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Republicans Get Ready to Go Nuclear

Republicans Get Ready to Go Nuclear

While almost everyone has been saying that Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation was inevitable, I was anxious. The daylong debate on the Senate floor was full of finger pointing, with members of bo...

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Governor makes plea to secure tax hike for road repairs

Governor makes plea to secure tax hike for road repairs

Senator McGuire has been a champion for passing a comprehensive fix to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure. California's roads, freeways and bridges are a mess. A portion of transpo...

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Ethics panel finds probable cause gov broke law

Robert Bentley as the Alabama Ethics Commission voted yesterday evening that there is probable cause that Bentley violated state ethics and campaign finance law. The commission did not give much det...

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Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Pause Review on Baltimore Consent Decree

Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Pause Review on Baltimore Consent Decree

On Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion requesting a 90-day pause to " review and assess " a proposed agreement, called a consent decree , to reform the Baltimore PD. "I am bound ...

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Mayor Murray sued for sexual assault of teen in 80s — Seattle Times

Documents in the lawsuit were not yet available via the King County Superior Court's online record system as of Thursday afternoon. Murray paid for sex with the man at least 50 times over the ne...

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U.S. House Russia probe puts spotlight on low-profile lawmaker

At least one Democrat on the committee sounded optimistic about the change in leadership. "So I think it may be important to have him as part of the national security investigation, but not this inv...

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Injured Dustin Johnson withdraws, Charley Hoffman leads Masters

Injured Dustin Johnson withdraws, Charley Hoffman leads Masters

Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth, who collapsed around Amen Corner in his final round in pursuit of successive titles a year ago, negotiated that tricky run of holes before a quadruple-bogey nine at the 15th ...

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Texas lawmakers weigh proposed masturbation bill

Texas lawmakers weigh proposed masturbation bill

Under section 173.010 of House Bill 4260, the Man's Right to Know Act, Texas men would only be allowed to masturbate under supervision, inside approved health care and medical facilities. This mirrors...

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AG's order unlikely to affect Warren police reform plan

Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis, right, speaks alongside Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh at a news conference at City Hall in Baltimore Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in response to the ...

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ICE arrests 82 people in 5-day VA, DC operation

ICE arrests 82 people in 5-day VA, DC operation

Most of the faith leaders said their church had yet to decide to officially declare itself a sanctuary, and organizers stressed there would be different types of sanctuary churches. There have been no...

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US House intelligence panel chair - Probe of Russia continues

US House intelligence panel chair - Probe of Russia continues

The Washington Post published letters from Yates's attorney indicating the justice department informed her that "all information Ms Yates received or actions she took" while a senior department of...

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Trump believes Susan Rice committed crime, declines to provide evidence

Trump believes Susan Rice committed crime, declines to provide evidence

Rice correctly said in her interview that policymakers sometimes request to know the identities of Americans from NSA reports to understand these reports in certain circumstances. "Americans deser...

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Reed Commends Bannon's Demotion In National Security Council

Maybe, but Betts, who also serves as director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies in NY, said appearances can be deceiving. The White House strongly disputed that characterization, ...

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Comica Pay Tribute to Don Rickles

Most people know him from the sanitized version you saw on talk shows or in movies, but the real Rickles was something else. Don added: "Make yourself at home, Frank". However, Rickles never sto...

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Judge denies U.S. request to delay Baltimore police reform hearing

Bredar denied the request as " untimely ", writing that granting such a delay "at the eleventh hour would be to unduly burden and inconvenience the Court, the other parties, and, most importantl...

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Steve Bannon calls reports of threat to quit 'absurd'

According to another Politico story , many or even most agencies are riven with conflicts between Trump loyalists, who expected high positions in the administration, and regular Republicans, who ...

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McConnell's 'Nuclear Option' Gets Trump Gorsuch at a Big Price

Throughout eight years of bitter partisanship from Republicans, including almost a year-long refusal to confirm Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland , the GOP made it clear they weren't will...

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Bill O'Reilly 'needs to go to jail'

Rep. Maxine Waters: Bill O'Reilly 'needs to go to jail'

On Thursday, more than 40 companies had said they weren't running commercials on O'Reilly's show, according to CNN, which has maintained a count. So far, the controversy has not negatively affected...

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NSC Aide Said To Have Leaked Intel To Back Trump Eavesdropping Claims

NSC Aide Said To Have Leaked Intel To Back Trump Eavesdropping Claims

The speeches were not included in a form that Flynn signed electronically on February 11, which the White House also released. The White House acknowledged in March that President Trump's transition...

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Senate GOP Ready To Go

Senate GOP Ready To Go "Nuclear" To Secure Supreme Court Nomination

Such a rule change on Supreme Court nominees is a momentous change for the Senate, which traditionally operates via bipartisanship and consent from all senators. The 60-vote threshold in the Senate ha...

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Judge denies request to delay hearing on Baltimore police

Judge denies request to delay hearing on Baltimore police

The consent decree , if approved, would be a binding agreement mandating the police department implement sweeping reforms to address the discriminatory and unconstitutional practices identified. Sinc...

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Crude prices jump after USA strike on Syria

The attack came just hours after Russian Federation warned that there could be "negative consequences" if the U.S. took military action against Syria, which it is backing in a civil war. The dollar mo...

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White House releases financial disclosures of top staff

White House releases financial disclosures of top staff

According to financial disclosures made public on Friday, the USA president's top 27 aides had assets worth at least $2.3 billion when they joined the government. In fact, according to the Washin...

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Comedian Don Rickles was 'a God', says Tom Hanks

That show included appearances by David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld , Jon Stewart, and Bob Newhart - whose soft-spoken style of comedy could not be further removed from Mr. He came under fire in 2012...

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Despite drop in crossings, Homeland Security chief says border wall still needed

Despite drop in crossings, Homeland Security chief says border wall still needed

And National Consulting Service, the paper reported, proposed a wall topped with a monorail. "DHS is also taking appropriate action to ensure that the parole and asylum provisions of federal immig...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Plans To Roll Back Decades Of Police Reform

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Plans To Roll Back Decades Of Police Reform

Bredar. A directive from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday ordered the Justice Department to review past and pending agreements with local law enforcement agencies. "We don't want anymor...

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Maine TV Meteorologist Reported Missing

Maine TV Meteorologist Reported Missing

WCSH 6 General Manager Brian Cliffe declined comment, saying it was "a personal matter". Johnston is described as a 46-year-old man, weighing 200 pounds at 5-feet-9-inches tall with blue eyes and b...

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Quadruplet Brothers All Get Accepted To Harvard And Yale

Quadruplet Brothers All Get Accepted To Harvard And Yale

Aaron, however, now has Stanford University as his leading choice. In case it isn't clear how unbelievable the quad's accomplishment is-according to Yale's website, more than 32,000 people applied...

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Lawyer for ex-NFL star Hernandez calls murder witness a liar

Lawyer for ex-NFL star Hernandez calls murder witness a liar

The defense claims that Alexander Bradley , Hernandez's former friend and now the key witness for the prosecution, fired the shots over a drug deal gone bad. He said Hernandez became enraged because...

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Trump Kicks Off Florida Meetings With Chinese Leader

Trump Kicks Off Florida Meetings With Chinese Leader

The unconfrontational reception Mr Xi can expect mainly reflects the president's slow-dawning recognition that governing is trickier than he once assumed. Also late last month, White House Press Secre...

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Summerhays almost makes history in Masters opener, settles for 74

Day bounced back with good birdies at the par-five 15th, which was averaging over par , and the 16th before giving one back on 17. Lee Westwood is third at 2 under, and there is a group of eight pl...

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UB law professor explains consent decree between DOJ, city police

UB law professor explains consent decree between DOJ, city police

The request to cancel the hearing "at the eleventh hour would be to unduly burden and inconvenience the Court, the other parties, and, most importantly, the public", U.S. The police department in New ...

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Flynn confessed to receiving money from Russians

The conversation, which took place before Trump's inauguration, centered around lifting then-President Barack Obama's sanctions against Russian Federation. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the chairman of th...

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Should Trump take money back from 'sanctuary cities'?

Seattle is asking a federal court to declare that it's not breaking the law by refusing to join the Trump administration's effort to strictly enforce federal immigration laws. "If they want a fight, ...

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Trump Pressuring China on North Korea

Trump Pressuring China on North Korea

And like millionaire's son Trump, Xi was born into privilege. Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, drove down a palm-lined driveway past a military honour guard to Trump's Spanish-style Mar-a-Lago resort i...

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