Trump in Israel: Barrage of selfies and requests for favors

In a joint appearance, Trump and Netanyahu praised each other effusively. The status of Occupied al-Quds is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most hard issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Some Israeli officials were on edge after Trump ... More..

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Trump's Fiscal 2018 Budget Plan Includes $607B in Defense Discretionary Funds

The plan includes slashing net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid . Trump's balanced-budget goal depends not only on the growth projections but also a variety of accounting gimmick...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

Back in April, Trump released a one-page outline of his tax reform plan . But their policy agenda has stalled as the White House grapples with the political fallout from allegations of Russian meddling in ...More..

Supreme Court says US state sought to dilute black vote
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Supreme Court says US state sought to dilute black vote

Writing for the majority , Justice Kagan said by packing so many minority voters into one district, the state diluted their voting power in other districts. When state lawmakers draw district lines following ...More..

Trump on Russia allegations: 'There is no collusion'
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump on Russia allegations: 'There is no collusion'

Well-sourced reports in The Washington Post, The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets agreed on a very different explanation: Trump had grown increasingly angry at the doggedness w...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas Senate Passes Religious Adoption Bill

Dennis Bonnen, R-Angelton, the author of the original bill. Legislators this session may not agree on how to fund schools, but they could be on their way toward creating new statewide rules that would require...More..

Last confederate statue removed in New Orleans
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last confederate statue removed in New Orleans

A Southern Poverty Law Center study past year identified more than 1,500 Confederate symbols on public property, including "monuments and statues; flags; holidays and other observances; and the names of schoo...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President Trump tells Russians Comey was a 'nut job'

Earlier this week, the deputy attorney general appointed a special counsel to take over the probe into Russian meddling in the USA election. US President Donald Trump told Russian officials at an Oval Off...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

There were photo-ops and a public push from the administration to tout its plan as evidence it is doing what the billionaire businessman turned reality star said he would do during the 2016 campaign: Slash fe...More..

Trump asked 2 USA intel chiefs to deny Russian Federation collusion
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump asked 2 USA intel chiefs to deny Russian Federation collusion

The numbers come as the White House struggles to deal with the controversy surrounding the firing of former FBI Director James Comey , who was investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation....More..

France's new president: a mender of trust in Europe
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

France's new president: a mender of trust in Europe

Monday was the first time Macron and Hollande had appeared in public together since Macron resigned in August 2016 as Hollande's economy minister to run for president - a decision that was received coldly by th...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump aims to slash government spending in budget plan

He calls it "immoral". Members of the House Freedom Caucus said earlier this year that Trump would have to show how he would offset the cost of a wall, while Democrats flatly oppose the proposed wall. He ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How Many Tempur Sealy International Inc (NYSE:TPX)'s Analysts Are Bullish?

Federated Invsts Pa has 0.01% invested in Tempur Sealy International Inc (NYSE:TPX). It has underperformed by 36.49% the S&P500. Eidelman Virant Capital reported 0.7% stake. Dynamo Internacional Gestao De Rec...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas Moves Forward With "Bathroom Bill" Legislation

The Texas House gave final approval Monday morning to a bill banning transgender-friendly bathrooms in the state's public schools, turning down one final Democratic amendment that would have allowed schools t...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bathroom Bill Passes as Amendment

NPR's Wade Goodwyn has more. "Texas is better than what the House did tonight", Israel said in a statement. "Separate but equal is not equal at all". Senfronia Thompson, a Democratic representative, said duri...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President 'leant on officials to deny any Russian links'

I don't know where they reside. 'Any political shaping of that intelligence would not be appropriate, ' he said. Critics of Trump have called these requests by the president, along with his dismissal of Come...More..

Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

In a May 23 letter to Secretary Kelly, Bishop Vasquez said that extending temporary protective status serves an important humanitarian role by promoting the safety and stability of Haitian families in the U...More..

Trump Arrives in Israel, Ready to Test Waters on Middle East Peace
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump Arrives in Israel, Ready to Test Waters on Middle East Peace

Trump's comments are also quite a departure from President Obama's 2009 Cairo speech , to which he invited members of the Muslim Brotherhood leadership against the wishes of the Egyptian government. Trump's ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Manchester Arena explosion:Twitter users extend a hand

Security has been ramped up across the county in response to last night's terror attack in Manchester . There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but US officials drew parallels to the coordinated atta...More..

Anger after North Korea launches 'new missile'
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Anger after North Korea launches 'new missile'

Pyongyang's aggressive push to boost its weapons program also makes it one of the Trump administration's most urgent foreign policy worries, though Washington has struggled to settle on a policy. Council diplom...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC

CT Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Virginia followed up with victories in three of five completed singles matches to retain the title, clinching the victory at No. Virginia's Collin Altamirano and A...More..

Tribute to Sir Roger Moore, the Third James Bond (1927-2017)
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tribute to Sir Roger Moore, the Third James Bond (1927-2017)

After he retired from the role of 007, Roger Moore spent decades raising millions of dollars for impoverished children as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador . In November 2012 Sir Roger was presented with the firs...More..

DNI Chief Coats Won't Comment On WaPo Report On Trump Russia Request
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DNI Chief Coats Won't Comment On WaPo Report On Trump Russia Request

The officials, DNI Dan Coats and Adm. Mike Rogers, were sufficiently concerned about the requests that one of them wrote a memo about it, the former official told NBC News. A United States intelligence commun...More..

Gov. Malloy And Unions Strike Tentative Concession Deal
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gov. Malloy And Unions Strike Tentative Concession Deal

The duration of the benefits package offered to state workers has been a point of contention since 1997, when Gov. John G. Rowland and unions struck a 20-year deal . Besides three furlough days, the proposed f...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Celtics rally to beat Cavaliers, James fizzles

James had a rusty night on Sunday, scoring just 11 points and going 0-for-4 from 3-point range in the Cavaliers' loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals . Cleveland forward Le...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump Asked Intelligence Officials to Deny Russia Collusion

The Post's sources said Coats and Rogers both refused Trump's requests. According to senior intelligence officials, this move by Trump was allegedly an attempt to discredit and cast doubt on the reputation ...More..

Trump budget slashes money for clean air and water programs
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump budget slashes money for clean air and water programs

Congress should ignore Trump's proposed budget and dedicate resources to the institutions like EPA that safeguard people and the planet. "This budget supports EPA's highest priorities with federal funding for p...More..

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US 'fresh air' speech
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US 'fresh air' speech

Five years ago, as I step off the plane from China, and left the terminal at Dallas Airport. But the reality turned out different, as the air was clean and she could put the face masks away. She added that sh...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal Takes Ax To Public Media

The money provided to these programs under the 2018 proposal would be designated for shutting down operations. In additional bad news for the arts, Trump's budget also calls for the elimination of funding for...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Who is Palestian President Mahmoud Abbas?

On Monday night in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Abbas's rivals Hamas, the Islamist movement organised a demonstration to denounce its labelling as a "terrorist" group by many Western gover...More..