National security adviser John Bolton extended the invitation, for which “discussions are already underway,” the White House said. But Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats was clearly surprised when he was told about the news.
The House speaker hasn’t made concrete progress on his key legislative priorities and has shied away from publicly confronting President Trump. Instead, Ryan has been spending his final months in office trying to help Republicans keep their majority.
Intense winds and thunderstorms caused the duck boat carrying at least 31 people to capsize and sink in Table Rock Lake in the popular Ozark mountains of southwest Missouri. Officials said at least five people are still missing.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a local news station that he has plenty of questions about the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee, and that it might have been an “inside job,” followed by a years-long coverup.
William Nguyen, a 32-year old Houston native of Vietnamese descent, was arrested by plainclothes police last month during protests in Ho Chi Minh City against a proposed law on special economic zones that many fear would benefit Chinese investors.
Stewart said in a statement that “the fake news media will stop at nothing to destroy Republicans.” A spokeswoman for the Times said a houseguest answered the door and the journalist left a note without entering the premises.
In his campaign for governor, former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett is being helped by voters who have changed their views on some tax hikes. “The whole city has been transformed,” said one resident, who lauded the public projects paid for by taxpayers.