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Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' fi

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Chris Ruddy, a close friend of Trump and the CEO of the conservative media company Newsmax , first told PBS that the president is "considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel, he's weighing that option". Ruddy agrees that the move would be a wrong move, but dismissed the investigation Mueller is overseeing. He said at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game carries on, one day after shooting

Once recovered, Scalise will be able to walk and hopefully run, the doctor said. "It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said. On social media, Hodgkinson had previously posted messages expressing disdain for Republicans . "Steve in his own way may have brought some unity to our long-divided country", Mr Trump added. Read More »

Comey hearing's bottom line: We can't trust Trump

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In his first public in-person comments since the hearing, Trump summed up Comey's almost three-hour testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in seven words: "No collusion, no obstruction - he's a leaker ". Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-California, a senior member of both the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, said in a statement, "I see firsthand the distinction between the legal and counterintelligence aspects presented by Director Comey's testimony this week". Read More »

When will the Senate vote on health care? Here's what we know

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These results will help them know how to tweak the bill to ensure it saves enough money to pass under reconciliation. This week, those House members got the thorns. He's all over the place - and nowhere. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that the House bill's tax provisions would lower revenues by about $660 billion over 10 years. Read More »

Baseball practice shooting raises debate over gun control

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Still, Pratt isn't surprised that McAuliffe and other liberal politicians don't get it. In fact, they've nearly become normalized in our society. "These are very, very upset people". At press time only the gunman, James T. Hodgkinson , has died. It didn't take Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe long after the shooting in Alexandria to start talking about gun control. Read More »

Andre Iguodala has agreed to re-sign with Golden State Warriors

Shortly before the team issued its statement, Warriors owner Joe Lacob was asked about a potential White House visit during an interview with ESPN's First Take. "Has anyone ever thought that Donald Trump was a great leader?" Later Tuesday, the CEO of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins said his team would accept an invitation to the White House. Read More »

Former Corbyn leadership challenger Owen Smith has returned to Labour's front bench

I think it's doable under Jeremy. To some extent, the election results were even better for Corbyn since the revival of Labour does not require him to deliver anything in the short or medium term. This loyalty to the Conservatives - particularly among the readers of the Sun and Mail , which have the highest distributions - offers a clear advantage during election campaigns, allowing the Tories to easily disseminate messages through sympathetic editorial teams to sympathetic readers. Read More »

Police chase spanning 2 states ends in crash, suspect dead

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Brown was wanted by ME police for sexual assault, firearms, and stolen motor vehicle charges. A police chase for a man wanted out of ME for sexual assault ended with the suspect killed after exchanging gunfire with police. Authorities say troopers then opened fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Maine. Brown was considered armed and risky. Read More »

US President Donald Trump confirms he's being investigated over Russian meddling

Rosenstein hasn't yet requested Justice Department attorneys provide him their legal opinion about a potential recusal, but he has spoken in recent weeks with Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, his own deputy, about the possibility of her taking on his responsibilities as the top overseer of the Russian Federation probe, ABC News reported . Read More »

Trump on Twitter confirms he's under investigation

President Donald Trump put fresh pressure on the second-highest-ranking official at the Justice Department on Friday, raising concerns among the president's critics that Rod Rosenstein could be in danger of being fired, while others argued that if he stays, he should recuse himself from his role overseeing the special-counsel probe that has engulfed the White House . Read More »

Letter to the editor: Health bill fairness

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Few concrete plans are available, but GOP leaders say they're on roughly the same page on spending. In the hallways of the Senate this week, there continues to be a lot of talk about specifics on health policy that GOP Senators are reviewing, but so far no draft has been released; with the month half gone, some are wondering if that will slip into July. Read More »

'I Can't Believe He Did This,' Wife of DC Gunman Says

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Three others, a GOP congressional aide, a United States capitol police officer and a lobbyist were also injured by gunfire. Congressman Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) remained in critical condition as of Thursday. The suspect in the shooting at the congressional baseball practice earlier this week had a list including the names of some members of Congress on him, CBS News has confirmed. Read More »

SPAN to Air Congressional Baseball Game

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Four people were shot in the incident and the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of IL, died from injuries sustained when he was shot by police, Fox News reported . Trump called for unity in remarks at the White House on Wednesday, but Sanford and other Republican lawmakers also pointed to the president's own harsh rhetoric. Read More »

What Impact Does Lyle Jeffs' Arrest Have On FLDS?

Haug and his employee, who he said didn't want his name used, called local police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jeffs and 10 others from the sect were charged with fraud and money laundering in a multimillion dollar food stamp fraud scheme . Read More »

Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

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Rosenstein told senators this week that only he can fire special counsel Mueller - and he won't. Trump said on Twitter, calling the probe into him a " Witch Hunt ". Trump also lashed out at the media on a day that aides had hoped would be focused on his decision to undo some of former President Barack Obama's detente with Cuba. Read More »

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to "phony" Russian Federation story

Rosenstein earlier this month confirmed he had the ultimate authority to hire or fire Mueller, but said he has been given a wide berth to conduct the probe. Trump said it was a "phony story" Thursday morning on Twitter . "Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" the President tweeted in the afternoon, as he said the Clintons deserved an obstruction of justice probe. Read More »

USA investigators seek Trump-Comey conservation memos

Pundits and legal experts were divided on whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice, a potentially impeachable offence, while Comey said that decision was now in the hands of the special prosecutor, former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Robert Mueller. Read More »

DOJ Would Strongly Enforce More Russia Sanctions

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The House of Representatives has not yet considered this legislation or drafted a similar bill. The Senate approved the bill 98-2, with Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky and Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont voting against the measure. Read More »

Koepka, Casey part of 4-way tie for lead at US Open

Jordan Spieth couldn't get anything going on the greens and finished with a 73. But at 5-over 149, he'll have the weekend off, too. But there was no hope for Day and McIlroy . "I didn't see seven under at the start of the week, but today is the best we are going to get". "I just didn't putt very well". "And just unfortunately, this didn't pan out". Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game Will Take Place June 15, 2017, For Charity

Later, House Republican and Democratic leaders called for unity and praised the police, while Trump in an address from the White House said that the prayers of the nation and world are with Scalise . A livestream of the game is available on the Congressional Baseball Game's Facebook page . " Congressman Steve Scalise [R-La.] sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip". Read More »

Tweeting Trump attacks campaign probe 'witch hunt'

Mr Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation tried to tip the U.S. election in favour of Mr Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March. Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favor . Read More »

Who has the authority to sack Robert Mueller?

Mueller III. "Yeah, I mean all I've heard - much are rumors, but I think, in the best case for the president, is to be vindicated by allowing this investigation to go on thoroughly and independently", he told reporters. Conservative Analyst Ann Coulter said that Attorney General Sessions "never should've recused himself" from the Russian Federation investigation. Still, it took until Tuesday night for the White House to actually dispute Ruddy's suspicion. Read More »