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Author: 0 Hillary Clinton called for Syrian airbases to be 'taken out'

In an interview conducted by The New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof , in front of a thousand-strong crowd at a Lincoln Center theatre, Clinton said she was devastated in the aftermath of the elections. "It is something that Putin has used inside Russian Federation, outside Russia to great effect". "I'm hopeful that the Congress will pull together and realise that because of the success the Kremlin feels it's had they're not going to go away", Clinton said.

Author: 0 Jimmy Kimmel Pays Tribute To Don Rickles On 'JKL'

Probably the part of this video that really gets us more so than any other part is when you start to see Kimmel reading off all of the various notes that he received over the years from Rickles , ones that gave a full scope of the relationship the two had.

Author: 0 Scott moves within striking distance of second Green Jacket

Scott, whose 15 previous starts at Augusta include a win and four top-10s, singled out 2015 Masters victor Spieth as the man to beat on Sunday. AUGUSTA , Georgia It was mission accomplished for Adam Scott on Saturday as the Australian put on a clinical display of precise ball-striking at the U.S Masters to sneak within striking distance of a second Green Jacket with a second successive three-under 69.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton calls for independent investigation into Russian Federation hacks

Comparing herself with Mary Mallon, who was isolated after she became the first person in U.S. to be diagnosed with typhoid, Clinton said that public opinion changed when she showed interest in running for the White House. "I'm only gonna say this once, though, you deserve to hear it 100 times ". That, combined with Comey's decision, only a few days before the election, to reopen the FBI's investigation into her use of an unsecure email account as secretary of state, "had the determinative ...

Author: 0 Trump Weighs In as Senate Slides Toward Showdown Over Neil Gorsuch

McCain said a deal would require eight Democrats to vote to advance Gorsuch's nomination in return for a promise that in the future they would be able to block a nominee in extraordinary circumstances. Manchin, perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the U.S. Senate, said his job as a senator is not to vote on whether he likes a nominee or his or her politics, but to "advise and consent" the president.

National Family members who died in plane crash had zest for life
Author: 0 Family members who died in plane crash had zest for life

Also killed was the pilot, Mark Aletky, 67, of Acton, California. Two people are confirmed dead after a plane crash in Johnson County. "Witnesses in Harrisburg described seeing the plane flying north at a low altitude when, for unknown reasons, it suddenly turned and crashed into a grass field", the press release stated.

Author: 0 New York on Verge of Tuition-Free College for Middle Class

Cuomo said college today is what high school used to be. "With this program, every child will have the opportunity that education provides". Starting this fall, undergraduate students who attend a state university or a will be eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship if their families earn no more than US$100,000 a year.

National U.S. prepared to 'do more' in Syria, says Nikki Haley
Author: 0 U.S. prepared to 'do more' in Syria, says Nikki Haley

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday condemned as "flagrant USA aggression on Syria" a US missile strike on a on a Syrian air base this week and criticised Gulf Arab states for supporting it, state television reported. But there must now be a long-term solution to the civil war in which Assad must no longer be president, he added. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton on election meddling: Russians 'will be back'

Clinton said family and friends "rallied around me in an incredible way" and used the platform Thursday to level barbs against the Trump administration, which she said was going through "some very public growing pains". "I mean that just has to be admitted". She called her loss in November devastating and added that as a citizen she was "pretty worried" about our country's fate under Donald Trump's rule, reports CNN.

National Senate confirms Gorsuch for Supreme Court
Author: 0 Senate confirms Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Senators on both sides of the aisle lamented the trajectory they were on, though they themselves were in position to prevent it from happening and failed to do so. "This will be the first, and last, partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee", McConnell declared. "This is the latest escalation in the left's never-ending judicial war, the most audacious yet, and it can not and will not stand".

National More Democratic senators oppose Trump's US Supreme Court pick
Author: 0 More Democratic senators oppose Trump's US Supreme Court pick

Gorsuch would need 60 votes to be confirmed under current Senate rules. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior member and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday in response to Senate Democrats' threat to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination.

National Alabama Supreme Court votes to proceed with impeachment hearings
Author: 0 Alabama Supreme Court votes to proceed with impeachment hearings

On multiple occasions, the Governor simply failed to exercise proper caution and accidentally sent messages meant for Mason to his wife. The governor has been engulfed in scandal since recordings surfaced in 2016 of him making suggestive remarks to a female aide before his divorce.

Author: 0 This Weekend, Join a 'People's Filibuster' Against Neil Gorsuch

Many U.S. Senate Democrats are seeking to block a confirmation vote on Neil Gorsuch, the federal appellate judge nominated by President Donald Trump to become a Supreme Court justice, but it is unclear whether they will get the necessary votes.

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin Says Russia Did Not Interfere With US Election

The president said he made the decision because Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Pelosi tells NBC's "Today Show": "We don't want people to take an immunity bath at the Congress so that the Justice Department can not make the case they may want to make against him".

Author: 0 Steve Bannon calls reports of threat to quit 'absurd'

The White House official said Bannon was no longer needed on the NSC after the departure of Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. A senior administration official said that Flynn reluctantly agreed to have Bannon join the NSC.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Go 'Nuclear' to Clear Path for Gorsuch

The final confirmation vote came after Senate Republicans rewrote the chamber's rules, voting to eliminate the 60-vote filibuster threshold on Supreme Court nominees. Comer , a case that could set an important precedent for separation between church and state. Drop by your senators' offices between April 10-22 to express your anger about the undemocratic and outrageous confirmation of Gorsuch to our nation's highest court.

National Trump Administration Backs Down From Order To Unmask 'Rogue' Twitter Critic
Author: 0 Trump Administration Backs Down From Order To Unmask 'Rogue' Twitter Critic

Shortly after Donald Trump came to power in January, the Twitter account for the National Parks Service was briefly shut down when it "accidentally" shared posts that acknowledged how small the crowd was for his inauguration. The accounts claim to be current or former disgruntled workers of the represented agency that stand against the administration's policies. The Department of Homeland Security asked Twitter to keep the summons under wraps, but when Twitter asked for a court ...

National Bismarck Optimist Club hosts Capitol Grounds Easter egg hunt
Author: 0 Bismarck Optimist Club hosts Capitol Grounds Easter egg hunt

The event will feature refreshments, prizes and a "special guest with very long ears". As with any event the New Providence Lions are involved with, it's a community affair. and the egg hunt and drop will start at 11:30 a.m. The Stanley Hotel's annual Easter brunch and egg hunt will return again this year at the hotel on Sunday, April 16.

National Putin and Rouhani Condemn US Airstrikes in Syria in Phone Call
Author: 0 Putin and Rouhani Condemn US Airstrikes in Syria in Phone Call

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani said in a phone call that aggressive US actions against Syria were not permissible and violated worldwide law, the Kremlin said. In an interview set to air tomorrow on CBS' "Face the Nation", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Russians were not targeted by the strikes. Lawmakers are divided over America's use of military force.

National Rep. Brad Sherman says he supports U.S. missile strike on Syrian airbase
Author: 0 Rep. Brad Sherman says he supports U.S. missile strike on Syrian airbase

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has cancelled a visit to Moscow in the wake of the Syrian chemical weapons attack . US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Moscow as planned after the G7 meeting in Italy this week. " United States intelligence indicates that Syrian military forces operating from this airfield were responsible for the chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians in southern Idlib Province, Syria, that occurred on April 4 ", Trump wrote in the letter.

National Clawson ready for two visits from the Easter Bunny at egg hunts
Author: 0 Clawson ready for two visits from the Easter Bunny at egg hunts

Bring your dogs to an Easter egg hunt just for them! The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes will host its third annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for children who are visually impaired. For more details, visit www.seagrovebaptist.org. The traditional Easter bonnet and contemporary hat contest will take place immediately following the egg hunt.

National Gas Prices On The Rise In The Triad
Author: 0 Gas Prices On The Rise In The Triad

Although oil prices surged following Thursday night's military action, no impact is expected yet on North American gasoline prices, according to GasBuddy, a website that tracks gas prices. On the other hand, crude oil production in the United States is up, creating saturation in the market that keeps prices from rising higher. "Typically, these kinds of events don't really matter more than a few days, and this one definitely shouldn't either", said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst for ...

Author: 0 Volunteers prepare for Easter egg hunt, to help clean river

There is no fee to attend or participate in the activity. The hunt is for kids ages 1 to 10 years old. At least three of those moments are possible this spring, as traditional Easter egg hunts return to the Glen Carbon area. Everyone should bring their own basket to collect the eggs. Join the Easter Bunny for this exciting Egg Hunt. Free for the public. The Park District will host other Easter fun with its Easter basket delivery service, open to all north Berwyn residents, Easter Parade ...

National Bombings at Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday kill 43
Author: 0 Bombings at Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday kill 43

In a brief statement released through the IS' semi-official news agency Amaq, the group claimed the attack had been launched by a "security unit belonging to the Islamic State". Amnesty International later said more than 200 Christian-owned properties were attacked and 43 churches seriously damaged, adding that at least four people were killed.

Author: 0 Peskov Says Putin, Trump Have Similar Approach to International Relations

Bush's 1988 campaign pledge not to raise taxes". He dismissed the charges by US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered in the USA election as lies. The president added during an early morning series of tweets: "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a bad campaign".

Author: 0 Trump and Xi wrap up first meeting

Regarding the USA airstrike on Syria, Tillerson said that Xi told Trump that he "understood that such a response was necessary when people are killing children", reported CNN. China accounted for nearly 70 percent of last year's $500 billion USA trade deficit. "That's the first time I've heard them say that in a bilateral context", he said.

National DOJ's Baltimore consent decree pause denied by judge
Author: 0 DOJ's Baltimore consent decree pause denied by judge

The Department of Justice attempted to delay the hearing but that motion was denied by a federal judge. Earlier this week, the Justice Department had announced that it intends to review and assess all existing consent decrees to determine whether they will hamper efforts to fight violent crime in those cities.

National Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court, AR Lawmakers
Author: 0 Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court, AR Lawmakers

Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's first major court nominee, will fill the seat that has been vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February of 2016. Supreme Court". "As a deep believer in the rule of law, Judge Gorsuch will serve the American people with distinction", Trump said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a victory lap after learning that Gorsuch had been approved.

National Republican under pressure over Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Republican under pressure over Russian Federation probe

Yates warned the White House in January that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail after he made incorrect statements about his contacts with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Tuesday, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he will not take himself off the investigation. Representative Devin Nunes of California said he would continue to lead the House investigation despite accusations from Democrats - ...

Author: 0 Following failed GOP replacement effort, record approval of Obamacare

Republicans are the most likely to favor that outcome at 60 percent. It is the first time that Gallup found majority support for the law since it started asking about it in 2012. "So why wouldn't we do that?" That legislation, the American Health Care Act, would have resulted in as many as 24 million more Americans being without health insurance, largely by clipping federal subsidies to help some Americans buy insurance and scaling back the expansion in some states of Medicaid for ...

National Nonpartisanship key for health care
Author: 0 Nonpartisanship key for health care

Vice President Mike Pence, Budget Director Mike Mulvaney, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus met with with House Freedom Caucus Republicans on Monday night to find out what changes would be acceptable to the caucus, Politico reported .

National John Cornyn: Neil Gorsuch Is 'No Extremist or Judicial Radical'
Author: 0 John Cornyn: Neil Gorsuch Is 'No Extremist or Judicial Radical'

Schumer says McConnell is acting like he has no choice, but "that is bunk". "Isn't it refreshing that I say the same thing in private that I say in public?" "There isn't a flawless judge". But, she told the donors, she was also anxious about precedent in future court nominations when liberal justices leave the court. In a direct appeal to her constituents, McCaskill argued that Gorsuch "does not reflect the promises that Donald Trump made to Missourians" to drain the swamp and "look out for ...

Author: 0 Trump Says "It is an exciting time" For United States

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. With the filibuster gone, Trump could nominate another justice next time there's a vacancy without having to compromise with Democrats at all, and "all of a sudden, the things I fought for with scars on my back to show for it in this state are in jeopardy", McCaskill is heard saying.

National How To Watch Neil Gorsuch's Senate Nomination Vote Live
Author: 0 How To Watch Neil Gorsuch's Senate Nomination Vote Live

Trump nominated Gorsuch to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia a year ago. They did, which prompted Senate Republicans to invoke the so-called "nuclear option" - a change to the Senate rules to break the filibuster and allow a vote on the nomination with a simple majority of senators.

National Neil Gorsuch Is Officially Confirmed To the Supreme Court
Author: 0 Neil Gorsuch Is Officially Confirmed To the Supreme Court

Removing the previous 60-vote threshold means that the majority party has less incentive to find nominees that will garner moderate support and more ideological judges will have an easier path to confirmation in the future when one party holds both the White House and the Senate majority.

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani calls Assad to stress backing for Syrian state

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday condemned as "flagrant US aggression on Syria" a USA missile strike on a on a Syrian air base this week and criticised Gulf Arab states for supporting it, state television reported . Earlier Friday, Russia's envoy to the United Nations slammed the U.S. airstrike, calling "it a flagrant violation of global law and an act of aggression" in remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on Friday.

National Wind gust sends bounce house airborne in South Carolina
Author: 0 Wind gust sends bounce house airborne in South Carolina

According to WCMH, at least five children attending the Springwell Church festival in Taylors, South Carolina , were taken to an area hospital following the incident. German also indicated that when it fell back down, it made an audible noise and the power momentarily failed. "This afternoon, we held our annual Spring Carnival on our campus", he wrote.

National In Gallup poll, 55% of Americans now support Affordable Care Act
Author: 0 In Gallup poll, 55% of Americans now support Affordable Care Act

House speaks Paul Ryan of Wis. discusses the Republican agenda as he faces reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 30, 2017. Even though more people have health insurance since the ACA rollout, Pearson said, almost 2 million Americans go bankrupt each year because of health care expenses.

Author: 0 Devin Nunes steps down from US House probe on Russian Federation

Nunes' move could be seen as a win for Democrats whose cries for an independent panel to investigate Russia's possible ties with the Trump campaign have grown. Castro and other Democrats charged that the chairman was, as a result, compromised on an investigation that could take the committee to the White House.

Author: 0 Failure of the Obamacare repeal showed us whom we can really trust

ACA, Obamacare, allows insurance companies to sell across state lines, but they have not found it profitable. "That's the calculation we have to make". Republicans on all sides of this debate agree that May is a make-or-break deadline for the bill because of budgetary constraints. Spicer added that Trump wants to get a deal done soon on health care, but there are no guarantees that will happen.

Author: 0 Lawsuit accuses Seattle mayor of molesting boy in 1980s

Two other men made similar allegations to the Seattle Times but are not named in the suit. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading . "Not that he's always right - there are issues I disagree with him on". After Trump was elected last fall, Murray became a frequent critic. "I have been dealing with this for over 30 years", said D.H., who was addicted to crack cocaine when the abuse allegedly began when he was 15.

Author: 0 Ivanka's Children Woo Xi Jinping With Their Command in Mandarin

Trump said that he believed he made " tremendous progress " in the US-China relationship during talks with Xi. Trump tweeted Saturday that "It was a great honor to have President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan of China as our guests in the United States".

National Restraining order filed by Gov. Robert Bentley stayed by Alabama Supreme Court
Author: 0 Restraining order filed by Gov. Robert Bentley stayed by Alabama Supreme Court

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Jones said the committee has filed a notice of appeal and is seeking expedited action from the Alabama Supreme Court to overturn the order. "Given the significance of the issues it is certainly appropriate that the Supreme Court hear this matter quickly". The governor's legal team will have a limited ability to mount a defense and ask questions.

National Democratic Senator In Deep-Red State Comes Out Against Neil Gorsuch
Author: 0 Democratic Senator In Deep-Red State Comes Out Against Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch's nomination needs the backing of eight Democrats or Independents, along with all 52 Republicans, to break a filibuster. Schumer expressed concern to the Post that if Republicans use the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch, the simple majority vote will become the precedent and not the exception.

National Republican House Rules: How the GOP Confirmed Gorsuch
Author: 0 Republican House Rules: How the GOP Confirmed Gorsuch

The vote comes after the majority Republicans changed the rules to abolish the filibuster for SCOTUS nominees, in order to overcome opposition from Democrats. "It will make the cooling saucer of the Senate considerably hotter, and I believe it will make the Supreme Court a more partisan place". Trump's nomination in January of Gorsuch, who is known to favor protections of religious belief in the public square and for business owners, elicited mixed reactions from Jewish groups.

National Arroyo returns to Reds, Diaz homers twice
Author: 0 Arroyo returns to Reds, Diaz homers twice

Garrett struck out four, walked two and needed only 78 pitches to record 18 outs. In an ideal world, Garrett might have spent some more time in the minors, but injuries changed the Reds' plans. Stephenson had frightful difficulties finding the strike zone, walking six in 1 2/3 innings. HOUSTON - Alex Gordon's two-run double in the eighth inning broke open a tight game and propelled Kansas City to its first victory of the season.

Author: 0 Supreme Court says impeachment of Bentley can proceed

Governor Robert Bentley reiterates that he is not resigning during a news conference on the capitol steps in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday April 7, 2017. The committee plans to begin its impeachment process on Monday. The report accuses him of using state resources, including law enforcement, to hide the affair and protect his reputation, "in a process characterized by increasing obsession and paranoia".

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton: I would have taken on Assad

Kristoff asked Clinton how she felt about the role that misogyny played in the election ― especially considering that a majority of white women voters for President Trump, regardless of his admitted sexual assault, allegations of abuse, and comments he's made about women.