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Effort to shield some from deportation stays


But administration officials and immigrant rights activists made clear that President Donald Trump has not made a final decision about the long-term fate of the program. It was meant to keep the immigrant parents safe from deportation and provide them with a renewable work permit good for two years, but it was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states filed suit against the federal government and challenged the effort's legality. Read More »

Scalise Was In 'Imminent Risk Of Death' After Shooting, Doctor Says

As his colleagues played baseball in his honor Thursday evening, MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical gave an update on Rep. Steve Scalise , who remains in critical condition but has improved. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the hospital wrote, "on behalf of the Scalise family". Without the Capitol Police officers on the scene with Scalise, a member of House leadership, the members would have been defenseless. Read More »

Reagan White House Counsel: Trump Made Mistake With Oath Offer

Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation , a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved. Read More »

US Open snippets from second round at Erin Hills

Erin Hills again lacked enough wind to be the stern test the U.S. Open wants, and it showed. Fowler has the best chance, even though he lost so much ground over the final two hours. "To shoot a good round like today, I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend", Matsuyama said. "I've pictured winning the U.S. Open a lot of times before", he said. Read More »

Conservative Leader: Special Counsel Mueller To Leave?

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on the issues Gingrich and others have raised. Anxiety about the probe - and fresh concerns about the political leanings of some of the attorneys involved - is percolating in the West Wing of the White House. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable, doctor says


Bullet holes at the YMCA where a gunman opened fire during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot. The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago. Read More »

GOP senators to get glimpse of leadership's health care ideas


Barring states from being able to repeal as many regulations as the House bill does would be a problem down the line if the Senate and House must reconcile their two bills. Senators say they also face pressure to move forward as several insurers have pulled out of the ACA marketplaces for next year - most recently in OH, where Anthem's decision to withdraw from the Obamacare exchange likely leaves 20 counties without an insurance provider selling plans for 2018. Read More »

Fans Celebrate Russia's Win In Confederations Cup Opener

Petersburg on July 2. The cup's mascot, Zabivaka the Wolf, made a spectacular appearance, descending into the arena on a cloud-turned-air balloon. The tournament, which first took place in 2005, is being held in the country hosting the World Cup next year. Read More »

Nets Run With Rumor Trump Is Looking to Fire Special Counsel Mueller

Robert Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election, has boosted his team of lawyers to 13 and plans to hire several more , his spokesman, Peter Carr, said on Friday. " Time to rethink", he tweeted on Monday, citing Mr Mueller's hiring decisions and Mr Comey's admission that he instructed a friend to share with reporters notes he had taken of his private conversations with Mr Trump in order to force the appointment of special ... Read More »

Will GOP Care About Gun Control Now That Their Own Was Targeted?


Hodgkinson was also shot, but died of his injuries. John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, retweeted Pavlich's tweet and took an additional swipe at McAuliffe: "Disgusting". "If this had happened in Georgia, he wouldn't have gotten too far", Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., who was on the baseball field, told reporters. The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence supports requiring background checks for all gun sales, prohibiting suspected terrorists from purchasing guns, ... Read More »

Trump reportedly mulling the termination of special counsel Robert Mueller

Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . Rosenstein said that, under the special counsel regulations, he is the only department official with the authority to get rid of Mueller. Watch video of the interview between Woodruff and Ruddy in the video below, courtesy of PBS Newshour . "I never said I spoke to the President", he added . Read More »

Understanding Congressional Confusion on Health Care


And it's not just any legislation. Now, he estimated the bill would bring in about $110 million. Corker is not the only Republican who wants to know more, and sooner. That turned out to be a lie. Nelson said the bill allows for the opportunity of new tolls. Jeff Tarte said, mentioning his concerns with the new bill, which now heads to the Senate rules committee for consideration. Read More »

Cuba rejects new US policy, calls it 'archaic'

But groups both here in the United States and the Cuban government expressed some reservations. "The growth of the private sector was linked to tourist demand which was growing in part due to the flow of United States tourists", said Vidal. Read More »

Trump pondered firing Mueller, but his aides pushed back

But at a separate hearing, Rod J. Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller and continues to oversee the investigation, promised lawmakers he would not permit Mueller to be dismissed without legitimate reason. And a person familiar with Trump's thinking said Tuesday morning that it's "unlikely" the President will fire Mueller, but conceded that it's often hard to predict Trump's behavior. Read More »

Justin Thomas sets US Open record with 9-under 63

Amazingly it could have been even better if not for bogeys on the fourth and 10th, as well as a missed eagle putt from six feet on the 15th after he had driven the green on the 288-yard par four. They will have to contend with a group of three players, including first-round leader Rickie Fowler , tied for fifth at sixunder par and five others tied for eighth at five under par. Read More »

AOL profile of Scalise shooter raises the question: Was he a hero?


She said her husband sold nearly all of his possessions before leaving their Belleville home early this year, shortly after their daughter and her 2-year-old son came home. Euille said he spoke to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday about his encounters with the shooter. "We're just not sure at this time " how he spent his time , he said. Read More »

Don't resort to violence, have dialogue, says Rajnath Singh to GJM protesters

On Saturday morning the hills remained completely shutdown, the third day of the indefinite bandh called by the GJM after the police raided their office on Thursday. He said that GJM would further strengthen their agitation. Experts fear the bloodshed might lurch Darjeeling back to the unrest of the 80s, when hundreds of people died as the state government brutally suppressed the movement. Read More »

Man pleads guilty after fatal shooting at TI show venue


The charges stem from a fatal shooting at Irving Plaza on May 25, 2016, when gunfire broke out in a VIP area of the concert hall, killing Ronald McPhatter, 33, and wounding three others, including Crown Heights rapper Troy Ave , who was also charged in the shooting. Read More »

Minority Leader Pelosi blast Republicans for blaming Scalise attack on Democrat


Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon told the Associated Press on Friday. Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday; three others wounded have been released from hospitals. "Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police", Paul said on CNN . Scalise, 51, suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. Read More »

Ken Starr warns Trump against firing Mueller

Newly appointed special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in a 2013 photo. During a Sunday television appearance on ABC News' "This Week", Jay Sekulow said he was "not going to speculate" on whether the president might order the firing of Mueller. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition improves to "serious"


Hodgkinson was shot by police at the scene of the attack and later died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition , they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition". Read More »