Deal with Canada, Mexico, on NAFTA treaty is 'very possible'

He will get a good chance to prove that in the next few months as trade representatives from the US and our closest neighbors sit down to discuss changes to this pivotal deal. "I am very upset with NAFTA". But the announcement offers less populist pu... More..

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Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after barricade
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after barricade

Ballard had approached a vehicle parked in the lot of a Wawa at Route 40 and Salem Church Road, having reported it as suspicious, and asked the passenger and driver for ID. Police blew off the front door and ...More..

Suspect remains barricaded in home after Delaware officer killed
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Suspect remains barricaded in home after Delaware officer killed

A police procession was held early Wednesday evening as Ballard's body was taken from Christiana Hospital to the Medical Examiner's Office in Wilmington, Delaware. It is not clear what kind of firearm the suspe...More..

Trump approval even worse with millennials
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump approval even worse with millennials

Many have yet to be taken up. For example, he's withdrawn the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, created a violent crime task force and lifted restrictions on fossil fuel development. Taking offi...More..

Gov. Brown Signs Executive Order On Collective Bargaining
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Gov. Brown Signs Executive Order On Collective Bargaining

Describing a need for the state to be in "belt tightening" mode, Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday announced a piecemeal set of executive actions, created to curb government spending in the face of a $1.6 billion bud...More..

Can moderate Republicans now be wooed to support health-care overhaul?
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Can moderate Republicans now be wooed to support health-care overhaul?

In its statement, the House Freedom Caucus said it welcomed an amendment that would let states seek waivers from some Obamacare requirements, including the highly popular provision mandating that insurers c...More..

Final Countdown: Will Ryan's Deal Stop the Government Shutdown?
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Final Countdown: Will Ryan's Deal Stop the Government Shutdown?

The proposed changes would let states get federal waivers to some coverage requirements Obama's law imposed on insurers, such as providing basic services such as maternity and newborn care, and preventive and w...More..

Conservative House group says ready to back latest U.S. healthcare bill
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Conservative House group says ready to back latest U.S. healthcare bill

Trump, together with House Speaker Paul Ryan, was quick to make health care overhaul his most urgent legislative priority of 2017, staking an enormous amount of political capital on a goal that has rallied and ...More..

White House briefs Senate amid perilous moment with North Korea
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

White House briefs Senate amid perilous moment with North Korea

But the strategy laid out in the two briefings appeared to echo the previous administration's approach: lean on China to put more pressure on North Korea and look for ways to squeeze North Korea's struggling ec...More..

by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz will not run for reelection in 2018

Chaffetz told the station he will get a job in the private sector, but didn't say what that would be. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, shown here at a hearing on IT modernization, said he won't run for reelection in 20...More..

by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump order to defund sanctuary cities temporarily blocked by federal court

It was Orrick, Judge of the Northern District of California, that issued the injunction against Trump , according to the Washington Times . The judge rejected the administration's argument that the executiv...More..

Trump signs order aimed at growing USA agriculture industry
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump signs order aimed at growing USA agriculture industry

Senate as the new Secretary of Agriculture . As governor of Georgia, Perdue enacted strict food-safety regulations after a deadly salmonella outbreak was traced to peanut butter from Georgia. USDA officials n...More..

Trump slams 'massive federal land grab,' calls for review of national monuments
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump slams 'massive federal land grab,' calls for review of national monuments

Patagonia's Rose Marcario concluded her statement on the subject by saying "I urge everyone who loves America's public lands and supports the continued protection of National Monuments to contact their me...More..

Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

Although state officials would not release the suspect's name, police did confirm that the suspect holed up in the home lived there with his family. First responders then worked on Ballard before he was rushed ...More..

MacArthur explains health care amendment
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

MacArthur explains health care amendment

Eighty percent of Trump voters and 76 percent of Republicans prefer repeal and replace, as do 71 percent of strong conservatives - but just 46 percent of those who identified as "somewhat" conservative. Because...More..

by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Russian hackers reportedly target Emmanuel Macron's campaign in French election

Hacquebord's Tokyo-based Trend Micro has consistently said conclusive proof of Russian involvement is hard given the difficulty of attributing cyber attacks. It comes after similar alleged hacking on staff fo...More..

Trump adviser didn't disclose Russian Federation money
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump adviser didn't disclose Russian Federation money

Lawrence Wilkerson told MSNBC on Tuesday. He was also recently forced to acknowledge that he worked as a foreign agent while advising the Trump campaign a year ago, representing the interests of the Turkish...More..

by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Arkansas carries out first double execution in USA since 2000

This set off a flurry of legal proceedings and special appeals, some of which worked in the inmates' favor. I reviewed this case thoroughly and determined that clemency should not be granted. The justices and t...More..

by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Jury sentences ambush killer to death penalty

Frein's lawyers want the jury to sentence him to life without parole. Tonkin ridiculed the effort to cast Frein's father as a villain, saying Frein's lawyers were trying to "deflect from the murderer over the...More..

United passenger's colourful past might surprise you
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

United passenger's colourful past might surprise you

On a conference call with investors and reporters, Delta CEO Ed Bastian called overbooking a "valid business process". Munoz told ABC he had no plans to resign over the incident. That usually works - of the 4...More..