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Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

It was a rare bipartisan vote for Trump's choice: Perdue was approved 87-11 as several Democrats supported him. "During his tenure as governor of Georgia, Mr....


Suspect in Facebook video murder kills self in Pennsylvania, US

She said her father, who had 10 children, was a gentle man with nothing mean about him. "I can say that everything is fine". Stephens is believed to have vi...


NY set to make state college tuition free for middle class

Gov. Andrew Cuomo first introduced the plan in January , with lawmakers agreeing to include it in the state budget . The governor is expected to sign the bu...


Conservative group threatens UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter appearance

Ann Coulter launched an unusual broadside against Matt Drudge on Twitter, Thursday night, for posting "fake news" about her disputed appearance at the Univer...


Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire

Multiple sources on Saturday's House GOP conference call confirmed the House Committee on Energy and Commerce working to assist with language on an amendment br...


Trump tax plan will sharply slash corporate tax rates

But there's one set of constituents who Trump doesn't intend to disappoint . Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute, a libertarian-leaning think tank, said Trum...


Mexico wall demands tabled as spending talks advance

Trump, however, said he had not changed his stance, tweeting on Tuesday, "It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc". The president took ...


Top Mexican official calls U.S. border wall a 'hostile' act

It's a move that could help stop a possible government shutdown that would take effect Saturday if Congress doesn't pass a new spending bill. "The president...


5 questions Trump needs to answer in his new tax plan

Despite massive supply side nonsense put forward from the White House, every estimate, including those from conservative think tanks, indicates that Trump's tax...


Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan before release

Specifics have been sketchy in the run-up to Wednesday's announcement, in part because administration officials appear to be of different minds. "Meanwhile, T...


Trump wants a review of national monuments

While Zinke did not identify which designations the administration considers the most problematic, the review has been specifically crafted to encompass nation...


Threat of United States govt shutdown ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

The Trump administration made a decision to delay demanding Congress to include border wall funding as part of a spending bill, averting a showdown that threate...


Judge blocks Trump's move to cut funding for 'sanctuary cities'

In the meantime, we will pursue all legal remedies to the sanctuary city threat that imperils our citizens, and continue our efforts to ramp up enforcement to r...


Trump orders review of financial rules to prevent future crises

Trump has said an overhaul of the tax code is one of his biggest priorities, but top advisers have refused to provide details so far of how he will usher in t...


The first female Boston Marathon runner competes for 50th anniversary

When she was discovered, after the marathon had already started, the race director tried to rip her bib numbers off her back. Switzer captured the occasion ...


Teacher accused of kidnapping student in court

The teacher, Tad Cummins, faces federal charges of bringing a minor across state lines for sex and state charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact w...


Trump assures wall along Mexico border will be built

The bill under negotiation would fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year that ends September 30. But on Tuesday night, some leading Republica...


Maria Sharapova may need to qualify for French Open

The drug was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list for 2017 - a publication which is distributed to every player - but Sharapova said that neither s...


Senate Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Mexican officials have promised to take their own aggressive stand in opposition to the President's plans to introduce a border tax policy that would restrict t...


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Overwhelmed by Support Following Retirement Announcement

For many fans, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was NASCAR and his absence will have a profound impact. "It's a really tough blow for NASCAR , and for the fans who follow (E...


GOP budget plan avoids government shutdown by caving on border wall funding

Despite Trump's assurances that the wall is still a priority, Democrats and Republicans in Congress seized on the uncertainty to resuscitate an idea synonymou...


Senate To Go To White House For North Korea Briefing

That much is true: Spicer has attracted about 4.3 million viewers, outstripping even soap operas like "The Bold and the Beautiful" and ABC's " General Hospita...


Trump reiterates commitment to build Mexican border wall

Leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus met to consider a proposal to change the Republican legislation to let states get federal waivers to ignore c...


First of New Orleans's Confederate Monuments Comes Down

Harcourt Fuller, an assistant professor of history at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and a scholar of national and regional symbolism, said in an email th...


Flynn Likely Broke Law in Accepting Russian Payments, Lawmakers Say

The hearing will be the first opportunity for the public to hear Yates' account of her role in the firing of Trump's first national security adviser, Michael F...


US military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site

On Monday, Trump called North Korea a global threat and "a problem that we have to finally solve". America has sent an aircraft carrier group and nuclear subm...


Lawmakers Say It Appears Michael Flynn Acted Illegally In Taking Russian Payments

Weeks after his departure, Flynn acknowledged that he had been on the payroll of the Turkish government while serving as a top surrogate and adviser to Trump's ...


Trump Tax Push Raises Questions About Scope Of His 'Reform'

The import tax is not expected to be part of Trump's plan. The need for broader tax reform - including the personal income tax, the estate tax and more - is a...


Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

In her suit, Dhillon states that the officials at UC Berkeley "freely admit that they have permitted the demands of a faceless, rabid, off-campus mob to dictate...


Former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders campaigns for Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello

The main focus is to unite and grow the Democratic party. "That means rebuilding the Democratic Party, making it a grassroots party, a party from the bottom o...


Trump to set executive orders on environment, energy this week

President Donald Trump has accomplished in his first 100 days in office, highlighting his numberous executive and legislative actions as well as following up on...


Kidnapped Tennessee teen is withdrawn, jittery, family says

Bozeman said that according to Elizabeth, she was not able to contact her family during the period she was with Cummins because she did not have any way of comm...


Supporters and opponents at Sen. Bernie Sanders rally in Omaha

When Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez's (left) name was brought up at a ME rally it got booed, while Sen. "We're seeing a lot more people in g...


Most Americans say Trump hasn't kept campaign promises

Then there is the not-quite-dead-yet health care bill, which the White House spent the last week insisting was gaining support and might come up for a vote this...


Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

Santa Clara County, Calif., later joined by the city and county of San Francisco, sued over President Trump's January 25 executive order "Enhancing Public Saf...