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Frustrated Republicans prepare for the nuclear option

Frustrated Republicans prepare for the nuclear option

Collins, a Republican, has said she'll support Gorsuch. Republicans didn't give Judge Merrick Garland a hearing or a vote. Meanwhile, Sen. Angus S. King Jr., a ME independent who'd kept his intentions secret, voted against Judge Gorsuch. The barrier is in place for now for Supreme Court nominees, but McConnell made clear Tuesday that he will do away with it later this week, presuming Democrats filibuster President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as expected. Read More

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NCAA to review HB2 repeal

While Gov. Roy Cooper (D) acknowledged the compromise was "not a flawless deal or my preferred solution", he defended it as a positive step forward and signed it into law despite opposition from LGBT groups. In other words, cities would be barred from enacting measures that would protect LGBTQ rights as well as measures created to protect workers or raise the minimum wage. Read More

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Rice denies asking to ID Trump officials for political purposes

If that happens, it is considered a compliance incident, said Todd Hinnen, head of the Justice Department's National Security Division during the Obama administration and a National Security Council staff member under George W. That leak , while it revealed that Flynn was being less than truthful with the U.S. public, was illegal. While interviewing a Democratic congressman, CNN's Chris Cuomo claimed it was " demonstrably untrue " Rice sought surveillance of the Trump team, even as ... Read More

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Sen. McCaskill to vote 'no' on Gorsuch, Missouri GOP reacts

Sen. McCaskill to vote 'no' on Gorsuch, Missouri GOP reacts

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Gorsuch on Monday, with a full Senate vote expected by next Friday, before the Senate goes on recess. McCaskill also said Gorsuch doesn't deliver on the promises that Trump made to Missourians. McCaskill is warning her party it could be politically risky to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Read More

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Schiff Says Nunes Canceled Russia Hearing to Protect Trump

Nunes and Schiff once had joint press conferences on their bipartisan investigation, but they've split to feuding factions. Now what are becoming daily briefings are being done separately. "Mr. Manafort instructed his representatives to reach out to Committee Staff and offer to provide information voluntarily regarding recent allegations about Russian interference in the election", Maloni said. Read More

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Rallies planned on anniversary of MLK's killing in Memphis

Rallies planned on anniversary of MLK's killing in Memphis

The reverend had delivered a stirring, yet eerily prophetic speech at the Mason Temple Church in Memphis the night before. Police did not immediately have an estimate of the number of marchers who participated. Then came the victory to guarantee voting rights. Once praised by mainstream political and civic leaders for his philosophy of nonviolence, King found himself vilified for calling for an end to the bombing of Vietnamese villages and the napalming of innocent children. Read More

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School execs say stalled Albany budget could force painful cuts

In an abrupt turnaround Tuesday after sometimes chaotic, marathon negotiations, the state Senate and Assembly prepared with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to pass a state budget almost a week after it was due. He said the sides are still negotiating several components: increasing the criminal age of responsibility from 16 to 18; approving affordable housing in New York City; and boosting school aid. Read More

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Mom, daughter die in severe storm in Louisiana

Mom, daughter die in severe storm in Louisiana

South. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has activated its Crisis Action Team due to the risky weather conditions across Louisiana that will likely continue Sunday evening. This looks to be more of a daytime threat, with improving weather and tumbling temperatures Wednesday night. Two people died earlier Sunday when their trailer flipped over. Read More

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Trump Aide Dan Scavino Calls for 'Defeat' of GOP Rep. Justin Amash

Trump Aide Dan Scavino Calls for 'Defeat' of GOP Rep. Justin Amash

Official White House @Scavino45. White House social media director Dan Scavino flipped out yesterday on Twitter at a reporter who asked him about allegations that he violated federal ethics laws. The administration has been at war with the Freedom Caucus since the defeat of the AHA, which the Freedom Caucus dubbed "Swampcare". Amash was one of the conservative Republicans who opposed Trump's Obamacare-repeal effort, arguing it didn't go far enough. Read More

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Redemption: Tar Heels take title over Gonzaga in ugly game

Redemption: Tar Heels take title over Gonzaga in ugly game

Gonzaga was within one point when Isaiah Hicks dribbled toward the basket before rising for a one-handed leaning jumper with 26 seconds left that gave the Tar Heels a 68-65 lead, a prelude to the wild concluding stretch. Collins re-entered and made a handful of big plays before fouling out with 5:03 left, finishing with nine points and seven rebounds in only 14 minutes. Read More

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The Senate just got ever closer to a 'nuclear' fight

After the Kansas City Star reported on a secret recording where McCaskill told donors her concerns about Democrats' hard-line stance on Gorsuch, she quickly brushed off suggestions that she was waffling. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will spend Monday's session explaining why they oppose Gorsuch-they see him as too included to support corporate interests over individuals and too conservative on hot-button social issues like abortion. Read More

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Severe weather expected in Alabama and Georgia

Severe weather expected in Alabama and Georgia

All modes of severe weather will be a possibility, but the extent of those threats will vary based on the timing of this system arriving. Survey crews from the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City spent time in and around north Georgia examining a number of sites where storm damage was reported during Monday's round of severe weather. Read More

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NCAA will consider playing in North Carolina after repeal of 'bathroom bill'

NCAA will consider playing in North Carolina after repeal of 'bathroom bill'

The mayors of various major United States cities have reiterated bans on public funded travel bans to North Carolina over its newly-repealed HB2 bathroom ban, saying a "deal" to repeal it does not go far enough. Roy Cooper signed late last week quash the furor that made businesses, sporting events, conventions and entertainers pull out of the state in a yearlong economic backlash? The fallout from the law buffeted the state's economy. Read More

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Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana as state put on 'high alert'

Two people were killed in a possible tornado after a mobile home flipped in Breaux Bride, La. Threats associated with this mid-week system include a few tornadoes, some potentially strong and damaging winds, and large hail. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards urged people living in mobile homes to take shelter elsewhere if they can. While there were several tornado warnings that were triggered, it's still unclear if an actual twister touched down. Read More

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Judiciary panel votes 11-9 in favor of Gorsuch

Sixty votes are now required. "Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week", said McConnell. They have vowed to mount a filibuster to block a vote on Gorsuch. A fourth Senate Democrat, Michael Bennet from Gorsuch's home state of Colorado, has said he will not join in the filibuster against Gorsuch but has not said how he will vote on final passage. Read More

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Court sets schedule for travel ban appeal

Court sets schedule for travel ban appeal

The court will be examining a Hawaii judge's ruling that blocked the executive order on the grounds that by targeting countries that are predominantly Muslim it discriminated on the basis of religion. However, the appeals court is also considering skipping that step. Trump and his aides have argued that the directives are needed to prevent terrorist attacks against the U.S. Read More

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Photo shared by Kearney PD not Amber Alert pair

Photo shared by Kearney PD not Amber Alert pair

Authorities said the images have indicated that Cummins has altered his appearance by darkening his hair, and that Thomas now has red hair, a change from her brownish-blonde hair. Keep in mind that Cummins might be armed with two handguns. 15-year-old Thomas was reported missing on March 13 from Culleoka, a Tennessee community about 60 miles south of Nashville. Read More

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Sen. Boozman: Nuclear Option OK If Needed To Confirm Gorsuch

If the filibuster is successful, Republican leaders are expected to change Senate rules to confirm Gorsuch and make it easier to confirm justices in the future. But Ayotte said Gorsuch has a "well-established mainstream record" on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. While Republicans are no doubt encouraged by the betrayal of barely-Dems in the Senate, Gorsuch's confirmation is still far from certain. Read More

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Democrats Have The Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch And Force 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown

Democrats Have The Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch And Force 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown

The starkly divided Senate panel weighed Gorsuch's nomination, with Republicans casting the Denver-based appeals court judge as fiercely independent and Democrats complaining that his ambiguous testimony makes him the wrong choice. Coons said he hoped the Senate could still find agreement on a way to avoid the rules change, but the chances of such a deal were slim. The Senate, then led by Democrats, barred filibusters for executive branch nominees and federal judges aside from Supreme Court ... Read More

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Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

It's to change the nominee", Schumer added. The President, last month, urged Senate Republicans to "go nuclear" if Democrats blocked Gorsuch. The Gorsuch nomination has put Democrats in an excruciatingly hard position. The Republican leader has been a tough advocate of using judgeships to bolster the Republican vote. Most Democrats have said they will decide when the hearings are over. Read More

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Undercover videos of fetal tissue talks spur felony charges

Undercover videos of fetal tissue talks spur felony charges

The video , a CMP press release read, showed Taylor "graphically describing how to deliver intact fetuses in late-term abortions " and "indicating possible cover-up of infanticide". In a statement, Daleiden called the charges "bogus" and reiterated claims that Planned Parenthood has violated the law by selling fetal tissue - an allegation that has been investigated by more than a dozen states , none of which found evidence supporting Daleiden's claim. Read More

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'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker

'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker

But in an instant, their drive toward a fifth consecutive national championship had been blocked. Mississippi State plays SC today for the championship of women's Division I college basketball and no, that is not a typo. So, down 50-48 going into the last 10 minutes, she racked up 20 points. Friday night, perhaps no one outside of the players on the court got more screen time than Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who was in the building to cheer on his alma mater, ... Read More

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How to watch the last games of March Madness online

How to watch the last games of March Madness online

The Bulldogs advance to play for the national championship on Monday and meet the victor of North Carolina and Oregon. Gonzaga pulled out to a 14 point lead, early in the second-half. "Now we're 40 minutes from a championship". Then, after a dunk by Przemek Karnowski , he fed the big man again for a layup that put the Bulldogs up 72-67 with 4:48 to play. Read More

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Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

But to receive a payout, local jurisdictions must prove that they're following federal laws that require local authorities to share individuals' immigration statuses with federal agents. Meanwhile, municipal leaders gathered in NY vowed to defy Trump's crackdown as they gathered for a small conference that attracted officials from cities including San Francisco , Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia and NY. Read More

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