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Pence to visit Korean Demilitarized Zone

Recent satellite images suggest the North's main nuclear site is "primed and ready", according to specialist U.S. website 38North, and White House officials say military options are "already being assessed". "Either China will deal with this problem or the United States and its allies will", Pence said on Monday. One unnamed United States official said it was unlikely to have been an intercontin... [Full Article...]

First Majestic Silver Corp. (FR) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages

The share price of First Majestic Silver Corp. Great West Life Assurance Co. (NYSE:AG) shares have traded $0.92 off of the 50-day moving average of $8.31 and $0.53 off of the 200-day moving average of $8.70. Also, Director Robert A. Mccallum sold 15,000 shares of First Majestic Silver Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 2nd. The company's 5 year Earnings per share grow... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Files Petition to Arkansas Supreme Court After Lethal Drug Blocked

Arkansas was set to execute the first inmate by lethal injection on Monday night. A federal judge has halted Arkansas' already compromised plan to execute several inmates over an 11-day period starting next week. Critics have contended that the drug does not achieve the level of unconsciousness required for surgery, making it unsuitable for executions. In a separate case Friday, a state judge is... [Full Article...]

20 arrested in California pro and anti-Trump rallies

20 arrested in California pro and anti-Trump rallies She says there's nothing to prevent Trump from releasing his income taxes and that "the simple truth is he's got a lot to hide". The Oath Keepers told the Times they chose to be present at the rally to protect the Trump supporters. Even so, they tweeted that officers had discovered and confiscated a knife, a stun gun, flagpoles, and other contraband. Thirty-foot inflatable chickens will also g... [Full Article...]

Divided Senate confirms conservative jurist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Divided Senate confirms conservative jurist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court In fact, I am confident we will", said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. On Nov. 21, 2013, when Democrats controlled the Senate, then-Senate Majority Leader Reid similarly deployed the "nuclear option" to end Republican filibusters blocking President Barack Obama' lower-court nominees, as described in a more in-depth piece by The Conversation. [Full Article...]

What Is the Nuclear Option?

What Is the Nuclear Option? At 49, he is decades younger than several of the other justices - two are in their 80s and one is 78 - raising the possibility that President Donald Trump will have a chance to appoint more conservatives to a court that has been somewhat balanced in recent years. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch If Republicans had not deployed the nuclear option, Mr Gorsuch would have needed to reach 60 votes to be confirmed. Only three Democrats voted for Gorsuch: Sens. President Trump should be applauded for carrying through on his promise to appoint good judges from this list, and conservatives hope he continues to use the list for any future appointments. [Full Article...]

Bentley Impeachment hearings to proceed Monday after court ruling

A Montgomery County State Court judge was still hearing arguments on Friday evening over the governor's motion to halt impeachment proceedings in the Alabama House of Representatives. The governor's legal team has argued that the proposed hearings are fundamentally unfair and do not give the governor the adequate opportunity to respond to accusations. [Full Article...]

Trump Hints at Keeping Yellen On

Trump already has three open slots to fill on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer's term will expire in June 2018. Trump did get good news about the country's credit rating. If Yellen does stay in office, that would allow for continuity at the Fed during a crucial - even unprecedented - time for monetary policy. [Full Article...]

Arrested In Pro And Anti-Trump Rallies

Arrested In Pro And Anti-Trump Rallies The rule prohibited anything from the park that could be used as a weapon. One bank boarded up its ATMs before the rally as a precaution. Due to the release of gas, officers were forced to wear gas masks. Despite strong criticism, Trump has rejected calls for releasing his tax returns - a long-held tradition among American presidents - though it is not legally binding. [Full Article...]

Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets for 2-0 series lead

ABOUT THE BLUE JACKETS: Brandon Saad looks to atone from a porous performance in Game 1, one that saw the 24-year-old Pittsburgh native limited to just 1:45 of ice time in the third period. "I was lobbying the best I could today, but they don't much care what I say", Babcock said of Zaitsev getting on the ice. Game 4 is Tuesday night in San Jose. [Full Article...]

Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Today is Easter Sunday - a day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the day we remember He is no longer in a tomb, but alive and well and still changing lives. "You can't imagine the feeling touching the places where Jesus touched". Orthodox Christians in Georgia and the rest of the world are joyfully celebrating one of the most significant days in the religious calendar - Easter . [Full Article...]

U.S. says Syria's Assad must go after chemical attack

U.S. says Syria's Assad must go after chemical attack US military presence in northern Syria is "illegal" and their aim to control area makes them "occupation" forces, the statement added. "The entire administration was in agreement that this was something that had to be done", Nikki Haley, the U.S. [Full Article...]

Spicer Reflects on Hitler Gaffe: 'There's No Comparing Atrocities'

Cramer commented on Spicer's remarks Wednesday in an interview with Scott Hennen, a conservative radio host in North Dakota. Mr Spicer said his comments were professionally upsetting because President Donald Trump had had "an unbelievable successful couple of weeks" and it was his job to amplify that message of accomplishment but "I've let the president down". [Full Article...]

Survey Reveals That People Liked Pepsi More After The Kendall Jenner Ad

Kendall Jenner clearly has the ability to reach a significant amount of people , primarily those of the young and impressionable variety . "2- I remember when my daughter Ireland and Kendall were little kids in school. It has been confirmed now that she will be present at the event, TMZ reported . "But questions must be submitted in advance". Pepsi pulled the ad from the airwaves a day... [Full Article...]

China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' N. Korea situation

China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' N. Korea situation The "armada", officially called the U.S. Navy's Carrier Strike Group 1, is now making its way toward North Korea. "No nation in the world develops missiles and shows the real thing during a parade, it's just too risky", Markus Schiller, a weapons expert with ST Analytics, told CNN that parades always involve "mock-ups". [Full Article...]

VP Mike Pence is in South Korea amid the North's provocations

Pence said Monday Trump was "very hopeful that China will take actions to bring about a change of policy in North Korea". "Kim Jong-un has made it clear that failures don't deter him or his rocket scientists". Sinpo, where the Sunday launch took place, is the site of a North Korean submarine base and where the North has tested the submarine-launched ballistic missile it is developing. [Full Article...]

Coast Guard, locals help fishermen, dog after boat floods off Hampton Harbor

Coast Guard, locals help fishermen, dog after boat floods off Hampton Harbor Both men had put on survival suits and also put a lifejacket on the dog, according to the Coast Guard. A 27-foot Response Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater were launched, and the area's Marine Emergency Response Team was activated. [Full Article...]

White House to keep visitor logs secret

White House to keep visitor logs secret They argued that the decision is in line with what previous administrations have done, except for President Barack Obama's , and that continuing Obama's practice of releasing the records could interfere with policy development. He said the "Trump administration has broken new ground in ensuring our government is both ethical and accessible to the American people". The transparency surrounding t... [Full Article...]

Neil Gorsuch Was Just Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch Was Just Confirmed To The Supreme Court Shortly after Scalia's death, Senate Republicans vowed to block any nominee that then-President Barack Obama put forward, arguing that the next president - rather than Obama - should have the opportunity to appoint Scalia's successor. "After reviewing Judge Gorsuch's rulings, it is clear that he has a long record of siding with special interests and institutions instead of hard-working Americans... [Full Article...]


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