Sunday, April 30, 2017
 
 
Video: Change In Mississippi Voting Rules Seen Unlikely Despite Tea Party Anger
Tea Party Republicans in Mississippi on Wednesday railed against an election rule that allowed Democrats, many of them black, to tilt a bitterly fought Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff to incumbent Thad Cochran. But officials said the fuss was unlikely to lead to new electoral laws. "That’s corruption.
 
Dems top Republicans, rain ends early Congressional Baseball Game
The Democrats dominated their GOP rivals Wednesday in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. Thunderstorms brought an early end to the game in the 7th inning with the Dems leading 15-6.
 
Jerry Seib: Chuck Schumer Warns GOP on Immigration
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), at the Wall Street Journal's Capital Journal breakfast in Washington, said that the Republicans are in danger of losing the House and the presidency in 2016 unless they move on immigration.
 
A Rockabilly Music Video About the Belgian Soccer Team
Watch a video for the song "Devils in Rio" by Belgian rockabilly group the Saint-Gillbillies. The band recorded the song to celebrate Belgium's national football team, nicknamed the Red Devils.
 
Boehner To Sue Obama Over Executive Action
The House Speaker says the president has failed in his duties as president to execute the law.
 
Boehner To Sue Obama Over Executive Action
The House Speaker says the president has failed in his duties as president to execute the law.
 
Florida Attorney General Defends Gay Marriage Ban As Cities Fight Back
The intensifying legal battle over gay marriage in Florida is placing state Republican leaders at odds with a growing chorus of local officials. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced plans this week to defend the state's gay marriage ban in two upcoming court cases, including a high-profile Miami hearing involving six same-sex couples. Yet Bondi and Florida Governor Rick Scott, both Republicans, have downplayed their personal views on gay marriage, even as they appeal to conservatives eager to keep Florida's marriage laws intact. "My job is not to write the law, but to defend it,” Bondi said in a statement earlier this month following outcry over her brief.


 
Florida Attorney General Defends Gay Marriage Ban As Cities Fight Back
The intensifying legal battle over gay marriage in Florida is placing state Republican leaders at odds with a growing chorus of local officials. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced plans this week to defend the state's gay marriage ban in two upcoming court cases, including a high-profile Miami hearing involving six same-sex couples. Yet Bondi and Florida Governor Rick Scott, both Republicans, have downplayed their personal views on gay marriage, even as they appeal to conservatives eager to keep Florida's marriage laws intact. "My job is not to write the law, but to defend it,” Bondi said in a statement earlier this month following outcry over her brief.


 
Driving Toward a Deal on Highway Bill
At a Wall Street Journal breakfast, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said he is looking for a short-term compromise with Republicans over the highway bill to bridge the gap to a long-term funding solution.
 
Ukraine To Sign EU Deal That Sparked Revolution
For years, Russia has been the cash cow for Ukrainian dairy producer Anatoliy Yurkevych. These days he's looking to skim some of the cream in the European Union, thanks to Ukraine's sweeping new trade deal with the EU. The deal, which President Petro Poroshenko is set to sign Friday in Brussels, would give Ukraine's economy and society a massive shove toward Europe.
 



Senators Schumer and McCain Disagree on Ex-Im Bank
Senators John Mccain (R., Ariz.) and Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) discuss the reauthorization of the United States Export-Import Bank. Although Senator Schumer is inclined to favor the bank because of the jobs it creates, Senator McCain is more reserved saying the bank favors big corporations.
 
Senators Disagree on Next Steps on Iraq
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) said to "do nothing" in Iraq could lead to collapse, and called for airstrikes, while criticizing President Obama's leadership on foreign affairs. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said he remain very wary of nation building in Iraq.
 
Breakfast: McCain,Schumer; Immigration Fix Vital
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said immigration reform still has a shot despite long odds, speaking at a Wall Street Journal breakfast. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) agreed that Congress shouldn't give up on immigration reform - both for the good of the country and the GOP.
 
Video: Rangel Holds Off Challenge To Win Primary In NY
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic primary challenge and moved one step closer to what he says will be his 23rd and final term in the House. Rangel, 84, defeated state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in what was a bruising fight that shed light on the changing face of a district that was once one of the nation's black political power bases.
 
Video: Boehner Says To File Lawsuit Over Obama Executive Actions
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he is planning to file a lawsuit alleging that President Barack Obama has abused his executive authority by implementing policies without congressional approval. Boehner told reporters the suit was aimed at protecting the rights of Congress under the constitution and said Obama was ignoring the laws that it passes. Boehner said "The constitution makes it clear that the president's job is to faithfully execute the law.
 
Video: New York Congressman Rangel Claims Victory As Challenger Urges Patience
Representative Charles Rangel of New York has claimed victory in his Democratic primary as he seeks a 23rd term, but votes were still being counted on Wednesday as his main challenger refused to concede defeat until every vote was tallied. Rangel, an African-American who has been the face of Harlem politics for 40 years, held a slim 1,800 vote lead over state Senator Adriano Espaillat with nearly 100 percent of election districts reporting.
 
Boehner Says To File Lawsuit Over Obama Executive Actions
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he is planning to file a lawsuit alleging that President Barack Obama has abused his executive authority by implementing policies without congressional approval. Boehner told reporters the suit was aimed at protecting the rights of Congress under the constitution and said Obama was ignoring the laws that it passes. Boehner said "The constitution makes it clear that the president's job is to faithfully execute the law.
 
Venezuela Ruling Party Suspends Leader For Echoing Criticism
Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party has suspended one of its directors for echoing a former official's recent criticism over corruption, a sign President Nicolas Maduro is facing growing dissent from his own ranks. Hector Navarro said he was disciplined for backing statements by former Planning Minister Jorge Giordani that accused Maduro of failing to stem multibillion-dollar fraud via currency controls. The string of critiques marks a sharp divergence from the 14-year rule of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, whose insistence on military-style obedience helped maintain discipline within an often unruly coalition.


 
New York Congressman Rangel Claims Victory As Challenger Urges Patience
Representative Charles Rangel of New York has claimed victory in his Democratic primary as he seeks a 23rd term, but votes were still being counted on Wednesday as his main challenger refused to concede defeat until every vote was tallied. Rangel, an African-American who has been the face of Harlem politics for 40 years, held a slim 1,800 vote lead over state Senator Adriano Espaillat with nearly 100 percent of election districts reporting. After the race was called in his favor late Tuesday, Rangel, 84, declared to uproarious applause among supporters in East Harlem: "This was your victory."


 
Judge Throws Out Indiana Ban On Same-sex Marriage
A federal district court and a federal appeals court struck down two states' bans on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying the laws violate the equal protection clause of the Constitution. In Indiana, U.S. District Judge Richard Young did not issue a stay on his ruling, so couples can start marrying immediately. Marion County Clerk Beth White here said she is prepared to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her office downtown.


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





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