Author: 0 Trump removes top strategist Steve Bannon from the Security Council

Bannon, the former executive chairman of the far-right Breitbart News , was elevated by Trump to the principals committee at the start of his presidency. As it turns out, the former executive chair of Breitbart still has plenty of pull. "There was a concern when this administration came in that the National Security Council under the prior administration had grown too large and had taken on operational responsibilities that were not properly its role", the second official said.

National Maryland first to mitigate any Planned Parenthood cuts
Author: 0 Maryland first to mitigate any Planned Parenthood cuts

The measure, which allocates almost $3 million to help pay for Planned Parenthood services, was one of the 27 bills the state's General Assembly sent to him last week. "We won't stand by while a woman's fundamental right to make her own reproductive health choices is under siege", Schneiderman said in a statement.

Author: 0 Democrats block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Both of South Carolina's US senators voted Thursday to change the body's rules, cementing a dramatic shift that GOP leaders deemed necessary to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Trump made it clear during the 2016 presidential campaign he would pick from a list of potential Supreme Court nominees that he made public, and the voters elected Trump, Leo said.

National Hot Stock Overview: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)
Author: 0 Hot Stock Overview: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

The shares were sold at an average price of $15.60, for a total value of $72,243.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Since November 1, 2016, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $2.47 million activity. Vijaya Gadde, the General Counsel and an insider of Twitter Inc sold exactly 15,000 shares of Twitter Inc , worth almost $220,698 Dollars, at $14.7 of a share at the time of the deal.

National Joe, Jill Biden Receive Multi-Book Deal
Author: 0 Joe, Jill Biden Receive Multi-Book Deal

Biden's memoir is now untitled and no release date was announced. A Nebraska Republican congressman who made a point of not campaigning with Donald Trump a year ago claimed in an interview this week that former Vice President Joe Biden could have beaten the president easily in a head-to-head election.

Author: 0 Curry scores 42, Warriors clinch West, NBA's top record

Yet they still boast the league's best "net rating" (whether you outscore your opponent over the course of 100 possessions, or vice versa, which accounts for the different paces at which different teams play) during that stretch, because they've been locking down the opposition to the tune of just 99.8 points-per-100 allowed, second in the National Basketball Association since Durant's injury to only the San Antonio Spurs.

Author: 0 Dems block Trump court pick as GOP readies 'nuclear option'

The Senate has cleared the way for a Friday confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. The motion was not sustained by the chair because Senate rules required 60 votes, so McConnell then made a motion to overturn that ruling.

National 5 school districts on lockdown because of gun theft; suspect identified
Author: 0 5 school districts on lockdown because of gun theft; suspect identified

A man has been identified by the Rock County Sheriff's Office that they are considering a burglary suspect wanted for questioning. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with green eyes and brown hair. Deputies want to question Jakubowski in relation to a robbery at the Armageddon Gun Shop at 2144 W. Janesville, Edgerton, Evansville, Fort Atkinson and Milton school districts have ongoing lockdowns, according to the districts.

National North Carolina squeaks by Gonzaga to win 6th NCAA men's basketball title
Author: 0 North Carolina squeaks by Gonzaga to win 6th NCAA men's basketball title

During the season, he averaged 7.6 minutes per game while averaging 1.9 points per game. The Tar Heels shot 35.6 percent from the field; Justin Jackson threw up a goose egg from beyond the arc - 0-of-9. After the game, Zags coach Mark Few acknowledged that losing so closely was a " temporarily crushing blow". "Go Zags, we still love you...and we'll see you back here next year".

National Senate set for pivotal vote on Supreme Court nominee
Author: 0 Senate set for pivotal vote on Supreme Court nominee

When the Democrats were in the majority, they got rid of the filibuster for lower-court nominations after Republicans blocked all of President Obama's judicial nominees, even consensus candidates. Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME said roughly 10 senators of both parties worked over the weekend to come up with a deal to stave off the so-called "nuclear option", as the rules change is known, but couldn't come to agreement.

Author: 0 Alabama governor could face charges after ethics panel ruling

The matter was referred to the district attorney's office by the Alabama Ethics Commission. The Alabama Ethics Commission could weigh in soon on whether there's reason to believe Gov. "The battle goes on". The affair came to light when Bentley's wife of 50 years filed for divorce in September 2015. State Auditor Jim Zeigler filed an ethics complaint against Bentley previous year, incorporating Collier's accusations.

Author: 0 Cities say federal overhauls of police bring mixed results

And so we believe that. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. These deals are called consent decrees. "Although I would go beyond Mr Sessions" focus on "crime and criminals' and include information about what officers do".

National Sen. Merkley ends 15-hour speech against Gorsuch
Author: 0 Sen. Merkley ends 15-hour speech against Gorsuch

The nuclear option in Senate procedure dates from 2013, when Democrats, angered by Republican opposition to then-President Barack Obama's nominees voted to end filibusters of executive branch and lower-court nominees. "They seem determined to head into the abyss and taking the country with them". The tactic if invoked would lower the confirmation threshold to a filibuster-proof simple majority of 51 votes in the 100-member Senate rather than the 60 votes now needed to stop delaying tactics by ...

Author: 0 Senators worry about coming blowup over Gorsuch

Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon kicked things off by speaking continuously for 15 ½ hours overnight Tuesday in protest to Gorsuch and Republican tactics. Indeed, several Senate Republicans , as recently as last fall, said they were prepared to leave the Supreme Court vacancy unfilled until 2021, at the earliest.

National Federal agents raid California business in green card probe
Author: 0 Federal agents raid California business in green card probe

A father and daughter duo allegedly helped obtain visas for Chinese nationals, including people on that country's "100 Most Wanted" fugitive list, by defrauding a US program that awards visas to wealthy foreigners who invest in American projects, according to federal court documents unsealed Wednesday.

Author: 0 House Dems Try to Force Release of Trump's Tax Returns

Analysis by the International Monetary Fund, OECD and Australia's tax system review by former treasury secretary Ken Henry suggest that the economy would grow faster if business income was taxed less and consumption taxed more. "We have to have this conversation so we don't have another health care debacle", Williams said. "But tax reform in my mind is pretty easy". Donald Trump has come face to face with political reality and is losing and losing big.

Author: 0 Putin BANS meme showing himself as a gay clown in makeup

The above image has been widely used during protests against anti-gay laws, but protestors will now have to go without it. Passing its first internet censorship laws in 2013, Russian Federation isn't exactly known for its liberal approach to the online world, with Putin defending China's censorship laws, saying in a statement released this week: "Callous quasi-freedom on the internet does not exist anywhere any more".

Author: 0 World number one Johnson doubtful for Masters after freak fall

It's the first of golf's four major championships, and one of the most prestigious tournaments in all of sports. While all the golfers mentioned above have won majors in the past, all eyes will be on US Open champion and current world No.

Author: 0 Ruling party set to win Armenia vote, says central election commission

According to recent polls, President Serzh Sargsyan's ruling Republican Party, which holds 69 seats in the parliament, is shown favorite at the elections. The mission, however, pointed to reports of vote-buying, and pressure on civil servants and employees of private companies. President and Republican Party leader Serzh Sargsyan , who heads the Republican Party, can not run for re-election when his second term expires next year.

Author: 0 Emotional start to Masters with Nicklaus, Player

Less than six months later, he was gone. Masters 2017 - how do I find out the tee times? Johnson was an 11-2 favorite to win the Masters entering Wednesday, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Winkle said he would not have any further comment until he knew more about Johnson's condition. "I think it was Arnold who took it to that. I appreciated it very much".

Author: 0 White House talks progress on long-shot health bill revival

The White House offer got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky that the party could salvage one of its leading legislative priorities. House Energy and Commerce Committee staff briefed on the technical side of everything and circulated some of their own language. Under this provision, known as community rating, insurers can not vary premiums based on a person's health status, insurance claims history or gender.

National Tornado Watch issued for most of Central Alabama until 9 pm
Author: 0 Tornado Watch issued for most of Central Alabama until 9 pm

Ten tornadoes swept through parts of Georgia, South Carolina and IN, leaving behind damaged homes and businesses and downed trees and powerlines, according to spotter reports on the National Weather Service website . The US Masters golf tournament, which takes place in Augusta, Georgia, also announced via Twitter that its course would be closed for the rest of the day.

Author: 0 2nd line of storms rolling through Carolinas

The quick moving storms will also bring heavy lightning and brief, but heavy rainfall amounts to ground that was saturated by heavy rain less than 48 hours ago. The severe weather caused the cancellation of Wednesday's Par 3 contest at the Masters Tournament for the first time ever, forcing hundreds of people to leave.

Author: 0 Maxine Waters: "Bill O'Reilly Needs To Go To Jail"

And the other regular who says she stopped getting invited on to the show after she declined an invitation to O'Reilly's hotel room; she didn't sue, but she and her lawyer - who called Fox News " the Bill Cosby of corporate America " - have asked NY officials to investigate a pattern and practice of sexual harassment and retaliation at the company.

National Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub 'gunfight'
Author: 0 Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub 'gunfight'

Police continue to search for suspects in the shooting early on Sunday. The shooting happened about 2 Cameo nightclub, according to WLWT-TV. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said investigators believe there were multiple shooters based on the number of shots fired in the melee early Sunday morning in the Cameo club, a popular hip-hop music spot near the OH river east of downtown Cincinnati .

National Senator ends marathon speech against Gorsuch
Author: 0 Senator ends marathon speech against Gorsuch

Va. The concern is not that the court will suddenly break down in its closed door conferences and engage in some kind of fiery partisan fight or change its rules to trigger a judicial version of a nuclear option. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to change Senate rules. Several senators have actually been trying to work out a deal. Republicans were expected to fall short of being able to halt the filibuster, but have said they have the votes needed to change ...

Author: 0 New GOP health care plan could raise premiums for the sick

Trump initially said he would move on to fulfilling other campaign promises such as a tax overhaul and infrastructure-spending package, but a new attempt at reviving the failed healthcare push took off on Monday when White House officials met Republican lawmakers.

Author: 0 Showdown set for Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Jeff Merkley has spoken for hours on the Senate floor in protest of the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United State Supreme Court. Such a trigger would lower the number of votes needed to confirm the judge to a simple majority-to 51 votes from 60.

Author: 0 GOP Points Fingers at Each Other as Health Deal Prospects Fade

A senior administration source and two senior GOP congressional aides acknowledged that there's no agreement. Congress breaks for a two-week spring recess on Friday and, when it comes back on April 24, representatives must focus on passing a spending bill before April 28 - the deadline to avoid a possible government shutdown.

National On the road to single-payer health care system?
Author: 0 On the road to single-payer health care system?

While Trump blamed Democrats for the AHCA's failure, it's clear that the Republican Party, despite holding majorities in both chambers of Congress and the presidency, is not as unified in their opposition to Obamacare as the public expected them to be in the aftermath of the 2016 election.

Author: 0 Westbrook ties Robertson's season triple-double record of 41

He's done this in just 34.7 minutes per game, and the Thunder play at a pace of about 98 possessions per game. He has four more games to knock off what was thought to be one of the more unattainable National Basketball Association records; and is a certainty to achieve another, and become the first player since Robertson (in '61-62) to average the triple-double for the season.

Author: 0 UK firms to publish pay data in bid to eliminate gender gap

Companies have until April 2018 to publish their gender pay gap. Unfortunately, an important part of the picture of Equal Pay Day gets lost when so much emphasis is put on the facts and figures surrounding only one specific class of women.

National Senator Rubio: Hackers targeted former presidential campaign staffers
Author: 0 Senator Rubio: Hackers targeted former presidential campaign staffers

While the hearing traced Russian, or Soviet, intent to interfere in USA politics, to weaken Europe and to disrupt North Atlantic Treaty Organisation back to the days before World War II, its focus was on what was called the "brazenness" of the recent election meddling, and the expectations for similar attacks in coming elections both in the United States and Europe.

National Severe Weather Alert Day slated for this evening into Tuesday morning
Author: 0 Severe Weather Alert Day slated for this evening into Tuesday morning

A 38-year-old woman and her 3-year-old daugther died on Sunday after a likely tornado flipped their mobile home in Louisiana during a thunderstorm that was part of severe weather in the U.S. Up to 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas. "The primary threats with any severe thunderstorms will be damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, and isolated tornadoes".

National France hosts NYC events marking centennial of US in WWI
Author: 0 France hosts NYC events marking centennial of US in WWI

When World War I erupted in Europe in 1914, the 28th USA president pledged neutrality, in sync with prevailing American public opinion. How did American get embroiled in this titanic struggle and what did it mean for the next 100 years? Today marks the 100th anniversary of the US entry into WWI.

National Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos
Author: 0 Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos

On her official portrait, Melania Trump seems straight out of an episode of the Fires of Love. Back in January, he rang in the New Year by celebrating the fact that Melania wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress to her husband's New Year's Eve extravaganza in Mar-a-Lago.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson a doubt for Masters after falling on stairs

From 1981 to 2001, Nelson was one of the honorary starters every year except 1983, when he stayed home to care for his ailing first wife, Louise. "There's a few men that have been able to do it over the years", he added, nearly wistful, "but they are few and far between".

National Denison having Relay for Life Saturday
Author: 0 Denison having Relay for Life Saturday

The event requires at least one member from each team to be walking, running or jogging on the track during the 19 hour event at Whangarei's Trigg Stadium from 4 pm on April 1 to 10am the following day. The candle bags will be buried under a remembrance tree. People don't know when cancer can affect someone you know, so what we do today makes an impact, Vincent said.

National Baltimore Police Commissioner Davis 'Disappointed' By Consent Decree Delay
Author: 0 Baltimore Police Commissioner Davis 'Disappointed' By Consent Decree Delay

Chicago insists it'll push ahead with reforms no matter what the Justice Department does. And that's where the Justice Department, and the new attorney general, have a lot of clout. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh speaks at a news conference at City Hall in Baltimore, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in response to the Department of Justice's request for a 90-day delay of a hearing on its proposed overhaul of th.

National President Trump Calls Out Freedom Caucus Ahead Of Dramatic Health Care Vote
Author: 0 President Trump Calls Out Freedom Caucus Ahead Of Dramatic Health Care Vote

Meanwhile, Republicans' failure to agree on the Obamacare replacement bill has been cheered by the House Democratic leaders, who were opposed to the measure. White House press secretary Sean Spicer had earlier called the meeting a "positive step" and said the White House was "very, very pleased with the direction" of the negotiations.

National Sandwich's Salem Lutheran Church announces Holy Week schedule
Author: 0 Sandwich's Salem Lutheran Church announces Holy Week schedule

First congregational Church, 37 Main St., Maundy Thursday featuring Branches, Gallery Singes, Roots children's choir - 7 p.m., good Friday, featuring Shane Michael Taylor 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, sunrise service at YMCA Camp Sloper - 6 a.m., Chapel community service - 8 a.m., Traditional worship - 9:30 a.m., Contemporary worship - 11:15 a.m.

Author: 0 Seattle mayor announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities order

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced a lawsuit against the Trump administration Wednesday afternoon. Turns out, perhaps not so much. He is scheduled to speak at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse. "I hope we will all pull this out more often because it displays the rule of law that is in this country", Holmes said.

National Man points gun at teller during Comerica Bank robbery in Dearborn
Author: 0 Man points gun at teller during Comerica Bank robbery in Dearborn

At 9:07 a.m. today, patrol officers were dispatched to the Bank of the Ozarks at 2609 Richmond Road to the report of a bank robbery that had just occurred. "One of the tellers took off running behind the counter", Cmdr. Comerica Bank is offering a reward of up to a $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects, officials said.

National Trump condemns Syria attack but won't telegraph USA response
Author: 0 Trump condemns Syria attack but won't telegraph USA response

But Trump said Tuesday's attack "had a big impact on me - big impact". After all, Trump's first reaction to the attack was to blame Obama's "weakness" in earlier years for enabling Assad. In a statement, World Health Organization noted that: "The likelihood of exposure to a chemical attack is amplified by an apparent lack of external injuries reported in cases showing a rapid onset of similar symptoms, including acute respiratory distress as the main cause of death".

Author: 0 United States Trade Deficit Drops Sharply, Are We In A Recovery Period?

Trump's administration has ordered a study into the causes of US trade deficits and a clamp-down on import duty evasion. Exports of industrial supplies and materials were the highest since December 2015. Imports declined in February by the most in almost a year as demand for consumer goods and automobiles waned. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a comprehensive study to identify trade abuses by other countries that have contributed to the USA deficit, to be completed within 90 days.

National Tornados and apparent twisters, rain, hail around Southeast
Author: 0 Tornados and apparent twisters, rain, hail around Southeast

Colder temperatures also are expected Wednesday and Thursday and snow showers are possible, although only minor snow accumulations are expected. "If we go into a tornado watch, the shelters will immediately open across the county". Dozens of school districts in Alabama and Georgia canceled classes while Alabama Governor Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm front.

Author: 0 Most Democrats oppose Trump Supreme Court pick, but not all

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Of those, 35 have said they would back an effort to block a confirmation vote via a procedural hurdle called a filibuster. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) signaled last week that he would support a filibuster against the right-wing nominee, while several Democrats remain undecided, as Common Dreams reported.

Author: 0 Johnson doubtful for Masters after freak fall

Johnson does at least have the advantage of being in the final group out on Thursday at 2:03pm local time, but depending on how serious it is, it may still not give him enough time to recover. "But at the same time, it's sort of felt that way to me and it's been nice to be able to prepare and just go about my business and try to get ready for this tournament".