Highlights: The Trump presidency on March 27 at 11:50 am EDT

US President Donald Trump has tapped son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead a new White House office, that aims to apply ideas from the business world to help streamline the government, the Washington Post reported Sunday. The FBI is investigating the Ru... More..

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Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Malecki described the woman as an "erratic and aggressive driver". "The driver negotiated a U-turn and fled the scene almost striking officers and striking at least one other vehicle", Malecki said. Earlier, ...More..

Senate intel leaders pledge Russian Federation probe cooperation
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Senate intel leaders pledge Russian Federation probe cooperation

While House Speaker Paul Ryan is standing by Nunes at least one Republican , North Carolina Representative Walter Jones is now demanding Nunes recuse himself. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin N...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Woman slams her car into US Capitol Police cruiser

As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, almost hitting officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said. They said no one was shot and a suspect is in custody. The Botanical G...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Crash kills three men chasing Texas tornadoes

Gonzalez said a Chevrolet Suburban driven by Williamson ran a stop sign at the intersection and slammed into a Jeep driven by Jaeger. Both men were from Cassville, Mo. The father of storm chasing is widely co...More..

Trump Officials Tried To Stop Sally Yates From Testifying On Russia Ties
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump Officials Tried To Stop Sally Yates From Testifying On Russia Ties

Jared Kushner, Ivanka's husband and a top Trump aide, is also serving the White House as an unpaid government employee. A leading House moderate Republican said the Senate should oversee Congress' investigati...More..

Arkansas panel votes against inmate clemency bid
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Arkansas panel votes against inmate clemency bid

The ultimate decision on whether to spare Williams' life rests with Hutchinson, who scheduled the eight executions last month. The Parole Board on Monday recommended Hutchinson reject clemency bids by Johnson a...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan to vote against Trump high court nominee

Republicans respond by asking how, if Gorsuch's views were so extreme, did he win confirmation on a 98 to 0 vote 10 years ago, when he was seated on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado. Other ...More..

Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official

Michaels, a legal expert at the UCLA School of Law, earlier this month. "Throughout this process I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

EU regrets Trump's reversal of climate policy

Trump's policies could in turn nudge up the global rise in temperatures by about 0.1 degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) from a projected 2.8 degrees (5.0F) by 2100, based on existing government pledges for action,...More..

Donald Trump Doesn't Want Our Planet to Survive
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Donald Trump Doesn't Want Our Planet to Survive

However, figures from the department of energy show the coal industry has been slowly shedding jobs for decades. But as much as Democrats and climate advocates will decry it, Trump's executive order follo...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Filibuster threat over Gorsuch nomination doesn't sit well with Nebraska senator (AUDIO)

The Supreme Court has had a vacancy for more than a year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. "This is a judge so well-qualified and highly-regarded that his nomination to his current post was approved ...More..

Lok Sabha passes all four GST Bills
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lok Sabha passes all four GST Bills

The finance minister said that it is important that all the parties reach a consensus before the final arrow is released, so that there is no room for disagreement after the bills have been passed. "The governm...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

House GOP Weighing Another Try on Obamacare Vote Next Week

Nearly every forecast of the vote had at least 30 Republicans already committed to voting the bill down, with about half that many leaning toward a "no" vote. House Republican leaders said on Tuesday they still...More..

USA charges State Dept. employee with concealing contacts with Chinese agents
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

USA charges State Dept. employee with concealing contacts with Chinese agents

A State Department employee who federal prosecutors said sold USA economic information to China was arrested and slapped with multiple charges Wednesday. The FBI said Claiborne frequently complained about her f...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill in humiliating loss

When the President predicted that Obamacare will "explode", he meant the cost of insurance premiums will soar out of control this year under that law, and trusted that the Democratic opposition would therefore ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Russia probe should focus on Trump financial ties -US senator

The only part of Nunes' story that has raised legitimate concerns was his claim that the identity of members of Trump's team had been inappropriately "unmasked" in wiretap transcripts. Nunes addressed the news ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Democratic Rep. appears ready to announce challenge to Cruz

A spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party also declined to comment on the announcement. In a statement Wednesday Castro's political director Matthew Jones said, "It's no secret that Joaquin is heavily weighing...More..

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

Perkins noted that Gorsuch ruled that schools could do the bare minimum for children with disabilities. The school programs must be created to let students make progress in light of their disabilities. Unde...More..

Sanders: GOP shouldn't go nuclear over Gorsuch
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sanders: GOP shouldn't go nuclear over Gorsuch

On Monday democrats forced a one week delay on the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Gorsuch . "They want to see us get things done", said Sen. So far, no Democrat has indicated support for Gorsuch . Kai...More..

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

First Lady Melania Trump called for the empowerment of women and tolerance of individuals of all backgrounds at an event honoring the winners of the State Department's International Women of Courage Award on...More..

'Hard-fought-victory': Flint seals deal to replace 18000 home water lines
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

'Hard-fought-victory': Flint seals deal to replace 18000 home water lines

The agreement includes state monitoring of homes where it has replaced service lines. On November 16, 2015, the Plaintiffs and other community groups filed a Notice of Intent to sue state and city officials...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health bill

He defended the House Freedom Caucus against charges that it had let down Trump and its Republican colleagues. President Trump has said he wants congressional Republicans to move on to overhaul the US tax c...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Supreme Court overturns Gorsuch ruling against student with disabilities

Parents of learning disabled students say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling will make it easier for them to insist on appropriate services for their children, and harder for the schools to say no. He would foc...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mock Tornado Warning to take place at 10:30 Wednesday morning

The idea and goal of the mock warning is to give you an idea of how a warning is issued and to allow you to take and create a plan of action if a real tornado were to strike. These storms may affect the afterno...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mom: Teen daughter afraid to come home after Chicago attack

The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that this attack marks "at least the fourth Chicago crime caught on Facebook Live since the end of last October". The incident is being investigated as a "criminal sexual ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Schumer seizes on Pres. Trump's team's offer to work with Dems

You can subscribe to Newsweek's Foreign Service on Acast , SoundCloud and on iTunes . "We as a conference are still trying to get to yes ", MacArthur said , adding that the "framework would largely be...More..

United States sanctuary cities weigh response to Trump's threat to curb funding
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

United States sanctuary cities weigh response to Trump's threat to curb funding

While there is not a set definition of a "sanctuary" state or city, the Justice Department gives the example of states or cities refusing immigration agents' requests to hold immigrants who came to the coun...More..

Jared Kushner volunteers to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jared Kushner volunteers to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee

Spicer said: "Throughout the campaign and the transition, Jared served as the official primary point of contact with foreign governments and officials until we had State Department officials up". An official fa...More..

Merkel's conservatives and SPD neck-and-neck in latest poll
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Merkel's conservatives and SPD neck-and-neck in latest poll

Saarland premier since 2011, Kramp-Karrenbauer has been dubbed the mini-Merkel because of the steady-hand-on-the-tiller approach to governing she shares with the 62-year-old chancellor. "I think there are only...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Senate Dems opposing Trump court pick grows with Stabenow

The US Senate began the confirmation process for Gorsuch on March 20. I am for the Republicans obeying the rules that now exist, and not changing those rules. Two Democrats, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

With a new facade of gleaming golden glass, the building became a monument to Trump's resilience. Former president Barack Obama came in for similar criticism from Republicans - including Donald Trump - over t...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Prosecutors seek 3 years for 2 Bridgegate defendants

NEWARK-Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority who became caught up in the freakish scheme of political retribution that became known as Bridgegate, was sentenced Wednesday to 24...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque

Religious classes for children we cancelled following the break-in. Police Chief John Hutto said the incident had a "very real impact" on the city's Muslim community. A GoFundMe campaign to fix the damage...More..

by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trump's budget betrays the voters who elected him

Parts of Trump's spending plan for the next fiscal year angered both congressional Democrats and Republicans who will have the final say on it. It even calls for complete elimination of smaller programs l...More..