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White House defends Trump's scathing tweets

They are. In the cases the Trump administration's Solicitor General has argued defending his Muslim travel ban , attorneys for the White House attempted to have Trump's tweets , albeit from the campaign, dismissed as not relevant. As the briefing was wrapping up, Trump asked everyone to leave the room except for Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. A source told ABC that Comey was not appearing 'to make accusations about the President's intent, instead he's there to share his concerns'. Read More »

Veto override great for Kansas

Kansas state Rep. K.C. Ohaebosim, left, D-Wichita, makes a point in a conversation with Rep. Boog Highberger, right, D-Lawrence, before a House vote on overriding Republican Gov. Caryn Tyson, a Parker Republican. Marginal rates on less affluent Kansan households will increase as well, from 4.6 percent to 5.25 percent by next year for married taxpayers making between $30,000 and $60,000 a year and from 2.7 percent to 3.1 percent for those earning less than that. Read More »

Do these statements hint at ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony?

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The White House and Russian Federation deny any collusion occurred. Moscow and Trump have both denied any collusion. Comey released a written statement in advance of his 10 a.m. Wright said there were other damaging details in Comey's testimony, including that Comey did not document his conversations with former President Barack Obama but "felt compelled" to do so after his first conversation with Trump. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief anxious about Russian Federation contacts

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Flynn's attorney said on Monday he declined to comply. Tuesday's letter narrowed the scope of the documents the panel is seeking. "And what we're looking at now is to look at those contacts that Mr. Schiff said Wednesday the committee wants any memos or other materials Coats and Rogers might have detailing conversations with Trump on the issue. Read More »

NPR's Live coverage of Comey hearing

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As the dinner went on, Comey believed that the president was hoping to make him beg for his job and "create some sort of patronage relationship". The exchanges, which took place on January 6, January 27, February 14, March 30 and April 11, focused mainly on the FBI's ongoing investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign, in particular former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn , and Russian Federation. Read More »

Donald Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI chief

Christie approves of the nomination: Christie on Wednesday said of Wray's nomination: "I can't give a better recommendation than that". Ryan said he favored a "career person" and that Wray "certainly seems to fit that bill". Wray works in private practice for the King & Spalding law firm. He was the personal lawyer for Republican Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation, in which two former Christie aides were convicted of plotting to close bridge lanes to punish a ... Read More »

Polls on eve of UK election suggest PM May will boost majority

Britons have until 2100 GMT to vote, and there will be an exit poll as soon as voting ends. Sterling was flat for most of the day before gaining ground mid-afternoon, thanks largely to weakness from the dollar as investors in the greenback started to worry about the political implications of former FBI Director James Comey's appearance in front of Congress on Thursday. Read More »

Fla. lawmakers announce medical marijuana deal

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The Legislature in 2014 passed a law that allowed non-euphoric cannabis for some patients and passed a 2016 law that made marijuana available to people with terminal illnesses. "We drove down to the two-yard line, and we weren't able to punch it into a touchdown". "The critical need is for the House and Senate to send a bill to the governor so that patient access can expand in Florida ". Read More »

President lays wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

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After the address, Trump visited a section of the cemetery for US service members killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. "We thank you not only for your service but for helping us to remember your fallen comrades, the countless patriots who gave their lives in the second World War", Trump said . Read More »

RNC Rolls out Efforts to Combat Comey Testimony

Former FBI director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey confirmed in the written testimony that he had told Trump that he was not personally under investigation . Read More »

Why not just end the White House press briefings?

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Spicer did not elaborate further at an audio-only White House press briefing he ended after about 12 minutes. Lewandowski tells "Fox & Friends" that he wants to help promote Trump's agenda whether he's inside the White House or not. Kushner's security clearance", the group wrote Wednesday in a letter to White House Counsel Dan McGahn, according to Politico . Spicer discussed ongoing possible connections to Jared Kushner and Russians, the president's worldwide trip, and other topics. Read More »

President Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as director of FBI

He acted as former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's personal attorney during the " Bridgegate " controversy, an investigation into the closure of lanes on George Washington Bridge in an alleged effort to spite political opponents. Wray works in private practice for the King & Spalding law firm. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee on MSNBC. He oversaw the president's corporate fraud task force and oversaw the Enron Task Force. Read More »

Trump pushes public works agenda, health care on Ohio visit

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Barges the president said were carrying West Virginia-produced coal were visible on the river behind him. The White House has not said how it plans to fund the $200 billion investment, which has been a key sticking point for infrastructure funding proposals in recent years. Read More »

Kansas governor vetoes $1.2B income tax increase

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The president's tax plan, unveiled by the White House Wednesday, strongly resembles the disastrous tax plan passed in Kansas in 2012. "We're going to have long-term negative consequences for the economy of this state, for the people of Kansas", Brownback told reporters during a news conference, refusing to take questions. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Rich People Should Give Everybody Free Money

Finland began a pilot earlier this year, where it pays 2,000 people a monthly tax-free payment of €560 (£490; $600) is to see whether providing a basic income will make the unemployed more eager to go into short-term jobs. But Zuckerberg didn't just pop by to pick up his degree and then head back to the office. Zuckerberg returned to the university where he launched what would become the world´s biggest social network, and basked in the spotlight by receiving an honorary doctor of laws ... Read More »

Trump names Christopher Wray as nominee for FBI director

The chairman and top Democrat of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will need to approve Wray's nomination, didn't get the customary heads up from the White House. A GOP colleague was more cautious. James Lankford, a member of the Senate Intelligence committee. Coons says he's encouraged that Wray is a veteran of law enforcement "rather than a career in partisan politics, as was rumored over the past several weeks". Read More »

Fred Hoiberg has emerged as a candidate for Ohio State

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But the Bulls' brass said after the season ended that Hoiberg would be back as the team's coach for the 2017-18 season. He has spent the last two seasons in Chicago, his first National Basketball Association coach coaching job. The Bulls under Hoiberg went 41-41 in the regular season, the second season the club has been under the lead of the former Iowa State head coach. Simply put, it has not been a great marriage. Read More »

NSA's Alleged Leaker Got Tripped Up By A Secret Printer Feature

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He also declined to name the federal agency for which victor worked, saying only that she is a "very good person" with no criminal history. The leaked intelligence report from the NSA detailed Russian cyberattacks allegedly directed at USA election officials and electronic voting equipment company VR Systems. Read More »

New trial requested in 'Making a Murderer' case

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Eight pieces of DNA evidence, the majority of which were collected from Halbach's auto, were subject to new tests. Zellner did not return phone calls Wednesday, but she did tweet "10,909", the number of days Avery has spent in prison, which includes the 18 years he spent behind bars on his rape conviction that was eventually overturned after new DNA evidence came to light. Read More »

Cuomo, Pelosi Urge Defeat Of New York's GOP Congress

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The goal of these first-in-the-nation measures is to protect New Yorkers regardless of efforts by the federal government to move away from Obamacare. "They passed a health care bill that would leave 3 million New Yorkers uninsured and cost this state $7 billion", Cuomo said. Read More »

Senators try to quiet Harris, but she doesn't back down

Mark Warner, D-Va., left, during a hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, June 7, 2017 . Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) then spoke up to chastise her, urging her and other members to "provide the witnesses the courtesy , which has not been extended, fully across, for questions to get answered". Read More »