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Won't dwell on sacking, will be fine: FBI's Comey in farewell letter

Pearson reported from NY. Trump took great delight throughout the campaign, but especially in its closing days, in attacking Clinton over the email scandal. For weeks, President Donald Trump had been seething. "That is not accurate, " McCabe said in a response to a senator's question about the White House assertions. Read More »

I Would Have Fired 'Showboat' James Comey Absent DOJ Advice

McCabe also declined to say whether he ever heard Comey tell Trump that the president was not a target of the investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The President asked they put those concerns and their recommendation in writing, which is the letter that you guys have received. Huckabee Sanders had said it was "probably one of the smallest things" on the FBI's plate. Read More »

PM Nawaz to leave for China on Friday

This year, China cut its GDP growth target to 6.5%, the lowest in 25 years. James Millward, a Georgetown University historian who has studied the Belt and Road initiative, said the childish imagery being used to promote the project was " China's way of saying that people shouldn't be afraid of its rising economic and diplomatic and political influence in the region". Read More »

Trump delays decision on Paris climate deal

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Coal companies know they're better off when the US has a say as our trading partners decide the world's energy future. "It's very, very hard to gauge who has the upper hand". The biggest investors in public companies (pension plans, cities and other institutions) agree. It therefore does not have the force of a binding treaty, and the United States could potentially withdraw from the deal without legal penalty. Read More »

Texas Lawmakers Approve Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Today, the Texas Senate voted to concur with the changes made to Senate Bill 4 by the Texas House of Representatives during last week's floor debate. "We know the Republicans have the numbers in the building", said Democratic state Rep. Chris Turner , the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, reported the Texas Tribune. Read More »

Trudeau congratulates Macron on election as French president

Trying to bring more people into her party will be key, and Le Pen is looking for "those who choose France, defend its independence, its freedom, its prosperity, its security, its identity, and its social model", she said Sunday . After weeks of relentlessly buying the euro, currency traders took the opportunity to lock in their gains - thus pushing the single currency below the 1.0950 mark by morning USA trade. Read More »

Comey a 'showboat', Federal Bureau of Investigation probe goes on

The remark torpedoes the narrative put out by the White House that Trump had sought the views of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General before deciding to dismiss Comey. Mr. Trump has violated so numerous norms of the office of President that some people may see this latest insult as of a piece. United States presidents are normally at pains to avoid any suggestion of interference or even commenting on ongoing investigations. Read More »

BC election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance

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Mr. Weaver has said that banning union and corporate donations is at the top of his list of measures he would request in exchange for his backing. Political scientists say Green Leader Andrew Weaver must carefully stickhandle the power he has while not alienating his own supporters if the results of the election are confirmed in the coming weeks and no party has a majority in the legislature. Read More »

Russian photographer's visit to Oval Office raises security concerns

According to Talking Points Memo and other news outlets, the TASS bureau chief in Washington explained later that Alexander Shcherbak, the TASS photographer who travels with Lavrov, was allowed into the meeting at the request of the Russian foreign ministry as the official photographer for the Russian side. Read More »

It's 'Trumpcare,' and GOP faces political fallout

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The most important step lies ahead, as the Senate undertakes the bill. After failing to get the votes for an original replacement measure in March, Speaker Paul D. For the last several years, he, his wife and their three children have settled into a comfortable place using health insurance under the Affordable Care Act . Read More »

I was going to fire Comey no matter what

But Sanders also said the Trump White House isn't trying to quash the investigation. The deputy attorney general objected to statements by White House aides citing Mr. White House spokesman Sean Spicer ended up briefing reporters about the move in the dark on Tuesday night near a patch of bushes steps away from the West Wing. Read More »

Microsoft Fluent Design System Will Change the Look of Windows 10

During today's address, Microsoft will discuss the future of the Windows 10 platform, including what could be our first extended look at the Redstone 3 update and UI refresh. "You're going to see Fluent Design in the Windows shell and in our built-in apps over time", Belfiore said. Graph is now rather ill-defined, but appears to be the company's name for cross-device features. Read More »

Moon Jae-in sworn in as new S. Korean president, makes appointments

Korea's economy has been suffering from unemployment, while recent corruption scandal that led to the resignation of President Park Geun-hye has undermined trust in the political establishment. China maintained an unyielding stance even after the deployment went ahead, apparently hoping that Moon would either reverse that decision or be chastised sufficiently to eschew any similar steps in the future. Read More »

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

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On the separate health care bill, House Republican leaders are still scrounging for votes from their own rank-and-file to rescue it. "And now the hot potato has moved to those of us that are typically the ones that cast the tough votes all the time - whether it's [voting to raise the] debt ceiling or its keeping the government open". Read More »

Infantino hits out at 'Fifa bashing' and 'fake news'

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Ofer Eini suggested the idea prior to a vote taking place at FIFA's annual Congress in Bahrain, where the Palestinian FA lost their bid to remove six Israeli teams from playing in the West Bank, after a 73 percent majority voted to delay the issue until next March. Read More »

Postal food drive is Saturday

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This drive could not come at a better time. Letter carriers within the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank's service region stand ready to collect food for hungry neighbors throughout central, western and northwestern Virginia. Letter Carriers across the country will "Stamp Out Hunger" this Saturday, including in Point Pleasant. "As long as they let us know where they're leaving them, we'll get them", he said. Read More »

Former FBI Asst. Director: Trump and the FBI Are Not 'At War'

In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in March, Comey said the FBI was investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government amid the 2016 presidential campaign. Ryan said Trump made "an important command decision" after losing the confidence of so many officials. Stunned aides scrambled to put together a plan to explain what happened. Read More »

PC slump stymies growth of Microsoft's Windows 10

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He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more odd that he should support Stockport County. Microsoft revealed several new or revived features that it plans for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Behind the scenes, this is powered by the Microsoft Graph. The new app will let users create memories using their photos and videos, and the app will also be able to automatically create memories using your photos and videos. Read More »

White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

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Flynn attorney Robert Kelner declined to comment on the newly issued subpoena or say why Flynn declined to provide the information earlier. "Alone, her appearance didn't prove much". On Tuesday, Spicer praised the "due process" of the White House in the lead up to Flynn's dismissal and dismissed Yates as "someone who is not exactly a supporter of the president's agenda". Read More »

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

WASHINGTON , D.C.: President Donald Trump brushed aside concerns over his wooing of Russian Federation on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) and laid on a White House welcome for Moscow's top diplomat to seek help to end the war in Syria. In Moscow, the reaction to Comey's dismissal also has been acerbic. How dumb are you to let a Russian State photographer into the meeting under a spoken agreement that the photos they take will not be seen. Read More »

The new version of the GOP healthcare bill is incredibly unpopular

Senate Democrats are asking Republican leaders to drop their effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. It was hard and complicated to get to this big first step, and they want to start all over. Dismantling the parts of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that they dislike and preserving other parts of it is proving to be a hard task for President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans. Read More »

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Booed During Commencement at HBCU

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A hashtag on social media, #BackstoBetsy, suggested some of the approximately 300 graduating seniors would turn their backs during DeVos' speech. The crowd cheered and applauded in solidarity. Critics say she is also ignoring the fact that charter or religion-based schools may not provide an equal quality of education. Just four days before DeVos' speech, Trump indicated in a signing statement concerning a $1.1 trillion government spending bill that he may deem longstanding funding programs ... Read More »

Australia's Budget Deficit To Narrow Before Surplus In 2020 To 2021

Banks aren't miners, but they employ more people and have a much more direct impact on far more Australians. Among other things, the Australian government earmarked 5.3 billion Australian dollars (3.6 billion euros, $3.9 billion) for the construction of a second worldwide airport in Sydney, slated to be ready by 2026. Read More »

Sean Spicer evaded questions on Comey by 'hiding in a bush'

House Judiciary Committee. He said he hoped the director would give public testimony eventually. "I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed". On Tuesday, Schumer was quick out of the gate in his criticism, but the White House was prepared. Stunned aides scrambled to put together a plan to explain what happened. Read More »

GPU architecture to support AI and high performance computing

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You'll need a lot of juice to make this machine go at full tilt: all of 1500W. The new platform was unveiled by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang at the GPU Technology Conference ( GTC ) on Wednesday morning. The general idea here is to maximize performance per server. The system features one tenth the noise levels of other deep learning setups while delivering performance that is three times faster than some of the fastest Pascal-based workstations now in use. Read More »

Protesters call for investigation following FBI director firing

Some Republicans have said that could undermine concurrent investigations underway in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Harding Aslinger, a 70-year-old retiree who was visiting St. But Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of three panels probing the Russian Federation allegations, told reporters he did not feel an independent inquiry was necessary. Read More »

Major New Reports Detail How 'Angry' Trump Lost Patience With Comey

Comey also publicly stated for the first time last week before a Senate Intelligence Committee that the agency was probing possible connections between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin. Comey has publicly confirmed the FBI is investigating possible contacts between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. A former Trump adviser said Trump was also angry because Comey had never offered a public exoneration of Trump in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into ... Read More »

Frat member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'

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Piazza died at the hospital. The ten brothers who were not charged with involuntary manslaughter are facing charges including reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. the next morning, two frat brothers found Piazza on the basement floor. Soon after taking part in events like this, Piazza's blood alcohol content skyrocketed to nearly 0.40. Read More »

New Hamas chief latest step toward worldwide acceptance

The newly-elected leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, has pledged his support for the Palestinian political prisoners now waging a historic mass strike in Israeli cells. Analysts said that in trying to create a compromise among opposing factions, the new document failed to fully satisfy any of them. "The terrorism label is one of the biggest challenges facing Hamas, which is seeking, via its charter , to tell the world that it's a nationalist group", he said. Read More »

ASEAN opts for a soft stand on South China Sea

The content of Friday's draft would indicate Asean was resisting moves by China to keep its contentious activities in the strategic South China Sea off Asean's official agenda. As the USA pulls away from the region and with a growing recognition by Trump that he would have to cede some influence to coerce China to his aid on the Korean peninsula, individual ASEAN members were more vulnerable than ever to China's bidding. Read More »