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Donald Trump Told Russians James Comey Was A 'Nut Job' & Twitter Explodes

President Donald Trump , 70, told Russian officials in a meeting earlier in May that firing FBI Director James Comey relieved "pressure" off the Russian collusion investigation , according to a document summarizing the meeting. "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country", Trump said at a luncheon with a group of television news anchors in the day. Read More »

Half Of New Cosby Trial Jury Pool Has View On His Guilt

O'Neill and the lawyers for the two sides are continuing the selection process to find six alternate jurors for the trial. Judge Steven O'Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second woman was a former Pittsburgh detective who sued the city after she was arrested in a public scandal. Read More »

Rouhani says Iran "heedless" of pressure to continue missile program

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A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him speaking at a conference in the capital Tehran . Tillerson said a centerpiece of US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia was to curb any threats to the region posed by Iran , adding that the deals agreed to by both sides send a "strong message to our common enemies". Read More »

CBO: New GOP Health Care Law Would Leave 23 Million Uninsured

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The act itself is something of a mess , and it quickly came out that Ryan was sitting on the bill , hoping the Congressional Budget Office would deliver good news so he could deliver it to the Senate. Schumer says House bill belongs "in the trash" Five takeaways from the CBO healthcare score MORE (Nev.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiAARP targets five GOP senators on healthcare Senate feels pressure for summer healthcare vote Overnight Energy: Trump budget takes flak over oil ... Read More »

Reporter alleges GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed him

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At a news conference, Sheriff Brian Gootkin said that witnesses were still being interviewed, and that four other people had been present for the incident. When Jacobs persisted, Gianforte "grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him", reporter Acuna wrote. In the recording, Jacobs attempts to ask Gianforte about the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the Republican-backed American Health Care Act. Read More »

Trump records robocall for Montana special election

Gianforte repeated that Jacobs should "Get the hell out of here". The only verifiable facts are what is being stated by the Gallatin County sheriff at this time. Acuna, her field producer and photographer then "watched in disbelief as Gianforte began punching (Jacobs) as he moved to top of the reporter", she wrote . Read More »

Betsy DeVos Just Compared School Choice To Picking A Phone Plan

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Reportedly, not once in her speech did DeVos address her earlier comments or the protest at hand, but she apparently did say that the Trump administration would "continue to support HBCUs", without offering specifics. Students and alumni began voicing their displeasure as soon as DeVos was announced as the Daytona Beach, Florida, school's commencement speaker, on May 1. Read More »

Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' restricting transgender student access

Some schools have quietly agreed to parents' requests to keep their children's birth genders secret. In a statement issued Sunday, Marty Rouse, national field director for the Human Rights Campaign, decried the legislation as "a unsafe, discriminatory bill that shows the type of overarching anti-LGBTQ animus that is coloring so much of the Texas legislature this session". Read More »

Montana GOP candidate charged with allegedly assaulting reporter

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He added: "Get the hell out of here". Authorities also will interview Jacobs , who says Gianforte body-slammed him and broke his glasses as he was asking questions Wednesday. Late last month, Jacobs reported that Gianforte had almost $250,000 in shares in two index funds that had investments in Russian companies which were under USA sanctions. Read More »

Clemens' 2 home runs lift Texas past Oklahoma 8-4

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West Virginia took two of three from the Bears in Waco during the regular season and both clubs ultimately posted 12-12 league records. I'd pick Texas Tech as the clear frontrunner here, but Oklahoma has already shown it can play with - and beat - the best teams in the conference. Read More »

House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

It would also increase insurance premiums by 20% next year, those premiums would eventually decrease by 2020. The report said older people with lower income would disproportionately lose coverage. "The CBO projection confirms that the American Health Care Act will lower premiums and reduce the federal deficit". Old AHCA reduced the deficit by $150 billion (over ten years). Read More »

Donald Trump Has An Icy Exchange With The Pope At The Vatican

When he changed his mind, the Vatican squeezed him in at 8:30 a.m. on a Wednesday morning, an unusual day and an unusually early time.He later flew to Brussels where he was to meet Belgium's king and prime minister on Wednesday evening before a day of meetings with European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders on Thursday. Read More »

Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on

Yet Trump may still need to engage in some delicate diplomacy following revelations that he disclosed highly classified intelligence Israel obtained about the Islamic State group with top Russian officials, without Israel's permission. "These are radical Islamic terrorists and [Clinton] won't even mention the word, and nor will President Obama", Trump said at an October 9 debate with his Democratic rival. Read More »

Bill Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection

Of the 12 people chosen to sit in judgment of Cosby in his upcoming sexual assault trial, only two are African American: one man and one woman. Two blacks are among the 12 people on the jury. The 48-question juror survey asks if the potential jurors have an opinion about Cosby's guilt but not if they were fans of his comedy routines, top-ranked TV shows or family values speeches. Read More »

AARP Health Care Ads To Target Key Republican Senators

The CBO estimated that the states that requested the waivers to make "moderate" changes to the ACA insurer rules would see premiums 20 percent lower than current law in 2026. The Congressional Budget Office, the non-partisan scoring agency, will announce its much-anticipated update on the American Health Care Act Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

California mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets honorary MBA

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Chapman University gave a surprise honorary degree to Judy O'Connor, mother of Marty O'Connor a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned a master's degree. "And I'm now doing better in school than I have in my entire life". "I learned to be patient, more thoughtful and to ask for help". One mother's selfless act of love is paying off big time after years of helping her quadriplegic son finish school. Read More »

Protesters Beaten in 'Brutal Attack' During Turkish President's United States Visit

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A short time after Trump lavished praise on Erdogan at the White House Tuesday, Erdogan's presidential guard and other supporters tore into a crowd of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence. Mayor Muriel Bowser. "This is the United States of America". "We should throw their ambassador the hell out of the United States of America ", McCain said on Thursday. Read More »

Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

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Because of the aging population, Trump can not return the economy to 3 percent growth, said Bill Hoagland, a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center who formerly served as a Republican aide on the Senate Budget Committee. It requests a $ 54 billion hike in defense spending that would be offset by making drastic cuts to nearly 20 federal agencies. While he said he backs the broad goals under Trump's budget, he does find disagreement with some aspects. Read More »

CBO: GOP health care bill would leave 23M more people uninsured

The report said the House bill - named the American Health Care Act - would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the next decade. Senate budget rules require the AHCA to save $2 billion over 10 years in order to be taken up under reconciliation - a process that would allow Senate Republicans to pass the bill with only 51 votes. Read More »

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte just declared martial law

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Cayetano, who will stay behind in Moscow to finalize the bilateral agreements between Russian Federation and the Philippines , said that his counterparts at the Kremlin understood the situation in the country. Hapilon reportedly has been chosen to lead an Islamic State group branch in Southeast Asia and is on the U.S. Department of Justice list of most-wanted terrorists worldwide, with a reward of up to $5 million for his capture. Read More »

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

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The budget also calls for $ 1 billion for a new program encouraging school districts to give parents options in choosing a public school for their children. DeVos is getting some pointed questions from Democrats on a House committee about using public money to help students pay for private school tuition. Read More »

Meeting The Pope An 'Honor Of A Lifetime'

A piece of granite from the Martin Luther King. Jr. Trump and Francis had a more contentious relationship during the GOP primary. USA president Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to use his United States presidency to promote global peace after meeting Pope Francis for the first time. Read More »

Flynn May Not Cooperate With Senate Subpoena

Flynn, who had worked as Trump's national security adviser during the campaign and served in the White House for less than a month, has been at the center of the controversy. "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". "I hope that former Director Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President", Warner said. Read More »

Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran

From early stages of the 11th government we underlined that Syrian crisis should be resolved through peaceful means, the president-elect said in response to a question posed by the Syrian news agency (SANA). "Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?" he asked. Focusing on the domestic situation at the start of his press conference, Rouhani criticised his hardline opponents for claiming they were the true keepers of the Islamic revolution. Read More »

New Jersey mistakenly sends out nuclear power plant warning

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management sent out a tweet saying the message was a False Emergency Alert and confirms it was sent out in error. Salem County officials said state officials were to blame for the error. But an official in neighboring Cumberland County says their 911 Communications Center was inundated with thousands of calls regarding the warning. Read More »

Trump brags to Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey

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The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said that the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey, although the White House has given different versions of the reasons for the dismissal. Read More »

Albert R. Hunt: Silver linings of Trump's budget

Defense spending would increase by $52 billion over the current year, including money earmarked for Trump's campaign promise of a wall along the Mexican border. Dan Lipinski D-Ill. noted that Trump's budget ends funding for National Park Service National Heritage Area programs - which would target the IL and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor and Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. Read More »

'Never mentioned' Israel in meeting with Russians

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash between the West and Islam. Read More »

Svi Mykhailiuk announces return to KU basketball for senior season

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The 20-year-old took almost all the time allotted by the National Basketball Association before announcing his decision on the league's stay-or-go deadline day, May 24 - mere hours before the 11:59 p.m. Mykhailiuk will return to a Kansas backcourt that will include senior guard Devonte' Graham, sophomore transfer guard Malik Newman and junior guard Lagerald Vick. Read More »

ASU women's golf wins NCAA 8th championship

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The semifinals did not finish until Wednesday morning at Rich Harvest Farms because of heavy rain. Monica Vaughn , who won the individual title on Monday and helped spark the ASU comeback in their semifinal match against Stanford, was on the 19th hole when Strom recorded the team's third victory. Read More »

Donald Trump told Russians James Comey a 'nut job'

Trump later said he had already made a decision to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's memo, which the deputy attorney general confirmed to Congress this week. Needless to say, people on Twitter are outraged by this new information, that seems to imply he was intentionally obstructing justice. "Any good lawyer would tell Trump that he needs to stop talking about the Russian Federation investigation". Read More »

Manchester Police Arrest Suspect After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert

All three were injured, the husband critically, the corporation said . Chelsea soccer club said it had cancelled a victory parade that had been scheduled to take place on Sunday to celebrate its Premier League title. Her French counterpart Gerard Collomb said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria as well. A spokeswoman told the Press Association: "As far as we know it's still happening". Read More »

Betsy DeVos Booed and Shunned by Graduating Class While Giving Commencement Address

Though the protest at the graduation may be the first most of us have heard about this event, it turns out that students and alumni at Bethune University had been trying to keep DeVos away from graduates' big day for quite some time . "While we will undoubtedly disagree at times , I hope we can do so respectfully". DeVos and hundreds of graduates arriving at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida , on Wednesday were met by dozens of protesters outside and demonstrations permeated ... Read More »