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Investigator Devin Nunes begs to be investigated

Nunes confirmed Monday that he met with the source at the White House complex, but he denied coordinating with the president's aides. He says he wants Yates to testify, adding, "I look forward to it". "He has not been operating like someone who is interested in getting to the unvarnished truth", Schumer said of Nunes. Vice President Mike Pence, who introduced Trump, thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for their leadership and service and called ...

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Trump admin to appeal Hawaii judge's order halting travel ban

According to the LA Times, in his opening arguments, Hawaii Attorney General, Doug Chin, stated that "We do not fault the President for being politically incorrect". "The Court will not crawl into a corner, pull the shutters closed, and pretend it has not seen what it has", Judge Watson declared. Watson asked the government attorney.

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Democratic Opposition to Trump Supreme Court Pick Mounting

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) remains just one of a handful of U.S. Senators still on the sidelines regarding the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch . Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin but if Democrats can garner 41 votes, they would be able to sustain the filibuster. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY warned Republicans against changing Senate rules, which could prove momentous for the chamber and would allow all future Supreme Court nominees to ...

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Senate heads for Supreme Court showdown

If Democrats gain enough support to block a confirmation in the week ahead, Republicans are expected to try to unilaterally change long-standing Senate rules to allow confirmation by a simple majority. "That is a true statement", Schumer said of McConnell. When asked by reporters on the Hill Friday about her comments in the Star, McCaskill said "I think my words speak for themselves".

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Seattle Mayor To Announce Legal Action Against Trump

Today, the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions targeted so-called "sanctuary cities" in a White House briefing. Earlier this week the Trump administration called for an end to sanctuary cities saying the justice department could deny grant money to cities like Seattle which do not share information between local police and federal law enforcement about undocumented immigrants.

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Trump travel ban: Administration appeals Hawaii judge's new ruling blocking ban

Watson's decision did not come as a surprise - the best shot lawyers from the Department of Justice seemed to have was to convince Watson to narrow the scope of his order , instead of urging him to scrap it all together. Then, if that court rules in favor of the government, Hawaii could appeal that decision, which could send the case to the Supreme Court. Section 2 (c) is the provision that suspends entry into the United States by nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and ...

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Republican moderates reject talks with House Freedom Caucus

Last week, he publicly pointed to the other party for refusing to co-operate on the bill, a freaky comment since no Democrat was eager to replace Obamacare, nor did the White House conduct any real outreach across the aisle. "President, please, we can't take it anymore, we can't win anymore like this, Mr. President, you're driving us insane, you're winning too much, please Mr.

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NCAA threatens to take games out of NC

Apparently 2,900 jobs and $196 million in revenue from conventions, concerts and sporting events has alreadly been lost because of the discriminatory law and allegedly many more companies will take measures to avoid any North Carolina controversy.

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Trump Pins Blame On House Freedom Caucus, Harris Responds

House GOP leaders failed to gather support from Freedom Caucus members, as well as some key moderate Republicans. Their tactics on health care prompted yet another call for party unity this week from House Speaker Paul Ryan . The health care system gets better. The Republican reform was widely criticized after estimates by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office showed 24 million people could lose their health insurance over the next 10 years.

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Veep: Trump May Actually Move Israeli Embassy At Last

Netanyahu also hailed the US Envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, saying she is "standing up for what's right for Israel and the truth at the United Nations". Now, President Donald Trump's administration seems to be taking major steps to fix the strained relationship with the United States' longstanding ally.

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The Senate just got ever closer to a 'nuclear' fight

Adding to Thune's confusion on the matter is Gorsuch's accreditation from the American Bar Association, which may Democrats including Chuck Schumer have highlighted as the gold standard for a Judge. "We are going to get him confirmed one way or the other", Boozman said. Well, we have two Democrat Senators, both from states Trump won in 2016, both up for re-election in 2018, both of whom have decided that Neil Gorsuch will make a fine Supreme Court Justice.

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Lawmaker: White House wrong to withhold intelligence documents

Speaking on NBC's "Today" show , Pelosi said she had "never seen behavior this weird on the part of the chairman". "The image I have in my head of the White House is of a runaway train", said Jeremy Bash, a former chief of staff at both the U.S.

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Headstrong politics obstacle to bipartisan health care compromise

The approval ratings of many presidents through history are linked to the economy, with several - including Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama - suffering politically for downturns during their first year in the White House, according to a project by the Miller Center at The University of Virginia.

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Nikki Haley: Trump will not allow through United Nations resolutions condemning Israel

Pence told the conference's 18,000 attendees on Sunday that under Trump, "If the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel". In front of pro-Israeli donors and activists at AIPAC this weekend, Vice President Mike Pence said the USA may actually make good on a promise that presidents have been making since the mid-1990s.

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Trump says Pence has 'one hell of a good marriage'

The profile characterizes the former teacher as the family's "prayer warrior" and reports that she provided advice for her husband - and on some occasions, President Donald Trump - on key challenges throughout the 2016 campaign. At its core, Pence's self-imposed ban is rape culture. It's an insulting view of men, a limiting role for women - we're there to either entice or domesticate - and an archaic take on gender roles more generally.

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Yakima County unfazed by sanctuary city allegations

The Trump Administration's executive order , issued five days after President Donald Trump's inauguration, spelled out its hard-line stance on illegal immigration, in a policy that includes stiff penalties for cities that resist cooperating with federal authorities.

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Colorado fire puts more than 1000 homes on alert

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office had reported early today that 1,031 homes were within the fire's evacuation perimeter, and that those residents had been notified via automated phone calls. On Sunday, residents in some neighborhoods gathered on streets and watched the "Sunshine Fire" burning in the mountains outside the city in an area known for camping, biking, hiking and rustic, expensive homes.

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Department of Justice appealing Hawaii judge's extension of Trump travel ban halt

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued a 24-page order Wednesday extending his temporary order blocking the ban. In a lawsuit, the state of Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state's economy, while the government says it falls within the president's power to protect national security .

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Trump attacks his conservative Republican colleagues

Since that time , Trump and his aides have expressed openness to working with Democrats on health-care and other big legislative priorities. On the subject of health care, Ryan said that Congressional Republicans were having a period of "growing pain" and still figuring out how to manage a new government agenda.

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Trump vs. Fellow Republicans: Unleash the Hounds

Moderate House Republicans have apparently rejected overtures from the conservative House Freedom Caucus - the most critical group in sinking the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare - which was seeking talks about whether a compromise repeal plan is possible.

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Another place to challenge the Gorsuch nomination

Claire McCaskill , D-Mo., laying out the risks to Democrats in the Gorsuch vote as she spoke privately to donors. Trump also pressed the Senate to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. That move is necessary to allow Gorsuch to take a seat on a straight majority rather than the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota became the first two Democrats to announce their support for Gorsuch, and the only ones so far.

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More signs that House panel's Trump-Russia probe is reeling

On Wednesday, Schiff told NBC News' Chuck Todd the lawmaker has seen " more than circumstantial evidence" that Trump associates colluded with Russian Federation and the Kremlin tried to to interfere in last fall's presidential election. After admitting that he hasn't seen the information Nunes was given, Gowdy insisted that he is just as much in the dark about the intelligence info as Rep.

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Arrested For Fire That Brought Down I-85 in Atlanta

Atlanta was the fourth most-congested urban area in the United States in 2016 - and the eighth most congested in the world - INRIX, a transportation analytics company, said. "Once you get superheated, those things will yield and bend and get out shape", Wilson said. Dozens of firefighters battling the roaring blaze beneath the roadway moved safely out of harm's way amid telltale signs the roadway was breaking apart from the intense heat.

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Russian Federation 'tried to hijack U.S. election': United States senator

Wednesday, a second attempt to hack those former presidential campaign staffers was also made. On Thusday, the same day that former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Clint Watts testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russian intelligence targeted the Republican primary campaigns of Sens.

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McQueary, others testify in opening day of Spanier trial

In almost six years of dissection and discussion, no single incident has illustrated Jerry Sandusky's crimes like the oft-repeated account of how assistant football coach Mike McQueary walked into a campus locker room in 2001 and saw Sandusky sexually assaulting a boy in a shower.

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Witness Says Pickup Driver Said He Was Texting Before Crash

Uvalde Police Lieutenant Daniel Rodriguez said one man called the dispatch line to report that a white pickup truck was swerving on the road. The one survivor from the bus and the driver of the truck both remain in the hospital. The death toll was high despite the fact that most, if not all, of the occupants of the church bus were wearing seat belts, said Jennifer Morrison, the investigator in charge of the team from the National Transportation Safety Board.

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The Gong Show Host Chuck Barris Dead At 87

He claimed to have been a Central Intelligence Agency assassin on the side, as chronicled in his autobiography, 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'. He also admitted that he feared the headline on his obituary would read "Barris gets gonged ".

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Top Democrat Says 'No' To Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

Sandy Phillips, Jessica Ghawi's mother, said Gorsuch should be confirmed to the Supreme Court only if he can answer some important questions. Recent close decisions by the Supreme Court have decided everything from same-sex marriage to voting rights to health care to education, Schumer added.

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Israel's Netanyahu Says He's Committed To Work With Trump on Peace Efforts

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations received a rapturous welcome on Monday at Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum, where she vowed never to allow "Israel-bashing" at the world body. But he congratulated the newly confirmed USA ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, a friend of his who is a longtime supporter of settlements. A visit by Israeli officials last week ended with a public statement saying Israel would take Trump's concerns "into consideration" and pledges by both countries ...

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Sen. Warner Participates in Hearing Investigating Russian Meddling

Watts testified during the panel's first hearing of its probe into Russian election interference. Clint Watts, a senior fellow at George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, said Russians put out some negative information on Trump "but it was 90 percent positive".

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Texas church bus crash: NTSB wants to interview truck driver

The First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas , said its members were returning from a three-day retreat at the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey, about nine miles from the crash site. Most of the passengers on the bus were in their 80s, according to officials. Higgins says a seat belt being worn by a senior adult in a high-impact collision can itself cause internal damage to vulnerable organs.

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Highlights: The Trump presidency on March 31 at 12:10 pm EDT

Trump had earlier criticized Freedom Caucus for nixing the party's ObamaCare overhaul plan, saying that Democrats are "smiling" because the latter saved the struggling health care law and Planned Parenthood . The failure was not only predictable, many of us predicted it . The official added that Trump and White House aides are "sick and tired" of seeing Freedom Caucus members on television in recent days.

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North Carolina 'bathroom bill' reset gets applause and jeers

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has signed into law new discriminatory legislation HB 142 that legislators claim as a repeal of HB 2 however the fact is the new law keeps in place the most troubling parts of HB 2 including the provision that prevents local governments from passing nondiscrimination ordinances.

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Man arrested after claiming bomb at White House gates: police report

White House security was immediately upgraded, and the suspect vehicle was searched by a bomb squad technician and a robot. The Secret Service did not detail the contents of the laptop, but emphasized that such devices "contain multiple layers of security including full disk encryption and are not permitted to contain classified information", adding that an investigation was ongoing.

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Alabama congressman: "Freedom Caucus is not to be ignored"

Republican leaders have been complaining for years about the Freedom Caucus , the group of hard-right House members who live to annoy the party brass. House Republicans' health care failure has left Senate Republicans wondering if they need to shoulder more of the legislative burden. He said if Trump alienates them, then he won't have anywhere to turn for support.


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