Author: 0 Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal

On Saturday night (May 13), torch-wielding protesters gathered at Lee Park in Charlottesville , Virginia in front of a statue of Robert E. Lee, drawing comparisons to the KKK from the city's mayor. was either profoundly ignorant or was created to instill fear in our minority populations ", he said in a statement . Signer went on to say, "Either way, as mayor of this city, I want everyone to know this: We reject this intimidation".

Author: 0 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Funding for UNESCO will be frozen

Trump has previously said that he would consider moving the US embassy to Jerusalem . According to the resolution , the excavations are a violation of worldwide law. Israeli archaeological excavations and other infrastructure projects in the Old City have long stoked tensions. The resolution, passed yesterday at the United Nations organisation's Paris headquarters, denounced actions taken by "Israel, the occupying power.to alter the character and status of the holy city of Jerusalem ".

Author: 0 Clapper says Trump weakening United States institutions

TAPPER: Because he's firing the checks and balances? Later in the morning, in an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union , Clapper explained his belief that the foundations of our government, particularly our system of checks and balances, are being threatened by Trump's actions.

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Author: 0 How Trump's "Religious Liberty" Executive Order Could Affect Women & The LGBT Community

GJELTEN: Trump's order does direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to consider new regulations for implementing the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. Trump welcomed religious leaders of different faiths in the Rose Garden of the White House to mark the occasion. The first provision attempts to fulfill Trump's campaign promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment , which prohibits tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates.

U.S. Donald Trump warns James Comey over 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant
Author: 0 Donald Trump warns James Comey over 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

Trump has said that Comey made clear that the president wasn't under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Richard Durbin, slammed the president after Friday's tweets , telling MSNBC that the president is "dangerous because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation.

U.S. Former US Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted Of Stealing From Phony Charity
Author: 0 Former US Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted Of Stealing From Phony Charity

After the Florida Supreme Court redrew the lines previous year after a lawsuit, she went on to lose her reelection campaign in the primary to Al Lawson. Each fraud or conspiracy conviction carries a potential 20-year sentence, and each tax conviction three years. Brown was also convicted of tax evasion and claiming exemptions on her taxes for charitable donations that she never made.

Author: 0 Despite Protests, DeVos Delivers Bethune-Cookman Address

The B-CU petition also objects to DeVos's recent withdrawal of protections the Obama administration put in place for students who have mismanaged or are defaulting on their student loans. Period". "You don't know her story", the Washington Post reported. "I am at the table fighting on your behalf", DeVos told the students. Some alumni and African-American leaders had called the invitation insensitive and misguided.

U.S. White House struggles to straighten its story on Comey
Author: 0 White House struggles to straighten its story on Comey

He took the recommendation seriously. The White House says Comey's firing was motivated exclusively by concerns over his handling of the high-stakes probe into Hillary Clinton's emails. "It was all him, " Spicer said of Rosenstein, as a reporter repeated his answer back to him. "That exercise, conducted in full view of our republic's citizens, is clearly in line with the spirit of the First Amendment", Mason said.

U.S. Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia
Author: 0 Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russia

Yates, who was testifying at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, said she first warned the White House of the Department of Justice's concerns on January 26. "You don't want the national security adviser to be in a position where the Russians have leverage over him", she said. The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between ...

Author: 0 Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

With the rest of the world on tenterhooks ever since, Trump has said he will make his decision before the next G7 meeting on May 26-27 in Sicily. On April 18, the White House postponed a similar meeting about the agreement due to "scheduling conflicts".

U.S. LGBT groups condemn Trump's religious liberty executive order
Author: 0 LGBT groups condemn Trump's religious liberty executive order

Many conservative Christian leaders have expressed concerns that their churches could lose their tax-exempt statuses for taking a stance against gay marriage, gay rights and other issues that are both moral and political. Metcalf-Armstrong said although the order stops short allowing groups and businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community- the overall vagueness of the executive order could be unsafe.

Author: 0 Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

Trump tweeted. "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" Apparently angered by criticism of the different accounts of the sacking, Mr Trump used another of his tweets on Friday to say: "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!" "I think he asked for the dinner, and he wanted to stay on as the Federal ...

U.S. Rep. Ryan talks health care, Comey, in Walworth County tour
Author: 0 Rep. Ryan talks health care, Comey, in Walworth County tour

Fox News interview. And I know that Paul Ryan is not representing your values. House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked today for his response to President Trump's tweet sending a warning to James Comey on Twitter about supposed "tapes" of their conversations.

U.S. Federal rail agency agrees Penn Station work urgently needed
Author: 0 Federal rail agency agrees Penn Station work urgently needed

Moorman told the New York State Assembly Corporations Committee Thursday that the most recent inspections found that both tracks met specifications before the derailments. Rail repairs are expected to cut NJ TRANSIT service by 25 percent this summer, CBS2's Ali Bauman reported. "Amtrak claimed to include the LIRR in its new private partnership-but with little detail and no commitment that LIRR riders would truly be represented".

U.S. Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee
Author: 0 Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee

Stone also spoke about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and Trump's "potential to be a transformational president". "He knows my views on Comey", Stone continued. But he confirmed he had "occasional" and "private" conversations with the President. "He has to be able to ask for advice, or discuss politics and not find it on the front page".