Newt Gingrich Now Says the President "Technically" Can't Even Obstruct Justice

Newt Gingrich Now Says the President Gingrich referred to a Wednesday Washington Post story alleging that Mueller was expanding the Russian Federation probe to include investigation Trump for potential obstruction of justice following his firing of Comey. "With respect, though, even if everything you're saying is true, to talk about it in those kinds of terms, in left and right, right now in the wake of it, does that make sense?... [Full Article...]

California wildfire: Voluntary evacuations ordered in Big Bear

Temperatures in the area reached 85 degrees as a heat wave continues to sear the Southland. More than a dozen firefighting aircraft were responding to the blaze. 18 Engines, 9 Water Tenders, 16 Hand-crews, 1 Dozer, 8 Air Tankers, including tanker 911 (VLAT), 6 Helicopters are assigned to the Holcomb fire. And the Doble Trail and Tanglewood Group campgrounds are closed. [Full Article...]

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps In a case decided earlier this year, the court sided with North Carolina Democrats and civil rights organizations who argued that African-American voters in the state were largely put into only two districts. The Supreme Court will hear the case next term. There are persistent rumors that Justice Kennedy plans to retire soon, effectively giving his seat to Donald Trump, who is likely to fi... [Full Article...]

Do Americans believe Trump is impeding Russian Federation investigation?

The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported . Trump relies heavily in social media outlets, twitter in particular, to communicate directly with his followers across the country. Mueller was named by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein eight... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court wades into redistricting case

Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear this case. "Whitford-Order.pdf" class="local_link" >order issued shortly after the justices left the bench this morning, the Supreme Court agreed to do so. "Wisconsin lawmakers have maintained that our state's redistricting process and legislative maps are legal and constitutional, and we look forward to the Court's final decision , which we are confide... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin Governor Confident Districts Will Survive Review

Wisconsin Governor Confident Districts Will Survive Review It's entirely possible that Kennedy does not know what he will decide once the case is heard. The court accepted a case from Wisconsin , where a divided panel of three federal judges previous year ruled that the state's Republican leadership in 2011 pushed through a plan so partisan that it violated the Constitution's First Amendment and equal rights protections. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation suspends cooperation with U.S. in Syrian airspace following jet downing

Speaking in Washington, the top US military officer said the two sides were in delicate discussions to lower tensions. Russian Federation will treat all US aircraft west of the Euphrates river in Syria as legitimate targets after a U.S. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court strikes down law blocking disparaging trademarks

The case involved an appeals court decision-regarding an Asian-American band trying to trademark the name "Slants"-that the disparagement provision in law that prohibits trademarks that "disparage persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols" is an unconstitutional abridgment of free speech". [Full Article...]

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional The Supreme Court says the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. Following the ruling , the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) released a statement saying: "This is a major victory for the First Amendment, and establishes that the government can not selectively grant trademarks based on its approval or disapproval of a speaker's viewpoint". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation ends military coordination with United States over downed Syrian plane

Syria's latest developments add significance to talks set for Friday in St Petersburg between senior USA and Russian diplomats meant to focus on key differences in the relationship, such as Syria and Ukraine. It appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict, in which it has provided crucial support to Assad. [Full Article...]

Carrie Fisher's autopsy points towards sleep apnea

Carrie Fisher's autopsy points towards sleep apnea She died four days later . "Based on the available toxicological information, we can not establish the significance of the multiple substances that were detected in Ms Fisher's blood and tissue, with regard to the cause of death", the report said. [Full Article...]

BGSU student among three found dead

The North Royalton Police Department confirmed to Cleveland-based WEWS the two sisters are Kylie Pifer , 19, and Taylor Pifer , 21, along with their mother, Susanne Taylor . Robert Safran upon the man's arrest, " That was some good work by our tactical officers ". He was arrested Tuesday after an overnight standoff with police in Brunswick. [Full Article...]

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs caught after year on lam

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs caught after year on lam Yankton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Rothschadl said the arrest was made without incident. An off-duty Yankton police detective spotted the vehicle and believed it was Jeffs. A detailed 2016 profile in the Salt Lake City Tribune portrayed Lyle Jeffs as a braggart with a temper, who enforced the rules at the FLDS compound with little mercy. [Full Article...]

Woman who urged friend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter

Michelle, now 20, was 17 when she sent Conrad series of text messages , urging him to take his own life. Conrad had driven alone to a Kmart parking lot and hooked up a water pump that emitted carbon monoxide into the cab of his truck. [Full Article...]

Cosby prosecutor fights release of juror names

Cosby prosecutor fights release of juror names Outside the Pennsylvania courthouse where the Cosby trial raged on, the comedian's supporters rallied each day to trumpet his innocence. According to the prosecution, if the jurors names are made public, they will be subjected to a "publicity onslaught" and picking a second jury will become well nigh impossible. [Full Article...]

US Senate approves sanctions against Russian Federation over 2016 election

US Senate approves sanctions against Russian Federation over 2016 election Top lawmakers on two Senate committees - Banking and Foreign Relations - announced the sanctions deal late Monday amid the firestorm over Russia's meddling in the presidential election and investigations into Moscow's possible collusion with members of President Donald Trump's campaign. [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman Meets with Women's Basketball Team in DPRK

Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Rodman had nothing to do with Warmbier's release. In the 1990s he visited at President Clinton's request to secure the release of the pilot of a US helicopter downed after unintentionally straying across the DMZ during a routine training mission (a second pilot was killed); and to bring home an American man accused of espionage afte... [Full Article...]

Defense to present its case in Ohio police shooting retrial

Defense to present its case in Ohio police shooting retrial The state rested its case Wednesday after Dr. Karen Looman of the Hamilton County coroner's office testified that Sam DuBose died instantly from a bullet fired into his head at a downward angle. Much of the trial focused on a three-minute segment of Tensing's body camera video and dueling interpretations of what it shows. Tensing maintained his arm was caught inside DuBose's moving vehicle and h... [Full Article...]

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions This bipartisan amendment is the sanctions regime that the Kremlin deserves for its actions, ' said Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, another leader of the push for the legislation . “These additional sanctions will also send a powerful and bipartisan statement to Russian Federation and any other country who might try to interfere in our elections that they will be punished, ” Schumer added . [Full Article...]

CNN Reporter: White House Doesn't Want Its 'Evasive Answers' On Tape

CNN Reporter: White House Doesn't Want Its 'Evasive Answers' On Tape The CNN reporter said he would like to ask Spicer if he is holding conversations with the president about issues like climate change, but that such interactions would not be on camera of recorded due to the White House's "stonewalling". Journalists tend to have a problem with collective action when it comes to advocating for press access. Traditionally, the White House carves out separate role... [Full Article...]

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