USA Mitch McConnell: I Recommended Merrick Garland for FBI Director
Author: 0 Mitch McConnell: I Recommended Merrick Garland for FBI Director

Something of a Garland-boomlet gained traction in GOP circles following former FBI Director James Comey's abrupt dismissal last week. That event was already unsettling Republicans on Capitol Hill , but McConnell's reaction appeared created to mute any notion that GOP lawmakers might begin abandoning Trump.

Author: 0 UN Security Council for imposing sanctions on North Korea's missile test

Another aerospace engineering specialist, John Schilling, said the launch appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could "reliably strike the U.S. "We consider that nuclear and missile tests are unacceptable", Putin said. The council is expected to discuss the next steps during its meeting late evening today.

USA Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus
Author: 0 Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

It's not clear, however, whether Erdogan expects to be able to dissuade Trump during their meeting, and what action he is prepared to take if the US goes ahead with the policy. If Erdogan can accept that his expectations cannot be realized because of the constraints of USA law and national security interests but that he will be treated as an equal and there will be no interference or even harsh commentary regarding his domestic policies, these two birds of a feather should flock together for ...

Author: 0 Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

When the meeting ended, Mr. Trump told those present - including Mr. Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions - to leave the room except for Mr. Comey. The two top Republicans in Congress, which is controlled by the party, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, were muted in their response.

USA Putnam school is only area budget loss
Author: 0 Putnam school is only area budget loss

Spending for specific projects will be subject to voter approval. Residents of the Bradford Area School District will see no tax increase with the 2017-18 preliminary budget of $39,916,030, officials reported at Monday's school board meeting.

USA Kearney Torch Run benefits Special Olympics
Author: 0 Kearney Torch Run benefits Special Olympics

Members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) kick off State Summer Games by lighting the "Flame of Hope" at 9 a.m. Friday, May 19 at Andrew Young Square/ 240 Spring St. "Special Olympics is a cause I really enjoy assisting". Special Olympics New York has 68,547 athletes across the state compete and train in Olympic-style sports throughout the year, always at no cost to them or their families.

USA Man killed by officer was wanted on murder charge
Author: 0 Man killed by officer was wanted on murder charge

State police are still encouraging the public to come forward with any information related to the incident. The incident unfolded around 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Armfield Road. Gardner died at the scene and Holland was taken to the Medical College of Virginia, where she died. The 24-year-old male passenger, whose name has not been released, is still being treated at VCU Medical Center for life-threatening injuries, Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt.

USA Artist projects words 'pay Trump bribes here' onto DC hotel
Author: 0 Artist projects words 'pay Trump bribes here' onto DC hotel

As expected, pictures of this projection quickly went viral on the social media. Bell estimated that it was the fifth time he had successfully projected images on Trump's DC hotel, located just a few blocks from the White House. "We can't create an impediment on the sidewalk". Bell has said that projections are an effective form of protest because they send a message without vandalizing property.

Author: 0 Trump, in tweets, defends his sharing of information with Russians

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday afternoon defended Trump's comments during last week's meeting, which he described as "wholly appropriate". The revelation was first reported by the Washington Post . He's expected to be warmly received by Arab allies in Saudi Arabia, who welcomed his decision to launch missiles against a Syrian air base following a chemical weapons attack, and in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu views Trump as more favourable to his ...

USA White House denies Comey loyalty pledge — Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking
Author: 0 White House denies Comey loyalty pledge — Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking

According to the Times" report , "while Mr. Trump has raised the Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle to allies as a possible press secretary, he has spent several hours with Mr. Trump's statements, through a tweet and later television interview, threaten a Washington institution that is the most high-profile forum for journalists to question the government about policy and the news of the day.

Author: 0 Voter Fraud Hucksters: Foes Of Trump Panel 'Trying To Cover Up Crimes'

Days after his inauguration, Trump took to Twitter calling for a "major investigation into VOTER FRAUD", saying that depending on the results of the investigation, "we will strengthen up voting procedures!" "It's simply an effort to try and find proof of the president's absurd claim that 3-5 million people voted illegally in November".

Author: 0 It's far from case closed on Trump, Russia

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer agreed Trump must provide Congress any tapes that exist and said his colleagues are now analyzing whether they should refuse to vote for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director unless a special prosecutor is named to probe any ties between Russian Federation and Trump.

Author: 0 Surprise: Many Americans Don't Have an Opinion About Comey Getting Fired

Is President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey like the "Saturday Night Massacre" in October 1973, when President Nixon sought to fire Archibald Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor? Comey's ouster Tuesday, while his FBI led an investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, raises the potential that a man long defined by his independent streak, willingness to buck protocol and even a flair for the dramatic could resurface to publicly ...

Author: 0 USA accuses Assad of mass atrocities at Syrian prison

Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones briefs the press on the situation in #Syria . The department released newly declassified photographs showing what it said is a building in the prison complex that has been modified to support the crematorium.

USA Trump to ease restrictions against religious groups
Author: 0 Trump to ease restrictions against religious groups

Michael Farris, president and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, a Texas-based agency that handles religious liberty cases, said the order , while well-meaning, included "vague instructions to federal agencies [that] simply leaves them wiggle room" to ignore the action.

Author: 0 Authorities: Jet crashes at small airport near NYC

He also informed the media that the two pilots has been killed in the crash. The crash killed two pilots and sparked fires at two buildings that, as per the reports, could be seen from NY, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local police said.

USA 'Grotesque actions' in Penn State fraternity hazing death
Author: 0 'Grotesque actions' in Penn State fraternity hazing death

Prosecutors charged 18 students at Penn State University over his death. Ten other defendants - including two more men from the Philadelphia region - also await trial after being arraigned on Friday and released on unsecured bail. Eight fraternity brothers are accused of felony aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of involuntary manslaughter, as well as other charges. Piazza wasn't so fortunate when he fell during the February 2 bid acceptance night.

Author: 0 How Jeff Sessions Could Make the Opioid Epidemic Even Worse

The policy signaled a return to "enforcing the laws that Congress has passed", Sessions said Friday at the Justice Department, characterizing his memo as unique for the leeway it gave prosecutors around the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , prescription opioids sales in the USA almost quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, despite there being no change in the amount of pain Americans say they're having.

USA Jefferson Davis statue to be removed overnight
Author: 0 Jefferson Davis statue to be removed overnight

As they did two weeks ago when they removed a stone obelisk dedicated to a white supremacist insurgency in post-Civil War New Orleans , workers arrived under the cover of darkness sporting helmets and body armor, the New Orleans Advocate reported .

USA Former 'RHONJ' star Dina Manzo brutally attacked in Holmdel home invasion
Author: 0 Former 'RHONJ' star Dina Manzo brutally attacked in Holmdel home invasion

Law enforcement did not reveal the victims' identities, but local sources confirmed it was the celebrity couple. The couple was then bound together with their faces covered. Cantin reportedly suffered significant facial injuries including a broken nose, and Manzo also suffered facial injuries. David quickly called the police at 10:54 p.m.

Author: 0 What to know about travel ban appeals

Judge Ronald M. Gould asked Wall. In response to the rulings against the executive orders, Trump has threatened to break up the sprawling 9th Circuit into smaller appeal courts with sway over fewer states. Katyal disputed Walls' answer, arguing that "when he issued both executive orders, he left on his [campaign] website that very statement about the complete and total shutdown of Muslims, a statement that happened to disappear moments before the Fourth Circuit argument last week".

USA Mississippian to be sentenced in anti-transgender hate crime
Author: 0 Mississippian to be sentenced in anti-transgender hate crime

Joshua Vallum was previously pleaded guilty to the death of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson in 2015, when he was soliciting sex from her before shocking her with a stun gun, stabbing her and beating her with a hammer. Initially, Vallum claimed that he killed his ex-girlfriend in a panicked frenzy upon learning that she was transgender. Vallum was at a fellow gang member's house on Dauphin Island, Alabama, when he said he saw Williamson, picked her up and drove her to his family home in rural ...

Author: 0 Martin Truex Jr Wins at Kansas while Almirola Suffers Back Injury

It's just unbelievable. Awesome day, awesome weekend. "That's where this team deserves to be, and that's where they hopefully will stay". "We just stuck with it all night". Even if he doesn't rack up another win, he likely will move up in the field and give you plenty of place-differential points, and perhaps even lead some laps.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's frustrations boiling over after Comey dismissal

Two days before the election Mr Comey said the emails had been reviewed, and nothing had actually changed - Mrs Clinton should still not face criminal charges. Trump told reporters he might even be able to make his decision on who should succeed James Comey to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before he departs on his first foreign trip late next week.

USA Protesters spell out 'Resist!' at Trump golf course near LA
Author: 0 Protesters spell out 'Resist!' at Trump golf course near LA

Almost 200 demonstrators descended on the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday morning. The protest was held at Founders Park, a public park located near the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Author: 0 Trump refuses to commit to Sean Spicer when pressed by Fox News

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace called this past week "one of the most astonishing weeks" that he's ever covered during his time reporting on politics in Washington D.C. Mr. Trump said he did not ask Comey for his loyalty, but he said he didn't think it was an inapporpriate thing to ask. Although Mr. Trump admitted the Democrats' reaction to Comey's firing could be boiled down to "look, it's politics", he said the Democrats said "we get some political points, we'll go against Trump".

USA Red Sox Eject, Ban Fan Who Allegedly Used Racial Slur
Author: 0 Red Sox Eject, Ban Fan Who Allegedly Used Racial Slur

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel pumps his fist after striking out Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado to end the baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston , Wednesday, May 3, 2017. "I thought that surely I'd misheard him", Hennick wrote. The Red Sox passed on Robinson in 1945 and also passed on a chance to sign future Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

Author: 0 President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week

Graham said. "You can't be cute about tapes". "If there are any tapes, they have to be turned over", Mr. Mr Trump sparked a political firestorm when he abruptly fired Mr Comey last week. Russian Federation denies the claims and the White House says there was no collusion. Sullivan, however, believes the news media's presence in Washington has become even more pivotal under a Trump presidency "because we are telling people things they need to know about an administration that is ...

Author: 0 Trump Threatens Fired FBI Director Comey With 'Tapes'

Trump then suggested doing away with "press briefings" all together. Before Comey was relieved of his duties, the president insists that the FBI director told him he was not under investigation for any kind of collusion with Russian Federation.

USA Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal
Author: 0 Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

A United States Federal Court is to hear the arguments of the revised executive order by US President Donald Trump, which would ban travelers from different Muslim-majority countries or hold their entry into the United States for not more than 90 days.

USA John Kasich Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'Inadequate'
Author: 0 John Kasich Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'Inadequate'

Senate. Susan Collins of ME, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start from scratch. Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gleeful at the prospect of potentially reclaiming the House gavel in 2018, told Republicans they will "glow in the dark" over the vote.

Author: 0 Sessions' predecessor slams sentencing policy

The memo is already being referred to as "the Sessions Memo". JOHN WALSH: What this policy does is take us back to the days when if you had a life without parole sentence because of the amount of drugs involved, you had to charge it. And now, after a brief experiment with an alternative approach, Sessions is ensuring that the strategy for fighting the war on drugs will remain unchanged.

Author: 0 Health care mess: House takes a small step

The poll comes as GOP lawmakers face anger at town hall events, particularly over the plan for coverage of pre-existing conditions . There's growing support for the idea of pegging the tax credits in the House repeal bill to income and making aid more generous for poorer people.

USA Former Illinois commit Jeremiah Tilmon signs with Missouri
Author: 0 Former Illinois commit Jeremiah Tilmon signs with Missouri

That lasted until early April, when former Illini coach John Groce was sacked, prompting Tilmon to ask for his release from the national letter of intent. 43 player in the nation. When Groce was sacked and replaced by Brad Underwood , Tilmon requested his release from the Fighting Illini in early April.

Author: 0 Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

The final photograph, taken in April 2017, shows how close the alleged crematorium building is to the prison - easily just a few minutes' walk for a condemned man, and moments for a vehicle. Jones said Tillerson "was firm and clear with Minister Lavrov". Russian Federation holds tremendous influence over Bashar al-Assad. "The regime must stop all attacks on civilians and opposition forces, and Russian Federation must bear responsibility to ensure regime compliance", Jones said.

Author: 0 East finals trip on line as Wizards, Celtics head to Game 7

But Bradley could do nothing defensively to stop Wall on the winning shot, coming off an inbound play that was created to get Beal the ball. Boston is headed back to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2012. Considering the market is likely to overreact to this result (which will move the line in our favor), should we have even more confidence in our bet on the team that lost by 22 points ATS? Washington needs to find multiple solutions Monday night.