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Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Kathleen Rice of NY, led a meeting of anti-Pelosi House Democrats . "I think we do need a bolder economic platform that speaks to wage stagnation and the need for new jobs. Pelosi told fellow House Democrats in a letter Wednesday, "The House was in play before the Georgia race". And it certainly won't happen if rabid progressives keep demonizing and denigrating people with whom they disag... [Full Article...]

Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin , D-Wisconsin, plans to vote against the Senate GOP's bill along with the rest of her party. If the four senators - Ted Cruz , R-Texas, Ron Johnson , R-Wis., Mike Lee , R- Utah, and Rand Paul , R-Ky. The federal government would remain the chief regulator of health insurance. Rice said she's concerned about provisions in the Senate bill that may make it more... [Full Article...]

Terror plot targeting Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled - Saudi security forces

Terror plot targeting Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled - Saudi security forces The gunmen, who are wanted for terrorism, exchanged fire with the security forces who surrounded one of the buildings in the al-Aseelah neighborhood in Mecca where the militants were hiding. Near the end of Ramadan a year ago, four security officers died in an explosion close in Medina, close the Prophet's Mosque, Islam's second holiest site. [Full Article...]

Obama Slams GOP Cruelty: That 'Is Not A Health Care Bill'

Obama Slams GOP Cruelty: That 'Is Not A Health Care Bill' According to a recent poll , that legislation is "the least popular major bill in decades". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act , at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017... [Full Article...]

Trump says he supports Senate healthcare bill

Trump says he supports Senate healthcare bill While it's impossible to overstate how determined Republicans are to repeal ObamaCare - at least its tax increases and mandates - the actuarial problem is what might prove to be the bill's undoing, sending the GOP back to the drawing board and keeping the rest of President Trump's agenda on hold. [Full Article...]

UAE envoy attacks Qatar over extremism as Gulf feud escalates

UAE envoy attacks Qatar over extremism as Gulf feud escalates Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for dialogue Saturday between Qatar and its neighbors in the Gulf , promising to help mediate the crisis after a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain , and Egypt had severed relations with Qatar last week and accused it of supporting "extremists". [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

According to a poll from the Kaiser Famidly Foundation, 55 percent of Americans say the Senate's bill is unfavorable, compared with 30 percent who say it is favorable. In May, the House of Representatives passed a similar bill backed by Republicans and President Donald Trump . Nevada is one of 31 states and the District of Columbia that opted to expand their Medicaid programs. [Full Article...]

Balochistan: 5 killed in blast near IGP office in Quetta

Balochistan: 5 killed in blast near IGP office in Quetta The blasts took place at a market within three minutes of each another, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said. Thirty-eight people were killed and more than 100 injured in two terror attacks in Pakistan on Friday, with suicide bombers targeting the capital of Balochistan province and the Shia-majority Parachinar town days before the end of the holy month of Ramzan. [Full Article...]

McConnell stakes it all on health care bill

John Kasich, a Republican , said in a Twitter message. The bill would eliminate the requirement that Americans or their employers be required to buy health insurance. Ending Obama's expansion has caused major rifts among GOP senators. Some from states that have expanded the program have battled to prolong the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly. [Full Article...]

PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour

PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour He said he looked forward to building a forward-looking vision for the partnership with the new U.S. administration under President Trump. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet the US President Donald Trump on 26 June. Since Trump's election on an "American First" platform, US and Indian officials have sought to play down any contradiction between his stated desire to protect A... [Full Article...]

Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

The GOP's new health bill would mean Nevada can not afford to maintain coverage for the 210,000 residents insured under Medicaid expansion, Gov. Brian Sandoval says. Before he made that decision, Sandoval said Friday that his state's uninsured rate stood at 24 percent. Sandoval specifically pointed to people who were making a little more than $16,000 per year. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

Moulton backed a longshot challenge to Pelosi's leadership post from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan last fall. Some Democrats believed that Ossoff could pull off a victory in a district that has been solidly red since 1979 due to resentment against President Donald Trump and the seat's open status after the departure of Tom Price to Trump's cabinet. [Full Article...]

Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU

Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU On Wednesday, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise was making " good progress " and was listed in fair condition as he begins " an extended period of healing and rehabilitation ". He approached two congressmen who left the practice early and inquired of them if the practicing team was Republican or Democrat , the officials stated. [Full Article...]

Himanta vouches NEDA support for Kovind

Himanta vouches NEDA support for Kovind To ensure consensus over his candidature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh to communicate BJP's choice to them. The O. Panneerselvam (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction announced its support to Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday. From Mohan Bhagwat to MS Swaminathan, the Shiv Sena had been endorsing candidates for ... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin AG asks court to review Dassey ruling

Wisconsin AG asks court to review Dassey ruling But the story does not evolve from there. "Halbach was killed at the Avery Salvage Yard, where she had been hired to photograph vehicles for a magazine, according to court documents". In fact, Kratz had little else. "Mr. Dassey, now twenty-seven years old, has been held in custody since March 31, 2006 - since he was sixteen years old - for a conviction, based nearly entirely on an involun... [Full Article...]

US forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

Yet even there the wording of the threat was unclear: Tracking alone could be as simple as following the movements of USA aircraft via radar, with little intention to shoot. The two latest shoot downs, in addition to the one on June 8, has raised questions over whether the U.S.is getting drawn into a war with Russian Federation or Syria, rather than just with ISIS. [Full Article...]

SD Senators Support New GOP Health Care Overhaul

If Paul and Heller were to vote against the bill , the decisive vote would most likely come from a moderate like Sen. He said on Wednesday he wanted a health plan "with heart". Interestingly, a gang of four relatively conservative Republican Senators, Rand Paul (KY), Mike Lee (UT), Ted Cruz (TX), and Ron Johnson (WI), at least initially decided that this Senate plan was not just right. [Full Article...]

Backed forces kill 300 IS militants in Raqqa battle

Tanf is the town on Syrian border with Jordan where United States troops are training Syrian rebels, officially described as "partner ground forces". In late 2015, it extended air operations into Syria on US' request. The drone, downed near a combat outpost in the town of At-Tanf, was the second one shot down by USA forces in 12 days; the downing comes as Pentagon officials are working to d... [Full Article...]

Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir That group then quickly swelled into an irate mob that stripped the officer before killing him by hitting him with stones. The investigation of the case is on, he said. A grim Director General of Police S.P. Vaid told reporters: "An officer being lynched by the very people he had gone to protect proves we have reached a stage where very little difference is left between humanity and barbarism". [Full Article...]

DNC Chairman Tom Perez suggests Democrats could 'take 50 seats' in House

DNC Chairman Tom Perez suggests Democrats could 'take 50 seats' in House Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a rising star in the party who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for the top job in the House past year, said he felt it "will be very hard" to win back the chamber in the 2018 midterms, despite President Trump's historic unpopularity, because of Pelosi. [Full Article...]


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