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Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Rutledge said she could send more names to the governor as soon as May. "I think it's totally unjustified", he told the AP. He said, "The words that I speak will forever be, will forever." before he fell silent. He also said the executions will be rescheduled once any stays and court cases are resolved. The court denied all the motions. Williams was put to death after the U.S. Read More

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Trump Administration Proposes 'Massive' Tax Overhaul And Tax Cut Plan

The White House says the United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. Assuming lawmakers can keep the government running, the next big item on the legislative agenda is tax reform. People, like Trump himself, who own so-called " pass-through " companies (partnerships and limited liability corporations, for example) treat business income as personal income. Read More

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Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

Two people arrested during the raids had been convicted of a homicide, 18 had assault records, and three were arrested for risky drugs. Numerous most serious criminals were given top billing in ICE news statements about the operation. Salem is not officially on the government's sanctuary blacklist, but it feels so strongly about President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants that the city council recently passed a "Sanctuary of Peace" ordinance. Read More

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Sebastian Gorka to leave White House

Sebastian Gorka, a former counter-terrorism analyst for Fox News who joined the administration as a counter-terrorism adviser, will be leaving his job in the coming days. A senior official cited by CNN said Gorka was simply "generating too much controversy" to keep at the White House. As for what he actually did around the White House, one official told the Washington Examiner he was known for delivering TV interviews on counterterrorism and "giving White House tours and peeling out in ... Read More

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100 days in, Trump says he's brought about 'profound change'

100 days in, Trump says he's brought about 'profound change'

And swore that health care legislation brought in by Obama that gives greater medical access to Americans was "dying" and would be repealed - despite a signal failure by Republicans in Congress to do so in March. Executive orders in line to be signed Saturday would be the 31st and 32nd since Trump took office _ the most of any president in his first 100 days since World War II. Read More

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Trump's call with Philippines' Duterte 'all about North Korea': White House

Trump's call with Philippines' Duterte 'all about North Korea': White House

When Priebus was asked by ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl if the president would really want to pursue a change in libel laws, the White House chief of staff said it's been considered. The president also floated the idea during a campaign rally last February. As a candidate, he warned that he would sue the New York Times after the newspaper printed stories about unwanted sexual advances Trump was accused of making toward several women. Read More

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Trump invites Philippinines' Duterte to White House

Human Rights Watch and other critics reacted with alarm and outrage Monday at Trump's invitation for Duterte to visit the White House in a telephone call where the leader of the free world also affirmed America's treaty alliance and friendship with the Philippines and its new president, who has had an antagonistic stance toward US security policies. Read More

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Lawmakers seek new war powers resolution

Lawmakers seek new war powers resolution

Top Capitol Hill negotiators are reporting progress toward a long-sought agreement on a massive $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through October 1. The Senate sent the temporary spending measure to Trump by voice vote after the House approved it by a lopsided 382-30 vote. Since Congress returned from recess Monday, congressional leaders as well as the White House had been lobbing rhetorical bombs at each other - the ... Read More

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Anti-Trump rallies planned across US on May Day

Activists in major cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles expect tens of thousands of people to participate in Monday demonstrations, starting with morning neighborhood protests and culminating in rush hour events downtown. Officials said, though the emphasis was on deporting criminals, anyone in the USA illegally could face deportation. An internal audit is indicating the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau may not be equipped to handle the new demands of the Trump ... Read More

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Bernie Sanders fires up Democrats with call for 'revolution' in Miami

Bernie Sanders fires up Democrats with call for 'revolution' in Miami

House". "It is a party that would not take any corporate money because the two party system so corrupt and it not able to be reformed because they serve the donors rather than the people". DNC Chair Tom Perez was booed during their stop in ME, immediately putting a wrench in that whole "unity" thing. Other stops include: Louisville, Kentucky; Miami; Grand Prairie, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Salt Lake City; and Mesa, Arizona. Read More

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White House showcases President Trump's accomplishments in first 100 days

When asked to compare how President Trump is handling the job to how President Obama handled it, 39% said President Trump was doing better, 49% said he was doing worse, and 9% said he was doing about the same. They did have a problem with one of his campaign promises - building a wall along the Mexican border. Usually about a third of the opposing party polled have come aboard by now. Read More

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U.S. executions: New troubles could resonate in upcoming case

U.S. executions: New troubles could resonate in upcoming case

The Greenwood family was not able to see Williams before his death , but Williams addressed the pain he caused his victims and their families in his final words. He was convicted in 1995 of murdering a woman in her home two years earlier. They had committed murders in the 1990s. Catholic Mobilizing Network in Washington, an advocacy group seeking to end the death penalty, similarly sent Twitter updates the night of the execution and each of the eight days when other inmates were executed, ... Read More

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Rams load up on additions to passing game in NFL draft

Rams load up on additions to passing game in NFL draft

The question is, is this new talent NFL-caliber? The Rams actually moved down seven spots and gained the 91st overall pick in the third round as the Bills moved up to take East Carolina receiver Zay Jones. Everett has very good hands and excellent athleticism. He played one season at Alabama-Birmingham, but when the Jaguars canceled their football program he ended up at South Alabama. Read More

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Trump Keeps Mum About Ousted Adviser Flynn

There's also another relationship that Cumming says is alarming and may not have been properly disclosed: Flynn's company received $530,000 from a firm owned by a Turkish businessman with close ties to the government. "I thank the Department of Defense for providing us with unclassified versions of these documents". Spicer said any improper actions by Flynn also flew under the radar of the Obama administration: The Defense Department issued Flynn a new security clearance in 2016, and Flynn ... Read More

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House won't vote on Obamacare replacement this week

House won't vote on Obamacare replacement this week

The current spending bill runs out Friday. The change to the GOP plan was negotiated by centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., and Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. The latest proposal, drafted by MacArthur, a moderate Republican from New Jersey, would allow states to obtain waivers from federal mandates that insurers cover certain " essential health benefits ", such as emergency services, maternity care, and mental health and substance abuse services, which many Republicans argue have driven up ... Read More

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President Trump Signs New Executive Order:

President Trump Signs New Executive Order: "Buy American and Hire American"

President Trump signed the order during an event at the headquarters of Snap-on, a Kenosha, Wis. -based manufacturer of professional tools and equipment. "We are finally standing up for our workers and our companies", Trump said. The order tasked four department heads of State, Justice, Homeland Security and Labour to propose reforms in order to ensure H-1B visas are given to the "most-skilled or highest paid" petitioners. Read More

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Trade order, campaign rally on Trump's 100th day

Meanwhile, North Korea's missile launch Saturday signaled its continued defiance against the U.S., China and other nations, on which Trump tweeted: "Bad!" "They're incompetent, dishonest people who after an election had to apologize because they covered it - us, me, but all of us - they covered us so badly that they felt they were forced to apologize because their predictions were so bad". Read More

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Senate confirms Acosta as Trump's man at labor

When he sat on the labor board, Acosta frequently sided with employers over unions, though former Democratic colleagues say he does have an independent streak . Puzder was criticized for hiring a household employee not authorized to work in the United States, and other issues related to his personal life. Puzder led the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Read More

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Wisconsin dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

Wisconsin dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

Sean DuffySean DuffyAllow peaceful, law-abiding working immigrants out of the shadows GOP rep: Dems have done nothing to fix ObamaCare CNN host, GOP rep spar over Trump wiretap talk MORE (R-Wis.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus, for standing up for American dairy farmers with his introduction of the Defending the Agricultural Industry's Requirements Year-round Act of 2017 or the DAIRY Act. Read More

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Trump Says He Was 'Set to Terminate' NAFTA

Trump also noted that his administration has ordered the collection of "billions and billions of dollars" in duties on imports from countries he says "break the rules". "I think that that is what helped the president slow down the process, not unilaterally withdraw or give notice of withdrawal". And it is unclear what would happen next. Read More

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Sharks haunted by missed chances in series loss to Oilers

I know there's a big story there and everybody loves to write about the leading scorer is not scoring this or that. "I just know I was pretty sore playing", Thornton said. Thornton, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player in 2006, just finished his 20th National Hockey League season, and he had seven goals and 43 assists in 79 regular-season games this season. Read More

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France's president warns of complacency over Le Pen

Le Pen, who has been hoping to emulate Donald Trump's victory in the USA, said the French faced a choice between "runaway globalisation" and a protectionist France. Charlene said Macron had "no charisma", but people would vote for him because they wanted to "avoid having a President Le Pen". Le Pen was booed by some workers in the fruits and vegetables section. Read More

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Congress Oks short-term bill to avert shutdown

Funding for the federal government was set to expire at midnight Friday. House Democrats on Thursday threatened to oppose a spending bill if House Republicans chose to hold a floor vote on their revised health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, but GOP leaders decided late Thursday to instead delay the vote. Read More

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Cowboys' Taco Charlton hearing from endorsers over nickname

Cowboys' Taco Charlton hearing from endorsers over nickname

His frame and arm length gave him a distinctive advantage against offensive tackles while at MI, helping him achieve All Big-Ten First Team Honors last season as he compiled 9.5 sacks for the Wolverines . Apparently his mother and grandmother thought that "Taco" was a good fit for him. The biggest weakness on their team in 2016 was undeniably the pass rush. Read More

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Michelle Obama Explains Why She'll Never Run For Office

Michelle Obama Explains Why She'll Never Run For Office

Barack Obama's first speaking engagement since leaving the White House comes with a cheque for £310,000 - and there are sure to be more where that came from, particularly as Obama is known as a skilled rhetorician. Michelle Obama also explained how the road is wide open for her right now without being weighed down with political baggage, so this will allow her to do so many other things. Read More

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Congress to avert shutdown hours before deadline

Congress to avert shutdown hours before deadline

The Senate sent the stopgap bill to Trump by voice vote Friday after the House approved it by a lopsided 382-30 margin. It now goes to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. A new wrinkle emerged as Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, threatened to withhold votes for the short-term spending bill if Republicans tried to push for a vote this week on a revived health care repeal. Read More

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