Border wall would be small hit on federal budget

Senator Patty Murray observed that Republican negotiators "have simply ignored" a roster of "18 billion dollar in extreme cuts" offered by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to lower the measure's cost. "A lot of us have been pushing for addit... More..

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Dallas Cowboys focus on defense on Day 2 of NFL draft
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dallas Cowboys focus on defense on Day 2 of NFL draft

Watson threw for 4,593 yards and 41 touchdowns last season to lead Clemson to the national title. He gives you a real good player who can play the left side and play inside as well. This is a scary thought for ...More..

US Congress passes spending bill to avert shutdown
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

US Congress passes spending bill to avert shutdown

But with Trump marking his presidency's milestone Saturday, he did not wring any major legislation out of Congress, despite a renewed White House push to revive the House GOP's health care bill in time for a vo...More..

Humboldt's national monuments not up for Trump's review
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Humboldt's national monuments not up for Trump's review

Trump and other critics say presidents have lost sight of the original goal of the law created by President Theodore Roosevelt that was designed to protect particular historical or archaeological sites rather...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trump Vs. The 9th Circuit: Court Uses Administration's Words Against Itself

Clearly stung by the latest court ruling, Trump suggested Wednesday he was confident the U.S. Supreme Court - now restored to a conservative majority with his appointment of Neil Gorsuch - will vindicate his ...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

US Congress approves short-term spending bill, preventing government shutdown

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters late Thursday the vote would not occur Friday or Saturday. GOP leadership is confident they will garner the votes they need to pass the bill with time , ...More..

Trump picks anti-abortion activist for key post
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trump picks anti-abortion activist for key post

Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. "Charmaine Yoest has spent her whole professional life opposing access to birth con...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Flynn was warned against accepting foreign payments: Pentagon

The Pentagon confirmed its investigation after the House Oversight Committee released a 2014 letter the DIA sent to Mr Flynn advising specifically that he needed advance permission from Congress before acce...More..

Protesters begin to gather in Berkeley
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Protesters begin to gather in Berkeley

Coulter, along with her speech sponsoring group, Young America's Foundation, initially fought back, decrying the censorship and saying the speech would go forth, regardless of threats of violence. However, an...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

North Korean missile test fails hours after United Nations meeting on nuclear weapons

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said there was a danger that the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control, his ministry said. A communique about North Korea will be part of his A...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

Erin: I think we should just call this series "goaltending" after what happened in the first round, though at least Nashville was the better team. Five games into it, the Preds look right at home on the road...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Why Trump's flip on NAFTA has confused Republicans, supporters

He revealed that talks about NAFTA would begin that day. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who was a Trump critic during the campaign, said Wednesday in a statement . NAFTA removed most trade and tariff barriers between ...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pentagon Probes Flynn Payments

Documents released by a top Congressional Democrat show that when the former Army general retired in 2014 he was warned to avoid accepting money or gifts from foreign governments unless consent was granted ...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

EPA says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who led the challenge against the rule, said Friday's decision signaled that the court has acknowledged the change in the political landscape "and that a decis...More..

Our front page: NAFTA, Lighthizer and the first 100 days
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Our front page: NAFTA, Lighthizer and the first 100 days

His comments were reported by The Washington Post . To communicate his changed position Trump is said to have spoken with Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada and Enrique Pena Nieto, the president ...More..

AG Sessions Vows To Demolish MS-13 Gang On Long Island
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

AG Sessions Vows To Demolish MS-13 Gang On Long Island

Actually, Sessions said Friday, he was a "big admirer" of the NYPD. I've met the mothers of numerous victims whom MS-13 butchered on Long Island. They'll also be adding personnel to federal and state anti-g...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Selena Gomez responds to '13 Reasons Why' backlash

Produced by Selena Gomez, the show is based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Jay Asher . Indiana's largest school district warned in an email that the series "does not accurately model what we wou...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Raiders gamble on CB Conley

A police report said the woman (USA TODAY Sports does not name the alleged victims of sexual assault) met Conley in an elevator hotel April 9 and left her friends to join him in his room, where she alleged ...More..

Buffalo makes moves in the second round
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Buffalo makes moves in the second round

Jones, 22, attended East Carolina University and at the FBS school he nabbed 399 catches, an FBS record. His dad is Robert Jones, a Cowboys linebacker for 10 seasons, including three that ended in Super Bowl ...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

What are real facts about the 9th Circuit?

Asked during a White House interview by the Washington Examiner if he'd thought about proposals to break up the court, Trump replied, "Absolutely, I have". "There are many people that want to break up the...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

Hours before the execution, Williams' lawyers continued to try to stop it. Williams was put to death after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected claims that he was intellectually disabled and ineligible for the d...More..

Arrest made in death of elderly California woman out on walk
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Arrest made in death of elderly California woman out on walk

The victim was walking with a companion, a 61-year-old woman, around the track at North Highlands High School in an unincorporated area of Sacramento County when a man approached and assaulted them both using o...More..

House passes bill to temporarily avert shutdown
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

House passes bill to temporarily avert shutdown

If Congress is able to pass a bill to keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year, there likely will be another showdown in the fall. But Republicans seem to believe the situation is sustainab...More..

Get Ready For Round 2 Of The GOP's Health Care Reform
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Get Ready For Round 2 Of The GOP's Health Care Reform

With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. "We'll vote on it when we get the votes". A spokesperson for ...More..

Conservative House group says ready to back latest U.S. healthcare bill
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Conservative House group says ready to back latest U.S. healthcare bill

The group said it sees the new amendment, brokered by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), as the best option short of fully repealing the 2010 law. He said ...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Michael Flynn Is Looking Guiltier With Each Passing Day

The committee also made public an October 2014 letter from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office of General Counsel to Flynn warning him against accepting payments from foreign groups upon his retireme...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Perdue Confirmed as Agriculture Secretary

U.S. Sen. David Perdue abstained since he is Sonny Perdue's first cousin, although he did preside over the Senate floor during the vote. A statement from the National Turkey Federation (NTF ) said th...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Berkeley under police watch after Coulter talk canceled

Alex Yao of the University of California Police Department says authorities have received intelligence that protest groups could turn up throughout the day and into the night. BridgeUSA at Berkeley challenges t...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trump's first 100 days: A conversation with Chuck Coughlin

He thanked the organisation for backing him in May past year, the earliest it has ever endorsed a presidential nominee. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. After talking about his victory in the electoral college in Nove...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Kidnapped Tennessee teen is withdrawn, jittery, family says

Thomas is being treated in a mental health facility. The 15-year-old was the center of a more than month-long AMBER Alert after she disappeared with her former teacher, Tad Cummins . The father told News 2...More..

French stocks soar to near-decade highs on Macron poll result
by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

French stocks soar to near-decade highs on Macron poll result

The May 7 runoff will be between the populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron, and French politicians on the moderate left and right immediately urged voters to block Le Pen's path to power. Le Pen, ...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ann Coulter cancels speech at Berkeley amid safety dispute

When BridgeUSA at Berkeley originally learned of conservative campus groups' intention to invite Ann Coulter , we stepped in to mediate better conversation. Some had "Build That Wall" or Trump stickers across ...More..

by | Saturday, April 29, 2017

Turkey urges coalition, United States to clear IS out of Syria

As such, he said, the EU's strategy to keep Turkey in the fold of acceptable democratic practices "was definitely not successful". Ankara sees the YPG as a hostile force and an extension of the outlawed PKK, ...More..

Transy student injured in machete attack
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Transy student injured in machete attack

Police identified the attacker as 19-year-old Mitchell W. Adkins, of Cincinnati, according to the Herald-Leader. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police are working to find out...More..

by | Friday, April 28, 2017

New Orleans Removes White Supremacist Monument

The original inscription on the Battle of Liberty Place monument celebrated "white supremacy in the south", but was eventually replaced with "Americans on both sides" in 1993. "I think it's a bad thing", Civi...More..