Comey 'Told Associates' Trump Was 'Crazy', 'Outside Realm of Normal'

A White House spokeswoman on Wednesday dismissed the idea that Trump had tried to intimidate the FBI investigators, attorneys or others involved in its counterintelligence investigation. Mr Flynn's Russian Federation ties are also being scrutinised by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Later, when the spin began to depict Rosenstein as the one who took the initiative to terminate Comey, the ... [Full Article...]

Health bill jeopardizes GOP monopoly in DC, Dems say

Health bill jeopardizes GOP monopoly in DC, Dems say Democrats are looking for good candidates to run in conservative districts. Criticism of House Republicans increased after the bill passed without an updated analysis from the Congressional Budget Office - which initially estimated the AHCA would increase the number of uninsured to 24 million by 2026 - and after several Republicans conceded they had not fully read the bill before voting for it... [Full Article...]

Poolside Gunman Takes Aim At Black Residents At San Diego Party

Poolside Gunman Takes Aim At Black Residents At San Diego Party Demetrius Griffin , who attended his friend's 50th birthday celebration, noticed the black-coated man silently watching the gathering for more than a half-hour. The comments come as an about face after initial speculation that the shooting at the La Jolla Crossroads Apartments complex may have been a hate crime during a pool party. [Full Article...]

Berman family 'overwhelmed' by support

Berman family 'overwhelmed' by support Kathy Berman was 67 years old. "It certainly warmed ours", the family added. "All of us need to keep the family of Edward Bertulis in our thoughts and prayers as well", the family's statement continues, before closing off with regards from the family. [Full Article...]

Bid to revoke Obama-era methane rules fails in US Senate

Bid to revoke Obama-era methane rules fails in US Senate While Graham and Collins had previously announced their plans to vote against repealing the rule, The Hill writes that John McCain's vote came as a surprise. Some environmental groups in Colorado advocated for the federal rule, saying Coloradans are affected by methane emissions from other states, even with Colorado's stricter laws. [Full Article...]

Cooper 'shocked, disappointed' in federal storm recovery funds from Trump administration

Cooper 'shocked, disappointed' in federal storm recovery funds from Trump administration David Price and David Rouzer on compiling a request to Congress. An official in the Trump administration didn't immediately respond to an email request for comment Wednesday. Small business: $39 million to help close to 700 small businesses . The Fayetteville Observer reports ( ) that North Carolina Baptists on Mission, based in Cary, plans on completing this goal within... [Full Article...]

Severe storm threat continues in Oklahoma and Texas

Severe storm threat continues in Oklahoma and Texas For today, we'll see showers and storms pop up over our western counties and then make their way into the Texas Panhandle. Severe storms are possible for the area Wednesday into Thursday as a cold front sweeps through Kansas. Threats from storms in Oklahoma on Thursday include hail up to the size of golf balls. damaging wind gusts of 70 miles per hour and possibly a tornado. [Full Article...]

Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts

Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts Boys 8-13 will still be involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and individuals who wish to pursue earning an Eagle Scout rank are encouraged to do so. "It doesn't bother me one way or the other of the sexual orientation of my child's Boy Scout leaders as long as they continue to be accepting of my child and encourage him to do his best", Powell said. [Full Article...]

Republican who led health bill met by protests

MacArthur, who brokered a deal to resurrect and pass the House GOP's latest health care bill, could barely speak for a minute at a time without the room interrupting with boos, jeers and shout-outs. "On April 25, 2017, MacArthur introduced an amendment that would restore essential health benefits and protect preexisting conditions". "You can not be charged more or denied coverage". [Full Article...]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued south, east of DFW

Forecasters say Northwest Arkansas faces the greatest potential for large hail, isolated tornadoes and damaging winds. They did NOT increase our risk for storms. In central Arkansas, including Little Rock, about 1 inch of precipitation is forecast. Some areas of heavy rainfall are certainly possible, but flash flooding should remain fairly low as far as risks are concerned. [Full Article...]

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump's letter firing Comey: 'Does

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump's letter firing Comey: 'Does McCabe also disputed reasoning provided by the White House for Comey's firing, namely, that Comey was unpopular within the bureau and seen as an ineffective leader. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, with the support of the White House, brushed aside those calls, saying a new investigation would only "impede the current work being done". [Full Article...]

Senate passes government funding bill, now heads to President Trump

Republicans argued their wins were most evident in trims and changes to more than 150 government programs and the defense spending increases secured without an equal bump for domestic programs that Democrats traditionally request. But the presidential tweets displayed a contradictory message on the budget deal. Bingo-which is why Democrats will have the upper hand in upcoming negotiations over t... [Full Article...]

GOP concerns on Trump, Comey pose threat to agenda

Democrats quickly accused Trump of using Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as a pretext and called for a special prosecutor into the Russian Federation probe. Even before the furor over the firing of Comey, the Republican president's popularity was already dropping . Lavrov's joking about Comey's firing didn't help. [Full Article...]

American Halth Care Act

CBO, in analyzing an earlier version of the House's bill , projected that 24 million more people would become uninsured by 2026 than would be the case if the current Obamacare law remained intact. The ACA's individual mandate (which is essentially eliminated under the AHCA) was meant to offset the insurance market effects of the pre-existing condition ban, by forcing healthy individuals to purc... [Full Article...]

Contentious cases await Gorsuch on high court

Contentious cases await Gorsuch on high court Gorsuch's Friday confirmation ends a 14-month vacancy on the court following the February 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia . There are appeals pending on expanding gun rights to include carrying concealed firearms in public, state voting restrictions that critics say are aimed at reducing minority turnout, and allowing business owners to object on religious grounds to providing gay couples ce... [Full Article...]

KATHERINE CABANISS: Be sure to follow tax-time laws

KATHERINE CABANISS: Be sure to follow tax-time laws If you're anxious that you won't be able to pay your taxes , you should still file to avoid the late filing fee. The IRS said the fastest and easiest way to get an extension is through Free File on where some partners offer free electronic filing of the extension request, according to the release. [Full Article...]

Kathrine Switzer: The Fearless Woman Of Running

Kathrine Switzer: The Fearless Woman Of Running Having registered under the name KV Switzer, her gender went unnoticed by officials at the start line, but a few miles in she was attacked by an angry official who tried to pull her off the course - creating an enduring image of women's right's history. [Full Article...]

The Man Who Shot Someone In A Facebook Video Has Killed Himself

Rambling videos he shared showed his despair, saying he was out of options and wanted to kill as many innocent people as he could. In a message posted on Facebook on Tuesday, police confirmed that Steve Stephens had died by suicide after a chase in Erie County, Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off Since he defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton previous year, Trump and the Republicans have had control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. Democrats, out of power in Congress and the White House, need a spark to convince themselves they can take back all that they had lost. "It also potentially puts the Senate in play, while certainly protecting our endangered re... [Full Article...]

Anti-Defamation League Offers Spicer Holocaust Training After Hitler Gaffe

Howard Stern was the original shock jock, but White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave him a run for his money this week when he made a factually inaccurate statement about the Holocaust that offended millions of Americans. He added: 'If you're looking for ratings and you're looking for comedy, there's nothing better than this'. "It's disappointing because I've let the president down", a subdu... [Full Article...]

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