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Author: 0 Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch pledges to apply law equally to all

Wednesday's hearing marked what is likely the last day of testimony for Gorsuch before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he has made a particular effort to stress his independence from Trump. But Gorsuch refused each time. No one is looking to return us to horse and buggy days. He read statements from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Sen.

National Democrats have landed on a new excuse to obstruct Neil Gorsuch
Author: 0 Democrats have landed on a new excuse to obstruct Neil Gorsuch

After a day of opening statements from the senators tasked with vetting the judge , the 49-year-old was questioned on his record, his political philosophy, and his views on President Trump. "It would be a violation of the separation of powers and judicial independence if someone sitting at this table, in order to get confirmed, had to make promises or commitments about how they'd rule in a case that's now pending and likely to make its way to the Supreme Court".

Author: 0 Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch faces Senate hearing

Patrick Leahy of Vermont said the treatment of Garland was unprecedented. Judge Gorsuch thanked the senators "for doing what you do for the American people". Update 10:38 a.m.: Sen. Gorsuch made the statement while he was being question by Sen. CT senator Richard Blumenthal, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has criticized Gorsuch for his stance on workers' rights, consumer protection, women's healthcare, privacy, and other issues that he believed were cause to worry about ...

National Three Tennessee Republicans on the fence about Obamacare repeal bill
Author: 0 Three Tennessee Republicans on the fence about Obamacare repeal bill

He said dealing with the rules of the Senate is what's "frustrating" to him and many other members of the House in trying to get this passed. "Based on what I've been told is in the manager's amendment, and what I've been told tonight, I don't know that it moves anybody or makes a compelling case from where their previous positions were", Rep.

National 2 injured in Wisconsin shooting, schools on lockdown
Author: 0 2 injured in Wisconsin shooting, schools on lockdown

Police are dispatched to a "domestic situation" at the Marathon Savings Bank in Rothschild, about 90 miles west of Green Bay. The shootings occurred on Wednesday, at a private home, a law firm and an apartment complex, Fox 6 said, adding, citing Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks, that the suspect was in custody.

National Michael Porter Jr. will ask for release from commitment to UW
Author: 0 Michael Porter Jr. will ask for release from commitment to UW

Cohen has also said any signed recruit who meets Hopkins and no longer wants to come to UW will be granted a release from his letter. Things got interesting for the Seattle native once his father, Michael Porter Sr ., was released from the Washington program along with head coach Lorenzo Romar , last week.

National Teen's 'cheesy' 'promposal' to girl with Down syndrome melts hearts
Author: 0 Teen's 'cheesy' 'promposal' to girl with Down syndrome melts hearts

On the back, it read, "I'm going to be CHEESY and ask: WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?" Carlie can barely contain her excitement and excitedly says "Oh my gosh oh my gosh" as she covers her face with disbelief. But as Carson met his girlfriend during the school year before prom, it was down to Shaedon to make sure Carlie had a magical night. But Wedel said it was a no-brainer to take "one of the sweetest gals" he knows to the dance, which is coming up on April 22.

National House Freedom Caucus: Last-minute RyanCare Amendments Too Little, Too Late
Author: 0 House Freedom Caucus: Last-minute RyanCare Amendments Too Little, Too Late

But the Idaho Republican said that now that leaders and the White House are indicating to them and others that no major changes will be added "it means the bill is going to fail". Members of the House Freedom Caucus , which has about 35 members, have called on House leaders to repeal more elements of ObamaCare, The Wall Street Journal reported .

Author: 0 'Snake On A Plane' Just Happened In Real Life

In this Sunday, March 19, 2017 photo, a flight attendant places a. Anna McConnaughy , who was in the plane at the time, said there no panic when an announcement came over the intercom to say there was a snake on board. The crew were first made aware of the snake when a passenger reported his pet was missing after he deplaned in Aniak and suggested that the reptile was likely on a return trip to Anchorage.

National Fox News 'Knows of No Evidence' That Backs Up Trump's Wiretapping Claim
Author: 0 Fox News 'Knows of No Evidence' That Backs Up Trump's Wiretapping Claim

Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey also denied the suggestion made by Mr Trump in a tweet earlier this month that he had been bugged by Mr Obama. America's National Security Agency (NSA) did not ask Britain's GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump when he was running for president, the organisation's director, Admiral Mike Rogers, has insisted .

Author: 0 S. Korea and Japan both 'vitally important' to US: State Department

While the "Tracker" emails were sought by Schneiderman's investigation, the youths' attorneys say they are germane to their case as well. As president-elect, Trump wanted to have a conversation with Tillerson "about the world" given what he gleaned from the complex global issues he dealt with as CEO of Exxon Mobil.

Author: 0 Biden questions Trump admin 'romance' with Putin

The House Rules Committee announced it will meet early Wednesday to vet final changes to the bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, and set down the terms of floor debate. Biden - during his warmly received return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning - questioned the administration's " romance " with Russian Federation and advised Trump to scale back the incendiary rhetoric.

Author: 0 Sears shares dive on doubt about retailer's future

Sears Holdings said it can't be sure it can raise the cash it needs through loans and debt financing. The stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 by 2.18% during the past week but Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) it has outperformed the index in 4 weeks by 18.66%.

National TBI: Teacher Searched 'Teen Marriage' Before Abduction
Author: 0 TBI: Teacher Searched 'Teen Marriage' Before Abduction

Now, authorities have revealed Cummings searched "teen marriage" online days before the abduction, CBS News reported. And then three days before the kidnapping, Cummins did similar online research about his Nissan Rogue, trying to figure out if certain features could be tracked by law enforcement.

National Africans unable to attend annual summit due to visas being denied
Author: 0 Africans unable to attend annual summit due to visas being denied

Flowers, who is the CEO of Global Green Development Group, which works on economic development projects in Africa, is concerned about the impact such denials will have on the business ties between the U.S. He told the outlet that he had already paid the US$500 fee to attend the event and was asked to lead a session on filmmaking. Flowers told Voice of America that those who were denied visas were called for embassy interviews days before they were to travel, despite having applied long in ...

Author: 0 Trump to accelerate support in Iraq's fight against IS: Iraqi PM

In Syria, the US -led coalition has been working with an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias. "We've been here a short while and people have said they'd never seen such a difference", Trump said. During his trip to the US, Abadi carried a strict message about the possibility to crush ISIS. "It will happen. It's happening right now", Trump added, using an acronym for Islamic State.

National Gorsuch navigates full day of testimony as Senate battle percolates
Author: 0 Gorsuch navigates full day of testimony as Senate battle percolates

When faced with questions during his confirmation hearing, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed that he believes President Donald Trump's attacks on judges were "disheartening" and "demoralizing". "We say it with the perspective of those who know that unfortunately, even in 2017, female lawyers are not always treated as equals". "Quite frankly, I was anxious about who he would pick", Graham said of Trump's first selection.

Author: 0 Trump on Iraq War: US 'Should Never Ever Have Left'

At one point, the radical Sunni Muslim group ruled about a third of Iraq. Obama's approach relied on training and supporting local forces aiming to push the militants out of much of the territory they once held. Trump has taken a more combative stance toward Iran. Abadi estimated Iraqi forces have so far liberated 1.6 million people from ISIS, and with victory imminent in the last parts of Mosul the "new Iraq" needs to look forward at "stabilization and reconstruction".

National Knoxville to observe Day of Immigration Action
Author: 0 Knoxville to observe Day of Immigration Action

The city will join others across the country on informing the public on issues affecting immigrant communities. The mayor presented a signed proclamation to officially declare Tuesday, March 21, 2017 a " Day of Immigration Action ". "Specifically, concerns about possible federal action that would penalize cities financially for their policies toward immigrants and lead to increased deportation of immigrants", the Conference of Mayors' website reads.

National Dakota Access Pipeline Into Operation This Week
Author: 0 Dakota Access Pipeline Into Operation This Week

The company didn't provide further details, including the locations of the attacks, and Energy Transfer Partners spokesman Vicki Granado declined to comment Tuesday. "I've done a little digging and I absolutely don't know who it was", Mr. O'Hara said. The Red Warrior Society, another activist group with a history of using aggressive tactics against North Dakota officials a year ago, has not responded to reporter's requests for comments.

National Amber Alert issued for 2 kids taken in stolen auto near Flint
Author: 0 Amber Alert issued for 2 kids taken in stolen auto near Flint

At a news conference police say the children who were found a few hours later have been reunited with their Mother and that they are seeking a man suspected of stealing the auto. with shoulder-length brown hair in a ponytail and hazel eyes. Pounds, wearing a pink coat purple trousers and blue snow boots. The stolen vehicle is described as a 2000 dark blue Monte Carlo with tinted windows.

Author: 0 Banning HS students arrested for allegedly planning school shooting

Police were notified Monday afternoon of the potentially deadly plot at Banning High School in Banning, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. The wounded student escaped by driving home. The King City Police Department is now pursuing active leads in this case. King City has experienced a sharp uptick in violence this year. Six shootings took place in February in an eight-day period.

Author: 0 Sean Spicer Claims Former Trump Campaign Manager Only Played A 'Limited Role'

Earlier on Monday, Trump took to Twitter to claim Democrats "made up" a story about Russian Federation interfering with the election "as an excuse for running a awful campaign". The episode resulted in a real-time fact-checking of President Donald Trump by the Federal Bureau of Investigation director - an unprecedented moment that put a sharp focus on a pattern of misstatements and mischaracterizations by the White House.

National Trump should apologise to Obama: Ex-CIA chief
Author: 0 Trump should apologise to Obama: Ex-CIA chief

US investigators say Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking into the computers at the Democratic National Committee. When questioned by the Senate in early January whether the FBI was investigating connections, Comey refused to say.

National Local Lawmakers Unsure about President's Proposed Healthcare Plan
Author: 0 Local Lawmakers Unsure about President's Proposed Healthcare Plan

Democrats oppose the Republicans' plan, saying it would hurt the elderly, poor and working families while giving tax cuts to the wealthy. Specifically, it's promising House Republicans a solution to their concerns about drastically increasing insurance premiums for millions of older Americans, but leaving the Senate to figure out how to deliver it.

National Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook at center of Thunder-Warriors scuffle
Author: 0 Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook at center of Thunder-Warriors scuffle

Game 3 in February: With Durant playing in at OKC for the first time since leaving the Thunder, Curry almost reached the triple-double plateau Westbrook often frequents by totaling 26 points, nine assists and eight boards. On the other hand, John Wall had 16 points and eight assists, while Bradley Beal scored 19 points for the Wizards. "Shots didn't fall. They made shots as well".

National Nine-year-old dead following shooting incident
Author: 0 Nine-year-old dead following shooting incident

The brief police statement about what 28-year-old Wendy Lavarnia reportedly said Monday about her 2-year-old son previously handling the gun is included in a probable cause statement filed with court officials for her initial court appearance.

Author: 0 Electronics Banned From Some US-Bound Flights

But the new temporary rules will restrict some devices to checked bags only. That's bigger than an iPhone 7 Plus, so this shouldn't affect too many devices, but the US rule left some questions open whether large phablets were also banned from the passenger cabin.

Author: 0 Trump bans electronics on some flights from Middle East, Africa

Any personal devices larger than a smartphone must be checked following the emergency amendment, which was sent out to 10 airlines at 3 a.m. ET. However, the electronics ban reportedly stems from no "specific, newly discovered threat", but instead general caution.

National Spicer Downplays Manafort's 'Limited Role' on Team Trump
Author: 0 Spicer Downplays Manafort's 'Limited Role' on Team Trump

Sean Spicer, the 30th White House press secretary, has lost his credibility. One reporter responded, "the Roger Stones and the Carter Pages". He continued, " there is a fine line between people who want to be part of something that they never had an official role in and people who actually played a role in either the campaign or the transition ".

National Weather Authority Forecast for Tuesday, March 21
Author: 0 Weather Authority Forecast for Tuesday, March 21

Clouds will increase later in the day. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tuesday will bring some early sun, but then the sky will become partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures will likely be lower than normal for this time of year on Wednesday with highs only around freezing and low temperatures around 25 in the Milwaukee area.

National No information to support Trump wiretap claim
Author: 0 No information to support Trump wiretap claim

Mr Comey was the latest USA government official to reject Mr Trump's claims, made without any evidence, that Mr Obama had wiretapped his NY skyscraper during the campaign. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Susan Collins of ME also said Sunday they had seen no evidence that the Obama administration had placed Trump under surveillance at Trump Tower, the Manhattan high-rise that houses Trump's residence, business office and campaign office.

Author: 0 Trump 'probably should apologize' to Obama over wiretapping claim — Ex-CIA chief

People familiar with the situation who could speak only on the condition of anonymity said Napolitano is not expected to be on Fox News Channel any time soon. The British spy agency sharply denounced Napolitano's allegations, saying they are "utterly ridiculous and should be ignored ". At the hearings, Mr Comey said: "With respect to the president's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets and we have ...

National South Dakota confirms oil pipeline vandalism
Author: 0 South Dakota confirms oil pipeline vandalism

The company didn't provide further details, including the locations of the attacks, and ETP spokeswoman Vicki Granado on Tuesday declined comment. The $3.8 billion pipeline runs 1,200 miles through the Dakotas, Iowa and IL. The almost 9-mile (14 km) stretch of highway was closed in October when Native Americans and environmental activists descended on the area in an effort to force the re-routing of the multi-billion dollar pipeline away from a lake upstream from the reservation.

Author: 0 PA Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne delivers meals in Lackawanna County

Now that the new proposed budget includes possible cuts to federal grants often used for the program, the President of Senior Citizens Incorporated says the budget for the Meals on Wheels should be increased if anything. Trump's budget proposes big cuts to discretionary spending. The Hill said it "eliminates funds for Meals on Wheels ". The Trump administration's proposed budget cuts could put that in jeopardy.

National Teacher accused of having sex with student smiles in mugshot
Author: 0 Teacher accused of having sex with student smiles in mugshot

Cops initiated their investigation earlier this month after receiving a tip from an administrator at Lockhart High School , located 60 kilometres south of Austin , Texas . Heavy .com reported that on her profile page on the school's website - which has since been deleted - Fowlkes wrote: 'I have very high expectations of myself as a teacher as well as of my students and I hope that this will be a formula for achievement .

National Family tragedy as boy, 5, dies after being strangled by pet dog
Author: 0 Family tragedy as boy, 5, dies after being strangled by pet dog

Police initially thought the child had collapsed from cardiac arrest while playing with the 18-month-old hound. The death was ruled accidental. Warrington Police say the boy's mother called 911 after she found him unresponsive in the snow with his scarf tightened around his neck around 4:30 p.m.

National Dylann Roof's Lying Friend Joey Meek Gets 27 Months
Author: 0 Dylann Roof's Lying Friend Joey Meek Gets 27 Months

Meek's lawyer, Deborah Barbier, said in a statement outside the courtroom: "Joey sincerely hopes that anyone who has a friend who is talking about hurting someone will take it seriously, learn from his mistake and notify the proper authorities immediately".

National Trump Criticizes Iran Nuclear Deal As Talks Start With Iraqi PM
Author: 0 Trump Criticizes Iran Nuclear Deal As Talks Start With Iraqi PM

Speaking at a United States Institute for Peace (USIP) event Monday, Abadi said that he felt that the Trump administration wants to be "more engaged in fighting terrorism". "We are in the last chapter, the final stages to eliminate ISIS militarily in Iraq", he said in a video statement . Trump has recently been presented a proposal by his top security officials to ramp up the anti-Daesh fight, but details have remained elusive as Trump prosecutes the campaign.

Author: 0 White House stays firm on wiretap accusations

Comey will be testifying about whether President Donald Trump or anyone on his campaign team is being investigated for possibly colluding with Russian Federation and influencing the election. REP. ADAM SCHIFF , D-Calif.: In early July, Carter Page, someone candidate Trump identified as one of his national security advisers, travels to Moscow on a trip approved by the Trump campaign.