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Farm Groups Unhappy With President's Proposed Ag Budget

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Department of Agriculture didn't even try to act enthusiastic as they unveiled details of their agency's proposed 2018 budget , which includes drastic cuts in spending. Further, the Congressional Budget Office's 2017 baseline estimates that the 2014 farm bill costs far less than projected and is going to save the federal government $100 billion. Read More »

Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion, per reports

During a hearing before the Senate Armed Forces committee, Republican Senator and committee chairman John McCain asked Mr Coats if the report - originally from The Washington Post - "was an accurate reporting? ". "If latest reports are true, the specter of possible obstruction [of justice] has grown larger and more troubling", Schiff said. Trump's terse denial followed reports by Reuters and other media about the memo written by Comey alleging that Trump made the request to close down ... Read More »

Loosen Up: NFL to Allow Some Flair in TD Celebrations

There will be more ties. This obviously will create more ties and teams being more aggressive in the overtime periods. But after that final preseason game, the stress level of Minnesota's coaches and front office personnel should be very high as they attempt to trim their roster from 90 to 53. Read More »

Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

But Politico reports that it will instead ask the court for an additional three months to make up its mind-a delay that will leave insurers grappling with further financial uncertainty as they determine rates for next year, nearly certainly leading to higher premiums for their customers. Read More »

Trump's Department of Labor Unveils Paid Family Leave Program

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The White House also proposed cuts to the Meals on Wheels program operated through the Department of Health and Human Services in its earlier budget proposal, which led to backlash and a surge in donations to the program. McCain called the budget "illegal" because it exceeds spending caps set up in the Budget Control Act of 2011, which led to across-the-board spending cuts to most federal agencies and programs. Read More »

Beckham 'heartbreak' as Manchester clubs pay tribute to attack victims

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The first victim of the Manchester bomb attack at the city's arena has been named by her college as Georgina Callander . The attack sparked a nightlong search for loved ones - parents for the children they had accompanied or agreed to pick up, and friends for each other after groups were scattered by the blast. Read More »

The Obamas vacation under the Tuscan sun as the Trumps work overseas

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The Obamas arrived in Tuscany last Friday for a six-day holiday. This is work. Meanwhile, their White House predecessors are having a very different experience overseas: former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle , are kicking back during a Tuscan jaunt that is nothing but #vacationgoals. Read More »

Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe

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In addition to the requests to Coats and Rogers, senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the Federal Bureau of Investigation to drop its probe of Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, according to people familiar with the matter. Read More »

Texas Lawmaker Threatened With Lynching After Calling For President's Impeachment

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While Nixon's impeachment was likely inevitable, with Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress in 1974, today Republican defections from Trump would be essential to any movement toward impeachment. And Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) said on CNN Tuesday night that the situation described in the memos sounds serious and "could be construed as obstruction of justice ", which has traditionally been an impeachable offense for United States of America presidents. Read More »

Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

He calls it "immoral". The White House has unveiled Donald Trump's budget proposal , which seeks to end the United States' long period without a surplus within the next decade. It was meant to fund events that could not be forecast and thus could not be budgeted for (hence the name), and thus is not subject to Budget Control Act caps. Read More »

Severe storms, isolated tornadoes, in the mix for Central Florida

Mainly cloudy skies and warm and humid conditions are expected for the morning commute into early Wednesday afternoon. Lightning comes as a threat in all thunderstorms. We will continue timing the storms coming to Central Florida, as the systems evolve. Storms are likely to start developing after 5 p.m., lasting through 11 p.m. Read More »

Trump Asked Top Intel Officials To Push Back Publicly on Russia Probe

Both Coats and Rogers refused to accede to Trump's request on the grounds that it was inappropriate and that the statements he was asking them to make were false. Trump has denied he asked Comey to end the investigation. The Post's article is the latest in a series of revelations indicating that Trump and his associates have sought to intervene in the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Iranian president calls United States relations "a curvy road"

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Iran was waiting until after the election to hold its first global auction of oil-development rights, Iranian Students News Agency reported on May 16, citing Ali Kardor, managing director of state-run National Iranian Oil Co. Rouhani was responding to a question on Monday from The Associated Press at a news conference in Tehran. Shortly after his're-election', Rouhani praised the Iranian terror squad the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), despite criticising them whilst campaigning. Read More »

Trump travels to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian leader

While the Netanyahu's could not compete with the elaborate Saudi palaces on the first leg of the Trump trip, they did go for a more sophisticated fare than the beloved well-done steak and ketchup that Trump had in Riyadh. "I look forward to working with these leaders towards a lasting peace". "I had a meeting this morning with [Palestinian] president [Mahmoud] Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Mr Trump said. Read More »

'Nothing more pathetic …' Trump's commencement address has message for Comey, critics

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Boy oh boy, you voted, you voted". In his first commencement speech as president, Mr. Trump aligned himself with the conservative, evangelical school's graduating class as "outsiders". He steered clear of that subject, making only sidelong swipes at his critics. Falwell said he's pleased with Trump's performance so far. At one point, Trump said he has seen firsthand how "the system is broken". Read More »

Heavy rain could bring flooding today

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A hazardous weather report issued Monday said flash flooding is unlikely. The first photo is an actual radar image showing the next large area of heavy rain gathering over the lower Mississippi Valley and due to arrive here Tuesday . Read More »

Russia Probe Mounts: 3 Intelligence Directors Testify Before Congress

You know, we see contacts , interactions between Russian officials and USA persons all the time. "It raised questions in my mind about whether Russian Federation was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals", Brennan said . Trump has denied any collusion. "It is our responsibility to give the bureau everything that they need in order to follow that path and make such a determination or recommendation if they want to press charges", Brennan said. Read More »

Louisville police seek help in finding 7-year-old's killer

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Authorities say the boy was playing on his iPad and eating cake as a bedtime snack at his kitchen table when he was hit by a stray bullet Sunday night. A balloon release is planned at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to remember Dequante. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin took to Facebook on Monday to condemn the boy's death and promise action. Read More »

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

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But wait - if you recall, the magic of the Trump tax cuts is also supposed to pay for the Trump tax cuts. Trump's plan for the budget year beginning October 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Read More »

Delay In Court Case Deepens Health Insurance Uncertainty

But President Donald Trump at times has suggested he'd stop, and publicly mused that could be a tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate over health care. "People across the country will hold the president and his allies in Congress accountable for raising premiums for millions of people". In the past months, the president has made contradictory statements about the cost-sharing payments. Read More »

DNI Chief Coats Won't Comment On WaPo Report On Trump Russia Request

John McCain (R-Ariz.) asked about the accuracy of Post's report that Trump had asked Coats and NSA director Michael Rogers to "publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election". election. "I don't think (Trump) ever asked somebody to say something that they didn't believe was true", the former official said. Trump made his appeal to Coats days after Comey's testimony, according to officials. Read More »

State highway damage from winter storms tops $1B

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He said the scale of the slide was such that the wall of rock and dirt that cascaded down the slope continued down to the ocean floor 250 feet off the shoreline. "MCSO airplane Idaho 90 was up in the air to put eyes on the recent landslide at Mud Creek in Big Sur". Engineers warn that we may see more before the seasonal danger is over. Read More »

Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget

The idea has aroused strong opposition from USA businesses, the White House has blown hot and cold , and few in Congress think it will be implemented. Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget, released Tuesday, proposes spending $4.1 trillion in the fiscal year beginning October 1, and has been attacked by some economists for its rosy growth predictions. Read More »

Trump sought to discount FBI probe

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President Trump urged the intelligence directors to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion , according to a new report . Ultimately, Trump made a decision to nominate Coats, rather than Rogers. Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the Post report is "yet another disturbing allegation that the president was interfering in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe" and Congress "will need to bring the relevant officials ... Read More »

Icy reception to Trump budget from fellow Republicans

No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn calls the budget "dead on arrival". "I hardly know where to begin to say what would do the most harm to the future of our country and the future of our researchers", Rush Holt, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, told reporters. Read More »

Trump Budget Calls For 2.1% Military Pay Raise In 2018

Critics have already pointed out that Trump's budget plan predicts near-impossible levels economic growth in order to pay for its tax cuts and increased military spending. During the campaign, Trump attacked the weak economic growth of the Barack Obama years, and pledged that his economic program would boost growth from the lackluster 2 percent rates seen since the recovery began in mid-2009. Read More »

Lester pitches 4-hitter as Cubs beat Cueto, Giants 4-1

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It's also Lester's first complete game of the season and the first time the southpaw has gone more than seven innings for the defending World Series champions this year. The victory was the second straight for Lester (3-2), who struck out a pair in the ninth and is now 5-1 lifetime against San Francisco. The Indians had won their last four at Great American Ball Park and six straight overall in the OH series. Read More »

USA officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

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Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested two United States residents, Ayten Necmi, 49, and Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, over the incident. According to D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, the situation was especially "dicey" because some of the Turkish guards were armed. "We told them ... Read More »

Illinois Senate Democrats pass budget plan, hurdles seen in House

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Democratic Senate President John Cullerton of Chicago has said anything longer than that would cripple school districts, who rely on property tax revenue. term limits, redistricting, and pension reform ". So Democrats chose to go it alone and replaced previous spending cuts on Medicaid, retiree health insurance and revenue sharing for local governments. Read More »

How Could Health Care Changes Impact Nevada?

Congressional Republicans are attempting to replace the system with the American Health Care Act. Republican senators have expressed concerns about the House bill and have met behind closed doors to construct their own version of the legislation. Read More »