Author archive: Christina Paulos

Navy Veteran From San Diego Has Been Imprisoned in Iran Iran
Navy Veteran From San Diego Has Been Imprisoned in Iran
January 10, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Iranian authorities confirmed Wednesday that a U.S. Navy veteran has been detained in Iran, making him the latest foreigner with ties to America to be imprisoned. Read More

Trump Threatens to Cut Fire Aid In The News
Trump Threatens to Cut Fire Aid
January 10, 2019
by Christina Paulos

President Donald Trump injected new uncertainty into California’s wildfire recovery efforts, tweeting early Wednesday that he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency not to send more disaster funding to state officials “unless they get their act together, which is unlikely.” Read More

Obscenity’s Not Just a Set of Words Opinions
Obscenity’s Not Just a Set of Words
January 9, 2019
by Leonard Pitts

As a general rule, I don't curse a lot. I've found that I can usually express myself effectively enough without it. And it's always seemed to me that foul language, used ubiquitously, loses its primary value, i.e., its ability to... Read More

Supreme Court Refuses to Shield Mystery Foreign Company From Mueller’s Investigation Supreme Court
Supreme Court Refuses to Shield Mystery Foreign Company From Mueller’s Investigation
January 9, 2019
by Christina Paulos

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to block a subpoena issued to an unnamed corporation, owned by a foreign government, ending a mystery dispute in the courts reportedly involving the investigation into Russian election meddling. Read More

Candidate in Disputed Election Says Urge to See Clemson-Alabama Game Made It Seem He Was Running From Reporters In The News
Candidate in Disputed Election Says Urge to See Clemson-Alabama Game Made It Seem He Was Running From Reporters
January 9, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Republican 9th District candidate Mark Harris’ abrupt departure from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Monday night set off a fire alarm while reporters chased him through an emergency exit. Read More

Trump Takes Wall Fight to American Public With Prime-Time TV Address White House
Trump Takes Wall Fight to American Public With Prime-Time TV Address
January 9, 2019
by Christina Paulos

President Donald Trump took his disputed claim of a national security crisis at the nation’s southern border directly to the American people on Tuesday night, for the first time speaking from the Oval Office in prime time to try to enlist public support for $5.7 billion for his long-promised wall. Read More

What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump’s Address to the Nation? Congress
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump’s Address to the Nation?
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

Statements issued after President Trump’s address to the nation: Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) - “The real crises here are of Donald Trump’s own making: dedicated public servants missing paychecks; taxpayers denied critical government services; economic hardship for small businesses and low income... Read More

A Failed State, How Illinois’ Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis Spotlight
A Failed State, How Illinois’ Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis
January 9, 2019
by Bill Myers

For a long time, the police of Ronald Reagan’s hometown did their best to arrest their way out of their drug problem. It became a war of attrition — and the opioids won. A few years ago, Lee County authorities charged... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

Representative Torres Small grew up in the New Mexico desert and brings her extensive knowledge of local governments, farmers, developers, and conservationists to the House. She’s a rising star and a new member to... Read More

New Member Chiefs Spotlight
New Member Chiefs
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

As new members of the House of Representatives take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. Here The Well News is tracking all of these top hires.  Read More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Recovering From Surgery Supreme Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Recovering From Surgery
January 8, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recovering from lung cancer surgery last month, on Monday missed her first oral arguments since joining the Supreme Court 25 years ago. She is recovering at home, a court spokeswoman said. Read More

Trump Will Address Nation, Visit Border to Press for a Wall as Shutdown Drags on In The News
Trump Will Address Nation, Visit Border to Press for a Wall as Shutdown Drags on
January 8, 2019
by Christina Paulos

President Donald Trump will address the nation on Tuesday night and travel on Thursday to the U.S.-Mexico border to press his case for a wall there, amid a partisan funding impasse over the issue that has kept the... Read More

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