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Kurdish officials have never said anything about conquering Raqqa for somebody else, and it would be unusual for the group to be willing to commit so heavy to the invasion of a city if they didn't have designs on incorporating it into their self-declared autonomous region. Read More »

Sean Spicer cutouts available to decorate bushes


Pressed by Pirro on whether he asked Comey for his loyalty, Trump responded: "No, I didn't, but I don't think it would be a bad question to ask". Later she said she had "heard from a large number of individuals that work at the Federal Bureau of Investigation that said that they're very happy with the president's decision". Read More »

New Orleans Removes Confederate President Jefferson Davis Statue


Police separated the sides with barriers. Shortly after 10 p.m. the whole group converged around a priest who recited prayers and read several Bible verses. The statue was first unveiled in 1911. In 2004, the words " slave owner " were painted on the base of the monument. Workers wore helmets as well as what appeared to be tactical vests and face masks. Read More »

Trump on Russia allegations: 'There is no collusion'


Justice with Judge Jeanine released clips on May 12 ahead of their Saturday, May 13 show, and Trump had a lot to say about former FBI Director James Comey - just not about the tapes. "I said: 'If it's possible, would you let me know: am I under investigation?'" Comey's firing ignited a firestorm in Washington and has prompted speculation over whether Trump's decision hinged on his apparent anger at the FBI's probe into the Trump campaign's potential collusion with Russian Federation ... Read More »

Royal Mo breaks bone in hoof while preparing for Preakness


The 3-year-old son by Street Boss will be ridden again by jockey Florent Geroux, who is excited to give it another try in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Five of them had not run in the Derby, with the best result of quintet coming previous year when Stradivari finished fourth behind Exaggerator. What does all this mean for the chances of Always Dreaming in next week's Preakness? "In the Derby I sat behind Corey (Lanerie) because I could see he was loaded with horse", Geroux said. Read More »

Attorney general announces involuntary manslaughter charges against engineer in deadly Amtrak crash

Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Marsha Neifield ordered Philadelphia District Attorney Josh Shapiro to charge engineer Brandon Bostian with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment on Thursday. The train's data recorder showed it was traveling at 106 miles per hour around a sharp curve with a speed limit of 50. Investigators found no evidence that Bostian had been on his phone at the time of the crash, or that a bullet had been fired as first reported. Read More »

Mormon church is pulling older teens from Boy Scouts' programs


Now, the church is moving in a different direction. He said that the Boy Scouts will definitely be the least expensive option for necessary resources and facilities for whatever the LDS replacement program turns out to be. Some 280,000 younger boys ages 8-13 will be kept Scouts while the church continues to develop a global scouting-type program. The Mormon Church automatically enrolls every boy who attends a Mormon congregation in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs, so the process of ... Read More »

New exec order will target Trump's voter fraud claims

The order, to be signed Thursday, will establish a commission to review the American election system for instances of fraud and voter suppression, ABC News reported. "President Trump says this commission is an effort to protect voting rights but it is really an effort to suppress and intimidate African-American and other minority voters", said Richmond in a statement . Read More »

Donald Trump Quoted His Own Tweet in a Header


Pence's errant remarks prompted Yates to contact White House counsel Donald McGahn. She said Trump was compelled to act quickly in firing Comey Tuesday after he received the three-page memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who started at the Justice Department two weeks ago, on why the Federal Bureau of Investigation director should be let go. Read More »

What President Trumps executive order on religious liberty actually grants


Members of the religious right marched onto the dais as President Trump sat down to sign the order, after he spoke for about seven minutes, waxing on about the importance of religious liberty. "It's very Un-American to say just because you have a certain office you can't speak out on something". Mississippi College Political Science Professor Glenn Antizzo says the executive order is the president's fulfillment of a promise to conservative groups whose IRS tax exempt status was denied during ... Read More »

This Site Mocks The GOP's Obsession With Health Care "Choice"


Ms Collins also complained that the House rushed a vote before the Congressional Budget Office could complete its cost-benefit analysis. Instead of improving upon the progress made by the ACA, the Society believes AHCA will severely reverse those gains, as evidenced by a March 2017 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that found that up to 24 million Americans will lose their health insurance under this plan. Read More »

DeVos heckled at graduation for historically black college


They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality. "We support you, and we will continue to support you", she said. DeVos used the speech as an opportunity to reaffirm the Trump administration's commitment to HBCUs. "As we have said repeatedly, be careful of the people you let in your place", Jackson said, acknowledging the criticism. Read More »

Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy captured


Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an OH village and two nursing home employees. Investigators are now questioning her. According to Bill Sadler with the Arkansas State Police, it is believed that there may have been some information about a suspect vehicle involved in the disturbance call that officers were en route to on Gum Springs Road. Read More »

Trump fails to repeal Obama's methane rule in US Senate


Dean Heller, R-Nev., voted to lift it. Kate MacGregor, the Interior Department's acting secretary for land and minerals, issued a statement saying the department already had the rule in their sights and the agency will " suspend, revise or rescind given its significant regulatory burden that encumbers American energy production, economic growth, and job creation", citing one of Trump's vast number of executive orders. Read More »

Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with Sessions policy


Rep. Cedric Richmond, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus: "Our biggest concerns about Attorney General Sessions are becoming reality", he said in a statement . John Pfaff is an expert in sentencing policy at Fordham Law. Earlier this year, Sessions reversed a directive from the previous deputy attorney general Sally Yates that would stop the use of private prisons for holding federal prisoners. Read More »

Trump at Liberty University: "We don't worship government; we worship God"


Trump, who took office on January 20, also sounded familiar campaign themes about a broken system in Washington. President Donald Trump is telling college graduates that they should "relish the opportunity to be an outsider". Christian conservatives have been overjoyed by Trump's appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, along with Trump's choice of socially conservative Cabinet members and other officials. Read More »

Acting FBI chief to face congressional panel amid Comey firing fallout

He said he could not comment on an ongoing investigation. In testimony to two congressional committees since March, Comey confirmed that the FBI was conducting a counter-intelligence investigation aimed at some of Trump's aides, forcefully rejected Trump's claims that President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower, and said he was "mildly nauseous" at the thought his actions affected the election outcome. Read More »

Trump signs order letting tax-exempt churches be active in politics


On the National Day of Prayer , a time when people reaffirm their faith, President Donald Trump showed his through a new executive order . Our 45th President said that he signed the order to protect religious people and organizations, who have claimed to face discrimination for their beliefs. Read More »

Sean Spicer under fire during crucial week for Trump


Normally, Spicer speaks with reporters in the White House press room. "I went off of the information that I had", said Sanders. He said, 'I have nothing for you on that.' He could have said no. The president's spin doctor later appeared "speed-walking up the White House drive" to defend his boss, and insisted on briefing reporters in near-darkness, without being filmed. Read More »

Police investigate killing of OH police chief, 2 others

One vehicle was found at a Pilot Flying J. The gunman is not being identified at this time. She, nurse Marlina Medrano and Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario were killed in the Friday attack. ORIGINAL: ( NBC News ) - Four people, including a police chief and a gunman, are dead following a shooting at an OH nursing home. Thorp said approximately 23 residents were in the building when the shooting occurred. Read More »