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by | May 20, 2017 | 05:59

PGT Beauregard shortly after 3am Wednesday, the third of four such monuments to come down in the city as part of a removal process that has been anything but easy. Usually, in New Orleans , we're really sad when we see a family restaurant of 50 years go. Citing the same safety concerns as it did before, the city said it would "not share details on a removal timeline for the Robert E.

by | May 20, 2017 | 02:18

The Senate plans to draft its own healthcare legislation in the coming weeks. Another target is Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, the group of conservative Republicans whose objections to an earlier version of the bill helped scuttle a House vote scheduled for late March.

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:55

According to the United States constitution Congress is tasked with oversight over the Executive Branch. For god's sake, they wanted him impeached even before he was the Republican nominee. As the controversy swirled, Trump said in a speech to US Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT he did not get elected "to serve the Washington media or special interests".

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:08

Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both celebrating. The Boston Celtics received a timely boost on the eve of their Eastern Conference showdown with Cleveland on Tuesday, May 16 (Wednesday in Manila) after discovering they will command the first pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft.

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:32

For the record, the White House has denied the president asked Comey or anyone else "to end any investigation". According to the story, Comey documented the conversation in memos. I will help you pass your agenda now that the GOP controls Washington! It was conducted after the Comey firing but before news broke of his memo or that Trump may have disclosed classified information from an ally to Russian Federation.

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:32

Donald Trump hit back at detractors on Twitter. "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism", Trump wrote in a pair of tweets . "That conversation was wholly appropriate to the conversation". The existence of the memo was first reported Tuesday by The New York Times . The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as "wholly appropriate", as Trump ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:21

Trump's associates, as well as the events surrounding his ouster. And I think it's a very, very negative thing. "As I have stated many times , a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:59

The accident occurred when the plane arrived in Charleston at 6:55 a.m. after departing Louisville, Kentucky, earlier Friday morning, according to the FAA. The plane was a small, twin-engine turboprop. The National Transportation Safety Board is going to investigate. However, airport officials have confirmed the pilot and co-pilot were the victims.

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:07

Jim Banks (R-Ind) gave when asked if the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller was evidence of a witch hunt. "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" The rumored front-runner for the position is former Democratic Sen.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:53

McCaskill contends numerous problems the healthcare law has now were brought on by Republicans and Trump. The American Health Care Act was passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017 as a measure to replace the Affordable Care Act.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:36

Trump undercut that timeline in an interview last week, but in a news conference on Thursday, he said he relied on Rosenstein's recommendation to make his decision. "I think it divides the country". "Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media". At the start of another roller-coaster week in Washington , Trump was accused of divulging highly sensitive classified information gleaned by Israeli spies to visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:48

As per the executive order , the "Commission on Election Integrity" will study vulnerabilities in voting systems used for federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations, improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations, and fraudulent voting.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:46

White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters aboard Air Force One that President Donald Trump would meet with Keating, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , former Connecticut Sen. The Department of Justice has reportedly interviewed at least seven candidates. After losing the Senate primary in part because of Connecticut Democrats' betrayal and unwillingness to support a so-called moderate, Lieberman ran as an Independent and won by 10 percentage points.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:38

Instead of being a popular decision, the firing was met by a tsunami of criticism by Democrats because as FBI director, Comey oversaw the investigation of Russian meddling in the USA election and potential ties to Trump's campaign. Asked outright whether he had asked Comey - as reported - to drop the investigation into the Moscow connections of his sacked national security advisor, Michael Flynn, Trump fired back: "No".

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:48

Assange's Swedish lawyer Per E. Samuelson declared Friday that "this is a total victory for Julian Assange ". The Metropolitan Police says there is a British warrant for Assange's arrest after he jumped bail in 2012, and the force "is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the embassy".

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:28

McKinley, however, said these concerns are overblown. It is refreshing and encouraging to now be working with a unified Republican majority that is committed to delivering results and keeping our promises to the American people. Should any state decide to waive all or some of these benefits, large employer plans will be allowed to deny or cap coverage. Many of them would have been unable to buy health insurance before the ACA.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:45

Baruch College, in Manhattan, New York, has since banned the Pi Delta Psi fraternity from its campus. According to police, the Pi Delta Psi fraternity was conducting a ritual outdoors called the " glass ceiling " with new pledges. "The object of the ritual is to get through a line of brothers while fraternity members shove and take the pledges down and resist the pledge from getting through the line", the Pocono Mountain Regional Police said in a statement in 2015.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:48

Rosenstein fielded questions in the closed session for more than an hour, but many senators left the briefing unsatisfied. Lawmakers were still picking through the fallout of Wednesday's stunning announcement by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that he appointed Mueller to direct the special investigation into ties between Trump aides and Russian Federation.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:46

Roughly six weeks later, Hartless entered the Pine Kirk Care Center and killed Medrano along with nurse's aide Cindy Krantz, 48, and Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36. A judge admits "mistakes were made" and says he will review how similar cases are handled. Hartless was not allowed to own a firearm in wake of a 2010 felony conviction for abduction, according to the Advocate.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:05

He had lied to the Vice President Mike Pence about the content of his conversations with the Russian ambassador, and the Russians knew he had lied. "That created. Separately Monday, former Obama officials said that Obama had raised general concerns about Flynn with Trump and had told the incoming president there were better people for the national security post.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:04

With a letter to American lawmakers, United States trade representative Robert Lighthizer said he triggered a 90-day consultation period with Congress, industries and the American public that would allow talks over one of the world's biggest trading blocs to begin by August 16th.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:25

The wet weather should help keep high temperatures in the 70s and low 80s. Rain exits and sunshine returns for Monday but temperatures stay a touch cooler with highs near 80°. We will have another round of showers and storms Tuesday night and early Wednesday , followed by even cooler air for the rest of the week. Winds: Straight line wind gusts over 60 miles per hour.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:51

How much bellyaching about the mainstream media can one take? Merrill Brown, who helped launched MSNBC.com, said Ailes "singularly deserves credit and responsibility for the creation of Fox News - which changed the nature of cable news". The night her review of my book went online, Ailes's lawyer, Peter Johnson Jr., wrote an email to Fox colleagues that read , "Wonderful". Despite his public flirtation with a presidential run five years ago, Trump ultimately demurred until his ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:06

The opposition rejects that plan as another attempt by the president to tighten his grip on power, and opposition leaders are calling on Venezuelans to continue to take to the streets in protest . During the telephone conversation, Maduro's initiative, they particularly dealt with the implementation of oil production reduction agreement signed by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and by non-oil nations as well.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:20

Republicans on Capitol Hill hoped the same, reasoning that the appointment of a special counsel could free them to work on a major tax overhaul and other matters without constant distractions. The logic here doesn't quite follow, given the special counsel wasn't appointed by Democrats; it was named by his deputy attorney general. Asked whether he urged Comey to ease up on the Flynn investigation, Trump said at a news conference, "No, no", before ordering the media to move on to the "next ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:39

A self-described friend of Comey's wrote in a public blog post on Thursday that Comey had told him that he had rebuffed a Trump request for loyalty by promising only honesty. "I think it divides the country, I think we have a very divided country because of that many other things". When the news broke this week that President Trump had passed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister at a White House meeting, administration officials said the story was "false".

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:30

Trump defended the struggle by his administration to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale for the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey this week. He also, like Nixon, has grown increasingly isolated in the White House, recently relying on only a small circle of family members and loyal advisers while livid about the West Wing's failing efforts to get ahead of the damaging Russian Federation story, according to several people close to Trump.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:39

Trump said he acted because Comey, who had been overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, "wasn't doing a good job" leading the agency, calling him a "showboat" and a "grandstander". He offered new justifications for his decision Thursday, even while referring to the Rosenstein memo as "a very, very strong recommendation". "Look at all the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, who were saying such bad things about Director Comey", he said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:52

On Wednesday night, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced he had appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel in charge of the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:46

City authorities were nevertheless deploying extra police from anti-terror units to key locations around the United States financial and cultural capital, home to 8.5 million, out of "an abundance of caution", the mayor said. Elsman's 13-year-old sister was also struck by the auto, but survived, police said. "He went into the sidewalk and a lot of people were hit down after that".

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:15

Trump has said he could name a director before he leaves the country Friday on his first overseas trip as president. The firing drew instant criticism from both sides of the aisle, as Comey was overseeing the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:01

Friday. Weiner was already in federal custody ahead of the hearing. The judge told him he would have to register as a sex offender. Anthony Weiner , former U.S. Weiner's expected guilty plea is part of a plea agreement. An investigation was launched last September into reports that Weiner had been sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, The Times reported .

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:01

Of the injured, four were critical and three deemed very serious but were all likely to survive, authorities said . PHOTOS: Car plows into crowd in Times Square The NYPD released a statement, saying, "It is believed to be an isolated incident, it remains under investigation".

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:41

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday he wanted Brett McGurk, the USA special envoy to the coalition against Islamic State, removed from his post, saying he supported Kurdish militants. Video shows Erdogan supporters and bodyguards flooding through the police line and beating protesters on American soil. The embassy responded by claiming that Erdogan's protection detail was acting in "self-defense" against the protesters, which the Turkish government claims were ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:29

Other U.S. officials also criticized the Erdogan supporters as the aggressors against peaceful protesters, saying their actions outside the Turkish ambassador's residence violated American protections on free speech. Republican senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio issued a statement denouncing the violence and demanding an immediate apology from the Turkish government.