Electronics

Trump-Mueller tensions escalate – The Hill

Thursday, July 20, 2017

President Trump is ramping up his criticism of Robert Mueller, warning that the special counsel investigating Russian election interference would cross the line by looking into his finances. Mueller is now reportedly doing just that — looking at transactions involving Trump’s businesses and those of his associates. The development is sure to exacerbate Trump’s frustration with the Russia probe, an investigation that has dogged his presidency and forced him and his…

OJ Simpson’s parole hearing: A start-to-finish summary – ESPN

Thursday, July 20, 2017

“Speaking from the dead,” says Simpson lawyer Malcolm LaVergne, Alfred Beardsley, one of the two victims in this case, “he has forgiven OJ Simpson.” The other victim, Bruce Fromong, is in the hearing room and according to sources will soon testify that Simpson deserves to be released from prison. Mark Schwarz, ESPN Reporter

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer, Dead at 41 – RollingStone.com

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died of an apparent suicide by hanging Thursday morning, according to The Associated Press. The singer was 41. A representative confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone. Related Linkin Park: 12 Essential Songs Revisit Chester Bennington & Co.’s key tracks, from rap-metal smashes to daring pop departures  “Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, we were notified by law enforcement of a death in Palos Verdes…

Republicans rally around Sessions after Trump criticism – The Hill

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Republicans on Thursday rushed to the defense of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsYour income paid for welfare fraud from sea to shining sea Defense leaders brief Trump on Afghanistan, ISIS fight at Pentagon Republicans rally around Sessions after Trump criticism MORE after President Trump levied stinging criticism on the former Alabama senator over his recusal from the federal Russia investigation.  In a wide-ranging interview published late Wednesday, Trump told The…

What John McCain learned from Ted Kennedy on challenging his own party – Washington Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ted Kennedy liked to tell a favorite story about Sen. John McCain. The Massachusetts Democrat and the Arizona Republican were on the floor of the Senate and became distracted by a heated debate between two freshmen senators. Just for the fun of it, Kennedy and McCain launched into the fray. As one spoke, the other circled the chamber, pretending to be agitated. They bellowed away at each other. Finally, they…

OJ Simpson waits on parole board’s decision concerning release – ESPN

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LOVELOCK, Nev. — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson has made his case before a parole board Thursday, and will now await a verdict concerning his freedom after deliberations. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The 70-year-old is asking the parole board to release him in…

Report: LINKIN PARK Singer CHESTER BENNINGTON Commits Suicide – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Thursday, July 20, 2017

According to TMZ, LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington has committed suicide. He was 41 years old. Law enforcement sources tell the site the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles county. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 a.m. Chester wed Talinda Bentley in 2006. The couple share three children, and he has three children from previous relationships. The singer struggled with…

Police: 2 Burundian teens reported missing crossed into Canada – CNN

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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The Daily 202: Trump shows disdain for rule of law with new attacks on Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller – Washington Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Donald Trump listens during a roundtable at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: President Trump laced into the attorney general, deputy attorney general, acting FBI director, former FBI director and the special counsel in an interview yesterday with the New York Times that, even by Trump standards, is remarkable. The transcript of the 50-minute session in the Oval Office oozes with brooding grievance and reflects the degree to…

McCain faces his greatest battle – CNN

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Trump goes off-script and fumes about Sessions and Russia probe – Politico

Thursday, July 20, 2017

President Donald Trump impressed senators Wednesday with a cogent, engaged pitch on health care that didn’t veer wildly from the script. Within an hour, without seeking advice from his lawyers or his senior aides, Trump was in the Oval Office telling reporters from the New York Times that he regretted hiring Jeff Sessions as his attorney general and discussing a sensitive investigation his lawyers have told him to keep quiet…

John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona, diagnosed with brain tumor – Washington Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said Wednesday, throwing into doubt when and if he will return to Washington to resume his duties in the Senate. The Mayo Clinic said doctors diagnosed a tumor called a glioblastoma after surgery to remove a blood clot above McCain’s left eye last week. The senator and his family are considering treatment options, including a combination of…

Trump threatens electoral consequences for senators who oppose health bill – Washington Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

President Trump exhorted lawmakers Wednesday to resurrect the failed Republican plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, injecting fresh turmoil into an issue that had appeared settled the day before, when Senate leaders announced they did not have the votes to pass their bill. Trump’s remarks, at a lunch with 49 Republican senators, prompted some of them to reopen the possibility of trying to vote on the sweeping…

USC president addresses drug allegations against former medical school dean – SFGate

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Caption Close BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER 20: Dean of the Keck School of Medicine at USC , Carmen A. Puliafito attends the USC Institute of Urology ‘Changing Lives And Creating Cures’ Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. USC President C.L. Max Nikias says officials will “examine and address” a newspaper report that the Puliafito, who recently resigned as dean of…

Trump blasts AG Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe – Washington Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

President Trump harshly criticized his attorney general and one of his most loyal supporters, Jeff Sessions, for recusing himself from the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, indicating that he regretted the choice. In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump vented about the probe and said that he would not have appointed Sessions — a top campaign supporter — if he had known Sessions would…

Video Appears to Show Baltimore Police Officer Planting Drugs – New York Times

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Maryland’s Office of the Public Defender said in a statement on Wednesday that an assistant public defender first brought the video to the attention of state prosecutors last week. It added that “the officers involved are still witnesses in other active cases that are currently being pursued for prosecution in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The officer whose camera shows him planting the drugs, Officer Richard Pinheiro, is a witness in…

32 million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 under Senate measure heading to a vote next week, CBO … – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BREAKING: Congressional budget analysts estimated Wednesday that a Senate plan to repeal part of the Affordable Care Act with no immediate replacement would increase the number of people without health coverage by 17 million next year and 32 million at the end of a decade. The forecast by the Congressional Budget Office of the impact on coverage of the Senate GOP’s latest health-care legislation is nearly identical to estimates the…

Trump-Putin Meeting Raises Red Flags for National Security Experts – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

President Donald Trump’s just-disclosed hourlong meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit — using a Kremlin translator, with no national security staff present — may have damaged U.S. interests, according to some national security experts. With no other witness or note-taker of the sort normally present on the American side, there’s no guarantee that Trump or Putin’s words were translated correctly — or that Trump didn’t give…

Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

President Trump warned Wednesday about the dangers of voter fraud but told a panel he launched to study the issue that it should follow the facts wherever they lead, and that “no conclusions” have been drawn about what they will find. “Every time voter fraud occurs it cancels out the vote of a lawful citizen and undermines democracy,” Trump said during an appearance before the inaugural meeting of the panel….

Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban enforcement, but says it must allow broader exemptions for relatives – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Supreme Court on Wednesday brokered a new compromise over President Trump’s travel ban, saying the government for now may enforce tight restrictions on refugees but also must make it easier for people from six mostly Muslim countries to enter the United States. The court’s terse order means the administration cannot impose a blanket prohibition on people from those countries who have grandparents, aunts and uncles and other relatives in…