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National Senate Republican leader starts clock ticking to showdown on Gorsuch
Author: 0 Senate Republican leader starts clock ticking to showdown on Gorsuch

Lawmakers fear "ugly fallout' from short-term spending McConnell tees up Thursday Supreme Court showdown MORE (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday expressed sorrow about the growing likelihood that Senate Republicans will invoke the " nuclear option " to end filibusters on Supreme Court justice confirmations".

National Yosemite tracking daily journey of bears online
Author: 0 Yosemite tracking daily journey of bears online

And, the devices revealed that the bears travel more than 30 miles in a day or two, moving easily up 5,000-foot canyon walls, Leahy said. Officials with the park and conservancy effort on Monday announced the unveiling of a website , coined KeepBearsWild.org, that tracks the location of the park's black bears and provides tips to people on how to prevent potentially risky encounters all in the effort to keep both bears and humans safe.

National Suspected chemical attack in Syria draws world condemnation
Author: 0 Suspected chemical attack in Syria draws world condemnation

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss a suspected chemical attack in Syria that has left dozens dead and fanned global outrage over the six-year war. Assad should "pay for his war crimes", he said, adding, "another chemical attack and the world stays silent". Activist groups have blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the attack.

National St Petersburg blast: Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen likely suspect
Author: 0 St Petersburg blast: Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen likely suspect

Alexander Kavernin, 50, who has worked on the subway for 14 years said he heard the sound of a blast while his train was running, called security and carried on to the station as the emergency instructions prescribe. Russian President Vladimir Putin was in St. Petersburg at the time of the attack, and he visited the scene on Monday evening, where he laid flowers at a makeshift shrine.

National Susan Rice sought 'detailed spreadsheets' on Trump aide calls
Author: 0 Susan Rice sought 'detailed spreadsheets' on Trump aide calls

So they'd take that question back, they'd put it through a process, and the intelligence community made the determination as to whether or not the identity of that American individual could be provided to me. "We can't be passive consumers of this information and do our jobs to protect the American people", Rice said. Federal law enforcement authorities and bipartisan congressional investigators are looking into Russian meddling in the USA election and potential ties between Trump's ...

National Senators: Resist the 'nuclear' option
Author: 0 Senators: Resist the 'nuclear' option

He noted that the Senate, under McConnell's guidance, refused past year to consider Obama's nomination of appellate judge Merrick Garland to fill the same high court vacancy that Trump elected Gorsuch to fill. He was confirmed only 52-48 . Garland wasn't filibustered; there was never the opportunity. Democrats can hold up committee work by refusing to attend.

National Teen accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools
Author: 0 Teen accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools

Regardless of her choice, Ifeoma White-Thorpe clearly has a bright future ahead of her. A 17-year-old is making Southern California proud after she achieved the incredible feat of being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools . Ifeoma who attends Morris Hills High School in Denville, is now dealing with a happier problem-figuring out which of the prestigious schools she'd like to go to in order to further her education, which she thinks will be focused on global health.

National Ivanka Trump, husband Jared benefitting from business empire
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump, husband Jared benefitting from business empire

Kushner, the president's senior adviser, and Ivanka Trump, Kushner's wife and the president's daughter, resigned from all of their business entities and sold off 58 assets. Here is a look at some of Trump's aides on the White House rich list. Now director of Trump's National Economic Council, Cohn also disclosed $11.2 million in cash bonuses, $23.2 million from the sale of restricted stock, and $1.7 million from exercised stock options from the Wall Street firm where he worked for 27 years.

National EU Urges Political Solution in Syria After Chemical Attack
Author: 0 EU Urges Political Solution in Syria After Chemical Attack

The Syrian military blamed any use of chemical weapons on the opposition and those who support them. President Barack Obama said he would draw a "red line" at chemical attacks , "then did nothing", Spicer claimed. France called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council. Warplanes later struck the same town again, hitting a hospital where some of the victims were being treated.

National Pro-Russia lawmaker to meet with Trump
Author: 0 Pro-Russia lawmaker to meet with Trump

As national security adviser, she said it would be important to know whether it was a "kook" who doesn't actually have the equipment versus a serious person or company or entity with the ability to provide that technology. "The intelligence community then processes that request through their normal procedures and if they feel they can give the answer, then they'll give the answer".

National McConnell starts clock on Neil Gorsuch nuclear showdown
Author: 0 McConnell starts clock on Neil Gorsuch nuclear showdown

Most Americans who watched Judge Gorsuch during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee saw him as I did - measured, thoughtful, and dedicated to upholding the law. "I hate that, I really do", Sen. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum defended Donald Trump's nominee to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, in an interview with Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, saying Gorsuch is more than up to the task.

Author: 0 Susan Rice: 'Absolutely false' that Obama played politics with intel

And liberals have rushed to the barricades to insist that this was perfectly legal, entirely appropriate, and even necessary for the national security of the United States. person" is", Rice said. The names of US citizens are normally redacted, or blocked out, in intelligence reports under the federal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act .

Author: 0 Historic Senate Confrontation Teed up by Gorsuch Vote

McCaskill's stance is not entirely surprising because she is close to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, who is leading the opposition to Gorsuch. McCaskill is the first Democrat who will be up for reelection next year, according to The Hill , and this decision has the potential to keep her from being reelected next year.

Author: 0 Russian Federation claims: United States intelligence chiefs to give evidence

Manafort joined the Trump campaign in March and was promoted to the role of campaign manager in March when former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was sacked. The developments follow a week of dramatic events in which Nunes briefed Trump at the White House after seeing documents that he says identified United States of America citizens in the Trump transition being caught up in incidental surveillance of intelligence agency targets.

National Rally in Memphis honors legacy of MLK
Author: 0 Rally in Memphis honors legacy of MLK

The service focused on Dr. King's true mission of non-violence and lifting up the spirituality of humanity and that something which happens to one of us happens to all of us. It was the first in a yearlong series of events taking place ahead of the 50th anniversary of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis.

National McConnell Says He Won't Touch Legislative Filibuster
Author: 0 McConnell Says He Won't Touch Legislative Filibuster

The anticipated rule change would follow Senate Democrats' decision in 2013 to remove the filibuster for all other executive nominees after Republicans continually blocked lower court judges appointed by President Barack Obama. Observed Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the panel: "We can't even agree on lunch". Democrats claim they have 41 senators ready to oppose Trump's nominee, enough to filibuster Gorsuch.

National Obama aide denies using intelligence to spy on Trump advisers
Author: 0 Obama aide denies using intelligence to spy on Trump advisers

Her role in requesting the identities of Trump transition officials adds an important element to the dueling investigations surrounding the Trump White House since the president's inauguration. "Rice became a target for conservatives when she went on Sunday morning current affairs shows such as ABC News' 'This Week' following the Benghazi attack and failed to characterize it as a pre-meditated act of terror".

Author: 0 Trump says health care deal is "going to happen very quickly"

Republicans in Congress voted dozens of times to repeal Obamacare while President Barack Obama was in office. "It is pretty obvious we were not able in the House to pass a replacement", he told reporters . "Ryan said: 'This is what we should have been doing, '" Weber told Reuters. Chuck Shumer of NY and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California - said they are willing to try to find common ground but only if the president stops trying to repeal the existing law, also known as Obamacare.

National Trump's social media director may have violated federal law with a tweet
Author: 0 Trump's social media director may have violated federal law with a tweet

The House Freedom Caucus' disapproval of the Trump administration's alternative to Obamacare was also one of the major reasons for its derailment last month. Amash responded to Scavino's tweet by saying in attacking conservatives, libertarians and independents, Trump has merged with the establishment. And Daniel Jacobson, a lawyer under President Barack Obama, also said Trump's aide was in violation of the Hatch Act , adding that Scavino was essentially using a "de facto" government ...

National Tester Undecided On Supreme Court Nomination Vote
Author: 0 Tester Undecided On Supreme Court Nomination Vote

Some Democrats have accused Republicans of "stealing" a Supreme Court seat past year when the Senate refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Scalia, appellate judge Merrick Garland. She said she rejects Gorsuch's nomination because he would "continue an activist position that states that corporations have the same rights as people".

Author: 0 Republicans still negotiating to replace Obamacare: US President Donald Trump

Trump golfed and discussed policy with Paul and budget director Mick Mulvaney, said White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham. Things haven't always been so cordial between Trump and Paul. Trump has been critical of the Freedom Caucus and the majority of its roughly 35 members who were influential in stopping a vote on House Republican leadership's overhaul plan.

National Severe weather expected in Alabama and Georgia
Author: 0 Severe weather expected in Alabama and Georgia

Cloud cover will be increasing through Wednesday afternoon as the chance of thunderstorms increases as well. The WALB First Alert Weather Team has declared a First Alert Weather Day for Wednesday. The second round of thunderstorms should impact the area Wednesday afternoon and evening. Live 5 News Meteorologist Joey Sovine says strong storms will nudge their way across the Augusta area and make their way to the Lowcountry.

Author: 0 Budget stalemate could delay NY workers' pay

NYS is now one of two states in the nation who now try 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adults. School boards look to the state budget process each year to see what amount of aid they'll get. If no budget agreement is reached by the close of this week, negotiations could potentially carry into the end of the month, or even into May. NY lawmakers won't get paid for almost two months under a stopgap state budget measure proposed by Gov.

Author: 0 Repeal of internet privacy rules passes Congress, Trump likely to sign

If President Trump signs Tuesday's bill into law, those regulations will be over before they started. The privacy bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.

Author: 0 Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call

She was unable to get out and died. In the tiny Mississippi Delta town of Glendora, the mayor's wife died Sunday when strong winds toppled a tree onto the couple's house. Play at the Masters, taking place in Augusta, Georgia, has been suspended for the day due to the weather. The main timing would be from 2 p.m.to 9 p.m.

National Gorsuch nominee clears initial procedural hurdle
Author: 0 Gorsuch nominee clears initial procedural hurdle

Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., became the 41st senator to announce he'll be voting against cloture. He added , though, that he was "deeply disappointed by the way the most recent Supreme Court nominee, Judge (Merrick) Garland, was treated by the Senate, but as Senator, I can only vote on the nominee that comes to the Senate floor".

Author: 0 Suspected Syria gas attack kills dozens, including children (graphic photos)

Today's chemical weapons attack by Syrian forces against Syrian civilians will be one of his team's first true foreign policy tests: they quickly proved themselves to up to the task . It was a criticism echoed by foreign policy analysts, who noted that Obama failed to take military action against Assad even after the Syrian leader violated the US president's 2012 "red line" by using chemical weapons.

National Northeast Ohio police issue Amber Alert for 2 children, adult male
Author: 0 Northeast Ohio police issue Amber Alert for 2 children, adult male

This incident happened on Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills. According to Willoughby Hills police, the woman's children, a 3-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy, were inside the vehicle. Davis allegedly jumped into his girlfriend's 2013 DK blue Hyundai Sonata four-door, with OH license GWS5908. 5-year-old Gavin Traylor was last seen wearing black jogging trousers, a gray and royal blue hoodie, and black and white Jordan tennis shoes.

National Revised GOP Health Care Bill Cuts Deficit Reduction in Half
Author: 0 Revised GOP Health Care Bill Cuts Deficit Reduction in Half

In a historic defeat for House Republicans, Speaker Paul Ryan admitted failure and called it a disappointing day for the Republican Party. GOP lawmakers met behind closed doors Thursday night, according to the Associated Press . Two dozen or so Freedom Caucus members have opposed the legislation pushed by GOP leaders, saying it doesn't go far enough to repeal "Obamacare". The House was originally scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday but the Freedom Caucus opposition led Ryan to delay ...

National Colorado man chokes to death on a one-pound doughnut
Author: 0 Colorado man chokes to death on a one-pound doughnut

Voodoo Doughnuts offers quirky, specialty pastries, such as a "Maple Blazer Blunt", a rolled-up pastry treat with red sprinkles on one end making it appear like a smoldering marijuana cigarette, according to its website. "That's too much for someone to eat". Travis Malouff is survived by his father, mother Kay Malouff and brother Ferris Malouff. Malouff's death occurred on the same day that a 20-year-old student in CT died after participating in a pancake-eating contest.

Author: 0 Bill de Blasio calls murder of Timothy Caughman 'terrorism'

James Jackson , 26, was arrested hours after allegedly stabbing Timothy Caughman to death in Manhattan on Wednesday. Jackson reportedly told police that he had harbored feelings of hatred toward black men for at least 10 years and had traveled to NY on March 17.

Author: 0 Alabama schools canceled amid weather threat

Up to golf-ball sized hail is anticipated by the National Weather Service in Tallahassee. Flash floods can occur in these areas without typical warnings such as rain clouds or heavy rain. The greatest tornado risk is centered over southern Alabama, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma said. The primary threat with these storms is damaging winds, although a few tornadoes may spin up along the line.

National Singaporean leaders convey condolences on Russia's St. Petersburg metro attack
Author: 0 Singaporean leaders convey condolences on Russia's St. Petersburg metro attack

Two hours after the bombing, Russia's anti-terror agency discovered and deactivated a second bomb at Vosstaniya Square , a station that is a major transfer point for two Metro lines and also serves the rail line to Moscow. Putin is visiting the city Monday and is expected to hold talks with the Belarusian president later in the day. "The first thing that's missing from an investigator's perspective is the claim of responsibility", he told CNN .

National Top mayor sues over Trump's sanctuary city order, calls it unconstitutional
Author: 0 Top mayor sues over Trump's sanctuary city order, calls it unconstitutional

It also showed that 206 out of 3,083 detention requests were declined by local law enforcement across the country. Despite the Trump administration's threats, the city hasn't lost federal grant money yet. "My office will continue to ensure local governments have the tools they need to legally protect their immigrant communities - and we won't stop fighting to beat back President Trump's un-American immigration policies", he continued.

National 5-year-old boy wounded in Roxbury drive-by shooting
Author: 0 5-year-old boy wounded in Roxbury drive-by shooting

Sunday when someone opened fire. BOSTON- Boston police are scouring the Roxbury section of Boston looking for two men they say shot and wounded a 5-year-old boy as he sat in his father's auto. "And when we ask someone to step up and help us out, that's what we should do". The boy was with his family on Copeland Street just before 9 p.m. Sunday when police said a silver vehicle pulled alongside and opened fire, the Boston Globe reported.

Author: 0 Stations reopen after new bomb alert scare

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced a terrorist bomb attack, which left over a dozen people dead and scores wounded in a train carriage in St. As many as 50 people injured in the St. Petersburg metro blast still remain hospitalized, ten of them are in a severe condition, head of the city healthcare committee Valery Kolabutin told reporters on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Woman dies in MS storm during 911 call

The storm system spawned severe weather in Louisiana Sunday and is moving up from the Gulf Coast in that area into Southwest Georgia today. Louisiana's governor is warning residents the "extremely unsafe weather" hitting the state is just getting started and the state should be on "high alert".

National Tesla Is Now Worth More Than Ford
Author: 0 Tesla Is Now Worth More Than Ford

Investors rewarded the company, and stock movements Monday reshuffled the hierarchy among USA carmakers, with Tesla Motors overtaking Ford for the number two spot and closing the gap with GM, the biggest United States automaker by market capitalization.

National Ego Ferguson awarded to Packers off waivers, per report
Author: 0 Ego Ferguson awarded to Packers off waivers, per report

The Green Bay Packers got a boost to the team's ego and another body for the defensive line today when Ted Thompson worked the wire to sign big man Ego Ferguson , the former Chicago Bears defensive lineman. He had 23 tackles and two sacks in 16 games his rookie season. The addition of Ferguson further bolsters a Packers defensive line that has already welcomed veteran Ricky-Jean Francois this offseason.

National Opening arguments set in Frein trial over barracks ambush
Author: 0 Opening arguments set in Frein trial over barracks ambush

Eric Frein is escorted by police out the Pike County Courthouse after his arraignment in Milford, Pa., Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein is facing murder charges for allegedly ambushing 2 state troopers outside the Blooming Grove Barracks in 2014, killing Corporal Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass.

National AP Analysis: Can tough-talking Trump solve North Korea?
Author: 0 AP Analysis: Can tough-talking Trump solve North Korea?

If Beijing were to aggressively clamp down on all its trade with Pyongyang, North Korea would certainly feel the pain - and possibly collapse. A report in the Daily Caller on April 3 quoted statements made by US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on ABC's This Week program related to USA attempts to pressure China into using their influence to rein in North Korea's rogue state actions.

National Spicer says he hopes Sally Yates testifies in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Spicer says he hopes Sally Yates testifies in Russian Federation probe

Earlier on Wednesday, Schiff called on Nunes to recuse himself from the probe, telling " CBS This Morning " that Nunes is too close to the White House. "You guys need to go ask them why these things are being said [about a conflict of interest]". Stephen Slick, a former CIA and NSC official, said it would be "highly unusual and likely unprecedented" for a member of Congress to travel to the White House to view intelligence reports "without prior authorization".

Author: 0 Dems claim votes to block Gorsuch; GOP will override them

There is also the preservation of an honorable system for doing the people's business. Given that Gorsuch does not face problems of ethics or competence, such a move would represent Senate Democrats flexing their partisan muscles. Those were the days: politics, the art of the possible. One of the last Democrats to decide how to vote was Sen. President Barack Obama endorsed Reid's move, blaming Republican obstructionism that "just isn't normal".

Author: 0 Trump faces questions of interference in Russian probes

About 300 people protested on the sidewalk outside the event, which was closed to media. Linking Nunes with President Trump was a key point for the protesters, one of whom carried a sign that read, "Congressman Nunes, we need a guard dog not a lap dog".

Author: 0 3 dead in explosion in St. Louis

An inspection in November 2014 found defective equipment, including a forklift without lights and damage to some safety latches. The company paid $6,566. stuff flying everywhere", Rocky Pruneau, who works in the building across the street from Loy-Lange Box Co., told the Post-Dispatch. 5 On Your Side has attempted to reach out to Loy-Lange Box Co., but has not heard back.

Author: 0 There is no excuse for an alleged rape at Rockville High

THERE CAN be no excuse for the reported rape of a 14-year-old girl at a Montgomery County high school, allegedly by two other students, who are undocumented immigrants. 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.