Secret Republican Senate Talks Shaping Health Care Legislation

Senate Republicans have shrugged away criticism about their decision to avoid action in committees in favor of closely guarded meetings in the U.S. Capitol to craft legislation to repeal and replace key pillars of President Barack Obama's health... More..

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Minneapolis named the nation's best park system, again
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Minneapolis named the nation's best park system, again

San Francisco earned five park benches, a flawless score and 0.5 of a point higher than a year ago, beating out every other Bay Area city. Dallas jumped four spots from last year, thanks to increased park spe...More..

Trump Budget Deals 'Devastating Blow' To Low-Income Americans, Advocates Say
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump Budget Deals 'Devastating Blow' To Low-Income Americans, Advocates Say

Lindsey Graham described Trump's proposed 2018 federal budget to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. In 2015, only 55 percent of Americans made enough money to pay direct federal income tax , meaning tha...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President Trump's multi-billion 2018 budget cuts affect safety net programs

Trump's proposal could have a disproportionate effect on Republican-leaning states - seven of the 10 states with the highest food stamp participation supported Trump. Paid parental leave - an issued champione...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to deny Russian collusion evidence

According to WaPo's sources - "two current and two former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity" - Trump reached out to both Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coates and National Security ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to 'deny Russian Federation collusion', reports

In the newest report suggesting the White House sought to tamp down the Russian Federation probe, the Post said Trump urged National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and to Director of National Intell...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump told Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey

But Trump said later that he had already made a decision to fire Comey . Spicer also told the Times: "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have...More..

Virginia wins third straight men's tennis title
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Virginia wins third straight men's tennis title

Automatic qualification into the Division I singles championship is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. "I think t...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Congress and Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts

Overall, the budget would reduce spending on means-tested anti-poverty programs by $272 billion over the next 10 years. Or, alternatively, Trump could be assuming that his tax cuts will not only pay for themsel...More..

4-star QB recruit Jalen Mayden commits to Mississippi State
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4-star QB recruit Jalen Mayden commits to Mississippi State

Mississippi State reeled in a four-star quarterback from the Lone Star State on Tuesday. As shown in the video above, the Bulldogs beat out Tennessee , Nebraska , Baylor , and Louisville for Mayden. "I ...More..

Lindsey Graham: Russia probe 'now a criminal investigation'
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lindsey Graham: Russia probe 'now a criminal investigation'

Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Russia probe seems to be "criminal investigation" Graham not sure Comey can still testify Trump lashes out as Russia probe intensifies MORE (R-S.C.) said Thursday. Mu...More..

Python in the pantry
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Python in the pantry

He called 911, and when Orange County fire and rescue arrived they used a pillow case to capture he scaly beast. From now on, he's keeping his garage door and his windows closed. Sears said the snake is a bal...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas Aims to Pass Transgender Bathroom Law for Public Schools

It also would require the state's attorney general to defend school districts that face legal challenges. Opponents called the bill discriminatory and risky for transgender youth. Texas has led the charge t...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

For Trump's defenders, White House turmoil is politics as usual

The New York Times has reported that President Trump told Russian officials that his firing of former FBI Director James Comey had eased "great pressure" Trump faced. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, said. T...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Donald Trump proposes $3.6 trillion of health spending cuts in U.S. budget

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has indicated that the budget uses a lower growth rate for the federal government's share of future Medicaid spending. Mark Sanford of SC questioned the rosy econ...More..

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont rallies for Democrat Rob Quist in Missoula, Montana. "Generally speaking, you see campaigns using out-of-state volunteers to call people who basically support them". House; Repu...More..

Joey Votto absolutely schooled these hecklers on camera
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Joey Votto absolutely schooled these hecklers on camera

When someone in the premium seats tried to heckle Votto , the Reds slugger gave the heckler more heckling than he bargained for. "I remember when you used to be good", the fan said. But that doesn't me...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump asked NSA director to knock down FBI's Russian Federation investigation

The Director of National Intelligence has told a Senate committee that he can not publicly comment on whether Donald Trump asked him to push back against an investigation into possible collusion between ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump's budget boosts military spending, slashes programs for the poor

In the way that the budget is written, the $2 trillion would both make up for the losses from the tax cuts and also generate enough revenue to balance the budget after ten years. According to budget tables ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump's First International Trip as President: Saudi Arabia, Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump "a true friend" to Israel and expressed optimism about the president's role in the Middle East peace process. "Never mentioned during the conversation", he...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President Trump Asked Top Intelligence Officials to Push Back Against FBI

Some Republicans sought to give Trump some political cover. President Trump called two top intelligence officials in March, NSA Director Michael Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats...More..

New questions arise about possible Trump campaign, Russia collusion
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New questions arise about possible Trump campaign, Russia collusion

Some Democratic Senators have have written letters to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking for more information on reported requests from fired FBI Director James Comey for more resources for the Russ...More..

Trump critic: Got lynching threats
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump critic: Got lynching threats

It's going to be yours. "You're not going to impeach anybody, you f-- n--", one caller can be heard saying. "You have to expose hate ". "You'll be hanging from a tree", the caller continued. "He's not even...More..

Ariana Grande has reportedly returned home after deadly attack
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ariana Grande has reportedly returned home after deadly attack

Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed responsibility for what it called a revenge attack against "Crusaders". The little girl's mother and si...More..

Iranian president: We don't need anyone's permission to test ballistic missiles
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Iranian president: We don't need anyone's permission to test ballistic missiles

In that address, Trump also took aim at Iran, accusing Tehran of contributing to instability in the region. Trump was earlier critical of former president Obama's administration for lifting economic sanctio...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In Israel, flags Iranian threat, remains mum on Mideast peace plan

In Jerusalem's walled Old City, Trump toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest place where Israel allows Jews to pray in a ci...More..

Ipsos poll - Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ipsos poll - Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration

May 19, 2017. Donald Trump's approval rating among Republicans dropped to the lowest point of his presidency Thursday-75.2 percent-in a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll . He said no politician in history had be...More..

Donald Trump issues statement on Manchester attack, calling terrorists 'evil losers'
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Donald Trump issues statement on Manchester attack, calling terrorists 'evil losers'

Our first thoughts are with the families of those killed and injured and we will do whatever we can to support them. Greater Manchester Police on Tuesday morning confirmed the blast at the U.S. In the sta...More..

Trump Budget Embraces Medicaid Changes Proposed by House GOP Leaders
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump Budget Embraces Medicaid Changes Proposed by House GOP Leaders

The administration's projections for 3 percent growth, he added in an op-ed for The Washington Post , are "fair enough if you believe in tooth fairies and ludicrous supply-side economics". "Some increases to ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Around 100 Graduates Walked Out of Mike Pence's Notre Dame Commencement Address

The walkout was planned and although he didn't specifically acknowledge it, the vice-president's speech suggested he knew it was coming. The group We Stand For organized the action , asking people via Faceb...More..