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Trump Orders Strong Tax Protections for Religious Organizations - White House

For instance, after the federal mandate that gay marriage was legal around the country, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis protested by turning away gay couples who were seeking marriage licenses. The president had also said that he wanted to do away with the Johnson Amendment , a provision that prohibits religious institutions from supporting or opposing political parties and candidates. [Full Article...]

Head of Yemen SPC departs to Saudi Arabia

Head of Yemen SPC departs to Saudi Arabia However, the Riyadh-led coalition fighting to seize Yemen from Houthi locals and reinstall disgraced former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi claims that it reserves the right to take the port back, according to Reuters . Power struggles have also created a rift in the north, which is controlled by the Huthi-led alliance. "The Huthis don't necessarily believe in partnership... [Full Article...]

Day after Comey firing, Sean Spicer to miss White House briefing

Each time , Spicer refused to answer. No one from the White House. Instead, that job will fall to deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders , who conducted her first briefing just last week. Spicer had been drawn outside in the first place for television damage control - Comey's forced departure from the Federal Bureau of Investigation was reportedly more controversial than the White House h... [Full Article...]

Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address

Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address DeVos, who favors allowing parents to use public money to choose among public, charter and private schools, had referred to HBCUs as "pioneers" in school choice , when in fact the schools were created for the most part after the Civil War to educate black students, who were barred from white institutions. [Full Article...]

Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled

Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled He was one of four people scheduled to interview on Saturday to serve as the FBI's new director, after James B. Comey was abruptly fired. Other possible nominees are, according to the reports, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Alice Fisher, formerly Justice Department criminal division chief; and Michael Garcia, a NY state appeals judge and former USA attorney in New York's Southern District. [Full Article...]

Former Rep. Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Misusing Charity Funds, Fraud

Former Rep. Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Misusing Charity Funds, Fraud The charges were filed against her after accusations that If Brown is convicted on all counts, she faces 357 years in prison and $5 million in fines. Brown told jurors that her inner circle turned on her, lied to her and all benefited from the deceit. Simmons and Wiley both testified at Brown's trial with the hope of getting a sentencing recommendation from the government which would result in ... [Full Article...]

Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal

Police dispersed the crowd in about 10 minutes after a fight broke out among protesters. Charlottesville police did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but Signer said officers would be investigating to see whether any laws were broken. [Full Article...]

White House Says Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet About Comey Wasn't a Threat

White House Says Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet About Comey Wasn't a Threat And the former senior FBI official said Comey would never have told the president he was not under investigation - also contradicting what Trump said. Despite insisting that there was no wrongdoing by the Trump campaign in regard to Russia, Trump said that he wanted things to be "absolutely done properly". [Full Article...]


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