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by | May 17, 2017 | 10:06

President Trump did nothing wrong when he shared information with Russian diplomats, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told the press today. "The president needs to answer for whether he did anything or not", she said. Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg: "I think we can do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda".

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:19

The New York Times reported on Friday Guilfoyle has caught the eye of Trump as a potential replacement for Sean Spicer, the current press secretary. "That's a question the president will have to answer", said Burr, chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A spokesman for Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said the details on the timing are still being worked out.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:53

How do we know?" "SNL" then reminded us of Trump's vile comments on the Access Hollywood bus when Baldwin told "Spicer", "I'm famous - it's okay". In a pre-taped segment, McCarthy's Spicer drove his motorized podium through the streets of New York City to meet with the President at Trump Tower, only to be told that the President doesn't stay there anymore - and instead he continued his melancholy journey to a New Jersey golf course to confront Trump.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:32

UNLV leads after one day, 1 shot ahead of IL and New Mexico. "We still haven't played our best golf and we're still right there in the hunt". Tech, BYU and North Florida are in fifth place at even-par 560, with North Carolina and Houston (566, +6) another six strokes back in eighth place.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:31

President Trump is still weighing a campaign pledge to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and is trying to gauge its effect on the peace process, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said . president has signed a six-month waiver delaying the move - citing concerns over national security. But since taking office, Trump has called for restraint in settlement construction and signaled he is no hurry to move the embassy.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:51

Garland, the chief judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals, was nominated by former President Barack Obama to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court past year. Opposition may come because Garland would be trading a lifetime appointment to the District of Columbia's U.S. Court of Appeals for a ten-year term that he could be fired from at any time.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:17

The West Mims Fire started more than a month ago and has claimed more than 220 square miles in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Georgia. On Monday afternoon, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge put out a statement, saying that "extremely risky burning conditions persist" and the fire had burned 11,000 acres since spreading on Saturday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 05:58

Moore told dispatchers he was stopping a vehicle at about 3 a.m. Tuesday but didn't respond to further communications. Investigators found the deputy's vehicle in a ditch and used its dashboard camera to identify the sport utility vehicle he was pursuing, Gootkin said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 06:17

Boys ages 8 to 13 will continue to enroll in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. The loss is only a fraction of the 2.3 million youth in Boy Scouts, which has had a close bond with the Utah-based religion for more than 100 years. "We're sad to see that decision, but we understand", Effie Delimarkos, a Boy Scouts spokeswoman, tells the Post. "We're just not kind of aligning with what the church needs men to focus on", she said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:01

That court ruled that the law's photo ID requirement and reduction in early voting was discriminatory. After a drawn-out legal battle, a federal appeals court in July 2016 struck down passages of the law that it said were meant to "target African Americans with nearly surgical precision".

by | May 17, 2017 | 04:51

House delegation are considering running in a possible U.S. Senate special election. Former aides describe him as a detail-obsessed and thoughtful boss. Cornyn has had some disagreements with the man who would be his boss at the FBI — Jeff Sessions. "Senators generally do better in confirmation hearings and you add that to the fact that Cornyn has been vetted in every way you possibly can".

by | May 17, 2017 | 03:58

In addition to K-8 school taxes, a property owner in Howell also pays municipal taxes, Freehold Regional High School District taxes, Monmouth County taxes, a fire district tax and other assessments. Gould said the district could take money from the unallocated fund balance to cover the cost. The proposed budget up for a vote reflects a spending increase of $1,954,925 or 2.88 percent.

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:26

Meanwhile, outside independent campaign groups have spent at least $5.1 million on the race. Greg Gianforte has stated that he wants to be elected so that our lone seat in the House of Representatives will stay Republican. They include Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Progressive Turnout Project and Moveon.Org Political Action. The report said $644,045 came from itemized individual contributions and $1.68 million from unitemized individual contributions.

by | May 17, 2017 | 02:41

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee said in a statement that the report was rejected by senior USA officials. Germany is heavily dependent on USA intelligence. The revelation also prompted cries of hypocrisy. In an interview on "Squawk Box", Chad Sweet, who served in the intelligence agency's National Clandestine Service and was a Department of Homeland Security chief of staff under the George W.

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:38

Three officials told the AP that Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has been shut out of major decisions following conflicts with Kushner and didn't even know Comey had been fired until he saw it on television. Several people close to the president say his reliance on a small cadre of advisers as he mulled firing Comey reflects his broader distrust of many of his own staffers.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:53

Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism", Trump wrote in a two-part tweet . Trump "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies", WaPo reported an unnamed United States official familiar with the matter as saying.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:56

On Wednesday, Abbott tweeted: "The Texas sanctuary city ban wins final legislative approval". President Donald Trump made cracking down on illegal immigration a cornerstone of his campaign and signed an executive order earlier this year to withhold federal funds from cities that refuse to cooperate with USA immigration officials.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:29

O'Connor in a statement. "This demands a serious, down-the-middle investigation", he said. Schiff said that what disturbed him most about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensetin's memo, suggesting to terminate Comey, was the fact it was addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:59

Authorities say even though temperatures in Chicago were expected to reach the mid-80s, the water temperature was around 50 degrees. The girl disappeared off a small rocky beach at 7500 North toward the city's north border when she went under.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:51

Donald Trump has been accused of sharing "highly classified" information with the Russian foreign minister and the country's ambassador here during a White House meeting last week, but the defiant USA president asserted that he has an "absolute right" to do so.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:10

Democrats noted that the House-passed measure would take coverage from an estimated 24 million Americans, cuts Medicaid and pares back protections for people with pre-existing conditions and others. Waiting for the flawless health insurance proposal is not an option, however. Today, I voted to repeal and replace Obamacare, just as the American people asked for on Election Day.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:22

The contract is expected to be awarded by the end of the year, according to Boeing . A big announcement is coming from Boeing Monday morning. Including the Boeing-Saab team, there are five groups hoping to win the contract. The first two new, purpose-built T-X aircraft have proven the design's low-risk, performance and repeatability in manufacturing. But much of the work would support existing production employees.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:55

Lee said Garland's political popularity among Democrats and his judicial record make him a ideal candidate to receive bipartisan support in the Senate. "I recommended Merrick Garland", McConnell said Tuesday. Trump said on Monday his search was moving quickly, even as some possible contenders withdrew their names from contention, including US Representative Trey Gowdy.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:44

The New York Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed senior aides, that Trump is considering a "broad shake-up" of his staff and has raised the possibility of hiring Guilfoyle to replace Spicer . "I wish him the best", Guilfoyle said. Though there's been no official word out of the White House regarding either Spicer or Guilfoyle's future in the administration, Guilfoyle herself said she would find the job "fascinating".

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:27

So far, 14 people have emerged as candidates, including Michael J. Garcia, a former prosecutor and associate judge on New York's highest court; Alice Fisher, a high-ranking official with the Justice Department under George W. "Absolutely", the Senate Intelligence Committee vice chair responded. Trump dismissed Comey unexpectedly on Tuesday. Lawmakers from both parties reprimanded Trump for his actions, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Comey's dismissal and an ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:20

The host committee was chaired by Former Governor Ed Rendell who told Philly.com that he had originally planned to give the staff donations as long as the event had money left over. States like Pennsylvania routinely offer grants to help pay for major events, like a political convention, when the event is likely to generate significant economic activity.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:25

Comey's allies also quickly made clear they would defend him against attacks from Trump, including disputing the president's assertion that Comey told Trump he was not personally under investigation. Trump tweeted Friday morning that "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" fumed the ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:49

He was shot in the shoulder, taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh and is expected to survive, WABC reported. State Police say the standoff is ongoing. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. Shots soon were fired and Amthor was hit. State police said they were responding to a domestic incident around 9:30 a.m.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:24

Trump fumed about what he called "unfair" treatment toward his press staff over the last several weeks. The communications staff charged with explaining the decision to the American people had an hour's notice. I think it's a good idea". "They wanted him fired", Trump said. "Not a White House document", he said in the briefing room. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said the White House must "clear the air" about whether there are any taped conversations.

by | May 16, 2017 | 22:04

New York City rolled out its new policy this school year to remind families and staff that immigration agents are prohibited from approaching students and parents on school property without a warrant or court order. But the attempt to question a student at school still shook parents, who questioned why any immigration official would come to an elementary school.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:41

At his meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week, Trump reportedly explained what US intelligence knows about an ISIS plot to plant laptop bombs on planes. At no point in his statement to The Post before the story went live or in his appearance in front of reporters afterward does McMaster say, "President Trump didn't share classified information with Russia" or anything close to it.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:44

Republican strategist Mike DuHaime said members of his party should not be shy about calling out President Trump for picking a fight with the recently ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey. In a speech where he quoted the lyrics of the musical "Avenue Q", he declared that the USA was at a crossroads on matters of race and policing. The dismissal comes just days after Comey asked the justice department for more resources to pursue the Russian investigation.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:26

They have argued that the White House's explanation - that Comey was terminated due to his handling over the Clinton investigation - meant Trump could have fired him months ago. "It's clearly a legitimate investigation, and Trump doesn't like it", Woodward told a reporter for the Post . He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during the White House dinner and in two phone conversations.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:54

Lawmakers, meanwhile, said it's disturbing that Trump discussed any intelligence with officials from Russian Federation, a country under investigation by US authorities over allegations it interfered with last year's presidential election by hacking Democratic political organizations.

by | May 16, 2017 | 19:30

A current provision in the U.S. federal tax code, known as the Johnson Amendment , says that churches can be investigated and lose their tax-exempt status if they directly support or oppose any political candidate. He said it would protect Americans' religious freedom from government interference. The federal government, he said, will never ever penalize someone for their religious beliefs.