She cites a "rigid ideology that always puts the little guy under the boot of corporations". "He is evasive, but his body of work isn't". That GOP blockade of Garland was a awful precedent, and one that nearly ensures that the next time a court vacancy opens up in the final year of a president's term, the opposition party if in the Senate majority will block the nominee - whatever the merits.
House Republicans emerged from a members-only meeting Tuesday morning to bullishly declare the health care legislative battle is not over. It is not clear what political dynamics might have changed since Friday, when a coalition of hard-line conservatives and more moderate Republicans torpedoed legislation to repeal President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement.
Despite Trump being vague on his plans regarding peace initiative for the Palestinian conflict and saying that he is open to one-state solution, US envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt met with Aboul-Ghiet prior to the summit and said that they had constructive discussion regarding the Palestinian conflict and a plan for a comprehensive peace in the region.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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 ...
At the outset of the game the Gonzaga Bulldogs looked like the better team. "So, that's the one that's getting me". Meeks couldn't do much besides draw the ire of Williams, who slapped the court in disgust after a sideline conversation with his burly senior.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
The ex-diplomat, a vocal critic of Trump's young administration, previously spoke out against the President's still evidence-free claim that former President Barack Obama ordered an illegal wiretap on Trump Tower during the campaign.
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".
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.
The EF1 tornado with winds of 110 miles per hour flipped over their mobile home, killing 38-year-old Francine Gotch and her 3-year-old daughter, Nevaeh Alexander. 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".
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.
The Lady Gamecocks beat Southeastern Conference rival Mississippi State 67-55 in the NCAA Tournament championship game Sunday night in Dallas. We need more trained spotters in Alabama; by attending you can make the severe weather warning process better.
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.
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.
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".
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".