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Trump signs executive order to prevent computer hacking


The biggest surprise in the cybersecurity plan is the move to the cloud. A copy of the cybersecurity executive order, posted online , appeared to echo numerous recommendations made in previous leaked versions, as well as standards established under the George W. Read More »

President Macron Is Good for Franco-German Relations

The result wasn't close - Macron had 64 per cent support with about 90 per cent of votes counted. France's journalists were threatened with possible criminal charges for publishing or republishing the "leaked material" scandal - on Macron's alleged offshore bank account - under laws forbidding any commentary liable to affect the presidential race. Read More »

Trump 'screaming at TV over Russian investigation'


When Lavrov arrived in Washington on Wednesday after a gap of four years, he was absolutely "shocked" to hear that Russian Federation had been accused of meddling in U.S. Also at the meeting was Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador in the U.S., who has been at the centre of the intrigue surrounding Moscow's links with those close to President Trump. Read More »

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn


It was "problematic" behavior, as former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said in her testimony Monday. Republican members pointedly asked Ms. Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who testified with her, whether they leaked the information to the media. Read More »

Trump fired Comey at key juncture in Russian Federation scandal investigation

Comey has yet to comment publicly on his dismissal, but CNN obtained a copy of a farewell letter he issued to staff. According to The Times story , Clinton's friends say she does not believe that that is the reason Comey was sacked. Trump's decision to terminate Comey's tenure, effective immediately, stunned Washington and drew comparisons to the Watergate scandal that brought down Nixon. Read More »

Won't dwell on sacking, will be fine: FBI's Comey in farewell letter

A senior White House official said former Republican congressman Mike Rogers is being considered as a candidate to replace FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked late on Tuesday by President Donald Trump. But the revelation intensified the pressure on the White House from both political parties to explain the motives behind Comey's stunning ouster. Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had wanted a heads-up from Comey about what he would say at a ... Read More »

Trump likely to visit Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in coming days - White House

Furious Democrats suggested the FBI's work will now be hopelessly tainted and demanded a special prosecutor akin to those appointed during Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal or the run-up to Bill Clinton's impeachment. "We know Director Comey was leading an investigation in whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians - a serious offense". The president fired Comey the following day. Read More »

With Comey Out, Acting FBI Director Faces Senate Intel Committee

Several senators asked McCabe if he could confirm or deny Trump's assertion that Comey had informed the president "on three separate occasions" that he is not under investigation by the Department of Justice, which is conducting a probe of Russian meddling in last year's US presidential election. Read More »

State police: 3 dead, including deputy, in rural Arkansas


A Yell County Sheriff's Deputy and two other people are dead after a shooting incident Thursday morning. Sadler says that deputy was fatally shot during the traffic stop. Police say authorities are negotiating with a suspect who is holed up in a home. The two others died after the suspect crashed his truck near their home, where he is now barricaded, local media reported. Read More »

Anderson Cooper's eye roll steals the spotlight from Kellyanne Conway


I'm around the president, I'm not under investigation, ' she said. Conway responded by saying the president is not under investigation. But lucky for you, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway is here to clear things up. The hosts unanimously agreed that there should be an independent prosecutor appointed, or a special committee, to oversee the Trump-Russia investigation despite insistence from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the Senate will not appoint one. Read More »

Asks Donald Trump To Stay In The Paris Agreement

He'd originally planned to make the decision before traveling to the May 26-27 G7 summit in Italy. Officials like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump want to stay in the pact, while Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt and strategist Stephen Bannon want to leave. Read More »

Confederate Jefferson Davis Statue Removed

It's the second Confederate monument to come down after the New Orleans city council voted to remove four such landmarks back in 2015. Workers wore helmets as well as what appeared to be tactical vests and face masks. The Davis statue stood on top of a roughly 12-foot column, and depicted the Confederate president with his right arm outstretched, towering over the street also named after him. Read More »

DeVos delivering commencement speed despite unrest


Throughout her speech, DeVos was booed by students upset that she had been chosen as their graduation speaker. DeVos has spent the last few weeks touring schools across America and as recently as Sunday she expressed support for historically black colleges and universities. Read More »

Trump's rabidly anti-LGBTQ nominee for Army Secretary withdraws name from consideration


The blow comes three months after Trump's first nominee, wealthy financier and West Point graduate Vincent Viola, withdrew after reportedly concluding that he could not sell off his business holdings. Trump's decision to tap Green in early April represented a stark contrast to President Barack Obama's choice of Eric Fanning for the post. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn't fit to lead. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Comey 'wanted more resources for Trump-Russia probe'

The Nobel laureate economist and New York Times columnist took to Twitter to express his belief that the Trump administration is no longer "legitimate" and to criticize any Republican defending Comey's firing. The White House has told reporters that Rosenstein put his recommendations in writing after meeting with Trump on Monday. "He wasn't doing a good job", Trump said Wednesday in his first public comments about Comey's removal. Read More »

Texas college shooting leaves two dead


Police had been searching for the shooter through all buildings on campus and although there was no further threat, they said they would continue to conduct their sweep. North Lake College is a two-year community college serving Irving and northern Dallas County. A math tutor at a suburban Dallas community college says she saw a man shoot a woman three times in the hallway of a campus building. Read More »

Copy-Senate blocks moves to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling

The methane rules were created to reduce pollution and protect public resources, but they're opposed by gas and oil drillers, who characterize them as costly and burdensome. With the onset of the energy boom, some companies have taken to flaring or venting gas, emitting the methane itself straight into the atmosphere, if pipelines or other infrastructure aren't immediately available to transport and process it. Read More »

Trump's 2nd nominee for Army secretary withdraws


And then there are internal party conflicts, for instance Trump's refusal to put forward any Republican who derided him or his ultimately successful run at the White House. Green is the second nominee this year to step away from the Army secretary post, and the third service secretary nominee to drop out of the process before a confirmation hearing. Read More »

DeVos booed delivering Bethune-Cookman address

After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed relentlessly during her commencement speech at a historically black college, we just have one question: What did she think was going to happen? "Right now is not the time for Secretary DeVos to speak at any historically black college", said Dominik Whitehead, a Bethune-Cookman alumnus who led one of the petition drives. Read More »

Russia's Top Diplomat Meets With Trump at White House

Russian listening devices have previously been found in the USA embassy and the State Department . In the meantime, after Lavrov's much publicised Washington visit, the visit of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on the very next day went largely under the radar. Read More »

Vehicle of missing nursing student found in pond


A woman's body was found inside a auto that matches the description of the vehicle a missing nursing student was driving when she disappeared Friday. Khalili's brothers were extremely concerned about her, given her vehicle was missing and she hasn't used her bank account or phone since 2 a.m. Read More »

Georgia GOP Congressional Candidate Applauds Trump Decision To Fire Comey

Trump's campaign. "The president's made the decision". "I think it's startling that Democrats aren't celebrating this since they've been calling it for so long", she said . Ms Wright said there's now a call for a special prosecutor to be put in charge of the FBI investigation into the Trump-Russia connection. What about the Russian Federation probe? Where it leads - and whether it gives rise to any criminal charges - will be determined in large part by who succeeds Comey as director ... Read More »

DeVos Booed By Bethune-Cookman Graduates During Commencement Address


Numerous graduating students turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and boos almost drowned out her commencement speech Wednesday at Bethune-Cookman University. "We are always about the business of making new friends, and if you don't have friends, it's very hard to raise money". "Her department controls roughly 80% of Title IV monies, as well as grants. Read More »