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Maryland, DC attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump

The emoluments clause bars the president and other government employees from accepting foreign gifts and payments without congressional approval. A small wine bar in the nation's capital also has filed a separate suit , claiming Trump's Washington hotel and restaurant, located in a federally owned building not far from the White House, pose unfair competition. Lire la suite »

Trump says he is under investigation for firing James Comey

If Trump ordered Brand to fire Mueller and she refused, the responsibility to oversee the special counsel would fall to Dana Boente, the US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to a presidential executive order. And, apparently, neither was the president , who went on national television and declared, "I was going to fire him regardless of recommendation ..." That would leave supervision of the Mueller probe to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand , a a Harvard law ... Lire la suite »

Doctors 'encouraged' by Scalise's improvement

Those close relationships, both from Republicans and Democrats is why DuBos says so many lawmakers are wishing Scalise well and are hoping he makes a speedy recovery. (2305 GMT) at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, with thousands of spectators expected. In that awful crime, the country also witnessed the incredible heroism of the Capitol Police, he said, adding that Special Agent Crystal Griner - who he also met during his visit to the ... Lire la suite »

Congressional Baseball Game raising money for Capitol Police fund

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is still in critical condition after undergoing his second surgery as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip. People are feeling more and more embolden.there is no human decency among some people and that's very concerning and its really sickening honestly. They said that his "risk of death" has substantially lowered than when he arrived at the hospital. Lire la suite »

Still in Critical Condition After London Fire

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Britain's Press Association said around 70 people are missing. Corbyn met with members of the public and was pictured hugging tearful relatives of victims near the charred building. The Standard reported about 350 people had arrived at the protest by 5 p.m. local time , among them was pop singer Lily Allen who was brought up in the area. Lire la suite »

UK's May confident on power-saving deal

The DUP represents people in Northern Ireland who wish the province to remain part of the United Kingdom, while Sinn Fein wants Northern Ireland to be administered by the Irish Republic. Negotiations broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive". But pressure was mounting for May to change course on the type of Brexit Britain should pursue. Lire la suite »

Trump weighing firing special counsel in Russian probe, close friend says

The friend, Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media, who was at the White House Monday, said on PBS' "NewsHour" that Trump was "considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel". In his Senate testimony last week, Comey said Trump requested loyalty from him and asked that he drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Lire la suite »

Twitter briefly suspends Al-Jazeera Arabic amid Qatar rift

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism before cutting ties, closing transport links, and imposing sanctions on the neighboring Gulf state. The Twitter page for Al Jazeera Arabic shows that the account has been suspended. The main account went offline at about 10am local time, 07:00GMT, and was reinstated after about three hours. Lire la suite »

Trump Allies Say the President's Considering Firing Russia Investigation Special Counsel Mueller

On Sunday, Jay Sekulow, who recently joined Trump's legal team, would not rule out the firing of Mueller . Ryan continued, "This is a rumor that came out last night". Gingrich noted the congressional testimony last week of James Comey , whom Trump fired May 8 as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who acknowledged that he had leaked his own memos of his conversations with Trump to force the appointment of an independent counsel. Lire la suite »

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Follow Order to Fire Mueller Unless 'Appropriate'

Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior declined to comment on the possibility of Trump seeking to remove Mueller. Trump's allies have begun raising questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's impartiality - he's a former FBI director who has worked with fired FBI Director James ... Lire la suite »

Labour reshuffle unlikely today as Owen Smith poised for comeback

Announcing the reshuffle, Mr Corbyn said: 'I am delighted to announce four appointments to fill shadow cabinet vacancies. Smith resigned as shadow work and pensions secretary in the wake of the European Union referendum last June. Deputy leader Tom Watson, a longterm Corbyn critic, loses the role of party chairman and is replaced by Ian Lavery who has always been loyal to the leader. Lire la suite »

Trump says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

He also tweeted: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Lire la suite »

Banning Flippers? North Korea Lashes out at Trade Sanctions

His trip this time coincided with North Korea's release of a comatose United States student, 22-year-old Otto Warmbier of Cincinnati, who was incarcerated in March 2016 for stealing a political poster from a hotel. Three Americans remain in custody in North Korea over accusations including alleged "hostile acts" and spying. Trump directed him to do everything possible to secure their release, officials said. Lire la suite »

Trump's Staff Has Reportedly Talked Him Out of Firing Mueller

National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, both declined to discuss their own Trump communications during a hearing last week. Trump's allies have begun raising questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's impartiality - he's a former FBI director who has worked with fired FBI Director James Comey - and floating the idea that Trump might replace him. Lire la suite »

Foster calls on Sinn Féin 'to tango' with DUP in talks

Mrs Foster pointed out that the Belfast government had been out of office since January. The leader of the Northern Irish party in talks to support Theresa May's minority government has told the BBC her party's lawmakers will support the prime minister's legislative programme next week. Lire la suite »

Southern Baptists denounce alt-right

The denomination initially refused to take up a resolution repudiating the movement that emerged dramatically during the USA presidential election and mixes racism, nationalism and populism. To McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, it should have been a pushover for the denomination's Phoenix convention to support a proposed resolution against the " xenophobic biases and racial bigotries of the so-called alt-right ". Lire la suite »

List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo

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Hodgkinson is originally from Belleville, Illinois - 800 miles from where the 66-year-old opened fire on Republican members of Congress at a Virginia baseball field. He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budweiser - sometimes just one, sometimes as many as six, said Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the restaurant. Lire la suite »

Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

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His wife said he talked a lot about politics, and he posted often on Facebook , railing against Trump. He said Hodgkinson didn't appear to be homeless, and his van didn't show obvious signs of being lived in. Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the shooting scene, said Hodgkinson had become something of a regular in recent weeks. Lire la suite »

US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors after ship collision

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At around 29,000 tons displacement it is about three times the size of the USA warship. The two ships collided around 1:30 a.m. local time Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, about 56 nautical miles southwest from the port of Yokosuka and 12 miles off the Izu Peninsula, the Japanese coast guard said. Lire la suite »

Congressional baseball game goes on in wake of shooting

Bailey received hugs from Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre and Roberto Clemente Jr., the son of the baseball Hall of Famer, after throwing out the pitch. With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years. Lire la suite »