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 allowed Gorsuch and all future Supreme ... More..
A state ethics panel on Wednesday found probable cause that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley broke state ethics and campaign-finance law in a sex-tinged scandal that has engulfed him for more than a year. Impeachm...More..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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