Missouri lawmakers to consider Greitens impeachment

Missouri's General Assembly has voted to hold, for the first time in state history, a special session -- to decide possible impeachment for Gov. Eric Greitens. Lawmakers announced late Thursday they had 138 House and 29 Senate signatures, more than enough to exceed the amount needed to call the session. The special session, which would [...]

2018-05-04T12:07:46+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

Budget earmarks pay raise for Arizona teachers, likely ending strike

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed an education budget into law Thursday that will increase teacher pay, likely ending a teacher strike in the state. In addition to the pay raise, which will increase the average teacher's salary by 20 percent by 2020, the $1 billion budget package includes "flexible dollars" to update curriculum and classroom [...]

2018-05-03T19:59:32+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Seven states file lawsuit to end DACA program

A coalition of seven states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia filed the suit saying the Obama-era program, which protects hundreds of thousands of children of [...]

2018-05-02T13:12:30+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

House drafts impeachment articles against Rosenstein

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, calling it a “last resort” if the Justice Department continues “slow walking” its response to document requests. Sources with the caucus emphasized they are not planning right now to move forward with any impeachment effort -- apparently [...]

2018-05-01T19:51:06+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

Trump to address National Rifle Association convention

President Donald Trump will attend and speak at this weekend's conference of the National Rifle Association, a White House official confirmed. A White House spokesperson said Sunday it was "finalizing exact details" of Trump's address. Trump has spoken at each of the last two annual NRA meetings -- last year proclaiming that "gun ownership saves [...]

2018-04-30T14:28:04+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Ronny Jackson withdraws nomination for VA secretary

White House physician Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, withdrew his nomination for the post Thursday. The withdrawal follows days of accusations concerning Jackson's ethical conduct. Jackson said in a statement that while he expected tough questions on caring for veterans, he did not anticipate having to "dignify baseless [...]

2018-04-26T13:25:16+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Technicality may keep Colorado congressman’s name off ballot

Rep. Doug Lamborn attends an anti-abortion march on January 19 in Washington, D.C. Lamborn might not get his name on his party's primary ballot in June. Photo courtesy of Rep. Doug Lamborn/Instagram April 23 (UPI) -- Six-term incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado might lose his seat due a technicality that could keep his name [...]

2018-04-24T13:05:54+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

forthcoming report could be damning for Loretta Lynch

A "good friend" of former FBI Director James Comey's said he is "very much" looking forward to what the upcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the Clinton email investigation has to say about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — the former Obama administration official now engaged in a war of words with Comey. Benjamin [...]

2018-04-19T12:21:18+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens refuses to resign amid pressure

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he won't resign amid pressure from state leaders calling for his ouster over allegations he blackmailed a woman for sex. "I will not be resigning the governor's office," Greitens wrote on Twitter. "In three weeks, this matter will go to a court of law -- where it belongs and where [...]

2018-04-18T14:15:46+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Love letter from George HW Bush to Barbara from WW2

Historians and journalists on Tuesday tweeted out the hand-written love letter that future President George H.W. Bush sent to his then-fiancée Barbara Pierce on Dec. 12, 1943. Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian, tweeted that Bush was a U.S. Navy pilot at the time during World War II. The letter written in blue ink on Navy [...]

2018-04-18T14:03:44+00:00 April 18th, 2018|