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Krauthammer Hesitates To Say Nunes Revelations Vindicate Trump

Krauthammer Hesitates To Say Nunes Revelations Vindicate Trump The top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., blasted Nunes' announcement today. Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff, a Democrat representing California's 28th district, said later on Wednesday that Nunes did not follow proper protocol of the investigation, and called his briefing of the USA president a profound irregularity. [Full Article...]

Maryland High School Rape Gets Drawn Into Immigration Debate

Maryland High School Rape Gets Drawn Into Immigration Debate Berliner wrote the county has and will continue to "fully cooperate with federal officials in this case and in any case in which public safety has been put at risk". "We take these matters very seriously", Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Russ Hamill said. MCPS posted a FAQ sheet on its website Wednesday that includes information about the law and why older students, such as the suspec... [Full Article...]

Rick Perry questions student government election of Texas A&M president

Rick Perry questions student government election of Texas A&M president Energy Secretary Rick Perry wrote an editorial in the Houston Chronicle saying that the election was "stolen". As Perry explains it, when he first read that junior Bobby Brooks was elected, he viewed it as a "testament to the Aggie character" that students elected an openly gay peer. [Full Article...]

Authorities investigate vandalism to controversial pipeline near Oskaloosa

Authorities investigate vandalism to controversial pipeline near Oskaloosa The incident was first report March 13. There was a similar incident in South Dakota. State officials in North Dakota and IL say they aren't immediately aware of any incidents in their states. The camps of self-proclaimed "water protectors" have largely cleared, lowering the chance for more of the large-scale protests in North Dakota, where police and demonstrators had clashed repeatedly since... [Full Article...]

Maziarz, Ortt indicted on election law violations

Maziarz, Ortt indicted on election law violations A source says Ortt's predecessor George Maziarz also faces felony election law charges. "One thing is clear: the only reason I am included in this is to make their case politically appealing". Wojtaszek, who is now president of the Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp., was not indicted by the grand jury. "He's been cooperating with the government authorities all along", Brown said. [Full Article...]

How Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Put More Women In Poverty

How Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Put More Women In Poverty The analysis found that the plan would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 14 million in 2018 and 24 million by 2026. According to the CBO, about 15 percent of those people would lose access to this critical care. Everett said that advertising she planned was stalled by delays in a separate $5.1 million family planning contract. Now, to focus the conversation on some of the other imp... [Full Article...]

Conservatives on health care bill: Negotiations are over

Conservatives on health care bill: Negotiations are over House Speaker Paul Ryan held a long meeting on Wednesday night with moderate Republicans. "President Trump called me to the Oval Office this morning to discuss the American Healthcare Act, because of his understanding that I could not support the current language of the bill". [Full Article...]

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student Durbin suggested that Gorsuch had lowered the bar even more. "John Cornyn, he said, 'I was wrong , Senator, because I was bound by circuit precedent, and I'm sorry'". "It is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court", Gorsuch said. "We expect this unanimous decision to be transformative in the lives of student with disabilities", said Denise Marshall, executive director of the Council of... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, House Republicans working on health care deal

Donald Trump, House Republicans working on health care deal While Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who met with Trump, came out in favor of the bill Wednesday, that single switch was not enough to put the measure over the top. Cole said most Republicans were aware of the importance of this vote: "It's a very consequential vote". As he left the meeting, Trump cautiously predicted victory in Thursday's big vote. [Full Article...]

Barletta says he doesn't support GOP health care plan

Barletta says he doesn't support GOP health care plan Concerned with health care tax credits going to illegal immigrants and unfazed by the president's warning on re-election prospects, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on Tuesday said he can not support the American Health Care Act in its current form. Stefanik and other moderate Republicans met later in the day with Vice President Mike Pence and Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff, at the White House. [Full Article...]

Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill Trump met with almost a dozen Republican lawmakers Wednesday morning who still have concerns about the legislation. "I believe this bill, in its current form, will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance unaffordable for too many Americans, particularly for low-to-moderate income and older individuals", he said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Four people, including officer, killed in shootings near Wausau

Four people, including officer, killed in shootings near Wausau The shooting took place in small towns south of Wausau, about 90 miles west of Green Bay. He said the first incident was reported around 12:59 p.m. Wednesday in an area near Marathon Savings Bank in Rothschild. Omar Sey, 31, who said he had just moved to the apartment complex, learned of the shooting after he arrived home to find dozens of squad cars outside. [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats' Incoherence on Gorsuch and Executive Power

Senate Democrats' Incoherence on Gorsuch and Executive Power Even as Gorsuch testified, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY spoke on the Senate floor in an effort to connect the Supreme Court nominee with the president who picked him. Gorsuch , still responding to Leahy, quoted a mentor of his, saying "the real test of the rule of law is where the government, government could lose in its own courts and accept those judgments". [Full Article...]

Multinational summit to test Trump's approach to Islamic State fight

Multinational summit to test Trump's approach to Islamic State fight Some in Washington want "safe zones" to be set up to house those fleeing both the war against the IS group and the bloodier civil conflict between rebels and Bashar al-Assad s regime. On Oct. 17 a year ago, coalition-backed Iraqi troops launched an offensive to retake Mosul from Daesh's so-called caliphate. The meeting at the State Department also allows Trump's discreet secretary of state to ... [Full Article...]

IL lawmakers introduce bill to legalize recreational marijuana for adults

IL lawmakers introduce bill to legalize recreational marijuana for adults Heather Steans, a Democrat representing the 7th District. Cassidy was the chief sponsor of a 2015 house bill that would have made possession of up to 15 grams of pot - about half an ounce - a ticketable offense. It would apply restrictions to its manufacture, marketing, labeling and testing. The Marijuana Policy Project, a national organization working on pot policy reform, projects that sales... [Full Article...]

Freedom Caucus Chair: No Deal Yet, 'But I'm Really Optimistic'

Freedom Caucus Chair: No Deal Yet, 'But I'm Really Optimistic' White House officials insist their efforts to increase support are working, but members of the conservative Freedom Caucus are acting as a serious roadblock. "I believe this bill, in its current form, will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance unaffordable for too many Americans, particularly for low-to-moderate income and older individuals". [Full Article...]

Cenk Uygur Tells Democrats How to Fight Neil Gorsuch's Nomination

Cenk Uygur Tells Democrats How to Fight Neil Gorsuch's Nomination You made a decision that thousands of their employees would not have protection of their religious beliefs and their religious choices when it came to family planning. This invocation and derision of Lemon is especially notable given Gorsuch's general reluctance to answer questions about previous Supreme Court decisions. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities

Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities John Cornyn, he said "I was wrong, Senator, because I was bound by circuit precedent, and I'm sorry". His parents pulled him out of a public schools in Douglas County, south of Denver, after his behavior deteriorated dramatically and he made what they said was nearly no academic progress. [Full Article...]

Spicer Dismisses Questions About Trump's Credibility: He's Kept His Promises

Spicer Dismisses Questions About Trump's Credibility: He's Kept His Promises The paper also said that Spicer's briefing "turned into a full-blown worldwide incident" and "British politicians expressed outrage and demanded apologies". [Full Article...]

Security tightened at United Kingdom sites in NY after London attack

Security tightened at United Kingdom sites in NY after London attack NY police ramp up security at British sites across the city after a " terrorist incident " on Westminster Bridge and outside the Houses of Parliament in London, which left four people dead and 20 others injured. Officers were from the New York Police Department were said to be taking "heavy weapons" to Grand Central Station, City Hall and other locations. "We do things on many different levels",... [Full Article...]


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