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Alabama senate passes bill to ban abortion even in rape and incest cases

The Alabama senate has passed a bill which, if the governor signs it into law, will ban abortion in almost all cases, including rape and incest. Abortions would become a felony offense, and doctors who perform an abortion face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. The bill still needs to be signed by governor Kay Ivey, who is a Republican. Under the cynically-titled Human Life Protection Act, “The only exception in the legislation is in cases where the life of the pregnant woman is at risk...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Alabama, Abortion, Health Care, Women's Health, Republican, Sharia law, Einstein, Huffington Post, Cecile Richards, Nina Golgowski, Jay Williams


GOP senators question immigration plan presented by Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are questioning a White House immigration plan presented to them by presidential senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Kushner described his immigration plan as he and other White House officials had lunch Tuesday with GOP senators. Afterward, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that they seemed “well on their […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Gop, Kushner, Jared Kushner Kushner, Sen Lindsey Graham of South Carolina


Kamala Harris working hard to get on the left side of history

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s run for president is more like a hand-over-hand scramble out of the hole she dug herself while serving as San Francisco’s DA and California’s Attorney General. During that time, she was something of a moderate among Democrats, and was therefore widely reviled on the left for her invariable support of police and prosecutors, even when their prosecutions were deeply flawed. Attorney Lara Bazelon, director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinical Progra...
Tags: Twitter, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Lausd, Bill, Orange County, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party


Trump Jr. agrees to testify in Senate in Russia probe: US media

President Donald Trump's son Donald Jr has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian election meddling, US media reported Tuesday. The agreement resolved a looming fight between the Congress and the White House after Donald Jr. was subpoenaed by the Republican-led committee last week.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump Jr, Donald Jr


Fly Me to the Moon: Trump Wants to Shift $1.6 Billion from Pell Grants to NASA

As President Trump tweeted that he wants the U.S. to “return to Space in a BIG WAY!,” the White House updated its 2020 budget request Monday to include more money for a 21st century trip to the moon.The administration is asking for an additional $1.6 billion for NASA as part of an effort to move up the target date for landing astronauts on the lunar surface to 2024, four years earlier than Vice President Mike Pence proposed two months ago.NASA will receive $21.5 billion in 2019 and Trump’s origi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, White House, Nasa, Pennsylvania, Associated Press, Everglades, Administration, Trump, Mike Pence, Pell Grant, Army Corps Of Engineers, Trump Wants, Ohio Michigan, Roll Call


Donald Trump Jr. to Testify After Reaching Deal With Senate Committee

He has agreed to give limited additional closed-door testimony in June
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Senate Committee, Donald Trump Jr, Onetime


Mordaunt to give veterans amnesty for battle crimes

Defence secretary to consult on proposals for offences committed over 10 years agoThe new defence secretary has promised to introduce an amnesty on historical prosecutions for military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere else around the world – with the exception of Northern Ireland.Penny Mordaunt will consult on proposals for a presumption against prosecution for offences committed more than 10 years ago and will say she supports plans to opt out of the European convention on ...
Tags: Politics, Law, Iraq, UK News, Afghanistan, Military, Defence policy, Northern Ireland, Defence, ECHR, Iraq Afghanistan, Penny Mordaunt, Bloody Sunday, Mordaunt, Northern Ireland Penny Mordaunt


Mordaunt vows to introduce amnesty for military veterans

Under proposed measures, no prosecutions will be brought for offences alleged to have been committed more than 10 years agoThe new defence secretary has promised to introduce an amnesty on historical prosecutions for military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere else around the world – with the exception of Northern Ireland.Penny Mordaunt will consult on proposals for a presumption against prosecution for offences committed more than 10 years ago and will say she supports plans ...
Tags: Politics, Law, Iraq, UK News, Afghanistan, Military, Defence policy, Northern Ireland, Defence, ECHR, Iraq Afghanistan, Penny Mordaunt, Bloody Sunday, Mordaunt, Northern Ireland Penny Mordaunt


House Intelligence Panel Seeks Interviews With President Trump’s Lawyers

The panel sent letters to the four men in March after Michael Cohen testified
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Trump, Michael Cohen, Onetime, House Intelligence Panel


Labor Sec. Alexander Acosta’s ‘Abusive’ Chief Of Staff To Be Fired

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s chief of staff is getting the axe after DOL staffers complained about his behavior, according to Tuesday reports from Axios and Politico. A White House investigation found that Acosta’s top aide, Nick Geale, had created a difficult work environment in the department. Ex-Trump administration officials tell Politico that Geale was prone to screaming fits of rage and “goes completely loony.” “Nick came into my office screaming and yelling and throwing papers...
Tags: News, Labor, White House, Politico, NICK, Trump, DOL, Labor Department, Acosta, Geale, Alexander Acosta, Cristina Cabrera, Trump Swamp, Sec Alexander Acosta, Politico A White House, Nick Geale


Donald Trump Jr. Set for Interview With Senate Intelligence Committee

David Becker/GettyDonald Trump Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee have reached a deal to meet in mid-June for a private interview that will be limited in time to two to four hours, according to a source familiar with the situation. As Monday came to a close, the president’s eldest son was planning on telling Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Co. to take a hike. Trump Jr. had a letter drafted and ready to go to inform the Senate committee that he would not come in for an interview, that he ...
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Trump Jr. Strikes a Deal to Sit for Private Interview with Senate Intel Committee

After weeks of contentious negotiation, Donald Trump Jr. agreed on Tuesday to comply with the Republican Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s (R., N.C.) subpoena-backed demand that he sit for a private interview with members of the panel, the New York Times first reported.Trump Jr. has reportedly agreed to speak to lawmakers about a limited range of topics for between two and four hours sometime in mid June.Burr told fellow Republican senators last week that he was forced to iss...
Tags: News, Kentucky, White House, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Rand Paul, Graham, Kremlin, Times, Senate Intelligence Committee, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Trump Tower, Mueller, Burr, Richard Burr


Michelle Obama Just Wore Christopher John Rogers, An Emerging Black Designer

Michelle Obama continues to dazzle us with her post-White House fashion. Now that she is a private citizen, the former First Lady is giving us all sorts of high-end designers she may have shied away from during Barack Obama's presidency. Since her Becoming book tour kicked off last year, she's worn those (now) infamous Givenchy boots, Cushnie, Pyer Moss, and Stine Goya. On Monday, during the final stop on her book tour in Nashville, Obama wore a statement suit by emerging designer Christopher ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Vogue, Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rogers, Givenchy, Michelle, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Stine Goya, Christopher John Rogers, Meredith Koop, Cushnie Pyer Moss


Which states are seeking to make abortion illegal and who is behind it?

Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the US as more than a dozen states this year tried to outlaw the procedure A woman protests Georgia’s six-week abortion ban at the state capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, on 7 May. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Alabama lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the US on Tuesday night, outlawing abortion from the point of conception with exceptions only if the woman’s life is seriously at risk. The law is one example of a sever...
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Access to Donald Trump is more important than the daily press briefing

Trump has had more media interactions than any other recent president except Clinton, writes Raj Shah, former White House principal deputy press secretary            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Opinion contributor, Raj Shah


Alice Rivlin, first woman to lead White House budget office, dies at age 88

Alice Rivlin, the first leader of the Congressional Budget Office and the first female director of the White House budget office, died at age 88, The Brookings Institution said Tuesday.
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May vows to put Brexit deal to MPs in early June

Prime minister hopes to forestall leadership challenge as talks with Labour continue despite lack of progressFollow today’s political developments – liveTheresa May has pledged to give MPs another opportunity to vote on Brexit early next month, with or without Labour’s backing, after Jeremy Corbyn raised concerns about her ability to deliver on a cross-party deal.The prime minister called a meeting with the Labour leader on Tuesday night to take stock of the Brexit negotiations, as the governmen...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


QotD: Tortured Language Edition

"The city's part of the deal will be paid for with an extension of the "innkeeper's tax," a few more pennies on the dollars that pay for hotel rooms. 'Cos what're visitors going to do if room rates go up, use some online service that presently doesn't pay that tax...? Oh, that's right, they might just do that. Better yet, local news sources are claiming "it won't cost taxpayers a dime;" taxpayers who vote in Marion County, that is."Bobbi notes the bizarre language created by trying to find a ...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Tam, Marion County, Bobbi, Horton hears a Hoosier, Money Makes The World Go 'round


Senate backs Trump judicial pick who disparaged Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a new federal judge in Eastern Texas, despite comments he made disparaging former President Barack Obama. Lawyer Michael Truncale was confirmed, 49-46, on Tuesday. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against President Donald Trump’s nominee. Romney said in a statement that his “no” vote […]
Tags: Utah, News, Obama, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Ap, Nation, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Trump, Romney, Eastern Texas, Michael Truncale


Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves

The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from the largest source of federal aid for low-income students and use it to jumpstart other projects, primarily a NASA initiative to put astronauts back on the moon.
Tags: News, Education, Nasa, Nation, Trump, Pell, Nation & World Politics


Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell education-grant reserves

The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from the largest source of federal aid for low-income students and use it to jumpstart other projects, primarily a NASA initiative to put astronauts back on the moon.
Tags: News, Education, Nasa, Nation, Trump, Pell, Nation & World Politics


Plan to arrest migrant families tabled due to a lack of resources

White House officials considered a secret plan to arrest thousands of undocumented migrant parents and children in coordinated raids across the U.S., but the idea was tabled due to a lack of resources, reports the Washington Post and the Associated Press.
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House


US claims of Iran threat to coalition forces in Middle East rejected by British general

A British general has rejected claims from the White House that coalition forces in the Middle East are facing an increased threat from Iran or its allies.In recent days, Washington US has responded to what has claimed as a raised threat from Iran-backed militias to US and coalition forces fighting the remnants of Isis in Iraq and Syria, by dispatching an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and Patriot missiles. National security advisor John Bolton, a longtime advocate of regime change in Iran, has ...
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Iraq, US, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Pentagon, Reuters, John Bolton, Washington US, Chris Ghika


Donald Trump says he is 'absolutely' ready to send troops to confront Iran

Donald Trump yesterday suggested he is ready to send “a hell of a lot” of troops to confront Iran in the Middle East amid warnings that the two countries are stumbling towards a war. The comments come amid mounting diplomatic and military tensions in the Persian Gulf after Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels attacked an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia and an unidentified attacker attempted to sabotage tankers. Mr Trump said reports that the Pentagon has already drawn up plans to deploy 120,000 soldiers to t...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iraq, Russia, US, European Union, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, New York Times


Trump Says He’s ‘Proud’ of Barr for Investigating Mueller Probe’s Origin

“They want to look at how the whole hoax got started,” Trump said Tuesday as he departed the White House for an event in Louisiana. Trump denied that he ordered Barr to launch the investigation, though he has repeatedly encouraged it in public remarks. Trump has insisted that the Russia investigation was politically motivated and concocted from false allegations to spy on his campaign and ultimately undermine his presidency.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Trump, Barr, Louisiana Trump


President Trump dismisses trade tensions as 'a little squabble with China'

The ramped-up trade tensions between the U.S. and China have roiled markets in recent days, but President Trump dismissed concerns and predicted victory on Tuesday when he spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before embarking on a trip to Louisiana. Trump began by declaring “we’re having probably the greatest economy that we’ve had anywhere, any time in the history of our country.”
Tags: News, White House, China, Trump, South Lawn, Louisiana Trump


Barr appoints attorney to investigate origins of Mueller report and spying on Trump campaign

Attorney general William Barr has appointed a US attorney to investigate how the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election began, and whether laws were broken during while intelligence was being collected on the Trump campaign.The assignment was first reported on Monday night, and comes after the attorney general told senators last month that “spying did occur” on the Trump campaign in 2016 — even though he said at the time that he was not sure that anything illegal had occurred.The appoi...
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House Democrats reject Trump's proposed 31% EPA budget cut

House Democrats are sending a message that they view deep budget cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency as a non-starter, setting down another marker for future spending battles with the White House in the months ahead.
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House Democrats reject Trump's proposed EPA budget cuts

House Democrats are sending a message that they view deep budget cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency as a non-starter, setting down another marker for future spending battles with the White House in the months ahead.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump


Biden (Once Again) Predicts The GOP Will Eventually Have An ‘Epiphany’

While campaigning in New Hampshire on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke of an impending “epiphany” that the Republican Party will likely have once President Trump is out of office. “I just think there is a way, and the thing that will fundamentally change things is with Donald Trump out of the White House. Not a joke. You will see an epiphany occur among many of my Republican friends,” Biden said, according to several news outlets there. “It’s already beginning in the House now …...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Joe Biden, Gop, New Hampshire, House, New York Times, Party, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Matt Viser, 2020 Elections



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