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USA SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Said Women 'Manipulate' Maternity Leave, According to Students
Author: 0 SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Said Women 'Manipulate' Maternity Leave, According to Students

Gorsuch, the amiable veteran of many Republican campaigns, is well-placed to know how serious a fib that was. This filibuster could end with Senate Republicans finishing what Harry Reid started regarding nuking the procedural rules of the Senate, or end up amounting to nothing-as this group meant invoking cloture concerning their support for giving Gorsuch a vote.

USA Allen busts out to lead Florida past Wisconsin into Elite 8
Author: 0 Allen busts out to lead Florida past Wisconsin into Elite 8

The traditional powers have already engaged in two of the best games of the regular season, with Kentucky beating UNC, 103-100, in Las Vegas and UCLA downing Kentucky, 97-92, at Rupp Arena. Dominique Hawkins hit a three pointer and Derek Willis followed with another for a United Kingdom 14-11 lead. Malik Monk hit his first shot just inside the three pointer line for a 21-20 United Kingdom lead.

USA Ko misses cut for second time in her career
Author: 0 Ko misses cut for second time in her career

Ko struck an even par 72 today at the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, but following yesterday's 74 the defending champion finished one stroke over the cut line. She posted a three-under par, 69 to hold the 36-hole lead at nine-under par. "Greens were a little bumpy this afternoon so I stayed patient (and) so I made a good round", Chun said.

USA Mother who abandoned 2-year-old at grocery store arrested
Author: 0 Mother who abandoned 2-year-old at grocery store arrested

Riverside authorities reported that 31-year-old woman was taken into custody and charged with child endangerment, being under the influence of narcotics, and child neglect, after she willingly abandoned her 2-year-old daughter in a grocery store.

USA House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill Due to Lack of Votes
Author: 0 House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill Due to Lack of Votes

Experts say there is plenty that President Donald Trump's administration can do to undermine the ACA. Greg McKenna, chief market strategist at CFD and FX provider AxiTrader in Australia, said a win on health would have been a major positive for Trump, who is struggling with a fractious Republican party, controversy over alleged links to Russian Federation and record low popularity ratings.

USA Kentucky vs. UCLA 2017 live stream
Author: 0 Kentucky vs. UCLA 2017 live stream

Though teammate and fellow freshman Lonzo Ball is the big name on this year's UCLA team - and you hear about him nearly daily because of his whatever new outrageous claim his father has made to the media - Leaf has been just as important to the Bruins' success, particularly on the offensive end.

USA Where Are the Missing DC Girls?
Author: 0 Where Are the Missing DC Girls?

NBC Washington issued a report on the missing D.C. girls after public pressure from celebrities such as Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, and T.I. made the #MissingDCGirls hashtag go viral. The Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment. Police addressed anxious parents' concerns, and assured them that there isn't a spike in missing people (the number of missing persons has actually decreased, USA Today reported).

Author: 0 With health repeal dreams dashed, what can GOP accomplish?

When asked how the White House viewed the Freedom Caucus after the group had seemed to be move the goalpost, a member familiar with the whip operation, said: "As I told a freshman member when he complained to me that Meadows stabbed him in the back past year, 'I'm sorry you had to experience what has already happened to the rest of us'".

USA Panthers sign RB Jonathan Stewart to one-year contract extension
Author: 0 Panthers sign RB Jonathan Stewart to one-year contract extension

We're all here to win the ultimate prize. "I'm just glad to be here". Stewart rushed for 824 yards and nine touchdowns last season while posting his second lowest yards-per-rush average (3.8) of his career. The extension alleviates part of that hefty number this season, while giving Stewart some security for next year. Jonathan Stewart has another year in which to break the Carolina Panthers' all-time rushing record after he agreed a contract extension.

USA Sen. Patty Murray will oppose Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
Author: 0 Sen. Patty Murray will oppose Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Tom Udall said Gorsuch had failed to convince him he'd be an independent voice against President Donald Trump, who nominated Gorsuch in January. But should the F.B.I. "We all know that my friends across the aisle held this Supreme Court seat open for over a year in hopes that they would have the opportunity to install someone hand-picked by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society to advance the goal of big-money interests entrenching their power in the courts", said Schumer.

USA US Senate votes to repeal Alaska wildlife protections
Author: 0 US Senate votes to repeal Alaska wildlife protections

Senate passed a resolution on 21 March 2017 nullifying Obama-era Department of Interior regulations that prohibit the use of such tactics as baiting, spotlighting, and aerial spotting to hunt predatory animals on national preserve lands in Alaska.

USA Democrats vow delay on Supreme Court nominee
Author: 0 Democrats vow delay on Supreme Court nominee

According to ABC News exit polls, nationally, 21 percent of voters said that appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court were "the most important factor" in the ballot that they cast on election day. However, Gorsuch's testimony gave little insight into how robustly he would review presidential decisions, a central issue in the Muslim ban lawsuits.

USA Filibustering Gorsuch is a bad idea
Author: 0 Filibustering Gorsuch is a bad idea

If the Democrats try to filibuster the nomination, they can lose in multiple ways. Don Stewart, a spokesman for Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it would be an "unprecedented, even nuclear step" to require a 60-vote threshold before the Senate can vote on the nominee.

USA Conservative Freedom Caucus Helped Stall Health Care Plan
Author: 0 Conservative Freedom Caucus Helped Stall Health Care Plan

Who are the Freedom Caucus and Tuesday Group? "The AHCA did not have the support it needed, neither in Congress nor among the American people". The President called out Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows by name, warning members in the meeting that they could lose their seats in the 2018 election or in primaries if House Republicans couldn't deliver on their seven-year promise to repeal Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Author: 0 Conservative Trumpcare Changes Leave Moderates Angry, Freedom Caucus Noncommittal

Yet, despite all the promotion, the whipping and threats, GOP leadership ultimately refused to submit their bill for the ultimate test. Speaker Ryan, supposedly at the direction of the White House, pulled it at the last moment. WASHINGTON, March 22 U.S. Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus , said on Wednesday he is very encouraged by the negotiations with Republican leadership over a sweeping healthcare bill.

USA Maryland teen shot and killed in DC while home for spring break
Author: 0 Maryland teen shot and killed in DC while home for spring break

According to WNCN , the Metropolitan Police Department is now seeking information regarding the shooting and is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for McAllister's death.

USA Officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death
Author: 0 Officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

Stafford cried when a prosecutor showed him photographs of the slain first-grader. He said prosecutors "saw an open door and walked through it". "Also, when Parnell was interviewed by investigators, ".he stated he didn't fire his weapon because he didn't fear for his life".

USA Two babies destined for love named Romeo and Juliet
Author: 0 Two babies destined for love named Romeo and Juliet

In a coincidence that can only be called Shakespearean, a baby named Romeo and one named Juliet were born 18 hours apart at the same SC hospital this week. "We already discussed that if they get married I get to shoot the wedding and their engagement photos", she laughed. Then Clayshulte's flashbulb went off in her head: Take a photo of the two babies together.

USA Appeals court sets hearing in travel ban case
Author: 0 Appeals court sets hearing in travel ban case

The order, Trenga wrote in his opinion, falls well within the president's authority over the country's foreign policy and national security. "The substantive revisions reflected in EO-2 have reduced the probative value of the President's statements to the point that it is no longer likely that plaintiffs can succeed on their claim that the predominate objective of EO-2 is to discriminate against Muslims based on their religion and that EO-2 is a pretext or a sham for that goal", Trenga ...

Author: 0 Larson on the pole at Fontana

Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Busch , Daniel Suarez, Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 12. Denny Hamlin moved into second place, just ahead of Keselowski and Truex when the second round wrapped up. Daniel Suarez, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman rounded out the top-12 drivers to advance to the final round.

USA White House Announces New England Patriots' Visit
Author: 0 White House Announces New England Patriots' Visit

The Republican health-care bill might be in trouble. The reporter tried to jump back in, pointing out that there have been reports stating that there will not be enough votes for the bill to pass. The legislation is the GOP's long-promised bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. "I understand your question", Spicer said, "but I'm not going to reveal our strategy".

USA House conservatives remain opposed to healthcare plan: caucus chair
Author: 0 House conservatives remain opposed to healthcare plan: caucus chair

Freedom caucus members told reporters on Capitol Hill that there was "no deal" following the meeting. Because Republicans can only afford to lose 21 votes, if that number holds the bill is sunk. "The opposition is still strong". Update, 4pm: House leadership has announced that the vote will be cancelled. Rep. Justin Amash of MI, who has been vocal in his distaste for the bill calling it "Obamacare 2.0", also took to Twitter to attack GOP leadership for editing the bill while leaving ...

Author: 0 Democracy In Crisis: Paul Ryan's No Good Very Bad Day

We spoke with Christopher Murray, of Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government. He says there's a lot riding on this for Ryan. Many argued that the American Health Care Act - or Trumpcare - doesn't go far enough to replace Obamacare, while others said the problematic legislation would hurt the most vulnerable Americans.

USA DI Wrestling Championship: Penn State wins sixth title in seven years
Author: 0 DI Wrestling Championship: Penn State wins sixth title in seven years

Nickal, the runner-up last season at 174 pounds, also broke up an opponent's run at a third title when he outlasted Cornell's Gabe Dean 4-3. Other titlists were junior Zain Retherford of Benton at 149 (Retherford was named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler), sophomore Jason Nolf at 157 and freshman Mark Hall at 174.

USA Ryan Tells Trump GOP Doesn't Have Health Care Votes
Author: 0 Ryan Tells Trump GOP Doesn't Have Health Care Votes

The Washington Post op-ed, headlined "Donald Trump may have just destroyed the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare" wrote , "Donald Trump emphatically promised universal health coverage". The budget office says the bill would reduce projected federal Medicaid spending by about $840 billion from 2017-2026, and roughly 14 million fewer people would be enrolled by 2026.

USA US House conservatives remain opposed to healthcare plan -caucus chair
Author: 0 US House conservatives remain opposed to healthcare plan -caucus chair

With AHCA's future looking very uncertain heading into Thursday's House vote, on Wednesday night GOP leaders offered a big concession to conservatives: eliminating the essential health benefit requirements for insurance. And members of the caucus attended a meeting with VP Mike Pence at the White House on Wednesday (22 March), but it appears little leeway was made.

USA Iowa Senate approves bill that would allow fireworks
Author: 0 Iowa Senate approves bill that would allow fireworks

Terry Branstad. Cities and counties would only be able to put cameras* at high-crash or high-risk locations. The new rules would require officials to justify use of the cameras, and money generated from tickets would go towards road construction or public safety.

USA Judge Sides With Trump Administration, Refuses To Block Travel Ban
Author: 0 Judge Sides With Trump Administration, Refuses To Block Travel Ban

The government has appealed Chuang's decision in Maryland, also to the 4th circuit, and a hearing in that case is scheduled for May 8. In his ruling, Trenga said the revised order is different enough from the original that injunctions granted against the first action are no longer applicable.

USA Trump ties health care vote to abortion
Author: 0 Trump ties health care vote to abortion

The White House said Friday that Trump was done negotiating on the House GOP Obamacare replacement plan. The president tweeted Friday, "the irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P.to continue if they stop this plan!" And that's their chief criticism of the American Health Care Act, introduced by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and backed by President Trump.

USA United Nations fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul
Author: 0 United Nations fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul

Hunger and deadly fighting are making life unbearable inside. The suspected civilian body count underscores the problems that Iraqi troops face in their weeks-long campaign to drive out the Sunni militant group from the densely urban part of Iraq's second-largest city.

USA Jury rehears testimony in Penn St. ex-president's trial
Author: 0 Jury rehears testimony in Penn St. ex-president's trial

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who conducted a report on Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal says the conviction of a former president "completely confirms" his findings. But the evidence also showed they had planned to inform the state Department of Public Welfare. Spanier never took the stand as his defense rested nearly immediately Thursday morning after calling no witnesses.

USA Melissa McCarthy talks Sean Spicer transformation on 'Ellen'
Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy talks Sean Spicer transformation on 'Ellen'

At first McCarthy was shocked when she was asked to play him. How am I going to do that?' Then cut to someone being like, 'Boy, do you ever look like that guy... She felt like her dad and Spicer had a child after the prosthetics. The couple even revealed their daughters, Vivian , 9, and Georgette , 7, were there to see her transformation.

USA Vice President Mike Pence faces backlash for photo of Freedom Caucus meeting
Author: 0 Vice President Mike Pence faces backlash for photo of Freedom Caucus meeting

At least two congressional Democrats seized on a photo from a House Freedom Caucus meeting on healthcare Thursday, mocking the GOP for the lack of women in the room, after Vice President Pence tweeted a photo from the gathering. Trump has called for a so-called "make-or-break" vote on repealing the legislation, saying he will leave Obamacare in place if the vote fails in order to move onto other issues.

USA Republicans Pull the Plug on Trumpcare
Author: 0 Republicans Pull the Plug on Trumpcare

The failure to pass the bill is a major blow to both Ryan and President Trump in their efforts to show what Republicans can accomplish when they control both Congress and the White House. It was killed from the centre-ground by a smaller faction of moderate Republican members of Congress, often from suburban districts, who anxious about calculations by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), an agency that "scores" proposed laws for their costs and effects, that Mr Ryan's plan for scrapping the ...

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