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Proposed federal budget could hurt programs for needy

Some of the people behind the program say the service is important for the residents it helps. - Those who rely on the Meals On Wheels program are answering back to the Trump Administration. The organization is speculating that Trump's vague budget outline could also slash the Older Americans Act , which funds more than one-third of its operations across the United States.

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Two White House officials gave surveillance information to Nunes

Though White House officials have refused to answer questions about the documents shared with Nunes, a White House letter to the House committee on Thursday said it had "discovered documents" that might show whether information collection on US people was mishandled and was prepared to show them to lawmakers.

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Trump admin files notice challenging blocking revised travel ban

Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson temporarily blocked the order, arguing that it likely violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. The government has argued that the president was well within his authority to restrict travel from six Muslim-majority countries and put a pause on refugee resettlement.

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Ivanka Trump Needs Clear Ethics Rules Around Brand, Dems Say

Trump has substantial interests at stake: for example, she has retained ownership of Ivanka Trump Marks LLC, a retail clothing brand. That decision had drawn criticism from ethics experts. However, one loophole could keep Ivanka in her newfound position. The WHCA president said only the White House can comment of their intention of skipping the dinner but, "our signal is clear: We will celebrate the First Amendment on April 29 and look forward to acknowledging the important work of our ...

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Heinrich will vote against Gorsuch confirmation

Democratic leaders want to make sure the opposition is in place, and Republicans are taking the pulse of traditionalists who might chafe at a rules change. Based upon our review of Judge Gorsuch's record, we have concerns that he has a narrow view of rights that are protected by the Constitution, as well as a skeptical view about the importance of protecting those rights in the courtroom.

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President Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus again with a 2018 threat

Paul said he thought the White House could reach a compromise and stopped short of criticizing Trump's tactics. He equated members of his own party with the opposition Democrats , reflecting the extent to which he felt betrayed by the conservative lawmakers after the collapse of his first major legislative initiative.

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Trump targets individual Freedom Caucus members in Obamacare tweetstorm

Because Mr Trump faces unified opposition by Democratic politicians, he can not afford to lose many Republicans as he tries to get his legislative agenda, including health care, tax cuts and infrastructure spending, through Congress. "But it's very understandable that the president is frustrated, that we haven't gotten to where we need to go". Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Thursday morning rebuked House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for telling " CBS This Morning " that he did not want Trump to ...

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Trump, Xi Meeting Seen Tame by Currency Options Traders: Chart

President Trump will host Xi for two days at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. A statement from the White House said the two leaders will discuss global, regional and bilateral issues of mutual concern. The summit at Trump's Florida residence would be the first face-to-face meeting between the heads of the world's two most powerful nations and leading economies.

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Seattle sues Trump administration over sanctuary-city threats

The executive order is created to force sanctuary cities to comply with the administration's immigration policies, which Seattle's lawsuit argues would be unconstitutional under the Tenth Amendment's "anti-commandeering principle". That includes 45-year-old Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is accused of murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle when she was walking with her father on Pier 14 in San Francisco a year and a half ago.

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Trump tweets about Freedom Caucus: 'We must fight them, & Dems'

President Trump suggested he may campaign against members of the House Freedom Caucus in the 2018 midterm elections. The schism also has also sparked internal divisions within the Freedom Caucus . But the president was unable to garner the support of the often-stubborn group. After President Donald Trump demanded House Speaker Paul Ryan schedule a vote on the bill last week, the joke was on Trump.

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ACC commissioner: HB2 deal reopens talks of holding championships in NC

It also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections. The move follows an agreement struck between Republican lawmakers and Cooper aimed in part at removing a negative spotlight on North Carolina that has driven away some big business and led major sports organizations to keep key athletic events out of the state.

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Twitter war erupts between Raul Labrador and Donald Trump

Bright and early this morning, your president took to (what else?) Twitter to wax poetic about the Freedom Caucus, that intransigent group of far-right loons whose refusal to support the bill functionally sealed its fate. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday that no vote is now planned on the measure. Additionally, according to the PPP poll , 42% of voters said that Ryan was to blame for the AHCA not passing, while just 33% think it was Trump's fault.

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Hawaii Judge Puts Trump's Refugee Order On Hold Indefinitely

U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban has suffered another setback as a Federal Judge in Hawaii has indefinitely extended the suspension of the new executive order. But Watson questioned that reasoning by noting that the government said there have been 20 refugees resettled in Hawaii since 2010. The federal government appealed the Maryland ruling to the 4th U.S.

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142 criminally charged illegal immigrants released by Travis County

The report "shows those jurisdictions with the highest volume of declined detainers, and includes a list of sample crimes associated with those released individuals". It is unclear which local law enforcement agency arrested the unnamed individual. Trump said the jurisdictions are putting USA citizens at risk by releasing criminals who should be deported, and who in some cases have committed additional crimes after being released from jail.

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Redskins LB Mason Foster tweets about Raiders move to Las Vegas

Reid was not the only fan who appeared to be dismayed at the approval, with some hitting out at the decision to " strip the city of its team ". I just remain hopeful that the team does good. The Raiders will not have to pay as much for a move to Las Vegas-somewhere between $325 and $375 million. Invoking his father Al's name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland.

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Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

He then began smashing the glass doors using a brick and rocks, eventually smashing a window and throwing a bible inside. The vandalism at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins before dawn Sunday, which was captured on surveillance video, is being investigated as a bias-motivated crime.

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North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA events

Roy Cooper (D) on Thursday signed the law that would repeal the state's controversial House Bill 2, commonly called the "bathroom bill". The move comes in direct response to increased pressure by the NCAA to repeal HB2, which required transgender people to use bathrooms based on their birth certificate and not by the gender in which they identify.

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Sen. Casey says he won't vote for Gorsuch

There are four Democrats and four Republicans on the Supreme Court, with the most senior member, Republican Anthony Kennedy, often viewed as a swing vote. On Thursday, lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues got their say on Gorsuch during the final session to examine his qualifications. The Pennsylvania Democrat announced his decision to vote no, citing Judge Gorsuch's "hostility" toward the executive branch and his "rigid and restrictive judicial philosophy".

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of a Colorado Special Ed Student

Shogren and Wehmeyer have done extensive research and writing in special education, self-determination and preparing students with disabilities for higher education and competitive employment after secondary school. Jeffrey Perkins, whose son Luke was the subject of a unanimous 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals decision in 2008, was among several people called before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday for testimony on Gorsuch.

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SpaceX Makes History With Launch of First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX , the space exploration company owned by Elon Musk, plans to relaunch a used rocket . Next goal is reflight within 24 hours. The recovery of the Falcon 9 means that not only did SpaceX reuse its rocket with this launch - it can also potentially use it again, after more stress testing and evaluation.

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President Trump ignites another round of Republican infighting

Trump, a real estate magnate who touted his skills as a dealmaker in his White House campaign, previously accused Freedom Caucus lawmakers of snatching "defeat from the jaws of victory" with their opposition to Republican health care legislation he supported to replace Democratic former President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act.

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House Freedom Caucus Leaves White House Without a Healthcare Deal

Lawmakers will vote on the bill later today. USA media reported that Trump asked House Speaker Paul Ryan , the chief champion in Congress of the plan known as the American Health Care Act, to pull the legislation. "This bill is dead", House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) declared on Friday, shortly after House Republicans withdrew legislation that was headed for a stunning defeat.

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Trump skips annual AIPAC conference

Now Trump and the Israeli leader are both speaking vaguely of a broader Middle East package. "What I wanted to make sure of was that the United States was leading again", said Haley. President Trump, Pence said, is "interested in finding an equitable and just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". The Arab League Summit is expected to form a policy agenda with regard to its engagement with the Trump Administration.

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Trump levels extraordinary threat to 'fight' GOP right wing in 2018 elections

It may allow a child to get his way, but that's not how our government works". "We had no Democratic support", Trump said from the Oval Office shortly after pulling the AHCA from consideration. "Nearly everyone succumbs to the DC Establishment". Twenty-three percent of Republicans, meanwhile, blamed GOP members of the House, 13 percent blamed Trump, 10 percent Ryan and eight percent the media, according to Reuters/Ipsos.

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A 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown Next Week Appears All But Inevitable

The Democrats who have announced their opposition have also said they will try to block the nominee, meaning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will have to hold a procedural vote requiring 60 votes to move forward. The Senate is expected to vote on Judge Gorsuch's confirmation April 7. Coons doesn't think Gorsuch will get the 60 votes necessary for confirmation under a Democratic filibuster .

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WV House, Senate tax plans in jeopardy

Sponsored by Republican Sen. Joan Huffman, the bill instead makes permanent much of the court-ordered workaround while also creating a criminal penalty of up to 10 years in prison for deliberately lying on such affidavits. The House version required the entire revenue gained from sales tax on gasoline sales to go to road funding, but the Senate committee removed the provision Tuesday.

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Seattle challenges Trump over executive order on 'sanctuary cities'

Now city officials worry undocumented immigrants might be hesitant to call police when they are in trouble for fear of being deported. "Where is this country going?" "I think that empty suit excuse of an Attorney General hasn't given us anything to react to", he said Monday.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Reach Agreement to Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'

Several LGBTQ activists and groups, including the Human Rights Campaign , held a news conference Wednesday citing concerns that returning regulation to the state level would effectively forbid any cities to offer their own protections to vulnerable groups.

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Ivanka Trump To Become Official Government Employee

The statement signaled that the president's daughter bowed to pressure from government ethics groups who had complained that even if she followed the rules voluntarily, she could always withdraw at some point. Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump said Wednesday she will take a formal White House position without pay but will be subjected to federal ethics rules.

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Deadly church bus crash: What we know now

Eight people were killed in May when a charter bus headed to a casino rolled over north of Laredo. The incident occurred on March 29 around 12 p.m. near Garner State Park in Texas, SBG San Antonio reported . However, DPS Lt. Johnny Hernandez cautioned Thursday that the investigation is ongoing. The National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to the crash scene.

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Patty Murray To Vote 'No' On Gorsuch, Says She Doesn't Trust Trump

On Thursday, the day Senate hearings on the nomination ended, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said he would vote no on Gorsuch and vowed to filibuster the nomination. As of late on Wednesday, it was unclear what Democrats would do, but conservative activists had identified 10 possible "yes" votes for Gorsuch among Democrats seeking re-election next year in states that Trump won in the 2016 election.

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Missing 91-year-old Pa. judge found

But instead of turning right out of the store near Daleville to head home, Judge Kosik turned left. A search dog immediately picked up the scent and found the judge, who was lying on his back. Wednesday. The judge is 5 feet 8 inches tall with gray hair and glasses and might be wearing blue jeans and a blue winter coat. Kosik, who suffers from memory loss, was conscious and talking when the Marshals Service found him, after two boys discovered his Acura SUV at about 7:30 p.m.

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Body removed from highway service area where man was shot

No other details were immediately available. The Attorney General says that state police were conducting an investigation at the rest stop when the man was shot around 2:45 p.m. Earlier in the afternoon, a commuter from Toms River told New Jersey 101.5 that he saw a pickup truck crashed against a wall at the entrance ramp to the service area.

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Dem senator warns of political danger on Supreme Court vote

Sen. After making sure that President Trump spent the first two months of his presidency without a full cabinet, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer searched for new ways to delay Judge Neil Gorsuch's inevitable senate approval as an associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Britain sends formal letters of withdrawal from EU

Looking on the bright side, he said there was "also something positive" about Brexit as it had made the 27 states remaining in the European Union more determined and united than before. German officials have made clear in recent months that they do not believe there is time to negotiate a bespoke transitional agreement for Britain that would come into force immediately after Brexit .


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