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Republican senator Jeff Flake denounces Donald Trump attacks, recalls Stalin rhetoric

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:50:13 GMT

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said when Donald Trump calls stories he doesn't like "fake news," he "should be the figure of suspicion, not the press." A Republican senator is denouncing US President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" to describe the news media and stories he doesn't like.

Ex-Congressman Dennis Kucinich to launch bid for governor

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:02:49 GMT

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015 file photo, Dennis Kucinich arrives at the 4th annual Sean Penn and Friends "Help Haiti Home" Gala at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kucinich is preparing to make the ... MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio - Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is preparing to make the Democratic primary for Ohio governor a five-way race.

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:29:40 GMT

Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., accompanied by Sen. Cory Booker D-N.J., questions Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington.

Civil rights veteran Rep. Lewis being honored in Mississippi

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:11:59 GMT

In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and other members of the House Democratic Caucus leave a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis will speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, months after refusing to join President Donald Trump there.

White House will ask Supreme Court to end DACA protections

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:39:39 GMT

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the "rare step" of asking the Supreme Court to clear the way for the Trump administration to dismantle a federal program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood. The Department of Justice said it filed a notice of appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit seeking to overturn a California judge's ruling that the federal government could not dismantle the Obama-era program while a legal challenge to the decision to end the program is pending.

Romney declines to say whether he'd run for Utah Senate seat

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:09:38 GMT

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declined to say Tuesday whether he would run for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch, telling reporters the "time will come" for him to make some kind of announcement. Romney, who moved to Utah after losing the 2012 presidential election, repeatedly demurred when asked at a gathering of about 1,000 Utah business leaders in Salt Lake City whether he would run for office.

Democrat Phil Murphy replacing GOP Gov. Chris Christie

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:51:17 GMT

Former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy, assuming elected office for the first time, prepared Tuesday to be sworn in as New Jersey's 56th governor and return Democrats to full control of state government. "Today our great state turns a new page," Murphy said in a tweet that included a photo of him, his wife, Tammy, and their four children in a group hug.

Leading Serb politician is shot dead in Kosovo

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:59:40 GMT

REVEALED: Starving children begged police for food when they were found chained to their beds after brave sister escaped and called cops who arrested their reclusive, bankrupt parents 'It was odd at that time of night': Housewife reveals bizarre encounter with thin, pale children just weeks before police found them shackled to their beds Three-year-old girl dies after being mauled by her pitbull called Remington just five days after her father bought the dog from a friend REVEALED: Ivy League student, 19, 'killed by a former classmate' had been stabbed more than 20 times before his body was found buried in a shallow grave 'The poverty of an aspiring immigrant's nation is as irrelevant as their race': Mitt Romney's thinly-veiled MLK Day swipe at Trump over his 's***hole countries' scandal Sundance Film Festival creates a new code of conduct amid Hollywood's sexual assault scandal as ... (more)

Bannon poised to testify before US intelligence committee

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:10:43 GMT

The US House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the one-time confidant and chief strategist to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behaviour for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Bannon is scheduled to testify before the panel on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the committee's plans.

Senator to DOT: Press foreign airlines on JFK communication

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:50:53 GMT

Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the operators of New York's Kennedy Airport after winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays this month. The Senate Democratic leader notes that the department issues documents allowing foreign airlines to operate in the U.S. He suggests that it "utilize that leverage" to encourage foreign carriers to "develop more meaningful communication systems and contingency plans" with Kennedy's governmental and private operators.

Trump fires back, says Durbin a misrepresenteda remarks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:39:31 GMT

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin "totally misrepresented" comments during an Oval Office meeting last week, where sources said Trump used vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa. "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting.

Missile-attack alert still rattles folks: 'What do we do?'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:08:05 GMT

When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn't know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu home.

Democrats, GOP mull possible election wave in age of Trump

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:22:08 GMT

Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and could deliver a shattering blow to the president. The number of Republicans bowing out rather than bearing down for tough races is the latest worrisome sign for the GOP.

Rain drowns Perth and floods highways less 38C weather

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:38:28 GMT

'It was consensual': Aziz Ansari DENIES sexual misconduct with a woman, 23, who claims the Master of None star left her feeling 'violated' on a date and 'repeatedly cajoled her into sex acts' Senator Jeff Flake will compare Trump's attacks on the media to Joseph STALIN in blistering Senate speech, on the same day the president announces his Fake News Awards False alarm fallout: Man who accidentally pushed Hawaii emergency button has been REASSIGNED say authorities as they announce a new 'buddy' system to ensure it never happens again 'I'm running': Mitt Romney tells a friend he WILL go for Utah's open Senate seat one week after the vocal Trump critic moved back to the Mormon state 'I'm NOT a racist': Trump fires back at accusations he labeled African and Caribbean countries 's***holes' and says he 'is the least racist person you will ever interview' Harry bans Charles's trusted aide ... (more)

United flight to Paris diverts for medical issue

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:19:11 GMT

A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Paris is diverting after the crew reported a passenger with a medical issue. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt said in a statement early Monday that United 990 is diverting to Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

Opioids, wildfires, PTSD among Florida Cabinet priorities

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:52:28 GMT

Attorney General Pam Bondi wants new laws to protect people who report sexual misconduct; Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants to make sure the state is prepared for a higher-than-normal risk for wildfires; and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants to expand worker compensation benefits for first responders to include post-traumatic stress disorder. While Florida's three Cabinet members can't sponsor or vote on bills, or sign them into law, they hold important leadership roles in state government and each is working with lawmakers to pass legislation and make budget recommendations.

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:26:48 GMT

The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana - and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump - in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition.