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WH Redirects Comey Tapes Inquiry Back to Trump's Tweets

WH Redirects Comey Tapes Inquiry Back to Trump's Tweets Trump's social-media missives prompted Comey to share with an associate a memo documenting Trump's request that the FBI "let go" of its investigation into his ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Senate, versus 22 percent who are more likely to believe what Trump has said, NBC News reported. Legal experts say whatever connection they do have doesn't come close to meriting Mueller's r... [Full Article...]

FBI says gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

The gunman who shot and wounded Congressman Steve Scalise in an attack on Republican lawmakers last week acted alone and did not post any online threats to members of Congress, FBI officials said Wednesday. Another laptop, a cell phone and a digital camera were found in Hodgkinson's vehicle following the shooting. Slater said the investigation into his motive continues. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP releases health care bill to cut Medicaid, dismantle 'Obamacare'

Politifact notably named that claim its " Lie of the Year " in 2013. The president appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" Friday morning to discuss the Senate's first draft of health care reform, which was released to the public Thursday and caused backlash amongst Republicans and Democrats. [Full Article...]

State Rep. Concerned About New Healthcare Plan

State Rep. Concerned About New Healthcare Plan The six that plan to sell through the federal exchange are Molina Healthcare of Florida, Health Options, Health First Commercial Plans, Florida Health Care Plan, Celtic Insurance Company and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida. "We are concerned. I know that he worries that without adequate coverage a major health issue could impact (him or) his family". "AARP is adamantly opposed to the age tax... [Full Article...]

We're not involved in Warmbier's death, says N/Korea

North Korea on Friday denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma. He was buried Thursday after a funeral attended by thousands. After worldwide outrage and over a year of imprisonment, North Korea released Warmbier last week, saying his health had deteriorated after a bout of botulism. [Full Article...]

Portman Has 'Real Concerns' About Medicaid Cuts, May Still Vote For Bill

If the bill is signed into law, millions of low-income and working-class Americans stand to feel the effects most acutely. "There's still an opportunity to make this bill better", he said. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. [Full Article...]

Herding the Senate cats to repeal ObamaCare

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill. In order for the bill to receive a green light, 50 out of 52 Republican senators would have to vote "yes", which might not be possible when it comes to the current version of the bill, the Washington Post reported. [Full Article...]

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Acquitted in Shooting That Sparked Riots

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Acquitted in Shooting That Sparked Riots This latest news follow last week's acquittal of a Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez who fatally shot Philando Castile in a traffic stop. After the verdict, the Smith family's attorney David Owens said they had filed a lawsuit against Heaggan-Brown and the U.S. [Full Article...]

ACT for America Celebrates Hate with "March Against Sharia Law"

ACT for America Celebrates Hate with Clashes between anti-Sharia rally goers and counter-protesters were captured on video, to include a clip where there was an exchange of punches from those in the crowd. A demonstration against Sharia law - Islam's legal code - Saturday in San Bernardino was one of dozens in cities across the USA that drew counter-protests by people who said they stoked unfounded fears and a distorted view of the r... [Full Article...]

Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill

Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said under the House bill , 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. The tax credits would be tied to income - similar to the Affordable Care Act , but different from the House bill that would link the funding to a person's age. [Full Article...]

New poll shows majority of Americans are unaware Trumpcare slashes Medicaid

New poll shows majority of Americans are unaware Trumpcare slashes Medicaid The Senate bill would also cut all taxes related to the Affordable Care Act, including mandates that everyone have health insurance and that employers with more than 50 workers provide health coverage for their workers. Then, if he sticks to his timetable, Sen. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support, and next week prom... [Full Article...]

Hospital: Rep. Scalise, wounded in Va. shooting, in fair condition

Hospital: Rep. Scalise, wounded in Va. shooting, in fair condition He has undergone several surgeries since the shooting. In a statement , the hospital said Scalise "continues to make good progress". Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Takes Victory Lap In Iowa After GOP's Georgia Win

Donald Trump Takes Victory Lap In Iowa After GOP's Georgia Win Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff , left, concedes to Republican Karen Handel while joined by his fiancee Alisha Kramer at his election night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Rice also bemoaned the treatment Pelosi received from Republicans, but that didn't stop her from maintaining the former House speaker should be ousted. [Full Article...]

Republican Senator Heller opposes healthcare bill

He pulled out the Senate Republican bill. A major sticking point for pro-life groups and the USA bishops was Hyde Amendment-language protecting taxpayer subsidies from being used to pay for abortions. But the Senate is even more complicated and Trump's lack of interest in the nitty-gritty details of legislation is a liability. Where are we going to go when they close that? He insisted as well ... [Full Article...]

House reform bill could cost more than 700000 healthcare jobs

House reform bill could cost more than 700000 healthcare jobs They argued that coverage for children predates Medicaid expansion included in the Affordable Care Act , but will be impacted by the American Health Care Act , and implored the Colorado senators to persuade congressional colleagues to ensure the final version of the GOP bill doesn't impact those benefits. [Full Article...]

Alleged baseball practice gunman was James Hodgkinson of Belleville

She and a friend attempted to flee by auto, but Hodgkinson allegedly "opened the door, cut the ignition and used a pocketknife to cut the seatbelt", according to the News-Democrat. Investigators were looking into why Hodgkinson came to the Washington , D.C. area in the first place, and how much premeditation was involved. On May 14, 2010, he wrote: "I don't envy the rich; I despise the way they... [Full Article...]

MI airport stabbing an 'act of terror'

MI airport stabbing an 'act of terror' Gelios described the weapon as a 12-inch knife with an 8-inch serrated blade. Ftouhi later appeared in federal court Wednesday. - June 16: Ftouhi legally enters the US through Champlain, New York , and starts heading to MI. No one else appears to have been involved and there is no information to suggest a wider plot, officials said. Authorities interviewed Fthoui extensively after the attac... [Full Article...]

Republicans Present Healthcare Bill: Top 5 Gainers

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the bill at a closed-door session with party faithful. "I think this is going to be an evolving bill", he explained . The Senate Bill, did allow states to redefine what qualifies as an "essential" element of a healthcare plan. "We have four very, very good people that - it's not that they're opposed - they'd like to get certain changes ". [Full Article...]

Democratic Rep.: We Can't 'Push Aside a Great Leader Like Nancy Pelosi'

Democratic Rep.: We Can't 'Push Aside a Great Leader Like Nancy Pelosi' Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise. "I certainly don't feel it". "The rationale for getting new leadership is that we're losing", Rice said. Debbie Dingell of MI. "Democrats and progressives are once again at risk of replicating t... [Full Article...]

Latest Trump-backed Republican health care bill likely lacking votes to pass

Lawmakers would also limit federal support for the overall Medicaid program, which covers more than 70 million low-income children, parents, elderly and disabled Americans. "It is precisely the detrimental impact on the poor and vulnerable that makes the Senate draft unacceptable as written". "We'll wait and see what comes back", said Ohio Republican Rep. [Full Article...]


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