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Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

On Tuesday, President Trump fired James Comey from the position, tweeting in part: "Comey lost the confidence of nearly everyone in Washington: Republican and Democrat alike". Following President Donald Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , 20 state attorneys general have added their voices to the chorus and called for an independent special prosecutor to probe alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

Republicans have often defended their repeal efforts by claiming that Obamacare is collapsing on its own, but the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found in March that "the nongroup market would probably be stable in most areas" if Obamacare remains in place.

Trump says investigation will show no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said after an all-senators briefing from Rosenstein that the deputy attorney general already knew Comey would be fired before he wrote a memo that the Trump administration initially used as justification for ousting the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

White House offers muted response on Comey memo

White House counsel represent the institution of the presidency, not Donald Trump himself, much as corporate general counsel represent their company and not CEOs. Ted Deutch (D-FL) wrote on Twitter. He did the same after a series of conversations with Dean later that month in which the White House counsel asked Walters if the Central Intelligence Agency could pay for the bail or the salaries of the Watergate burglars.

Turkish foreign minister says wants USA envoy McGurk changed

Turkey's leader and his security team are guests in the United States. The remarks from Graham and McCain come after Rep. Ed Royce of California, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called on the Trump administration to investigate whether criminal charges are warranted against any of the bodyguards.

NC Senator Thom Tillis collapses during race in D.C.

Tillis at first appeared unconscious but was revived and breathing when taken away by ambulance. Thom Tillis , R-N.C., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington . Tillis, age 56, was elected to the Senate in 2014. "He clearly wasn't OK, and they began to touch his chest, then began motioning for help", she said.

Who could be at risk for higher premiums under GOP?

Last week, Governor Chris Sununu warned that uncertainty in Washington could lead to huge price spikes in New Hampshire, although advocates say most consumers are cushioned by subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The Kaiser Family Institute estimates that more than a quarter of non-elderly adults have preexisting conditions that would have negatively affected their coverage prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Chief: MA Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage

According to Lawrence Police, the boy found the drugs in his father's luggage. They said the 11-year-old called 911 and told them, "I think my dad sells drugs". Officers searched the man's luggage and found the drugs packed in multiple plastic bags, as well as several other empty bags, authorities said. The boy has since been placed under care of his grandmother.

Celtics win NBA draft lottery; Hornets will pick 11th

Bledsoe is coming off his best season as a pro where he posted career highs in points (21.1) and assists (6.3) per game in 66 games before being shut down in March as the Suns tanked for a higher draft pick. Fultz, out of Washington, and Ball, out of UCLA, are the draft's top two point guards. Though the Celtics already have a top point guard in Thomas, Grousbeck said he expected they would make the pick.

Impeaching the President Wouldn't Necessarily Remove Him From Office

Once his memos are received, I expect Mr. Comey will be called to testify before House and Senate committees in public hearings over the next few weeks. More questions: Why did Mr. Comey not alert his superiors about Mr. Trump's comments on the Flynn investigation? Despite the outcry over the latest Trump revelations, there are no indications that either of these options will be pursued in the immediate term for one main reason- they both need the support of Republicans in Congress.

All This Impeachment Talk Is Pure Trump Derangement Syndrome

Still, with each new revelation, once unflappable lawmakers are starting to tsk-tsk at a White House that has struggled to contain the fallout from any of its self-inflicted crises. The committee's new emphasis comes as Chaffetz's political profile may be waning. Trump made his comments during a lunch with reporters and TV anchors.

Two Dead In West Virginia Cargo Plane Crash

Roads are blocked off around Yeager Airport. The airport will remain closed until Saturday at least, since the gouge marks may need fix, English said. Barlow Drive and Keystone Drive are shut down. He's urging drivers to avoid any roads in the area. The company contracts with UPS. The airport said in a news release it had contracted with Clean Harbors, a local environmental cleanup company, to help with any spills.

'GREATEST WITCH HUNT IN US HISTORY' | Trump slams Russian Federation ties probe

And while it may be easier to ignore "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history" as pure hyperbole, it can not be dismissed. "I believe it hurts our country terribly because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not unified country", Efe quoted Trump as saying.

Why I voted for the American Health Care Act

The House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on May 4, and began the process of implementing the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Under the replacement, AHCA, many of their insurance premiums will once again be unaffordable. And most people who get insurance through the Affordable Care Act receive subsidies to offset the rate increases. President Donald Trump, a Republican who took office in January, campaigned on getting rid of the federal health care law.

Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the order was signed during the White House daily press briefing. To date, neither Trump nor his team has provided evidence to substantiate the claims, but they have promised an investigation.

Storms produce weak tornadoes in SE Minnesota, W Wisconsin

Wednesday in the Town of Gale. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. tonight. For that reason, those counties along and west of the Illinois River Valley are under a slight risk for severe weather. In the midst of cancelations and early school release times on Thursday, the National Weather Service is advising residents to prepare for Friday and Saturday as well.

House ObamaCare bill cuts $43B in Medicaid funds for children

It even started long before him with Congress making rules by which insurance companies must operate and we who must purchase a competitive free market product. The changes would, for the first time , put Medicaid on a budget, limiting federal payments to states for care provided to low-income people. If someone has a gap in their coverage-from changing jobs, a divorce, or a move-for more than 63 consecutive days they could be subject to much higher premiums when they enroll.

4 plead guilty to manslaughter in fraternity hazing death

Deng, 19, was killed after he was forced to take part in "the glass ceiling " ritual where he was blindfolded, made to wear a backpack weighted with sand and pummelled by fraternity members as he tried to make his way across a snow-covered field.

Hitting special counsel, Trump calls Russian Federation probe historic 'witch hunt'

President Trump said Thursday that Mueller's appointment to lead the investigation "hurts the country". Mr Trump has been under fire since news emerged this week that he had shared secrets with the Russians and allegedly tried to stop former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey from investigating his former adviser Michael Flynn.

Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

With a letter to American lawmakers, U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said he triggered a 90-day consultation period with Congress, industries and the American public that would allow talks over one of the world's biggest trading blocs to begin by August 16th.

WEATHER: Much cooler, possible rainy start to weekend

Sunday should be cooler and cloudy with highs holding in the 70s. Today's forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Next week does bring a little more rainfall for Monday and Wednesday , or at least better chances for rain with larger storm systems. The dry weather won't last for long as another round of strong storms zips in late Tuesday and early Wednesday .

Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls

President Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter torrent Friday morning following days of punishing headlines over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Spicer denied that account, insisting that the president simply "wants loyalty to this country and the rule of law". In announcing the firing, the White House circulates a scathing memo, written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, criticizing Comey's handling of the Clinton probe.

Lisle police showing zero tolerance for seat belt violations May 15-30

Matt Langer of the Minnesota State Patrol. Ongoing efforts to increase seat belt use have seen results, with Guam's current seat belt usage rate of over 90%. Minnesotans are among the best in the country when it comes to wearing seat belts with 93 percent of motorists buckling up, the DPS says. In Virginia, the law states that "Pursuant to Virginia State Code ยง46.2-1094, occupants of front seats who are 16 years or older are required to use safety lap belts and shoulder harnesses".

Rubio praises Trump for new Venezuela sanctions

She said the order was one more example of US attempts to destabilize Venezuela's government, adding that Maduro strongly backs the Supreme Court magistrates who are "victims of USA imperial power". Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has likened the harassment of government officials and their families living overseas to the treatment of Jews under the Nazis.

Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

It carries potentially high stakes given the Russia investigation and Trump's reported sharing of highly classified intelligence with the Russians, especially considering the source of that information. Trump himself hasn't directly addressed the latest allegations that he pressured Comey to drop the Flynn investigation. Trump later appointed Flynn as national security adviser, giving him access to a wide array of American intelligence from several agencies, shortly after Trump took office.

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Even the White House said in a statement that it was "look [ing] forward" to Mueller's investigation and the conclusion it expected he would reach. Russian Federation has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in the election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favor.

Trump asked Comey when he would dispel investigation rumors

Trump had earlier released a statement saying he looked forward to the matter being concluded "quickly", following Wednesday's appointment of ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the federal investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling.

Trump threatens fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director with mention of "tapes"

Additionally, the New York Times reported Thursday that during that dinner, Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty. And in the middle of this media maelstrom, Trump's lawyers issued a letter that said he did not have any financial ties to Russian Federation with a "few exceptions".

'No, no. Next question': Trump rejects collusion & Comey's claims

The Department of Justice finally bowed to Democratic demands this week and named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to the Russian probe. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Senators said that Rosenstein steered clear of specifics while making clear that Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges.

Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates, a Barack Obama appointee held over for the start of the new administration but fired by Trump, said under oath this month that she warned the White House that Flynn had been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that he could potentially be blackmailed by Russians over his misleading claims.

Trump may be regretting this tweet about 'Crooked Hillary' right about now

Ms Navarro's outrage at her own party stems from Republicans' consistent and continued criticism of Ms Clinton's purported use of a private email server to send classified emails while she was Secretary of State and on the campaign trail. A cynic might say that Obama had clearly signaled to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department that he did not want Mrs. Clinton to be charged with a crime, and that, with this not-so-subtle pressure in the air, the president's ...

Several injured, 1 dead after speeding vehicle drives into Times Square

Richard Rojas, 26, was arrested after his maroon sedan jumped the curb and hit 23 individuals in Times Square, killing Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from MI. In previous arrests, he told authorities he believed he was being harassed and followed, one of the police officials said . "People were being hit and rolling off the vehicle", said Josh Duboff, an employee at the adjacent Thomson Reuters headquarters who jumped out of the way to avoid being struck.

Israel was source for information shared with Russians

The Post said the intelligence partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russian officials. The intelligence Trump revealed is said to be related to an Islamic State (ISIS) threat to airline travel, The Washington Post reported Monday.

United States officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

The U.S. State Department said the episode was "deeply disturbing" and promised that an investigation would hold those responsible to account. Erdogan was in Washington, DC to meet with President Donald Trump (pictured together on Tuesday), who praised him as a loyal ally in the battle against Islamic extremism.

Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

He explained that his "life has undergone some big changes over the last 18 months" and "it now seems the right time to turn the page". This week, Chaffetz sent a letter from FBI Director Andrew McCabe seeking all FBI notes and information on Comey's communications with Trump, and he announced a hearing next week where he's invited Comey to testify.