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Author: 0 Trump Praises Gianforte's 'Big Win,' Slams White House Leaks As 'Lies'

Montana's Republican senator and House Speaker Paul Ryan had called on Gianforte to apologize on Thursday. "What Ryan chooses to do in this case could have serious ramifications for the party's future and is a real test of whether Republicans believe that this criminal behavior is acceptable", she said.

Author: 0 Patrick says Straus is causing a special session

Patrick has deliberately not moved the Senate version since, and says it could mean Texas might not be able to license medical personnel after September. Patrick also declared, "We will be in a special session caused by Joe Straus himself". Patrick wants the House to approve his top priorities dealing with bathroom regulations and property tax reform.

Local Britain resumes intelligence sharing with the USA after pause
Author: 0 Britain resumes intelligence sharing with the USA after pause

Part of the issue is the sheer size of the USA national security bureaucracy, which means there are more points from which information can leak, he said. Troops will be gradually withdrawn from the streets from Monday onwards, having been drafted in to bolster police numbers, the Prime Minister said.

Local Ryan: GOP Has Moral Obligation To Reform Health Care
Author: 0 Ryan: GOP Has Moral Obligation To Reform Health Care

But one area of agreement for the GOP is that the House bill won't go anywhere in their chamber, after the Congressional Budget Office said it would leave 23 million more Americans without coverage in a decade, and while it would lower premiums for most Americans, it would hike costs for older and sicker customers.

Author: 0 Schiff questions whether Kushner should keep security clearance

Schiff said he regretted that McMaster had done so as well, saying he believed the White House "used" the solid reputations of people like him to back up dubious actions. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names. Expanding teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands are being recruited to deal with the drumbeat of new revelations about Moscow's interference and possible ...

Author: 0 Bomber Salman Abedi was among group who shifted allegiance to Isis

Footage of Salman Abedi putting his bins out, months before he carried out the devastating attack on Manchester Arena, has emerged. Republican Michael McCaul, the chair of the US Congress Homeland Security committee, said the bomb suggested a "level of sophistication" that implied its maker or makers may have had foreign training.

Author: 0 Notre Dame Students Walk Out During Mike Pence's Commencement Speech

Pence set off a large backlash in early 2015 when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act , which gave in businesses "who object to same-sex couples. Pence slammed the progressive ideas and policies sweeping schools and colleges across the country in his speech. " Notre Dame is a campus where deliberation is welcomed, where opposing views are debated and where every speaker - no matter how unpopular or unfashionable - is afforded the right to air their views in the open for all ...

Author: 0 Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure

Climate change promises to be the most problematic issue for this summit after Trump's decision to review USA policies related to the Paris Agreement on fighting global warming. The G-7 leading economies, in an extraordinary summit statement, acknowledged that six members were committed to upholding the 2015 accord while the United States stood apart.

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Author: 0 Macron says was ready for "moment of truth" with Trump in handshake

Emmanuel Macron has declared victory over Donald Trump , saying that his ability to defeat the United States president in the handshake challenge was a "moment of truth" which showed that the French leader was no pushover. " Donald Trump , the Turkish president or the Russian president are in a logic of balance of power, which does not bother me". "I don't believe in diplomacy through public criticism but in my bilateral dialogues I don't let anything pass".

Local Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law
Author: 0 Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law

Senate staff are now drafting legislation, and GOP senators hope to have a discussion draft ready when they return from recess the week of June 3. House Republicans came under sharp criticism for passing the bill before the CBO could make its assessment.

Author: 0 Montana Special Election By the Numbers

Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Ron Quist in Montana's special election race to replace now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke . Gianforte reportedly " body slammed " Jacobs at the candidate's campaign headquarters after receiving being questioned about the GOP's ObamaCare replacement plan.

Author: 0 John Kelly: Kushner's reported 'back channel' attempt is 'no big issue'

Schiff said he could neither confirm nor deny the reports about Kushner, but if they are accurate, "it's obviously very concerning". After the sheriff's deputy arrived at the house, Godbolt looked as if he was about to leave, then reached into his back pocket, pulled a gun and opened fire, Mitchell said.

Author: 0 To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

On Monday, at 9 a.m., an Erie County American Legion Ceremony will be held and at 9:30 a.m. a new World War I exhibit will open with live music by 23 Skidoos. "A lot of these you can't even read, so you have no idea (who they are)", he said. "Waterloo, which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866, was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags", history.com says.

Local Simpson breaks out to take Colonial lead
Author: 0 Simpson breaks out to take Colonial lead

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell is enjoying his time in the Lone Star State so far and finds himself just two shots off the top of the leaderboard at four under par following a level-par 70. The 2015 Masters and U.S. Open champion had no bogeys over the final 13 holes after seven bogeys and a double bogey among his first 23, which offset six birdies in his opening round.

Author: 0 Two men killed in Oregon train stabbings after anti-Muslim rant

Christian wasn't flagged as a gang member, "nor does he have any known mental health history listed", the department said. Investigators haven't been able to verify whether Christian was targeting the women with slurs because police haven't found them, Simpson said.

Local Trump administration initiates NAFTA renegotiation process
Author: 0 Trump administration initiates NAFTA renegotiation process

Now, the US States trade representative Robert Lighthizer has notified Congress . Mexico's foreign minister was meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington Thursday. In February, the Congressional Research Service released a report on NAFTA, which found the trade agreement " did not cause the huge job losses feared by the critics or the large economic gains predicted by supporters ".

Author: 0 Trump blasts reports of Kushner's Moscow contacts

Communications director Mike Dubke is said to be on the chopping block, as is press secretary Sean Spicer , who could be replaced by deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders, according to the report . The Post and other media have been careful to note that their sources did not say Kushner was a "target" of the investigation, nor that he was accused of any wrongdoing.

Author: 0 Is Trump poised to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord?

Under Trump , who once called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China and wants to boost the United States coal industry, Washington has resisted intense pressure from its partners to commit to respecting the global 2015 accord on curbing carbon emissions.

Local Senate intelligence panel to subpoena two Flynn companies
Author: 0 Senate intelligence panel to subpoena two Flynn companies

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says if it's true that the president asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny that there had been any "collusion" between the Russians and the Trump campaign, it would suggest obstruction or politicization of the intelligence community.

Local Keating Concerned with One of Trump's Top Picks for FBI Director
Author: 0 Keating Concerned with One of Trump's Top Picks for FBI Director

Trump leaves Friday afternoon on his first overseas trip as President, a four-country, five-stop tour that will keep him out of Washington for more than a week. Trump has denounced the probe as a "witch hunt". Lieberman is an unusual choice, not only due to his lack of relevant experience, but also because he comes from the opposite side of the party aisle from the Republican President.

Author: 0 Stabbing of black college student investigated as hate crime

It says it's "imperative to condemn the thoughts and behaviours associated with hate speech because of its undoubted ability to manifest as racist violence". In court for the first time since being charged with murder and assault, Urbanski's attorney made a case for a combination of cash bail and Global Positioning System monitoring.

Local Comey acted on Russian intelligence that he knew was fake
Author: 0 Comey acted on Russian intelligence that he knew was fake

CNN's report would appear to confirm a similar story published on Wednesday in The Washington Post . The document did not include the email in question and merely described its contents. His press conference caused a firestorm of controversy and drew criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. He also, in a departure from protocol, revealed details of the investigation's findings, including ones pertaining to Clinton's email habits - many of which, according to the ...

Author: 0 McMaster: We are not worried about 'back channel'

While Mr. Flynn and the former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, are persons of interest in the FBI investigation, Mr. Kushner is not a target, but a subject of investigation, according to reports based on conversations with officials.

Local Two Blacks on Cosby Case of Twelve; Alternates Picked
Author: 0 Two Blacks on Cosby Case of Twelve; Alternates Picked

Of the 11 current jurors, one is black. Lawyers return Wednesday to seek the final juror and six alternates. The jurors selected Tuesday included a black woman who said she knew only "basic information" about the case, a young white man who initially expressed a tendency to believe police, and two people who said they don't read or watch the news.

Author: 0 Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

Other European media outlets focused their attention on the shove President Trump gave Montenegro's prime minister, Dusko Markovic , in order to position himself to the front for a group photo-opportunity of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders.

Local Dems commend Supreme Court ruling striking down NC District 1
Author: 0 Dems commend Supreme Court ruling striking down NC District 1

Harris [SCOTUSblog materials] that North Carolina's redistricting was unconstitutional.The districts at issue in the ruling no longer exist.The top court ruled on Monday that the maps for two of the North Carolina's 13 congressional districts were predominantly racial and the state had failed to offer a compelling justification.In a 5-3 ruling, the top United States court agreed with plaintiffs who said that the redrawn electoral boundaries deliberately targeted minority voters to diminish ...

Author: 0 AP Report: Kushner Back Channel With Russia Involved Syria

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, declined to say whether he would be concerned if a private citizen attempted to set up backchannel communications with a foreign government to influence USA foreign policy and said he would not be concerned if a White House official attempted to do so.

Local 3-year-old boy missing in national forest north of Houston
Author: 0 3-year-old boy missing in national forest north of Houston

Firefighters and Walker County officers are now searching the Sam Houston National Forest near the Stubblefield Lake area. Emergency personnel from across the region and state soon joined in as the search area expanded and continued to search overnight, both from the ground and from the air.

Local Authorities ID woman, 18, whose body was found in reservoir
Author: 0 Authorities ID woman, 18, whose body was found in reservoir

Douglas police confirm she is 18 years old. Douglas Police received the 911 call and sent police and dive units to the scene. A dive team was deployed and her body was found at approximately 2:45 p.m. "They're not that common, but at this time of year you prepare yourself for that", Furno said. "I'm heartbroken. It's devastating for our community, for the reservoir.

Author: 0 Where to honor and remember those who have passed protecting our liberties

And Monday, a ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. for Memorial Day . Noon Sunday, a parade will be held starting at Riverside Drive, looping around the village until arriving at the municipal building. The War of 1812 Marine Guard will appear at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared May 30 Decoration Day in 1868, as a time to decorate the graves of the nation's fallen service members.

Author: 0 FBI Exploring Possible Hate Crimes In Portland Train Stabbing

Namkai-Meche recently graduated from Reed College with a degree in economics and was interning for a consulting company at the time of his death. Christian has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder and charges of attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon, but authorities are also looking into whether he could also be charged with a federal hate crime, CNN reports .

Local Two killed in United States tornadoes
Author: 0 Two killed in United States tornadoes

Fitzgerald said local and state officials are calling it a tornado, but that hasn't been confirmed by the National Weather Service. "He had some bad head trauma going on and I didn't want him to go to sleep", Daily said. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down shortly after 5:30 p.m. Fire officials say at least one person died and that dozens of homes have been destroyed or severely damaged.

Author: 0 Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

In this May 23, 2017, photo, White House senior adviser Jared. The New York Times reported on Friday that these communication lines were never set up, but their intended objective if executed had been to allow then-national security adviser Flynn to have secure and unfettered communication with Moscow about security issues.

Local China Jet Fighters Intercept American Plane; US Calls
Author: 0 China Jet Fighters Intercept American Plane; US Calls

A group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. The statement did not further detail the Chinese fighters' behavior, but an ABC report said one flew inverted over the Air Force plane and conducted a barrel roll, and both fighters came within 150 feet of the WC-135.

Local US Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents
Author: 0 US Senate Intelligence Committee requests Trump campaign documents

Another Republican on the committee - Sen. Despite concerns about Trump interfering with ongoing investigations into his campaign, Schiff warned that it is premature for Democrats on Capitol Hill to push for impeachment. In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Brennan said he became increasingly concerned that Trump associates were being manipulated by Russian intelligence services as part of a broader covert influence campaign that sought to disrupt the election and ...

Local Kislyak: Kushner Wanted Link to Kremlin
Author: 0 Kislyak: Kushner Wanted Link to Kremlin

Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators a year ago as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections with Russian officials, the two sources said. Investigators are also interested in a meeting Kushner had with the Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, according to reports from The Post and NBC News.

Author: 0 Kushner's Russian back channel involved Syria

According to USA officials who intercepted and reviewed Russian communications regarding the proposal, Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, suggested the communications line during a meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2.

Author: 0 Fewer insured under GOP bill

Even before the report, many Republican senators were wary of the House version of the healthcare bill, saying it unravelled Obamacare too much and too quickly. He said the Affordable Care Act is failing many Americans, and he said the bill that was approved by the House earlier this month is not the solution.

Local Senate Intelligence Panel Seeks Trump Campaign Documents
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Panel Seeks Trump Campaign Documents

The California congressman added that he is skeptical Flynn would be granted immunity in exchange for his testimony and information, something the former national security adviser has requested from the committees. Trump's young administration has been dogged by concerns about its ties to Russia and questions over whether Trump associates may have cooperated with Russians as they sought to meddle in last year's election on Trump's behalf.

Author: 0 Republican Senators have started writing their own Obamacare repeal bill

They've said it will differ markedly from the House measure, including easing some Medicaid reductions and focusing tax credits for buying coverage more at poorer people. Patrick said Friday night there are 80 co-authors for HB2899 and said Straus needs to bring that up for vote. But the House instead acted on narrower measures than those that came out of the Senate .

Local Suspect in stabbings had ranted about Muslims
Author: 0 Suspect in stabbings had ranted about Muslims

Police say two people died Friday and another was hurt in the stabbing after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab. "I'm a nihilist", he says at one point. "This is my safe place!" as protesters crowd around him. Police say they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of the suspect.

Author: 0 DON MCKEE: Trump's Mideast visit: Favorable editorials for a change

The White House also referred to Abbas as president of "Palestine" in a schedule, despite the fact that the US does not recognise a Palestinian state . President Trump's first foreign tour appears to have gone off without a hitch, his visit to Palestine does not seem to have impressed numerous Palestinians who live and work there.

Local Oregon train killing suspect has criminal record
Author: 0 Oregon train killing suspect has criminal record

Police on Saturday identified the victims as 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Portland . The FBI says it's too early to say whether the slayings Friday qualify as a federal hate crime but U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams said "there's a day of reckoning coming, a day of accountability".

Local Trump Pushing Big White House Changes as Russia Crisis Grows
Author: 0 Trump Pushing Big White House Changes as Russia Crisis Grows

While the FBI is investigating Kushner's contacts with Russian Federation, he is not now a target of that investigation, the current law-enforcement official said. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller's is set with the task of looking into Russian meddling in the election and possible ties of the Trump campaign to Moscow .

Author: 0 Former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning has died

Bunning threw the first of only two flawless games in Phillies history, his being even more significant by pitching it on Fathers Day. "My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the Bunning family". Bunning was the patriarch of a large family that included his wife, Mary, and their nine children, 35 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Bunning was a staunch conservative, first as a US representative from Northern Kentucky's 4th Congressional District and later as a two-term USA senator.