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President Trump launches commission on 'election integrity'

President Trump launches commission on 'election integrity'

However, Jackson says there is substantial evidence of voter suppression . The commission will utilise all available data, including state and federal databases. "Real threats come from foreign meddling, attacks on the Voting Rights Act, and from efforts to suppress voting in minority and low-income communities", said Whitehouse.


Heavy police presence as 2nd Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

Heavy police presence as 2nd Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

Late last month, the first monument - a 35-foot-tall granite obelisk - was removed by masked workers under cover of darkness. As opponents of the move shouted "totalitarianism", workers removed the 6-foot statue from its 12-foot pedestal and put it on a trailer to be moved to a city warehouse, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.


Russian Journalists Appeal to US Media's Professionalism

Russian Journalists Appeal to US Media's Professionalism

Trump noted that he held meetings with both pols "on the same day" and added the hashtag #LetsMakePeace! US President Donald Trump speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House DC, USA, 10 May 2017.



Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

NBC4i reports that the Kirkersville Police Chief and three others were killed during a nursing home shooting Friday morning. Thorp says some nursing home residents barricaded themselves during the shooting, but none of them was injured.



DOJ official who recommended Comey's firing threatened to resign

The two accounts agree that there was near-unanimity in the White House about firing Comey, and that the White House was surprised by the public backlash. But Rosenstein's own role in Comey's firing became increasingly murky on Wednesday. So did President Trump ask Mr Rosenstein specifically to investigate Mr Comey's conduct? One official said Trump asked Rosenstein and Sessions for their views on Comey, then asked the deputy attorney general to synthesise his thoughts in a memo .


GOP senator says Senate will take 'new, fresh approach' to health care

GOP senator says Senate will take 'new, fresh approach' to health care

Also joining Gillibrand was small business owner Steve DiMaio, who said he recently needed open heart surgery and is afraid he could be bankrupted again if the GOP health care bill becomes law and he needs surgery again. Of course, the Senate is a different animal than the House. There's another thing that I think is worth nothing . "More limited benefits are better than nothing, '" said Beth Capell, a lobbyist for the consumer advocacy group Health Access California .