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GOP sen blasts Trump's 'drastic' cuts to anti-drug office

GOP sen blasts Trump's 'drastic' cuts to anti-drug office NPR reported on a leaked draft document from the White House budget office that drastically cuts funding to the Office of National Drug Control Policy by 94 percent. "We haven't had a final document and I think it would be ridiculous to comment on a draft version of something at this point, " she said. Jeanne Shaheen saying that if the reports are true, it would be "another broken promise to G... [Full Article...]

Trump Issues Executive Order Designed To Protect Religious Freedom

Trump Issues Executive Order Designed To Protect Religious Freedom While a draft of the order was being considered this week, it was reported that a portion of the decree would have allowed faith-based organizations and companies to avoid serving or hiring LGBT or any other group that affronts their personal religious beliefs. [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood reopens abortion clinic in Texas

Planned Parenthood reopens abortion clinic in Texas Trump's takeaway - the proposal that the organization divide its interests - only seemed to demonstrate a persistent misunderstanding of how Planned Parenthood gets its funding. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. According to the NY Times story published Tuesday, Planned Parenthood denounced Ivanka's suggestion of splitting the organizati... [Full Article...]

Trump marks 100th day in office by claiming 'profound change' in Washington

Even as he returned to politically important Pennsylvania, Trump seemed torn between who he was courting. Donald Trump has got to go!" and "No Trump! "From now on, it's going to be America first". "It's a false standard, 100 days", Trump said while signing an executive order on Friday, "but I have to tell you, I don't think anybody has done what we've been able to do in 100 days, so we're very h... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump on first 100 days: It's a different kind of presidency

Now, it appears that Trump may have actually made a mistake in outlining things with such clarity because it only gives his critics very strong ammunition to bombard him with if he fails to deliver on some or numerous promises he has made. In June, July and September - before, during and after Trump began making his general election case - the majority of Americans thought he wasn't ready to hold ... [Full Article...]

Trump takes credit for blocking Democratic win in Georgia race

Ossoff's near victory follows a strong performance by Democrat James Thompson in a special congressional election in Kansas last week, in what was considered a Republican stronghold. "The progressive energy out there is palpable and the volunteers are out there". Liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org in a statement called Ossoff's first-place finish in the relatively wealthy, conservative Atlanta ... [Full Article...]

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds Ankara denies deliberately targeting them. In Syria, it is working with the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is dominated by the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, but also includes Arab fighters. Kurdish officials described the US troop movement as a "buffer" between them and Turkey. In a development bound to anger Mr Erdogan, the YPG were on the verge of liberating the town of Tabqa, on... [Full Article...]

Trump's Cabinet Confirmations Near End, But We Still Have Work to Do

Trump's Cabinet Confirmations Near End, But We Still Have Work to Do Parson pointed out that President Trump signed an executive order last Tuesday calling for a special task force to identify obstacles for agriculture growth, including trade and immigration. "The fact that the national election was nearly 6 months ago and we finally have a Secretary of Ag. fantastic to me that he's finally on board here", says Jaspers on KELO Radio's It's Your Agri-Business with... [Full Article...]

Teams using dogs, drones to look for missing Joliet toddler

Hundreds of police and volunteers searched for Semaj since her disappearance was reported late Tuesday. Crosby's autopsy is scheduled for today, to determine the cause of her death. "I don't think she's around here because we looked everywhere", Alexander said. Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up from the residence on Easter Sunday. [Full Article...]

Astronaut breaks American record for time in space, honored by Trump

Nasa astronaut Jack Fischer, who arrived at the space station last week and took part in yesterday's call, said the space station is "by far the best example of worldwide cooperation". The first daughter asked Whitson and Rubins to tell students how they got interested in STEM tracks. "Just because it is a very expensive endeavor ". [Full Article...]

Notable achievements in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s racing career

Sitting onstage with his boss, Hendrick Motorsports owner and founder Rick Hendrick, Earnhardt fielded every question thoughtfully during the hour-long press conference. Elliott Sadler works for Earnhardt's racing team. "I want to be part of the future of this sport for many, many years to come", said Earnhardt, the son of Hall of Fame NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr., who died in a crash at Day... [Full Article...]

Jobless rate falls as workforce hits 14-year low for March

Jobless rate falls as workforce hits 14-year low for March Greene County, at 5.1 percent joblessness, was ranked seventh, with joblessness falling from 5.7 percent in March of previous year. In Labette County the unadjusted unemployment rate was estimated at 4.7 percent in March, down from 5.4 percent in February and 5.6 percent in March 2016. [Full Article...]

Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol, pushes it to Monday

Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol, pushes it to Monday A bit of nifty pit strategy helped rookie Daniel Hemric win the second stage, which locked him in as one of four Xfinity Series regulars to race for the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize during the final 130-lap stage. Busch is a five-time victor at Bristol, but hasn't been to victory lane in his Cup vehicle since 2011. It will also be interesting to see if NASCAR orders a competition caution early in th... [Full Article...]

2nd Detroit Doctor Accused Of Female Genital Mutilaton

2nd Detroit Doctor Accused Of Female Genital Mutilaton Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Friday refers to "a particular religious and cultural community" without specifying that community. For the second time in over a week, federal authorities have charged a Detroit-area doctor with female genital mutilation, or FGM. Currently, Nagarwala is being held without bond after being charged in federal court... [Full Article...]

Robertson Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

Robertson Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Carol Siemon released details of the charge this morning. The accused player has not yet been identified, but Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio issued a statement last week saying the team was aware of the investigation and the player in question has been suspended. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders returning to Grand Prairie to rally Democrats against Donald Trump

The party controls both of the state's U.S. Senate seats, four out of five congressional seats, the governor's office and both chambers of the state legislature. Sanders's popularity continues to be a thorn in the Democratic establishment's side, and turning him into an asset has proven a hard balancing act. Meanwhile, the Kerry campaign took the shit being thrown at them without offering fighting... [Full Article...]

VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times

VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times The new program, now limited to the Phoenix area, comes three years after the VA faced allegations of chronically long wait times at its centers, including its Phoenix facility, which treats about 120,000 veterans. Trump made veteran care a central component of his 2016 campaign. The bill being signed by Trump seeks to alleviate some of the problems by helping speed up VA payments and promote grea... [Full Article...]

Prosecutors toss thousands of tainted drug cases

Prosecutors toss thousands of tainted drug cases She served three years in prison for evidence tampering and was released on parole in April 2016. The exact number may not be clear until Wednesday, when the court finishes processing the lists. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley, whose jurisdiction includes Boston , moved on Tuesday to dismiss all but 117 of the approximately 7,500 suspect cases there. [Full Article...]

New Kansas congressman Estes plans to take office April 25

On Tuesday, voters in Georgia's 6th congressional district (in suburban Atlanta) will head to the polls to select a new rep for the seat vacated by current HHS Secretary Tom Price. If no candidate reaches that threshold, the top two finishers will go to a runoff in June. "Jon is being bankrolled by the most extreme liberals", said Republican candidate Karen Handel , referring to Ossoff's fu... [Full Article...]

Cuomo Scholarship Turns Golden Door Into Golden Handcuffs

Cuomo Scholarship Turns Golden Door Into Golden Handcuffs New York's average in-state tuition of $7,710 for the 2016-17 academic year makes it the 12-cheapest nationwide, based on data from the College Board. "He reminded us what presidential sounds like", the Rev. Al Sharpton told The New York Observer following a Cuomo speech in Harlem on juvenile justice reform. [Full Article...]


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