Author: 0 Trump to pay $25M after judge approves Trump University deal

Judge Gonzalo Curiel had given preliminary approval to the $25 million settlement past year and before giving final approval, he said the deal looked fair. Donald Trump must pay $25m (£20m) to settle lawsuits over his Trump University, a U.S. judge has ruled. Simpson said she only remained in the class through an opt-out deadline because she believed Trump when he vowed never to settle.

National Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Trump SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch
Author: 0 Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Trump SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch

The Senate's top Democrat dealt a critical blow to the confirmation process of President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, by vowing to invoke a filibuster that would force Republicans to earn 60 votes to end debate in the Senate before Gorsuch can be confirmed.

National Abbas: No New Peace Plan in Works With Israel
Author: 0 Abbas: No New Peace Plan in Works With Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas criticised Israeli policy in his speech at Wednesday's summit. Abbas met with Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt before leaving for the summit and said contacts with the administration were ongoing.

Author: 0 Donald Trump a man of action, will stand by Israel: Mike Pence

As Netanyahu spoke to the AIPAC conference by video from Jerusalem, White House envoy Jason Greenblatt was headed to Jordan to attend an Arab summit, according to a USA official who wasn't authorized to discuss the trip publicly and requested anonymity.

National Callers reported a swerving pickup before deadly bus crash
Author: 0 Callers reported a swerving pickup before deadly bus crash

Uvalde police Lt. Daniel Rodriguez says a man called about 12:02 p.m. Wednesday to report the swerving truck heading north on USA 83 and to ask deputies to respond. He says the driver responded by repeatedly apologizing. It isn't yet clear if the bus passengers were wearing seat belts. Thirteen of the 14 passengers in the bus, including the driver, have since died.

Author: 0 Trump's travel ban isn't getting out of legal limbo anytime soon

Pres. Trump's travel ban has been put on hold once again, thanks to a ruling last night that changed the temporary restraining order into a more final preliminary injunction. On Wednesday, Judge Derrick Watson indefinitely extended the travel ban, citing the Establishment Clause , and ruling that "irreparable injury is likely" if the ban were to be implemented.

Author: 0 Rep. Perry's caucus threatened by Trump

The demise of the American Health Care Act , House speaker Paul Ryan and the White House's ill-fated effort to reform Obamacare, has prompted a cascade of finger-pointing as Republicans try to assign blame for their recent embarrassment.

Author: 0 Hawaii Federal Judge Extends Block On Trump Travel Ban

The Donald Trump administration on Thursday appealed the ruling of a United States federal judge in Hawaii who had a day prior maintained his freeze on the president's revised restrictions on travel from some Muslim-majority countries. Trump's administration said in a court filing that it will send the ruling up to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco , setting the stage for a second showdown in that higher court between the president and the judiciary over a controversial ...

Author: 0 GOP health care bill battle continues behind the scenes

Despite their major role in the legislation being pulled from the House floor, they remained bullish on future efforts to reform the current law. Ryan's comments are not simply a departure from standard bipartisan bromides. But they have nothing approaching consensus on what they should be doing - and they have failed to show basic competence at doing much of anything. "We need to focus on taxes and there will come a day when Obamacare collapses, obvious to everyone, and when that day ...

National Dems to vote for Trump's court nominee; Schumer urges 'no'
Author: 0 Dems to vote for Trump's court nominee; Schumer urges 'no'

The Senator called it a "really hard decision" and plans on voting no on both the procedural vote and his confirmation. Democratic Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Richard Blumenthal of CT and Brian Schatz of Hawaii came out against Gorsuch on Friday and backed a filibuster.

Author: 0 President Trump Signs Executive Orders on Trade

Trump's move Friday to direct the government to identify "cheaters" in global trade - potentially those who artificially reduce prices - could allow US companies to better compete in the export marketplace, reducing the overall deficit, but also increasing the price of imports arriving.

National Republican joins calls for Devin Nunes to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Republican joins calls for Devin Nunes to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

Nunes reviewed the information last week, then called a news conference to announce that US spy agencies may have inadvertently captured Trump and his associates in routine targeting of foreigners' communications. "No one on the committee was invited to these hearings", Schiff said . In a statement Tuesday, the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, urged "that the open hearing be rescheduled without further delay and that Ms.

National White House Fed Nunes Info
Author: 0 White House Fed Nunes Info

Nunes is leading one of three investigations into Russia's attempt to influence the campaign and Trump associates' possible involvement. Top Democrats have called on Nunes to recuse himself from the inquiry, which may implicate Trump campaign officials.

National Trump University $25 million settlement approved
Author: 0 Trump University $25 million settlement approved

District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego, who Trump criticized during the presidential election campaign a year ago. "I don't settle lawsuits - very rare - because once you settle lawsuits, everybody sues you", Trump said in March 2016, as opponents pressed him on Trump University.

National Severe weather shifts east into the River Valleys
Author: 0 Severe weather shifts east into the River Valleys

That will be just in time for nicer weather for the weekend . Atmospheric conditions will be favorable for the development of strong to severe thunderstorms. Overnight showers will linger into the morning hours. The National Weather Service is urging motorists to travel with caution Friday , as heavy rain is causing possible flooding and hazards on the roadways.

Author: 0 South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest

It broke open the scandal in the fall, which led quickly to Park's fall. Democratic Party candidate Moon Jae-in is the leading contender for president with a Gallup poll approval rating of 31 percent. If convicted of bribery , Park would face at least 10 years in prison. Company executives said they felt forced to donate for fear of retaliatory measures including state tax investigations.

Author: 0 16 states, DC urge court to continue to block travel ban

The Justice Department has already asked another appeals court to overturn the Maryland ruling blocking just the 90-day ban on USA admission from the six mostly Muslim nations. Chuang's ruling is narrower in scope, blocking only one provision in the travel ban that would temporarily halt the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.

Author: 0 Bill proposing school finance changes headed to Texas House

It doesn't ease requirements about what picture identifications are acceptable when voting, meaning gun licenses remain OK but college IDs aren't. The bill would allow people without photo ID to vote if they presented an alternate form of ID and signed an affidavit swearing a "reasonable impediment" kept them from obtaining such identification.

Author: 0 In Wake of Rockville Rape, School Superintendent Accuses Parents of Racism

White House press secretary Sean Spicer , in response to a reporter's question at Tuesday's press briefing, called the crime "shocking, disturbing, horrific". Both teens are charged with first-degree rape. When the victim declined, the report says that the two suspects allegedly forced her into the boys bathroom, where she was allegedly raped .

Author: 0 Trump administration: Healthcare replacement may be revived

White House Spokesman Sean Spicer said that staff have been holding meetings with some lawmakers on health care but said there is no strategy "at this time ". Ryan and other Republican leaders, however, appeared more optimistic Republicans could come together. Of course, we now know Trump never means what he says, so who is to know what "immediately" and "very, very quickly" mean in Trumpworld? Today, we're going to talk about that scenario.

Author: 0 Net Revel In GOP Infighting, Tout Trump Targeting Freedom Caucus

The members of the Freedom Caucus have told me personally that they want to make a deal and they want the win for the president and the country. "Get all the factions, the moderates, the Tuesday Group, the Study Group, the Freedom Caucus , get everybody in a room, lock the door, order pizza, get beer, get ice cream, I don't care if you include coloring books".

Author: 0 Trump, on Twitter Rampage, Threatens Republican Group

Establishment", the Michigan Republican, tweeted. White House officials declined to elaborate on the Trump tweet. Ryan also said he does not believe that Trump is under investigation for ties to Russian Federation. Ryan talked them out of demanding the vote, saying it would endanger members of their own party. Another group, America First Policies, has been off to a slow start, focusing mostly on raising money and assembling a leadership team alongside Trump's 2016 digital and data ...

Author: 0 Trump Now Attacking Members of His Own Party - By Name

So with four weeks to go, Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the Mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without stumbling into a politically toxic government shutdown in another month.

National Sen. McCaskill says she will oppose Gorsuch
Author: 0 Sen. McCaskill says she will oppose Gorsuch

Roy Blunt has made his support for Gorsuch clear, while Illinois Sens. Republicans need the support of six more Democrats to avoid a filibuster. That would drop the threshold for approving Supreme Court justices from 60 to 51 votes. With Carper and other Democrats threatening to do anything in their power to block Gorsuch - possibly employing a filibuster to keep him locked out - Republicans are threatening to unleash the "nuclear option".

Author: 0 White House blocked Russia testimony

In a tweet, the California Democrat questioned what the "holdup" was after the White House denied reports Tuesday that it tried to stop Yates from testifying. If Nunes was not acting at the instruction of the president or a top White House aide - a reasonable suspicion at this point - when he made public statements, based on the reports, that served Trump's interests, it's up to the congressman to prove otherwise.

Author: 0 Note to GOP: Don't expect Dems to help dump ObamaCare

Massie was "hell no". He also warned that if Republicans are unsuccessful in passing their own reforms, the president could "just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare and that's not, that's hardly a conservative thing". It was a message echoed by Trump administration officials the weekend after the health care failure and repeated Thursday by Ryan, multiple people involved say.

Author: 0 NCAA to review bathroom bill repeal before deciding on NC return

The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents announced on Friday that it will consider hosting championship events in North Carolina again, following a repeal of the state's controversial House Bill 2. "So, it actually puts a moratorium on seeking those particular rights ". "Everybody loves being in North Carolina for our games", he said. "I know the Texas speaker doesn't think this is a very good bill and he's very powerful there".

Author: 0 Trump allies say they're active but were MIA on health care

Jordan said he and the Freedom Caucus are willing to work to make the legislation better, but changes need to be made, and the American people need to be in support of a proposed bill. Before the vote was abruptly scrapped last Friday, Trump had already criticized members for failing to pledge their support. Trump voter Joshlyn Smith, a Riverside County, California, law enforcement officer, said the president needs to move past "the Twitter stuff" that often mires him in social media spats — ...

Author: 0 President Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus again with a 2018 threat

Fox News host Sean Hannity was not only an unabashed supporter of Donald Trump throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, he often railed against "Never Trumpers", admonishing that they'd be to blame if Trump lost the election. Coming from any other president in living memory, this would be a clear warning that the president is prepared to back primary challenges against House members who issue conservative dissents from his agenda.

Author: 0 Atlanta highway collapse snarls traffic; fire investigated

More than 220,000 cars are estimated to drive that stretch of I-85 every day - one of the major north-south arteries in the Southeast. GDOT began its assessment of the damage Thursday before the fire was even extinguished, Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurray said Friday.

National Schumer Will Oppose Gorsuch, Blumenthal Hasn't Decided Yet
Author: 0 Schumer Will Oppose Gorsuch, Blumenthal Hasn't Decided Yet

The cloture vote refers to the Senate process for filibusters. Once a senator calls for a filibuster, members of the Senate must talk it out until a total of 60 Senators vote to end the debate and move on to a final vote. Patty Murray both said that they believe the Denver-based appeals court judge has ruled too often against workers and in favor of corporations. No doubt about it, Gorsuch is a more conservative nominee than Democrats would like.

Author: 0 City sues Trump administration over sanctuary city executive order

The mayor of Seattle says that President Trump's order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional, and he's suing over the city's right to disobey federal immigration authorities. While their success is far from certain, many legal experts think that that their claims against the federal government have more than a fighting chance.

Author: 0 DOJ will appeal Hawaiian judge's ruling halting Trump's revised travel ban

President Trump told supporters at a rally in Nashville in March that the Hawaii Federal Court's first order to block the ban was an example of "unprecedented judicial overreach". The Trump administration had asked Mr. Watson to narrow that earlier restraining order to encompass no more than the visa suspension, arguing that the halt of the United States refugee program did not affect Hawaii.

Author: 0 NC's Bathroom Bill Will Cost It Billions. Will Other States Follow?

Leaders say they have the proposal from Cooper in writing, along with email traffic which validates that the proposal came from Cooper's office. It also includes a provision to "protect the rights of conscience", which would allow lawsuits against the state for anyone who believes their constitutional rights are threatened by government action.

National Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement
Author: 0 Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement

Ultimately Curiel chose to approve the settlement after lawyers for class-action plaintiffs argued that they would recoup almost 90 percent of the money wasted on the bogus classes at Trump University. Attorneys for the former customers noted that Simpson was the only one to express confusion. Judge Gonzalo Curiel disagreed in Friday's ruling . Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor had previously said : "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more ...

Author: 0 Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH

Kushner his wife Ivanka Trump, remain beneficiaries of scores of real estate and investment businesses worth about $ 741 million . Kushner began selling off the most problematic pieces of his portfolio shortly after Mr. "It's nearly impossible to come up with simple recusals, because government matters are so interwoven", he said, pointing out that discussions about job creation or even maternity leavecould unexpectedly veer into policy talks that would affect her business.

National Atlanta residents may face travel nightmare after highway bridge collapses
Author: 0 Atlanta residents may face travel nightmare after highway bridge collapses

Then, they see if the blaze was hot enough to cause moisture within the bridges' concrete to boil or cause damage to the steel bars, he said. Officials said there's no word on how long it'll take to fix the bridge, but the disaster has shaped up to be a major headache for commuters traveling in and around the city .

Author: 0 South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four

SC head coach Frank Martin walks around in the locker room before a practice session for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Friday, March 31, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz . Thornwell will be a true challenge to guard, but I think he's wrong with his assessment of the Zags. The victor of this semifinal game will face the victor of UCONN and Mississippi State (let's be real it'll be UCONN) in the National Championship game.

Author: 0 SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Students With Disabilities

Charles Schumer (D-NY) that "Judge Gorsuch's low expectations and equally low educational standards" make him "a poor choice to be considered for the high court". They then sued the school district under the IDEA for reimbursement of the tuition costs at the private school where he had been enrolled. Instead, schools must offer an education program "reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances" and that the essential function of the ...

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

Claire McCaskill, who says she is torn over how to vote, highlighted the dilemma for Democratic senators running next year in states that Trump won in last November's presidential election. Although most Senate Democrats have announced opposition, Blumenthal has held off because of his position as one of Gorsuch's cross-examiners during Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings.

Author: 0 President Trump And Paul Ryan Press Republicans For Lack Of Support

Trump is hosting a reception for senators and their spouses at the White House. The challenges facing the new administration are testing enough. It was the first major initiative of the Trump administration, and it was a total bust. That leaves just two viable centers of power - Senate Republicans under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is nothing if not wily; and House Democrats under Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Author: 0 Democratic Supreme Court opposition grows; Schumer warns GOP

All this shows is that Schumer and Senate Democrats are unable to cope with the fact that Hillary lacked the competitive zeal to win, and that Senate Republicans sidelined Garland's nomination. "We must assume that Judge Gorsuch has passed the Trump litmus test - a pro-life, pro-gun, conservative judge". She said Gorsuch has received the endorsement of several tribes and major Native American organizations.

Author: 0 Paul Ryan on Russian Federation probe, health care bill "growing pain"

During an interview with Norah O'Donnell of CBS This Morning, Ryan admitted to not knowing who the source behind Nunes' information is, despite Ryan being a member of the Gang of Eight that has access to classified information. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is the right person to oversee the congressional probe. Pirro said Trump's public support for her show was a surprise to her. Trump gave Ryan little help in the House GOP's effort to replace Obamacare, and when that project collapsed Friday in ...

Author: 0 Trump's negotiator meets with Arab League Summit leaders

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also endorsed a two-state solution, telling summit participants this was the "only path to ensure that Palestinians and Israelis can realise their national aspirations and live in peace, security and dignity".

National Could Trump Come After Michigan Congressman Justin Amash in 2018?
Author: 0 Could Trump Come After Michigan Congressman Justin Amash in 2018?

In a tweet on Thursday morning, Trump said the caucus "will hurt the entire Republican agenda", and suggested that members should face primary challenges next year. Establishment". House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday that no vote is now planned on the measure. U.S. Rep. Ken Buck took some heat last Friday for refusing to reveal his position on the Republican health care plan that collapsed before ever getting a vote.

Author: 0 Anti-LGBT HB2 will cost North Carolina $3.76 billion

To estimate how much the bill has cost the state, the AP drew on interviews and public records to tally up canceled relocations, conventions, projects, concerts and sporting events. State officials said they didn't run the same analysis for CoStar, Voxpro and Adidas , so losses attributed to them were calculated using wages and other figures from the companies or state documents.

Author: 0 Priebus Reacts Farkas Intelligence Collection Remarks - 'Just an Incredible Statement'

Wow." Playing an excerpt from the MSNBC segment, he went on to say, "She's admitting here surveillance of Trump and his associates and Trump transition team took place. Farkas left the Obama administration and would go on to serve as a foreign policy advisor for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, telling the New Yorker earlier this month that she thought Clinton "got it" when it came to issues regarding Russian Federation reported Fox News' Alex Diaz.

National U.S. opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul
Author: 0 U.S. opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

Amnesty International on Tuesday said the rising death toll suggested the US -led coalition wasn't taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces try to retake the city. "They [the Iraqi and the worldwide jets] are above our heads all the time , but our new instructions state to not rely on them or call them, unless we face a critical situation", an Iraqi military commander, speaking on condition of anonymity, told MEE.