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Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause

Gingrich is correct that there is a certain partisan tilt to the team of top-notch investigators being assembled by the ex-FBI director: Jeannie Rhee, Michael Dreeben, Andrew Weissmann and James Quarles are renowned in their fields and have made repeated donations to Democrats. [Full Article...]

Cop who killed Philando Castile cleared of all charges

A police officer will walk free while the family of the man he killed mourns, and the officer's utterly irrational fear was the key to his acquittal. Yanez, 29, has not been on active duty since the shooting last July. Our law should require officers to avoid creating the situation in the first place-and police agencies should train and reward them for doing so. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond ... [Full Article...]

Capitol police 'sad' and 'sickened' over Alexandria shooting

Capitol police 'sad' and 'sickened' over Alexandria shooting Also hurt were police officers and congressional staffers. David Bailey , 32, was one of the U.S. Capitol Police officers who was injured at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park at about 7 a.m. Ryan recently that he had concerns about the safety of members "and the thought that violence would come to our family next". "Everybody probably would have died except for the fact that the Capitol Hill polic... [Full Article...]

Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests Hodgkinson apparently wrote many letters to the editor of his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen of them between 2010 and 2012. He ran a home inspection business until previous year, when he lost his license. Representative Mo Brooks making a tearful phone call after helping to apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who w... [Full Article...]

Wallenda hangs by teeth from helicopter over Niagara Falls

Wallenda hangs by teeth from helicopter over Niagara Falls Wallenda's husband, Nik, had performed his own special antics just five years earlier. Nik Wallenda said the reason Erendira's stunt was performed at 8:30 a.m. Nik described his wife's performance Thursday as "absolutely incredible". "But this is about the attention of the world to this region and we've proven that twice now", he said. [Full Article...]

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

Rosenstein said that, under the special counsel regulations, he is the only department official with the authority to get rid of Mueller. At least two factors lead me to think Rosenstein will resign: (1) He has already seen his reputation soiled and his judgment questioned by the manner in which the President used his memorandum as a pretext for firing Comey; and (2) He appointed Mueller to great ... [Full Article...]

Trump orders more cash, industry input, for apprenticeships

The executive order is more of a directive and less a dramatic change in administrative policy. Wisconsin was the first state in the country to pass a law establishing apprenticeship programs in 1911. President Trump landed at General Mitchell International Airport just before 3:00 p.m. and met with what he called some "victims" of the Affordable Care Act, before giving brief remarks to repor... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders says man ID'd as shooter was on campaign

He opened fire early Wednesday morning on a baseball field in Alexandria , Virginia. Federal law enforcement officials identified the suspected shooter to NBC News as James T. A former congressional aide was hospitalized. Republican Roger Williams, who coaches the team, was also injured in the attack. "Immediately, Jeff and I looked at each other and said, "We've got to report this ind... [Full Article...]

Man at center of Flint death case lived there all his life

Man at center of Flint death case lived there all his life Lyon was also accused of misconduct in office, a felony. But when two of Lyon's employees at DHHS were criminally charged in the same investigation last year, they were suspended from their jobs - a decision that's kept them out of work for almost a year. [Full Article...]

Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

The jury tasked with sealing Bill Cosby's fate has deadlocked after 30 hours of deliberations. If convicted, Cosby will be required to register as a sex offender. On Thursday, Cosby exited the court smiling. According to an affidavit, Constand has accused Cosby of drugging her with three blue pills and then making physical contact without her consent including forcing his hands into her pant... [Full Article...]

Michigan Native Hurt In Congressional Baseball Shooting

Michigan Native Hurt In Congressional Baseball Shooting The mayor wanted to attend the baseball game "to show support and solidarity" with members from Congress who are reeling after the House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise of Jefferson, La., was critically wounded on a baseball practice field on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Push to bolster college aid vetoed by Florida Gov. Scott

Push to bolster college aid vetoed by Florida Gov. Scott Almost 200 traditional public schools around the state now meet the definition of persistently low-performing in the bill, including three in Manatee County. The University of South Florida's quest to become "preeminent", an official status that could elevate the school's prestige and send millions of extra dollars its way, received a positive jolt late Wednesday as Gov. [Full Article...]

Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

White House staff members carry flower bouquets as they arrive at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington , Wednesday, June 14, 2017 . If you somehow missed the story, 66-year-old James T. Mr Spicer said the president was also briefed by Mr Scalise's medical team, met Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle during the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, and tha... [Full Article...]

Trump says US Congressman Scalise's condition is 'more difficult' than first thought

Trump says US Congressman Scalise's condition is 'more difficult' than first thought Wednesday at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, where the GOP representatives were practicing for an annual charity congressional baseball game , scheduled to take place Thursday night. "We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip", Brooks said. He dragged himself away from the infield, leaving a trail of blood before colleagues could rush to his assistance. [Full Article...]

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month, testified Tuesday he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller. While Trump had not previously been under investigation for any wrongdoing, officials told the Post that changed soon after Comey's firing. Additionally, the Times shares that Mueller had reportedly also been looking into money laundering with... [Full Article...]

GOP Lawmaker Injured In Congressional Baseball Shooting Calls For Greater Security

GOP Lawmaker Injured In Congressional Baseball Shooting Calls For Greater Security At one point in the video, a man can be seen lying down in the middle of the field. "He was texting, letting people know we were under fire and needed help". Several other people were wounded, including a congressional staff member. Williams will travel to Texas after Thursday's game tomorrow to have his doctor look at his injury. [Full Article...]

Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

Mr Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice, but added it would be up to special counsel Mueller "to sort that out". Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon. "I don't question his integrity at all, but he has to be careful not to create the impression of partiality". [Full Article...]

Ryan, Pelosi back 'Team Scalise' at congressional baseball game

Ryan, Pelosi back 'Team Scalise' at congressional baseball game Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, was in stable condition and undergoing surgery. "But to have a full detail following 535 people around would obviously cost prohibitive", Grothman said. "And you have to say Alexandria is a crystal clear result of all these lies". A gunman identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, IL opened f... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence hires Watergate veteran as personal lawyer

Mike Pence hires Watergate veteran as personal lawyer Cullen, who has experience litigating the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida, is a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with leaders of Central America and senior officials from Mexico as President Donald Trump signals a policy shift toward the region. [Full Article...]

Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Primary For Governor As GOP Race Remains Tight

Corey Stewart , a Minnesota-born lawyer with a soft spot for the Confederacy , almost pulled off a stunning upset in Tuesday's Republican primary for governor of Virginia. The governor's race in Virginia, a swing state where a recent Washington Post and George Mason University poll showed 59 percent of voters disapprove of Trump's performance, is shaping up as a pivotal battleground with nation... [Full Article...]


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