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Ohio executes Ronald Phillips, resuming lethal injections after three-year break – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A 2005 photo of the death chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. (Kiichiro Sato/AP) Ohio executed a death row inmate on Wednesday in the state’s first execution in more than three years, a break that followed an unusually drawn-out lethal injection relying on a controversial drug. State officials executed Ronald Phillips on Wednesday morning at a state prison in Lucasville, about 80 miles south of Columbus, the state capital. Phillips was…

Trump rips Sessions, even as AG attends White House meeting – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

President Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the armed forces.  Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday that after consulting with “Generals and military experts,” the government “will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”  Trump added that “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical…

Steel Valley’s Youngstown is much more complicated than Trump portrays – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A message on the corner of Avondale Avenue and Market Street in South Youngstown, Ohio. (Dustin Franz/For The Washington Post) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — President Trump escaped the roiling turmoil of Washington on Tuesday evening — leaving behind the chaotic effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the intensifying Russia investigation and his latest staff shake-up — to rally with his supporters in this former steel town. “I was…

The Daily 202: Senate Republicans still face narrow path to pass health-care bill after procedural victory – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Republican Sens. John Cornyn (Tex.) and John Barrasso (Wyo.) leave the Senate chamber after Vice President Pence breaks a 50-50 tie to formally open debate on Republican health-care legislation. (Oliver Contreras For The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: Mitch McConnell is like a quarterback who has just converted on fourth and long. The Senate majority leader kept the drive to repeal Obamacare alive, but he’s still trailing by a…

How Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts could put AT&T’s CEO in a tricky spot – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson joined President Trump at the “American Leadership in Emerging Technology” event in the East Room of the White House in June. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson is hardly the first corporate leader who has also been national president of the Boy Scouts of America. Current Secretary of State and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson held the role from 2010 to 2012. The CEO of Dreyer’s…

In Trump’s World, ‘Very Weak’ Sessions Twists in Wind – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

“If an early supporter like this is thrown under the bus, then who is safe?” asked Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies and a supporter of stricter immigration policies like those promoted by Mr. Sessions. “You can imagine what the other cabinet secretaries are thinking.” That may not bother Mr. Trump, who seems to thrive on slapping those close to him and keeping them on edge….

Senate Votes Down Broad Obamacare Repeal – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

But the victory could be fleeting: Senate Republicans still have no agreement on a repeal bill that they can ultimately pass to uproot the law that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans. How Each Senator Voted on Full Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Republican leaders brought the first of several expected amendments to a vote Tuesday night. The Senate is now moving ahead with debate, amendments and ultimately a final vote…

‘This is just really sick’: Video of boat dragging a shark triggers investigation – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In a video circulating over social media, a shark is pursuing a group of humans. But not intentionally. The 11-second video from Florida shows a shark violently tumbling over a speedboat’s wake and skipping hard on the water’s surface as a group of unidentified men laugh and gesture at the predator. One of the men appear to say the shark is going to die. “Look, it’s already almost there,” another responds….

Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aide Arrested At Airport After Transferring $300k To Pakistan From House Office – The Daily Caller

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country. He attempted to leave the country hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group revealed that he is the target of an FBI investigation, and the FBI apprehended him at the airport. Credit union officials permitted the wire to go through,…

Steel Valley’s Youngstown is much more complicated than Trump portrays – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A message on the corner of Avondale Avenue and Market Street in South Youngstown, Ohio. (Dustin Franz/For The Washington Post) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — President Trump escaped the roiling turmoil of Washington on Tuesday evening — leaving behind the chaotic effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the intensifying Russia investigation and his latest staff shake-up — to rally with his supporters in this former steel town. “I was…

‘We’re getting nothing done.’ John McCain’s no-holds-barred lecture to the Senate, annotated – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Not even a week after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he was diagnosed with a particularly brutal form of brain cancer, he stood on the Senate floor in Washington, all 99 senators and the vice president at his attention, and delivered an indictment of the modern era’s hyper-politicized environment, Republicans’ secretive health-care process and a wishful look back at the way things used to be. It was an emotional, no-holds…

North Korea promises nuclear strike on US if regime is threatened – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Trump ‘disappointed’ in Sessions, won’t say if he wants him out – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Florida wildlife officials investigating video of boat dragging shark – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Florida wildlife officials are investigating a video posted to social media that appears to show a boat traveling at a high speed while dragging a shark. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been alerted to the video, it said in a statement to ABC News. The video appears to show a “group of individuals traveling at high speed on the water dragging a shark behind the vessel,” officials…

Scaramucci on Leaks: ‘I’m Going to Fire Everybody’ – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Both Mr. Priebus and Mr. Spicer had argued forcefully against bringing on Mr. Scaramucci, whose hiring seemed to signal a pivot by the White House toward surrounding Mr. Trump with people more likely to stick by the campaign coda of “let Trump be Trump.” On Tuesday evening, Mr. Trump was joined on Air Force One by two former campaign hands, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, who traveled with him to…

Trump’s Boy Scouts Speech And The Thin Line Between Openness And Recklessness – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump speaks at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.V., on Monday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP President Trump speaks at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.V., on Monday. Carolyn Kaster/AP Know your audience is usually the first rule of public speaking. But that doesn’t really seem to matter all that much to President Trump. Trump became overtly political in yet…

Trump escalates shame campaign against Sessions – Politico

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ramped up his public shame campaign against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even as conservatives and some White House advisers are cautioning Trump against seeking his ouster. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump tweeted. He referenced a POLITICO report in another post noting that Ukraine sought to sabotage…

Senate Health Care Decision: McCain to Arrive for Afternoon Vote – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

After seven months of strategizing, debate and closed-door meetings, the Senate finally is voting. Senate Republican leaders can afford to lose only two Republicans. One is almost certainly gone, Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Senators Dean Heller of Nevada, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are still on the fence, but leaders think they can win them over. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, one of…

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