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Podesta: Trump 'adopted most of Putin's foreign policy'


Maybe this isn't a case of obstruction of justice, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck... you know the rest. Granted, being the daughter of a powerful figure doesn't really give either woman an opportunity to understand the mindset of the everywoman, but Clinton has hardly eschewed the privileges of her surname. Read More »

Trump and the Promise (And Pitfalls) of Mideast Peace


Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. We need to recognize that when Jews rule this place, they allow freedom of worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Trump's visit to Jerusalem has been laden with religious symbolism. Read More »

Massive rockslide wipes out swath of California's scenic coast road


The landslide spans about a third of a mile and has heaped up to 40ft of debris on the road. There were no injuries or damage reported, officials said. That compares with $660 million past year, he said. The slide is the latest setback following a winter of other landslides and flooding that has so far caused $1.3 billion in damage to the state's roads and highways, Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers said. Read More »

Deadly tornado near Chetek rated a strong EF2


The Wisconsin tornado was a huge swath of the Plains and Upper Midwest threatening a severe weather. "We will continue to assess area damage in the mobile home park and other parts of the county", the statement read, in part. One person was killed, and 25 were hurt, and the damage is significant. Cattle are killed, but there is no report of people being injured. In a special report, a major storm rages from the southern portion of the country to the northern lakes on Tuesday and even ... Read More »

New York City mayor still won't cheer for hometown Yankees


De Blasio said anyone caught misusing a placard would have it "permanently revoked", with "certain" violators "turned over to the Department of Investigation for further action". As part of the crackdown, the DOE will create a new office that will issue placards and audit schools for their proper accounting. The City is committed to reducing the improper and fraudulent use of parking placards across the five boroughs, particularly in civic centers where public employee workplaces are ... Read More »

Melania Swats Away Donald's Hand In Latest Viral Misery From


Others suggested Donald Trump simply withdrew his hand before his wife could take it. It wasn't clear if Melania Trump saw the gesture. But, while one is used to used to the chemistry that was shared by former US President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, when it things didn't seem right between the President and the first lady, Twitteratis were quick to notice. Read More »

AG Sessions Pledges Redoubled War on Drugs


This policy reverses former attorney general Eric Holder directive which asked prosecutors to avoid using mandatory minimum sentencing laws . He says Sessions' policy is "an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutter approach that has only been proven to generate unfairly long sentences". Read More »

CBO: GOP health care bill would leave 23M more people uninsured

A recent study by Milliman estimated that relaxing these age bands to 5:1 would reduce premiums for people aged 20-29 by 15 percent while increasing premiums for older enrollees. The headline figures are bad enough: The CBO projects that 14 million more people will be without health insurance by 2018, 19 million by 2020 and 23 million by 2026 . Read More »

Republican congressional candidate in Montana cited with assaulting reporter

The majority of voters were expected to have already cast ballots through early voting, and it was unclear how much of an effect the assault charge would have on the election results. Navarro continued:"You see in this country, we believe in freedom of expression, we believe in freedom of the press and we ask questions of our elected officials". Read More »

GOP health care bill leaves millions uninsured


In their analysis , the CBO indicated 23 more Americans would be uninsured if the Senate were to pass the AHCA. The highly anticipated CBO score is likely to trigger another round of negative headlines and more hurdles for Republicans as they look to advance a controversial piece of legislation that was passed in the House earlier this month. Read More »

Playboy model who shot nude of unwitting woman due in court


Mathers, 30, secretly snapped a photo of the 71-year-old woman, who has not been identified, last July in the locker room of an LA Fitness and posted it online. Playboy star Dani Mathers called upon disgraced former Los Angeles attorney Roger Rosen to provide a character witness in her failed bid to avoid trial in her body-shaming case, court documents reveal. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief warned Russian Federation to stay out of election


Brennan said publicly for the first time that he became concerned past year that Russians were trying to work with the Trump campaign to interfere with the us presidential election. USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Moscow tried to tilt the election campaign in Trump's favor, including by hacking into and leaking the emails of senior Democrats. Read More »

Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill


The bill also fundamentally restructures the system of insurance marketplaces created by Obamacare to guarantee health coverage to Americans, even if they are sick. "The cost is especially high here in New Jersey, where at least 800,000 people face the loss of their health insurance, and deep Medicaid cuts threaten access to care for 1.8 million beneficiaries". Read More »

Ariana Grande cancels many European shows after Manchester attack

But the New York Times then published photos it says were gathered by United Kingdom authorities at the scene of the attack , including the remnants of a backpack, nuts and screws, and a device identified as a "possible detonator". "Due to the tragic events in Manchester the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost", a statement from Grande's management said. Read More »

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway


It is unclear for how long the stretch of highway will remain closed. It will take some time to dig out Highway 1 after it was buried in an area called Mud Creek. Mud Creek is on Highway 1, 8 miles north of the Monterey/San Luis Obispo county line, about 10 miles north of Ragged Point or 25 miles north of San Simeon (Hearst Castle). Read More »

Ex-CIA Chief Was Concerned About Trump, Russia


Brennan said he anxious that Russians tried to recruit Americans during the presidential campaign to work for Moscow. At the same time , that doesn't mean he has evidence of collusion, which he outright said he did not have. He routinely shared classified information on terrorist threats with his Russian counterpart, Brennan said, although he added that Trump had apparently breached protocols on how such information was to be shared. Read More »

Pope vs. Trump: Monumental first meeting is full of surprises


The president is smiling broadly, but no one else is: the Pope and Melania looked grim while Ivanka looks stoic. And the president thinks there's another reason why they will get on. "We can use peace", Trump responded. He added, "We're liking Italy very, very much, and it was an honor to be with the pope". Francis described the document to Trump as "on the care of our common home, the environment". Read More »

Final: Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99 11:00 pm Tue


But nothing was odder than what turned out to be the turning point in the Cavs' come-from-behind 112-99 victory in Game 4 Tuesday night. Irving and Love had done it before without James, and were ready to do it on a bigger stage. The Celtics had a 29-19 lead at the end of the quarter. Turns out Irving was just getting warmed up en route to scorching. Sixteen of his points came in the final 3:48 of the third. Read More »

Putting a Bloom on Memorial Day


It was officially named Memorial Day in 1967. We look forward to fishing, camping, trips to the beach, vacation road trips, family backyard barbecues, softball leagues, baseball games, and enjoying our gardens. Before the war had ended, women would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers, but there was no official day of recognition. It will also include a reading of memories of Memorial Day by Mary Hannah Throm, niece of Corporal Joe Hansen, who was killed in action during WWI shortly after ... Read More »

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

During jury selection on Monday (22May17), only one black person was appointed among the first 11 people chosen to serve on the panel, prompting defence lawyer Brian McMonagle to accuse prosecutors of "a systematic exclusion of African-Americans", reports The Associated Press. Read More »

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

It is all the more ironic because Iran is the one country that is opposed to the Islamic State. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive". In foreign policy, Mr. Rouhani will present the image of a moderate and more outward-oriented Iran. Rouhani decisively won a presidential election Friday, securing another four-year term. Read More »

Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO


But two amendments that were added to the bill just before it passed through the House of Representatives have changed the game significantly for the CBO score. In the end, they estimated that around one-sixth of the population lives in states that would seek both of those waivers. Other states that choose to make moderate changes to Obamacare, which the CBO expects to be about 33 percent of states, can expect "average premiums in the nongroup market would be roughly 20 percent lower in ... Read More »

Reporter alleges GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed him


Gootkin noted that a person convicted of assault can be fined up to $500, jailed for up to six months, or both. In the audio recording posted by the Guardian , Jacobs is heard asking Gianforte about the health-care bill and Gianforte tells him to speak with campaign spokesman Scanlon, before a crunch of noise is followed by Gianforte shouting at someone. Read More »