GOP maintains influence over most legislatures, state policy

Analysts are dubious. And so any efforts to make basically any changes to Social Security now that Republicans actually have the means to do so will apparently not meet with the approval of President Trump. He can, and is expected to, significantly reshape the Justice Department and other government agencies. Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley had said the party should gain three to eight... [Full Article...]

Ryan says Trump agrees 'no place' for racism, hate crimes

Ryan says Trump agrees 'no place' for racism, hate crimes Ironically, the speaker's easy path to reelection comes just days after he was seen as at his most vulnerable. However, the general forecast for women's health care under the Trump administration has been bleak, and judging by Ryan's dismissive comments, it's not going to get better. [Full Article...]

Texas woman found with tigers, skunk, fox in home, police say

Texas woman found with tigers, skunk, fox in home, police say Top of the leader board! . The investigation started on September 26 after Meyer tried selling a kitten to a man in California for $3,000, but never gave him the kitten after receiving the cash, according to the station. She has permits for the tigers but not for her skunks and foxes. "Having wildlife inside your home or even in your yard is unsafe", said Ashtyn Rivet with the ARC Animal Shel... [Full Article...]

Pence promises his IN administration will 'finish strong'

Pence promises his IN administration will 'finish strong' Obama will visit the Millennium Steel Service and have a conversation with workers as part of Manufacturing Day to discuss investments in American manufacturing. "If the court buys their separation of powers argument, the executive branch will be exempt from (Indiana's public records law)", Groth said . But a top Pence spokesman said that this current email case, which is being weighed in India... [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani the favorite to be Trump's secretary of state

Rudy Giuliani the favorite to be Trump's secretary of state As president, Trump will not be required to sell his assets, which he has valued in billions of dollars. Mr. Bolton declined to comment, and the Trump transition team didn't respond to a question for comment. Ivanka Trump is set to help run the Trump organization along with two of her siblings when her father takes office. In another Twitter post, Trump said The Times had falsely reported th... [Full Article...]

Jurgen Klinsmann demands angry U.S. ahead of Costa Rica tie — CONCACAF qualifiers

United States' Michael Bradley, center, listens to a question from the press before a training session at the National Stadium, in San Jose, Costa Rica , Monday, Nov. "You want to make sure that you're not falling behind, so that gives it a little more spice here tomorrow night", US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said during a news conference at the 35,175-capacity stadium, which was paid for by the Ch... [Full Article...]

Lawyers file motion to delay Trump University trial

Lawyers file motion to delay Trump University trial The motion says the plaintiffs have "a right to trial of their claims, but their rights will not be abridged if trial were continued to a date after the inauguration". His attorneys emphasized the "momentous, exceedingly complex" task ahead of Trump as he prepares to take over the White House. Trump now faces two federal class-action suits over alleged fraud in the Trump University program, wh... [Full Article...]

Jaguars' Allen Hurns (concussion) expected to play Sunday

A big play by cornerback Kareem Jackson sucked the life out of an announced crowd of 62,091 in Jacksonville. As for Jacksonville, they are hands down one of the biggest disappointments of the 2016 National Football League season. "We need him to play fast", Ryan said. "I think Gus knows and we have a pretty good understanding of the type of player that I am and my emotions", Fowler said rece... [Full Article...]

Philly officials file for Election Day pause to transit workers' strike

Philadelphia city officials have asked a judge to force city transit workers back on the job for one day - they have been striking since November 1 because of stalled contract negotiations - to make sure people can vote on Election Day. The court is expected to hear the city's motion Monday morning. "This never should have happened, if I were SEPTA I would have had 100 people lined up to operat... [Full Article...]

Ryan: Border Security Is Our Focus, Not Mass Deportations

Ryan's refusals on Sunday add to the confusion over Trump's health care plans. For example, he said people should "put their minds at ease" about a roving deportation force, which neither Trump nor rank-and-file Republicans want. "I'm very good at this, it's called construction". He did not, though, repeat his campaign promise to deport all undocumented immigrants. "Look, I'm not going to ... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump and Michelle Obama carry on an awkward tradition, too

Melania Trump and Michelle Obama carry on an awkward tradition, too All the way back in 2000, Melania Trump told The New York Times that she would dress very conservatively if Donald Trump ever became president. People couldn't help but compare Michelle Obama and Melania Trump's style of dressing, fashion and background. [Full Article...]

Almost 8K Anti-Trump Protesters March Peacefully Through Downtown LA

Almost 8K Anti-Trump Protesters March Peacefully Through Downtown LA As protesters walked by, they thanked the officers for protecting their right to march and stopped to take pictures. The protest remained peaceful and no arrests were made. "We do feel like we've been targeted", said Berg, 47. "They should take hope in the changes coming in the economy". "Obviously, we can't kick Trump out", Hicks said. [Full Article...]

National polls: Tight race, Clinton hanging on

Her view of the possible outcome and aftermath are hardly rare. The poll, which holds a lot of clout, showed Clinton leading by 6 points among likely Wisconsin voters, with 46% support to Donald Trump's 40%. And he described it in history-making terms as an opportunity to elect "the first female president", someone, Obama said, who would be an example to the country. [Full Article...]

University of Pennsylvania black students added en masse to 'lynching' GroupMe chats

University of Pennsylvania black students added en masse to 'lynching' GroupMe chats University of Oklahoma President David Boren said in a statement the student at his school responsible has been temporarily suspended. Sam White, a recent graduate of Villanova, also shared an image of messages from a group called "Mud Men" making references to Nazi salutes and racist terms. [Full Article...]

Arizona Voters Fail to Legalize Marijuana For General Use

Nevertheless, Nevada casinos are unlikely to allow the smoking of weed on their properties as the possession of marijuana still continues to be a federal felony. Arizona's recreational marijuana ballot initiative failed, with 52% of voters opposing it . But when asked about Colorado's model of legalized marijuana previous year, he said, "I think it's bad, and I feel strongly about it". [Full Article...]

Brownwood ISD Elementary Schools Plan Programs for Veterans Day

Current service members and veterans from World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf wars were honored with applause and standing ovations. We want our students to understand why we are celebrating the holidays we celebrate during our school year. [Full Article...]

Duckworth Wins Senate Bid, Beats Kirk

Duckworth Wins Senate Bid, Beats Kirk Tammy Duckworth has been called the victor. Mark Kirk to become the second woman to represent IL in the chamber. The combat Army veteran, who lost both her legs co-piloting a helicopter in Iraq in 2004, settled a 2007 workplace retaliation lawsuit stemming from her time as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs in June. [Full Article...]

Milwaukee extending Craig Counsell's contract, reports say

Milwaukee extending Craig Counsell's contract, reports say The Brewers finished out the year with a 61-76 record under Counsell in a season that featured trades of Aramis Ramirez, Gerardo Parra, Jonathan Broxton, and of course, the blockbuster trade that sent Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers to Houston. [Full Article...]

CA's 2.6M undocumented immigrants in limbo after Trump win

Lopez knows that Obama campaigned on a pro-immigrant platform, but deported more than 2.5 million people between 2009 and 2015 through immigration orders. "The Dream act has given us a chance, an opportunity to contribute to this country", said Ximena Magana, who came to the USA from Mexico when she was 9-years-old. [Full Article...]

Deportation fears grip immigrants after Trump's election

Karin Mitchell, a Silverthorne resident, said some Hispanic parents were now anxious about their kids' ability to go to college, and that immediately after the election there were reports of kids at Summit County schools being taunted about getting deported. [Full Article...]

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