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Trump judge is reluctant to toughen abortion law

Trump judge is reluctant to toughen abortion law

Which would be fine, if Schumer held all Supreme Court nominees to the same standard. Coons wants clarity on how Gorsuch was nominated, how he will stand up for an independent judiciary and his views on the separation of powers. Gorsuch explained his silence by arguing that giving his personal view on a settled case would indicate that he has already made up his mind - a perception he wishes to avoid. Read More

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Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing

Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing

The decision reversed Wednesday was by a different three-judge panel (that didn't include Gorsuch) of the same court on which he sits - but it relies largely on an earlier decision by the same court that Gorsuch wrote. The nominee would only say it was a court precedent that had been reaffirmed many times. Sen. Richard Durbin of IL pressed Gorsuch on claims by a former student at the University of Colorado Law School who said Gorsuch implied in a legal ethics class in April that he believes ... Read More

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Arkansas governor expands where concealed guns allowed

Arkansas governor expands where concealed guns allowed

The proposal would establish education savings accounts worth about $6,700 per year for students, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2mQpi30 ) reported. According to the Associated Press report, more than 220,000 people in Arkansas have concealed carry licenses. "People like to have a good time before the game, during the game, people get emotional and angry during the game", Democratic Rep. Read More

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SCOTUS nomine Neil Gorsuch questioned about role in Bush administration torture policy

SCOTUS nomine Neil Gorsuch questioned about role in Bush administration torture policy

But Democrats made clear on the first day that they were in no mood to "rubber stamp a nominee selected by extreme interest groups and nominated by a president who lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes", as Democratic Sen. "Our court declined to grant that relief, saying substantial truth is protected, even if it is not strictly true", Gorsuch said . Senate Democrats on Wednesday seized on what, for nominee Neil Gorsuch, was an ill-timed ruling from the Supreme Court - a ... Read More

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Senate Democrats' Incoherence on Gorsuch and Executive Power

Senate Democrats' Incoherence on Gorsuch and Executive Power

He added, however, that Trump's questioning of a federal judge's impartiality back in 2016 "was really out of bounds" and compared Trump's comments to ones made by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) about Gorsuch. "I've gotten to know these guys pretty well over the last few weeks", Gorsuch said Wednesday, sounding relaxed and pointing to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Democrats. Read More

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Ryan's legacy as speaker on line with health care vote

Ryan's legacy as speaker on line with health care vote

Failure by the Trump administration and House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisc., to win passage of the bill, would be a stinging political loss. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mo BrooksMo BrooksGOP faces risky decision on ObamaCare vote Defying Trump, Freedom Caucus insists it'll oppose GOP ObamaCare replacement Key conservative: GOP doesn't have votes on healthcare repeal MORE (R-Ala.). Read More

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NEW INFORMATION: Four people dead after shooting in Rothschild

NEW INFORMATION: Four people dead after shooting in Rothschild

WSAU reporter Logan Wenger will be attending a 3 p.m. press conference in Weston. The station reported an ambulance went by after police said they were trying to engage the suspect. He also said residents were evacuated from one of the crime scenes, and they are being assisted by the Red Cross. Schools and a town hospital were on lockdown in Rothschild on Wednesday, but the lockdowns have already been lifted, according to Fox 6. Read More

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Woman tried to cross border, pot hidden inside her body

Woman tried to cross border, pot hidden inside her body

In a Monday blog post , the older sister, Clarita , recalled being detained in a holding cell with one other CBP agent after being interrogated with her sister. The sisters have undergone counseling for the alleged assaults. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General launched an investigation, and the sister's were interviewed twice, but federal authorities have not pursued criminal charges against the officer, and it is not clear if the officer has faced any ... Read More

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President Trump meets with House Republicans in latest health care bill push

President Trump meets with House Republicans in latest health care bill push

Conservative House Republicans said Monday that they have enough votes to block the passage of the GOP's legislation to dismantle ObamaCare if there is a vote on Thursday and all Democrats vote down party line. Meadows said the legislation still needs substantial changes, as votes on individual amendments the group puts forward have the potential to be shot down on the floor. Read More

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Trump Hits New Low In Quinnipiac Poll

Trump Hits New Low In Quinnipiac Poll

Among white voters, 50 percent disapprove of the job the president is doing compared to 44 percent who approve. The poll shows that he has a 37 percent approval rating, and his support has been dropping among key groups that helped get him elected: Republicans, men, and white voters. Read More

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Passengers Find Five-foot Snake Sleeping on Plane

Passengers Find Five-foot Snake Sleeping on Plane

The snake's owner violated airline rules, which prohibit passengers from bringing snakes on board, especially without storing them properly and registering them, according to KTVA . It's not clear if the passenger is in any trouble for this little incident, but the plane did land safely, and on time, in Anchorage. BBC reports that the pilot made an announcement about the snake. Read More

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Rex Tillerson's wife convinced him to be USA secretary of State

Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the number two ranked House Democrat, said Mr Tillerson was sending a "dangerous signal to our allies and adversaries". Tillerson says he was content to retire on his modest $180 million golden parachute and live the simple life on his modest equestrian estate . After his victory, Mr Trump called him to NY to talk "about the world", drawing on the oil man's experience as head of Exxon Mobil. Read More

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Los Angeles mayor expands immigrant protections

Los Angeles mayor expands immigrant protections

The order aligned the officers with Special Order 40, which was issued in 1979 and prohibits inquiring about a person's immigration status during a law-enforcement action or arresting someone for specifically violating immigration laws. "We do not want to be in a situation where victims of crimes remain silent because they fear deportation. And we see this impact all across our city", the mayor said, adding that the Lincoln Heights youth center where the press conference was held had itself ... Read More

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Joe Biden Speaks On Capitol In Defense Of Obamacare

Joe Biden Speaks On Capitol In Defense Of Obamacare

Asked by NBC News if the Obama administration ordered surveillance on Trump, Biden quipped: "Five or six times". While declining to comment on an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of possible links between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump , Biden said "the whole notion that there's still this romance with Putin" was worrisome. Read More

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Sears, Kmart company says it sees 'substantial doubt' for stores surviving

Sears, Kmart company says it sees 'substantial doubt' for stores surviving

Sears Holdings Corp has a 52-week low of $5.50 and a 52-week high of $19.12. On Thursday, December 22nd, Fairholme Capital Management L sold 8,700 shares of Sears Holdings Corp stock. The Sears catalog was an iconic part of the post-World War II consumer boom in the United States but Sears proved unable to adjust to changing consumer demands with the emergence of Wal-Mart Stores, Target and other competitors. Read More

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Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch calls attacks on judges 'disheartening' and 'demoralising'

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch calls attacks on judges 'disheartening' and 'demoralising'

Lindsey Graham of SC came on Day Two of Gorsuch's confirmation hearing to fill the 13-month vacancy on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch responded forcefully: "Senator, he has no idea how I'd rule on that case, and, Senator, I'm not going to say anything here that would give anybody any idea how I'd rule in any case like that that could come before the Supreme Court". Read More

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Africans denied visas for African trade summit in US

Africans denied visas for African trade summit in US

Recent travel bans by the USA administration is feared to have triggered global tensions as affected nationals continue to wage protests against the president's executive order. "Why not hold the summit in Ghana, Ethiopia or South Africa?" We can't have the government telling us to go do business with Africa and then you slam the doors in their face ... Read More

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Dashcam shows Good Samaritans rescuing trooper during attack

Dashcam shows Good Samaritans rescuing trooper during attack

The alleged driver, 21-year-old Michael Scott Barber of Gobles, stopped but then took off, reentering the highway. Barber and Wise were arrested and face multiple charges, including assault and resisting an officer. Guild caught up with Barber and a struggle ensued. Trooper Guild was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Read More

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Former shelter dog found child lying in a ditch

Former shelter dog found child lying in a ditch

He said he could hear her running around upstairs but didn't understand why. Nearly a year later, Petunia has a new name, Peanut, a new home and another chance at life. A citizen was alerted to the child's presence by his dog. Authorities say they found the parents nearby in a residence with 'unsafe and unsanitary living conditions'. Read More

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Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Testifies

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Testifies

Monday's hearing was devoted to opening statements from the 20 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Anyone is anyone", Gorsuch said . A committee vote is expected on April 3. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Senate Republicans' refusal to hold a hearing on Garland was a "truly historic dereliction of duty". Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that, "nobody is above the law in this country, and that includes the President of the United States". Read More

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Trump told Iraqi premier to get rid of Shiite militias

Trump told Iraqi premier to get rid of Shiite militias

Cavusoglu said in remarks at the National Press Club in Washington . Previously Trump had supported the 2009 withdrawal, and he ran for office a year ago arguing that the United States should never have invaded Iraq in the first place. "This requires a plan for decentralising some functions of the government, disbanding Iranian-aligned militias, addressing the humanitarian needs of Iraq's community, and committing to a program of reconciliation", the letter said. Read More

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Rogero proclaims Tuesday a Day of Immigrant Action

Rogero proclaims Tuesday a Day of Immigrant Action

Hancock's office says Immigrant Day of Action is a reminder of the importance of immigrants in the U.S. Knoxville leaders are denouncing what they call a growing culture of fear tied to immigrants. People should feel comfortable calling police for help when they need it. "We are not required to be ICE agents and we will not voluntarily be ICE agents, because our jobs is to keep our communities safe", Rogero said. Read More

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Dakota Access pipeline vandalism shows sabotage risks

Dakota Access pipeline vandalism shows sabotage risks

Mahaska County Sheriff Russell Van Renterghem in Iowa says it appears someone used a torch to cut a hole in the empty pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines. "While the litigation may continue, the pipeline would most likely be in service and delivering oil while the courts consider the merits of the Sioux' challenges and/or potential appeals", Tezak said. Read More

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Police searching for two missing children in stolen vehicle

Police searching for two missing children in stolen vehicle

A 9-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl kidnapped inside a stolen vehicle from a Burton gas station Wednesday morning have been found safe near Dort Highway and Carpenter Road in Flint. He was wearing footie pajamas with trucks on them. According to reports, Ariana was last seen wearing purple trousers, with her shoulder-length brown hair in a ponytail. Read More

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7 things about newly launched scheme 'Vikalp' from Indian railway

7 things about newly launched scheme 'Vikalp' from Indian railway

Under this scheme, the wait-listed passengers will get an option of selecting alternative train on the same route. As of now, the scheme will be available in online bookings and later extended to counters. Also, heavy cuts will be levied as cancellation fee from fully confirmed tickets. As per the scheme, passengers opting for " Vikalp " scheme while booking tickets will get SMS alert on his/her mobile phone about confirmed accommodation in the next train running on the route. Read More

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Chino High Student Arrested For School Shooting Threats, Police Say

An accomplice fled in the opposite direction. The massacre has been widely recognized as "the deadliest high school shooting in USA history". Masterson said the suspects don't appear to be students at the school. The King City community has experienced a sharp increase in violence this year. Six shootings took place in February in an eight-day period. The King City Police Department is now pursuing active leads in this case. Read More

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How Sean Spicer lost his credibility

How Sean Spicer lost his credibility

Spicer called on NewsMax reporter John Gizzi , who asked whether President Donald Trump believes in the existence of the so-called "deep state". Mark Warner, D-Va., said Tuesday. Michael Flynn was only a "volunteer" during the campaign. "The numbers go up every week in terms of press reports". "Can you stop interrupting other people's questions?" Of those polled, 62 per cent said they disapproved of Mr Trump's performance as president. Read More

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Leon Panetta: Trump 'Should Apologize' To Obama For Wiretapping Claim

Leon Panetta: Trump 'Should Apologize' To Obama For Wiretapping Claim

But both officials also decried intelligence leaks, which GOP lawmakers describe as a major security threat - some of those leaks have fueled recent reports about the status of the FBI's Russian Federation probe. O'Reilly also addressed the issue of leaks, saying he fully expects the Federal Bureau of Investigation to find out who's behind them. COMEY: I'm not gonna get into either that particular case that matter, or any conversations I had with the president. Read More

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