If, after one round of counting, a candidate obtained a plurality of the votes but not a majority, that candidate would be declared the victor according to the Maine Constitution as it now exists. Democrats point out that such a system could've thwarted the election of Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who was twice elected in three-way races. Edmund Muskie.
All told , according to people familiar with the plan, Trump's budget includes $1.7 trillion over 10 years in cuts from such so-called mandatory programs. Democrats and Republicans say the budget, which calls for deep cuts to Medicaid and food and housing programs, is dead on arrival. Spending for these programs tends to increase each year under Democrats and Republicans.
FBI Director James Comey is making a dramatic appearance Monday, March 20, 2017 before the House Intelligence Committee and is expected to publicly reject President Donald Trump's claims that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama .
The Post says the revelation comes as the investigation appears to be entering a more open and active phase, with investigators conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. In the Oval Office weeks later, Comey told associates, the president asked him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The plants are expected to be worth around $500 million. Opium poppies are used to make some of the world's most addictive drugs, including heroin and opium. The station identified Cody Xiong as the suspect arrested and charged with manufacture and trafficking by possession. Reid says a person who answered the door said, "I guess you're here about the opium".
Comey revealed in a hearing before the House intelligence committee on March 20 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking for any links between Trump campaign aides and Russian Federation and whether there was coordination between the two sides.
They shared, we were finally informed, "a commitment to life, and freedom of speech and conscience" - which is more than most of Trump's other hosts would have approved of these past two days. According to the official agenda, U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson will accompany Trump to meet with the Italian president in Rome . Trump and the pope have expressed opposing views on issues such as immigration and climate change and the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential ...
Authorities say an Antioch man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station this month. Tests have confirmed the botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento, Calif .
Former CIA Director John Brennan told House Russia investigators Tuesday that Russia "brazenly interfered" in U.S. elections, including actively contacting members of the President Donald Trump's campaign - but he stopped shy of dubbing it " collusion ".
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I never mentioned the word or the name Israel , never mentioned it during that conversation. Mr Trump said shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of " terrorists and militias".
Chaffetz made the announcement in a statement on his website , ending weeks of speculation about his plans. He had been scheduled to hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Comey was sacked last week as the FBI investigates whether Trump's presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome in his behalf.
Authorities say Desper solicited buyers on Craigslist for two paintings he claimed were among 13 stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. The doubling of the reward was under discussion for a year and approved by the museum's board on Tuesday. They included works by Rembrandt , Manet and Vermeer.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the U.K.'s terror threat to the "critical" level, which means an attack is imminent, and deployed Army in the key sites after the deadliest attack which killed at least 22 people and injured 59 others.
After Mike Flynn took the Fifth and refused to testify or turn over documents, the Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed two of Flynn's businesses, because a corporation has no Fifth Amendment rights. But ordering Flynn to appear isn't the only option open to the Senate. He said the head of the FSB denied that Russian Federation was meddling, but said he would raise the issue with President Vladimir Putin.
The proposed budget also includes cuts to Medicaid , which provides health care for the poor, by more than $600 billion over 10 years. In many cases, a higher burden of paying for anti-poverty programs would be shifted away from the federal government and onto the states.
James Comey is going to meet with Bob Mueller, who was appointed last week as a special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, to determine what he can and can and cannot say in that public testimony according to reports . "Are you able to assist in this matter?" one official said of the line of questioning from the White House. The New York Times reported that Trump told Comey: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".
The cuts would reduce or eliminate programs that support rural small businesses and utilities including clean water initiatives. "This budget seems to really go after the people that got the president elected", said Zack Clark, director of government relations for the National Farmers Union .
Under an amendment included in the American Health Care Act , 6.3 million people with pre-existing conditions could see a spike in their health insurance premiums, a new analysis estimated. The House bill would radically change how the program is financed, eventually cutting Medicaid spending by more than $800 billion over 10 years. "We still need to agree on those goals and find out what's achievable", he said.
Confirmed to his new post in March, Coats is now thrust into the spotlight of an investigation looking into possible collusion between a foreign power and members of the campaign that helped elect the man who picked him for the post .
Boland, who will step down to take over men's tennis for the United States Tennis Association, bolted toward the stands in search of someone special. "I am looking forward to a tough match tomorrow", Daigle said. After splitting on Courts 1 and 3, the point came down to a battle on Court 2 between UNC's Jack Murray and Simon Soendergaard and Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Alexander Ritsechard.
Many senators and representatives in the region have already pledged to fight for full funding of the $300 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. "This process is only beginning". He said that funding helps create numerous jobs for cleanup and wastewater treatment projects, among other things.
The cuts are part of a budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year that amount to a dramatic restructuring of the government, with protection for retirement programs for the elderly, billions of dollars more for the military and the rest of the government bearing the bulk of the reductions.
Q. What is the dress code for visiting the cathedral? The couple visited the Museum of Opera, one of the oldest private museums in Italy, during a visit to Siena on Monday. While some Obama-worshipers were giddy over the former first lady's wardrobe choices, twitter users found plenty to criticize. Since leaving the White House the former president and first lady have taken a series of enviable, and very well deserved vacations-though Michelle wasn't too busy to stop and condemn the ...
And lawmakers weren't done. The amendment says that schools must provide single-occupancy bathrooms for "a student who does not wish to use the facilities designated for use or commonly used by persons of the student's biological sex". Republican State Rep. Chris Paddie states that the amendment preserves the "privacy, dignity and safety" of Texas students. "In fact it makes sure there are reasonable accommodations for all children".
On May 17, Democratic representative Al Green called for Trump's impeachment . Another warns that "you ain't going to impeach nobody". A third abusive message shared on Green's YouTube channel describes Trump as " wonderful " and " loving " and calls Green " disgusting " and " pathetic ".
Trump's $4.1 trillion spending plan proposes to eliminate the deficit in a decade while protecting Social Security and Medicare. Ryan says " President Trump has proven his commitment to fiscal responsibility with a budget that will grow the economy".
Most of these storms will be strong with heavy downpours and lightning. Today, mostly cloudy with rain and thunderstorms. Gusty winds, hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out during the late afternoon and evening hours. A cold front will move into the Carolinas on Monday and stall, bringing another round of unsettled weather to start next week. Hail and the development of tornadoes is also a possibility.
While Senate armed services chairman John McCain of Arizona led off his questions of Coats by asking about Trump , the armed services subpanel was chaired by Rep. CNN has not yet confirmed the Post's reporting. Trump has now admitted that part of the explanation for Comey's ouster was the FBI director's investigation into Russian Federation.
Iran's Supreme leader is the ultimate arbiter of the important issues, particularly those the United States is most concerned about: Iran's nuclear program, its ballistic missile force, its export of terrorism, and its efforts to export its revolution to Bahrain , Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia , Yemen and other places.
Thousands of school buses in Virginia are missing a device that prevents parking brakes from disengaging by accident. Unlike most personal vehicles, school buses do not have a "park" gear or setting. Staples said. Manufacturers failing to retrofit noncompliant buses will lose the right to sell school buses in the state. WSLS asked around, and four separate school systems say they have work to do.
But in his public remarks, Trump steered clear of any such language, and did not mention what has been the goal of US diplomacy for two decades: a state of Israel and an independent Palestinian state co-existing side-by-side. During his speeches at Ben Gurion Airport and the Israel Museum on Monday and Tuesday respectively, Trump did not utter the three words that have made many an Israeli wince: two state-solution.
Just remember that". He thanked the Palestinians and Abbas for hosting him and said he is "committed" to trying to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. "The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena". "We are fighting terrorism together". Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.
In 2016, 44 percent of people who received food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) were children, according to its website. Because many infrastructure projects, such as sewer system overhauls and highway repairs, are not high-profile, many Americans who benefit from such federal funding are unaware.
The Washington Post simply reported last week that Trump disclosed information that had been provided by an ally, and other outlets later identified the ally as Israel, citing unnamed sources. It is true that Trump believes in a grand bargain that would lead to peace between Israel and the larger Arab world, but he apparently differs with Netanyahu on the direction: inside-out versus outside-in.
The first look at the plan came in a " skinny budget " released in March - a document that received a tepid response from Congress . -Farmers: The budget plan would cut farm subsidies by $38 billion over the next decade. SNAP is the current version of what was once called the "food stamps" program. The formal budget is at best a blueprint that guides negotiations even when a popular president's own party controls Congress.