President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE offered his condolences Friday after 17 people were killed when a tourist boat in Missouri sank. Trump tweeted that his “deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those involved in the terrible boat accident" that happened late Thursday. Vice President Pence also said that he and second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue Pence'Our Cartoon President' takes on Mueller probe, NATO and Melania in second season The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines
During a meeting in Trump Tower on Jan. 6, 2017, Donald Trump, just weeks from being inaugurated as president of the United States, was shown highly classified intelligence that indicated Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered cyberattacks to influence the 2016 U.S. election, The New York Times reports. Several people at the briefing told the Times Trump sounded "grudgingly convinced," but since the inauguration, has been reticent to publicly call Putin out, as seen in Helsinki on Monday, yet quick to ridicule Brennan and Clapper.
The Republican National Committee has officially selected Charlotte, North Carolina, as the location of its 2020 convention, Politico reports. The final contenders were Las Vegas and Charlotte, with the latter ultimately winning out due to the “large number of hotel rooms, major airport and demonstrated fundraising ability” in the city. “We look forward to seeing the Queen City take center stage as the Republican Party re-nominates President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to continue fighting for the American people,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.
Kurt Osiander left his job of two decades – teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the prestigious Ralph Gracie Academy – on July 3rd. And, a mere six days later, he was teaching a 7 a.m. class at his very own studio at 2356 Mission Street. “They wanted me to stop playing heavy metal and stop taking my shirt off… READ MORE.
A duck boat carrying 31 people on a lake in Branson, Missouri, sank Thursday night during a powerful thunderstorm. The accident left 11 people dead, 7 injured and 5 missing. The rescue mission was suspended late Thursday with plans to resume Friday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump against claims that the president is too soft on Russia, telling a St. Louis crowd that Russian aggression has been met with "American strength and action."
Republican Georgia gubernatorial candidates Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp are heading to a July runoff election. While Cagle, the state's lieutenant governor, and Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state, emerged at the top of a somewhat crowded GOP field of candidates, neither won more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a July 24 runoff. The Republican primary was filled with candidates who boasted about being tough on illegal immigration and vowed to protect gun rights. Cagle and Kemp beat out former state Sen. Hunter Hill, state Sen. Michael Williams and businessman Clay Tippins. Whoever wins the runoff will face Democrat Stacey Abrams in the fall. Abrams is seeking to become the first black female
New York City officials say there's no major public health threat after an aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, causing the evacuation of 49 buildings.
Political junkies will learn some new facts and stories about Mike Pence and gain a historical perspective. It is possible that Mike Pence could be the first president from Indiana since Benjamin Harrison. But what do we really know about Pence? With a background in old-fashioned straight news reporting, author Andrea Neal offers an impartial biography of the vice president. These days Neal teaches history at St. Richard's School. Once she was a reporter for United Press International, which provided fierce competition for the bigger wire service Associated Press. Neal is also a former IndyStar editorial page editor. But in her latest project, "Pence, The Path to Power," she sticks to an old-school
European antitrust regulators fined Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal. The penalty is nearly double the previous record of 2.4 billion euros which Google was ordered to pay last year after its online shopping search service was deemed to be unfair to competitors. It represents just over two weeks of revenue for Google parent Alphabet Inc and would scarcely dent the company's cash reserves of $102.9 billion.
Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more. Donald Trump has taken the rare step of admitting an error — sort of. Faced with a firestorm of criticism from fellow Republicans, the U.S. president sought to publicly clarify remarks he made on Monday in Helsinki, where he accepted Vladimir Putin’s denial that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election.