by | May 15, 2017 | 20:16

Meanwhile, some details surrounding the president's firing of Comey have already begun to seep out , though as is so often true it seems to be a case of he said, the other he said. The swirling controversy has obliterated any momentum from the House passage of the Republican health care bill last week and threatens to overshadow Trump's first worldwide trip, beginning next week, in which the president will meet with leaders in both the Middle East and Europe.

by | May 15, 2017 | 20:03

Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is widely believed to be his most trusted adviser by those inside and outside the White House, and his daughter Ivanka Trump has an office near his in the West Wing. Trump, speaking to reporters that day, said that he fired Comey because Comey "wasn't doing a good job". Since then, a lot of controversy has surrounded the president's decision.

by | May 15, 2017 | 21:01

In addition to requiring voter ID, the North Carolina law cut back early voting days from 10 days to 17, eliminated same-day registration and pre-registration for teenagers. "Since today's decision by three partisan Democrats ignores legal precedent, ignores the fact that other federal courts have used North Carolina's law as a model, and ignores the fact that a majority of other states have similar protections in place, we can only wonder if the intent is to reopen the door for voter fraud, ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 19:48

Davis wasn't charged. He says he wanted to call for help. Piazza's grieving parents said their son's death should be a call to action. Piazza died February 4, two days after he fell, having suffered a nonrecoverable brain injury, ruptured spleen and collapsed lung.

by | May 15, 2017 | 19:04

Police say a West Virginia journalist was arrested after yelling questions at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. For Heyman, asking a question one too many times, or just talking too loudly, became a punishable offense.

by | May 15, 2017 | 19:06

Despite a late race spin from his teammate, Truex Jr. hung on to win at Kansas. "I knew if I didn't come out of those restarts with the lead, I wasn't going to win", he said. He had to be cut out of his vehicle. The crash Saturday night occurred when the right front brake rotor caused Logano's vehicle to veer suddenly to the left, clipping the right rear or Patrick's auto.

by | May 15, 2017 | 19:23

The actress, who was also this week's host, kicked off a sketch with Spicer in the bushes outside the White House before taking back the lectern from Aidy Bryant's Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Okay? Then he hired lawyers to agree with him, and they're going to prove it with a certified letter, which you know is the truth because it costs an extra $2 to have it certified", McCarthy's Spicer said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 19:19

The acting chief of the FBI contradicted the White House on several points concerning FBI Director James Comey's abrupt firing, as he testified in a highly anticipated Senate hearing. But Moss, deputy executive director of The James Madison Project , a Washington-based organization that promotes government accountability, added it is "difficult to say if it is actually illegal, since Comey allegedly responded that Trump was not under investigation".

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:09

At Tuesday's White House press briefing, Mulvaney complained that Democrats had taken credit for "winning" negotiations over a $1 trillion spending bill. Constitution. Trump did secure increased military spending in the 2017 budget deal. Mr. Mulvaney said Democrats glossed over the gains in the deal for Mr.

by | May 15, 2017 | 18:54

Standing before tens of thousands of members of the Class of 2017 and their families at Liberty University's open-air stadium in Lynchburg, Va., Trump thanked the crowd for helping him achieve the presidency. "As long as I am president, no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith, or preaching what's in your heart", Trump said, making a reference to his religious liberty executive order .

by | May 15, 2017 | 16:55

And as he described the road ahead for the graduates, Trump described the lessons he says he's learned since taking power in Washington. "As long as I am president, no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith, or preaching what's in your heart", Trump said, making a reference to his religious liberty executive order .

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:11

Trump appeared to suggest on Twitter Friday that there could be recordings. The next day, however, Trump said he had been considering firing Comey for a while, and that Rosenstein's memo had sealed the deal. After Trump chose to fire Comey, he was told by aides that Democrats would likely react positively to the news given the role many believe Comey played in Hillary Clinton's defeat past year.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:18

The White House dispatched Vice President Mike Pence to the Notre Dame commencement Saturday. Falwell became a key surrogate and validator for the thrice-married Trump during the campaign, frequently travelling with Trump on the candidate's plane and appearing at events.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:35

The Arctic is warming at a faster pace than any other part of the world, forcing the area's native villagers on coasts and rivers to move to higher ground as permafrost and glaciers melt and seas rise. The assent to the Arctic Council's declaration comes as the Trump administration has a delegation in Germany to attend United Nations climate talks, a follow-up to the Paris agreement focused on implementation.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:25

He declined Wednesday to discuss that investigation or to say which Americans the FBI was looking at. Comey said the Russian Federation investigation at the time was in its early stages and classified, unlike the finished Clinton investigation.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:45

The New York Times said Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration. The nominee must be confirmed by the US Senate. "I actually asked him, yes", Trump told NBC's Lester Holt. "Nearly all of them are very well-known", Trump said aboard the plane that took him to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University.

by | May 15, 2017 | 15:03

The Fox News Channel is perhaps the most famous and most popular source of right-wing messaging in American journalism. "Shine played a played a key role in building Fox News Channel into a cable juggernaut, having joined the 21st Century Fox unit when it first launched in 1996.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:19

Charles Dahlquist, Boy Scouts of America National Commissioner, said, "I look at this as a wonderful opportunity for the LDS Church to strengthen their program for the young men". But for the kids who are 8 years old now, will they want to be Eagle Scouts in the future? For those boys who still wish to work toward an Eagle Scout badge, the church told KUTV they will be "registered, supported and encouraged".

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:16

Thirty percent say Trump's decision to fire Comey has given them a less favorable impression of the president, versus only six percent who say they have a more favorable view; 61 percent maintain that the firing hasn't changed their opinion of Trump.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:39

Cornyn has been invited to meet with Texas Southern University students in the future, the school said in a statement . The rescinded invitation came after students threatened to boycott a commencement ceremony featuring Cornyn and signed a petition on demanding that the university drop the senator because of his policy stances.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:11

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer confirmed Sunday he would support his caucus in the upper chamber if they blocked the appointment of a new FBI director until a special prosecutor to the Russian Federation investigation is named. So what we have now, Mr. President, is our Democratic colleagues complaining about the removal of an FBI Director whom they themselves repeatedly and sharply criticized, by a man, Rod Rosenstein , whom they repeatedly and effusively praised - when Mr.

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:42

Redur Khalil, the spokesman for the Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, on Thursday called on Turkey to let go of its "unjustified" fears of the group, which is battling Islamic State militants with the help of USA -led airstrikes.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:27

Watch live in the player above. Talk of overhauling the West Wing ratcheted up after the president last week fired FBI Director James Comey , who was overseeing the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Kremlin officials.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:30

Two other memorials-statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard-will likely come down soon, and the city will be taking similar precautions to protect the workers and keep protests from turning violent. Allison Hunt, who lives in Mid-City, said she's surprised it "took so long" to remove the Confederate president's monument. It was moved from busy Canal Street to a more obscure location in the 1990s, with a plaque calling for racial harmony.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:47

Regarding Trump's possibly threatening tweet, Spicer insisted the president had merely stated "facts". Senator Richard Burr, the Republican committee chairman, said: "I found him (Director Comey) to be one of the most ethical, upright, straightforward individuals I have had the opportunity to work with".

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:15

Kline. Eight passengers died and more than 200 were injured in that preventable catastrophe. Earlier this week, the Office of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced that it would not charge Bostian, the train's engineer, despite saying that Bostian was operating the train at an unsafe speed.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:37

There will be a ceremony held in Dallas Wednesday morning, starting around noon at the Dallas Police Memorial across the street from city hall. Other parts of the ceremony included remarks by Sheriff David Beth, state Attorney General Brad Schimel, playing of Amazing Grace by Kenosha Area Pipes and Drum Association and a laying of a flower at the memorial for each name memorialized on it.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:44

A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the gunman who mortally wounded a famous white wolf at Yellowstone National Park , the National Park Service announced. Many hunting outfitters and ranchers have been unhappy about wolves since their reintroduction to the park more than 20 years ago. Environmentalists had persuaded a judge to put wolves back on the endangered list in Wyoming in 2014.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:30

However, the Cub Scout and Boy Scout program now meet the "development program needs" for boys 8-13, according to the church. Farrer said membership fees now paid for by the LDS Church for Varsity and Venture Scouts go directly to the BSA, so the church's decision won't have an immediate financial impact on the Grand Teton Council.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:21

Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the commission will study issues that affect the confidence of Americans in the election system. The bipartisan commission will be reviewing "vulnerabilities" in USA voting systems and "improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting", according to ABC.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:37

Yates also stood by her judgment that Trump's travel ban was unconstitutional and her decision for the DOJ not to defend it in court. NBC News broke the story early Monday that former President Obama warned Trump about Flynn when the Trump visited the White House just days after winning the election.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:01

So there was what looked like a ideal team picture for the Republican Party, the one that was going to speak for all the Americans who got left behind, in the Rose Garden last week behind President Trump, after their health care bill made it through the House of Representatives in the political version of a baseball game won in the bottom of the ninth inning.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:25

The order affirms the Constitutional right to religious freedom in the United States. It promises to "vigorously promote religious liberty", as well as direct the Internal Revenue Service "to exercise maximum enforcement discretion to alleviate the burden of the Johnson Amendment , which prohibits religious leaders from speaking about politics and candidates on the pulpit".

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:47

African-American educators and students said DeVos' views were misdirected, because historically black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, became established as a response to systems of racial segregation widely practiced in the United States during the first half of the 20th century and earlier.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:24

Arkansas State Police is assisting local law enforcement in the search. Thursday morning by a suspect who has been identified as James Bowden. He said Bowden released a woman who apparently was being held hostage before he surrendered. "He was a leader not only within the department, but the community of Yell County as well". "He was a really nice man", Carpenter said. "This makes us more aware of what could happen and thankful at the same time".