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Scores of top WH officials lack permanent clearances - including Don McGahn Scores of top WH officials lack permanent clearances - including Don McGahn
- February 16, 2018

By 7 February, the White House announced that Porter would resign once a replacement had been selected. Pence responded, " John Kelly has done a remarkable job as Chief of Staff for President of the United States and I look forward to continuing to work with him for many , many months to come". (more...)
House probe means Trump's Porter scandal isn't going away House probe means Trump's Porter scandal isn't going away
- February 16, 2018

The president insisted that Porter had denied the accusations, and wished him a successful career. Rob Porter "is a man of true integrity and honor", a "trusted professional" and "friend to many " in the White House who were "proud to serve alongside him", and enjoys the "full confidence and trust" of the president and Chief of Staff John Kelly . (more...)
Fund Created For Victims Of Florida School Shooting Fund Created For Victims Of Florida School Shooting
- February 16, 2018

He murdered 17 people and badly wounded at least 14 others. "It's what looks to be the [18] th school shooting in this country, and we have not even hit March", said Murphy. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that Cruz legally purchased the assault weapon used in the attack. According to BuzzFeed , a YouTuber noticed disturbing comments posted on his videos from a user named Nikolas Cruz and reported them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, though at this time it ... (more...)
Gov. Scott orders flags at half-mast to mourn Parkland victims Gov. Scott orders flags at half-mast to mourn Parkland victims
- February 16, 2018

The district will offer grief counseling to students and their families. Nikolas Cruz , 19, was arrested on 17 counts of premeditated murder and booked into the Broward County Jail on Thursday morning. "It's really a blessing to still be alive", he said. In the moments after students were seen running from the school in Parkland, the topic of gun control was top of mind. (more...)
Trump Explicitly Denounces Domestic Violence Trump Explicitly Denounces Domestic Violence
- February 16, 2018

President Donald Trump has at last broken his silence to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. Revelations of questionable White House behavior include Communications Director Hope Hicks, who began an affair with staff assistant Porter while he was divorcing his second wife. (more...)
Sen. Rubio: No gun law would have prevented Florida school shooting Sen. Rubio: No gun law would have prevented Florida school shooting
- February 16, 2018

The nation is reeling again after 17 students and adults were confirmed dead after a gunman opened fire Wednesday at a Florida high school. According to the Flyers, Gostisbehere learned how to skate at the Incredible Ice facility where the Florida Panthers practiced in Coral Springs, which is just miles from the high school. (more...)
Visitors celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week at USI Visitors celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week at USI
- February 16, 2018

They love every minute of it", said Tammy Grayson the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Primrose Retirement Community in Zanesville. So walking out and receiving it and I mean I've been smiling since I got it. Charles Streng said the reactions of students were priceless. "Maybe it will encourage them to pay it forward", Stults said. Officials say the students "were especially thrilled" with an email expressing appreciation for their work and stating the resident was paying them back by ... (more...)
Democrat captures Republican-held Florida House seat in Sarasota
- February 16, 2018

One of Sarasota's Republican-held state legislative seats now belongs to the Democrats. Democrats won another hotly contested statehouse seat on Tuesday night, capturing a district on Florida's Gulf Coast for their 36th state legislative seat flip of the Trump era. (more...)
Trump finally denounces spousal abuse: 'I am totally opposed to domestic violence' Trump finally denounces spousal abuse: 'I am totally opposed to domestic violence'
- February 16, 2018

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on Wednesday that the committee is investigating the White House's employment of senior aide Rob Porter , after allegations emerged that Porter abused his two ex-wives. (more...)
Food co-workers had sex before fatal stabbing, suspect says Food co-workers had sex before fatal stabbing, suspect says
- February 16, 2018

According to an interview from jail, Gross told KTVU-TV that he and Cuesta had had sex in the auto while Leonardo drove. "I ... hate myself, you know?" "I wish I could go back in time and that this never happened". During the encounter, he said he had tied her up with a yellow rope, with Cuesta's consent. But he said he acted in self-defense after Cuesta elbowed him in the ribs. (more...)
USA Olympics 2018 Medal Tracker - Who Won Gold, Silver & Bronze in PyeongChang? USA Olympics 2018 Medal Tracker - Who Won Gold, Silver & Bronze in PyeongChang?
- February 16, 2018

To further ensure athletes had prime opportunities to heat up in what could be the coldest Winter Games in 20 years, dating app Tinder gave athletes free access to its upgraded version which lets users see who's swiped right on them. An American luger makes history . Biathlon remains the lone Winter Olympic sport the USA has yet to medal in, but 36-year-old Lowell Bailey will look to change that Thursday. (more...)
Government shutdown set to end as House passes sweeping budget bill Government shutdown set to end as House passes sweeping budget bill
- February 16, 2018

The Senate was poised to pass the measure by early Friday morning despite Sen. Rand Paul , refused to allow a speedy vote. Many were sheepish or even angry about the bushels of dollars for Democratic priorities and the return next year of $1 trillion-plus deficits. (more...)
Investors Of Kushner-Linked Projects Subpoenaed Investors Of Kushner-Linked Projects Subpoenaed
- February 15, 2018

According to a Tuesday report by Politico , the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , has increased he and his wife's debt by millions of dollars since joining the White House. It is not in tax court on any audits. It is not clear whether tax authorities are also investigating Kushner Companies or its business associates. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the Securities and Exchange Commission launched an investigation into the Kushner family's real estate company' s ... (more...)
The IRS has subpoenaed investors in Kushner family's real estate projects The IRS has subpoenaed investors in Kushner family's real estate projects
- February 15, 2018

Bloomberg reports that the subpoenas were issued a year ago and do not appear related to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Chris Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Kushner Cos., told CNBC in an emailed statement, "In a rush to publish unsubstantiated information from unnamed sources Bloomberg has admitted in its own story that they are not clear on the facts". (more...)
South Africa declares Gupta brother 'fugitive from justice' South Africa declares Gupta brother 'fugitive from justice'
- February 15, 2018

His party's approval rating was sliding. Zuma bowed out hours after police raided the luxury home of the Gupta family , the Indian-born billionaire allies of the former president , who have been at the centre of corruption accusations against Zuma and his circle for years. (more...)
Celebrities react to fatal school shooting in Parkland, Florida Celebrities react to fatal school shooting in Parkland, Florida
- February 15, 2018

Local police confirmed a shooter claimed 17 casualties Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida , Sputnik International reports . "It's a horrific situation", Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters separately. "I thought this was a drill we were supposed to have", teacher Melissa Fallowski, told CNN's Jake Tapper, her voice still shaking. (more...)
Omani FM set to visit Palestine for talks on Jerusalem Omani FM set to visit Palestine for talks on Jerusalem
- February 15, 2018

The holy city remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might one day serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. "What is needed now is for them to see the Palestinians". He said Oman will support Palestine at all times and that the establishment of a Palestinian state is not a phase, but a historical necessity. (more...)
National Basketball Association all-star and champion Chris Bosh wants to resume career National Basketball Association all-star and champion Chris Bosh wants to resume career
- February 15, 2018

In the interview with ESPN, Chris Bosh said that he has been in the gym working out and keeping himself in shape. But Bosh has consistently maintained he has not given up on returning, despite a dire diagnosis by the Miami Heat and a similar independent diagnosis from the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Groups Reject Proposed Federal Gas Tax Hike Groups Reject Proposed Federal Gas Tax Hike
- February 15, 2018

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the government is considering raising the tax on gasoline as one option to pay for the newly released infrastructure proposal. Pennsylvania Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has encouraged his Republican colleagues to consider raising the gas tax as a way to keep the Highway Trust Fund - which funds road, bridge and transit projects - solvent after 2021. (more...)
Genesis Energy, LP (NASDAQ:GEL) Expected To Report Earnings On Thursday
- February 15, 2018

Davison, Jr who owns 3,783,045 shares (3.09% of those outstanding), whilst Grant E. Sims holds 2,992,913 (2.44% of shares outstanding) and James E. Davison holds 2,455,994 (2.00% of shares outstanding). As per Friday, February 17, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. Also, CFO Robert V. Deere purchased 45,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. (more...)
GOP Rep. Cramer to challenge Dem Heitkamp for Senate seat, reversing course GOP Rep. Cramer to challenge Dem Heitkamp for Senate seat, reversing course
- February 15, 2018

Heidi Heitkamp . He said he wanted to spend more time with his family and that the state would be better served if he stayed in the House. It's expected that Republican Cramer will run for the U.S. If Cramer jumps into the Senate race, it would set up a hotly contested matchup with incumbent Sen. The North Dakota Democratic-NPL criticized Cramer Tuesday for "dancing around a Senate run". (more...)
Ministers banned from sex with staffers as deputy PM gets adviser pregnant Ministers banned from sex with staffers as deputy PM gets adviser pregnant
- February 15, 2018

But Mr Turnbull said the scandal had prompted him to change the ministerial code of conduct to ban ministers from having sex with staff. Mr Turnbull does not have the power to sack Mr Joyce. A diminished Joyce has so far maintained the backing of his partyroom, but has now clearly lost the support of his Prime Minister. Deputy Australian Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, a Catholic who campaigned on "family values" and who was married for 24 years, is expecting a child with his former staffer ... (more...)
Hundreds report feeling 2.7-magnitude quake near NH-Mass. border Hundreds report feeling 2.7-magnitude quake near NH-Mass. border
- February 15, 2018

A low magnitude natural disaster shook the ground and buildings Thursday morning and was felt for miles in all directions from Southern New Hampshire into Essex County. "I wouldn't call this a concerning event". Earthquakes below a 3.0 magnitude are considered low intensity and are felt "by very few under especially favorable conditions", the USGS writes. (more...)
Florida school shooter 'mentally disturbed' - Donald Trump Florida school shooter 'mentally disturbed' - Donald Trump
- February 15, 2018

He urged Americans on Thursday to be vigilant and report to authorities signs of erratic behavior. He told KTRK that he and dozens of his classmates were unknowingly walking in a hallway toward the shooter when a janitor led them in a different direction. (more...)
Winter Olympics-a victim to cyber attack, confirm organizers Winter Olympics-a victim to cyber attack, confirm organizers
- February 15, 2018

Over the weekend the Winter Olympics continued with snowboarding , figure skating , and many more. Reigning Olympic champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany won the gold medal wit a time of 1:31.697, which was 0.008 seconds faster than Peter Penz and Georg Fischler of Austria. (more...)

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