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by | May 24, 2017 | 14:04

Still, the proposal is seen by some analysts, and some members of Congress , as a sign that USA soft power is being sacrificed at the expense of a huge rise in military spending. But the effort has stalled as the White House grapples with the political fallout from allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. The Republican lawmaker appeared to be halfway joking, AP said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:34

Experts are also skeptical of a core assumption being factored into "Trumpenomics", as described by Mulvaney on Monday: a forecast of three percent sustained economic growth. But NHC isn't the only advocate to speak out against the proposed budget. Medicaid cuts: Trump's budget, operating on the assumption that the Republican health care bill would officially pass, proposed slashing funding for Medicaid by 47 percent.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:17

This past weekend, the House voted on both issues. Supporters revived it late Sunday, advancing a proposal applying only to the state's public schools, which educate about 5.3 million students. A more sweeping measure, nearly identical to North Carolina's transgender bathroom bill, which would have prevented Texas residents from using bathrooms that comported with their gender identity rather than their biological sex, stalled out in the Texas Senate .

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:44

Residents with property in low-lying areas and along Lake Ontario are asked to take action to protect property, and to stay alert for additional information from the weather service, including warnings. A few places may even see more than 5 inches of rainfall, including southeast Louisiana. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossing which are potentially unsafe in heavy rain.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:14

US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats today sidestepped questions about an explosive report which said President Donald Trump pressured him to help push back against the probe into Russian ties with his campaign. This entire episode calls to mind President Nixon's firing of Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor charged with investigating the Watergate break-in and cover-up in the early 1970s.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:01

Richard Burr of North Carolina. TURNER: So, you would say that's a misrepresentation of your statement, yes? Flynn had rejected the earlier subpoena for records as being so broad that providing them could make him vulnerable. The protest votes will not change the course of Mandelker's nomination. "And I was anxious by a number of contacts that the Russians had with U.S. persons", he said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:26

As Brennan answers House lawmakers' questions in open and closed sessions, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hear from Trump's top intelligence official, Dan Coats , and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency regarding national security threats.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:55

The two flatly refused, the Washington Post reported , deeming the request inappropriate. Trump has repeatedly blasted the FBI investigation and has called the idea that anyone on his campaign colluded with Russian Federation - which the US intelligence community has concluded did meddle in the 2016 elections - a "hoax" and has blasted it as a "witch hunt ".

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:01

The governor's fellow Republicans have been skeptical of the tuition cut. "We've said we're willing to work with them on ways to make some adjustments that don't increase the tax on fuel". The Legislature's budget committee has chose to put off votes on the University of Wisconsin System budget because Senate Republicans can't agree on what to do about tuition rates.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:48

Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, the caucus of conservative Republican House members. The Congressional Budget Office projects 1.9% growth. The draft document promises a new parental leave program championed by the president's daughter, Ivanka. Cuts to social security and non-defence-orientated government agencies will allow the Trump administration to reallocate federal funds and ramp up spending on defence, border security and infrastructure.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:04

May also said members of the armed forces would boost security at key sites and military personnel might be deployed at public events such as concerts and sports events. With the exception of a 2015 controversy in which Grande appeared to lick some donuts for sale in a Los Angeles shop before making disparaging comments about the United States, the star has enjoyed a wholesome image that has garnered her more than 45 million Twitter followers.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:49

Trump reportedly made those requests in March as a way to counter the FBI's investigation into potential Russian collusion. McCain was speaking just before Coats appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee, which he chairs. Michael Rogers after then-FBI Director James Comey revealed in March that the bureau had launched a probe into alleged collusion. Mueller should get to the very bottom of allegations swirling around the current occupant of the White House, of course.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:38

Compromise must be reached before Texas' legislative session ends Monday. House Bill 3124 was amended to add language from Senate Bill 20, which would ban abortion coverage in private insurance plans as well as plans offered to state employees and participants in the Affordable Care Act.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:24

Trump has maintained that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian officials, despite the separate investigations being conducted by the House, Senate and FBI. Trump was so clueless as to the possible illegality of his actions that he seems to have had no qualms about dragging in multiple players and making multiple appeals to Comey to end the investigation.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:03

The US president's talks in Bethlehem with the Palestinian president came after Trump on Monday made a heavily symbolic visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Mr Trump also said that he was "gratified" that Mr Abbas had attended the summit in Riyadh and "committed to taking firm but necessary steps to fight terrorism and confront its hateful ideology".

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:58

Twenty-five million of those 40 million (62.5%) voted for the reformist paradigm, delivering a landslide victory to Rouhani. The US should drop its "hostile" policies towards Iran , the country's re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:28

A former official also told the Post that Mr. Trump's requests were rejected because they threatened the independence of American intelligence agencies. Asked whether Trump's firing of Comey was an effort to impede the bureau's Russian Federation investigation, McCain said he didn't know. He memorably threatened Comey on Twitter immediately after reports came out that Trump had asked him to swear loyalty despite an ongoing investigation.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:35

The president made the request after then Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey revealed that the agency had been investigating Russian interference into the election since July 2016. "They have been able to get people - including inside of Central Intelligence Agency - to become treasonous, and frequently, individuals who go along that treasonous path do not even realize they're along that path until it gets to be a bit too late", Brennan explained.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:25

Trump spoke to more than 50 Muslim and Arab leaders. Trump signed the big arms deal in Riyadh on Saturday and Sunday called for unity between the US and Middle Eastern nations in the fight to "stamp out extremism". "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and. people that want to protect life and protect religion". We appreciate President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia which is considered a reliable ally of the USA with ties spanning over seven ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:03

Brennan's testimony was the first public confirmation of the worry at high levels of the us government past year over suspicious contacts between Trump campaign associates and Moscow. "Our ability to choose our elected leaders as we see fit is, I believe, an inalienable right that we must protect with all of our resources and all of our authority and power", Brennan added.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:39

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from Lee Circle in New Orleans on Friday. "But it is up to that city to decide what they're going to do for themselves". Karl Oliver , R-Winona, rear, listens to Reps. "If so, the legislature would have gotten rid of that flag". "It is a debate that we can argue over but it is not one that should be approached the way Rep.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:42

Proposed cuts to Medicaid and the social safety net of this magnitude are not reform. "Through streamlined government, we will drive an economic boom that raises incomes and expands job opportunities for all Americans", Trump declared in his budget message.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:45

Trump requested both Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Director of the National Security Agency Admiral Michael Rogers to deny any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, the Washington Post reports . "Are you able to assist in this matter?" one official said of the line of questioning from the White House. "The President will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people".

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:40

A 10-year, $193 billion reduction in food stamps - nearly 30 percent - promises to drive millions of people off the program. "Meals on Wheels, even for some of us who are considered to be fiscal hawks, may be a bridge too far", Mr. "They're saying they won't raise taxes". "The world is a very unsafe place these days, so there is a compelling justification for this budget", said Lieutenant General Anthony Ierardi when asked why Americans should accept the extra spending.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:23

The president reportedly went to national intelligence director Daniel Coats and NSA director Adm. Michael S. Rogers in March and asked them to deny there was evidence the two parties had worked together during last year's US presidential election .

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:06

The Trump administration overnight that it will ask Republicans who control the US Congress - and the federal purse strings - for the politically sensitive cuts. The budget proposal also follows Trump's campaign promises to not to cut Social Security, a government-run old age pension program, or Medicare, which helps the elderly pay for doctors, hospitals and medicine.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:19

Flynn has refused to hand over that information. The Post reported Coats and Rogers declined the request. Earlier this month, Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey , triggering a political uproar in Washington . "It raised questions in my mind, again, whether or not the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals", he said. Seven in 10 Republicans said the Kremlin did not influence the contest, while approximately the same amount of Democrats (68 ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:29

As previously reported by the Inquisitr , Florida prosecutors trying the murder case did not object to the showing of Richard Patterson's penis to the jury but wanted the defendant's sex organ to be shown erect. The defense argued that, given that Patterson's defense hinges on the allegation Marquinez gagged on his penis during a sexual act, the penis must be in an aroused state during the courtroom presentation .

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:12

Comey hasn't spoken publicly since he was sacked, but an associate said Trump's claims are puzzling, adding that Trump sought a loyalty pledge from Comey during the January 27 White House dinner, which the ex-director declined to give. The White House had said Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of the top Justice Department officials: Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:39

Changes in SNAP alone would save $191 billion. -The military: Trump's budget proposal would add $469 billion to defense spending over the next decade. Moreover, a large percentage of the recipients of these programs are not able-bodied adults, but children. But that requirement was largely waived during the recession.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:39

The NYPD was rather quick in dispelling any rumors of terrorism, instead alleging that it could be an act of drunk driving. Just one week ago, on May 11, Rojas was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon after threatening a notary with a knife and grabbing his neck.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:22

Coach Randy Mazey plans to go with midweek starter Isaiah Kearns (4-0, 5.60) in Wednesday's opener against Baylor (34-19). No. 7 Kansas, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 24Session One Game 1: No. 3-seeded Oklahoma (34-20, 12-11 Big 12) and No. 6-seeded Texas (34-20, 11-12 Big 12). On Saturday, the Red Raiders clinched the sixth overall championship in the program's history with a 9-4 win on senior day in front of a sold out Rip Griffin Park.

by | May 24, 2017 | 08:56

Chaffetz said leakers, allegedly from within the White House, have leaked information, resources and methodology to mainstream outlets like the Washington Post and New York Times . It is a good time for him to announce his departure, Chaffetz said, because it will give those who want to seek the office time to gather signatures and gather resources to campaign for a special election.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:03

Interstates and boosting efforts to draw private investors to fund highways. "Compassion needs to be on both sides of that equation", he said . President Donald Trump's first budget proposal included a 2.1 percent pay increase for military troops in fiscal 2018 - the same as was recently approved by Congress for the current year.

by | May 24, 2017 | 09:21

A man with bullhorn is repeatedly kicked in the face. Violence erupted when Turkish security officials and counter-protesters clashed with demonstrators near the ambassador's residence, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stayed after meetings with President Trump at the White House.