Sally Yates Put It All Out There In A Harvard Graduation Speech

By Monday, she realized that she had to take a position on the order's constitutionality. Yates said she concluded that "defending the constitutionality of the travel ban would require the Department of Justice to argue that the executive order had... More..

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James, Cavaliers finish off Celtics

The two finals teams have lost just one game between them on the way to the finals , the Warriors going a flawless 12-0 in cutting a swathe through the Western Conference and the Cavs dropping just one gam...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Top Republican Confirms Senate Is Working On Writing Its Obamacare Repeal Bill

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he recognizes Republicans will face blow back if they fail to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Democrats say the Republican budget leaves too many c...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Jury selection enters 2nd day in Bill Cosby sex assault case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to "systematically" keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to keep two black women off the panel....More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

GOP candidate's alleged assault on reporter 'deeply worrying'

And yet, when asked why Gianforte couldn't show any such constraint, many of these lawmakers expressed disappointment with the reporters themselves. Quist's campaign also chose not to comment. After the e...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump's budget contains some glaringly simple math errors

In her opening remarks, Black was the first to suggest the notion that the federal budget might have moral implications. "I have news for you, both parties: If we do not get to 3 percent growth, it is unlikel...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump's budget aims to exclude Planned Parenthood from all federally funded programs

Their website notes the Hyde Amendment already prohibits tax dollars from paying for abortions, so Medicaid can not fund abortion services. After the Casper clinic closes July 21, Wyoming will join North ...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Kansas House approves school aid plan some call insufficient

A standoff between Texas' Republican-majority House and Senate over a modest voucher program has killed an ambitious, bipartisan $1.6 billion school finance plan. Kansas now spends about $ 4 billion annual...More..

Pilot killed in helicopter crash at Delaware industrial park
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Pilot killed in helicopter crash at Delaware industrial park

The pilot was 37-year-old Michael R. Murphy from Franklinville, New Jersey. Minor damage was caused to the property where the chopper landed, Hale said, though he wouldn't confirm a HAZMAT scene where fuel ha...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

GOP health care bill leaves millions uninsured

Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different. American Health Care Act new bill got sanctioned in May month by the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. Cind...More..

Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Bill
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Bill

House Republicans were criticized by Democrats on May 4 when they narrowly passed the new AHCA bill by a vote of 217-213 , partly because they pushed it onto the Senate without even seeing the new C...More..

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

Many could find that these tax credits don't cover the cost of increased premiums and, as a result, might discontinue coverage or turn to less expensive policies that offer skimpier coverage. If the Republican ...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Tenn. lawmakers debate morality of President Trump's first budget

Morality more so than numbers seems to be the focus of discussion as the nation debates President Donald Trump's first federal budget proposal . Cuts to Medicaid go beyond the $800 billion-plus contained in ...More..

23M more to lose health care under Republican plan
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

23M more to lose health care under Republican plan

The number of people with health insurance would, by estimates of CBO and the Joint Tax Committee's staff, be slightly higher and average premiums for insurance purchased individually. In fact, the only pla...More..

Expansion of laptop ban likely
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Expansion of laptop ban likely

Aviation officials in the European Union and US are meeting on Wednesday to discuss aviation security, and IATA head Alexandre de Juniac called on officials in an open letter to consider alternatives to a b...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Mizzou falls in SEC baseball tourney, must beat S. Carolina

Ten runs in each of LSU's last four games and its third SEC tourney win via the 10-run rule in the last four years is a more than "a lot of things". The Missouri baseball team's season officially is on the br...More..

Gov. Reynolds designates 'Acting' Lt. Governor
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Gov. Reynolds designates 'Acting' Lt. Governor

As the State Public Defender, Gregg oversaw an agency with about 220 employees and a budget of approximately $60 million. Gregg previously served as Branstad's legislative liaison beginning in 2012 and worked...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

GOP senators say report complicates health plan

The whole package needs to be tossed. "I told the president there would be a point at which we might well want him and the vice president to be helpful", he said. Congressman Jim McGovern , D-Worcester, argue...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's revised travel ban

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion Thursday upheld a Maryland judge's decision to block the travel ban from taking effect. Trump's executive order from January 27 " drips with religious i...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Hawai'i Attorney General Comments on Trump Travel Ban Ruling

The ruling means the Trump administration still can not enforce its travel ban which affects six Muslim-majority countries: Iran , Syria , Yemen , Somalia , Libya and Sudan . Trump's and his associa...More..

Montana GOP candidate allegedly 'body slams' reporter
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Montana GOP candidate allegedly 'body slams' reporter

Its gate was half-opened, with a sign thanking people for not trespassing. His campaign has blamed Jacobs, contending he aggressively shoved his phone in the candidate's face and grabbed Gianforte's wrist as ...More..

Ryan: Gianforte should apologize for allegedly body-slamming Guardian reporter
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Ryan: Gianforte should apologize for allegedly body-slamming Guardian reporter

Quist, a Stetson-wearing folk singer who is well-known across the state for his music, has tried to ride the rising opposition to Trump to an upset. Bullock defeated Gianforte in Montana's governor's race l...More..

Republican Leadership Confident State Budget Will Clear Full Senate
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Republican Leadership Confident State Budget Will Clear Full Senate

House Bill 21, by Representative Dan Huberty (R-Houston), was intended to dump $1.5 billion into the school finance coffers while overhauling the outdated means by which the state funds public schools. In an...More..

Senate to Start Drafting Health Care Bill Despite Policy Debates
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Senate to Start Drafting Health Care Bill Despite Policy Debates

The new estimate , which reflects a series of last-minute revisions Republicans made to win over several conservative lawmakers and a handful of moderates, calculates that the American Health Care Act would ...More..

Polls Close in Montana's Suddenly Famous Special Congressional Election
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Polls Close in Montana's Suddenly Famous Special Congressional Election

He said his $250 campaign contribution wasn't a conflict of interest with his investigation. Gianforte was charged with a misdemeanor assault after Ben Jacobs, a political correspondent for the USA editio...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Russians discussed how to influence Trump via aides

However, earlier this week, fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said he would not and would instead plead the fifth to avoid incriminating himself. The Senate panel on Tuesday chose to issue two add...More..

Pressure mounts as Senate subpoenas Flynn again over Trump-Russia inquiry
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Pressure mounts as Senate subpoenas Flynn again over Trump-Russia inquiry

USA congressional committees and a special counsel named by the Justice Department this month are investigating whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Yanukovych had connections to Trump camp...More..

Fox News journalist gives eyewitness account of Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulting reporter
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Fox News journalist gives eyewitness account of Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulting reporter

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is backing Rob Quist in the race, opens the ad by posing the question, "What happens when you ask Greg Gianforte a question?" Alicia Acuna , a repor...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Times Square vehicle suspect 'told police he wanted to kill them all'

He did not enter a plea and is due back in court next week. Rojas's lawyer and weeping supporters had no comment Friday. His family and friends who attended the hearing cried outside court and didn't speak to...More..

US Intel Chief: Collusion unclear but Russia, Trump contact alarming
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

US Intel Chief: Collusion unclear but Russia, Trump contact alarming

Other members of the Senate intelligence committee echoed the sentiment that Flynn was testing his limits by ignoring their requests. Brennan believes Moscow wanted Trump to win the White House. "I don't know...More..