All eyes on Sean Hannity after departure of Fox News co-president

The shakeup comes amid turmoil at Fox, the most viewed USA cable news channel and a favorite of conservatives. "His contribution to our channel and our country will resonate for many years". Mr. Murdoch added, "Suzanne and Jay are recognized industry... More..

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WH again postpones Paris climate pact meeting as Macron jabs Trump

White House staff and top Trump administration officials have huddled at least three times to discuss the merits of the deal, through which the US pledged to cut its carbon dioxide emissions 26 to 28 percent ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Sen. Lindsey Graham to President Trump: Stop Tweeting About the Russia Investigation

Former DNI Clapper, meanwhile, was live on television under his own name when he contradicted Trump's claim that Comey had asked Trump to have dinner in January. Trump's threat about tapes has intensified calls...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

James Comey declines offer to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to confirm or deny whether he secretly records conversations he has at White House, after he suggested as much in a tweet Friday morning. Comey showed awful judgment in ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump On Spicer's Future: 'He's Been There From The Beginning'

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper raised questions about that account, saying on MSNBC Friday that Comey told him at the time that he was "uneasy" about having dinner with Trump because it ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Backed Syrian Kurds advance on northern Raqqa to seize IS-held territory

The Syrian Democratic Forces have been buoyed by this week's capture of the key town of Tabqa and its nearby dam. The capture of Tabqa sets the stage for an advance on Raqqa, some 25 miles (40 kilometer...More..

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey

He described the candidates being considered for the post as "outstanding people", "very well-known", and of the "highest level". McCabe contradicted Trump this week, telling lawmakers that Comey enjoyed wi...More..

FBI agents concerned about future of Russia probe
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

FBI agents concerned about future of Russia probe

Watch live in the player above. The perception, according to multiple sources inside and close to the White House, is that Spicer has been "benched" during a critical week, following the president's termina...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Health care: This is why we need town hall forum

Changes were made and the revised bill, with a push from Trump , received 217-213 approval last week. This is a complex bill that has a long way to go before it becomes law. We're working to make this a real...More..

New Orleans school warns parents of Confederate statue removal
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

New Orleans school warns parents of Confederate statue removal

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city has spoken and the courts have decided there's no reason to stop the removal. Protests for and against monuments have increased since April 24 the city brou...More..

Texas Senate Votes to Give Immigration Lockups Child Care Licenses
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Texas Senate Votes to Give Immigration Lockups Child Care Licenses

Senate Bill 1018 by state Sen. After the committee hearing recessed, several Texas city and county leaders held a press conference at the Capitol and opposed the bill . But there is a "safe harbor" provision ...More..

Comey furious over Trump team's smear campaign - and he's prepared to respond
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Comey furious over Trump team's smear campaign - and he's prepared to respond

Krishnamoorthi, whose district includes a large portion of Elgin, serves on the House Oversight Committee and his district includes a good portion of Elgin. In the interview, however, Trump clarified that h...More..

2 women killed in shooting on highway in Virginia
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

2 women killed in shooting on highway in Virginia

The 2017 Nissan that Gardner and Holland were in was headed northbound on I-95 when a newer model white four-door sedan pulled up along the driver's side and fired at the auto. Seven people were in the victims'...More..

Trump slams media as he celebrates 100 days in White House
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump slams media as he celebrates 100 days in White House

I gave my speech". "Others may disagree about that". Minhaj, 31, whose parents hail from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, also has an one an hour-long stand-up special for Netflix, titled Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming K...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Amtrak 188 engineer charged with manslaughter

The state AG's office will either press charges or appeal the judge's order via Superior Court. Eight people died in the accident and more than 200 were injured. The lawyer said he was baffled by the DA's decis...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

North Korean missile threat reaches new heights

But if it was sacked at a standard trajectory, it would have a range of at least 4,000 km (2,500 miles), experts said. The missile firing took place Sunday, North Korea time, with the projectile landing in th...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Australia and NZ largely escape global cyber attack

However, Wainwright said so far "remarkably few" payments had been made by the victims of the attack. "The numbers are going up, I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work a...More..

Mormon church to cut ties to Boy Scouts teen programs
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Mormon church to cut ties to Boy Scouts teen programs

Church leaders learned just recently about the BSA's intent to consider including girls and young women in Scouting. "The BSA has always allowed the church to operate its programs in ways that are consistent ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump to create panel to study voter fraud, suppression

The commission will reportedly be led by Kansas Secretary of State Chris Kobach, who convinced that state's Legislature to allow him to prosecute voter fraud cases. Democratic Federal Election Commissioner Elle...More..

Senate hearing revives Democratic campaign over alleged Trump-Russia connections
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Senate hearing revives Democratic campaign over alleged Trump-Russia connections

Yates said Trump's travel ban, which targeted several Muslim-majority counties, was "unlawful", and added, "All arguments have to be based on truth". Prior to her testimony , former Obama administration offi...More..

James Clapper: Our Institutions 'Are Under Assault' Both Externally and Internally
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

James Clapper: Our Institutions 'Are Under Assault' Both Externally and Internally

Graham said. "You can't be cute about tapes". At least eight candidates have been interviewed for the post, which was vacated when Trump fired Comey last week. "We will have to discuss it as a caucus, but I w...More..

Trump order to ease no-politics tax rule for religious groups
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump order to ease no-politics tax rule for religious groups

The Baptist Joint Committee has been outspoken in opposing any repeal of the law, sometimes referred to as the " Johnson Amendment ". New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday trolled Trump on ...More..

Push to pin health care vote on vulnerable Republicans begins
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Push to pin health care vote on vulnerable Republicans begins

President Donald Trump's hard-fought healthcare victory could backfire, as House Republicans that voted to repeal Obamacare are now vulnerable to backlash from their constituents. Eager to check off a top camp...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Does Trump Record His Conversations? The White House Won't Say

White House press secretary Sean Spicer offered no comment when asked whether Donald Trump has used recording devices in the Oval Office. "What did the deputy attorney general think was going to happen wh...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Betsy DeVos Got Loudly Booed And Protested At Her HBCU Keynote Speech

The HBCU leaders in attendance described a freakish meeting - the same one where aide Kellyanne Conway was pictured kneeling on a couch - with "very little listening to HBCU presidents."That's where, school o...More..

Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy and 2 others captured
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy and 2 others captured

A Texas police-reform bill named after a black woman found dead in jail following a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop has been stripped down to the point that some community organiz...More..

Obama-era Methane Emission Regulations Stand
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Obama-era Methane Emission Regulations Stand

In a press call on Monday, Senate Energy and Natural Resources ranking member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said the CRA "blocks those in Congress who might be ready for a discussion or a change or a communication...More..

Donald Trump ready to make 'fast decision' on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Donald Trump ready to make 'fast decision' on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

But Moss, deputy executive director of the James Madison Project, a Washington-based organization that promotes government accountability, added it is "difficult to say if it is actually illegal, since Comey al...More..

Jeff Sessions' 'tough on crime' policies will only bring more injustice
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Jeff Sessions' 'tough on crime' policies will only bring more injustice

Though Holder did say that prosecutors ordinarily should charge the most serious offense, he instructed them to do an "individualized assessment" of the defendant's conduct. Mr. Sessions's new policy is not max...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Won't let America down on healthcare, assures Trump

The House bill has Americans in an uproar over its negative aspects, such as older people facing higher costs and 14 million people losing their insurance in the first year. "We don't anticipate any Democratic ...More..