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Mick Mulvaney, OMB director, says 'Washington won' in failure to repeal Obamacare

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:29:33 -0400

Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said Sunday that the House Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare failed because "Washington won."

He said President Trump proved himself ready to make deals and govern but the dysfunction of Washington — from the fractions ...




Trump confidant Roger Stone eager to testify in Russia probe

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:11:59 -0400

Roger Stone, a former adviser to the Trump campaign, said Sunday that he is the victim of a smear by Democratic lawmakers and that he volunteered to testify in public for the House intelligence committee probe into allegations the campaign colluded with Russian spies.

"I have had no contacts or ...




White House: President Trump didn't endorse Judge Jeanine's call for ouster of Speaker Paul Ryan

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:04:18 -0400

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus dismissed speculation Sunday that President Trump wants to oust House Speaker Paul D. Ryan over the failure to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

"No, he doesn't," Mr. Priebus insisted on "Fox News Sunday."

The speculation about the president's dissatisfaction with ...




Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader, offers Democrat help to fix Obamacare if repeal off the table

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:32:16 -0400

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are ready to work with President Trump to fix Obamacare if Republicans abandon their drive to repeal the law.

The New York Democrat made the offer in the wake of Friday's decision by Mr. Trump and House Speaker Paul D. ...




Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican: Freedom Caucus 'did country a favor" by keeping Obamacare

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:14:23 -0400

Rep. Jim Jordan said Sunday that he and fellow House conservatives may have done America "a favor" by derailing the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Mr. Jordan, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, insisted that his group had remained true to its values in bucking ...




Executive action to kill Clean Power Plan coming this week: EPA chief

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:55:47 -0400

President Trump this week will sign an executive order to begin unraveling the Clean Power Plan, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Sunday, the first step in the lengthy process of dismantling the central piece of former President Barack Obama's climate change agenda.

The plan, which would limit carbon emissions from ...




President Trump hits House Freedom Caucus on health care in tweet: 'Democrats are smiling in D.C.'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:43:19 -0400

President Trump jabbed at the House Freedom Caucus and conservative groups Sunday on Twitter, blaming them for derailing the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

"Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!" ...




Montana Senate kills 'porn revenge' bill but few know why

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:03:41 -0400

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill meant to combat "revenge porn" seemed on its way to passage earlier this week in the Montana Legislature until an unexpected and still-unclear turn of events doomed it.

Two days after the state Senate gave the measure its initial blessings on a 39-11 vote, ...




Graham Spanier, former Penn State University president, found guilty of child endangerment

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:01:03 -0400

One of Pennsylvania State University's former presidents was convicted Friday on one count of misdemeanor child endangerment in connection with the wide-ranging pedophilia scandal centered around Jerry Sandusky, the school's former assistant football coach.

A jury in Harrisburg found Spanier guilty of the single count Friday, but acquitted him on ...




Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:35:13 -0400

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gunman in a fatal shooting on the Las Vegas Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours, police said.

The standoff began about 11 a.m. Saturday with a shooting that killed one person ...




Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist, apologizes to Comet Ping Pong for peddling Pizzagate claims

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:27:56 -0400

Media personality and noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones apologized Friday to the owner of Comet Ping Pong, a now-infamous eatery in the nation's capital, for peddling unfounded claims last year that helped put the restaurant unwillingly at the center of the so-called "Pizzagate" scandal.

Mr. Jones spent several minutes of ...




Javier Ortiz, cyber-bullying president of Miami police union, reassigned over restraining order

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:16:12 -0400

The head of the Miami police officer's union was stripped of his gun and reassigned to desk duty this week after a months-long internal probe yielded new allegations against the embattled cop.

Lt. Javier Ortiz, the president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, has been relieved of duty and ...




French fighter jets stage flyover over New York harbor

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:33:14 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — French Air Force fighter jets have staged a colorful flyover across New York Harbor.

The eight Alpha Jets from the Patrouille de France streaked across the sky Saturday, making designs with trailing red, white and blue display smoke. The jets were accompanied by an A400 airbus ...




Russia's Sputnik seeks White House press credentials: Report

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:25:31 -0400

Sputnik, a Russian state-owned website accused of being an arm of Moscow's international propaganda apparatus, is petitioning the White House for press accreditation.

A self-described White House correspondent for Sputnik said his website is in talks to join roughly 22 other overseas outlets routinely given access to President Trump's daily ...




Donald Trump adviser Michael Flynn discussed sending Erdogan foe back to Turkey: Reports

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:27:51 -0400

Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, met with top Turkish officials last year and allegedly discussed ways to hand over Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating the unsuccessful coup that nearly toppled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan months earlier, former CIA Director James Woolsey said Friday.

The ...




Tyrone James, Boston man, sentenced for selling weapons stolen from Mass. armory in 2015

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:52:56 -0400

A Boston man was sentenced to nearly five years behind bars Friday in connection with selling firearms stolen from a Massachusetts armory.

Tyrone James, 29, was handed a 57-month federal prison sentence to be followed by 36-months of supervised release Friday for convictions related to a 2015 break-in at the ...




Tennessee man says daughter billed for guardrail that killed her

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:01:11 -0400

LOUDON, Tenn. (AP) — A Loudon County man says his teenage daughter was billed nearly $3,000 for a guardrail that killed her in a wreck four months ago.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the Tennessee Department of Transportation says the bill was a mistake, and Steven Eimers' family ...




Starbucks investor booed after grilling CEO Howard Schultz on politics, refugee hiring process

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:55:06 -0400

A crowd of Starbucks shareholders at its annual meeting was not happy when an investor cornered CEO Howard Schultz on partisan politics and his plan to hire 10,000 refugees.

Justin Danhof from the National Center for Public Policy Research stood up Wednesday before a crowd in Seattle and asked Mr. ...




Millions of job seekers likely compromised by massive employment services breach

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:21:51 -0400

Name, birthdates and Social Security numbers of millions of job seekers from 10 states recently became compromised as the result of a newly disclosed data breach revealed Wednesday.

The FBI has reportedly launched an investigation upon being notified this week of a recent breach suffered by America's Job Link Alliance ...




Donald Trump could order spy agencies to hand over intercepts -- but he hasn't

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:28:44 -0400

President Trump has not used his authority to compel U.S. spy agencies to turn over transcripts of all intercepted communication that mention him or his associates in dealings with Russia, the White House confirmed Friday.

The information could answer questions about alleged collusion with Russia or whether the Obama administration ...