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FBI's Comey says won't dwell on sacking, will 'be fine'

I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed, and I hope you won't either. Trump is the first president since Richard Nixon to fire a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation with ties to the White House. [Full Article...]

Senators on defensive over all-male healthcare panel

Senators on defensive over all-male healthcare panel Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is defending a health care working group in the Senate that has no female members. The most animated discussion was over a single-payer health plan. "Overall, the data provide a pretty clear signal that nonelderly people with non-group health insurance coverage did experience financial relief after the implementation of the ACA", lead author Michel Boudreaux... [Full Article...]

Trump just conceded he was lying about why he fired Comey

A Senate Intelligence Hearing today heard that the investigation into the alleged links between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation will continue unhindered. McCabe said he was not aware of any such request and said the Russian Federation investigation is adequately resourced. "For many people, including myself, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the president's decision to remove dir... [Full Article...]

Trump to launch voter fraud panel

Although Trump has provided no evidence to support his claim that almost three million people voted illegally (and only for Hillary Clinton ), he has relentlessly pushed his narrative. MCEVERS: To talk about this now we are with NPR's Pam Fessler, who covers this issue. He framed reforms as an effort to thwart participation by immigrants living in the USA illegally. [Full Article...]

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud However, since 2016, there have been cases of voter fraud in North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado and Wyoming, said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a voter integrity group . Trump has publicly expressed frustration with Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional probes into the issue, and sparked a political firestorm on Tuesday when he fir... [Full Article...]

US could use government shutdown

US could use government shutdown US President Donald Trump has called for a "good shutdown" of the country to deal with the "mess". Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who negotiated with other top congressional Democrats and Republicans on the fiscal year 2017 omnibus spending agreement, which would fund the government through September 30, said Trump's tweets "threw cold water" on the lawmakers' bipartisan nego... [Full Article...]

A Major Police Union Says It Supports Trump Firing Comey

Cox was leading the investigation into a break-in at Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington , D.C. Almost every member of the Senate Democratic caucus sat down on the chamber floor early Wednesday morning in protest of Comey's dismissal. [Full Article...]

Former President Obama unveils plans for presidential center

Former President Obama unveils plans for presidential center Obama was accompanied at the event by his wife Michelle who was making her first trip back to Chicago since leaving the White House in January. Obama did not mention his successor, instead focusing on details about the center, including potential exhibits and traffic patterns. [Full Article...]

Governor, law professors support MI judicial nominee

Governor, law professors support MI judicial nominee He also was a University of Minnesota Law School professor from 2004 to 2010 before then-Gov. President Trump is moving quickly to put his nominees in the federal courts. But in the last two years of the Obama administration, Wheeler says senators confirmed less than a third that many. "The fate of numerous issues most dear to these millions of Americans are in the hands of the courts, more ... [Full Article...]

Trump asked James Comey to pledge his loyalty to him

Soon-to-be-former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe confirmed as much in Senate testimony on Thursday . The FBI is investigating Russian influence on the election and possible collusion with members of Trump's presidential campaign. Trump's interview was released on the same day the interim head of the FBI told the US Congress that Comey's sacking would not derail the Russian Federation inve... [Full Article...]

Trump Marks 100 Days in Harrisburg

Trump Marks 100 Days in Harrisburg Declaring himself "thrilled" to be far from "the Washington swamp" and the "very boring" White House Correspond-ents' Dinner, which he skipped , Mr Trump sneered at "fake news" CNN and the "failing" New York Times . Hasan Minhaim, the comedian hosting the dinner, had been asked to keep clear of Mr Trump, but towards the end of the evening he said he needed to address the elephant in the room... [Full Article...]

Republicans reduce guaranteed insurance

Kansas or Missouri could be next. He noted that "Obamacare is failing", leaving people with higher costs, fewer choices and unreliable care . The choice before us is clear: Move toward socialized medicine or return to personalized medicine. [Full Article...]

State police issue Amber Alert for child of missing Hampton woman

State police issue Amber Alert for child of missing Hampton woman She is believe to have been abducted and is in extreme danger. The police division said they could not provide any additional details "due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation". The mother is 34 years old who was last seen wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and glasses. The mother was driving a black 2013 Kia Optima with Virginia tag VAW-2197 and they may have been traveling toward Buck... [Full Article...]

2nd of 4 Confederate monuments removed in New Orleans

In December, the New Orleans City Council declared four monuments nuisances and the Jefferson Davis statue commemorating the former Confederate president is the second to be removed. "This morning we continue our march to reconciliation by removing the Jefferson Davis Confederate statue from its pedestal of reverence", Tweeted Mayor Mitch Landrieu . [Full Article...]

Security camera captures fraternity pledge's final hours in hazing ritual

Security camera captures fraternity pledge's final hours in hazing ritual Prosecutors accuse the defendants of trying to orchestrate a cover up and waited to call 911 to help Piazza nearly 12 hours after he faced extreme alcohol hazing and fell down the fraternity's basement stairs. After 3 a.m., Piazza tried to stand but he fell, hitting his head on the floor. The list of alcohol available at the party included cases of Crown Royal, vodka, Natural Light Beer, 15 cases ... [Full Article...]

Tillerson lays out Trump's 'America First' foreign policy to sceptical officials

Another official told VOA that while there has been some success regarding the "increased inspections to disrupt North Korea's illicit activities", more could be done. The report also asserted Pan Systems Pyongyang maintains bank accounts in other Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia and Indonesia, through which sufficient access to worldwide financial systems are maintained. [Full Article...]

Malloy orders immediate cuts to balance current state budget

The law also applies to all efforts to force transgender youth to not identify according to their authentic gender identity. The US state of CT has become the latest in the US to ban the harmful practice of gay 'cure ' therapy for minors. [Full Article...]

Statement on Muslim ban removed from Trump's website after press briefing

Statement on Muslim ban removed from Trump's website after press briefing In regard to the statement listed on the campaign website, Spicer he wasn't "aware of what's on the campaign website", saying only that the administration has been consistent in talking about it as a "travel ban that's in this country's national security interest". [Full Article...]

The American Health Care lie

The House narrowly passed the GOP plan aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare on Thursday, with 20 Republicans joining all Democrats in opposing the bill. Currently, under ObamaCare, insurers are not allowed to charge more for patients with pre-existing conditions. If they do that, it would have to then be reconciled with the House plan. [Full Article...]

Dead, Dozens Injured After Tornadoes, Storms Batter South

The death toll from severe storms that have hit southern USA states has risen to 16. "We have at least four fatalities", Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett said at a news conference on Sunday, adding that number could rise. One of two deaths in MS included a 7-year-old who was electrocuted after unplugging an electric golf cart and dropping the cord in water on the ground. [Full Article...]


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