• Manchin: Republican Healthcare Bill 'Devastating' for W.Va.
Manchin: Republican Healthcare Bill 'Devastating' for W.Va.

Bill Cassidy told reporters . House Republicans have also lost the backing of most independents voters , who were split on the bill in April with 36 percent supporting it and the same percentage opposing it. Cordes asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . Democrats held the Senate floor with speeches that lasted for hours Monday nig...

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  • I want you hired: Trump calls for a nation of apprentices
I want you hired: Trump calls for a nation of apprentices

Senior White House officials who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity say Trump will direct the Labor Department to issue broad standards for the company-designed apprenticeships. President Trump's budget, he's proposed a 40 percent cut in job training. In just a few moments, I'll be signing an executive order to expand apprenticeships a...

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  • N. Korean Diplomat Claims Detainees Being Treated in Line with Int'l Standards
N. Korean Diplomat Claims Detainees Being Treated in Line with Int'l Standards

As CNN reports, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office received the body of Otto Warmbier and performed a cursory external exam after his death on Monday. But some have been seized and given draconian sentences for seemingly minor offenses. China , North Korea's main ally, is a strong advocate for negotiations over the North's nuclear progra...

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  • Family, friends say goodbye to slain Muslim teen
Family, friends say goodbye to slain Muslim teen

The killing of Nabra Hassanen on Sunday also prompted calls from civil liberties advocates and her supporters to investigate her killing as a possible hate crime, including almost 12,000 people * a href="https://www.thepetitionsite.com/630/093/204/***/" *who signed an online petition to the Virginia Department of Human Rights and the U.S.

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  • Trump under fire from AG's over business ties
Trump under fire from AG's over business ties

Trump is unique in American history in violating the emoluments clause", Frosh said . Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , a watchdog group, has an emoluments lawsuit pending against Trump in Manhattan, and the group's lawyers are serving as unpaid outside counsel in the case brought by Frosh and Racine.

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  • Senate GOP promises to reveal health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week
Senate GOP promises to reveal health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , defending the closed-door sessions, has said all Senate Republicans have had a chance to participate in meetings on the bill, and that Democrats are not interested in discussing Obamacare repeal. They fear McConnell will try to move the bill through the Senate without giving them time to scrutinize the pl...

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  • Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week
Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week

Grassley, on a conference call with Iowa reporters, said Wednesday he had not seen the bill. While the House legislation pegged federal insurance subsidies to age, the Senate bill would link them to income as the ACA does. Legislators from both sides of the aisle have expressed their displeasure and Democrats hoping to block the measure need at lea...

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  • Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy
Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

As of 8 am ET, the National Hurricane Center said the center of Cindy was located near Latitude 27.5 degrees North, Longitude 92.2 degrees West, placing it about 165 miles south-southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana, or about 200 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.

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  • Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court
Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court

The so-called travel ban was already headed for the Supreme Court as another federal appeals court had ruled against the Republican president , and the Justice Department had asked the high court to hear the case. If something happens blame him and court system. Fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. The 9th Circuit Court ruling affirms the decis...

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  • Disclosures show Trump owes at least $315m
Disclosures show Trump owes at least $315m

The new details were included in a financial disclosure that Mr Trump voluntarily submitted on Saturday to the Office of Government Ethics, the first snapshot of the Trump Organisation's finances since its longtime leader became President. Those returns provide more complete financial information than the financial disclosures, which include mostly...

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  • Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf
Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf

Heavy rain is still expected throughout the day and overnight as Cindy heads for landfall on along the Louisiana/Texas border. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged residents not to be complacent as parts of the city were hit with five inches of rain by midday.

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy continues to be 'moisture pump' for Central Florida
Tropical Storm Cindy continues to be 'moisture pump' for Central Florida

The storm's disorganized and erratic progress has kept parishes from Plaquemines to Cameron on watch since early Tuesday, and caused closures of schools and some governmental offices. Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast.

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  • No Autopsy For Warmbier
No Autopsy For Warmbier

His family believes he was tortured into a vegetative state. However, the doctors in Cincinnati said they found no signs of botulism . The travel agency marketed the excursion as a "destination your mother would rather you stayed away from", and stated on its website that North Korea is "Extremely safe!" South Korea's Blue House on Tuesday cit...

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  • For some rookies, NBA draft isn't the start of a pro career
For some rookies, NBA draft isn't the start of a pro career

I have no doubt if he is there that Jackson would take him (or Kansas small forward Josh Jackson ). There's a lot of upside with Hartenstein entering Thursday's draft. No one has any idea. "I learned how to bounce back after a loss", he said. According to DraftExpress , seven more invites to the green room for draft night were given out on ...

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  • SZA's 'Drew Barrymore' Video Features a Drew Barrymore Cameo
SZA's 'Drew Barrymore' Video Features a Drew Barrymore Cameo

SZA (pronounced like the cutting implement) released the music video for her latest single Drew Barrymore on Tuesday (20Jun17). Barrymore pops up a little after the two-minute mark, giving a small smile to the singer as she walks off screen.

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  • US VP Pence hires lawyer to probe Trump's alleged collusion with Russian Federation
US VP Pence hires lawyer to probe Trump's alleged collusion with Russian Federation

Pence's communications director Jarrod Agen said in a statement: "I can confirm that the vice president has retained Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods to assist him in responding to inquiries by the special counsel ". Trump and the Russian leadership have repeatedly denied information about Russia's interference in the U.S. elections. Pen...

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  • Tornado & Flooding Threat from Cindy
Tornado & Flooding Threat from Cindy

John Bel Edwards said in a statement early Wednesday. Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast. The National Weather Service said early Wednesday that flash flood watches covered parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georg...

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  • Thousands walk to slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia
Thousands walk to slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

The public vigil will be at 6:30 p.m.at the Lake Anne Plaza in Reston. Nabra was walking with a group of friends back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society- or ADAMS Center-after getting a bite at McDonald's. They did not say what led them to be suspicious or what evidence they recovered. Fairfax Police say Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. met...

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  • The Democrats still don't know how to counter Donald Trump
The Democrats still don't know how to counter Donald Trump

Republicans immediately crowed over winning a seat that Democrats spent $30 million trying to flip. President Trump was quick to react to Handel's win , tweeting , "Things are looking great for Karen H!" Handel emphasized that Republican pedigree often in her campaign and again in her victory speech.

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  • Insider Q&A: Lawyer: NAFTA talks could wrap up this year
Insider Q&A: Lawyer: NAFTA talks could wrap up this year

Ken Maschhoff, President of the National Pork Producers, says Canada and Mexico represent the number one and number two export markets for USA pork producers. But we don't have any artificial deadlines". "NAFTA is an indispensable agreement for the North American steel industry and its customers in steel-consuming industries".

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  • President Trump to visit Kirkwood Community College
President Trump to visit Kirkwood Community College

Joining the President on his visit to the community college will be Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, and the state's Agricultural Secretary, Bill Northey. Trump's rally on Wednesday will also serve as a send-off for his newly minted United States ambassador to China, former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad , who leaves for Beijing this week, said Michael Glas...

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  • Memorial for Nabra Hassanen set on fire in Washington, DC
Memorial for Nabra Hassanen set on fire in Washington, DC

Martinez Torres was held on a murder charge Monday, June 19, 2017, in the slaying of a teenage Muslim. This image provided by Mohammad Alsalti shows artwork he created in honor of Nabra Hassanen , a teenager who was killed in a road rage incident in Fairfax, Va.

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Gulf Coast

This is a disorganized tropical storm that doesn't look like what Gulf Coast residents are used to seeing on the weather maps. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the entire state Wednesday as Tropical Storm Cindy roared through the Gulf of Mexico toward the coast.

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy heads toward Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Cindy heads toward Gulf Coast

Edwards. Cindy, armed with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, was forecast to hit with heavy rains totaling 6 to 9 inches and isolated amounts of 12 inches for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and western portions of the Florida Panhandle through Thursday.

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  • Here's A Glimpse Of Donald Trump's Financial Interests
Here's A Glimpse Of Donald Trump's Financial Interests

His new Washington, DC, hotel saw roughly $20 million in income since opening last September. Additionally, Trump reported millions in royalties from his books. While his initial report showed royalties totaling, at a maximum, just more than $165,000, that maximum total increased to more than $6.16 million in last year's filing and more than ...

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  • Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'
Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

She also addressed the need to review counterterrorism strategies after attacks in Manchester and London and expressed the government's commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change. As London sweltered in unseasonably hot weather, about 250 protesters gathered outside parliament after the speech, blaming the deadly fire in west London on...

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  • Investigators Release Dashcam Video From Shooting of Philando Castile
Investigators Release Dashcam Video From Shooting of Philando Castile

Yanez: "Don't pull it out". Yanez informs Castile that one of his break lights is out. Another officer approaches but stands farther away on the passenger side. And his hand made like a C-shape type, um, type shape and it appeared to me that he wrapping something around his fingers and nearly like if l were to put my uh, hand around my gun l...

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  • Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict
Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict

She went on to say, "I am still baffled at how 12 people could come to the conclusion to acquit him in this manner". As the world knows, Reynolds broadcast the aftermath of the July 2016 police shooting on Facebook Live . Marcell Lenoir, a 24-year-old insurance worker from suburban Brooklyn Center, referred back to testimony that the officer tho...

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  • Jeff Sessions Reportedly Lawyers Up For Russia Investigation
Jeff Sessions Reportedly Lawyers Up For Russia Investigation

As more attention turns toward the investigations into possible connections between President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has hired a personal lawyer , as confirmed on Tuesday in a statement from the office of Charles "Chuck" Cooper who is representing him , The National Law Journ...

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  • Backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south
Backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

An armed Shaheed-129 UAV " displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces " at 12:30 am local time on Tuesday, the coalition said in a statement . State officials, though, say they're confident the technology is secure. The Russian Ministry of Defence called the downing of the plane "a cynical violation of the sovereignty of the Syria...

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  • Obamacare repeal imminent in Congress: Pence
Obamacare repeal imminent in Congress: Pence

Susan Collins of ME told reporters in Washington , adding that she's concerned that leadership may be moving quickly toward a vote on the Obamacare repeal measure next week. "It might be time to get the copier out", he said. What's in the Senate bill? House Republicans barely got their own version of Obamacare passed, which President Do...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy Nears Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Cindy Nears Gulf Coast

As of the 10 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center , the center of circulation was located at 27.6 N, 92.6 W, or about 170 miles south-southwest of Morgan City. The storm formed Tuesday and was expected to make landfall some time Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas line. Officials said the Louisiana National Guard was bringing high wate...

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  • Rep. Moulton: Democratic Loss in Georgia Special Election Is 'Wake Up Call'
Rep. Moulton: Democratic Loss in Georgia Special Election Is 'Wake Up Call'

Before the first round of the special election-in which Ossoff fell just short of the 50 percent necessary to avoid a run-off-came to a close, Brian Fallon, a CNN political commentator and former press secretary for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, remarked that Ossoff's popularity in a red district demonstrated "the path to reta...

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  • Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition
Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was critically wounded in the attack. The 2017 Congressional Baseball Game last Thursday set a record for fundraising and ticket sales, organizers announced Tuesday, a sign that there was an outpouring of support in the days after the shooting at the Republican team's practice.

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  • Authorities Release Dashcam Video From Shooting Of Philando Castile
Authorities Release Dashcam Video From Shooting Of Philando Castile

Hutchinson, who said he has a concealed-carry permit, also said the video left room for reasonable doubt, because it does not show where the gun was. "I'm not pulling it out", Castile replies. "And then I lost view of it. Cuz he kept canting his shoulder and then I believe I told him again, I can't remember, don't do it".

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