ACC Archives

Month: December 2018
Transcript of James Comey’s Closed-Door House Hearing

(From The Washington Examiner) Former FBI Director James Comey was grilled on Friday by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Committees released a transcript of the testimony [here] Saturday, after both sides...

France Detains 1,220 after Anti-Government Protests

(From AP News) France’s Interior Ministry says 1,220 people were taken into custody around France during the latest yellow vest protests — a roundup the scale of which the country hasn’t seen in years. . . . In the melee...

Catholic Church beatifies 19 Christians in Algeria

(From Reuters) The Roman Catholic Church in Algeria has beatified 19 Christians killed in a civil war in the 1990s including seven Trappist monks who were beheaded at their monastery by Islamist militants. The beatification in the port city of...

Brexit: May’s Cabinet Splits Over Second Referendum on Deal

(From The Guardian) A deep cabinet split has opened up over whether Theresa May should back a second referendum in a final attempt to end the political deadlock over Brexit, as senior Conservatives predicted on Saturday night that her blueprint...

Rahm Emanuel’s Empty Promises

Rahm Emanuel became Mayor of Chicago promising to cut wasteful and excessive spending and instead handed out over $481 million in extra pay for Chicago city employees in 2017.

Chuck Schumer: Mr. President, let’s make a deal

(From News Times) Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Donald Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the...

Prosecutors Recommend “Substantial” Prison Time for Michael Cohen

(From The Hill) Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday recommended that Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, receive “substantial” prison time for several federal crimes, despite his cooperation with ongoing law enforcement investigations, including special counsel Robert Mueller’s...