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Dems turn against party leaders following losses

We're going to have those discussions". "We need to be focused on next November, and what happens with the reality of health care and trade, tax policies and the impact on working men and women", said Rep. Ossoff was seen to have a 7 percent lead in some surveys recently, but relentless conservative attacks on the former Obama official-linking him to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and even the comedian Kathy Griffin-seemed to galvanize the GOP base. Read More »

Winter, Caravaggio land Ascot double for O'Brien

There was only a nose between The Right Man (GB ) (Lope de Vega ) and Long On Value (Value Plus) when Limato flopped in the Al Quoz Sprint and although the betting suggests they will only be bit-players this time, The Right Man is already on the road for a $1-million Global Sprint Challenge bonus and Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is saddling his first runner at this meeting in the possibly aptly-named Long On Value . Read More »

Ex-minister to run France's ruling party in parliament

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a bilateral agreement, which could result in a French loan of over $220 million. "The real change I've made on this question, is that I haven't said the deposing of Bashar Assad is a prerequisite for everything", Macron said in an interview with several European newspapers, including Britain's Guardian, Spain's El Pais and Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Read More »

Police Remove Disabled Protesters Outside Mitch McConnell's Office

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Protesters filled a hallway in the office building, outside the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The Republicans' bill would limit federal funds going toward Medicaid starting in 2020. As Capitol police conferred about what to do, the protesters chanted, " No cuts to Medicaid; save our liberty! ". Now he's facing his next challenge - persuading enough Republicans to back the measure. Read More »

Special election results herald shift in thinking | Letters

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Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who argued the party needed someone who better understood the rural, working-class voters that were critical to President Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton . His 2015-16 giving was well behind Pelosi a year ago, at $592,500. Filemon Vela, a Congressman from Texas, hit the nail on the head when he said that " Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost". Read More »

North Korea: Obama Policy to Blame for 'Mystery' Death of Otto Warmbier

North Korea claimed Friday that it doesn't know why American college student Otto Warmbier's health was so poor that after months of imprisonment he ended up dying - and said it even revived him after his "heart was almost stopped". Strahan pressed Rodman on his relationship with Kim Jong Un , and also grilled him on whether his trips to North Korea are all for show. Warmbier, 22, died in a USA hospital after North Korea released him for "humanitarian reasons". Read More »

More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump

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The White House has said Donald Trump does not intend to fire the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian involvement with the President's electoral campaign. The House committee investigating Russian meddling in the election set a Friday deadline for the White House to hand over any tapes. Warner is the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Hamas, Israelis reject Islamic State claims over Jerusalem attack

The violence came as Muslims marked the third Friday of the holy month of Ramadan . The original report was titled: 'Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem , ' a headline that omitted the fact that the three perpetrators, who operated in two different scenes, were neutralized after they attempted to assault Israeli policemen and killed Staff Sgt. Read More »

Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

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New Orleans, which closed its tropical storm warning before Cindy reached the city, saw some flooded streets. The storm has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression. "This is about inland as well so everybody needs to have heads up and be alert to the rising water". Forecasters say the potential for flooding exists any time tropical moisture is involved. Read More »

'Transformers: The Last Knight' Is Struggling At Box Office In North America

The producer added, revealing what makes a Bumblebee film interesting, " Bumblebee's a very loving character ". But the bloated run times, insanely convoluted storylines, and sophomoric at best (robots kicking each other in the groin area), and racially insensitive at worst (Skids and Mudflap), have made this entire series a blight on the summer schedule every time one comes out. Read More »

Dem rep calls for House Dem "change in leadership"

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Since 2002, Pelosi has hauled in $568 million for House Democratic campaigns - including $141 million during the 2016 campaign cycle. But she made it clear that while she heard the pushback from the small group, she was looking to the broader caucus to back her up. Read More »

China ready to coordinate with USA on Korean Peninsula

Speaking at a joint briefing with Tillerson, Mattis echoed Trump, who said in a tweet that China's efforts on North Korea had "not worked out". Tillerson says the US and China agree that their companies should not do business with any North Korean companies that are subject to United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Moore and O'Brien double up as Winter shines again

Nick Smith, Ascot's director of racing and communications, told Press Association Sport: "We are aware of the incident which is very unfortunate and is not acceptable". By the line, the 5/6 favourite had asserted his dominance and was the clear three-quarters of a length victor. "I think that was a proper race , he's beaten two very good horses there", said the jockey. Read More »

Officials say 15 confirmed dead in landslide

Fifteen 15 bodies had been retrieved from the debris by Saturday night local time. "It's the biggest landslide in this area since the Wenchuan quake", he said, referring to the disaster that killed 87,000 people in 2008 in a town in Sichuan. Read More »

Donald Trump could win 2020 presidential election, here's why

Pelosi's most logical challenger would be Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., 55, the House Democratic Caucus chairman. " Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost", Vela told Politico . And then when you show up after getting an education and getting life experience, and you come back to your hometown and you are ready to make the difference, they're like. Read More »

Cause of Grenfell Tower fire

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Police Detective, Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, "FF175BP", was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further tests. But, McCormack said, "Next week we will be installing a lift to the outside of the building to assist the recovery process". McCormack also repeated calls for anyone with information on who might have been in the tower to come forward. Read More »

Stephen Lynch: Reduce cost on health plans

So, the chamber's leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, can only afford to lose the support of two members of his party if the proposal is to pass. The real numbers of Republican senators who oppose the measure could actually be much higher though, considering several have refused to say one way or another whether they support the overhaul . Read More »

North Korea tests suspected ICBM rocket engine

According to unnamed US officials there are signs of increased activity at North Korea's lone nuclear test site. Following the launch, Moon said he had "personally confirmed that the people may be at ease" following a series of North Korean missile tests this year alone. Read More »

North Korea defends treatment of Warmbier

Warmbier's treatment by the reclusive North Korean regime sparked strong condemnation in Washington , and inflamed already high tensions stoked by Pyongyang's atomic tests and missile launches. "There had not been any previous detainment in North Korea that has ended with such tragic finality and we have been struggling to process the result". Read More »

Senators Slam Tillerson Plan for Cuts to State Department Budget

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee . He said that Washington pressured PNA President Mahmoud Abbas to deal with the issue. Speaking before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Tillerson said in reply to a question from Rep. Read More »

May to meet DUP leader to secure minority government deal

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The talks with the DUP follow her apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting for the party's poor election result. Lawmakers, who are by tradition not named at such meetings, told Reuters that there were no dissenting voices and that the party had no appetite for a leadership election. Read More »