White House Daily Press Briefing 5/15/17

Amid indications that the president's communications team had been blindsided on the Comey firing and couldn't come up a credible narrative, White House deputy press secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders offered: "Nobody was left in the dark". One of our... More..

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Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner

Trump was frustrated when Comey revealed in Senate testimony the breadth of the counterintelligence investigation into Russia's effort to sway the 2016 US presidential election. And while 61% of respondents sai...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump threatens to shut down daily press briefings

Unnamed administration sources, via comments to CNN , the New York Times , Wall Street Journal , and Associated Press , have painted an unsurprisingly dour picture of how things have been going at the demor...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

White House 'systems failed' with Comey firing, but Trump pushed the buttons

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer made his much-anticipated return to Saturday Night Live last night in an extended sketch that took quite the unexpected turn. Ultimately, Comey's firing is traced to "Trump's go...More..

Chaffetz Might Be Next Republican To Join Fox News' Elephant Graveyard
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Chaffetz Might Be Next Republican To Join Fox News' Elephant Graveyard

However, the Washingtonian , citing two anonymous Republican lawmakers and four House Republican aides, reported that Chaffetz may be planning instead to take on a "substantial role" at Fox as early as July. A...More..

Penn State Frat Pledges Allegedly Did
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Penn State Frat Pledges Allegedly Did "Elephant Walk"

The others face charges ranging from furnishing alcohol to minors to evidence tampering. Surveillance cameras reportedly capture the brothers slapping him and pouring water over him, seemingly trying to wake ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

But the Republican-led state legislature said it should be able to intervene in the case to defend the law. "Given the blizzard of filings over who is and who is not authorized to seek review in the court und...More..

Falling tree limb kills man during Mother's Day barbecue
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Falling tree limb kills man during Mother's Day barbecue

The 28-year-old father of two who died was right underneath the tree as it fell. A fast-moving storm with strong winds and heavy rains was pounding the area at the time. He said the city is connecting the fam...More..

Asking Questions of Government Figures Is Not a Crime
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Asking Questions of Government Figures Is Not a Crime

I'm supposed to find out if someone is going to be affected by this healthcare law ... Time. If attempting to get close to a politician to ask a question is criminalized, then a journalistic practice that is as...More..

BUSTED: Trump's expected pick for top USDA scientist is not a scientist
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

BUSTED: Trump's expected pick for top USDA scientist is not a scientist

It's just that SCIENCE ISN'T ONE OF THEM. The fact that Clovis doesn't have a science education, a career even vaguely related to discipline or even some field experience to count for something, might not deter...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump on Asking for Comey's Loyalty: 'I Didn't'

But it would have confirmed that Trump surrounded himself with a number of disreputable advisers who had shady and possible illegal dealings with Russian operatives and officials . But then the communications ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Martin Truex Jr. living sublimely after Kansas Speedway win

Truex called previous year "the biggest heartbreaker", when he had several seconds on the field and came in to pit with 54 laps to go. The stop went flawlessly save for the right front tire, which was on crooke...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Woman repeatedly rammed into tree, killed in Morgan Park

Police said the teen was murdered after a woman repeatedly rammed her into a tree with a auto on the city's Far South Side. Police caught the woman believed to have been driving the jeep that night, and they ...More..

Former President Obama responds to Jimmy Kimmel's monologue about newborn son
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Former President Obama responds to Jimmy Kimmel's monologue about newborn son

Three hours after his son was born, a nurse at Cedars-Sinai Hospital noticed the child had a murmur. Kimmel also thanked all the nurses and doctors who successfully treated Billy , as well as his friends, fami...More..

Trump Threatens Comey:
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump Threatens Comey: "Better Hope There Are No Tapes"

The White House disputed the account, and Mr Trump told NBC the dinner was "very nice". Spicer, Sanders, Pence and other top White House officials have vigorously denied that the FBI's Russian Federation in...More..

Why is President Trump Still Calling for a Government Shutdown?
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Why is President Trump Still Calling for a Government Shutdown?

President Donald Trump on Tuesday raised the specter of a government shutdown in September or an immediate end to filibusters in the Senate so that he might gain more leverage in the next round of budget talk...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump urges grads to draw lessons from his outsider status

Trump said he and his staff are looking at "very well known, highly respected, really talented people, and that's what we want for the Federal Bureau of Investigation". "We don't need a lecture from Washington,...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

President Trump Delivers Commencement Address at Liberty University

The Humpty Dumpty presidency of Donald J. Trump is about to fall down and never be put back together again. Jerry Falwell Jr., president of the school, was an early supporter of Trump, and has since been appo...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Texas Senate bill could block transgender student-athletes from competing

About a dozen demonstrators gathered outside and briefly held up signs reading "No more lies in Texas laws" referring to anti-abortion measures that some studies have shown have little health benefits, suggesti...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump Pledges To Move Quickly To Name New FBI Director

When the White House's defense of the move failed to meet his ever-changing expectations, Trump tried to take over himself. "Oliver fulminated. "'I was thinking of the Russian Federation investigation when I fi...More..

Lawmakers Agree Trump Must Turn Over Comey Tapes if He Has Them
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Lawmakers Agree Trump Must Turn Over Comey Tapes if He Has Them

The move prompted an uproar among Democrats and some Republicans because Comey's agency is leading an investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation in that country's ...More..

Trump says 'major help from God' need to win
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump says 'major help from God' need to win

Trump didn't, however, talk about the recent dismissal of James Comey. "No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sidelines explaining why it can't be done", Tr...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

USA signs Arctic Council accord

Some climate scientists here in Alaska say they are pleasantly surprised by the relatively tough language on climate change adopted by all eight Arctic Council nations including the United States. The Fairbanks...More..

Trump and Clinton both complain about 2016 election
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump and Clinton both complain about 2016 election

FBI Director James Comey has said it makes him " mildly nauseous " to think that he could have had an impact on the USA presidential election . Comey did tell Grassley he had never been an anonymous source o...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump's Religious Freedom Order Could Affect Birth Control Access

President Donald Trump, surrounded by faith leaders, signed an executive order aimed at religious freedom Thursday morning. Sources told ABC News that the order instructs the Treasury Department not to targ...More..

James Comey WON'T testify before Congress next week
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

James Comey WON'T testify before Congress next week

Critics have assailed Trump for dismissing the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Ex-intel chief: founders' system under assault

Pressed by anchor Jake Tapper if he meant United States institutions were under assault internally from the President, Clapper responded, "Exactly". "The current atmospherics. "And what has unfolded now, the ...More..

WH throws open movie theatre for public
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

WH throws open movie theatre for public

Although several rumors have suggested otherwise, White House sources recently told NBC News the move was coming "sometime this summer", likely after June. "That's only because people have really gotten to ...More..

Mormon Church Will Stop Offering Boy Scouts Programs For Teens
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Mormon Church Will Stop Offering Boy Scouts Programs For Teens

The Mormon Church, which happens to be the largest sponsor of Boy Scout troops across the country, is pulling thousands of kids from the organization, in a shakeup that could effect almost 200,000 scouts. Chur...More..

Comey friend: Nothing scarier to Trump than someone who tells the truth
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Comey friend: Nothing scarier to Trump than someone who tells the truth

A combination photo shows former U.S. FBI Director James Comey testifies over investigation into Hillary Clinton's email system, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Fisher was spotted leaving the Robert F. Kenne...More..