Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:45:10 -0400
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. “Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks ago.
Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:53:03 -0400
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn’t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that “it might be fair to ask whether TransAm’s decision was a wise or kind one, but it’s not our job to answer questions like that.
London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ‘terrorist’ incident on Westminster Bridge
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:48:05 -0400
Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the incident as terrorism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a video statement condemning the attack.
The Latest: China envoy hails Syria peace talks 'momentum'
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:50:34 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:49:04 -0400
It has been eight days since Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. Police and Thomas' family believe her teacher, Tad Cummins not only kidnapped the teen but that the pair may now be married.
Missing Tennessee Teen Hinted Of Looming Trouble
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:56:17 -0400
Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is believed to have been kidnapped by one of her high school teachers.
US suspects N Korea in $81 mn Bangladesh theft: report
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:50:01 -0400
US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese middlemen helped the North Korean government orchestrate the enormous theft from the Bangladesh central bank. In February 2016, thieves transferred the funds from Bangladesh's account at the New York Fed to accounts in the Philippines using authenticated international bank access codes in the SWIFT system, not by hacking the bank.
Here’s The Newest Batch of Russia Scandals Embroiling Trump’s Ex-Campaign Chair
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:46:04 -0400
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Democratic Rep. Castro says Tillerson should have scheduled NATO, China meetings better
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:47:17 -0400
Rep. Joaquin Castro questioned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to skip a NATO meeting but go to Russia, in an interview Tuesday.
Neil Gorsuch stumped by viral ‘horse-sized duck’ question during confirmation hearing
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:45:19 -0400
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? Before moving on to more serious topics, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., posed the popular hypothetical question to Gorsuch at the urging of his teenage son Dallin.