National Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court
Author: 0 Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

Gorsuch's confirmation ends the longest Supreme Court vacancy since 1862 during the American Civil War, with the court down a justice for nearly 14 months since long-serving conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016. Trump said Thursday that Republicans' decision to lower the vote threshold to advance nominees won't affect his future choices - even as he mused to reporters on Air Force One that he might nominate as many as four justices before his term ends in January ...

Author: 0 Pelosi Thanks Republicans for Making Obamacare More Popular

Slice the data a different way, and the bottom half of spenders all together rack up only about 3 percent of overall health care spending - a pattern hasn't budged for decades. When asked who is responsible for any problems with the Affordable Care Act going forward, six in 10 (61%) say that President Trump and Republicans in Congress would be responsible because they are in control of the federal government.

National Trump's odd comments spell trouble for Bannon
Author: 0 Trump's odd comments spell trouble for Bannon

Abrams projects his concept of a rampantly militaristic American exceptionalism onto Trump's mandate of "America First". Bannon allies in the White House were blindsided by Trump's remarks and "are distraught ", according to a report this morning from Axios .

National Taxes: President Scraps Tax Plan, Timetable Threatened
Author: 0 Taxes: President Scraps Tax Plan, Timetable Threatened

Almost three in five customers on Obamacare's exchanges, or roughly 7 million people, with incomes between 100 percent and 250 percent of poverty rely on the cost-sharing payments, and - with repeal on hold for now - health plans are still required to reduce their out-of-pocket costs whether they're reimbursed or not.

Author: 0 This could be the end for Bill O'Reilly

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, reporting about the situation on his show The O'Reilly Factor , seemed to find the incident humourous. Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly, who has been accused of sexually harassing female colleagues, will take a break from presenting his popular current affairs show after corporate sponsors pulled funding from the channel.

Author: 0 2 more officers placed on leave after passenger dragged off United flight

Dao, his family, the passengers on that flight, our customers, our employees", Munoz said. The footage, captured by a passenger sat directly behind Dr David Dao , shows the Kentucky physician telling police he would rather go to jail than get off the plane, saying "you can drag me".

National The Risk Trump Takes in Potentially Abandoning Steve Banno
Author: 0 The Risk Trump Takes in Potentially Abandoning Steve Banno

Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room at the White House, Wed., April 12, 2017, in Washington . Last Friday, Bannon's main political patron, the financier Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of Robert Mercer, a major Trump donor, holed up in her office at Cambridge Analytica in NY, discussing possibilities for Bannon should he leave, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

Author: 0 Border Patrol Union President: Illegal Immigration Decline 'Strictly' Due to Trump

Sessions outlined plans to bring federal charges against those who break immigration laws, as well as to stamp out the "filth" of criminal organizations both along the border and in the interior United States. "It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand". Sessions also announced Tuesday that the department would surge the number of immigration judges - a move that advocates and immigration enforcement supporters alike recognize would alleviate the pressure on the ...

National Cop accused of kicking suspect involved in death last year
Author: 0 Cop accused of kicking suspect involved in death last year

She says the department will not take any disciplinary actions against Rosen until that investigation wraps up. 'It is not consistent with the values and training of the Columbus Division of Police and most importantly it's not consistent with our values as a community, ' the mayor said Tuesday.

National Ex-teacher left note for wife before leaving with teen
Author: 0 Ex-teacher left note for wife before leaving with teen

According to the local district attorney, he has been on the run for almost one month - so he will likely need a refill of his blood pressure medication very soon. He's believed to be armed with two handguns and was last seen driving a Silver Nissan Rogue with TN license plate 976ZPT. In the surveillance tapes, Thomas and Cummins can be seen walking together and Thomas appeared safe.

National NY approves tuition-free college for middle class
Author: 0 NY approves tuition-free college for middle class

Undergraduate students who attend a State University of NY or City University of NY who qualify will be eligible for the scholarship starting this fall. No age limit has been mentioned to obtain the scholarship, but the students need to enroll full-time with an average of minimum 30 credits per year.

National Move over 'Obamacare,' Trump plan is now the focus
Author: 0 Move over 'Obamacare,' Trump plan is now the focus

The Freedom Caucus and the Tuesday Group are informal caucuses with about 40 members apiece. What kind of groceries you can buy? Health care statistics assembled by the nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund demonstrate that over the last several decades costs have been rising faster here than in any other major industrialized country.

Author: 0 Democrats tout narrow loss in Kansas special election as a victory

Republican Ron Estes , the state treasurer, has won a special election Tuesday night in Kansas to replace Rep. Mike Pompeo, who became President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director, CNN projects. Trump had more tepid support in Georgia's 6 District, which stretches from east Cobb to north DeKalb. "I wasn't even going to vote", she said as she left her polling site according to Fox News "I finally did".

Author: 0 Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

Not long before Trump spoke in Washington, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson struck a similar tone after an nearly two-hour meeting with Putin, saying the two countries had reached a "low point" in relations. -Russian relations - which echoed a similar assessment made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hours earlier in Moscow - came Wednesday after a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House.

National Disturbing video released of shooting that injured girl, 4
Author: 0 Disturbing video released of shooting that injured girl, 4

Police said the barber shop was not the intended target of the shooting. Photos were shown to a witness who identified Rafael Santos , 21, as one of the men who was with Hart, police said. 'Two of the rounds struck the front window of the barber shop, narrowly missing a four-year-old girl who was watching television, ' the statement read.

National Musician John Geils of the J. Geils Band Dies at 71
Author: 0 Musician John Geils of the J. Geils Band Dies at 71

Police said " a preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes ". J. Geils , the founder of The J. Geils Band , has died at the age of 71. After learning of his passing, social media users from Boston and across the country began urging their local radio stations - and even the organist at Fenway Park - to pay tribute to Geils by playing some of the band's most famous jams.

Author: 0 Trump's Syria Strike Sends Russia a Signal

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also had planned to visit Russian Federation this coming week, but decided Saturday to cancel the trip because of the fast moving events in Syria. "The Syrian government didn't do it, '" Haley said. In Israel, which has kept its distance from the war raging across its northern border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the strikes sent a clear message against the spread of chemical weapons.

Author: 0 Trump says health care before tax reform

Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis spoke earlier in the day at a Pentagon news conference about the Syrian chemical weapons attack last week, which killed 86, and the subsequent USA response. President Trump is again reshuffling his congressional agenda, saying Congress should first pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act before measures such as an overhaul of the tax code can be considered.

Author: 0 On Equal Pay Day, Wyoming Still Lagging Behind

Porteus said, "Right now the wage gap is still at 20 percent so we want to make sure the consumer feels the difference and by seeing that they know 20 percent still is a huge amount and we have a long way to go". "In fact, women - although more likely to be the caretakers and breadwinners - still earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men", said Rep. Maloney.

Author: 0 Giants place catcher Buster Posey on 7-day concussion disabled list

Posey will be re-evaluated Tuesday but, "He's doing good, he's doing fine ", Bochy said. Posey was struck by an 0-1 pitch with two out in the first and immediately went down. In addition to driving in Arizona's first run, right fielder David Peralta made a key play in the fourth when he caught Panik's fly ball while skidding along the edge of the warning track.

National Romney's 'binders full of women' are real binders after all
Author: 0 Romney's 'binders full of women' are real binders after all

It started as an offhand comment during a 2012 presidential debate following a question about workplace inequality. The newspaper describes the files as: "Two white three ring binders ...packed with almost 200 cover letters and resumes, along with a few handwritten notations".

Author: 0 G7 foreign ministers seek US clarity over Syria

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said "we don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there". And he has fought accusations that his campaign coordinated with Russian Federation. Moscow has distanced itself from domestic United States tensions, neither supporting nor criticizing Trump officially. "We have information that a similar provocation is being other parts of Syria, including in the southern Damascus suburbs, where they are planning to again plant some substance and ...

National How many times has President Donald Trump played golf while in office?
Author: 0 How many times has President Donald Trump played golf while in office?

While his predecessor's first documented golf outing was just shy of 100 days into his presidency, Mr Trump is only 80 days into his term and has already been busy hitting the green. Palm Beach County estimated that it has shelled out nearly $2 million in overtime police work alone for 12 weeks' worth of visits. "It is unreasonable and unfair to expect the taxpayers of Palm Beach County to foot the bill each time the president chooses to visit his Mar-A-Lago resort", Deutch said in a ...

Author: 0 Syrian Town That Suffered Alleged Chemical Attack Hit With New Air Strikes

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations against Syria on April 7, 2017 . "In essence, [Tillerson was] nearly nodding to the idea that Assad was gonna get to stay in some capacity". While Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, described regime change in Syria as a USA priority and inevitable, Tillerson suggested that last week's American air strikes in retaliation for the chemical attack hadn't really changed USA priorities toward ousting ...

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Discusses President Trump's Airstrikes on Syria

Pressed on how she would assign blame to various factors in her loss, Clinton replied, "We have spent a lot of time-we the proverbial multitudinous we-both people who worked on the campaign, people who were interested observers and others trying to piece it all together".

Author: 0 US Dollar Drops After Trump Calls it "Too Strong"

Trump said labeling China a currency manipulator would jeopardize talks regarding North Korea. "They're not currency manipulators", Mr. Trump said... On the campaign trail, Trump frequently slammed China for purposefully weakening its currency, the yuan, to make its goods cheaper on global markets.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton: Misogyny played role in election loss

Clinton made a brief retreat from public life after her presidential loss in November, but has recently become more active in making appearances and criticizing President Trump. Clinton, who served as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, weighed in less than a day after Trump authorised airstrikes against a Syrian regime target in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians.

National Suspect Arrested Near US Capitol After Officers 'Nearly Struck' By Vehicle
Author: 0 Suspect Arrested Near US Capitol After Officers 'Nearly Struck' By Vehicle

Wednesday's incident evoked memories of a 2013 vehicle chase near the Capitol that ended with police fatally shooting the driver. The director of communications for the U.S. An 18-month-old girl was pulled from the vehicle unharmed. DC fire department spokesman Doug Buchanan says ambulances were sent to the scene but did not take anyone to the hospital.

Author: 0 Russian Federation blocks UN Security Council condemnation of Syria gas attack

Moscow's hostility to Trump administration figures is a sharp change from past year, when Putin hailed Trump as a strong figure and Russian state television was consistently full of effusive praise for him. Moscow and Washington are trying to figure each other out during the first visit by a senior member of Donald Trump's administration to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Trump Puts Bombing North Korea On The 'Back Burner'

North Korea has engaged in numerous acts of aggression in recent weeks, including launching multiple missiles and testing rocket engines for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile. Rumors of an imminent attack were even circulating in South Korea. We'll see what happens. He also said the United States would "solve the problem" with or without Beijing's help.

Author: 0 LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules

Tiven said in a statement . The decision was made by the full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago , which claimed that "discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination". "It would require considerable calisthenics to remove the "sex" from 'sexual orientation '". She says, "It's 2017 and all classes should be protected".

Author: 0 Backed Republican wins close race for deep-red Kansas congressional seat

On Tuesday night, the Republican Ron Estes , the state treasurer, won the southern Kansas district around Wichita by just five points. Republican Ron Estes will be the next congressman from the state of Kansas, but his victory Tuesday night did not come as easily as many expected in the deep-red state.

Author: 0 Trump's chief strategist dumped from US National Security Council

Flynn, who is seeking immunity from prosecution, was sacked by President Cheeto Face for not disclosing to the president of Vice Sith Lord Mike Pence the extent of conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergy Kislyak , before Trump's inauguration.

National Comedian/actor Charlie Murphy dies from leukemia at age 57
Author: 0 Comedian/actor Charlie Murphy dies from leukemia at age 57

Those part of Murphy's comedic world and the entertainment industry also voiced their condolences on social media. In one of his most famous sketches, he recounted the time Prince dominated him during a basketball game. He recently had been on the Comedy Get Down tour with fellow standups George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Eddie Griffin . His distinctive voice was utilized in voice acting as well, as Charlie made appearances in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated ...

Author: 0 Republican Ron Estes Wins Congressional Seat in Contested Race

The seat, vacated by Mike Pompeo, now serving as President Donald Trump's CIA Director, has been in Republican hands for decades and was not expected to be competitive. In Tuesday's special election, Democratic early vote was nearly twice as large as that for Republicans, according to figures provided to me by a prominent Republican pollster.

Author: 0 Social media busy over Kan. special congressional election

The Democrat Thompson received 50 percent of the votes in that county, compared to 48 percent for Estes and 2 percent for Rockhold. A county-by-county breakdown of results is available at the Kansas secretary of state website . Thompson, 46, was a political newcomer backed by Our Revolution, the group that continues the work of Sen. Estes is the state treasurer. Next week's special election could swing the conservative district to Democrats for the first time in decades.

National Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice
Author: 0 Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice

Vice President Mike Pence presided over the 54-45 vote. Even as senior Republicans lamented the voting change, McConnell and some allies argued that all they were doing was returning to a time, not long ago, when filibusters of judicial nominees were unusual, and it was virtually unheard-of to try to block a Supreme Court nominee in that fashion.

Author: 0 United: Airline will not use police to remove passengers

Lawyers for David Dao , the doctor forcibly dragged off a United Airlines plane, filed an emergency request with an IL state court on Wednesday to require the carrier to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident.

Author: 0 Some show kids school is safe after San Bernardino shooting

Police Chief Jarrod Burguan and school Superintendent Dale Marsden brief reporters Tuesday at police headquarters. Torrance police records show officers responded to five calls involving Anderson in 2012 and 2013. Marsden said. Jonathan had survived a previous heart surgery. Children with the syndrome tend to have striking verbal abilities and an affinity for music, Marsden said.

Author: 0 Defeating Islamic State is US's 'first priority' in Syria: Tillerson

And while there was wide approval of the strikes both domestically and internationally, critics of Trump's administration worry about potential and unanticipated fallout. For another, Trump appeared to act unilaterally, without a comprehensive plan or strategy. "Then he saw a picture on TV", tweeted conservative commentator Ann Coulter, a Trump supporter, referring to the president's claim to have been deeply affected by images of Syrians overcome by poisonous gas earlier this week.

National Mexican Mom With 4 US-born Kids Is Held In Federal Detention
Author: 0 Mexican Mom With 4 US-born Kids Is Held In Federal Detention

The 6th U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed an emergency appeal by Maribel (MAHR'-uh-behl) Trujillo (TROO'-hee-yoh) Diaz (dee-AHZ'). Sister Mary Wendeln with Nuns on the Bus, speaks out Monday, April 10, 2017, in Cincinnati against the deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz.

National Breitbart Denies Toning Down Jared Kushner Coverage
Author: 0 Breitbart Denies Toning Down Jared Kushner Coverage

Trump concluded his brief interview with the Post with what seemed to be a reference to these disputes, saying: "Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will". Both men have garnered enormous influence inside Trump's White House. One would imagine Bannon's getting booted from the National Security Council is only the start of his troubles.

National Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Finally Resigns Amid Messy Political Scandal
Author: 0 Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Finally Resigns Amid Messy Political Scandal

Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide. A Republican governor and the senior staffer he was having an affair with just happened to come up with a plan meant to have "limited impact" on "political allies", and oh, look, it hurts majority black and majority Democratic counties.