Two Atlantic tropical systems may develop into named storms

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system on Sunday, if necessary. Two tropical disturbances brewing in the Tropics were given greater odds of swirling into tropical cyclones next week, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said Saturday. [Full Article...]

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday's thunderstorms

The National Weather Service warned of torrential rainfall, power outages, flooding, and property damage as a result of possibly severe weather Monday afternoon through Monday evening. The bulk of the rain is likely to fall in a short period of time when the storm is most intense. The weather service said severe thunderstorms were detected at 12:39 p.m. [Full Article...]

WI gov confident districts will survive review

Four others-only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer remain-said such challenges could be heard by the court but disagreed on the method. It is a common practice for state legislatures to redraw voting districts to confer an advantage on the governing party. A lower court ruling upheld the case, agreeing lawmakers' gerrymandering was unconstitutional. [Full Article...]

'Steve Scalise Took A Bullet For All Of Us'

'Steve Scalise Took A Bullet For All Of Us' Jack Sava , the director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, told reporters . Scalise remains in critical condition, though doctors said Friday his vital signs have stabilized. Now, doctors are "encouraged in the improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours", Sava said. It happened while Republican congressmen were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. [Full Article...]

Juneteenth celebrated in Sioux City Saturday

Juneteenth celebrated in Sioux City Saturday Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. She said, "They could've chosen anyone, but they chose me". Despite the heat and humidity, hundreds gathered at Brandon Park to celebrate a day that holds strong significance in Texas history. Cahokia Mayor Curtis McCall attended the event. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

Rosenstein did not explain why he issued the statement. Later, that position was contradicted by the President himself, in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, when he stated that he had made up his mind to fire Comey before he had even seen the Rosenstein memo . [Full Article...]

Trump confirms probe over Comey firing

President Trump informed us, several times, that former FBI director James Comey told him three times that he was not under investigation. " Witch Hunt ", the president wrote. When asked if Mr. Trump interfered in the FBI's investigation, Sekulow said that in prior interviews, Mr. Trump "acknowledged that by firing James Comey as FBI director the president acknowledged that he would in fac... [Full Article...]

Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate It will be determined by what we do every day to raise up the voice of an American public that has had enough and demands better. Pride Fund to End Gun Violence is a Political Action Committee (PAC), organized for the objective of raising and spending money to elect pro-LGBTQ candidates at the federal and local level who support sensible gun reforms. [Full Article...]

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter In Alexandria, across the Potomac River from Washington , the YMCA is a neighborhood hub across the street from the field where Hodgkinson shot Republican Representative Steve Scalise , a congressional aide, a lobbyist and a police officer. [Full Article...]

Iran MPs mull countermeasures against U.S. sanctions bill: Lawmaker

Senate's recent approval of ( new) sanctions against Iran is undoubtedly in clear violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and contrary to its text and spirit", said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee. [Full Article...]

Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation

Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation Trump has also reportedly considered firing Mueller, but the entirety of his White House cabinet and staff heavily advised against it. Rosenstein later appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, which the president has repeatedly labeled a "witch hunt". [Full Article...]

Senate overwhelmingly passes measure for tougher Russian Federation sanctions

The review mechanism was styled after 2015 legislation pushed by Republicans and approved overwhelmingly in the Senate that gave Congress a vote on whether President Barack Obama could lift sanctions against Iran. It also applies terrorism-related sanctions to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and re-enforces aspects of the arms embargo on Iran. According to Washington Post , the vote ... [Full Article...]

Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a "witch hunt". "Witch Hunt", Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to his May 9 dismissal of James Comey . But some Republicans have appeared to sour on Mueller in recent days, arguing that his friendship with Comey and decision to hire prosecutors who have donated t... [Full Article...]

Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russian Federation probe

Rosenstein also insisted Mueller's investigation would have the resources it needs. The Justice Department's special-counsel investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election is now also reportedly examining whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice. [Full Article...]

CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos

CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos Robert Mueller , the special counsel hired to oversee the Russian Federation investigation is now in possession of the documents, Comey said . Based in part on the people he is hiring to assist in the probe, some wonder whether he may lean toward a less-than-objective investigation, at the president's expense. [Full Article...]

All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

Nashville Predators forward James Neal and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen also were left unprotected. The Golden Knights have hired a general manager, George McPhee . Several general managers, including Arizona's John Chayka on Saturday, noted how the Golden Knights can corner the goalie market and use those assets as trade bait. [Full Article...]

Trump Appears to Confirm That He's Being Personally Investigated

Trump Appears to Confirm That He's Being Personally Investigated Mr. Trump on Friday appeared to confirm that he was under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey . In his latest of four Friday morning tweets , all angry and combative, the President says he is being investigated, and appears to target Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . [Full Article...]

GOP shooting: Scalise improving from brink of death

He remains sedated but has been able to respond to his family. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police. The senior Republican suffered extensive injuries and was in critical condition on Wednesday night. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, opened fire on the lawmakers who were practicing for an annual charity baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. [Full Article...]

Castile protesters target city where officer worked

Many held signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and "Blue Lies Matter" as they headed for the St. Paul Cathedral. Authorities repeatedly asked protesters to leave before making 18 arrests shortly after midnight on Saturday, the statement said . [Full Article...]

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause The report goes on to state that while Trump is suspicious of Mueller and that he is still furious with Attorney General Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the Russian Federation probe. "I can't imagine that they're going to be insane enough to go through with this threat", Schiff said later in an interview on MSNBC's "Hardball", adding: "I think it's just a way of raising doubts abou... [Full Article...]

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