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Top US Senate Republican says lawmakers eyeing short-term spending bill

Top US Senate Republican says lawmakers eyeing short-term spending bill A bill from hardline conservatives in the House was discussed but not agreed to as the path forward, lawmakers said. "We are working on a meeting tomorrow with the principals (members)", Cornyn said Tuesday. "I don't know where that guy went". "It is the opposite of what I campaigned for", he said. "I want him back". "I think the fact that we're in earnest and negotiating in good faith with ou... [Full Article...]

President Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

President Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy That's our read of the Supreme Court's announcement Friday granting the Administration's petition for certiorari in Trump v. Hawaii . That's why U.S. But the has allowed the policy to remain in place even as the challenges proceeded through the lower courts. In court papers, US Solicitor General Noel Francisco, arguing for the Trump administration, said the president has "broad authority to... [Full Article...]

RNC Takes Democrats To The Woodshed Over Government Shutdown Theatrics

RNC Takes Democrats To The Woodshed Over Government Shutdown Theatrics He is also praising the role being played by fellow Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. "Making progress - four week extension would be best!" That's what the House passed Thursday. "This is purely an attempt by the Senate Democrats led by Schumer - why we call it the "Schumer shutdown" - to try and get a shutdown the president gets blamed for", White H... [Full Article...]

The likely impact of a federal government shutdown

The likely impact of a federal government shutdown The last time there was a shutdown in 2013, 850,000 federal government workers were furloughed . On Thursday, Trump appeared to feel differently about the impact of a government shutdown . Services that require staffing and maintenance, such as campgrounds, full service restrooms, and concessions that require some park staff or assistance will not be operating. [Full Article...]

The real problem with NAFTA is Canada, not Mexico, Paul Ryan says

The real problem with NAFTA is Canada, not Mexico, Paul Ryan says Morneau said the rate increase was a reflection of the economy's strong run. The U.S.is proposing in NAFTA talks to blow up that system, but the Canadians argue the U.S. "Moreover, it might interfere with working on a new bilateral pact with the USA, which might not want, for example, to give free trade access to Canadian goods with a lot of Mexican content". [Full Article...]

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces pregnancy

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces pregnancy Ardern's Labour Party came second in September's election, where no party was able to secure a majority. The baby is expected in June, and plans are for the deputy prime minister to take over for six weeks. And while it was unusual for a head of state to take maternity leave, there were no constitutional issues for New Zealand, he said. He said he has heard criticism that Ms Ardern should have... [Full Article...]

Boucher charged with federal offense in Paul attack

Boucher charged with federal offense in Paul attack Boucher is "very meticulous" about how he maintains his yard, while Paul takes "a much different approach" to the upkeep of his property, Baker said. Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault in Warren County, Kentucky. Paul has since said he's recovering well from the attack. He returned to Washington less than two weeks later but developed pneumonia when he returned to Kentucky. [Full Article...]

Parents Of 13 Children Held Captive Arrested As Horrific Details Emerge

Parents Of 13 Children Held Captive Arrested As Horrific Details Emerge A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no a few times a year. The couple would apparently buy food for themselves and then let the siblings look at it but not eat it, he said. What the children were allowed to do was write in journal... [Full Article...]

'I'm the least racist person you will ever interview,' Trump says

'I'm the least racist person you will ever interview,' Trump says Trump stands accused of using "s--hole" to describe African countries during an immigration meeting with a bipartisan group of six senators. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military". The official said that although this might enrage Washington , staffers predicted the comment would resonate with Trump's base, similarly to how Trump's attacks on NFL players kneeling during the Natio... [Full Article...]

'Shutdown coming?': Crunch time as US funding deadline nears

'Shutdown coming?': Crunch time as US funding deadline nears Without these provisions only six Democrats voted for the legislation . "#Dreamers belong here. I will vote NO on this spending bill because it does not put them on a pathway to citizenship", Sen. The government has passed three other short-term spending bills since October of a year ago, two of them in December. Bill Nelson (D-FL) told TPM he wouldn't take a position unless the House passes ... [Full Article...]

Turpins Plead Not Guilty To Torture, Abuse Charges

Turpins Plead Not Guilty To Torture, Abuse Charges The Anderson family, who moved into one of the homes in Fort Worth after David and Louise Turpin lost their home due to foreclosure in 1999, told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth that they found scratches on the doors and floors covered with grime from their previous owners. [Full Article...]

US Headed For Shut Down

The House needed 216 votes to pass the bill. At greater issue is the bill's chances in the Senate , where it needs 60 votes to pass. Shortly before the vote, the House Freedom Caucus said a majority of its members had voted to approve the measure, making passage more certain. [Full Article...]

Haley out as Steelers OC

Haley out as Steelers OC That's about the only certainty when it comes to the team's power structure on that side of the ball after coach Mike Tomlin cited a "gathering information" stage when given the chance to endorse offensive coordinator Todd Haley . He enjoyed some success while working with Ben Roethlisberger , but there have been rumors of issues between the two. There's Le'Veon Bell ( assuming he doesn't ... [Full Article...]

Justice Dept. says it will re-try Sen. Bob Menendez

Justice Dept. says it will re-try Sen. Bob Menendez Menendez and co-defendant Dr. Salomon Melgen pleaded not guilty to all charges. "The United States files this notice of intent to retry the defendants and requests that the Court set the case for retrial at the earliest possible date", reads a notice submitted by Annalou Tirol, the acting chief of the Justice Department's public integrity section. [Full Article...]

Russian FM Calls US Defense Strategy 'Confrontational'

Russian FM Calls US Defense Strategy 'Confrontational' President Donald Trump discussed the strategy with Mattis and senior military leaders during his Thursday visit to the Pentagon. That mantra was repeated in a national security strategy that Trump's administration released in December. The U.S. has pushed China to increase pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions. The U.S. has been urging China to take a more active role in c... [Full Article...]

GOP Reps Demand Immediate Release of 'Shocking,' 'Troubling' Memo on FISA Abuses

GOP Reps Demand Immediate Release of 'Shocking,' 'Troubling' Memo on FISA Abuses The measure was voted on along party lines, with all Democrats voting against the motion to make the classified report available to all House members. The report, which was released to House members on Thursday night, reportedly outlines concerns about the behavior of top F.B.I. and D.O.J. officials, with a focus on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows US law enforcement to co... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers to grill state officials about missile alert mistake

Lawmakers to grill state officials about missile alert mistake Local emergency management agencies only have the authority to send out messages within their geographic jurisdictions, meaning any missile alert would have to get cleared on a state level before any related local warnings went out. "This isn't just some little mistake someone made. Haha glad to know we'll all be safe". Participating EAS broadcasters don't have a lot of flexibility in those fi... [Full Article...]

Stan Wawrinka feels the pain as comeback ends in defeat

Stan Wawrinka feels the pain as comeback ends in defeat Some started to speculate that an injury Wawrinka came into the tournament with was causing him problems, as he grimaced, losing his first serve of the third set. His wins in the first two rounds make Sandgren 2-0 at majors. Wawrinka had beaten Ricardas Berankis in the first round and despite his clash with Sandgren being a step too far, he was pleased to have performed as well as he did after h... [Full Article...]

Human Rights Watch gives a scathing assessment of Donald Trump

Human Rights Watch gives a scathing assessment of Donald Trump The organization details the condition of prisoners, human rights defenders, women, minorities, migrants and persons with disability summarizing human rights abuse under the Iranian regime. The human rights organization condemned the Iranian Authorities in the security apparatus and Iran's judiciary to "target journalists, online media activists, and human rights defenders in an ongoing crackdow... [Full Article...]

Mike Locksley named Alabama offensive coordinator

Mike Locksley named Alabama offensive coordinator The 48-year-old Locksley will replace Brian Daboll, who will serve as the Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator after spending one season at the same position in Alabama. He's expected to coach Alabama's quarterbacks, in addition to his OC duties. "Prior to that, he was the Terrapins" offensive coordinator and quarterbacks back from 2012 to 2015. [Full Article...]


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