HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Nuclear Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday that he and Trump have had conversations about such a scenario and that he would tell Trump he couldn’t carry out an illegal strike. “If it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen. I’m going to say, ‘Mr President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?'” Hyten said. “And we’ll come up with options with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that
President Donald Trump issued a stark warning to North Korea during his address Wednesday to South Korea's National Assembly, warning that provocative action would amount to a "fatal miscalculation" under his administration. He cast himself as more willing than previous US presidents to use military force against Pyongyang should they continue threatening the United States and its allies. "This a very different administration than the United States has had in the past," Trump said. "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us." Trump delivered a stern and personal message to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, warning that continued nuclear provocations would result in his regime's destruction. "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regim
Gas Attack A Republican congressman is skeptical of the Trump administration's conclusion that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical attack against his own people. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) told Tucker Carlson that he remains unconvinced that Assad was behind the attack, calling on the White House to put forth more evidence. "Truth is the first casualty of war," he said, adding that the U.S., Russia and Syria will all have their own versions of what happened. "And then there's gonna be the truth in there. We haven't been provided the details," he added. Earlier this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said "there is no doubt" that Assad’s regime is responsible for the chemical attack. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSBVPy0p1s[/embed]
Economist Ray Keating was one of nearly 1,500 economists who signed a letter to President Trump and congressional leaders saying immigration is good for the U.S. economy. The letter argues that immigrants have a positive effect on job creation by creating entrepreneurs who hire American workers, they offset the retirement of the Baby Boomer population, they bring in diverse skill sets that help companies grow, and they drive economic growth in job-creating industries like science and technology. Tucker Carlson debated Keating on Fox News Channel tonight, accusing him of making a "silly" assumption: that all immigrants are the same. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMqF5KN6Gs0[/embed] "The value of a software engineer is different than that of a laborer. Henry Ford is
One week after debating Tucker Carlson on the merits of his city's sanctuary policy, Mayor Virgil Bernero (D-Lansing) returned to break some news on that front. Bernero said that after "democracy in action," he and his city council are reconsidering their decision to become a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. The council was meeting on the issue as Bernero spoke on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDbnKtViGcI[/embed] However, he said that his initial policy was not an example of the liberal sanctuary city policies created by some other municipalities. He said there is no evidence that Michigan's capital is "opening the floodgates" to illegal immigrants as some have characterized. Bernero said he agreed with President Trump's campaign pr...
Tucker Carlson debated a Democratic congressman over the merits of President Trump's missile strike against a Syrian airfield. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a former Marine Corps officer, said he agreed with Trump's action in response to a gas attack on Syrian civilians. However, he said Congress should still investigate whether Trump is working in some level of coordination with the Russians. Moulton acknowledged that by striking back against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Trump was effectively working against the Russians. But he noted the U.S. military got the Kremlin's forces out of the base before the strike. He said that some people could see such a move as an "elaborate ruse" to relieve pressure from Democrats over his alleged Russian ties. "Wher...
A Florida sheriff's stern message to drug dealers is going viral after the release of a video featuring undercover officers wearing ski masks. "To the dealers that are pushing this poison, I have a message for you: we’re coming for you," said Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell. Grinnell said his office is receiving more and more calls about heroin-related overdoses, urging residents to call in tips about suspected drug dealers. Speaking to the dealers in the county, he said undercover officers have already bought drugs from some of them and arrest warrants were being finalized. The video has generated some backlash on social media, with critics comparing it to ISIS and arguing that it points to police departments becoming too militarized. Let us know your thoughts
Chemical attack ... At least 100 people were killed in what doctors say could be a nerve gas attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province. Victims showed signs of suffocation, convulsions, foaming at the mouth, and pupil constriction. Witnesses said the attack was carried out by either Russian or Syrian Sukhoi jets. Both Moscow and Damascus have denied responsibility. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) says that President Trump must come out with a strong response. On "America's Newsroom" today, said it's clear that President Obama's "disastrous" policy in Syria - including his infamous "red line - has put Trump in a difficult spot. "But we keep hearing there's a new sheriff in town. Well, the new sheriff has to get serious about rounding
Immigration Policies ... Massachusetts State Rep. Michelle DuBois (D) caused a major controversy when she posted an online warning to illegal immigrants about an upcoming ICE "raid" in the area. Many critics have said that DuBois' warning did a disservice to the community by creating a fear of law enforcement. One of DuBois' fellow Massachusetts lawmakers, however, is supporting her and pushing a bill to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. Jamie Eldridge, a Democratic state senator, told Tucker Carlson tonight that DuBois was just looking out for the best interests of her community, including undocumented immigrants. "Isn't it a little weird for lawmakers to be encouraging people to ignore the law?" Tucker asked. "How would you feel if the governor of Massachusetts
Battles with Democratic Party In a radio interview, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) said he has seen classified reports with "damning evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. He thanked journalists who have released stories relevant to those allegations, on the Michaelangelo Signorile Show. On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Pocan called for an independent commission to investigate Russian interference after he said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) "stumbled" through the investigative process. battles Pocan said that anyone who read the reports he has seen, like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), would have the "natural reaction" of keeping Russian sanctions, which the Trump administration slackened. He called for that report to be declassifi