White House Officials Aided Nunes in Getting Intel

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly attempted to fire Cohen-Watnick when he was brought in but was blocked by Trump at Bannon and Kushner's behest. White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who hasn't detailed Nunes's visit last week, ... More..

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Deal struck to repeal North Carolina's anti-transgender 'bathroom bill'

The original law, known as House Bill 2, was passed in March 2016 and restricted protections for LGBT people. The deal announced late on Wednesday will formally repeal H.B. The college athletic association i...More..

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What Maxine Waters & April Ryan Experienced Is Nothing New For #BlackWomenAtWork

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) had to say about President Donald Trump because her " James Brown wig " was too distracting. "I wouldn't go", she said emphatically. iMediaEthics has written to Rep. Waters' off...More..

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House Intelligence committee goes to war with itself over Russian Federation investigation

The committee is investigating alleged ties between Trump associates and Russian Federation, as well as what US intelligence officials have described as Kremlin-directed interference in the USA election. Devi...More..

Ezra Cohen-Watnick Identified As White House Source In Trump Russia Probe
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ezra Cohen-Watnick Identified As White House Source In Trump Russia Probe

Those individuals' names, according to Nunes, should have been masked as they were not subjects of investigation, but were incidentally swept up as intelligence agencies surveiled other individuals. Rep. Adam S...More..

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'Dreamer' threatened with deportation in Seattle is released after weeks of detention

He has no criminal record and twice passed background checks to participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people brought to the US illegally as children to stay and...More..

Trump staff to skip Correspondents' Dinner in act of 'solidarity'
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump staff to skip Correspondents' Dinner in act of 'solidarity'

She added that she will work with the White House counsel as well as her personal counsel to address the "unprecedented nature" of her role. Last week, reports came out suggesting the first daughter would be ...More..

SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Students With Disabilities
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Students With Disabilities

Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected, in another case from the 10th circuit, the standard that Gorsuch had applied regarding the level of benefit a school district must provide under the IDEA. The suit was fil...More..

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Senate to vote April 7 on US Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be confirmed next week regardless of the Democratic opposition . On Monday, the Senate Judiciary committee started its deliberations over Gorsuch,...More..

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Victim in sexual assault posted on Facebook Live receiving threats

The girl was reunited with her mother after 10th District officers found her. Detectives spoke with them late Tuesday morning at the police station at West 51st Street and South Wentworth Avenue. The girl disap...More..

Girl, 5, suspended for playing with 'stick gun'
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Girl, 5, suspended for playing with 'stick gun'

Accepting her badass position in the land of make-believe, Caitlin stumbled across a wooden stick that looked like a gun and used it to keep her king and queen safe from intruders. While conceding that school...More..

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North Carolina lawmakers say they have made deal to repeal HB2

The new bill expires in December 2020, a few weeks after North Carolina's next election for governor. Before the repeal is official, it has to pass through the House and and be signed by Cooper. Though the repe...More..

Ivanka Trump Formally Accepts Job as Donald Trump's Daughter
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ivanka Trump Formally Accepts Job as Donald Trump's Daughter

Ivanka Trump will be an official government employee after critics pointed to her ever-growing role in the White House as a potential ethical nightmare. Her husband transferred authority over many of his bus...More..

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North Carolina lawmakers vote to repeal HB2 'bathroom bill'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A compromise that would roll back North Carolina's contentious "bathroom bill" cleared a key hurdle Thursday when senators approved the measure, but it may not go far enough to quell furor ...More..

Hawaii judge extends temporary halt on new Trump travel ban
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hawaii judge extends temporary halt on new Trump travel ban

In a lawsuit, the U.S. state argued that the ban would have a damaging affect on tourism and the ability to recruit foreign students and workers. Yesterday's ruling means the US President can not enforce th...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Angela Merkel's party win big in bellwether Saarland state vote

The Chancellor's conservative Christian Democrats won up to 41 per cent of the vote, exit polls and partial counting showed. Saarland is now run by a "grand coalition" of the conservatives and Social Democr...More..

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Local storm chaser shares message on dangers of storm chasing

Sgt. John Gonzalez of the Texas Department of Public Safety identified the storm chasers as 57-year-old Kelley Gene Williamson and 55-year-old Randall Delane Yarnall, both of Cassville, Missouri, and 25-yea...More..

Malloy to announce
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Malloy to announce "toolkit" for families concerned about immigration enforcement

The US state of CT has created an online resource for undocumented parents who are anxious about President Donald Trump's threats of mass deportations. It would also help prevent children from being placed in s...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

Two Republican senators - Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins - joined the 48 Senate Democrats in voting against the end of debate on the bill. Senate Republicans held a vote open for more than an...More..

Britain's European Union exit starts next week
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Britain's European Union exit starts next week

Priority must be certainty, clarity for all: "citizens, companies & member states". He continued: "I personally wish the United Kingdom hadn't chosen to leave the EU". The pronouncement came as a new survey r...More..

China Wants US To Be 'Cool-Headed' When Dealing With N. Korea
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

China Wants US To Be 'Cool-Headed' When Dealing With N. Korea

Tillerson said in talks with Xi in Beijing that Trump places a "very high value" on communications with the Chinese president. North Korea has accelerated its weapons development, violating multiple U.N. He ...More..

Wisconsin Police Officer Among 4 Killed In Shooting Spree
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wisconsin Police Officer Among 4 Killed In Shooting Spree

The suspect is in custody and is alive. As of Thursday morning, none of the victims had been identified. Also, they said that there was no remaining danger to the public. Look had been the branch manager at...More..

Ryan pulls the plug on GOP Obamacare replacement
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ryan pulls the plug on GOP Obamacare replacement

Its rejection was fueled by nonpartisan congressional analysts concluding it would cause 24 million people to lose coverage in a decade and drive up costs for poorer and older people. Trump issued an ultimatum ...More..

Supreme Court Ruling Trumps Gorsuch On Education For Autistic Children
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Supreme Court Ruling Trumps Gorsuch On Education For Autistic Children

Maryland parent Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of the nonprofit RespectAbility, calls the decision "epic". While U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch answered questions about his judicial career during...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN: Schumer signals the Gorsuch confirmation will go 'nuclear'

A law professor says Judge Neil Gorsuch may be conservative, but he's predicting that President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court won't be "a robotic vote for the right of the court". He pushed eve...More..

2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed

She said both died at the scene. The driver was fully licensed, and there will be no charges, police said. There were also children of all ages on board the bus, as the rural routes are run for all grades. The ...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

North Carolina Lawmakers Hope to Replace 'Bathroom Bill' With Disappointingly Similar Bill

The proposed change to HB2 has also angered some conservatives who supported the original measure. While many rushed to hail the agreement to repeal as a victory for the year-long boycott campaign against the...More..

Governor: HB2 fix not flawless but he supports it
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Governor: HB2 fix not flawless but he supports it

North Carolina's Democratic governor says he's on board with a proposal to end the standoff with Republican legislative leaders over the state's "bathroom bill ", saying "it's not a ideal deal" but begins to f...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Indiana Senate offers up $32.1 billion two-year budget

The House voted 97-46 to require oil and gas firms to step up efforts to refrain from employing people in the country illegally. Reducing the fees in Texas is one of Lt. The Senate Finance Committee postponed c...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Udall will vote against Gorsuch, says should need 60 votes

In response to the Democratic criticism, Gorsuch repeatedly said he has often ruled for the "little guy" over corporations. Republicans are still holding out hope they will be able to win enough Democratic su...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spicer: More collusion between CNN and Hillary than Trump and Russian Federation

North Country congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, took part in yesterday's historic hearing in Washington that probed possible ties between the Trump campaign and the...More..

White House demands deep cuts to State, UN funds
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

White House demands deep cuts to State, UN funds

FP reported that “U.N. diplomats and foreign dignitaries say they expect the United States to seek to eliminate funding for some agencies unpopular with conservatives — including the U.N. Sources close to the W...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff

But they'll have to get enough votes in the House and Senate for a proposal set for debate Thursday so the replacement measure for the March 2016 law known as House Bill 2 can reach Cooper's desk. "On the bathr...More..

Ivanka Trump's new job at the White House raises questions about Ethics
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ivanka Trump's new job at the White House raises questions about Ethics

The attorney Jamie Gorelick told Politico on Monday that Ms Trump will serve as the President's " eyes and ears ". Gorelick said Trump would follow all the ethics rules that apply to government employees. H...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

In addition to rejecting the minimal progress standard, the court also rejected the notion of adopting an "equal opportunity" standard which would have been "entirely unworkable, apt to require "impossible meas...More..