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Sens. Portman, Capito: Slow Medicaid Expansion Phase-Out

Sens. Portman, Capito: Slow Medicaid Expansion Phase-Out Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) all previously said they wanted to preserve expansion funding, and all indicated this week that they could go along with killing the extra funding if the cutoff was delayed. [Full Article...]

Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son

Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son Over the weekend, Trump tweeted after the recent London terrorist act, criticizing a statement by the London Mayor. The White House has praised Romania as among the countries meeting the president's call for alliance members to increase their defense spending. [Full Article...]

Anti-Sharia law march downtown draws counter protest

ACT for America , a self-described grassroots organization focusing on national security, staged rallies in New York, Chicago, Boston, Denver and Seattle , as well as many smaller cities. Some have blamed Trump's harsh rhetoric on Islam for the uptick in anti-Muslim activity, arguing that the president has normalized such behavior. Counter demonstrators opposing a group who gathered nearby ... [Full Article...]

Should we pay attention to Trump's twitter during Comey hearing?

The first public plea came from an unexpected quarter: George Conway, a longtime Trump friend and husband of White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway. To break his all-time longest tweet drought, according to Bump, Trump would need to not tweet until 6:14 a.m. tomorrow. The effort to push back against Comey's Thursday testimony began preemptively with a new attack ad from the Trump-aligned Gr... [Full Article...]

Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers MSNBC and Fox News were in a close race for second place with MSNBC eking out that victory, picking up 630,000 viewers, 30,000 more than Fox had in the demo. Football's Super Bowl, traditionally the year's most-watched US television broadcast, attracted 111 million viewers in February. USA broadcast networks interrupted regular programming to air live coverage of Comey's more than two hours of... [Full Article...]

Seager gets walk-off double in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Reds

Seager gets walk-off double in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Reds The Dodgers scored three times in the first on an RBI double by Corey Seager , a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez and a home run by Cody Bellinger . Utley doubled to score Puig. Hill (3-2) held Cincinnati to two hits in five innings, while Maeda made his first relief appearance since his 2008 rookie season with the Hiroshima Carp to earn the save. [Full Article...]

Paris Climate Agreement: Companies, Universities, States Sign 'We Are Still In' Statement

Paris Climate Agreement: Companies, Universities, States Sign 'We Are Still In' Statement President Donald Trump's allegation that it signed the Paris climate accord for financial gain. Trump's decision has left the United States virtually isolated on the world stage, and his insistence that he will seek to "renegotiate" the worldwide accord has done little to ease a wave of bitter condemnation. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions says he will discuss Comey with US Senate panel

Comey told the Senate intelligence committee in closed session that Sessions may have had a third, unreported meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak , according to U.S. Comey's testimony raised lingering questions surrounding Sessions' recusal from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. COMEY: Our judgment, as I recall, is that he was very close to and inevitably going to recuse himsel... [Full Article...]

Texas grand jury indicts deputy, husband in death of man

The protests Wednesday followed more than a week of public outrage, fueled by the video that captured the Thompson pinning Hernandez to the ground in a chokehold that Kallinen said is common in mixed martial arts. She said she tried to reason with Thompson as he straddled Hernandez and choked him. Grand jurors also began hearing testimony from employees at the restaurant, including server Meli... [Full Article...]

NSA chief says was never asked to act illegally

NSA chief says was never asked to act illegally The committee's top Democrat, Mark Warner , was alarmed by news reports that Trump tried to enlist intelligence officials to help put the brakes on the FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, met previous year with VEB executives. Pressing further, King asked Coats and Rogers to explain the basis for their refusa... [Full Article...]

Things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

Mr Rogers said he will not publicly discuss private conversations he had with the president. National Security Agency director Mike Rogers and Intelligence director Daniel Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning. [Full Article...]

Do you believe Trump or Comey?

Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee asked on Friday for Comey's memos to be handed over, and separately sent a letter to the White House demanding any "recordings or memoranda" of conversations with Comey that Trump or the White House may or may not possess. [Full Article...]

Back-to-Back Russia Hearings Begin Today in The Senate

Back-to-Back Russia Hearings Begin Today in The Senate Martin Heinrich , a New Mexico Democrat. Heinrich: I'm not asking that - I'm asking about conversations you had with Director Comey . "If any of this is true, it would be an appalling and improper use of our intelligence professionals", Senator Mark Warner , vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee , said in his opening remarks on Wednesday, referring to the Tuesday report .... [Full Article...]

Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing

The way the Q&A unfolded, it certainly sounded as if Trump said he's prepared to testify under oath , which would raise the stakes on the investigation considerably. Trump asked-and he also came prepared. The President fired Mr Comey last month. On Twitter , Trump went so far as to declare "total and complete vindication" even though Comey explicitly stated the president leaned on ... [Full Article...]

Former FBI chief due to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Former FBI chief due to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee The fired FBI director is expected to speak about his documented interactions with Mr. Trump , in which the president allegedly asked for Comey's loyalty and asked him to drop an investigation into Flynn. Comey's testimony probably will focus on the private meetings the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had with Trump and subsequently chronicled in internal memos and recounted t... [Full Article...]

Warner says any Trump attempt to quash Russia probe would be 'appalling'

Warner says any Trump attempt to quash Russia probe would be 'appalling' The Senate intelligence committee will hear testimony from the former FBI Director James Comey the following day. Coats and Rogers said they would have to talk to the White House counsel's office to ensure that the president will not invoke executive privilege to bar their testimony. [Full Article...]

Minnesota Police Officer Takes Stand In Motorist Manslaughter Trial

After Yanez approached the auto, Castile reportedly informed the officer he had a gun permit and was armed. Yanez proceeded to follow police protocol when he walked up to Castile's auto and asked to see his license and proof of insurance, Dutton said . [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Calls For Lawsuit About His Businesses To Be Dismissed

Trump Administration Calls For Lawsuit About His Businesses To Be Dismissed CREW filed the lawsuit in January when Trump first took office, saying at the time that they were trying to stop "President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments". While presidents aren't subject to ethics laws that apply to other federal officeholders, most lawyers, including Trump's , agree that the foreign emoluments clause does... [Full Article...]

Race to replace Tom Price: Handel, Ossoff meet in first debate

Race to replace Tom Price: Handel, Ossoff meet in first debate One particular exchange between the two candidates gained a lot of social media attention during and after the debate. But that facade crumbled throughout the one-hour debate. "Ours has gone from $300 to $1,200 [.] so the status quo is unacceptable". A federally imposed hike, she said, would "dramatically hurt" businesses. [Full Article...]

GOP senators to get glimpse of leadership's health care ideas

GOP senators to get glimpse of leadership's health care ideas But as the insurance markets created by the law continue to show signs of turmoil and as deadlines near for insurance companies to file rates for fiscal 2018, any hope for a bipartisan fix has largely faded. No Democrat is expected to vote for the GOP plan. New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan speaks during the Senate Democrats' rally against Medicaid cuts in front of the U.S. [Full Article...]


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