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dem. senator mccaskill nailed for falsely claiming she’s never met with russia’s


sen. claire mccaskill took to twitter on thursday to slam attorney general jeff sessions, her former colleague in the senate, for failing to disclose having two meetings with russian ambassador sergey kislyak last year.but mccaskill apparently went too far when she asserted that she had never once met with the russian ambassador during her tenure on the senate armed services committee.“i’ve been on the armed services committee for 10 years,” she wrote. “no call or meeting with russian ambassador. ever. ambassadors call members of foreign relations committee.”i've been on the armed services com for 10 years.no call or meeting w/russian ambassador. ever. ambassadors call members of foreign rel com.— claire mccaskill (@clairecmc) march 2, 2017as national review writer charles c.w. cooke point






dem. senator mccaskill nailed for falsely claiming she’s never met with russia’s


sen. claire mccaskill took to twitter on thursday to slam attorney general jeff sessions, her former colleague in the senate, for failing to disclose having two meetings with russian ambassador sergey kislyak last year.but mccaskill apparently went too far when she asserted that she had never once met with the russian ambassador during her tenure on the senate armed services committee.“i’ve been on the armed services committee for 10 years,” she wrote. “no call or meeting with russian ambassador. ever. ambassadors call members of foreign relations committee.”i've been on the armed services com for 10 years.no call or meeting w/russian ambassador. ever. ambassadors call members of foreign rel com.— claire mccaskill (@clairecmc) march 2, 2017as national review writer charles c.w. cooke point






nude photo scandal example of sexist military


the highest ranking democrat on the house armed services committee blamed sexism as reasons for the marine corps and the military’s overall naked photo-sharing scandal. it’s a widespread problem throughout the armed services, rep. adam smith (d-wash.) said sunday. the scandal, which was unearthed earlier this month, at first involved a facebook group made up of…






why ‘lie about something that you don’t have to lie about?’


msnbc’s joe scarborough was baffled why attorney general jeff sessions failed to disclose his meetings with the russian ambassador while he was a senator and campaign surrogate for donald trump.the washington post reported late wednesday that sessions had met twice with the ambassador, which contradicted claims he made during his confirmation hearings before the u.s. senate.scarborough asked his co-host mika brzezinski why sessions would conceal those meetings, which wouldn’t have necessarily been unusual for his role on the senate armed services committee.“what does it say, mika, when you lie about something that you don’t have to lie about,” scarborough said. “there is a multiplying effect — when you have your nsa, your national security adviser, lying and having to resign. and then you






senators rip top marine over online nude photo sharing


closeskip in skipxembedxshare marine corps commandant gen. robert neller testified before the senate armed services committee, telling lawmakers a nude photo scandal shows the marine corps "has a problem, and we intend to fix it." (march 14) apmarine gen. robert neller, the commandant of the marine corps, and acting secretary of the navy sean j. stackley, right, wait to testify before the senate armed services committee on the tuesday.(photo: j. scott applewhite, ap) 1218 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington - declaring “enough is enough,” the top u.s. marine on tuesday told senators that he intends to fix the problem that led to current and former corps members sharing nude photos of female marines online and making lewd or threatening comments about them.but angry and skeptical members of






obama plan to arm kurds to fight islamic state in syria quickly discarded by tru


trump promises 'great rebuilding of the armed forces' at pentagon ceremonytribune news servicespresident donald trump signed an executive order friday to launch what he called a "great rebuilding of the armed forces" that is expected to include new ships and planes, additional special operations forces and the modernization of the u.s. nuclear arsenal while cutting projects that are not...president donald trump signed an executive order friday to launch what he called a "great rebuilding of the armed forces" that is expected to include new ships and planes, additional special operations forces and the modernization of the u.s. nuclear arsenal while cutting projects that are not... (tribune news services)






john mccain is calming world leaders in the trump era


senate armed services chairman john mccain, r-ariz., speaks to reporters on capitol hill on march 8, 2017.(photo: j. scott applewhite, ap) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — president trump has blasted nato as “obsolete,” tweeted about sensitive foreign policy situations and taken an unorthodox approach to his calls with foreign leaders. these early foreign policy moves have raised concerns among u.s. allies.enter sen. john mccain. the arizona republican has used his perch as head of the senate armed services committee to shape national security and influence foreign policy. but he’s also acted like a diplomat of sorts, making calls and taking trips to reassure foreign leaders concerned about where they stand with the white house.mccain's post as head of the armed services committee re






john mccain is calming world leaders in the trump era


senate armed services chairman john mccain, r-ariz., speaks to reporters on capitol hill on march 8, 2017.(photo: j. scott applewhite, ap) 1 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — president trump has blasted nato as “obsolete,” tweeted about sensitive foreign policy situations and taken an unorthodox approach to his calls with foreign leaders. these early foreign policy moves have raised concerns among u.s. allies.enter sen. john mccain. the arizona republican has used his perch as head of the senate armed services committee to shape national security and influence foreign policy. but he’s also acted like a diplomat of sorts, making calls and taking trips to reassure foreign leaders concerned about where they stand with the white house.mccain's post as head of the armed services committee re






ap fact check: mccaskill wrong about contacts with russian


washington — sen. claire mccaskill was one of many democrats taking umbrage at the revelation that attorney general jeff sessions had twice met with the russian ambassador to the u.s. during last year's presidential campaign, during a furor over that country's alleged interference in the election, and misled his colleagues about it during his confirmation hearing.but the missouri lawmaker went too far when she said she'd had no similar contacts in the decade that she'd been, like sessions, a member of the senate armed services committee.mccaskill: in a statement, said, "i've been on the senate armed services committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the russian ambassador. ever. that's because ambassadors call members of the foreign relations committ






democratic senator oversteps in criticism of sessions


washington (ap) — missouri sen. claire mccaskill was one of many democrats taking umbrage thursday at the revelation that attorney general jeff sessions had twice met with the russian ambassador to the u.s. during last year’s presidential campaign, during a furor over that country’s alleged interference in the election, and misled his colleagues about it during his confirmation hearing.but she went too far when she said she’d had no similar contacts in the decade that she’d been, like sessions, a member of the senate armed services committee.mccaskill: in a statement, said, “i’ve been on the senate armed services committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the russian ambassador. ever. that’s because ambassadors call members of the foreign relations co






ap fact check: mccaskill wrong about contacts with russian


washington (ap) — sen. claire mccaskill was one of many democrats taking umbrage at the revelation that attorney general jeff sessions had twice met with the russian ambassador to the u.s. during last year’s presidential campaign, during a furor over that country’s alleged interference in the election, and misled his colleagues about it during his confirmation hearing.but the missouri lawmaker went too far when she said she’d had no similar contacts in the decade that she’d been, like sessions, a member of the senate armed services committee.mccaskill: in a statement, said, “i’ve been on the senate armed services committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the russian ambassador. ever. that’s because ambassadors call members of the foreign relations co






ap fact check: democrat forgets her own russian meetings


washington (ap) — missouri sen. claire mccaskill was one of many democrats taking umbrage thursday at the revelation that attorney general jeff sessions had twice met with the russian ambassador to the u.s. during last year’s presidential campaign, during a furor over that country’s alleged interference in the election, and misled his colleagues about it during his confirmation hearing.but she went too far when she said she’d had no similar contacts in the decade that she’d been, like sessions, a member of the senate armed services committee.mccaskill: in a statement, said, “i’ve been on the senate armed services committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the russian ambassador. ever. that’s because ambassadors call members of the foreign relations co






military leaders say budget caps are crippling armed forces


washington — a panel of four-star u.s. military officers is delivering lawmakers a bleak picture about the state of the armed forces.during testimony tuesday before the house armed services committee, they say mandatory caps that strictly limit defense spending are crippling the military's ability to respond to threats around the world.adm. william moran, the vice chief of naval operations, says more than half of all navy aircraft can't fly because they're awaiting maintenance or lack needed spare parts.gen. daniel allyn, the army's vice chief of staff, says only three of the army's more than 50 brigade combat teams have all the troops, training and equipment needed to fight at a moment's notice.the officers are pleading with congress to repeal the 2011 budget law that imposed the spending






lawmakers condemn explicit photos of female marines posted on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the marine corps is investigating, after nude photos of female members were reportedly distributed through social media. veuer's emily drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story. buzz60house armed services committee chairman mac thornberry, r-texas, speaks during a news conference oct. 21, 2015.(photo: chip somodevilla, getty images) 23 connectlinkedinemailmoremembers of congress condemned the alleged posting of sexually explicit photos of female marines on a private social media site.rep. adam smith, d-wash., the ranking democrat on the house armed services committee, called the online behavior “degrading, dangerous and completely unacceptable.”“the military men and women who proudly volunteer to serve their country should not have to deal with this kind of reprehen






lawmakers condemn explicit photos of female marines posted on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the marine corps is investigating, after nude photos of female members were reportedly distributed through social media. veuer's emily drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story. buzz60house armed services committee chairman mac thornberry, r-texas, speaks during a news conference oct. 21, 2015.(photo: chip somodevilla, getty images) 12 connectlinkedinemailmoremembers of congress condemned the alleged posting of sexually explicit photos of female marines on a private social media site.rep. adam smith, d-wash., the ranking democrat on the house armed services committee, called the online behavior “degrading, dangerous and completely unacceptable.”“the military men and women who proudly volunteer to serve their country should not have to deal with this kind of reprehen






lawmakers condemn explicit photos of female marines posted on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the marine corps is investigating, after nude photos of female members were reportedly distributed through social media. veuer's emily drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story. buzz60house armed services committee chairman mac thornberry, r-texas, speaks during a news conference oct. 21, 2015.(photo: chip somodevilla, getty images)connectlinkedinemailmoremembers of congress condemned the alleged posting of sexually explicit photos of female marines on a private social media site.rep. adam smith, d-wash., the ranking democrat on the house armed services committee, called the online behavior “degrading, dangerous and completely unacceptable.”“the military men and women who proudly volunteer to serve their country should not have to deal with this kind of reprehensibl






marine leaders vow to combat online nude photo sharing


marine gen. robert neller, the commandant of the marine corps, and acting secretary of the navy sean j. stackley, right, wait to testify before the senate armed services committee on the tuesday.(photo: j. scott applewhite, ap)connectlinkedinemailmorewashington - declaring “enough is enough,” the top u.s. marine on tuesday told senators that he intends to fix the problem that led to current and former corps members sharing nude photos of female marines online and making lewd or threatening comments about them.but angry and skeptical members of the senate armed services committee demanded more, saying the military hasn’t done enough to combat sexual assault and harassment despite years of complaints and problems. a house panel hearing on the issue next week will include representatives from






‘you don’t have to recuse yourself – you’ve already f*cked yourself’


stephen colbert was full of mockery thursday night, as he walked his audience through the inability of the white house to get out from under the russian scandal. “there’s big news today out of the kremlin,” colbert said. “i’m sorry. i misread that. i meant the white house.” colbert explained that donald trump’s administration has tried to explain that there’s nothing to see with regard to the russian connections. “well i spy with my little eye,” he said before rolling the clip of the news breaking that attorney general jeff sessions met with the russians after saying that he didn’t. when colbert played the video clip of sen. al franken (d-mn) asking about sessions’ ability to be impartial about a russian investigation, his audience booed loudly. sessions explained in a statement that he di






london attack: what we know so far


five people have died, with 50 injured, in a terror attack near the houses of parliament. here is what we know.image caption in less than 20 seconds, the attacker caused devastation on westminster bridge, driving into pedestrians before crashing into railings what happened?at 14:40 gmt on wednesday, the man police believe carried out the london attack, khalid masood, drove a car that he had hired from a depot in birmingham over westminster bridge, near the houses of parliament.one witness said he sped up, mounted the pavement, and began hitting pedestrians indiscriminately. two people, aysha frade and us tourist kurt cochran, were killed and dozens more were injured. a 75-year-old man, leslie rhodes from streatham in south london, died the next day.media captionlondon attack: eyewitness de






police hunting for suspect in armed robbery of verizon store


sunnyvale — a manhunt is underway in the area of costa mesa terrace and corte madera avenue for a suspect in an armed robbery.residents are advised to avoid the area.two suspects are in custody in connection with the armed robbery of a verizon store on the 100 block of east el ino real, according to police. a handgun was recovered in the suspects’ vehicle.no additional information was available.check back for updates.






police hunting for suspect in armed robbery of verizon store


sunnyvale — a manhunt was underway late thursday in the area of costa mesa terrace and corte madera avenue for a suspect in an armed robbery.residents were being advised to avoid the area.two suspects are in custody in connection with the armed robbery of a verizon store in the 100 block of east el ino real, according to police. a handgun was recovered in the suspects’ vehicle.no additional information was available.check back for updates.






how much is jeff sessions worth?


after revelations came out wednesday evening that attorney general jeff sessions had spoken to a russian ambassador while on the senate armed services committee last year — but did not disclose that information during his confirmation hearing in january — sessions’ name has dominated the news cycle. but this isn’t the first time he’s been in…






dusseldorf axe attack leaves five injured | germany news


a man has been arrested after injuring five people at dusseldorf's main train station, german police said.officers said there was no clear indication yet of the motive for thursday's attack."a person, probably armed with an ax, attacked people at random," a police statement said. "at least five people were injured, one of them very seriously."the man, whose identity has not yet been made public, also injured himself after attempting to flee police by jumping from a bridge at the train station, the statement said."we are not using the words 'rampage' or 'terror'," a spokesman said. heavily armed special forces evacuated the station, which was cordoned off, while train services were cancelled or rerouted.police said an axe was recovered and officers were searching the area in and around the






bart police investigating armed carjack at pittsburg-bay point station – the mer


pittsburg — bart police are searching for two males who committed an armed carjacking at the pittsburg-bay point station saturday morning.the suspects, armed with handguns, forced the victim out of the green 2001 ford escort, sped off and remain at large midday saturday. the victim, who was parked in the pittsburg-bay point station lot, flagged down an officer to report the carjacking at about 4:11 a.m., bart police lt. randy gregson said.the victim was not injured. bart police consider the suspects armed and dangerous and are warning residents not to approach the car if seen, gregson said. anyone who spots the sedan is asked to call bart police at 510-464-7000.






top marine general asks victims of nude photo scandal to come forward


washington -- fewer than 10 women victims have come forward so far in the investigation into nude photos of female service members that were posted online without their permission, the top marine general said friday. he pleaded with female marines to “trust us” and reach out to make complaints or seek help. “i need their help,” said lt. gen. robert neller, the marine commandant. “i’m going to ask them to trust us. i understand why that might be a bit of a reach for them right now. but i can’t fix this. ... the only way there is going to be accountability in this is somebody comes forward and tells us what happened to them.” heller will appear before the senate armed services committee on tuesday to testify about the scandal. cbs news national security correspondent david martin reported on






dusseldorf axe attack leaves seven people injured | germany news


a man has been arrested after injuring seven people at dusseldorf's main train station, german police have said."a person, probably armed with an axe, attacked people at random," police said in a statement after thursday's attack.three of the injured were in serious condition.the suspected attacker was arrested after jumping off an overpass near the train station, the statement said.the 36-year-old man, described as being from "the former yugoslavia" and living in the nearby city of wuppertal, suffered serious injuries and was being treated in a hospital."the suspect appears to have had psychological problems," police said.previously police had said several attackers were involved and two were arrested but they later said one suspect was behind the assault."we are not using the words 'ramp






dusseldorf axe attack leaves seven people injured | germany news


a man has been arrested after injuring seven people at dusseldorf's main train station, german police has said."a person, probably armed with an ax, attacked people at random," police said in a statement after thursday's attack.three of the injured were in serious condition.the suspected attacker was arrested after jumping off an overpass near the train station, the statement said.the 36-year-old man, described as being from "the former yugoslavia" and living in the nearby city of wuppertal, suffered serious injuries and was being treated in a hospital."the suspect appears to have had psychological problems," police said.previously police had said several attackers were involved and two were arrested but they later said one suspect was behind the assault."we are not using the words 'rampag






sessions was more than trump surrogate in meetings with russian envoy


president trump shakes hands with attorney general jeff sessions, accompanied by his wife, mary, after he was sworn in by vice president pence on feb. 9, 2017.(photo: pablo martinez monsivais, ap) 2049 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — at the time jeff sessions met with the russian ambassador to the united states during the midst of last year's bitter campaign, the alabama senator was not only serving as a surrogate for candidate donald trump but had been named chairman of the campaign's national security advisory committee.justice department officials have said that sessions' contacts, which he did not disclose during questioning during his confirmation hearing as president trump's attorney general nominee, had nothing to do with the campaign and were confined to his service as a membe






senate confirmation hearing for alex acosta


james n. mattis, center, nominee for secretary of defense, arrives with former senator sam nunn, left, and former senator william cohen on jan. 12, 2017, prior to the start of his confirmation hearing before the senate armed services committee.  jack gruber, usa todayfullscreen






sessions was more than trump surrogate in meetings with russian envoy


president trump shakes hands with attorney general jeff sessions, accompanied by his wife mary, after he was sworn-in by vice president pence on feb. 9, 2017.(photo: pablo martinez monsivais, ap)connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — at the time then-sen. jeff sessions met with the russian ambassador to the united states during the midst of last year's bitter election campaign, the alabama senator was not only serving as a surrogate for candidate donald trump but had been named chairman of the campaign's national security advisory committee.justice department officials have said that sessions' contacts, which he did not disclose during questioning during his confirmation hearing as president trump's attorney general nominee, had nothing to do with the campaign and were confined to his servic






singapore defense ministry suffers data breach affecting 850 users


singapore's ministry of defence (mindef) says a security breach earlier this month has compromised the personal data of 850 national servicemen and employees. the ministry identified a breach in its i-net system, which supported web-connected computer terminals its employees and national servicemen used for personal online communications or internet browsing. national servicemen encompass male citizens of singapore, all of whom are required to undergo mandatory uniformed services such as military or police. latest news on asiaaccording to mindef, the dedicated internet kiosks were located within the ministry building as well as singapore armed forces camps and premises. it said the i-net system did not contain any classified military data, which were used on a separate system with no conne






singapore defense ministry suffers data breach affecting 850 users


singapore's ministry of defence (mindef) says a security breach earlier this month has compromised the personal data of 850 national servicemen and employees. the ministry identified a breach in its i-net system, which supported web-connected computer terminals its employees and national servicemen used for personal online communications or internet browsing. national servicemen encompass male citizens of singapore, all of whom are required to undergo mandatory uniformed services such as military or police. latest news on asiaaccording to mindef, the dedicated internet kiosks were located within the ministry building as well as singapore armed forces camps and premises. it said the i-net system did not contain any classified military data, which were used on a separate system with no conne






rand paul and john mccain trade jabs, as paul calls mccain 'past his prime,' 'un


sen. john mccain appears during a senate armed services committee hearing on march 14, 2017, on capitol hill. (photo: tasos katopodis, afp/getty images)rand paul thinks it might be time for john mccain to retire from the senate because “maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged.""i think he makes a really, really strong case for term limits,” the kentucky republican said thursday morning on msnbc. “i think maybe he's past his prime.”mccain, a republican from arizona, is 80 years old and was just elected to his sixth term in the senate in november.paul’s comments followed mccain’s accusation wednesday that paul was working for the president of russia."the senator from kentucky is now working for vladimir putin," mccain said on the senate floor after paul blocked a bipartisan attempt to vote o






rand paul and john mccain trade jabs, as paul calls mccain 'past his prime,' 'un


sen. john mccain appears during a senate armed services committee hearing on march 14, 2017, on capitol hill. (photo: tasos katopodis, afp/getty images)rand paul thinks it might be time for john mccain to retire from the senate because “maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged.""i think he makes a really, really strong case for term limits,” the kentucky republican said thursday morning on msnbc. “i think maybe he's past his prime.”mccain, a republican from arizona, is 80 years old and was just elected to his sixth term in the senate in november.paul’s comments followed mccain’s accusation wednesday that paul was working for the president of russia."the senator from kentucky is now working for vladimir putin," mccain said on the senate floor after paul blocked a bipartisan attempt to vote o






rand paul and john mccain trade jabs, as paul calls mccain 'past his prime,' 'un


sen. john mccain appears during a senate armed services committee hearing on march 14, 2017, on capitol hill. (photo: tasos katopodis, afp/getty images)rand paul thinks it might be time for john mccain to retire from the senate because “maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged.""i think he makes a really, really strong case for term limits,” the kentucky republican said thursday morning on msnbc. “i think maybe he's past his prime.”mccain, a republican from arizona, is 80 years old and was just elected to his sixth term in the senate in november.paul’s comments followed mccain’s accusation wednesday that paul was working for the president of russia."the senator from kentucky is now working for vladimir putin," mccain said on the senate floor after paul blocked a bipartisan attempt to vote o






rand paul and john mccain trade jabs, as paul calls mccain 'past his prime,' 'un


sen. john mccain appears during a senate armed services committee hearing on march 14, 2017, on capitol hill. (photo: tasos katopodis, afp/getty images)rand paul thinks it might be time for john mccain to retire from the senate because “maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged.""i think he makes a really, really strong case for term limits,” the kentucky republican said thursday morning on msnbc. “i think maybe he's past his prime.”mccain, a republican from arizona, is 80 years old and was just elected to his sixth term in the senate in november.paul’s comments followed mccain’s accusation wednesday that paul was working for the president of russia."the senator from kentucky is now working for vladimir putin," mccain said on the senate floor after paul blocked a bipartisan attempt to vote o






rand paul and john mccain trade jabs, as paul calls mccain 'past his prime,' 'un


sen. john mccain appears during a senate armed services committee hearing on march 14, 2017, on capitol hill. (photo: tasos katopodis, afp/getty images)rand paul thinks it might be time for john mccain to retire from the senate because “maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged.""i think he makes a really, really strong case for term limits,” the kentucky republican said thursday morning on msnbc. “i think maybe he's past his prime.”mccain, a republican from arizona, is 80 years old and was just elected to his sixth term in the senate in november.paul’s comments followed mccain’s accusation wednesday that paul was working for the president of russia."the senator from kentucky is now working for vladimir putin," mccain said on the senate floor after paul blocked a bipartisan attempt to vote o






the best time to replace just about everything


cleaning out the cupboards or garage and wondering if it’s necessary to pitch everything to stay on the safe side?save a few bucks with this list of expiration dates for everything from smoke alarms to oatmeal in this guide from quid corner..via quid corner.handy infog hics. posted by kate rinsema