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GOP senators now oppose health bill

CAROLINE PEARSON: If you're paying, you know, a similar percentage of income, you're getting a less-generous product under this new plan. Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. [Full Article...]

USA warplane downs 'hostile' Syria drone

The area is far from the main battle lines of Syria's civil war. The US official told CNN that another Syrian Su-22 fighter made an approach Tuesday in what the military assessed as a possible bombing run on the SDF near the same area. [Full Article...]

Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment: She Helps the GOP

Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment: She Helps the GOP The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. "One of the disappointing things from the last couple of days is that that approach still has a little bit of punch to it". But with Republicans re-energized after the Georgia win, they're praying she doesn't go anywhere anytim... [Full Article...]

GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid

Paul said Friday that the Senate bill failed to address ObamaCare's subsidies to insurance companies, arguing that it continues a trend of "bailing out" insurers. The Senate bill would repeal the tax in 2018 - a year later than the House bill . It would preserve the law's ban on denying people coverage because of pre-existing conditions or charging them more due to their illnesses. [Full Article...]

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Kentuckiana through late tonight

McGill reported from New Orleans. A log stuck and killed a boy Wednesday on the beach in Alabama in the first fatality associated with Tropical Storm Cindy , according to officials. Even Indiana in the Midwest felt the impact of Cindy, which sprang Tuesday from the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm before roughing up the Deep South and making landfall Thursday. [Full Article...]

Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments

Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments In June of 2016, then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter lifted the ban on people serving while out as transgender in the military, a move that went into effect immediately, the New York Times reported at the time. The chiefs also want to review the policy in a year to see how things are working, the officials said. According to the RAND Corporation, between 2,500 and 7,000 active service membe... [Full Article...]

Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support Mahaffey also criticized GOP leaders for not seeking enough input from the health care industry. Less than one-third of Americans support it, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. States would manage the program, and Washington would help with some of the funding. "I hope that President Trump delivers on his promise to provide more Americans with better health care for less money". [Full Article...]

GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it Under special rules McConnell is using that will block Democrats from using a filibuster to kill the bill, the legislation can not include provisions that make policy changes that don't primarily affect the budget. Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte: "I look forward to studying this bill and receiving input from Montanans on its impact". Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Repu... [Full Article...]

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million The settlement was first announced Tuesday, but figures of the settlement had not initially been disclosed. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray , was not immediately returned. In an order approving the settlement issued June 20, U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber wrote that the amount is a " fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death ... [Full Article...]

McConnell's Mission: Finding Votes for Senate Health Care Bill

McConnell's Mission: Finding Votes for Senate Health Care Bill The U.S. House approved its version of the bill last month. Dean Heller, who is facing an uphill battle for reelection in 2018 in Nevada, which is trending Democratic. "Because of this, I can not support it as now drafted, and I do not believe it has the votes to pass the Senate". But it also reconfigures subsidies and gives states wider abilities to opt out of regulations and waive essential be... [Full Article...]

Markelle Fultz Excited To Head To The (Insert Team Name)

The Sixers acquired the No. 1 pick from the Celtics, giving them the No. 3 pick and a future first-rounder ( 2018 Lakers' pick or 2019 Kings' pick ). The 2017 NBA Draft is here! Fittingly, the five lottery picks tied an ACC record set in 2005; the six players taken in the top 15 tied a conference record set in 1997. [Full Article...]

Braves' Freeman '100 percent go' on moving to third base

Gearrin (1-2) walked Nick Markakis with one out before Kemp's homer barely cleared the right field wall. Ruiz hit.175 with two home runs in 30 games. LHP Madison Bumgarner , injured in a dirt-bike accident April 20 in Colorado, threw 35 pitches Wednesday in his second simulated game at Scottsdale, Ariz. [Full Article...]

Understanding Congressional Confusion on Health Care

Understanding Congressional Confusion on Health Care It would also placate, somewhat, the numerous activists concerned that Democrats are not fighting Republicans in their attempt to take health care away from millions of people. I think the disruptive "gig economy" businesses where independent contractors offer services through companies Uber and Airbnb is only going to hasten the demise of America's already-rare practice of employer-provided... [Full Article...]

New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes Collins will carefully review the text of the Senate health care bill this week and into the weekend. Millions of families will lose coverage entirely". Besides the five who've announced outright opposition, several other GOP senators - conservatives and moderates - have declined to commit to the new overhaul. [Full Article...]

Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race

Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race Atlanta-Journal-Constitution Kyle Wingfield posted a comparison on his social media account. Ossoff was seen to have a 7 percent lead in some surveys recently, but relentless conservative attacks on the former Obama official-linking him to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and even the comedian Kathy Griffin-seemed to galvanize the GOP base. [Full Article...]

Senators Roberts, Moran react to health care overhaul

Democrats already deeply opposed Republican attempts to overhaul former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. A day after saying he had "serious concerns" over the Senate's health care reform bill, Sen. US Capitol Police said 43 protesters were arrested and charged with obstruction. About 11 million Americans gained coverage under Obamacare's Medicaid expansion provision. [Full Article...]

Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid Capitol police removed the demonstrators, handcuffing some people in wheelchairs and carrying others out by force. "Under the Senate Trumpcare bill, if you buy your own insurance, you could have to pay more for your coverage ". Ending Obama's expansion has been a major problem for some GOP senators. Some from states that have expanded Medicaid have battled to delay the phaseout, while conse... [Full Article...]

Expect a rainy New Orleans weekend after Tropical Storm Cindy

Even as a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy moved inland over Louisiana , the effects of the storm were being felt for a third day on the Gulf Coast. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency because of the threat of torrential rains and other severe weather, including unsafe high tides and rip currents. [Full Article...]

Mueller meets with House Russia investigators

Mueller meets with House Russia investigators A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president isn't under federal investigation. "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction". President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and not retreat, has given his legal team a clear direction: fight, fight, fight. He said Trump's statement on Twitter Friday was specifically in... [Full Article...]

SC residents, hospitals likely losers in Senate health-care bill, experts say

Senate's plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry's largest lobbyist said on Friday. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age. However, the Senate bill changes the Obamacare formula for credits, making them less generous. [Full Article...]


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