US Congress averts government shutdown with one-week stopgap bill

Joe Crowley, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. "We're close, but we have some work to do", said a GOP leadership aide granted anonymity to discuss the ongoing situation. Congressional leaders expressed optimism that an agreement on the longe... More..

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Trump spokeswoman suggests Rosenstein lead probe

Through his words and actions, President Donald Trump has fueled grave doubts about the motivation and timing of his abrupt firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . Trump, who met R...More..

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech

People began chanting "Hell nah" as DeVos acknowledged the "different life experiences" of the students and herself that lead them all to be in the same room on Wednesday. "Their success has shown that more opt...More..

Trump, Putin will meet in July, Russian state media says
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump, Putin will meet in July, Russian state media says

The day after James Comey was abruptly fired from his position as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Russian strongman Vladimir Putin weighed in on President Trump's decision. "It is impossible to solv...More..

Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September!
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September!

Mr. Trump complained in a pair of tweets about the government spending deal that the Republican majority had to negotiate with Democrats because of the 60-vote hurdle in the Senate to advance the measure. Democ...More..

Trump Supporter Harassing Muslim Family In Viral Video Cries In Mug Shot
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump Supporter Harassing Muslim Family In Viral Video Cries In Mug Shot

Dressed in a yellow singlet with board shorts and thongs, the man yells abuse and aggressively points his finger at the family. In a video by 19-year-old Noria Alward, a drunk Downing was captured screaming I...More..

Accused drunken driver in California crash was deported 15 times
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Accused drunken driver in California crash was deported 15 times

Lennox is now at Rady Children's Hospital with severe injuries, including brain trauma. Lennox and his parents were returning from a trip to Disneyland when the crash occurred. Undocumented and deported fift...More..

Acting FBI chief to face congressional panel amid Comey firing fallout
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Acting FBI chief to face congressional panel amid Comey firing fallout

Leaders of the US intelligence agencies, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA chief Mike Pompeo, testifying on Thursday said they agreed with that finding. He also emphasized that he ...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Why Sessions' deputy threatened to quit over Comey firing

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in an interview on CBS News, said Trump would "very likely" make the trip to talk to agents. But The Washington Post , citing an unnamed person close to the Wh...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Health care overhaul fight shifts to Senate

Republican Senators will not let the American people down! Some senators have already voiced displeasure with the health care bill that cleared the House last week. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., who helped revive th...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Witness video shows police takedown of San Diego pool gunman

Assistant Chief Brian Ahearn says Peter Selis had briefly called his ex-girlfriend during the Sunday night shooting. On Monday evening, police revised their previous statements and said that one of the vict...More..

Berman family 'overwhelmed' by support
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Berman family 'overwhelmed' by support

ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement the death is a "devastating tragedy and hard to comprehend" and pledged to give Chris Berman "the love and support he will surely need in this hour". He turne...More..

Republicans Suffer Shocking Defeat As Obama Environmental Regulation Repeals Fails In Senate
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Republicans Suffer Shocking Defeat As Obama Environmental Regulation Repeals Fails In Senate

Whatever the reason, environmental concerns trumped business interests in this round, and the Obama-era methane rule remains intact-for now. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dismissed Democr...More..

Trump Shafts North Carolina After Hurricane Matthew Relief Request
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump Shafts North Carolina After Hurricane Matthew Relief Request

Thom Tillis and Representatives David Price (D) and Rep. David Rouzer (R) in April to come up with a request to Congress to help cover the costs associated with the destruction left by Matthew. "Many affected...More..

Another round of thunderstorms expected Wednesday in the Denver metro area
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Another round of thunderstorms expected Wednesday in the Denver metro area

This means that there is a 15% chance for significant strong to severe storms within this area. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 1 a.m. Temperatures are expected to warm up into the 80s on ...More..

Mormon church pulls most teenagers out of Boy Scout troops
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Mormon church pulls most teenagers out of Boy Scout troops

The Mormon church is the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States. Officials said the church's decision to move away from the teen Scout programs came before it learned of that possibility. "It...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Republican who helped pass health overhaul meeting voters

At times, MacArthur admitted that his legislation isn't flawless. One member of the audience called out "shame" when MacArthur began discussing his daughter Gracie, who was born with special needs and died at...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Enid area, parts of Oklahoma

Chatham County could see severe storms and hail tonight, but forecasters said they did not foresee tornadoes forming there. The Mid-South is under a slight risk for severe weather throughout the night. Strong...More..

With Comey Out, Acting FBI Director Faces Senate Intel Committee
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

With Comey Out, Acting FBI Director Faces Senate Intel Committee

So he fired the guy at the head of the agency that's conducting it. But here's one difference that could prove important: Richard Nixon lacked the benefit of a Fox News-like entity determined to support him thr...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

House passes $1.1 trillion spending deal to fund government through September

It's also unclear if Trump is calling for an actual government shutdown - he put the term in quotes - or what he has in mind if not. A New Jersey Republican running for governor says he might propose a spec...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Americans split along party lines on firing of FBI Director James Comey

The anger behind Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday had been building for months, but a turning point came when Comey refused to preview for top Trump aides his planned testimony to ...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

U.S. Rep. John Faso defends his vote on health care

Informed by a caller of the breaking news that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, Frelinghuysen said he has never met Comey but he believes him to be an honorable man. Most people wanted to see...More..

Archer, 3 homers help Rays beat Royals 12-1
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Archer, 3 homers help Rays beat Royals 12-1

Petersburg, Fla. Kansas City Royals takes on Tampa Bay Rays in the first of the four-game series tonight. "(The Royals ) have given all of us fits and have given (Archer) fits, too", Rays manager Ke...More..

Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to modernize and improve the nation's computer networks and protect critical infrastructure from cyberattack. The measure launches reviews of the government's vulnerab...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump calls Macron to congratulate him on election win

The Union of Democrats and Independents, a center-right party, is polling at about the same level as the National Front, followed by France Unbowed-Melenchon's party-at 13 percent. Mr Macron must also ensure he...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Russian Federation downplays President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey

The Kremlin-Washington relations significantly deteriorated during the last US regime as former president Barack Obama passed many anti-Russia sanctions. Strangelove War Room scene in which Russian ambassador ...More..

This week's lesson is Sally Yates was right about everything
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

This week's lesson is Sally Yates was right about everything

She told the committee that she sought to meet with White House officials as "a matter of some urgency" after seeing the intelligence intercepts. Yates brought one of her top staffers with her on the aftern...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Won't dwell on sacking, will be fine: FBI's Comey in farewell letter

Such an appointment "could only serve to impede the current work being done" by the Senate intelligence committee and the Federal Bureau of Investigation itself, McConnell said . "The story is just wrong", s...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Appoint an independent prosecutor to finish the job Comey started

The report, which did not garner a response from the Justice Department, said that Rosenstein was angry over the White House's claims on Tuesday that U.S. "Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?" The next d...More..

Former FBI director James Comey pens farewell letter to colleagues
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Former FBI director James Comey pens farewell letter to colleagues

Andrew McCabe, who was Comey's deputy, was installed in the post on an acting basis in the wake of the dismissal. Comey was in the third year of his 10-year term, when he was dismissed by Trump. 'We should ge...More..