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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.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:00

Nationally, unemployment continued to fall, sliding from 4.7 percent in February to 4.5 percent last month. Owen County's March 2016 unemployment rate was 6.6 percent. Hancock County's jobless rate was fourth lowest in the state in March, the Ohio Job and Family Services Department reported Tuesday. Employment in information was unchanged.

by | April 26, 2017 | 09:00

Boy Scouts James Humphries 12, Evan Livingston 11, Griffin Gaughan 12, and James Raivly, 11, plant a tree at the Lumberton Arbor Day Festival on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. Tree City is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation that honors communities across the country that maintain a tree board or department, have a community tree ordinance, spend a minimum per capita amount on urban forestry and celebrate Arbor Day.

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:30

She also decried every headline that said she had been re-invited to speak, including one from her pal Drudge, as "fake news". She was invited to speak at Berkeley on the subject of illegal immigration by campus Republicans. Coulter responded that she planned to keep her original date. Coulter told Tucker Carlson Tonight: "I love Milo, but I'm not Milo". Berkeley is still reeling from a violent protest that erupted on April 15 when supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 08:27

He will remain in custody in Sacramento, California, until his return to Tennessee. Assistant federal defender Ben Galloway argued the girl went willingly and Cummins had no criminal history. A tipster called authorities to report the Nissan Rogue had been spotted in Cecilville, CBS affiliate KTVL reported . He was arrested with her on April 20 in a mountainous, remote area of Siskiyou County, in California, some 68 miles southwest of Yreka.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:57

They argued that the president's January 25th executive order , declaring sanctuary cities ineligible to receive federal grants, was unconstitutional. Regarding the goal for the executive order's funding threat, Orrick wrote, "The Executive Order attempts to use coercive methods to circumvent the Tenth Amendment's direct prohibition against conscription".

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:59

The Paris prosecutor's office leading the investigation of the Champs-Elysees gun attack says investigators found a pump-action shotgun and knives in the gunman's auto. One of the wounded officers was critically injured but is improving, he said. He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to shoot the officer twice in the head, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:57

But he has yet to publicly embrace the move since taking office, and his decision to do so now could set up a showdown with Congress over a proposal that would most likely blow up the deficit. The 45th president arrived at the White House with quite a to-do list. It was not that most Americans were doing much better financially - nearly 40 percent said they were doing about the same and 16 percent said they were doing worse than they were a year ago.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:38

On Monday, prosecutors with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office began an inquest into the events surrounding the death of Terrill Thomas and whether any staff of the Milwaukee County Jail should be criminally charged for his treatment, according to the Journal Sentinel .

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:28

During an interview with Fox News, Ann Coulter stated that she will show up at the University of California, Berkeley next week despite her planned speaking event being cancelled. Coulter then took to Twitter to share her displeasure with the school. When I said, 'yes, yes, yes, ' they canceled anyway. She called claims of the university trying to set up an alternate date "FAKE NEWS!" "No more clear-cut proof that taxpayer-supported universities will not allow conservative speakers".

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:24

According to Page Six , Phoenix police say the 31-year-old was arrested and "released on his own recognizance" Monday after an initial court appearance. They reportedly found Xanax, a prescription medication used to treat anxiety disorders, as well as crystal meth, which he admitted was for personal use.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:23

It was declared dead after showing rot and weakness over the last couple of years, and authorities opted to cut it down. Work began on tearing down the tree on Monday, but it is expected to take several days. "I kind of look at it as it was sad to see it go...it will be missed". The tree's circumference was 18 feet and it had a branch spread of about 150 feet.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:13

If the company can hold onto these gains, though, analysts say Caterpillar could add 40 more points to its Dow Jones Industrial Average index score on the day. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.18%. Caterpillar's payout ratio is -2,369.23%. The stock had a trading volume of 7,925,250 shares.

by | April 26, 2017 | 07:09

The court's four liberal justices each voted to grant at least one of the requests to halt the executions . They claimed Jones "was moving his lips and gulping for air", an account the state's attorney general denied, but the judge lifted her stay about an hour later and Williams was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m.