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Senate expected to confirm Perdue as agriculture secretary

Mr Trump has proposed a 21% cut in US Department of Agriculture (USDA) programmes and has harshly criticised some worldwide trade deals, saying they have killed American jobs. It also means protecting risk management programs during a weak economy, and beginning preparations for the next farm bill. "Perdue is well-positioned to lead the USDA in helping create more opportunity for US producers", ... [Full Article...]

China's Jobless Rate Drops Below 4% for First Time Since 2002

China's Jobless Rate Drops Below 4% for First Time Since 2002 According to statistics, there were about 26,100 people employed in Seneca County in March, up 400 from February. Vigo County ranks 16th highest in the state with a 4.6 percent March 2017 unemployment rate. All of the five Kansas counties surrounding Labette also had seasonally unadjusted unemployment reductions in March. Employment in information was unchanged. [Full Article...]

US Senators relocate to White House over N/korea

US Senators relocate to White House over N/korea The senators will be briefed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mr Trump has also told United Nations Security Council ambassadors, meeting at the White House, that the UN must be ready to impose new sanctions on North Korea. [Full Article...]

Johnson, Baldwin Vote to Confirm Perdue as USDA Secretary

The executive order will do away with former President Barack Obama's White House Rural Council and ask the newly-confirmed agriculture secretary to institute a new, interagency task force that will do a 180-day "review of regulation, policy and legislation that necessarily hinders growth of the agriculture sector", Ray Starling, Trump's special assistant on agriculture, told reporters Monday. [Full Article...]

Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in California

Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in California Popular Video You have to see this to believe it. They told commune members they were married and left Colorado where John had worked as a Emergency Medical Technician, as well as a kayak instructor. Religion and conservative views were also an issue. The sheriff said the two had stopped in Berkeley first and that's how they found out about the commune. [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court stops execution of Arkansas death row inmate

However, the State Supreme Court went a different direction and ruled that the execution of Don Davis and Bruce Ward could not proceed based upon the potential of some future direction of the U.S. Lee also wants his federal case reopened, with his attorneys arguing that Lee has fetal alcohol syndrome, brain damage and intellectual disability. [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Veterans Bill Eliminating Expiration Date On Health Care Treatments

Trump Signs Veterans Bill Eliminating Expiration Date On Health Care Treatments Some veterans have criticized the Choice Program for being complex and confusing, and while many congressmen and veterans groups applauded Trump's signing of the bill, they did so with the caveat that the program improves. The Choice Program is a start, but the CVA is eager for more " permanent solutions ". Many vets complained it made getting that care more of a hassle. [Full Article...]

Omaha is 2020 site for NCAA events in basketball, volleyball

Omaha is 2020 site for NCAA events in basketball, volleyball As a result, thousands of student-athletes, coaches, officials and fans come to Northwest Arkansas, to fill hotels and support local businesses. "This new law has minimally achieved a situation where we believe NCAA championships may be conducted in a nondiscriminatory environment", read a statement released April 4. [Full Article...]

Sessions expands program to combat crime on tribal lands

Earlier this month, attorney general Jeff Sessions-David the Gnome's racist cousin-commenced a review of "consent decrees", agreements between the federal government and local police forces to address issues of systemic racism and other prejudices. [Full Article...]

Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

Moreover, McKesson argued the state had misled it as to how the drug would be used and did not inform the company it would be a part of a lethal cocktail. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge did not say where she would seek a review, but she could ask either the Arkansas Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court for one. [Full Article...]

Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters' removal

Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters' removal Alvin Bamberger, 75, filed a countersuit in U.S. District Court, saying "he would not have acted as he did without" Trump's "urging and inspiration". Nwanguma, a 21-year-old University of Louisville student, claims she was protesting non-violently, carrying a sign depicting Trump's face on the body of a pig. [Full Article...]

Neil Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court Gorsuch. "I believe he will serve the American people well."?? "To Judge Gorsuch and his family - congratulations", said Gardner after the vote. "Judge Gorsuch is a strict constitutionalist who believes that a judge's personal policy preferences should not affect the outcome of a case". [Full Article...]

House chairman skeptical of conservatives' health care idea

House chairman skeptical of conservatives' health care idea The conservative Club for Growth is targeting powerful committee chairs and other top Republicans over the GOP's struggling health care overhaul effort . "If we attempt to muscle this thing through on a partisan basis, I feel we'll have a similar result", Dent said, referencing Obamacare. The Republican bill remains deeply unpopular. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn did not reveal Russian Federation speaking fees in White House

Michael Flynn did not reveal Russian Federation speaking fees in White House Flynn's lawyer issued a statement saying his client "certainly has a story to tell", and Trump tweeted Flynn should be granted immunity because the entire investigation is nothing more than a "witch hunt". Schiff, who has called for Nunes' recusal from the investigation because of his close ties to the White House, said the committee is interested in Flynn's testimony, but lawmakers are also "... [Full Article...]

Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses

The 69-year-old doctor's lawyers said he also suffered injury to his sinuses and lost two front teeth. He was discharged from the hospital late Wednesday, Demetrio said. Dao's attorneys took the first step toward a lawsuit Wednesday, asking the Cook County Circuit Court for an order requiring United and the city to keep records from the flight, including video and cockpit records. [Full Article...]

GOP member of House Intelligence Committee claims 'unmasked' reports were detailed

Trump made the accusation in an interview with The New York Times and would not say if he reviewed new intelligence to support his claim. President Trump says he believes Obama national security adviser Susan Rice may have committed a crime. [Full Article...]

Border turns quiet under Trump amid steep drop in arrests

One wants to build a much broader and taller wall to give American tourists a place to stand and admire the view, yes, just like a tourist attraction. That's a signal that fewer people are trying to sneak into the U.S. The federal government will ask four to 10 bidders to build prototypes in San Diego. [Full Article...]

Senators Challenge Trump Administration Over Twitter Witch Hunt

Senators Challenge Trump Administration Over Twitter Witch Hunt The American Civil Liberties Union welcomed the government's decision to back down, tweeting: "Big victory for free speech and right to dissent". Still, Twitter was forced to file a lawsuit last Thursday after claiming that the government's demands for info on the account holder would run counter to the First Amendment. [Full Article...]

Not so silent night: Dallas emergency siren system hacked

Not so silent night: Dallas emergency siren system hacked But now Dallas officials say the late-night alarms were due to a security breach . Earlier, the city reported the system had malfunctioned. Dallas' 156 sirens, normally used to warn of tornadoes and other unsafe weather, were triggered at 11:42 p.m. [Full Article...]

Syria war: United States launches missile strikes in response to chemical 'attack'

President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 6, 2017, after the USA fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. [Full Article...]


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