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The dramatic return of John McCain

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McCain received a standing ovation from his colleagues as he dramatically made his way on to the Senate floor as the vote was underway on proceeding with debate on massive health care legislation that no one had seen, a proposal that had never been before a committee or discussed at a public hearing and one that could take health care coverage away from as many as 26 million people. Read More »

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions no longer on speaking terms

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The White House says it will decide "soon" on the fate of Attorney General Jeff Sessions، after barrage of criticism from President Donald Trump، according to "BBC". In private, cabinet members are reportedly expressing unease at the treatment of their colleague. Senator Lindsey Graham from SC also took to Twitter to express his concern with Trump's latest statements calling them " highly inappropriate " and stating that "Prosecutorial decisions should be based on applying facts to ... Read More »

BECKER: Health care costs will rise with AHCA

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This silence, however, should not be interpreted as indifference. Ryan, Chaffetz, and Marshall ultimately paint a picture of a world divided between poor, sick people who make unhealthy choices and wealthy, healthy people who make good decisions to care for themselves - and suggest that only the latter group deserves access to health insurance. Read More »

Turkish opposition party head slams Israel on Al-Aqsa

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The decision angered Muslims, who refer to the holy site as Haram al-Sharif, and provoked protests. The security guard was said to have shot dead the Jordanian, while a second Jordanian there at the time was also killed. He said mass prayer protests would continue until the gates of the compound are opened, metal railings and an iron bridge removed and newly installed cameras taken down. Read More »

Russian envoy claims Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign issues with him

Trump said in one of his 10 messages: "While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon , why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us". "33,000 emails deleted.", he tweeted. In any case, an order to fire Mueller could trigger a constitutional crisis , as the president would be attempting to shut down an investigation into his own misdeeds and those of his family and advisers. Read More »

Hot & Humid Through Friday; Severe Weather Possible to Kick off the Weekend

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We're waking up to temps in the mid 70s under a mostly clear sky. Saturday: Grey start (chance showers/rain, mainly southern CT). High temperatures will be in the 70s in most areas. We project a high in the upper 80s both days. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Right now, it remains dry with high pressure keeping our weather quiet Monday through midweek. Read More »

Pardon? Trump tweet hints he may forgive himself

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Could he actually remove Robert Mueller from his post? The Congressional Budget Office. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Read More »

UK's Ban of Diesel and Petrol Cars

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The government must work with the motor industry to address concerns over the affordability and performance of electric and hybrid vehicles in order for the United Kingdom to move beyond petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Hybrid cars will also be permitted. This scheme helps to address the lack of charge points across the UK. Electric vehicle customers receive up to £4,500, while hybrid buyers receive a £2,500 contribution towards the auto. Read More »

Raging wildfires force mass evacuation in south France

France on Tuesday asked its European Union partners to lend it two extra fire-fighting planes, the first of which arrived quickly from Italy. A combination of strong winds, high temperatures, and a lack of rain have fueled the fires, which took hold in the French Riviera and on the island of Corsica, off the southern French coast. Read More »

Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves two dead

A video posted by the Israeli foreign minister showed the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu congratulating the agent and the ambassador for returning safely. The attack followed high tensions over new Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem . The metal detectors have become a symbol of the broader struggle over ownership and control of the contested compound. Read More »

Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion

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Specifically, the bill sought documents that may have been unearthed by the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network that could show any ties between Trump's finances and Russian Federation. The president's legal team has thus far denied allegations that they're looking into the extent of Trump's pardoning powers. Mueller is also examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump's businesses as well as those of his associates, a person familiar with the probe said. Read More »

McCain Blasts Obamacare Repeal Process, Moments After Voting to Advance It

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John McCain , R-Ariz. - recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor - will return to Washington Tuesday to take a critical vote on health care. Shares in health insurer Centene Corp turned sharply lower after the Senate vote. The protesters are more than justified. "We must work in a bipartisan way to fix the ACA's serious flaws". Read More »

Donald Trump says he's 'disappointed' in Jeff Sessions

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Mr Trump, who repeated his criticisms of the former senator in an interview with the Wall Street Journal , has unleashed a barrage of criticism at Mr Sessions in interviews and on Twitter over the past week. But, what he bristles at is any attempt to tell him what he should do or what the politically savvy thing is to do. Scaramucci replies "you're probably right" when Hewitt says it's clear that Trump wants Sessions gone. Read More »

Anti-Trump Protester Violently Removed From Ohio Rally

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But the speech only managed to get worse from there. "This is Democratic territory". Trump said the time for political differences is over. As he delivered parts of his remarks in Youngstown , it well could have been July 2016 with then-Republican nominee Trump at the podium. Read More »

MTSU to host 'Great Tennessee Eclipse' on Aug. 21

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During his nearly 27 years making safety glasses, he's only seen one total solar eclipse , in France in 1999, but will be going to Nashville for this one. Lots of information is available. The solar eclipse is set to stretch from coast-to-coast on August 21 and will be the first time this has happened since 1918. Read More »

Manafort Meets With Senate Intel While Under A Separate Senate Subpoena

The measure now needs Senate approval and could be sent to Trump before Congress begins its August recess. As the bill , gaining bipartisan support in Congress, was likely to pass the Senate soon, Trump would have to decide whether or not to sign the legislation that would restrain his power of easing Russian sanctions imposed by the Barack Obama administration a year ago. Read More »

Israel Removes Remaining Barriers From Old City in Jerusalem to Ease Tensions

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Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police officers were fatally shot on July 14 , triggering the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years. The Middle East Quartet of Russian Federation, U.S., European Union and the United Nations voiced great concern for "the escalating tensions and violent clashes" in and around the Old City, where the revered place of worship is located. Read More »

Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms Through Friday; Severe Weather Possible Saturday

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The Storm Prediction Center has the northern third of Alabama in a "marginal risk" of severe storms for this potential. One or two strong storms could produce gusty winds and small hail. At this time, the front should clear the area, with a lingering morning shower, then increasing sunshine during the afternoon. We warm up a bit for Thursday as highs rise to the mid-80s under partly sunny skies. Read More »

Jerusalem holy site crisis must be resolved by Friday:UN envoy

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Crews removed the detectors and recently-installed cameras early Tuesday. But suspicions over what the new measures would entail resulted in the boycott continuing. It has been a flashpoint site of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the past decades since the 1967 Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem . The Middle East Quartet, which includes the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, called on all parties involved in the situation in Occupied East Jerusalem ... Read More »