• Louisiana House leaders want to pare spending in budget deal
Louisiana House leaders want to pare spending in budget deal

Chairman ". Over the last week, many senior Senators have expressed skepticism regarding whether they can pass a bill, but Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has laid out an aggressive timeline. Well you couldn't have a more partisan exercise than what you're engaged in right now . We're not gonna have an opportunity to offer a sin...

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  • Trump thinks he got 'total vindication' from Comey. Except he didn't.
Trump thinks he got 'total vindication' from Comey. Except he didn't.

But there was no rest for partisan spinners. The FBI is investigating links between associates of Trump during last year's campaign and Russians who sought to influence the election by hacking Democrats . "I haven't had conversations with them about that, and so I don't want to speak for them, but I will say that it's something we should be ab...

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  • Theresa May's best hope, DUP opposes abortion, same-sex marriage
Theresa May's best hope, DUP opposes abortion, same-sex marriage

Though her Conservative party has emerged as the single largest party, it is short of a majority. The Conservatives won 318 out of 650 seats - throwing away a 17-seat majority. Before the election, she had been widely expected to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a reported clash over her Brexit strategy. "Do your best to avoid...

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  • Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes
Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes

Some 412 houses were fully damaged with over 4,200 houses suffering partial damage. Most residents make their living by tending small plots of tea or spices, or by working in nearby gem mines. Government officials said Friday that monsoon rains caused mass flooding and mudslides across the country. More than 104 people have been listed as missi...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street
Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street

That calculation backfired spectacularly on Thursday as voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. As May struggled to contain the fallout, her two closest aides resigned. She confirmed this to German leader Angela Merkel in a phone call on Saturday. Downing St. says the Cabinet will discuss the agreement Monday. "But we are...

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  • Maute matriarch arrested in Lanao del Sur town
Maute matriarch arrested in Lanao del Sur town

Sindac said in an interview, Maute and her companions were on board a Toyota Revo and were in transit when arrested by police. "Two days ago, information was received from our [asset] that suspect was hiding in barangay Dayawan, Masiu, Lanao del Sur together with wounded members of Maute and it was revealed that Farhana was buying vehicles and ...

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  • Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim
Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim

The Conservatives won 13 seats in Scotland , helping to prop up the party nationally after it lost a string of seats throughout England . The SNP had been braced for losses after its dramatic capture of 56 out of the 59 Scottish seats in 2015, but the casualties were heavier than anticipated and included such major figures as former First Min...

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  • Scottish independence dealt a blow
Scottish independence dealt a blow

May called the snap general election in an attempt to strengthen her hand in forthcoming Brexit talks - and quell the nationalists' ongoing agitation for a second independence referendum . Its voters deserted to the SNP in droves after the 2014 independence referendum, in protest both against its unionist alliance with the Tories and what many...

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron's party to win clear parliamentary majority: Polls
French President Emmanuel Macron's party to win clear parliamentary majority: Polls

Macron called to congratulate May, whose party won the most seats in parliament though it lost its majority status, and said he was "pleased that she would continue to be a close partner", a spokesman for May's office said. Third, regardless of the results, the election will signal a significant rearranging of the French political landscape and pos...

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  • Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow
Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow

Back in April, the Prime Minister called the election as polls pointed to a landslide result for the her party. The exit poll predicted the Conservatives would win 314 seats and the Labour Party 266, meaning no clear victor and a "hung parliament ".

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  • Trump Lawyer Reportedly to File Complaint Against Comey Over Shared Memos
Trump Lawyer Reportedly to File Complaint Against Comey Over Shared Memos

Realistically, I'm not sure Comey's testimony swayed anyone yesterday, but there were a couple of moments that indicated that Trump isn't out of the woods just yet. And Comey testified , the president pressured him to end the probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Mr Trump denies he asked Mr Comey for loyalty and tweet...

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  • Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general
Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general

Sessions was visiting to speak at a conference of leaders in US attorneys offices who oversee appeals. Former FBI director Mr Comey told the panel this week that he had asked Mr Sessions to "prevent any future direct communication between the president and me".

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  • White House Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Was A Typo
White House Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Was A Typo

The tweet went viral instantly, becoming one the most popular posts of the divisive US leader before it was deleted after almost six hours online. The word took social media by storm after the president tweeted about "constant negative press covfefe ".

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  • Jeff Sessions committed the one sin Donald Trump can't forgive
Jeff Sessions committed the one sin Donald Trump can't forgive

Trump has not stopped burning about the decision, in occasional spurts, toward Mr. Sessions. The committee "is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information", he added.

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  • UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party
UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

The development comes after May sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks with the DUP after the election. "That's not a matter for me", she said. The talks were in line with DUP leader Arlene Foster's "commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge", her party said in a statement.

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  • Donald Trump calls James Comey 'leaker', declares 'total vindication'
Donald Trump calls James Comey 'leaker', declares 'total vindication'

Trump is not under investigation by the FBI , according to reports, and Comey did not testify to anything regarding whether the president's campaign staff was working with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election. "No I didn't say that", Trump stated abruptly, taking questions after meeting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. President Donal...

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  • Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer
Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer

Fiorina, in a POLITICO "Women Rule" podcast released late Tuesday, meanwhile, advised Trump to "stop tweeting ", calling his posts on the social media platform "insulting" and "distracting". So. Um. Here's the thing. Later in the day on Tuesday, the Knight First Amendment Institute - a Columbia University-based legal group - issued President...

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  • Social media reacts to United Kingdom election results
Social media reacts to United Kingdom election results

She had hoped to boost the Conservatives' majority in Parliament and get a stronger mandate in negotiating the Brexit from the European Union . Just after noon, she was driven the short distance from the prime minister's offices on Downing Street to Buckingham Palace, where she asked Queen Elizabeth II for permission to form a government - a f...

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  • Tehran attackers were Iranians, committed terror attacks in Syria, Iraq - Iranian intelligence
Tehran attackers were Iranians, committed terror attacks in Syria, Iraq - Iranian intelligence

Zarif also alluded to Saudi involvement. "Iranian people reject such United States claims of friendship", Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted Thursday. "Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland", he said in another tweet. "Iran has achieved stability precisely as a result of the fight against terrorism and ...

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  • Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis
Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the UAE and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting armed groups and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless. "We have great confidence in the president's ability to calm this crisis and to resolve it", Al Thani said in an interview. Asked for specifics ...

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