Friday May 26-th, 2017

Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

A teenager with a love of Wendy's chicken nuggets has displaced Ellen Degeneres as the author of the most-retweeted post on Twitter . The fast-food brand replied with the magic number: 18million. "If somehow you pass me Carter , I will come to...

With book, Ivanka Trump must walk complicated ethical line

Richard Painter, who served in an ethics role for President George W. Bush, said Trump has the right to write books, noting that the issue is if she is "going to profit over using an official position to increase book sales". If you're Ivanka, th...

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

McGahn wanted to know why the Department of Justice was concerned if one White House official was lying to another, according to Yates. She said she had warned him that Mr Flynn had apparently misled the administration about his communications wit...

Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead in series

If Kevin Durant had not gone insane from mid-range (the exact type of shot that any team should be happy to surrender to the Warriors ), then this game probably would have swung Utah's way. The Jazz built that halftime lead to nine in the third ...

The Texas Tribune talks The Texas Tribune talks "Sanctuary Cities", "David's Law"

Democrats and immigrant rights groups argue this makes the bill "show-me-your-papers"-type legislation that will allow police to inquire about a person's immigration status during the most routine exchanges, including traffic stops". Under SB 4, a ...

Brave Americans Tweet Their Health Care Challenges Under New GOP Plan — IamAPreExisitingCondition Brave Americans Tweet Their Health Care Challenges Under New GOP Plan — IamAPreExisitingCondition

Senate leaders have repeatedly vowed success. Finally, if you want some Left and Right instant analysis of the bill that passed yesterday, you could worse than read the instant analyses from the liberal New Republic and the conservative Weekly Stan...

April Jobs Report: 211000 Jobs Added, Unemployment At 4.4 Percent

A burst of hiring in April provided a reassuring sign for the USA economy, reducing unemployment and bringing a broader gauge of the job market's health to its lowest level since the recession began almost a decade ago. This is in line with the ind...

Trump the focus of May Day anger Trump the focus of May Day anger

Schakowsky. This is the latest in a handful of demonstrations on this same issue that have been held in the city. Rallies and marches are happening nationwide. There are many players, some in our own backyard, who are benefitting from and/or enab...

Trump seeks corporate tax rate of 15% in plan Trump seeks corporate tax rate of 15% in plan

Mnuchin to review significant changes to the tax code made past year to determine if they "impose an undue financial burden on American taxpayers", " add undue complexity" or "exceed statutory authority", the White House said. They are expected to m...

Trump threatens shutdown as Ryan defends spending deal Trump threatens shutdown as Ryan defends spending deal

There is no doubt, as has been frequently pointed out , that there are problems with the current system, which has frustrated presidents and legislators on both sides of the aisle. So they aren't going to let it happen. Patrick Leahy, ranking member...

Trump focuses on first 100 day successes, triumphs in weekly address Trump focuses on first 100 day successes, triumphs in weekly address

Weekly Address by The White House on YouTube. It all added up to a portrait of a president who, even while he's eager for legislative victories, pays little attention to the nitty-gritty details that can make or break them on Capitol Hill.

Arkansas Executes An Inmate For First Time In Almost A Decade Arkansas Executes An Inmate For First Time In Almost A Decade

Media witnesses speak about the late Thursday night execution of Ledell Lee in Varner, Ark., early Friday, April 21, 2017 . The inmates said the state's drug protocol, which includes the controversial sedative midazolam, puts them at risk of an un...

Lawyer calls to investigate Arkansas execution after inmate convulsed before dying

If states can't get supplies of the three drugs needed for the lethal injection cocktail now used, authorities may have to switch to a one-drug lethal injection and use drugs such as sodium thiopental and pentobarbital. Meanwhile, 15 death row inma...

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

Former Labor Secretary and economist Robert Reich tweeted that a cut to the corporate tax rate was "truly dumb" and the claim that the plan would pay for itself "is supply-side nonsense". For decades, Republican lawmakers railed against saddling futu...

Conservative House group says ready to back latest U.S. healthcare bill Conservative House group says ready to back latest U.S. healthcare bill

Ryan said he believed the two GOP factions would be "coalescing" around the amendment . Many GOP opponents of the previous healthcare plan now realize they can not create entire replacement for Obamacare in a budget reconciliation plan and and...

Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill: Mulvaney Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill: Mulvaney

That deadline has slipped on account of the delay caused by the GOP's failed health care bill. This is leading to questionable decisions on their part that could prove destructive to the country - and could backfire and make the 100-day mark coverage...

Trump's impact exceeds accomplishments in first 100 days

For example, his two disputed travel ban executive orders are languishing , blocked by federal judges. He is set to sign a series of executive orders on energy on Friday. Barack Obama clocked in with a 63 percent approval rating in the first quarter...

Join us for March for Science on Earth Day Join us for March for Science on Earth Day

The Trump administration's attitude towards science and technology has bred great resentment among the Washington , D.C. -based Earth Day Network and their employees. "In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and...

GOP Holds Kansas House Seat As Democrat's Surprise Upset Bid Falls Short

The chairman of the national Republican congressional committee said the result heralded victories to come. Backlash against Donald Trump is alive and well-even in Republican strongholds. It also may dampen Democrats' hopes of performing well in ...

9-year-old injured in San Bernardino elementary school shooting 'recovering well'

Families were also given the option to transfer students to independent study if they wished. The shooter was identified as Cedric Anderson. The other students in the school were being evacuated and taken to a nearby school. "It is one of the most ...

Another shot at Medicaid expansion in Florida, but same result

There are different prices negotiated by every insurance carrier, and billing is not the doctor's job. Scrapping that plan weakens the requirement that everyone have health coverage. As the healthcare debate rages on in the US, both sides continue to...

The Bridge Church to Drop 10000 Easter Eggs The Bridge Church to Drop 10000 Easter Eggs

Spokeswoman Renée Boger-Cheifet saidearlier this week that the switch was to allow more time for a longer and bigger event, not because of President Donald Trump's visit. Over ten thousand eggs were scooped by kids at the third annual Operation Addy ...

Hillary Clinton Discusses President Trump's Airstrikes on Syria

Her remarks came two days after a poison gas attack in Syria that killed at least 70 people, many of them children. Trump said on Thursday that "something should happen" with Assad after the attack, as the Pentagon and the White House studied milit...

Cruz says eyes of nation on Kansas House race Cruz says eyes of nation on Kansas House race

For that matter, if Republicans do well, Democrats shouldn't panic either; Republicans faced two dispiriting special election losses in NY and one in Pennsylvania before their 2010 landslide wins. But that wouldn't necessarily be the case in Kansas...

Trump gets a boost in approval ratings after Syria strike

How Americans view President Trump overall is also still largely divided on party lines. Joining Trump at the president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, Tillerson was supposed to focus on the informal summit with Xi. Abe is proud of his ...

Final Four 2017: Frank Martin brought to tears reflecting on season's accomplishments Final Four 2017: Frank Martin brought to tears reflecting on season's accomplishments

Gonzaga has been one of the tournament's mainstays winning 21 games in the 18 consecutive years the Zags have reached the NCAA under Few. Top-seeded Gonzaga was on cruise control with about 11 minutes left, up 65-51 when Williams-Goss flipped in...

UNC coach may not let his players meet Trump UNC coach may not let his players meet Trump

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels, who fell agonizingly sort of the goal previous year, beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65 on Monday to claim the coveted United States collegiate basketball crown. The play occurred with the Tar Heels leading 66...

Mississippi State turns to title game after shocking UConn Mississippi State turns to title game after shocking UConn

They beat us. We had our chances, but they took us away from the things we wanted to do. "I always tell my team one play doesn't cost you a game", Auriemma told the media afterward, "but a lot of times, one play will win you a game. In every interv...

Maryland to join states challenging revised Trump travel ban Maryland to join states challenging revised Trump travel ban

Other states that participated in the first round of legal action - including Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and IL - may not be far behind. Chin also calls attention to the plight of state residents - such...

US Republicans to dismantle Obamacare US Republicans to dismantle Obamacare

Obamacare incentivizes consolidation of health care providers and empowers insurance and government bureaucracies to limit treatment options and choice of doctors and promote more standardized care based on computer logarithms. On Wednesday he expres...

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