PBS will bring back its award-winning National Memorial Day Concert Sunday, May 27,  for the 150th anniversary of the holiday. The concert will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C and will be hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The 29th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL
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Today, in the Judiciary Committee’s business meeting, Chairman Charles Grassley addressed efforts to force judicial nominees to express personal views on issues or cases in their confirmation hearings. Senators routinely press nominees, for example, to say whether particular Supreme Court precedents, such as Brown v. Board of Education or Roe v. Wade, were correctly decided. Nominees, however, consistently
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President Donald Trump welcomes NASCAR Cup Series Champion Martin Truex Jr. and his team to the White House to celebrate their victory. Transcript THE PRESIDENT:  Come on up here.  A lot of courage, driving those cars.  A lot of courage.  Good afternoon.  Today, I’m thrilled to welcome the 2017 NASCAR Champion, Martin Truex Jr. 
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Donald Trump says he will be “officially” asking the Justice Department to “look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes.” That’s according to a tweet from the president late Sunday morning, in which he added that he wants to know “if any such demands or requests were
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Last week, for the first time in months, it looked like President Donald Trump and his legal team might be inching back toward a strategy of cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. According to presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Mueller had assured them they did not believe they
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“Calling this an election,” Garry Kasparov wrote before Vladimir Putin’s “reelection” two months ago, “soils the meaning of a word that should be treasured.” The noun “election,” he contended, doesn’t just signify people voting. It assumes an electoral outcome that’s not guaranteed by a dictator’s will to power. “Yet the media of the free world
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AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit
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In case you haven’t heard the most recent pan-Democrat position, and one hopes that their position is carried into the November mid-terms and the subsequent 2020 general elections, but Democrats, all of them, think that the murderous gang of MS-13 are good people who have a “spark of divinity” and deserve respect as humans,
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The New York Times published an article Saturday reporting that since the Russian collusion thing didn’t turn anything up on President Trump, interactions between Donald Trump, Jr. and two more countries are worthy of Robert Mueller’s investigation – that way it will surely continue on through the 2018 midterm elections. Three months before the 2016 election,
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A U.S. – China trade delegates met in Washington, D.C. and agreed that China would take “effective measures to substantially reduce the United States trade deficit” with the large Asian nation. “To meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development, China will significantly increase purchases of
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Bernard Lewis, the great historian and interpreter of the Middle East, died on Saturday, two weeks shy of his 102nd birthday. He was born in northeast London to middle-class Jewish parents in 1916. He began teaching as an assistant lecturer (which he referred to as “the lowest form of human life in British universities”) in
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  WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 29: (L-R) FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and CIA Director John Brennan testify during a hearing before Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee January 29, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on “Current and Projected National Security Threats Against the
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When one studies ancient civilizations such as sun worshipers or Zeus followers, these primitive societies are found to never permit a non-worshiper or a deity-doubter to practice a contrary belief, nor even to remain in the larger society while not adhering to the acceptable, established belief. Those who do not adhere to the established
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  by Will Racke President Donald Trump’s administration will withdraw funding for aid programs in northwestern Syria, according to reports from administration officials. The funding cuts are to the State Department’s “stabilization” programs in northwestern Syria, reported CBS News, citing administration officials. The programs include countering violent extremism, supporting independent media, as well as strengthening local
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  by Michael Bastasch Some scientists and activists no longer want their critics to be called “skeptics,” but Princeton University Physicist William Happer said “climate denier” is meant to denigrate those critical of claims of catastrophic man-made global warming. The term “denier” is “designed to cast me and others like me as a Nazi
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Remember the good old days when experts decided that the power of the OPEC oil cartel to control oil prices had come to an end? That fracking had made the United States the swing producer, ramping up production any time prices started to rise? That the future of the world’s economy would be based on
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