Jun 25 2017
In addition to the loss in Georgia, Democratic candidates have now gone down in flames in races in Iowa, South Carolina, Montana and Kansas, bitter pills for the party that's out of power to swallow.
During her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Republican attacks on her are really about attacking her district encompassing the city of San Francisco.
Pelosi, however, is insisting that she's "worth the trouble" as the party's leader in the House. "I am a master legislator". "I love the fray", Pelosi said at a news conference, advising against a change of leadership at a time when Republicans dominate both chambers of Congress and the White House.
"I'd like to keep her right where she is, because our record is extraordinary against her", Trump said in a Fox News interview.
Democrat Jon Ossoff won 48.1 percent in the special election's first round April 18, and Democrats had high hopes that they could take this House seat from the Republicans. This also suggests that Democrats should broaden their aspirations beyond suburban areas seen as especially hostile to President Trump.
All the races were on GOP-friendly terrain. The former House Speaker responded to claims that a small group of representatives is plotting to oust her, claiming that the decision isn't theirs to make, and she still commands support within the Democratic caucus.
Just hours before the news conference, moderate Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside.
Iranian protesters say destroying Israel is Muslim world's top priority
In addition to Zolfaqar, capable of reaching the targets at 700 km distance, the IRGC's Qadr missiles were also erected on trucks in the streets.
At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident
The construction materials punched through the roof and fell all the way down to the basement level, the FDNY said. Initially it was believed to have been a crane that collapsed but FDNY clarified that it was a roof.
Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation
The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations.
Pelosi's comments came directly following a secret afternoon meeting of a dozen Democratic lawmakers, discussing how they could potentially replace Pelosi as the party's leader in the House ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it's time for people to know when to go.
Trump himself weighed in over Twitter this morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY.
President Trump stirred the pot, Thursday, tweeting: "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!"
Pelosi brushed off the tweet, contending that Trump hadn't actually written it himself because "it's a classic Republican line". The GOP's candidate, Karen Handel, was considered weak and an easy target for the heavily financed Democrats, whose ample war chest poured in from donors on the left coast, California, and other liberal bastions.
"Do I think it's fair that the Republican playbook over the last four election cycles has been attacking Nancy Pelosi and demonizing her?" Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada.
Mr. Ryan got closer to putting his finger on the real problem when he said the Democratic brand had become "toxic" in much of the country because voters saw Democrats as "not being able to connect with the issues they care about". Big donors to the party's congressional campaign committee were also available to Pelosi through her "Speaker's Cabinet" program, which gave them special access to the Democratic leader.
Last year, Rice backed a leadership challenge from Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan, who ran against Pelosi for minority leader but was defeated by a vote of 134-63.
Jun 24 2017
Military jet practicing for Dayton air show in accident
Authorities say an F-16 Thunderbird military jet apparently practicing for an OH air show has been involved in an accident. A Thunderbird F-16 was involved in an incident Friday while practicing for an OH air show, according to multiple reports.
Jun 22 2017
Funeral for Muslim teen killed in attack near Virginia mosque draws throngs
Police in Fairfax, Va., said Monday, June 19, 2017, that "road rage" was to blame for the slaying of a 17-year-old muslim girl wh. Detectives said he then drove her to another location and assaulted her again. "I don't know the family", she continued.
Jun 22 2017
'Bumblebee' Spinoff To Explore Generation 1 Transformers, So Which Autobots Will Appear?
Unlike his elder statesman characters in " Westworld " and "Thor", Hopkins doesn't appear to just be doing this for a paycheck. If you're coming to see a Transformers movie, chances are you want to see robots kicking each other's butts.
Jun 21 2017
Gulf Coast preparing for tropical storm that hasn't quite formed yet
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. The National Hurricane Center said that interest from the Texas coast to the Florida Panhandle should monitor this storm.
Jun 21 2017
Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria
Russian Federation has previously threatened to take military action in response to USA attacks on its allies elsewhere in Syria . "We do not want to continue this everyday [as it] distracts from our goal to defeat" the Islamic State , he said.
Jun 20 2017
South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced
Twelve million people in the country were forced to abandon their homes in 2016 - that's more than half of the country's population.
Jun 20 2017
Curbs on Disparaging Trademarks Thrown Out by US Supreme Court
The protections include blocking the sale of counterfeit merchandise and working to pursue a brand development strategy. Today's decision will have implications for Washington's football team, whose name is now a dictionary-defined slur.
Jun 19 2017
Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires
Around 1,600 firefighters have been desperately battling wildfires that broke out in central Portugal early Sunday morning. The blaze on Saturday hit the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande amid an intense heat wave and rainless thunderstorms.
Jun 19 2017
Republicans Divided as Trump Reverses Some Obama Cuba Policy
White House officials also said it's the category most ripe for abuse, with Americans using it to skirt the tourism ban. Trump on Saturday flew for the first time to Camp David, the government-owned retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.
Jun 19 2017
Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims
During her visit - which lasted less than an hour - she also spoke to volunteers and community leaders at St Clement's Church. Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.
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Jun 21 2017Coroner examining death of US student released by North Korea
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Jun 21 2017Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections
Jun 21 2017Qatar Air plans court claim in Gulf spat, condemns ICAO inaction
Jun 21 2017Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one
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Jun 19 2017Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
Jun 19 2017Trump again acknowledges he's under investigation