Victor Morton

Planned Parenthood federal funding to be cut by Trump administration: Reports

The Trump administration will announce Friday long-sought cuts in federal funding to Planned Parenthood, multiple news outlets reported. The proposed rule change in Title X, a $260 million federal program for contraception and “family planning,” will interpret the 1970 law as requiring absolute separation between contraception and abortion activities, effectively …

Eric Greitens case dropped

Missouri prosecutors have dropped their criminal case against Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, blaming a judge’s ruling that the state’s chief prosecutor would have to take the stand and testify in the case. The governor had been accused of invasion of privacy for taking a nude picture of the woman with …

David Hogg mocks Oliver North over Iran-Contra

Oliver North called America’s new youth gun-control activists “civil terrorists”; the movement’s public face trolled back Thursday with an Iran-Contra joke. David Hogg took to Twitter to mock Mr. North, the new president of the National Rifle Association as someone who knows all about terrorism. Mr. Hogg retweeted a Salon …

Thomas McInerney: Torture worked on ‘Songbird John’ McCain

A retired general and Fox Business Network guest argued Thursday that torture works on detainees, and as proof cited the example of one of its principal opponents — Sen. John McCain. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney went further though than criticizing the Arizona Republican’s opposition to confirming Gina …

Mark Meadows wants GAO audit of Robert Mueller probe

The head of the main conservative caucus in the U.S. House wants to see special counsel Robert Mueller’s books. In an interview that will air Sunday on C-SPAN, Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, said he will ask the Government Accountability Office to conduct an audit of Mr. Mueller’s team. …

John McCain opposes Gina Haspel nomination for CIA director

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, announced Wednesday evening that he opposes the nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the CIA, giving Democrats a shot in the arm in their efforts to torpedo President Trump’s pick. Mr. McCain, a victim of torture by North Vietnam as a captured Navy …