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by | April 27, 2017 | 08:43

Trump tweeted Tuesday that his changed position wasn't a change at all, but that ignores the fact that he demanded something that now won't be in the spending bill. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, and member of leadership. "The President's comments this evening are welcome news given the bipartisan opposition to the wall, and the obstacle it has been to the continuing bipartisan negotiations in the appropriations committees", House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

by | April 27, 2017 | 08:35

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s decision to step away from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series came down to one simple statement. But it was still the biggest day in the sport in over a decade. Judging from first-hand observations, that number seems low. "I always was open to hearing from people who knew him real well and what they think he would think".

by | April 27, 2017 | 08:13

According to the mayor's office, the monument commemorated "an 1874 attack on the racially integrated city police and state militia by the white supremacists Crescent City White League". A group opposing their removal said it had collected 31,000 signatures for a petition. The city's Jefferson Davis statue will be removed in the coming days.

by | April 27, 2017 | 07:02

Bernie Sanders congratulated Wichita congressional candidate James Thompson on Wednesday for running a strong campaign in his loss to State Treasurer Ron Estes . Analysts say Libertarian candidate Chris Rockhold's bid for public office was a long-shot. "It was a close race", he said, "and it shouldn't have been".

by | April 27, 2017 | 06:58

Lee's official time of death was at 11:56 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Lee is the first of eight Arkansas inmates awaiting executions who was put to death as part of the state's original plan to execute all eight within a span of 11 days [Reuters report ].

by | April 27, 2017 | 06:43

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the requirement was added to protect the state's investment in a student's education by ensuring they don't take advantage of free tuition and then leave ny. Almost half of full-time SUNY students, and more than 60% of those at CUNY, already pay nothing for tuition because of need-based federal Pell Grants or New York Tuition Assistance grants.

by | April 27, 2017 | 06:05

The "space ninja", as called by her colleague astronaut Jack Fischer, is also the oldest female spacewalker as well as the oldest female astronaut. "Better you than me". Astronaut Peggy Whitson has broken the United States record for most time in space and talked up a trip to Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump .

by | April 27, 2017 | 02:53

Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. A formal swearing-in ceremony for Perdue, likely to be held later this week, will officially recognize Perdue as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture . He has owned several agricultural businesses. Perdue has the wide backing of farming and agriculture groups in Georgia and beyond, and the only limited opposition was among some environmental groups.

by | April 27, 2017 | 02:36

The order directs United States agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the programme. Trump made it clear that he doesn't agree with the fact that H-1Bs are now doled out under a lottery system. "I support the concept of everything from the U.S". The officials said the changes could be administrative or legislative and could include higher fees for the visas, changing the wage scale for the program or other initiatives.

by | April 27, 2017 | 02:18

Zinke said that over the past 20 years, the designation of tens of millions of acres as national monuments have limited the lands' use for farming, timber harvesting, mining and oil and gas exploration, and other commercial purposes. Congress gave the president the authority to designate national monuments on federally owned land under the Antiquities Act of 1906 for the express goal of protecting important objects of historic and scientific importance.

by | April 27, 2017 | 02:14

Wednesday of an active shooter at the school, but the North Mason School District reported around 11:50 a.m. that there was no shooter at the school. [12:45 p.m.] There is still a huge police presence at Hawkins Middle School . The middle and high schools were placed on lockdown. KIRO 7 News' Kevin McCarty is talking with law enforcement to learn exactly what this means. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 02:12

Ninety five undocumented immigrants were arrested by federal officers from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement during a five-day operation in Southeast Texas, which concluded on Friday, April 21st. The subject was convicted for the crimes of cocaine possession, aggravated assault on family with a weapon, and false imprisonment. The subject is now pending criminal prosecution for illegal re-entry into the US.

by | April 27, 2017 | 02:01

Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said it would be "helpful" if the spending bill included "clarifying language" affirming support for the subsidies, but suggested it wasn't a make-or-break demand.

by | April 27, 2017 | 02:00

The idea that Congress can simply pass both bills this week is not just unrealistic ― let's just say it will be a success if Republicans avoid a government shutdown ― but it underscores what is driving the White House's agenda right now: Trump hits his 100-day mark on Saturday, and he just wants to chalk up wins before then.

by | April 27, 2017 | 01:59

Education Department official admitted, however, that DeVos already has this authority. The order, which Trump signed while flanked by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , Vice President Mike Pence and Nevada Gov. But Obama also loosened regulations late in his second term. "Rather than another executive order, perhaps the president and DeVos need to read the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act", Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said in a statement.

by | April 27, 2017 | 01:57

Those whose incomes are below 250 percent of poverty, or $30,150 for a single person also are eligible for cost-sharing reductions that make out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and co-payments lower, as well. "These payments were never authorized by Congress, were not included in previous spending bills, and the Obama administration made these payments in violation of the law", Graham said.

by | April 27, 2017 | 01:48

Let me see your hands! "Freeze!" when the auto was within 30 yards of Rice. "As public anguish regarding young Tamir's slaying continues, the physically impossible accounts and inconsistencies the officers offer in their video-recorded interviews raise the stakes for this last chance at public accountability through the absurdly delayed discipline process", said Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra of the videos.

by | April 27, 2017 | 01:46

It is unclear whether President Donald Trump will take the dramatic step of issuing a Nafta withdrawal notice - and even if he does, whether he would actually follow up by pulling the USA out of agreement. Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership earlier in his presidency. The point of NAFTA was to encourage economic integration among the US, Mexico, and Canada.

by | April 27, 2017 | 01:39

Trump promised during the 2016 presidential campaign to "dismantle" Dodd-Frank, but so far the Treasury Department's review of existing regulations has been overshadowed by delayed efforts to overhaul the tax code and repeal the Affordable Care Act.

by | April 27, 2017 | 01:20

Coulter said the school attached a series of conditions to the April 27 appearance: She had to deliver her speech in the afternoon, only students could attend and the venue would not be announced until close to the event. The announcement came less than a week after fighting broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump during a "Patriots Day" free speech rally at a park in the city of Berkeley .

by | April 27, 2017 | 01:13

Though the former Georgia governor was President Donald Trump's last cabinet nominee, Perdue garnered widespread support from national farm groups. "There is much work to do and we are eager to begin". Trump has also reached out to farmers on the issue of regulation, saying the government has too many rules that negatively affect farm country. Trump nominated him just two days before his inauguration, and then the nomination was delayed for weeks as the administration prepared his ethics ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 01:01

President Donald Trump created some confusion on Wednesday with his Twitter criticism of the "Ninth Circuit" for ruling against his sanctuary cities policies, when a lower court system judge handed down a decision. The 80 percent Trump tweeted about was in reference to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' record, and does not exactly apply to the district courts.

by | April 27, 2017 | 00:23

Bill sponsor Rep. Justin Burr, a Republican from Albemarle, said the new process of filling vacancies would respect the will of the voters by ensuring their choices aren't replaced by an appointee from the other party. Two weeks later, the GOP-dominated legislature began passing legislation constricting Cooper's judiciary appointments, control over elections and freedom to appoint his state agency heads.

by | April 27, 2017 | 00:12

As the list of recognizable names grows, as do the changes in store for coverage for many in Louisiana. It has been a hard day at ESPN, where as many as 100 people are expected to lose their jobs. "A limited number of other positions will also be affected and a handful of new jobs will be posted to fill various needs". Some 100 ESPN employees, mostly on-air and online talent, were reportedly told Wednesday they are being laid off in what some are calling a "bloodbath." Some of ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 00:06

Citing unspecified threats, administrators had rescheduled Coulter's appearance for May 2, when they said the university could provide adequate security. The Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeUSA also voiced concerns about threats of violence coming from both leftist and rightist groups. The student group Berkeley College Republicans filed suit against the university after a scheduled talk with conservative commentator and writer Ann Coulter was cancelled.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:49

Anthony Thomas also filed for divorce on Monday. Elizabeth had a "troubled life", with her mother at one point facing felony child abuse charges . Detectives spoke to the girl Cummins reportedly kissed on January 31, and she told them she had a "verbal exchange" with another teacher at the school before she went to Cummins' classroom, the complaint said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:27

President Donald Trump's 100th day in office will see the federal government shutdown if Congress can't come to a budget agreement by the end of the week. US President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington , US March 1, 2017. Up until then negotiations had been proceeding fairly smoothly, according to participants.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:25

In its push for Democrats to "come together", the tour has been a decisive failure. Sanders drew thousands to a rally at the civic center in Portland in July 2015, showing he was more than a fringe candidate. "We have the most risky president in American history", Perez said to massive cheers before outlining the future he sees for the party with a series of "We believe" statements.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:22

It's not very meaningful", the president told AP White House correspondent Julie Pace during an interview in the Oval Office on April 14. For instance, during a signing ceremony for an executive order on agriculture on Tuesday, Trump, reading off a sheet of paper, said , "So this is promoting agriculture and rural prosperity in America".

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:08

He did leave the government some wiggle room, saying that his order does not block the government from enforcing conditions on federal grants nor does it block the government from creating a definition of sanctuary jurisdictions - but the government will not be able to block federal funds from going to those cities as Trump ordered.

by | April 26, 2017 | 10:02

Berkeley's response may provide cover for other schools fearful that right-leaning speakers will spark violence on campus. The university said an "expanded search" has uncovered a venue on campus that meets their security criteria. In February, a speech by the former Breitbart writer and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled after protesters stormed campus, setting fires and vandalizing a few nearby banks.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:43

In a few months, Melania Trump and her son, Barron , will put their suitcases in the White House, the official residence of Donald Trump , the current President of the United States. He said that the First Lady has worked for long just to make the event a ideal one and in line with how they want to be. "I'm really concerned for the Trump people, because they have failed to fill some really vital posts, and this thing is all hands on deck".

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:28

Police officers accompanied city workers to the Liberty Monument site over concerns that opponents of the removal would try to disrupt the job. "The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion and tolerance", the mayor told local TV station WWL-TV.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:14

Trump and Abe agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocative actions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It is feared that North Korea may conduct another nuclear test during the 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army on Tuesday.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:07

The. After Earnhardt announced Tuesday that he was retiring after the season, Brian France said NASCAR's most popular driver "has proven himself a leader with a deep commitment to so many areas of the sport - all the way to its roots". His performances have been up and down at the track, but he usually competes for a top-10 finish. Both were selected to NASCARS's list of 50 best drivers.