Friday August 18-th, 2017

Trump's Budget to Preserve the Swamp? New at Reason

Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over potential cuts to entitlement programs. There's little appetite among Capitol Hill Republicans for a genuine effort to balance the budget; GOP lawmakers this year are instead pressing to rewrite the tax code and forge a sp...

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

After maintaining a limited social media presence throughout his trip, Trump unleashed a furious flurry of tweets today, lashing out at what he called the "fake news" media. "It has been a privilege to serve this president", Dubke said in a pho...

Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4 Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4

Harper took the beaning personally, by yelling something at Strickland and proceeding to charge the mound. Bryce Harper has been suspended four games for charging the mound Monday in San Francisco. That being the case, you could hardly blame the ...

Armed Man At Orlando International Airport In Custody Armed Man At Orlando International Airport In Custody

Police said the gunman was in custody and "everyone is safe". No one was hurt, but the terrifying situation created confusion and anxiety as travelers posted video and photos online showing police at the airport with their weapons drawn. Orlando p...

Pope gifts Trump texts on peace, environmentalism

Trump. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the Cardinal Secretary of State brought up climate change when meeting with Trump and encouraged him not to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. The pope also gave Trump a medalli...

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

Ms Merkel, who stood emotionless during the speech, earlier issued her own challenge to the U.S. president, saying that member states including Germany had already pledged to work toward the 2 per cent target by 2024 and that outlays on security more...

Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice fired after rules violations

Officer Timothy Loehmann was sacked not for shooting Rice but for lying on his job application about his disciplinary record at a previous police department, according to the termination documents. "Shame on the city of Cleveland for taking s...

Abbott promises special session announcement 'later this week' Abbott promises special session announcement 'later this week'

His latest request for a special session came Sunday, because Senate Bill 1929 didn't pass the Senate. Abbott has said previously he's hesitant to do so over on any issue, but he's also bucked other GOP governors nationally in calling for legisla...

Republican Gianforte apologizes to the reporter he assaulted in his victory speech

Louis eatery said in a tweet showcasing the deal. Though Democratic lawmakers had no problem castigating Gianforte for the alleged assault, few Republicans complained about his behavior. Ryan Zinke was named Interior Secretary by President Do...

Gianforte apologizes during victory speech to reporter he allegedly body-slammed

President Trump on Friday congratulated body-slamming businessman Greg Gianforte on his special election win in Montana, making no mention of the victor's attack on a reporter earlier this week. Already, Montana's weird special election and Gianfor...

Video shows child being thrown from slide on water park's opening day Video shows child being thrown from slide on water park's opening day

Video obtained by The Mercury News shows a 10-year-old getting thrown off a ride at " The Wave ", an amusement park that opened in Dublin, California on Saturday. A boy fell off a slide at a water park that just opened in Dublin. Park officials sai...

Langer leads halfway through Senior PGA on Trump course

He tied Jack Nicklaus' record of eight majors last week with a comeback victory in the Regions Tradition. President Donald Trump's course about 25 miles outside Washington is exposed to the wind in part because Trump made a decision to cut do...

Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown

Much as we find Mr. Trump's travel ban offensive, imprudent and unwise; much as we believe it inflicts real harm not just on America's foreign policy objectives but also on families, communities and institutions in the United States, it's fair to won...

G7 leaders pressure Trump on climate change

One man toted his groceries through the crowd, and two little girls in white T-shirts were waving at the leaders. "There is one open question, which is the United States position on the Paris climate accords". "We made and saved the U.S. many billi...

House Passes Capital Outlay Sweeps Bill

Patrick put the blame on Republican House Speaker Joe Straus , a business-friendly moderate who has rebuked calls for the bill targeting transgender people all session. "Thanks to Joe Straus, we're going to have a special session that he created", P...

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

The CBO found in a damning report that the American Health Care Act passed by the House earlier this month would lead to 23 million more uninsured people over a decade compared to Obamacare, and would lead to drastically higher costs ...

Service Corporation International Honors Veterans and Public Servants

Larry Bowers, who serves as the Legion's activities chairman, said a total of 22 new flags have been placed on the Veterans and Jonathan R. Kephart Bridges, plus another 32 street flags that hang on lamp posts have been installed. In case of inclem...

Legislation to Increase School Funding Dies

The education measure would phase in a $280 million increase in spending on schools over two years. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham, would have applied to bathrooms and locker rooms in government buildings, public schools and colleges and universities.

Montana Republican Who Roughed Up Reporter Wins House Seat

Montana has traditionally been a "Red State" in presidential elections, but it's not impossible for Democrats to win in the state. The newly elected congressman apologized after his victory. He got on me and I think he hit me. "We'll keep up the...

Kickoff times announced for Florida-Michigan, FSU-Alabama Kickoff times announced for Florida-Michigan, FSU-Alabama

Florida (53-8) avoided further trouble, but the damage was done. Georgia Tech will be making its first appearance in the game . "We're going to find out where we're at and find out about the toughness", Walton said. Alabama head coach Patrick Mu...

Daigle Falls in NCAA Singles; Doubles Next Daigle Falls in NCAA Singles; Doubles Next

The Tar Heels will not be favored in the match, but that certainly hasn't stopped them thus far during their magical run through the tournament. The Bulldogs (22-8) were three points from elimination as sophomore Jan Zielinski entered his second se...

Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

Filipino troops have surrounded the city of Marawi, setting up security checkpoints, but the Islamic militants are reportedly threatening to kill hostages if Filipino security forces are not withdrawn. Military spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo said 13 m...

The Joker Look-Alike Busted Allegedly Pointed Gun at Drivers The Joker Look-Alike Busted Allegedly Pointed Gun at Drivers

According to Miami-Dade police, 29-year-old Lawrence Sullivan was arrested the previous day for pointing a gun at passing drivers. He was gone when police arrived, but they tracked him to Hammocks Place Apartments and found a handgun in his pocket,...

Sanders fires up Butte crowd at Quist rally Sanders fires up Butte crowd at Quist rally

A multimillionaire with an East Coast education stepped off a campaign jet here recently and took jabs at reporters, pledged to "drain the swamp" and drowned his opponent in insults and punch lines. Montana is one of the most dependent states on fede...

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

The White House's $4.094 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018 calls for cuts that hit Medicaid , food assistance and other anti-poverty programs. "If you're on food stamps and you're able-bodied, we need you to go to work", Mulvaney said . ...

Bill Cosby arrives for Day 2 of jury selection

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two white women. They also sought a jury pool from a more diverse, urban commun...

Putin Says Russia, Philippines Have Good Potential for Multifaceted Cooperation

The visiting Philippine executive is expected to reiterate his administration's commitment to pursue an independent foreign policy that in the words of DFA Assistant Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad "is anchored foremost on national interest consider...

St Louis boy's Facebook video calls for end to violence St Louis boy's Facebook video calls for end to violence

Bates says he watches the news with Jeffrey and tries to put the crime into context by explaining to him that it's wrong. "I don't want nothing to happen to all my family", Jeffrey says in the video. "I don't 'posed to be knowing about all these guns...

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

We look forward to the day the United States acknowledges that reality. Jewish Israelis do not think Trump has turned against them, however. President Donald Trump will not use his upcoming trip to Israel to announce plans to move the USA embas...

New Harvard Study: Media obsesses over Trump with extreme negative bias New Harvard Study: Media obsesses over Trump with extreme negative bias

Trump has received unsparing coverage for most weeks of his presidency, without a single major topic where Trump's coverage, on balance, was more positive than negative, setting a new standard for unfavorable press coverage of a president. However, t...

Louisiana leaders should be 'lynched,' MS lawmaker says after Confederate monuments removed Louisiana leaders should be 'lynched,' MS lawmaker says after Confederate monuments removed

Sherrilyn Ifill, national president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, says Oliver's post about lynching was "shocking in its ignorance and abhorrent in its violence". He wrote: "The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving...

New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

Mattis took a cautious stance on military action, and put value on diplomatic efforts, including strengthening sanctions against North Korea for the time being. North Korea tested a longer-range missile last weekend, which experts say was a significa...

U.S. says nearly 740K foreigners overstayed visas last year U.S. says nearly 740K foreigners overstayed visas last year

Of the 79,818, 40,949 are suspected in-country overstays (2.81 percent). Of the total number of overstays last year, 628,799 people or 1.25 percent had no record of departure, known as an "in-country" overstay at the end of the fiscal year, accordi...

Chris Christie: 'I wouldn't let General Flynn in the White House' Chris Christie: 'I wouldn't let General Flynn in the White House'

Christie ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary contest, but endorsed him shortly after he dropped out, becoming one of the first prominent establishment-friendly Republicans to back Trump. Christie said he and Flynn "didn't see eye-to-eye"...

Here's the latest ethics conflict swirling in Trump's White House Here's the latest ethics conflict swirling in Trump's White House

Trump signed an executive order in January that prohibits former lobbyists from participating in anything directly related to their former employers or clients for two years. Now, Trump is issuing similar waivers in secret and refusing to offer e...

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