Mail.com: Dianne Feinstein https://www.mail.com/people/51010-dianne-feinstein.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Dianne Feinstein https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/people/51010-dianne-feinstein.html Dems Praise Mueller Pick as Independent Counsel https://www.mail.com/news/world/5204140-dems-praise-mueller-pick-independent-counsel.html Senate Democrats appear unanimous in applauding the selection of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as an independent counsel to probe Russian meddling in... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5204140-dems-praise-mueller-pick-independent-counsel.html 2017-05-18T16:49:00Z Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201818-fbi-director-mueller-to-lead-trump-russia-probe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former FBI director has a broad mandate that could encompass any qu... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201818-fbi-director-mueller-to-lead-trump-russia-probe.html 2017-05-18T12:50:00Z The Latest: Trump says Russia probe will find no collusion https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201882-latest-trump-russia-probe-will-find-collusion.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: ... Thu, 18 May 2017 01:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201882-latest-trump-russia-probe-will-find-collusion.html 2017-05-18T01:51:00Z North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5184686-north-korea-poses-existential-threat-us-intel-chie.html WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's nuclear weapons program poses a potentially "existential" threat to the United States, the national intelligence director said in a bleak appraisal to Congress on Thursday. He wouldn't say how close Pyongyang is to being able to strike the U.S. mainland. Dan Coats said the unprecedented nuclear and missile testing last year... Thu, 11 May 2017 17:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5184686-north-korea-poses-existential-threat-us-intel-chie.html 2017-05-11T17:37:00Z US cuts congressional bill deportation delays for immigrants https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5182502-us-cuts-congressional-bill-deportation-delays-immi.html LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. authorities have said they are reducing the amount of time they will delay deporting the few immigrants in the country illegally awaiting congressional decisions to legalize their immigration status after lawmakers file so-called "private bills" supporting their last-ditch bids to remain in the country. In a letter to lawmakers, Im... Wed, 10 May 2017 22:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5182502-us-cuts-congressional-bill-deportation-delays-immi.html 2017-05-10T22:40:00Z Feinstein on Comey Firing: 'I Was Surprised' https://www.mail.com/news/world/5181796-feinstein-comey-firing-i-was-surprised.html Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Donald Trump told her that he was firing FBI Director James Comey because "the department is a mess." She said she... Wed, 10 May 2017 15:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5181796-feinstein-comey-firing-i-was-surprised.html 2017-05-10T15:57:00Z The Latest: Pence says firing unrelated to Russia probe https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5181054-latest-pence-firing-unrelated-to-russia-probe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey's firing (all times local): 11:12 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence is defending the firing of FBI Director James Comey, saying the "president made the right decision at the right time." He said Comey's firing was not related to the investigation into possible contacts between the Trump presiden... Wed, 10 May 2017 15:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5181054-latest-pence-firing-unrelated-to-russia-probe.html 2017-05-10T15:16:00Z The Latest: Trump assails Sen. Schumer for remarks on Comey https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180026-latest-trump-assails-sen-schumer-remarks-comey.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of FBI Director James Comey (all times local): 12:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for comments the New York Democrat made in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Schumer said Tuesday evening that he told Trump ... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180026-latest-trump-assails-sen-schumer-remarks-comey.html 2017-05-10T08:01:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5171708-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price; Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. CBS' "Fac... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5171708-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-05-06T06:53:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5170844-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price; Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. CBS' "Fac... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5170844-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-05-05T22:26:00Z Senator says FBI paid $900K for iPhone hacking tool https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5170232-senator-fbi-paid-900k-iphone-hacking-tool.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, California, shootings. The FBI considers the figure to be classified information. It also has protected the identity of the ven... Fri, 05 May 2017 18:36:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5170232-senator-fbi-paid-900k-iphone-hacking-tool.html 2017-05-05T18:36:00Z Trump repeats criticism of court that halted 1st travel ban https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5148444-trump-repeats-criticism-court-that-halted-1st-trav.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime target of Republicans and is where his first travel ban was halted. Yet it would take congressional action to break up the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rep... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5148444-trump-repeats-criticism-court-that-halted-1st-trav.html 2017-04-27T18:49:00Z US eyes more border prosecutions in shift for California https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5117468-us-eyes-border-prosecutions-shift-california.html SAN DIEGO (AP) — Through Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, the top federal prosecutor on California's border with Mexico has resisted going after people caught entering the U.S. illegally on their first try and instead targeted smugglers and serial offenders. That approach may face a day of reckoning under President Donald Trump. Att... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5117468-us-eyes-border-prosecutions-shift-california.html 2017-04-14T23:47:00Z The Latest: McConnell stops short of pledging rule change https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5086782-latest-mcconnell-stops-short-pledging-rule-change.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats' planned filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is a "new low" but stopped short of saying he will change Senate rules to confirm him. M... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5086782-latest-mcconnell-stops-short-pledging-rule-change.html 2017-04-03T20:46:00Z How Senate Dems have said they will vote on court pick https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5085982-senate-dems-they-will-vote-court-pick.html Senate Democrats have enough votes to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who plan to change Senate rules to confirm President Donald Trump's pick. The crucial 41st vote came from Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware who announced his decision Monday. Coons' opposition will prevent Republic... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5085982-senate-dems-they-will-vote-court-pick.html 2017-04-03T17:40:00Z Creator of rainbow flag, a symbol of gay rights, dies at 65 https://www.mail.com/news/us/5083318-creator-rainbow-flag-symbol-gay-rights-dies-65.html NEW YORK (AP) — Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag that has become a widely recognized symbol of gay rights has died. He was 65. Baker was found dead Friday at his New York City home. The city medical examiner's office said Saturday that he had died of hypertensive heart disease. Baker was born in Kansas and served in the U.... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 03:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/5083318-creator-rainbow-flag-symbol-gay-rights-dies-65.html 2017-04-02T03:46:00Z Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team https://www.mail.com/sports/hockey/5068704-senators-urge-usa-hockey-to-dispute-with-womens-te.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team. On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women's world championship, which players threatened to boycott if significant progress was not made toward a... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/hockey/5068704-senators-urge-usa-hockey-to-dispute-with-womens-te.html 2017-03-28T01:11:00Z Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5068004-dems-force-1-week-delay-panel-vote-supreme-court-p.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that, as expected, Democrats have requested a postponement. The committe... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5068004-dems-force-1-week-delay-panel-vote-supreme-court-p.html 2017-03-27T22:54:00Z Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5058418-democrats-threaten-delay-supreme-court-nominee.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats vowed Thursday to impede Judge Neil Gorsuch's path to the Supreme Court, setting up a political showdown with implications for future openings on the high court. Still irate that Republicans blocked President Barack Obama's nominee, Democrats consider Gorsuch a threat to a wide range of civil rights and think he was too evasive during 20 ho... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:32:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5058418-democrats-threaten-delay-supreme-court-nominee.html 2017-03-23T20:32:00Z The Latest: Law professor: Gorsuch won't be 'robotic vote' https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5059296-latest-law-professor-gorsuch-wont-robotic-vote.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A law professor says Judge Neil Gorsuch may be conservative, but he's predicting that President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court won't be "a robotic vote for the right of the court." Jona... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5059296-latest-law-professor-gorsuch-wont-robotic-vote.html 2017-03-23T19:01:00Z Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' era https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5055426-gorsuch-to-democrats-return-to-horse-buggy-era.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrapped up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that he concealed his views from the American public. Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge in Denver, refused repeated attempts to get him t... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5055426-gorsuch-to-democrats-return-to-horse-buggy-era.html 2017-03-23T00:03:00Z The Latest: Gorsuch flatters senators as questioning wraps https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5056350-latest-gorsuch-flatters-senators-questioning-wraps.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch: (all times EDT): 6:35 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has some flattering final words for the senators who have been grilling him for two days — and who he hopes will soon vote for him. Noting he'd spent ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5056350-latest-gorsuch-flatters-senators-questioning-wraps.html 2017-03-22T22:40:00Z The Latest: Gorsuch confirmation vote expected by April 10 https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5050584-latest-gorsuch-confirmation-vote-expected-april-10.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says the Senate is aiming to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch before a two-week break that starts April 10. The committee e... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:55:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5050584-latest-gorsuch-confirmation-vote-expected-april-10.html 2017-03-20T19:55:00Z 9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5041904-9th-circuit-judges-to-congress-leave-us.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime target of Republicans and a recent foil to President Donald Trump. The 9th Circuit in February refused to immediately reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, promp... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:55:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5041904-9th-circuit-judges-to-congress-leave-us.html 2017-03-16T17:55:00Z China says it followed law in approving 38 Trump trademarks https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5022796-china-law-approving-38-trump-trademarks.html SHANGHAI (AP) — China on Thursday defended its handling of 38 trademarks it recently approved provisionally for President Donald Trump, saying it followed the law in processing the applications at a pace that some experts view as unusually quick. Democrats in Congress were critical of Trump after The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the potentiall... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5022796-china-law-approving-38-trump-trademarks.html 2017-03-10T00:59:00Z Democrats push No. 2 Justice pick for special Russia probe https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5015462-democrats-push-no-2-justice-pick-special-russia-pr.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed Tuesday for a special prosecutor to examine the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia, using a confirmation hearing to urge the No. 2 pick at the Justice Department to consider handing over any such investigation to an independent overseer. "We need steel spines, not weak knees when it comes to political indepe... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5015462-democrats-push-no-2-justice-pick-special-russia-pr.html 2017-03-07T22:39:00Z Top intel nominee pledges to resist political pressure https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5002616-top-intel-nominee-pledges-to-resist-political-pres.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top spy chief says he's strong enough to stand up to any political interference from those seeking intelligence to back national security policy decisions. If confirmed, former GOP Sen. Dan Coats would sit squarely between the nation's intelligence workers and President Donald Trump, wh... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5002616-top-intel-nominee-pledges-to-resist-political-pres.html 2017-03-01T09:08:00Z Top intelligence nominee pledges to blunt political pressure https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5001346-top-intelligence-nominee-pledges-to-blunt-politica.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top spy chief says he is strong enough to stand up to any political interference from those seeking intelligence to back national security policy decisions. If confirmed, former GOP Sen. Dan Coats would sit squarely between the nation's intelligence workers and President Donald Trump, w... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5001346-top-intelligence-nominee-pledges-to-blunt-politica.html 2017-02-28T23:09:00Z Democratic senators criticize Trump on Chinese trademarks https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4991310-democratic-senators-criticize-trump-chinese-tradem.html SHANGHAI (AP) — Democratic senators are protesting the Trump Organization's acceptance of a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first if doing so is constitutional. A group of 13 senators warned President Donald Trump in a letter Thursday that they intend to hold him accountable to his oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Additional Democr... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4991310-democratic-senators-criticize-trump-chinese-tradem.html 2017-02-24T16:50:00Z Michigan sports doctor to stand trial in sexual assault case https://www.mail.com/news/us/4975112-michigan-sports-doctor-to-stand-trial-sexual-assau.html MASON, Mich. (AP) — A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics was ordered to stand trial Friday after a woman described how he sexually abused her for years during her childhood. Judge Donald Allen Jr. found there was enough evidence to warrant a trial for Dr. Larry Nassar on charges of first-degree crimin... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:14:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/4975112-michigan-sports-doctor-to-stand-trial-sexual-assau.html 2017-02-17T22:14:00Z