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'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet 'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet
- May 25, 2017

Later, on Twitter, he wrote , "I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world". "I think you'll enjoy them". Notably absent from the meeting was embattled press secretary and devout Catholic Sean Spicer , who is accompanying the president on his first foreign trip. (more...)
Special Counsel Mueller Briefed On Comey Memos
- May 25, 2017

Trump made separate appeals in March to Daniel Coats , the national intelligence director, and to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, according to US news accounts citing current and former USA officials. Coats told lawmakers that he did not have any documents describing his conversation with the president . The majority of voters (52% across both parties and 56% of independents) surveyed said they did not think it was appropriate for the president to ... (more...)
Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Today On Capitol Hill Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Today On Capitol Hill
- May 25, 2017

Without such data, making comparisons to public schools is more hard. In 2000, MI voters overwhelmingly rejected a school choice ballot proposal by DeVos and her allies to amend the state's constitution to allow government aid to benefit private schools. (more...)
Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP
- May 24, 2017

Westbrook officially was named a finalist for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award on Friday, along with the Houston Rockets' James Harden and the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard . LeBron shouldn't be measured by the regular-season MVP award any longer. Personally, I love MJ just like you or any other Bulls fan today. The full results of the media vote - including which media member was the one who had James on the All-NBA second team - won't be revealed until then. (more...)
China urges North Korea talks, skirts questions on U.S. sanctions push
- May 24, 2017

The UN Security Council is to hold a closed-door meeting on North Korea on Tuesday evening. The United States has for weeks been negotiating with China, Pyongyang's ally, on a new sanctions resolution, but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said last week that no final draft text had been agreed. (more...)
North Korea has developed road-mobile launchers
- May 24, 2017

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said , the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a USA supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. (more...)
Brennan says he had concerns about Russian contacts with Trump campaign
- May 24, 2017

He testified there was evidence during his tenure that members of Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials, a fact he warned congressional leaders of both parties about at the time. Devin Nunes , a Republican from California, recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation after the House Committee on Ethics said it was investigating whether he disclosed classified information to the White House. (more...)
Texas' New 'Transgender Bathroom Bill' Keeps Biological Sexes Separate in School Facilities
- May 24, 2017

Matt Schaefer of Tyler, Cole Hefner of Mount Pleasant, Jay Dean of Longview, Dan Flynn of Van, and Travis Clardy of Jacksonville (all Republicans) voted in favor of the amendment. "This is about accommodating all kids". The Texas Senate on Monday night once again sent the measure back to the House, where the original bill never received a vote. (more...)
Why Dems Don't Want Lieberman as FBI Director Why Dems Don't Want Lieberman as FBI Director
- May 23, 2017

Joe Lieberman is a contender for the role. Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman gives a "thumbs-up" as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Trump himself had already contradicted that explanation, telling interviewers earlier that he had already made a decision to dismiss Comey. The firm has represented Trump for years, which could be a sticking point for both Democrats and Republicans if Lieberman were nominated. (more...)
Top Democrats demand any Top Democrats demand any "tapes", all communications between Trump and James Comey
- May 23, 2017

On Thursday, Trump told NBC News he was going to fire "showboat" FBI Director James Comey "regardless" of what the Justice Department recommended, directly opposing the White House communications team's account of events. In 1973, President Richard Nixon sacked Archibald Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor who was seeking access to tapes of presidential conversations that ultimately led to Mr Nixon's resignation. (more...)
Raw: President Trump Arrives in Israel Raw: President Trump Arrives in Israel
- May 23, 2017

The last round of peace talks, led by then-President Barack Obama and his secretary of state, John Kerry, fell apart in 2014. Trump's seeming openness to at least some of Abbas's concerns has given Palestinians more reason for hope than many may have expected, but still reason to remain wary, some analysts say. (more...)
Billy Bush says he's ready to get back into television Billy Bush says he's ready to get back into television
- May 23, 2017

When Bush notices the Days actress, Arianne Zucker, waiting for Trump outside the bus, he exclaims that she's "hot as s-t". Bush continued to prostrate himself in his THR interview over what he could have said or stopped on the bus during which Trump said, "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]- I just start kissing them". (more...)
Cassie Sainsbury's family expected home Cassie Sainsbury's family expected home
- May 23, 2017

A woman who worked in a Sydney brothel has appeared on 60 Minutes , claiming Cassie was a prostitute who worked alongside her at 220 Gentleman's Club in western Sydney in 2016. don't go". USA drug agents allegedly tipped off their Colombian counterparts after an unknown individual bought Sainsbury's plane ticket in Hong Kong at the last minute. (more...)
Click it or Ticket: Virginia police enforce seat belt laws Click it or Ticket: Virginia police enforce seat belt laws
- May 23, 2017

State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said , "As the summer travel season begins, we are joining with our law enforcement partners to strongly encourage the proper use of seat belts and child safety seats in motor vehicles". "Our deputies are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt, including drivers that have neglected to properly buckle up their children". (more...)
Iran Won't Stop Missile Program, Rouhani Fires Back At Trump Iran Won't Stop Missile Program, Rouhani Fires Back At Trump
- May 23, 2017

In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, Rouhani said: "You can´t solve terrorism just by giving your people´s money to a superpower". But Iran continues to have high unemployment and a dearth of foreign investment, putting pressure on Rouhani to show that he can do more to turn the economy around. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard 'likely' will not play in Game 4 Kawhi Leonard 'likely' will not play in Game 4
- May 23, 2017

Jonathon Simmons has started in Leonard's place. "It feels like ( San Antonio ) can always stay in the game and always put up a fight and win", Durant said . San Antonio managed to match a postseason high with 33 points in the opening quarter and led by as many as six points in the first half, but eventually succumbed to the Warriors' firepower as Golden State outscored San Antonio 35-22 in the second quarter for a 64-55 halftime lead. (more...)
Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS
- May 22, 2017

The warning was delivered to senior US national security officials in closed-door meetings this week after the Trump administration expressed its intent to arm the Kurds following months of deliberations, the Turkish officials said. Mr Erdogan said the "fight against terrorism should not be led with another terror organisation" and that "we want to know that our allies will side with us and not with terror organisations". (more...)
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
- May 22, 2017

But in doing so she reassured Mr. Trump's constituents who favor a stronger US commitment to Israel that there is at least one powerful voice in the administration who will advocate for them. But none of this appears to be straining the U.S. -Israel alliance. On Tuesday morning, the president is expected to travel to Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas where he will " urge Palestinian leaders to take productive steps toward peace ", according to the White ... (more...)
Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe
- May 22, 2017

His announcement came after he said last month he would not seek re-election in 2018 and was considering leaving his post before his current term ends. Chaffetz had considered running for a U.S. Senate seat in the past. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, said on the same segment of This Week that he hopes Chaffetz will use his subpoena power to get the meeting transcripts. (more...)
Administration Submits Notice Of NAFTA Renegotiation
- May 22, 2017

Lighthizer said reforming the trade agreement, which Trump vowed to scrap altogether during his presidential campaign, fulfills a key promise to voters. consumers, businesses, farmers, ranchers, and workers". American farmers have mostly benefited from the reduction in trade barriers. Freeland said modernizing global trade agreements is good practice, and Canada will take a "very thoughtful and very strategic approach" in NAFTA talks. (more...)