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TODAY'S MUST SEE: Sean Spicer - and his lectern - go looking for Trump

What'd U think of last night's show, Perezcious readers?! She said it was "possibly sexist, definitely what I call 'Trumpist, ' which is, many people who go on TV are treated like houseguests, and then we go on TV, and we're not". I laughed so hard I nearly fell off the couch. The sketch as a whole went on a little too long, but McCarthy kept it amusing. "I am being honest with you", McCarthy's Spicer answers. Read More »

Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel

Kobach, who consulted Trump during the transition, got his first taste of Washington during a stint as an immigration law adviser in the George W. Bush administration. Mr Kobach advised Mr Trump's transition team and has been a leading GOP proponent of tighter voting regulations. Though he was not brought on board by the incoming administration then, he clearly made an impression. Read More »

The four people being interviewed on Saturday — FBI director job

The BBC's Laura Bicker in Washington says Mr Trump was referring to a private White House dinner in January during which the president claims Mr Comey assured him he was not being investigated over alleged links to Russian Federation. The president insinuated in a tweet last week that he might have recordings of private conversations he held with Comey. Johnson also said it's too soon to say if a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate possible Russian involvement in the ... Read More »

Syria using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings

Jones said Washington's information came from credible humanitarian agencies and from the U.S. "intelligence community" and that as many as 50 people per day are thought to be hanged at Saydnaya. And Russia must bear responsibility to ensure regime compliance. The Trump administration hit a Syrian air base with a missile strike last month in retaliation for the regime's deadly chemical attack in Idlib province - a unilateral strike that prompted a skirmish of words between US and ... Read More »

Deputy AG to brief Senate on Trump's firing of FBI's Comey


Comey was heading the FBI's investigation into Russia's alleged links with Trump's presidential win. Comey was once my boss and remains my friend. Some of those people may have a point. Rosenstein, a longtime Department of Justice employee who is now the top official overseeing any Russian Federation investigations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, found himself in the midst of the Comey controversy last week after President Trump cited his recommendations, which were ... Read More »

Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions


Ossoff, an investigative filmmaker and former congressional aide, came in first place in the April 18 jungle primary but fell just short of the 50 percent needed to win outright. Georgia's senior Sen. Johnny Isakson did not comment right away. But Handel got what should be a huge boost with her endorsement by the politically powerful National Rifle Association on Wednesday. Read More »

Donald Trump signs executive order promoting free speech and religious liberty


One local church WAAY 31 spoke with Saturday held a vigil regarding the order - and State Line Seventh-day Adventist church Pastor Isaac Olatunji said he sees both sides in the matter. " ... You're now in a position to say what you want to say". WEBVTT SUPER "We are giving ourchurches their voices back". An adjustment to the Internal Revenue Code - which was adjusted in 1986 but continued to include Johnson Amendment - would require an act of Congress, but Trump can influence how it is ... Read More »

Strong winds before fatal plane crash

Thick black smoke rose from the crash site, which is in an industrial area just outside of the aircraft facility. Although the reason for the crash hasn't been revealed yet, the National Weather Service said strong winds had been reported in the area which could be the reason why the plane crashed. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions' sentencing memo could hurt the wrongfully convicted

We will not allow the Attorney General to turn the clock back on federal criminal justice reform. "This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency", Sessions wrote. The federal directive won't affect Morganelli, but the career prosecutor likes mandatory sentences and pursues them when he can in his office, especially in drug cases. Read More »

New Orleans Removes Confederate President Jefferson Davis Statue


A monument of Jefferson Davis is removed in New Orleans . It wants to eliminate 23 statues and hundreds of names of slaveholders and Confederate soldiers from public schools and streets. Earlier, some monument supporters chanted, " President Davis ", and one man saluted the statue. They are an inaccurate recitation of our past, an affront to our present and a poor prescription for our future. Read More »

Private jet crashes in United States, kills 2

But such a finding, Wall said, would be "a remarkable holding" that will "require the strongest, clearest affirmative showing" that the revised order is a pretext for religious discrimination. suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate", the law says. Read More »

Protesters spell out 'RESIST!' with their bodies at a Trump golf course


The demonstrators arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday morning, around the same time the president gave his first commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia. "Every president since Nixon has released his taxes". Now, a group of protestors came up with another way to stick it to the man, this time using their bodies to spell out a giant "RESIST!" at one of Trump's many golf resorts. Read More »

Possible Reasons Sean Spicer Is Getting Fired As White House Press Secretary


Kadonaga says she figured a few people might get a laugh out of it and was "shocked" to soon find her Spicer in the bush cutout trending on sites such as Twitter as well as appearing in mainstream media across North America and beyond. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" "And again, you know, they don't show the 90 questions that they asked and answered properly", Trump said . Read More »

Red Sox Fan Who Used Racial Slur Banned From Fenway For Life


The umpire's rapid reaction likely stemmed from the harsh warning Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred issued the two sides earlier Wednesday, telling them "enough is enough" after weeks' worth of retaliatory behavior, Red Sox manager John Farrell relayed to ESPN . Read More »

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

So far 14 people - lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials among them - have emerged as candidates. "If Comey hadn't been fired, I would have been comfortable with the results of their investigation", Kremer said. Ms Fisher was an assistant attorney general for the justice department's criminal division. Rogers isn't among them, but he is on a list of more than a dozen people the president is considering. Read More »

Trump downplays spat with Turnbull, says everything is 'fantastic'

As Trump gloated about how he thinks the bill will improve health care for Americans, he turned to Turnbull and said, "You have better health care than we do". NEW YORK: Donald Trump and Australia's Malcolm Turnbull met for a patch-things-up summit in New York Thursday, with the U.S. president saying an earlier telephone spat was "all worked out". Read More »

Monday's Stanley Cup Playoffs betting preview: Senators at Penguins

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their Eastern Conference final against Ottawa with a 1-0 victory in Game 2 on Monday night. Rust slowly made his way to the bench under his own power but did not return. A little later, defenseman Justin Schultz appeared to hurt his right arm or shoulder going into the end boards behind the Penguins' net. Read More »

Trump tweets 'best thing' would be to cancel future press briefings

Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense", the Times reported. Speaking to NBC news President Trump said that the decision to fire the FBI Director was motivated by his handling of the Hillary Clinton case, for which he had publically praised James Comey during the campaign. Read More »

Sean Hannity denies reports he's looking to ditch Fox News


They join Abernethy, who remains co-president of Fox News and CEO of Fox Television Stations. Many people at Fox News don't expect Shine to be the last of the Ailes acolytes to leave. Fox has also hired a new chief financial officer, Amy Listerman, formerly CFO of Scripps Networks Interactive, who began work this week. In a statement, Murdoch praised the pair as "recognized industry leaders" who have "both played a large part in assembling the deepest bench of talented broadcasters and ... Read More »

Travel ban arguments focus on Donald Trump's comments about Muslims


Protesters hold signs and march outside the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., Monday, May 8, 2017 . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard arguments yesterday in Richmond in the challenge to President Trump's revised Muslim ban executive order , issued March 6, 2017. Read More »

Rand Paul Pans Sessions' 'Tough On Crime' Prosecution Policy

Still, Sessions rolled it out at the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City, where he received an award for his support of law enforcement. Exceptions will only be allowed with approval from a U.S. Attorney, an assistant U.S. attorney general or a designated supervisor and with a documented explanation. Read More »

Chrystia Freeland Praises Rex Tillerson's Work On Arctic Climate Change Declaration

But in an interview with The New York Times shortly after the election, Trump said he was still developing a position on the Paris Agreement . Chairmanship of the Council rotates between the member states Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States every two years, and the Foreign Ministers of the twenty-year-old Council meet at the conclusion of each term or rotation to review where policies stand, and lay out prospects for the next two years. Read More »

Trump doesn't think daily press briefings are necessary anymore

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (as Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself), refers to Comey's dismissal "in the middle of his investigation" of such interference "a violation of the public trust". According to media reports , the Trump administration is considering four candidates to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. Mr. President, if there are "tapes" relevant to the Comey firing, it's because you made them and they should be provided to Congress. Read More »

US Accuses Syria of Mass Executions and Burning the Bodies

One of the satellite images, provided by the State Department and taken from commercial satellites in January 2015, shows the building that the U.S. says was modified to support a crematorium. He also said he was not suggesting that either Russian Federation or Iran was involved with the facility. "Beginning in 2013, the Syrian regime modified a building within the Saydnaya complex to support what we believe is a crematorium" built in "an effort to cover up the extent of the mass murders ... Read More »

East finals trip on line for Wizards, Celtics

The Celtics have returned to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2012, when they were vanquished by LeBron James as he began his incredible run for his first National Basketball Association title. The Celtics and Wizards each played six games in the opening round of the playoffs, so they cancel out this trend. The Wizards responded with more energy after half-time, but each of their mini-runs were quickly beaten back by Boston , which continued to share the ... Read More »

Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

For Brian Aryai, a former Senior Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Department, that was the point at which Mr. Comey should have been terminated because he had ceased to be an investigator and donned the hat of a prosecutor, undercutting his Justice Department superiors. Read More »

Trump's war with Comey intensifies

Comey. Just 29 percent of Americans say they approve of President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, while 38 percent disapprove, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Bush after a series of high-profile Justice Department jobs. Reporting based on extensive White House sources indicates Trump actually fired Comey because he was becoming increasingly enraged with the Russian Federation investigation, at times yelling at television coverage ... Read More »

Mississippian to be sentenced in anti-transgender hate crime


Demoya Gordon, attorney for the Transgender Rights Project of Lambda Legal, says she welcomes Vallum's conviction, but says she discounts Sessions' statement. Because Mississippi does not have a statute that protects people from bias crimes based on gender identity, the federal government was able to bring federal hate crime charges. Read More »

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new FBI director

Taping one's conversations is uncommon but not unheard of in the world of high-stakes NY real estate, several prominent NY real-estate attorneys said in interviews Saturday. Adam Lee: Lee, an attorney licensed in California, is now the FBI office chief for the FBI Richmond, Virginia Office. Special Agent in Charge Adam Lee arrived at the Justice Department Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Trump vastly expands anti-abortion policy


When President Trump announced in January he was bringing back the global gag rule, which bars foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from receiving any USA funds if they offer abortion services, counseling, advocacy or even referrals, many commentators noted that he had made the policy more punishing. Read More »

Two killed, one wounded in shooting on I-95


The ceremony was hours before she was killed in what Virginia State Police are calling a targeted shooting. The shooting occurred shortly around 3:40 a.m., Sunday on I-95 north at Exit 75, which is the I-95/I-64 interchange in the city limits. Read More »