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Trump Budget Calls For 2.1% Military Pay Raise In 2018

The Senate power broker: "The proposed cuts to important farm and family safety net programs, including crop insurance and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , are harsh and short sighted". Joe Manchin say the budget would essentially eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission, which got $120 million past year. The budget will reduce the SNAP food subsidy program for low-income families - a total of 44 million people in 2016 - by nearly $200 billion and it authorizes more ... Read More

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Dan Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to push back

The Senate Armed Services Committee scheduled a hearing with Coats, and the House Armed Services Committee has one with Rogers. Rep. Darrell Issa, a member of the House Oversight Committee which is conducting its own probe in to the matter, said he understood the FBI's investigation would be wide in its scope and include a review of a timeline of Comey's firing and Rosenstein's role in that. Read More

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Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney holds briefing

Sherrod Brown is particularly concerned with proposed cuts to programs serving low-income and elderly residents. Mulvaney insisted that, with an agenda including cutting taxes deregulation and reduction of the size of the federal government, the administration will be able to achieve sustainable growth of 3 per cent annually over the coming decade. Read More

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Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June

South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy is considered the favorite to replace Chaffetz after he steps down this summer. But he did not provide a date for his departure until Thursday. As a college football kicker at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University in Utah, Chaffetz stumped for Dukakis during his 1988 presidential campaign. At his monthly press event at KUED, Governor Herbert opened the briefing with the main topic of the day, dealing with the resignation of Utah's Jason Chaffetz in ... Read More

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Former CIA director says 'Russia brazenly interfered' in election

Mr Brennan said the CIA focuses on intelligence, not "evidence", and said he was not able to answer that question. Speaking before the panel for its ongoing investigation in Russian interference, Brennan said he personally warned the head of the Russian intelligence service, the FSB - Alexander Bortnikov - on August 4, 2016, that Russian meddling "would destroy" any prospects of improving US-Russian relations. Read More

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Jon Lester: Lester whiffs 10 in complete game vs. Giants

Joe Panik went 3-for-4 with a home run, and Giants starter Ty Blach pitched into the eighth inning to get his second win as San Francisco held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Monday in the series opener at Wrigley Field . For comparison's sake, the 2016 Cubs only had to wait ten games for Jake Arrieta to pitch in the eighth inning. "Just little things. It's nothing major", Panik was quoted saying. Read More

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Trump administration unveils first budget with 3.6-trillion-dollar spending cut

Trump administration unveils first budget with 3.6-trillion-dollar spending cut

U.S. Senators from both West Virginia and OH have mixed reactions on President Trump's proposed federal budget. "Our nation must get our fiscal house in order now, or else we may never have another opportunity, and President Trump has provided a pathway to bring our nation back from the brink of insolvency", Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government (ALG) wrote in a guest column praising Trump's budget. Read More

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Protesters Beaten in 'Brutal Attack' During Turkish President's United States Visit

Protesters Beaten in 'Brutal Attack' During Turkish President's United States Visit

And while State also confirmed that two members of the Turkish president's security team were detained after the attacks, they were soon released on diplomatic immunity grounds. "In their country, they can do whatever they want to", Usoyan said of her attackers. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the Republican chairman of the armed services committee , called for the Turkish ambassador to the USA to be thrown out of the country on Thursday. Read More

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Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians

The moment was an abrupt interruption of an otherwise warm and smooth welcome for Trump to the Holy Land. Exactly a year to the day since Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Iran to advance India's interests through the Chabahar port on the heels of the Obama-engineered US-Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump has thrown a monkey wrench into the works. Read More

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The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Upgraded by Vetr Inc. to

The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Upgraded by Vetr Inc. to "Buy"

Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of The Coca-Cola in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & worldwide trademark and copyright laws. In related news, insider Brian John Smith sold 87,800 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. Read More

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GOP Senators Take The Axe To Medicaid

If the Senate passes a bill, then a conference committee must be appointed to work out the differences, and that final bill would need to pass both the House and the Senate. There is no other way to describe this bill other than to label it a victory for Donald Trump and the Republican Party - and a defeat for the American people. Read More

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One more round of storms Wednesday

One more round of storms Wednesday

The sky will be cloudy in the morning and a few showers are possible. This low pressure system is responsible for keeping the wave of very hot temperatures. Rain chances increase from west to east as the next rain-maker arrives. Warmer - 77° Thursday and back into the mid 80s Friday . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Read More

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Senate votes to confirm U.S. envoy to China

Senate votes to confirm U.S. envoy to China

Branstad said he made the trip back to "where it all began" to visit with friends and family members, view a "Freedom Rock" bearing a painting of him in his military uniform, and stop by the museum in Forest City where some of his political memorabilia is kept to bring them more "stuff" from his years as governor. Read More

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In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

It said the council will "take further significant measures including sanctions" and called upon Pyongyang to show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action". Could North Korea launch a nuclear missile? The test was North Korea's first military provocation after South Korean President Moon Jae In, known for his softer posture toward Pyongyang than his conservative predecessors, took office last week. Read More

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Cosby Jury: A look At What To Expect During Selection

Cosby Jury: A look At What To Expect During Selection

One-third of the potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case say they've formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while two-thirds say it would be hard to serve. Court officers will keep close tabs on their cellphone use, TV time and reading material, given the huge media coverage the case will bring. She was not examined by a doctor after the alleged incident. Read More

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Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Donate To Ivanka Trump-Backed Fund

Trump added that Muslim leaders must do more to confront extremism. "Our responsibility before God and our people and the whole world is to stand united to fight the forces of evil and extremism wherever they are". The deals are seen as attempts by the Saudi government to win over Trump after the president was critical of the country during his campaign . White House aides have played down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting it as ... Read More

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MI to receive almost $400000 in Target settlement

MI to receive almost $400000 in Target settlement

The deal involved 47 states and is described as the largest multi-state breach agreement in USA history. Target said Tuesday that it's "pleased to bring this issue to a resolution for everyone involved". Target's data breach was the first in a series of scams that hit other retailers including SuperValu and Home Depot. The 2013 data breach led to the resignation of longtime Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel . Read More

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Walker Declares State Of Emergency For 3 Wisconsin Counties Following Tornado

The storms are expected to continue into Wednesday, but Matt Brickman, CBS Minnesota meteorologist said that drier, cooler conditions are expected to move in by Thursday. The storm struck a subdivision about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday just south of Elk City, Oklahoma , about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. Two persons were killed and dozens injured after tornadoes and severe storms swept through several USA states. Read More

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Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

Trump's budget , an outline of which was released Monday night, doubles down on some largely symbolic cuts that the administration rolled out earlier this year - and they didn't necessarily go over well the first time . Trump would keep campaign pledges to leave core Medicare and Social Security benefits for the elderly alone. Many Republican states elected not to expand Medicaid following a successful Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare, but those states will also experience cuts. Read More

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Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Flynn's decision to refuse to cooperate follows his earlier offer to testify in exchange for full immunity - an offer rejected by lawmakers. In a letter to the heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Michael Flynn's attorneys said he is invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, adding the retired Army general is the target of near daily "outrageous allegations". Read More

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Flynn will decline Senate Intel subpoena, invoke Fifth Amendment

Comey also reportedly filed a memo after a February 14 White House meeting in which he claimed that Trump asked him to end the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Flynn's attorneys had said in the past that he might not turn over requested documents. The letter notes that the time frame of the request was January 16, 2015, through January 20, 2017. Read More

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Former FBI Chief James Comey to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

In a statement Friday evening, the Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Comey has agreed to publicly testify in front of the panel about his role in the Russian Federation investigation. But the longer-term consequences will be to continue the political fighting, perhaps even prolong it, and to expand the scope of the controversies under investigation. Read More

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De Lima asks Senate to let her join sessions

De Lima asks Senate to let her join sessions

It will be up to the court if detained Senator Leila de Lima will be allowed to join colleagues in deliberations over crucial legislations. "The IPU, as a body, expressed concern [on] human rights violation of a member of the Senate in the Philippines, which is Senator Leila de Lima, that's why the assembly made a decision to have a mission to the Philippines", Koofi said. Read More

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Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

But as the Associated Press reports , a politically unsafe budget proposal like this one won't travel far in Congress, even one dominated by the GOP. President Donald Trump is asking congress for $1.6 billion to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, far short of the amount needed for a project sharply criticised by Democrats and even some conservative Republicans. Read More

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Trump to test waters for achieving Middle East peace

Trump to test waters for achieving Middle East peace

The list of flash points include expanding Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a series of lone wolf-style Palestinian attacks and Israeli reprisals and Trump's campaign pledge to move the U.S. Given the competing claims, the US says the city's fate must be worked out through negotiations and like most countries, it maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem. Read More

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British Police Confirm Deaths After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena Concert

They're telling us to wait by the phones. Theresa May said the blast was being treated as a terrorist attack . "We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated, causing this atrocity". Two women wrapped in thermal blankets stand near the Manchester Arena, where USA singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester . Grande, the United States singer who finished performing minutes before the blast, said she had been left "broken" by the ... Read More

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Roger Ailes dead at 77, Fox News says

Ailes died at 77, his wife said in a statement Thursday morning. Former President George H.W. Bush tweeted that while his "friend" Ailes "wasn't ideal", he may not have been elected president without him. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Elizabeth and son Zachary ". Fox News still sits in the number one position for cable news at this writing. Read More

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