Washington (CNN) Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, said Sunday that "truth isn't truth" when explaining that he won't let special counsel Robert Mueller rush Trump into testifying because he doesn't want investigators to trap the President into a lie. "Truth is truth," Todd said in response. "No, no, it isn't truth," Giuliani said. "Truth isn't truth. The President of the United States says, "I didn't ...""Truth isn't truth?"
August 19, 2018 17:37 UTC
“I know how to work across the aisle when we need to,” she said. Senator David Perdue recently called her “the most radical liberal.”Supporters like Gerald Griggs, a vice president of the state N.A.A.C.P. chapter, reject such descriptions as inaccurate — and also hear in them a coded effort to scare off white voters. Ms. Abrams was elected to the General Assembly in 2006, two years after Republicans had taken control of the Georgia House for the first time in more than a century. She was a careful, prepared speaker with a bookish quality, a wry sense of humor and a tendency toward efficiency.
August 19, 2018 17:26 UTC
Persisting skills shortages and regulatory changes like the European Union’s (EU) Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are driving continued growth in the security services market." An increased focus on building detection and response capabilities, privacy regulations such as GDPR, and the requirement to address digital business risks are the main drivers for global security spending through 2019 (see table below). As a per centage the level of spending on Security Services forecast by Gartner will account for 51.75% of the total global security spending by segment in 2019 - at $64.237 billion out of $124.116 billion overall. Gartner has identified key trends affecting information security spending in 2018-2019, including:At least 30% of organizations will spend on GDPR-related consulting and implementation services through 2019. Gartner clients can learn more about these forecasts in the information security space via accessing the following link: Forecast: Information Security, Worldwide, 2016-2022, Q18 Update.
August 19, 2018 17:26 UTC
In July 1992, the Sicilian Mafia sent a loud and gruesome message to those who would challenge it when it killed a prosecutor named Paolo Borsellino with a car bomb in Palermo. He was the second prosecutor to meet that fate in two months; in May, another bomb had killed Giovanni Falcone. The assassinations made news around the world, and the second one made the Mafia a new enemy: Rita Borsellino, Paolo’s younger sister. After it, she became a leading crusader against the Mafia’s longstanding, often ruthless grip on life in Sicily, where small businesses were routinely extorted for protection money and killings were commonplace. Yet Ms. Borsellino, who died on Wednesday in Palermo at 73 after what Italian newspapers said was a long illness, lived to see some successes as well.
August 19, 2018 17:15 UTC
— The Washington Post is reporting a private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators’ knowledge. The newspaper reports two Baltimore lawyers are leading the investigation into allegations at the Key School in Annapolis, Maryland. Matthew Nespole, the current head of the school, says a February review of allegations indicated former Key officials failed to protect students. Police say they haven’t received reports of any recent inappropriate conduct at the school. ___Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.comCopyright 2018 The Associated Press.
If Alec Baldwin is anything, it’s honest! The beloved performer behind "SNL’s" cheesy President Donald Trump impression decided to share his opinion on Saturday when his daughter Ireland Baldwin shared a photo he didn’t exactly approve of. Hilaria Baldwin Talks ‘Possible’ Fifth Child With Alec BaldwinIn the image, the 22-year-old model struck a risqué pose while straddling a motorcycle in a black bikini. Just…no.”As fans know, the 60-year-old actor and his daughter haven’t always been on the best of terms. I couldn't show him where I got the first one.”Alec Baldwin and Wife Hilaria on Naming Their Fourth Child (Exclusive)
August 19, 2018 17:15 UTC
Stephen Strasburg will come off the disabled list to pitch Wednesday against the Phillies, Manager Dave Martinez announced Sunday morning. Strasburg will pitch between Tanner Roark on Tuesday and Max Scherzer on Thursday, giving the Nationals their top three pitchers against one of the two clubs they’re chasing in the National League East. Strasburg will eschew a rehab start, but the Nationals don’t have the luxury to wait. Martinez said Strasburg, who’s posted a 3.90 ERA in 14 outings, won’t have an atypical pitch limit. Meanwhile, Martinez reiterated that he hopes Kelvin Herrera will return this week against the Phillies.
(Melina Mara/The Washington Post)ColumnistWhy am I still a Catholic? The week had brought revelations of horrors inflicted by some in the Catholic clergy, and of the church hierarchy’s complicity in covering up their actions. But then, our young parochial vicar, Father Alec Scott, stepped up to give the sermon. The Catholic Church does not belong to the bishops. I also believe the Catholic Church should reconsider its position on celibacy, which contributes to an environment of secrecy, and its patriarchal culture, which denies women a meaningful role in its leadership.
Through July 2018, retail and food service sales have topped 5.5% over last year , according to the Census Department’s Advanced Monthly Retail and Food Services Sales report. Retail sales at gasoline stations grew the fastest across all categories of retail in the first half of the year, up 13.6%, which tracks almost exactly with the rising price of gas. With over 3,500 jewelry stores, notably Kay Jewelers, Zales and Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, its results are mixed. However, Jareds, its higher-end brand, is down 7.8% and Kays, its largest brand, is down 1.9% in same store sales. Lowe’s, on the other hand, isn’t faring as well, with first quarter sales up only 3%.
August 19, 2018 17:03 UTC
WASHINGTON — As a corporate lawyer, William L. Wehrum worked for the better part of a decade to weaken air pollution rules by fighting the Environmental Protection Agency in court on behalf of chemical manufacturers, refineries, oil drillers and coal-burning power plants. Now, Mr. Wehrum is about to deliver one of the biggest victories yet for his industry clients — this time from inside the Trump administration as the government’s top air pollution official. On Tuesday, President Trump is expected to propose a vast rollback of regulations on emissions from coal plants, including many owned by members of a coal-burning trade association that had retained Mr. Wehrum and his firm as recently as last year to push for the changes. The proposal strikes at the heart of climate-change regulations adopted by the Obama administration to force change among polluting industries, and follows the relaxation of separate rules governing when power plants must upgrade air pollution equipment. Mr. Wehrum, who has led the E.P.A.’s clean air office since November, also helped deliver the changes in several of those rules.
August 19, 2018 16:59 UTC
Alleged Russian spy's image rehabilitationAlleged Russian spy Maria Butina and her lawyer are attempting something of an image makeover. Questions over Trump's Afghanistan strategyOne year ago this week, President Trump unveiled his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Are Trump rallies losing their headline-grabbing effect? But a major immediate goal is focused on lower ballot races: Unite America is targeting state legislatures with chambers that are evenly or closely divided. Here is how he characterized the Unite America effort to the Denver Post: "We're not just independent voters coming together to complain about the system.
August 19, 2018 16:52 UTC
It may not have been pretty, but the Jacksonville Jaguars managed to leave Minnesota with a 14-10 win over the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday. Too many penaltiesThe Jaguars committed 13 penalties for 140 yards against the Vikings. “We’ve really been working hard on being able to play a clean game and being able to play it right. The Jaguars would get the ball back when defensive end Calais Campbell recovered a fumble on the next play. He also said he benefited from going up against the Vikings' tough defense both in practice and during the game.
August 19, 2018 16:40 UTC
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses the revocation of former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance with CNN's Jake Tapper, saying Brennan's rhetoric has become an issue in Trump's feud with the intelligence community.
August 19, 2018 16:30 UTC
(CNN) A speechwriter for President Donald Trump who attended a conference frequented by white nationalists has left the White House. The White House, which asked CNN to hold off on the story for several days last week declined to say when Beattie left the White House. Beattie's email address at the White House, which worked until late Friday evening, was no longer active by Saturday. "Mr. Beattie no longer works at the White House," White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told CNN on Friday night. "In 2016 I attended the Mencken conference in question and delivered a stand-alone, academic talk titled 'The Intelligentsia and the Right.'
August 19, 2018 16:30 UTC
The intent of ESPN’s K-Zone superimposed box is plain, to tell us if the pitch is a ball or a strike. Is that rectangle on our TV screen really, really the actual strike zone? But is it really, really adjusting for every batter? If the game is over and you have lost, I guess your win probability is 0 percent. The yellow first-down line is extremely helpful and extremely unobtrusive; the K-Zone box is extremely unhelpful and extremely obtrusive.
August 19, 2018 16:30 UTC