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Spicer suggests Trump's 'covfefe' tweet was a secret message


With multiple investigations looking at whether the president's associates collaborated with Russian Federation to influence the election, any random, unfiltered tweet could become part of a legal case. The Republican-controlled Senate, which confirms Trump's appointments, also faces a packed legislative schedule, leaving it less time to take up nominations. Read More »

Strong, swift United Nations reaction to Trump on climate

Leaders of seven wealthy democracies, at a summit in Sicily, urged Trump to commit his administration to the agreement, but said in their closing statement that the US, for now, "is not in a position to join the consensus". She said Australia was committed to the Paris agreement and to our carbon emissions reduction target, and she said Australia's interests were best served by the USA maintaining its commitment to the Paris agreement. Read More »

Speller from Gray is ideal in early rounds at national spelling bee


Then, without hesitating, she proceeded to correctly spell the word: h-o-s-p-i-t-a-l-i-t-y. The preliminary testing on Wednesday was made up of a written section and a multiple choice vocabulary section for a total of 24 points. Propper said she reads about three books per month, and is a fan of the Divergent trilogy as well as the works of author James Patterson. The 50 finalists will compete in more oral rounds Thursday until a grand prize victor emerges, who will receive $40,000 cash, ... Read More »

Trump to announce decision on global climate deal on Thursday


Both were key to reaching an agreement at Paris in 2015, which came into force in November and aims to keep global warming below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit compared with pre-industrial times. Senior adviser Steve Bannon, who wants Trump to focus on actions that will rev up his conservative political base , has long opposed the Paris accord. Read More »

Fired FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations

Former FBI director James Comey is expected to testify publicly in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss his conversations with Donald Trump about the Russian Federation investigation. Rosenstein, Trump swiftly clarified that it was purely his decision. Comey confirms that the FBI is investigating alleged ties between Trump's election campaign team and the Russian government. Read More »

Comey to testify Trump DID press him to end Flynn probe

Sirens blaring, Comey said he raced to Ashcroft's hospital room, arriving minutes before Bush's White House officials did. " Russian officials must be laughing at the USA & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News", Mr. Read More »

Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back

Trump referred to "the constant negative press covfefe " in a message posted on his page before removing it some hours later, but people had already begun to run with it, poking fun at the President's error. The effect is deep turmoil in his communications staff. The outcome is deep turmoil in his communications staff: the White House is rife with rumours that the boss is preparing mass firings, and this week, communications director Mike Dubke resigned just four months into the job. Read More »

Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney


During an off-camera press briefing Wednesday morning, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked if people should be "concerned that the president posted somewhat of an incoherent tweet last night, and that it then stayed up for hours?" But the coverage of the Trump White House has a soap opera quality. Read More »

Recent revelations about Jared Kushner could impact his influence with Trump


The tweet comes as the media continues to report on contacts between Russian Federation and Trump associates, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner , one of Trump's most trusted advisers. Jared Kushner's vaguely-defined role an unpaid senior White House adviser includes relations with China. Schiff said he disagreed with White House National Security Adviser H.R. Read More »

White House communications director Dubke steps down

Dubke's hiring was meant to lighten the load on Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, who had also been handling the duties of communications director during Trump's first month in office. But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles. Spicer fielded questions from reporters on Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Trial beginning for officer who killed motorist

A key element of the trial will likely be the viral video of the situation and another video, extracted from Yanez's squad vehicle. The shots were fired shortly after Castile, who is black, told Yanez, who is Latino, that he had a firearm. Read More »

The Note: The White House staff shakeup begins


Trump is also struggling with his legislative agenda, as health care and tax reform initiatives remain behind schedule with several fiscal deadlines looming. He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the President's worldwide trip, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News. Read More »

Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer


Trudeau is the only one who has spoken with Trump by cell phone so far, the report said. Dubke's last day on the job has not been determined. Dubke is the founder of Crossroads Media, a GOP media relations firm, and co-founder at the Blackrock Group, a communications and public affairs firm. Read More »

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out

Spicer was also asked about the president's relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which was reported to have been strained during their meetings last week in Europe. "To now have one of the key European leaders, reach the conclusion that we're no longer the essential nation there, I think it's a sign that we need to improve our game a little bit", said Whitehouse. Read More »

Body found officially ID'd as missing Franklin man


The Franklin Police Department said that Doherty, a Duke University student, was not been seen or heard from since the early morning hours of Sunday, May 14. He then walked home after not getting a response from his brothers, who were sleeping at the time. Though the cause of death is unknown and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has yet to release a final report, authorities say there were no signs of trauma or foul play. Read More »

Cleveland cop who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice fired


Loehmann shot and killed Rice outside the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland on November 22, 2014. Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice, who has settled a civil lawsuit against the city and the police department for $ 6 million , said she was pleased that Loehmann had been fire, but also disheartened. Read More »

Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session

Straus' decision to not appoint conferees to SB 2078 comes after days of Abbott saying he was hopeful for a compromise on property taxes and the "bathroom bill" during the regular legislative session. Greg Abbott will go along with that plan. Socially conservative governors in Arkansas and Kentucky rebuffed proposals as unnecessary and South Dakota's Republican governor vetoed a proposal in March. Read More »

Man arrested with guns at Trump International Hotel


When police searched his vehicle in the hotel parking garage, they discovered a Bushmaster AR-15 assault weapon and a Glock handgun, as well as 90 rounds of ammunition. Several relatives reached Wednesday declined to comment. "An MPD explosive unit was deployed to the scene to examine the vehicle and they found no hazardous materials", Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham told reporters outside headquarters, adding " We averted a tragedy ". Read More »

Explosion at Cambria's Didion Milling Plant Kills One, Others Hurt


Several people suffered injuries and were transported by helicopter or ambulance to hospitals, Richards said, while two escaped unharmed and two remained missing. Thursday. The village was not evacuated and Williams said he was told there was no further threat. Riley Didion , president of Didion Milling, told reporters that it was too early to know the cause of the explosion. Read More »

White House seeks to wall off Russia questions


Last week national media broke reports that President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, may have had inappropriate contact with Russian officials during the presidential transition period. Conway also dismissed persistent speculation that Spicer , who has been pilloried on TV comedy shows since Trump took office on January 20, was on his way out. Read More »

Turkish Government Complains About 'Unprofessional' Treatment Of Erdogan Goons


Washington summoned the Turkish ambassador over the altercation, and there have been growing calls for a strong response to the violence of the Turkish bodyguards on us soil. Last week, Erdogan was in Washington to meet President Donald Trump , after visiting India, China and Russian Federation. However, Tillerson said the administration will wait for the outcome of a department investigation, which will likely focus on cellphone videos of the bloody clash, before taking further action. Read More »