Friday December 15-th, 2017

Cruz's failure to endorse Trump irks Kansas delegation

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has refused to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the party's convention, sparking an eruption of angry jeers from Trump supporters and shattering the facade of party unity that has been carefully bu...

Tim Tebow says he's not speaking at GOP convention Tim Tebow says he's not speaking at GOP convention

Tebow bemoans the fact that "rumors" travel so fast, but it sure seems like at least some people in the Trump campaign were convinced that he would be speaking . "We are totally over-booked". "People like me are getting involved because I want law...

Florida mosquitoes being tested for Zika to confirm case

Health officials predicted the virus would reach USA mosquitoes this summer and have mobilized to keep Zika from spreading beyond isolated clusters of cases. That could help determine whether a local woman is the first person infected directly by a m...

Ted Cruz: I'm not a 'servile puppy dog' Ted Cruz: I'm not a 'servile puppy dog'

During a contentious primary, Trump linked Cruz's father to the assassin of President John F. Kennedy , and threatened to " spill the beans " on Cruz's wife, Heidi. "Stand, and speak and vote your conscience". Campaign officials say that Miller, m...

Cleveland police arrest 18 when demonstrators burn USA flag Cleveland police arrest 18 when demonstrators burn USA flag

Two of those arrested were charged with felonious assault on a police officer, the rest with failure to disperse. Johnson was the defendant in the case that led to the 1989 U.S. The crowds and the police presence were some of the largest and most r...

'Pokemon Go' is a no-go for Milwaukee's VA Medical Center

However, there has been a somewhat fascinating and inappropriate trend developing - Pokemon are popping up in places that they really shouldn't. Some solemn places across the country are asking players of "Pokemon Go" to go away. The authorities ...

Speechwriter apologizes for Melania Trump's speech 'mistake,' offers resignation

Matti Ylonen, a Finnish exchange student in the United States in a yearlong global relations program between his University of Helsinki and Yale University, stopped in Cleveland on a road trip. And now, as a "close friend" of the Trump family, Colber...

Oklahoma Republicans say Trump needs to outline his vision

And yet some in the Texas delegation, a majority of whom supported Cruz, angrily challenged the senator to publicly get behind Trump. According to Cruz, Donald Trump never even asked for his endorsement. His high profile address was met with jeers ...

Video Shows Fresno Police Officers Fatally Shoot Unarmed 19-Year-Old

Later, Noble emerges from the truck and is seen raising only one hand, ignoring demands to show both hands as he walks toward police. In these tense moments, Noble has one hand in the air and one alternatively in the air and behind his back.

Donald Trump's coronation: Day three of Republican convention Donald Trump's coronation: Day three of Republican convention

To a degree unheard of in the modern political era, the Trump campaign for president has become a family business. His proposed bill against aborting fetuses with disabilities was so strict that even the state's Republican women opposed it, while h...

Cruz: Won't 'sit down, shut up,' endorse Trump

Trump formally won that title on Tuesday. Still, Trump's campaign invited Cruz to speak - as a headliner, no less. And like Reagan, Cruz could emerge as the likely nominee in 2020. He's come around to Trump and he thinks that Cruz did exactly...

Actor Peter MacNicol loses 'Veep' Emmy nod over technicality Actor Peter MacNicol loses 'Veep' Emmy nod over technicality

While we're sure that this has to be incredible frustrating to MacNicol and a total bummer, we do understand the rule change since people like Uzo Aduba and John Lithgow have swept the field of people who are more traditional guest stars, and don't a...

Meet Mike Pence, 'Midwestern Polite' With An Unrelenting Conservative Message Meet Mike Pence, 'Midwestern Polite' With An Unrelenting Conservative Message

The Indiana governor and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's running mate is the last on the list of more than a dozen speakers, including Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Wisconsin Gov. Indiana's jobless rate over that time has also la...

What Do You Think? Do You Predict Fireworks at the GOP Convention?

Acceptance of Trump, however cautious, did not come easy to the former S.C. governor. And it's now Donald Trump's Republican National Committee. Here's Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, gloating about it. Trump, however, did not make a unity...

Dallas Holds First Funerals for Slain Police Officers Dallas Holds First Funerals for Slain Police Officers

Two Jones County Sheriff's deputies traveled to Dallas this week to show their support to the Dallas Police Department. Michael Smith, and Dallas police Officer Patrick Zamarripa. A wake will be held Thursday for the fourth victim, Officer Michae...

Melania Trump's RNC 2016 Speechwriter Not Allowed to Resign Over Plagiarism

Her speech has dominated the news cycle since Monday night, after reporters discovered it contained similar lines to those in Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. The Trump campaign has paid numerous Trump...

Mike Pence has a place in history Mike Pence has a place in history

Mike Pence "a solid, solid person" and is contrasting his character to what he deemed "the corruption of Hillary Clinton", his likely Democratic opponent in the fall election. It remains unclear however if Pence and Trump agree on every major policy ...

GOP Leaders Crush Effort To Derail Trump's Presidential Nomination

Correll claims to have enough support among like-minded Republicans to challenge the party's rules in order to unbind delegates by submitting a minority report to the floor of the convention. How many votes Unruh had exactly isn't known, beca...

Funerals begin for Dallas police officers

July 13, 2016 . At the service for DART officer Brent Thompson, we heard about another officer who chose a life of serving others. Lt. Ruben Diaz says all of the funerals they serve hold equal importance, but to lose so many officers at once do...

Would declare war against ISIS: Donald Trump

Yet Pence is largely unknown to many Americans. Christie has been an ardent Trump supporter since dropping out of the presidential race and was the first governor to endorse the billionaire. "Call it whatever you want, change territories, but there...

Trump Staff Writer Apologizes, Says 'Mistake' Led To Melania Trump Speech Kerfuffle

Iowa delegate Cecil Stinemetz called Trump "the worst nominee that we have put forward for the Republican Party in the history of the Republican Party" and said he didn't plan to return to the convention floor the rest of the week. Rick Tyler, Cruz...

Trump Biz Staffer Takes Responsibility For Melania Speech Plagiarism

During her speech on Monday night, Melania repeated exact words and phrases spoken by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. PRIME TIME: Melania Trump, left , wife of Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump, has bee...

Trump staffer fesses up: I took from Michelle Obama speech Trump staffer fesses up: I took from Michelle Obama speech

McIver says she offered her resignation but it was rejected, Donald Trump calling this an innocent mistake. She wrote that she is an in-house speechwriter at the Trump Organization. The Republican National Committee also boosted the Trump campa...

Chris Christie praises pick of Mike Pence to MI delegates Chris Christie praises pick of Mike Pence to MI delegates

Pence fits Trump well, Appell said, and the IN governor will only need to stay out of the way and "complement and amplify" his running mate's message. For the pro-Israel community, Pence is viewed as a strong advocate for the Jewish state who can bol...

First 'Pokemon Go' Update Locks Some Users Out of the Game First 'Pokemon Go' Update Locks Some Users Out of the Game

Presumably, additional European countries will follow in the coming days. Even more impressive? The game isn't even available in most countries yet. Speaking with Business Insider he confirmed that the worldwide rollout for the game has been "pau...

Trump speechwriter takes the blame for Melania speech, has resignation rejected

Just before the billionaire businessman reached the magic delegate number, Trump's children arrived on the convention floor with the NY delegation to watch the roll call . McIver twice called the inclusion of language from Michelle Obama's 2008 sp...

Former Filmon staffer says Trump should have told speechwriter 'you're fired!'

After the roll call, Clinton tweeted a fundraising appeal: " Donald Trump just became the Republican nominee". She could have done it, I watched the speech, I thought she hit it out of the park. "Our schools used to be an elevator to the middle clas...

Trump Campaign Settles On Blaming Ex-Ballerina For Melania Trump's Plagiarism

Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said the Trumps did not accept her resignation. Melania Trump's speech Monday was well-received until suggestions surfaced that sections of it were plagiarized from Michelle Oba...

Trump speechwriter apologizes for Melania Trump's speech

But why did Trump then force McIver to issue a statement under her own name and take the fall for the whole kerfuffle instead of issuing the apology himself? A woman named Meredith McIver is taking the blame for the portion of the Melania Trump...

Republican Party nominates Donald Trump for president

Four of his children joined the state's delegation on the convention floor for the historic moment and appeared overwhelmed with emotion. "The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania's speech than the Federal Bureau of Invest...

Donald Trump officially wins Republican presidential nomination

Addressing the delegates Tuesday evening in a video address, Trump said, "This is going to be a leadership that puts the American people first". "Unfortunately, years of bad policies and poor leadership have weakened our position in the world".

Mystery surrounds Baton Rouge gunman

For many in Baton Rouge , the police have been viewed as overly aggressive and unrepresentative of a city where more than half the 230,000 residents are black. People attend a candlelight vigil for fallen Baton Rouge police officers, at the Healin...

Dallas Police Release Additional Details About Cop Shooter Micah Johnson

A woman holds a banner during a protest in support of the Black lives matter movement in NY. If he had been successfulit could have caused "devastating effects on our city", he said . No uniformed police officers are apparent at the protest. D...

Donald Trump, Jr. Delivers Recycled Speech Line at RNC

Kasich avoided mentioning Trump at the event, instead using his brief remarks to contrast Trump's blunt, populist views with the theme of his own campaign: unity and uplift. "Those are the people that did this, not Paul", he said in an interview,...

Donald Trump Campaign Slams Claims Melania Plagiarized Convention Address

Carson, who said he doesn't believe the speech was plagiarized, blamed the public outcry on people he says are bent on "creating controversy" and not "promoting harmony". The focus of the convention shifted on Tuesday from the formal anointing of...

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