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NYT: Ex-Trump inauguration official says she was 'thrown under the bus'

A former adviser to first lady Melania Trump who was involved in the planning of President Donald Trump's inauguration disputed the White House's account of her 2018 departure, the New York Times reported Monday.
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New York Times: Former Trump inauguration official says she was 'thrown under the bus'

A former adviser to first lady Melania Trump who was involved in the planning of President Donald Trump's inauguration disputed the White House's account of her 2018 departure, the New York Times reported Monday.
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United States: White House Submits ‘Wish List' Of Changes To Higher Education Act - Bowditch & Dewey

In 1965, Congress enacted the Higher Education Act (HEA), with the goals of establishing financial aid and strengthening educational resources in higher education.
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Opinion: Red Sox should have made the call before Alex Cora to avoid Trump's White House

The Red Sox owed it to manager Alex Cora to see this conflict coming well in advance.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Red Sox, Trump, Alex Cora


Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday. Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma, press secretary Sarah Sanders said. Behenna was convicted of unpremeditated murder […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, US, Ap, Nation, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Trump, Sarah Sanders, Michael Behenna, Behenna, Army 1st Lt


Democrats Threaten to Hold Barr in Contempt as White House Guards Tax Returns

A showdown between the executive and legislative branches has ratcheted up, as President Trump and his administration have resisted Democrats’ oversight efforts on multiple fronts.
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Trump grants pardon to man who killed Iraqi prisoner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has granted a pardon to a former first lieutenant in the U.S. Army convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump granted clemency to Michael Behenna of Oklahoma. Behenna was convicted in 2009 of unpremeditated murder in a combat […]
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New Miss USA is a lawyer who blogs and seeks "reduced sentences for people who were sentenced unjustly"

I was intrigued to learned that I share some traits with the newly-crowed Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst. As detailed on this webpage, Kryst is a lawyer and a blogger and an advocate concerned with excessive sentences: Cheslie graduated with a Juris Doctor degree (JD) and Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Wake Forest University. And also earned her Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Business Administration from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina. Cheslie is practi...
Tags: Florida, Kim Kardashian, Law, White House, Tennessee, Kim, North Carolina, Brittany, Trump, Stringer, Matthew Charles, Miss USA, Wake Forest University, Douglas A Berman, New Miss USA, Cyntoia Brown


No paint, no problem: Oregon passes bike lane clarification bill

This language will now exist in Oregon law. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) “The rules of the road just got clearer today.” That’s the statement from The Street Trust Executive Director Jillian Detweiler upon hearing House Bill 2682 passed the Senate today by a vote of 20-0 (with 8 absent and 2 excused), clearing its last hurdle before being signed into law by Governor Kate Brown. The bill adds language to Oregon’s definition of a bicycle lane (ORS 801.155) to clarify that a lane still legally ex...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Salem, Kate Brown, House Bill, Ray Thomas, Jonathan Maus, Detweiler, Rob Nosse


Tiger Woods receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump at White House

Tiger Woods received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on Monday.            [Author: Golfweek]
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Wall Street falls as White House vows to raise China tariffs

U.S. stocks fell on Monday after President Donald Trump pledged to raise tariffs on Chinese goods, though Wall Street finished well off its session lows as some investors saw Trump's comments as a bargaining tactic and expressed confidence in an eventual trade agreement.
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Donald Trump presents Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump presents Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony.
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SAG-AFTRA, Adam Schiff Express Alarm on ‘Deep Fake’ Technologies

Members of SAG-AFTRA and Los Angeles Congressman Adam Schiff sounded alarms Monday about the proliferation of “deep fake” technologies — realistic digital forgeries including sex scenes. “We have a medium in which lies and fear travel faster than anything else and this has happened practically overnight,” said Schiff during a two-hour panel discussion at union […]
Tags: Politics, News, Alyssa Milano, SAG-AFTRA, Adam Schiff


Tiger Woods at the White House

Tiger Woods was presented with the Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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President Trump Presents Tiger Woods With the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump and Woods have a relationship that goes back several years
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House Democrats Revive Probe on Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico

More than 3,000 people died in Hurricanes Maria and Irma
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Treasury Department Refuses to Fulfill Congressional Request for President Trump’s Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the committee's request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose"
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Wall Street falls as White House plans to raise China tariffs

U.S. stocks fell on Monday after President Donald Trump pledged to raise tariffs on Chinese goods, though Wall Street finished well off its session lows as some investors saw Trump's comments as a bargaining tactic and expressed confidence in an eventual trade agreement.
Tags: Money, Wall Street, White House, China, businessNews, Donald Trump, Trump


Red Sox pitcher David Price signal-boosts tweet about 'white Sox' visiting Trump's White House

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox are set to be honored at the White House on Thursday with President Donald Trump.            [Author: USA TODAY Sports]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Boston Red Sox, Donald Trump, Red Sox, Trump, Sox, USA Today Sports, David Price


Trump tees up medal for Tiger Woods; some question motives

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there were a Mount Rushmore for golfers, Tiger Woods would probably be on it. But President Donald Trump’s decision to award the nation’s highest civilian honor to Woods has raised questions about whether the president should be boosting the profile of a business associate of The Trump Organization. Trump planned to […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Woods, Mount Rushmore, Nation & World Politics, Trump Organization Trump


U.S. House Contemplates CFPB Reform Bill

The United States House of Representatives is contemplating the passage of a bill designed to roll back limitations placed on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) during the tenure of acting director Mick Mulvaney, according to a report in The Hill.Mulvaney, who was replaced upon the confirmation of the Bureau’s current director Kathleen L. Kraninger and who is now serving as acting White House Chief of Staff, publicly railed against the stated mission of the Bureau both while serving...
Tags: Finance, Senate, White House, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Bill, Bureau, House Financial Services Committee, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB, Mick Mulvaney, Trump Administration, Mulvaney, Kathleen L Kraninger, Hill Mulvaney, Office of Students


Franco Ordoñez Joins NPR's Washington Desk

Ordoñez will be joining the Washington Desk as the newest member of our White House team, he starts June 3.(Image credit: McClatchy)
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CD 12 LA City Council race to get spotlight in San Fernando Valley Bar Association candidates forum

Ready for another round of L.A. City Council candidates jockeying to be the next high-profile leader for the west San Fernando Valley? The San Fernando Valley Bar Association — one of the largest such groups in the state — will present a Council District 12 candidates forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the association’s headquarters, 20750 Ventura Blvd., Suite 140, in Woodland Hills. Here are the candidates scheduled to attend so far: Carlos Amador, Jay Beeber, Annie Cho, Jeffery Daar, Ch...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Local News, White, Aliso Canyon, Valley, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Reseda, LA City Council, North Hills, Oak View Group


Hundreds of Former Federal Prosecutors Say Trump Would Be Indicted Were He Not President

WASHINGTON — Nearly 400 former federal prosecutors have signed on to a statement concluding that President Trump would be facing obstruction of justice charges were he not in the White House. The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel has a policy against the indictment of a sitting president, but the prosecutors conclude that Special Counsel […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Mueller, Justice Department s Office of Legal Counsel, William Barr


Trump Would Have Been Charged With Obstruction If He Weren’t President, 370 Former Prosecutors Say

A Justice Department legal opinion says sitting presidents cannot be indicted
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Urban Playground Gives New York Premiere of Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 2 (Concert Preview)

On Wednesday May 8th, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra presents the New York premiere of Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2, music by Harry T. Burleigh,   and a rarely heard oratorio, And They Lynched Him on a Tree, by William Grant Still. The program, titled From Song Came Symphony. fits the ensemble’s mandate to prioritize the performance of composers who are women and people of color. It focuses on the legacy of Burleigh. I recently caught up with UPCO’s conductor Thomas ...
Tags: New York, Religion, America, Barack Obama, Florence, Jay, Dvorak, Concerts, New York New York, Martin Luther, Rosa Parks, Cunningham, Burleigh, William Grant, Contemporary Classical, Composers


McCain family says late senator’s dog drowned after getting stuck in pipe

PHOENIX — John McCain’s dog, who was always at the senator’s side until his death last year, died after getting stuck in a pipe and drowning on the family’s northern Arizona property. Cindy McCain told The Arizona Republic on Monday that Burma died last month when she got trapped in a pipe on their Cornville […]
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President Trump Keeps Quoting a Misleading $91 Billion Figure for Puerto Rico Aid. Here Are the Facts

President Donald Trump is sticking to his claim that Congress gave Puerto Rico $91 billion in aid money and that, therefore, the island should be “very happy” and stop asking for more. But his claim is misleading, asserting that the island has received far more cash from Washington than it has. Puerto Rico has been…
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Onetime


Nearly 1,000 stateless children forced to pay UK citizenship fees

Half of applications come from children from Commonwealth backgrounds, data showsNearly 900 children classified as stateless were obliged to pay Home Office immigration fees last year as part of their applications to become British citizens, figures show.They also reveal that nearly half (46%) of the 39,000 citizenship applications made for children came from those whose parents are from Commonwealth backgrounds. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Commonwealth


Red Sox manager to skip White House visit, citing Trump's Puerto Rico hurricane response

The Boston Red Sox's manager plans to skip his team's visit to the White House this week to celebrate their World Series win, citing his disapproval of the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
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