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US Says Iran 'Leading Cause of Instability'

US Says Iran 'Leading Cause of Instability' The proposed legislation "makes clear what any effective agreement would have to contain", Cheney said in a statement. "It also seems to have understood that, when it comes to Iran's future, perhaps the most important role the United States can play is to stop the Iranian regime from preventing such forces from coalescing". [Full Article...]

Carl Higbie - who? - resignation a golden egg for anti-Trumpers

Carl Higbie - who? - resignation a golden egg for anti-Trumpers Carl Higbie lasted less than six months as the chief of external affairs in the Corporation for National and Community Service. In addition to Higbie's own show, he made comments about Muslims and President Barack Obama on online talk radio programs with titles such as "Where's Obama's Birth Certificate" and "Warrior Talk Radio". [Full Article...]

Chelsea In Talks With Two Roma Stars

Chelsea In Talks With Two Roma Stars Aside from the striker position, Antonio Conte is also in the hunt for another left wing-back and it seems that he has found his man. Chelsea have made an enquiry over a potential transfer for Edin Dzeko , 31, and Emerson Palmieri , 23, in a proposed deal believed to be worth £44million according to the Evening Standard . [Full Article...]

How a government shutdown would impact Texas

How a government shutdown would impact Texas Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. "There are more claims coming in every day". Government agencies were warning US employees on Thursday of a possible federal shutdown at midnight on Friday, as the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House scrambled to pass legislation to keep the lights on in Washington . [Full Article...]

Trump administration to resume processing DACA renewals

Trump administration to resume processing DACA renewals The article's headline was: "There are 3.6M "DREAMers" - a number far greater than commonly known". Dreamers are treated differently depending on what state they live in. Sometimes, the media quietly blurs the difference. Some Democratic lawmakers indicate they will shut the government down unless something is done to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ). [Full Article...]

Comey to Teach College Ethics Course

Comey to Teach College Ethics Course His book , "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership", is set to be released on May 1. Former FBI director James Comey , who was sacked previous year after refusing to pledge loyalty to President Donald Trump, was named Friday to teach a course on ethical leadership at William & Mary university. [Full Article...]

Justice Department to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery, corruption charges

Justice Department to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery, corruption charges The U.S. Department of Justice has indicated it plans to retry U.S. Sen. Prosecutors accuse Menendez of exchanging political favors for bribes, including luxury hotel rooms, rides on a private jet, and more than $600,000 in political contributions from Melgen. [Full Article...]

New Zealand prime minister is pregnant, due in June

New Zealand prime minister is pregnant, due in June She said in a statement that she had asked Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters on Thursday to act as prime minister for six weeks after the birth. She made her announcement at a news conference, saying that she was "not the first woman to multitask", nor the first "to work and have a baby", but adding that she'd suffered from "pretty bad" morning sickness in her first trimester, and that she ... [Full Article...]

Couple plead not guilty to torture of children

Couple plead not guilty to torture of children David Allen Turpin , 57, and his wife Louise Anna Turpin , 49 were hit with 12 counts of torture , 12 of false imprisonment, six of child abuse and six of abuse of a dependent adult at a court hearing in the city of Riverside. Hestrin alleged the Turpins themselves were well fed; they would tease the children by setting out pies on a counter and not letting the youngsters have any. [Full Article...]

A bridge too far? UK's Boris Johnson suggests span to France

A bridge too far? UK's Boris Johnson suggests span to France But the suggestion has been met with sceptical responses elsewhere. As Britain prepares for its departure from the European Union, there has been ample discussion about the building of bridges as Britain finds its new place in the world. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul's alleged attacker charged with federal crime

Rand Paul's alleged attacker charged with federal crime Boucher has signed a plea agreement , according to Minkler's statement. US Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler on Friday announced a felony charge against Rene A. Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault in Warren County, Kentucky. Paul was left with six broken ribs after the incident and was left in "considerable pain", his staffers told BuzzFeed News at the time... [Full Article...]

GOP demand #ReleaseTheMemo on 'shocking' FISA abuses - after supporting surveillance law

GOP demand #ReleaseTheMemo on 'shocking' FISA abuses - after supporting surveillance law Some Republicans believe that the report shows political bias in the FBI and Department of Justice investigation of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Another committee vote could pave the way for the memo's public release, but the Trump administration would have a five-day window to object. What neither GOP or Democratic House Intelligence Committee members... [Full Article...]

White House officials say they're preparing for "Schumer shutdown"

White House officials say they're preparing for Before the briefing, Mulvaney said, "I'm handicapping it now at some place between 50 and 60 percent". But again we're planing for it as if it's 100 percent. "Parks will be open this time and they weren't before". Both officials dismissed the idea that President Trump hasn't shown leadership in trying to get a deal on immigration and government funding. [Full Article...]

Coroner: Las Vegas shooting gunman's ashes given to brother in Orlando

Coroner: Las Vegas shooting gunman's ashes given to brother in Orlando Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Las Vegas, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said police were not seeking to charge Paddock's long-term girlfriend Marilou Danley, but there was someone in their sights. "The release of this report is not standard practice - these are unique circumstances", Lombardo said, crediting the decision to release it with the intense public and media scrutiny around the... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis marries cabin crew couple on flight over Chile

Pope Francis marries cabin crew couple on flight over Chile Amazonian indigenous leaders in Peru are urging Pope Francis to help them protect the world's largest rainforest from an onslaught of new threats that are dramatically changing the biome. The ceremony took place while the pope and his entourage were flying from Santiago to the northern city of Iquique. Quick to notice the accident, Pope Francis immediately stopped his popemobile and got off to... [Full Article...]

U.S. said to be losing patience over NAFTA talks

U.S. said to be losing patience over NAFTA talks Business Council of Canada president John Manley says he believes the fallout from the USA tax changes on the Canadian economy could be even bigger than the negatives associated with the potential demise of the NAFTA. "We've said that we have some constructive ideas on how to make a difference in terms of moving forward the Nafta discussions". Trade relations between Canada, Mexico and the US ha... [Full Article...]

US Congress faces looming government shutdown

US Congress faces looming government shutdown After a burst of tweets he second-guessed top Republican lawmakers and slapped down his own chief of staff, who had been leading a White House push on Capitol Hill for a budget compromise. Still, he said that he's open to that. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said the Democrats are behaving in a "dangerous" and "reckless" manner. [Full Article...]

House GOP Looks to Sweeten Spending Deal for Conservatives

House GOP Looks to Sweeten Spending Deal for Conservatives If the temporary measure is approved, lawmakers will use the next month to negotiate a spending package to cover the rest of fiscal 2018, which ends September 30. Asked about a Plan B, Mulvaney noted talks over a shorter term deal, but said the House may be leaving which could create a funding lapse. "A DACA solution has got to be a balanced solution.no sense for Democrats to try to bring us t... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Says "I'm Not A Racist" In Wake Of "Sh*thole" Remark

Donald Trump Says The row broke out after lawmakers from both parties visited the president on Thursday to work on a proposal for a bipartisan immigration deal. But the alleged slur was uttered during another topic for discussion - the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) given to a number of nationalities now living in the country. [Full Article...]

Between the lines on Amazon list - what makes cities work

Between the lines on Amazon list - what makes cities work We would have been the smallest candidate. A handful of people, mostly Seattle-area natives, expressed relief that there were no other Pacific Northwest cities on the list for Amazon's second hub. Kansas City's not going to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters , but city leaders are going to use the experience to improve their next proposal for another tech giant. [Full Article...]


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