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Pressure builds on Senate Republicans struggling to write health care law

Sen. Lindsay Graham is among a host of GOP lawmakers who say efforts to pass a new health care bill by the end of this year are in trouble. "I'm very encouraged , very encouraged". Sources told Politico a draft could be ready as soon as the end of this week. "It is all being done with an eye to try to get it by with 50 votes and the vice president". Read More »

Donald Trump Tweets Typo "Covfefe"

While Trump replaced his original tweet with a new one asking his followers if they could figure out the "true meaning of covfefe ", Merriam-Webster appeared to express defeat. When asked whether people should be concerned that the president sent out an incoherent tweet and left it up for hours, Spicer said: "No". There is nothing unusual about this, given Trump's penchant for late-night tweets that often result in widespread controversy. Read More »

Anti-Sharia Rally, Counter Protest Demonstrate Near Chicago Trump Tower


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the country's largest Muslim advocacy group, urged Americans to participate in one of several local educational events being organised in "a peaceful challenge to Saturday's hate rallies". Some have blamed Trump's harsh rhetoric on Islam for the uptick in anti-Muslim activity, arguing that the president has normalized such behavior. Giant letters spelling out "Trump" loomed on the high-rise over the more than 100 protesters. Read More »

Five things we learned from James Comey's testimony about Trump

But, as Comey confirmed, Trump was never under investigation during his tenure at the FBI . Comey, who had repeatedly told Trump he meant to stay, said he thought the president was trying to create a "patronage" relationship by hinting that Comey's job depended on pledging loyalty to Trump. Read More »

Ex-Penn St officials get jail terms in Sandusky abuse case

Spanier, 69, was convicted one week after guilty pleas from former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz on misdemeanor charges of child endangerment . Former Penn State vice president Gary Schulz will also serve two months. They pleaded guilty to child endangerment . The three are to report to jail July 15. Read More »

Kathy Griffin Breaks Down Into Tears: Trump 'Broke Me'


She gradually regained her confidence, proclaiming, "He wants to mess with me?" the comedian said at a press conference in Los Angeles. "I'm going to be honest. The comic was sacked from CNN's New Year's Eve special, and when ET's Kevin Frazier asked if she'd spoken with former co-host Anderson Cooper - who publicly slammed her photo shoot - she broke down in tears and shook her head. Read More »

Trump's tweets are White House documents Spicer says

Between that moment and the time of this posting, roughly 37 hours have passed. "I have not had that discussion with him", Spicer told reporters during a White House briefing, adding: "if I haven't had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it". Read More »

Larson's RBI single in 11th gives Florida 2-1 win


Texas A&M defeated Davidson 12-6 to win their Super Regional and advance to the College World Series . The start of Sunday's game was delayed for 25 minutes because of lightning in the area and the two teams got to bottom of the fifth, with Wake batting, before a deluge hit the area at 5:14 p.m. Read More »

President Trump Honors Fallen Service Members


Bob Dole, who suffered permanently crippling injuries as a member of the 10th Mountain Division in a battle with the German army in Italy in World War II. And Kelly's son-in-law Jake is a wounded warrior. The playing of "Taps" echoed as Trump placed his hand over his heart and military officers saluted. Read More »

What Jeff Sessions' Senate Testimony Could Teach Us


The remaining question is whether or not Sessions' testimony will be made available to the public - there's been no announcement of whether any of this testimony will occur in an open hearing or if it will all take place behind closed doors . Read More »

Meet NASA's newest Astronaut recruits

Indian American astronaut Raja Cheri (kneeling extreme right) in a group photo of NASA's 12 new astronaut candidates with US Vice President Mike Pence in Houston Texas. Following training, she will be assigned technical duties in the astronaut office while she awaits a flight assignment. Pence said, "America will lead the way in space once again". Read More »

It's not Comey versus Trump - it's Putin versus America

He also admitted that he had leaked to the press memos describing his talks with Trump, saying he hoped the stories would spur the appointment of a special counsel to take over the investigation of the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers' success starts at the 3-point line


Unusual things have been known to happen in still the early days of the 21st century, not the least of which was the Cavaliers becoming the first team in history to climb out of that 3-1 hole in the championship round against the record-setting, poetry-inspiring, prohibitive favorite Warriors. Read More »

Sean Spicer Stokes "Covfefe" Conspiracy Theories, Because Why Not?


Spicer also declined to say whether President Trump had made a decision on pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement - and he would not comment on news reports comedienne Kathy Griffin had been fired from CNN for her posing in photographs with a likeness of President Trump's head. Read More »

Powerball jackpot up to $435M, 10th largest in US history

Deadline to purchase tickets is 9:45 p.m. The ticket was sold in Sun City in Riverside County, according to the lottery . Lottery officials said the earliest the ticket could be redeemed is 8 a.m. This big score will come in handy for Alberee's family, after his was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis earlier this year. The store is at 27985 Bradley Road in the Sun City community in the city of Menifee. Read More »

Trump calls Comey memo leaks 'cowardly!'


A special counsel also is reviewing Comey's claim that Trump asked him to "let go" of an FBI investigation. Comey said that Trump asked him specifically whether he could drop the investigation with respect to Flynn, the former national security adviser whom Trump fired for withholding information about his contacts with foreign governments. Read More »

Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a "leaker"


Comey, who was sacked by Trump on May 9, revealed during his testimony that he had a friend, later identified as Columbia University Law Professor Dan Richman, leak contents of his private memos to the media in hopes of prompting the "appointment of a special counsel". Read More »

'Very Cowardly!': Trump Lashes Out at Comey Over Leaks, Questions Their Legality

The White House has denied collusion with Moscow. The president rebutted that exchange, saying it made "no sense" because "I hardly know the man". "I mean, I will tell you, I didn't say that". On Thursday, Comey confirmed to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he did write the memos, which he then turned over to his friend Professor Daniel Richman of Columbia Law School to leak to the press. Read More »

US Attorney General to appear before Senate Committee


Lawmakers on the appropriations committees had indicated an interest in questioning Sessions on Russian meddling in last year's presidential election rather than on the Department of Justice's budget, as was scheduled, leading to the decision, according to the letters . Read More »

AG Sessions to testify Tuesday at Senate intelligence panel


Members of the intelligence committee are in the middle of an investigation and have "access to relevant, classified information", Sessions said. Back in March, Sessions stepped aside from overseeing a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign after he acknowledged meeting twice a year ago with the Russian diplomat, Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

Trump Jr. defends dad on Twitter during Comey testimony

Trump said Comey's testimony also vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump's defense, from both his lawyer and fellow Republicans, amounted to making him out to be some kind of Greek-letter organization pledge, who was "naive" but also crushing on a dictator like, so hard. Read More »