Michael Orton: Reports indicate that refugees at the U.S. southern border could reach the 1 million mark this year, and the Trump administration has no plan to address this crisis. No plan at all.
Representative Jerrold Nadler on Trump's action after 9/11: "And for the president to -- 9/11 occurred in my district. I'm very familiar with it. I know a lot -- I know people, a lot of people, who suffered from it. I was involved, I was instrumental in getting funding for small business grants for victims of 9/11, for people with small businesses in the area. The president -- he wasn't president, but Donald Trump actually took a $150,000 grant from the Bush administration. They let him take a $150,000 grant meant for small businessmen for 40 Wall Street, the small business 40 Wall Street. He stole $150,000 from some small businessperson who could have used it to help rehabilitate himself. And that's why we appropriated it, why I got Congress to appropriate that money. To use it for his own small business of 40 Wall Street, he has no moral authority to be talking about 9/11 at all. " read more
President Donald Trump was just joking when commented during his campaign that he "loved" WikiLeaks, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday. read more
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially launched his presidential campaign on Sunday, formally vaulting the Midwestern Democrat who was largely unknown over a month ago into the large -- and growing -- field of Democrats vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. read more
Things are not going well for Roger Stone. In a wide ranging interview with SiriusXM's "Jim Norton & Sam Roberts" on Thursday he said his living situation has plummeted, his savings are gone and his car was impounded. read more
His hope for another major left for dead by most of golf, Tiger Woods won The Masters Sunday afternoon. It's the 43-year-old's 15th major and first since 2008. It is his first win at a major where he trailed entering the final day. He was still trailing Francesco Molinari by 2 shots after 11. The catalog of iconic father-son moments after a Woods triumph now includes this boisterous hug of his son Charlie, who is 10 and never had a chance before to see him win like this. read more
Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that President Donald Trump's threat to place immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities might just be the President trying to "make everybody crazy." read more
A Michigan man is seeking to squeeze out over $86,000 from his parents in civil court for allegedly throwing out his large pornography collection. ... The rift between the family started back in October 2016 when the man moved back into his parents' Grand Haven, Michigan, home after a divorce. Among his possessions was a smut collection, he said in court documents, is worth $29,000, ABC affiliate ABC13 reported. ... According to the lawsuit his father allegedly responded: "Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health ... I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine," his father wrote. "Someday, I hope you will understand.
A deputy in St. Lucie County is drawing criticism after he slammed a sixth-grade student to the ground. The incident, captured on a 15-second video and posted on social media, occurred Tuesday outside Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce, according to a report from NBC affiliate WPTV in West Palm Beach. In a press conference the St. Lucie County Sheriff call the use of for "warranted". read more
Rahm Emanuel on This Week with George Stephanopoulos: "The other thing I would -- the other thing I'll show you is, the fact is, everything that he's built has been built by undocumented people and people that staff it, including his golf facility in New Jersey. And third, here's what he's really trying to do, George; he introduced a budget which had the largest cut in Medicare and Medicaid. He's trying to hide that because seniors are his most loyal voters and he's having a debate about -- not that there's not a problem at the border. There's a problem. But it's not a problem that measures up to the -- his problem. He is trying to stop -- there's no writing, there's no reporting, we're not going to bring up Medicare. His budget has the largest cut in Medicare and Medicaid of any presidential budget. And what he's trying to do is make sure that seniors don't know. And if I was the speaker, if I was Chuck Schumer, I'd pull that out of his budget and put it up just like Medicare for All." read more
Controversy stirred following comments made by an Alaska state legislator, detailing an incident inside a high school bathroom between a girl and a group of boys that allegedly blocked her way. Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-Fairbanks, told the story Friday during a House Majority press conference, after she said she spoke about it with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District superintendent. "We had an incident last week to where some boys entered the girls' bathroom, and a girl kneed a boy, feeling threatened. They were blocking her way. And she was suspended from school, because she used too much force," Wilson said. read more
Penn State Study: Employees who force themselves to smile and be happy in front of customers -- or who try to hide feelings of annoyance -- may be at risk for heavier drinking after work, according to researchers. A team of researchers at Penn State and the University at Buffalo studied the drinking habits of people who routinely work with the public, for example people in food service who work with customers, nurses who work with patients or teachers who work with students.
A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his property in Florida, authorities said Saturday. read more
The vast majority of neuroscientific studies contain three elements: a person, a cognitive task and a high-tech machine capable of seeing inside the brain. That simple recipe can produce powerful science. Such studies now routinely yield images that a neuroscientist used to only dream about. They allow researchers to delineate the complex neural machinery that makes sense of sights and sounds, processes language and derives meaning from experience.
When it was announced that Georgetown University students voted overwhelmingly Thursday in favor of a fee to benefit descendants of slaves, senior Kendell Long and others who attended a party to watch results roll in "were screaming for at least five minutes consecutively, just hugging each other." read more