National Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate
Author: 0 Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

The unexpected announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up in deadlock on the issue, with USA partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming . Accusations from USA intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the U.S. election to help Trump, and investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian officials, have dogged his presidency and prevented him from delivering on a campaign promise to get ...

National United States Senate Republicans start their version of Obamacare repeal
Author: 0 United States Senate Republicans start their version of Obamacare repeal

The CBO and the JCT issued cost estimates for prior versions of the AHCA on March 23, 2017 and on March 13, 2017. Of course , there's a catch. Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) yesterday expressed doubt about his ability to get the 50 votes he needs from the 52 Senate Republicans, prompting more doubts among colleagues, according to the website.

National Final Budget Votes Coming on Last Day of Session
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However, Straus announced today the house will not appoint members to negotiate with the Senate on its proposed compromise on a "bathroom bill" . One measure was HB 2, the supplemental budget bill, by Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound, which would spend about $1 billion in state revenue to true up current fiscal year expenses with what was appropriated in 2015.

Author: 0 Ernie Els calls penalty on himself during BMW PGA Championship

Aphibarnrat, 27, came into the European Tour's flagship event on the back of a missed cut in the China Open but was quickly out of the blocks with four birdies on the front nine. "My nine-under par won past year". "They are so good", said Carlsson of the changes. "If I don't I'm not sure I'll bother with it". Tha's okay in links golf but this is not links golf.

National Donald Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns
Author: 0 Donald Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

Trump came to power promising to be the most pro-Israel president in USA history. On Friday and Saturday, the president is back in Italy, specifically on the island of Sicily, for the Group of Seven summit. "I never mentioned the word or the name Israel ", Trump told reporters in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in Jerusalem .

Author: 0 Trudeau, Trump talk trade and security at G7

Multiple White House meetings on the matter were delayed in recent weeks, and Trump advisers ultimately said he would not make a decision until after he returns to Washington from a nine-day, five-stop worldwide trip. TAORMINA , Italy (AP) - Down to the final day of his lengthy first worldwide trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal.

National G7 leaders gather in Italy's Taormina to discuss terrorism, migration
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He's also touting his trip so far, describing it as "very successful". "It's hugely important for Canadians, and we are proud to be taking a strong stand at home, a strong stand around the world on this issue", Freeland said. Streiter said in Berlin that Germany's current account surplus - the broadest measure of trade and investment flows - reflects economic factors that the German government can't directly do anything about.

National Trump arrives in Sicily ahead of Group of Seven summit
Author: 0 Trump arrives in Sicily ahead of Group of Seven summit

After that conversation, Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn said the president's views are "evolving" and that he feels "much, much more knowledgeable" after the conversation with world leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters about an "intense" exchange where all six other nations "made it clear that we want the stick to its commitments".

National European leaders make sales pitch to Trump on Climate
Author: 0 European leaders make sales pitch to Trump on Climate

Despite the impasse, Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn said the president's views on climate were developing. "He came here to learn". More flexibility was a central demand by the president, who says the accords could be costly for American businesses and drain jobs in the United States .

Author: 0 'Immense progress' in Manchester bombing investigation

A German magazine reports that the Manchester concert bomber passed through Duesseldorf airport four days before the attack. Most arrests have been within or around the Northern England city. The Manchester bombing raised concern across Europe. All people who cherish life must unite in finding, exposing and removing these killers and extremists and, yes, losers.

Author: 0 Donald Trump will make 'final decision' on Paris climate deal next week

Leaders of seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration more time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement . The specter of Russian Federation shadowed the meetings, though Cohn said Friday that the president was not considering easing sanctions on Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Manchester Arena bombing: Seventh arrest made 100 miles from Manchester

Manchester police arrested a man reported to be Abedi's brother. Prime Minister Theresa May returned early from the G-7 summit in Sicily, and will chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee on Saturday. Lord Blair said: "It reminds me exactly of what happened after 7/7 when the United States published a complete picture of the way the bomb in 7/7 had been made up".

National Washington consultant charged in insider trading case
Author: 0 Washington consultant charged in insider trading case

They allege that Blaszczak would then sell the information to Olan, Huber and Fogel who prosecutors say made almost $4 million in trades off of it. Worrall allegedly told Blaszczak three different times about pending CMS Medicare reimbursement decisions that could affect stock prices.

Author: 0 Statue of Liberty in a life jacket at G-7 protest

But rather than a clash of old versus new, the two-day meeting is expected to be a battle between Trump and everyone else, at least on the issues of trade and climate change , as everyone tries to arrive at a consensus. From left, President Donald Trump , European Council President Donald Tusk , British Prime Minister Theresa May , French President Emmanuel Macron , Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Canadian Prime Minister ...

Author: 0 President Trump to attend G7 meetings in Italy

Leaders from Britain, Canada , France, Germany , Italy and Japan pressed US President Donald Trump to hold to US agreements made under the landmark Paris climate agreement . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord .

Author: 0 Senate GOP Staff to Draft Health Care Bill During Recess

This was the bill that would end the Affordable Care Act or ACA (also known as Obamacare) that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives had narrowly passed earlier in May, without knowing what its impact and cost would be. "I'd love to have a crack at taking a reasonable amount of Medicad funding and adapt it to our Medicaid population here and address certain specific needs, t and look at essential benefits, and tailoring those to our population", he says .

Author: 0 PM Trudeau and US President Trump talk trade, security at G7 summit

After starting his first presidential trip overseas wreathed in smiles, USA leader Donald Trump is ending it with an uncompromising position and rebukes at the G7 summit. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni stands on stage before the welcome ceremony at the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina . "Trump did not mean to say that the Germans are bad, but that there are problems with Germany and the Germans".

National Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off car bumper
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Kim Robertson joked that with bears now going after doughnuts in town, some of the pressure from "doughnut jokes" had been taken off of the local police for the week. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports ( ) Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to a black bear trying to break into their delivery vehicle.

Author: 0 Israel Celebrates 50 Years Since Conquering Jerusalem

The meeting with Abbas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem came a day after Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . The three Israeli paratroopers whose photograph has symbolized the Jewish return to the Western Wall were back there on Jerusalem Day at the exact hour when they captured the site 50 years ago.

Author: 0 Donald Trump pushes aside Montenegro PM Markovic to get in front

At a ceremony with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , Trump will unveil a memorial to the September 11, 2001 attacks featuring part of the destroyed World Trade Center, while Merkel does the same for a fragment of the Berlin Wall. Trump came to Brussels direct from a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican , after visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

National Indiana Legislators React To CBO Score On GOP Health Care Bill
Author: 0 Indiana Legislators React To CBO Score On GOP Health Care Bill

The previous version of the bill would've resulted in 24,000,000 Americans losing their health care coverage . While a number of details still need to be worked out, members of the 13-person health care working group selected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell feel they are in agreement in enough areas to start crafting the bill.

National Trump's views on climate change
Author: 0 Trump's views on climate change "evolving" -White House adviser

I've never heard an aide suggest a president needed to "get smarter", but there you go. Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G-7, a group of some of the world's wealthiest nations, voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement, according to a person familiar with the talks.

National Iran's president criticizes U.S. after Trump's sharp words
Author: 0 Iran's president criticizes U.S. after Trump's sharp words

According to USA Today, Donald Trump said: " Saudi Arabia and numerous countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays". One of the first things he noted was that the mullahs' regime will continue their militant efforts in the region, adding that Iran had troops on the ground in Iraq, Syria , and Lebanon, as well as their efforts to fight terrorism in the region.

National Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord
Author: 0 Trump to decide next week on Paris climate accord

The internal G7 divisions and a suicide bombing in Britain on Monday, that killed 22, overshadowed the Italian agenda, but on Saturday five African leaders joined the world power leaders to discuss their continent's potential. "Make no mistake, the fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet". G7 leaders sign the G7 Taormina Statement on the Fight Against Terrorism and Violent Extremism at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy on Friday, May 26, 2017.

National White Supremacist Teen Converts to Islam, Kills Two Roommates
Author: 0 White Supremacist Teen Converts to Islam, Kills Two Roommates

One of them, Devon Arthurs has converted to Islam. Court documents filed Tuesday show that 18-year-old Devon Arthurs made the comment to police on Friday after he led officers to the bodies . "He was an odd character", she said in a telephone interview, describing the time she met Arthurs when he visited her brother in MA before Jeremy moved to Florida.

National Trump's handshake trick doesn't seem to work on other people's turf
Author: 0 Trump's handshake trick doesn't seem to work on other people's turf

His handshake style came under media scrutiny after a meetings with the Japanese and Canadian leaders. Earlier Thursday, Trump put his weight behind his first handshake with France's new president , gripping and torquing his way on Thursday through the crucial moment in their budding relationship.

Author: 0 Why Dems Don't Want Lieberman as FBI Director

White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will be meeting later Wednesday with Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. This week Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the current investigation into Russian involvement in the US presidential election.

Author: 0 Trump's budget accused of $2trn accounting error

In an op-ed published yesterday, he wrote that the budget represents a reversal from prioritizing the interests of the poor to "putting taxpayers first". "Come on. That doesn't add up". He thinks the answer isn't cutting government aid, but dealing with the barriers to work, including a lack of education and a criminal justice system that leaves many - especially African-American men - with criminal records that prevent them from getting hired.

National Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate
Author: 0 Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate

Police now say that the suspected bomber, 22-year-old Salman Abedi , who died in the attack , was part of a network. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Abedi was believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.

National Massive rockslide wipes out swath of California's scenic coast road
Author: 0 Massive rockslide wipes out swath of California's scenic coast road

A massive landslide in Big Sur, California, blocked off part of Highway 1 and featured more than 1 million tons of rock and dirt, according to the Associated Press . Last year, a wildfire burned for almost three months in the Los Padres National Forest and on private land, sparked by an illegal campfire. Big Sur's high season is July through September, when 70% of their business occurs, said Kirk Gafill, Nepenthe's general manager and president of the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce.

National Langer leads halfway through Senior PGA on Trump course
Author: 0 Langer leads halfway through Senior PGA on Trump course

Langer started with five straight pars on a cool, misty morning before sparse galleries. McCarron and Singh are both two shots back at 10-under par. Larry Mize has tied Bernhard Langer for the lead at the Senior PGA Championship after a first-round 65 at Trump National .

National Texas lawmakers advance anti-LGBT adoption, bathroom bills
Author: 0 Texas lawmakers advance anti-LGBT adoption, bathroom bills

A similar effort also collapsed in 2015. "This bill now hurts kids by exclusion and discrimination" in an environment where differences often lead to bullying. Instead, lawmakers have settled on restrictions for trans kids. But according to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick , who has advocated for Senate Bill 6, media misinformation about the measure sparked public outcry and successfully halted the bill in its tracks.

Author: 0 There's a $2 trillion oversight in Trump's budget proposal

Medicaid , the government insurance program for the poor and many disabled Americans, would be cut by more than $600 billion over 10 years by capping payments to states and giving governors more flexibility to manage their rosters of Medicaid recipients.

Author: 0 Gov. Greg Abbott: 'Way Premature' to Speculate on Special Session

The Senate , meanwhile, voted on House Bill 5 , which I authored, to restructure the state's Department of Family and Protective Services by making it a standalone agency with its commissioner appointed directly by the Governor. The legislative session ends on Monday. Supporters described limiting the scope to schools as "middle ground" and hinted that it could soften the kinds of costly boycotts that hit North Carolina after it approved its bathroom bill previous year.

Author: 0 Trump's Saudi visit draws to a close

Rather than use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism", Trump referred to " Islamist extremism " - a subtle but meaningful distinction that suggests the extremism is more ideological than religious. Melania and Ivanka Trump deplaned Air Force One Saturday in the capital city of Riyadh wearing long, flowing sleeves, but no headscarves, which local women are required to do in the conservative country.

National 'Republicans care about poor people,' OMB Director Mulvaney says
Author: 0 'Republicans care about poor people,' OMB Director Mulvaney says

It would be about as reasonable for Mulvaney to assume that the Mexican government will pay for the president's border wall, the F-35 program, and Medicare Part D. Taken together, these actions will serve to grow the American economy. "We take care of the truly needy", he said. "It assumes that the stars perfectly align with regard to economic drivers".

Author: 0 Jewish hardliners ejected from Jerusalem mosque compound

Matty Stern/ZUMA Press/NewscomFor decades American presidents have tried, with varying degrees of effort and to varying degrees of success, to negotiate a peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The Trump Administration is looking to resolve that by courting top Labor figure Isaac Herzog from the opposition to try to get him to back the peace process.

Author: 0 GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

Under the current system, women tend to qualify for subsidies more than men because we're more likely to earn less, be head of a single-parent household, work part-time, or stay home to be caregivers. That would fulfill a chief goal for many Republicans. People without a health problem would be able to buy insurance based on their health. Brooks says that, according to the CBO , the American Health Care Act will lower average premiums in the individual market by 4 to 30 percent or ...

National G7 leaders sign Declaration on fight against terrorism
Author: 0 G7 leaders sign Declaration on fight against terrorism

For Russia to return it would have to adhere to the "Minsk accords, and implementing those, restoring Ukrainian sovereignty", U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday. Before going into closed-door meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday, Mr Trump said the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved" .

Author: 0 Paper says Kushner sought secret Russia channel

The Washington Post said the secret comms proposal was made December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by USA officials. But new administrations are generally cautious in their handling of interactions with Moscow, which USA intelligence agencies have accused of waging an unprecedented campaign to interfere in last year's presidential race and help elect Trump.

Author: 0 Libya says brother of Manchester bomber plots terrorist attack in Tripoli

As yet no-one has been charged in the case and authorities have not identified the suspects. "We greatly value the important relationships we have with our trusted intelligence, law enforcement and security partners around the world", the National Counter Terrorism Policing office said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

Author: 0 GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says

But it's impossible to make a meaningful blanket statement about how premiums would change under this bill, as those changes differ vastly for different groups of people. "That's what we have to try to do is come up with options in our version of the bill that prevent those kind of outcomes", said Thune. With "Obamacare", Democrats set out to get more people insured, but they also wanted to bolster the underlying coverage by making it illegal for insurers to turn away those with medical ...

Author: 0 DNC calls for firing Trump's son-in-law over Russian Federation revelations

One source told Reuters that two of the contacts were phone calls between April and November, 2016. By early this year, Kushner had become a focus of the FBI investigation into whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, said two other sources - one current and one former law enforcement official.

Author: 0 Supreme Court Rejects 2 N.C. Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional

Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, lauded the decision on Twitter. Cooper issued a statement applauding the Supreme Court for supporting "a level playing field and fair elections" for voters. electoral process. They repeatedly told their colleagues that District 1 had to be majority-minority, so as to comply with the VRA [Voting Rights Act].

National Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead at 77
Author: 0 Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead at 77

O'Reilly has denied those accusations. The cause of Ailes' death has not yet been disclosed. "Many people out there would say that he saved this country by starting the Fox News channel ", added anchor Ainsley Earhardt. Mr Ailes, she said, was "the most wonderful loving husband (to me) and father to our son Zachary ". Not sure I would have been President w/o his great talent, loyal help.