan Beltway establishment has apparently had its fill of this “Trump colluded with Russia” narrative — the same narrative the same establishment has lustily peddled for nearly two years. The Obama administration recklessly chose to deploy the government’s awesome counterintelligence powers to investigate — and, more to the point, to smear — its political opposition as a Kremlin confederate. Now that this ploy has blown up on the Justice Department and the FBI, these agencies — the ones that went out of their way, and outside their guidelines, to announce to the world that the Trump campaign was under investigation — want you to know the president and his campaign were not investigated at all, no siree.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Meet the autistic Birmingham murder detective: 'I see things differently to everyone else' - Birmingham Live
Correspondingly, US bond yields are plummeting as investors dive for safety. On Tuesday afternoon, the US 10-year note yield was trading a full 35 basis points below the intraday high on May 18. The Dow-Jones Industrial Average was down by as much as 1.75% and the S&P 500 was down by as much as 1.57%.
We repeat: This is not a drill.
But within US intelligence agencies closely monitoring rival China, the attention given by Xi to Li was the latest sign of the growing importance Beijing places on rapidly building autonomous weapons – robotic arms capable of thinking and acting at the speed of light.
The Chinese military quest for integrating AI into its tanks, naval forces and aircraft is the part of China’s asymmetric or “assassin’s mace” warfare strategy – building high-technology arms that will enable China’s weaker forces to defeat the more powerful military of the United States in any future conflict.
But at least the Europeans have their priorities straight: While it's perfectly legal to lock up a provocateur covering a trial involving Muslims, the European Union is now considering a ban on products like cotton buds, straws and other plastics for fear of marine litter. And just as importantly, it's now perfectly legal to kill unborn children again in Ireland, where voters -- with the help of a cheering press -- decided to lift the ban on abortions until the 20th week, condemning thousands of children to death.
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Last week, former acting attorney general Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesChoose the truth instead of taking sides in the Trump-Mueller drama Trump quotes constitutional scholar to push claims of campaign surveillance Sally Yates: Trump's demand for FBI investigation is ‘a step beyond dangerous’ MORE denounced President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse GOP prepares to consider Trump's billion clawback Mexico's president fires back at Trump: We will never pay for your wall Trump in Nashville claims people were 'infiltrating' his campaign MORE for his tweet “demanding” an investigation into allegations of spying on his campaign. Yates is correct that the president, again, crossed a long-honored separation between the White House and the Justice Department. Yates, however, is hardly a compelling voice on the maintaining of proper institutional roles in such cases.
Indeed, her controversial record is a case study of how officials, not just presidents, can exceed their authority in the handling of federal cases. Yates was fired for good cause by Trump after ordering the Justice Department not to defend the president’s travel ban at the start of his administration. Ironically, both Trump and Yates assumed that they had far too much inherent authority, yet, where Trump’s harm was rhetorical, Yates’s harm was institutional.
It’s fitting that Britain, the nation that first conceived of the Concorde, is so well-placed to benefit from the supersonic renaissance. The timing is also ironic, as Britain originally proposed the joint Concorde project with France as a tactic to gain entry into the European Common Market. With the decision to exit the EU, supersonic now looks key to strengthening Britain’s relationship with the United States instead, thereby helping navigate the turbulence to come