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Kansas Senate overrides tax bill veto; House vote to come

Kansas has rejected the years-long tax-cutting experiment that brought governor Sam Brownback to worldwide attention and provided a model for the Trump administration's troubled tax plans . The Kansas Association of School Boards says the tax plan will ensure the state can afford the new school funding formula. "I just think this is the wrong way for us to go", he said. [Full Article...]

Former Senator Sam Nunn praises Trump FBI pick

Former Senator Sam Nunn praises Trump FBI pick Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wasn't notified and neither was House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said during a news conference that Trump didn't inform him in advance. "Chris Wray is a man of integrity with a deep commitment to the rule of law", the former attorney general said in a statement. He would go into private practice in Atlanta in 1993. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn most tweeted-about leader on campaign trail, analysis reveals

Security has been increased nationwide and the violence has dominated the final weeks of campaigning. Why, oh why? That's the question many Britons asked when Prime Minister Theresa May announced on April 18 that she was calling a snap election, three years early. [Full Article...]

Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official Christopher Wray to lead FBI

Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official Christopher Wray to lead FBI In May 2001, at the beginning of the George W. Bush administration, he joined the Department of Justice as Associate Deputy Attorney General. In a statement late Tuesday, a spokesman for Coats said he "has never felt pressured by the president or anyone else in the administration to influence any intelligence matters or ongoing investigations". [Full Article...]

Trump heading to Ohio to talk infrastructure

Trump heading to Ohio to talk infrastructure According to Trump, during his election campaign he saw infrastructure all over the country was "crumbling" and he found communities were "desperate" for new highways and bridges, Efe news reported. Trump told these families stories about how they were suffering because of the Government run health care system. "Obamacare is dead", Trump said. "Obamacare was one of the biggest broken promises in... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP says Comey clears Trump; Dems see possible obstruction

Senate GOP says Comey clears Trump; Dems see possible obstruction The outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz said Trump is pleased that Comey - whose prepared testimony ahead of Thursday's Senate intelligence committee appearance became public Wednesday - has finally publicly confirmed that the President was not under investigation in any Russian probe. [Full Article...]

Statement from retiring Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops

Statement from retiring Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops Stoops went 190-48 with the Sooners leading them to 18 straight bowl appearances, including a National Championship. Stoops also won 10 Big 12 titles and reached double-digit wins in 14 seasons, including an 11-2 mark in 2016. "Working alongside him has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job", Castiglione said. "As a young guy, as a coach, when you decide you want to do this, these a... [Full Article...]

[Newsmaker] Comey: Trump pressured on Russia probe

Ryan was responding to claims made by Comey in his opening statement, which was released one day ahead of his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Comey said he told then-president-elect Trump on January 6 in a briefing in Trump Tower that Trump himself was not being investigated. "He brings a lot of credibility", said Benjamin Wittes, a Comey confidant and senior fel... [Full Article...]

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

They moved to the brink of that with a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals . A year ago against Golden State, the Cavaliers became the first team to win the Finals after trailing three games to one. [Full Article...]

Sen. Angus King's Heated Exchange With Intelligence Officials

Sen. Angus King's Heated Exchange With Intelligence Officials Both National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers and Dan Coats , the Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee they believed their conversations with the president were confidential. King wanted to know why Rogers wasn't answering, since he hadn't exercised executive privilege and the questions being asked weren't classified. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump and James Comey: Breaking down the former Federal Bureau of Investigation head's testimony

With television networks setting aside regular programming to mark the moment Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress on the investigation into Russian meddling in the USA presidential election will be hard for most Americans to miss. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump may try to prevent James Comey from testifying

Comey is no longer employed by the Trump Administration", the lawmakers' letter to White House general counsel Don McGahn read. Saturday in Boone, IA, Republican Senator Joni Ernst commented on the possibility. USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election to hurt the bid of Democrat Hillary Clinton. A member of the Senate intelligenc... [Full Article...]

New trial requested in 'Making a Murderer' case

New trial requested in 'Making a Murderer' case The lawyer's document also claims that the victim's former lover had unrestricted access to Avery's property and Halbach's home giving him "complete control of evidence". In one section titled " new evidence " Avery's defense lawyer has an expert analyze a bullet used as evidence in Teresa Halbach's murder case. According to Zellner, those factors - and the questionable conduct of authorities,... [Full Article...]

Gomez elected to Congress for Boyle Heights-Koreatown area

Had Ahn won, he would have served as the first Korean American in Congress in about two decades. Unofficial returns show Gomez won 60 percent of the 33,000 votes counted in the low-turnout election. "As they say, they are the future", Narvaez said, gesturing toward two girls sitting on the school steps. Ahn is part of what could be described as a political breakout for Korean-Americans, who ha... [Full Article...]

Trump looks to spread blame for travel ban problems

Trump looks to spread blame for travel ban problems On Monday, he slammed his Justice Department on Twitter for what he views as a "watered down" version. Trump says the Justice Department should ask for an "expedited hearing" on the second ban and "seek much tougher version!" Ferguson successfully challenged Trump's first executive order, signed during the President's first week in office, limiting travel and immigration from seven Mus... [Full Article...]

Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects USA into Arab crisis

Bahrain , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were among those who joined Saudi Arabia on Monday in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar. Trump's Tuesday tweet - in which he said "all reference was pointing to Qatar" as a financer of extremism - was especially surprising given Qatar's role as host of the largest United States airbase in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Angus King Grills Intelligence Officials Ahead of Comey Hearing

Democrats have been hoping for confirmation of press reports that President Trump may have pressured top intelligence officials, including Coats, to ask former FBI Director Comey to "back off" an investigation of national security adviser Mike Flynn . [Full Article...]

Eric Trump Goes Off On His Father's Critics: 'They're Not Even People'

The crowd leans toward real estate insiders, family friends and C-list celebrities, such as former baseball slugger Darryl Strawberry and reality housewife (and bankruptcy-fraud felon) Teresa Giudice. Jude and other incredibly worthy causes", the statement said. According to Forbes , an event that many signed on to sponsor and donate to under the impression that nearly all of their money ... [Full Article...]

Comey's Senate testimony: Trump asked to end Flynn probe

Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's US presidential election when Trump fired him last month. And Comey's statement is less definitive on whether Trump administration officials pushed the FBI investigation toward leaks and away from Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

U.S. intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry

U.S. intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry He seems to assume the right to say and do whatever he wants that he enjoyed as a real-estate executive should apply even more to the World's Most Powerful Man. "He is a good guy", Comey quoted Trump as telling him on February 14 as they sat alone together in the Oval Office, in prepared testimony for Thursday's Senate hearing. [Full Article...]


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