Trump decides yes, he can stay mad at Freedom Caucus for health care defeat
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:26:54 -0400
President Trump did not blame House Republicans for failing to pass the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare after it was abruptly pulled. “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!” Trump tweeted early Sunday. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
After Stinging Defeat Over Healthcare Bill, White House Moves Ahead to Tax Reform
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:31:50 -0400
Vice President Mike Pence addressed supporters in West Virginia and President Trump tweeted that Obamacare would “explode” — but both seemed ready to move to another signature campaign promise: tax reform.
UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:01:15 -0400
British anti-terrorism police said on Saturday they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside parliament this week was acting alone but conceded they may never understand his motive. British-born Islamic convert Khalid Masood, 52, was shot dead after killing four people including a policemen in a rampage on Wednesday when he rammed his car into pedestrians and tried to force his way into the parliament building in central London. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack and police inquiries since have concentrated on whether Masood was acting with accomplices.
Pentagon Opens Investigation Into Whether U.S. Airstrikes Killed 200 Civilians in Mosul
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:42:40 -0400
Senior military and defense officials are investigating reports that scores of civilians — potentially nearly 200 — were killed in a U.S. airstrike in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week.
Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:30:07 -0400
Australians are bracing for the worst cyclone in the country's northeast in several years, with residents evacuated and schools closed amid forecasts of destructive winds and rain. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state in recent days, the official Bureau of Meteorology said Sunday, with its "very destructive core" expected to hit land early Tuesday morning. "The very destructive core of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a category four tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 kmh (162 mph) near the centre.
Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:44:58 -0400
Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” he said.
Former Penn State President Found Guilty of Child Endangerment
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:41:01 -0400
The university’s former president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday on a misdemeanor count of child endangerment. The charges came five years after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing young boys.
3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:12:20 -0400
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.
Woman Stunned to Get Her Stolen Wallet Back 8 Years Later... With $141 Still Inside
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:30:00 -0400
Incredibly, Courtney Connolly desperately needed $140 to enter a competition this summer.
Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:30:55 -0400
Donald Trump on Sunday squarely blamed his Republican party's ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young presidency, holding it responsible for the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare in a way that may signal bruising battles ahead over taxes and spending. In a Twitter message, the US president not only faulted the hardline Freedom Caucus and two other influential conservative groups for the stunning setback, he suggested they had weakened efforts to curb abortions, a touchstone conservative cause. "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!" he tweeted early Sunday, two days after he and Republican leaders canceled a House vote on repealing Obamacare that was headed for failure.