Ayotte Will Guide SCOTUS Pick Through Senate

"The White House has assembled a team of political veterans with deep experience navigating the Senate to help shepherd President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court," the Washington Post reports. "Leading the effort will be former senator Kelly Ayotte, a relatively moderate Republican from New Hampshire Ayotte will serve as the nominee's so-called sherpa, personally introducing the pick to senators and escorting him or her to meetings and the confirmation hearing.

Map reveals where melting ice could uncover nuclear waste

It was once thought that the 'icy tomb' of the Cold War military base Camp Century would remain sealed forever, trapping with it the millions of gallons of waste materials stored inside. The site contains over 50,000 gallons of diesel fuel, 6,340,000 gallons of wastewater, and an unknown amount of low-level radioactive waste and PCBs.

Trump names Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: What travel ban? The Obamas visit neighboring island with billionaire host Richard Branson during second week of holiday on his private Necker island It's war: Democratic senators boycott committee hearings for Trump cabinet picks to prevent crucial votes - and are branded 'idiots' by angry Republicans Trump's pick for education accused of plagiarizing answers to questionnaire for her confirmation hearing - including one answer lifted from an Obama official Police 'shoot crazed knifeman dead on Sunset Boulevard after he stabbed three people outside a Hollywood Jack in the Box' Student accused of shooting dead six people at a Quebec mosque 'rented an apartment close to the Islamic center more than six months ago' EXCLUSIVE: Russian businessman named as source for spy's dossier of filthy claims about Trump has asked for U.S. government protection - and has been refused ... (more)

Report: Military did not distort intelligence reports on Islamic State

A Defense Department review delivered to Congress on Tuesday concludes that senior leaders at the U.S. Central Command did not exaggerate the progress the U.S. was making in fighting Islamic State militants, two U.S. officials said. The long-awaited report from the Pentagon's inspector general is not expected to satisfy intelligence analysts who complained that officials were improperly reworking intelligence assessments being prepared for President Barack Obama and other top policymakers to offer a rosier view of U.S. operations against IS.

Your New Supreme Court Nominee is Neil Gorsuch

The President has just nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy that the GOP majority in the US Senate held open for almost a year after the death of Associate Justice Scalia. Many court watchers, noting Trump's "central casting" approach to staffing, consider the 10th Circuit judge the favorite for the high court seat, if for no other reason than "he looks the part," as Empirical SCOTUS blogger Adam Feldman put it.

Sources: Pentagon report finds U.S. did not distort progress against ISIS

A Defense Department review delivered to Congress on Tuesday concludes that senior leaders at the U.S. Central Command did not exaggerate the progress the U.S. was making in fighting Islamic State militants , two U.S. officials said. The long-awaited report from the Pentagon's inspector general is not expected to satisfy intelligence analysts who complained that officials were improperly reworking intelligence assessments being prepared for President Barack Obama and other top policymakers to offer a rosier view of U.S. operations against ISIS .

ALG urges confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Jan. 31, 2017, Fairfax, Va.-Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch: "The election of 2016 was a referendum on who would get to select the next Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia. President Trump's wise and thoughtful selection of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court should be respected by the Senate, which has the constitutional responsibility to provide for a fair and expedited hearing process, and an up or down vote decided by a simple majority of the Senate.

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President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, selecting a young jurist well-regarded in conservative legal circles as his pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. A Denver native, Gorsuch was appointed by President George W. Bush to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006 after serving in Bush's Justice Department.

Orlando shooter’s widow seeks jail release pending trial

Hawaii lawmakers are introducing bills to bring what they believe are the best parts of the Affordable Care Act into state law Hawaii lawmakers are introducing bills to bring what they believe are the best parts of the Affordable Care Act into state law A New York art dealer who scammed the art world for 15 years with fake paintings in an $80 million fraud will not go to prison A New York art dealer who scammed the art world for 15 years with fake paintings in an $80 million fraud will not go to prison A longtime Border Patrol official who was backed by the agents' union has been named chief of the agency, less than a week after his predecessor resigned under pressure A longtime Border Patrol official who was backed by the agents' union has been named chief of the agency, less than a week after his predecessor resigned under pressure Lawyers for the widow of the man who staged a deadly ... (more)

Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President & CEO.

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement in response to multiple executive orders issued in the first week of the Trump Administration, including orders banning refugees, targeting visitors from Muslim countries and detaining people with legal permits to visit, live and work in the United States: "President Trump's recent executive orders indicate a callous disregard for civil liberties and the basic values of a nation born of immigrants. The President's decision to sever funding for sanctuary communities places our nation on slippery slope fueled more by paranoia than fact.

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He said the selection process "may be the most transparent judicial selection process in history," and said he is keeping his promise to the American people with this nomination. "When Justice Scalia passed away suddenly last February, I made a promise to the American people if I were elected president, I would find the very best judge in the country for the Supreme Court," he said.

The fight over Trump’s Supreme Court pick might go ‘nuclear’

With President Donald Trump set to make his Supreme Court selection Tuesday night, an all-out brawl is potentially on the precipice of breaking out in the Senate. Many Senate Democrats are still enraged at the nearly year-long blockade put forth by their Republican counterparts, stunting President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to fill the seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Trump Immigration Order Under Scrutiny as Dems Debate Sessions Vote

Just days after a fire destroyed a mosque in Victoria, Texas, a GoFundMe page set up by a mosque member has raised nearly $1 million to help rebuild the m... -- A teenager who said he left a Quebec City mosque minutes before a gunman stormed in and killed six people inside said the attack made him "scared out of my mi... All cattle and calves in the United States, as of January 1, 2017, totaled 93.6 million head. This is 2 percent above the 91.9 million head on January 1, 2016.

Who is Trump’s high court pick? Announcement coming tonight

President Donald Trump was poised Tuesday to announce his choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, one of the most consequential moves of his young administration and a decision with ramifications that could long outlast his time in office. Trump is said to have made his selection from a group of three finalists, all federal appeals court judges appointed by former President George W. Bush: Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor.

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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012, file photo, Dana Boente, then-First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia leave federal court in Alexandria, Va. President Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General ... .

Who is Trump’s high court pick? Announcement Tuesday night

President Donald Trump was poised Tuesday to announce his choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, one of the most consequential moves of his young administration and a decision with ramifications that could long outlast his time in office. less President Donald Trump was poised Tuesday to announce his choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, one of the most consequential moves of his young administration and a decision with ramifications that ... more President Donald Trump's busy first week in the White House came with many executive orders.

California lawmakers eye statewide immigration sanctuary

The California Legislature advanced a bill Tuesday that would provide statewide sanctuary for immigrants by restricting local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The move in the nation's largest state came as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle the immigration crackdown started by President Donald Trump.

DeVos may have used official’s remarks without attribution

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., accompanied by the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, during the committee's executive session to discuss the nomination of Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos.

Canadian Terrorist Update

Canada is America's most dangerous enemy, and not just because of the deranged slut Meghan Murphy . Canada is the Un-America, a country whose national character is warped by a spiteful inferiority complex toward the United States.

McMahon wins committee vote to lead SBA

Linda McMahon, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be administrator of the Small Business Administration testifies before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. less Linda McMahon, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be administrator of the Small Business Administration testifies before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee January 24, 2017 in ... more Linda McMahon, Small Business Administration administrator nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, testifies during a Senate Small Business Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

Pentagon: Attack on Saudi Frigate Was Meant for US Warship

The suicide attack carried out on a Saudi frigate Monday was possibly meant for a U.S. warship, according to Fox News . Houthi rebels, which are backed but not supplied or supported militarily by Iran, sent three "suicide boats" to a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen, which detonated and caused the deaths of two sailors.

Trump to sign order strengthening cybersecurity

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order aimed at improving the government's ability to protect its computer networks and fend off hackers. The move puts the head of the Office of Management and Budget in charge of cybersecurity efforts within the executive branch and directs federal agency directors to develop their own plans to modernize their infrastructure.

McCain Emerges as Trump’s Top Republican Nemesis in Congress

Since Trump's inauguration, McCain has broken with the president on his immigration order, warned him against any rapprochement with Moscow, lectured him on the illegality of torture, and supplied only a tepid endorsement of Rex Tillerson, Trump's secretary of state nominee. As Trump presses ahead with an ambitious and contentious agenda at home and abroad, McCain is pushing back, using his seniority in Congress and his characteristic bluntness.

Navy SEAL killed in al-Qaida raid remembered as hero

A decorated U.S. Navy SEAL from Illinois who was killed during a raid against al-Qaida in Yemen is being remembered as a hero elected officials and those who knew him as a high school student. A friend from Illinois Valley Central High School said Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens was doing exactly what he wanted with his life when the 36-year-old Peoria man was killed in a firefight in a raid that left 30 others dead, including an estimated 14 militants.

Clinton tweets: ‘What I’m thinking about today’

Hillary Rodham Clinton Clinton tweets: 'What I'm thinking about today' Morgan Freeman on Trump: 'It feels like we are jumping off a cliff' Don't doubt Trump when it comes to the VA MORE on Tuesday tweeted that she is thinking about Khizr Khan, the father of a U.S. Army captain who was killed in Iraq, and an Iraqi interpreter who can reportedly no longer come to the United States due to President Donald Trump Clinton tweets: 'What I'm thinking about today' Report: State officials defy Spicer, send memo opposing travel ban NY attorney general joins ACLU lawsuit against Trump order MORE What I'm thinking about today: Khizr Khan: https://t.co/wrHK7IkBrG And a vet who fought with those now excluded: https://t.co/4LhNIT8xVo The tweet comes several days after Trump signed an executive order imposing a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States.

Trump set to name U.S. high court pick as Democrats plan fight

President Donald Trump was set to unveil his pick for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as Democrats, still fuming over the Republican-led Senate's refusal to act on former President Barack Obama's nominee last year, girded for a fight. Trump said on Monday he would reveal his choice to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016, at the White House at 8 p.m. on Tuesday .

GOP pushing Price, Sessions, DeVos a step toward Senate OK

Republicans are muscling more of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees to the cusp of Senate confirmation over Democratic objections, with committees poised to advance his picks to head agencies in the thick of partisan battles over health care, legal protections, education and the economy. The Senate Finance Committee was expected Tuesday to advance Trump's picks of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to be health secretary and Steve Mnuchin, a wealthy former financier, to lead Treasury.

Republicans Must Save This Presidency. Now.

Donald Trump fired a holdover acting attorney general, who would have been gone soon anyway once Trump's nominated choice is confirmed and sworn in, because she would not support a Trump policy in court. Richard Nixon, in October 1973, ordered his own attorney general to fire a special prosecutor who was investigating the president, his White House, and campaign staff; the attorney general resigned rather than fire the prosecutor, and then Nixon fired the next-in-line, after which the third-in-line was sworn in as the new acting attorney general and carried out the president's orders.

Only on AP: Falcons worried about handling of painkillers

A string of emails that began in 2010 with the Atlanta Falcons head trainer and reached all the way to owner Arthur Blank showed a franchise worried about its "excessive" reliance on painkillers to treat players and the potential embarrassment that could cause the team and the NFL. One topic raised in the email chain concerned the review by an outside agency that found the team spent $81,000 on prescriptions for medications for players in 2009 - nearly three times the league average.

Trump to keep LGBTQ workplace protections

Trump to keep Obama executive order for LGBTQ workplace protections Administration announces it will keep Obama policy from 2014. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://usat.ly/2jQCYdQ WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday that President Trump will maintain workplace protections for gays and lesbians instituted during the Obama administration.

Donald Trump firing Sally Yates isn’t the big story. How he did it is.

Sally Yates had to know that when she refused to enforce President Trump's travel ban on Monday , she was effectively resigning her post as Acting Attorney General. After all, she was already a short-timer, a holdover from the Obama administration in place solely to bridge the time until Trump's attorney general nominee - Jeff Sessions - is confirmed later this week.

Scott convening civil rights panel to review Trump’s orders

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he's convening a Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Cabinet to review President Donald Trumps' executive orders on immigration and refugee resettlement. Scott , a Republican, says the cabinet will identify areas that aren't in compliance with current state or Constitutional law and make recommendations.

Radio One DJ Clara Amfo slam Braid Bar

The wedding assassin: Hitman follows bride and groom as they walk down the aisle during Brazilian weddinga before pulling out a handgun and shooting at guests Trump's first combat casualties: Eight-year-old American daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki killed along with decorated SEAL Team 6 member in botched Yemen raid where almost everything went wrong Pictured: Judy Garland's new resting place after her remains are moved from New York to Hollywood 'to be near her three children' How the US military is botching the online fight against ISIS due to incompetence, cronyism flawed data, and a lack of Arabic speakers Missouri inmate to be executed over 1998 killing of a mother and two young children after he slashed their throats and dumped the bodies in a pond How quickly can YOU spot the typo? Hilarious photos showcase the spelling mistakes on billboards that make drivers do a double take 'Stop ... (more)

White House says it wona t roll back LGBTQ protections

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he won't roll back federal workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people, giving a rare nod of approval to President Barack Obama's work on the issue. In a statement released early morning, the White House said Obama's 2014 executive order prohibiting LGBTQ workplace discrimination would remain intact "at the direction" of Trump.

Can Democrats block Sessions or other Trump Cabinet nominees? No.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks alongside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress as demonstrators protest against President Trump and his administration's ban of refugees from around the world and foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. Democrats angered by President Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries face a key test on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate is set to consider a slate of his Cabinet nominees, including his choice for attorney general.

Trump Replaces Heads of Department of Justice and Customs Enforcement

Donald Trump replaced the acting chiefs of the Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Monday night in the wake of controversy surrounding his executive order on immigration. Trump first took aim at acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who just hours ago penned a letter saying she wouldn't defend the president's action, which restricted immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries and banned refugees from Syria indefinitely.

5 Faith Facts on the presumed Supreme Court nominees

President Donald Trump is expected to announce his first Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February. Pundits have whittled the new president's list of potential candidates to two: Neil Gorsuch, currently a federal judge on 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver and Thomas Hardiman.

Obama’s cybersecurity legacy: Good intentions, good efforts, limited results

President Obama is only a couple of weeks out of office, but his legacy on cybersecurity is already getting reviews - mixed reviews. According to a number of experts, Obama said a lot of good things, did a lot of good things and devoted considerable energy to making cybersecurity a priority, but ultimately didn't accomplish the goal of making either government or the private sector more secure .

In new White House, a look at Trump’s inner circle

Since taking office 10 days ago, President Donald Trump has moved to consolidate power within a small cadre of close aides at the White House. He's added a senior political adviser to the National Security Council and appears to have cut out Cabinet secretaries from decision making on some of his top policies, including the immigration and refugee order that led to protests, legal challenges and temporary detention of some legal U.S. residents this weekend.

Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

In this Jan. 29, 2017, photo, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., tries to calm the audience after shouting matches erupted during his community meeting at Nathan Bishop School in Providence, R.I. Protesters shouted down Whitehouse during the community event as they protested his vote in favor of President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director. National Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage unleashed by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president's nominees.

India IT stocks slip amid worries about stricter H-1B visas

" The shares of top Indian IT companies are falling in response to news of proposed U.S. legislation that would require salaries for H-1B visa holders to be doubled to make it harder for companies to replace American workers with those from countries like India. By late afternoon Tuesday shares of all the main IT companies, like Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services, had all fallen 2-4 percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

GOP pushing Price, Sessions, DeVos a step toward Senate OK

Republicans are muscling more of President Donald Trump 's Cabinet nominees to the cusp of Senate confirmation over Democratic objections, with committees poised to advance his picks to head agencies in the thick of partisan battles over health care, legal protections, education and the economy. Senate panels were expected Tuesday to advance Trump's picks of Rep. Tom Price , R-Ga., to be health secretary; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to be attorney general; wealthy conservative activist Betsy DeVos to head the Education Department and Steve Mnuchin to lead Treasury.

GI welcome as Trump views trouble east Europeans

On a snowy field in southwest Poland, U.S. tanks and troops gathered Monday to defend against a resurgent Russia that President Donald Trump wants to befriend. The troops -- part of the largest U.S. deployment to Europe since the Cold War -- plan to spread across eastern Europe, fanning into the Baltic nations, digging into Poland and also deploying to Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

Hill said to be in running for Treasury, Fed jobs

U.S. Rep. French Hill, a Republican from Little Rock, is being considered for a spot on the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, Bloomberg and Reuters reported this month. Two other media outlets, Dow Jones and American Banker , say Hill is one of the candidates to serve as deputy treasury secretary.

President orders 2 regulation cuts for each new one

President Donald Trump signed an order Monday aimed at cutting regulations on businesses, saying agencies should eliminate two regulations for every new one. The White House later released the text of the order, which added that the cost of any new regulation should be offset by eliminating regulations with the same costs to businesses.

McCain emerges as Trump’s top Republican nemesis in Congress

Since Trump's inauguration, McCain has broken with the president on his immigration order, warned him against any rapprochement with Moscow, lectured him on the illegality of torture, and supplied only a tepid endorsement of Rex Tillerson, Trump's secretary of state nominee. As Trump presses ahead with an ambitious and contentious agenda at home and abroad, McCain is pushing back, using his seniority in Congress and his characteristic bluntness.

Immigration order playing well to Trump’s fans around nation

President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries is playing well in Trump Country, those places that propelled him to the White House. The New York businessman and reality TV star promised to put America first during the campaign, his supporters say, and he's doing it.

Sessions grilled Yates on constitutional duty during hearing

Video of Sally Yates' Deputy Attorney General confirmation hearing in 2015 shows Sen. Jeff Sessions -- Trump's pick for the country's top legal position -- grilling her about her responsibility to the then-President, Barack Obama, should he require her to execute "unlawful" views. "You have to watch out because people will be asking you to do things and you need to say no.

#ThankYouSally: Trump fires chief US lawyer over travel ban defiance

An embattled Donald Trump fired his government's chief lawyer for refusing to defend his controversial immigration orders Monday, deepening a political crisis engulfing his young presidency. In a caustic statement, Trump's White House said acting attorney general Sally Yates had "betrayed" the Department of Justice in defying Trump and had been relieved of her duties with immediate effect.

TV ads urge residents to call senators about Trump’s cabinet picks

The ads are urging Americans to phone their senators and press them to confirm President Donald Trump's cabinet picks. "My suspicion is that this group has targeted these senators because they are Democrats in sates that went to Trump in 2016, and the Republicans and their interest groups are looking to expand their advantage in the Senate in 2018," said Jeremy Castle, political science professor at Central Michigan University.

Violent protesters block Berkley talk by Breitbart editor

A group of Yemeni business owners plan to shut down their delis, grocery stores and bodegas around New York City in protest of President Donald Trump's travel ban on people hailing from seven Muslim-majority... A group of Yemeni business owners plan to shut down their delis, grocery stores and bodegas around New York City in protest of President Donald Trump's travel ban on people hailing from seven Muslim-majority countries including Yemen Immigration courts are making a technical switch to focus more on deportation hearings for immigrants jailed by the federal government U.S. immigration courts are making a change to focus on deportation hearings for immigrants jailed by the federal government, giving less urgency to cases of children and families who were stopped on the U.S.-Mexico border and released The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for major protests against ... (more)

Anti-Trump Republican eyes party switch in deep-blue Hawaii

A Republican lawmaker in deep-blue Hawaii is considering switching parties to become a Democrat after she was pressured to give up her leadership role for criticizing President Donald Trump. Rep. Beth Fukumoto said Republican Party members asked her to resign as Minority Floor Leader after she spoke at the Women's March in Hawaii.

Army expected to approve easement for DAPL

Reports say the Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with the approval process for the easement that would allow DAPL to proceed. Photo: Marianique Santos / DoD Acting under the direction of an executive order from President Donald Trump, the Army Corps or Engineers has begun a review for an easement needed to allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to proceed.

Wash. becomes first state to sue President Trump over travel ban

Washington state's attorney general declared Monday that he was suing President Donald Trump over his temporary ban on immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations, making it the first state to announce a legal action against the Trump administration over one of its policies. Trump's executive order also suspended the United States' entire refugee program and set off nationwide protests over the weekend, including one that drew 3,000 people to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Letting immigrants have driver’s licenses means millions for N.Y.

Two studies found that in New York CIty, 150,000 undocumented immigrants would likely obtain driver's licenses if the law was changed to allow it. Letting unauthorized immigrants in New York City get driver's licenses would generate $9.6 million in fees for the state's coffers, boost car sales and lower insurance premiums, a new analysis by City Controller Scott Stringer found.

White House statement on acting attorney general

The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Trump Supporters Sound off on Controversial Immigration Order

The North Platte Telegraph reports that 25-year-old Aaron Suppes pleaded no contest Mon... -- The acting U.S. Attorney General, Sally Yates, was relieved from her duties Monday night hours after she refused to defend President Trump's executive order re... -- Alexandre Bissonnette has been identified as the suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night that killed six and injured eight others, court cl... The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting the 2016 Certified Organic Survey to gather new data on certified o... After a whirlwind recruiting decision, Jamire Calvin has committed to Nebraska.

Girl Scout Sells More Than 15K Cookie Boxes After Writing Brutally Honest Cookie Review

The North Platte Telegraph reports that 25-year-old Aaron Suppes pleaded no contest Mon... -- The acting U.S. Attorney General, Sally Yates, was relieved from her duties Monday night hours after she refused to defend President Trump's executive order re... -- Alexandre Bissonnette has been identified as the suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night that killed six and injured eight others, court cl... The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting the 2016 Certified Organic Survey to gather new data on certified o... After a whirlwind recruiting decision, Jamire Calvin has committed to Nebraska.

Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid is identified

President Donald Trump fired the federal government's top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and saying the Justice Department would... It's fitting, certainly, that Tom Brady and Matt Ryan will spend the next week in the spotlight and be under center for their respective teams in ... (more)

President Trump Appoints New Acting Director Of ICE

MAY 19: Thomas Homan, , executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Ronald Vitiello, acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, appear before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Capitol Hill May 19, 2016 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee heard testimony on immigration policies on the Obama Administration.

Deion Sanders Is On The Same Team As Charles Koch

Deion Sanders is a big fan of the "room full of winners" that billionaire libertarian philanthropist Charles Koch has gathered in the temperate desert outside of Los Angeles. And more specifically, all they've done to support him and his friends help poor kids in dangerous areas.

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox gently rebukes Donald Trump over immigrant ban

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Alleged child abuser Peter Scully ‘may still be masterminding porn network’

Philippine authorities suspect accused Australian child sex predator Peter Scully is still masterminding a "dark web" pornography and child torture operation from his jail cell in the southern Philippines. Investigators discovered that Scully, a former Melbourne businessman, exchanged telephone calls and text messages with his former live-in partner and co-accused Liezyl Margallo before she was arrested last week.

State hopes to modernize Howard St. Tunnel

As a freight train plunges into the more than century old Howard Street Tunnel by Camden Yards on the south end, it pushes air through the 1.7 mile long tube creating a zephyr on the other end. It's enough to ruffle the ivy along the tunnel wall at Mount Royal Station; its gentle breeze hits the face followed shortly by the distant sound of the train's horn hitting the ear.

Trump fires acting attorney general opposed to travel ban

US President Donald Trump wasted little time Monday in removing the acting attorney general from office after she said she would not defend his executive order on immigration in court. Trump fired Sally Yates, a Obama administration holdover, just hours after she issued a statement saying the Justice Department would not defend the controversial executive order "for as long as I am acting director."

White House considers pulling back on LGBT protections – Mon, 30 Jan 2017 PST

The White House is embroiled in a debate over whether to reverse some key protections the Obama administration extended to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, according to several people briefed on the process. A draft of a potential executive order began circulating in Washington over the weekend that would overturn President Barack Obama's directive barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal workforce and by federal contractors.

Frantic phoning among CEOs: How to address Donald Trump immigration ban?

The phone calls flew back and forth among the top US chief executives over the weekend, all asking the same questions: "What are you going to say publicly about Trump's executive order? And what can we say about it without becoming his next punching bag?" At the annual Alfalfa Club dinner in Washington - a private affair that many prominent executives attended on Saturday night - one person later described being buttonholed by a rival CEO who asked how he could condemn US President Donald Trump's order "without poking the bear". Silicon Valley has lashed out at Trump's immigration curbs.

Legal Battle Over Trump’s Immigration Ban Could Play Out in the 9th Cir.


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On Friday, Trump issued an executive order barring visitors, immigrants, and refugees from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. Soon after, lawyers began swarming America's major airports , seeking to file habeas petitions on behalf of those detained or turned away.

Dems delay vote on Mnuchin to protest Trump order

The vote will now take place on Tuesday morning, when the committee already was scheduled to convene for a vote on the nomination of Tom Price to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services.  Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said the vote was postponed so members could attend a candelight vigil planned for tonight to protest President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees and foreign nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. The delay comes one day after The Dispatch published a story reporting that despite his denials, OneWest, the company he once served as chief executive officer, repeatedly used "robo-signing."

This Iraqi Facebook engineer was invited to the US under President…


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The last time the US was led by a Republican president, President Bush, the State Department launched a program that invited people from Muslim-majority countries to come to the US. The idea was to fight the rising tide of Islamophobia that occurred after 9/11 by inviting kids to study in the US via a cultural exchange program called Youth Exchange & Study .

US: Don’t Cancel Oil Transparency Rule

Republicans introduced joint resolutions in the United States Senate and House of Representatives today that would gut efforts to carry out a key law for fighting corruption in resource-rich countries, Human Rights Watch said today. Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma introduced the resolution in the Senate , co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota.

Bruce Springsteen slams Donald Trump’s immigration ban

Singer Bruce Springsteen has offered his support to the activists protesting U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, insisting his ban is un-American. U.S. citizens around the country have gathered in force to protest against Trump's new policy, which temporarily bans refugees and immigrants from several Middle Eastern countries including Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

Refugee students win round in appeals court over attending Lancaster high school

Refugee students who want to attend McCaskey High School rather than a private alternative school cleared another legal hurdle Monday when a federal appeals court sided with them, according to a news release from the lawyers representing the students. The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, upheld the ruling of Judge Edward Smith of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in August 2016, who said the School District of Lancaster violated the civil rights of older immigrant students under the Equal Educational Opportunities Act.

Forget the Temporary Travel Ban, Trump Has Issued a Really Important Order


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The temporary ban on travel from Sudan, Somalia, Libya etc. probably won't turn out to be one of President Trump's 20 most important executive orders of his first weeks on the job, despite the liberals' hysteria over it.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement on International…

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY - WASHINGTON, DC - The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored murder of six million Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. Nazi ideology cast the world as a racial struggle The day's must-read political news and opinion pieces are scattered across hundreds of news outlets and blogs, too many for any one person to read.

Report: Mattis unhappy over travel ban order, drafting list of names…

Report: Mattis unhappy over travel ban order, drafting list of names of military interpreters to be admitted to U.S. As a point of law, Mattis has no authority himself under Trump's order to grant visas. That falls to DHS and the State Department under section 3 , although it would be weird if any of the Pentagon's recommendations for exemptions from the travel ban were to be turned down.

Rep. Valadao adds voice to chorus of criticism over Trumpa s executive order

Another San Joaquin Valley Republican congressman on Monday joined the chorus of skepticism about President Donald Trump's controversial executive order restricting refugees. In a statement issued Monday afternoon, Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, said he supports stronger screening measures, but he took exception to those imposed by the president's executive order issued last Friday.

The Hard-Liners Standing Behind Trump Against Sanctuary Cities

On July 1, 2015, a thirty-two-year-old woman named Kathryn Steinle was killed by a stray bullet on a pier in San Francisco. The shooter was a middle-aged Mexican man, an ex-felon who'd been deported from the U.S. multiple times but had been released by local law enforcement after a recent arrest, despite the objections of federal immigration authorities.

Zelda Fitzgerald Lets It All Hang Out

In the fifth episode of "Z: The Beginning of Everything," the new Amazon drama about the lives of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Christina Ricci, who plays a newly married nineteen-year-old Zelda, in 1920, appears in a doorway of a crowded hotel suite completely nude. Well, that's not entirely true: she is wearing a gold bracelet, a black hair ribbon, and a huge brunette pubic wig.

The Latest: Senate Dem Leader to Oppose 8 Cabinet Nominees

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York says he will vote against eight of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees. Schumer said he'll oppose education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos , secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson, attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, health and human services nominee Tom Price, treasury secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin , labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder, Environmental Protection Agency nominee Scott Pruitt and budget director nominee Mick Mulvaney.

Collins issues statement on Trump immigration order

"Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our communities here in Western New York," said Congressman Collins. "Temporarily suspending the admittance of refugees and individuals from high-risk countries until we can guarantee they are properly vetted is a common-sense measure focused on protecting Americans.

Five years after renewed interest Lehigh Train Derailment site, EPA…

It's been five years since a site of a toxic chemical spill in Le Roy -- known as the Lehigh Train Derailment Site -- made the news as part of a media frenzy around reports of students at the high school developing strange, unexplained tics, but clean up work has been ongoing since, according to a spokesman for the EPA. In fact, good progress has been made and the end may be in site for remediation, according to Michael Basile, who represents the Environmental Protection Agency in Buffalo.

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They say they have no problem with refugees and they're not un-American. They just want to protect the US against terror attacks, and they think President Trump's travel ban is a good first step.

Sen. McCaskill asks for emergency meeting with DHS secretary on immigration order

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate's Homeland Security committee, has asked for an emergency meeting with the agency's secretary, John Kelly. McCaskill, along with six other Democrats who serve on the committee, requested on Monday that Kelly meet with them within 24 hours to explain his role in implementing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

$12.8 Million Dollar Grant for Flood Recovery

Part of the grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used by the Nicholas County school district to secure temporary facilities destroyed or damaged during flooding last June. The state will also use part of the funds in Nicholas County for emergency protective measures for demolition of Richwood Middle School and Richwood High School.

Sotomayor says University of Michigan needs more blacks

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gestures after receiving a Doctor of Laws degree from University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, during a ceremony at the university in Ann Arbor, Mich. less Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gestures after receiving a Doctor of Laws degree from University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, during a ceremony at the university in Ann ... more University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel presents Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a Doctor of Laws degree, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, during a ceremony at the university in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Democrats offered legislation and protests Monday to try to force a repeal of President Trump's executive order banning most Syrian refugees and citizens from six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Congressional Democrats seek to repeal Trump's refugee travel ban Democrats offered legislation and protests Monday to try to force a repeal of President Trump's executive order banning most Syrian refugees and citizens from six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://usat.ly/2jO7Bk1 WASHINGTON - Democrats offered legislation and protests Monday to try to force a repeal of President Trump's executive order banning most Syrian refugees and citizens from six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, is ... (more)

Labour MP calls Prime Minister ‘Theresa the appeaser’

Downing Street has rejected calls to axe the state visit planned for Donald Trump following widespread outrage over his travel ban on people from certain countries. The immigration curbs have sparked chaos across the US as travellers were detained at airports and thousands of protesters gathered to campaign against the policy.

Democrats, Teachers Unions Make Final Attempt To Block Betsy Devos

Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Senate Democrats, labor unions and civil rights groups voiced their opposition to President Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for Seccretary of Education in a joint letter expected to be delivered to U.S. senators Monday, according to the Washington Post .

Senate Democrats Vow To Block Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer talks to journalist after attending the Senate Democrat party leadership elections at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2TZEA Senate Democrats will attempt to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, regardless of who the president selects to fill the vacancy.

Trump calls Canada leader over shooting

President Obama called Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday about the attack on a mosque in Quebec City that killed six people, officials in both countries said. Trump calls Canada leader over mosque shooting President Obama called Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday about the attack on a mosque in Quebec City that killed six people, officials in both countries said.

Progressives launch last-minute push against Betsy DeVos, and…

More than 300 state lawmakers hailing from all 50 states have added their voices to the chorus objecting to President donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary. The lawmakers, who are overwhelmingly Democrats, voiced their opposition to DeVos in a joint letter that is expected to be delivered to U.S. senators on Monday, the day before a Senate committee is scheduled to vote on her nomination.

‘Obstruct!’ Democratic senator gets earful on Trump nominees

Protesters shouted down Rhode Island Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during a community event as they protested his vote in favour of President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director and pushed him to vote against other nominees. A video of Sunday's event posted by the group Resist Hate RI shows hundreds of people at the event, and the crowd chanting "Just Say No!" and "Obstruct!" while demanding an explanation of his vote for Mike Pompeo as CIA director.

As the Feds Detained Banned Travelers at Sea-Tac, Local Political…

As chaos unfolded at airports across the country on Saturday, it quickly became clear that officials ranging from frontline border patrol agents to high-ranking members of the administration were unprepared for President Donald Trump's travel ban. In Washington, that turmoil translated to a group of state and federal leaders unable to find answers to questions as basic as how many people were being detained at Sea-Tac International Airport.

Chicago cardinal, mayor speak out on immigration

Dozens of Chicago lawyers have offered to help travelers detained in the wake of President Donald Trump's orders banning travel to the U.S. by citizens from seven Muslim majority nations. The Chicago Tribune reports that some 150 attorneys headed out to O'Hare International Airport in response to requests for help that first went out Saturday.

Congressman Zeldin’s statement on immigration order

COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, an early supporter of President Trump during the presidential campaign, is in favor of the executive order the president signed this weekend on immigration. Congressman Lee Zeldin , who represents Shelter Island, is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Trump campaigned as a disrupter; begins governing by chaos

Trump's temporary halt to the U.S. refugee program -- the most consequential policy he's unveiled in his presidency's opening days -- wreaked havoc at airports and sparked protests across the country. The order left Trump's own government agencies scrambling, his Republican Party divided and allies around the world uneasy.

Trump denies immigration restriction is a a Muslim bana

Protesters rally against President Trump's refugee ban at Miami International Airport on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.President Donald Trump's immigration order sowed more confusion and outrage across the country Sunday, with travelers detained at airports, panicked families searching for relatives and protesters registering their opposition to the sweeping measure.

Democrat Jay Gonzalez to challenger Baker in 2018

Jay Gonzalez, the former budget chief for former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, announced Monday that he plans to challenge the popular incumbent. Gonzalez said Massachusetts needs a governor who will stand up to Republican President Donald Trump and defend the state's values.

The Morning Brief: Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban, Mosque Shooting and SAG Awards


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Demonstrators gather near the White House to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim countries, in Washington, on Jan. 29, 2017. that suspended the U.S. refugee program and banned travel for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The Latest: Trump blames Delta, protests for airport woes

A demonstrator wears a Statue of Liberty hat and applauds during a rally against President Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston. Trump signed an executive order Friday that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

Q poll: Most back probes into Trump/Russia ties

By a margin of 2-1 most Americans want Congress - not President Donald Trump -to handle handle America's policy towards Russia, a new poll by Quinnipiac has found. In a separate question on the poll released Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, voters support 62 - 32 percent investigations into potential links between President Donald Trump's campaign advisers and the Russian government.

Donald Trump is still calling Barack Obama

The 45-year-old actress took to the stage with her "Stranger Things" co-stars to accept the gong for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and went viral thanks to a host of hilarious facial expressions. "A Dog's Purpose" has underperformed slightly at the box office as it opened in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott.

“A self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism”:…

Two prominent Republicans - Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham - have taken a stand against President Donald Trump's ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. "Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but we must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation," said McCain and Graham in a joint statement published on McCain's Senate website on Sunday.

Senate panel set to vote on Tom Price, Don…

Republicans have scheduled a Tuesday vote by the Senate Finance Committee on President Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary. Trump's pick is GOP Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, and the Republican-run committee is expected to back Price along party lines.

Legislature’s school debate lurches into gear

The state's school funding debate managed to lurch forward last week, as Senate Republicans released a long-awaited education plan just as their Democratic counterparts unsuccessfully tried to force a vote on extending local levy funding. The Republican proposal, disclosed Friday after weeks of waiting, follows the broad strokes of a plan disclosed to Crosscut earlier, increasing the proportion of school expenses paid by the state using a so-called "levy swap," where locally-imposed property taxes are reduced and state property taxes are increased.

Chuck Schumer wants delay on Rex Tillerson…

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Monday he plans to ask for a delay on the confirmation vote of Rex Tillerson, President Trump's secretary of state pick, in the wake of the administration's "extreme vetting" immigration executive order and resulting fallout. "Because when he was questioned in committee and asked about a future Muslim ban, [because] we didn't know that it was occurring, he was very mealy-mouthed," Mr. Schumer said of Mr. Tillerson on NBC's "Today" program.

.com | Starbucks to hire 10 000 refugees over next 5 years

Starbucks says it will hire 10 000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations. Howard Schultz, the coffee retailer's chairman and CEO, said in a letter to employees on Sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the United States where the focus would be on hiring immigrants "who have served with US troops as interpreters and support personnel".

UK says Trump visit still on amid outcry over travel ban

Religious groups across a spectrum of belief have come out against President Donald Trump's restrictions on refugees entering the U.S. Faith leaders who support the president's policy have been relatively quiet Delta flights are departing and a ground stop has been lifted after a systems outage Sunday night led to departure delays and cancellations South Carolina woman who went to visit her family in Iran now worries if she will ever be allowed back Police have arrested a fifth person who is accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a boy in Pennsylvania while dressed in animal costumes A woman traveling to Indiana to care for her cancer-stricken mother was among those caught in the net cast by President Donald Trump when he banned travelers from entering the country from Muslim-majority nations British Prime Minister Theresa May has criticized President Donald Trump's order temporarily ... (more)

Green Bay is No Sanctuary Monday, January 30

Last Wednesday President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at stripping federal money from states and sanctuary cities that shelter illegal immigrants. Many people may wonder if Green Bay is considered a sanctuary city and if this order will have any ramifications on the community.

White House defends immigration order in face of protests

A demonstrator wears a Statue of Liberty hat and applauds during a rally against President Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston. Trump signed an executive order Friday that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

Military: First-known combat death since Trump sworn in

In this Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington. FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington.

Calming Fears Of A Worried Population Monday, January 30

Following President Donald Trump's executive orders this past Wednesday against immigrants, the Mayor of Appleton talked to members of the community affected by the news. Speaking to a full crowd Sunday morning at St. Therese Church, Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna addressed immigration and answered questions about city policies.

Trump campaigned as a disrupter, begins governing by chaos

Izzy Berdan, of Boston, center, wears an American flags as he chants slogans with other demonstrators during a rally against President Donald Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston. Trump signed an executive order Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

Bob & Gay Gantz

A memorial service will take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at Bolton United Methodist Church for Robert and Vera Gantz of Alliance. Robert V. Gantz died Dec. 25, 2016 at Park Village Health Care in Dover, Ohio.

Trump’s justice pick to trigger intense pressure on Senate

When President Donald Trump nominates a Supreme Court justice, Senate Democrats and Republicans will immediately face intense political pressure, with liberals demanding that Democrats block the choice and the new president urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to blow up longstanding rules to secure confirmation. Federal appeals court judges William Pryor, Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman are front-runners to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, according to a person familiar with the process who was not authorized to speak publicly about internal decisions and discussed the search on condition of anonymity.

Tensions flare as Koch promises to hold Trump accountable

Conservative patriarch Charles Koch and his vast network is vowing to oppose President Donald Trump if and when he deviates from their dedication to "free and open societies." This weekend alone, Koch raised concerns about whether the Republican president will adopt an "authoritarian" governing style.

Trump’s Next Move on Immigration to Hit Closer to Home for Tech

After the new president banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft and others railed against the move, saying it violated the country's principles and risked disrupting its engine of innovation. Trump's next steps could strike even closer to home: His administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programs technology companies depend on to hire tens of thousands of employees each year.

Kelly Says Green Card Holders Won’t Be Stopped by Travel Ban

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said green-card holders from the predominantly Muslim Middle East countries covered by an executive order on travel won't be stopped from returning to the U.S., as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's action. Trump defended Friday's order, which halted entry to the U.S. from seven countries for 90 days, after judges blocked parts of the plan and companies, lawmakers and foreign leaders weighed in.

Family visit to Iran leaves South Carolina tech worker stuck

Unable to enjoy what was supposed to be a three-week vacation with her family in Iran, Nazanin Zinouri now worries about when and if she will be able to go home to South Carolina. Zinouri, 29, who has lived in the United States since August 2010 and works in Clemson, South Carolina, for a technology firm, calls the U.S. her home.

U.S. drones target two suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen – officials

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two men believed to be al Qaeda militants in central Yemen, local officials said early on Monday, hours after American commandos carried out the first military operation authorized by President Donald Trump. The officials said the pilotless plane targeted a vehicle traveling in Baihan in the province of Shabwa, in which two suspected al Qaeda members were traveling.

California To Vote On Leaving The U.S.

In this series we'll take a fresh look at resources and how they are used. We'll go beyond natural resources like air and water to look at how efficiency in raw materials can boost the bottom line and help the environment.

Rex Huppke: Freelance workers need clarity on ACA replacement

President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday tempered a key element of his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries in the face of mounting criticism even... It's fitting, certainly, that Tom Brady and Matt Ryan will spend the next week in the spotlight and be under center for their respective teams in the ... (more)

Toyota loses top-selling automaker crown in 2016

Toyota lost its crown as the world's top-selling automaker in 2016, company figures showed Monday, with the Japanese giant overtaken by Volkswagen as the industry prepares for an uncertain trade environment under Donald Trump. The German automaker moved back into the top spot despite being hit by a massive emissions cheating scandal that rocked its reputation.

“I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” tops Sundance Fest awards

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Sundance Film Festival wrapped with awards for "I don't feel at home in this world anymore" and "Dina," the grand jury winners in the U.S. dramatic and documentary competitions, Variety said. The directorial debut of Macon Blair, "I don't feel at home" announces a bold new writing-directing talent best known as an actor in such films as "Blue Ruin" and "Green Room."

At the Statehouse


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There were more rumblings about the coming state budget, lawmakers made a brief appearance in their respective Statehouse chambers and another statewide office-holder made his 2018 election intentions known. Things are getting busy again in capital city, as Gov. John Kasich and the state legislature gear up for biennial budget deliberations and potential statewide candidates begin jockeying for position.

Twitter reveals two far-reaching FBI data requests

PanARMENIAN.Net - The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday, January 27, according to Reuters. Twitter said its disclosures were the first time the company had been allowed to publicly reveal the secretive orders, which were delivered with gag orders when they were issued in 2015 and 2016.

Koch network launches effort to kill Republican border tax plan


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Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is launching a campaign to sink a border tax under consideration by Republican leaders in Congress, a move that could complicate the lawmakers' efforts to find a way to pay for President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative political advocacy group founded by Charles Koch and his brother David, plans to use its network of wealthy political donors and activists to kill the proposal, which aims to raise $1.2 trillion over 10 years on goods coming into the United States, according to officials from the group, which gathered this weekend for a conference.

Hammerich, Neuhart keynote speakers at annual meeting

It will be held at the Fort Morgan Home Plate Restaurant, 19873 U.S. Hwy. 34. Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9 a.m. The cost of the meeting will be $25 in advance, and that will cover the annual meeting, annual membership in Morgan Conservation District, and free breakfast that morning.

Mobile Iraqis fear new Trump immigration ban

Ahmed Mohammed works in his store, International Food & Grocery in Mobile, Ala., in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday Dec. 8, 2015. filed a lawsuit against President Trump and members of his administration after two Iraqi men were detained hours after Trump's executive order began.

Will the Trumps bring pandas to Central Park? :0

The organizers of a campaign to open a panda pavilion in Central Park have reached out to Donald Trump's sons for help, The Post has learned. Billionaire former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, a co-chair of the effort, said he spoke to a representative from the Trump Organization about Donald Jr. and Eric Trump joining the push to import two breedable pandas from China.

Lawsuit trying to stop destruction of municipal ID records under review :0

Two Congressional committees are reviewing a lawsuit seeking to stop the city from destroying municipal-ID card records , sources told The Post. Officials with the Senate Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Investigations and the House Committee on Homeland Security have received copies of a suit seeking to preserve such records and are discussing whether to investigate Mayor de Blasio's policy that seeks to destroy them, sources said.

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Now we must all be like Daphnis

Donald Trump has won the presidency after narrowly carrying a few states to put him above 270 electoral votes.But according... Send a letter to U.S. Senators: Block Jeff Sessions' appointment as Attorney General. **NOTE: THE FORM LETTER IS BLANK.

Quebec police say report fatalities in mosque shooting

British Prime Minister Theresa May has criticized President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning refugees from entering the United States More than 600 people, including lawmakers and best-selling author John Green, have gathered at Indianapolis International Airport to protest President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions Dozens of U.S. colleges are opposing President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban, which has left some students and professors stranded abroad President Donald Trump's plan to fight terrorism by temporarily stopping citizens of seven nations from entering the country has gotten off to a chaotic start A woman traveling to Indiana to care for her cancer-stricken mother was among those caught in the net cast by President Donald Trump when he banned travelers from entering the country from Muslim-majority nations Religious groups across a spectrum of belief have ... (more)

Trump’s Refugee Ban Sparks Protests Before White House, At Over 30 US Airports

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 30 -- Thousands of protesters rallied in front of the White House on Sunday while demonstrations continued across more than 30 American airports after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily barring all refugees and seven Mideast and North African countries' citizens from entry into the US. According to China's Xinhua news agency hundreds of protesters gathered Sunday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to demonstrate against the ban.

Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years

Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations. Howard Schultz, the coffee retailer's chairman and CEO, said in a letter to employees Sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the United States where the focus would be on hiring immigrants "who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel."

A closer look at the legal and political brawl over the Trump immigration order

An executive order signed on Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump sparked a weekend of protests at major airports around the country, as immigration officials detained dozens of foreign travelers who had already been approved for travel to the United States, and a series of federal judges barred the feds from deporting those who had been detained. 1. Who are the people who have been stopped at airports? The people who have been detained are foreign travelers who did have valid documents to get into the United States.

Computer outage grounds Delta flights nationwide

JULY 22: Delta Airlines planes sit at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. The Federal Aviation Administration has halted all flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv, Israel following a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport.

Abe to discuss trade, autos with Toyota CEO this week in response to Trump moves


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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet the head of Toyota Motor Corp. this week, two sources familiar with the matter said, as Tokyo scrambles to respond to rising pressure on trade under new U.S. President Donald Trump. It was reported that they are likely to discuss trade issues involving automobiles, as Abe prepares to meet Trump on Feb. 10 for talks during which the U.S. leader is expected to seek quick progress toward a two-way trade deal with Japan.

Kochs condemn Trump’s immigration crackdown

Charles Koch first likened candidate Donald Trump 's plan to ban Muslim immigrants to something Adolf Hitler would have done in Nazi Germany. The billionaire industrialist and his chief lieutenants offered a more delicate response this weekend when asked about President Trump's plan to block immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

White House defends immigration order in face of protests

The White House on Sunday vigorously defended President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions, as protests against the order spread throughout the country. Some Republicans in Congress ARLINGTON, VA - JANUARY 27: U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense on January 27, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia.

Military: First-known combat death since Trump in office

In this Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington. FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington.

Protest of Trump travel ban builds near Statue of Liberty

Standing in sight of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, demonstrators on Sunday packed New York City's Battery Park to demand an end to President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven majority Muslim nations. The big crowd gathered Sunday near the ferries that carry visitors to the statue and the island, the place where 12 million people entered the United States in the golden age of immigration.

Gulf Leaders Agree To Trump’s Request To Set Up ‘Safe Zones’

The King of Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi agreed with President Donald Trump's request to support safe zones for refugees in the Middle East, the White House announced Sunday. A White House readout of the call between President Trump and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud said that the King agreed to "support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts."

British Parliament Will Once Again Have To Debate Banning Trump

Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets Prime Minister Theresa May during the ceremonial welcome for Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, and his wife, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos, on Horse Guards Parade , in central London, Britain November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Gareth Fuller/Pool A petition to ban U.S. President Donald Trump from visiting the United Kingdom has drawn hundreds of thousands of signatures, and it will now be considered for a debate in the British parliament.

17 years after Seton Hall fire, feds to announce campus safety bill

SOUTH ORANGE -- Seventeen years after a fire set in a Seton Hall University dorm killed three students, federal lawmakers from New Jersey will announce legislation intended to improve fire safety on college campuses nationwide. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez will join Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. and Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on the university's South Orange campus to unveil a competitive grant program to enhance awareness among students, faculty and staff of campus evacuation and response plans.

Kochs condemn Trump immigration crackdown

The Koch network is condemning President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown as "the wrong approach" in a statement that underscores the delicate balance that even the most powerful conservative groups are trying to strike in the early days of the Trump administration. Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch refused to support Trump's candidacy last fall.

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Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Jan. 28 after earlier in the day two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. A trio of Republican senators who occupy prominent positions on Capitol Hill expressed concern Sunday afternoon about President Trump's executive order banning refugees and barring citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries - commenting on Trump's move two days after the fact and in the wake of an explosive public outcry.

Trump to honour refugee swap deal with Australia – source

U.S. President Donald Trump has confirmed that his administration will honour a refugee resettlement deal with Australia, Treasurer Scott Morrison said on Monday. Trump spoke by telephone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday, officials in both countries said, one of a number of conversations the new U.S. president held with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Most religious groups come out against Trump refugee order

Liz Glusman, from Washington, joins a crowd protesting in Lafayette Park near the White House during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority... . Protesters carry signs and chant in Lafayette Park near the White House during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from enteri... .

How prominent Hoosiers responded to Trump EO

The presidents of Purdue, Notre Dame and Indiana universities condemned President Trump's temporary ban on accepting refugees and citizens from certain countries Sunday, and said the directive issued Friday should be stopped. How prominent Hoosiers responded to Trump's executive order The presidents of Purdue, Notre Dame and Indiana universities condemned President Trump's temporary ban on accepting refugees and citizens from certain countries Sunday, and said the directive issued Friday should be stopped.

Mexico summons Israeli envoy over Netanyahu’s wall comment

Israel's Ambassador to Mexico, Jonathan Peled, was summoned on Sunday for a reprimand following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's comment in which he appeared to support President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Channel 10 News reported that it was Mexico's Foreign Minister himself who summoned Peled, a sign of Mexico's outrage over the incident.

Historic home to well-known Florida governor finally opening

After repeated delays, the mansion that was once home to one of Florida's most well-regarded governors is finally going to swing open its doors to the public. The Grove, a historic house that symbolizes much of the state's terrible past and transformation, will have its grand opening in March following an extensive renovation that cost taxpayers nearly $6 million.

Amid chaos, President Trump insists ‘this is not a Muslim ban’

People gather at the White House to protest President Donald Trump's immigration plan on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his executive order banning refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States but offered little clarity amid the chaos of legal challenges and national protests. In a statement issued by the White House late Sunday, the president compared his order to action taken by then-President Obama in 2011 to give new scrutiny to visas for Iraqi refugees, though by almost any measure Trump's order was far more sweeping.

US soldier killed in raid on al-Qaida in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen >> A U.S. military service member was killed Sunday during a raid against al-Qaida militants in central Yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. The loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the U.S. military under President Donald Trump.

White House backs strategist at national security meetings

" The White House on Sunday said the addition of President Donald Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to regular meetings of the country's top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief's decision-making process. Trump took steps Saturday to begin restructuring the White House National Security Council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense.

1/29: Priebus, McCain, Ellison


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After President Trump's first contentious week in office, "Face the Nation" talks to chief of staff Reince Priebus, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, and others.

Clever signs from Women’s Marches around the world

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh wave to the crowds while walking in the Boston Women's March For America on Beacon St. on Saturday,Jan. 21, 2017. Roxanne Vigil, from left, Heather Murth and Janette Vigil, listen to a speech in front of the Wyoming Supreme Court during the Women's March Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2017, in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo.

The safety of sovereignty

Only days before Donald Trump's inauguration, Vice President of the USA, Joe Biden, speaking in Davos, accused Vladimir Putin of "whittling away at the European Order" and undermining "western democracies". But that is exactly what the European Union and the Obama administration have done to sovereign states.

Some Republicans question Trump’s immigration order

Demonstrators sit down in the concourse and hold a sign that reads "We are America," as more than 1,000 people gather at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, to protest President Donald Trump's order that restricts immigration to the U.S., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Seattle. President Trump signed an executive order Friday that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

Taxpayer-Funded NPR Declares War on TRUMP – Publishes Hit Piece …

National Public Radio today published a piece on President Trump's assertions that are "exaggerated or just flat out false." We've rounded up some of the White House's assertions made this week that are exaggerated or just flat out false: https://t.co/pVxt48wIh1 Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting Service each year.

Trump just made an unprecedented, ‘radical’ change to the…

President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum Saturday that removed the nation's top military and intelligence advisers as regular attendees of the National Security Council's Principals Committee, the interagency forum that deals with policy issues affecting national security. The executive measure established Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon as a regular attendee, whereas the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence will be allowed to participate only "where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed."

Capital City Sunday

Madison Journalism Professor's Mike Wagner and Katy Culver discussed the President-Elect Donald Trump's relationship with the media on Capital City Sunday this weekend. Wisconsin's Republican legislators must redraw disputed Assembly district maps by November 1, 2017 in order to be in place for the November 2018 election season.

Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax

Many online shoppers in the United States have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle e-commerce giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have any distribution centers or corporate offices.

Trump Sets Tougher Restrictions on Lobbying by Officials

President Donald Trump acted Saturday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying. Trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to "Make America Great Again" should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the American people, not thinking ahead to the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government.

McCain: Trump’s Orders Fueling ISIS With ‘More Propaganda’

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., often a critic of President Donald Trump, said Sunday the recent executive orders to ban Syrian refugees and visa-holders from seven countries which was originally outlined by former President Barack Obama's administration might be "more propaganda" to fuel the ISIS fire against the U.S. "But I'm very concerned about our affect on the Iraqi's right now. The dominant influence in Iraq today is not the United States of America it's Iran.

‘Christians in the Middle-East have been executed’: Trump …

US President Donald Trump speaks to staff at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017, where he vowed to restore "control" of US frontiers by building a wall on the Mexican border U.S. President Donald Trump fought back on Sunday amid growing international criticism, outrage from civil rights activists and legal challenges over his abrupt order for a halt on arrivals of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries. In his most sweeping action since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump, a Republican, put a 120-day hold on Friday on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90-day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

A psychologist explains why Trump needs lies and chaos to make himself look like a winner

President Donald Trump is going to continue lying and creating chaos because that's pretty much all he knows, according to a psychologist who's profiled him. Dan McAdams, a psychology professor at Northwestern University, attempted to plumb the depths of Trump's personality in an article published by The Atlantic a few months before the election, but the first week of his presidency have been more troubling than expected.

Israel’s Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again into a charged campaign trail promise of U.S. President Donald Trump. Netanyahu's comments at his weekly Cabinet meeting appeared aimed at countering reports that Israel was concerned about the fallout of such a move, which is vehemently opposed by the Palestinians and has sparked fears of a renewed outbreak of violence.

Will ban make America safer?

President Donald Trump says his halt to immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. But it's not clear the measures will help prevent attacks on American soil, and they could wind up emboldening extremists who already view the U.S. as at war with Islam.

Protests erupt over travel ban

President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations entry into the U.S. has sparked protests around the country Saturday night and early Sunday morning. At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, about 3,000 protesters holding signs and chanting "no hatred, no fear, immigrants are welcome here" and "let them in" gathered Saturday evening and continued demonstrating into early Sunday morning.

Tears, detentions greet U.S. travelers

Family reunions were blocked, refugees from war-torn countries were turned away and border agents detained scores of unsuspecting travelers at airports as the U.S. began a chaotic implementation of President Donald Trump's plan to fight terrorism by temporarily stopping citizens of seven nations from entering the country. By Saturday night, a federal judge in New York had issued an order temporarily blocking the government from deporting people with valid visas who arrived after Trump's travel ban took effect.

Judge halts Trump’s deportations

A federal judge's emergency order has temporarily barred the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban. The judge said travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated.

Henry ‘Buz’ Malay

He was born in Nashua a son of Henry Andrew and Agnes Malay. He was a graduate of Nashua High School, the University of New Hampshire and Hesser College.

Intentionally or not, big brands help…

Take, for instance, a story that falsely claimed former President Barack Obama had banned Christmas cards to overseas military personnel. Despite debunking by The Associated Press and other fact-checking outlets, that article lives on at "Fox News The FB Page," which has no connection to the news channel although its bears a replica of its logo.

Why the US cannot – and will not – move its embassy in Israel

Donald Trump Why the US cannot - and will not - move its embassy in Israel Demonstrators hit LAX to protest Trump's immigration ban Trump puts Mexican president in a political vise MORE , promised that once he was elected he would move the U.S. embassy in Israel, currently in Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem. In doing so, he was echoing a theme that has been played out in the previous six presidential elections.

Dealing With Headline Risk In 2017

The focus of this article is on the serious and potentially damaging impact that media hype could have on investment decisions. On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the sacred oath and became the 45th President of the United States.

Commentary: Can Trump reconcile populist aims with establishment means?

From populism's left wing, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders drawing cheers during a campaign stop in Derry, N.H., last winter. is a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester and an adjunct professor of economics at Villanova University The 2016 election season officially came to a close with the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president.

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During the Salute to Our Armed Service Ball on the night of the Inauguration, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Medina of Puerto Rico was the lucky guy who drew the card to dance with First Lady Melania Trump.

NYC airport a scene of anguish after Trump ban

New York City's Kennedy airport became a scene of anguish and desperation Saturday for the families of people detained after arriving in the U.S. from nations subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban. Many flights to the U.S. already were in the air Friday when the president's order barred entry to citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations.

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 68

Born in Sinclairville, New York in 1891, Tugwell was exposed to left leaning thinking early in his life, reading people such as Upton Sinclair and Edward Bellamy. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Economics.

Trump Reorganizes, Politicizes National Security Council

Lost in yesterday's understandable outrage over President Trump's executive order banning travel from several predominantly Muslim countries - which was, quite predictably, stopped by the courts - was a rather astounding reorganization of the National Security Council. It is nowhere to be found on the main page of the New York Times website and one has to scroll way down the page of the Washington Post website to see the story as I type this at 6:20 am.

Court Denies Full Hearing in MS Case

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The Sadism of Racist Exclusion: Courts Temporarily Block Trump

Picking on immigrants and refugees is the act of a sadistic bully, since they are the one fairly large group of residents of the United States whose constitutional rights are disputed. The executive order Trump signed late on Friday suspending entrance to the United States for citizens of seven countries and cancelling the US refugee program for four months is probably illegal.

Inslee calls Trump order ‘cruelty;’ protests at Sea-Tac

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee blasted President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from certain Muslim-majority nations as "unjustifiable cruelty," and about 1,000 pro-immigration protesters gathered Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. Attorneys from the ACLU and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project said a Somali national was not allowed to enter and two other people were detained at the airport.

How Trump’s abrupt immigration ban sowed confusion at airports, agencies

After immigration agents detained two Iraqis on Saturday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, their lawyers and two U.S. representatives accompanying them tried to cross into a secure area - and were stopped themselves. A few minutes later, Heidi Nassauer, chief of passenger operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the airport, was called over.

Confusion, anger as Trump’s entry ban bites; even some cabin crew stuck

In his most sweeping decision since taking office a week ago, Trump, a Republican, put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travellers from Syria and six other countries. Capping a day of confusion and chaos and protests in several airports across the country, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, granted a temporary reprieve.

Environmentalists preparing to battle Trump, GOP in court

The night before Donald Trump's inauguration, five environmental lawyers filed a federal court brief defending an Obama administration clean-water rule that the new president and his Republican allies have targeted for elimination, considering it burdensome to landowners. The move served as a warning that environmentalists, facing a hostile administration and a Republican-dominated Congress, are prepared to battle in court against what they fear will be a wave of "It's going to be all-out war," said Vermont Law School Professor Patrick Parenteau.

Nearly two dozen persons apply for commissioner’s job

Staggering homicide figures, continuous blood flow, and elevated crime and criminality have not daunted the more than 20 persons who are seeking to become Jamaica's next police commissioner. Sources close to the Police Services Commission last week confirmed the number of applicants after it was announced that the deadline for applications had been extended.

States discussing lawsuit over Trump immigration order

A group of state attorneys general are discussing whether to file their own court challenge against President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the United States, officials in three states told Reuters. Democrat attorneys general are expected to be a source of fierce resistance to Trump, much as Republican AGs opposed former President Barack Obama.

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Environmentalists facing a hostile Trump administration and a Republican-dominated Congress say the courts may offer their best chance to block changes they oppose. They are seeking donations, setting priorities and reviewing laws that could be the basis of lawsuits against Trump policies concerning climate change, endangered wildlife, pollution and other issues.

Your View: Local reflection on Trump’s inaugural address


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The phrase "America First" comes from the isolationist, pro-Hitler movement in the U.S that arose in the 1930s. The slogan should have been avoided at all costs.

Supreme Court Backs Shell

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Massachusetts gas station owners cannot sue Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC for changing their franchise rental terms, reported the Associated Press.

Kal Penn starts fund raiser for Syrian refugees

New York, Jan 29 - Indian-American actor Kal Penn has started a fund raiser for Syrian refugees after a Twitter user said he doesn't belong in the US. Penn, who has been playing pivotal roles in the American entertainment industry for over a decade now, originally set the fund raising amount at $2,500, but has raised over $128,000, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Judge Suspends Trump Order; Bars Deportation of Refugees

The wife of an Iraqi national who was detained at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, at her sister's home in Houston, Jan. 28, 2017. President Donald Trump enacted an order Friday that blocks entry into the country for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iraq.

Palestinians: 17-year-old shot dead in clashes with Israel

President Donald Trump bars all refugees from entering the United States for four months _ and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely _ declaring the ban necessary to prevent "radical Islamic terrorists" from... A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban A family spokeswoman says that Barbara Hale, the actress who played steadfast secretary Della Street on "Perry Mason," has died at the age of 94. Hale appeared in the courtroom drama on CBS from 1957 to 1966 and... A family spokeswoman says that Barbara Hale, who played steadfast secretary Della Street on "Perry Mason," has died at the age of 94 Environmentalists are bracing for court battles over what they fear will be an unprecedented wave of rollbacks on policies concerning climate change, wildlife ... (more)

Pa. politicians join #MuslimBan protest

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey are among the large crowd of protesters at Philadelphia International Airport. Pa. politicians join #MuslimBan protest Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey are among the large crowd of protesters at Philadelphia International Airport.

Federal Judge Grants Stay on Trump Immigration Order for 2 Iraqis

A federal court in Brooklyn Saturday night granted an emergency stay on President Trump's executive order that bans immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for two Iraqi men who had valid visas to enter the United States but were detained Saturday when they arrived in New York. Trump's order calls for an immediate suspension of immigration from countries with ties to terror, including Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya, for a time period of 90 days.

Protests Spread at Airports Nationwide Over Trump’s Executive Order

Protests spread to airports across the country Saturday after after at least 27 passengers were detained or sent home from four different airports, and hundreds of people around the world were barred from boarding U.S.-bound flights following President Trump's executive order on immigration. One of at least two Iraqis detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City has been released, according to New York officials.

Judge halts implementation of Trump’s immigration order

A federal judge granted an emergency stay Saturday night for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries who have already arrived in the US and those who are in transit, and who hold valid visas, ruling they can legally enter the US -- a decision that halts President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens from those countries from entering the US for the next 90 days. "The petitioners have a strong likelihood of success in establishing that the removal of the petitioner and other similarly situated violates their due process and equal protection guaranteed by the United States Constitution," US District Judge Ann Donnelly wrote in her decision.

Trumpa s Immigration Ban Sends Shockwaves

President Donald Trump's seismic move to ban more than 130 million people from the United States and to deny entry to all refugees reverberated worldwide Saturday, as chaos and confusion rippled through US law enforcement agencies, airports and foreign capitals trying to grasp the US's new policy. Trump's executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.

The Latest: Judge stays enforcement of Trump travel ban


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The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries : A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly issued the order Saturday evening after lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union filed a court petition on behalf of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations who were detained at airports across the country as the ban took effect.

Federal judge blocks deportations mandated by Trump’s order

Judge Ann Donnelly of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn granted a request from the ACLU to stay deportations of those detained on entry to the United States following President Donald Trump's executive order. After a brief hearing in front of a small audience that filtered in from a crowd of hundreds outside, Donnelly determined that the risk of injury to those detained by being returned to their home countries necessitated the decision.

Warren decries Trump’s immigration order at Logan

Elizabeth Warren greeted Baharak Bahmani after her husband had been held up while flying in from Iran during a protest against the recent immigration bans at Boston Logan Airport. Facing a crowd of protesters at Logan Airport on Saturday night, US Senator Elizabeth Warren denounced President Trump's recent immigration order, proclaiming, "we will not turn away children."

Nation-Now 22 mins ago 9:48 p.m.ACLU blocks Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban

Protesters gather at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4 on Jan. 28, 2017, to demonstrate against President Trump's executive order to suspend refugee arrivals. President Trump's ban on immigration by citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries ran into at least a temporary roadblock Saturday night, after a U.S. District judge in Brooklyn granted an emergency stay sought by immigrants' rights lawyers.

Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin and gives Bannon national security role

Washington a President Donald Trump on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to devise a strategy to defeat the Islamic State and restructured the National Security Council to include his controversial top political adviser, as he forged a partnership with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first official phone call. Trump and Putin spoke for one hour and vowed to join forces to fight terrorism in Syria and elsewhere, according to the White House and the Kremlin, signaling a potential shift in U.S.-Russian relations that have been marked by high tension.

Trump shuts nation’s door to most refugees

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that temporarily would halt the nation's refugee program and usher in the most sweeping changes in more than 40 years to how the U.S. welcomes the world's most vulnerable people. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that temporarily would halt the nation's refugee program and usher in the most sweeping changes in more than 40 years to how the U.S. welcomes the world's most vulnerable people.

Deal reached to close Southern California airport

A Southern California city and the federal government on Saturday said they reached a deal to close Santa Monica's airport, ending a lengthy legal battle over the site. Under the agreement, the city can close the airport after 2028 and carry out plans to turn the 227-acre property into a park, Santa Monica officials said.

Ay! Castronoids hold celebration for Fidel’s “legacy” in the Third World

Yes, some Castronoids gathered in the capital city of the U.S. to "pay tribute" to their idol, spout noxious nonsense, and congratulate each other for holding the concept of human rights in contempt. One must assume that there is always some meeting of this sort taking place somewhere on earth: fans of Hitler, fans of Stalin, fans of Mao, fans of Pol Pot, fans of Saddam Hussein, etc, getting together to pat each other on the back for their common love of evil.

The Latest: Trump says refugee crackdown ‘not a Muslim ban’

President Donald Trump bars all refugees from entering the United States for four months _ and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely _ declaring the ban necessary to prevent "radical Islamic terrorists" from... Confusion, worry and outrage are growing as President Donald Trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries takes effect The federal trial of the South Carolina man who slaughtered nine Bible study participants has come and gone, with Dylann Roof's death sentence assuring he will spend the rest of his limited days in prison The federal trial of the South Carolina man who slaughtered nine Bible study participants has come and gone, with Dylann Roof's death sentence assuring he will spend the rest of his limited days in prison The woman at the center of the trial of Emmett Till's alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made ... (more)

Miami’s Little Havana has been named a ‘National Treasure’

Little Havana is a place where many of us grew up and for me, the source of the fondest memories of my life: Visiting the "Army/Navy" store on Calle Ocho and then having churros across the street; riding my bike to Shenandoah pool; eating pan de gloria from the bakery across the street from the Wing Ditsy ; playing basketball at Brian park; Kung Fu movie double features at the Tower Theater; riding my bike down 27th avenue all the way to the Grove; eating freshly baked Cuban bread from Ayesteran; bowling at the Coliseum; block vs. block street football games on 10th street; the marzipan from Perezsosa Bakery.

Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

President Donald Trump acted Saturday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying. Administration officials described the bans as historic in scope.

The Baylor Varsity Rape Team

A Baylor University graduate who says she was raped by football players in 2013 sued the university Friday. Her lawsuit includes an allegation that 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes , between 2011 and 2014 - an estimate that far exceeds the number previously provided by school officials.

Facing Mexico’s fury, Israel backtracks on Trump border wall praise

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tours the new fence along the Jordanian border with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and the head of the Southern Command Eyal Zamir, February 9, 2016. A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry stressed Saturday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not commenting on US-Mexican relations when the Israeli leader said earlier that US President Donald Trump was "right" in pushing for a wall along the US-Mexico border to block illegal immigration.

Trump: ‘Very strict’ US travel ban ‘working very nicely’

US President Donald Trump speaks before a signing ceremony for executive orders and memorandums in the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump boasted Saturday that his "very strict" crackdown on Muslim immigration was working "very nicely," amid mounting resistance to the order which has been branded by many as blatantly discriminatory.

Trump, Putin discuss – mutually beneficial’ trade,a

Will President Donald Trump usher in a new era for U.S.-Russian relations, or are the two powers going to continue down the path as geopolitical foes? Trump, Putin discuss 'mutually beneficial' trade, security Will President Donald Trump usher in a new era for U.S.-Russian relations, or are the two powers going to continue down the path as geopolitical foes? Check out this story on yorkdispatch.com: FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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DNC chairman candidate blames Hillary Clin…

A candidate for the Democratic National Committee blames Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 election on her decision to tap Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate. Vincent Tolliver joined the 10 other candidates running to be the next DNC chair at a "Future Forum" in Houston Saturday and said the party would be singing a different tune if Mrs. Clinton chose someone other than Mr. Kaine, who was seen as too moderate by some Democrats.

Killing the TPP: Trump’s Executive Action

One of the conspicuous absences from the sound and fury last weekend's protests was the impending executive act of President Donald Trump affirming the US exit from the Trans-Partnership Agreement. Not that that was much in doubt: it had not been ratified nor voted upon in Congress, and that particular body had been cooling towards it.

U.S. lawyers for Iraqis sue to block Trump immigration order

An initial volley in a potential barrage of legal challenges to President Donald Trump's new restrictions on immigration came on Saturday on behalf of two Iraqis with ties to U.S. security forces who were detained at New York's JFK Airport. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the men are challenging the directive on constitutional grounds.

Trumpa s claim that it is a very tougha for Christian Syrians to get to the United States

"They've been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians.

Republican lawmakers worry if ‘Trumpcare’ doesn’t deliver

Republican lawmakers are fearful about the potential political fallout if their eventual replacement of President Barack Obama 's health law doesn't deliver, and they didn't hold back at their recent policy conference. "We'd better be sure that we're prepared to live with the market we've created," Rep. Tom McClintock , R-Calif., was quoted as saying in Saturday's Washington Post, one of the media organizations that obtained an audio recording of a private session at last week's GOP strategy retreat in Philadelphia, "That's going to be called 'Trumpcare.'

Trump’s Expanded Social Media Presence Offers Pitfalls

Even though polling suggests an overwhelming majority of Americans want President Donald Trump to curtail his social media presence, he's expanded it - becoming the first U.S. president to formally join Snapchat . The president, who has a very active presence on Twitter , Instagram and Facebook, will now be able to send videos and messages to his supporters on yet another popular platform, presumably in an effort to bypass the traditional press and to perpetuate his persona as a more accessible and unfiltered POTUS.

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Lawyers for two Iraqis with ties to the US military who had been granted visas to enter the United States have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the US government after they were detained when they arrived in New York Friday. The lawsuit could represent the first legal challenge to Trump's controversial executive order, which indefinitely suspends admissions for Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees into the United States by instituting what the President has called "extreme vetting" of immigrants.

Growing fallout from Trump’s new immigration crackdown

The fallout grew Saturday from President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown as U.S. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries who had left the United States found they could not return for 90 days. It was a period of limbo for an unknown number of non-American citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen now barred from the country where they were studying or had lived, perhaps for years.

Iran to ban US citizens in retaliation to Trump move

Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington's visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump. "While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted," a Foreign Ministry statement said.

Iran bans US citizens in retaliation to Donald Trump move

Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington's visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump . "While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted," a Foreign Ministry statement said.

Meet Judge Neil Gorsuch – a frontrunner for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee


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Judge Neil Gorsuch, who serves on the federal appeals court's 10th circuit in Denver, has emerged as one of the likely names to be selected. Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he'll announce his pick next Thursday, and later told Fox News' Sean Hannity that he's mostly finished deciding.

Trump, Putin have long-awaited call; McCain urges continued sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump's first conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office is causing concern among European allies and consternation among fellow Republicans about the future of U.S. penalties imposed on Moscow. Trump was noncommittal before Saturday's scheduled telephone call about whether he was considering lifting the economic sanctions.

In wake of Trump, Holland pledges millions to international birth control fund

The Dutch government announced Saturday it's putting 10 million euros into an international fund it has launched to finance access to birth control, abortion and sex education for women in developing nations after President Donald Trump cut U.S. funding for such services. Lilianne Ploumen, the minister for foreign trade and development co-operation, said she was making the initial contribution and launched the fund - "She Decides - Global Fundraising Initiative" - with a website .

Defense Secretary Mattis’ first message to the troops tells you…


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Defense Secretary James Mattis put out his first all-hands message to everyone in the Department of Defense on Friday, and it tells you everything you need to know about how he intends to lead. Mattis, a retired Marine general revered by his troops, probably made a good first impression among the roughly three million men and women who make up the active duty, reserve, and civilian force.

A look at the reported top contenders for the Supreme Court

A look at Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor, the federal appeals court judges who are seen as the leading candidates to be President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Each was appointed to the appellate bench by President George W. Bush, appeared on Trump's list of 21 possible choices that he made public during the campaign and has met with Trump to discuss the vacancy that arose when Justice Antonin Scalia died nearly a year ago.

When America was great

A Syrian woman gestures through her tent window at an informal refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj on Jan. 28, the day after President Trump temporarily banned entry of refugees from Syria and six other predominantly Muslim countries. Daoud Kuttab, an award-winning Palestinian journalist, is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, a columnist for Al-Monitor and the director of the Community Media Network in Amman, Jordan.

Federal court allows appeal for killer of TCU professor

A federal appeals court is allowing attorneys for a 44-year-old convicted killer to move forward with an appeal that questions whether he's eligible for the death penalty for the 2004 suffocation of retired college professor abducted in Fort Worth. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled Edward Lee Busby may pursue arguments that he's mentally impaired, making him ineligible for execution, and that he's had deficient legal help at his trial and in earlier stages of his appeals.

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After President Donald Trump on Friday gleefully and shamelessly defiled the spirit of America by banning refugees from seven Muslim countries, leading Democrats have vowed to take him to task for the move. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the "tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty," denouncing Trump's executive order as "backwards and nasty."

Trump, Putin set for phone call; GOP concerns on sanctions

President Donald Trump's first conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office is causing concern among European allies and consternation among fellow Republicans about the future of U.S. penalties imposed on Moscow. Trump was noncommittal before Saturday's scheduled telephone call about whether he was considering lifting the economic sanctions.

New cars, old commissions on the budget chopping block

Legislation intended to further tighten the state budget, including a halt on purchasing vehicles for one year and the elimination of 16 state boards or commissions, passed House and Senate committees Thursday. Appropriations Committee chairmen Rep. John Read, R-Gautier, and Sen. Buck Clarke, R-Hollandale, introduced bills that would implement a moratorium on vehicle purchases and leases.

Legislators file 22 state flag-related bills

In the state's bicentennial year, and a few months after two flag initiatives failed to receive enough signatures to make a statewide ballot, lawmakers have filed 22 bills offering to change, keep or let voters decide on the current state flag. Seven bills, all drafted by white Republicans, would support the current state flag and impose statutory punishments for governmental entities refusing to fly it.

Booker: Trump ban on admitting refugees ‘fundamentally un-American’

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker , who has called for admitting more Syrians , blasted President Donald Trump's suspension of the refugee admittance program as "fundamentally un-American" and promised to "fight it every step of the way." Booker returned from visiting a refugee camp in the Middle East last August and called on the U.S. to address "a humanitarian crisis of a scale rarely witnessed in the last 50 years."

In the Matter of: Stephen John Bandi; Charles Edward Bandi


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In the Matter of: STEPHEN JOHN BANDI; CHARLES EDWARD BANDI, Debtors STEPHEN JOHN BANDI; CHARLES EDWARD BANDI, Appellants v. CHRISTOPHER BECNEL, Appellee After Stephen and Charles Bandi filed voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions, Christopher Becnel sued the Bandis in bankruptcy court to prevent the Bandis from discharging a debt owed to Becnel.

Advice for Those Weighing Jobs in the Trump Administration

Trump's First Week: Misfires, Crossed Wires and a Satisfied Smile - WASHINGTON - If other new occupants of the White House wanted to be judged by their first 100 days in office, President Trump seems intent to be judged by his first 100 hours. No president in modern times, if ever Trump's First Week: Governing Without a Script - The new president seems to be running his administration much like he ran his company and campaign, eager to weigh in on every issue and willing to make last-minute calls - A directive to revive two controversial oil pipelines awaited Advice for Those Weighing Jobs in the Trump Administration - Some 40 people were indicted as a result of the Watergate scandal.

W/R: U.S. Attorney no stranger to Muncie

W/R: U.S. Attorney no stranger to Muncie The Walker/Roysdon Report looks at local politics and government. Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://tspne.ws/2jHJB25 This is hardly a revelation to those who know or grew up with him, but U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler, whose office is likely calling the shots in that ongoing federal investigation of Muncie city government, is a native of - you guessed it - Muncie.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. gestures as she answers a question…

Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are condemning Republican President Donald Trump's executive order Friday that indefinitely suspends the United States' Syrian refugees program, temporarily halts all other refugee admissions and blocks immigration from some majority-Muslim countries with terrorism concerns. Sen. Elizabeth Warren recalled meeting a seven-year-old Syrian refugee on a Greek island 15 months ago.

Trump’s wild first week in office was like nothing ever seen in the presidency


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From when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States last Friday through the end of this week, news broke from the White House at a rapid-fire pace unlike anything seen previously. Trump signed executive orders en-masse, most of which cemented concrete action on his most prominent campaign promises.

The Cold War Spurred Arctic Climate Research


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On the agenda at the secret meeting of scientists and the top brass of the US military was the increased melting of Arctic ice and changes in the climate. Senior scientists told of an extended period of warming in remote areas of the north.

Feds say Justice coal cos. owe $4.6M in fines

Governor-elect Jim Justice, left, is greeted by Major General James Hoyer as he arrives to deliver the keynote address for the West Virginia Economic Recovery Summit on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Marshall University's Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall in Huntington, W.Va. By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va.

Dennis v. The State.


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Robert James Dennis, GDC# 927784, Hays State Prison, P.O. Box 668, Trion, Georgia 30753, for Appellant. Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy Attorney General, Paula Khristian Smith, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General, Department of Law, 40 Capitol Square, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30334, J. David Miller, Senior A.D.A., Kenneth Bruce Still, Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office, P.O. Box 2498, Moultrie, Georgia 31776, Michelle Thomas Harrison, A.D.A., Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office, P.O. Box 99, Valdosta, Georgia 31603, for Appellee.

Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ evokes widespread condemnation

Washington, Jan 28 - US President Donald Trump's 'extreme vetting' executive order to bar entry to the US to refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries has evoked widespread condemnation, including from Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. The extreme vetting order will suspend the entry of immigrants and non-immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, whereas refugees from Syria were indefinitely banned.

Trump, Putin to speak amid GOP concerns on sanctions

President Donald Trump's first conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office is sparking concern among European allies and his own Republican Party about the future of U.S. sanctions on Moscow. Ahead of the call planned for Saturday, Trump was noncommittal about whether he was considering lifting the economic penalties.

Pence helps bring new energy to anti-abortion rally in DC

After more than four decades, the March for Life has become a familiar ritual in Washington. No matter the weather, thousands of abortion opponents gather every year on the National Mall, many wearing matching hats or scarves from their school or church groups, and listen to speeches from social conservatives in Congress before marching to the Supreme Court.

House to take first crack at repealing Obama-era regulations

Determined to reverse eight years of a Democratic administration, House Republicans are on track to overturn a handful of rules finalized in President Barack Obama's final months in office to deal with climate change, federal contracting and background checks for gun ownership. Opponents criticize the regulations as job killers that will hold the U.S. economy back.

Trump and Putin to speak amid concerns over Russian sanctions

US president Donald Trump's first conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin since taking office is sparking concern among European allies and fellow Republicans about the future of American sanctions on Moscow. US president Donald Trump's first conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin since taking office is sparking concern among European allies and fellow Republicans about the future of American sanctions on Moscow.

Have Russians arrested a source in US probe of election meddling?

With mystery surrounding the recent arrests in Moscow of several high-level Russian cybersecurity figures, speculation mounted Friday that one of the men may have been an informant who provided crucial information to the United States about Russian meddling in the U.S. election campaign. The speculation came from two former employees of the National Security Agency, which intercepts, deciphers and analyzes the world's electronic communications.

Sen. Warren asks for answers about Wells Fargo complaint website that vanished

A website soliciting complaints from Wells Fargo employees, www.dol.gov/wellsfargo , has not been working since Jan. 20, the day President Donald Trump took office, according to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. A website soliciting complaints from Wells Fargo employees, www.dol.gov/wellsfargo, has not been working since Jan. 20, the day President Donald Trump took office, according to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

For Asian businesspeople who were expecting greater access to the US market, perhaps the best advice for the time being may be to heed the suggestion of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin to beat the day of grief: "Merry days will come, believe." For Asian businesspeople who were expecting greater access to the US market, perhaps the best advice for the time being may be to heed the suggestion of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin to beat the day of grief: "Merry days will come, believe."

Rouhani in criticism of new US policies: ‘No time to create walls between nations’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it was no time to build walls between nations and criticized steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming new US President Donald Trump. Trump on Wednesday ordered the construction of a US-Mexican border wall, a major promise during his election campaign, as part of a package of measures to curb illegal immigration.

No time to create walls between nations -Iran’s Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it was no time to build walls between nations and criticised steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming new U.S. President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 22, 2016.

Trump sets tougher restrictions on lobbying by officials

President Donald Trump acted Saturday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying. Trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to "Make America Great Again" should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the American people, not thinking ahead to the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government.

Blumenthal: Stripping federal funds from sanctuary cities would be ‘illegal’

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Friday it would be "illegal" for President Donald J. Trump's administration to cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities under an executive order issued Wednesday. "Cutting off funding to Hartford or any town or city in Connecticut would be illegal," Blumenthal said.

Cardinal O’Malley calls for mercy for those – fleeing violence and persecution’

Hours after President Trump signed an executive order blocking refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries from entering the United States, the head of the Boston Archdiocese issued a call for "mercy for those fleeing violence and persecution." Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley made the statement on his personal blog just hours after participating in the pro-life march in Washington, D.C., and posting a video to his Twitter account where he said that marchers were "so glad" that Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, had addressed the crowd.

Luxury, yes; performance, no

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Anti-abortion groups hold triumphant rally after Obama years

The politically ascendant anti-abortion movement gathered Friday for a triumphant rally on the National Mall, rejoicing at the end of an eight-year presidency participants said was dismissive of their views. Vice President Mike Pence told the crowd at the March for Life anti-abortion policies were a top priority of the new administration, and President Donald Trump tweeted the rally had his "full support."

Famously conservative Scalia was really a part-time liberal

As President Donald Trump prepares to name a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia, the conventional wisdom is that the choice will not change the liberal-conservative balance on the court. After all, this argument goes, if Trump chooses any of the names on his previously published list, the court and the country will simply be swapping one conservative justice for another.

Trump bans refugees in move against Islamic terrorists

Donald Trump has barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months - and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely - to stop "radical Islamic terrorists". Donald Trump has barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months - and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely - to stop "radical Islamic terrorists".

President Trump Called National Park Service Upset Over Inauguration Crowd Retweet

President Donald Trump called the National Park Service's acting director the morning after his inauguration to express displeasure over a retweet of inauguration crowd photos from the agency's official account, according to the White House. "The main reason for the call was to say, 'Why are you breaking protocol and tweeting out these photos?'" White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC News Friday.

Cape activists work to maintain momentum

In the days after thousands of Cape Codders protested President Donald Trump's policy statements at marches from Provincetown to Falmouth and beyond, the activists find themselves back at home energized but grappling with focus. “It's kind of head-spinning to keep track of it all,” said Falmouth resident Wendi Buesseler, a regional organizer for the Jan. 21 Women's March on Washington, who will hold a “Prosecco and Postcards” get-together this weekend at her house for like-minded friends.

How new proposition can affect the Crossroads 9 minutes ago

As a new proposal for how Mexico will pay for the border wall was introduced, Crossroads residents started thinking about how it might affect them. The Trump administration suggested Thursday that a 20-percent tax on products imported from south of the border could be a way for Mexico to pay for the border wall.

Notes from the Trump White House

The New York Times cited Russian media reports that link the charges to the disclosure of the Russian role in attacking state election boards, including the scanning of voter rolls in Arizona and Illinois, and do not mention the parallel attacks on the Democratic National Committee and the e-mails of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. , R-Utah, said that President Donald Trump is "eager to work with" GOP lawmakers in undoing new federal protections for Bears Ears, a sacred tribal site in Utah.

Facebook atwitter over friendly fox sightings in southern Minnesota

A friendly pet fox named Notchi has gone missing from his Lake-ville home and is gallivanting across southern Minnesota, despite multiple run-ins with humans, a social media campaign and a $1,000 reward for his return. Notchi, a tame, 8-month-old red fox, was rescued from a fur farm as a kit by Mikayla Raines, 21, who has a USDA license to keep foxes.

Bill would gut Social Security, Obamacare

A question for those who voted for Donald Trump and Elise Stefanik. Did you expect them to take away the Affordable Care Act, condemning 6,796 people just in Warren County to no health care insurance? Or destroying Social Security and Medicare ? That is exactly what congressional extremists led by Speaker Paul Ryan intend.

Mark Dayton: a I couldna t misbehave if I wanted toa

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, left, enter the room in the Capitol where Dayton proposed a $45.8 billion two-year budget Tuesday morning, unveiling the proposal in person despite collapsing during Monday evening's State of the State address, at the State Capitol in St. Paul, January 24, 2017. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has said he's struggled with alcoholism and depression in the past, but he says neither is an issue now as he faces health concerns.

Shut out of appointments, undocumented immigrants march in Colorado Springs for driver’s licenses

More than three dozen people chanted, "What do we want? Licenses!" in Spanish as they marched through southeast Colorado Springs Friday night, seeking improvements to a program that allows undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses. The mile-long march to Memorial Park came on the heels of a similar protest earlier this week in Denver, which marked the latest chapter in a yearslong fight to fix a program mired in delays stretching more than a year.

A look at Trump’s executive order on refugees, immigration

Trump's order directs the State Department to stop issuing visas to Syrian nationals and halts the processing of Syrian refugees. That will remain in effect until Trump determines that enough security changes have been made to ensure that would-be terrorists can't exploit weaknesses in the current vetting system.

The Latest: Superintendent says he on kidney transplant list

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant because of a condition he has been dealing with for 32 years. Johnson's health became an issue Friday after he suffered an episode of dizziness during a news conference on city efforts to tamp down gun violence.

Trump’s executive order suspends the entry of Syrian refugees into U.S.

Trump's executive order suspends the entry of Syrian refugees into U.S. President Trump ordered the State Department on Friday to suspend the U.S. refugee program. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2jGhjoD President Trump signed two more executive actions while at the Pentagon for the swearing-in ceremony of his Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

Have Russians arrested a source in U.S. probe of election meddling?

With mystery surrounding the recent arrests in Moscow of several high-level Russian cybersecurity figures, speculation mounted Friday that one of the men may have been an informant who provided crucial information to the United States about Russian meddling in the U.S. election campaign. The speculation came from two former employees of the National Security Agency, which intercepts, deciphers and analyzes the world's electronic communications.

Pena Nieto says Trump agreed not to talk about wall funding

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and President Donald Trump agreed to stop publicly talking about who would pay for a border wall during a phone call Friday, representatives of both governments said, putting at least a partial lid on a feud that has threatened to rupture one of the world's biggest bilateral trade relationships. The Mexican and U.S. governments released joint statements describing the hour-long call "productive and constructive" a day after the two leaders exchanged tweets and Pena Nieto canceled a planned visit to the White House to iron out differences.

Massachusetts officials condemn Trump on refugee order

Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are condemning Republican President Donald Trump's executive order Friday that indefinitely suspends the United States' Syrian refugees program, temporarily halts all other refugee admissions and blocks immigration from some majority-Muslim countries with terrorism concerns. Sen. Elizabeth Warren recalled meeting a seven-year-old Syrian refugee on a Greek island 15 months ago.

This Day in Trump, Day 8: Trump international

He hosted his first meeting with a foreign leader, British Prime Minister Theresa May, touting the U.S.'s "special relationship" with that country. He reached a dA tente of sorts with Mexico, after enraging America's southern neighbor with talk of border walls and import taxes.

Trump ‘looking at’ case of former sailor seeking pardon in submarine photos case

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: President Donald Trump said that he is "looking at" the case of the former Groton sailor imprisoned for taking photos on a nuclear attack submarine . During a roughly hourlong interview that aired on Fox News on Thursday night, Sean Hannity asked Trump if he'd consider pardoning Kristian Saucier, who was convicted of one count of unauthorized retention of national defense information, a felony.

Trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists

Trump traveled to the Pentagon where he joined Defense Secretary James Mattis for the signing of an executive action to bring sweeping changes to the nation's refugee policies and put in motion his plans to build up the nation's military. "We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas," he said.

Trump calls for more submarines – for less money

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: The Virginia-class attack submarine South Dakota is under construction on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. President Donald J. Trump commented in an interview on Fox News that he supports construction of more submarines but wants them to cost less.

Rubio meets with SWFL growers on immigration issues

As talk in Washington focuses on immigration and relations with Mexico, Sen. Marco Rubio made a stop in Immokalee on Friday to talk about those issues with citrus growers who often turn to immigrant workers. One of the key topics growers brought up with Rubio was labor, specifically the guest worker program, which lets growers hire workers from other countries on temporary work permits.

Democrats and the left shouldn’t be surprised by Trump


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The elite Left and their propagandists in the media are already in hysterics over President Trump's first week in office, but for most Americans there are no surprises here. The President is doing exactly what he has said he would do for the last two years on the campaign immediately get to work focusing on jobs, immigration, and shrinking government.

The Latest: Trump suspends Syrian refugees program

President Donald Trump takes the cap off a pen before signing executive order for immigration actions to build border wall during a visit to the Homeland Security Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. . Former South Carolina Governor and current ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, in middle, waves to the crowd after current Governor Henry McMaster, at left, was sworn in by S.C. Chief Justice Don Beatty during a ceremon... .

Adolescent-in-Chief

We live in a youth-obsessed culture, and one glaring proof of it is our oldest-ever inaugurated President. Or should I say, gleaming proof? The gleaming golden hair, the gleaming white teeth, the constant boasting about his gleaming sexual prowess.

Judge: Lawsuit can advance in Mississippi election dispute

A federal judge says five voters can move forward with a lawsuit that claims their constitutional rights were violated when Mississippi lawmakers tossed out their ballots in a 2015 election. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled Friday that the federal court lacks jurisdiction to decide the outcome of the state House race between Democrat Bo Eaton and Republican Mark Tullos.

Anti-abortion groups hold triumphant rally after Obama years

Vice President Mike Pence told the crowd at the March for Life that anti-abortion policies are a top priority of the new administration, and President Donald Trump tweeted that the rally had his "full support." The March for Life is held every year in Washington to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Trump’s anti-refugee policies are illegal – thanks to the GOP’s war on birth control

"When, in writing for the majority of the Court, I adopt a general rule, and say, 'This is the basis of our decision,'" the late Justice Antonin Scalia once warned, " I not only constrain lower courts, I constrain myself as well ." For, "if the next case should have such different facts that my political or policy preferences regarding the outcome are quite the opposite, I will be unable to indulge those preferences."

Major changes may be coming to Medicare

That's not an insignificant question given the political shift in Washington. Now, with Republicans controlling the presidency and both houses of Congress, some ideas they've been pushing for years have a chance of passing.

TransCanada resurrects Keystone XL pipeline

TransCanada Corp. has submitted a new presidential permit application to the U.S. Department of State for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The project would move oil 1,180 miles from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would connect with other lines for refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

New U.S. U.N. envoy warns allies: back us or wea ll take names

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pledged on Friday to overhaul the world body and warned U.S. allies that if they do not support Washington, then she is "taking names" and will respond. Haley made brief remarks to reporters as she arrived at the world body's headquarters in New York to present her credentials to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Hyman: Nassau’s ASIE law is an illegal money grab

In mid-December, commercial property owners in Nassau County got an early holiday surprise when thousands of them received notices from the county Department of Assessment claiming that they each owed thousands of dollars in penalties and fines for an alleged failure to electronically file income and expense statements. Once again, the Nassau County Legislature has demonstrated that the county is in some type of competition to win the award for being one of the most business unfriendly communities in the U.S. The local law is so demonstrably invalid that it is apparent that its passage was intended as a money grab to fill a budget hole.

Mike Pence rallies anti-abortion March for Life crowd

Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd gathered Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life rally that ending taxpayer-funded abortion and choosing a Supreme Court justice who will uphold "God-given" liberties are among top priorities of the Trump administration. One of Trump's first official acts after taking office a week ago was to sign an executive order banning U.S. aid to foreign groups that provide abortions.

Tom’s #Mailbag, Jan. 27, 2017

This week's mailbag includes questions about Attorney General Lisa Madigan's controversial court filing Thursday, a photo of Esteban Tomas, vintage photos of the Boneyard, city parkways, a U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis town hall, the history of political demonstrations in C-U, a new park in Champaign, Urbana recycling and the need for some Sangamon River notoriety. "The Champaign County Young Democrats' official crowd-counter estimated the number of marchers at 5,800 in Saturday's Women's March on CU.

Trump: Mattis’ view on torture will override his own beliefs

President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary's opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation "does work," addressing concerns about a return to Bush-era use of waterboarding and other especially harsh procedures. Trump, joined by British Prime Minister Theresa May at a White House news conference, also said he had had a "very good call" with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto earlier in the day but reaffirmed his belief that Mexico has "outnegotiated and beat us to a pulp" on trade - and that would change.

Georgia lawmaker, traveling with storm relief money, is shot

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 file photo, Georgia Rep. Gerald Greene, D-Cuthbert, a member of the HOPE Scholarship Joint Study Commission, listens to some of the cost-cutting suggestions during the group's meeting, at the State Capitol in Atlanta. Green, 69, is recovering from a gunshot wound after he says he was shot, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, while traveling with several thousands of dollars in donations for storm relief efforts.

The Latest: Vet Affairs Dept says it can hire despite freeze

President Donald Trump takes the cap off a pen before signing executive order for immigration actions to build border wall during a visit to the Homeland Security Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. . Former South Carolina Governor and current ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, in middle, waves to the crowd after current Governor Henry McMaster, at left, was sworn in by S.C. Chief Justice Don Beatty during a ceremon... .

Colorado considers ending longtime switchblade knife ban

A Massachusetts man who authorities say assaulted a Muslim airline employee at New York's Kennedy Airport is facing hate crime charges Colorado lawmakers are moving forward with a bill to repeal the state's ban on switchblade knives enacted in 1963 Vice President Mike Pence tells crowd gathered in Washington for the annual March for Life rally that ending taxpayer-funded abortion is an important priority of President Donald Trump Vice President Mike Pence addresses a crowd gathered in Washington for the March for Life rally, held annually in Washington by abortion opponents The University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor's response to a student trying to set up a pro-white group on campus further alienates minorities as they struggle for a better campus experience, student leaders said... The University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor's response to a student trying to set up a pro-white ... (more)

U of I students petition for Obama to address 2017 graduates

URBANA University of Illinois students are hoping to enlist a special guest to speak at the 2017 commencement in May. With the UI's sesquicentennial celebration kicking off this year, it's the perfect time for Obama to return to his home state of Illinois and celebrate with the flagship university, UI senior Alex Villanueva, one of several student senators coordinating the campaign told WAND-TV partner at the News Gazette. Some thinks it's possible that he will come after the U of I was active with the White House with "It's On Us" campaign against sexual assault.

Ferguson missed deadlines in deal with Justice Department

In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. Clark Ervin, a Washington lawyer monitoring the consent decree involving the St. Louis suburb that has been under Justice Department scrutiny since the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown, said Ferguson missed deadlines in crafting new policies and procedures on basic policing practices.

Rauner ‘Disappointed’ by Madigan’s Push to Stop Workers’ Pay

Gov. Bruce Rauner criticized Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's decision to file a motion in state court seeking to stop state worker pay until the governor and the legislature approve a spending plan. "I am deeply disappointed, very upset about this court filing that Attorney General Madigan has made in St. Clair County seeking to block state employee pay," Rauner told reporters Friday.

(Photos Courtesy of Mitch Clinton for the Daily Press) After the…

President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, signed an executive order to reopen the way for the completion of the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. That news has reverberated through the dozens of Grant County residents who traveled to Standing Rock, N.D., in the latter part of 2016 to join the protests against the oil pipeline through Sioux tribal lands.

Trump speaks by phone with Mexicana

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto gives a foreign policy speech after US President Donald Trump vowed to start renegotiating North American trade ties, in Mexico City on January 23, 2017. Trump's vows to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement to protect US jobs have raised concern in Mexico, which sends most of its exports to the United States.

Mike Pence speaks at March for Life

Vice President Mike Pence addressed thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators at the annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. During his speech, Pence said ending taxpayer funding for abortions and abortion providers is a top priority for President Donald Trump. The U.S. government does not fund Planned Parenthood 's abortions except in rare cases.

Gov. Scott announces $15.8 million…


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Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that he has approved $15.8 million for emergency beach and dune restoration projects in four Northeast Florida counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew in October. The money will be split by St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties to restore critically eroded beaches and to repair dunes where there is "an imminent threat to beachfront structures, such as roadways, homes and businesses," according to the governor's office.

In Iowa, Trump voters cheer changes, dismiss petty fights

In struggling Wapello County, a swath of southeast Iowa Donald Trump was the first Republican to carry in 44 years, his earliest and most devout supporters cheer the new president's quick action on health care, trade, energy and immigration , including accelerated construction of the long-promised Mexican border wall. And yet, even these voters, to whom Trump disproportionately owes his presidency, roll their eyes at his ongoing fixation with his popularity.

NORC Poll: Broad worries about potential health care loss

Though "Obamacare" still divides Americans, a majority worries many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation's long-running political standoff over health care. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 56 percent of U.S. adults are "extremely" or "very" concerned that many will lose health insurance if the health overhaul is repealed.

Senate moves ahead on $1 billion bonding bill

A $1 billion public works bill that died in the final minutes of last year's legislative session has come back to life thanks to the vote of a key Senate committee. Senate Capital Investment Committee Chairman Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, introduced a bonding bill that is nearly identical to last year's and it includes several area projects, including funding for Rochester International Airport, the Lanesboro Dam and the Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota.

Republicans divided over border wall as Trump era begins

PHILADELPHIA – Congressional Republicans leave their annual policy retreat divided over paying for President Donald Trump's border wall, one of several thorny issues looming to trip them up as the GOP adjusts to full control of Washington. Lawmakers welcomed a speech from Trump endorsing their goals on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law and overhauling the loophole-ridden tax code.

Reversing Self, The Civitas Institute Says North Carolina Does Not Need Nonpartisan Redistricting

On Wednesday, the conservative Civitas Institute published an article denouncing efforts to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission -instead of letting self-interested lawmakers pick their own voters, as currently happens-as a "fantasy" pushed by leftists. The article, echoing comments from state Representative David Lewis, R-Harnett, argues that partisanship is baked into the very cake of redistricting and altering the process would dilute voters' power.

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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on the Affordable Care Act; 2c x 7 inches; 96.3 mm x 177 mm; . FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington.

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Though "Obamacare" still divides Americans, a new poll finds a majority worried about people losing coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation's long-running political standoff over health care Though "Obamacare" still divides Americans, a new poll finds a majority worried about people losing coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation's long-running political standoff over health care Federal authorities say mining operations controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice haven't paid $4.6 million in safety fines and penalties Federal authorities say mining operations controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice haven't paid $4.6 million in safety fines and penalties Far from the cacophony enveloping Washington in Trump's first week in office, the Iowa voters who helped him capture the state and the presidency last November give the president high marks for reversing ... (more)

Best of Rossie: a Rather corny election night ata

BEST OF ROSSIE: A Rather corny election night at CBS Readers who watched election returns Tuesday on CBS were treated to the verbal equivalent of a Perseid meteor shower. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/2kaUXyU Rossie leaves behind a huge legacy: columns that are etched into the memories of generations of newspaper readers and a contingent of reporters, writers and editors.

The Nixon Effect, The Money Cult, Ratf**ked


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No American president has been more maligned than Richard Milhous Nixon, and none has more richly deserved it. Vindictive and paranoid, he is perhaps the most polarizing figure in the history of the office.

Stop Telling Us How to Be Patriotic: New at Reason

It was creepy when former President Barack Obama declared his first Inauguration Day as "National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation" and called upon us to find "common purpose of remaking this nation for our new century." And it's creepy when President Donald Trump declares his Inauguration Day as "National Day of Patriotic Devotion," one in which "a new national pride stirs the American soul and inspires the American heart."

GOP Cucks: Still Crazy After All These Years


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Or just CLICK THIS LINK to start shopping for anything. Don't worry - anything you buy through it will pay Daily Pundit a commission! Thanks! Well, I'm not rethinking my long-held conclusion that Cuckleycon GOP congressment, especially Senators, are pathetic, gullible, credulous, suicidal idiots.

Resistance in the Time of a Madman

I was with the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance in DC on January 20, one of many groups demonstrating against Trump during his inauguration. NCNR has been speaking out and acting in resistance against the crimes of our government since 2003.

Former president Carter to accept award from ASU

It's named for retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who's expected to attend the invitation-only event along with 300 dignitaries and guests Friday evening at the Arizona Biltmore resort. Law school officials say Carter was chosen for the award because of a long list of accomplishments including his humanitarian work and advancing justice and social causes.

Trump and Putin to speak on Saturday

President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will speak by telephone on Saturday, according to the White House and the Kremlin. The two world leaders are expected to discuss bilateral affairs and national security in the first call since Mr Trump's inauguration.

Former president Jimmy Carter in Phoenix to accept an award

It's named for retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who's expected to attend the invitation-only event along with 300 dignitaries and guests Friday evening at the Arizona Biltmore resort. Law school officials say Carter was chosen for the award because of a long list of accomplishments including his humanitarian work and advancing justice and social causes.

‘Fatal Vision’ doctor claims innocence in family’s slaying

A former Army surgeon who has always insisted he was wrongly convicted of slaughtering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters nearly 50 years ago won't give up, even if his latest appeal fails to clear his name, his lawyer says. Jeffrey MacDonald is "going to keep fighting and will continue to maintain his innocence until the end of his days," Attorney Hart Miles said after a hearing at the 4th U.S. District Court of Appeals on Thursday.

Republicans divided over border wall as Trump era begins

Congressional Republicans leave their annual policy retreat divided over paying for President Donald Trump's border wall, one of several thorny issues looming to trip them up as the GOP adjusts to full control of Washington. Lawmakers welcomed a speech from Trump endorsing their goals on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law and overhauling the loophole-ridden tax code.

Philip Hammond: UK will remain “fully fledged” member of EU

The UK will fully abide by European Union rules on trade talks, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said amid concerns about efforts to seek a deal with Donald Trump's administration. Mr Hammond said while the UK was still part of the European bloc it would remain a "fully engaged" member and follow the rules which state that trade deals are the responsibility of Brussels.

US: Huge women’s marches stare down Trump’s attacks


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The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, January 21, more than 4 million people joined "Women's Marches" across the United States to protest the new Commander in Chief's promised attacks on women's rights. Hundreds of thousands more took to the streets around the world, with protests on every continent, including Antarctica.

Immigration policy back to Eureka City Council?

President Donald Trump's plan to ramp up immigration enforcement by compelling local law enforcement agencies to act as immigration officers stands in conflict with the Eureka Police Department's policy to not make arrests based solely on immigration status. The president's executive order issued Wednesday includes a directive to the Department of Homeland Security that would seek to empower local law enforcement agencies to detain undocumented immigrants, a practice which Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills said his department abolished within the last two years.

It’s the Poverty, Stupid, Not Trump’s Imagined Carnage


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While President Donald Trump continues his jeremiad against urban life, the nation's mayors see poverty as their number one economic problem. n his inaugural address, President Donald Trump returned to his familiar urban script.

Philippine offensive reportedly wounds top terror suspect

Philippine troops have launched airstrikes and ground assaults that reportedly wounded one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects who is trying to establish a new base for an alliance backing the Islamic State group, officials said Friday. Intelligence reports showed initial assaults killed at least four militants, possibly including a Malaysian, and reportedly wounded the main target, Isnilon Hapilon, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told The Associated Press.

Trump’s choice for labor secretary outsourced jobs

President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary outsourced his fast-food company's technology department to the Philippines, a move that contradicts Trump's vow to keep American jobs in the U.S. Trump has blasted, threatened and tried to charm American companies that have so much as contemplated moving jobs overseas, saying he's sticking up for American workers who aren't feeling the economic recovery and form his political base. But a filing with the Labor Department on CEO Andrew Puzder's company - and a spokesman's acknowledgement that CKE continues to use the IT operation in the Philippines - provides a window into a key contradiction raised by the nomination.

Trump’s visit to Britain could happen around June: London police chief


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U.S. President Donald Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom could happen around June, the outgoing chief of London's Metropolitan Police said on Thursday. Speaking on an LBC radio show, police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "I think President Trump is coming around June."

Friday, January 27

This section includes: Health News, Entertainment News, This Day in History, Tourism, Out & About, Movies & Videos, Restaurant Menus, Recipes, & Pets L incoln College is pleased to announce, sophomore Tom Baker has been named a finalist for 'Production Director of the Year' in the 2017 Intercollegiate Broadcasting Awards competition.

Trump spokesman says 20-percent tax on Mexican goods could fund wall

President Trump's plan to make Mexico pay for the wall he intends to build on the southern border may have taken shape Thursday, when his spokesman suggested imposing a 20-percent import tax on Mexican goods. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer mentioned the possibility to reporters on Air Force One Thursday, as relations between Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto spiraled.

Trump reportedly wanted additional photos of Inauguration Day crowd size

President Donald Trump reportedly phoned the acting director of the National Park service on the first full day of his presidency to dispute the widely circulated photos of Trump's inauguration crowd. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump personally pressured park service chief Michael Reynolds to produce additional photographs of the previous days' crowds on the National Mall.

Democrats reportedly plan scorched-earth approach to fighting Trump

For the past two months, Democratic leaders have been reportedly discussing ways to approach the presidency of Donald Trump and have largely landed on a conclusion: fight him at every turn in a 'not-now-not-ever' opposition. Politico reported that it conducted interviews with about two dozen Democrats in office who were willing to discuss the internal debate.

Trump advisor says press is ‘opposition’

The US President's chief strategist said in an interview with The New York Times that the press has become "the opposition party" and it should "keep its mouth shut". Steve Bannon, one of Donald Trump's closest advisers in the White House, said in an interview that "the media here is the opposition party.

Trump welcomes May as US-UK relationship enters new era

Donald Trump will get his first shot at face-to-face diplomacy on Friday when he welcomes his first foreign visitor to the Oval Office, British Prime Minister Theresa May. The new US president and the premier, who took office in July, both have strong political incentives to make the visit -- likely to be heavier on symbolism and aspiration than deliverables -- a roaring success. The Prime Minister is telling Britons their country will be a robust global trading power once it has exited the European Union, and a free-trade pact with the US is the most important pillar of that plan.

Donald Trump to speak with Vladimir Putin on Saturday

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to speak on the phone Saturday in their first conversation since Trump took office, an administration official told CNN. This month, he suggested he would lift sanctions imposed by the Obama administration if the Kremlin helps the US battle terrorists.

Today in History

On Jan. 27, 1967, astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo spacecraft. More than 60 nations signed a treaty banning the deploying of nuclear weapons in outer space.

Female Marines to sleep next to male Marines in field

Female infantry Marines will be sleeping in makeshift shelters next to their male counterparts when out in the field and no special accommodation will be offered to them, a Marine Corps official said Thursday. Marines in the field stay in everything from a large, single room shelter filled with dozens of cots to sleeping under tarps or nothing at all, said Maj.

Will U.S. Equities Keep Making New Highs?

Niv Dagan, Peak Asset Management executive director, discusses the outlook for U.S. equities with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman and Yvonne Man on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Council, discusses his advisory work with President Donald Trump on the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and funding options to start the wall's construction.

Trump could revive Missouri proposal on deported immigrants

As President Donald Trump rolls out plans to build a wall on the Mexican border and considers blocking refugees, Missouri lawmakers are trying again to pass a bill aimed at cracking down on deported immigrants who come back and commit crimes. Under the proposal pitched Thursday by Republican Sen. Mike Cunningham, immigrants who are deported but come back and commit any assault or felony offence would face up to 10 years in prison for "illegal re-entry."

Mayor: Miami-Dade jail to heed immigration detainer requests

Miami-Dade County's mayor instructed jail officials in that South Florida community on Thursday to honour all immigration detainer requests, a day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would strip federal funding from sanctuary cities. Mayor Carlos Gimenez sent a memo to the county's corrections director saying jails should hold undocumented immigrants detained by police and turn them over to the Department of Homeland Security when requested.

Trump argument bolstered: Clinton received800,000 votes from noncitizens, study finds

Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from noncitizens on Nov. 8, an approximation far short of President Trump's estimate of up to 5 million illegal voters but supportive of his charges of fraud. Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has worked with colleagues to produce groundbreaking research on noncitizen voting, and this week he posted a blog in response to Mr. Trump's assertion.

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On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump signed executive orders to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Many celebrities have taken to Twitter to voice their outrage.

Sen. Franken: No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education…

Sen. Franken: No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary - and we're seeking Republicans to oppose her Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee member Sen. Al Franken shakes hands with Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be the next Secretary of Education, with Sen. Michael Bennet after her confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Prosecutor: Man attacks Muslim airline employee at JFK

A Marine Corps official says female infantry Marines will be sleeping in makeshift shelters next to their male counterparts when out in the field and no special accommodation will be offered to them Female infantry Marines will now be sleeping in makeshift shelters next to their male counterparts when out in the field and the Marine Corps says no special accommodation will be offered to them A Massachusetts man who authorities say assaulted a Muslim airline employee at New York's Kennedy Airport is facing hate crime charges A Massachusetts man who authorities say assaulted a Muslim airline employee at New York's Kennedy Airport is facing hate crime charges Texas prison officials at least temporarily delayed the scheduled Thursday night execution of a man convicted of a fatal robbery at a Dallas-area sandwich shop while the U.S. Supreme Court considered multiple... A man convicted of ... (more)

Donald Trump calls Madonna ‘disgusting’, ISIS ‘dirty…

Donald Trump called Madonna 'disgusting' as he continued to hit out at critics following a chaotic first week as President. The billionaire businessman was reacting to a comment the singer made during a speech at the Women's March last Saturday when she said she'd thought "an awful lot about blowing up the White House."

Meet the new Rick Scott, Cuba guru

First, there was the post-presidential election, post-Fidel death letter to RaAol Castro in December asking the Cuban leader to "allow a new era of freedom and opportunity for Cuba" or continue "down a path of poverty." Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, comments on ports in Florida doing business with the "ruthless dictator" Raul Castro".

Miami-Dade mayor orders cooperation in Trump immigration plan

The mayor of Miami-Dade County has told his jails to obey requests from the President Trump administration to avoid punishments for so-called " sanctuary cities ." Mayor Carlos Gimenez signed a memo Thursday telling employees to cooperate more closely with immigration authorities in light of a vague executive order signed by Trump aimed at deporting more undocumented workers.