Former FBI chief Robert Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

Sen. Charles Grassley, the chairman of the committee, and Democratic Sen. Several congressional Republicans said Wednesday that if Trump did suggest that Comey "let this go" regarding Flynn's Russian contacts, it was probably just a joke, light bante... More..

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What is a special counsel, anyway?

Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration who has been a vocal critic of Trump, said Mueller has good grounds to receive such a waiver. Kansas Republican Rep. Roger Marshall said he...More..

Hundreds of teachers, allies protest Scott's health care plan
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hundreds of teachers, allies protest Scott's health care plan

A vote to add the governor's plan as an amendment almost passed in the House two weeks ago, with Speaker Mitzi Johnson needing to make a rare, tie-breaking vote. Vermont lawmakers locked in a showdown with Gov....More..

Trump predicts quick nomination to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Trump predicts quick nomination to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

The ABC News report referred to comments by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, who accused Comey of committing "atrocities" against Hillary Clinton. The series of tweets come as the...More..

Donald Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Donald Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

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 inaugurat...More..

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Confederate Monument Being Removed from New Orleans

The city announced late Tuesday that it had begun the process of removing a statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard — the third of four monuments city officials plan to take down across the city. The measu...More..

2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma says the greatest risk of tornadoes Tuesday afternoon and night are western Oklahoma and the eastern Panhandle of Texas. The man had re...More..

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Expansion of laptop ban likely

The head of the International Air Transport Association said recently that the electronics ban is not an acceptable or effective long-term solution to security threats, and said the commercial impact is severe....More..

McAuliffe promotes new law to maintain historic black graves
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McAuliffe promotes new law to maintain historic black graves

Now, for the first time, the state has approved funding for history that has always been ignored: African-American cemeteries. Both bills were patroned by Delegate Delores McQuinn on behalf of the Governor and ...More..

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Trump's team knew Michael Flynn was under investigation

Collins also appeared to pivot on the question of whether a special prosecutor should be brought in to oversee the Justice Department investigation, a step that she has repeatedly said isn't needed. That's a ...More..

Oklahoma officer testifies at her manslaughter trial
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oklahoma officer testifies at her manslaughter trial

Rights advocates saw the Crutcher case as another in a string of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of the police in the United States that has spawned periodic protests and the Black Lives Matter movemen...More..

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Key moments in Trump's firing of Comey — TIMELINE

It simply means the House of Representatives will bring charges against the president, he said a day after the New York Times reported that it found a memo in which the sacked FBI Director James Comey said th...More..

Should Louisiana raise pay? Minimum wage hike advancing in Senate
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Should Louisiana raise pay? Minimum wage hike advancing in Senate

The vote in the Senate labor committee split along party lines, with Democrats supporting the wage hike and Republicans opposing it. State Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, said he wished more legislators ha...More..

Trump threatens Comey, suggests possible leaks of 'tapes'
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump threatens Comey, suggests possible leaks of 'tapes'

Democrats criticized Trump's comments with some requesting a copy of the recordings. Here are eight things that happened after Comey was sacked. "Then during a phone call he said it, and then during...More..

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Former US Attorney Barbara McQuade: Comey Firing Threatens FBI's Independence

Trump said Monday the selection process for a nominee for Federal Bureau of Investigation director was "moving rapidly". Trump simply wanted someone he viewed as a threat out of the way. Trump said Comey wanted...More..

Graduating Students Boo, Turn Backs on Betsy DeVos Commencement Address
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Graduating Students Boo, Turn Backs on Betsy DeVos Commencement Address

In a separate letter, the state's NAACP chapter called for the university's president and its chairman to resign in response to alleged threats to withhold degrees from students who protested DeVos. Business ...More..

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For Trump, Russia probe is crisis he can't control

That special counsel will be former FBI Director Robert Mueller , who resigned a job at a private law firm to take the post. Since the Ethics in Government Act's expiration in 1999, theoretically an attorn...More..

Conference committee to decide fate of Confederate monuments bill
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Conference committee to decide fate of Confederate monuments bill

Ignoring the pleas of their black colleagues to reject a "divisive" and "offensive" bill supported by white supremacists, lawmakers in the Louisiana House backed a proposal aimed at keeping cities from removi...More..

Senate intel wants brief from White House officials in Trump's Russian Federation meeting
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Senate intel wants brief from White House officials in Trump's Russian Federation meeting

McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The White House has an unusual credibility problem: President Donald Trump's aides deliver questionable st. The meeti...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

No Politician in History Has Been Treated Worse By Media Than Me

Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Mr Ryan and the Republicans had shown "zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump ". "You help billions and ...More..