Ivanka Trump reverses course, will become official government employee

A White House official confirmed last week that, after a few months settling into Washington , Trump was officially moving into a West Wing office and would obtain top-secret security clearance. After the president's first tweet this morning about t... More..

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Whitehouse Announces Opposition to Gorsuch For Supreme Court

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, also said they would vote against Trump's nominee, among at least 11 senators who say they will oppose Gorsuch in the face of pressure from liberals to resist all thin...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

More Democrats Rally To Gorsuch Filibuster Effort

Thirty-three percent of respondents offered no opinion . Standing outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon with Gorsuch's former clerks, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee called on an i...More..

UMass hires Matt McCall to lead men's basketball program
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

UMass hires Matt McCall to lead men's basketball program

He's a great human being and we will always be friends. "Last 7 days has been hard on our #UMassFamily but we are stronger & BETTER b/c of it. UMass is a special place & I'm a lucky AD. McCall was also previo...More..

Governor issues pardon for dog that killed neighbor's pug
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Governor issues pardon for dog that killed neighbor's pug

Dakota is "extremely unsafe", said Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney, who told the Bangor Daily News that the governor has "only heard from one side and hearing the victim's story, it is chill...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

United Kingdom ministers under fire over 'threat' to European Union on security

The letter was published in the Le Parisien newspaper and attempted to reassure the French that Britain does not want to harm France or any other country in the European Union by leaving the bloc. The Prime M...More..

Property West Of Strip Favored For New Raiders Stadium
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Property West Of Strip Favored For New Raiders Stadium

By the time that's paid off, the Raiders could be in their fifth season in Las Vegas. The news of the move may have cost them some fans in the Bay Area, but winning could help them keep most of Raider Nation. T...More..

Washington's Kelsey Plum wins AP Player of the Year award
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Washington's Kelsey Plum wins AP Player of the Year award

UConn's Geno Auriemma is The Associated Press' women's college basketball Coach of the Year for the ninth time. Despite her dominant season of scoring, the Huskies were eliminated in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Seattle Joins the Sanctuary Cities Fight

Earlier this year, President Trump signed an executive order that orders Homeland Security to "authorize" state and local law enforcement to arrest and detain undocumented immigrants . City Attorney Pete Holme...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Gorsuch confirmation set for next Friday, filibuster drama likely

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says Judge Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court next Friday. "He is extremely qualified, and it would be in the best interest of the democratic sena...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Man kills 3 home burglars; woman who aided robbers arrested

Wagoner County sheriff's deputies went to the house and found one person dead in the driveway and two other people dead in the kitchen, reports the New York Post . She drove off and turned herself in, tellin...More..

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

The securities fraud trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won't be starting on May 1st, and it won't be in Collin County. In turn, prosecutors have threatened to quit if they don't get paid, in what leg...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Arab leaders endorse two-state solution, say ready for reconciliation with Israel

All member states in the Arab League will attend the summit, except Syria whose membership was suspended in 2011. However, an embassy move no longer appears imminent, and some Trump administration officials h...More..

Jim Jordan: 'The Freedom Caucus Is Trying To Change Washington'
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Jim Jordan: 'The Freedom Caucus Is Trying To Change Washington'

President Trump's tweets comes after the House Freedom Caucus and Democrats taken together assembled enough opposition that House GOP leadership pulled a controversial Obamacare reform bill without a vote l...More..

Activists call for transparency in ICE shooting
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

During Tuesday afternoon's press conference, Ruth Lopez-McCarthy, an attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center, said her organization was providing legal consultations at Heartland Human Care Services...More..

With Vice President Pence breaking tie, Senate moves against Planned Parenthood
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

With Vice President Pence breaking tie, Senate moves against Planned Parenthood

Late in the Obama administration, the Department of Health and Human Services enacted a rule to stop states from defunding Planned Parenthood . Thursday morning's dramatic vote came just after Senate Repub...More..

Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

This led the party to produce a deeply flawed health-care bill that, ultimately, did not win strong support from the Republicans' moderate or Tea Party wings. Now, the Trump White House could withdraw that appe...More..

Vague trade plan after Trump's tough talk
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Vague trade plan after Trump's tough talk

Things may change before the final notice is sent out, but for now a lot of what's in there seems like an attempt to upgrade NAFTA to reflect provisions that have been developed in USA trade agreements over the...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

U.S. judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

Watson is hearing arguments Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Honolulu , on whether to extend his temporary order blocking. Such an injunction generally has no set expiration date, said Hawaii state Attorney G...More..

Texas high schoolers charged with sex assault in hazing
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Texas high schoolers charged with sex assault in hazing

La Vernia police told Fox 29 that they expect more arrests to be made and upwards of the 10 current victims to come forward as its investigation continues. "Hazing is not uncommon", Ritchey said , "but h...More..

Supreme Court ruling brings clarity to Nevada special education plans
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Supreme Court ruling brings clarity to Nevada special education plans

In a statement, the Douglas County School District said it was confident the district was already meeting the higher standard and would prove so when a lower court takes up the Endrew F . "Why? Why in your...More..

House Intelligence Probe of Russia Ties Won't Be Stopped, Schiff Promises
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

House Intelligence Probe of Russia Ties Won't Be Stopped, Schiff Promises

In the letter obtained by Fox News, O'Neil also argued that "any claim of privilege has been waived as a result of the multiple public comments of current senior White House officials describing the January 2...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

'Angel of Death' serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

FILE - In this November 2, 1987, file photo, convicted killer Donald Harvey, center, is led back to jail by Laurel County, Ky., Sheriff Floyd Brummett, left, and an unidentified deputy after pleading guilty to ...More..

Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts

One year later came the celebrated cases of the "NEA Four", performance artists working separately who had received grants for controversial pieces. A federal grant helped pay for the preservation of a colle...More..

Turns out Congressional Republicans Don't Really Want to Cut Spending
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Turns out Congressional Republicans Don't Really Want to Cut Spending

At a Senate GOP leadership press conference Tuesday, U.S. Sen. In an editorial written in the "Desde La Fe" publication, the archdioceses says it's lamentable that Mexicans in Mexico are willing to collabor...More..

Two boys, 11 and 12, electrocuted to death after Texas storms
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Two boys, 11 and 12, electrocuted to death after Texas storms

Thirteen lives were lost in the storm area then. Oncor crews made repairs at the scene to allow firefighters into the woods where the boys were found. Authorities say a truck driver was killed when powerful w...More..

Gov. Bentley impeachment proceedings to begin next week
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gov. Bentley impeachment proceedings to begin next week

Bentley personally, or both". The Alabama Constitution, like most governing documents, does not clearly define the process, and the House last attempted to impeach a state official in 1915. But Garber said they...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Government watchdog to review Trump's use of Mar-a-Lago

In a February 16 letter, Cummings and Democratic Senators Tom Udall, Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse asked the GAO to assess whether Trump and his staff had violated security protocol when hosting for...More..

President Trump's threat to sanctuary cities may not apply to San Diego
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

President Trump's threat to sanctuary cities may not apply to San Diego

City officials and mayors across the country did not take kindly to the threat, and some pledged to defend their policies even if that means a loss in funding. "Immigrant parents, students, principals, teac...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

'Fearless Girl' statue stays at least through February, 2018

The statue was scheduled to remain on Wall Street until April 2. Maloney and thousands of petitioners online are pushing to make the Fearless Girl's message last forever - possibly in this very location. De...More..

Kentucky's freshmen upstage the Lonzo Ball show
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Kentucky's freshmen upstage the Lonzo Ball show

Monk's 20 points per game make him the fourth highest scorer in the country among power five conference players. Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn. Saving his best game for the biggest stage, Fox poured in ...More..

Hawaii AG: An appeal of travel ban ruling likely
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hawaii AG: An appeal of travel ban ruling likely

District Judge Derrick Watson heard arguments from the state attorney general and Department of Justice (DoJ) before making his decision. Hawaii was the first state to sue over Trump's revised ban. That made ...More..

by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mexican Man Freed After Arrest

Cooper said many of her clients often feel the same way, but because so few detainees have experienced lawyers, they're often not able to push legal boundaries and fight for their rights in unorthodox ways as R...More..

Lawsuit Seeks More Freedom for MN Wineries
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lawsuit Seeks More Freedom for MN Wineries

Minnesota requires farm wineries to produce their wine with a majority of raw materials that are grown or produced in the state, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Minnesota federal court. The number of wi...More..

White House Officials Aided Nunes in Getting Intel
by | Thursday, March 30, 2017

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 ha...More..