A federal judge ruled today that a so-called "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be allowed to return to the United States. Muthana, a Muslim woman, told her family she was going on a field trip to Atlanta in 2014. Instead, she joined the Islamic extremist terrorist group ISIS […]
Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid volunteer from Arizona, was captured in Syria and held hostage by ISIS and its leader, al-Baghdadi. Her death was confirmed in February 2015. Al-Baghdadi was confirmed dead after he reportedly blew himself up with a suicide vest during a raid by U.S. forces this weekend. Other Americans were among a […]
There are parallel debates happening in the U.S. and Europe over the pace of both legal and illegal immigration. Europe faced a crisis beginning with a massive influx of mostly Muslim refugees in 2015, and it created partisan battles and political divides in many countries. Those who advocate for controlled borders are often hit with […]
Quid pro quo in Ukraine? No, not yet.
The following is an excerpt from a Time magazine article. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to appear in court as he fights extradition to the United States on charges of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer. The 48-year-old Australian is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a case management hearing. Former […]
According to an article published in the Huffington Post shortly after President Trump was inaugurated, a former top CIA official joined the board of Burisma, Ukraine's largest provider of natural gas. Burisma is the oil and gas company at the center of a controversy about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, who also […]
With all the controversy about President Trump's phone call to the president of Ukraine (discussing actions of former Vice President Joe Biden); and Biden's demand that Ukraine's president fire a prosecutor (who was investigating a company liked to Biden's son), it's worth looking at a July 2017 letter that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent to the […]
The following is an excerpt from a news analysis in The Hill. As the media shows renewed interest in the involvement of both President Trump and former Vice President Biden — and Biden’s son — in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine, it’s worth asking: Was the U.S. 2016 election a surrogate battle between Russia and Ukraine? The question […]