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A former deputy assistant for national security to President Donald J. Trump told Big League Politics that Americans can expect a continued commitment to keeping campaign promises, especially repealing Obamacare, from the Trump administration moving into the new year. "He's kept his promises, whether it's removing us from the Paris Accord, whether it's recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, whether it's...
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017 — U.S. Central Command officials announced today that U.S. forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes this year to remove key leaders and disrupt the ability of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS-Yemen to use ungoverned spaces in Yemen as a hub for terrorist recruiting, training, and base of operations to...
An ISIS supporter has been sentenced to 28 years behind bars for plotting to behead conservative writer Pamela Geller over her Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas in 2015. Wright and two other men had conspired to murder Geller after the cartoon contest where two men had shot and wounded a security guard and were both subsequently killed in a...
Friends of Richard W. Gates III held a fundraiser Tuesday at the Rosslyn, Virginia Holiday Inn and online to support the political consultant, who was indicted by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III for crimes relating to his overseas consulting. The organizer of the event Jack Burkman apologized at the beginning of the program for Gates' absence, because the man is...
It’s the holidays, and millions of Americans are making their way to visit family and friends. Many of those travelers are military personnel returning home from their duty stations. But hundreds of thousands of military personnel will not be traveling. They will be continuing to protect the United States. And they are based around the globe. Threats Don’t Take a Holiday Many American...
“Everywhere you find turmoil , you find Iran’s hand in it,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday.  During an impromptu news conference, Mattis addressed questions about Iran and U.S. efforts to expose Iran’s malicious behavior. He praised U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s Dec. 14 presentation at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling here that highlighted Iran’s illegal arms...
French president Emmanuel Macron concedes that allied forces should communicate with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad while fighting ISIS in Syria. President Donald Trump has upstaged neocons in the national security establishment by decimating most of ISIS' organization in Syria without removing Assad. Neocons have always claimed that the U.S. must knock out Assad in order to fight ISIS. In reality,...
A State Department spokeswoman released an update on Joshua Holt, a 25-year-old Utahan who has been detained in Venezuela nearly a year and a half. "Dec. 12, U.S. citizen Joshua Holt was charged after more than 17 months of detention," said Heather Nauert, who before joining the administration was a reporter and presenter for Fox News. U.S. Embassy personnel were not permitted...
Special counsel Robert Mueller is facing new problems as multiple intelligence agency whistleblowers and former underlings accuse him of overseeing and covering up massive off-the-books surveillance activities during his tenure as director of the FBI. A former FBI special agent accuses Mueller of lying to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding the scope of his surveillance programs. Another NSA...
The leading Washington-based government watchdog reported today that when former first lady Hillary R. Clinton left her post as secretary of state, President Barack Obama's administration restricted access to her records and permitted her to take boxes of documents out of the building with her. “We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her...
Voters were forced to fill out provisional ballots in Madison County due to technical problems at the polls, and many of those voters were told that their votes might not count. Democrat Doug Jones won Madison County with 65,664 votes to Moore's 46,313, with 3,446 write ins. Jones' nearly 20,000-vote margin of victory in Madison County alone accounts for nearly...
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- For the candidates who made it to week two of the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia, their greatest challenges were just beginning. Students in their ghillie suits were dispersed throughout the wooded hills and hid under leaves and branches. Instructors with high-powered optics were trying to locate them. If part of a student's...
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2017 — While Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‘Caliphate,’ much work remains to be done against the terror group, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning said today. Over the weekend, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Iraqi security forces -- including Kurdish...
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee told Big League Politics about his induction Wednesday into the Sons of the American Revolution and what it means for him, his family to be part of a continuum of service that stretches back to the birth of the Republic. "My grandfather always told me growing up that I was an Addington," said...
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Sniper candidate Spc. Logan Boling, camouflaged in a ghillie suit, had been hiding in the woods under leaves and branches for what seemed like hours. He was attempting to crawl undetected several hundred meters, to take a shot at a target he had selected. Boling made a mistake, however. The vegetation he chose to hide beneath...
WASHINGTON -- The wife of Peter Strzok, the FBI agent fired from special counsel Robert Mueller's team for sending anti-President Trump text messages to his mistress, recently deleted a wealth of pro-Obama and pro-Hillary Clinton material from her personal Facebook page. Strzok has been the subject of scrutiny for months, with Big League Politics calling attention in July to the fact...
The Defense Department is starting the first agency-wide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced Wednesday. Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist and chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White spoke during the Pentagon news conference, in which they also addressed the possibility of a government shutdown when the continuing resolution that has been keeping the government running expires tomorrow. Norquist...
The U.S. attorney general told Boston talk show host Howie Carr the Justice Department is investigating career government attorney Bruce G. Ohr regarding his professional conduct, which already cost him his position as associate deputy attorney general with an office at "Main Justice" and could lead to his termination. "I hate to second guess you, Mr. Attorney General, but why isn't he...
Dina Habib Powell will be leaving the White House at some point in the New Year as President Trump looks to make a staff shakeup at the one-year point. The Jared Kushner and Ivanka associate was known for her close working relationship with Gary Cohn, the establishment Goldman Sachs veteran whose presence as a White House adviser rankled Trump loyalists...
WASHINGTON -- Special counsel Robert Mueller lied to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his time as FBI director, when questioned about a secretive FBI group's wide-ranging surveillance activities, according to a whistleblower who worked under Mueller at the agency. Chuck Marler, a longtime agent for the FBI's Special Surveillance Group, told Big League Politics that Mueller was dishonest...
Chief Finn’s heroism and bravery earned him the first Medal of Honor to be awarded in World War II. On Sept. 15, 1942, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz awarded him the Medal of Honor for his “magnificent courage in the face of almost certain death.” John William Finn was born on July 24, 1909 in Los Angeles, California. He enlisted in...
The North Korean regime of Kim Jong-Un has produced a small number of television series in recent years in a halfhearted bid to appeal to the fractured emotional lives of his brainwashed citizens. While shows like "Young Researchers" reportedly inspire the starving youth, a Friends-style program called "Our Neighbors" is a bit more concerning. Big League Politics has reported that the...
The U.S.-South Korean alliance can defend South Korea, Pacific allies and the American homeland from nuclear and missile threats emanating from North Korea, two top American military officials said here today. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the alliance commander in Korea, said the...
Multiple media outlets are reporting today details of how two romantically-involved FBI agents assigned to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation of possible collusion between Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign and Russian government officials were fired by Mueller after he became aware of their text messages disparaging the president and praising Hillary R. Clinton--including commentary about presidential debate performances. The...

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