Senate votes to 'go nuclear' on Supreme Court pick

The United State Senate has just voted to use the "nuclear option" to proceed toward the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he initiated the nuclear option as the filibuster of Gors... More..

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The Drama in the Senate Over the Filibuster Is Mostly Fake

Senate Democrats in 2013 changed the rules for lower-court nominees, allowing them to be confirmed by majority vote without being filibustered . Hatch - a longtime supporter of the filibuster - indicated Thu...More..

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USA missile strike on Syria: Here's what we know so far

In a joint statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called for "a political transition in Syria" and said that "President Assad alone carries responsibility for these de...More..

Senate to vote on Neil Gorsuch nomination for Supreme Court
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Senate to vote on Neil Gorsuch nomination for Supreme Court

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, had attempted to delay the effort to change the rules until after the two-week congressional recess, but failed to secure enough votes to proceed that way. This...More..

Oil prices up in U.S. after airstrike in Syria
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Oil prices up in U.S. after airstrike in Syria

Syria borders Iraq, Opec's second-biggest crude producer. Financial markets from stocks to currencies seesawed on the news. "Given that two big producers-the USA and Russia-are involved, potentially on opposi...More..

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Sen. Bennet To Vote Against Gorsuch, A Fellow Coloradan

Once he accomplishes that, he'll hold a cloture vote, and Gorsuch will be confirmed by Senate Republicans, who hold a chamber majority. Republicans broke with Senate precedent Thursday by invoking the so-call...More..

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Russian police arrest 3 suspected of links to St. Petersburg subway bombing

Investigators have not said whether the six had any links to Monday's attack, which authorities said was carried out by a Russian citizen of Kyrgyz origin, identified as Akbarzhon Jalilov. "This terrorist act i...More..

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North Korea fires another test missile

The worldwide name for the body of water adjacent to Japan, North Korea, Russia and South Korea has always been disputed. On Wednesday, it fired a newly developed missile into the sea, this time on the eve of...More..

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House leaving town with GOP health care bill in shambles

But people split evenly between wanting to keep or repeal Obama's statute. Trump needs to score a short-term win on the issue, the vice president emphasized, since otherwise lawmakers may retreat. And surely mo...More..

Texas lawmakers weigh proposed masturbation bill
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Texas lawmakers weigh proposed masturbation bill

House Bill 4260, also known as the Man's Right to Know Act , would forbid men from masturbating to completion unless performed at a medical facility where the semen can be stored for later use in fertilization...More..

Merkley calls 'nuclear option' a 'knife into the heart' of the republic
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Merkley calls 'nuclear option' a 'knife into the heart' of the republic

Angus King of ME, an independent, joined Democrats in their judicial filibuster Thursday morning, which blocked Gorsuch's nomination under the previous 60-vote threshold. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) announced T...More..

US Senate set for pivotal vote on Supreme Court nominee
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

US Senate set for pivotal vote on Supreme Court nominee

Four years after Senate Democrats deployed the so-called nuclear option , Senate Republicans triggered it Thursday by a party-line vote of 52-48 to move President Donald Trump's nominee closer to joining the...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Governor Bentley: "I do not plan to resign"; Seeks to Block Report

The special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, charged with investigating Bentley for possible impeachment, plans to release a written report on his investigation by Friday at 5 p.m. "We disagree strongl...More..

Trump power plan 'big win for Wisconsin'?
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Trump power plan 'big win for Wisconsin'?

John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer, both Republicans, attended Trump's signing of the executive order. Sen. Trump's March 28 order to reexamine or kill a host of federal actions to combat climate change migh...More..

Weather Service confirms southwest MS tornado
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Weather Service confirms southwest MS tornado

A strong weather system causing thunderstorms and possible tornadoes is moving through the U.S. Mid-Atlantic on Thursday. In Alabama, the storm hit an area dotted with vacation and full-time homes around Lake...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Preliminary NWS Report: Likely EF-1 tornadoes hit Central Ga. Monday, Wednesday

The weather service said that further surveys of the damage caused by Thursday's storms will be conducted Friday. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office reported Francine Gotch, 38, and her daughter, Neville ...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

World watches as Trump, Xi meet

Trump is scheduled to host Xi for a summit on Thursday and Friday at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. North Korea could develop a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike America within a few years. "But I think...More..

Despite Gains, LGBT Protections Remain a Patchwork in US
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Despite Gains, LGBT Protections Remain a Patchwork in US

Companies can not discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace due to their sexual orientation , a federal appeals court said , in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer". In her ma...More..

Hoffman leads as Johnson withdraws from Masters
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Hoffman leads as Johnson withdraws from Masters

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, hits a drive on the 15th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Augusta, Ga . "My left elbow is swollen and bruised. But lik...More..

Russians targeted this Republican presidential candidate defeated by Trump
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Russians targeted this Republican presidential candidate defeated by Trump

Clint Watts , a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent now with the Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security, said the Senate intelligence committee should "follow the dead bodies"...More..

'The Drama in the Senate Over the Filibuster Is Mostly Fake'
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

'The Drama in the Senate Over the Filibuster Is Mostly Fake'

McConnell and his fellow Republicans expressed no interest in Trump going back to the drawing board to find a new nominee in the face of Democratic resistance. Republican Senator John McCain had tried to forg...More..

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer claims Bill Belichick subpoenaed, but didn't appear in court
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer claims Bill Belichick subpoenaed, but didn't appear in court

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez gestures during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Bradley said Hernandez shot him in the face while t...More..

Dems outraged over rules change for high court
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Dems outraged over rules change for high court

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved for a point of order after his first attempt to invoke cloture failed with only 55 votes. Republicans immediately moved to vote on changing long-standing ...More..

Kushner retains scores of property holdings while serving in White House
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Kushner retains scores of property holdings while serving in White House

The documents released late Friday (local time ) show that the couple, who are both officially close advisers to the president, are still getting income from holdings valued at between AU$314.5 million (US$240...More..

Tillerson: Russia 'Complicit, or Simply Incompetent' in Preventing Syria's Chemical Gas Attack
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Tillerson: Russia 'Complicit, or Simply Incompetent' in Preventing Syria's Chemical Gas Attack

In 2007, Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush, used such a visit to encourage Russian activists to build democratic institutions that protect human rights. As for Russi...More..

AG's order unlikely to affect Warren police reform plan
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

AG's order unlikely to affect Warren police reform plan

Almost 50 residents and advocates appeared before a federal court judge on Thursday to complain about mistreatment by this city's police officers and to urge the judge to approve federal oversight of the depart...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

A look at the ethics findings against Bentley

Robert Bentley Friday said he broke no laws and would not resign from office. The Alabama House of Representatives is weighing Bentley's impeachment. "I don't think it does us any good to have the House go thro...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

US Senate Republicans 'go nuclear,' clearing way for Donald Trump court nominee

So why did these Democrats vote to end the filibuster? Trump nominated Gorsuch in January to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. He said the GOP leader can not utter the name of ...More..

Leaders scramble for votes on California gas tax
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Leaders scramble for votes on California gas tax

They waste our constituents' time and money and put them in harm's way. "I thank my colleagues for stepping up and meeting the challenge before us". Contractors and construction unions blanketed television, r...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Alabama Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause Bentley Violated Ethics Laws

Wednesday. The commission went into executive session to discuss the complaint against Gov.Robert Bentley. The legal payments to Mason - totaling $8,912 - did not become public record until the governor's 2016 ...More..

Public to weigh in on consent decree Thursday
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Public to weigh in on consent decree Thursday

He says those concerns "are not limited to Baltimore". Dozens of law enforcement agencies are now legally bound to implement reforms according to the court-enforced agreements, known as consent decrees . "It...More..

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Man sues Seattle mayor, claiming sexual abuse as a teen

The man claims in the lawsuit that while he was a teen addicted to crack-cocaine, Murray sexually abused him on numerous occasions for $10 to $20 payments, The Times reported according to a lawsuit filed in Ki...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Devin Nunes says he's temporarily stepping aside from Russian Federation probe

One day after that stunning revelation, Nunes secretly visited the White House to review evidence that is now at the center of Trump's counter-offensive. Immediately afterward, critics said he had disclosed cla...More..

Dustin Johnson will try to play in Masters after falling down stairs
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Dustin Johnson will try to play in Masters after falling down stairs

I'm probably playing the best golf of my career. "Then a freak accident happened (Wednesday) when I got back from the course". "I just can't really still believe I'm here". McIlroy famously lost a four-shot...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Judge denies request to delay hearing on Baltimore police

Both Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore PD opposed the delay. We shouldn't have to wait for the next controversial killing by police to ensure this reform is fully realized in Baltimore. Thursday's hearing will...More..