Russia-Trump campaign contacts a concern, ex-CIA chief says

Congressional investigators on Tuesday issued a fresh warning to Michael Flynn to turn over documents pertaining to the investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. S. officials familiar with the intelligence, the newspaper said the conversati... More..

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Stefan Hoeller Named to Academic All-District Team
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Stefan Hoeller Named to Academic All-District Team

This marks the first time that Dendinger has received CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. The Spartans were one of four teams to place multiple athletes on the three Academic All-America teams, and the only ...More..

House Intelligence Hearing With John Brennan
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

House Intelligence Hearing With John Brennan

Former CIA Director John Brennan threw another log on the Trump-Russia controversy on Tuesday, testifying to House lawmakers that he saw intelligence linking Moscow to people involved with President Trump's ...More..

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

Requests for extensions are usually granted. Hours before the administration and House Republicans' filing, a major insurer group released a framework for market stability that relies in part on a continu...More..

Top RI Democrats React to the Trump Budget
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Top RI Democrats React to the Trump Budget

It also would cut $18 billion out of another government transit grant program called New Starts. In his testimony Wednesday , Mulvaney defended the president's proposal as conscientious government spendi...More..

Voucher standoff could doom major Texas school finance fix
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Voucher standoff could doom major Texas school finance fix

The longest session, 114 days, came in 2015. The House-passed legislation would also reduce federal deficits over the next 10 years by $119 billion, CBO said Wednesday, which is less than the $150 billion CBO...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Reporter allegedly body-slammed by GOP candidate speaks out

Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs asked Republican candidate Greg Gianforte , a tech millionaire who is endorsed by President Donald Trump , a question about the Republican health care plan before...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Kerry said "there is much up in the air/room for misinterpretation". Trump extended the sanctions relief on May 17, despite widespread speculation that he might opt not to do ...More..

Militants Take Priest, Others Hostage in Philippines
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Militants Take Priest, Others Hostage in Philippines

Meanwhile, the Charter also allows the Supreme Court to review the proclamation of martial law if any citizen challenges the "sufficiency of the factual basis of the declaration", and must decide on it within...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

NOAA predicts active Atlantic hurricane season with 5 to 9 hurricanes

The long-term season averages are 12 named storms, with six hurricanes and three major ones. NOAA will update the hurricane outlook in early August, which is right before the peak of the season. NOAA is str...More..

Vice President Mike Pence visits Louisiana
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence visits Louisiana

Pence and President Donald Trump had met them a year ago during the presidential campaign and in the days after the historic flooding in the state. That analysis also projected individuals' premium costs woul...More..

After execution is postponed 7 times, man to be put to death
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

After execution is postponed 7 times, man to be put to death

The nation's high court stayed the execution of Tommy Arthur , "pending further order" from the justices, late Thursday afternoon. Arthur stopped having visitors after his sixth scheduled execution to save him...More..

For Real? Ben Carson Says 'Poverty Is A State Mind'
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

For Real? Ben Carson Says 'Poverty Is A State Mind'

Because, you know, a 76-year-old white woman born into a politically connected family obviously knows more about poverty than a black man from Detroit who was able to break the poverty cycle via hard work, dete...More..

Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders

The pontiff had also been the subject of Trump's ire - he called Francis a "disgrace" for questioning his faith while criticizing his border wall plan - but the president said it was the "honor of a lifetime"...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

The finding is a blow to arguments from House GOP leaders who managed to get their bill over the finish line by arguing that a last-minute addition of $8 billion would bolster protections for those with pre-exi...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

Senate budget rules require the AHCA to save $2 billion over 10 years in order to be taken up under reconciliation - a process that would allow Senate Republicans to pass the bill with only 51 votes. Democrats ...More..

US Attorney General Sessions Declares War on Poor, Black and Brown Communities
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

US Attorney General Sessions Declares War on Poor, Black and Brown Communities

It's dumb on crime . He added, "this administration reveals its lack of faith in their judgment and integrity". "We must ensure that our most severe mandatory minimum penalties are reserved for serious, ...More..

GOP health bill leaves 23 million uninsured, analysts say
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

GOP health bill leaves 23 million uninsured, analysts say

This means premiums could no longer include coverage of items under a person's current insurance such as mental health care , prescriptions and more . The Senate is signaling that the CBO score is another...More..

Try not to cheer on this record-setting Plinko performance
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Try not to cheer on this record-setting Plinko performance

Ryan then landed $10,000 with his first chip drop - and he couldn't believe it. This apparently would have been enough for Ryan - he jumped up and down in a circle and couldn't stop screaming "OH MY GOD!",...More..

Senate bills seek tougher Great Lakes pipeline standards
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Senate bills seek tougher Great Lakes pipeline standards

Increasing liabilities for oil spill clean-up and damages: Pipelines crossing the Great Lakes, including Enbridge's Line 5 underneath the Straits of Mackinac, are now classified as "onshore" despite crossing ...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Why Melania Covers Her Head at Some Events and Not Others

But all was upbeat in public, peace the overarching theme. He also presented him with a small sculptured olive tree, telling Mr Trump through an interpreter: "It is my desire that you become an olive tree to ...More..

Cuomo calls on Trump for federal help with Penn Station
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Cuomo calls on Trump for federal help with Penn Station

Cuomo is calling for expedited construction in Penn Station due to what he calls "a ripple effect that will be a tidal wave" due to a planned six-week long service disruption in the terminal. "This legislatio...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Pelosi compares Montana candidate to president

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Gianforte "a wannabe Trump". She went on to say, "Behave, behave". Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma and former mixed martial arts fighter, said tha...More..

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Boaters Near Tybee Island, Georgia
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Boaters Near Tybee Island, Georgia

The missing boater was reportedly wearing a red shirt, waders and did not have a life jacket. The Coast Guard identified Gary McGowen, Benjamin Dover and Isaac West as the three adult males that went missing ...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure on investigation

According to a document detailing the Russian officials' visit with Trump, Trump stated: "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Even though Trump himself suggested ending the probe was...More..