Kent Covington

Tuesday morning news: July 16, 2019

Trump admin announces new asylum rule » The Trump administration is putting a new asylum rule in place at the southern border. It could end asylum protections for many migrants trying to cross into the U.S. 

Monday morning news: July 15, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry drenches Gulf Coast » Tropical Storm Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday. 

Friday morning news: July 12, 2019

Trump announces executive order to gather citizenship data » Standing in the Rose Garden Thursday, President Trump announced that he’s giving up on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But he’s not giving up on the end goal of gathering that citizenship data. 

Thursday morning news: July 11, 2019

British ambassador resigns following leaked criticism of White House » British Ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch stepped down on Wednesday—amid a scandal sparked by leaked diplomatic cables. The documents published by a British newspaper contained pointed criticisms of President Trump.

Wednesday morning news: July 10, 2019

Labor secretary under scrutiny for past Epstein plea bargain » Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is under scrutiny this week for his role in a once-secret plea bargain involving billionaire and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.  As Epstein faces new criminal charges … details of his 2008 plea deal are drawing attention. It allowed Epstein to avoid...

Tuesday morning news: July 9, 2019

UN confirms Iran violation of nuclear deal » The United Nations atomic watchdog confirmed on Monday that Iran is in fact violating the 2015 nuclear deal.  The International Atomic Energy Agency verified Iran’s claims that it is now enriching uranium at 4.5 percent. That’s well beyond the roughly 3.7 percent limit in the agreement.   And Tehran is...

Monday morning news: July 8, 2019

Aftershocks follow Friday’s quake in California » Aftershocks continued on Sunday in California … following Friday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake. It was the most powerful to hit Southern California in two decades.

Friday morning news: July 5, 2019

Rep. Amash declares independence from GOP » Michigan Congressman Justin Amash announced Thursday—quote— “I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party.” 

Thursday morning news: July 4, 2019

Salute to America event stirs controversy in Washington » A major celebration is planned for today in the nation’s capital. A ceremony President Trump has dubbed a “Salute to America.”

Wednesday morning news: July 3, 2019

Lawmakers tour border facilities » Roughly a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus toured border facilities this week, where attorneys said they had found migrant children living in unsanitary conditions.