Top US diplomat asks for "flexibility" as Congress passes new Russian Federation sanctions

Trump has repeatedly dismissed Russian electoral meddling, raising questions about whether the White House might reject the Senate's sanctions deal. The White House has not said whether Trump would sign the bill, raising the possibility of a veto s... More..

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Nabra Hassanen's Death Followed Case of Extreme Road Rage
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nabra Hassanen's Death Followed Case of Extreme Road Rage

Though the killing of Nabra Hassanen - whose body was found in a pond in Sterling, Virginia - raised concerns that she was targeted because she was Muslim, Fairfax County police spokeswoman Julie Parker...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WaPo: Special Counsel Looking At Jared Kushner's Business Activities

Mueller brought in James Quarles and Jeannie Rhee from his previous firm WilmerHale , and Andrew Weissmann, the leader of the Enron fraud investigation. Last month, the Post disclosed two meetings Kushner ha...More..

Nobody wants to replace Sean Spicer
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nobody wants to replace Sean Spicer

Earnest, a Kansas City native, said in an interview Tuesday that he hopes the changes made to the daily press briefing by President Donald Trump's press staff don't set a precedent. Trump has at times ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week: White House

Major staffing shake-ups have been a constant subject of conversation at the White House, but have failed to materialize in recent weeks, aside from the departure of communications director Mike Dubke in early ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Republican Handel wins Georgia House election

Pamphlets sit outside the campaign office of Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Adrienne Lever, campaign director for SwingL...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Supreme Court to Hear Potential Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering

Has the Supreme Court decided gerrymandering cases in the past? The ruling on this case could be a landmark in the argument against political gerrymandering nationwide. "Across the country, we're witnessing...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

Further, doctors found Warmbier to be in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" which is not the same condition as being in a coma , when a patient is not conscious at all. According to the Associated Press , h...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The most expensive House race in history

By the time the race was called for Handel Tuesday night, with about 99 percent of the districts reporting, she had won by about 5 percentage points, meaning that Ossoff lost significant ground after his ne...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

Of the two races, the House seat in Georgia's sixth district was the tightest and most competitive. The GOP staved off a major congressional upset, narrowly winning the closely watched and most expensive U....More..

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Election
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Election

Shares on the likelihood of Ossoff winning closed above shares on Handel winning continuously since May 16 and saw spreads reaching as high as 36 cents on June 11. Yet Ossoff barely mentions the president, ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Clamping down, White House puts the 'brief' in its briefing

Once more freewheeling exchanges, White House press briefings have been shrinking both in length and content as Trump's senior aides clamp down on information and contend with the president's preference...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

During Tuesday's briefing - which the White House scheduled that morning after more criticism from the press - Mr Spicer defended the administration's new communications strategy. The current press secretar...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

White House says no determination yet on 'Dreamer' immigrants

I don't think we have commented yet on President Trump's decision to continue, for now, President Obama's amnesty program (known as DACA) for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as small c...More..

Mom caught on hospital camera trying to smother baby: cops
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mom caught on hospital camera trying to smother baby: cops

Investigators told WSOCTV the mother believed her son had pneumonia. When hospital workers watched surveillance video of the room, they allegedly saw Dixon try to suffocate her baby with a pillow. Her first...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

The investigation was originally launched to look into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. That Trump now feels the need to attack seasoned prosecutors for simply doing their jobs speaks volumes - and ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million is sold in Riverside County

The odds of winning Saturday's drawing were only one in 292.2 million. The tiny liquor store that sold the only winning ticket for this weekend's massive $447.8 million Powerball jackpot has been identified...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trump Said To Plan Announcement On Comey Tapes

Spicer conducted the last on-camera briefing last Monday. Spicer's anticipated move away from the briefing-room podium, confirmed by a senior White House official, comes amid weeks of Trump's frustration with...More..

Trump transition, campaign told to keep Russia-related documents
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trump transition, campaign told to keep Russia-related documents

At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to say whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation, which is also examining whether the Trump campaign team colluded...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scott Pruitt Leaves G7 Climate Meeting More Than A Day Early

Following the White House's decision to withdraw from Paris , local government officials and businesses have been drawing up their own plans to tackle climate change. Hulot said United States commitments o...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

However, this is the only declaration he gave, besides mentioning that the Senate would eventually proceed to the bill as soon as it receives a score from the Congressional Budget Office . Dems are pointing ...More..

3 teen police volunteers steal patrol cars, stun guns
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

3 teen police volunteers steal patrol cars, stun guns

They then drove three patrol cars out of a stationhouse parking lot. "We are going to take apart top to bottom, we're going to see what we can do better and we're going to do it", he said. The teens behind ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

U.S. senators dare Trump to veto sanctions against Russian Federation

The new package also requires the White House to get a congressional review if it attempts to relax, suspend or terminate Russian Federation sanctions. This bill still must go to the House for consideration; it...More..

Governor urges lawmakers to end 'unnecessary' budget impasse
by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Governor urges lawmakers to end 'unnecessary' budget impasse

We can all do better. "It funds schools, higher education, and human services", said Governor Rauner. Many Democrats aren't buying it. Though Rauner frequently holds press conferences, gives media intervi...More..

by | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Is Sean Spicer About to be Fired?

The White House even told journalists on Monday that that day's off-camera briefing could not be filmed or broadcasted with audio. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said he didn't know ...More..