As expected, the Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday with Sen. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used the "nuclear option" to break the Democrats' filibuster with a simple majority vote. The drama leading up to Gorsuch's confirmation had less to do with his qualifications and more with a disintegration of coalition-building around Supreme Court nominations, particularly on the issue of abortion.
Attorneys for the committee and Gov. Bentley have a Monday deadline to file briefs on the appeal. During their investigation, the special counsel staff found that the governor had ordered law enforcement officers to attempt to recover copies of the audiotape from people who may have possessed them and, at one point, end his relationship with Mason for him.
Louis Cardinals 2-0. The right-hander, who spent 2 1/2 years out of the major leagues with elbow and shoulder troubles, allowed six earned runs on six hits over four innings, with three strikeouts and three walks. With Hamilton at second, the only real mainstay left in the rebuilding Reds lineup did his damage, as Joey Votto doubled in Hamilton to put Cincinnati ahead.
The former secretary of state called for more USA worldwide intervention while speaking at the Women of the World Summit in NY, saying that the U.S. "I'm doing pretty well, all things considered". "I wish, obviously I wish that the intentional community writ large had been able to rein this in", Clinton said, while acknowledging that the decision was not an easy one.
The caller had concerns for the safety of a growing crowd getting too close to photograph the shark. He was trapped, bruised and bloodied and rolling in the incoming tide. It was flailing and there was a photographer at the water. "We were able to get the shark upright in the water, it kind of turned around. A healthy shark wouldn't do that".
The politics of that law firm's founder, Jack Connelly, are relevant because Murray's team has suggested their lawsuit is politically motivated. "D.H.is anxious to respond to your public allegations of wrongful motive", Beauregard wrote.
China is North Korea's most important ally and trading partner. We will work towards promoting this friendly relationship, which will benefit China, the USA and their peoples. While Trump has so far been unsuccessful in addressing what he sees as unfair trade practices, he has maintained his critical stance on the issue. The Seoul government viewed the latest phone talks as evidence supporting that high-level communication channels between the allies are smoothly working even in the midst of ...
Mr Trump said he believes he made " tremendous progress " in the US-China relationship during talks with Mr Xi. US President Donald Trump says he's made progress in talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and expects them to overcome many problems, a marked contrast to his stridently anti-China election campaign.
Asked about the U.S. policy in Syria and the recent intervention, Clinton said that she believed they could have done more. Her remarks came two days after a poison gas attack in Syria that killed at least 70 people, many of them children.
On Thursday, Mr Trump ordered the launch of a barrage of cruise missiles against the Shayrat airfield north of Damascus, which the Pentagon says was used to store the chemical weapons used in the attack. Assad has been supported over the years by Russian President Vladimir Putin , Menendez said, calling on Trump to "be prepared to address Russia's role in this horrific conflict as well".
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears on stage at the Women in the World Summit in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., April 6, 2017. "You know what? I'm doing pretty well, all things considered", Clinton said , when Kristof asked how she was doing.
They can try blaming Democrats for Obamacare's collapse all they want, but Democrats will have been out of power in Congress for almost four years by the time the 2018 elections roll around. The talks also ignore the fact that numerous GOP's "no" votes were based on the legislation's sweeping changes to how Medicaid is funded, and the current negotiations don't address those concerns at all.
Later that day, the Senate approved in a 52-48 vote a change of an existing rule that will enable moving forward the nomination of Judge Gorsuch as the ninth Justice on the Supreme Court. "So we are charging Judge Gorsuch to be the independent and fair-minded justice that America badly needs". Pretty much every member of the Senate has lamented using the nuclear option for Gorsuch's nomination.
Fresh data on illegal migrants from Mexico entering the U.S. showed that the number of arrests made in March was the lowest in 17 years, while the overall illegal movement declined by about 71% since December 2016. "We've seen an absolutely wonderful drop in the number of migrants coming out of Central America", Kelly said, who noted a "dramatic reduction" in the number of women and children trying to make that crossing.
Anthony Cannella of Ceres to vote in favor of the measure, reaching the two-thirds vote needed for passage. "There's real money and people can afford it.It helps bring jobs". The increase is meant to close a multi-billion dollar backlog of fix projects. In contrast, DeFazio's bill would raise $500 billion in infrastructure investment by issuing bonds that would be paid off by increasing federal gasoline and diesel taxes , which have lost 40 percent of their purchasing power since 1993 due ...
USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claims she was offered the job of secretary of state by Donald Trump - but turned him down . Ms Haley told CBS News' Face the Nation programme that worldwide leaders at the UN are calling her on the phone to discuss pressing global issues, but said of Mr Trump's tweets: "I don't talk about them".
But I humbly feel that we must begin somewhere. "We would like to move forward". Sessions has made it clear in the past that he is no fan of the consent decrees, which the DOJ has entered into with several other local police forces. "Justice delayed is justice denied", said Kevin Parson, invoking the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.to criticize the Department of Justice's attempt to delay the decree.
But Ryan - who called his legislation, the American Health Care Act , "fundamentally flawed" - told donors Monday that the effort to roll back the ACA is not over yet. President Donald Trump pulled the plug on a planned vote Friday after conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus and moderate Republicans still couldn't support the final bill.
Basil Eleby , 39, was charged with first degree arson and criminal damage to property in connection to the fire, and is being held in Fulton County jail on a $200,000 bond. The Georgia Department of Transportation has released a map of several detours being used to get around the collapse and MARTA, Atlanta's mass transit system, has added routes to its itinerary.
Publicly, White House staff deny that the rumors of a major overhaul amount to anything more than that - rumors. While Bannon's office contains a board that lists what he believes represent Trump's core populist promises, Kushner has pushed against them with a centrist perspective that has caused Bannon to call him a "Democrat ".
The gap is up three-cents from previous numbers, but why in 2017 are females still lagging behind? Several organizations offer suggestions on how to commemorate Equal Pay Day . "We're here today wearing red to show how far women are behind men compared to the year before", said Kathy Flagstadt, voter services chair for the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country.
Bentley, a 74-year-old dermatologist and former Baptist deacon, has been engulfed in a sex scandal since recordings surfaced in 2016 of him making suggestive remarks to a female aide before he and his wife of 50 years got divorced. The order had halted the impeachment process until hearings could be held on Bentley's claim that lawmakers did not give enough time to present an adequate defense.
The weather service had said Wednesday the damage was likely caused by straight-line winds, but on Thursday released the preliminary report updating saying it was a tornado that touched down. Kilmarnock town manager Tom Saunders said the storm left a trail of damage through a part of town. The first tornado touched down in Bedford County, south of Shelbyville.
Gorsuch was on a list of potential justices recommended by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation during the campaign, and some Republicans even credit the Supreme Court vacancy as one reason Trump won the November election. The state maintains that it can not provide the funding without violating the constitutional requirement of separation of church and state. WASHINGTON , D.C.
Radio stations couldn't sell advertising on his show, and eventually, Limbaugh was moved to smaller stations in major markets as his ability to sell ads was reduced to virtually nothing. In a statement , Fox News said that advertisers who pulled their ads would be directed to the network's other programs. "We will continue to monitor this situation as we assess our long-term strategy".
The Justice Department launched an investigation and issued a scathing report outlining widespread mistreatment of black people, including excessive force and unlawful stops. Last week, Sessions issued a memo to top Justice Department officials, directing them "to immediately review" all department activities, including "existing or contemplated consent decrees".
A new White House memorandum lists the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Chief of Staff to the President as just some of the members on the principal's committee.
Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal that played a part in torpedoing the Republican's White House ambitions. Her attorney had asked the judge for leniency. During the trial, Kelly testified that Christie had approved a purported traffic study at the bridge.
Passed through Congress last week with exclusively Republican support, the bill rolls back restrictions that-had they taken effect-would have prevented ISPs from selling "sensitive" information like browsing history, location data, message and email contents, and health status to advertisers without first obtaining explicit, opt-in approval from customers.
However, the Brits may well have it tough this time around because Andy Murray is now out injured. Murray and Inglot were beaten 7-6 (9-7) 5-7 7-5 7-5 by Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau on day two in Rouen. At 30 years of age, the Frenchman has plenty of experience and he blitzed his opponent early on, winning the first two sets 6-2 6-3 in what was a dominant performance.
At the same time, their requested changes alienated more moderate Republicans and rendered the bill unpassable. "We are going to be prepared to lead again, and if Democrats come on board with a plan down the road, we'll welcome that", Priebus said.
Police say a gunman is dead after a shooting at a mall in Coral Gables , according to News Channel 8's NBC affiliate in Miami . According to Miami-Dade Police, one person is dead as a result of the shooting. The dog could be heard barking inside Wilson's apartment near Dadeland Mall on Saturday afternoon after the shooting took place. Another man who was at the gym when the gunfire rang out and knew the shooter said Wilson was a "nice guy, quiet".
Numerous conventions surrounding Supreme Court nominations, both in terms of Senate procedure and national political norms, are collapsing because they don't make sense anymore. Eastern. Now Trump and future presidents will find it easier to choose Supreme Court nominees without needing much consent from the minority , opening the door to more ideologically extreme appointments.
Through hours of questioning and strict scrutiny from Democrat senators intending only to damage his reputation, Judge Gorsuch held fast and answered every question openly and honestly. Judge Gorsuch previously served in the 10th Circuit, which includes my home state of Kansas. The Democrat minority in the U.S. Senate only has themselves to blame for this result.
As Fowler gave back his early gain, first-round pacesetter Hoffman birdied the second to reach five under. Pieters acknowledged he's had to remind himself often to be patient since losing one's cool and focus at Augusta is the fastest way to fall off the pace.