Trump To Discuss Supreme Court Vacancy With Senators
President Trump will talk with Senate leaders today about his plan to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia nearly one year ago. Trump will host a White House meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and California Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein is the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. Senate Republican leaders refused to consider now-former President Obama’s choice to replace Scalia.
Reports: Comey To Remain FBI Director
It’s looking more like James Comey will keep his job as FBI director. Sources say President Trump has asked the oft-criticized director to stay on as head of the bureau. Neither the President nor the White House have confirmed the reports. Comey was the target of criticism from both Republicans — including Trump — and Democrats during the presidential campaigns over the Hillary Clinton email controversy. Comey was appointed to a ten-year term by then-President Obama in 2013.
Woman Shot While Standing At Bus Stop
A group of schoolchildren is comprised of witnesses to a shooting in Oxon Hill. Prince George’s County officials say a man shot a woman at a school bus stop at the intersection of Chester and Winthrop Streets around 7:15 this morning. Investigators believe it was a targeted, domestic-related shooting. The victim is in the hospital, but her condition has not been released. No children were injured.
Generous Customer Leaves $450 Tip, Message Of Hope
A generous customer is rewarding the smiles of the staff at a Washington, DC restaurant, while leaving a message of hope for the country. The unidentified customer rang up a bill of 72-dollars-and-50-cents at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street in northwest DC. The customer left a whopping 450-dollar tip. But it’s the message on the receipt that is drawing the most attention. The customer wrote — quote — “We may come from different cultures and may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like you our country will come together as a people. Not race, not gender, just American.”
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.