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Trump Adamant On Building Border Wall During State Of The Union Address

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Trump Adamant On Building Border Wall During State Of The Union Address

President Donald Trump has delivered his state of the union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday night.  The president was insistent on building the border wall that formed the main part of his campaign promises in 2016.

Trump also hit hard at Democrats whom he said are making attempts at ridiculous partisan investigations.  He said such could damage U.S. Prosperity.

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Trump is facing political discord over his demands that Democrats end their opposition to funding for a US-Mexico border wall he says is needed to stem illegal immigration and smuggled drugs.

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During his eighty-two-minute state of the union address, the president outlined his political priorities without providing specific policy details.

Democrats are opposed to trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S. Border with Mexico.  They say it’s a waste of money and is ineffective.

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Even as he appealed for unity, trump made it clear his idea of common ground is having democrats back his policy agenda and stop investigating his administration.

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Attorney General Barr Preparing For Mueller Report

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Attorney General Prepares For Mueller Report

The U.S. Special Counsel’s investigation into the Trump administration could wrap up as soon as next week with the delivery of a confidential report to the Justice Department.

Reports say Attorney General William Barr is preparing to receive a report from special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over an FBI investigation of the Trump campaign in May 2017.

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Barr, who was confirmed by the senate last week, will determine soon after receiving Mueller’s report what information will be provided to Congress.

The exact end date for the Mueller probe has been a longstanding source of speculation in Washington, D.C. In December.

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American Television Network, NBC, had reported that Mueller planned to deliver his report by mid-February, but a delay in Barr’s confirmation may have contributed to a delay in submitting the report.

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Hundreds Of Women, Children Evacuated From Last IS Holdout In Syria

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Hundreds Of Women, Children Evacuated From Last IS Holdout In Syria

Hundreds of persons, including women and children, have been evacuated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group’s last holdout in Syria, bringing U.S.-backed forces closer to retaking the last sliver of the so-called “caliphate.”

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An official from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday the civilian evacuation is expected to be completed on the same day.

News correspondents say they saw at least 17 trucks on Wednesday carrying men, women and children out of the last patch of ISIL territory in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz.

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SDF spokesman Adnan Afrin says most of the hundreds who had left were civilians, but also included ISIL fighters.

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Putin Warns US Against Deploying New Missiles In Europe

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Putin Warns US Against Deploying New Missiles In Europe

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, threatening to retaliate in kind by targeting western capitals with Russia’s new weaponry.

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Delivering a State of the Nation Address, Putin said the US has abandoned a key arms control pact – the 1987 intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty – to free its hands to build new missiles and tried to shift the blame for the move on Russia.

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The INF deal was signed in 1987 by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and resolved a crisis over soviet nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles targeting western capitals.

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