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Author: 0 Sen. Bennet To Vote Against Gorsuch, A Fellow Coloradan

More than 40 Democrats filibustered Gorsuch despite little question that he was qualified for the job, an indication of their party's lingering bitterness over Senate Republicans' refusal to consider President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a year ago and an entrenched hostility toward a president elected despite losing the popular vote.

National Obama Officials Made List to Safeguard Russia Probe Documents
Author: 0 Obama Officials Made List to Safeguard Russia Probe Documents

The FBI recently announced the beginning of an official investigation on whether any members of the Trump campaign worked with Russian Federation to sway the election in Trump's favor. Flynn was famously seated at the same table as Russian President Vladimir Putin at that event. It was an unusually muted response from Schiff, and suggests that the documents substantiate Nunes' claims that the Obama administration conducted surveillance on members of the Trump transition team, and unmasked ...

National Baltimore residents to comment on plan to overhaul police
Author: 0 Baltimore residents to comment on plan to overhaul police

The Obama administration used consent decrees frequently, and generally, DeCarlo said , there is little evidence to show any increases in crime resulting from increased police oversight. The new Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety will "review existing policies in the areas of charging, sentencing, and marijuana to ensure consistency with the department's overall strategy on reducing violent crime and with administration goals and priorities", according to the memo obtained by ...

National Ivanka Trump's net worth revealed in White House documents
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump's net worth revealed in White House documents

Kushner's disclosure estimates that her stake in the hotel is anywhere from $5 million to $25 million. Ms Ivanka Trump's stake in the Trump International Hotel, located blocks from the White House, is one source of income that could represent a conflict of interest.

Author: 0 Don Rickles, Jewish Insult Comedian, Dead at 90

Warmth. Rickles appeared everywhere from strip joints to the 1985 inaugural gala for President Ronald Reagan and remained a popular act well after his ethnic and racial humor had become outdated. "And I go, 'it didn't get canceled.' And he goes, 'a guy can dream'". "He's the best there ever was", Regis Philbin said of comedy legend Don Rickles in September, days before the two performed together at bergenPAC in Englewood.

National Most Americans oppose funding border wall, new poll says
Author: 0 Most Americans oppose funding border wall, new poll says

Kelly said Homeland Security has already begun to take all appropriate steps to plan, design, and construct a physical wall, using the materials and technology that will most effectively achieve operational control of the southern border. Instead of a "beautiful wall" that Trump has promised , the federal government likely will build fencing and concrete walls in places that make the most sense.

National Plan to overhaul Baltimore's police goes before the public
Author: 0 Plan to overhaul Baltimore's police goes before the public

The deal was reached after a sweeping investigation of the Baltimore Police Department by the Obama Justice Department and a scathing report last summer that outlined widespread unconstitutional and discriminatory policing in the city - particularly in poor, predominantly black neighborhoods.

National Maine television meteorologist missing since Saturday
Author: 0 Maine television meteorologist missing since Saturday

Police in Auburn, Maine said the body of 46-year-old Thomas "Tom" Johnston was located Thursday night, but did not get into specifics. "Police say Johnston is about 5'9" tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Police in ME are asking for the public's help in locating a former Action News Jax meteorologist. Anyone with information is asked to call Old Orchard Beach Police Department at 207-934-4911.

National We are so proud of these incredibly brilliant Quadruplet brothers
Author: 0 We are so proud of these incredibly brilliant Quadruplet brothers

Lakota East seniors and quadruplet brothers Zachary, Aaron, Nigel and Nick Wade have all been accepted to Ivy league schools and have attracted national media attention for their accomplishments. Though the four brothers were accepted into the same universities, their academic interests greatly vary. While the boys share their plans to study global relations, economics, engineering, computer science, cognitive science and neuroscience, their father reflected on the moment he first started ...

National Closing arguments today in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial
Author: 0 Closing arguments today in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial

But Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez , told the jury that the real killer is Hernandez's former friend and the prosecution's star witness, Alexander Bradley . He questioned why Bradley is the only witness to the supposed spilled drink, and why surveillance cameras failed to capture the fateful bump. Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were gunned down on July 16, 2012, as they waited in a vehicle at a stop light.

Author: 0 Trump, Rand Paul Talk Healthcare Over a Round of Golf

The congressman was referring to Sunday's foursome at the Trump National Golf Club -Sterling, Virginia - when the president golfed with Paul, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney, and one other. "They both have risk, and that's a recipe for ultimately some action to be taken", said Mike Leavitt, health secretary under President George W. Bush.

National North Korea to dominate Trump, Xi talks in Florida
Author: 0 North Korea to dominate Trump, Xi talks in Florida

Although Mr Trump and Mr Xi appear to be all smiles, the US President is expected to launch a stern offensive during talks. A US official said the White House and Pentagon were discussing military options. Within Mr Trump's administration, there are still divisions over how to approach China. According to US and foreign officials, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and economic adviser Gary Cohn are leading the charge for boosting ties and exploring the potential for greater economic ...

National Flood warning issued for Alcovy
Author: 0 Flood warning issued for Alcovy

The forecast says the river is going to rise above the flood stage by the late morning tomorrow, Thursday, April 6. Area rivers are on the rise with all of the recent rain and snowmelt. The Mississippi River is at or slightly above flood stage at northeast Missouri towns like Canton and Hannibal. At 10 feet, minor flooding continues to expand further into the woodlands upstream and downstream from the river gauge at New Hope Road.

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson out of Masters, Charley Hoffman soaring

He showed up on the Augusta National grounds about an hour before that tee time optimistic that he could play and after a 45-minute warm-up session on the practice range, he headed for the first tee, telling reporters on site that "I'm going to try", to play.

National Judge Denies Justice Department Request to Delay Baltimore Police Oversight Hearing
Author: 0 Judge Denies Justice Department Request to Delay Baltimore Police Oversight Hearing

Before long, community attitudes toward law enforcement officers showed improvement. "I can't speak to the specifics of Chicago at this point, except to say Department of Justice attorneys will be going through (in Chicago) a similar process of review as is being done in Baltimore to ensure that any future actions are consistent with what Attorney General Sessions set out in his memo ", a spokesman said .

National Trump welcomes wounded veterans to White House
Author: 0 Trump welcomes wounded veterans to White House

On Thursday morning, the president's youngest daughter attended an event in support of the Wounded Warrior Project in Washington, DC, marking her first official visit to the White House since her father's inauguration. Trump said to chuckles frOm the crowd. "I'm going to have it for about seven more years". While her sister Ivanka Trump has been a constant presence in President Donald Trump's White House, Tiffany Trump has largely avoided the political spotlight - until now.

National National Weather Service probing possible tornado touchdown
Author: 0 National Weather Service probing possible tornado touchdown

The latter was the first tornado to touch down in the District of Columbia in more than 15 years. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for communities across the state, which goes into effect at 8 a.m. "Students at Seaside High School in OR stepped up to educate their community about the risks of tsunami and now are rebuilding schools on higher ground", she said.

National Seattle Files Lawsuit Over 'Sanctuary Cities' Funding Threat
Author: 0 Seattle Files Lawsuit Over 'Sanctuary Cities' Funding Threat

The announcement comes on the heels of a renewed threat from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said he'd withhold Department of Justice law enforcement grants from what are known as "sanctuary cities". Juarez said Seattle should not allow the federal government to use the police as their militia. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are cracking down on sanctuary cities by threatening to hit them where it hurts most: in the pocketbook.

National Trump to host China's President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago summit
Author: 0 Trump to host China's President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago summit

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing that the Chinese side was fine with having the meeting there. North Korea would be a prominent topic in the meeting. Under the current global circumstances, "the meeting will be of great significance to charting China-U.S. relationship in a new era, advancing the development of bilateral ties in a healthy and stable way from a new starting point, and promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific ...

Author: 0 Full Amtrak service along the Northeast Corridor expected to resume Friday

Amtrak's $24 billion Gateway plan to build a new train tunnel under the Hudson River and fix the existing tunnel, is considered one of the most important infrastructure projects in the nation. Moorman said full service would be restored by Friday morning. On Wednesday, the governor ordered NJ Transit, which paid Amtrak $62 million for investments in the Northeast Corridor, to cease making payments to Amtrak until an independent investigation on the tracks is completed.

National Senate Considers Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court
Author: 0 Senate Considers Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court

Democrats defended their use of a filibuster to block Gorsuch, a rare tactic with Supreme Court nominees. Supreme Court filibusters have been almost unheard of in the Senate, but the confrontation is playing out amid an explosive political atmosphere with liberal Democrats furious over the Trump presidency and Republicans desperate to get a win after months of chaos from Trump.

National Democratic party needs to make a stand on Gorsuch nomination (Letters)
Author: 0 Democratic party needs to make a stand on Gorsuch nomination (Letters)

One hour after convening, around 11 a.m. - The Senate casts first vote to break the Democratic filibuster . Republicans hold 52 of the Senate's 100 seats. But some Republicans worry the move will weaken Senate traditions. But Democrats point out that McConnell blocked former President Barack Obama's nominee for the court past year, saying the next president should have the say.

Author: 0 Former Senator Wendy Davis rallies for Planned Parenthood at captiol

The Ohio law would have effects far beyond hurting Planned Parenthood. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down similar rules in Texas earlier a year ago. The state has appealed the decision. Planned Parenthood had said the admitting privileges regulation was unnecessary because a hospital will admit and treat a woman if she is having complications from an abortion regardless of whether the physician conducting the procedure has admitting privileges.

Author: 0 Amtrak CEO: Christie vow to withhold funds won't solve issue

The railroad says the return of full service Friday is contingent upon Amtrak's successful completion of track repairs. A Monday derailment left eight of 21 tracks out of service for four days. The first incident was "the result of a mismatch between two pieces of rail", he said. Amtrak's CEO says that a train derailment in NY that has caused major delays for commuters at the nation's busiest rail hub was caused when a track split after the train went over a weakened wooden railroad tie.

National Tysen Benz, 11, took his own life after 'horrific social media prank'
Author: 0 Tysen Benz, 11, took his own life after 'horrific social media prank'

However, any criminal charges would come through the Marquette County Prosecutor's Office. He was placed on life support for several weeks, but later died at a hospital in Ann Arbor . In hysterics, she hurriedly extricated him and attempted CPR while her two other sons, ages 10 and 14, phoned 911. According to Marquette Area Public Schools (MAPS) Superintendent William Saunders , "The loss of Tysen has been felt by all of his teachers, classmates and well beyond our school walls by our ...

Author: 0 Closing Arguments Begin In Aaron Hernandez's Double Murder Trial

Their star witness, convicted drug dealer Alexander Bradley , testified that he left the club with Hernandez and was sitting next to him in a auto when he yelled to get the men's attention and then shot them dead. " Alexander Bradley told you what's being said, he told you that he told him, 'Listen, you're a professional athlete, you have to stop getting so mad at things, people aren't trying to test you'".

Author: 0 Advertisers flee 'The O'Reilly Factor' en masse

Allstate is one of several companies to pull its ads from The O'Reilly Factor because of multiple sexual-harassment allegations leveled at host Bill O'Reilly. He claims his position makes him vulnerable to lawsuits and said he is a target for those who want to harm him and Fox News . On the other hand, if in a few weeks the only ads you see during The O'Reilly Factor are spots for Life Alert and cash-for-gold hotlines, maybe that will be enough to get this unapologetic misogynist off ...

National State jobless rate drops
Author: 0 State jobless rate drops

Rates under 4 percent generally are considered to be "full employment", or a sign of a healthy job market. Among all metro areas, the lowest jobless rate was 2.1 percent in Ames, Iowa. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Employment in goods-producing industries, at 921,600, increased 7,000 over the month. In February, private-sector employment increased by 7,000 jobs to 3,239,900, while public sector payrolls increased by 4,400 jobs to 717,800, according to the statement.

Author: 0 Ryan plays down hopes for quick revival of US healthcare overhaul

Still, the new rate is up significantly from November, when only 42 percent said they approved of the law. The infighting among Republican lawmakers could not be resolved despite the White House mounting a serious effort. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the chief deputy majority whip in the House, told reporters Wednesday that a new proposal that would weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions is "a bridge too far for our members".

Author: 0 House Freedom Caucus signals support for healthcare bill with changes

Members need a "cooling off period" over the break, McHenry said. "Right now, the offerings have diminished votes, not increased them ". Meadows called it "highly inappropriate" for Trump's White House social media director, Dan Scavino, Jr.to publicly urge a GOP primary opponent for Freedom Caucus member Justin Amash of MI.

Author: 0 Democrats block Trump nominee to high court

And it's unlikely that in a future divided government, any Congress would approve any nominee of a president from the opposing party. The confirmation vote is expected to come as early as Friday. Republicans immediately moved to vote on changing long-standing Senate rules in order to prohibit filibusters against Supreme Court nominees. The Senate is expected to vote soon on the motion, which is dubbed " the nuclear option " because it could change the Senate and the court for generations.

Author: 0 GOP defense hawks urge Trump to take out Syria's air force

On Tuesday "Syrian aviation made a strike on a large terrorist ammunition depot and a concentration of military hardware in the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun town", Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konoshenkov said . Diplomats said it could come up for a vote at the council as early as Thursday. "These crimes must not remain unpunished". Prior to this week's chemical weapons attack, Trump had repeatedly signaled that he was not interested in efforts to topple Assad and wanted ...

Author: 0 Comedian Don Rickles dead at 90

Rickles was born in NY in 1926 to an insurance salesman father and housewife mother, and grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. Honorary Rat Pack member and legendary insult comic Don Rickles has died at the age of 90. Billy Crystal described Don's passing as "a giant loss", while Jim Gaffigan praised him as a "legend". Rickles' last appeared on stage in Las Vegas in late October.

Author: 0 YWCA hosts Equal Pay for Women Day event

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette League of Women Voters members pass out pamphlets and cookies at Michigan Technological University's Equal Pay Day. Whelan says a big reason why the pay gap is still this large is because we often do not reward women for negotiating and standing up for their skill sets.

National New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled
Author: 0 New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled

It was added in a last-minute House Rules Committee meeting before members sprinted off to the airport for more than two weeks at home. Vice President Mike Pence has been making trips to Capitol Hill this week for discussions on healthcare and the repeal of Obamacare with members of Congress, including the Freedom Caucus.

National Husband of Trump supporter deported to Mexico
Author: 0 Husband of Trump supporter deported to Mexico

After arriving in the U.S.in 1998 to visit a friend, Beristain made a decision to stay. "And he put a lot of work into his restaurant". Roberto Beristain was deported to Mexico Tuesday night, ending a months-long debacle that saw the in restauranteur detained at ICE facilities in six states and rushed across the border under cover of darkness.

Author: 0 Taiwan: US relations won't be harmed by Trump-Xi meeting

It remained unclear as of Thursday morning what retaliatory action the US was prepared to take against North Korea, though it appeared a military response wouldn't be unrealistic under the Trump administration. And on a recent trip to Asia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reminded the region that the USA also retains the option of pre-emptive military force.

Author: 0 Ethics panel sends Alabama governor's case to prosecutors

According to the special counsel's tentative schedule, the House could vote on impeaching and resultantly suspending Bentley by as soon as May 9. "I have no intentions of resigning and I am looking forward to continuing to work on important issues facing the state", he said.

Author: 0 Senator Capito continues to show support for Neil Gorsuch

The new rules have made it easier for the Democratic-controlled Senate to approve most of President Barack Obama's nominees, since they need just a majority of the Senate to move forward, as opposed to the 60 votes previously required to clear a procedural hurdle.

National Salaries Of Top White House Staff Revealed
Author: 0 Salaries Of Top White House Staff Revealed

Get free real-time news alerts from the White House Patch. "It speaks volumes to the desire for a lot of these people to fulfill the president's vision and move the agenda forward that they are willing to list all of their assets, undergo this public scrutiny, but also set aside a lot".

National Judge blocks execution of 1 of 8 Arkansas inmates
Author: 0 Judge blocks execution of 1 of 8 Arkansas inmates

U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr., in his ruling Thursday, said that Arkansas officials could not execute Jason McGehee until after the state parole board notifies state officials and the victim's relatives. Doing so would block the executions indefinitely, state attorneys argue, because Arkansas' supply of the sleep-inducing drug used to start executions expires at the end of this month, and it will be hard for prison officials to find a replacement.

National Experts question St. Louis' boiler standards after blast
Author: 0 Experts question St. Louis' boiler standards after blast

This Monday, April 3, 2017 photo from video by KMOV shows damage to the roof of a box company in St. Louis after a boiler exploded and flew before crashing through the roof of a nearby laundry business. The other two people killed - a woman and man - were at their first day on the job at Faultless Healthcare Linen. A three-person investigative team from the U.S.

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.