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Sean Spicer Might be Leaving the White House Podium

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Spicer has weathered intense speculation about his job security, which peaked after Trump's May 9 firing of FBI Director James Comey . Meanwhile, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has been rumoured as a replacement for Spicer, said in a recent statement that the office has "sought input from many people" with regard to expanding the White House's communications operation. Read More »

It's So Hot In Phoenix, They Can't Fly Planes

The canceled flights are part of the airline's regional flight system, and are operated by other carriers that use Bombardier aircraft, which are not permitted to fly when temperatures exceeding 118 degrees, American Airlines said . Temperatures are expected to ease by 3 to 4 degrees tomorrow and drop further in later in the week. American Airlines , which began notifying customers over the weekend of expected cancellations, said that travelers would have the option of rebooking ... Read More »

Republican Karen Handel beats Jon Ossoff in runoff — Georgia special election

Jon Ossoff's longshot dream of flipping an historically Republican congressional district has ended in failure - despite a massive effort by Democrats to send a humiliating message Donald Trump . Handel emphasized that pedigree often during her campaign and again during her victory speech. "Winning in Georgia 6 - a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades - was always an uphill battle", said Rep. Read More »

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

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This observation was confirmed by Belgian national newspaper La Libre Belgique, which stated that the suspected terrorist was wearing an explosive belt and a backpack. The report said the suspect activated the belt once the soldier's attention turned to him. She said medics were unable to attend to him for several hours out of fear he could be carrying explosives. Read More »

Trump takes veiled shot at Obama for Warmbier's late release

Warmbier ", he said, adding that at least 10 Americans were freed from North Korea under Obama . Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name, Kim Sang-duk, is a 58-year-old USA citizen who was temporarily teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, North Korea's only private university. Read More »

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

An F-15 jet downed a pro-regime armed drone today, claiming it was in a threatening position, CNN reported. Australia has suspended all air operations over Syria in the wake of US forces downing a Syrian jet and a warning from Russian Federation that USA -led coalition planes are now targets for its forces in parts of the country. Read More »

Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks

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Amichai is meant to accommodate the residents of Amona, an outpost evacuated in February by order of the High Court of Justice because it was built on private Palestinian land in violation of Israeli law. In a statement , spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said the timing of the announcement "indicates that Israel is not interested in US efforts". Jason Greenblatt , Trump's global envoy, will arrive on Monday. Read More »

US'S Trump Tweets About "Witch Hunt" As Lawyer Denies Investigation

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The Washington Post , citing five people briefed on the requests who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers , the head of the National Security Agency, and Richard Ledgett , the former deputy director at the NSA, had agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week. Read More »

Brussels train station attack suspect identified

The episode followed on the heels of a series of terrorist attacks that have roiled cities in Western Europe in recent weeks. He shouted, " Allahu Akbar ", before the blast. Recently, there have been incidents involving extremists in Paris and London , including the attack by a van driver who struck down worshippers outside a London mosque. Read More »

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions hires private attorney

But in his contentious Sunday interviews, Sekulow said the tweet had been misinterpreted. Sekulow said Trump "thought it was in the best interest of the American people" to fire Comey. Abbe D. Lowell, a prominent trial attorney who represented Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a 2005 corruption scandal and is now representing NJ Sen. Read More »

'Amateur Radio Field Day' set for Saturday

Temporary antennas are set up and an electric generator is brought in for the radio gear. Smith and his fellow ham radio operators will begin broadcasting at 1 p.m. "In today's electronic do‐it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication infrastructure goes down", Kutzko said. Read More »

U.S. shoots down pro-Assad drone in Syria

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The tensions between Moscow and Washington escalated after United States Navy F-18 attacked Syrian Su-22 government warplane, on Sunday which was carrying out operations against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions south of Tabqah. Read More »

US Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation

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The Senate passed by a vote of 97-2 a measure to toughen sanctions on Russian Federation, a rare bipartisan move meant to respond to various aggressions by Russian Federation against the U.S. But the vote on Russian Federation sanctions was overshadowed by the shooting of GOP House Whip Steve Scalise, a GOP staff member, a former GOP staffer and two members of the U.S. Read More »

Deliberations start in ex-Milwaukee cop's trial

Jurors will hear closing arguments first, then begin their deliberations. Dominique Heaggan-Brown is accused of reckless homicide in the death of Sylville Smith . But attorneys defending Dominique Heaggan-Brown against the charge of first-degree reckless homicide countered the former officer acted in self-defense because the man was armed when a foot chase began. Read More »

Trump to spill on Comey tapes this week

The three people said he has reached out to possible successors at the podium and as communications director. It just doesn't make any sense to me. "We're going to do what we can to communicate our message". The taxpayers are footing the bill, and they deserve to know why this administration is dodging public accountability. Another name being thrown around is Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle . Read More »

Corker: 'I Cannot Possibly Imagine' Trump Would Fire Special Counsel

And the vast majority say that the various Russian Federation investigations have not changed the way they view the president - while 11 percent of GOP voters say the probes have made them think better of Trump . The president responded by tweeting an attack on his own Deputy Attorney General, whom he'd previously praised to the hilt. "Now Mueller faces a huge decision", Thomas said. Read More »

Chelsea Clinton Slams Steve Bannon for 'Fat Shaming' Sean Spicer

To most people the names Josh Earnest, Jay Carney, and Robert Gibbs don't mean much, though the three men all recently held the same position as Sean Spicer: White House press secretary . Spicer played Trump Victory-Lap Translator, in re last week's return to this country of American college student Otto Warmbier, who the Obama administration had been unsuccessful in getting released. Read More »

Handel wins Ga House seat in key contest

Jon Ossoff raised $24 million not because he's a great campaigner or some modern-day version of Bill Clinton, but because Donald Trump arouses such passions on the left that they're willing to pull money out their wallets for any candidate who could deal the White House an embarrassment. Read More »

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on June 19 that it will hear a case involving partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin. We should be able to choose who represents us, rather than having the politicians choose who gets to vote for them. Plaintiffs in the Wisconsin case are hoping that a newly devised index they call the "efficiency gap" can serve as an adequately objective measure of whether partisan gerrymandering has taken place, given the presence of evidence of such motivation. Read More »

China efforts on N Korea 'have not worked out'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday that Washington holds North Korea "accountable" for Warmbier's fate, and demanded the release of three other Americans held by North Korea . Mr Warmbier, 22, died on Monday after being medically evacuated to the United States last week after suffering from severe brain damage, with US President Donald Trump blaming Pyongyang's "brutal regime " for his plight. Read More »

Republican avoids upset in costly Georgia congressional race

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Returns showed Ms Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, winning about 52% of the vote over Democrat Jon Ossoff , who won almost 48% in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. In her victory remarks Tuesday night, Handel acknowledged the shooting and paid homage to Scalise, whom she said would frequently text her encouraging messages before he was injured. Read More »

Sabato on Implications of Ossoff Defeat: 'It's Pretty Depressing' for Democrats

Democrats will claim that the close results in both races show that the 2018 election will allow them to "expand the map" into districts that have been considered reliably Republican for many years. ( AP Photo/David Goldman ). Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district talks to supporters during a stop at a campaign office in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Read More »

Candidates in tight GA race make final bid for votes

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Handel emphasized that Republican pedigree often in her campaign and again in her victory speech. "Karen! Karen!" at her entrance. ( AP Photo/David Goldman ). It looks like they have come up empty. Trump said Ossoff doesn't live in the 6th District . Workers had to use paper lists as a backup. Handel has not released her most recent fundraising numbers. Read More »