Author: 0 OBM Director Mick Mulvaney Holds Briefing On Govt Budget Cuts

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney called the plan a "Taxpayer First Budget", and he said they worked to jettison any spending that they felt they could not defend. Trump's plan for the budget year beginning October 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

USA Rainy work week ahead; will Memorial Day be impacted?
Author: 0 Rainy work week ahead; will Memorial Day be impacted?

Low temperatures tonight in the mid 50s. What looked like a good chance for showers tomorrow morning, now appears to be only a slim chance for a stray shower or two...keeping most of tomorrow dry too. Readings warm to the lower 70s with the brightening skies. A calm wind will become south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. Showers will be likely on Tuesday with an isolated storm possible.

USA Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe
Author: 0 Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe

The anonymous officials said a senior NSA staffer documented Rogers' conversation with the president. But amid controversy over Trump's alleged spilling of U.S. "The President will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people", the spokesperson said. The Justice Department says Robert Mueller's work at a law firm that represented relatives and associates of President Donald Trump does not disqualify him from overseeing an FBI investigation into ...

USA Branstad confirmed as ambassador, to resign as governor Wednesday
Author: 0 Branstad confirmed as ambassador, to resign as governor Wednesday

Iowa's 43rd governor will be Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. "Today, with the United States of America ethanol industry continuing its worldwide expansion of ethanol and high-protein feed, we look forward to working with Ambassador Branstad to ensure consumers in China and around the world have access to both the cleanest, lowest-cost and highest source of octane on the planet and cost-effective protein for poultry and cattle".

USA French ex-PM wants to join Macron's party
Author: 0 French ex-PM wants to join Macron's party

There can be no doubt that the French ruling class swung behind investment banker Macron , who has never held elected office before, when it became clear the establishment party candidates had no chance. In the days before Emmanuel Macron traveled to Berlin in March to meet Angela Merkel, people in his entourage debated what message he should send to the German chancellor.

Author: 0 McCain: Trump's Budget Dead on Arrival

This is a seismic political shift lost in the drama and theater of daily political news. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington , DC.

Author: 0 Texas lawmakers soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

For students who wish to opt out of using their designated bathrooms, a private single occupancy bathroom will serve as an alternative. Voters without the required ID can still vote if they sign an affidavit and show another form of identification - such as a utilities bill or paycheck - with their name and address, per the court-approved agreement between Texas and those who sued the state challenging the law.

USA Amber Alert for NY girl
Author: 0 Amber Alert for NY girl

State Police in Machias issued the alert Tuesday at around 12:20 p.m. Monette and Harvey are friends on Facebook , and the 18-year-old is also friends with Wilson. Another suspect , John Harvey is a white male , approximately 16 years old with brown hair . While investigating Wilson's disappearance, a man who lived near Monette reported his red Chevrolet Silverado had been stolen, officials said.

USA Ariana Grande Says She's 'Broken' After Deadly Manchester Arena Attack
Author: 0 Ariana Grande Says She's 'Broken' After Deadly Manchester Arena Attack

He added: "She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out". "This wicked ideology must be obliterated". This incident is the worst terror incident on British soil since a series of deadly attacks in the capital London on 7 July 2005, which killed 52 people.

USA N.Korea says missile test part of defense effort
Author: 0 N.Korea says missile test part of defense effort

In a White House statement released Sunday, Spicer said: "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased". South Korea and Japan also swiftly condemned the launch, which jeopardises South Korean leader Moon Jae-in's willingness for dialogue with the rival North.

USA Celebrities pay rich tribute to Roger Moore
Author: 0 Celebrities pay rich tribute to Roger Moore

He became the UNICEF ambassador in 1991 and five years later attended the World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, and disclosed that he too had been a victim. Sean Connery shot the idea down, but Moore said he was up for it. "With the passing of Sir Roger Moore , the world has lost one of its great champions for children - and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend", Lane said in his statement .

USA North Korea's latest missile warhead may have been developed long ago
Author: 0 North Korea's latest missile warhead may have been developed long ago

According to a report published by The Washington Post , the successful launch of North Korea's most powerful missile is looked upon as a political victory for the nation as well. No draft resolution was circulated to the full council, but Haley said the United States was working with China on a text. "That's what we are working on now".

USA Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester terror attack
Author: 0 Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester terror attack

Twenty-two people, mostly young people, were killed in a bombing late Monday at Manchester Arena in England shortly after an Ariana Grande concert had ended. While police believe the suspect was acting alone, investigations are ongoing to establish if he was part of a network. Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, condemned the attack and said Japan stood side by side with the British people.

USA Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank
Author: 0 Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank

Israel's far right wants to noodge President Trump even further right, when Trump will nearly certainly end up noodging them leftward, given that diplomacy involves compromise. Trump has vowed to do whatever he can to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but has given few specifics as to how he intends to revive long-stalled negotiations.

Author: 0 President Trump Asks Mideast To Extinguish Extremism

Mr Netanyahu called Mr Trump "a true friend" to Israel and expressed optimism about the president's role in the Middle East peace process. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said although the three men won't meet together during Trump's visit this week, he said he things "there will certainly be opportunities for that in the future".

USA Target to pay $18.5 million to settle data breach case
Author: 0 Target to pay $18.5 million to settle data breach case

Erin Conroy, a spokeswoman for Target, didn't immediately return email or voice-mail messages left at her office seeking comment. NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. CEO Brian Cornell took the helm in August 2014. The multi-state investigation revealed that cyber thieves accessed Target's gateway server using credentials stolen from a third-party vendor in November 2013.

USA At least one baby injured, sheriff says
Author: 0 At least one baby injured, sheriff says

Throughout Wednesday night, Pritchard says they will continue to monitor keep everyone up to date on the severe weather, to make sure everyone is taking the right safety precautions. The National Weather Service will be in the area to confirm the tornado touchdown and determine its strength. Rescue crews, fire, police, and state patrol were at Barron County and neighboring Rusk County.

USA Manchester Police Arrest Man in Connection With Monday's Terror Attack
Author: 0 Manchester Police Arrest Man in Connection With Monday's Terror Attack

The " Arianators ", as they are known, sprung into action after an explosion rocked the Manchester Arena during Grande's concert there. Details were continuing to merger throughout Tuesday about the worst terrorist attack since 52 innocent people were killed in the July 7 bombings in London in 2005.

USA Trump's $4T budget arrives on Capitol Hill
Author: 0 Trump's $4T budget arrives on Capitol Hill

Although the Trump budget is dead well before its arrival in Congress, a few of its elements could start useful conversations. The proposal is laced with cuts to domestic agencies , food stamps , Medicaid , highway funding and medical research.

USA Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Begins
Author: 0 Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Begins

The search for 12 jurors and six alternates got off to a brisk start, even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby's guilt or innocence and an equal number said they or someone close to them had been sexually assaulted.

Author: 0 Boy found dead in car that was stolen, 3 arrests

Addressing those who took the auto, she added, "You could have just dropped him off". "The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Frazier", JPS spokesman Sherwin Johnson said in a statement.

Author: 0 Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia

While visiting Israel during his first global trip in office, President Donald Trump spoke out against the idea of making a nuclear idea with Iran. "But we can only get there working together", Trump said at an arrival ceremony at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. President Trump's efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process on Tuesday took him to Bethlehem , a Palestinian city of just 22,000 people but symbolically important to people around the world.

USA Single-Payer Health Care Would Cost $400 Billion Annually in California
Author: 0 Single-Payer Health Care Would Cost $400 Billion Annually in California

Employers, business groups and health plans warned that the tax increases would crush businesses and make it harder for them to expand their workforce in California. The California Chamber of Commerce said the costs would likely be far higher than what was projected and the taxes imposed on employers would trigger major job losses.

Author: 0 Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russia probe

Two other attorneys - Brendan Sullivan Jr. and A.B. Culvahouse Jr. - were reportedly nixed from the original list as a result of professional or legal issues. Keith Whittington, an expert on presidential impeachment and politics professor at Princeton University, explained that obtaining outside counsel makes sense "if the president is facing more individual legal difficulties or the administration needed to bolster the resources that the White House counsel can provide in the current ...

USA Session 2017: Will lawmakers beat deadline?
Author: 0 Session 2017: Will lawmakers beat deadline?

Only Dayton can call a special session, however, and lawmakers would need his approval and budget agreements beforehand. But time is running out. And some of the most complicated outstanding budget bills - health and human services and education - take the longest to process.

Author: 0 Israelis and Arabs share 'common cause' against Iran

This is a battle between good and evil", Trump said . "It has nothing to do with ethnicity", Tillerson said . In his speech before dozens of Muslim leaders who had gathered in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, President Donald Trump toned down his harsh rhetoric against Islam and urged the leaders to "drive out" Islamic extremists from their societies.

USA President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave
Author: 0 President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

Trump's six-week proposal would be an improvement over the U.S.'s current policy that gives new parents no paid time off-mothers can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave-but his plan doesn't do much to move the needle on providing new moms with more support compared to maternity leave policies overseas.

Author: 0 Toomey says GOP striving for middle ground on Medicare expansion

Labrador later said his comment referred to a law that requires hospital emergency rooms to take all patients in medical emergencies. "We're hoping with the passage of this bill, we'll really kind of start a conversation about what's the best way to really make sure that we have health care for as many people here in the state of NY as possible", Heastie said.

Author: 0 Fatal stabbing of Bowie State Student Being Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

Urbanski has been charged with first- and second-degree murder as well as first-degree assault. He's now being held without bond. Police said the attack was unprovoked. Monday afternoon in court, a judge told Sean Urbanski's defense attorney there was "no chance" he was getting out on bond anytime soon. The Baltimore Sun quoted Collins family spokesman Rev.

USA Michael Flynn refuses Senate subpoena, invokes Fifth Amendment
Author: 0 Michael Flynn refuses Senate subpoena, invokes Fifth Amendment

But RT News, Russia's television network, reportedly funded Flynn's trip with $45,000 to attend a gala in Moscow and give a speech. Flynn also noted on a form that he had only "insubstantial contacts" with foreign officials. He previously offered to testify in front of both the House and Senate Intelligence committees in exchange for immunity , but committee leaders declined the offer.

Author: 0 FBI investigating whether UMD stabbing was 'hate-based'

Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office spokesman John Erzen said the hearing for 22-year-old Sean Christopher Urbanski is set for Monday afternoon. The stabbing was captured by a surveillance camera, police said. Police also said that he was intoxicated, and being tested for drugs. "The individual responsible for this young man's death must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law".

Author: 0 China's favored trade deal in focus at Asian meeting

A source familiar with the negotiations said, "If we stick to effectuation with 11 countries, it could break our unity". The countries said that the United States would be welcome to return to the negotiations. They will ask senior trade officials to find a way to take the pact forward and report back by the Apec leaders' summit in November in Vietnam. "We would not agree to the chair's language, and we were successful in including language in the chair's statement to make clear that there ...

USA Krauthammer on Leaks: 'It's a Loyalty Problem Inside the White House'
Author: 0 Krauthammer on Leaks: 'It's a Loyalty Problem Inside the White House'

It is not clear precisely what inspired White House lawyers to begin reviewing how impeachment works, but in the week and a half leading up to the CNN report, Trump has been engulfed in several major controversies. White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in Congress and that impeachment is not in the cards, according to the people briefed on the legal discussions.

Author: 0 Trump budget would cut food stamps for millions of people

Set to be unveiled Tuesday, the Trump administration's budget is cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from programs such as Medicaid , food stamps and disability insurance. Trump promised during the campaign, however, that he would not touch those programs. "What he's trying to do is work with Congress, where a lot of these ideas started, and put something together".

Author: 0 Trump budget slams safety-net programs for poor

His full budget will include his plans for mandatory programs, and was expected to propose cuts for means-tested programs for low-income people, such as food stamps and rental assistance, according to some media reports. A 10-year, $193 billion reduction in food stamps - nearly 30 percent - promises to drive millions of people off the program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps, would be changed to require more childless people to work and would ...

USA Rouhani says hopeful Europe won't follow Trump's lead on Iran
Author: 0 Rouhani says hopeful Europe won't follow Trump's lead on Iran

More than 23 million people for him. He added, "with the election, people told everyone, no faction, group, idea and school of thought could be eliminated to build Iran". When they attacked Afghanistan (and) Iraq, when they made sanctions against Iran. "I hope that the United States administration think about the interests of the American people, regardless of the fact that they are not thinking about the interests of other nations".

USA Russian Federation investigation identifies White House official as person of interest
Author: 0 Russian Federation investigation identifies White House official as person of interest

Comey's decision to send the letter was praised at the time by President Donald Trump, whose aides initially used Rosenstein's memo accusing Comey of flouting Justice Department rules as justification for his dismissal. "On May 8, I learned that President Trump meant to remove Director Comey and sought my advice and input", Rosenstein said. Despite the president's furious reaction, some fellow Republicans welcomed Mueller's appointment and expressed hopes it would restore some composure ...