Catherine Smith

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

TSA Bans Employees from Using China’s TikTok App to Create Content for the Agency

The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has banned its employees from using the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after lawmakers raised concerns about potential national security issues, ABC News reports. The announcement comes after New York Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter  Saturday to TSA Administrator David

By | 2020-02-25T09:18:27-07:00 February 25th, 2020|Tags: |

3,600+ Law Enforcement Agencies Given ICE Detainers

According to The Daily Caller, more than 3,600 law enforcement agencies across the U.S. were handed detainers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the last fiscal year. A total of 3,671 law enforcement agencies (LEAs) were sent detainers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials during fiscal year 2019, according to data the Transactional Records

By | 2020-02-25T09:16:43-07:00 February 25th, 2020|Tags: |

Oregon GOP Senators Leave Capitol to Prevent Climate Bill from Advancing

A majority of Republican Senators on Monday walked out of the Oregon State Capitol in an effort to deny Democrats a quorum and doom a contentious climate change bill. This was a repeat action the GOP took last year to kill similar climate change legislation, a maneuver that prompted threats of having state police forcibly

By | 2020-02-25T09:15:53-07:00 February 25th, 2020|Tags: |

Biden Says Russian bots Were Attacking Him on Facebook

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in an interview televised Sunday that Russians have worked to block him from winning the Democratic nomination and claimed bots on Facebook said "Biden is a bad guy.” Biden later admitted his claims were not based on anything he had been told by intelligence officials, but secondhand from his

By | 2020-02-24T15:03:50-07:00 February 24th, 2020|Tags: |

Greyhound to Stop Allowing Immigration Searches on Buses

Greyhound, the nation’s largest bus carrier, said Friday that it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks, Breitbart reports. “Our primary concern is the safety of our customers and team members, and we are confident these changes will lead to an improved experience for

By | 2020-02-24T12:34:57-07:00 February 24th, 2020|Tags: |

Virginia Lawmakers Nix Sheriff Pay Raise Amid Gun Control Debate

A Republican state senator in the Virginia General Assembly condemned state Democrats, for denying Virginia deputies a pay increase of 3 percent after some state sheriffs publicly refused to enforce Gov. Ralph Northam’s anti-gun agenda, The Epoch Times reports. Sen. William “Bill” M. Stanley wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday night that after an

By | 2020-02-24T12:34:48-07:00 February 24th, 2020|Tags: |

California Sues Trump Administration Over ‘Failure to Protect Species’

Reuters reports, California is suing the Trump administration for the administration’s failure to protect endangered species in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. The lawsuit by the state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Environmental Protection Agency filed suit on Thursday against the Trump administration in the U.S. District

By | 2020-02-23T06:51:29-07:00 February 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

Harvard Students Sue Over School’s Ties to Prisons

According to CNN, five Harvard University students filed a lawsuit Wednesday to force the Ivy League school officials to withdraw its investment funds from companies that profit from the prison industry - what they call the "prison-industrial complex." The students are accusing the university's president, a senior fellow of Harvard Corporation, and Harvard's endowment manager,

By | 2020-02-23T06:51:01-07:00 February 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

Ex-DIA Employee Pleads Guilty to Leaking Top-Secret Info to Reporters

A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst has plead guilty to sharing top secret information with two reporters and now faces up to 10 years in federal prison, Fox News reports. "Henry Kyle Frese, 31, of Alexandria, Virginia, was a counterterrorism analyst from February 2018 to October 2019 and held top-secret security clearance," writes Fox

By | 2020-02-23T06:49:51-07:00 February 23rd, 2020|

More Than 80 Percent of Americans Concerned About ‘Made-Up’ News

According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, 82% of Americans are either very concerned (48%) or "somewhat concerned" (34%) about the impact of "made-up" news reported on the 2020 presidential election, The Hill reports. The new data from the Pew Research Center's Election News Pathways Project aims to explore how American's news

By | 2020-02-20T13:00:56-07:00 February 20th, 2020|Tags: |

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