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Milo Yiannopoulos Berkeley speech cut short over antifa fears

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:29:55 -0400

A large protest crowd and six arrests failed to stop conservative bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos from finally speaking at the University of California Berkeley, but it would be hard to describe his brief appearance Sunday as a win for anyone but antifa.

The university spent $800,000 on additional security for ...

Graham-Cassidy to get Senate vote despite Republican defections

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:13:06 -0400

The White House and Senate Republicans vowed Sunday to press forward with Republicans' latest Obamacare repeal effort with a vote this week, hoping to head off another disastrous floor failure even as opposition mounts.

At least three Republican senators have said they aren't voting for the bill as is, and ...

Donald Trump urges NFL boycott over national anthem protest

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:16:06 -0400

President Trump on Sunday suggested fans boycott the National Football League until owners punish players who kneel in protest during the pregame national anthem, fueling and expanding a controversy that has raged since last season.

The president raised the hot-button issue during a Friday night rally in Alabama, saying NFL ...

Emanuel Samson Identified as Tennessee church shooter

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:50:34 -0400

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have released the identity of a suspect in a Tennessee church shooting.

Metropolitan Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron identified the suspect as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson of Murfreesboro.

Aaron says Samson has been discharged from Vanderbilt University Hospital and charging warrants are being obtained.

Aaron says ...

Burnette Chapel Church shooting leaves 1 dead in Tennessee

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:35:57 -0400

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.

An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself accidentally in the struggle, authorities ...

Donald Trump's job approval ratings rise with hurricane response, bipartisanship

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:25:06 -0400

President Trump's job approval numbers have been on the upswing in recent weeks, climbing above 40 percent in most polls since he struck a deal with Capitol Hill Democrats to raise the debt limit and rush emergency funds to hurricane victims.

The president's handling of hurricane responses boosted his ratings, ...

NASCAR draws line on protesting during national anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:20:17 -0400

NEW YORK — It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members participated in a protest during the national anthem to start the NASCAR Cup series race Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn't want anyone in their organizations to protest.

Richard Childress, ...

Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader: 'I trust' Trump on DACA legislation

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:58:26 -0400

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she trusts President Trump to hold up his end of a supposed deal that would involve maintaining legal status for certain illegal immigrants brought to the country as children.

"I trust him on it," Mrs. Pelosi said on NBC's "Meet the Press." ...

Ted Cruz, Texas senator: 'Right now,' they don't have my vote for Obamacare repeal bill

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:18:29 -0400

Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that Republican leaders can't count on his vote for the GOP's latest Obamacare repeal effort, as it currently stands, and that he suspects Sen. Mike Lee of Utah feels the same way.

"Right now, they don't have my vote, and I don't think they have ...

Rand Paul, Kentucky senator: I'm not for block-granting Obamacare Medicaid money to states

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:41:14 -0400

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Sunday he would support a health care bill that slows down spending growth and gives more flexibility to states, but that he cannot get behind block-granting Obamacare Medicaid expansion money back to the states — a central plank of Republicans' latest plan.

"If they ...

White House Capitol Hill liaison: President Trump is with majority of Americans on anthem protests

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:19:06 -0400

The White House's chief liaison to Capitol Hill on Sunday said President Trump is siding with most Americans in criticizing National Football League players who kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest.

"I think that the president is standing with the vast majority of Americans who believe ...

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator: We'll get the votes for Obamacare repeal bill

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:51:45 -0400

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he thinks the votes will be there to pass Obamacare repeal legislation he's introduced with Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, saying they're trying to devolve money and power out of Washington and return it to the states.

"I think we're going to get the votes," the ...

Susan Collins, Maine senator: 'Very difficult' to see my support of Graham-Cassidy health care bill

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:37:41 -0400

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Sunday it's "very difficult" to see a scenario in which she would support the Obamacare repeal bill being pushed by fellow GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

"It's very difficult for me to envision a scenario where I ...

Berliners to vote on future of city's Tegel Airport

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:34:14 -0400

BERLIN (AP) - Berliners are being asked to decide on the future of their Tegel Airport, which is due to close when a much-delayed big international airport opens near the German capital.

Some 2.5 million people were eligible to vote in a referendum Sunday on whether to keep Tegel operating ...

Golden State Warriors reject White House invitation after Trump rescinds offer to Stephen Curry

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:13:47 -0400

The Golden State Warriors won't be visiting the White House after President Trump singled out its star athlete Saturday.

The team had been weighing a White House visit after winning the NBA championship in June for the second time in three years, but not after Mr. Trump took aim Saturday ...

No jail time for Luis Penzo, high schooler who slugged NYC principal: Report

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:43:21 -0400

A New York City high school student responsible for giving a principal a pair of black eyes has been spared jail time by a Manhattan family court judge.

Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson granted Luis Penzo, 19, youthful offender status and sentenced him to a conditional discharge, The New York Post

Berkeley event led by Milo Yiannopoulos faces setbacks amid cancellations, confusion

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:35:26 -0400

"Free Speech Week" festivities scheduled to begin Sunday at the University of California in Berkeley are up in the air after several high-profile participants said they aren't attending and its organizers abandoned ship.

Milo Yiannopoulos, a right-wing provocateur and former Breitbart editor spearheading the event, announced earlier this month that ...

Betsy DeVos draws praise, outrage for rescinding Obama-era campus sex-assault policy

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:54:14 -0400

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to rescind the Obama administration's Title IX letter on campus sexual assault won applause from those who feared the policy eroded due process and presumed guilt of any accused person.

Ms. DeVos also issued an interim guidance for schools on "how to investigate and adjudicate ...

Substitute teacher fired for modeling Hitler salute for kids

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:19:05 -0400

GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) — A school superintendent in Vermont says a substitute teacher has been fired after being accused of showing children how to perform a salute of Adolf Hitler.

WCAX-TV reports Georgia Elementary School Superintendent Ned Kirsch informed parents of the decision. His email says the children were ...

Donald Trump blasts national anthem protesters, disinvites NBA star from White House reception

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:49:08 -0400

President Trump took a veiled jab at former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during a speech Friday and said the owners of National Football League teams should fire athletes for kneeling during the national anthem.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our ...