Senators should repeal Obamacare if no path to replace: Trump

Washington, July 1 - US President Donald Trump said Republican senators should immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act , commonly known as Obamacare, if they lack the votes at this time to replace it. In a morning tweet on Friday, Trump wrote that those lawmakers could work again on a replacement bill at a later time, Efe news reported.

Senators should repeal Obamacare if no path to replace: Trump

Washington, July 1 - US President Donald Trump said Republican senators should immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act , commonly known as Obamacare, if they lack the votes at this time to replace it. In a morning tweet on Friday, Trump wrote that those lawmakers could work again on a replacement bill at a later time, Efe news reported.

U.S. wind industry tacks as Trump shifts the political climate

Three days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed his staff to find ways to give a boost to coal and nuclear power, the rival wind industry kicked its lobbying response into action. The American Wind Energy Association would tap allies in Congress willing to weigh in with Perry and buy advertisements on "news channels closely followed by the Trump administration," according to a memo its leader sent to board members.

U.S. wind industry tacks as Trump shifts the political climate

Three days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed his staff to find ways to give a boost to coal and nuclear power, the rival wind industry kicked its lobbying response into action. The American Wind Energy Association would tap allies in Congress willing to weigh in with Perry and buy advertisements on "news channels closely followed by the Trump administration," according to a memo its leader sent to board members.

FILE – This June 18, 2014, file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border…

This June 18, 2014, file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. A new "surge initiative" aims to identify and arrest the adult sponsors of unaccompanied minors who paid coyotes or other smuggling operations to bring young people across the U.S. border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed Thursday, June 29, 2017.

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This June 18, 2014, file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. A new "surge initiative" aims to identify and arrest the adult sponsors of unaccompanied minors who paid coyotes or other smuggling operations to bring young people across the U.S. border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data

President Donald Trump 's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public. A Wednesday letter from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity gives secretaries of state about two weeks to provide about a dozen points of voter data.

Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data

President Donald Trump 's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public. A Wednesday letter from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity gives secretaries of state about two weeks to provide about a dozen points of voter data.

BuzzFeed subpoenas intelligence agencies for details of Trump-Russia dossier: Report

BuzzFeed has subpoenaed U.S. intelligence agencies for records of an unverified intelligence dossier about President Trump said to have been collected during last year's presidential campaign. According to a report by Politico Friday, BuzzFeed, the online news outlet, sent demands Thursday to the CIA, the FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking details on the dossier.

BuzzFeed subpoenas intelligence agencies for details of Trump-Russia dossier: Report

BuzzFeed has subpoenaed U.S. intelligence agencies for records of an unverified intelligence dossier about President Trump said to have been collected during last year's presidential campaign. According to a report by Politico Friday, BuzzFeed, the online news outlet, sent demands Thursday to the CIA, the FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking details on the dossier.

Texas Democrat pushes bill to block taxpayer money from Trump’s voter fraud commission

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, created by Trump in May, received little attention until this week, when at least 20 states rejected a request to provide the commission with all publicly available voter roll data. "As the president continues to press his blatantly false claim that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, he endangers the sanctity of our nation's democracy," Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, said in a statement Friday.

Texas Democrat pushes bill to block taxpayer money from Trump’s voter fraud commission

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, created by Trump in May, received little attention until this week, when at least 20 states rejected a request to provide the commission with all publicly available voter roll data. "As the president continues to press his blatantly false claim that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, he endangers the sanctity of our nation's democracy," Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, said in a statement Friday.

More Republicans pay their interns than Democrats: Study

Nearly 51 percent of Republican Senate offices offer paid internship compared to just 31 percent of Democrat offices, according to a new study. Nearly 51 percent of Republican Senate offices offer paid internship compared to just 31 percent of Democrat offices, according to a new study from the bipartisan group Pay Our Interns.

More Republicans pay their interns than Democrats: Study

Nearly 51 percent of Republican Senate offices offer paid internship compared to just 31 percent of Democrat offices, according to a new study. Nearly 51 percent of Republican Senate offices offer paid internship compared to just 31 percent of Democrat offices, according to a new study from the bipartisan group Pay Our Interns.

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A request for detailed information about every voter in the U.S. from President Donald Trump's voting commission is getting a rocky reception in the states. Some of the nation's most populous states, including California and New York, are refusing to comply.

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A request for detailed information about every voter in the U.S. from President Donald Trump's voting commission is getting a rocky reception in the states. Some of the nation's most populous states, including California and New York, are refusing to comply.

Pentagon delays decision on transgender recruits

The Pentagon is delaying a decision on allowing transgender people to enlist in the military for six months, according to a memo obtained by CNN. "We will use this additional time to evaluate more carefully the impact of such accessions on readiness and lethality," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wrote in the memo.

Pilot says ‘Hey, we got a mayday!,’ then crashes on freeway

This photo shows firefighters standing by the wreckage of a twin-engine prop jet after it crashed on Interstate 405, just short of the runway at John Wayne Orange County Airport. LOS ANGELES - The pilot of a small twin-engine plane that dropped out of the sky and exploded in flames on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport Friday morning, injuring the two people aboard, declared a mayday and told air traffic controllers he had lost an engine before the crash.

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Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has responded to a request from the White House for voter data: Pay us $500 and you can have the same information that everybody else gets for $500. At least 24 states have at least partly declined the Election Integrity Commission's request made Thursday for all publicly available voter data, which may include full names of registered voters, dates of birth, party registration, last four digits of Social Security numbers and voting history.

President Donald Trump

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has responded to a request from the White House for voter data: Pay us $500 and you can have the same information that everybody else gets for $500. At least 24 states have at least partly declined the Election Integrity Commission's request made Thursday for all publicly available voter data, which may include full names of registered voters, dates of birth, party registration, last four digits of Social Security numbers and voting history.

A stellar choice to head the Civil Rights Division


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President Trump has nominated my friend and former law partner Eric Dreiband to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. This is a fantastic selection.

Leading Off: Wheeler returns for Mets

The game will be made up as part of a ... . Jacob Salamon, 11, left, and his brother Jeremiah, 8, sit in their seats in a steady rain after it was announced that a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians was postponed, Friday, June 30, 2017 in ... President Donald Trump's commission investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election is asking states for a list of the names, party affiliations and voting histories of all voters if the information... President Donald Trump's commission investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election is asking states for a list of the names, party affiliations and voting histories of all voters if the information is publicly available.

Leading Off: Wheeler returns for Mets

The game will be made up as part of a ... . Jacob Salamon, 11, left, and his brother Jeremiah, 8, sit in their seats in a steady rain after it was announced that a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians was postponed, Friday, June 30, 2017 in ... President Donald Trump's commission investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election is asking states for a list of the names, party affiliations and voting histories of all voters if the information... President Donald Trump's commission investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election is asking states for a list of the names, party affiliations and voting histories of all voters if the information is publicly available.

With Israeli decision on prayers at Western Wall, some see diminished clout of liberal US Jews

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet voted to renege on a compromise plan for a plaza where women and men could pray together at the Western Wall, the decision was widely viewed as a move to placate ultra-religious parties in the ruling government coalition. But analysts and former government officials say there's another key factor at play: The rise of President Donald Trump has reinforced the perception among some in Israel's right-wing government that the clout of liberal non-Orthodox Jews in the U.S. is diminishing.

USD 383: AHCA could cost district $800K

Eric Reid, assistant superintendent, said the American Health Care Act, which the U.S. Senate is currently working on, currently includes provisions that would cut Medicaid reimbursements that help fund federally mandated health services in school districts.

Trump suggests just repeal Obamacare, then try to replace it

President Donald Trump barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations Friday, declaring that if lawmakers can't reach a deal they should simply repeal "Obamacare" right away and then replace it later on. Trump's tweet revives an approach that GOP leaders and the president himself considered but dismissed months ago as impractical and politically unwise.

GOP Strategist Sees Slim Chance for Health Care Bill

"Senate Republican leaders know that chances of passing their health bill are slim, that they depend on preserving some Obamacare tax hikes, and that they probably require flipping the vote of vulnerable Nevada Sen. Dean Heller ," according to John Harwood . "Those assessments, from a GOP strategist familiar with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's thinking, show how narrow a path awaits Senate Republicans when they return July 10 after a holiday week off.

U.S. senators call for August recess to be shortened or canceled

U.S. Sen. David Perdue is in a group of 10 Republican senators who are asking that the August recess be shortened or canceled so senators can address five critical isses. U.S. Sen. David Perdue is in a group of 10 Republican senators who are asking that the August recess be shortened or canceled so senators can address five critical isses.

Hoover accountant pleads guilty to stealing $180k from employers, including UA’s Million Dollar Band

A Hoover man pleaded guilty Friday to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from two of his former employers, including a non-profit group that supported the University of Alabama's Million Dollar Band. Randall Sho Woods, 33, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge L. Scott Coogler to two counts of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud, according to an announcement by Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge David W. Archey.

James Arconti, chairman of the board of the Greater Danbury Chamber…

James Arconti, chairman of the board of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce gives a year-in-review address to a luncheon gathering Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. James Arconti, chairman of the board of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce gives a year-in-review address to a luncheon gathering Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury.

Plane crashes in flames on California freeway, 2 injured

A small twin-engine plane dropped out of the sky and exploded in flames on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport Friday morning, injuring the two people aboard but clipping only one passing vehicle, a fire official said. The Cessna 310 aircraft crashed on Interstate 405, just short of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa around 9:30 a.m., said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Trump WH declines to recognize LGBT Pride Month

The decision marks an end to two of his predecessors' tradition of officially recognizing the month. President Bill Clinton first recognized it in 1999 in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of late June 1969, which many point to as the start of the modern gay rights movement.

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The Republican leadership in the Senate decided this week to delay a vote on their long-awaited heal... . House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses during a news conference as the Republican-led House pushes ahead on legislation to crack down on illegal immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017.

In Sickness and in Health


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In this still image from "The Big Sick," stand-up comic, actor and writer Kumail Nanjiani pitches woo to Zoe Kazan, the on-screen counterpart of Nanjiani's real-life wife and "Sick" screenplay co-writer Emily V. Gordon. In "The Big Sick," stand-up jokester Kumail Nanjiani describes acceptable professions for a Pakistani-American.

Numerous States Reject Trump’s Demand for Voter Data


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A handful of states are pushing back against a sweeping demand from a controversial Trump voting commission for information about voters in every state. Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was met with outrage at its inception last month, as it is headed by " notorious vote suppressor " Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and is tasked with investigating " the imagined scourge of voter fraud ."

Prosecutors charge man with 9 Phoenix serial killings

An elite prep school is again under fire for allegations involving a game of sexual conquest similar to one a few years back where a student was charged with sexually assaulting a freshman over a sordid tradition... An elite prep school is again under fire for allegations involving a game of sexual conquest similar to one a few years back where a student was charged with sexually assaulting a freshman over a sordid tradition called the "Senior Salute." . The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States.

Interstate Transport Act: Enhanced Protection for Knife Owners Nationwide


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The American Knife & Tool Institute , a nonprofit trade association representing the entire knife community, continues to work to promote common-sense knife law reform at the federal, state, and local levels. Throughout 2017, AKTI has had numerous successes in easing burdensome restrictions on knife owners throughout the nation, including a repeal of the switchblade prohibition in Colorado and advancement of the switchblade repeal in Michigan, which is likely to be enacted this year.

Hackensack Meridian Health Vice President Named to Becker’s Hospital Review: Rising Stars in …

Jose Lozano honored for outstanding efforts in the merger of two major health networks and development of new medical school Edison, NJ- Hackensack Meridian Health, the state's most comprehensive and integrated health care network, announced that Jose Lozano, chief of staff, vice president, corporate services and governance for the network, was named to Becker's Hospital Review: Rising Stars in Healthcare 2017 - 60 under 40. Mr. Lozano played an instrumental role in the merger of Meridian Health and the Hackensack University Health Network last year, which has resulted in a dynamic partnership with 13 hospitals in seven counties and plans to open a new medical school with Seton Hall University next year.

Republicans consider a novel idea: What if Obamacare repeal…

After weeks of withering criticism over their plan to take health insurance from 22 million in order to finance tax cuts for rich people, some Senate Republicans have been kicking around an idea: Maybe don't give tax cuts to rich people. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Rounds of South Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee have proposed the idea of retaining at least the 3.8% surtax on high earners' investment income - though the same political and policy logic would seem to also apply to another Obamacare tax, the 0.9% surtax on high-earners' labor income.

Clinton Campaign Chairman Testifies in US House Russia Probe

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Trump Hails ‘Energy Revolution’ as Exports Surge

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Trump Administration Moves to Withdraw Clean-water Rule

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Court reinstates convicted mobstera s 40-year sentence –

A New York federal appeals court has reinstated the full 40-year prison sentence of a convicted mobster credited with providing the FBI information about hidden explosives in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing plot. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that U.S. District Judge Edward Korman overstepped his authority when he reduced Gregory Scarpa Jr.'s sentence for racketeering by 10 years.

Trump retaliates after ‘Morning Joe’ responds to his attacks

President Donald Trump continued his feud with two MSNBC hosts on Friday, alleging one of them asked him to intervene to stop a story in the National Enquirer tabloid. The latest skirmish began Thursday when Trump said the hosts, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, tried to join him at Mar-a-Lago last winter while Brzezinski "was bleeding badly from a face-lift."

Kris Kobach Asks U.S. States to Hand Over Personal Information of Voters


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Trump established the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity after he needed justification for claiming that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election. The president has repeatedly cried voter fraud as an explanation for why he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by millions of votes, despite winning the electoral college.

The Latest: Graphic, videos detail Baton Rouge police ambush

FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Baton Rouge police respond to active shooter near Hammond Aire Shopping Center in Baton Rouge. Gavin Long fatally shot two police officers and a sheriff's deputy... President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him:... President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop.

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MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described President Donald Trump's "unmoored behavior" in a Washington Post column where they alleged that "this year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked." Brzezinski and Scarborough wrote they ignored the "desperate pleas" from the White House.

Fox & Friends ignores WSJ report suggesting possible Russia collusion

President Donald Trump's favorite morning news show, Fox News' Fox & Friends , completely ignored a Wall Street Journal report about a Republican Party operative who sought former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers and who may have been working with then-Trump senior adviser Michael Flynn. On June 29, the Journal reported that before the 2016 presidential election, GOP operative Peter Smith "mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton's private server, likely by Russian hackers."

Remembering two brave dissidents murdered by Cuba’s Castro…

Forget Castro: Next month we observe five years since two were killed that would've led a free Cuba transition The talk today is of globalization, but we must state that unless there is global solidarity, not only human rights but also the right to remain human will be jeopardized. - Oswaldo Paya, December 17, 2002 History knows the names Lech Walesa, Vaclav Havel, Mart Laar, and Vytautas Landsbergis all of whom presided over the liberation of their countries: Poland, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, and Lithuania respectively.

FEMA contractor gave false testimony on Baton Rouge man killed in trailer, officials say

A FEMA contractor is accused of offering false testimony to a Congressional committee regarding his knowledge of faulty thermostats his company installed in FEMA trailers thermostats that led to the death of an 84-year-old blind veteran last year, according to a document obtained by the 9News Investigators on Thursday. Sixteen Democrat members of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday signed a nine-page letter to David Boone, president of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Federal Services, a FEMA contracting company better known as CB&I.

US talk show hosts hit back at Trump abuse

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, in an article in the Washington Post, acknowledged making critical statements about Mr Trump's presidency, but said: "Our concerns about his unmoored behaviour go far beyond the personal." In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, the president went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticised Mr Trump on their MSNBC show Morning Joe.

US talk show hosts hit back at Trump abuse

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, in an article in the Washington Post, acknowledged making critical statements about Mr Trump's presidency, but said: "Our concerns about his unmoored behaviour go far beyond the personal." In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, the president went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticised Mr Trump on their MSNBC show Morning Joe.

US talk show hosts hit back at Trump abuse

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, in an article in the Washington Post, acknowledged making critical statements about Mr Trump's presidency, but said: "Our concerns about his unmoored behaviour go far beyond the personal." In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, the president went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticised Mr Trump on their MSNBC show Morning Joe.

The Latest: Trump suggests repealing Obama health law now

Trump says: "If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!" That's an approach advocated by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who's said he opposes the bill, which would do both at once. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed a vote on the bill Tuesday because of opposition from conservatives and moderates.

The Latest: Trump suggests repealing Obama health law now

Trump says: "If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!" That's an approach advocated by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who's said he opposes the bill, which would do both at once. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed a vote on the bill Tuesday because of opposition from conservatives and moderates.

The Latest: Trump suggests repealing Obama health law now

Trump says: "If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!" That's an approach advocated by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who's said he opposes the bill, which would do both at once. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed a vote on the bill Tuesday because of opposition from conservatives and moderates.

Top StoryMSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts

In this April 22, 2013 file photo, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. President Donald Trump has used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

Top StoryMSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts

In this April 22, 2013 file photo, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. President Donald Trump has used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

Top StoryMSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts

In this April 22, 2013 file photo, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. President Donald Trump has used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

Former DA Seth Williams jailed following guilty plea

The city's top prosecutor pleaded guilty Thursday to a corruption charge, resigned from office and was sent immediately to jail by a judge who said he couldn't be trusted. In a surprise development two weeks into his federal trial, District Attorney Seth Williams pleaded guilty to a single count of accepting a bribe from a businessman in exchange for legal favors.

Trump’s disdain for the world is making America weak again: Opinion

President Donald Trump, right, is flanked by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during their meeting with Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, at the US ambassador residence in Rome, Wednesday May 24, 2017. President Donald Trump, right, is flanked by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during their meeting with Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, at the US ambassador residence in Rome, Wednesday May 24, 2017.

Trump denounced after assailing woman TV host in personal terms

U.S. President Donald Trump assailed a woman TV news host in highly personal terms on Thursday, calling her "crazy" and alleging she had been bleeding at one point from a facelift, in a Twitter attack that drew strong criticism, including from fellow Republicans. Trump, who often decries what he calls "fake news" in the American media and who this week attacked CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post, took fierce aim on Thursday at the hosts of the MSNBC program "Morning Joe," Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

Trump denounced after assailing woman TV host in personal terms

U.S. President Donald Trump assailed a woman TV news host in highly personal terms on Thursday, calling her "crazy" and alleging she had been bleeding at one point from a facelift, in a Twitter attack that drew strong criticism, including from fellow Republicans. Trump, who often decries what he calls "fake news" in the American media and who this week attacked CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post, took fierce aim on Thursday at the hosts of the MSNBC program "Morning Joe," Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

Senate Republican bill would slash Medicaid by 2036, complicating talks

A U.S. Senate proposal to replace Obamacare would cut spending on government Medicaid for the poor by 35 percent come 2036, a non-partisan congressional research office said on Thursday, further complicating Republican efforts to forge a deal. The Congressional Budget Office report, requested by Senate Democrats, provides a longer-term look at how the Republican plan would affect Medicaid spending as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell searches for a formula to win over the conservative and moderate elements of his Republican caucus.

House cracks down on illegal immigrants with bills backed by Trump

Bills backed by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigrants passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, drawing criticism from immigration activists and others who called them a threat to civil liberties. The House voted 228-195 to pass the "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act" that would withhold some federal grants to so-called "sanctuary city" jurisdictions that do not comply with certain federal immigration laws.By a vote of 257-167, the chamber also passed "Kate's law" to increase penalties for illegal immigrants who return to the United States.

House cracks down on illegal immigrants with bills backed by Trump

Bills backed by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigrants passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, drawing criticism from immigration activists and others who called them a threat to civil liberties. The House voted 228-195 to pass the "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act" that would withhold some federal grants to so-called "sanctuary city" jurisdictions that do not comply with certain federal immigration laws.By a vote of 257-167, the chamber also passed "Kate's law" to increase penalties for illegal immigrants who return to the United States.

Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican U.S. senators on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new health care plan to take its place. Republican leaders have set Friday as the goal for working out changes to Senate legislation that would repeal extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the law dubbed Obamacare that expanded health insurance coverage to 20 million people.

Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican U.S. senators on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new health care plan to take its place. Republican leaders have set Friday as the goal for working out changes to Senate legislation that would repeal extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the law dubbed Obamacare that expanded health insurance coverage to 20 million people.

Simone Veil, iconic European feminista

French Former Health Minister Simone Veil attends on April 6, 2013 the awarding of the Political Book Prize at the National Assemby in Paris. Simone Veil, a French survivor of Nazi death camps and European Parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of France's most prominent woman politicians, has died.

Simone Veil, iconic European feminista

French Former Health Minister Simone Veil attends on April 6, 2013 the awarding of the Political Book Prize at the National Assemby in Paris. Simone Veil, a French survivor of Nazi death camps and European Parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of France's most prominent woman politicians, has died.

Simone Veil, iconic European feminista

French Former Health Minister Simone Veil attends on April 6, 2013 the awarding of the Political Book Prize at the National Assemby in Paris. Simone Veil, a French survivor of Nazi death camps and European Parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of France's most prominent woman politicians, has died.

Obama makes nostalgic trip to his Indonesia childhood home

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family arrived Friday in his childhood home of Jakarta on the end of a 10-day vacation in Indonesia, where they visited ancient temples and went whitewater rafting. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo met Obama at the Bogor Palace in West Java, a grand Dutch colonial building about 55 kilometers south of Jakarta that is famous for its botanical gardens and a herd of spotted deer that roam the grounds.

MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts

In this April 22, 2013 file photo, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. President Donald Trump has used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts

In this April 22, 2013 file photo, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. President Donald Trump has used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

Trump’s Muslim Ban Comes Into Effect

People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban. It means people without close family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry.

Mika/Joe Respond: ‘Donald Trump is Not Well’

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough: President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America's leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president.

Mika/Joe Respond: ‘Donald Trump is Not Well’

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough: President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America's leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president.

As I See It: Long division15 min ago

"CBS Sunday Morning" had a great segment on its June 18 show. It covered a lot of political and social ground in asking many questions related to when the major divisions in our country really started and what is going on today that is fueling the fires.

MSNBC – Morning Joe’ hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts

Palm Beach Gardens police say witnesses told investigators that Williams ran a red light in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, causing a June 9 cr The Sounds will be fighting for the title of 'Music City' as the Honky Tonks while the Round Rock Express will be called the Dance Halls for In this April 22, 2013 file photo, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. President Donald Trump has used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

When a partisan becomes president

In the fall of '16, Americans elected a presidential candidate with a well-deserved reputation for partisanship. Once inaugurated, he surprised his countrymen by seeking to end party politics and usher in a time of unity among Americans rarely seen in our history.

Nostalgia Isn’t Just an Escape-Science Says It’s Important for Coping, Too


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In his song "Time Was," counterculture singer Phil Ochs reminisces about a past "when a man could build a home, have a family of his own. The peaceful years would flow; he could watch his children grow.

Subpoena threat to White House over Comey meeting tape request

Republican and Democrat leaders on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee are threatening a subpoena unless the White House clarifies whether any recordings, memoranda or other documents exist of Donald Trump's meetings with sacked FBI director James Comey. The day before, President Trump said in a series of tweets that he "did not make, and do not have, any such recordings", but also said he had "no idea" if tapes or recordings of his conversations with Mr Comey existed.

Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data

President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public. A Wednesday letter from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity gives secretaries of state about two weeks to provide about a dozen points of voter data.

A fitness model on body looks better when she weighs MORE

Hunt for white driver who killed African-American 18-year-old girl with one bullet to the head as they both merged into the same lane Mika and Joe postpone their vacation to hit back at Trump: MSNBC hosts will 'sling some bad blood' at the President on air this morning over his astonishing 'bleeding from a facelift' tweet Republican operative who is now dead 'claimed to work with Flynn and tried to get Hillary's stolen emails from Russian hackers' 'We are very sorry!': Kendall and Kylie Jenner insist they meant no 'disrespect' by featuring Biggie and Tupac on $125 vintage shirts Travel ban 2.0: Protesters descend on airports across the country as Trump's ban on grandparents, grandchildren and fiances of U.S. residents from Muslim countries takes effect Mexican cartel leader who dismembered a six-year-old girl with an ax while she was still ALIVE is jailed for life in a US prison Corinne ... (more)

The Latest: Fox is giving Trump tweets a tough look

Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., confer on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, as the committee conducts a hearing on Russian intervention in European elections in light of revelations by American intelligence agencies that blame Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine speaks amid a crush of reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.

A look at Philippine leader’s stormy first year in power

It's been a remarkably turbulent first year for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has left thousands of suspects dead and prompted critics to call his rule a "human rights calamity." One accused him of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court.

Editorial Roundup: Bloomberg View – Closing bases would strengthen U.S. military


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The House is working on the military budget for 2018, and the Pentagon is not pleased. Not only does the plan fall short of the "historic" boost in spending promised by President Donald Trump, but the proposal doesn't even include one of the military's own suggestions for saving money.

Bloomberg View: US will pay for Trump’s global unpopularity


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Judging by a just-released poll from the Pew Research Center, President Donald Trump is heading to next week's G-20 meeting in Germany with a resounding global vote of no confidence. Only 22 percent of more than 40,000 respondents from 37 countries had confidence in Trump doing the right thing regarding world affairs; 64 percent felt that way about Barack Obama at the end of his presidency.

Moon, Trump noted for opposited backgrou…

Political disparity was not the only factor to distinguish South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump, the two state chiefs who made their first encounter in Washington for a summit this week. Much in contrast to Trump, an aggressive and affluent businessman with an unpredictable and controversial way of action, Moon is more of a man of principle, a social climber who has made his way from scratch.

Letter: Major cause for memory loss? Partisan politics


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I must respond to the recent "fake news" letter concerning violence being encouraged by the left "Your View: Blame the left for political violence/" June 22). As usual, we must take selective amnesia into consideration: It was then-candidate Trump encouraging his audiences to commit violent acts against dissenters at his campaign rallies, endorsing Second Amendment action against Hillary Clinton, on and on.

Your View: Criticism of sheriff should come with caveats


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Sure, it's an issue I've been working on for 20 years. It's an issue I'm passionate about and one I've discussed with many in the law enforcement community from here to Washington, D.C., and the southern border.  But it's an issue I'm still learning about; an issue that I have a good working knowledge of but one I recognize is always changing.

Pro&Con: US air travelers deserve better


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More than 3.4 million Americans are expected to take to the skies this July 4 holiday, and turbulence is a given. With such a surge in traffic, congestion and delays that leave passengers holed up in crowded, outdated airports are inevitable.

Pro&Con: Privatization is not all it seems


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What we actually got was an endorsement of legislation that was passed this week by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which is led by Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. The legislation's ultimate fate is uncertain, but much is at stake.

Looking toward retirement, BCC President John Sbrega reflects on life and the college


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As a teenager in Holyoke in the 1950s, John J. “Jack” Sbrega dreamed of one day coaching baseball and teaching at a local prep school near his hometown.  He saw himself on the baseball diamond “with leather patches on my jacket. Maybe I'd take up pipe smoking,” he said with a laugh.  He aimed to follow the footsteps of his dad - a high school teacher and professor at Westfield State College, now Westfield State University.  “Education was something I grew up with in the house,” he said.

‘Actual malice’ and The New York Times

For Sarah Palin to prevail in her libel action against the New York Times , she must prove that the Times knew that the following statement in a June 15, 2017 editorial was false, or was published "with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not: "...Sarah Palin's political action committee circulated a map of targeted election districts that put [Congresswoman Gabrielle] Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs." The editorial went on to suggest that there was direct incitement "in the Giffords attack".

De Lima’s drug case arraignment deferred

Detained Senator Leila De Lima's arraignment for one of the three drug cases filed by the Department of Justice has been postponed on Friday. Judge Amelia Fabros-Corpuz of Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 ordered De Lima to appear for her arraignment in case No.

More flight cancelations to Cuba

A couple of years ago, many of my local friends were curious about traveling to Cuba. They seemed fascinated by the idea of traveling to an island isolated from reality for 50-plus years.

Mona Charen: Republicans are big-government party, too

We now have the answer to a question that has hung in the air for months: Why did the Republican leadership not have an Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan on the shelf and ready to go the minute the election went their way? Why didn't they use the time since the law's 2010 passage to craft the Republican alternative? The charitable answer would be: ... (more)

Fighting success

Manchester officials are expected to meet with attorneys in the City Solicitors Office on Friday to review findings of an investigation by the Attorney General's Office into the mismanagement and... Globe Holding Co., a New Hampshire-based company and leader in outfitting firefighters with protective gear, has agreed to a deal with another industry ... (more)

The Latest: House OKs 2 bills on illegal immigration

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, left, joins House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as the Republican-led House pushes ahead on legislation to crack down on illegal immigration, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017. One bill would strip federal funds from "sanctuary" cities that shield residents from federal immigration authorities, while a separate bill would stiffen punishments on people who re-enter the U.S. Illegally.

Big Win: House Passes ‘Kate’s Law’

Crimes committed by illegal immigrants are especially hard for some Americans to bear, as they believe that the crime would never have happened had the illegal immigrant not been permitted to stay in the country. Sanctuary cities that protect these illegal immigrants only make the matter even more contentious.

John Podesta Loses it on Live TV During Russia Debate

Democrats have been eager to accuse Donald Trump of having ties to Russia - but they ignore that Hillary Clinton had people on her campaign staff with their own ties to Russia, including her campaign chairman, John Podesta. And when that fact got pointed out, Podesta didn't appreciate it at all .

Hawaii challenges Trump travel ban

The state of Hawaii on Thursday night filed a court challenge to the Trump administration's limitations on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations, moments after it went into effect. The state asked a federal judge to clarify that the administration cannot enforce a temporary ban against certain relatives, according to The Hill .

Report: Russian hackers spoke about Clinton emails, Flynn

Russian hackers discussed during the 2016 presidential campaign whether they could obtain emails pilfered from Hillary Clinton and ultimately get them to an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, according to a report published Thursday by The Wall Street Journal. The Journal said investigators probing Russian meddling in the election have examined intelligence agency reports about how hackers wanted to get emails from Clinton's server to an intermediary and then to Mike Flynn, a retired lieutenant general and senior adviser to Trump who went on to serve briefly as his national security adviser.

Trump announces ‘under the wall’ oil pipeline with Mexico

Washington, June 30 US President Donald Trump announced the approval of a pipeline to transport oil to Mexico, crossing the border near the town of Penitas, Texas, and running "under the wall" he has promised to build along the frontier. At a conference at the Department of Energy headquarters, Trump on Thursday said that he had approved construction of the pipeline, which he added will increase US energy exports.

House GOP backs bills to crack down on illegal immigration

President Donald Trump meets with what the White House identifies as "immigration crime victims" to urge passage of House legislation to save American lives, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Cabinet Room at the White Hou... . Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, left, finishes a statement on immigration and sanctuary cities as he joins, from left, Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Hou... .

‘It is really not normal’: Both sides condemn Trump for vulgar tweet about TV host

The first tweet contained the typical name-calling fare from President Donald Trump , the kind of attacks that no longer surprise most people - labeling MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as "poorly rated" and calling its hosts "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and "Psycho Joe." But the second tweet, landing about six minutes later, caused an immediate and sustained uproar, as it contained a deeply personal and vulgar attack on Mika Brzezinski.

House passes bills to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities,’ deported criminals who return to U.S.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, confers with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., as the House focuses on immigration and sanctuary cities, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, confers with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., as the House focuses on immigration and sanctuary cities, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Donald Trump reveals his six initiatives for ‘golden era’ of U.S. energy dominance

The Trump administration said Thursday it is taking steps to expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as President Donald Trump continues to push for U.S. "energy dominance" in the global market. The Interior Department is rewriting a five-year drilling plan established by the Obama administration, with an eye toward opening areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that now are off-limits to drilling.

As Senate delays health care vote, fight heats up in California GOP districts

Rep. Jeff Denham, center, faces constituents angry about his vote to repeal Obamacare during a town meeting held in Riverbank, Calif., on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. On the surface, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision this week to delay a vote on the Senate's health care bill might seem frustrating to the House Republicans who backed a measure to rip up Obamacare.

The Latest: Hawaii seeks ‘close family’ clarification

The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries : Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says he's concerned the Trump administration may be violating the U.S. Supreme Court's travel ban ruling. The travel ban temporarily barring some citizens of six majority-Muslim countries from coming into the United States went into effect Thursday.

Russian hackers reportedly discussed how to steal Clinton’s…

Hackers believed to be Russian discussed how to steal Hillary Clinton's emails from her private email server and transfer them to Michael Flynn via an intermediary, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing reports compiled by US intelligence agencies investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election. One of those intermediaries, according to the Journal, may have been a GOP operative named Peter W. Smith - an 80-year-old opposition researcher who assembled a team of t to track down hacking groups with access to the 33,000 emails Clinton deleted from her private email server that she said were personal in nature.

Arkansas governor: Changes needed to Senate health care bill

John Hatcher, right, and Ethan Williams, both of Jonesboro, hold up signs for passing motorists while protesting the healthcare bill in front of the Municipal Center Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Jonesboro, Ark. The U.S. Senate GOP's stalled health care legislation needs to ease some of its limits on Medicaid spending and give greater control of the program to the states, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday.

Texas leads 11 states in urging Trump to end DACA

Tomas Martinez, with GLAHR, a grass roots organization from Atlanta, chants to excite the crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 18, 2016. Hundreds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama's immigration executive action as the Court hears oral arguments on the deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA.

Paxton threatens to sue over DACA if Trump does not rescind program

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a 10-state coalition have threatened to sue the federal government over an Obama-era program that protects unauthorized immigrants if the program is not rescinded by September. "We respectfully request that the Secretary of Homeland Security phase out the DACA program," Attorney General Paxton said in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, using the acronym for the program.

Republican slate set in weeks leading up to caucus

With weeks to go before the Republican Town Committee Caucus , the GOP side of this year's local elections is all but set. The slate was tentatively decided at the most recent, June 14, meeting of the RTC, but will not officially voted on until July 18. All Republicans seeking re-election save for one made the list.

Scientist: EPA Pressured Me to Change Testimony

A Minnesota scientist who leads an Environmental Protection Agency scientific advisory board says she was pressured by the agency's chief of staff to change her congressional testimony to downplay the Trump administration's decision not to reappoint half the panel's members. Emails show that EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson asked Deborah Swackhamer, who recently retired from the University of Minnesota, to stick to the agency's stance at a hearing last month that the decision on those appointments had not yet been made.

Susan Rice agrees to testify before House intelligence panel

The House intelligence committee plans to interview Susan Rice next month as part of its investigation into Russia meddling in the US election last year, a high-profile target for Republicans who accuse President Barack Obama's former national security adviser of improperly handling classified intelligence reports, according to sources familiar with the private talks. President Donald Trump and Republicans have focused on allegations that Rice revealed the names of Trump's transition aides in intelligence reports -- called "unmasking" -- saying that Obama officials were seeking to divulge damaging information about the Trump campaign.

Saudis Leading `Inhuman Siege’ on Qatar, Foreign Minister Says

The Saudi Arabia-led effort to isolate Qatar is an "inhuman siege" that's putting the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council at risk, Qatar's foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Mohammed Al Thani said the Gulf emirate is willing to meet with its neighbors to ease tensions but pushed back on a list of demands -- including the shuttering of the Al Jazeera television network -- issued by the bloc for its alleged support for terrorism.

GOP Senators Rebuke Trump Over Tweets Insulting Cable Host

President Donald Trump was criticized by members of his own party for tweets that attacked a female cable TV host and claimed she was bleeding from a face-lift. President Donald Trump drew condemnation from members of his own party after he attacked a female cable news host over her appearance and intellect in a series of tweets Thursday morning.

Trump plan would expand oil drilling in Arctic and Atlantic

The Trump administration said Thursday it is taking steps to expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as President Donald Trump continues to push for U.S. "energy dominance" in the global market. The Interior Department is rewriting a five-year drilling plan established by the Obama administration, with an eye toward opening areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that now are off-limits to drilling.

House panel threatens subpoena over tape request

President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching WASHINGTON - Bipartisan leaders on the House Intelligence Committee are threatening a subpoena if the White House doesn't clarify whether any recordings, memoranda or other documents exist of President Donald Trump's meetings with fired FBI Director James Comey. The panel had previously set a June 23 deadline for the White House to respond to the panel's request.

Police: Venus Williams involved in car crash

Recreational marijuana becomes legal to buy Saturday in Nevada, but that doesn't mean anything goes in the place where most people think anything goes. Recreational marijuana becomes legal to buy Saturday in Nevada, but that doesn't mean anything goes in the place where most people think anything goes.

Germany beats Mexico 4-1 to reach Confederations Cup final

Germany's Leon Goretzka celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Germany and Mexico, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, June 29, 2017. . Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa fails to save the ball as Germany's Leon Goretzka, left scores the opening goal during the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Germany and Mexico, at the Fisht Stadium in ... .

President Trump is right to end Obama’s submissive policy of…

While there can be many different ways of dealing with Cuba's murderous apartheid dictatorship and helping the Cuban people break the chains of tyranny, there is one way we know for sure that will not work: rewarding the Castro regime for doing absolutely nothing. You can argue if President Trump's Cuba policy is the correct one, but you cannot argue that he was wrong to reverse Obama's feckless and submissive policy.

The Latest: UNHCR hopes for a generousa US refugee policy

The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries : The U.N. refugee agency says it hopes for a "generous approach" from the United States as the Trump administration adjusts U.S. refugee resettlement policies. Spokesman William Spindler of UNHCR noted the U.S. "tradition of generosity toward those fleeing war and persecution" after the administration set new criteria for visa applicants from six mostly Muslim nations and all refugees.

Michelle Rodriguez threatens to leave ‘Fast and the Furious’

14, 2016, file photo, actress Michelle Rodriguez attends the " Assignment" premiere on day 7 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto. Rodriguez wro... Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's asked the new leader of New York City's troubled public transit system to do a series of urgent reviews of the agency's management and aging infrastructure.

FAA urges county to delay plans

The Federal Aviation Administration wants Fulton County to wait several years before again considering putting a project to extend the county airport runway into its airport master plan. The county Planning Department reported to the Board of Supervisors' Buildings and Grounds-Highway Committee on Monday about the status of the runway project.

The Latest: Spokeswoman says Trump ‘fights fire with fire’

A wildfire burning through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19... A wildfire burning through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago. Republicans are touting that premiums would go down under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills.

Panels demand billions more for defense than Trump requested

Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Tr... Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's asked the new leader of New York City's troubled public transit system to do a series of urgent reviews of the agency's management and aging infrastructure. The endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are having pregnancy problems because they can't find enough to eat.

The Trump economy got off to a sluggish start

The economy grew at an annual pace of 1.4% in the first three months of the year, according to the final reading Thursday from the Commerce Department. That's similar to the first quarters of the last few years under President Barack Obama, when growth was also anemic.

Trump Doesna t Know What a Medicaid Cut IsLike Newt Gingrich back in…

The president either doesn't understand how Medicaid funding levels are set, or is cynically assuming readers of his tweets don't understand it. A presidential tweet yesterday afternoon helps us answer a pertinent question: How does Trump justify supporting GOP health plans that violate his pledge during the campaign to oppose cuts in Medicaid spending? It seems POTUS does not understand how Medicaid funding works, and thus what constitutes a "cut."

Cotton to GOP: ‘You’re Too Weak to Do What You Should Do’

Frustration is boiling over for congressional Republicans who, despite a majority in both Houses, have failed to pass meaningful legislation, Politico reported. The latest founder was the Senate's version of healthcare that stalled this week when leaders postponed a vote until after July 4 recess, leading to this sharp critique from Republican Sen. Tom Cotton: "You're too weak to do what you should do," the Arkansas senator told colleagues at a White House powwow, according to Politico.

GOP lawmakers blast Trump’s ‘Morning Joe’ tweets

Republican lawmakers were caught off-guard by President Donald Trump's personal attack on "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski Thursday, with several saying the remarks were unbecoming of his office. On Thursday morning, while MSNBC's "Morning Joe" was on the air, Trump posted a pair of shocking tweets about Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough.

New SEUALG director wants you to know what SEUALG means

If you are reading this, do you know what SEUALG does? You might have seen their vehicles in town with that acronym on the door or driven by the old Reeves School on south Carbon Avenue and know that the agency resides there. If not, then that is Geri Gamber's mission as she takes over as Executive Director of the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments.

Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Slams Sarah Huckabee Sanders For Praising VA

The heroic Navy SEAL who shot dead Osama Bin Laden has come out swinging at Sarah Huckabee Sanders for her praise of the Veteran's Administration, which he slammed as a "damn insult to vets!" Robert O'Neill launched an angry tirade against the deputy White House press secretary on Twitter Wednesday, claiming the VA is so bad he pays for his own private health insurance and once had his wallet swiped at a VA facility. I just heard @SarahHuckabee talk about "successes" at the VA.

The Justices Agree to Grapple With Travel Bans and Phantoms


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President Donald Trump's travel ban is in one of the biggest cases of the upcoming October term. That is, if it doesn't disappear--poof!--like an enchanted carriage at midnight.

Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes. Republican leaders hope to agree on changes to the legislation by Friday so lawmakers can take it up after next week's Independence Day recess..

Senate Intelligence panel will see Comey Trump memos

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday they had reached an agreement that would allow them to see memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about his meetings with President Donald Trump. Comey's relationship with Trump has been central to ongoing investigations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and whether there was collusion between Trump associates and Moscow.

Senate committee wants U.S. states to publicize hacking details

The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday the panel had asked election officials in 21 U.S. states to make public information about efforts to hack their systems during last year's election. Some lawmakers have expressed frustration that the information has been kept secret, saying it impedes the country's ability to prevent such hacks in the future.

Syria, Russia accuse US of plotting ‘provocation’

21, 2016 file photo released by the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. The Syrian government on... Republicans are touting that premiums would go down under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills.

UK leader names chair of inquiry into London tower fire

Republicans are touting that premiums would go down under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills. Republicans are touting that premiums would go down under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills.

Online hate speech may soon incur a hefty bill in Germany

2017 file photo German Justice Minister Heiko Maas attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. German lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the coun... Republicans are touting that premiums would go down under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills.

Congress seizes lead on Trump’s promise to rebuild military

President Donald Trump made rebuilding the U.S. armed forces a signature promise during the presidential campaign, but it's the GOP-controlled Congress that's leading the way by adding tens of billions of dollars to the annual defense policy bill to pay for active-duty troops, combat aircraft and ships that he didn't request. The House Armed Services Committee approved its version of a $696 billion bill for 2018 just before midnight Wednesday by a 60-1 vote.

Aldi reopens remodeled Sheffield Village store

Aldi is offering grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its remodeled Sheffield Village store today, the first of seven Cleveland-area stores that are part of an aggressive $1.6 billion investment plan recently announced. To celebrate the reopening of the store that's been closed since the end of May, Aldi is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. on Friday.

Jarad M. Lucan, Attorney, Shipman & Goodwin LLP to Speak at the…

New York, NY, June 29, 2017 -- -- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jarad M. Lucan, Attorney, Shipman & Goodwin LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Is the Grass Greener for NLRB Under Trump Administration? Live Webcast." This event is scheduled for July 13, 2017 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm .

Brexit Bulletin: May Faces Biggest Parliamentary Test

Prime Minister Theresa May's minority administration faces its biggest test yet on Thursday as Parliament votes on her legislative program. The opposition Labour Party is already seeking to introduce elements of its manifesto via amendments, including one that would demand Britain tries in the Brexit talks to keep the "exact same benefits" of the European Union's single market and customs union.

Leading Off: Kershaw starts for Dodgers

The Supreme Court's ruling to allow President Donald Trump's travel ban go forward in part leaves more questions than it answers. The Supreme Court's ruling to allow President Donald Trump's travel ban go forward in part leaves more questions than it answers.

EPA Moves to Roll Back Clean Water Protections

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency is moving forward with a rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, led by New Jersey Audubon and National Wildlife Federation, and its partners are deeply dismayed by this action.

County Open Space Program Helps Aviation Museum With Major Door Restoration Project

The restoration efforts at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum are constant and costly. Thanks to the Cape May County Open Space Historic Preservation Program, museum staff will be able to undertake a large project that has been on the list of recommended repairs since the museum's inception in 1997; restoring the bottom sections of the telescopic hangar doors on the east and west sides.

Metis Secure Emergency Alert Beacon Industry Case Studies Published

Metis Secure two-way hands free voice emergency alerting beacons are designed to serve campuses, industry, military bases and public areas proliferating for 'safer spaces' requirements worldwide Today Metis Secure Solutions , a wholly owned subsidiary of Desktop Alert Inc announced that the company has completed a joint interoperability test and evaluation certifying Metis Secure products fully integrate with the Desktop Alert Mass Notification Platform. Metis Secure delivers software and hardware products that help you protect your people, facilities, and assets when an emergency strikes.

Nikki Haley Praises Cuts to the U.N.’s Peacekeeping Budget, Sparking Online Backlash


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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley testifies to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on "Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations" in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2017. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has sparked online furore over a tweet praising cuts made by the Trump administration to the organization's peacekeeping budget.

Otis audit shows three years of theft

Money was stolen from the association in 2015, 2016 and 2017, read a Wednesday news release from the State Auditor's Office. Otis audit shows three years of theft Money was stolen from the association in 2015, 2016 and 2017, read a Wednesday news release from the State Auditor's Office.

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Hours after President Donald Trump told reporters to expect a "big surprise" on the stalled Senate health care bill, one Republican lawmaker slammed the bill, invoking the "do no harm" principle. During an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, Rep. Pete King said Wednesday that "it's wrong to pass something for the sake of passing it."

Storm season begins, restoration months away

No matter the size, no matter how far away it may or may not seem, a tropical storm system has a path, and designs, all its own. And with a long, and potentially busy, storm season ahead, the peninsula beaches could be in for a trying summer.

California Republicans don’t want to be caught again without a…

The GOP may be in dire straits in California, but a flurry of recent moves suggests the party of Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon is not willing to abandon the 2018 gubernatorial race, as it did four years ago. The big question is if the party will be able to marshal enough support behind a Republican candidate for governor and avoid a repeat of last fall's Senate campaign, which, thanks to the top-two primary, was fought between two Democratic candidates.

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Most people long ago figured out how the region's Brotherhood of Justice works. If you're a member in good standing of the good-ol'-boys-and-girls club, no problem.

Dems Must Win Big in CA to Recoup D.C. Power

A teammate of Sandy Koufax once claimed that Major League hitters who faced the Dodgers' pitching immortal would tell themselves, "A foul ball was a moral victory." This notion of win-by-losing moral victories keeps cropping up in political chat fests these days, as Democrats try to spin their 0-for-4 streak against Republicans in 2017 congressional special elections, most recently after the party and allies torched $30 million to buy a second-place finish for 30-year-old greenhorn Jon Ossoff in Newt Gingrich's old Georgia district.

Scenes from the Swamp: (Almost) Inside Trump’s $35,000-Per-Plate Reelection Fundraiser


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It's the year 2017 and Donald Trump has been president of the United States for 159 days, or 10.9 percent of his first term in office. So obviously, on Wednesday evening he held his first fundraiser for his 2020 reelection campaign.

Oakland Calls for Trump Impeachment

The City Councils in Santa Cruz and Oakland City both considered an IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION on June 27, 2017. Both Councils voted to approve and the Resolutions will therefore be forwarded to Rep. Jimmy Panetta and Rep. Barbara Lee .

Trump names Republican aide to open FCC seat


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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he planned to nominate a Federal Communications Commission attorney to fill one of two vacant seats at the nation's telecommunications regulatory agency. The White House said Trump would name Brendan Carr, a Republican who previously served as an adviser to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, to an open seat.

ICE director appears to break with one of Trump’s key beliefs…

Thomas Homan, the acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, appeared to break with one of President Donald Trump's key campaign assertions on Wednesday, suggesting he didn't believe immigrants in the country illegally commit more crimes than Americans. "Did I say aliens commit more crimes than US citizens? I didn't say that," Homan told reporters at an off-camera briefing.

House panel backs bill to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas. People enter the south portal of Yucca Mountain during a 2015 congressional tour of the proposed radioactive waste dump near Mercury, Nev., 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Balderas endorses Lujan Grisham for governor

Balderas himself had considered running for governor in 2018, but he announced in May that he would instead run for re-election as attorney general. His endorsement this week comes as Lujan Grisham, who launched her campaign for governor in December, seeks to establish herself as the Democrats' presumptive nominee.

Wrestling’s new villain calls himself ‘Progressive Liberal’

Turns out pro wrestler "Progressive Liberal Dan Richards'" finishing move is called 'the liberal agenda'. https://t.co/DCufjPJF30 pic.twitter.com/JCmrhHOMQF A wrestler holding a microphone faced an Appalachian crowd before a match and began unleashing a torrent of insults, the nature of which seemed out of place at a pro wrestling tournament.

Important Shareholder Alert: Khang & Khang LLP Announces an…

IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces an Investigation of PDC Energy, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm Khang & Khang LLP announces that it is investigating claims against PDC Energy, Inc. concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. If you purchased shares of PDC and want more information, please contact Joon M. Khang, Esquire, of Khang & Khang LLP, 18101 Von Karman Avenue, 3rd Floor, Irvine, The investigation concerns whether PDC and certain of its directors and/or officers violated federal securities laws.

McConnell pushes for revised health care bill before Congress breaks Friday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health-care bill to the Congressional Budget Office as soon as Friday as he continues to push for a vote before Congress's August recess. The effort reflects the tight timeline McConnell faces in his attempt to hold a vote in July - and the pressure he is under to change the bill to garner enough support to pass it.

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Pence is scheduled to visit suburban Cleveland on Wednesday, ... The Supreme Court's ruling to allow President Donald Trump's travel ban go forward in part leaves more questions than it answers. The Supreme Court's ruling to allow President Donald Trump's travel ban go forward in part leaves more questions than it answers.

Burr ‘confident’ he will view Comey memos soon

Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr said Wednesday he's requested former FBI Director James Comey's memos from the FBI and is confident he will get access to the documents soon. "I've made the request from the FBI, and I feel confident we will have access to them," the North Carolina Republican said.

Dem congressman: ‘Just plain wrong’ for Trump to hold fundraiser at own hotel

As President Donald Trump holds his first re-election fundraiser Wednesday night at the hotel he owns in Washington, one Democratic congressman is slamming the President over the move, arguing it is "just plain wrong." An invitation to the event, held at the Trump International Hotel, showed that tickets started at $35,000 per person, with a $100,000 price tag to sit on the host committee.

Corker: Russia sanctions fight devolves into ‘total silliness’

The House and Senate are still at odds over a Russia sanctions bill that passed in the Senate last week, in a dispute that Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker described Wednesday as "total silliness." The two chambers are quarreling over technical changes that the House Republicans say need to be made in the bill, which passed the Senate 98-2.

Trump Administration Rescinds WOTUS Rule

Earlier this week, the Trump administration added another Obama-era regulation to its list of policy rollbacks. On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a proposal to strike the 2015 "Waters of the United States" regulation, which had expanded the number of U.S. waterways subject to federal review for pollution control purposes.

Trump meets with ‘immigration crime victims’


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A day before the House of Representatives is set to vote on the 'No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,' U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a meeting with families affected by crimes allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants. Rough Cut .

Trump’s Cuba policy has created doubt about an important front…

The rollback of relations with Cuba announced by President Donald Trump earlier this month has left many facets of the renewed relationship in doubt. Though the goal was to "chill" trips to the island by Americans , some features of the Obama-led thaw - like the ability to visit or send money to the island as well as many commercial deals - remain in place.

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"The markets are collapsing - we have to do something," Sen. Ron Johnson told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday. Johnson said in the end, it might be best for the two parties to "work together" on a health care bill: "Anything we pass is not going to be perfect, so maybe what we're going to have to do is the Democrats pass theirs on a partisan basis, maybe we've got to do this and then hopefully, we can take their offer and work together to actually fix our health care system.

After delay, California congressman to be sworn in July 11

California U.S. Rep.-elect Jimmy Gomez is expected to finally join fellow Democrats in Washington on July 11, five weeks after he won his seat. He says he was unable to join Republicans Karen Handel of Georgia and Ralph Norman of South Carolina at a Monday swearing-in session due to a family conflict.

Homeland Security: ‘We expect implementation’ of Trump’s…

President Donald Trump's controversial executive order temporarily barring travel into the United States from six majority-Muslim nations and all refugees is expected to begin Thursday, a Homeland Security official told Business Insider Wednesday. "We expect implementation to begin tomorrow and we'll release additional information then," David Lapan, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, told Business Insider.

Lawsuits over new Utah monument to test president’s power

This 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument will face a tougher challenge than anticipated.

Politics & Policy Daily: Voulez-Vous Marcher Avec Moi?


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Questions and answers about officers who enforce travel ban

Travelers walk near a sign for international arrivals at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October 2017.

Olympian skier Tom Corcoran dies, founded popular ski resort

In this Dec. 31, 1966 file photo, Waterville Valley ski area developer Tom Corcoran, far left, and his wife Roberta, pose with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Paul Pfosi, far right, a Swiss skier who headed the ski school at Waterville Valley, N.H. Corcoran, an Olympic skier who founded New Hampshire's Waterville Valley ski area and built it into a destination for racers and celebrities alike, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Man left with broken leg after boat collision

Darien Police are investigating a boat accident where two vessels collided on the Long Island Sound during a Sunday morning outing, leaving one of the passengers with serious injuries. On June 25 around 9:45 a.m., a 36-foot power-operated sailboat collided with a 20-foot boat when the 40-year-old Jersey City man operating the sailboat - the lone occupant - left the boat running to retrieve an item below deck.

President Invents ‘Internet Taxes’ Because, Yeah, He’s *That* Smart

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Time magazine asked President Trump to remove fake covers featuring the commander-in-chief; if only Smithsonian Magazine would show similar courage about the . The EPA is rolling back regulations on drinking water and, in a totally unrelated development, the population of Flint, Michigan, is roughly the size of Trump's margin of victory in that state.

Perjury case dropped against ex-trooper in Sandra Bland case

Republicans are touting that premiums would go down under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills. Republicans are touting that premiums would go down under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills.

United Way of Alamance to allot $72K in U.S. aid

Alamance County will get $72,616 in federal aid for emergency food and shelter this year, the United Way of Alamance County said. A board headed by FEMA and consisting of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America and The Salvation Army selected the county to get the aid.

Madigan offers budget, but won’t say how he’d fund it

That prompted Republicans backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner to accuse Democrats of refusing to "show their cards" on a tax increase, saying without details it's impossible to tell if Madigan's blueprint was balanced. With a Friday deadline looming to strike an agreement before Illinois government enters a third-straight year without a budget, both political parties appear to be locked in a high-stakes game of chicken.

Column: Time is ripe to bring sports betting into the open

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, waits to speak during a news conference in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, a case that could lead other states to seek a share of the lucrative market.

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, commuters walk by a Wells Fargo ATM location at New York's Penn Station. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve gave the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn.

Donald Trump meets with Chicago Cubs at White House

President Donald Trump, with Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, right, and team members, gives a thumb-up as he meets with the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump holds up a Chicago Cubs jersey as he meets with members of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

Trump says Senate Republicans likely to pass healthcare bill


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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed confidence that the Republican-led Senate would ultimately prevail in passing legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the 2010 healthcare law passed under his predecessor, former Democratic president Barack Obama. "It's very tough ... I think we're going to get it over the line," Trump told reporters at the White House ahead of a separate event on energy, adding that healthcare was "probably the toughest subject" to get passed in Congress.

Gorsuch wastes no time stirring things up

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for an official group portrait to include new Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, top row, far right. Seated, from left are, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.

Book nerd Hillary Clinton loves ‘Harry Potter’ just as much as you do


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And thanks to Hillary Clinton 's recent speech at the American Library Association conference on Tuesday, we now know she's a serious Potterhead, too. While speaking, Clinton, a resident book nerd , praised J.K. Rowling's beloved series, and explained how books and Harry Potter inspire an important sense of compassion and empathy in readers towards members of minority groups.

Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment

A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and res... . This photo provided by Jackie Faherty from her Twitter page shows subway passengers on an A train with the lights out after it halted just shy of the 125th street stop in New York's Harlem neighborhood, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, ... .

Hillary Clinton and the Fear of War With Russia


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Editor's note: The following essay is an excerpt from "How I Lost by Hillary Clinton" and reprinted by arrangement with OR Books . CLINTON: I would love it if we could continue to build a more positive relationship with Russia.

Scientists Have Made a Discovery That Could Make Phone Charges Last Months


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A new material could relieve the nagging concern that plagues many a cell phone user and help significantly reduce our carbon footprints. It is formed of thin layers of atoms which make up a magnetically polar film.

Commissioner Adam Putnam One of First Individuals Awarded 2017 US Water Prize

Last night Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam was presented with the 2017 US Water Prize in acknowledgement of his leadership on water issues in Florida. The prize was award by the US Water Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the nation about the true value of water and advancing policies and programs that manage water resources to advance a better quality of life for everyone.

Supreme Court allows parts of Trump travel ban to take effect

The Supreme Court said Monday that it is allowing parts of President Trump's travel ban to go into effect and that it will hear arguments in the case in October. In allowing parts of Trump's executive order to take effect, the court narrowed the scope of injunctions that lower courts put on the temporary travel ban.

3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen’s shooting

Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times - which prompted outrage when a video of the killing was finally released. The indictment handed down Tuesday alleges that one current and two former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014, when Officer Jason Van Dyke killed Laquan McDonald.

Want to know whether Senate Republicans’ health-care bill can come…

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Sen. Dean Heller at a Las Vegas news conference June 23 where he announced he will vote against the proposed GOP health-care bill When Sen. Dean Heller came out in opposition to the health-care legislation last week, it was a surprise that, in hindsight, shouldn't have been a surprise. Heller is an extreme version of the five to six senators who just politically can't vote for the bill, mostly because they fear it will yank away health care for hundreds of thousands in their respective states.

The ACA needs to stay

Embodying the conservative movement's sentiments at the time was Ronald Reagan, who taped a recording on behalf of the American Medical Association warning that the program would, quite simply, lead to the destruction of freedom. If opponents failed to scuttle it, he warned.

Chaffetz joins Fox News as contributor

As expected, Fox News has signed Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, as a contributor to provide political analysis on the cable news channel starting Saturday. Chaffetz announced in April he would not run for re-election in 2018, then said he would step down June 30 for what he described as a position in the private sector, long believed to be at Fox News.

Department of Justice Reverses Course on Class Action Waivers

In the ongoing debate over whether class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act , the Department of Justice has done an about-face-switching stances from pro-employee to pro-employer. During the Obama administration, the DOJ supported the National Labor Relations Board's controversial position that class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements violate Section 7 of the NLRA.

Poll measures Mass. electorate on taxes, candidates

With the election season still months away, most Massachusetts voters haven't heard of the challengers seeking to topple Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to a WBUR poll. The survey, conducted by MassINC Polling Group, also found broad support for a 2018 ballot measure to hike income taxes on earnings over $1 million and a potential ballot question to lower the sales tax rate.

China’s navy launches latest-generation destroyer

China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India. The first 10,000-ton Type 055 entered the water at Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard on Wednesday morning, the navy said in a statement.

.com | Sudan hopes US travel ban won’t harm sanctions bid

Sudan expressed hopes on Tuesday that a US court's decision to partially reinstate a travel ban that includes its citizens will not harm its bid to have American sanctions lifted. The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban imposing restrictions on citizens from Sudan, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria.

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona... Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument will face a tougher challenge than anticipated.

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CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge poses for a photo at the Toronto studios of the national television network on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Nearly a year after he closed the Labour Day newscast by revealing his decision to step aside at the public broadcaster's flagship news program, Mansbridge says his final sign-off to viewers will elude most fanfare.

Kushner lawyer seasoned in navigating Washington scandals

Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument will face a tougher challenge than anticipated. Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument will face a tougher challenge than anticipated.

GOP ‘Obamacare’ repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-... . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speak with the media after they and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, ... .

3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen’s shooting

Brown-Holmes announced that three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges that they conspired to cove... . FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters in Chicago, during a protest for the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Today: Repeal, Replace, Regroup: The Sequel

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Senate Republicans have pressed pause on their healthcare overhaul plan. I'm Davan Maharaj , editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times.

Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting

A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect. A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect.

One Day at a Time

Welcome back to One Day at a Time-your trusted chronicle of a corrupt world that's collapsing into a hellscape of chaos , and... wait! What!? Is that hope on the horizon? IT IS, AND IT'S SHAPED LIKE BEYONCA<'S BABIES! BeyoncA 's twin babies, who now have names , according to MediaTakeOut , who brutally interrogated an unfortunate insider to get the scoop! "The boy's name is Shawn after his dad, and the girl's name is Bea -after their parents," the insider screeched, probably between bouts of waterboarding. SO... Huh.

Utah lawsuits to test president’s power to shrink monuments

Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated. Republican officials in the state who oppose Bears Ears National Monument asked Trump to rescind the designation.

FBI: Montana man is bank robber dubbed ‘AK-47 bandit’

Authorities say a Montana man accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper is a bank robber dubbed "the AK-47 bandit" by the FBI. Stephen Woolery, special agent in charge of the FBI in Los Angeles, said Tuesday that Richard Gathercole of Roundup, Montana, was arrested last week in Lexington, Nebraska.

China’s navy launches latest generation destroyer

China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India. The first 10,000-ton Type 055 entered the water at Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard on Wednesday morning, the navy said in a news release.

3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen’s shooting

Brown-Holmes announced that three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges that they conspired to cove... . FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters in Chicago, during a protest for the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in ‘terrorist attack’

A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. The confusing exchange, which is bound to ratchet up tensions in a country already paralyzed by months of deadly anti-government protests, took place as Maduro was speaking live on state television Tuesday.

Trump begins process to lift protections of nation’s water supply

The Trump administration has begun the legal process of rolling back an Obama-era rule that establishes protections for the country's water supply. Former President Barack Obama established the Waters of the United States rule under the 1972 Clean Water Act to extend federal protections of bodies of water around the country.

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief

After years of intrigue about allegedly corrupt World Cup bidding, FIFA published an investigation report that showed how voters exploited the murky system yet allowed Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. FIFA published investigator Michael Garcia's 430-page dossier less than 24 hours after Germany's biggest-selling daily Bild began reporting extracts from a leaked copy it received.

Amnesty USA files FOI request on travel ban

Following the US Supreme Court decision which allows parts of President Trump's travel ban to go into effect, Amnesty International USA has filed a Freedom of Information Act request, to discover how key federal agencies intend to implement the ban. The ban is often referred to as a 'Muslim ban' because it targets people travelling from countries with majority Muslim populations.

Facing revolt on healthcare bill, U.S. Senate Republicans delay vote

Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the Senate Republican healthcare bill, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Monday, complicating the path forward... Women dressed as handmaids from the novel, film and television series "The Handmaid's Tale" demonstrate against cuts for Planned Parenthood in the ... (more)

California government will spend more than ever before under the new budget

Gov. Jerry Brown, unveiling his revised budget plan in May, signed a $183.2-billion state spending plan on June 27. Gov. Jerry Brown, unveiling his revised budget plan in May, signed a $183.2-billion state spending plan on June 27. Gov. Jerry Brown placed his signature Tuesday on a $183.2-billion state budget, a spending plan that boosts public schools and programs aimed at California's less fortunate while stashing away an additional $1.8 billion in the state's long-term cash reserves. The budget is the first crafted since President Trump's election and includes money for a few programs that Democrats insisted were a necessary response to the changing political times.

Court tosses ruling against religious school subsidies

Sig Sauer Academy says it's taking steps to improve the safety of its shooting ranges next to Route 101 after a state police investigation found bullets from the popular training facility were... California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued a decree banning state employees from traveling to Texas because Becerra has determined the state's ... (more)

Medical student Rebecca Tanenbaum protests against

Democrats to 'crank up the outrage' over Senate Republican health care bill over July 4 break Democrats have big plans for their July 4 break: Highlighting who could lose health care under the bill. Check out this story on scsun-news.com: https://usat.ly/2tZojlP A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll shows low support among Americans for the GOP healthcare bill.

Budgets need scrutiny: State Legislature’s lack of fiscal transparency is unacceptable

Yesterday, without fanfare, Governor Jay Inslee's office announced that the majority caucuses of the House of Representatives and the Senate had reached agreement on a go-home budget deal that would avert a state government shutdown following the end of the day on Friday, June 30th, the last day of the current 2015-2017 fiscal biennium. The details are still being hammered out, and so it's still not yet known what is actually in the agreement.

Paris visit marks political calculation from Macron, Trump

President Donald Trump's decision to visit France on its national day next month at the invitation of new President Emmanuel Macron represents a shrewd political calculation by both leaders. Trump announced Wednesday that he would be in Paris on Bastille Day, July 14, for a day of pageantry at an event that will mark 100 years since the US entry into World War I. The US President, on his second trip to Europe in two weeks -- he heads to Germany for the G20 summit and Poland next week -- will bask in the pomp of his official role as commander-in-chief at a time when he is under political siege at home.

Justice Ginsburg has to choose her historic legacy now

How is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a spirited fighter all her life, going to react to the letter from 58 House Republicans who called for her recusal on the forthcoming travel ban case because of her public disparagement of President Trump during the campaign? Normally, all three branches of the federal government jealously protect their powers from encroachments by the other two. And Supreme Court justices are exempt from the rules of judicial conduct that would force a lesser judge in Ginsburg's position to recuse herself.

Trump warns Assad after reports of possible gas preparations

President Donald Trump has drawn a new red line for President Bashar Assad of Syria, with U.S. officials describing preparations at a Syrian air base for a chemical weapons assault as they sought Tuesday to bolster Trump's threat to deter an attack. But the administration elaborated little on the president's unexpected, 87-word statement a night earlier that warned that Assad would "pay a heavy price" if he again releases toxic gas on rebel-held territory, leaving lingering questions in Washington and in the Middle East about Trump's intentions in Syria.

Letters: Dunn calls for unity in a divisive column

We are not all going to see things the same way, but we can and should respectfully address each other and the problems we all want to solve. Letters: Dunn calls for unity in a divisive column We are not all going to see things the same way, but we can and should respectfully address each other and the problems we all want to solve.

Commission supports keeping OMDP intact

The County Commission, in a 4-1 vote, passed a measure expressing continued support for the three-year-old monument and opposing any reductions in its size. Commission supports keeping OMDP intact The County Commission, in a 4-1 vote, passed a measure expressing continued support for the three-year-old monument and opposing any reductions in its size.

The strategic seating chart from the White House meeting with GOP senators

President Donald Trump says he is a master of the "art of the deal," but does he need to be as close as possible to those he is trying to strike a deal with? Republican senators gathered at the White House on Tuesday afternoon for an impromptu meeting with the President after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would be postponing the vote on the health care bill until after the July 4 recess. Eight Republican senators have said they will not vote for the bill and many of those opposing the current version were at the meeting.

Leading Off: Cubs visit White House, Francona to return

FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Francona missed Tuesday night's game against Texas after his second t... Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will go to the White House, though it's not an official visit with President Donald Trump.

Bipartisan Driverless-Car Bill Hits Speed Bump in House

Democrats are skeptical of GOP moves to preempt strict state safety laws on autonomous vehicles, and say they weren't consulted on the legislation. The interior of a Tesla Model X 75D semiautonomous electric vehicle parked at the governor's mansion in Olympia, Wash., on Jan. 23. A long-awaited bipartisan bill to boost the burgeoning driverless-car industry is facing a series of speed bumps in the House, delaying and perhaps even stalling a rapid push by lawmakers to regulate autonomous vehicles.

Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with corruption

Backus asked a number of questions M... -- Federal authorities are investigating a breach into computer systems of at least one U.S. nuclear power plant, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.The... -- Brazilian President Michel Temer has called a bribery charge filed against him, "fiction." Temer was hit with an indictment by Brazil's chief prosecutor Ro... LINCOLN - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach will be in Beijing and Shanghai June 29-30, 2017 to celeb... CHADRON, Neb.

Cosby rejects ‘sexual assault tour’ idea floated by reps

President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility. President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

A computer screen cyberattack warning notice reportedly holding computer files to ransom, as part of a massive international cyberattack, at an office in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday June 27, 2017, A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.

Tough love needed to solve inequality

Hillary Clinton's campaign was premised in large measure on taxing the wealthy to pay for federally subsidized child care, free college and other new entitlements. She reasoned rising inequality deprived the economy of consumer spending that could instigate more hiring and better wages.

U.S. brands China as among worst human trafficking offenders

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday placed China on its global list of the worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that had eased under President Donald Trump. Trump, however, has grown increasingly frustrated over China's inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is considering possible trade actions against Beijing, three senior administration officials told Reuters.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells

What's next on health care now that the Senate has punted? Senate Republicans have gone back to the drawing board to get an Obamacare repeal bill they can pass. Check out this story on demingheadlight.com: https://usat.ly/2tl885x Less than a week after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of the American Health Care Act, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a vote on it has been pushed back until after July 4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells reporters he is delaying a vote on the Republican health care bill on June 27, 2017.

Legislators approve resolution calling for protection of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

Both houses of the California Legislature recently approved a joint resolution calling the federal government to continue protecting Berryessa Snow Mountain and other national monuments in California. The joint resolution was authored by Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, with co-authors Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Santa Rosa; state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa; and state Senator Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg.

Miranda Kerr turns over $8.1 in jewels ex bought with government funds

Federal lawsuit says Australian Model's ex-boyfriend, Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, purchased valuables with funds from Malaysian government accounts. Miranda Kerr turns over $8.1 in jewels ex bought with government funds Federal lawsuit says Australian Model's ex-boyfriend, Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, purchased valuables with funds from Malaysian government accounts.

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debate. "We will not be on the bill this week," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters in what was a remarkable reversal of plans to push one of President Donald Trump's and the GOP's top priorities through the chamber this week.

Legal fight over Indiana’s anti-political robocall law ends

A Chicago-based veterans advocacy group's seven-year struggle to strike down Indiana's ban on political robocalls has ended after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a lower-court ruling upholding the law. The Supreme Court on Monday denied Patriotic Veterans Inc.'s bid for review of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' January ruling upholding the law that prohibits sending pre-recorded message calls to telephones without prior consent.

Senate Republican leaders delay healthcare bill vote

Senate Republican leaders have shelved a vote on their prized healthcare bill until at least next month, forced to retreat by a rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin a debate. "We will not be on the bill this week," Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell told reporters in what was a remarkable reversal of plans to push one of President Donald Trump's and the Republican Party's top priorities through the chamber this week.

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led... The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Crews in California, meanwhile, are dealing... The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.

Rights group cites Supreme Court in Louisiana abortion suit

A group that won court rulings against Texas and Louisiana abortion laws is suing now to overturn other Louisiana laws that it says have led to more than a thousand regulations designed to restrict abortions. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed a federal lawsuit in Baton Rouge on Monday, the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas requirement that abortion providers have hospital admitting privileges.

Trump’s politicking raises ethics red flags

On Wednesday night, he'll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, rubbing elbows with some of the Republican Party's top donors on familiar turf: his own hotel down the street from the White House . He's already spent five evenings on the road at political rallies, always in states that supported him in November and always in front of an audience of thousands of fans who are screened and selected by his campaign aides.

In New Mexico, Trump’s monument review stirs passions

In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks with the local community and other federal, state, tribal and local leaders celebrating President Obama's designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument at Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is among 27 monuments where a review has been ordered by President Donald Trump that might remove protections previously considered irreversible.

Health Bill Setback for McConnell Sets Stage for Final Push

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to delay a vote on health-care legislation came as a relief to some Republican holdouts, but it sets off what will be a furious few weeks of talks to deliver on the GOP's seven-year promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans went to the White House Tuesday afternoon to meet with President Donald Trump, who also promised his political supporters he would do away with Obamacare.

Phil Burgess: Even in retirement, many find it’s best to keep on moving

Phil Burgess is president of the Annapolis Institute and author of A A'Reboot! What To Do When Your Career Is Over But Your Life IsnA A't.A A' Send your post-career story or nominations of interesting people with good stories or other comments to pburgess@annapolisinstitute.net. Phil Burgess is president of the Annapolis Institute and author of A A'Reboot! What To Do When Your Career Is Over But Your Life IsnA A't.A A' Send your post-career story or nominations of interesting people with good stories or other comments to pburgess@annapolisinstitute.net.

The first federal laws for self-driving cars are starting to…

Automotive industry groups urged lawmakers on Tuesday to scrap the "patchwork of inconsistent laws and regulations" that currently apply to autonomous vehicles. David Strickland, general counsel for the self-driving trade group formed by Ford, Waymo, Lyft, Uber and Volvo Cars, urged the House Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection subcommittee to give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sole authority over autonomous vehicles.

Hogan joins swift backlash over Senate GOP’s bill to overhaul Obamacare

Senate Republicans have their version of a plan to replace Obamacare, following their colleagues in the House who narrowly passed a replacement measure with no Democratic support. Senate Republicans have their version of a plan to replace Obamacare, following their colleagues in the House who narrowly passed a replacement measure with no Democratic support.

Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington. The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.

Supreme Court Narrows, But Declines to Stay, Injunctions Blocking Travel Ban Executive Order

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court entered an order that narrowed, but declined to stay, two preliminary injunctions prohibiting enforcement of various provisions of President Trump's March 6, 2017 Executive Order entitled " Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States " . Nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can continue to enter the U.S. to visit family, attend school, or work, but are probably banned for at least 90 days from entering the U.S. solely for tourism, unless they obtained the necessary visas before the 26th of July.

The ball is ‘back in the president’s court’: Here’s the key question…


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With the Supreme Court having both lifted many of the injunctions on President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban and scheduled an October hearing for the case, there's one key question that, once answered, will have a profound effect on just how much litigation will surround the policy moving forward. That question is whether or not Trump decides to make the ban permanent, create new vetting procedures moving forward, let the executive order simply expire, or ask for additional time.

politicsEven Paul Ryan Admits People Will Hate TrumpcareHis best defense. Jonathan Chait

The Republicans' plan to roll back the welfare state without admitting they are rolling back the welfare state is producing an unremitting stream of rhetorical absurdity. Here is Paul Ryan explaining why the Congressional Budget Office's finding, that the Senate bill increases the uninsured population by 22 million, does not really take anything away from anybody: Paul Ryan: 22MIL more uninsured don't want to buy insurance.

Will Folks: On Tomorrow’s Court Hearing


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Tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. EDT, I will appear personally before South Carolina circuit court judge William Keesley at the Lexington County court house . First, Keesley will likely determine whether I am to be held in contempt of court for refusing to reveal confidential sources in connection with a pending civil lawsuit.

Jeff Bezos to build Alabama rocket engine factory

A private spaceflight company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a powerful new rocket engine in Alabama for space flight, the company and state officials announced Monday. Blue Origin President Robert Meyerson said his company is seeking a production contract with United Launch Alliance, a private company that provides satellite launches for the U.S. government and others.

Puerto Rico’s statehood win was a ruse

The multi-million dollar plebiscite is over and yielded a clear result: the people of Puerto Rico want a leader focused on restoring economic strength and credibility to the Commonwealth rather than pursuing statehood. This is a major setback for the governor on two fronts.

JaxPort board votes full steam ahead on starting $484 million dredging project

Alfredo Gonzalez, Visit Florida's vice president of global meetings and trade, has turned in his resignation and will depart the agency on July 8. Gonzalez's departure leaves a hole in Visit Florida's campaign to market the state's tourism industry in lucrative markets such as the United Kingdom, Germany and the Middle East. He followed International Marketing Program Director Shari Bailey, who resigned on Saturday.

Wimbledon to Use IBM’s Watson AI for Highlights, Analytics, Helping Fans

International Business Machines Corp.'s Watson is seen in the immersion room during an event at the company's headquarters in New York. The Wimbledon tennis tournament, which starts Monday, will use IBM's artificial intelligence agent Watson to help direct fans to the most exciting matches, automatically generate video highlight reels and guide guests through the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club .

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

A warning from the White House to Syrian President Bashar Assad about another possible chemical weapons attack was also aimed at two of Assad's key backers, Russia and Iran, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday. During testimony before the House panel on foreign operations, Nikki Haley also called Assad "barbaric" and said she can't envision a "healthy Syria" if he remains in power.

5th Republican senator opposes health plan as leaders scramble to save it

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act would reduce federal spending by $321 billion by 2026 - compared with $119 billion for the House's version. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act would reduce federal spending by $321 billion by 2026 - compared with $119 billion for the House's version.

Supreme Court rules for church in case involving rubber playground surfacing


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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources violated the rights of a Lutheran church school when it denied a grant for the church to install a rubber playground surface at the school, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 7-2 decision. In 2012, the Trinity Lutheran Church Child Learning Center in Columbia, Mo., applied to the DNR for a grant to replace pea gravel playground surfacing at the school with a pour-in-place rubber surface, under Missouri's Scrap Tire Program.

Cheer Up, Democrats

For starters, consider the numbers. Every one of these races was a long shot, and in every case the Democrat did notably better than his counterpart in 2014 or 2016.

3 years’ probation for man whose behavior forced flight back

Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial. Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial.

House Republicans put final touches on budget deal

House Republicans are putting the final touches on a bold budget proposal they will roll out later this week that would boost military spending beyond what President Donald Trump wants and slash billions from welfare and other entitlement programs. Threading the needle of getting defense hawks, fiscal conservatives and those steering tax reform within his own party has been a difficult task, but House Speaker Paul Ryan has reminded House GOP members that this year's budget is critical for getting top priorities like tax reform through both chambers.

Global view of US worsens under Trump, Pew says

The world has little confidence in US President Donald Trump compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a new report by Pew Research. A survey of residents in 37 nations across the world released on Tuesday found that since Trump took office in January, the US's image overseas has sharply declined and views of the new US leader in general are largely negative.

Recent Kansas Editorials

Although the 2018 elections are a year and a half away, Kansans should already be paying attention. The Legislature underwent a drastic political transformation when more than one-third of our lawmakers were replaced in 2016, and this resulted in the passage of a $1.2 billion tax reform package and other bills that would have been unthinkable a couple of years ago.

High-power Dems facing ethics scrutiny

Reps. John Conyers , the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, and Ben Ray Lujan , chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee , are being reviewed by the panel at the recommendation of the Office of Congressional Ethics , an independent, bipartisan group that examines ethics complaints and forwards what it considers the most serious cases to the Ethics Committee. As is typically the case, the Ethics Committee did not specify the allegations surrounding the three Democrats.

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House GOP puts final touches on budget deal

House Republicans are putting the final touches on a budget proposal they will roll out later this week that would boost military spending beyond what President Donald Trump wants and slash billions from welfare and other entitlement programs. Threading the needle of getting defense hawks, fiscal conservatives and those steering tax reform within his own party has been a difficult task, but House Speaker Paul Ryan has reminded House GOP members that this year's budget is critical for getting top priorities like tax reform through both chambers.

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Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Best Style & Game Winner Award winner, Russell Westbrook, poses in the press room at the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 on Monday, June 26, 2017, in New York. Travelers walk past a sign advertising Emirates flights from Seattle to Dubai at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle.

Trump’s new foil: a silent Barack Obama

The President is unloading a barrage of attacks on Barack Obama, questioning his motivations in the Russia drama and taking aim at his political legacy, knowing that by choice and tradition, the former commander in chief only has a limited capacity to fight back. It's an increasingly irksome strategy to Obama's former aides, who must look on as the President trashes their former boss and his achievements, including the Affordable Care Act, climate change and diplomatic thaws with Cuba and Iran.

Donald Trump’s falling overseas favor good news for America

President Donald Trump's favor with other nations seems to have fallen in recent weeks, particularly when it's matched against that of Barack Obama, a new poll finds . Who really cares what other nations - what other socialist, progressive, left-leaning nations - think of Trump and his ability to lead? "Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings or the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations," Pew Research Center's new survey found.

EDITORIAL: Import tax a bad deal for the American people

Economic protectionism has been a big part of President Donald Trump's success, but rather than "winning," it would be a losing proposition for most Americans. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, have proposed a continuation of this theme in the form of a "border adjustment tax," otherwise known as a tariff, of 20 percent on imported goods.

‘Pretty pathetic’: Bernie Sanders throws darts at…

Bernie Sanders had terse words for federal investigators looking into his wife as part of a fraud inquiry related to her tenure as president of a small Vermont liberal-arts college. The FBI is investigating allegations that Jane Sanders made fraudulent claims and promises while seeking $10 million in financing for a real estate deal on behalf of Burlington College, a now-defunct school of which she was president.

US says Assad planning chemical weapons attack

The White House has warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway. The White House said in a statement released late on Monday the preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted US President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base.

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The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, prompting the president to claim a victory for national security. The nine justices, who will hear arguments in the case in October, said the ban could now be enforced for travelers from the targeted countries "who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

AK-47 Bandit, linked to Chino bank robbery, arrested in Nebraska; bombs found in Montana home

This undated image from surveillance video released by the FBI shows the suspect known as the AK-47 Bandit. Federal agents found homemade bombs in the Montana home of Richard Gathercole, a man they suspect is the “AK-47 Bandit,” who is wanted for a string of bank robberies and is accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper, according to authorities and court documents filed Monday, June 26, 2017.

Republican health plan takes hit as forecast says 22 mn could lose coverage

Senate Republicans struggling to boost support for their "Obamacare" repeal bill were dealt a damaging blow Monday with the release of a non-partisan report forecasting that the plan would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026. The legislation introduced last week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was already in jeopardy, with support for the health care plan stalling within his own party despite expressions of optimism by President Donald Trump.

Segel: Dems must rein in rigid congressional seniority rules


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Tip O'Neill, the great speaker of the U.S. House, once remarked to his colleagues that theirs was the only profession he knew where one advanced due to the death, defeat, or disgrace of his colleagues. He was remarking, of course, on the harsh realities of the congressional seniority system.

House ethics panel launches inquiry of Rep. Luj n, two others

The House Ethics committee said Monday it is investigating complaints against Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray LujA n of New Mexico, another congressman and a congressional aide. LujA n, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, are under investigation, the ethics panel said.

Republicans at the crossroads on Obamacare repeal

Republican senators have reached the crossroads on repealing Obamacare. They can either begin their long promised dismantling of the health care law or succumb to the doomsday rhetoric from a Democratic Party that has lost over 1,000 state and federal electoral seats since President Obama began his namesake transformation to socialized medicine.

The Trinity Lutheran revolution

The SCOTUS decision on the President's Travel Ban is getting the most attention this week, but more consequential will be the decisive 7-2 opinion in the Trinity Lutheran case , overturning the so-called " Blaine amendment " in the Missouri state constitution. Blaine provisions of the 1870s and 1880s were aimed at denying religious schools any form of government assistance, but specifically allowed help for private secular schools.

NYT op-ed: Trump assassination fantasies ‘a social necessity’

Howard Jacobson, in his June 24 New York Times op-ed piece, "Why We Must Mock Trump," began by referring to the anti-Trump production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" in New York's Central Park, as proof "that plays retain the power to shock and enrage." Do productions of "Julius Caesar," played straight, generally "shock and enrage"? I don't think so.

Huma Abedin is all smiles for party to honor Anna Wintour

Happy Huma! Newly-single Abedin can barely contain her smile as she steps out for a party to honor Clinton-supporter Anna Wintour Weiner, the shamed former New York congressman, is awaiting sentencing after admitting federal obscenity for sexting a 15-year-old girl last year After a failed presidential election campaign, a brush with the FBI and the very public crumbling of her marriage to Anthony Weiner, she'd be forgiven for keeping a low profile. Not only was the outing a glamorous one , but it came as proceedings in the political staffer's divorce trudged along.

Megyn Kelly is spotted as she suffers ratings dip

Cheerful Melania stuns in a yellow floral-print crepe $2,160 gown to greet Indian Prime Minister Modi at the White House... but it's Donald who gets the hugs! REVEALED: Father took his five-year-old son to Disneyland and then 'murdered him to get back at his estranged wife for divorce' White House says Assad regime is preparing ANOTHER chemical weapons attack on 'innocent children and civilians' and warns Syrian leader will 'pay a heavy price' if he dares strike again It will drive you mad! NFL makes hilarious blunder with release of Redskins novelty license plate - but can you spot what it is? Megyn Kelly ratings dip for third straight week hitting new season low of 3.41M viewers on NBC as host announces she will be off the air next Sunday during limited summer run No Love lost! Tennis great Serena Williams orders John McEnroe to 'respect me and my privacy' after he said she would rank ... (more)

Senate Health Care Fix or Folly?

Despite campaign promises from then candidate Donald Trump as well as from incumbent and new members of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, now almost six months into the Trump presidency, Obamacare is still the law of the land. Progress, albeit slow, was apparent this week as the Senate passed their version of a replacement, following the House doing the same two months ago.

Of Course, Millions Must Die When Republicans Reform Health Care

Last week the Republican Senate leadership released the text of their Obamacare replacement, and naturally the Tapers and Tadpoles of Democrat Nation immediately demanded to know "what is our cry?" The answer was not slow in coming. The universal reaction of Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media was that Millions Must Die .

The PM’s Trail: Modi’s triumphal US visit has many sub-texts

As he launches his fourth year in power, Modi may certainly pat his Foreign Office on the back for delivering a visit that has been big on both symbolism and substance. It was left to US president Donald Trump, much vilified at home over his "Muslim ban" against six nations and the dismantling of the ObamaCare medical insurance programme, to speak the three words that are bound to gladden the heart of every democrat, in his opening remarks at the joint press opportunity with prime minister Narendra Modi standing next to him : It was a balmy afternoon at the White House as the two leaders met, in front of a small group of officials, India hands and journalists.

PRECIOUS-Gold steady ahead of speech by Fed’s Yellen

Yellen is scheduled to take part in a discussion on global economic issues at London's Royal Academy. She will likely reiterate the central bank's positive views about the U.S. economy and the Fed's stance of raising interest rates once more this year, said OCBC analyst Barnabas Gan.

Senate health bill will ‘blow a hole’ in Arizona budget, business leaders say

Senate health bill will 'blow a hole' in Arizona budget, business leaders say Arizona hospitals and business leaders worry the Senate health bill could harm health providers, patients and Arizona's economy. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2thfXco The Congressional Budget Office estimates twenty-two million fewer people would be insured by 2026 under the GOP's proposed health care plan.

Poll: Scant global confidence in Trump on foreign affairs, Israel gives Trump higher marks than Obama

The reviews from around the globe are in and they show scant confidence outside the United States in President Donald Trump's ability to do the right thing on international affairs, with fewer than 3 in 10 respondents expressing confidence, according to a Pew Research Center survey of attitudes toward Trump in more than three dozen countries. Most of those surveyed also disapprove of Trump's major policies, including his promise to erect a physical wall along the border between Amid federal and congressional investigations into possible election-year coordination between Trump and Russian government officials, Russia is one of two countries to give Trump higher marks than it did President Barack Obama.

Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous

The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Crews in California, meanwhile, are dealing... The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.

House Dems Hired A Fired McDonald’s Worker As Their IT Guy

Multiple members of Congress hired as their information technology administrator an individual whose most recent job experience was being fired from McDonald's, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned. Spokesmen for the members won't say what their bosses knew at the time, but the hiring decisions highlight the role - witting or unwitting - the representatives played in what turned out to be an alleged multi-million-dollar IT scam in Congress with serious implications for national security.

Obamacare repeal effort shows old program is wasteful

Is there anyone who can point to the "Affordable Care Act" and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven years ago? Insurers are pulling out of the exchanges, premiums and related costs are going up, not down, as supporters of the misnamed law claimed they would. Many people who like their doctors are not being allowed to keep their doctors.

Poll: Scant global confidence in Trump on foreign affairs

The reviews from around the globe are in and they show scant confidence outside the United States in President Donald Trump's ability to do the right thing on international affairs, with fewer than 3 in 10 respondents expressing confidence, according to a Pew Research Center survey of attitudes toward Trump in more than three dozen countries. Most of those surveyed also disapprove of Trump's major policies, including his promise to erect a physical wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico, and temporarily halting travel from six mostly Muslim countries.

Hirono to undergo second cancer-related surgery Tuesday

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono will have undergo surgery to remove on Tuesday to remove a rib lesion, the latest operation in her ongoing battle with stage-four kidney cancer. Hirono first announced her cancer diagnosis in May. She has already undergone a procedure to have one of her kidneys removed.

In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction

President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday in which he tried to place the blame for Russian meddling in U.S. politics on former President Barack Obama and deflect charges of obstruction and collusion onto his predecessor. Trump wrote that Obama did "NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling" because he expected Hillary Clinton to win.

Justice Thomas Calls Out The Supreme CourtFor Not Believing In The Second Amendment

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had stern words for his colleagues when the Court declined to hear a case challenging California's handgun laws, saying that the jurists do not understand the importance of self-defense. The case, supported by the National Rifle Association, involves San Diego resident Edward Peruta, who challenged his county's refusal to grant him permission to carry a concealed firearm outside of his home.

Networks Ignore Loretta Lynch Story inFavor of More Trump-Russia Coverage

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened an inquiry into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch over allegations that she interfered in the Hillary Clinton email probe. Fired FBI Director James Comey recently testified that Lynch sought to downplay the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server by asking him to refer to it as a "matter," not an investigation.

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The wicked witch is back. This time, her name is Nancy Pelosi. The House minority leader was the prime punching bag for Republicans during the Georgia race Jon Ossoff just lost, targeted in a series of ads painting him as her puppet and the epitome of the reviled Washington liberal establishment.

McCaskill attended reception at Russian ambassador’s residence in 2015

Claire McCaskill McCaskill attended reception at Russian ambassador's residence in 2015 Senators question need for HHS cyber office Overnight Cybersecurity: Obama DHS chief defends Russian hack response attended a 2015 reception at the residence of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a meeting that contradicts her March claim that she never met with the diplomat, CNN reported on Monday. The news network said McCaskill was photographed at the reception in November of 2015.

Official: Los Angeles officer had dozens of illegal guns

A law enforcement official says a Los Angeles police officer suspected of having sex with a teenage cadet had dozens of illegal guns in his home. A law enforcement official says a Los Angeles police officer suspected of having sex with a teenage cadet had dozens of illegal guns in his home.

Key California Employment Law Cases: April 2017

Summary: While determination of exempt or nonexempt status should be made on weekly basis, factfinder may use evidence from weeks in which evidence is available to make reasonable inferences for weeks in which evidence is not available. Facts: Plaintiffs, grocery store assistant managers, brought individual claims for unpaid overtime against defendant grocery store after class certification was denied.

In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction

President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday in which he tried to place the blame for Russian meddling in U.S. politics on former President Barack Obama and deflect charges of obstruction and collusion onto his predecessor. Trump wrote that Obama did "NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling" because he expected Hillary Clinton to win.

CBO: Senate GOP health-care bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026

Senate Republicans' bill to erase major parts of the Affordable Care Act would cause an estimated 22 million more Americans to be uninsured in the coming decade - about 1 million fewer than similar legislation recently passed by the House, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The forecast issued Monday by Congress' nonpartisan budget scorekeepers also estimates that the Senate measure, drafted in secret mainly by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and aides, would reduce federal spending by $321 billion by 2026 - compared with $119 billion for the House's version.

Controversial Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak is leaving the US

The Russian Ambassador to the US at the center of a political firestorm over his encounters with associates of President Donald Trump is leaving his post and returning to Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry says Sergey Kislyak's departure after nine years in the job is part of a regular rotation "all planned in advance".

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Authorities are searching for a young Chinese scholar who vanished from the University of Illinois three weeks ago as she headed to sign an apartment lease. Authorities are searching for a young Chinese scholar who vanished from the University of Illinois three weeks ago as she headed to sign an apartment lease.

US apex court to hear travel ban case

Washington, June 26: The Supreme Court announced today that it would decide whether President Trump's revised travel ban was lawful, setting the stage for a major decision on the scope of presidential power. Trump's revised executive order, issued in March, limited travel from six mostly Muslim countries for 90 days and suspended the nation's refugee programme for 120 days.

GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Doctors, nurses, patients and activists listen to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak about Senate Republicans' health care bill on Friday at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Schumer has vowed to help defeat the legislation, which the Congressional Budget Office scored on Monday.

Fort Myers plane crash victim identified

A 37-year-old passenger was killed when a plane crashed into a building Saturday morning on the Chico's campus in Fort Myers. The plane was taking off from Page Field when it crashed into Building 9 - a day care center - at Chico's.

In defense, Trump seeks to redefine meaning of obstruction

In this June 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday, June 26, 2017, in which he tried to place the blame for Russian meddling in U.S. politics on and deflect charges of obstruction and collusion onto former President Barack Obama.

US does not need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency does not need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon, but the ruling did not specify whether those subpoenas would violate constitutional protections. The ruling reverses a 2014 judge's ruling finding that the agency must obtain warrants to access the database, which Oregon uses to help healthcare providers identify abuse.

Playground Ruling Stops Slide of Religious Hostility

It was the first major religious liberty case for Neil Gorsuch, and the new justice didn't disappoint! In a string of positive developments at the Supreme Court, a Missouri church is celebrating a huge victory for its playground. By a 7-2 decision, the court rejected the arguments of people like Senator Bernie Sanders , who think Christians should be excluded from any job or partnership with the government.

Baking News! SCOTUS to Hear Masterpiece Cakes CaseIf anyonea s under…

If anyone's under the influence of the media and questioning President Trump's results after six months, look no further than the U.S. Supreme Court and Justice Neil Gorsuch. This morning, after waiting through a string of Monday court announcements, Americans concerned about the relentless assault on religious freedom finally got the word they'd been waiting for -- justices have agreed to hear the case of Christian baker Jack Phillips.

Schumer: McConnell trying to ‘coerce’ GOP healthcare holdouts with ‘buyouts and bailouts’

The comments came just as the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the bill would leave an additional 22 million uninsured compared to Obamacare and reduce the deficit by $321 billion over a 10-year period. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that he expects Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to "coerce" Senate Republicans into backing the party's latest healthcare bill with "bailouts and buyouts."

Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio’s immigration talk against him

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos. In opening arguments, prosecutors displayed comments Arpaio made in news releases and during TV interviews in which he bragged about immigration enforcement, aiming to prove that he should be found guilty of "He thought he could get away with it," prosecutor Victor Salgado said, adding that at least 170 were illegally detained because Arpaio didn't stop.

Senate Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured, CBO Finds


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The report from the Congressional Budget Office could imperil the Republican proposal, seeing little difference in impact from the House-passed American Health Care Act. The Senate Republican health-care bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 22 million over a decade, the Congressional Budget Office found on Monday in an analysis that could determine the proposal's fate on Capitol Hill.

How CRISPR Yanked Jennifer Doudna Out of the Ivory Tower


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Jennifer Doudna remembers a moment when she realized how important CRIPSR-the gene-editing technique that she co-discovered-was going to be. It was in 2014, and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur had contacted Sam Sternberg, a biochemist who was then working in Doudna's lab.

The Highest Form of Disagreement


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For Joshua Johnson, the host of 1A, an NPR talk show inspired by the First Amendment, Americans can better thrive despite their differences and disagreements by taking inspiration from the courageous lead character in a modern classic. "In Westside story, our Romeo, Tony, intervenes in a fight between two gangs who are literally ready to rumble with an all out, knock down, drag out, winner-takes-all fight," he recounted.

Were Seattle’s Minimum-Wage Hikes Too Extreme or Just Right?


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Seattle's decision to hike its minimum wage up to $13 an hour-on its way to $15-ended up costing its low-wage workers time on the job, hundreds of dollars of annual income, and a shot at a better livelihood. That is a reasonable conclusion one could draw from a blockbuster, if not yet peer-reviewed, new study on the city's famed minimum-wage increases.

Top Court Reinstates Trump’s Travel Ban, Will Hear Arguments


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The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The court did leave one category of foreigners protected, those "with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," the court said in an unsigned opinion.

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In unusually harsh terms, a conservative Republican senator accused party leaders Monday of trying to rush the party's health care bill through the Senate in remarks that underscored the challenge they face in staunching a rebellion among GOP lawmakers. "They're trying to jam this thing through.

MSNBC’s Walsh: ‘Heartless, Soulless’ Paul Ryan…

On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, just days after dehumanizing House Speaker Paul Ryan as a "monster," MSNBC political analyst and The Nation correspondent Joan Walsh was spewing more venom at the Wisconsin Republican as she described him as a "heartless, soulless Washington creature." She then went on to claim that he was someone who had "devoted their life to hurting people."

Supreme Court will hear Trump’s travel ban, and other major revelations

The Supreme Court will soon look at gerrymandering, a bakery refusing to serve gay couples and Trump's travel ban The Supreme Court is preparing for a historic session, given the one case it's already ruled upon and several others that it has agreed to discuss. The Supreme Court will hear Trump's travel ban case but allow the new rules to go into effect except for foreigners who have a "bona fide relationship" with the United States In addition to agreeing to hear the case involving President Donald Trump's travel ban, the Supreme Court has notably ruled that it can currently be implemented for any foreigners who lack the ability to "credibly claim" a relationship with someone who lives in the United States.

President Donald Trump – Flicker

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by narrowing the scope of lower court rulings that blocked his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and agreeing to hear his appeals in the cases. The court said it would hear arguments on the legality of one of Trump's signature policies in his first months as president in the court's next term, which starts in October.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Trump Travel Ban Case

The Supreme Court Building is seen, Thursday, March 5, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Today, two years after the Supreme Court made history when it legalized the right to marry by same-sex couples, the nation's highest court announced that it will hear a case on President Trump's travel ban this fall.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Masterpiece Cakeshop Gay Discrimination Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether Denver's Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against a gay couple , Charlie Craig and David Mullins, by refusing to make them a wedding cake just over a year after the case was rejected by the Colorado Supreme Court . Attorneys for Masterpiece owner Jack Phillips argue that a Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling in favor of Craig and Mullins violated his rights as an artist not to create works that violate his personal beliefs, and they may find a find that Neil Gorsuch , a Coloradan who ruled in favor of religious freedom in an important case prior to being appointed to the Supreme Court, has sympathy for this view.

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. By a 7-2 vote, the justices sided with Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, which had sought a grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground.

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that "recent disputes" among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council undermine efforts to combat the Islamic State and counter Iran.

Ivanka Trump ‘Fox & Friends’ Interview With Ainsley…

Ivanka Trump: 'I try to stay out of politics' - Ivanka Trump may keep an office in the White House and hold an official position within her father's administration, but when it comes to politics, the first daughter said in an interview that aired Monday that she tries to stay out of President Donald Trump's way.

Obama holdover: Trump style ‘quicker, more decisive’

Obama holdover: Trump style 'quicker, more decisive' Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin is a rare bird in the Trump administration, having been a top Obama pick when he was the department's undersecretary for health through the 2016 election. - So, we asked him how things 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.

111 Photos of New York City’s Pride and Resistance

With an expected 40,000 people marching, and 2 million people watching, New Yorkers lived the motto of this year's parade "We Are Proud." And, for the first time, ABC joined forces with the New York City Pride March and televised the event in a live feed so people could watch at home.

Travel Ban, Church-State Case Await Action By Supreme Court

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Device Technologies Inc. Announces DB Roberts as New Distributor Partner

Device Technologies Inc/DB Roberts Alliance strengthens availability of DTi's Best-In-Class Solutions for protecting critical equipment across North America. Southborough, MA, June 26, 2017 -- -- Device Technologies Inc. announced today that it has appointed DB Roberts as a distributor for its wire protection, cable management and enclosure sealing systems for select regions in North America.

Newt Gingrich: The numbers don’t lie, Mueller is hunting

On Monday, the National Law Review reported that Elizabeth Prelogar has joined Mueller's team to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election. Prelogar is an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General who, campaign records show, has given a combined $750 to campaigns or supporting organizations for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

What Russiaa s bold attempt to influence the 2016 election says about US political polarization

Russia's alleged role in the 2016 presidential election is turning into a stark lesson about how America's political dysfunction is becoming a glaring national security threat. Debate stirred by new Washington Post reporting that linked interference in last year's election more directly than ever before to Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed how political considerations for two administrations have allowed Moscow to avoid paying a significant price for an attempt to manipulate the US election on an unprecedented scale.

Top StoryTrump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary

President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.

U.S. top court to rule on last cases as talk about Kennedy swirls

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term on Monday, including one on religious rights, amid talk that swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement. The court in the coming days is also expected to act on President Donald Trump's emergency request seeking to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, which was blocked by lower courts.

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says a noa

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate over the weekend to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage. Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is designed to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form.

US warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning: container ship captain

A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is seen at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Japan June 18, 2017.

Obama and family go river rafting during Indonesia vacation

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, center, his wife Michelle, center rear, and daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, second right, raft on Ayung River in Badung, Bali island, Indonesia, Monday, June 26, 2017. Obama and his family arrived last week on the resort island for a vacation in the country where he lived for several years as a child.

GMFS Mortgage Moves into North Texas Market

GMFS Mortgage, one of the fastest growing residential mortgage companies in the U.S., is celebrating a grand opening in Frisco, Texas. Frisco's rapid growth and recent accomplishments, Best Place to Live and Best Places to Relocate , make it an attractive location for the residential mortgage lender.