USA and China agree on beef trade deal

The United States and China have agreed to take action by mid-July to increase access for USA financial firms and expand trade in beef and chicken among other steps as part of Washington's drive to cut its trade deficit with Beijing . More..

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Saudi Arabia blacklists Hezbollah's Safieddine
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saudi Arabia blacklists Hezbollah's Safieddine

The announcement comes as President Donald Trump travels to Saudi Arabia during his first foreign trip Friday. "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joined the United States in designating Hashem Safieddine", the Stat...More..

Amber Alert Canceled For Missing Boy
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Amber Alert Canceled For Missing Boy

The Amber Alert said the boy was last seen wearing a white tank top with khaki shorts and black and gold shoes. By Thursday night, all three suspects were in custody at the Madison County Jail. The boy was ...More..

New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument

Crew removed the statue from the ground a little after 3 a.m., reports CNN . The last Confederate monument scheduled to be removed is the statue of Gen. The city plans to leave the column at Lee's Circle ...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

In House Briefing, Rod Rosenstein Is Mum on Comey Firing Memo

President Donald Trump yesterday said the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between his presidential campaign on Russian Federation was dividing the country, and he repeated h...More..

James Comey Reportedly Willing to Testify, But Wants to Do So Publicly
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

James Comey Reportedly Willing to Testify, But Wants to Do So Publicly

When Trump then pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey told him, "You will have that", the associates said. Trump's administration claimed, in a memo by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that Trump reference...More..

Senate holds key to better health care insurance
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Senate holds key to better health care insurance

The bill's passage buoyed President Donald Trump, but the measure appeared headed for an overhaul in the Senate. The bill would lead to major cuts to the Medicaid program, which funds care for the poor and di...More..

Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans

The statue of Gen. P G T Beauregard was lifted off its base shortly before 3am Wednesday , with workers wearing helmets and covering their faces. Beauregard commanded the attack at Fort Sumter, S.C., that ma...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Most Republicans close ranks to defend Trump

Curbelo even demanded a correction from Mother Jones after the magazine reported that Amash had been the first to call for Trump's impeachment. Mr Trump, who appeared to confirm that he had indeed done some...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump floored by Comey bomb

The west MI libertarian never endorsed Trump and was a driving force in rejecting an early version of a health care reform bill, a move that led to discussions of his being potentially targeted for defeat next ...More..

NBA Nets' home arena hosts draft festivities
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

NBA Nets' home arena hosts draft festivities

One of the big storylines coming into Game 1 was whether Cleveland would be a little rusty after having had nine days off since they last played. There is no more saying if a team wins the Lottery, there is n...More..

Sen. Whitehouse: Rosenstein's Memo May Be Part of Criminal Investigation
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Sen. Whitehouse: Rosenstein's Memo May Be Part of Criminal Investigation

The White House used Rosenstein's three-page memo as rationale to fire Comey. "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration". In that memo - which the White House initial...More..

Israel Gave Trump the Classified Intelligence He Shared With Russia
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Israel Gave Trump the Classified Intelligence He Shared With Russia

McMaster told reporters Monday night. Donald Trump s national security advisor on Tuesday denied the U.S. president had caused a "lapse in national security" following reports he disclosed highly-classifi...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Dem Calls for Impeachment on the House Floor

According to the Times , Comey wrote in the February memo that Trump told him Flynn had done nothing wrong. "The President must be impeached", Green said . "The country would have to have come to the point wh...More..

Cargo plane goes off runway at West Virginia airport
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Cargo plane goes off runway at West Virginia airport

Plante added that accidents at Yeager are rare and that the runway's length is on par with major airports in NY and Chicago. Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV is closed through at least Saturday after the cras...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Joe Lieberman Is the Leading Choice for New FBI Director

All Democratic senators Politico interviewed said the former CT senator lacks the kind of experience needed for the post. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump will interview...More..

Alabama lawmakers send education budget to Gov. Kay Ivey
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Alabama lawmakers send education budget to Gov. Kay Ivey

The House unanimously passed a similar version earlier this session and the bill now returns to the House for consideration today. Parents of children who have had the therapy told the House Insurance Committ...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Rosenstein Tells Senate He Knew of Comey Firing Before He Wrote Memo

They also grilled him on the timeline of his controversial memo that Trump used as a rationale for sacking Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week, with two senators saying Rosenstein ack...More..

Notre Dame students plan walkout during VP Pence's commencement address
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Notre Dame students plan walkout during VP Pence's commencement address

He said the protest would not be comparable to President Barack Obama's Notre Dame commencement speech in 2009, when a heckler interrupted Obama and another protester shouted during his speech. Mary Ellen Heg...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

Hatch told reporters he wouldn't mind postponing repeal of the mandate until after 2020, or even indefinitely. "I don't mind the individual mandate being expanded", Hatch said, according to The Hill. In her...More..

Van driver killed in rear-end crash with school bus
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Van driver killed in rear-end crash with school bus

The sheriff's office told WISN 12 News a van hit the back of a bus that was stopped. A van driver was killed Friday morning in a crash with a school bus in Kenosha County. The uninjured students were taken to...More..

Man shot by police after calling in fake shooting report
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Man shot by police after calling in fake shooting report

When officers attempted to pull over a vehicle they believed to be involved in the incident, the driver led them on a pursuit that ended at George Hellwig Memorial Park on Bristow Road. The driver was flown to ...More..

No politician treated 'more unfairly', Trump says
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

No politician treated 'more unfairly', Trump says

President Trump warned graduating Coast Guard cadets, Wednesday that life is unfair. "Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair". Donald Trump gave vent to frustrations over ...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Warren: Trump's voter fraud commission should be called 'vote intimidation commission'

The order will establish a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression throughout the American election system. Apart from Mr. Pence and Mr. Clinton, however, won almost three million more ...More..

Sweden drops case against WikiLeaks' Assange
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Sweden drops case against WikiLeaks' Assange

Assange was interviewed by Sweden's deputy public prosecutor, Ingrid Isgren, in the embassy in November, following a lengthy diplomatic and legal impasse between the Swedish and Ecuadorian authorities. The Metr...More..

Trump to head overseas without announcing new FBI director
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump to head overseas without announcing new FBI director

Trump is leaving Friday for his first foreign trip, to the Mideast and beyond, and aides had hoped the disarray at home would have been calmed if not resolved, allowing the White House to refocus and move ahead...More..

Simpson: Single-payer could replace Obamacare
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Simpson: Single-payer could replace Obamacare

They reported improvements in affordability of care, regular care for their conditions, medication adherence, and self-reported health. Finally, Congress will take up pieces of legislation that conservatives ha...More..

Trump says special counsel appointment
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump says special counsel appointment "hurts our country terribly"

But even without specifics, he said, the briefing was "sobering". "He will make sure that this team is buttoned down, and not talking", he said. Numerous senators leaving the hearing were reluctant to speak a...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

NAFTA an opportunity to improve trade deal for Ontario: Wynne

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo discussed the matter this week with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, but declined to give details of the talks . "I can not emphasize how important our Mexican c...More..

5 new things we learnt from Sally Yates Testimony about Michael Flynn
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

5 new things we learnt from Sally Yates Testimony about Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn's conduct and the Trump administration's handling of the allegations about him. White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, had insisted that Flynn had not discussed USA -imposed...More..