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Chaffetz leaves door open to not finish term in House

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He said his decision was not based on either health or political concerns, adding that he was "confident" of his re-election should he have pursued it and retained support from Speaker Paul D. Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin spoke with advisers to evaluate his options in regards to a senate run in Utah , with shot at victory suddenly seeming more likely than before. Read More »

Donald Trump signs executive order targeting H-1B visa used by Indians

Everyone in my administration will be expected to enforce every last Buy American provision on behalf of the American worker, and we are going to investigate every single trade deal that undermines these provisions", he said . "That core issue has not been addressed", said R. Chandrashekhar, president of India's software and services companies association Nasscom. To improve the chances of winning the lottery, contracting companies file more applications than the number of people that ... Read More »

Gas tax hike to take effect in November in California

Again, Gov. Jerry Brown proposes an increase in gas taxes to fix roads. Brown wants legislators to deliver the transportation funding bill before they adjourn Thursday for their spring vacation, but he needs to round up a few more votes to meet the two-thirds majority required to raise taxes. Read More »

Supreme Court Saves Arkansas Death Row Inmate from Execution

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If that happens, all the executions will be put on hold. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel). Critics have called the planned executions an inhumane "assembly line". The company has said prison officials misleadingly obtained the drug. As for the first drug, midazolam, it has been used in botched executions in the past . Read More »

Donald Trump Sign 'Buy American Hire American' Executive Order in Wisconsin Trip

The H-1B program was originally created to import extraordinarily brilliant and talented foreigners, like the next Albert Einstein, to conduct research and development projects at US technology companies and universities, temporarily. Demand for the current H-1B visa program is so high, a lottery system is now implemented, something of which Trump aims to revamp through a merit system. Read More »

Company sues Arkansas, charging fraud over lethal injection drugs

This photo provided by Sherry Simon shows Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen taking part of an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the Governor's Mansion Friday, April 14, 2017 in Little Rock, Ark. America's biggest civil rights organization, the ACLU, brought the motion before a lower Arkansas court on Monday that requests a pause to also carry out a DNA test. Read More »

Easter Sunday celebrated in Southland

Twenty-eight-year-old Cynthia Edward, a Roman Catholic, said this on Easter Sunday while talking to The Express Tribune . Whilst there are many people who think that the Christian faith and the message of Easter is increasingly irrelevant in the modern world, there are many who testify that this is not the case. Read More »

Melania Trump gives Donald cheeky reminder during anthem

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Hundreds of kids scampered around the White House lawn on April 17 to see who could get their hands on some fun Easter eggs, packed with all kinds of delicious sugary treats like chocolate and gummy bears. Speaking on Monday at the popular "egg-stravaganza", Trump said: " we will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before". But the one guest that truly matters on Easter did make an appearance - the Easter Bunny, or, at least, a slightly creepier, slightly more shocked, ... Read More »

Kansas regulators to rule on $12.2B Westar-Great Plains deal

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States and global trademark & copyright law. Read More »

Gorsuch Jumps Right in During Supreme Court Debut

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Many were in attendance to see how Gorsuch compared to his predecessor. He responded with a thanks for the "warm welcome". Landau fielded questions from several different justices - including Kennedy, Roberts, and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel Alito - before, at approximately 10:13 a.m., he found himself on the receiving end of Gorsuch's first question as a justice. Read More »

Arkansas suffers more setbacks to execution plan

Court decisions in recent weeks, both from the state and US Supreme Courts, had granted all eight inmates a temporary reprieve, but some were overturned. According to a state prison official's testimony in the drug case, he "deliberately ordered the drugs a year ago in a way that there wouldn't be a paper trail, relying on phone calls and text messages". Read More »

Kansas voters cite Trump's impact in race

For this and other reasons, it's a good idea to watch the voters in Kansas. More than than 1,000 people joined her group within the first month, she said. "In the next Congress, there will be fewer than two dozen House Republicans sitting in congressional districts won by Barack Obama in 2012", The Washington Post's Stuart Rothenberg writes . Read More »

Pres. Trump visits Kenosha for order signing

The executive order will make reforms to raise the bar for foreign workers and will select only highly-skilled applicants. Trump carried Wisconsin in November by fewer than 23,000 votes - less than 1 percentage point - making him the first Republican to win the state since 1984. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly Issues Statement on Fox News Departure, Remains Defiant

Yesterday 21 Century Fox , which owns the Fox News Channel, announced O'Reilly had been dropped. As of Wednesday evening, the network had already removed O'Reilly's name from the show's title. The decision to force out O'Reilly, 67, came after dozens of advertisers abandoned his highly rated program amid a barrage of sexual harassment allegations. Read More »

Trump signs order for firms to 'Buy American, Hire American'

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order that could potentially have an impact on small businesses - but not necessarily right away. Trump's "buy American" stance was a key part of his campaign for the White House. The point fits with Trump's view that the U.S. imports too many products and exports too few. "No one can compete with American workers when they're given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades", Trump said. Read More »

President Trump's approval rating back up to 42%

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A Marist survey released last Friday revealed similar findings: 39 percent of registered voters said they approve of Mr. Trump's job performance, while 49 percent said they disapprove - a net disapproval of 10 percent. Most voters in the poll - 78 percent - show concern about the US going to war with Syria. A new Quinnipiac poll finds that a majority of voters continue to hold a negative view of President Trump's performance as commander-in-chief, with 40 percent approving and 56 ... Read More »

Patriots hit back at New York Times over White House tweet

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The visit happened hours after a former Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was found dead in prison after hanging himself with a bedsheet in his cell. "This year, we had 34 players attend". He said a "family commitment" prevented him from attending the 2015 ceremony held by then-President Obama. Mitchell spoke about the experience of getting mentioned by the president after the Patriots' visit concluded. Read More »

Marine amputee runs Boston Marathon with American flag

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In the past, the nine-year-veteran has run the Boston, Chicago, Detroit and NY marathons using a hand-bike, according to WCVB . Kiplagat, a 38-year-old mother of two, ran alone for the final miles of the race, finishing with in 2:21:52, nearly a minute ahead of Bahrain's Rose Chelimo. Read More »

Gorsuch's Swearing-In Ceremony Was Designed to Coax Justice Kennedy Off the Bench

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Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the 113th justice in the history of the Supreme Court on Monday - but more importantly, as the ninth justice who will bring the court back to full strength after 14 months in the wilderness. Petitions from challengers seeking to have their cases heard in the 2017 term that begins in October include a potpourri of contentious issues, including whether concealed guns can be carried in public, whether states can further restrict voting rights, and whether merchants ... Read More »

Fresno shooter gave police detailed account of slayings

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Muhammad grew up as Cory Taylor- his father said he was not necessarily book smart, but he was a very intelligent kid. "In fact, multiple times he laughed as he described what transpired". The handgun that police say Muhammad used, a 357 Magnum, is still missing. It was not immediately clear why security got involved, but the woman started arguing with Carl Williams, a 25-year-old unarmed security guard, police said. Read More »

Churches Across Western Pennsylvania Celebrate Easter

Easter is celebrating Jesus' victory over death and mankind's hope for eternal life. The Reverend also noted that though the writers of the gospel delivered different perspectives on the same issue, Christians do not read the gospels as historical fact, but as truths that they were seeking to convey. Read More »

Georgia's Special Election Isn't Over Yet

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GOP State Treasurer Ron Estes earlier this month defeated Democrat James Thompson by 6 points in a race for the 4th Congressional District seat in Kansas. The truly important factor was that Democrats chose to nationalize the election and turn it into a referendum on Donald Trump. "It is all hands on deck for us", she said. Read More »

Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

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The executions set for Thursday would have been the first in Arkansas in a dozen years, and the eight together would have been the most for any state in as a short a period since the US death penalty was reinstated in 1976. But the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that order Monday, and the inmates appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. The inmates claim in their request Wednesday that such a compressed schedule "is contrary to the evolving standards of decency". Read More »

California professor on paid leave for anti-Trump tweet

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The professor posted the tweet in late February. Lars Maischak, who has worked as a history lecturer at Fresno State since 2006, has "agreed upon a voluntary leave of absence" effective immediately and lasting through the spring semester, according to a university statement issued on Tuesday. Read More »

Gunman kills three in downtown Fresno

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On social media, he referred to white people as "devils". 'This is exclusively based on race'. He also fired one shot at a vehicle before realizing it contained Hispanic women. Police said he may have been a client of Catholic Charities. Dyer played audio of the shots fired recorded by ShotSpotter during today's press conference. Read More »

Arkansas judge: Order guided by law, not execution views

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But unlike the earlier decisions, this stay came from a court that had shifted to the right in recent elections. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP ) - An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions defended the move Wednesday, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. Read More »

Stafford doesn't sound as if he will give Detroit discount

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That's why the choice to get paid or leave cap space for the team to sign good players is a false one. Stafford said he is simply focused on getting back to work and is leaving the business side of football up to his agent, but did express his interest in being in Detroit long-term. Read More »

Baylor hires 1st female president amid sex assault scandal

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An investigation from the law firm Pepper Hamilton concluded that the program mishandled accusations of sexual assault accusations against its players, responding with indifference or in some cases hostility to alleged victims. This story was compiled with information provided by Baylor Media and the Associated Press. "Baylor's unique culture of care and compassion - that I experienced personally from my colleagues and that I saw demonstrated among faculty, staff and students - continues to ... Read More »

Gas tax passes House and Senate, Republicans divided during vote

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Despite a no vote from all four State House lawmakers from Rutherford County, Governor Haslam's bill to raise the gas tax passes the lower chamber. They single out a provision of the bill that would provide for a local option to have voters decide on whether to raise city or county taxes to pay for transit projects. Read More »

Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Report Q1 Earnings

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Royal Bank of Canada set a $250.00 price objective on Goldman Sachs Group and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.16%. Goldman Sachs Group's payout ratio is now 15.89%. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This story was originally reported by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. Read More »

Trumps welcome 21000 to their first Easter Egg Roll at White House

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We are right on track. In the clip that surfaced online Monday, Melania and their 11-year old son Barron can be seen quickly putting their hands over their hearts when the "Star-Spangled Banner" begins to play. They were standing on the White House balcony facing the south lawn where several thousand families and children were waiting for the festivities to start. Read More »

Arkansas Supreme Court Grants Stay of Execution for Inmate Stacey Johnson

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In this Monday evening, April 17, 2017 photo, the sun sets behind clouds over an Arkansas State Police command post outside the Varner Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction. Griffin told him he was interested in buying the drug, and Jenkins instructed him to email him the name of it so he could get the spelling right. A McKesson salesman presented the texts at the court hearing, which showed no mention or indication that the drug would be used for lethal injections. Read More »

Immigration group says protected Dreamer deported

Trump has promised to end undocumented immigration into the country-but has wavered on the specifics of the DACA policy. The paper's Alan Gomez reported the Obama administration deported a total of 365 former DACA enrollees. On Tuesday, immigration attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking more details in the case. Immigration advocates have criticized Trump's deportation plans, and have expressed fears that memos released by the Department of Homeland Security could provide a ... Read More »

Paul Ryan begged Jason Chaffetz not to retire, bitch

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Chaffetz wrote on his Facebook page that he won't be a candidate for any political office in 2018. "I have long advocated public service should be for a limited time and not a lifetime or full career", he said in a statement posted on Facebook. Read More »