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Rep. Brooks: McConnell 'responsible' for health care repeal failure

Rep. Brooks: McConnell 'responsible' for health care repeal failure Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood stone-faced, his arms crossed. Among them were rollbacks of the mandates for individuals and employers to buy health insurance, changes to waivers available under Section 1332 of the ACA that would give states more leeway to alter essential benefits in insurance plans, and a repeal of the medical-device tax. [Full Article...]

Australian counter-terror operations take place in Sydney

Fairfax Media reports the raids were in relation to a terrorist cell "and a bomb plot involving aircraft". Armed police stormed homes in at least four neighbourhoods, including in the inner city. "These operations are created to disrupt and prevent plans to undertake terrorist attacks in Australia", Turnbull said in a statement. "I love Australia", she said as she was led away to a vehicle. [Full Article...]

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russian Federation Besides angering Moscow , the legislation has upset the European Union, which has said the new sanctions might affect its energy security and prompt it to act, too. The bill would authorize sanctions on entities that provide North Korea with crude oil, or employ guest workers from the country, who often work in inhumane conditions and are denied access to basic wages and benefits. [Full Article...]

BJP chief Shah in UP on nationwide tour

BJP chief Shah in UP on nationwide tour It remains to be seen whether Shah would continue to be the party president after he becomes a Rajya Sabha member or whether there is a plan to induct him as a minister at the Centre with an important portfolio. The BJP is likely to field Irani again from Gujarat, but Pandya could be dropped. When asked, why the BJP was confident of winning all the three seats when it does not have the required nu... [Full Article...]

Will bring USA to its senses: Russian Federation on sanctions

Will bring USA to its senses: Russian Federation on sanctions President Donald Trump. Russia's response mirrors moves by outgoing President Barack Obama last December to expel 35 Russian diplomats and shut down two Russian estates in the U.S. "This bill doesn't preclude him from issuing tougher sanctions". Speaking Thursday in Finland, Putin said he " very much regrets " the worsening of relations between Russian Federation and the United States, bl... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump SACKS White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

Donald Trump SACKS White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Since entering the White House six months ago, Trump has parted company with his national security advisor, deputy national security advisor, Federal Bureau of Investigation director, press secretary, communications director, acting attorney general, deputy chief of staff and now chief of staff, a turnover of top officials that is unparalleled in USA political history. [Full Article...]

Livid Trump fumes as Obamacare repeal fails

Livid Trump fumes as Obamacare repeal fails Senators expressed real concerns with the law throughout the day - Lindsey Graham called it a "fraud". The amendment was a last resort for Senate Republicans to pass something - anything - to trigger negotiations with the House. But they each contained incentives for Americans to remain continuously insured, which is crucial for the health of the market. That would have sent a shock wave through... [Full Article...]

Aamir Khan urges people to support flood victims in Gujarat and Assam

Aamir Khan urges people to support flood victims in Gujarat and Assam We are fully committed. Aamir Khan is once again making an appeal, and this time it is for the victims of the Gujarat and the Assam floods. On the opposition charges that the Centre was washing its hands off from its responsibility, the Minister said, "The primary responsibility to deal with natural calamities rests with states". [Full Article...]

Toshiba reaches $2.2 bln deal over SCANA's S.Carolina nuclear project

Toshiba reaches $2.2 bln deal over SCANA's S.Carolina nuclear project SCANA and Santee Cooper said they expect to decide soon whether they will continue with Summer's construction, modify the project, or abandon it. Toshiba reached a similar agreement for $3.7 billion in June with the utilities, led by a unit of Southern Co, that own the Vogtle project. [Full Article...]

McCain votes for Obamacare repeal debate - but blasts 'bombastic loudmouths'

This morning, he looped the three with the Democrats on Twitter , writing "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down". The Arizona Republican had left the hospital, where he is undergoing treatment for a newly diagnosed and highly aggressive form of brain cancer , to return to work. [Full Article...]

Woman murdered on cruise ship by her husband infront of their children

Woman murdered on cruise ship by her husband infront of their children I see this little girl sitting on-I assume-her grandma or somebody, sitting on her lap wrapped up in a blanket. Much of the new details we know comes from other witnesses on the ship, mainly the who found Kenneth with his wife's body. for physical evidence, he spontaneously stated, 'my life is over '". Princess Cruises said in a statement: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and a... [Full Article...]

Putin says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of USA sanctions

Putin says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of USA sanctions The US Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own Republican Party. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of street gang members rounded up in El Salvador

Hundreds of street gang members rounded up in El Salvador They use whatever they can get their hands on - guns, knives, machetes, baseball bats, tire irons, or their fists and feet - not just to inflict violence. Several top officials in Sessions' office have experience prosecuting the gang in Baltimore, Alexandria, Virginia, and other cities. It originated in Los Angeles. [Full Article...]

Watch the moment that McCain voted no on Obamacare repeal

It leaves Trump without a significant policy achievement in the critical first six months of his presidency; it casts a pall over the party's coming drives to pass a budget and overhaul the tax code; and it exposes GOP lawmakers to rising anger from their conservative base. [Full Article...]

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps The ministry is also suspending the U.S. Embassy's use of two sites - a storage facility and a dacha on an island in the Moscow River. Republicans and Democrats have pushed for more sanctions partly as a response to conclusions by US intelligence agencies that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 presidential election campaign to help Trump. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation retaliates over U.S. sanctions

Russian Federation retaliates over U.S. sanctions The Kremlin could also retaliate by softening its stance towards North Korea and abstaining on UN Security Council votes of importance to the United States، analysts cited by Kommersant said. "He has now reviewed the final version and, based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to sign it". The bill underwent revisions to address concerns voiced by America... [Full Article...]

5 moments from Obamacare repeal vote

But the Senate floor schedule is packed this fall: Debt ceiling, nominations, the National Defense Authorization Act, appropriations bills, the budget for fiscal year 2018, even possibly tax reform. "The worst possible outcome is to pass something that most of us believe is a placeholder and it becomes the final product", Graham said. "This effort will continue", Price said. [Full Article...]

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia, putting Donald Trump in corner

US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia, putting Donald Trump in corner It's unclear if Trump will sign the measure, which would restrict the President's ability to suspend or lift sanctions on Russian Federation in the future, but there are enough votes to overturn Trump's veto if he chooses to oppose the bill . [Full Article...]

Trump to Sign Russia Sanctions Package into Law, Inciting Moscow's Anger

Russian Federation still seems to hold out hope for dialogue with Trump , asking for cooperation despite the strong opposition elsewhere in the USA government. Moscow is also barring Americans from using two diplomatic facilities. The strong bipartisan support for the bill was a sharp contrast to the bitter partisan rancor during debate over how to overhaul the USA healthcare system. [Full Article...]

Trump Fires Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

Trump Fires Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff In April of 2016, Priebus , who was then the Republican Party's national chairman, said he was not concerned about Trump's chaotic and offensive campaign, noting , "I'm not pouring Baileys in my cereal". He falsely accused the White House chief of staff of a "felony", insisting that Reince Priebus had leaked a public document that, by definition, can not be leaked. [Full Article...]


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