Yates Explains Refusal To Defend Trump Immigration Executive Order

She told McGahn how the DOJ acquired that information and walked through Flynn's conduct "in a fair amount of detail". McGahn expressed his concern that taking action might interfere with the FBI investigation of Flynn, and Yates said it wouldn't... More..

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by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trump administration insists travel ban not anti-Muslim

Nearly immediately judges questioned acting United States solicitor general Jeffrey Wall about past statements made by Trump on the campaign trail during the presidential election in which he promised a "total ...More..

Judge tosses Aaron Hernandez's conviction in 2013 murder
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Judge tosses Aaron Hernandez's conviction in 2013 murder

Hernandez was serving a life sentence after he was convicted in April 2015 of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition for the June 2013 killing of Lloyd in North Attleboro...More..

Patagonia Threatens to Sue White House Over National Monument Order
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Patagonia Threatens to Sue White House Over National Monument Order

The executive order does not remove any monuments and does not weaken any environmental protections any public lands. The 24 national monuments Trump is reviewing were established over the past twenty years b...More..

Zinke questions monument status as way to save sacred land
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Zinke questions monument status as way to save sacred land

Though more than two dozen national monuments go under the microscope as part of Trump's executive order, at the heart of the controversy is Bears Ears in Utah. "Welcome to the Native American legacy". Zinke ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Reference To Muslim Ban Removed From Trump's Campaign Website Amid Legal Proceedings

In a room of rich green carpet, great hanging chandeliers, and dark wood, the Fourth Circuit prepared to listen to a lawyer from the government argue with the ACLU's Omar Jadwat about the Muslim ban. But critic...More..

Judge to hear arguments on bid to erase Hernandez conviction
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Judge to hear arguments on bid to erase Hernandez conviction

She ruled under a common law doctrine known as abatement ab initio , which holds that a defendant's death before an appeal erases the conviction. Prosecutors had argued Hernandez's prison suicide should have...More..

New Orleans Begins Removal of Confederate Monuments
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Orleans Begins Removal of Confederate Monuments

In 2015, following the deaths of nine Black church goers in SC, the city council voted to take the statues down. "Of the four that we will move, this statue is perhaps the most blatant affront to the values tha...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Donald Trump lashes out at 'fake media' over coverage of healthcare act

Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, also says the version that gets to the president will likely differ from the House measure. Democrats are also refusing to participate in any effort to dismantle Obama's ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Abedin didn't send as many emails as Comey said

It was a stunning claim which now appears to be false. It's perfectly fine to hire an expert to remediate the problem, Comey said , "but we have to convince you to talk to us". Clinton has pointed to the ema...More..

Debate on road-funding compromise moves to House
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Debate on road-funding compromise moves to House

If the House votes to pass the bill, it will set up a showdown between lawmakers and Gov. Henry McMaster. The vote came after senators ended another hourslong filibuster by GOP Sen. The compromise reduced the S...More..

Jimmy Carter on Bernie: 'Y'all see why I voted for him?'
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jimmy Carter on Bernie: 'Y'all see why I voted for him?'

Sanders and Carter disagreed on little during the night's discussion , leading the former president to admit who he supported in the Democratic presidential primary. In 1992, then-candidate Clinton stated "Jim...More..

Isis leader died in three-hour battle with elite forces
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Isis leader died in three-hour battle with elite forces

Their vulnerability was exposed last month when a handful of Taliban militants killed 140 soldiers in an assault on a military base in northern Afghanistan. General John Nicholson, the Commander of U.S. Force...More..

Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'

You want to make sure that people stay covered to keep the cost down", he said . "I think they are opening up those meetings, I don't even know if they had any closed meetings". Hatch is the chairman of the S...More..

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions

Things spiraled quickly after that. "I represent the 1st District of Iowa", Blum said , arguing that the suggestion was akin saying he had the right to vote outside of his district, such as in Iowa City. Rep...More..

Latest on Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Latest on Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week

At the same time they want to give commanders more authority to launch air strikes or mount special operations. There are 8,400 USA troops in Afghanistan and 6,000 troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisati...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Army secretary nominee questioned by Gillibrand drops out of running

He is the second Trump nominee for Army secretary to withdraw. He is opposed to gay marriage and sponsored legislation created to protect businesses that lack nondiscrimination protections on the basis of s...More..

Travel ban arguments focus on Trump's comments about Muslims
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Travel ban arguments focus on Trump's comments about Muslims

Outside, a couple hundred protesters marched around the courthouse shouting, "No hate, no fear, Muslims are welcome here!" But critics said while the new executive order impacts fewer people, it remains a r...More..

Louisiana investigating fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Louisiana investigating fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling

As of nightfall on Wednesday, the streets of Baton Rouge were quiet, with a few protesters gathering under intermittent rain. Two cellphone videos of Sterling's struggle with the two officers, Blane Salamon...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Man Accused of Killing 9 in Phoenix Serial Shootings

Saucedo now faces a total nine separate murder charges. The shooter struck 12 times between August 12, 2015, and July 11 , 2016, killing nine people and wounding two more . Marina Smith was seven months pre...More..

Rep. Raul Labrador joins Idaho governor's race
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rep. Raul Labrador joins Idaho governor's race

Jason Chaffetz announced last month that he also will not run for another term in 2018. Labrador has received criticism for his comment Friday that no one has died because they didn't have access to health c...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Texas AG files suit against Austin to enforce new sanctuary cities ban

Abbott was referencing Sheriff Sally Hernandez, who became the face of the battle over sanctuary cities after instituting a policy that limits when the Travis County jail cooperates with Immigration and Customs...More..

MI rep. arrested again for 'super drunk' driving
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MI rep. arrested again for 'super drunk' driving

A Michigan State Representative from Marquette has apparently committed suicide after being arrested for drunk driving. Our hearts, prayers, and deepest condolences go out to his wife, Sandy, and his children, ...More..

Missouri Valley Conference invites Valparaiso to replace Wichita State
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Missouri Valley Conference invites Valparaiso to replace Wichita State

Murray State, Omaha, and others were also rumored contenders for an MVC invite before the league made a decision to expand only by one. The Valley said it has no further comment on the move pending the negotiat...More..

Trump assures constructing the wall against Mexico border
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Trump assures constructing the wall against Mexico border

But Trump may still try to declare that he built a "wall", even if many people laugh at him for saying it. I'm afraid he's starting to dip his foot into the swamp. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., ...More..