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Tue, 24 May 2016 07:35:37 -0400
Head of TSA security operations removed from position

Kelly Hoggan, head of security for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, is seen in an undated picture from the Transportation Security AdministrationWASHINGTON (AP) A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.

Tue, 24 May 2016 01:42:18 -0400
$30M donation brought NFL another crisis of credibility

NFL logo and set are seen at New York's Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2013 NFL DraftThe NFL has done some important work making football safer, from the pro level on down. Yet it continues to destroy any chance for that narrative.

Mon, 23 May 2016 18:21:53 -0400
Clinton campaign declines invitation to California debate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members at the union's 2016 International Convention, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state's June 7 primary.

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:23:06 -0400
Virginia governor under FBI probe over campaign donations: CNN

Virginia Democratic governor elect McAuliffe speaks to supporters at victory rally in VirginiaTerry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic governor and chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential run, is under federal investigation over contributions to his 2013 campaign, CNN said on Monday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. The U.S. Justice Department's year-long investigation has focused, at least in part, on whether contributions to McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign, including $120,000 from a Chinese businessman, Wang Wenliang, violated the law, according to CNN. Investigators have "scrutinized" McAuliffe's time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, part of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton, CNN said, citing unidentified government officials briefed on the case.

Mon, 23 May 2016 18:41:12 -0400
John Hickenlooper says he probably would serve as Clintons running mate

On Monday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m. ET, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper about the 2016 presidential race where the fight for the Democratic nomination wages on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, looking toward the general election, new polls show Clinton and Trump in a dead heat. Hickenlooper will also talk about his memoir, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:02:01 -0400
Va. school board votes to require students to use bathrooms matching their biological gender

Va. school board votes to require students to use bathrooms matching their biological genderThe Grayson County School Board in Virginia has voted unanimously in favor of requiring students to use locker rooms and bathrooms matching their biological gender.

Mon, 23 May 2016 19:06:20 -0400
Top Republicans bash VA secretary for ludicrous comment about Disneyland lines and veterans care

Top Republicans bash VA secretary for ludicrous comment about Disneyland lines and veterans careSecretary of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald caused a small uproar among leading Republican politicians on Monday after he said hospital wait times were not the best way to measure veterans satisfaction with the agency. Or whats important? McDonald said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast, the Washington Post reported. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump were among those who criticized McDonalds comments.

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:45:48 -0400
Veterans hold Trump Tower protest after Donald Trumps charity fundraising drive comes up short

Veterans hold Trump Tower protest after Donald Trumps charity fundraising drive comes up shortA group of veterans went to Donald Trumps headquarters in midtown Manhattan on Monday to demand an apology and answers after the presumptive Republican presidential nominees campaign admitted a veterans fundraiser did not raise as much money ashe had initially claimed. Were here as a group of veterans to reject Donald Trump, McCoy said. The protest came on the heels ofa Washington Post report published Saturday,in which Trumps campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said the fundraiser only brought in about $4.5 million.

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:12:29 -0400
Even Lindsey Graham is reportedly telling Republicans to support Donald Trump

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Mon, 23 May 2016 10:32:12 -0400
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