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Dems Cancel Committees, Slow Senate in Effort to Block Obamacare Repeal

Lamar Alexander's office twice in the past week with questions - first general , then more specific - and gotten the same prepared statement each time , a list of vague "goals" with no details about how they might be achieved. Democrats have also criticized the behind-the-scenes meetings, staging a protest on the Senate floor on Monday. "I know the president has been on the phone extensively with the leader and with key senators so I don't know if he's seen the legislation or not", ...


Illinois lawmakers head to Capitol amid budget mess

Illinois lawmakers head to Capitol amid budget mess

We have continually looked for ways to compromise with the governor without hurting middle-class families, and have worked to find common ground so the governor will finally focus on a budget. Rauner now has no budget to sign into law or to veto: Though the Senate, with only Democratic votes, approved a spending plan and tax hikes to pay for it, that hasn't happened in the House.


LAPD suspends some cadet programs after teens stole cruisers

LAPD suspends some cadet programs after teens stole cruisers

Last week, the chief said he believed the cadets may have impersonated police officers. It was not immediately clear when the four additional cadets were arrested. In a statement Sunday, the department said it will inspect all cadet work areas for sensitive materials and unauthorized computer access. Data can be downloaded from the Tasers to show whether the devices were fired and if so, for how long.



LAPD cruisers stolen; 3 suspects arrested after crashes

After the crashes involving two police cruisers Wednesday night, a third LAPD vehicle that may have been stolen by the suspects was found parked on a street, Beck said. Police said it's not clear how the SUVs were stolen or why, but a full investigation has been launched. The three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and other charges.



Clamping down, White House puts the 'brief' in its briefing

Meanwhile, aside from the outside pressure, Spicer has reportedly been facing criticism and pressure from inside the White House . 'I'm right here, ' he said after one journalist asked him to comment on reports that his role is changing.