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District Judge Merrick Garland. While Democrats including Joe Manchin III of West Virginia have voiced reluctance to force Republicans to end the filibuster, it doesn't appear to be enough to overcome the block. Ayotte for the past several months has been shepherding President Donald Trump's nominee through the confirmation process. "The American people could have said 'That's unacceptable, ' and therefore elect Democrats to control the White House and the Senate, they could have done ...
  • How Trump defused West Wing feud - for now

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    McMasters not only pushed to remove Bannon from the committee, but brought back Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, back onto the committee. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus ordered the meeting at the request of the president, according to reports . Bannon preferred for the president to hash out the details of Trumpcare with the House Freedom Caucus, the libertarian extremists who were ...
  • Comedian Charlie Murphy dies

    Comedian Charlie Murphy dies

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    Thanks to his iconic appearances on the "True Hollywood Stories" skits on Chappelle's Show , Charlie become famous to a new generation of fans in the early 2000s. "RIP Charlie Murphy , whose storytelling was hilarious and unforgettable". Murphy's wife, Tisha died in 2009 from cervical cancer. "Prince used to have this room in Vegas where his band performed two or three times a week", Murphy previously told Vice.
  • After Narrow Republican Win In Kansas, Georgia GOP 'Should Be Very Worried'

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    The Democrat Thompson received 50 percent of the votes in that county, compared to 48 percent for Estes and 2 percent for Rockhold. Democrat Jon Ossoff, a former congressional aide, has become one of the best-funded House candidates ever - more than $8.3 million was raised for him in the first three months of the year - ahead of an all-party primary on April 18, Politico reported .
  • Sean Spicer: 'I've Let the President Down'

    Sean Spicer: 'I've Let the President Down'

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    While Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer was being drubbed for his Hitler chemical weapons gaffe, Boris Johnson was probably praying that the nearly identical comments he made in 2013 wouldn't resurface. Mindful of the use of Zyklon B in the concentration camps, the host said: " There is an argument to say that he did use chemical weapons at some point ".
  • Russian relations 'may be at an all-time low'

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    But Lavrov said some progress had been made on Syria at the meeting and that a working group would be set up to examine the poor state of U.S. -Russia ties. Russian Federation has never publicly acknowledged any such attacks by Assad's forces and has tried for the past 18 months to help him expand his authority in Syria.
  • Gorsuch Confirmed By The Senate To the Supreme Court

    Gorsuch Confirmed By The Senate To the Supreme Court

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    But many Democrats argued that Gorsuch's record was too conservative and that he failed to answer key questions about his judicial record during his Senate hearing last month. Although, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, has a heavy record in the law field and has previous experience in the judicial arena, the appointment procedure would remain a matter of controversy surrounding the new Supreme Court judge of the United States of America.
  • Pompeo's House seat remains in Republican hands

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    But it's the best evidence we've got that right now, voters in traditionally Republican districts aren't thrilled with Trump. President Trump's approval ratings are low. "Keep the president, or send a message of dissatisfaction to the president". But Estes' underperformance is a big flashing alarm for Republicans. "The key question is whether the weakness of Estes tonight was due to his shortcomings as a candidate, the weakness of the state party under Brownback, or a sign of Trump's ...
  • Senate set to confirm Neil Gorsuch as next Supreme Court justice

    Senate set to confirm Neil Gorsuch as next Supreme Court justice

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    The Senate handed President Donald Trump his biggest victory so far, confirming Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch after Republicans muscled past Democratic opposition with a unilateral rule change that may wind up poisoning the debate over the president's agenda in Congress.
  • Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court, AR Lawmakers

    Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court, AR Lawmakers

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    Trump says in the statement that Gorsuch will serve "with distinction" and continue to "vigorously defend our Constitution". For more on Gorsuch , GoLocal teams with Graphiq. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said, in fact, what happened Thursday was groundbreaking - but it was the Republicans who were breaking precedent. "I believe it will make this body a more partisan place", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor ahead of the vote.
  • Oscar Munoz on GMA: 'I did not express the proper sentiment initially'

    Oscar Munoz on GMA: 'I did not express the proper sentiment initially'

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    And then Emirates Airline released a video quoting United chief executive Oscar Munoz badmouthing Middle Eastern airlines in an airline trade publication last month. "Everyone was shocked and appalled", said Audra D. Bridges, the woman who posted the first video to Facebook. Hours later on Monday, his tone turned defensive.
  • United: Airline Will No Longer Use Police To Remove Passengers

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    On Wednesday, United Airlines confirmed to ABC News that it was compensating all passengers of the flight for the full price of their tickets. When no one voluntarily came forward, United selected four passengers at random. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday called the forced removal of the passenger "troubling". Citing a risk of "serious prejudice" to their client, lawyers want United and the City of Chicago , which runs O'Hare International Airport, to ensure ...