Removal of 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans to begin

Police kept supporters and opponents of the move apart. "These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in celebration of it", Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a statement, according to ... More..

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Trump To Organize Voter Suppression Panel

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, called the commission "a sham and distraction", alleging that Trump was trying "to pivot" from the firestorm that followed his firing of Comey whi...More..

Trump urges future government shutdown, easier passage of laws
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump urges future government shutdown, easier passage of laws

WASHINGTON ― If the government shuts down in September, the White House is already saying it will be the Democrats' fault ― because they had the audacity to hurt President Donald Trump's feelings. Republic...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Republican who helped pass health bill faces angry voters

But the crowd wasn't in the mood to hear MacArthur's arguments about how tort reform and other cost controls were needed to make health insurance more affordable. But Ginter said that is the exact thing that wo...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Here Come the Trump Judges

Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. The Trump administration is planning to name almost a dozen federal judges for key posts as part of President Donald Trump's effort to pack the nation's federal courts wi...More..

Images of Trump's 100th Day Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Images of Trump's 100th Day Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism also found that "an estimated 88,0009 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fou...More..

Trump's trade nominee easily overcomes Senate hurdle
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump's trade nominee easily overcomes Senate hurdle

Trump's U.S. Trade Representative nominee, Robert Lighthizer, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, paving the way for him to renegotiate NAFTA, the free trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada. Sen. ...More..

18 students charged in fraternity death of Readington teen
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

18 students charged in fraternity death of Readington teen

Pledges were forced to go to a series of alcohol stations where they had to guzzle vodka, shotgun beers, drink from wine bags, and play multiple rounds of beer pong-drinking four to five drinks in a two-minute ...More..

Judges in Travel Ban Case Cite Trump's Muslim Comments
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Judges in Travel Ban Case Cite Trump's Muslim Comments

Chuang wrote in March , shooting down the government's argument that his campaign call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" should not have any bearing on his actions sinc...More..

Xi vows to defend climate pact
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Xi vows to defend climate pact

His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who are senior presidential advisers, as well as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are in favor of remaining. "We're not going to rush to make a decision". "Pr...More..

More severe weather possible in Colorado Tuesday
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

More severe weather possible in Colorado Tuesday

Sunshine and higher temperature are expected Friday and the weekend. Better weather blows in for the weekend with sunny skies and highs near 70 for Saturday. Day time temperatures will reach the 70s and 80s. ...More..

15 great white sharks spotted close to California paddle-boarders
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

15 great white sharks spotted close to California paddle-boarders

Lifeguards said the beaches were open Thursday, adding they have regular patrols and were monitoring the beaches closely. Officials issued a 24-hour advisory and posted signs but refrained from closing the wa...More..

Comey sought more Russian Federation resources before firing, AP sources indicate
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Comey sought more Russian Federation resources before firing, AP sources indicate

Ron Wyden (D-OR) on the matter, McCabe again refused to shed any light on President Trump's claim that Comey had told Mr. Trump three times that he was not the subject of any investigation. The Justice Departme...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Comey's firing seems 'related' to Russian Federation probe: Senator Warner to intelligence officials

Yep, this mess is nearly all about Trump's Russia-related rage, and as a result, firing Comey is arguably the most controversial move that this president has made (which is saying a lot). It was unclear whe...More..

Archer, Home Runs Lead Tampa Bay Rout
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Archer, Home Runs Lead Tampa Bay Rout

Archer gave up five hits and no walks. He struck out six and issued one free pass in the meltdown. Kansas City (12-21) narrowly avoided a shutout. The Rays added another run in the 5th and then knocked Pe...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump asks Russian Federation to rein in Syria's Assad, Iran

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would consider issues to be discussed by the two countries' leaders at their meeting scheduled for July. "We have to start at a very low level". Lavrov chalked up the controve...More..

France President-elect Emmanuel Macron triumphs but focus turns to challenges ahead
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

France President-elect Emmanuel Macron triumphs but focus turns to challenges ahead

And Macron's own party, En Marche, "has never fielded a single candidate in any election , local or national", the Guradian notes . She earned more than 10.5 million votes on Sunday, roughly double the numb...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

White House: Trump to visit Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in coming days

The administration's rationale for dismissing Comey has been gradually shifting, however. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had pondered dumping Comey as soon as he took office on Janu...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump to make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit

White House officials had been expected to soon close an internal debate on whether the US should withdraw or take more measured steps, but a key meeting on the matter scheduled for Tuesday was postponed at...More..

Conway links Anderson Cooper's eye roll to sexism
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Conway links Anderson Cooper's eye roll to sexism

Cooper had rolled his eyes when Conway brought up Trump's victory in MI since it was seemingly unrelated to the subject at hand. "You're conflating two things that don't belong together", she said, and then p...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Confederate Statue Comes Down New Orleans

After years of heated public debate and legal battles, recent court decisions paved the way for the city to relocate the four monuments. Multiple protesters were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Putin Swears He Didn't Influence Trump's Decision To Fire Comey

Don't be angry with me. "There will be no effect", Putin said, with press aide Dmitry Peskov translating. "President Trump is acting in accordance to his competence, in accordance to his laws and constit...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Obama-era drilling regulation preserved

This vote was the first time since Trump was elected that Republicans failed in an attempt to use the CRA to overturn Obama-era rules. A vote is scheduled Wednesday even as key GOP senators remain publicly un...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Justice interviewing candidates for acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director post

Who was to blame? In public hearings, Comey has declined to answer when asked if Trump is under investigation, urging lawmakers not to read anything into that statement. Trump said his decision to fire Comey...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump, Putin to meet in July, Russians announce

The White House session came after Lavrov met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the State Department's Treaty Room, where the foreign minister showed mock surprise when asked if Tuesday's firing of F...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

The meeting came a day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been in charge of the investigation into any ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, CBS News reported . State Departm...More..

Trump Marks Tough First 100 Days, Facing Humbling Realities
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump Marks Tough First 100 Days, Facing Humbling Realities

Trump's approval ratings now hover at around 40%, which is believed to be lower than any other president at the 100-day mark. That hasn't stopped the president - who has both hyped and dismissed the significa...More..

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos booed during commencement speech

About 60,000 signatures on two petitions were delivered to school officials on Tuesday objecting to her appearance at the university. DeVos persisted despite the booing and shouting. "Let's choose to hear o...More..

1 killed, 3 injured in attack at university
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

1 killed, 3 injured in attack at university

Carter says the suspect was "obviously" suffering from some kind of mental difficulties. The 30 minutes between the time violence erupted on Monday at the University of Texas at Austin and the time an emerg...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Donald Trump Skips Another White House Tradition: Cinco de Mayo

Saturation patrols have additional officers blanketing streets known for drunken driving stops, arrests, crashes and deaths. Mexico won the battle, but not the war: Although the Mexican Army won the battle ...More..

Coulter Supporters Rally After Berkeley No-Show
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Coulter Supporters Rally After Berkeley No-Show

Many students will tell you they support Coulter's right to speak, even if they disagree with her. Numerous protesters have "Build That Wall" or "Trump" stickers across their helmets and several are conceal...More..

8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge's death
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge's death

Eighteen young men have been charged over the death of Piazza, a Pennsylvania State University sophomore left fatally stricken after falling down stairs during a fraternity initiation ritual. But one fraternity...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Frat member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'

Fraternity members didn't call 911 until almost 12 hours after his first fall, when Piazza was unconscious, the panel concluded. The attorney for the family of a Penn State student who died in a gruesome fr...More..

Top Officials Being Interviewed for Interim FBI Director After James Comey's Ouster
by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Top Officials Being Interviewed for Interim FBI Director After James Comey's Ouster

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr Comey had committed "atrocities, circumventing the chain of command" within the Justice Department. On Tuesday, Schumer said he told the president he was "making a b...More..

by | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Kellyanne Conway: Comey's firing 'has nothing to do with Russia'

However, Conway skirted the issue, and instead boasted about how she predicted that Trump would win MI in 2016. Cuomo suggested Conway wanted the investigation to "be a hoax", saying the White House's claim t...More..