• Can the President Pardon Himself? Good Question
Can the President Pardon Himself? Good Question

A special counsel as well as several congressional committees are investigating whether the Russian government coordinated with Trump's associates during the 2016 campaign and transition. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller probes into Russian Federation, could President Trump pardon his team, his children or himself? "A new INTELLIGENCE LE...

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  • Everyone agrees the president has 'complete power to pardon'
Everyone agrees the president has 'complete power to pardon'

The joint statement from Sens. "In a joint statement, panel Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein said , "(W) e will not issue subpoenas for them tonight requiring their presence at Wednesday's hearing but reserve the right to do so in the future".

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  • CBO: Latest ACA repeal proposal would leave 32M Americans uninsured Featured
CBO: Latest ACA repeal proposal would leave 32M Americans uninsured Featured

Rand Paul, R-Ky. He's right. "As Republicans, we have no more excuses, and we have to govern to fix problems as it relates to health care". The AMA made its recommendations in a letter Friday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer .

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  • Dallas Gay Bar Owner Announces He's Running For Texas Governor
Dallas Gay Bar Owner Announces He's Running For Texas Governor

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Local mayors want to have a word with Gov. Abbott; why Roy Oliver's indictment is rare; a brief history lesson on "RoboCop"; and more . Abbott weighed in on the issue in April, tweeting that he supports "the principles of both the Senate & House to protect privacy in bathrooms". Abbott called state law...

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  • White House press secretary resigns
White House press secretary resigns

It's no secret the president has taken issue with Spicer's performance at the podium from day one, CBS2's Dick Brennan reported. Sean Spicer usually makes headlines for things like hiding from reporters in the bushes , for being lampooned on Saturday Night Live , and for making up appalling phrases like Holocaust centers .

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  • Oklahoma teacher panhandles for money to buy classroom supplies
Oklahoma teacher panhandles for money to buy classroom supplies

Teresa Danks planted herself at a Tulsa intersection and panhandled for funds. State education budget cuts have forced Danks to pay for supplies with her own money, the station reported. "So, it's a huge need". She stood on a street corner near 193rd East Ave. and I-44 with a sign that read, "Teacher needs school supplies!" I want to say thank ...

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  • Marijuana meeting with Colorado Springs officials and feds closed to public
Marijuana meeting with Colorado Springs officials and feds closed to public

Sessions has made bold statements regarding marijuana in the past, stating that "good people" don't use marijuana and that it was just slightly better than heroin. Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many already rely on to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and opioid addiction, veterans have become...

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  • White House blames Democrats for Trumpcare's collapse
White House blames Democrats for Trumpcare's collapse

President Donald Trump's low approval ratings, the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, and other factors have Democrats already gearing up to take on the incumbent in the 2020 presidential election. But the problem goes well beyond Trump. But now, in a full-frontal assault on civil liberties, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has given local pol...

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  • Trump's new communications chief awaits US approval for China deal
Trump's new communications chief awaits US approval for China deal

Spicer clashed with reporters regularly as press secretary starting immediately after Trump's January 20 swearing-in, when the White House claimed that record crowds had attended the event on the National Mall in Washington . While not a surprise, Spicer's departure was abrupt and reflected heightened turmoil within Trump's legal and ...

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  • Trump speaks, Navy commissions USS Gerald R. Ford
Trump speaks, Navy commissions USS Gerald R. Ford

Trump promoted his speech on Twitter Saturday morning, writing, "This morning I will be going to the Commissioning Ceremony for the largest aircraft carrier in the world, The Gerald R. Other Ford-class vessels will be the future USS John F. Kennedy , CVN 79, and the future USS Enterprise , CVN 80. In an interview with CBS, former Secretary of ...

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  • Scaramucci, Back-Slapping Hedge Fund Magnate and GOP Fundraiser, Reaches White House
Scaramucci, Back-Slapping Hedge Fund Magnate and GOP Fundraiser, Reaches White House

Ever since being appointed as the White House Press Secretary, Spicer had emerged as the house hold name in the United States and globally, often facing tough questions from the media. Scaramucci also expressed love and admiration for the president during the briefing, calling him "the most savvy person in the White House " on getting out...

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  • Will Melissa McCarthy ever play Sean Spicer again?
Will Melissa McCarthy ever play Sean Spicer again?

The move was immediately followed by the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer , who resigned Friday morning and will be replaced by deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . Bannon and Priebus also objected to Scaramucci because they know he has the president's ear and will have a direct line to him. Spicer faced...

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  • Ford Seeks to Avoid Recalling 2.5 Million Vehicles for Airbag Issues
Ford Seeks to Avoid Recalling 2.5 Million Vehicles for Airbag Issues

The agency said the inflators could "pose a potential safety risk if not replaced". Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co had agreed to recall 515,394 2007 to 2011 Versa models after Takata declared 2.7 million vehicles to have potentially defective inflators.

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  • Sessions Discussed The 2016 Campaign With Russian Ambassador
Sessions Discussed The 2016 Campaign With Russian Ambassador

The Post on Friday cited anonymous USA officials who described US intelligence intercepts of Ambassador Sergey Kislyak's descriptions of his meetings with Sessions . Trump Jr. and Manafort were among a list of witnesses asked to testify at a July 26 hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "attempts to influence the 2016 electio...

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  • CBO Scores Senate Obamacare Bill: $420 Billion Saved, 22 Million Uninsured
CBO Scores Senate Obamacare Bill: $420 Billion Saved, 22 Million Uninsured

CNN reports that the latest attempt to repeal " Obamacare ", with no replacement, could increase to 32 million more uninsured Americans , for a total of 59 million people potentially without health insurance in 2026. Such a reckless move would leave millions of Americans without health insurance and cause vast turmoil throughout the health car...

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  • Our policy on Kashmir has not changed
Our policy on Kashmir has not changed

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah yesterday suggested third party mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue, saying India should take the help of "friends" and that dialogue was the only solution. China has also said it wants to mediate in Kashmir. Notably, the ruling Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s senior leader Sar...

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  • Shares in Antero Midstream GP LP (AMGP) Acquired by Diversified Trust Co
Shares in Antero Midstream GP LP (AMGP) Acquired by Diversified Trust Co

Renaissance Tech Lc has 0.01% invested in Summit Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SMLP). Shares of DCP Midstream Partners, (DCP) opened at 35.62 on Wednesday. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $26.80. DCP Midstream, LP, formerly DCP Midstream Partners, LP, is a producer and marketer of natural gas liquids (N...

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  • Cairo court sentences 28 to death for top prosecutor's assassination
Cairo court sentences 28 to death for top prosecutor's assassination

The court also jailed 15 defendants for life each, eight for 15 years and 15 for ten years in jail, the source said. The defendants were convicted of premeditated murder, association with a terrorist organisation and possessing weapons and explosives.

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  • Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE), Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE), Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

Karp Capital Management Corp owned approximately 0.05% of Union Pacific Corporation at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of UNP. Hightower Limited Co holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 306,833 shares. The firm also recent...

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  • Satellite image captures development of Tropical Storm Depression 8E
Satellite image captures development of Tropical Storm Depression 8E

This is a Tropical Storm Fernanda, High Surf and King Tides update for Friday morning July 21 at 10:30 a.m. Greg was moving toward the west near 14 miles per hour (22 kph) and NHC expects a continued westward motion for the next two days.

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  • Turkish ministry says Germany comments on activists' arrests unacceptable
Turkish ministry says Germany comments on activists' arrests unacceptable

Pointing out that Bosch Turkey also grew past year, increasing its turnover by 14 percent to TL 12 billion, Young said: "We continued our investments and invested TL 750 million in Turkey as a group". On Thursday , Gabriel made clear he believes Turkey is "no longer safe" for German citizens, while the country is moving away from "the basis of Eur...

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  • Injured in Chain-Reaction Truck Crash on I-91
Injured in Chain-Reaction Truck Crash on I-91

Details are incomplete, but the Mississippi Highway Patrol said it happened just after eleven o'clock in the southbound lane near mile marker 52. At one point after the 6:24 a.m. FHP hasn't released the driver's identity. All southbound lanes are blocked and two northbound inside lanes were blocked for hours. The highway will change to USA 1/158.

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  • The upside to a presidential pardon
The upside to a presidential pardon

Sessions' conversations with Sergey Kislyak were recounted by the ambassador in subsequent discussions that were intercepted by USA intelligence agencies, according to The Washington Post . Convenient, no? Trump could then direct his new Attorney General to derail Robert Mueller's efforts to get to the truth behind his relationship with Ru...

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  • Gallup Now Has Trump at 36 Percent Approval
Gallup Now Has Trump at 36 Percent Approval

President Donald Trump ended the second quarter of his presidency with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president on record since Gallup began tracking that information in the mid-20th century. This quarter of Trump's presidency ranks 250th out of the 287 presidential quarters of which Gallup has assessed job approval since 1945 ...

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  • Four German women who joined Islamic State detained in Iraq
Four German women who joined Islamic State detained in Iraq

A German girl who was believed to have been fighting for Islamic State in Mosul when she was arrested last week is the missing 16-year-old Linda Wenzel, German authorities have confirmed. Fatima asks for mercy but she fears the worst because after having lost so many companions, the Army is unlikely to be lenient with those whom they see as des...

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  • National Assembly Violates Penal Code Says Venezuelan Supreme Court
National Assembly Violates Penal Code Says Venezuelan Supreme Court

Analysts say such proposals raise the possibility of a parallel state structure. He says the 33 judges appointed Friday by the National Assembly are illegally usurping authority by attempting to fulfill the role of the court. The opposition continues to put pressure on Maduro's government that wants to elect on July 30, a Constituent Assembly that ...

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  • What Did He Say? Trump's Stern Health Care Lecture to Senate GOP
What Did He Say? Trump's Stern Health Care Lecture to Senate GOP

The non-partisan CBO report forecasted that the GOP plan would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured over 10 years. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to hold a vote for a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act next week after a bill to repeal and replace collapsed on Monday with the Republican party sharply di...

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  • In Your Opinion: Single-payer health care would save money, lives
In Your Opinion: Single-payer health care would save money, lives

Former Vice President Al Gore publicly backed single-payer health care on Tuesday, just one day after Republican senators came up short in their latest attempt to pass an Obamacare repeal. Medicare can be the vehicle to drive changes in the health-care system through new payment systems that reward value over quantity of services, a former he...

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  • Mahmoud Abbas freezes contact with Israel over al-Aqsa
Mahmoud Abbas freezes contact with Israel over al-Aqsa

Associated Press footage shows police throwing stun grenades to disperse protesters in Ras al-Amud, a neighborhood in city's east. Israeli police have clashed with Palestinians in Jerusalem after Muslim prayers were held in protest outside a major shrine.

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  • Blame game begins after cross-voting in state during Presidential poll
Blame game begins after cross-voting in state during Presidential poll

No other candidate who lost in the presidential elections had secured at least 34% of votes. The State with 38 MLAs - 21 of the BJP-led coalition, 16 Congress and one Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - saw 100 percent voting for the President polls held on July 17.

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  • Ambika reminds Congress leadership to lighten her duties
Ambika reminds Congress leadership to lighten her duties

Party sources say former Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde may be appointed general secretary in charge of Himachal. "I've requested leadership to relieve me as in-charge of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh due to health reasons", Soni told ANI.

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  • Nagaland: NPF organises beef fest at Central office
Nagaland: NPF organises beef fest at Central office

After asking to prove his majority on the floor of the Nagaland Assembly by Governor P B Acharya , Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Friday proved his majority in the state assembly by winning the vote of confidence. "Your Excellency has been terribly busy in the last few days breaking all democratic norms, playing politics and installing your party BJ...

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  • Intel. intercepts show Sessions discussed campaign matters with Russian ambassador
Intel. intercepts show Sessions discussed campaign matters with Russian ambassador

According to unnamed US officials cited in the Post's report , Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told Russian officials he discussed "campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow " with Sessions. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher, reporting from Washington , DC, said Sessions was now challenged having already denied having discussions ...

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  • Sean Spicer Weighs In On Melissa McCarthy's 'Spicey' Impersonation
Sean Spicer Weighs In On Melissa McCarthy's 'Spicey' Impersonation

FORMER WHITE HOUSE press secretary Sean Spicer says he quit his post to avoid a situation in which there would be "too many cooks in the kitchen". As Trump's spokesman, Spicer had an embattled tenure at the White House. He said Mr Trump's presidential inauguration was the "largest ever witnessed...period, both in person and around the globe...

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  • US Withholds Money Owed to Pakistan Over Haqqani Network
US Withholds Money Owed to Pakistan Over Haqqani Network

This is for the second consecutive year that the US Defence Secretary has refused to certify to Congress, as mandated by National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA), that Pakistan has taken satisfactory action against the Haqqani network. We continue to be encouraged by Pakistan's operations in North Waziristan and elsewhere in the FATA. He also ...

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