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Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

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Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, isn't joining Democrats and Republicans in the House calling for an independent commission to fully investigate the connections between President Donald Trump and Russian Federation. The House intelligence committee announced that it had asked for documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department. A vigilant people's movement is required more than ever, however, because the president has it within his legal purview to fire ... Read More »

Trump Welcomes Colombia's President to White House

The press conference is also the president's first public appearance after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be special counsel to investigate any ties between Russian Federation and The Trump campaign. Read More »

Ford Confirms 10% Salaried Job Cuts

Ford Motor Co confirmed Wednesday that it plans to reduce 10% of its salaried workforce in its North America and Asia Pacific divisions this year. Reuters reported the cuts would eliminate 10% of Ford's salaried staff in North America and Asia. Read More »

Trump's China trade deal won't wipe out the deficit

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These agreements are the fruit of discussions between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump last month when they set a 100-day deadline to improve trade relations. "We will continue to move forward", Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao told a Beijing media briefing. "The 100-day talks are just a start", said Zhou Shijian, an global relations professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing . Read More »

New Orleans crews begin removing statue of Confederate general

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The statues that are being removed were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the "Cult of the Lost Cause", a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy. But for many in this majority black city, the monuments pay honor to a history of slavery and segregation, and they want them down. Just last week, Civil District Court Kern Reese denied a third request for preliminary injunction specifically confirming City's right to move Beauregard. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Practiced Fleeing Trump's Hug In Her Debate Prep

In short, he went all-in for a period of three months, trying to prepare Clinton for any trick Trump might pull in the debate . In the video, Reines, pretending to be Trump, greets Clinton on stage for a friendly embrace. Reines, a longtime Clinton aide with a reportedly sharp disposition, really got into the act when it came time to portray then-candidate Trump in debate prep . Read More »

Draft boost for in-form Celtics

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In all fairness, however, I can not explain why the New York Knicks dropped to eight overall behind the Minnesota Timberwolves despite being tied in odds . "That's just a hard trade to make", he said, according to WBZ News' Adam Kaufman. He averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game in his freshman season. Read More »

Putin Offers To Provide Record Of Trump-Lavrov Talks

While in charge at the FBI, Mr Comey was heading an investigation into possible Russian influence on the U.S. election. The political process "will grind to a halt" if Congress does not act soon to have fired FBI Director James Comey testify about U.S. Read More »

Senate intelligence committee wants information on Trump's meeting with Russians

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Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply: "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". Can the president share classified information? According to U.S. The revelation was first reported by the Washington Post . The committee has yet to receive a response from the White House. The New York Times first reported that Israel was the source of the information. Read More »

GOP Health Plan Cuts Coverage for Poor Kids in Florida

More than half of the participants said they had preexisting conditions, and the ones living in Medicaid expansion states were more likely to have a regular source of care for their chronic condition, with fewer delays in care and less trouble paying medical bills. Read More »

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

Trump fired Comey on May 9. Trump said he was about to name a replacement for Comey, another effort to settle the waters. The briefing came a day after Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation in that country's attempts to improperly influence the 2016 election. Read More »

Commission set up to probe USA voter fraud

Trump has alleged, without evidence , that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in his 2016 election against Democrat Hillary Clinton. President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order establishing a bipartisan commission to investigate potential voter fraud and voter suppression in the U.S. Read More »

Success! Robert Mueller Named Special Prosecutor for Russia Investigation

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Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who told reporters she thought that was an appropriate move. According to senators who were present at the closed-door meeting, Mr Rosenstein confirmed that he had known that former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey was about to be fired before he wrote a memo setting out the rationale for his dismissal on May 9th. Read More »

Julian Assange probe dropped by Swedish prosecutors

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Following the announcement, London police issued a statement saying Assange was facing arrest if he left the Ecuadorian embassy, where he took refuge in June 2012 after United Kingdom authorities granted a Swedish request to extradite him. Read More »

The Public Pulse: Clearing up some health care misconceptions

The letters come nearly two weeks after the Republican-led House passed the AHCA in a party-line vote. It's the GOP that is divided. Pennsylvania is among 31 states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, which allowed a new category of adults to access coverage beyond the traditional program, which provided health coverage to low-income, elderly and disabled individuals. Read More »

Texas Democrat Calls For Trump Impeachment on US House Floor

On top of that, explosive news reports this week revealed that Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials during an Oval Office visit last week and previously asked Comey to stop investigating him and his team. So far, No Republican in the House has publicly backed an impeachment. "Until you have a charge of criminal activity - and I would certainly consider a charge by the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation a credible charge - but until that's ... Read More »

Trump calls himself victim of 'single greatest witch hunt'

White House communications staff initially said the President made a decision to fire Mr Comey after receiving recommendations from both Mr Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But even without specifics, he said, the briefing was "sobering". "We're continuing on with a lot of interviews and through those interviews it leads us to additional document requests and additional individuals we¹d like to talk to", Burr said. Read More »

Shootings By Man Who Was Freed Early Prompt Changes At Court

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Of those 64 guns, there were 21 shotguns, 20 rifles, 18 handguns, three airguns and the rest were not specified. Authorities say Medrano had obtained civil protection orders against Hartless in connection with domestic violence cases. In her request, she wrote "I am afraid to be alone with him". The family of a 48-year-old mom of five children is in mourning this Mother's Day weekend, after her slaying at the OH nursing home where she was a nurse's aide. Read More »

The Inanity of Blaming Obama for Flynn

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Flynn's discussions with the Russian envoy have been scrutinized as part of an FBI and multiple congressional investigations into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia's meddling in last year's election. Yates testified on Monday that President Trump's transition team had been informed in January that Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russian operatives. Read More »

Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous

With a letter to American lawmakers, United States trade representative Robert Lighthizer said he triggered a 90-day consultation period with Congress, industries and the American public that would allow talks over one of the world's biggest trading blocs to begin by August 16th. Read More »

Scattered showers this evening

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This front will quickly retreat northward on Tuesday as another upper level disturbance moves over the area and brings another high rain chance during the day Tuesday . Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, spotty shower possible. The National Weather Service in Miami is forecasting a mixed bag for weekend weather with spotty showers and possible thunderstorms Sunday evening. Read More »

Reactions to the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes

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No cause was given. APWarren native and then-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is shown in 2015 in NY. "He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise and to give back". Ailes was one of the most influential members of the modern media. He once punched a hole in the wall of an NBC control room where he was producing "The Tomorrow Show", according to the Chafetz book. Read More »

United States imposes sanctions on Venezuelan supreme court justices

Hundreds have been injured and dozens killed in anti-government protests in Venezuela. The opposition is calling for early elections and the release of opposition politicians jailed in recent years, saying the socialist governments of Mr Maduro and his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez , have mismanaged the economy since coming to power in 1999. Read More »

Trump reportedly asked Comey to consider imprisoning members of the press

Trump wrote, misspelling the word counsel as he referred to Democratic former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He said Comey turned in a "poor performance" in his most recent testimony to Congress and that Rosenstein had written a "very strong letter" outlining Comey's shortcomings. Read More »

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration, and it shows with every new skit they produce. Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, had already told the panel he would not voluntarily provide the documents responsive to an earlier April 28 request. Read More »

Trump Is 'Very Close' To Naming A New FBI Director

Mr Trump said "soon" when asked how close he is to making an announcement. Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Wednesday afternoon that Trump was scheduled to meet with the four candidates. Sen. Lieberman added that McFarland "and General Mike Flynn will form a very strong leadership team at the National Security Council". Lieberman served in the Senate from 1989 through 2013. Read More »

GOP lawmaker demands inquiry of Turkish leader's bodyguards

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In addition, "the U.S. Department of State is working closely with local authorities concerning this incident". Trump has yet to comment personally on the skirmish, but the State Department did issue a statement saying it is "concerned by the violent incidents involving protestors and Turkish security personnel Tuesday evening". Read More »

New Video Shows Erdogan Watching Washington Brawl

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The Turkish Embassy maintains the bodyguards were acting in self defense and that the protesters were "aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the president". A video posted online showed men in dark suits chasing anti-government protesters and punching and kicking them as police intervened. Another wrenches a woman's neck and throws her to the ground. Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posts video of Harvard acceptance in 2002

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The 33-year-old is set to deliver a commencement speech at Harvard next week, and is expected to receive an honorary degree. The video went viral over the internet in no time with over 4 million views within 18 hours of upload. "Yay, I got accepted", Mark says, before his proud dad has a much louder reaction, yelling "Alright, yes, great!" "Before I went to college, my mom bet me I'd drop out and my younger sister bet me she'd finish college before me. Read More »