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Under fire at home, Trump wins warm welcome in Saudi

At the royal al-Yamama palace, the king draped around Trump's neck the King Abdulaziz medal, the country's top civilian honor. Photos of Melania in Saudi Arabia are also being uploaded to the Getty Images gallery of photos tagged with Melania's name. Read More »

4 in the running — New FBI chief


Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Sunday described a US government "under assault" after President Donald Trump's controversial decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, as lawmakers urged the president to select a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director free of any political stigma. Read More »

New Mexico unemployment rate remains at 6.7 percent

Low unemployment nationwide means Mississippi's jobless rate tied for seventh-highest among states. Bernalillo County, the state's most populous county, had a 5.4 percent unemployment rate in April. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in April. Other areas showing year-over-year growth were local government education, 3,500 positions; ambulatory health care services, 2,600; state government, 1,500; and nursing homes, 1,400, according to agency data. Read More »

Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved Pressure on Him

Comey's highly-anticipated testimony, which will be slated after the Memorial Day congressional recess, comes after he was sacked by Trump May 9 amid a mounting investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and the country. Read More »

Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks


Democratic lawmakers and others have pushed for the move in the wake of the controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey . This was contradicted by Mr Trump on Thursday, when he told NBC News he had planned to fire Mr Comey regardless of Mr Rosenstein's recommendation. Read More »

Huma Abedin Divorcing Anthony Weiner After He Admits To Sexting Underage Girl


In 2011, Weiner resigned from his congressional post after revelations surfaced that he was sending explicit texts to multiple women. "I apologize to the teenage girl, who I mistreated so badly". Weiner was released on bail and will be sentenced on September 8. "I had hit bottom". Weiner could get years in prison for the offense. Both the Daily Mail and the New York Daily News said they had confirmed her identity. Read More »

Trump Plans To Quickly Nominate New FBI Director

President Trump addressed the press aboard Air Force One Saturday morning, saying they can make a fast decision. All copies of any possible recordings the White House has related to the dinner between US President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey from January 27 dinner need to be turned over to Congress , the ranking members of House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee said in a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn on Friday. Read More »

Senator says Flynn's lawyer says he won't answer subpoena

Earlier on Thursday, the committee's Republican chairman, Senator Richard Burr, told reporters that Flynn's lawyers said he would not honor a subpoena for the documents. Flynn has denied the op-ed was related to his Turkish work. Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, was sacked from his position as Trump's national security adviser in February. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren: GOP blocking Democrats from health care talks


And they want to turn over provisions of the care plan to the states, states that are already strapped financially and wouldn't so easily be able to implement any health care programs. House Republicans hope that Trumpcare will be dramatically changed by their Republican colleagues in the Senate. Currently, people can get a tax credit to pay for health insurance. Read More »

Colombian President: 'You Won't Need Walls' With Economic Development


In his remarks on 18 May, President Trump did not mention the peace deal. The US president spoke to the media for the first time since a series of controversies enveloped the White House earlier this week. The information, about an IS threat related to the use of laptops on aircraft, came from Israel and there were concerns a valuable Israeli asset could be in danger, a USA official said, requesting anonymity to discuss the sensitive material. Read More »

NAACP president to leave office as group undertakes changes


FILE PHOTO: NAACP President Cornell William Brooks poses backstage during the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California, U.S., on February 5, 2016. Reports say the organization won't renew Brooks' contract when it expires at the end of June. Brooks told The New York Times he was disappointed by the decision. Read More »

Trump administration confirms renegotiation of NAFTA

If we don't make things in America, we won't have a middle class in America". That combative posture was underscored just two hours later when the Commerce Department followed the news with the announcement of a new trade investigation against aircraft produced by NAFTA partner Canada, saying they receive unfair subsidies. Read More »

House panel seeking documents about Comey ouster

Sources close to the investigation say it's now looking at a senior White House adviser close to the president . In the 1990s, President Bill Clinton was engulfed by an independent counsel investigation that started as a probe into failed land deals but ultimately exposed his affair with a White House intern. Read More »

Kidnapped Mississippi boy found dead in mother's vehicle


Family members said Kingston was looking forward to this day. I don't know what else to say. "Just let us know, and we're there". Distressing footage shot by WAPT shows the heartbreaking moment a black vehicle pulls up part-way through the media briefing and Kingston's parents get out. Read More »

Jason Chaffetz quits Congress, leaving a legacy of destruction and lies

ALPINE, Utah (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz's ascent to national prominence leading a House oversight committee was rooted largely in his embrace of the spotlight and willingness to take on confrontations. Politico says that Chaffetz' office declined to comment on the situation. That may be, but there are still some political clouds over this special election, as various GOP legislative leaders are threatening to sue Herbert and Cox over the governor's refusal to call a special legislative ... Read More »

New Orleans' Confederate monuments removed

The statue was installed in 1884 in what was then Tivoli Circle on St. Charles Avenue. Unlike the first three statues, city officials plan to take Lee's statue down during the day, with Mayor Mitch Landrieu planning a major speech Friday afternoon to explain his reasoning. Read More »

Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

In an Oval Office meeting with senior Russian officials last week, Trump called Comey a "nut job" and said firing the intelligence chief had relieved "great pressure" on him , The New York Times reported . "This shuts the whole thing down", said one Republican source, speaking on Congressional efforts to investigate Comey's discussions with Trump. Comey claimed that he felt uncomfortable about interacting with Trump because Trump had tried to influence him during previous encounters. Read More »

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said Rosenstein would be questioned about a letter he wrote accusing Comey of missteps as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, including his handling of an election-year probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Read More »

The Trump-Russia probe is now investigating a possible cover-up

The FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation has extended to a current senior White House official, the Washington Post reported Friday. He also attacked the leaks coming out of the USA government. While White House staffers solidified the details of Trump's first foreign trip, sensitive information apparently poured out of the administration like a sieve to major USA news outlets regarding the president's handling of the former FBI director and the ... Read More »

Library staff preparing for annual Summer Reading Program


All Summer Reading Program events and activities are free. There are two parts to the SRP. One novel that may be worth reading due to the current political climate in America is "A World in Disarray" by Richard Haass. Local kick-off events will take place at library locations June 1-3. Chadron Public Library will also be presenting Family Fun nights during June with a specific focus on the upcoming solar eclipse. Read More »

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure on investigation

The investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign is now looking into a possible cover-up, according to McClatchy . That was two days after Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Final Confederate statue coming down in New Orleans


New Orleans will take bids from groups that want to host the monuments, but there is a stipulation that they not be displayed on outdoors on public property in New Orleans . The mayor says the Lee statue is coming down in the daytime because officials couldn't guarantee the safety of construction workers from nearby electrical lines if they worked at night. Read More »

Announcement on Federal Bureau of Investigation director not for now: White House

Also on Friday, Comey agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day. "I am hopeful that [Comey] will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", U.S. During his meetings with lawmakers, Rosenstein said that his conversations with Sessions revealed his long-held belief that Comey should be replaced based on his public statements related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton, beginning in July 2016. Read More »

U.S. Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Supreme Court


President Nicolas Maduro blames the opposition for the country's crisis and the deaths, which have occurred on all sides. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States has called for the first-ever Security Council consultations on Venezuela to seek joint efforts to ensure that President Nicolas Maduro ends violence and restores democracy. Read More »

United States senators probe Trump official on special counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation firing

The experience left some lawmakers, Democrats in particular, with less confidence in the Justice Department's oversight of Mueller's investigation. Committee leaders have already been having talks with senior Justice Department officials to "deconflict" their efforts - but lawmakers worry that if Mueller widens the scope of his investigation, they may have few witnesses at their disposal. Read More »

FBI's Russian Federation probe implicates top White House official

Mr Trump had fired Mr Comey the evening before, a move that sent shockwaves through Washington . "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". Mr Trump fired the former FBI director, James Comey , last week, setting off a firestorm of leaks and investigations. Trump added, "I'm not under investigation". Read More »

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

Others pointed out that Lieberman works for Kasowitz Benson Torres , a law firm that represents Trump , and that his nomination would be seen as an effort to replace Comey with someone less competent and more compliant. And once again, the press secretary tries to shift attention away from the president's conduct and onto unauthorized leakers who are sharing this kind of information with the news media. Read More »

Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Sen. Comey will testify in open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee at some point after the Memorial Day holiday, May 29, though a date has not yet been set. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation", he said. Read More »

Amid tumult, Trump leaves on first presidential foreign trip

Trump said on Twitter hours before he left on his first foreign trip since taking office in January. Saudi Arabia will be Trump's initial stop on his first worldwide trip as president, signifying the new U.S. The new President's agenda includes a series of diplomatic scales including Saudi Arabia and Israel to visit the origins and "holy sites" of the three major faiths in the world: Jewish, Christian and Muslim, said National Security Advisor, HR McMaster. Read More »

Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash


The new U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman presented his diplomatic credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in a ceremony held on Tuesday at the President's Residence in Jerusalem . White House officials were considering announcing the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the embassy to the city during the President's trip there next week. Read More »

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Says Trump's Decision to Fire Comey Was 'Appropriate'

The document was read to the Times by one official, and a second official confirmed broad strokes of the discussion, the newspaper said. Rosenstein's opening statement did not mention a New York Times report, published on Tuesday, that Comey had written memos describing what he felt were inappropriate efforts by Trump to influence the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Trump Tells Russians That Comey Firing Relieved Pressure

Thursday afternoon, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who appointed Mueller, briefed senators behind closed doors. President Trump told Russian officials last week that he had fired the "nut job" FBI Director James Comey to ease the pressure of the mounting investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia, according to a report from The New York Times . Read More »

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case on NC's Racist Voter ID Law

Even after the 4 Circuit Court struck down the law, the GOP in North Carolina took measures to keep African-Americans away from the polls. "I will continue to work to protect the right of every legal, registered North Carolinian to participate in our democratic process". Read More »