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Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Today On Capitol Hill

Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Today On Capitol Hill Glazer is a charter school advocate, but he said he's grown concerned that, at least in MI, too many charter schools are of low quality. The Jefferson County students may soon be denied the access to a quality education that we have repeatedly said defines our nation. [Full Article...]

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

All members of the East Texas delegation, Reps. "White. Colored. I was living through that era ... bathrooms divided us then, and it divides us now", she said. How did the controversy start? Sarah Kate Ellis, the president and CEO of GLAAD, urged Abbott to veto the bills, calling it "appalling" to see lawmakers "block children from loving families and put the safety of transgender students in je... [Full Article...]

Man Mocks And Then Sucker Punches A Man With Cerebral Palsy

Man Mocks And Then Sucker Punches A Man With Cerebral Palsy High St.in West Chester. The victim, a 22-year-old man, parked his vehicle and went into the store. Authorities say that Baker started making fun of the victim as soon as he entered the 7-Eleven. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, cerebral palsy "refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect... [Full Article...]

Trumpcare is a crime against humanity as 23 million will lose healthcare

The CBO also found the bill would reduce deficits by $119 billion compared with Obamacare . The Republicans' first attempt at undoing Obamacare this year resulted in a setback for the Trump agenda in March. Complicating matters further: President Trump's past promises on coverage. The bill furthermore fails to provide adequate funding for the high-risk pools and risk-sharing arrangements... [Full Article...]

Ryan rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

Ryan rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job' White House Press Secretary did not dispute the Times account of the Oval Office meeting between Trump , Lavrov and Kislyak, which took place the day after Comey's sudden firing shook Washington D.C. Ryan, who's frequently disagreed with the president, says he works well with Trump and that Trump's best quality is "his energy and his engagement". [Full Article...]

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks PITTSBURGH (AP) - The sex assault case against Bill Cosby turns on serious questions about his actions with women behind closed doors, but the comedian and others unexpectedly fell into laughter Wednesday during questioning of one potential juror. [Full Article...]

Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost

The nonpartisan budget office, lawmakers' official fiscal analyst, released two reports on earlier versions of the House bill in March. So what's the main difference between now and a few months ago, when Republicans were getting slammed (at town halls, among other places) over a bill they would never actually bring up for a vote? The new estimates could give talking points to House Republica... [Full Article...]

Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian ambassador on security clearance forms

Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian ambassador on security clearance forms CNN received the information regarding Sessions's omission from the Justice Department . According to Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores, the attorney general initially disclosed a year's worth of meetings on the security clearance form. [Full Article...]

McCain: Cynical Democrats killed Lieberman's Federal Bureau of Investigation chances

McCain: Cynical Democrats killed Lieberman's Federal Bureau of Investigation chances President Trump is reportedly no longer considering former Sen. But questions soon arose about Lieberman's work for Kasowitz Benson Torres, a NY law firm that has represented Trump and hired Lieberman after he left the Senate in 2013. [Full Article...]

Clemens' 2 home runs lift Texas past Oklahoma 8-4

Clemens' 2 home runs lift Texas past Oklahoma 8-4 With the win, OSU advanced to Thursday's winner's bracket and will take on fourth-seeded West Virginia at 4 p.m. Clemens, a senior and son of seven-time Cy Young Award victor Roger Clemens , opened the scoring with the first of his two home runs in the first inning. [Full Article...]

Graduates Walk Out on Pence at Notre Dame Commencement

The walkout was planned and although he didn't specifically acknowledge it, the vice-president's speech suggested he knew it was coming. While the walk-out was organized by students, and the anti-Pence protest was organized by local community members, the timing of both events were organized in conjunction with each other, the spokesperson for South Bend Equality confirmed to Campus Reform . [Full Article...]

Sessions may put more rules on money for sanctuary cities

Detainers are requests by ICE to hold foreign detainees and prisoners in local jails after their constitutionally mandated detention is over, so they may be picked up by federal agents and put in immigration proceedings. Separate and apart from the Executive Order, statutes may authorize the Department to tailor grants or to impose additional conditions on grantees to advance the Department's law ... [Full Article...]

Topeka weather for Tuesday, May 23, 2017: Chance for rain today

Topeka weather for Tuesday, May 23, 2017: Chance for rain today A gusty southwest wind is possible this afternoon. The rain will persist into the evening. By afternoon, the sun may come out with highs rising into the 70s yet again. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. Wednesday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Low 53F. Winds light and variable. [Full Article...]

Former neo-Nazi allegedly kills roommates for disrespecting religion

Former neo-Nazi allegedly kills roommates for disrespecting religion Following the double murder, he chose to hold hostages at a smoke shop in Tampa, where Police eventually convinced him to let his hostages go. Arthurs then led police to the bodies of two roommates in an apartment filled with Nazi and white supremacist propaganda and bomb-making materials. [Full Article...]

DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months TPS for Haitians was last extended on January 23, 2016, for 18 months and was due to expire on June 22. Tens of thousands of Haitian refugees living in Florida received another six months to stay, news that some political leaders - primarily Democrats - are hailing as a victory. [Full Article...]

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Mexico emphatically rejects that notion. But the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both used the fund to pay for items that had previously been part of the regular defense budget , essentially using the fund as a loophole to maintain higher defense spending. [Full Article...]

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel President Trump on Monday became the first sitting American president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, which is considered Judaism's holiest site. More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, land Palestinians claim for a future state. [Full Article...]

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to share information with Russian Federation

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to share information with Russian Federation Trump was later informed that he had broken protocol. The question came during a press briefing ahead of Britain's June 8 election, which polls show May is on course to win, and in which national security is seen as one of her political strengths. [Full Article...]

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. [Full Article...]

White House Lawyers Research Impeachment Procedures

White House Lawyers Research Impeachment Procedures Uh-oh, things must be getting pretty serious for The Donald. The constant state of bedlam is beginning to sink this White House, even as the president continually launches people overboard in an attempt to keep his ship afloat. ยท The President fired the F.B.I. There are years of this administration in front of us, but the impeachment process would seem like an eternity in the Trump era if the cu... [Full Article...]


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