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United States appeals court to review Trump revised travel ban

Katyal pointed to Washington v. Trump , in which US District Judge James Robart issued a temporary restraining order on the first executive order and later a preliminary injunction, which the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld. Kari Hong, an immigration law expert and professor at Boston College Law School who has argued before all three 9th Circuit judges who heard yesterday's arguments, said the questioning made clear that the court was not persuaded by the government's claim the ... Read More »

South Korea's president warns high chance of clashes with North Korea


Its latest ballistic missile launch, in defiance of United Nations security council resolutions, was on Sunday which it said was a test of its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead", drawing security council condemnation. There could be friction between the US and South Korea as well as the North. The U.S. has been trying unsuccessfully for more than two decades to stop the development of a nuclear arsenal in North Korea. Read More »

Biden isn't ruling out 2020 run for president


Would I? Probably no". Biden had considered running for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 election, but ultimately decided not to run as he focused on being with his son, Beau Biden, a former state attorney general of DE, who died in 2015 after battling brain cancer. Read More »

Khamenei urges high turnout in Friday's poll

Raisi's challenge was boosted Monday by the withdrawal from the election contest of another Principilist, Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf, a retired general and now the mayor of Iran's capital, Tehran. In their joint statement, the MEPs concluded "Any further expansion of relations with Iran must be conditioned to a clear progress on human rights, women's rights and a halt to executions". Read More »

Roger Ailes, Former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Dead at 77

Concluding that viewers would never warm to Nixon, nor would the media establishment, Ailes struck a winning formula by packaging him in comfortably staged TV town-hall meetings as a man whose intelligence the audience would respect. The network eventually unseated CNN as the highest-rated cable news network and became one of the most popular cable networks of all genres, reaching more than 90 million households. Read More »

These 4 People Are Being Interviewed for FBI Director


Mr. Trump also disputes reports that he asked Comey for his loyalty during a dinner in January. Richard Burr of North Carolina, said on Friday. Trump denied that account in a Fox News interview on Friday. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" Eight candidates to be the bureau's director were in line Saturday for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod ... Read More »

Senate panel chairman: Flynn won't honor subpoena

Earlier that day, Burr had announced that Flynn's lawyers "said that he would not honor the subpoena, and that's not a surprise to the committee". Though Flynn has left the Trump administration, the controversy surrounding him has not subsided as newly announced special counsel Robert Mueller, Congress and the FBI investigate potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government. Read More »

Trump's Hypocritical Message to Liberty University Grads

Trump's chief spokesman refused to comment Friday on whether active listening devices are in the Oval Office or elsewhere in the building, a non-denial that drew comparisons to the secretly taped conversations and telephone calls that led to President Richard Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal in the 1970s. Read More »

Len McCluskey 'confident' that opinion polls will start to turn for Labour


The change appears to suggest the Labour vote is continuing to trend upwards as election day looms. On the other, the Labour Party have missed a golden opportunity to address one of the United Kingdom tax system's most freaky features: the arbitrary 60% effective rate (the highest rate borne by any group of earners in the UK) levied on those earning between £100,000 and, Labour's specifically chosen, £123,000 figure which is caused by the manner in which the personal allowance is withdrawn. Read More »

Trump Says He Didn't Ask Comey To Drop The Russia Investigation

Trump later said in an interview with NBC News last week that he had made a decision to fire Comey "regardless of the recommendation " from the Justice Department. Additionally, he said he got the impression from the briefing that Rosenstein believed there are criminal elements to it. "Honor that decision, cooperate where it is appropriate, fight back where you have the legal ability to do so", Graham said. Read More »

Ron Johnson: It would be troubling if White House recorded conversations


Not to mention Congress, which has its own investigations underway. The decision has plunged the White House into chaos, with administration officials giving largely contradictory explanations about the decision. The New York Times first reported the memo Tuesday and a source familiar with the matter confirmed the contents of the memo to CNN. In fact, Donald Trump himself said yesterday that Rosenstein's memo on Comey was irrelevant - the president had already chose to fire the Federal ... Read More »

Cornyn was top FBI choice for Trump

Of those on the latest list, Lieberman might be the most controversial - even though he identified as a Democrat for most of his political career and was even the party's nominee for vice president in 2000. Former Director James Comey was abruptly fired by Trump last week, sending the White House into turmoil as lawmakers from both parties questioned the decision. Read More »

Flynn rejects Senate subpoena, won't testify about Russian Federation and Trump campaign

In another tweet Thursday morning, he claims, "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed!". As special counsel, Mueller will have the freedom and independence to conduct a thorough and complete investigation without the fanfare of partisan politics that has enveloped Washington since January. Read More »

S. Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North


South Korea's President Moon Jae-In (C) and cabinet members attend an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 14, 2017. Moon won an election last week campaigning on a more moderate approach towards the North and said after taking office that he wants to pursue dialogue as well as pressure. Read More »

Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

Of disconcert, Rojas had allegedly attempted to flee police immediately after the crash and was pictured running across the road with his arms flailing. The auto, a red Honda, struck pedestrians at about 43rd Street and 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan and came to a stop after crashing into barricades near 45th Street and Broadway. Read More »

Putin Accuses US Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump And Secrets

If the Trump administration deemed it appropriate, Putin said Russian Federation could hand over a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov to United States lawmakers to reassure them that no secrets were revealed. The fact that the president apparently said he "hoped" Comey would end the Flynn investigation rather than more directly ordering it "makes for a weaker but still viable case", said Christopher Slobogin, a criminal law professor at Vanderbilt University Law School. Read More »

Russia probe slips out of Trump's control

The Republican senator John McCain said that Trump's troubles had reached "Watergate size and scale". "I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things". Trump is leaving today for his first foreign trip, to the Mideast and beyond, which aides hope can have the effect of refocusing a White House in disarray. Read More »