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Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

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FILE - In this September 27, 2016 file photo, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Roger Gregory, gestures during an interview in his office in Richmond , Va. Niemeyer suggested that the Supreme Court will not buy into the use of Trump's campaign statements. That order was in effect for seven days before it was blocked by a federal judge in Seattle, a ruling upheld by the 9th Circuit. Read More »

With Senate done, House ready to debate budget ideas

Sponsored by the head of the Senate Education Committee , Republican Sen. "It was the general feeling that the bills would be in trouble". In an interview less than 30 minutes before the House session opened, he expected the legislation to fare well on the House floor Thursday. Read More »

The Congressional Budget Office Has Scored Trumpcare 2.0, And It Wasn't Kind

In a blow to Republicans, the nonpartisan analysts were also critical of 11th-hour provisions that GOP leaders had added to pick up votes and assure the bill's passage. But two small-business groups, the Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority, said the bill could hurt their members, many of whom rely on the individual insurance market for their coverage . Read More »

Pope Francis gifts Trump his book on climate change

How does it make you feel? Vatican City was the third stop on the president and his entourage's foreign trip. The visit to the Vatican is part of Trump's first foreign trip as U.S. It also opposes his plan to build a wall on the United States border with Mexico. Last year, the two exchanged barbs over Trump's call to build a wall on the USA border with Mexico, and the two leaders are seen as opposites in many ways. Read More »

Teachers disciplined after giving student 'most likely to become a terrorist' certificate

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She said her teacher gave other students awards with the disclaimer that "it might hurt [students'] feelings". Other teachers were said to be watching and laughing as she received the certificate. Apologising for the incident over Twitter , principal Eric Lathan called the mock awards "insensitive and offensive", adding that they had been handed out after the school's real award ceremony had ended. Read More »

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Gordon Haskett

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WMT has a 1-year high price of $ 79.44 and 1-year low price of $65.28. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly financial results on 17/08/2017 after the market close. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, March 31. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. Read More »

McConnell: 'I Don't Know How We Get To 50' Votes On AHCA

But the schedule is already squeezing Republicans , as there are four work weeks in June, plus three in July - then Congress is scheduled to leave for a five week summer break that lasts until Labor Day. The House has until Friday to vote on any amendments attached to House bills by the Senate . That represents a smaller reduction than the $150 billion CBO estimated in late March, largely because House leaders provided more money in the final bill to offset costs for consumers with ... Read More »

Erdogan Bodyguards Accused of Attacking DC Protesters Released

The minister said Trump's new US administration seems more understanding about Turkey's security concerns. ISTANBUL, May 18 ( Reuters ) - Turkey is ready to retaliate if it faces a threat from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and will not shirk from launching a military campaign if need be, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. Read More »

Montana Republican Wins U.S. House Seat After Assault Charge

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and MoveOn.org used the Wednesday night incident, involving reporter Ben Jacobs of the Guardian of London, in online and radio ads to spur last-minute voter registration and turnout. It ended with Gianforte shouting, "I'm sick and exhausted of you guys". When Jacobs asks for the names of those present, saying he will go to the police, he is told, "you gotta leave". Read More »

Trump Travel Ban Headed to Supreme Court

That's after a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against it that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination". A Hawaii judge who also blocked the order said a "court will not crawl into a corner, pull the shutters closed and pretend it has not seen what it has". Read More »

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

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It would replace former US president Barack Obama's tax subsidies for health insurance consumers with tax credits based largely on age instead of income. It would reduce the federal deficit over the 2017-to-2026 period by $119 billion - $32 billion less than the savings booked from the original bill. The previous version of the bill reduced shortfalls by $150 billion. Read More »

Trump & Macron engage in fierce handshake battle during first meeting

Macron savagely held on, giving Trump one more epic squeeze before finally releasing his injured paw. Macron said "I'm also very happy to be with President Trump". Donald Trump is now on his first overseas trip since he became the leader of the free world and so he is meeting many foreign leaders for the first time. Read More »

GOP health care bill leaves 23 million more uninsured, analysts say

Kansas now spends about $ 4 billion annually on aid to its 286 school districts, but the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in March that education funding is inadequate. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said that working to improve the health care bill is imperative for his state, where almost 600,000 people are covered under Medicaid. Read More »

Donald Trump's budget, spending cuts are 'moral,' Mulvaney says

Rep. Lloyd Smucker, through his role on the House Budget Committee, was given the same allotted five minutes as other committee members to question Budget Director Mick Mulvaney during a hearing on Wednesday. The budget says these tax cuts will be revenue-neutral, meaning that growth and income will cover the cost of the lost tax revenue, to the tune of $2 trillion. Read More »

Lawyer accused of attempting to bribe and intimidate rape victim

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According to charging documents, Rodriguez said , "You know how things are with Trump's law now". Vasiliades said that "back home " in Greece, the matter would have been handled with street justice. Vasiliades and another man charged in the case, Edgar Rodriguez, last week told the woman's husband that the current environment for immigrants in the United States meant he and his wife risked being arrested by immigration agents if they testified, the indictment said . Read More »

House budget leaves out Senate spending cuts

Taylor's remarks come after his counterpart in the House, Dan Huberty , R-Houston, gave a passionate speech in which he said he would not accept the Senate's changes to House Bill 21 and would seek a conference committee with the Senate. Read More »

Trump's laptop ban on European flights is reportedly 'off the table'

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IATA needs to be told more about USA concerns in order to contribute to developing a solution, De Juniac said , adding: "We can provide appropriate advice when it comes to security and protection measures for passengers". The new laptop ban would work like the current one from the Middle East , except that it would affect all flights from Europe to the U.S. "The economic risk to airlines and the travel and tourism industry is orders of magnitude greater than the threat from pandemics, ... Read More »

Russians 'boasted spies had links to Trump aides' during election campaign

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CNN first reported the omission. In late July of previous year there was so much concern that he convened a group of officials from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency to focus on it exclusively. When reached for comment, a spokesman for Rep. Schiff said the congressman would not confirm or comment on upcoming witnesses. Following Brennan's public testimony Tuesday morning, he will testify in a closed-door session. Read More »

Polls open after candidate charged with assault

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Twice it seemed someone picked up then immediately hung up. A sign on a gate thanked people for not trespassing at Gianforte's home. "Gianforte told him he would get back to him later". Jacobs: He just body slammed me . Stivers said: "From what I know of Greg Gianforte , this was totally out of character, but we all make mistakes". Read More »

President Trump seeks reform, not intervention, on Middle East trip

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The message his audience received was that the United States has no problem with Muslim leaders who crush all forms of dissent and criticism, even among those who have absolutely no reason to promote the radical agenda. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that President Trump will not apologize to Israeli officials for sharing highly classified intelligence about ISIS to the Russians . Read More »