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Author: 0 Trump says possible to pick new FBI director by next week

Either way, Spicer was dumbstruck by the news, just like the rest of us. But let's put that aside for one moment. Comey was abruptly ousted as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein interviewed eight candidates Saturday, including some who were not among the names distributed a day earlier by the White House.

USA Congress Pushes Back Against Jeff Sessions' Drug War 2.0
Author: 0 Congress Pushes Back Against Jeff Sessions' Drug War 2.0

In addition to the fact that several studies have found no evidence of mass voter fraud in the U.S., Gupta said there is "simply no way to take this commission seriously or to think that it is in any way independent, given that Kris Kobach has been named at the helm of it".

Author: 0 Comey declines to testify before Senate panel

And Trump has done little to quash speculation that Spicer's days in the White House are numbered, offering no reassurance for the press secretary in an interview with Jeanine Pirro that aired on Fox News on Saturday evening. The conversations intensified this week as the aftermath of the Comey firing pushed the White House from chaos into crisis. Schmidt wrote: "Instead, Mr.

USA Bus wreck in Maryland blocks I-95, 30 injured
Author: 0 Bus wreck in Maryland blocks I-95, 30 injured

That child was taken to the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Firefighters respond to an overturned bus on I-95 southbound, Monday, May 17, 2017 in Havre de Grace, Md. One woman was flown to the University of Maryland Medical Center's trauma center in Baltimore, but was still being triaged, the University of Maryland Medical System said in a statement.

USA Activist resigns after Rep.'s letter to employer
Author: 0 Activist resigns after Rep.'s letter to employer

And as a result of the pressure she received due to her political views and involvement, she felt pressured to leave. O'Dowd is also a board member at Lakeland Bank, where Avelanda was previously employed. The congressman became chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee this year. "Whether or not it breaks a criminal statute is one issue, but the very clear issue is that it appears that a member of Congress might be using his power to threaten someone's employment due to ...

USA Sean Spicer defends White House following Sally Yates' testimony on Michael Flynn
Author: 0 Sean Spicer defends White House following Sally Yates' testimony on Michael Flynn

So how - short of a time machine - can something that happened four days after Yates' conversation with McGahn be used as evidence of why the White House was right not to trust what Yates was saying about Flynn? Judging from Yates' testimony, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined in January that Moscow had a potential agent of influence inside the Oval Office: the national security adviser, retired Lt.

Author: 0 Human head belonged to mother of suspect

The suspect in the stabbing, 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. The man suspected of killing a woman and then carrying a severed head into an OR grocery store and stabbing a checkout clerk has been identified as 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb .

Author: 0 Some abducted Chibok schoolgirls refuse to be 'freed', says negotiator

Military and civilian militia sources in the town of Banki, on the border with Cameroon, said the girls had left for Borno state capital Maiduguri on board six military helicopters at 6:10am. Some 113 young women are still missing, however, she said. He added: "This is good news to us". Aisha Yusuf, a "Bring Back Our Girls" campaigner, speaks on the release of the kidnapped Chibok School Girls at the unity fountain in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday, May 7, 2017 .

Author: 0 North Carolina's Voter ID Law Is Dead

In a victory for voting rights advocates, the Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from North Carolina's Republican leaders and let stand a decision that struck down their 2013 law that added new restrictions on voting. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law and provisions of a civil rights law called the Voting Rights Act . The Richmond, Virginia-based court said the law was enacted with intentional bias against black voters.

USA 8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge's death
Author: 0 8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge's death

Timothy Piazza (center) is pictured with his parents, Evelyn and James, at Hunterdon Central Regional High School football's Senior Night. The night Piazza fell, Rizzo told investigators he heard the sound and went to the top of the basement stairs.

Author: 0 Ryan Blaney takes Kansas pole as 11 fail to pass inspection

Martin Truex Jr . has had a steady 2017 season thus far. Joey Logano will start second Saturday, and Martin Truex Junior third, while the drivers who failed to get through inspection will have to start at the back of the field based on points.

USA Obama Thanks Kimmel: 'Exactly Why We Fought' for ACA
Author: 0 Obama Thanks Kimmel: 'Exactly Why We Fought' for ACA

Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue Monday night to get both personal and political. He said that President Trump fought hard to "ensure there was that extra layer of protection for anybody with a preexisting condition, no matter their stage in life".

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy's "Spicey" returns to "SNL"

Comedians and Trump critics who've used the president as the subject of a same-sex joke have drawn accusations of homophobia - most recently, Late Show host Stephen Colbert who alluded to the common Trump-as-Putin's-puppet criticism with a joke painting a close sexual relationship between the two world leaders.

USA Trump Threatens Comey:
Author: 0 Trump Threatens Comey: "Better Hope There Are No Tapes"

Trump again tried to to dismiss the FBI's probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, including possible nefarious coordination between his campaign and Russian Federation. Sanders, the White House spokeswoman, said Trump had been considering letting Comey go since coming into office, while Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told a press briefing last week that the president "had confidence" in Comey.

USA Trump Administration Has Not Done Math on US-Mexico Wall Yet
Author: 0 Trump Administration Has Not Done Math on US-Mexico Wall Yet

President Donald Trump last night said the United States could do with a " good shutdown " of its government to fix the "mess" that had transpired in Washington . Mulvaney also acknowledged the funding won't allow the White House to build "new wall" - certainly not the massive concrete barriers Trump has so often promised his supporters - but unveiled the administration's plans to fix and replace existing fencing with a "see-through steel wall".

Author: 0 Trump at Liberty University Bashes 'Critics' in First Commencement Address

Instead of personal defenses, Trump came to Liberty's campus armed with a message of thanks for those evangelicals whose votes helped him prove the naysayers wrong in November - "Boy did you come out and vote", he said - and imparted on the graduates some tips for the future that could have come from Trump's own political playbook.

Author: 0 Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

But the timing of Trump's decision raised questions as he remains frustrated by FBI and congressional investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential campaign that ended with Trump's election, along with possible ties between Trump associates and the Russian government.

Author: 0 Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder

The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher as the Republican-controlled state House closes in on a key midnight Thursday deadline to approve legislation. Equality Texas , an LGBT advocacy group, said the bill goes about fixing things bass ackwards. When an athlete like Beggs is transitioning, he takes steroids.

Author: 0 Warner: Trump firing Comey has 'appearance' of quashing FBI's Russian Federation probe

Though Trump appeared to defend his team, saying that as an "active president", "perfect accuracy" would be too much to expect from his staff, he has apparently not been pleased with the results. Still, Priebus was among the tight circle of staffers Trump consulted about Comey's firing. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", President Donald Trump tweeted.

USA Trump addresses class of 2017 at Liberty University
Author: 0 Trump addresses class of 2017 at Liberty University

Trump said. The president said "the future belongs to the dreamers, not to the critics". Today was a great day for the University, its president Jerry Falwell Jr., and a great day for the legacy of my friend, mentor, and Liberty's founder, Dr.

Author: 0 Ryan says House health bill coverage sufficient

Even though the Senate still has to act, Republicans now largely own a measure that would curtail, and in some cases take away completely, benefits Americans have embraced after seven years. So the chances 51 senators will embrace a bill that cuts rich people's taxes at the expense of middle-class cancer patients, special-needs students and workers covered by employer-subsidized health plans - all of whom face a loss of coverage, dramatic premium hikes or both under the House plan - are ...

Author: 0 Tillerson says U.S. won't be rushed on Paris climate pact

The Trump administration had not indicated whether it would continue honoring the Paris Climate Agreement, an worldwide accord obligating participating countries into taking concrete steps to reduce their carbon emissions output. After the rally, the protesters marched behind a sign reading, "Welcome to the frontline of climate change", to the building where the Arctic Council welcoming celebration was being held.

USA FBI, NSA Directors Testify in Closed House Committee Session
Author: 0 FBI, NSA Directors Testify in Closed House Committee Session

In a detailed, at times emotional explanation of his actions, Comey laid out the sequence of events that he said led to his July 5 news conference, his October 28 letter to Congress and a follow-up letter three days before the election. The highest-ranking Democrat on the intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said he thought the investigation was ready to move forward, though a hearing with former officials from the Obama administration, including Yates, is only now being ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump was ready to fire James Comey on entering White House

All along, Trump's spokesmen insisted that his decision was not shaped by his growing fury with the Russian Federation controversy, including the FBI investigation overseen by Comey into Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election and whether there had been any coordination with Trump associates.

USA Fox News Head Bill Shine Resigns Amid Harassment Scandals
Author: 0 Fox News Head Bill Shine Resigns Amid Harassment Scandals

In a nod to television's obsession with re-runs, the so-called swift end to O'Reilly's career at Fox News was preceded by a similar scandal involving Roger Ailes, the network's co-founder and then-chairman. "Sadly, Bill Shine resigned today", Murdoch said in the email. "Shine has been with FOX News since its inception over 20 years ago". "We will all miss him".

USA Mormon Church to Pull 130000 Boys Out of Boy Scouts
Author: 0 Mormon Church to Pull 130000 Boys Out of Boy Scouts

About 280,000 Mormon boys ages 8 to 13 will remain in the Scouts while the church develops its program, the Mormons said. Church Spokesman Doug Anderson said the decision was based on the inability of teen Scouting programs to appeal to older members who achieved top ranks and merit badges early.

Author: 0 Trump delays decision on Paris climate agreement, spokesman says

Ivanka Trump has said she'll focus partially on climate change in her White House role, and helped set up a meeting during the transition period between her father and former Vice President Al Gore, an outspoken climate activist. However, fears loom large that if the world's number two carbon polluter, the United States, pulls out, it will throw the pact into disarray. Delegation head Trigg Talley, who represented the USA under Obama, declined to answer questions on the team's new brief.

Author: 0 White House Says Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet About Comey Wasn't a Threat

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump must immediately provide Congress with any tapes and warned that destroying existing tapes would violate the law. "Well, that I can't talk about", Trump said Thursday in an interview with Fox News. "I think we ought to get to the bottom line here: President Trump is risky", Durbin told MSNBC , the cable news channel.

Author: 0 Interviews start this weekend for Comey's replacement

Trump about potentially heading the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to reports from ABC News and the Associated Press. An online petition calling for Mr. "This is our graduation", the petition stated. In an interview Friday, she said she had no desire to censor Cornyn, but rather to represent the values of the school.

USA Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special prosecutor
Author: 0 Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special prosecutor

He is standing in for ousted director James Comey , who was sacked by President Donald Trump this past week. "We'll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move". The Justice Department has said Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein , were involved in the interviews because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director reports to them as attorney general and deputy attorney general.

Author: 0 Boston Red Sox ban fan after racist comments

Holbrook said in a statement to reporters he was on "high alert" due to the recent issues between the two teams: "Just given the situation and the tension between the two clubs and all the stuff that's gone on over the past few weeks, we're all on high alert with anything".

Author: 0 IS town fall 'victory' for Syria Kurdish partner

Commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the impending offensive in Tabqa, which the alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters captured from ISIL on Wednesday along with the nearby dam. "We hope the new USA administration will not repeat the mistakes of the old administration on both the FETO issue and the fight against Daesh in Syria", Yildirim said.

USA FBI agents concerned about future of Russia probe
Author: 0 FBI agents concerned about future of Russia probe

But she, nor anyone else in the White House, has provided any evidence that shows the White House sought and received reliable data about the Bureau before President Donald Trump chose to fire him. But according to sources close to the White House, being the administration's top spokesperson is a job no one is excited to fill. Spicer isn't handling the daily press briefings from Wednesday to Friday while he is fulfilling his Navy Reserve duty at the Pentagon, which the White House says was ...

USA City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans
Author: 0 City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

At issue before state Judge Kern Reese on Wednesday was whether the city owns the monument honoring Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. "Three weeks ago we began the process of removing statues erected to honor the 'Lost Cause of the Confederacy, '" Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) said .

USA Trump Interview With Lester Holt: Russia Ties 'Made Up' Story by Democrats
Author: 0 Trump Interview With Lester Holt: Russia Ties 'Made Up' Story by Democrats

First of all, you have a level of hostility that's incredible and it's very unfair". "So, everybody was thinking they should've won the election". He wanted to stay on as the Federal Bureau of Investigation head. "We had a very nice dinner". Mr Schumer said: "Over the last three decades of your career at the Department of Justice , you have developed a reputation for integrity and impartiality".

Author: 0 Texas bill could deny transgender wrestler title defense

Yet city officials and first responders spoke against the bill Wednesday morning, prompting Bonnen to repeatedly interrupt and challenge them. The bill's opponents didn't fall for that concern-trolling spin. "It's time to go home", said Hinojosa. The house must still take a final vote before a final bill can be sent to the to the Governor. In the end, though, common sense and, no doubt, intense political pressure, resulted in the compromise bill that is expected to raise roughly $630 ...

USA Scholar: Choices ahead after order to arrest Amtrak engineer
Author: 0 Scholar: Choices ahead after order to arrest Amtrak engineer

Municipal Court Judge Marsha Neifield on Thursday ordered the arrest of engineer Brandon Bostian on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. It's rare but not unprecedented for citizens to seek private criminal complaints when they object to a prosecutor's decision. Shapiro took action after Philadelphia officials neglected to pursue a criminal case against Bostian.

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