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CNN used a sketch artist at Friday's off-camera White House press briefing

The results of CNN's sketch artist, Bill Hennessy, are actually quite good. The White House Correspondents' Association has met with Trump administration officials to take issue with the current state of briefings at the White House, according to a note sent to the association's members this morning from its president, Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason. Read More »

Supreme Court legalizes interracial marriage — AP WAS THERE

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new state historical marker to commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the landmark case of Loving v. They were convicted and sentenced to one year in jail, with the sentence suspended on the condition that they leave Virginia. "I have not yet counseled an interracial wedding where someone didn't have a problem on the bride's or the groom's side", Washington D.C.'s St. Read More »

CNN sends sketch artist to White House press briefings

White House press secretary Sean Spicer demanded that cameras be turned off at his daily briefing on April 7 at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago property in West Palm Beach, Fla. From the White House perspective, the briefings have become somewhat of a spectacle - a live game of "gotcha" journalism where every word is parsed for nuance and any meaningful discussion of the President's agenda is cast aside for heated questioning about whatever scandal dominates the headlines that day. Read More »

Dennis Rodman makes another astoundingly outrageous claim about North Korea

The State Department says Wednesday's talks would focus on ways to increase pressure on North Korea , but also cover such areas as counter-terrorism and territorial rivalries in the South China Sea. Sen. Rob Portman said Wednesday he met with members of North Korea's mission to the United Nations, the country's only USA presence. Portman says the officials indicated they would relay his request to free University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir), who had been held almost a ... Read More »

Watters: 'Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?'

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Individual seats are important! On policy, Handel mostly echoes the GOP line. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said this week that the Senate plan would be "different" than the House plan, which has been criticised by Democrats as providing tax cuts for the rich and cutting essential medical programmes. Read More »

Cindy's remnants bring showers, with some flooding/tornado risk

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In the low-lying Louisiana town of Lafitte, south of New Orleans, Mayor Tim Kerner urged residents in and around the town to seek higher ground because of rising water. A cold front will absorb the depression and it will move southeast toward our local area, increasing rain chances for the end of the weekend. By afternoon, it was over northern Louisiana, and its heavy rains had resulted in flooding and road closures in each state bordering the Gulf, from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida. Read More »

See how House, Senate health care bills stack up

The Republican bill aims to deliver on one of Trump's central campaign promises to " repeal and replace " the 2010 law passed under Obama that expanded coverage to millions of Americans. Brian Sandoval, a Republican. The bill also scales back federal funding for Medicaid - which is more than half the spending for the program at the state level. Read More »

Heavy rain possible as remnant of Cindy moves through

It was moving northwest at 9 miles per hour. "Life-threatening" flash flooding was possible as the storm could drop three to six inches (8-15 cm) of rain and as much as eight inches in some parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, the NHC said. Read More »

US government: 2 men charged with plotting terror attacks

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Acting on instructions from his Hezbollah handler, Ali Kourani of the Bronx - who had received weapons training in Lebanon in 2000 and was recruited in 2008 into what he described as the "black ops" component of the organization - duly obtained citizenship and a USA passport in 2009, papers before a Manhattan federal court show. Read More »

SC Rep. Trey Gowdy tapped for House oversight chairman

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The Oversight and Government Reform Committee could play a key role in investigating alleged Trump administration wrongdoing. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) meant to use his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee to great effect in this Congress, right up until he chose to walk away from his job a year and a half early. Read More »

Man claiming to be 'Mad Max' arrested for 'numerous illegal weapons'

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As the traffic stop was being conducted, Ernest "attempted to flee and behaved so suspiciously he was detained", according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Ernest was arrested on suspicion of illegal weapons and was booked into the Barstow Jail. Anyone with information on the investigation is encouraged to speak with deputies at the Barstow Sheriff's Station at 760-256-4838. Read More »

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change

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Pence told about 1,650 people gathered that "the time is now" to push for a health care overhaul. Daly was talking about Satan - not the vice president. FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, file photograph, the administrative headquarters of Focus on the Family is shown on the north side of Colorado Springs, Colo. Read More »

Wounded Congressman upgraded to fair condition

An FBI official with the Washington field office , Timothy Slater , declined to say whose names were on the list, and whether it included members of one party, or both. Also injured were a congressional aide and two U.S. Capitol Police officers . Investigators did not find any threats to members of Congress on Hodgkinson's social media accounts, though he frequently posted about his disdain for Republicans, Slater said. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall in SW Louisiana

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Kerner said he issued the call for a voluntary evacuation as a precaution. Already blamed for one death in Alabama , Cindy was expected to keep churning seas and spin off bands of severe weather from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida. Read More »

Congressman Scalise released from ICU

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Hodgkinson had been involved in a protest in Belleville, Illinois, where he was living outside a U.S. post office building. Hodgkinson did not search out the baseball game or the practices. Investigators also reviewed Hodgkinson's online searches and browsing history, revealing queries for the "2017 Republican Convention" and directions from Alexandria to his IL home on the night before the shooting. Read More »

Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday insisted that Senate's freshly unveiled Obamacare repeal bill would not affect anyone now enrolled in Medicaid and said that President Donald Trump was "very supportive" of the legislation. Read More »

Republicans win Georgia and SC congressional races

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Thank you @FoxNews "Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election". Even among Democrats , about 1 in 5 (19 percent) didn't like Pelosi. She rarely mentioned the administration, despite holding a closed-door fundraiser with the president earlier this spring. "Planned Parenthood was a big issue in the race, and the pro-lifers came out heavily for Karen Handel in response to her record of fighting Planned Parenthood", he told us, "Faith and Freedom ... Read More »

Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

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Trump, in a Fox News interview that aired Friday, was asked whether he thinks Mueller should recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe he is leading. More than a half-dozen aides said they were unaware of any recording devices. Trump's earlier suggestion about tapes evoked the secret White House recordings that led to Richard Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal. Read More »

Mizzou to rent out empty dorm rooms for football games

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The rate for a two-bedroom suite is $120 a night - about on par for what you'd pay for a cheap hotel on a game weekend anyway. In all, Missouri has decided that three of seven residence halls left vacant will be used for the rentals. It doesn't appear that those renting rooms will be in resident halls with students. He said that decisions such as easing the requirement for upperclassmen to have a meal plan and opening the door for transfer students to live on campus will help fill the dorms. Read More »

CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

The graphic continued to identify Sanders and her title. "The White House press secretary is getting to a point where he's just kind of useless", Acosta said after the Monday briefing. "Some days we'll do it" on camera", Mr Spicer said on Friday. "We need live press conferences, they have to be documented", Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum said Thursday, according to The Hill . Read More »

Schumer Mocks Trump's Cabinet Meeting on Twitter

Godfather Trump then asked the Cabinet members to introduce themselves and their position. Trump tried something a little different. Trump began the meeting with self-appraisal, painting a rosy image of the government's achievements and said , "We have achieved tremendous success". Read More »

Sen. Heller Has Serious Concerns About GOP Bill

Some of those lawmakers could eventually change their stances after potential amendments to the plan . If no Democrats get onboard, Republicans can only afford to lose two votes to get the bill passed . "You have to protect Medicaid expansion states". That's what I want. Meanwhile, a new poll published by the Kaiser Family found 51 percent of Americans view the existing Affordable Care Act favorably compared with 30 percent who favor replacing it. Read More »

Flash flood watch issued for Middle Tennessee counties

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Labeled a 1,000-year flood by the National Weather Service, the storm destroyed more than 2,100 homes statewide and damaged another 2,000. A Coastal Flood Advisory is in place through Friday afternoon. Others are in effect in the MS and OH valleys. "We should have a comfortable weekend coming up if we can just get through tonight and tomorrow", Greg Meffert, lead forecaster in the Paducah, Kentucky office of the National Weather Service, said earlier. Read More »