National Clinton and Rubio allegedly targeted by Russian hackers
Author: 0 Clinton and Rubio allegedly targeted by Russian hackers

Wednesday. Russian operatives have even been active in U.S. politics through this week, driving a wedge between Republicans after the fallout from the health care bill failure, said Clinton Watts, a senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University .

Author: 0 Special Education Students Deserve Challenging Curriculum, Rules Supreme Court

There are about 6.5 million students participating in public school special education programs in the United States, and this decision will effectively set the bar higher for those kids who can handle more rigorous expectations. Rather, the Supreme Court said, students with disabilities should be measured on their ability to pass their courses and advance from grade to grade.

Author: 0 Schumer warns GOP against rules change on Supreme Court

Heitkamp said she expects Gorsuch to follow through on his promise of an independent judiciary that "acts as a proper check and balance on the other two branches of government". "I am not confident that Judge Gorsuch understands how his decisions will impact workers, immigrants, women's health and economic security, disabled Americans, and the everyday Nevadans that I am here fighting for", she said.

Author: 0 Helicopter joins search for 91-year-old Pa. judge

Pane said Kosik was taking medicine for mild memory loss but he declined to give further details. Pane says Kosik was conscious and talking. State police searched the area via helicopter but found no immediate trace of Kosik's gray 2015 Acura SUV, which has driver's-side damage.

National Rain showers to start Friday with cooler afternoon temperatures
Author: 0 Rain showers to start Friday with cooler afternoon temperatures

This is going to be our best chance for any strong to severe thunderstorms, so it's something the First Alert Weather Team is tracking very closely. For the Spring Break week in Pensacola, expect afternoon highs hitting the upper 70s each afternoon with Southerly winds between 5-15 miles per hour.

Author: 0 Your Browsing History Is On Sale

US Republicans cheerfully voted to allow the big telcos and ISPs to spy on consumers and flog their personal details to the highest bidder. The Senate voted along party lines to undo the rules last week. Last week, Pai said consumers would have privacy protections even without the Obama internet provider rules, but critics say they will weaker. However, House Democrats accused Republicans of essentially throwing USA consumers' privacy rights under the bus.

Author: 0 North Carolina Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Trans Bathroom Law

He told reporters at a news conference that the NCAA Board of Governors will hold discussions to determine whether the new legislation "is a sufficient change in the law for the board to feel comfortable going back to North Carolina ". The repeal allows provisions of HB2 to remain in effect through 2020, which means cities are still prohibited from passing non-discrimination ordinances on private employment or public accommodations for at least another three years.

Author: 0 Ad campaign urges Democrats to support Gorsuch

The Democrats pushed through a rules change lowering the vote threshold on all nominees except for the Supreme Court from 60 to a simple majority. If Republicans can't find eight Democrats to go along with breaking the filibuster, the nomination would be stymied under current Senate rules.

Author: 0 Supreme Court reverses interpretation Gorsuch helped craft

Gorsuch's interpretation was that if a school district satisfies federal law, it does not need to reimburse the cost of private education, so long as it provides educational benefits to disabled students that are "more than de minimis ". On Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin of IL asked Gorsuch about a letter from one of his former students , alleging that Gorsuch once suggested that many professional women manipulate their companies for maternity leave benefits.

Author: 0 Senate Dems to vote for Trump's Supreme Court nominee

It's unclear if they will have those votes - of the 10 Senate Democrats who are up for re-election in states Trump won, five have already said they will vote against him. "I can't, because I don't know who they are". Senate Republicans played politics at its worst with an honorable, deeply qualified jurist- arguably the most well qualified nominee in modern history- who had always been supported by Republican and Democratic senators for his unmatched experience.

Author: 0 AFBF Urges Swift Confirmation of Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote Monday, April 4, on whether to recommend Gorsuch for full Senate confirmation. The pair are the first Democratic senators to publicly say they will vote in favor of Gorsuch. Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., stated that he planned to rally his colleagues to block Gorsuch's confirmation. Schumer did so, knowing that such a filibuster could trigger Republicans to launch the so called "nuclear option", changing Senate rules ...

National Indiana Senate offers up $32.1 billion two-year budget
Author: 0 Indiana Senate offers up $32.1 billion two-year budget

Texas health officials could also ask the federal government to pony up more matching funds for certain specialty programs, including for women's health, Zerwas said in a telephone interview. Texas has a luxury most states don't - almost $11 billion socked away in a state savings account, also known as the rainy day fund. And in an ironic turn, Anchia voted against his own amendment, which passed by a near 2-1 margin.

Author: 0 Donald Trump blasts Republican Freedom Caucus group

House Speaker Paul Ryan doesn't want to see President Donald Trump negotiate with Democrats on health care, he said Thursday morning. The next day, Trump said the Freedom Caucus "was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory". Under the compromise proposal, the original "bathroom Bill" would be repealed, but the new proposal would not extend to multi-stall restrooms and it would also not extend to places of work, hotels or restaurants until 2020.

National Top Intel Committee Dem Has 'Profound' Concerns Over Nunes
Author: 0 Top Intel Committee Dem Has 'Profound' Concerns Over Nunes

But he made the announcement without first discussing it with other members of the House Intelligence Committee, first briefing Trump instead. The Times reported that Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the NSC, and Michael Ellis, a White House lawyer who previously worked on the House intelligence committee, played a role in helping Nunes view the materials.

Author: 0 First two Democrats back Trump's US Supreme Court pick

He lost two in his caucus Thursday when Democratic Sens. "Some Senate Democrats have vowed to block Gorsuch's confirmation after Republicans refused to hold a hearing for former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaLiberals don't understand difference between news and opinion AP poll: almost 60 percent disapprove of Trump Trump to decide by late May whether to stay in Paris climate pact MORE's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, last year".

Author: 0 Just So You Know, Republicans Just Voted To Sell Your Internet Privacy

WASHINGTON , D.C. -On Tuesday, Congress moved forth in finalizing its overturn of some of the most significant online privacy protections in a 215-2015 vote drawing itself along party lines. Additionally, ISPs charge for their services, while most edge companies are free, creating different expectations with regard to how personal information is protected.

Author: 0 Hundreds of hate messages target high school at center of rape case

Sanchez Milian, 18, of Bel Pre Road in the Aspen Hill area - were charged with the rape of a 14-year-old girl during school hours Thursday, March 26. The school system has experienced a flood of hateful messages since last week, when two students from Central America were charged with raping a freshman at Rockville High, Turner said .

Author: 0 NCAA Tournament: Taking a look at the top games and players

Only four teams remain in this year's NCAA Tournament, and this year's semifinal games include three fresh faces to go along with one national powerhouse. NCAA Final Four Odds For Saturday / Into boxing as well? Like his teams, Martin is tough and just works harder than practically everyone else. The accomplished everything anybody wanted from them.

Author: 0 Blumenthal presses Gorsuch on key cases, but judge won't be pinned down

On Wednesday, Gorsuch said he learned of the Supreme Court's decision during a break from his confirmation hearing. "A reviewing court may fairly expect those authorities to be able to offer a cogent and responsive explanation for their decisions that shows the IEP is reasonably calculated to enable the child to make progress appropriate in light of his circumstances", the court wrote .

Author: 0 David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Art Collector, Remembered

Mr Rockefeller became embroiled in an global incident when in 1979 he and long-time friend Henry Kissinger helped persuade President Jimmy Carter to admit the shah of Iran to the United States for treatment of lymphoma, helping precipitate the Iran hostage crisis.

National Interstate overpass collapses in massive Atlanta fire
Author: 0 Interstate overpass collapses in massive Atlanta fire

Deal declared the emergency for Fulton County on Thursday night. GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) driver's licensing centers in Atlanta , Conyers, Decatur, Forest Park, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Marietta, Norcross and Sandy Springs will delay opening on Friday until 10:00 a.m.

Author: 0 The Schulz Effect Faces Its First Test

The BBC reports that Saarland "is now governed by a coalition of the CDU and SPD as junior partner, mirroring the national government" and that the outcome of the election is "being watched for signs of voter sentiment ahead of the 24 September general election".

National Trump fires up at fellow Republicans
Author: 0 Trump fires up at fellow Republicans

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, said in an interview broadcast yesterday that he feared the Republican Party is pushing the President to the other side of the aisle so that he can make good on campaign promises to redo Obamacare.

Author: 0 Texas town mourns 13 killed returning from church retreat

One of the bus' passengers, 64-year-old Rose Mary Harris , was also flown to a San Antonio hospital, where she passed away. KSAT said a van and a truck collided head-on. They were part of a larger group of 65 people who attended the church retreat, with most taking their own cars for the getaway. The wreck happened about 12:30 p.m.

National Relief for Democrats, humiliation for Trump as Obamacare repeal binned
Author: 0 Relief for Democrats, humiliation for Trump as Obamacare repeal binned

GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare", in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. If they stand defiant, they can kill the Republican heath care bill while raising fundamental questions about the GOP's ability to govern in Washington, even with a 237-193 House majority (there are five vacancies).

National Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems
Author: 0 Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

Speaker Paul Ryan says next month's governmentwide funding bill should not get ensnared with a fight over taking federal money away from Planned Parenthood. "Obamacare is doing too much damage to families". In a statement echoed by several House members, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., told The New York Times , "We have to do some soul-searching internally to determine whether or not we are even capable of functioning as a governing body".

Author: 0 Meals on Wheels OK for now

When Mulvaney was asked about the elimination of funding for Meals On Wheels, he answered, "I think you know that Meals On Wheels is not a federal program". Joyce is not permitted to cook anymore and depends on the two delivered meals which are prepared and packed seven days a week. "I need my walker", she said.

National White House under pump over Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 White House under pump over Russian Federation probe

Schiff said Nunes has still not revealed the intelligence he said he shared with Trump and has pledged to share with the committee, or who Nunes met with at the White House. Schiff said if that was the case - and these are the same documents provided to Nunes - it is "bewildering" that the information wasn't simply taken directly to the president.

Author: 0 Trump administration appeals federal court ruling on travel ban

The state of Hawaii argued that the ban hurts the state's tourism department and discriminates against Muslims , with Chin calling it a neon sign that flashes " Muslim ban". Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. In his arguments, Chin quoted Trump's comments that the revised travel ban is a "watered down" version of the original.

National Democrats say they'll vote for Gorsuch
Author: 0 Democrats say they'll vote for Gorsuch

The tool, found at, specifically targets "fence-sitting Democrats who are deciding whether to join an expected filibuster", according to a press statement. Obama -- once a constitutional scholar - spoke about his candidate at the University of Chicago in April 2016. She criticized the Republicans for playing politics with Judge Merrick Garland's nomination, but said she would not engage in the same game.

National Ryan opposes Trump working with Democrats on healthcare
Author: 0 Ryan opposes Trump working with Democrats on healthcare

While several conservative components were included in the bill, one of the major concerns for the Freedom Caucus members was the fact that not enough was done in the bill to reduce premiums. "No shame, Mr. President", Amash wrote. The focus this morning was on Russian disinformation tactics, with one expert testifying the practices continued post-election, with Russian-directed social media campaigns targeting House Speaker Paul Ryan over the failure of health care reform.

Author: 0 Severe Thunderstorms expected for Clarksville-Montgomery County today

Showers and storms are likely mid-morning Friday through the afternoon before finally tapering off later in the day. Friday will mark the end of a week of widespread severe weather from the southern Plains to the Southeast. The scattered thunderstorms in the early afternoon will move north while new storms will develop and spread northeast before sunset. However, winds will increase to about 20 to 25 miles per hour and could go as high as 35 miles per hour.

Author: 0 Trump and China's Xi tee up summit

In Thursday's tweet, Mr Trump said the highly anticipated meeting, which is also expected to cover differences over North Korea and China's strategic ambitions in the South China Sea,"will be a very hard one". Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Trump looks forward to meeting President Xi and exchanging views on each other's respective priorities and to chart a way forward for bilateral ties.

Author: 0 Seattle to sue Trump over sanctuary city threats

He said the Justice Department would deny money to cities that violate a federal law dealing with information-sharing among local police and federal authorities. The only reason he was on the street was because the city of Denver refused to honor a detainer that ICE had filed with the city and released him from the Denver jail in December.

Author: 0 Freedom Caucus leader says he'll force repeal

Their refusal to back the bill, coupled with a handful of moderate members, ultimately caused President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to cancel a vote on the legislation Friday. "I share his frustration", Speaker Paul D. Ryan said when asked about Trump's tweet. "This is a defining moment for our nation, but it's also a defining moment for the Freedom Caucus ", said Freedom Caucus leader Mark Meadows one week before the scheduled vote.

Author: 0 Minute-by-minute House Bill 2 repeal updates

HRC and the Left have staked a lot of political capital on North Carolina reversing HB2, claiming that the bill, which sought to prevent gender-confused individuals from using opposite-sex restrooms, was the main reason for the November 8 loss of Republican Gov.

National Rand Paul: 75 Percent Chance We Repeal Obamacare
Author: 0 Rand Paul: 75 Percent Chance We Repeal Obamacare

Because Trump faces unified opposition by Democratic lawmakers, he can not afford to lose many Republicans as he tries to get his legislative agenda through Congress, including healthcare, tax cuts and infrastructure spending. Lack of Republican buy-in ultimately doomed the bill. No Democrats were expected to vote for the legislation and Republicans could only lose about 20 votes for the bill to still pass.

Author: 0 U.S. judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban on refugees

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued an indefinite hold Wednesday on the suspension of new visas for people in six Muslim-majority countries and a freeze on the U.S. The executive order would have prevented nationals of six Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya - from entering the US and stopped all refugee refugee resettlement for 120 days.

Author: 0 President Trump's threat to sanctuary cities may not apply to San Diego

Mayor Ed Murray said the order issued in January punishing " sanctuary cities " is unconstitutional and creates uncertainty around the city's budget. "The rhetoric of the [president's] campaign, continued out through today, is very anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim, and the president made no bones regarding those districts that were calling themselves sanctuary", said Lourdes Rosado, the civil rights bureau chief for the state attorney general's office.

Author: 0 Immigration and Customs Enforcement Challenges Cambridge's 'Sanctuary City' Status

Coming in second on the list was Nassau County, N.Y., with 38 ignored detainer requests. Simon Crittle from the Denver Sheriff Department said that his office is still reviewing the accuracy of the report. St. Paul police also do not ask people about their immigration status, and Chief Todd Axtell said local law enforcement organizations don't have the authority to enforce federal laws.

Author: 0 Raiders Move From Oakland to Las Vegas

There will be new fans, of course, in a new locale, a place no one imagined the National Football League venturing to just a few years ago. Davis talked about the third season in Oakland but one possibility is sharing Levi's Stadium with the 49ers.

Author: 0 Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

The vandalism prompted the center to cancel religious classes but also led to an outpouring of support. Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a crime motivated by bias, on Monday, just hours after police released portions of surveillance video and asked for the public's help identifying the hoodie-wearing man shown picking up a stone and kicking a door.

Author: 0 With HB2 gone, let's move on

As for transgender people who need to use a bathroom, they are basically back where things started in North Carolina . Carcano said the proposal replaces House Bill 2 with a "new form of violence" against LGBT people and is sacrificing "our lives and our safety for the sake of basketball".

Author: 0 Supreme Court ruling brings clarity to Nevada special education plans

On Day 3 of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch, Sen. "It might set a child back by setting up a standard wholly unrelated to the needs of the child" - and pass greater costs onto school districts. "Wow, I haven't seen Ted Cruz that giddy since that one time he got a LinkedIn request", Noah said. Gorsuch agreed he would face being removed and that litigants could question his fairness if that issue were to come before him in court.

Author: 0 SpaceX set to launch its first recycled rocket

The two-stage rocket, in its Full Thrust version, will carry the SES-10 communication satellite into orbit, which will provide television services to Central and South America, along with the Caribbean. Blue Origin, an aerospace company started by another tech billionaire, Jeff Bezos, has already reflown a rocket. The launch was particularly special since achieving rocket reusability is a development that is expected to usher in a new era of launches at a reduced price.

National Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus, Democrats
Author: 0 Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus, Democrats

Because Trump faces unified opposition by Democratic lawmakers, he can not afford to lose many Republicans as he tries to get his legislative agenda through Congress, including health care, tax cuts and infrastructure spending. They want to eliminate the essential health benefits ― a list of 10 items that insurers must cover, like maternity care and lab services ― and strike certain provisions in Title I of the Affordable Care Act, like coverage guarantees and community rating, which prevents ...

National No Deal On Health Care Bill
Author: 0 No Deal On Health Care Bill

Duncan Hunter of California told the AP. "That was it", congressman Duncan Hunter of California said as he left the meeting, summarising Mr Mulvaney's message. Congressional Republicans were also eager to finally repeal the Affordable Care Act, which they have sought to do since its passage in 2010. The GOP health-care bill would cut off federal funds to the organization for a year.

Author: 0 United States revives talks of moving Tel Aviv embassy to Jerusalem

Haley proved she wasn't just all talk when she faced her first anti-Israel propaganda report, which she quickly shut down. "You see that expressed in seeing Ambassador [Nikki] Haley standing up for what's right and the truth at the United Nations", he said of the US envoy who frequently accuses the United Nations of institutional bias against Israel.