Literally no-one turned out to cheer on President Maduro after his rigged election win, but this did not stop him waving to the non existent well wishers
He is in power until 2025, unless a civil war, or insurrection begins
Viewers blasted a 30-year-old man they branded "lazy and whining" for attempting to defend refusing to leave his parents' house.
He has since been sued by his mum and dad and has been ordered to leave their home in New York.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain today via videolink, unemployed Michael Rotono tried to defend himself against his decision to refuse leaving the house.
Speaking to hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, he said: "It started when I had a problem with the agreement between my son's mother and myself regarding our son and it turned into a big legal battle which I lost and I couldn't see my son then."
Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia 'gang of gangs' were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails.
The U.S. attorney's office charged 83 people in sweeping racketeering conspiracies that alleged they ran drugs and carried out violent assaults and murders against those who didn't obey.
'These cases have delivered a major blow to the Mexican Mafia and leaders of many of the street gangs under the control of the organization,' U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said.
'By taking out the gang members who control the jails, and by disrupting their communications network, we undermined the Mexican Mafia's ability to coordinate street gang activity.'
The Royal Navy's new £850 million missile defence system which can intercept and destroy enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds has been brought into service.
Sea Ceptor will be deployed aboard the Navy's new Type 23 frigates and can deal with multiple targets, protecting an area of around 500 square miles over land or sea.
It uses next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile technology, created MBDA, a world leader in missile systems, and is designed to counter deal with sophisticated missile attacks. It also incorporates innovations in radar and datalink technology.
Sea Ceptor will be protecting war ships such as the monstrous, HMS Queen Elizabeth, known as Big Lizzie, a 3.1billion 280-metre long aircraft carrier - which is the most powerful warship ever built by the UK.
President Donald Trump cannot block users on his Twitter feed, a federal judge in New York City ruled Wednesday.
Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said in her ruling that Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing certain Americans from viewing his tweets.
The social media platform, Buchwald said, is a "designated public forum" from which Trump cannot exclude individual plaintiffs.
The judge's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed last July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, as well as seven other plaintiffs who said they had been blocked on Twitter by Trump.
The plaintiffs included a journalist who had tweeted at Trump that "Russian won" the presidential election for him, a surgeon and a Texas police officer.
The blocks on the social media platform prevented the plaintiffs from viewing or responding to the president's tweets when logged into their own Twitter accounts. Trump is an avid Twitter user and routinely makes news, often several times in a single day, with his posts.
The president has more than 52.2 million Twitter followers and has tweeted more than 37,600 times since signing up for Twitter in March 2009.
NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.
The new policy subjects teams to a fine if a player or any other team personnel do not show appropriate respect for the anthem. That includes any attempt to sit or kneel, as dozens of players have done during the past two seasons. Those teams will also have the option to fine any team personnel, including players, for the infraction.
"This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room until after the Anthem has been performed.
"We believe today's decision will keep our focus on the game and the extraordinary athletes who play it -- and on our fans who enjoy it."
A vote took place at the conclusion of the league's spring meetings and was approved by all 32 owners.
Wednesday will be declared Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood in honor of the Trump accuser's "courage" in "speaking truth," the city stated.
Daniels, described by the city as a leader in the #RESIST movement against the Trump administration, will be presented with a city proclamation declaring May 23, 2018 as Stormy Daniels Day. She will also be awarded the key to the city by West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran.
“In these politically tumultuous times, Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation,” a city news release stated.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has filed a lawsuit against the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, over the legality of a 2016 hush agreement in which she was paid to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.
The president has denied any sexual encounter between the two.
In April, a composite sketch was released of a man the adult film star said threatened her over the alleged affair. Trump responded to the sketch by calling it “a total con job” on Twitter.
Wednesday's ceremony will take place about 4 p.m. at Chi Chi La Rue’s erotic apparel shop at 8861 Santa Monica Boulevard.
After 30 minutes of back and forth in court - trying to convince him to move out on his own - State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood ordered Michael Rotondo to be evicted from his parents' house in Camillus, N.Y. Rotondo's argument was that he was entitled to six months more time. Video by Douglass Dowty
Bloomberg: “The question is do you want to pander to those people?”
Bloomberg: “Taxes or life? Which do you want to do? Take your poison.”
Nanny-state-imposing left-wing billionaire Michael Bloomberg is now on video admitting how much he likes to raise taxes on poor people, calling such tax hikes a “good thing.” For years, Bloomberg has personally funded and promoted all sorts of regressive taxes and regulations in an attempt to push people around. He uses the coercive power of the government to force people to live their lives as he sees fit.
So here is Bloomberg on stage with another global mandarin, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund. He refers to low income individuals as “those people” and then takes a shot at coal miners and the U.S. military. He clearly reveals his arrogant, bullying worldview. The entire thing is bad, but we've bolded a few of the most obnoxious sentences [click here for video]:
Michael Bloomberg: “Some people say, well, taxes are regressive. But in this case, yes they are. That's the good thing about them because the problem is in people that don't have a lot of money. And so, higher taxes should have a bigger impact on their behavior and how they deal with themselves. So, I listen to people saying 'oh we don't want to tax the poor.’ Well, we want the poor to live longer so that they can get an education and enjoy life. And that's why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don't want to do.
The question is do you want to pander to those people? Or do you want to get them to live longer? There's just no question. If you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less and there's just no question that full sugar drinks are one of the major contributors to obesity and obesity is one of the major contributors to heart disease and cancer and a variety of other things.
So, it's like saying, ‘I don't want to stop using coal because coal miners will go out of work, will lose their jobs.’ We have a lot of soldiers in the United States in the US Army, but we don't want to go start a war just to give them something to do and that's exactly what you're saying when you say 'well, let's keep coal killing people because we don't want coal miners to lose their jobs.' The truth of the matter is that there aren't very many coal miners left anyways and we can find other things for them to do. But the comparison is: a life or a job. Or, taxes or life? Which do you want to do? Take your poison.”
Christine Lagarde: “So its regressive, it is good. There are lots of tax experts in the room. And fiscal experts, and I’m very pleased that they hear you say that. And they all say that two things in life which are absolutely certain. One is death, the other one is tax. So you use one to defer the other one.”
Bloomberg: “That’s correct. That is exactly right. Well said.” [Applause]
A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement hopes to be fighting for reparations by 2022, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the Democracy Alliance’s spring conference this week in Atlanta.
The desire was stated in the invitation for a Monday reception during the annual spring gathering, which was attended by top Democratic Party officials such as DNC chairman Tom Perez, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, and Reps. Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Mark Pocan (Wis.).
The reception, “Way to Win: 2022 Victory Party,” was presented as a look forward at what’s possible if Democrats can be effective in coming elections.
“It’s 2022 and we are celebrating policy victories across the nation: Medicare for All and Free College, and next on the agenda is Reparations,” the group projected, according to an invitation to the event.
Newt Gingrich: People like Clapper and the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, all these guys thought they could get away with this… Now you are watching people who I think in every case are in danger of going to jail. If the system works and people are actually tested on, “Did you tell the truth under oath?” Clapper’s a perfect example.
Sam Clovis: I really believe that is what his task was to create an audit trail back to those emails from someone in the campaign or someone associated with the campaign so that they could build a stronger case of probable cause to continue to issue warrants and to further an investigation. I really felt after hearing all these other things and listening to the reports that I read that this truly was an effort to build something that did not exist. And I really think that is what his mission was.
Neil Cavuto: So you’re convinced there was more than one individual?
Michael Caputo: Absolutely, mostly because I was approached as well. But this time, what’s remarkable here to my approach is it happened in the first week of May in 2016. Very far off the timeline very far off the timeline that the Mueller investigation and others are trying to hold to when the investigation into the Trump campaign actually began.
Neil Cavuto: So when you say May of 2016 you have the discovery of somebody penetrating the campaign or what?
Michael Caputo: Actually I was approached by an intermediary who had been talking to a government official, a former government official who told him that they had Hillary Clinton related emails at that government organization.
Dershowitz faced off against CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin regarding the FBI spying on the Trump campaign.
“I have to tell you, if this had happened to Hillary Clinton, the ACLU would be jumping up and down the way they did when I was on the board of the ACLU, when undercover agents were put into the anti-war movement, into Civil Rights movement,” Dershowitz said.
He added that “civil libertarians are generally a little bit suspicious when undercover agents go ‘just to ask questions.’ And I think we as civil libertarians ought to be suspicious of this. Allay our suspicions, and then we’ll be fine,.”
Toobin asserted that “this was a legitimate investigation” and Dershowitz shot him down saying that he does not actually know that.
“You have no evidence that it wasn’t,” Toobin said.
“Let’s find out,” Dershowitz fired back.
Dershowitz went on to remind CNN that when agents were sent in to spy on Martin Luther King Jr. they claimed that it was to protect him.
“They always say they’re doing it to protect the good people from the bad people,” Dershowitz said.
Remember back when Obama claimed that he wasn't meddling in the US election by illegally using the FBI despite on the candidate of the opposing party?
Now we know that that was a lie but here he is telling reporters in Germany that the United States does not spy on its citizens or listen to their phone calls by using the NSA. Which we now know was complete and utter BS!
Remember back when Obama claimed that he wasn't meddling in the US election by illegally using the FBI despite on the candidate of the opposing party?
Now we know that that was a lie but here he is telling then candidate Trump to "stop whining".
A number of media outlets are pushing back at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for limiting the reporters allowed to cover part of its chemical summit on Tuesday — including one reporter who says she was forcibly removed from the event.
Reporters from CNN, The Associated Press and E&E News were among a group of journalists barred from attending a two-day-long event kicked off at EPA headquarters Tuesday morning.
While a handful of reporters from publications including The Hill were personally invited to attend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's opening remarks and the first section of the panel, other outlets not invited were not allowed to attend the National Leadership Summit on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), hazardous chemicals linked to cancer.
Media representatives in attendance included those from Politico, The Wall Street Journal and CBS.
In the weeks since the Kilauea volcano began belching lava into Hawaii's residential areas, the fiery flow has destroyed dozens of structures and covered scores of acres on the Big Island. But authorities fear its destructive reach could ravage at least two more cornerstones of the state: its power supply and, a little less tangibly, its all-important tourism industry.
On Monday evening local time, the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency announced that lava from nearby fissures had begun to encroach on the southern edge of a significant source of the Big Island's power, the Puna Geothermal Venture.
The plant harvests hot liquid and steam from underground wells to drive turbine generators for electricity, which is then sold to the state's utility.
Another risk, besides the loss of power, rests in what might happen if the lava overcomes the state's protective measures: "There's a steam release, there's many chemicals, but primarily the critical factor would be hydrogen sulfide, a very deadly gas," Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency chief, Tom Travis, told reporters Monday night.
"County, state, and federal partners have been collaborating closely to monitor the situation and work with PGV to ensure the safety of the surrounding communities," the civil defense agency said in its alert. "Ten of the eleven wells have been quenched. Efforts are ongoing to make sure the site is secure and the community is kept safe."
A pair of lovers were caught having sex by a priest beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary at a Roman Catholic church in the borough on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed Police Chief Tommy Boyd.
Anthony Michael Getchius, 43, of Newark and Noelle Marie Smart, 48, of Jersey City, were each charged with lewdness for the alleged copulation in what authorities described as “a sacred area” on the grounds of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Grant Avenue.
The incident took place in a secluded garden located between the church and the rectory, Boyd said. Visit the scene of the alleged incident in the video above.
Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren was doused with water by a woman while she was having brunch with her mother in a Minneapolis restaurant on Sunday.
Video footage of the incident shows an unidentified woman flinging a cup of water at Lahren and her mother as they were leaving the rooftop of UNION Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis.
The clip appears to have been recorded on Snapchat. It includes the captions ‘Lol’ as well as an emoji showing hysterical laughing.
The caption on the bottom of the screen reads: ‘Throws a drink on Tomi Lahren hahahaha.’
Beneath that caption reads: ‘Thanks for the screenshots I did it lol.’
Another video shows Lahren confronting the woman and the group she was with at the restaurant.
With her mother, Trudy, standing beside her, Lahren gets into a heated exchange with the woman.
Dozens of undocumented immigrants were found packed in a trailer along a Texas highway near the Mexico border late Tuesday, according to authorities.
State police stopped the truck near the border town of Raymondville at around 10 p.m., officials said.
Inside, police found a stash of 90 people, two of whom were rushed to a local hospital, according to Willacy County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Torres said.
“Historically, of course, it’s true, that through Facebook and other forms of social media there is no way that Brexit or Trump or the Italian elections could ever possibly have happened. It was social media that allowed people to get round the back of mainstream media.”
“Perhaps you’re horrified by this creation of yours and what it’s led to, I don’t know. But what is absolutely true is that since January of this year, you’ve changed your modus operandi, you’ve changed your algorithms, and it has led directly to a very substantial drop in views and engagements for those who have got right-of-center political opinions.
Four chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America are joining the Poor People’s Campaign to protest on the Capitol steps.
Those groups and their allies—including Multnomah County Democrats, Portland Association of Teachers, Jobs With Justice, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Portland’s Resistance, and Portland Tenants United—are unhappy about the governor’s plan to extend an existing tax break for small businesses to some sole proprietorships.
“Our tone deaf Governor is having a special session to expand tax breaks for the wealthy and continue class war on working people across this state,” said Emily Golden-Fields, co-chair of Portland Democratic Socialists of America, in a statement. “We say enough is enough!”
People of Damascus suburb that was under ISIS control captured ISIS terrorist hiding after the area was cleansed of the terrorist group by the Syrian army
A married couple was arrested after the body of a 5-year-old girl was found in a Sacramento storage unit, officials said Friday.
Tyler Anderson, 23, was arrested Wednesday and booked into Sacramento County Jail, Reno police said. Averyauna Anderson, 23, was arrested Wednesday in Reno and booked into Washoe County Jail.
Tyler Anderson agreed to be extradited to Reno during a Monday court appearance in Sacramento.
Investigators found that sometime within the last two weeks, the 5-year-old girl died inside Tyler and Averyauna’s Reno apartment, Reno police said. According to police, the 5-year-old was Tyler Anderson’s daughter.
Within days of the girl’s death, the couple rented a vehicle and drove the child’s body from Reno to a Sacramento U-haul facility, police said.
Late Tuesday night, Sacramento officers were called to the storage facility in the 1800 block of Glenrose Avenue, where they found the girl’s body.
Sacramento investigators found the storage unit belonged to the Reno couple and began a joint investigation with the Reno Police Department.
The girl’s cause of death is unknown. However, Reno police said, “investigators determined the child had been severely neglected prior to her death.”
A man from Michigan, US risked his life in an armed robbery attempt.
Russia will deploy pioneering military technology to prevent terrorists using drones to drop bombs on World Cup stadiums.
The equipment, pictured here for the first time, has been war-tested in Ukraine and Syria.
Drones are an effective way of landing explosives on targets, warned anti-terror chiefs.
Leaving nothing to chance, the FSB - Russia's security service - has ordered dozens of no-flight zones around stadiums and training facilities at the World Cup, which kicks off next month.
Army chief Valery Gerasimov has issued orders to set up jamming stations outside the 12 stadiums that would make remotely operating a drone impossible.
A millennial who has been living rent-free for the last decade has been ordered to move out after his own parents took him to court.
The couple were forced to take drastic action after 30-year-old Michael Rotondo refused to leave their upstate New York home or get a job - claiming he was 'too busy' to find work.
In extraordinary courtroom video footage, he can be heard arguing that he should be granted a six-month notice period before being forced to go.
But State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood disagreed and told him he must pack his bags and leave Christina and Mark Rotondo's home near Syracuse in New York state.
A Brazilian murderer died after suffocating in a 230ft-long escape tunnel he had dug from his prison cell toilet, it was reported today.
Judson Cunha Evangelista, 26, had spent months carving the tunnel, and had managed to dig all the way past the perimeter wall of the jail in Boa Vista, northern Brazil.
However, shortly before he was able to dig himself out, he is believed to have suffered an acute lack of oxygen, and despite making it back to his cell, he died soon after.
Heroic bystanders use quick-wits to dramatically catch boy falling six storeys suing bedsheets during a heart-racing incident in China
The Russian Ministry of Defense shared footage of a powerful and successful submarine missile test in the White Sea. The submarine SSBN Yuriy Dolgorukiy successfully tested four Bulava missiles.
An investigation has been launched after workers were secretly filmed violently abusing pigs at a farm owned by one of Britain's biggest producers.
Campaign group Animal Equality released horrific footage of the animals being kicked in the head, jabbed with pitchforks and hit with gates.
Four workers at Fir Tree pig farm in Lincolnshire, have since been sacked and the the video has been passed to the RSPCA and government to investigate.