WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got a less than ringing endorsement from the White House on Monday after a pair of uncomfortable television interviews raised questions about her commitment to help underperforming schools and support for President Donald Trump's proposal to curb school violence.
Traditionally, when a U.S. professional sports team wins a championship, the president invites the team to the White House for a meet-and-greet. Some athletes have opted out of invitations to President Donald Trump’s White House because of his divisive politics. Many Philadelphia Eagles players have already said they would not be attending should the invitation be offered to the Super Bowl champs.
Trump’s gun control proposals, released over the weekend, was closely aligned with NRA positions. Donald Trump, who last month chided fellow Republicans for being “petrified” of the National Rifle Association (NRA), is under growing pressure after seemingly caving in to the powerful gun lobby group’s demands. The proposal was notably absent from a modest set of Trump administration plans for school safety released over the weekend, which closely aligned with NRA positions.
Finance Committee approves 2019 budget bill for its second and third readings.
U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago rejected plaintiff Mikhail Abramov’s claim that the largest U.S. home improvement retailer should be held liable for selling lumber as 4 inches thick by 4 inches wide, when the dimensions were actually 3-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches. While not persuaded by Atlanta-based Home Depot that the lumber’s actual size was “common knowledge,” Coleman said its labels reading “4X4-6′” would not have misled reasonable consumers.
High Court rejects settlers’ proposal to retain partial control of the building until it is determined to whom it belongs
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee say that they have completed interviews for their investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russians and that they have found no evidence of such scheming, according to multiple reports. “We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians,” they told reporters Monday. The Republican members of the committee concluded that although Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government did take action to interfere in the election, it did not do so with the intention of aiding Trump.
Jared Kushner to represent U.S. in ‘brainstorming session’ on Strip’s humanitarian, economic and security crises ■ Unlikely Palestinian Authority will attend