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Trump says ‘we’ll have to see’ if Mueller should step down from Russia probe – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

President Trump and Vice President Pence walk through the White House as they arrive for a technology event on June 22, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump laid out his belief that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is biased in the expanding Russia investigation and suggested in an interview broadcast Friday morning that he may eventually need to step down. Asked by Fox News Channel whether Mueller should…

Press briefing crackdown worries Trump allies – The Hill

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The press briefings have gone dark. The briefings, regularly conducted four or five times a week in both the Obama administration and in the early weeks of the Trump administration, have been held far less frequently of late. And when the White House does give a briefing now, it’s increasingly conducted off-camera. White House press secretary Sean Spicer has made just seven total appearances before the media in the 18…

The biggest winners and losers from the 2017 NBA draft – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially welcomes No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz to the NBA at the draft on Thursday night. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images) NEW YORK – The 2017 NBA Draft was supposed to be wild and unpredictable. Instead, it turned out to go almost exactly according to plan. There was one big trade – with Jimmy Butler going from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves – but otherwise…

Here’s where Republican senators stand on the health care bill – CNN

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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Qatar’s Neighbors Issue Steep List of Demands to End Crisis – Bloomberg

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Saudi Arabia and its allies presented Qatar with a list of demands to end a three-week diplomatic crisis that has roiled the Gulf, the Associated Press reported. The 13-point list includes shutting the Al-Jazeera TV network, cutting back diplomatic ties with Iran, severing relations with the Muslim Brotherhood and ending Turkey’s military presence in Qatar, AP said, citing a document from one of the boycotting countries. Those nations — Saudi…

May Offers Plan for Europeans to Stay in UK After Brexit – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Mrs. May is expected to present her plans in far greater detail on Monday in London, and she left important questions unanswered in her remarks Thursday evening. Some of the substance of her plans appeared to be sharply at odds with her European counterparts’ expectations. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, described Mrs. May’s proposal as “a good start” although it met with skepticism from…

How Trump’s dubious claims make the entire government react – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The words leapt from President Trump’s mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI director James B. Comey, setting off a cascade of activity inside and outside the federal government to figure out what, exactly, he meant. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump wrote. With that tweet, Trump immediately deepened his…

Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter – Fox News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance…

Trump Says He Did Not Tape Comey Conversations – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The timing of the announcement — after an internal debate in which Mr. Trump was at first reluctant to come clean quickly — seemed calculated to change the subject. Hours earlier, Senate Republicans released their heath care bill, which drew immediate opposition from four Republican senators and fanned fresh doubts about the president’s legislative agenda. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts,…

Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Avik Roy, the president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and a conservative health care analyst, cheered the bill on Twitter, saying, “If it passes, it’ll be the greatest policy achievement by a G.O.P. Congress in my lifetime.” The bill, he explained in an email, provides a mechanism for poor Americans to move from Medicaid coverage into the private market, a goal he has long championed as a…

Judges: ‘Making a Murderer’ confession improperly obtained – ABC News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family’s…

Jets owner Woody Johnson asked to be US ambassador to the UK – ESPN

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

9:50 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, the White House announced Thursday night. If Johnson is nominated and approved by the senate, his younger brother, Christopher Johnson, 58, will assume the role of chairman and CEO of the Jets, the team…

Canadian Special Operations sniper hit target from more than 2 miles away, military says – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

U.S. Marine Corps snipers at a training range in California, May 2009. (Thomas Gibbons-Neff/The Washington Post A Canadian Special Operations sniper shot an Islamic State fighter from nearly 2.2 miles away in Iraq, the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper reported Thursday. The shot, according to the report, happened within the last month. In a statement following publication of the Globe and Mail article, the Canadian Special Operations Command confirmed that one…

Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

President Trump said Thursday that he does not have “tapes” of his private conversations with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, finally ending a mystery of his own creation that began last month when he suggested that he had privately recorded their talks. Trump on May 12 floated the idea he had an audio record of their conversations, apparently as a way to try to intimidate Comey. For five and a…

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

More moderate Republican senators, such as Dean Heller of Nevada, expressed their own qualms, as did the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Video How the G.O.P. Health Bill Would Change Medicaid The reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines how the Republican health plan aims to roll back a program that insures nearly one in five Americans. By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ, ROBIN…

Cindy weakens into tropical depression after making landfall in Louisiana – CNN

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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The Energy 202: Trump takes on wind energy, talks solar-powered border wall in Iowa speech – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

THE LIGHTBULB President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Wednesday evening in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) On Wednesday evening, an evidently gleeful President Trump gave a campaign-style speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in which he attacked some of his favorite objects of ire in front of diehard fans, including Democrats, the Russia investigation and the news media.  Feisty following a Republican winning the fifth special election for a House…

Republicans’ Obamacare repeal would be one of the biggest cuts to the social safety net in history – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Senate Republican health-care bill would go beyond repealing parts of Obamacare to drastically restructure Medicaid. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Throughout the modern history of Congress, lawmakers have inexorably expanded progressive social policies, and while conservatives have successfully forestalled expansions to the social safety net, they’ve had very little success in reversing them. Right now, however, Republicans have a chance to buck that trend, as they prepare legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable…

Cindy weakens to tropical depression after making landfall in Louisiana – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather Thursday with Tropical Storm Cindy, blamed for one death in Alabama, expected to keep churning seas and spinning off bands of severe weather.     Forecasters downgraded Cindy to a tropical depression shortly after the storm made landfall early Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, Cindy will continue to weaken over the next 48 hours. …

Trump: Russian interference is ‘all a big Dem HOAX!’ – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

President Trump fired off several morning tweets Thursday about the Russia probe. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump on Thursday called Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election “all a big Dem HOAX” and accused former president Barack Obama and his administration of not doing enough last year to “stop” Russian interference. In morning tweets, Trump opined on the Russia probe and sought to assert his innocence, even as special counsel Robert…

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