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Benoit Hamon, the unsuccessful Socialist Party candidate in the presidential contest, said he would set up a new political movement after several of his hallmark proposals during that campaign were abandoned by his own party. Macron has said he was aiming for an absolute majority in the lower chamber in June's elections. The head of the En Marche! commission in charge of deciding on the movement's candidates told broadcaster Europe 1 that Valls "does not fulfil the criteria" to be a ...
  • GOP moderates, including Susan Collins, voice concerns with health care bill

    GOP moderates, including Susan Collins, voice concerns with health care bill

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    House members are now back in their districts for a one-week recess as Senate Republicans get to work on their own Obamacare repeal plan. "We're going to draft our bill, and I'm convinced we will take the time to do it right". Though Ryan defended the House plan, he acknowledged that the Senate version is likely to differ significantly. The American Action Network, a group with ties to House GOP leadership and the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC, on Monday announced a $500,000 ...
  • John Oliver on Trump firing Comey: 'Can he really be this stupid?'

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    If you said he fired Comey because he's investigating Russian Federation, I'd believe you . (Trump denies his campaign's alleged ties to Russia). "Oliver asked incredulously. Other news outlets seem to agree with Oliver's assertion that Comey's firing mandates that Congress take action. "It's honestly incredible to watch a man who spends 90 minutes every morning working out refuse to show any strength whatsoever".
  • France's Hollande nears exit as party falls apart

    France's Hollande nears exit as party falls apart

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    The incoming president has said half of the candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the two-round June 11-18 elections to the National Assembly will be new to politics. In a poll, 59 per cent of Macron voters said they supported him primarily to keep Ms Le Pen from becoming president. He swept to victory just a year after setting up his 200,000-member movement, En Marche! But a strong element in The Republicans has a different strategy, hoping to win a majority in the June elections ...
  • James Comey Leaks Donald Trump Dinner Details to the New York Times

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    The potential threat posed by Comey apparently prompted Trump to reveal a tape recording system at the White House that could potentially be subpoenaed by congressional investigators in their ongoing Russian Federation probe. "You know that, I know that. But when you go out and say one thing and then 20 minutes later, the president goes on NBC and says exactly the opposite and undermines your credibility, and does that consistently, it starts to wonder, what's the point?" White House Press ...
  • Justice Officials To Interview These Four People For FBI Director

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    The president himself in a November interview implicitly criticized Comey's actions in the Clinton email case by asserting that when it comes to investigations, "we don't operate on innuendo" and "incomplete information". Trump taping phone conversations when he was a businessman said they had no knowledge of whether or not Mr. Trump used his taping methods now that he is president.
  • US top court rejects bid to revive North Carolina voting law

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    But a federal appeals court reversed that ruling by finding "the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the challenged provisions of the law with discriminatory intent". The law was amended in 2015 to include a way for people to vote even if they were unable to get a photo ID. Democrats have said the laws are voter suppression measures meant to make it harder for groups that tend to back Democratic candidates, including black and Hispanic voters, to cast ballots.
  • Niskayuna native charged with tampering in Pa. student's death

    Niskayuna native charged with tampering in Pa. student's death

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    Authorities say Piazza fell face-first down a basement stairway on February 2, some of the young men carried him back up the stairs, and he fell and hit his head at least two more times before he fell down the stairs again. They were new initiates at Penn State and had just run through a series of stations where they guzzled beer, wine and vodka as fast as they could. A text message recovered by police reportedly urged pledges to get rid of evidence of alcohol.
  • Reporter arrested after questioning HHS Secretary

    Reporter arrested after questioning HHS Secretary

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at the Capitol in Charleston. According to its website, Boulder, Colorado-based Public News Service manages independent news services in 36 states, reporting on social, community and environmental issues for print and radio customers.
  • Martin Truex Jr. living sublimely after Kansas Speedway win

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    But the race wasn't just about elation. The cream tends to rise to the top at this 1.5-mile track . But on this Saturday, Truex had the speed and the closing power. "We just stuck with it all night". We had a really good turnout for a Sunday make-up. "It's whoever is in the lead off of [Turn] 2 pretty much, and unfortunately, [Truex] was in the lead into 1, and we never even had a shot to race him", Blaney said.
  • Donald Trump And James Comey

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    Trump's abrupt decision to fire Comey earlier this week has come under criticism, particularly from Democrats who question why the president removed him in the middle of an FBI investigation into Trump associates' contacts with Russian Federation.