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Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

He has long claimed that there's widespread illegal voting by noncitizens in the USA, despite the lack of evidence. He cited "illegal" voters and "those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time )" which he claimed cost him the popular vote, which Hillary Clinton won by 3 million votes . Read More »

USA needs 'good shutdown' in September to fix 'mess': Donald Trump

Trump's tweet said the compromise had to be negotiated because Republicans don't have the 60 votes necessary in the chamber to pass their own plan. Mr. Later, in the White House briefing room, Mulvaney said he understood Trump's frustration, accusing Democrats of trying to "spike the football" by publicly celebrating the budget deal as a Democratic victory in an effort to make the president look bad after he negotiated in good faith. Read More »

Obama touts community impact of new presidential center

She and former President Barack Obama were in the city Wednesday to unveil plans for the center, which included a first look at the Jackson Park design. The center will also serve as the headquarters for the Obama Foundation . "The Center will benefit the entire Chicago region as a catalyst for economic development, cultural enrichment, and community programming." said Robert J. Read More »

Trump confused why American Civil War was fought

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Trump went on to say that his hero had a "big heart". As is his wont, Trump heaped praise on Andrew Jackson , the slave-owning seventh president of the United States whose Indian Removal Act led to the "trail of tears and death". Trump is correct that the 1828 race between Andrew Jackson and the incumbent, John Quincy Adams, was hard fought and often descended into ad hominem attacks on both sides. Read More »

Snyder to name new justice to Michigan Supreme Court

Louis. He has been nominated to the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Democratic party has never made this a campaign issue, Republicans have because they understand you don't have to have that Supreme Court. The New York Times first reported a list of 10 appointees to federal courts. "We've got 127 federal judge vacancies that need to be confirmed, and then we've got 94 United States attorneys that need to be confirmed ", Sessions stated. Read More »

Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe

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Mr Comey was heading an FBI investigation into possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian operatives seeking to meddle with the US's 2016 presidential election. Democrats are now appealing to him to restore faith in the USA criminal justice system. Both Nixon's Attorney General and his deputy resigned over the dismissal, in what became known as the Saturday Night Massacre. Read More »

Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj flays Trump at White House Correspondents' Dinner

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The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj took the stage at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night and addressed President Donald Trump's absence nearly immediately. "I'm amazed you guys even showed up". "If you had a White House press corps that was 100 percent middle-aged white men", Carlson told Mason, "there would be a full-blown outcry about the lack of diversity and I bet you $100 you would weigh in and say, 'You're right, this doesn't look like America'". Read More »

U.S. working on new DPRK sanctions: Tillerson

Southeast Asian nations generally welcome cordial ties between the two powers but worry about whether secret deal-making might undercut Washington's willingness to stand up to China, which claims virtually all the South China Sea and has conflicting territorial claims with four ASEAN nations. Read More »

In the health care debate over pre-existing conditions, who's lying?

Does the new plan help cut the deficit? The American Health Care Act, as this latest version of "reform" is called, barely passed the House by a 217 to 213 vote, less than the GOP majority in that body and the GOP is calling it a "major victory" that, in its current form, stands little chance of passing the Senate, which is more closely divided. Read More »

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

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Experts have cast doubt on such optimism, particularly regarding the impact the bill will have on people with pre-existing conditions . How much will your bill cut from Medicaid? It also significantly reduces federal assistance to lower-income Americans paying for health insurance, and it defunds Planned Parenthood. Read More »

Tornadoes hit Texas, killing as many as 5 and hurting dozens

The National Weather Service confirmed at least three tornadoes swept through parts of three counties, with two of the twisters tracking almost the entire south-to-north length of Van Zandt County. Another storm-related death was reported in the southern part of the state, where a woman died after being hit by a fallen tree , WHNT reported. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency didn't give details. Read More »

WH again postpones Paris climate pact meeting as Macron jabs Trump

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A State Department official told AFP: "We are focused on ensuring that decisions are not taken at these meetings that would prejudice our future policy, undermine the competitiveness of U.S. The Trump administration effectively said it would not defend the Obama administration's rules. "We all continue to hope the USA will find a way to remain within the Paris Agreement and to remain committed to the Paris goals", stated Miguel Arias Cañete, the European commissioner for climate action ... Read More »

Betsy DeVos Booed As She Delivers Commencement Speech at Bethune-Cookman University

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At that point, he seemingly starts responding to something CNN's Nick Valencia asked before the camera was recording, saying of DeVos that "I don't know, no one likes her, man. "The university leadership has drastically fumbled and should resign", said Nweze. "Some of you may not like it, but she's here, we're welcoming her and we're building new relationships", Jackson said. Read More »

Arrested journalist says he was only trying to do job

Desiree Fairooz from Texas was charged with disorderly and disruptive conduct for laughing in the confirmation hearing when Alabama Senator Richard Shelby said Sessions' political record of "treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well documented". Read More »

Trump reverses stance on spending bill, brags about political victory

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51 %. The Senate requires 60 votes to end debate for nearly any bill and Republicans only have a 52-48 edge. Constitution. "You said the Democrats wanted a shutdown and the president himself tweeted, 'Our country needs a good shutdown in September, '" Karl noted . Read More »

Friend ID's victim of University City shooting

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Gabrielle Sulli, who lives at the apartment complex, told KGTV she heard " people screaming" and said "there is a insane guy that is shooting, we made a decision to run ... Those who witnessed the incident , said Selis appeared to be calm when he opened fire. "As a mother and a grandmother, I can not think of anything more devastating than losing a loved one to senseless gun violence". Read More »

Chris Berman's Wife Kathy Dies In Car Crash

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The Berman family says "Kathy Berman had a huge heart" and the amount of support they've received "would have warmed hers beyond belief". "It certainly warmed ours". After the Woodbury crash that claimed two lives, Bertulis' daughter, Nancy, released the following statement. "We would appreciate our privacy as we grieve our loss". Read More »

Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling

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Two Republican senators — South Carolina's Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins of ME — have said they will oppose the repeal effort, while Republican Sens. If the resolution had been successful in the Senate, it would have made making fossil fuel companies accountable for their pollution "nearly impossible", said UCS's Martin-"not only would it have overturned current rules, it would have blocked future administrations from setting standards". Read More »

More severe weather possible in Colorado on Tuesday

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Once the front moves through, the threat for severe weather will end. But, an isolated storm could produce some damaging winds, or even some flash flooding. The chance for rain diminishes Thursday. Lows will fall into the 40s on Friday and Saturday mornings, leaving us with daytime temps in the 60s and 70s to start the weekend. Read More »

Drawings of Obama Presidential Center unveiled

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A rendering of the Obama Presidential Center , which will be built in Chicago. Obama actually chose Chicago as the site for his library almost two years ago, though today's unveiling was the first look members of the public had gotten of what the facility would eventually look like. Read More »

Trump says budget deal is a win

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The $1.07 trillion package does not include spending for Trump priorities, such as money for a proposed US-Mexico border wall, revoking funding for sanctuary cities, or defunding Planned Parenthood. Later, the White House said he would indeed sign the bill. "I think the President is frustrated with the fact that he negotiated in good faith with the Democrats and they want out to try and spike the football and make him look bad", OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday. Read More »

SC Senators reject calls for independent probe into Trump-Russia ties

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The Attorney General's office cited Comey's handling and bungling of Hillary Clinton's email server issue as the principal reason for recommending his dismissal, but Trump ignored that point in his letter to Comey and went tangentially to the Russian Federation probe, seeking exculpation for himself. Read More »

Archer, 3 homers help Rays beat Royals 12-1

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In the third inning of Monday's Royals-Rays matchup, KC outfielder Lorenzo Cain hit a ground-ball single up the middle to typically sure-handed Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier . Archer hasn't fared well in his career against the Royals , going 0-4 with a 5.63 ERA in five career starts. Kansas City loaded the bases in the 12th after Moustakas' home run, but Moreno struck out Whit Merrifield to end the inning. Read More »

World leaders react to Macron's win

Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory Sunday. Polling suggests that En Marche and another centrist party, Modem, are now the choice of a narrow plurality-26 percent-of French voters, while Le Pen's party, the National Front, comes in at 22 percent. Read More »

Trump, Putin to Meet in July, Russian State Media Says

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who is a key figure in the FBI's probe into the administration's possible collusion with Russia. Donald Trump has defended his controversial sacking of James Comey - claiming the Federal Bureau of Investigation director "was not doing a good job". Read More »

Comey Firing Has No Impact on Russia Probe — Acting FBI Chief

He called it a "highly significant investigation". Several senators asked McCabe if he could confirm or deny Trump's assertion that Comey had informed the president "on three separate occasions" that he is not under investigation by the Department of Justice, which is conducting a probe of Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential election. Read More »

Trump delays decision on withdrawing from Paris climate accord

Spicer said Trump wants to "continue to meet with his team", seeking advice from both an economic and an environmental perspective as he works to make a decision. A meeting scheduled for Tuesday between top Trump advisers was postponed, according to a White House official. Advisers had been under pressure to deliver a final recommendation to Trump ahead of the May 26-27 G7 meeting . Read More »