US Speaker Ryan opposes Trump working with Democrats on healthcare

Trump said the caucus would "hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team" and said, "We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!" "It didn't take long for the swamp to drain real Donald Trump ", tweeted Rep. "'Give us the House, Sena... More..

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Texas Abortion Bill: New Law Requires Fetuses to be Buried or Cremated
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Texas Abortion Bill: New Law Requires Fetuses to be Buried or Cremated

School property taxes are a perennial issue in Harrisburg. Texas is one of 20 states that does not have a school choice program and Senate Bill 3 will finally change that. The bill on school board votes has b...More..

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Gorsuch: I'm 'sorry' for ruling against autistic student

Gorsuch said the law protects religious exercise and offered examples from other cases where he has been involved. Pressed by Blumenthal to give an opinion on the case, Gorsuch demurred. Gorsuch argued that ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump to meet Chinese President Xi April 6-7, White House says

Trump's erratic behaviour is likely to cast a shadow over Xi's visit, with U.S. officials also criticising China over North Korea. The meeting, confirmed by both countries yesterday, could be crucial in sett...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Senate Democrats to Attempt Filibuster of Gorsuch

But realistically, how long can Democrats filibuster Neil Gorsuch before a decision has to be made? But Schumer's announcement is likely to further politicize an already divided Congress. Like Scalia, Gorsuch...More..

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First Two Senate Democrats Back Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Heitkamp's announcement on Thursday sparked a backlash on Twitter from people who said they are disappointed in her decision and that she is voting against Democratic values. Are they willing to go four...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Sen. Pat Toomey announces support for Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Both were overwhelmingly confirmed-Keenan 99-0 and Jordan 94-5-but filibuster votes were necessary because Senate Republicans had callously blocked their confirmations for four months. Sheldon Whitehouse, a D...More..

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Blaze causes collapse of part of I-85 in Atlanta

After 45 minutes of burning, the bridge collapsed, and firefighters are working to determine if anyone has been injured. A major, heavily congested north-south route for the Southeastern United States, Inter...More..

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'They are with the Lord': New Braunfels church mourns bus crash victims

Conrad Hein and a church statement. "For reasons unknown, the truck veered into the southbound lane and truck the bus head on", Texas Dept. of Public Safety Orlando Moreno said. "We are praying for them and...More..

Online tax effort revived at last minute in Arkansas
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Online tax effort revived at last minute in Arkansas

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey issued a statement on Tuesday (March 28) in support of SB724, saying that it was the conference's hope that stadiums and athletic events would be exempted. "My concern is that wha...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Gamecocks' Frank Martin: New perceptions of him 'comical'

It's incredible for USC to have two teams in the Final Four. He was undeterred. And Martin made no promises. North Carolina's Roy Williams will be the granddaddy of the Final Four, compared to the trio of f...More..

13 dead in Texas church bus crash
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

13 dead in Texas church bus crash

The First Baptist Church in New Braunfels says the passengers on that bus were "a group of our senior adults" who were coming back from a 3-day retreat at a camp near the Frio River. Both the church bus and pic...More..

SpaceX launches used rocket from Kennedy Space Center
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

SpaceX launches used rocket from Kennedy Space Center

The two-stage rocket is scheduled to blast off at 6:37 p.m. EDT (2237 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver a communications satellite into orbit for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

SAFA president Danny Jordaan: Ahmed Kathrada was a great man

Tutu said Kathrada was a leader who embraced the simple life and supported righteous causes in the country and overseas. After his release from prison, Kathrada was a member of parliament and he married ant...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

White House eyes $18 billion list of social program cuts

He noted that in some areas, the border is in the middle of the Rio Grande and raised the question of on "what side do you put the wall", suggesting Kelly would decide whether "electronic measures" are more a...More..

Rubio targeted by Russian trolls, hackers
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Rubio targeted by Russian trolls, hackers

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-Va.) both have stated that they will continue the Russian Federation investigation in good faith and ...More..

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Supreme Court reverses interpretation Gorsuch helped craft

The NPR report notes that Judge Neil Gorsuch, now in confirmation hearings to fill the vacant ninth seat on the court, has ruled in eight out of ten cases involving students with disabilities toward limit...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Schumer warns GOP against rules change on Supreme Court

Heitkamp and Manchin, who are both up for reelection in 2018, represent states that President Donald Trump won in the 2016 election. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. If confirmed, he would take the seat of the late ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Missing 91-year-old judge with memory loss sought by police

Marshal who found him told the AP. Capt. Chris Paris, of Pennsylvania State Police, said investigators believe Kosik's 2015 grey Acura RDX had a full tank of gas. Kosik rejected the judges guilty pleas, and h...More..

Showers and storms likely across the area today
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Showers and storms likely across the area today

Scattered showers. Happy Friday! The severe weather has come to an end but showers are lingering as the low moves through the state. The front stalls over Alabama, so we will have to leave isolated rain c...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

What the internet privacy rule changes mean for you

On Tuesday, House Republicans said the privacy rules were unfair to the market, subjugating broadband providers to stricter standards, while allowing internet companies such as Google and Facebook to contin...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law

It is a bill. For his part, Cooper admitted that House Bill 142 is not flawless in his opinion and is not his preferred solution, as it offers no protections to transgender people nor allows anti-discrimi...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Democrats Heitkamp, Manchin say they'll vote for Gorsuch

Make the Democrats take and hold the Senate floor for weeks to block Gorsuch. "It's tough enough without talking about it (publicly)", he said. "And, by the way, so did a number of Democrats who are now servi...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Supreme Court unanimously strikes down Gorsuch ruling

In its unanimous ruling , the Supreme Court said that a child's "educational program must be appropriately ambitious in light of his circumstances" and that "every child should have the chance to meet chal...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

First two Democrats back Trump's US Supreme Court pick

Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Chris Coons of DE and Ben Cardin of Maryland. While Judge Gorsuch's qualifications are impressive, I remain concerned that his narrow view of the law will hurt the most vulnerabl...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Senate Democrats From Trump States Bail on Schumer Over Gorsuch Confirmation

Tradition: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said yesterday that the likely Democratic filibuster against Gorsuch "flies in the face of 230 years of Senate tradition". Republicans need eight Democrats to join the...More..

Texas Senate OKs 'fetal remains' bill despite court case
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Texas Senate OKs 'fetal remains' bill despite court case

Since the start of the legislative session, Straus has been signaling that the House is unlikely to debate Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's Senate Bill 6 that would limit bathroom access in all government buil...More..

White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

Is it appropriate for him to chair the committee investigating Russian attacks on an American election and its possible ties to the Trump campaign? What was mostly lacking were the partisan shots from Democra...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Ad campaign urges Democrats to support Gorsuch

Some Democrats have said Republicans "stole" a Supreme Court seat a year ago when the Senate refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland. If not, Republicans could pe...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

US Congress votes to repeal Obama privacy protections

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the repeal ensures Internet service providers are treated the same as online businesses like Facebook and Google , which are not required to receive permission ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Alleged school rape spurs immigration debate

The calls and emails came after police said two students, Henry Sanchez Milian , 18 and Jose Montano, 17 had been arrested and charged as adults with first-degree rape. However, Fox 5 DC , citing authoritie...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Teams, players to watch in Final Four

This is nothing new for the Tar Heels and Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams, who is in his fifth Final Four with UNC and ninth overall dating to his time with Kansas. South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell is th...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Supreme Court rules school districts must individualize education for disabled students

She said she had looked back to the 10th Circuit's Urban decision , and she noted that its "more than de minimis " language-there was no "merely"; that was the word Gorsuch added later-had come from a 19...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

David Rockefeller Net Worth 2017

Mr Rockefeller died at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York , a family spokesman confirmed. Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller , a former head of Chase Manhattan bank and a luminary in politica...More..

Fire causes I-85 overpass to collapse in Atlanta
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Fire causes I-85 overpass to collapse in Atlanta

An estimated 250,000 cars per day drive through that stretch of the interstate - a major thoroughfare for traffic heading north and south through Atlanta . The cause of the fire remained undetermined Thursday ...More..