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by | June 20, 2017 | 00:37

Democrats hope a favorable decision will help them cut into GOP electoral majorities. A lower court struck down Wisconsin's districts ordering new maps draw in time for the 2018 elections. In that case and again in 2006, Kennedy didn't find one. But the cases are very different: The Wisconsin case revolves around whether partisanship played too large a role into redistricting, while the Texas case focuses on race.

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:36

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that new USA sanctions on Russia will damage ties between the two countries. The underlying bill imposed new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program and support for global terrorism.

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:32

He will likely no longer handle day-to-day press duties, including the daily media briefings. To the ire of many, the White House announced on Monday that the day's press briefing would be held off-camera and without audio. Acosta said the White House is "stonewalling" and called the situation "bizarre". Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. As the President's woes have increased with the Russian Federation and obstruction of justice investigations, the White House has ...

by | June 20, 2017 | 00:13

The House bill, once the CBO scored it, was projected to eliminate health care coverage for 23 million Americans and spend the savings on $600 billion in tax cuts, predominantly for wealthy taxpayers. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., voiced feelings many rank-and-file Republicans share about the process during a Sunday show appearance. The clock is ticking.

by | June 19, 2017 | 12:06

While the congressional baseball game is always played with a bipartisan spirit, this year, both Republicans and Democrats made sure that everyone knew they were on the same team - Team Scalise - on this particular night. The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , was killed by police Wednesday after firing dozens of bullets during the congressional practice session. "We are grateful to Congress for thinking of Rep.

by | June 19, 2017 | 12:03

Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured. Scalise has been an avid participant in the game since arriving in Congress in 2008.

by | June 19, 2017 | 11:28

Doctors immediately performed surgery, but additional operations will be required, the hospital said in the late-night statement . The bullet that struck Scalise tore through his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding, the hospital said.

by | June 19, 2017 | 11:11

Mueller would speed resolution of the Russian Federation scandal", resulting in his exoneration.) "The pushback also represented growing willingness among staff members to try to keep Mr. Justice Department official assured lawmakers Tuesday that without " good cause" he would ignore any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire a special counsel investigating possible illegal collusion between Trump's aides and Russian officials in last year's campaign.

by | June 19, 2017 | 11:04

Is there an investigation? Not only is Special Counsel Robert Mueller looking at obstruction of justice charges for Trump , he's also investigating Jared Kushner's finances , probably as a potential explanation for that secret backchannel to Putin he tried to establish.

by | June 19, 2017 | 11:05

Rosenstein is the only official who could fire Mueller, because Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously recused himself from the probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential campaign and whether anyone close to Trump colluded with the Russians.

by | June 19, 2017 | 11:04

If apprenticeships are so great, why aren't there more of them in the US? According to U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, only 3 percent of the American workforce are apprenticeship graduates. "Technical program grads also see a "$300,000 lifetime increase in earnings" and don't owe student loans, according to the administration. "Far too many individuals today find themselves with crushing student debt and no direct connection to jobs".

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:51

Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The last Powerball drawing to produce a jackpot victor was on April 1, said California Lottery spokesman Mike Bond. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted. "California is one of just three states that exempt lottery winnings from state income taxes-so long as the victor is a state resident who bought the ticket in California", noted Sean Cockerham of the Sacramento Bee in a 2016 report.

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:45

The lawyer, Jay Sekulow , contended the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post . "Not only do I believe it, I know it". The Secret Service has said it has no records of any recording systems or transcripts of any conversations Mr.

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:29

Sunday. All 30 existing teams must submit their protected list for the upcoming expansion draft by Saturday afternoon, which has made for a week of trade chatter and speculation as GMs jockey for position. Teams could also protect any combination of eight skaters. Anaheim wants to keep defensemen Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson , Columbus wants to keep goalie Joonas Korpisalo , forward Josh Anderson , and defenseman Jack Johnson , and NY wants to keep forwards Josh Bailey and Casey ...

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:27

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial late last night (June 16). The jury of seven men and five women had been deliberating since Monday, when attorneys for both sides gave their closing arguments. When asked if Cosby had a message to share with his accusers, Wyatt bristled: "This is not about all the women, this was about Ms. Constand". A subsequent investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges against Cosby.

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:27

That's according to a statement from Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Four men, including Scalise, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist, were shot and wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson, opened fire on the lawmakers as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game between Republicans and Democrats.

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:17

Alavi did not give details about where the man was killed, other than to say that the commander of the five attackers had been in Iran's border region and had left the country last week. Iranian police killed four suspected terrorists, including two foreigners, associated with the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the southern province of Hormuzgan and seized explosives, guns and the group's flag, an Iranian news agency reported on Monday.

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:07

The measure also gives Congress the ability to block attempts by President Donald Trump to lift sanctions against Moscow. Republicans and Democrats have said they doubt Trump would veto the bill. The entire sanctions bill will likely pass the Senate by the end of the week; it's unclear whether or when the House would hear it. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee was initially hesitant to pass a new Russian Federation sanctions bill, but he played a key role ...

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:05

Schiff said he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and "it was an idle threat". The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that Trump himself is under investigation by special counsel Bob Mueller for the possibility that he obstructed justice in his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey .

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:02

Both Comey and Mueller know each other for 15 years and the former FBI director gave the memos to the latter because he knew Mueller would launch a probe into whether Trump obstructed justice by urging Comey to end investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's connections to Russian Federation.

by | June 19, 2017 | 10:00

It was not clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether he obstructed justice by firing Mr Comey last month amid the Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:43

The damage to the destroyer suggests that the container ship, the ACX Crystal, might have slammed into it at a high speed, raising questions about communication between the two vessels in an area where as many as 400 ships pass through every day, according to Japan's coast guard.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:47

U.S. THREE-PEAT: Koepka is the third straight American champion of the U.S. Open, following Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson . The dominance of the final round shook up what had been a crowded leaderboard throughout the weekend, and his first-time victor status continued a streak we've seen in majors that dates back to Jason Day's breakthrough at the 2015 PGA Championship.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:43

One home run in extra innings wasn't enough for the San Diego Padres , so they cranked out a couple more Saturday. Spangenberg hit the first pitch from reliever Oliver Drake (2-2) leading off the 11th, and two outs later, d'Arnaud followed with his first homer of the season.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:38

The website reported that Trump will sometimes interrupt conversations with associates to say , "I'm not under investigation". "FBI director" James Comey in a tweet Friday morning, once again calling the investigation a " witch hunt ".

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:38

Comey described the meetings and his note-taking in detail last week while testifying before the Senate intelligence committee. Rosenstein, the official who would be responsible for dismissing Mueller, told USA lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:35

A White House official told BuzzFeed that Ruddy was "speaking for himself and did not speak to the president". The first is that because Comey confirmed last Thursday that Trump wasn't personally under investigation during the early weeks of his presidency - before Comey's firing - there's no good reason for Mueller's investigation to continue.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:32

Left-arm fast bowler Amir, whose career was nearly ended on the other side of London s River Thames by a ban and jail term he received for his part in a spot-fixing scam during a 2010 Test against England at Lord s, was superb. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, on the other hand, said that they too would have elected to bowl first had he won the toss, adding that they are looking forward to posting more than 300.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:23

The establishment media's reaction left out any possibility that an argument exists for a legitimate recusal or claims that Mueller is unable to act impartially as special counsel, substituted instead with the perpetual tethering of Trump to the Watergate scandal in a sordid attempt to create something that just isn't there.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:07

This was different. It was deeply rooted to where his whole tone and composure changed. Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday; three others wounded have been released from hospitals. James Hodgkinson had a history of domestic violence and also a long list of minor offenses in his home county, most of which were tossed out, according to the AP .

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:02

If the report is true and if it is confirmed that Trump obstructed justice by trying to get former Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) Director James Comey , and perhaps others, to end the Russian Federation probe, that could lead to the President's impeachment by Congress, something that many Democratic lawmakers say they would pursue if circumstances warrant.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:03

Donald Trump tweets about being under investigation. The Post quoted five people briefed on the requests, saying those who agreed to be interviewed include national intelligence director Daniel Coats, Admiral Mike Rogers who heads the NSA, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:04

He told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that "I don't think the Congress would sit still and allow the president to pick his own investigator". Ruddy did not dismiss the White House communications team's words, but he did call Spicer's statement "bizarre".

by | June 19, 2017 | 09:01

WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.

by | June 19, 2017 | 08:47

The U.S. congressman who was shot and seriously injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers is showing "signs of improvement", hospital officials said Saturday. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the statement concludes. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged.