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Trump says wall 'important tool' against drugs

Trump says wall 'important tool' against drugs

The Alliance of Baptists was among 80 national and local faith-based organizations joining in a letter April 24 urging Congress to refuse to fund a wall along the U.S. But Ryan - having learned the lesson of last month's failed attempt - told Republican lawmakers on Saturday's conference call there will be a vote on a new health care bill only when enough support exists to pass it.


EU's Moscovici warns Le Pen remains threat in French election

EU's Moscovici warns Le Pen remains threat in French election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman wished Macron "all the best for the next two weeks". Hollande - whose ratings have been in the doldrums for several years now - said on Monday he would vote for Macron. She has also vowed to take France out of the EU. "The French election has given us the strongest signal yet how the voter upheaval that prompted the UK's Brexit vote and Trump's elevation to the White House echoes through Europe's core", Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at ...


Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

Presidential historians who spoke with NPR ruled Trump "an entry-level president" and practically unfit to even be a White House intern. As Donald Trump Jr. The optics for Trump also create problems for the president. Citing a White House source, Axios reports that the president is expected to sign four executive orders by Friday, bringing his total to at least 32 actions.


Federal judges in Hawaii count, too

Federal judges in Hawaii count, too

Appeals are typically heard first by a three-judge panel before they are possibly examined by the larger panel. The full 15-judge panel of another appeals court will hear a similar case next month. Watson's chambers are in Honolulu , on the island of Oahu. As reported by The Hill , a Justice Department spokesman clarified Sessions' comments.


WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

Mexico has rejected payment for the construction project as out of the question. Trump weighed in on Twitter, insisting Mexico will pay for the wall "but at a later date so we can get started early". Aides hailed the budget talks as one of the only active discussions in which Democrats and Republicans maintained common ground. "Republicans on the border states do not support the wall".


Arkansas to carry out 1st double execution in US since 2000

Arkansas to carry out 1st double execution in US since 2000

J.R. Davis, a spokesman for Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaks with reporters early Friday, April 21, 2017 , following the execution of death row inmate Ledell Lee . After a hiatus of almost 12 years, the execution was carried out without any apparent glitches. Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 PM CDT on Thursday.