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Trump labeling House health care bill 'mean' frustrates GOP

The White House pressured the House to vote quickly on its healthcare bill in the spring, creating a tense process that Thune said Senate Republicans were looking to avoid. There was a robust discussion involving the Senate's current work to rescue the American people from the failures of Obamacare.-Matt Whitlock, Sen. Read More »

Brian Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open


He three-putted on No. 13. Fowler, the world number nine from California, revelled in benign conditions at Erin Hills Golf Course to reel off seven birdies and 11 pars in a superb 65. It didn't for McIlroy, either. There are too many players ahead of him and too many shots to make up on a tough course. It's hit or miss if you'll get a decent lie. Read More »

Ryan: "Let Mueller do his job"

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said on "Anderson Cooper 360" that should Trump choose to fire Mueller the job would actually fall to Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who just appointed Mueller in mid-May to take over the Russian Federation probe in the wake of Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

A series of angry tweets has been fired off from the presidential account after a report said the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election campaign is expanding. Details from some memos were made public in news media accounts in the days after he was sacked, and Comey himself detailed his conversations with Trump at a Senate hearing last week. Read More »

Darjeeling unrest: Police officer stabbed to death; Mamata tears into GJIM

Referring to the agitation against alleged imposition of Bengali, she said it was only an optional subject and not mandatory and GJM was spreading rumours to misguide the people of the hills. The GJM also called a 12-hour shutdown on Sunday in the Dooars, a region straddling three plains districts, posing a fresh challenge to the Trinamool government. Read More »

Schiff Says Congress Won't Allow President To Fire Mueller


All of these viral spores - the Drudge links and fever-swamp hit pieces - are created to infect the broader public with doubt and hostility toward Mueller's investigation of the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives seeking to undermine America's democracy. Read More »

Cuba condemns Donald Trump's 'hostile rhetoric' but still wants to talk


Trump said Friday that any easement of restrictions on doing U.S. business in Cuba would have to wait until political prisoners are freed and fair elections are held. Trump is going to restrict USA citizens travel to Cuba , seeking to prevent people from going to the island as tourists , which is forbidden by law but was easily sidestepped under Obama. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour in 'permanent campaign mode'

The shock result was Theresa May shooting herself in the foot, wiping out the slim majority she had in the House of Commons, while Jeremy Corbyn - widely derided both inside and outside his own party - defied all his critics to increase Labour's representation. Read More »

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Attacks Deputy Attorney General


News of a possible Rosenstein recusal comes on the same day that President Trump issued a veiled slam against the deputy AG (while acknowledging that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice). "Witch Hunt", he tweeted . Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Senate Intelligence Committee member, said she was "increasingly concerned" Trump would try to fire not only Mueller , but also Rosenstein. Read More »

Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth NBA finals in a row

Kyle Korver's drop-off (from 8.3 to 5.9) wasn't as big, but still important given how good a shooter he is. From their highly-anticipated first game of the season against the Spurs to the third round of their Finals rivalry with the Cavs , distraction in the form of league awards, astounding stats and pointed interview questions popped up like deer on the freeway trying to knock the Warriors off their course. Read More »

A second Australian has been confirmed dead following the London terror attacks

Brittany news outlet Le Telegramme reported an account from Boro Bistro manager Vincent Le Berre, who told how his colleague, Pigeard, was attacked by a terrorist in the bar near Borough Market on Saturday night. "With this in mind, we will continue to update Redland city on any ways people can support her family". The nanny's best friend Sam Hetherington paid tribute to her "beautiful Sara", writing: 'The closest friend to Bea and I since we were in year 7. Read More »

Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead

In the previous 116 U.S. Opens , only six players had ever reached 10-under par or lower, never in the same tournament. "I'm looking forward to hearing about that when I get back to the house since J.T. "I really haven't been hitting the ball well as of late", Matsuyama said. "It doesn't need to be too much of a change for this golf course to play pretty hard", he said. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller, nor was there cause. He too said Mueller should be left to conduct his investigation independently. "I know Bob Mueller". Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. Among the aides most alarmed by the idea of firing Mr. Mueller, according to people familiar with the situation, was Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, whom Democrats mocked this week for publicly saying he ... Read More »

Defending champion Johnson out of US Open

Defending champion Dustin Johnson made only one birdie in his round of 75. There is something about new U.S. Open venues that brings out the best in Jamie Lovemark. He finished with a 7 on the par 4, dropping back to 5 under. He smoothed that out on Friday, and had better results. I obviously paid the price today. Read More »

Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee

New photos shared in the media show two escaped Georgia inmates shortly after being captured in Tennessee Thursday. Dubose, 24, and Rowe, 43, were captured in Rutherford County, Tenn ., about a hour's drive from Rowe's former home of Lewisburg, Tenn. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'

WVUE-TV reported former Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston is saying it's going to be a tough road ahead for Scalise, who is expected to undergo his third surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition over the last 36 hours", Sava said during a press conference at the hospital. Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent ... Read More »

Grocery Stocks Stumble After Amazon's Whole Foods Purchase

On top of the Whole Foods Market deal, Amazon has unveiled plans for a constellation of book shops around the U.S. - stepping in to replace the very bricks-and-mortar booksellers it drove out of business with its online offerings. Stock prices for some of the nation's largest retailers plummeted Friday. So when you give consumers the flexibility and power to procure the goods they want, and have them delivered straight to their front door, that's a winning proposition. Read More »

UK Election Result - The Corbyn Factor

It is to be hoped, in Matthew Offord's case, that he has learned a useful lesson in listening to what his constituents actually want . Mrs May handled them well, but they did not appear to influence the result . The Midlands represents one of Labour's major weak spots. Record breaker Jeremy Corbyn was "astonished" to win the highest number of votes in Islington North's 132-year history - and he today vowed: "I'm ready to become Prime Minister". Read More »

Corbyn: More Labour MPs will be elected in Scotland

Given the diminution of her political power and stature, May is now on shaky ground and she can not negotiate from a position of strength. At its most simplistic our winning formula in Derby North was two fold. Thus the twin caveats to sweeping conclusions on the left: Its more moderate wing needs to acknowledge the mobilizing power of a clear and principled egalitarian politics and the increasingly progressive tilt of younger voters. Read More »

Patty Jenkins not yet signed on to direct Wonder Woman sequel

The massive success of the movie could usher in so many great changes to Hollywood films and culture in the future . Facebook/WonderWomanfilmA promo image of DC Films' " Wonder Woman ", showing favorable reviews, used as the cover photo on the movie's official Facebook page. Read More »

Protests in Minnesota over Castile verdict

In some small semblance of justice, the AP reports that Yanez will soon be out of a job as a police officer. "We're very happy. Yanez was innocent". Castile's taillight was out; Yanez also testified he thought Castile resembled a suspect in a recent convenience store robbery. Jeronimo Yanez opened fire on Philando Castile , 32, during a traffic stop in Minnesota last July when he pulled him over for a broken brake light. Read More »

UK PM May will face leadership challenge if she softens Brexit

He is already set to go on the campaign trail, targeting 60 marginal seats across the country. The Leader of the Opposition was greeted with cheers and a 45-second ovation as he arrived at the first meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party since the election which saw Mrs May's Tories lose their Commons majority. Read More »

Northam beats back Perriello in Democratic primary race

A closer-than-ever-imagined race in Virginia's Republican primary for governor taught the GOP an important lesson Tuesday: Underestimate the mini-Trumps at your own risk. Vogel occasionally bucks her party on votes in the Senate and has said her top priorities would be creating jobs and making Virginia more economically competitive. Read More »

Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting


Rep. Steve Scalise , the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives , is still in critical condition after undergoing the latest in a series of surgeries Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip. Scalise has received two surgeries for his injuries since Wednesday, including a surgery on Thursday in orthopedic trauma to fix a broken bone in his leg. Read More »

Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby: "Round 2 is coming"

According to the case, one victim Andrea Constand claims that Cosby drugged her and put his hand down her trousers in 2004. Three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, each covering a different aspect of the alleged crime. While Agrusa spoke, Cosby stood silently behind her, his head occasionally tilting back, looking toward the sky. Cosby allegedly drugged and molested Constand in 2004. Read More »

Portugal striker Andre Silva says Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup


Hosts Russia kick off the Confederations Cup against New Zealand in Saint Petersburg tomorrow, targeting victory in their opening match to set the tone for a successful tournament. In the a year ago Russian Federation have kept Ghana, Turkey and Romania from scoring against them. Alexander Yerokhin sparked the attack with an interception around 30 yards from goal, and his pass was helped on by Poloz into the path of Denis Glushakov . Read More »

White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller


Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest. Read More »

London tower block fire protesters storm town hall


The protesters chanted: "We want justice", "bring them out" and "shame on you". Fire engulfed the social housing block, where as many as 600 people lived in more than 120 apartments, in the early hours of Wednesday, turning it into a flaming torch in minutes. Read More »

Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller


That would be the only explanation for firing Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who is widely respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. Another complication is that under the independent counsel statute , Trump can't fire Mueller. But Ruddy, a member of Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., suggested during his PBS interview that maybe Trump isn't a student of history. Read More »

Carnage at US Open as world's top three sent packing

No other information was provided. McIlroy however, who is returning from a hip and back injury, put a courageous face on his second consecutive missed cut at a US Open following his exit at the halfway stage in 2016. Yet Johnson was forced to bide his time for the next six holes, unable to convert the few birdie chances that came his way. He tapped in for par. Koepka had the outright lead with four holes left in his round before a bogey on the par-3 sixth hole. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday


Democratic senators repeatedly criticized Sessions for dispatching Rosenstein to testify Tuesday in his place about the Justice Department's budget to an Appropriations subcommittee. Comey suggested this indicated the attorney general's awareness that it was improper for Trump and Comey to meet alone together, given the specter of the Department of Justice's investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible ties with the Trump campaign. Read More »