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White House: Trump's tweets are 'official statements'


And, in fact, Trump's tweets are actually more important than the more formal statements coming out of his White House because they represent something much closer to what he believes on almost every issue . Also pitching in to launch the administrations new Trump Tweet wrangling campaign, Trump surrogate Sebastian Gorka scolded CNN's Chris Cuomo for bringing up POTUS latest round of rage tweets. Read More »

Prosecution in Bill Cosby trial says Constand was "lifeless" after taking pills

Highlights from the testimony on Tuesday of Bill Cosby's chief accuser, Andrea Constand , at his suburban Philadelphia sexual-assault trial. "I said, 'I trust you, ' and I swallowed the pills", she told jurors. "She can't move, she can't talk". "I said, 'I see two of you, '" she continued. "I don't want that". She showed her appreciation by calling on him often and even giving him gifts - bath salts, Temple apparel. Read More »

Kuwait mediating to solve Gulf crisis

In yet another early morning rant, Donald Trump appeared to announce an entirely new policy toward Qatar, potentially endangering thousands of United States military personnel in the Middle East as a result. Several flights were hence diverted, and banks operating in Qatar or Qatari banks in the above four countries have been asked to shut down. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) meets with Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, June 6, ... Read More »

House gives final OK to its budget; talks with Senate next


WASHINGTON (AP ) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill have made it through almost half their first year in power without a single major legislative achievement. Former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by Trump, is scheduled to testify before the Senate committee on Thursday. The biggest bright spot for the party and for Trump remains Senate confirmation in early April of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch , whose elevation goes far to placate ... Read More »

Nebraska soccer association apologizes to girl


Former U.S. soccer stars Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm are offering support to Hernandez, and Hamm has invited Hernandez to one of her soccer camps. " Nebraska State Soccer does not run the tournament, nor is it involved in any of the decisions the tournament makes with regards to rules, players, or teams ..." its statement reads. Read More »

Pro-Trump group attacks Comey ahead of his testimony


One of the questions the members of the committee may ask Comey is whether or not President Trump wanted the then-FBI director to end the agency's investigation of ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn regarding his ties to Russian Federation and whether or not he lied about them. Read More »

Michelle Obama's Fireside Chat with Apple

This is not the first time that Obama spoke of Trump without directly addressing him; she did the same thing last summer during her powerful speech at the DNC , and again earlier this year when she delivered her final words as First Lady. Read More »

Your Views: Climate accord was a bad deal for US


Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States. Trump also announced that the USA would no longer put a promised $1 billion into the Green Climate Fund , an worldwide fund that pays developing countries to cut their greenhouse gas emissions through aid and energy support. Read More »

New Jersey voters go to polls to replace Gov. Chris Christie

Voters on Tuesday began the process of finding Republican Gov. Chris Christie's replacement, with thoughts about Wall Street banks and the Trump administration weighing on their minds at the polls. Christie, a Republican, has also mattered in the race, especially for Republicans who are distancing themselves from the term-limited governor. "I'm running for governor based on my values, based on my record and based on my principles", she said. Read More »

Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Put down the Twitter


Fifty percent (50%) of all voters think the Supreme Court is likely to uphold the president's temporary travel ban which has been stopped by lower courts, with 21% who say it's Very Likely. George's Monday tweet was in reaction to Trump's own earlier that morning . On the campaign trail, Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". Read More »

Andrea Constand Testifies Against Bill Cosby in Sexual-Assault Trial


Bill Cosby's lawyers are proving quick to go on the attack as his sexual assault trial gets underway in suburban Philadelphia. When cross-examined, Mason said that Constand said she had not been alone with Cosby before this night nor did she have much contact with him after, which Cosby's team disputed. Read More »

Pekka Rinne: Pekka Rinne makes 23 saves in Preds' victory

Across six periods in Nashville , the NHL's highest-scoring team managed to beat Rinne just twice as the Predators rallied to tie the series. Considering the love the city has for the Vols, it was a nice surprise when the PA system at Bridgestone Arena started blasting the unofficial fight song of Tennessee during the closing minutes of the Predators Game 4 victory. Read More »

Scandanavian leaders scorn US climate decision


Axios news outlet, which first reported the withdrawal , says that this is now being managed by a team which includes Scott Pruitt - the leader of the EPA who believes climate change is not real , wants to replace scientists with industry reps , and thinks Carbon dioxide and global warming have nothing in common . Read More »

Woman accused of texting boyfriend instructions to kill himself begins trial

It's a type of drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Carter's attorney, Joseph Cataldo , didn't return a call seeking comment. And can a person be found guilty of killing someone based exclusively on what she said in text messages? Carter has waived her right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide the case. Read More »

Trump schedules speech during Comey testimony


Coats ultimately decided that doing so would be inappropriate, according to the Post . White House officials had been discussing the possibility of hiring former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to spearhead an internal "war room" to battle the various controversies emanating from a Justice Department probe into contacts between Trump aides and Russian Federation. Read More »

In Response To Trump's Tweets, Some US Envoys Push Back - Diplomatically


They are, you know, adversaries to the standpoint of jabbing at each other. Khan tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Trump's views of Islam "are ignorant". New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Khan was "doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain". Trump was undeterred. "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement". Read More »

As promised, Vermont governor vetoes state budget


Both Negron and Corcoran stood by the governor while he announced the agreement and the special session. Because Scott vetoed the state's main public-education funding formula to clear the way for the special session, most school functions would otherwise be left unfunded as of July 1. Read More »

If Trump Blocks Someone on Twitter, Is That a First Amendment Issue?


So should Donald Trump's Twitter account be considered a public forum, a limited public forum, or a form of protected government speech? " Though the architects of the Constitution surely didn't contemplate presidential Twitter accounts, they understood that the President must not be allowed to banish views from public discourse simply because he finds them objectionable ", Jaffer (also the Knight Institute's executive director) said in the release. Read More »

5-star quarterback Justin Fields decommits from Penn State


Penn State football took a hit on the recruiting trail Tuesday night as five-star 2018 quarterback Justin Fields announced that will be reopening his recruitment. He recently made a big splash at the recent Elite 11 quarterback academy. For the Nittany Lions the loss is clearly not a positive, and Fields makes the second five-star commit to rethink his verbal commitment with Harrisburg native and defensive end Micah Parsons opening his recruitment earlier last month. Read More »

Trump Honors Fallen Troops at Arlington Cemetery

Andrew D. Byers of Colorado Springs and Christopher D. Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard as Byers' tearful parents and Horton's emotional widow looked on. The president took to Twitter this morning, posting several tweets about Memorial Day. "Finest man I ever knew", Kelly said, as he began to choke up with emotion on Fox News. Read More »

Sheriff: Fired worker had plan to kill former co-workers


The shooting happened early on Monday morning in the east of the city. "On June 5, 2017 , Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel from the Orlando office responded with the Orange County Sheriff's Office to an incident involving an active shooter at a business on Forsyth Road in Orange County ". Read More »