Lawmakers scuffled on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives on Monday after a Dallas-area Republican told Democrats that he called Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers on protesters in the House gallery. "We were just on the floor talking about the SB4 protests, and [state Rep.] Matt Rinaldi, R, came up to us and made it a point to say, 'I called of them,'" said state Rep. Philip Cortez, D. "And this is completely unacceptable. We will not be intimidated. We will not be disrespected."
It began, as so many American killings do, as what police always describe as a "domestic," a man arguing about child custody with his estranged wife. It ended some seven hours later with eight dead, including a deputy sheriff and two teenage boys, in three different homes along the I-55 corridor between Jackson, Miss. and New Orleans. Investigators expect to charge Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first degree murder in connection with the rampage, but charges could change as the investigation continues, the Associated Press reported.
WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sean Spicer was giddy at the thought of meeting Pope Francis during President Trump's first trip abroad, telling acquaintances that for him, a devout Catholic, the moment would fulfill a bucket-list dream. But when the White House finalized the lucky list of staff members who would accompany Trump into his private audience with the pontiff at the Vatican last week, Spicer's name was nowhere to be found.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Versailles Palace on Monday to meet Emmanuel Macron, the recently elected leader of France, all eyes were on the handshake. Macron had surprised the world last week with his white-knuckle grasp of President Donald Trump's hand when the pair met for the first time. Trump had already gained notoriety for his handshake, a vigorous tug that has caught some world leaders off guard. The French president, however, came prepared.
Ali Garland wasn't expecting to meet her husband when she sent out an innocuous tweet in the summer of 2010. "I just bought a domain," she wrote. "Now I just have to figure out how to set it up."
We need more Real Men in office.
Former House speaker John A. Boehner continued a streak of remarkable post-office candor during a Wednesday appearance at a Houston energy conference, telling a luncheon audience that President Trump's term has - foreign policy aside - been a "complete disaster." "Everything else he's done has been a complete disaster," Boehner, R-Ohio, said, according to a report in Rigzone, an online energy publication. "He's still learning how to be president."
Summer for Americans is a time of backyard barbecues, baseball and beer. Memorial Day weekend is a perfect chance to sit outside with the season's first sixer, and the varieties of beer you can pick up at the local grocer have multiplied. "This is a golden age for beer lovers," as the Washington Post reported in 2016. Yet the sheer number of options could confuse even the most enthusiastic consumer. No wonder myths about beer's past and present abound. Here are five. Myth No. 1 The Midwest is the birthplace of American beer.
Mothers make hundreds of choices every day on behalf of their babies. They want to do everything right so they read parenting articles and talk to their doctors. They pester experienced mothers, the embattled soldiers who have come before them. Then, in the moments of quiet contemplation, they must choose what feels right. More than anything else, it seems, motherhood causes women to question themselves. Even the most confident and secure women feel like they have to justify their choices when it involves their children.
As Melania Trump accompanied her husband on his first foreign trip, the public got an uncommon glimpse into the first couple's dynamic. The first lady, who remained in New York when President Donald Trump moved to Washington, was more visible than she has been during any other stretch of his presidency. She strode along, usually a pace or two behind, as he greeted dignitaries. She stood over his shoulder as he signed guest books. She ventured out on her own a few times, primarily to meet with women and children. But her foremost job was to accompany the president.