Donald Trump Threatens to Cancel Press Briefings

Donald Trump Threatens to Cancel Press Briefings Late Thursday, The New York Times cited two unnamed Comey associates who recounted his version of a January dinner with the president in which Trump asked for a pledge of loyalty. Clapper admitted that while Comey made some controversial decisions - he received criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email case - people still respected his 'stature a... [Full Article...]

FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on Trump

The White House denies that the conversation ever took place, and that President Trump ever asked Comey to end the investigation. "While the President has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the President has never asked Mr. [Full Article...]

Consternation on Capitol Hill over White House bombshells

Consternation on Capitol Hill over White House bombshells Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on May 16 expressed that "drama" in the White House was detracting from the Republican political agenda. " I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we can focus on our agenda ", McConnell said in an interview on Bloomberg Television on Tuesday morning, reflecting an increasingly frustrated Republi... [Full Article...]

Trump Announces 'Fast' Replacement for Sacked FBI Director

Sean Hannity opened his show with a monologue attacking the mainstream media, but this time he used the opportunity to voice his support for President Donald Trump ending those daily press briefings. The Republican senator said Sunday that Trump should stop publicly commenting on the investigation following the President's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, which he subsequently tw... [Full Article...]

Reports of Trump interfering in FBI's Flynn-Russia probe spark fury

Reports of Trump interfering in FBI's Flynn-Russia probe spark fury So far in the Trump presidency, the most important Republican leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, have tried to keep the focus of their troops on implementing a conservative agenda rather than holding an unpredictable President to account. [Full Article...]

White House Lit Blue In Support Of Police

Each year, the names of officers killed in the line of duty are added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. These fallen officers and their families were honored Monday at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service at the Jean Dean Public Safety Building, conducted by the Fraternal Order of Police Gold Star Lodge 65. [Full Article...]

Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

Numerous chairs in the White House press office were empty early in the day, perhaps a result of a string of late nights handling revelations: that President Trump told Russian officials classified details about a threat from Islamic State and that former FBI director James Comey's notes seem to show that Trump asked him to drop the FBI investigation into former national security advisor Michael F... [Full Article...]

Victoria woman's Sean Spicer in the bush cutout trending on social media

Her theory of why she'd be better in the job is that she's known Trump for years whereas Spicer hasn't, and "If you want to be successful and do communications with President Trump , you have to be someone who he actually wants to spend a little bit of time with". [Full Article...]

Texas Senate passes bill to allow teachers to keep guns in cars

TX SB2095 seeks to regulate "steroid" use by student athletes that compete in sport competitions sponsored or sanctioned by the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL). Critics have said the measures unfairly target not only transgender people but also gays and lesbians, religious minorities and immigrants. Rena Honea of Alliance AFT United Teachers Political Action Committee said the bill... [Full Article...]

Tunnel Collapses at Hanford Nuclear Facility in Washington State

Each tunnel is hundreds of feet long, the Hanford Site says , made of wood and concrete and covered with about 8 feet of soil. The U.S. Department of Energy issued an emergency alert Tuesday morning at the Hanford site north of Richland, Washington, after a tunnel at a radioactive cleanup site caved in . [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison She will be released from a correctional facility at Fort Leavenworth, a US Army disciplinary barracks in Kansas. Following two suicide attempts in 2016, they were able to convince then-President Barack Obama to commute her sentence before he left office. [Full Article...]

Tucson man accused of threatening Rep. McSally

Tucson man accused of threatening Rep. McSally One message full of expletives included a threat to shoot her, the newspaper explained. An Arizona man was arrested last week for threatening the congresswoman, saying among other things, that he "can't wait" to pull the trigger on her. Thirteen people were wounded and six were killed in the attack. Karamargin was previously the communications director for former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords... [Full Article...]

Abbott: End repeated teacher misconduct in Texas

Abbott: End repeated teacher misconduct in Texas The legislation punishes cities that don't cooperate with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainer requests and allows local law enforcement to ask for citizenship status during routine traffic stops - an invitation to racial profiling. [Full Article...]

Preds Rally Past Ducks 2-1, Reclaim Series Lead

Especially not on home ice. "He just blows my mind", Johansen said after the Ducks' 5-3 win in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday in Anaheim . Nashville has looked like the better team through a pair of games in Anaheim . "We're emotional guys", Malkin said. "My instinct knows where he should be at some point but I can't tell you that he'll be at that spot to start so we still... [Full Article...]

How Donald Trump's Russian Federation intelligence scandal could damage US, Israel relations

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister, Putin said he would be willing to turn over notes of Trump's meeting with the Russian diplomats if the White House agreed. Such sharing "could be a risk for our sources", the official said. The spy, who was placed by Israel inside ISIS, provided intelligence on an active ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet plane to... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rejects North Carolina voter ID law appeal

North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, was a Republican-backed law that imposed a swath of restrictions on voters - including a voter ID requirement, reduced early-voting hours, and a prohibition on registering to vote and casting a ballot on the same day. [Full Article...]

Convicted leaker stays on active duty

Who knows how many lives he put in danger. "I'm looking forward to breathing the warm spring air again", she told The Guardian from her cell last week. Following Manning's arrest the military charged her with aiding the enemy, which could have resulted in the death penalty. Following her conviction in 2013, Chelsea made public her desire to transition genders, and her fight for acceptance ... [Full Article...]

Wikileaks source Manning released from prison

British director Tim Travers Hawkins has followed Chelsea and her legal team for two years as they fought to get her out of prison. "I think that it is great that Chelsea Manning is going to be able to live her life authentically and she should most definitely be allowed to do so, but that does not excuse past behaviors that put lives at risk and put her into prison in the first place", Angelo... [Full Article...]

Child, 7, Allegedly Handcuffed at Dallas Elementary School

Child, 7, Allegedly Handcuffed at Dallas Elementary School But by the time she got there, he had been taken to a behavioral health care facility. The second incident happened Wednesday at Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L Academy, where a Dallas police officer had to break-up a fight between two 12-year-old girls. [Full Article...]

Trey Gowdy Pulls Out of Consideration for FBI Director

Trey Gowdy Pulls Out of Consideration for FBI Director Gowdy said he spoke with Sessions on Saturday and Monday. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that once the Justice Department finishes their search, "they'll present names for consideration to the president - but they are the ones that are leading that effort". [Full Article...]

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