Brian Williams: Images of US airstrikes on Syria are ‘beautiful'(FOX NEWS)

Brian Williams caused a Twitter uproar following comments he made during his show on Thursday about what he called “beautiful pictures” of U.S. missiles launching during an attack on a Syrian air base.

During “The 11th Hour” on MSNBC, Williams stated that the “beautiful pictures at night” of the airstrike tempted him to quote a line from a Leonard Cohen song: “I am guided by the beauty of our weapons.”CONTINUE READING HERE

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‘You The Jury’ lets America make the decisions(FOX NEWS)

FOX’s new legal show, “You The Jury” is bringing the heat of the courtroom to people across America. The crime reality show is hosted by Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, a judge, former DA and prosecutor. She sat down with Fox News and dished on what viewers can expect from the new show.CONTINUE READING HERE

Arnold Schwarzenegger says Kasich should run against Trump in 2020(FOX NEWS)

Arnold Schwarzenegger has made it clear he is no fan of President Donald Trump. In fact, he has an idea of who should face-off against Trump in the next election.

The actor-turned-politician thinks Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich should run again for the White House in 2020, effectively endorsing a primary challenge to President Trump.

The former Republican California governor shared his thoughts on Kasich with the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Wednesday.CONTINUE READING HERE

State Department Memo Shows Unconstitutionality Of Trump Travel Ban: ACLU(O.A.N.)

April 7, 2017

By Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Internal State Department instructions to implement President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations help demonstrate that the ban violates the constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in court filings late on Thursday.

The ACLU made the argument as part of its lawsuit in federal court in the Northern District of California on behalf of three student visa holders against Trump’s March 6 executive order barring travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days and refugees for four months. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, says the order discriminates against Muslims.CONTINUE READING HERE

U.S. Lawmakers Back Syria Strikes, Demand A Plan From Trump(O.A.N.)

April 7, 2017

By Patricia Zengerle and Amanda Becker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of the U.S. Congress from both parties on Friday backed President Donald Trump’s cruise missile strikes on Syria, but demanded he develop a strategy for dealing with the broader conflict and consult with Congress on any further action.

In the biggest foreign policy decision of his presidency, Trump ordered the firing of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base that U.S. officials said was the launching point for a deadly chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians this week.

“The strike was well planned, well executed. It was certainly more than a pinprick, and sends a message … that using chemical weapons again is not something (Syrian president Bashar al-Assad) can do with impunity,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a news conference.CONTINUE READING HERE

Russia Warns Of Serious Consequences From U.S. Strike In Syria(O.A.N.)

April 7, 2017

By Michelle Nichols, Andrew Osborn and Tom Perry

UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.

The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles that hit the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations of Shayrat air base, which the Pentagon says was involved in a chemical weapons attack this week.CONTINUE READING HERE

House Intelligence Member Rep. Pete King: Rice Appearance Before Intelligence Panels “Likely”(O.A.N.)

April 5, 2017

Washington, DC – John Hines, OAN Political Correspondent

Obama NSA advisor Susan Rice’s alleged unmasking of intelligence intercepts of some of President-elect Trump’s transition staff appears to be a violation of policy and law, says at least one member of the House Intelligence Committee.

“If true, these are extremely serious allegations, that basically Susan Rice, according to these allegations was unmasking or making known the names of Americans whose names appeared surveillance of foreign officials. It’s clear. It’s the law. It’s the policy. When anyone’s name appears unless there’s an intelligence value to it, the name has to be blacked out and masked. And if it’s true she was doing this for any period of time, there’s no other reason than political,” explains Rep. Pete King (R-New York).

Names should be blacked out and masked, says the New York lawmaker who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, but in this case it appears that some of those names Rice asked to be revealed were names of Trump Transition personnel, he says.CONTINUE READING HERE