Trump unveils first budget with $3.6-trillion spending cut

Harold Rogers, R-Ky. The White House bases its projections on passage of the Republican health care bill recently approved by the House of Representatives. But the Trump budget assumes the House bill - with its more than $800 billion in cuts to Medi... More..

by | Published more than a month ago
Trump asked two intelligence chiefs to deny Russia collusion
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump asked two intelligence chiefs to deny Russia collusion

Trump's request to Rogers is not the first time he has made such an appeal to a top intelligence official. "Separate sources with links to the intelligence community confirm our earlier reporting on how Mi...More..

NFU: President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NFU: President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., called the cuts to the federal crop insurance program "misguided". "Especially at a time of low commodity prices, this budget goes in the wrong direction - a direction that would le...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Low-income patients report better care and health under Obamacare

MALDEN, Mass. U.S. Sen. It did not include health care for the poor, however. Senators could modify the House bill to change how the caps are computed, but they are far from any final decisions. Like Cruz, John...More..

Trump asked top two intelligence officials to deny Russian Federation collusion
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump asked top two intelligence officials to deny Russian Federation collusion

A source tells NBC News Trump asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Adm. Mike Rogers , director of the National Security Agency , to publicly deny any collusion between the then-Republica...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Deny Evidence In Russia Probe

Trump's requests to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers came after then-FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed before the House intel...More..

Virginia Spoils UNC's National Championship Dreams in NCAA Men's Tennis Final
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Virginia Spoils UNC's National Championship Dreams in NCAA Men's Tennis Final

In a match delayed nearly three hours and moved inside because of rain, the Virginia men's tennis team claimed its third consecutive national championship 4-2 over North Carolina. In addition to earning first-t...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Governor Snyder speaks out against Great Lakes funding cuts

The budget plan also calls for cuts in Environmental Protection Agency grants, which directly impact regulatory measures like the Clean Air and Water Act. "In eliminating Great Lakes restoration funding, Presid...More..

The harsh budget Americans voted for
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The harsh budget Americans voted for

To make matters even worse, Trump's budget also goes after a program that has long enjoyed bipartisan support, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as it cuts approximately $6 billion from that pro...More..

The Obamas Are Just Casually Touring Italy at the Moment
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Obamas Are Just Casually Touring Italy at the Moment

Q. What is the dress code for visiting the cathedral? The presidential couple are now in Tuscany, Italy, stepping out on Monday to take in the city's sights, visiting the Duomo di Siena where they were greeted...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

Many have nondiscrimination policies that include transgender students and have allowed them to use bathrooms of their choice. Republican State Rep. Texas was one of 16 states to consider legislation that wo...More..

Black lawmaker received racist threats after calling for impeachment
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Black lawmaker received racist threats after calling for impeachment

Try it and we'll lynch all you fuckin' n---. Not surprisingly, the messages are filled with racial slurs, and the n-word is frequently uttered. He said he wanted his constituents to "decide for yourself what ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

Some Republicans said that that they had heard nothing from the administration beforehand prior to the release of a budget notable for harsh cuts to domestic safety-net programs from Medicaid to food sta...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Flash Flood Watch extended ahead of possible severe storms

There is a slight chance for tornado development. There is also the potential for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. "Although it is a low risk, it is still there so you need to realize that a...More..

Trump asked 2 intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump asked 2 intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion

Both Coats and Rogers refused to accede to Trump's request on the grounds that it was inappropriate and that the statements he was asking them to make were false. Jason Chaffez, R-Utah, announced. Coats, ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Intelligence Officials Refuse Trump's Request to Deny Russia Collusion

The White House is still fighting the released comments over Russian investigation and the firing of FBI director. "The problem wasn't so much asking them to issue statements ", said one source who knew o...More..

Iranian president calls USA relations 'a curvy road'
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Iranian president calls USA relations 'a curvy road'

Iranian-backed forces have been fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and support the government of President Bashar Assad in its battle against Sunni fighters in Syria. His supporters look to Rouhani - inst...More..

School buses missing safety device
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

School buses missing safety device

Dealers provided the department with estimates on the number of noncompliant buses sold to school divisions since the interlock was approved by the state board. Our Transportation Department was notified 10 day...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

In April, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos again ruled that the strict requirements disadvantaged minorities, effectively dampening the electoral power of Texas' surging Hispanic population. Larson said...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump travels to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian leader

In his meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin Monday, Trump also discussed the peace process without mentioning a two-state solution. Trump's speech, welcomed by I...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump Budget Plan Relies On Optimistic Growth Assumptions, Analysts Say

Seventy-four percent of voters oppose cuts to Medicaid , while 82 percent support raising taxes on the rich . Many Republican lawmakers took aim at proposed cuts to programs that would directly affect their...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump affirms peace is "possible" between Israel and Palestinians

I am telling you, that's what I do. Speaking alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , Trump offered his condolences and condemned the "wicked ideology" that led to the attack. "Suddenly, hope has come...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas congressman receives threats over call for impeachment

Mueller has also reportedly given Comey the go-signal to present his testimony under oath in the senate inquiry. Trump, a Republican, has dismissed criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey amid t...More..

White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan

Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran a populist campaign during the Democratic presidential primary, said the budget belied Trump's campaign promises to stand up for working people. Past presidents from both parties...More..

Pennsylvania's United States senators react to Trump's proposed budget
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pennsylvania's United States senators react to Trump's proposed budget

It will be officially released on Tuesday. She said that the Trump Administration's proposed cuts to social services programs like SNAP (which is often called food stamps ), Medicaid and housing assistan...More..

Rainy weather expected to soak Lowcountry today
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rainy weather expected to soak Lowcountry today

The National Weather Service says these conditions could lead to increased flooding and shoreline erosion from late Wednesday night through late Thursday evening. A few places may even see more than 5 inc...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Former CIA director says Russians, WikiLeaks cooperate

Brennan testified that there was a "sufficient basis of information and intelligence that required further investigation" by the FBI to determine whether or not USA citizens were "actively conspiring, colludi...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan has said he is "aware of information and intelligence" that revealed alleged contact between Russian Federation and "US persons" in Donald Tru...More..

Lawmaker: Budget likely to increase little cigar tax
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lawmaker: Budget likely to increase little cigar tax

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates a 5 percent cut would actually cost the system $42 million, not $35 million. "I'm just a little frustrated with the process being delayed because we can't come to a dec...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ariana Grande returns to US following Manchester bombing

Salman Abedi , the man suspected of blowing himself up among a crowd exiting an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday, wasn't a refugee. Russian president Vladimir Putin called the attack a "cynic...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mueller cleared by United States ethics experts to head Russian Federation probe

John McCain called reports that President Donald Trump asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russian Federation "troubling" Tuesday, comparing...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

Comey's testimony follows two weeks of a brewing scandal that ignited anew on May 9 , when Trump abruptly fired him , sparking critics to accuse the president of attempting to derail the FBI investigation i...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump wants to convert military grants to loans

Trump's budget increases spending in areas like defense and homeland security, and avoids cuts in areas like Medicare and, largely, Social Security, although it does propose reductions in social security di...More..

Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Undermine FBI's Russia Probe
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Undermine FBI's Russia Probe

Coates and Rogers both deemed the requests to be inappropriate, and both refused to comply. The Post story said a record of Trump's request to Rogers was in a memo from a senior NSA official - and that memo...More..

by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

As all federal departments and agencies do, the Department of Homeland Security released a corresponding budget document that asks Congress to approve almost $1.6 billion, for fiscal 2018, which begins Octo...More..