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Approximately 200 DHS volunteers have deployed to the border, amid other personnel shifts

The Department of Homeland Security is shifting personnel from various agencies to the southern border to assist with the surge of migrants arriving from Central America, according to DHS officials. The shift in resources includes the deployment of around 200 employees who have volunteered from throughout the department, according to administration officials. Additional federal employees…MORE

Lawmakers emerge from Iran threat briefing split along partisan lines

Debate over the threat posed by Iran took on a partisan hue after Trump administration officials briefed lawmakers Tuesday, with Democrats charging that the White House is blowing normal threat levels out of proportion and Republicans insisting that deterrence, not war, is the goal. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, and…MORE

Tillerson quietly meets with House lawmakers to discuss Trump

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quietly met with the top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday for an interview that focused primarily on his time in the Trump administration, a congressional aide with direct knowledge of the discussion confirmed to CNN. Tillerson traveled to Capitol Hill where he sat down…MORE

US warns Syrian regime following allegations of chemical weapons use

The US State Department issued a warning to the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria on Tuesday, saying the US is closely watching the regime’s military operations against a rebel enclave in northwest Syria and is looking into allegations that Assad’s troops have used chemical weapons in recent days. “Unfortunately we continue to see signs…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Tuesday’s Dirt

If you thought the feud between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was over, you were very wrong.  Johnny is now saying that Amber painted bruises on herself to fabricate abuse claims.  He also claims the breaking point in their relationship was when Amber or one of her friends defecated on his bed. Spice Girls rehearsals…

Monday’s Dirt

I guess we should have expected this.  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are said to have named their newborn son, Psalm. I am sad to say that Grumpy Cat passed away last week.  She died of complications from a urinary tract infection.  Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, was only 7 and rumored to…