Coastal flood watch for Manatee County Wednesday into Thursday

Coastal flood watch for Manatee County Wednesday into Thursday Heavy rain led to flooded roadways in Galveston, Texas, on Monday. "Anticipate more widespread showers and thunderstorms Tuesday evening into Wednesday with the main impact during this period being localized flooding". There is a slight risk of this week's scattered thunderstorms turning severe, according to the National Weather Service . If you live near an area creek and stream, or ne... [Full Article...]

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

With passage for any new health-care legislation still months away, a senior administration official and four people familiar with the case expect the parties on Monday will suggest keeping the lawsuit on ice. Conservatives wanted to limit the government's interference in the health care marketplace, while moderates believed that in doing so Republicans would leave millions of Americans without ... [Full Article...]

Ex-CIA chief Brennan: Trump may have broken protocol

The Russians may have had more damning information bombs held in reserve for an anticipated Hillary Clinton presidency, former CIA Director John Brennan said in a congressional hearing Tuesday. Both the Senate and the House intelligence committees are investigating Flynn and other Trump campaign associates as part of probes into Russia's election meddling. [Full Article...]

Former CIA director calls Russian election interference 'brazen'

Brennan, who led the Central Intelligence Agency for four years, including throughout the 2016 USA presidential campaign, also testified that Moscow "clearly had a more favorable view" toward the Trump campaign. Flynn's refusal to cooperate with the committee's requests for documents. Republican Representative Trey Gowdy asked Brennan, "Did you see evidence of collusion, coordination and conspir... [Full Article...]

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget President Donald Trump's first budget proposal got an icy reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and that was just from the Republicans . "Let us work out a budget together that will make America a better place". Three out of the last four US presidents averaged annual GDP growth around 2 percent or less. "It goes back to the idea that the American government was going to be a leader in the world... [Full Article...]

Bowie State University honors students fatally stabbed in attack

Bowie State University honors students fatally stabbed in attack The 23 year old Collins was commissioned as as second lieutenant in the army, and was supposed to graduate this morning. During the commencement speech, Mickey L. "Commencements, nearly without exception, are events that are bound with excitement and good feeling and hope, but it's clear that we gather today heartbroken by the murder of one of our very own, someone who by any rational measure sh... [Full Article...]

Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe

Citing current and former intelligence officials, the Post said both Rogers and Coats, who was appointed by Trump, did not comply with his request. "I was in Europe and he was in the White House", Coats replied, fidgeting with a pen on the desk before him. Jack Reed (D-RI) followed up on the report and asked specifically about its revelation that other White House officials reached out to the ... [Full Article...]

Comey Agrees to Testify in Open Hearing Before Senate Intel Committee

Comey Agrees to Testify in Open Hearing Before Senate Intel Committee Donald Trump told Russian officials that former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James B. Comey was a "nut job" , it has been reported . He also called Comey "a real nut job", according to documents that summarized the meeting. Former FBI Director James Comey will get to tell his side of the story behind his abrupt firing - agreeing to testify in a public session at the Senate Intell... [Full Article...]

VanCantfort: Magical thinking on GOP health care bill

Republicans are under pressure to deliver on promised tax cuts, the cornerstone of the Trump administration's economic agenda. However, if the plans cover any EHBs, they can not impose annual or lifetime limits on reimbursements for those expenses. [Full Article...]

State highway damage from winter storms tops $1B

State highway damage from winter storms tops $1B The area was already closed for repairs after winter storms that pounded the region left the roadway buckled and caused previous slides of earth and rock. Authorities removed work crews from the area last week after realizing that saturated soil in that area was increasingly unstable, Cruz said. One of the wettest winters in decades in California has triggered slides and road closures along the ... [Full Article...]

NBC5 Forecast: Scattered Showers Possible

NBC5 Forecast: Scattered Showers Possible Rain will cool temperatures for the next two days. As I mentioned Memorial Day has the best chance (60%) for widespread showers and storms which could interrupt your holiday plans. Winds will be light and variable. The weather service has issued a hazardous weather outlook encompassing the entire state and eastern Pennsylvania, advising rain late Sunday night and Monday could lead to loc... [Full Article...]

WH denies Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty

WH denies Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty Two White House officials said some of Trump's frustration centres on what he views as unfair coverage of his decisions and overly harsh criticism of press secretary Sean Spicer, as well as deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, who led much of the response to Comey's firing. [Full Article...]

Single Payer Health Cost Pegged at $400 Billion

Single Payer Health Cost Pegged at $400 Billion The entire state general fund budget is $125 billion, while the proposed 2017-18 state budget stands at just over $183 billion. About $200 billion in additional tax revenues would be needed to pay for the remaining costs associated with the legislation, Senate Bill 562 . [Full Article...]

Fox removes report from website about murdered DNC staffer

While FNC retracted the May 16 article at its website , it hasn't commented on Hannity's reporting about Rich from that same night, when he said: "Newly discovered evidence shows that the 27-year-old former DNC employee was, in fact, communicating with WikiLeaks before he was gunned down in Washington, D.C". [Full Article...]

Trump unveils first budget with $3.6-trillion spending cut

Here in Colorado, some potential winners and losers. Many Democrats have also opposed the steep cuts to non-defense discretionary spending in the budget. The Army worldwide would get a $9 billion increase in its operations and maintenance budget, making up for years of shrinking fix funds. Social Security disability benefits would be cut by almost $70 billion over the next decade by encouragin... [Full Article...]

Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion

The Washington Post reported that in March, "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Officials have also said that "either Trump lacks an understanding of the FBI's role as an independent law enforcement agency or does not care about maintaining such boundaries". [Full Article...]

Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

Markets were hammered in the middle of last week on fears about Trump's economy-boosting agenda, with his presidency engulfed in a crisis over his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey and allegations he disclosed sensitive intelligence to Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids More recently, the NCAA took a brief stand against the North Carolina GOP's House Bill 2, pulling its postseason events from the state; it ultimately chose to return to North Carolina when the state's Democrats (and, in their minds, Republicans) bent and replaced the law with a slightly less heinous repeal bill. [Full Article...]

Emmerdale's Isabel Hodgins caught up in terrorist attack at Ariana Grande gig

Emmerdale's Isabel Hodgins caught up in terrorist attack at Ariana Grande gig On Monday evening, dozens of concertgoers, including some children, were killed and 59 wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. That attack was claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. It is located above Manchester's Victoria Station. These were Christmas presents for the majority of people. [Full Article...]

War on terror not defined by religion, says Donald Trump in Riyadh

War on terror not defined by religion, says Donald Trump in Riyadh Iran had nothing to do with the terror attacks on the United States in September 2001, or subsequent attacks in Europe - including Germany, France and England - but he singled out Tehran in his speech . Then he made clear there would be no public lecture from America on Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record. We feared a president we were led to believe hates our values and culture, but we... [Full Article...]

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