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GOP rep: Health bill 'one of the worst' I've seen

As long as the president and vice president are from the same party, they can then pass anything they want with 51 votes. "I've been making an offer of something we could give them, we could give millions of people the opportunity to be in an association". [Full Article...]

Iowa Senate approves bill that would allow fireworks

Iowa Senate approves bill that would allow fireworks And then on Wednesday afternoon, the White House announced Republican Congressman Steve King of Kiron had been convinced by the president during a meeting in the White House to vote for the bill. Senate Minority Leader Rob Hogg, D-Cedar Rapids, said he anticipates Democrats will offer amendments to raise the statewide minimum wage if Republicans bring up House File 295 for consideration. [Full Article...]

UCLA vs. Kentucky: 'Traditions like no other'

UCLA vs. Kentucky: 'Traditions like no other' SMU lost only five games all season, two of those to the Trojans. UCLA was pulled into the NCAA tournament by its two gifted freshmen and it will go only as far in this tournament as the two 19-year-olds will take them, all plainly evident in their occasionally shaky 97-80 opening-round victory over Kent State. [Full Article...]

The Future Of Healthcare: Obamacare Replacement Bill Rejected By Conservatives

The Future Of Healthcare: Obamacare Replacement Bill Rejected By Conservatives The Rules committee, usually tightly controlled by GOP leadership, was expected to let the chamber vote on revisions that top Republicans concocted to win votes. Outnumbered Democrats condemned the measure as a transfer of money to the rich, and former Vice President Joe Biden predicted the legislation would fail at a Capitol Hill rally. [Full Article...]

Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case

Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case Nevertheless, a spokesman for the Department of Justice released a statement to the Hill saying, "As the Court correctly explains, the President's Executive Order falls well within his authority to safeguard the nation's security". Trump's executive order, signed March 6, was scheduled to go into effect earlier this month. Most provisions remain blocked by court order. CAIR sought an even broa... [Full Article...]

President Trump Calls Out Freedom Caucus Ahead Of Dramatic Health Care Vote

President Trump Calls Out Freedom Caucus Ahead Of Dramatic Health Care Vote The White House said Friday that Trump was done negotiating on the House GOP Obamacare replacement plan. It's not clear how the Freedom Caucus will respond to Trump's public pressure. Last night, Trump announced that if the new plan is not passed then Republicans are stuck with ACA and the new president will move on to other issues. [Full Article...]

Blast In Western Mosul Kills 130, Including Women, Children

Blast In Western Mosul Kills 130, Including Women, Children As the United States airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul are increasingly concentrated around densely populated neighborhoods in the city's west, the death toll from those airstrikes in spiraling rapidly out of control, with the most recent figures out of the area suggesting around 230 civilians were killed overnight in U.S. [Full Article...]

Florida mom pulls shotgun on burglar

Florida mom pulls shotgun on burglar After a few moments, he tries to break through the door. The intruder ran to a Mercedes Benz parked on the lawn. A Florida mom who thwarted a home invasion says the only reason she didn't blast the man with the family shotgun was the presence of her children. [Full Article...]

Maryland High School Student Raped by Two Illegal Immigrants in School's Bathroom

Maryland High School Student Raped by Two Illegal Immigrants in School's Bathroom Larry Hogan had to say . Sanchez-Milian "will plead 100% not guilty", his attorney, Andrew Jezic, said Wednesday, according to Fox News. The rape allegations come less than a month after President Donald Trump directed the Department of Homeland Security to create an office tasked with focusing on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. [Full Article...]

Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn State ex-president trial

Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn State ex-president trial Sandusky is now serving a prison term of 30 to 60 years for 52 counts of sexual abuse of young boys while he was a coach at Penn State. "Ladies and gentlemen, that is a heck of a way to pull off a criminal conspiracy", Silver said. "The plan resulted in a sea of carnage", said prosecutor Laura Ditka, whose witnesses included a 28-year-old Sandusky victim who testified he was assaulted in the sam... [Full Article...]

Republicans Pull Health Care Bill From House Floor

Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, a member of the whip team, said he believed Trump's ultimatum is "credible" and predicted the bill's passage during Friday's vote". A Congressional Budget Office Report published Thursday afternoon contended that under the revised bill 24 million would still lose their health insurance by 2026, despite reducing savings in federal spending. [Full Article...]

Trump gives Freedom Caucus an ultimatum on replace bill

Trump gives Freedom Caucus an ultimatum on replace bill If more than 22 Republicans vote "no" on the bill, it won't pass. A survey is being conducted "to assess the interest in a new, more enhanced version of Tweetdeck", Twitter spokeswoman Brielle Villablanca said in a statement on Thursday. [Full Article...]

McQueary, others testify in opening day of Spanier trial

McQueary, others testify in opening day of Spanier trial Both Curley and Schultz faced similar charges to Spanier's until they pleaded guilty last week to lesser misdemeanors. "We messed up", is what Schultz is going to say, according to Schulte. But, the defense said you can't criminalize hindsight, telling the jury Spanier was only given second- and thirdhand information, and that he did tell the head of Sandusky's charity Second Mile about the issu... [Full Article...]

Arraignment Held For Former State Senator Ralph Shortey

Arraignment Held For Former State Senator Ralph Shortey Shortey was charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in child prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church and transporting a minor for objective of prostitution, on March 16 following an investigation by the Moore Police Department into Shortey's actions with a 17-year-old boy. [Full Article...]

The US Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

The court decision expands the definition of what "appropriate" means. In a 1996 opinion, Gorsuch's court held that "the "benefit" conferred by the [IDEA] ..." Endrew F. "I accept the law of the land, senator, yes", Gorsuch replied. His decision was correct as a matter of 10th Circuit law. Many also took the opportunity to complain that Republican leadership past year refused to allow a vote ... [Full Article...]

Al Franken Blasts SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Al Franken Blasts SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Board of Education in highlighting this point: Brown , having overturned Plessy v. Ferguson , created new precedent in the process". "Today's ruling by the Supreme Court is a win for our most vulnerable students and helps ensures that the promises Congress made to them under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act will be delivered, no matter where they live". [Full Article...]

Top Senate Democrat to Oppose Trump Supreme Court Nomination

On Wednesday night, it looked like Chuck Schumer had fractured his spine, figuratively speaking: A Politico report suggested that "a group of Senate Democrats" was willing to facilitate Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, for the right price. [Full Article...]

Massive Blast Levels Maryland Home; Occupant Missing

Massive Blast Levels Maryland Home; Occupant Missing They have not confirmed if the remains belonged to the owner, and the owner has not been accounted for. One occupant of the single-family home is unaccounted for, said Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein. Both Pepco and Washington Gas were called to the scene, but Goldstein said he didn't believe utilities were to blame. David Ghunaim said he was asleep in his bedroom when his neighbo... [Full Article...]

Governor Burgum signs 'constitutional carry' bill into law

Governor Burgum signs 'constitutional carry' bill into law The number of concealed-carry permits in the state has more than doubled in the past five years, to 48,700, according to The Associated Press . There weren't any law enforcement agencies that were opposed to the bill but remind people if they are carrying a concealed weapon and are stopped by authorities, they need to tell the officer immediately. [Full Article...]

Black Girls are going Missing In DC-What You Need to Know

Black Girls are going Missing In DC-What You Need to Know Speaking to NBC Washington , Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham said "the year-over-year number of missing persons, including juveniles, has held steady, and that there is no known link in D.C. "We can't focus on the numbers". In fact, many pointed out that the Federal Bureau of Investigation could use its resources to find a missing football jersey for Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, but can't us... [Full Article...]


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