learningandfinance.com

National

SMU men's basketball's 2017-18 conference pairings announced

South Florida and Tulane travel to Koch Arena. Texas holds the mark with 124 straight regular-season wins in the Southwest Conference from 1981-1990 while Old Dominion won 96 in a row from 1995-2001. The American Athletic Conference announced its basketball pairings for next season, Wichita State's first season in the conference. With multiple games against USF and Temple, the second and third best teams in the AAC, the Huskies will maximize whatever value they can from the conference slate.

National

James Comey's testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee: All you need to know

Under attack by Trump, Comey wanted to get his side of the story out. I don't think taking personal memos and giving them to a homie to leak is a crime, but it's definitely petty larceny. But if it is, the White House is in real trouble. He revealed that he then turned over the memos about his talks with the president to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, and did not retain a copy.

National

Experts Say Comey's Testimony Gives Building Blocks For Obstruction Case

But clearly Donald Trump has worked overtime at putting his presidency at stake. Other experts said Kasowitz's claim that Comey leaked " privileged " information was off the mark, citing the fact that Trump previously had disclosed details about his interactions with Comey .

National

Trump's Twitter Habit Is a Growing Problem Among Voters

With the president's frustrations with his Justice Department spilling into public view, top White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to say Tuesday whether President Donald Trump has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions . The poll carried a margin of error of 2 percentage points in either direction. JAMEEL JAFFER: I don't even think it's arguable. Additionally, the poll was taken before Trump sent out a bevvy of tweets defending his controversial travel ban, which may ...

National

Senate Democrats taunt Republicans: Let's fix Obamacare together

Senators had said earlier they were weighing a two-step process that would postpone a repeal until 2020, with an initial priority on stabilizing premium costs in Obamacare's insurance-purchasing exchanges in 2018 and 2019 and continuing subsidies that help low-income Americans afford individual policies.

National

Schumer after Comey testimony: Cloud hanging over Trump 'a whole lot darker'

This context framed Comey's testimony to senators about his communication with Trump over the FBI investigation into Flynn. But he said Trump's request to terminate the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn left him "stunned", and senior FBI officials considered it to be of "investigative interest".

National

House Set To Vote On Bill That Would Gut Dodd-Frank

But the bill, called the Financial Choice Act , has little chance of passing the Senate in its current form. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tweeted Thursday, "Let me put it this way: #DoddFrank is more than a thousand pages long and has more rules and regulations than any other Obama-era law".

National

The Trump White House is really hanging Jeff Sessions out to dry

President Donald Trump (L-R), joined by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisor Steve Bannon, Communications Director Sean Spicer and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, January 28, 2017.

National

Comey's Testimony Gives Building Blocks for Obstruction Case

For his performance of a lifetime, James B. Comey , finally free to speak his mind about the president who sacked him, chose to play two roles at once: The prototypical G-man, always on the straight and narrow, dedicated only to truth and justice, and the aggrieved victim of an undisciplined, line-crossing president.

National

Jeff Sessions set for grilling on Russia, Comey

Bush White House . The president, he said , never asked Comey to "let go" of the Flynn investigation. And as if to prove that he was constitutionally incapable of playing favorites, Comey focused his criticism not only on Trump but also on a list of others whose behavior he had found lacking.

National

Man uses stolen backhoe to break into ATM

Despite the brazen attempt and metal muscle, police said the man left without cash from the ATM. The machine was way harder to crack open than the thief could have bargained for. "Please help us get him off the street before he upgrades to a helicopter". Police think the robber is the same person behind an ATM theft past year.

National

Republicans close ranks around Trump during Comey testimony

However, Driscoll noted that it was hard to read whether Trump told Comey he would be fired unless he abandoned the probe into Flynn, or if it was more of an innocent conversation based on the former FBI Director's testimony on Thursday.

National

Trump tweets too much

On Monday, Sanders took the podium and appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Spicer would be a less frequent on-camera presence for the White House. His Monday morning blasts came as the White House was attempting to kick off a week focused on infrastructure plans. Are the president's tweets important? President Donald Trump's tweets look nothing like the statements customarily made by commanders in chief.

National

Cuomo: State will keep Affordable Care Act protections

And Republican senators hope to vote on that before the July 4th break. The association represents the state's 118 hospitals. That's big money for the 7.1 million low-income Americans who got Obamacare subsidies on the individual market past year.

National

"President Never Told Comey 'I Need Loyalty'": Trump Atty On Testimony

But when one senator asked why he did not push back at Trump's request for him to drop the probe into former national security advisor Mike Flynn, Comey dropped his all-business persona. "I believe the timing of your firing stinks", said Democrat Senator Ron Wyden. If Comey's testimony is accurate and the president indeed attempted to influence the investigation into Flynn - who was sacked after the White House said he had misrepresented the nature of his contact with the Russian ...

National

UK voters prioritize security in wake of attacks

Despite campaigning against Brexit, Labour has accepted the result but promised to avoid a "hard Brexit", focusing on maintaining economic ties with the bloc. In this general election age and previous voting behaviour are strongly related to voting intention; this means that the different profiles of likely voters are having a substantial impact on the overall poll results.

National

Courts deny execution stay for Alabama inmate

Melson then fired into the restaurant's freezer, killing three employees - Nathaniel Baker , Tamika Collins and Darrell Collier - and injuring worker Bryant Archer , the AP reported . The Alabama Supreme Court and 11th Circuit Court of appeals both denied Melson's request for a stay. Melson's attorney argued that the drug does not cause an anesthetic effect on the inmate, but rather a paralytic effect that causes the inmate to remain still but still feel pain.

National

Missouri governor calls special session on abortion

He also praised them for helping women with job training, education, and for protecting them from domestic abuse. Greitens also is maneuvering to overrule St. "The overreach by an activist federal judge and the Board of Aldermen in the City of St. Louis raises this issue to the need of immediate action by the General Assembly", Onder said.

National

British PM poised to win vote but lose majority as Brexit looms

The poll showed the Conservatives falling from 330 to 314 seats, short of an overall majority. "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfil our duty in ensuring that stability so that we can all, as one country, go forward together", she said.

National

Donald Trump stays mum on Comey testimony… while Donald Jr

Of course, Trump Jr. left out the fact that Comey said he could only be wrong if the president was lying. Comey said he accepted the fact that the president could fire him for any reason - "or for no reason at all" - but he was "confused" by the public explanations for his dismissal from U.S.

National

London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'

In the initial aftermath from this weekend's attacks in London, Trump tweeted that Khan should be ashamed of himself for telling his citizens there's "no reason to be alarmed ". "The relationship with America is our deepest and most important defence and security relationship", she said. In an interview with ABC's Tom Llamas to promote the Trump Organization's upcoming Americana-themed hotel chain - "it has nothing to do with politics", Trump said, even though "more companies ...

National

Trump Calls For Arab Unity After Seeming To Back Split With Qatar

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani signalled that Qatar was open to talks, calling for "a dialogue of openness and honesty" to resolve the crisis. Saudi Arabia said relations with Doha can only be restored if it stops funding extremists, but Riyadh has also been accused of doing the same. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Tuesday by phone with his Qatari counterpart, a Pentagon spokesman said, without disclosing the details of their discussion.

National

James Comey on Trump meeting: 'Lordy, I hope there are tapes'

Russian Federation has denied any allegations about efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and Trump's campaign colluding with Moscow. In the memo leaked to The Times, which was not shared in-full with the newspaper but instead summarized for reporters, Comey detailed a February 14 meeting he had with Trump in the Oval Office.

National

Qatar seeks diplomatic solution to Middle East row

An outspoken Emirati ruling family member has raised the prospect of a change in leadership in Qatar , which is embroiled in a major diplomatic crisis with its Gulf neighbors. It quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying Thursday that Putin wasn't scheduled to meet with Al Thani. Putin had a telephone conversation with the emir of Qatar Tuesday, urging dialogue.

National

Tillerson insists Trump is not turning back on climate change

Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord and mocked the president's claims about negotiating a different agreement. The Paris agreement is a hard-won result which represents the broadest consensus and strong political will of the worldwide community, and sets a target for the global campaign against climate change.

National

United States intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

Based on evidence seized from her home, federal prosecutors detailed Winner's alleged plans to burn down the White House and travel to Afghanistan, pledging her allegiance to the Taliban. In numerous news stories, unnamed sources allege victor gave it to a reporter at The Intercept . Epps also said he was concerned that victor appeared to have a fascination with the Middle East and Islamic terrorism, Begnaud reports.

National

Cosby's accuser denies they were romantically involved

In between bites of his Subway sandwich, a man named Valerie , who emigrated from Chad, reminded me of why the U.S.is called 'the Land of Opportunity.' "It's hard to separate Bill Cosby from his celebrity so it will have some effect, but I trust the American judicial system as we all should".

National

Things We Learned From Comey's Testimony

The comments raise the specter that there was more to Mr. Session's decision to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the presidential election than what has been publicly disclosed. Ousted US Attorney Preet Bharara Preet Bharara joked "We can all agree with Jim Comey that, Lordy, we hope there are tapes". 'I've seen the tweet about tapes.

National

SC Rep. Trey Gowdy tapped for House oversight chairman

A former federal prosecutor, Gowdy came into the House in 2010 and has served on the Oversight, Judiciary, Education and the Workforce committees, as well as chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations and other positions.

National

Spicer taking on 'extra' White House duties

The implication being: Trump's tweets are not news, and the media covering them as such should back off. Trump's tweets are the most accurate representation of his administration's view, given they usually come directly from the President himself.

National

Sen. Risch says Comey's opening statement "answered a lot of questions"

Kushner and Sessions, according to Comey, "lingered" for a while in the room, sensing that leaving the president alone with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director could be a bad idea. "My judgment was I need to get that out into the public square", Comey said. "That didn't make sense to me for a whole bunch of reasons, including the time and all the water that had gone under the bridge since those decisions had to be made".

National

Comedian: Trump is 'trying to ruin my life'

She soon took down the photo from her social media, but the damage was already done. Bloom also talked of other famous men who had graphic and disturbing performances, but didn't apologize for them like her client did for hers. Griffin and her attorneys appeared at a free-wheeling news conference Friday morning in which Griffin cried and again apologized for the shoot.

National

Trump Defends His Twitter Musings, But Aides Worry

Fifty-seven percent of voters said it hurts his presidency, 53 percent said it hurts the U.S.' standing in the world and 51 percent said it hurts national security interests. "I've said many times both publicly and to the president directly - and I am not in a small group of people who have said this to him - that I think that Twitter is a great tool when used in the right way", he reportedly said.

National

Hawaii Rebuffs Trump by Enacting Laws Supporting Paris Agreement

Except for the call with May, which focused on the recent attack in London, each conversation was about charting a path forward on climate change, global trade and sustainable development. "I am proud that President Trump puts America First". For another, Trump's team had cherry-picked the evidence, looking for the lowest number they could find-no matter if it was applicable or not-among the studies that explored the impact of the climate accord, said Erwan Monier, co-author of the study and ...

National

Russian Banker Sergey Gorkov Dodges Questions About Kushner Meeting

Per "two Congressional sources with direct knowledge of the investigation", if Kushner testifies as part of the inquiry, he's likely to be asked about a Russian connection to 666 Fifth Avenue; specifically, "whether he tried to set up a secret back channel way of communicating with the Russians so he could find somebody in Moscow to take the 41-story tower at 666 Fifth Ave.


Begin ← Back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 Forward → End