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Maryland, DC attorneys general suing Trump for 'violating the constitution'

The Washington Post earlier reported the AG lawsuit . The Republican National Committee has called the new lawsuit "absurd", and they accused the attorney generals of being "partisan". Still, Democratic attorneys general have led the charge in challenging the president in court. But Racine and Frosh told the Post on Sunday that Trump had broken promises to separate himself from hi... [Full Article...]

Alexandria shooter carried a list of six Congress members

Alexandria shooter carried a list of six Congress members The managers of the Republican and Democratic congressional baseball teams paid tribute to Scalise in a traditional floor appearance to announce the results of the annual game. Investigators believe Hodgkinson had been living out of his van parked near the baseball field since late March after traveling to the area from his home in Belleville, Ill. [Full Article...]

Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate. A majority of GOP senators told the publication that they're not sure where they stand while four, including Sen. House Republicans are also fearful that under Senate rules, key anti-abortion provisions in... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill

Of the four conservatives, Paul has always been seen as the least likely to end up voting for the bill. Members from the right and left ends of the Republican Party's spectrum have criticized the measure, with some denouncing its steep cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts and others saying it's too similar to the ACA . [Full Article...]

Mourners Gather For Funeral Of Student Detained In N. Korea

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the administration would "continue to apply economic and political pressure" on North Korea, in conjunction with USA allies and China , "to change this behaviour and this regime". The bill, introduced late last month by Representatives Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, and Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, would ban tourist travel to North... [Full Article...]

Should the Democrats Replace Nancy Pelosi Just Because She's Extremely Unpopular?

Should the Democrats Replace Nancy Pelosi Just Because She's Extremely Unpopular? She went on to serve from 2007 to 2009 as Georgia's secretary of state, coming under fire for alleged voter suppression. Democrats were hesitant to attack the President in such a historically heavily Republican district. How the party and its candidates should proceed from here sure sounds like the existential conversation Republicans were having with themselves in the age of Obama. [Full Article...]

5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill The U.S. House of Representatives' version of the Obamcare repeal bill includes a provision in which customers must maintain coverage or pay more , but Democrats argued that conflicted with Republican President Donald Trump's promise to keep the guaranteed insurance provision of Obamacare . [Full Article...]

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Trump was referring to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , who is facing questions about her leadership after Democrats lost the Georgia special House election. Even as-of-yet unelected Democrats are bailing on Pelosi. That non-answer didn't work - so some Democrats on Wednesday were going further in distancing themselves from the former speaker. [Full Article...]

CNN Trolls White House by Sending Sketch Artist to Press Briefing

Hennessy typically works sketching the proceedings of the Supreme Court, where cameras are forbidden. (CNN) Rumors swirl anew that the White House may further curtail or even cancel the on-camera daily press briefing, leaning more on off-camera gaggles. [Full Article...]

Colorado to take $15 billion hit under Senate health care bill

Almost 70 percent of America's elderly - most of whom worked hard to support families and pay taxes all their lives - can afford to live in nursing homes because of Medicaid . That would leave a tie, which Vice President Mike Pence can be counted on to cast the deciding vote in favor of. Hoff, who studies healthcare implementation, noted that the Senate measure is a "bit softer" than ... [Full Article...]

Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy threaten USA southeast with flooding

Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy threaten USA southeast with flooding Heavy rainfall associated with remnants of the storm caused scattered street flooding across central and southern IN on Friday . Low-lying roads in many areas were covered with water. There were no reports of injuries. While minor coastal flooding has occurred from Louisiana to western Florida and will subside, the greatest ongoing impact from Cindy will be the risk of major fresh water floodin... [Full Article...]

Final farewell for student detained in North Korea

This included the blazer he wore when he made his final plea for help. Among the speakers at the funeral were Warmbier's brother, Austin, his sister, Greta, and some of his friends, according to the funeral program. President Donald Trump's administration worked to secure his return, and upon doing so, learned Warmbier could not speak or move voluntarily. He was sent home last week suffering... [Full Article...]

Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

Much of the architecture of the House's American Health Care Act has been left intact. Republicans have a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate. Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. [Full Article...]

GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

This press conference may have been Heller laying claim to one of the two lifeboats that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can spare in order to get to 50 votes. On Thursday, four of the Senate's most conservative members said the new plan failed to rein in the federal government's role. "We are encouraged that the draft Senate legislation funds cost-sharing reductions, which help... [Full Article...]

Sen. Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

He called on citizens to pressure lawmakers into working with each other by calling and visiting members of Congress and sharing their stories about how the proposed bill will affect them. In order to expand healthcare coverage, Obamacare raised money by imposing two new taxes on the wealthy. But, from now, states won't receive an open ended funding and instead will receive a fixed amount. [Full Article...]

Senate health care bill is unconsicionable

Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is on record supporting the Senate's repeal bill , while Republican colleague Sen. All non-expansion states "want to ensure that, in the process, we are treated fairly", Rep. "The only people who are better off under their bill are millionaires and health insurance companies". Trump welcomed the bill but indicated changes might be in stor... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Rules That Law Banning Offensive Names Is Unconstitutional

In 2015, Tam won a case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A co-founder of the American Indian Movement says he's disappointed in the U.S. Washington D.C's National Football League franchise scored a big victory in its ongoing battle to preserve its racist name. ACLU attorney Lee Rowland called the decision a "major victory for the First Amendment" and the S... [Full Article...]

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath Weather service flood warnings covered most of the southern two-thirds of the state, with more than 3 inches (75 millimeters) of rainfall having accumulated in some places by midday - and minor flooding expected along some in rivers. It has since weakened to a depression while heading far inland. A 10-year-old boy from Missouri died Wednesday after a log struck him outside a beachfront condo i... [Full Article...]

NM senators decry health care proposal

That should be the central issue for Republicans - repealing Obamacare and making healthcare more affordable. And in a separate statement , Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says the GOP Senate bill would hamper the state's progress in slowing the opioid epidemic, calling Medicaid the "number one tool" in the fight against opioids. [Full Article...]

Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

They brought along a Supreme Court sketch artist, named Bill Hennessey to the White House for today's briefing, and while his sketches really don't add much to their reporting, it was the statement it made that counts. On Thursday, going back on years of tradition, the White House announced that they would not allow audio or video recording during the day's press briefing. [Full Article...]


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