Author: 0 Trump to sign executive orders on offshore drilling, veterans affairs this week

The RealClearPolitics average of 12 major polls puts Trump's approval rating at 42.3% and his disapproval rating at 51.8% - a slight drop in approval and rise in disapproval compared with last month. How has the Trump White House been different from what you expected? "I mean, business shouldn't have anything to do with families", said poll respondent Debbie Bolton from Erlanger, Kentucky, referring to the role of government as caretaker and helper.

Author: 0 Pentagon Investigating Michael Flynn for Foreign Payments

These included Russia's state-sponsored RT television network and a Turkish-owned company linked to the government in Ankara. Mr Flynn was sacked as national security adviser in February after revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Local Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers
Author: 0 Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers

Agencies have also been asked to suggest changes so that the H-1B visas are granted to the most-skilled or highest-paid applicants. "I have introduced bipartisan, comprehensive reform legislation to improve the H-1B visa program to ensure foreign workers are not underpaid and Americans are sought to be hired first".

Local Russian hackers targeted Macron campaign
Author: 0 Russian hackers targeted Macron campaign

Other organizations that were apparently targeted by APT-28, cited by Trend Micro , include Emmanuel Macron's French presidential campaign and the office of the prime minister of Turkey. The Macron campaign was not immediately available to comment. The hackers went to the trouble of getting certificates so the disguised sites appeared even more legitimate and used encryption.

Local Student in custody after bringing gun to Wash. state school
Author: 0 Student in custody after bringing gun to Wash. state school

However, the Mason County Sheriff's Office reported a student who was armed had been taken into custody and that there were no apparent injuries. The incident prompted reports of an active shooter at the Belfair school. Sheriff's deputies were called to Hawkins Middle School about 11:15 a.m. Mason County is a little more than an hour outside of Seattle, Washington.

Author: 0 Trump wants a review of national monuments

The order could affect the status of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument designated by President Barack Obama in October 2014 , as well as the Mojave Trails National Monument, created in February 2016. Members of a coalition of five Western tribes that pushed for the Bears Ears National Monument said they're outraged the administration will review a decision they say was already carefully vetted by the Obama administration, including a multi-day visit last summer by then-Interior ...

Local Government costs could rise $2.3 billion without Obamacare payments
Author: 0 Government costs could rise $2.3 billion without Obamacare payments

Go figure, 80 percent of Americans think a president should make government work. WASHINGTON ― White House officials are ratcheting up pressure on House Republicans to vote this week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, even though there is no bill, there is no agreement on what that bill should look like, and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has signaled no interest in rushing to vote on legislation that will fail.

Local Double execution in Arkansas first in USA since 2000
Author: 0 Double execution in Arkansas first in USA since 2000

He had been convicted of the 1994 rape and murder of 22-year-old Stacy Errickson, whom he had kidnapped at an Arkansas gas station. But Monday night's double execution - the first in the United States since August 2000 - has aroused little visible emotion in USA political circles, and even less in the broader public.

Author: 0 A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan

Mnuchin, one of the key architects of the White House plan, also said that some ways of measuring the impact of the tax cuts would find that it would grow the debt in the "short term". The president said that further steps in tax reform would come in the form of reducing rates on individuals, particularly those in the middle class, and lowering taxes on businesses.

Local Astros' Altuve, Hernandez leave game after nasty collision
Author: 0 Astros' Altuve, Hernandez leave game after nasty collision

After catcher Yan Gomes singled on a fly ball to right-center field, one that resulted in a collision between Altuve and defensive substitute Teoscar Hernandez , Santana reached on an infield single off of Keuchel's glove. "He'll probably feel like he was in a auto wreck, but I feel pretty good about him". Houston are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass and Houston are 9-2 in their last 11 overall while Houston are 20-6 in their last 26 Wednesday games.

Local Organizations React to Ag Secretary Confirmation
Author: 0 Organizations React to Ag Secretary Confirmation

We are excited to have a Secretary that comes from the industry, understands the complexities of our business, and is willing to stand up and fight for the hard-working men and women in rural America. "As Secretary of Agriculture , Sonny Perdue's agricultural business background and experience as governor will serve the US well", the trade group said in a statement .

Local Democratic Illinois House OKs Public Funding for Abortions
Author: 0 Democratic Illinois House OKs Public Funding for Abortions

As a candidate in 2014, he supported expanding abortion access. "While Gov. Rauner does not have a pro-life position and states he is for so-called women's 'reproductive rights, '" Illinois Citizens for Life said, the group praised "his commitment to veto ...

Author: 0 Sonny Perdue, confirmed by the Senate as the new agriculture secretary

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, said Perdue will serve US agriculture well and "will work to ensure that agriculture is a top priority in the new Administration". Also, Congress must reach agreement by the end of the week on a plan to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30 or face a government shutdown.

Local Severe storm threat increases Tuesday evening
Author: 0 Severe storm threat increases Tuesday evening

Expect a south breeze today between 10 and 20 miles per hour. While severe weather is possible, I'm not sold on any severe weather locally as the timing and dynamics are unimpressive. until 10 a.m. Thursday; a line of storms will move from west to east across the state. While this particular system doesn't look to bring us a flooding threat , we could potentially see flooding as we head into the weekend .

Local Judge Stops Trump's Attempt to Crackdown on Sanctuary City Funding
Author: 0 Judge Stops Trump's Attempt to Crackdown on Sanctuary City Funding

Santa Clara County receives about $1.7 billion in federal and federally dependent funds annually, about 35 percent of its total revenues. In a ruling delivered Thursday, Judge William H. Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez called it a victory for immigrant rights. "Faced with the law, the Trump administration was forced to back down", San Francisco City Atty.

Local Firefighter Injured in Lincoln Park Apartment Fire
Author: 0 Firefighter Injured in Lincoln Park Apartment Fire

Police say they arrested 24-year-old Trevon Miller, after his drone nearly collided with a police helicopter. The pilot performed evasive maneuvers and was able to prevent a collision, police said. Prince George's County Police said they encourage all drone hobbyists to be sure they are in compliance with all FAA laws when operating drones. Initial reports were that flames were seen coming from the roof of the building and from the fifth and sixth floors.

Local Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments
Author: 0 Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

It's not clear that - even if the Interior Secretary suggests scaling back Bears Ears or another monument - the president would have the authority to do so. Businesses and industry groups have so far had the Trump White House's ear on environmental and conservation issues, and Zinke said Tuesday the public should end up with more input than they have now.

Author: 0 Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

Atty. According to federal prosecutors, he also admitted plans to cross the border of the United States into Mexico. The motion, filed with the US District Court Eastern District of California, seeks an order that Cummins can not overcome the statutory presumption that he is a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Author: 0 Court order blocks release of new Prince EP

His best-selling albums past year were The Very Best of Prince , with 668,000 copies sold, followed by Purple Rain and 1999. It has been exactly one year since the death of Prince Rogers Nelson shocked the world and brought fans from around the globe to their knees.

Author: 0 U.S. government shutdown threat recedes after Trump's wall concession

It's important to prevent human trafficking, gangs like MS-13 from coming into the country, the flow of illegal drugs, illegal immigration. Trump also pushed for his border wall, a central campaign pledge that he still insists Mexico will pay for in the end, though Democrats and even most Republicans doubt that will ever come to pass.

Author: 0 Arkansas Carries Out First Double Execution in Two Decades

In Ohio, inmate Dennis McGuire repeatedly gasped and snorted over 26 minutes during his January 2014 lethal injection that used midazolam. Jack Harold Jones, 52, was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. Family members of the victims said they feel justice has finally come, but the agony of decades of appeals is very tough on them. Jones said he faces a "tortuous death" because of diabetes, high blood pressure and neuropathy.

Local House passes sex offender benefits bill
Author: 0 House passes sex offender benefits bill

A bill that would make convicted sex offenders who aren't complying with Megan's Law ineligible for public assistance has easily passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. "This is a tragic loss for parents and students", he said. The proposal would also strengthen accountability measures to ensure state tax dollars meant to reduce class size are used for that goal.

Local Gov. Scott Urges Quicker Action To Repeal Obamacare
Author: 0 Gov. Scott Urges Quicker Action To Repeal Obamacare

The trouble is, Trump hasn't publicly demonstrated an ability to add or subtract provisions, or assemble a bipartisan coalition, to make a good deal happen. They may publicly worry about such a crisis, but prompting a shutdown amid complete Republican rule will be like throwing Schumer and Nancy Pelosi into the briar patch.

Local President Trump names new Secret Service chief
Author: 0 President Trump names new Secret Service chief

Alles' appointment fulfills that recommendation and continues President Donald Trump's reliance on retired generals for top government posts. Alles will be replacing Secret Service deputy director William Callahan, who has been leading the agency for the past two months since former director Joseph Clancy resigned in February.

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