White House counsel could be first to go in Trump shake-up

White House senior staff routinely feed the president fake news, Politico reports in an article headlined, " How Trump gets his fake news ". A White House official defended McFarland, who is set to become US ambassador to Singapore. "The broad... More..

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French President Emmanuel Macron's Inauguration
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron's Inauguration

Party secretary general Nicolas Bay said on Monday that the National Front would present candidates in each of France's 577 districts, hoping to show it is the "real opposition" to Macron, a centrist whose prim...More..

Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, through late March 763 new civil immigration lawsuits have been filed in dispute of matters resulting from the executive or...More..

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Drawing parallels to what was widely viewed as a long-shot bid by Mr Trump for the presidency, he urged the more than 18,000 graduates to fight for what they believe in and to "challenge entrenched interests ...More..

Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that "millions" voted illegally

Vice President Mike Pence has been named the chairman of the commission and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as the vice-chair. Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Thursday he has been asked...More..

Former French PM describes Socialist Party as 'dead'
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Former French PM describes Socialist Party as 'dead'

Socialist Party official Jean-Christophe Cambadelis stressed Tuesday that it is "impossible" to remain a Socialist party member and run for office under the Republic on the Move banner. "The idea, whatever peop...More..

Another appeals court to weigh Trump's revised travel ban
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Another appeals court to weigh Trump's revised travel ban

Supreme Court is likely to be the ultimate decider, but the high court is not expected to take up the issue for several months. "The executive order sets out national security justifications, but how is a cou...More..

Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions

What is still unclear is how Sessions will deal marijuana - which he has called a "dangerous drug" - in states that have medical marijuana laws, and those states that have voted to legalize marijuana. Sessions ...More..

Barron Trump to attend private school in Maryland this fall
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Barron Trump to attend private school in Maryland this fall

Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, according to a letter obtained Monday by CNN . Barron Trump's new school sounds extremely different from the prestigious school that the youngest child of ...More..

Bus carrying 26 children overturns in Maryland
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Bus carrying 26 children overturns in Maryland

Henry School in Philadelphia. Emergency crews from surrounding jurisdictions - including from Aberdeen and Level fire companies, as well as from Cecil County - were providing assistance to the Havre de Grace-ba...More..

Morning Joe: Kellyanne Conway 'In It For The Money'
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Morning Joe: Kellyanne Conway 'In It For The Money'

Kellyanne Conway, a wraith who escaped Roger Ailes' daydreams to exact its revenge upon America, has long put a rictus smile on the Trump administration's endless stream of bullshit, quickly distinguishing hers...More..

More fraternity brothers to be arraigned Tuesday for Penn State hazing death
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

More fraternity brothers to be arraigned Tuesday for Penn State hazing death

Discovered at the bottom of the stairs by four members of Beta Theta Pi , Piazza was hauled back up and left on a couch, pouring liquid on his face and slapping him three times in an attempt to revive him. On ...More..

White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

Making her first public statements about the issue, Yates said she feared Moscow could try to blackmail Flynn because it also knew he had not been truthful about conversations he had with Ambassador Sergei ...More..

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical to getting a bill to Trump's desk and who voiced similar concerns, said the Senate would not take up the House bill. And it was su...More..

Probe into deadly fall at Penn State frat to be released
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Probe into deadly fall at Penn State frat to be released

He called his son's death "totally preventable" and said "sadly, we're never going to see his smile again except in pictures". The grand jury's presentment describes pledges forced through a gauntlet of dri...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

John Oliver urges Congress to act on Comey's firing: 'It's on you'

Oliver opened this week's " Last Week Tonight " bashing Trump's decision to fire former FBI director James Comey while the president's campaign is under investigation for possible collusion with Russian Federat...More..

'Trump Is Right': Sanders Talks Up Aussie Health Care
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

'Trump Is Right': Sanders Talks Up Aussie Health Care

The self-proclaimed socialist senator believes the USA should use Australia's universal health care system as a model for repealing and replacing Obamacare . "I do think we have better healthcare in Australia"...More..

26 kids on overturned bus
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

26 kids on overturned bus

At least two dozen Philadelphia schoolchildren were injured after their charter bus overturned on I-95 in Maryland on Monday morning. The crash involved 26 children, three chaperones and one driver, according...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Macron team to announce candidates for June parliamentary election

Freshly elected to the French presidency, now comes the equally hard Act II for Emmanuel Macron: securing the parliamentary majority he needs to make good on his campaign promises to lift France out of economic...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump Says Wants To Move Quickly To Nominate New FBI Director

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is among four people who will meet Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein . Still, Priebus was among the tight circle of staffers Trump consulted about C...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

N Carolina gov., Democrats praise voter ruling

But the conservative Heritage Foundation said it was "disappointing that the Supreme Court did not accept for review an obviously wrong decision by a 4th Circuit panel that doesn't follow the court's own preced...More..

Penn State Student's Hazing Death Was No Accident, Grand Jury Says
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Penn State Student's Hazing Death Was No Accident, Grand Jury Says

Centre County DA, Stacy Parks Miller, said she believes "fatal levels of alcohol" caused Piazza's death, which initially was believed to stem from a stairway fall resulting in traumatic brain injury, she told N...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

James Comey Leaks Donald Trump Dinner Details to the New York Times

Spicer, Sanders, Pence and other top White House officials have vigorously denied that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation was part of the president's calculus when he made a decision to fire Comey. Form...More..

Republicans Take Cover After Trump 'Shutdown' Tweet
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Republicans Take Cover After Trump 'Shutdown' Tweet

Mulvaney also defended the president's tweeted prescription for a shutdown in the next round of spending negotiations in September, saying "I think the president's tweet was that we might need a shutdown at s...More..

FBI, NSA directors in closed session with House intel panel
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

FBI, NSA directors in closed session with House intel panel

And, as Comey made clear Wednesday, he originally took the lead in resolving and explaining the Clinton investigation because the official who should have played that role - Atty. "It's so hard for people to se...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Asks Donald Trump To Stay In The Paris Agreement

While campaigning past year, Trump called climate change a hoax perpetrated by China, and promised to cancel the deal if he won the presidency. Ivanka Trump plans to meet separately with Environmental Prote...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Texas Southern Tells Senator 'No Thanks' to Planned Commencement Speech

In a statement Friday the university said that Cornyn has been asked to "instead visit with our students again at a future date in order to keep the focus on graduates and their families". In a written statem...More..

Could Sean Spicer be the next to leave Donald Trump's team?
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Could Sean Spicer be the next to leave Donald Trump's team?

A dozen White House officials and others close to Mr Trump detailed the president's decision-making and his mood on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss private conversations and deliberations. Trum...More..

Trump refuses to commit to Sean Spicer when pressed by Fox News
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump refuses to commit to Sean Spicer when pressed by Fox News

Institutions "under assault' James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under former president Barack Obama, was asked on CNN whether he knew if Trump's White House was in fact secretly recording...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Brandon Bostian, Amtrak engineer, charged over fatal 2015 derailment in Philly

Just two days after city prosecutors announced they would not press charges against the Amtrak driver whose train derailed in 2015, a Philadelphia judge issued an order for the conductor's arrest on involunta...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Dem: GOP 'looking for a unicorn' on ObamaCare repeal deal

Ryan characterized the bill as a "a rescue operation", touting hypothetical benefits of block-granting Medicaid , which gives states a lump sum rather than a per-person amount. The nonpartisan Congressional B...More..

Man suspected of shooting 3 dead, including deputy, surrenders in rural Arkansas
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Man suspected of shooting 3 dead, including deputy, surrenders in rural Arkansas

Kevin Mainhart in Chickalah, northwest of Little Rock, at a traffic stop just after 7 a.m. Thursday, state police said . Sadler said Bowden let one female hostage go during the standoff and she is being questi...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump says he will make 'fast decision' on Comey replacement

Press secretary Sean Spicer rejected USA media reports that the president sounded out Mr Comey at a private White House dinner in January. Mr Warner and committee chairman Richard Burr invited Mr Comey to t...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Torch-carrying white nationalists protest removal of Confederate statue

Either way, as mayor of this city, I want everyone to know this: we reject this intimidation. At the second rally, dozens of torch-bearing protesters gathered in a city park in the evening and chanted "You wi...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace: 'We will get it done'

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump predicted an Israeli-Palestinian agreement might be "not as hard as people have thought" in a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, but...More..