The district only went for Trump by 1.5 percentage points, despite having gone for former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by 23 percentage points. Knippenberg said the race between Handel and Ossoff was so special that it can not be used to predict political campaigns in 2018. Incumbents enter with an edge and often without serious opposition.
Contrast that with Speaker Paul Ryan, who is rarely the focus of Democratic ads, but whose unfavorable rating is 54%. The outcome also raised questions about the future of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi . Pelosi , speaking to reporters on Thursday, said she's confident she has the support in her caucus. "And in our state and for me, marriage is between one man and one woman", Handel said.
But an Associated Press analysis shows the state's legislative districts were drawn in a way that may have given the GOP extra help. And only four other states had a lower percentage of contested races in 2016, when most states held state House elections, according to the AP's analysis.
I had the distinct honor and privilege earlier this summer of being the featured speaker for an awesome fundraiser in Seattle . A pregnant mother of four was shot and killed by Seattle police after she confronted officers with a knife, authorities said Sunday.
Senate Republicans unveiled a bill earlier on Thursday in a step forward to fulfil their seven-year-long promise to replace the Affordable Care Act , a piece of legislation that was considered the centrepiece of Obama's legacy and coined " Obamacare ".
Kenneth Cordova was released Friday night. The jet's pilot, Capt. Erik Gonsalves , has not been released as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Thunderbirds' Twitter feed. "Crowd safety and the safety of our teammates is always our priority", he said. Organizers of the air show say it will go on as planned Saturday and Sunday, but the Thunderbirds have decided not to fly in Saturday's show.
I will continue to stand with my fellow mayors and the American people to fight for real, affordable health care for all. To the editor: It seems likely the Senate's Obamacare repeal bill will get enough votes to pass. His presentation on Thursday of the Senate's health care measure to Republican colleagues - after the White House and key lobbyists got a peek the night before - was met with something other than unbridled enthusiasm.
File- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer held a conference call with reporters Tuesday April 11, 2017, to blast President Donald Trump's handling of trade issues with China - including what he called China's unfair trade practices, currency.
But the Trump White House has been cutting back on the frequency and the length of on-camera briefings. "I don t think that the be all and end all is whether it s on television or not". On Tuesday, a recently fat-shamed Sean Spicer appeared on camera for the first time in over a week to address reporters at the White House Press Briefing.
Hours after the measure was unveiled to Congress, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement that they were not ready to vote in favour of the legislation. However, Senate Republicans' bill would make deep cuts to Medicaid, rolling back Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and transforming federal Medicaid payments to the states into per capita reimbursements, the rates of rich would get smaller and smaller through ...
Pelosi, in a letter to colleagues, said that when Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. By the next election, Democrats lost seats left and right, falling to 193 seats. And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.
The judge gave the prosecution until July 24 to decide whether to try Tensing a third time. Tensing pulled his gun and fired once. The mistrial comes just days after a Minnesota officer was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Philando Castile.
The President billed today's signing as a campaign promise kept.in the wake of scandals at the veterans affairs department in recent years. Trump says the law represents one of the biggest reforms to the VA in a generation or more. Right now, it takes up to 264 days for an appeal to move through the process when trying to remove a bad employee. It was unanimously agreed to in the Senate and cleared the House by a margin of 368-55.
No doubt about it. Martha is ugly. Zindler, an animal control officer who also serves as president of the rescue project's board of directors, rescued Martha from a local shelter and the pup returned the favor by bringing home the Ugliest Dog crown.
The leadership of the House Democratic Caucus tried to put the best face on Tuesday's special election losses in Georgia and SC by saying they're making progress, and the GOP victories were much more narrow than in the past. "And I don't think we're doing enough of that, and I think that's evident in this [Ossoff] race". Trump himself weighed in over Twitter Thursday morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY.
The accident happened just after 12:30 p.m. when the plane returned to Dayton International Airport from what the Thunderbirds described as a familiarization flight. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. "More details will be released following an aircraft and safety investigation boards". A pilot and a passenger had to be extricated from the plane.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Russian government at President Vladimir Putin 's direction clearly conducted cyberattacks on the United States to influence the presidential election, but the assault did not change ballots, the final count or the reporting of election results.
The first lady, meanwhile, donned a flowing pale pink evening gown and the President, a classic black tuxedo, the source said. Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin, center, arrives at the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Scottish actress Louise Linton , at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington , Saturday, June 24, 2017.
Fehmel (6-3) left after two and a third innings, having allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout. "We faced the unbeatable team these past two games". "Quite frankly, it surprised us", Mainieri said. Instead, Rasmussen entered with a 5-0 deficit in the fourth inning. Antoine Duplantis pushed the lead to 4-0 in the third with an RBI single before Papierski hit his second home run of the game in the fourth.
Scalise, who is now receiving treatment at the MedStar Hospital in Washington has undergone a series of surgeries and is said to be in fair condition . They revealed that they found a note on the gunman, James Hodgkinson with members of Congress's names on it. President Donald Trump offered his support for Scalise during remarks Thursday evening at a congressional picnic and said that he gave Scalise's kids "a handsome tour" of the White House.
The death of Halbach and the conviction of Avery and Dassey placed Manitowoc County in the national spotlight. But a lower court concluded a year ago that investigators improperly obtained the confession from Dassey, who was 16 at the time.
Tensing looked down, his hand on his face, as the judge announced the mistrial in the death of 43-year-old Sam DuBose , who was shot in the head while driving away from the traffic stop on July 19, 2015 . Ghiz read the jury a statement commonly referred to as the Howard charge, which instructs jury members to deliberate further after they have reached a deadlock.
Organizers said they may avoid Taksim Square, where widespread anti-government protests in 2013 were crushed by security forces. We will not allow them to walk, ' Kürşat Mican, the group's head in Istanbul , said on KRT TV. "Two years ago police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse participants, after organizers said they had been refused permission because it coincided with the holy month of Ramadan ", the Hindu continued.
He asked for the governor to sit down with House Speaker Mike Madigan to "end the pain". He says leader meetings are more effective than special sessions. "There's a super majority of legislators ready to get behind the right compromise". "At the request of Leader Durkin, House Democrats have agreed to postpone a vote on workers' compensation legislation in the House Labor Committee and will continue working with our Republican colleagues to craft a bipartisan agreement".
Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. Cassidy's concerns have critics of the Senate bill hoping they can persuade him to oppose the proposal. Sen. Among the changes outlined in the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act , are provisions to end Affordable Care Act mandates requiring most ...
National Weather Service forecasters said rainfall totals of 2-4 inches (50-100 millimeters) were possible in several states, with up to 6 inches (150 millimeters) in isolated spots. "And, ratings are good", Clewley added of the news broadcast outlets. Though the tornado watch has not been extended to Sumner, Davidson or Williamson counties, Flash Flood Watches are in effect until 7 a.m.
The exact cause of Mr Warmbier's death is unclear. But he was arrested in Pyongyang in January 2016, and as we have reported , was accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster. When North Korea returned Warmbier to the United States on June 13, he was found to have severe neurological injuries. They say there was no evidence he suffered from botulism .
Last June, torrential rains in West Virginia claimed 23 lives and memories of that disaster are still vivid. Cindy weakened to a tropical depression Thursday but still brought heavy rain , powerful winds and the threat of floods to the already soaked US Gulf Coast.
The game was briefly interrupted in the 56th minute as Pepe fouled an opponent and was shown a yellow card which rules him out of the semifinals match. Portugal's Andre Silva's 63rd minute shot was tame and Marinovic stuck his foot out to deny him. New Zealand had chances and most fell to captain Chris Wood.
The package represents McConnell's attempt to quell criticism by party moderates and conservatives and win the support he needs in a vote he hopes to stage next week. They said GOP characterizations of the law as failing are wrong and said the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher outof pocket costs.
Tensing is the third officer in the past week to beat a case stemming from their on-duty shooting of a black man. "The message that is being sent is, if you are black, all the police officer has to do is say they were in fear of their life and they get away with murder because the victim (is) black ", the local NAACP said in a statement.
Mueller and Comey served together in the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration. "Some of them worked for Hillary Clinton", Trump said. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that while Trump "retains the authority" to dismiss special counsel Robert Mueller, "he has no intention of doing that".
President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address, which centered on healthcare legislation. Republican leaders are planning to bring it to a final vote next week, as McConnell tries to get the 142-page bill passed in the Senate before the July 4 recess.
Laura Halvorson, 33, also a protester, said many of those who participated in the die-in resisted arrest and were then removed by Capitol Police without their wheelchairs - images that attracted significant attention on social media. Millions could lose access to health coverage through Medicaid under the GOP plan to reform the nation's healthcare system. McConnell hopes to hold a vote on the bill next week.
Comey testified in front of the Senate earlier this month that he had written memos detailing his private interactions with Trump because he "was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting". "We're going to have to see". He is a good guy. I mean, you will have to take a look at that because then he has to tell what actually took place at the events.
The key for Handel was the time she had between April's first round of voting (which Ossoff led in an open primary with 48.1 percent, just short of the majority he needed to settle matters then) and the second (in which Ossoff's vote nearly precisely matched his earlier share).
The ruling states that Dassey's confession to helping his uncle rape and kill Halbach was involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Given those factors, people felt Dassey was wrongly pressured into his confession. Netflix's " Making a Murderer " is a 10-part documentary series that follows the case of Wisconsin natives Avery and Dassey.
The attorney generals of Maryland and the District of Columbia have served Trump with a new lawsuit accusing the president of violating the U.S. and Maryland Attorney's Generals in the form of federal lawsuit. "We do not sue the president of the United States casually", Frosh said. Democrats said that Trump violates the Constitution, which forbids public officials from accepting gifts or emoluments from foreign governments and economic benefits from federal or state governments ...
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017 . The plane, which slid off the end of the runway, tipped on its side and it took almost two hours to extricate the pilot and an aircraft maintainer.
At least 25 people, mostly Shias, were killed in the explosions and over 100 injured. Superintendent of Police Asif Ahmad said an assistant sub-inspector was among those who were killed in the attack . At least 55 people were killed in two explosions in the north-western Pakistan town of Parachinar . The emergency and rescue services shifted injured to Agency Headquarters hospital Parachinar .
Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had the honor of having a street in Boston renamed in recognition of his impact on the Red Sox and the city of Boston on Thursday. Dustin Pedroia said, "We want to thank you for how you made us feel, love". "You're not our teammate, you're not our friend". Ramirez said he played with Ortiz on his mind.
A group of younger House Democrats is leading the charge, saying that the party faces an uphill battle to take back the majority in the chamber as long as Pelosi is the party's public face. Ryan told Lemon that earlier that night, another member of Congress, clearly a Republican , had pulled him aside and said, 'Please tell me you're not going to get rid of Nancy Pelosi, please tell me she's not going to retire because that's who I run against'.
The media firestorm rages on over the possible investigation of President Donald Trump for the firing of former FBI Director James Comey . Although he sidestepped a question about whether the special counsel would be legally bound to inform the president he's under investigation, the attorney insisted "I can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it".
Three people were arrested. Those opposing Islam and its Shariah law in Butler County's West Chester Twp. were countered by a group of self-described anti-fascists who covered their faces with bandanas, The Journal-News reported. While many Muslims liken Shariah to other religions' laws that guide the faithful but don't supercede the rules of secular societies in which they may live, some states have been concerned enough to pass legislation prohibiting the use of foreign law in state courts.
Representative Kathleen Rice , one of a handful of Democratic representatives publicly calling for new leadership, told the New York Times that Democrats should drop Pelosi because the right has vilified her - though their depiction is unjust.
Up to 2 inches of heavy rain is possible in Lancaster County today as Tropical Depression Cindy forges a path across the southeastern United States, meteorologists said Thursday. "Heavy rain (amounts in excess of 1 inch in 24 hours) is anticipated for parts of the Southern Plains, lower MS and Tennessee Valleys, southeast, and southern Appalachians Jun 24-25".
On NBC's Tonight Show , Jimmy Fallon told his audience about the reports that the White House is moving Spicer to "a more senior role focused on strategy". Reps. Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican, and Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, issued a brief statement after they met with Mueller late Tuesday.
A former Milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man past year ignited two days of rioting in the Wisconsin city was found not guilty Wednesday of first-degree reckless homicide . He was sacked from the force in October 2016 after two men said he sexually assaulted them, while two others said he solicited sex from them. Less than two seconds later, 1.69 seconds to be exact, Heaggan-Brown shot Smith in the chest.
Tim Walz of Minnesota. "I thrive on competition, and I welcome the discussion", she said. She said she feels "very confident" in the support she has from her caucus, but claimed ownership over the "timing" for her role as minority leader.
This morning, June 12, the attorneys general of Washington , D.C., and Maryland announced that they filed what they call a "major lawsuit " against President Donald Trump . In January, trump said that his business assets will be managed by his sons, in order to avoid possible conflict of interest. He further said that this position puts the district in a "unique position" to file a lawsuit over the emoluments clause because they suffered harm.