Democrats hit Obama's failure to counter Russian election meddling

Since Wednesday the Obama administration's response has increasingly come under scrutiny in dueling congressional hearings held by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, in a bombshell report by the Washington Post and in the disclosure ... More..

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Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some
by | Monday, June 26, 2017

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

The protesters gathered in small groups in the busy Istiklal shopping street in a bid to evade the police. Some were chased by officers. A heavy police presence was on hand to stop marchers, the BBC reported...More..

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake
by | Monday, June 26, 2017

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Kerrigan, who thought his son had died, learned he buried the wrong man. Kerrigan said the Orange County coroner's office mistakenly identified a body found dead on May 6 as that of his son. Following the...More..

by | Monday, June 26, 2017

Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

The contests to fill those open seats increased Republican margins in Congress, while disappointing Democrats who saw the special elections as an early test for the Trump presidency. In the aftermath, som...More..

by | Monday, June 26, 2017

Tell your senators to kill secret health care bill

Vice President Mike Pence has made weekly trips to Capitol Hill to meet with senators about the health care bill and said he and the president are "determined before this summer is out" to keep their promis...More..

by | Monday, June 26, 2017

A key Republican senator has 'serious concerns' about the Senate's healthcare bill

Ron Johnson, R-Wis., one of the five senators opposing the bill. An analysis from the Congressional Budget Office is due as soon as Monday and vote by the full Senate is planned for Thursday. Paul said he c...More..

Authorities find missing Charlotte teen in Georgia
by | Monday, June 26, 2017

Authorities find missing Charlotte teen in Georgia

A missing North Carolina teenager, who vanished past year, has turned up at a home in Georgia. Michael Ren Wysoloyski, 31, was arrested in connection with Burns' disappearance and faces several felony charg...More..

McGovern: Judge's ruling finds Michelle Carter's words killed Conrad Roy
by | Monday, June 26, 2017

McGovern: Judge's ruling finds Michelle Carter's words killed Conrad Roy

He continued, noting that Carter failed to tell anyone of his plans nor to "issue a simple instruction to get out of the vehicle". Although she is out on bail, she isn't allowed to contact Roy's family or leave...More..

Faedo fabulous again, Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals
by | Monday, June 26, 2017

Faedo fabulous again, Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals

Faedo (9-2) struck out 11, just as he did last Sunday in a 3-0 win over the Horned Frogs. To get to the College World Series championship series, the LSU Tigers had to do something no team had done agains...More..

by | Monday, June 26, 2017

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Pennsylvania Senators Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D) will help determine the draft bill's fate in the GOP-ruled Senate . He faces a hard re-election fight next year. The Senate bill calls for phasing out...More..

How secret is the Senate's health care bill?
by | Monday, June 26, 2017

How secret is the Senate's health care bill?

The remarks nevertheless provided ammunition to Democrats who have unanimously opposed the Republican effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Affordable Care Act of 2010. ...More..

by | Monday, June 26, 2017

Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Sunday. The message, left by " Team System Dz ", also ended, "I love the Islamic state ". A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction told the Associated Press the agency is wo...More..

by | Monday, June 26, 2017

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

The recent rally in hospital and HMO stocks means the Senate Republicans' health-care bill will not pass, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday. While other states broadly expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Car...More..

by | Monday, June 26, 2017

Hurriyet: President Erdoğan says Gulf states' demands on Qatar 'unlawful'

The demands stipulate that Qatar must close its major television network, Al-Jazeera; reduce cooperation with Saudi Arabia's archrival, Iran; cut off contacts with Islamist groups, including the Muslim Broth...More..

by | Monday, June 26, 2017

US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election

While Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership in the past - the Republican National Committee sarcastically endorsed Pelosi for minority leader a year ago - the party's successful strategy of linking ...More..

Defense Rests in Michelle Carter Texting Case
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Defense Rests in Michelle Carter Texting Case

The fate of Michelle Carter rested in the hands of a judge Wednesday after closing arguments were heard in her manslaughter trial. The defense rested its case Tuesday after testimony from Dr. To but...More..

Lil' Kim Investigated by LAPD After Armed Robbery
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lil' Kim Investigated by LAPD After Armed Robbery

Rapper Lil Kim and members of her entourage are facing serious charges, after they were allegedly involved in a robbery over the weekend in Los Angeles. The robbers also slashed the victim's tires as they fle...More..

Police drag health bill protesters from McConnell's office
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Police drag health bill protesters from McConnell's office

On the day that GOP senators released their version of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, protesters staged Thursday a sit-in in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office, resulti...More..

'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her

After democrats lost another special election Wednesday, this time in Georgia, some Democrats turn their anger on the party leadership. Yet each time , Republicans beat back the advances. Rep. Tim Ryan...More..

As Trump struggles, more Americans want Democrats to control Congress
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

As Trump struggles, more Americans want Democrats to control Congress

An overwhelming majority (73 percent) said they're concerned that the Russian Federation investigations have caused Washington to lose sight of the issues most important to them. While voters largely believe it...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Republican bills blow up the road toward universal health care

Before the ACA's essential benefits were enacted 33 percent of insurance policies sold on the individual market did not provide coverage for substance use treatments, and almost 20 percent of policies failed to...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill

The mandate, long the most unpopular provision of the Affordable Care Act , requires most people to have insurance coverage or pay a penalty. Former President Barack Obama , whose signature legislation ...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky were the only "no" votes. The bipartisan agreement comes in the form of an amendment to legislation the Senate is already considering on sanctions for ...More..

Three trials, no convictions in fatal police shootings
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Three trials, no convictions in fatal police shootings

The ruling on Friday was the latest in a series of high-profile trials of police officers who have gunned down black men. DuBose's family members released a statement after a mistrial was declared, commendi...More..

Rand Paul denounces 'new entitlements' in emerging health bill
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Rand Paul denounces 'new entitlements' in emerging health bill

He alluded to Schumer's comments earlier this year in which he said Democrats will work with Republicans on repairing Obamacare as long as Republicans back off of the "repeal" part of it. In fact, we do n...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Video of killing released after Minnesota officer acquitted of manslaughter

How swiftly things turned violent was the main thing we learned yesterday after the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension made the dashcam footage of the Castile shooting public. Castile had a legal ...More..

GOP senators now oppose health bill - enough to sink it
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

GOP senators now oppose health bill - enough to sink it

A handful of Republicans senators have already come out against the bill in its current form, and with so little time to make amendments and so many voices in opposition, the BCRA might not make it to Trum...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Critics of Senate health bill hope to sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

It also would end tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance policies and on larger firms that don't offer coverage to workers, while phasing out the extra money given to states that expanded their Me...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Louis officer mistakenly shoots off-duty cop responding to gunfight

Once the officers finally recognized him, the off-duty cop was told he could get up. The officer who shot him is 36 and has been with the St. Louis Metro Police for more than 8 years. O'Toole said at the ho...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Remnants of tropical storm bring tornadoes, flooding to US Gulf Coast

In Texas , the Coast Guard reported rescuing a shrimp trawler with a crew of four that was taking on water about 80 miles outside Galveston. A helicopter crew lowered a spare pump to the trawler, allowing the ...More..

Sheriff: Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sheriff: Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

The Warren County Sheriff's Office said the girl, from Greenwood, Delaware, fell from the vehicle and struck a tree before landing in the crowd. Police and EMS were dispatched at about 8:05 p.m.to Six Flags Gr...More..

Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?

Except Democrats under titular head Nancy Pelosi , the San Francisco congresswoman who serves as House Democratic leader, refuse to admit they have a problem. Sen. Author Greg Palast in his Rolling Stone a...More..

Partisan gerrymandering benefited Republicans in 2016 election
by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Partisan gerrymandering benefited Republicans in 2016 election

The efficiency gap formula compares the statewide average share of the vote a party receives in each district with the statewide percentage of seats it wins, taking into account a common political expectation: ...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Who can fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

Sessions then recused himself in March from overseeing the FBI's Russian Federation probe and delegated that authority to his new deputy attorney general, Rod J. But both Rosenstein and Sessions serve at ...More..

by | Sunday, June 25, 2017

Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

I had the distinct honor and privilege earlier this summer of being the featured speaker for an fantastic fundraiser in Seattle . Authorities responded Sunday morning to a call from Lyles , 30, who was rep...More..