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White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan

Cuts $3.6 trillion in federal spending over the next decade. Trying to balance the budget isn't in the plan in Congress, but conservative Republicans are pushing for some action this year on spending cuts. The 62-page budget calls for $668 billion in defense spending - a 10 percent increase from 2016 levels - and $44.1 billion for Homeland Security, in addition to $1.6 billion for Trump's pr... [Full Article...]

Louisiana leaders 'should be lynched' over Confederate monuments removal

Louisiana leaders 'should be lynched' over Confederate monuments removal He serves on the House Public Property Committee. A MS state lawmaker is under fire after calling for the lynching of leaders who supported the recent removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana. "I thought I had heard and seen it all, but this just floors me", Ellis said. Landrieu reminded the crowd gathered around Gallier Hall that New Orleans was once one of the largest ports in the s... [Full Article...]

Times Square vehicle suspect 'told police he wanted to kill them all'

Times Square vehicle suspect 'told police he wanted to kill them all' The driver reportedly attempted to flee the scene before being apprehended and taken into custody. Richard Rojas, 26 , told police he was hearing voices and expected to die, reports The Associated Press. Friend Zachary Anderson told WXMI Alyssa was a "very good person", who always looked out for others. "I thought it was a dream". The Honda remained in Times Square for most of the day as ... [Full Article...]

Rep. Jason Chaffetz set to announce he will leave Congress in June

The Utah Republican announced last month he would not seek re-election in 2018. He also hinted in an interview with Utah's KSL Newsradio that he was considering leaving before the end of his term. Chaffetz sent a letter to Andrew McCabe, the acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, asking for all documents relating to communication between Mr. [Full Article...]

Trump's budget would drastically slash foreign aid

Trump's budget would drastically slash foreign aid Administration officials have asked for $2.9 billion for the program in fiscal 2018 and $3.5 billion for the effort in subsequent years, a substantial total for lawmakers who have questioned the usability of the program. "If we implemented this budget, you'd have to retreat from the world or put a lot of people at risk", said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. -The elderly: Trump's budget plan d... [Full Article...]

McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US

McCain: Turkey Ambassador Should Leave US Police say 11 people were injured , including one police officer and two Secret Service agents . According to two people with direct knowledge of the case who spoke to The Washington Post , D.C. The letter to Erdogan comes one day after Rep. Ed Royce (D-California) wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging them to investigate ... [Full Article...]

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

Interstates and boosting efforts to draw private investors to fund highways. Job training for unemployed coal miners would be threatened and drug treatment programs would face cuts at a time when heroin and prescription pill addictions are tearing at rural America. [Full Article...]

Residents told to leave as fire burns in Chelan County

Residents told to leave as fire burns in Chelan County The level three evacuation, which extends one-mile north and south of Spromberg Canyon Road, means "leave now", according to the Sheriff's Office. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists, and monitor local media outlets for information. [Full Article...]

SWAR officers carry Flame of Hope to help Special Olympics

SWAR officers carry Flame of Hope to help Special Olympics The new nine-mile route led the runners west on Old Prater's Mill Road onto Cleveland Highway and then Ga. 2, where they made a left turn into Varnell Elementary School. The mission of the LETR is to raise both dollars and awareness for Special Olympics. Special Olympics is an global nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fi... [Full Article...]

Trump Arrives in Israel, Says Israelis, Arabs Share 'Common Cause' Against Iran

Trump Arrives in Israel, Says Israelis, Arabs Share 'Common Cause' Against Iran More than 20 people were killed by an apparent suicide bomber. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Arriving from Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Mr Trump expressed his hope for co-operation among USA allies in the Middle East . During his visit to Saudi Arabia, Trump and the Saudi monarch announced $400 billion in deals, including a massive $110 billion agreement for the Saudis to purchas... [Full Article...]

Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist

Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia served as something of a reset with the region following his presidential campaign, which was frequently punctured by bouts of anti-Islamic rhetoric. troops in the region. The president must also address some of the root causes of extremism, including Israel's military occupation and the suppression of pro-democracy activists in Egypt, which help fuel desperation a... [Full Article...]

Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment Mr Oliver , within days, had removed the message from his Facebook account and offered an apology . Though Mississippi lawmakers didn't respond to Oliver's Facebook post for the first two days it was online, Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn posted this to Facebook on Monday. [Full Article...]

Baylor baseball to open Big 12 tournament against West Virginia

Baylor baseball to open Big 12 tournament against West Virginia Let's just hope the OSU series isn't the beginning of another cold stretch for this team. If you are looking for a single-session only, the Big 12 has a deal for that. Both the Sooners and the Longhorns have identical 34-20 season records . Game 15: Championship Game - 1:00 p.m. No. 5 Baylor - 9:00 a.m. No. 5 Baylor - 9:00 a.m. [Full Article...]

Health care, A human right or a market function?

Rep Mike Bost (R-IL) said recently. Tens of thousands of these people in Clark County have been benefiting from Obamacare and the expansion of Medicaid over the past several years. In the middle of the action is Texas Republican Sen. Charlie Dent , R-15th District, voted against the bill, saying it would leave too many people uninsured. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's 2018 Budget Proposal Seeks to Slash Federal Spending

Donald Trump's 2018 Budget Proposal Seeks to Slash Federal Spending Trump's budget is likely to face an uphill fight on Capitol Hill , where even lawmakers in his own party have already shown a wiliness to ignore the president's fiscal priorities. In a Politico/Harvard public health poll in March , a majority of Americans said they'd prefer to keep the program as it is now, as opposed to giving states more flexibility but less federal money. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump Visit to Israel

Pres. Trump Visit to Israel President Trump landed in Israel today for what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a truly historic visit. As well as the concessions, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Security Cabinet - a forum of senior ministers - voted to establish a committee to examine legalizing outposts built without formal approval in the occupied West Bank. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Ruling Smacks Down North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering

Supreme Court Ruling Smacks Down North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering In its defense, the state argued that party politics was the reason for drawing the lines as they did, and that race was not a factor. Just a few months ago, the Supreme Court ordered a lower court review of 11 state legislature districts in Virginia where there was at least 55 percent black voting-age populations. [Full Article...]

FBI Assoc. supporting Mike Rogers for director job

FBI Assoc. supporting Mike Rogers for director job Andrew McCabe was the FBI's deputy director until he stepped up after the abrupt departure of his boss. But this might not be garden variety trumpery. Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "under assault and is eroding". [Full Article...]

Trump Proposes Deep Cuts To Social Safety Net Programs

Trump is also targeting the Medicaid health program that provides care to the poor and disabled, and nursing home care to millions of older people who could not otherwise afford it. The Pentagon would get a boost, and there would be a $1.6 billion down payment to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, which was a central promise of Trump's presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Rain chances increasing for the late week

Rain chances increasing for the late week Thankfully, sunshine will return on Thursday with highs back in the low 70s. Sunday - A 50 percent chance of showers. Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Clay and Randolph counties in Central Alabama are included in the watch and areas south. The rain risk will be 30 percent. The high Saturday afternoon will be in the 87- to 90-degree range. Friday will see warmer air fighting in, but with some la... [Full Article...]


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