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Officials Finalizing Criteria For Travel Ban

(AP) – Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security are finalizing criteria that visitors from six mostly Muslim must meet to avoid the Trump administration’s revived travel ban. The White House deliberations come as U.S. embassies and consulates await instructions later  Wednesday on how to implement this week’s Supreme Court order […]

Trump Promises ‘big surprise’ On Health Care

(AP) – President Donald Trump says the Republican health care effort is “working along very well” and suggested there could be a “big surprise coming.” The White House did not elaborate on what Trump meant. Earlier Wednesday, Trump told reporters getting approval of a Senate health care bill will be “very tough.” But he predicted […]

Trump Urges Passage Of House Immigration Bills

(AP) – President Donald Trump is urging the House to stiffen the punishment for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for “sanctuary” cities and states that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces. Trump is meeting with people the White House identifies as “immigration crime victims.”  Trump is pushing for passage of two pieces […]

White House Reporter Says He’s Tired Of Being Bullied

(AP) – The reporter who interrupted a White House briefing to complain about the Trump administration’s treatment of the press says he’s tired of being bullied. Brian Karem became an instant symbol of the tense relationship between the White House and media by talking back to Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday.  The editor at the […]

Mom’s Boyfriend Gets Life In Killing Of Girl Dubbed Baby Doe

(AP) – A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island.  Michael McCarthy will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years under the sentence imposed Wednesday. McCarthy was […]

Man Linked To Oklahoma Monument’s Destruction

(AP) – A sheriff’s department spokesman in Oklahoma says a man arrested in the destruction of Arkansas’ Ten Commandments monument is the same man who crashed his vehicle into Oklahoma’s monument in 2014. Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Opgrande tells The Associated Press that Michael Tate Reed of Van Buren, Arkansas, was arrested in […]

AFL-CIO Pushing To Kill Senate Bill Outright

(AP) – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the labor organization is running ad and social media campaigns in five key states kill the stalled Senate health care bill outright. Trumka told reporters in a conference call Wednesday that the bill would deprive millions of working people of health insurance. The federation is running thousands of […]

US To Seek More Security On International Flights

(AP) – The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security for international flights bound to the United States. Industry and U.S. officials briefed on the announcement said airports and airlines around the world will be required to implement the measures. If they don’t, their passengers may be barred from carrying laptops and other […]

GOP ‘Obamacare’ Repeal Teeters After Senate Shelves Vote

(AP) – The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation aimed at redeeming the pledge. The surprise development leaves the legislation’s fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump will ever make good on his many promises […]

Schumer: GOP Healthcare Bill Rotten At The Core

(Washington, DC) — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate Republican healthcare bill is rotten at the core. Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their controversial bill until after the July 4th recess. In a Capitol briefing today, Schumer said the GOP bill aims to give the wealthiest Americans huge tax cuts. He […]