On Monday, May 20, "CBS This Morning" welcomes new co-hosts Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil to the table with Gayle King. Tune in Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET/PT. With tensions rising between Iran and the U.S., Iran said war is not an option but is skeptical whether real diplomacy is possible with the U.S. The U.S. already has sent more military units to the Middle East after alleged threats from Iran. President Trump told his acting defense secretary he does not want war. Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, told "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan on Thursday that he believed Mr. Trump's comments on Thursday were genuine. "I believe that President Trump does not want war," Ravanchi said. A reporter asked Mr. Trump, "Mr. President, are we going to war with Iran?" "Hope not," Mr. Trump responded. But Ravanchi accused the U.S. of using flawed intelligence, and pointed to one key adviser's past support of the … [Read more...] about Iran ambassador to UN accuses U.S. of using flawed intelligence
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People in Derry and other parts of the North have reacted fiercely to comments made by Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, that killings at the hands of the security forces during the Troubles were "not crimes". Mrs. Bradley made the comments in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday when she was responding to question from DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly about unsolved murders at the hands of paramilitaries during the Troubles. "Over 90 per cent of the killings during the Troubles were at the hands of terrorists, every single one of those was a crime," said Mrs. Bradley."The fewer than 10 per cent that were at the hands of the military and police were not crimes."They were people acting under orders and under instruction and fulfilling their duty in a dignified and appropriate way."Sinn Féin leader and MLA, Michelle O'Neill, described the Secretary of State's comments as "outrageous" and "offensive"."The remarks by British Secretary of State Karen Bradley that … [Read more...] about Fierce backlash after Karen Bradley says British army and R.U.C. killings were ‘not crimes’
GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer is leading a drive to reward 300,000 Indian visa workers for taking college graduate jobs from at least 200,000 young middle aged or older American graduates. Via Twitter, the North Dakota Senator is pushing the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act,” which was also championed by former GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder until he lost his 2018 election.The legislation “is about exactly that: fairness,” Cramer tweeted. “The long wait for these green cards is a disservice to legal immigrants and to the potential of the American economy. Let’s get this passed.” But Cramer’s bill does not offer fairness or safeguards to the many Americans who are losing careers or starter jobs to the imported army of roughly 500,000 Indian workers and recruiters, said Dawn Collins, a former vice-president at J.P. Morgan Chase bank. Casey and other American professionals were forced out of their software jobs in 2016 to make … [Read more...] about GOP Senators Push Green Card Rewards for Indian Visa Workers Who Take College Jobs in U.S.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger was deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this week with his Air National Guard unit, his office announced on Wednesday evening. “The Congressman is humbled to serve his IL-16 community here in the People’s House and equally proud to serve as a reconnaissance pilot in the Air National Guard,” Kinzinger’s communications director, Maura Gillespie, said in a statement. “In both of these roles, Congressman Kinzinger fights to make our national security stronger, our border more secure, and our communities safer.”Story Continued Below Kinzinger won reelection to his fourth term in November and is frequently featured on cable TV to offer his views on national security matters. The Illinois Republican is a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard and also one of 96 military members or veterans in the 116th Congress, according to a Military Times report. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who announced her presidential aspirations … [Read more...] about Rep. Adam Kinzinger deployed to U.S.-Mexico border
defense A suicide bombing in Syria killed four Americans and wounded three more on Wednesday, raising questions about the terror group's resilience and reviving the pitched debate around Donald Trump's plan to withdraw American forces from the country. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, claimed credit for the attack in the northern city of Manbij, which went unmentioned in a speech hours later by Vice President Mike Pence, who declared that “[t]he caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated.” Story Continued Below In a statement, the Pentagon said that two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian employee and one American contractor were killed in the attack. Three troops were also injured in the blast during what the Pentagon called a routine patrol. By late Wednesday afternoon President Donald Trump himself had not commented on the attack, although Pence condemned it in a statement issued shortly after his speech. That statement said the … [Read more...] about U.S. troop deaths revive anger over Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan