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Republican House leaders offer plan to boost school funds

Republican House leaders offer plan to boost school funds He and the state's legislative leaders are expected to begin budget talks in the coming days. She said Malloy's second proposal is a "substantial tax increase on municipalities" with a tax "that the state of CT already overrelies on - the property tax". [Full Article...]

Soules enters not guilty plea in fatal crash

Soules enters not guilty plea in fatal crash Soules, 35, was arrested on April 25 after an Iowa vehicle crash that left 66-year-old farmer Kenneth Mosher dead. Earlier in the week, Soules' attorneys attempted unsuccessfully to get the felony charge dismissed, arguing that Soules did everything he could to help after the accident, including calling for help and checking Mosher's pulse. [Full Article...]

New Orleans Confederate monument of Jefferson Davis taken down

The dates and times of removal of the other two monuments-General Robert E. Lee and P.T. Beauregard-will be kept secret, according to a press release from Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office. "Landrieu can not be inclusive, tolerant or diverse when he is erasing a very specific and undeniable part of New Orleans' history". The City Council, now majority black, voted 6-1 to take the monuments d... [Full Article...]

Trump urged Comey to drop Flynn probe, detailed in memo

Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo . The FBI is investigating Flynn's dealings, as well as possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 presidential election. Comey simply replied: "I agree he is a good guy". Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Rus... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: 'Four to be interviewed' to replace Comey

The results of that question track almost perfectly with Trump's current Gallup disapproval rating (55%) and approval rating (38%), CNBC reports . Spicer was responding to questions on a tweet by Trump early in the morning. When the White House's defence of the move failed to meet his ever-changing expectations, Mr Trump tried to take over himself. [Full Article...]

Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director

Addressing reporters onboard the presidential plan Air Force One, Mr Trump said the selection process would be fast. The first interviews to find a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey take place on Saturday. Alice Fisher arrived at the Justice Department on Saturday. Democrats, who till the other day were baying for Comey's blood with Clinton herself blaming him for her defeat, s... [Full Article...]

Poll Shows Trump's Approval Rating Fall After Health Care Vote

Republicans rushed to vote Thursday on the final bill before the CBO had a chance to score it, doubtless fearing the projected decimation could be worse. She has just voted to take $880 billion away from Medicaid. While the AHCA can be considered daunting by those who oppose it, Allen said the District's health care system has been doing well for a long time in terms of covering its residents. [Full Article...]

White House pushes back against leak allegations to Russian Federation

White House pushes back against leak allegations to Russian Federation Defending Trump's actions, officials played down the importance and secrecy of the information, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement, and Trump himself said he had "an absolute right" as president to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Daredevil Golden Gate Bridge video prompts security review

Daredevil Golden Gate Bridge video prompts security review The men - identified by the LA Times as Peter Teatime and Tommy Rector - apparently began their climb from the west sidewalk, which is generally used for cyclists and maintenance vehicles. There are no alarms on the Golden Gate for "reckless behavior", he said, but officials going forward will be looking at new security procedures. The video went viral and caught the attention of Homeland Secu... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, unhappy with Comey coverage

Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, unhappy with Comey coverage President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office. "If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over", Graham told NBC's Meet the Press program. ABC News reported , "Former FBI Director James Comey was fur... [Full Article...]

Pvt. Chelsea Manning released after spending 7 years in prison

A media spokesperson for the Fort Leavenworth military prison confirmed to RT that Manning was released in the early hours of Wednesday morning around 2am. Her attorneys have said Manning was subjected to violence in prison and argued the military mistreated her by requiring her to serve her sentence in an all-male prison, restricting her physical and mental health care and not allowing her ... [Full Article...]

Risky storms threaten central US Tuesday night

Risky storms threaten central US Tuesday night Most days this week will feature severe weather somewhere over the Central states. The storm also brought numerous reports of large hail and strong winds. "The environment will be favorable for supercells (discrete thunderstorms), and thus tornadoes", Strait said. These reports can help us accurately locate weather hazards and assist us in providing timely notification of where storm damage is lik... [Full Article...]

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot The bill, which the House GOP passed narrowly this week, imposes $880 billion in cuts to Medicaid, reworks the Affordable Care Act's tax credits for individual insurance, makes some of ACA's insurance reforms optional for states and eliminates many of its taxes. [Full Article...]

3 arrested at gathering denouncing Confederate torch protest

Richard Spencer leads a white nationalist protest to halt the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. "We will not be replaced from this world". In November , media attention honed in on the alt-right when, during a speech at a National Policy Institute conference in Washington, DC, Spencer chanted "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!" as the audience gave Na... [Full Article...]

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit The White House vowed to track down those who disclosed the information. But then came a tweet from Trump himself this morning saying, quote, "I wanted to share with Russian Federation at an openly scheduled White House meeting which I absolutely have the right to do facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety". [Full Article...]

Cornyn Won't Replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Senate is an honor I never expected to have, and one I cherish each and every day", Cornyn said. Senate Democrats are demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein name a special prosecutor for an investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 USA presidential elections before moving forward with Comey's replacement. [Full Article...]

H.R. McMaster Says Trump's Comments To Russian Officials Were 'Wholly Appropriate'

Mr Kislyak has been a central player in the snowballing controversy surrounding possible coordination between Trump's campaign and Russia's election meddling. Lawfare got into more of the potential problems, like the possibility of this disclosure violating the president's oath of office and of it raising the stakes over whether Trump records conversations in the Oval Office and for his Federal... [Full Article...]

Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia

Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia A source familiar with the incident told the Post that Trump told the Russians "code-word information", a term used for one of the highest levels of classification. In fact, in regard to the Washington Post's bombshell article published on Monday, McMaster was the only source named by the newspaper in the piece, and he just so happens to deny that anything illicit took place during the m... [Full Article...]

Trump Defends Sharing 'Facts' About 'Terrorism And Airline Flight Safety' With Russia

The intelligence was "code-word information", the Post reported . Trump spoke briefly about the controversy Tuesday in between meetings with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Such sharing "could be a risk for our sources", the official said. Especially troubling was that a foreign country provided the intelligence confidentially to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Family denies DNC staffer leaked information to WikiLeaks

Family denies DNC staffer leaked information to WikiLeaks Rod Wheeler , a private investigator hired by the family of Seth Rich , suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich's laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death. Wheeler, an investigator who reports have said is paid by a third party , hinted at potential foul play in Rich's death. Wikileaks Founder Jullian Assange has offered a $20,000 reward for informa... [Full Article...]


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