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'A Very Narrow Path' to Repeal Obama's Healthcare Law

Discussing the bill , which aims to repeal Obamacare , Obama had said on Thursday in a post on social media: "The Senate bill , unveiled today, is not a health care bill". While McConnell's bill curtails the program at a slower rate than the House version, it ultimately cuts deeper, which has prompted senators whose states expanded Medicaid to raise red flags. [Full Article...]

Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court

Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court These papers, the letter said, would be a combined plea for enforcement power of the executive order , and a petition for review of the legality of the executive order itself. Both orders also would have put on hold admissions to the USA of refugees for 120 days. The Department of Homeland Security report - issued just after Trump's first executive order - concluded that citizenship of any ... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gerrymandering Case

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gerrymandering Case The Supreme Court has taken a look at a number of gerrymandering cases over the years. They explained that Democrats lacked electoral power because of geography not gerrymandering. "Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the fifth and deciding vote, declaring that he might someday embrace a challenge to a partisan gerrymander if someone could come up with workable standards". [Full Article...]

Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night

Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night Offensively, the Angels chipped away at embattled David Price , who has become a lightning rod for criticism among Red Sox fans because of his injury issues and struggles on the mound. A huge No. 34 will also line the way, and join those previously retired by Boston and the No. 42 that all baseball clubs retired for Jackie Robinson. [Full Article...]

A key Republican senator has 'serious concerns' about the Senate's healthcare bill

It pays almost the whole bill for the more than 700,000 primarily childless low-income working adults who joined Medicaid after January 1, 2015, when Pennsylvania expanded income eligibility guidelines to take advantage of the more generous federal contribution rate under Obama's law. [Full Article...]

Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial After the jury deliberated for 30 hours , they informed the judge: "We are nearly evenly split regarding our votes towards a final verdict". The DuBose family declined comment after the mistrial but Audrey DuBose, Sam's mother, issued a statement through her attorney. [Full Article...]

Hospital: Rep. Scalise in fair condition after baseball field shooting

He also visited the office of independent Sen. For most of that window in April, Congress was not in session. Charles Orear, 50, a restaurant manager from St. Slater said that the shooting appeared to be "spontaneous", and that investigators had not yet determined Hodgkinson's motive. I thank President Trump and Secretary Shulkin for their unwavering commitment to our nation's heroes, and it... [Full Article...]

Five GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

That's something both parties can agree on if the health care talks open up beyond their current party-line positions, she said. Washington state officials say about 700,000 Washingtonians could lose health coverage under the Senate plan. [Full Article...]

Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

Nevada Republican Dean Heller didn't mince words about the GOP's new health care bill in the Senate: "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes". The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill , 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. McConnell said in an interview with Reuters last month that he told Trump early on in the process that ... [Full Article...]

GOP is hiding something in Senate health-care bill

Johnson is one of four conservative Republican senators - along with Sens. With at least seven senators either completely rejecting the bill or requiring changes before committing to vote for it, McConnell's got a huge task ahead of him this week. [Full Article...]

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

New blow to Republican health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes Brian Sandoval. Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, on Sunday characterized the GOP-led chamber's ObamaCare overhaul bill as a tax cut for the wealthy, not health care reform. "I can not imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!" he wrote . Collins, a center-right Republican, allowed for the possibility t... [Full Article...]

Lil' Kim Is Under Investigation for Los Angeles Robbery

Lil' Kim Is Under Investigation for Los Angeles Robbery A law enforcement source tells TMZ that the Not Tonight hitmaker went with her crew to check out the place in the early hours of Sunday morning, but didn't like it, and demanded their money back. Kim's representatives declined to comment on the TMZ report . The robbers also caused damage to a auto, slashing tyres and stealing a hubcap. She served a year and one day in prison in 2005 after s... [Full Article...]

Trump Doesn't Want 'Poor Person' Running the Economy

And, he laughed, " add some money to it!" "But Obamacare is dead". He also applauded Republican Ralph Norman, who notched a slimmer-than-expected win in a special election to fill the SC congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, and mocked Handel's challenger, Jon Ossoff, saying the Democrats "spent $30m on this kid who forgot to live in the district". [Full Article...]

Fire near Utah ski resort burns 13 homes after evacuations

After firefighters worked for days to stop the Brian Head wildfire from jumping across Highway 143, spot fires spanned across the road near Mammoth Creek and Prince Mountain Saturday. Firefighters quickly responded continued work on containment of these spot fires throughout the night. Winds are expected to be calmer Sunday, though still from the west/northwest. [Full Article...]

Gunman Who Attacked Republican Lawmakers Acted Alone

The list of names Hodgkinson had in his pocket had no other context. Hodgkinson appears to have been in the Alexandria area since March, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She said he told her that he was going "to work with people to change the tax brackets". The bill also turns another of Trump's campaign into law by creating a permanent VA accountability office, which Trump... [Full Article...]

Republicans Scramble to Shore Up Support for Healthcare Bill

The deep cuts to Medicaid likely mean about 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance, including 4.5 million Californians. Dr. Ben Danielson is the senior medical director of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic. Most health care advocates, physician organizations and hospitals have come out against this bill. "In this form, I will not support it", Heller said at a news conference wi... [Full Article...]

Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

That means that Republican supporters of the legislation can only lose two Republican votes, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote if the Senate splits 50-50. Susan Collins of ME said on ABC's "This Week" when asked whether the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump could get her support by week's end. [Full Article...]

Georgia Elections: Republicans outwit Democrats again

Meanwhile, Handel linked Ossoff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , and Republican and conservative groups even connected him to Kathy Griffin and Steve Scalise's shooting . "Hey Media, instead of saying Democrats LOST say Republicans WON!" But the Pelosi attacks on the House side have been consistent for years. Would the existence of such a message have won Ossoff this race? On Wednesda... [Full Article...]

Mourners gather for funeral for Otto Warmbier, student detained in North Korea

His death heightened the conflict between the North and the USA already aggravated by North Korea's defiant missile launches and two nuclear tests since early 2016 as part of its effort to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US mainland. [Full Article...]

"No Nexus to Terrorism" in Congressional Baseball Shooting

Morgan Griffith. Hodgkinson, 66, fired on House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and other GOP lawmakers last Wednesday morning, during the final practice for the annual charity congressional baseball game. He had taken pictures of the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court, but it didn't appear he was surveilling possible targets. Hodgkinson's online political rants were mostly ant... [Full Article...]


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