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Obama Comes Out to Defend His Health Care Law

MARTIN:.Could be on its last breath, all that stuff. Gupte, an equity research senior analyst covering health care, said the pharmaceutical industry also would come out well under the American Health Care Act . They got rid of it out of the federal bill. To fulfill the promises we made to our constituents in our states, we worry that the bill as introduced does not go far enough to address th... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Congress probe on Russian Federation 'fake news'

Trump calls Congress probe on Russian Federation 'fake news' One law-enforcement official who spoke with CNN said that "people connected to the campaign were in contact and it appeared they were giving the thumbs-up to release information when it was ready". The information is raising the suspicions of FBI counterintelligence investigators that the coordination may have taken place, though officials cautioned that the information was not conclusive an... [Full Article...]

Woman reunited with wedding dress after husband donated it to Goodwill

Woman reunited with wedding dress after husband donated it to Goodwill The search for a mistakenly donated wedding dress is over. Natalie Gelbert's husband was dropping donation bags off at Goodwill - but her wedding dress was also in their vehicle to get dry cleaned. Gelbert frantically took to social media, asking friends to help her find the dress. "It's a pure accident, but it would mean the world to me if somebody would like to give it back or let me buy it ba... [Full Article...]

Louis Executives Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

Louis Executives Volunteer with Meals on Wheels We hear about cuts all the time". In a news conference Thursday, his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, defended cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program by arguing that it was "just not showing any results". For the seniors, the meals - and the contact with the volunteers - can be the only daily social contact they have. The high numbers, Cancino said, are likely Trump's business ph... [Full Article...]

Armed burglar in pig mask holds up Bellagio Rolex store

Armed burglar in pig mask holds up Bellagio Rolex store Early reports on social media of shots being fired at the busy casino and hotel were false and there were no injuries, the Las Vegas Police Department said on Twitter. Everyone running. I'm now ducked on the floor under a table. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Carlos Hank said the men were wearing suits and at least one had on a pig mask. [Full Article...]

EMT fatally struck by ambulance was "bravely doing her job"

EMT fatally struck by ambulance was The FDNY medic was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where she was nearly immediately pronounced dead. While Gonzalez was being taken out of a police station to a auto Friday, he said: "I'm innocent". A second EMT was in the passenger seat of the ambulance as it was being stolen. "I've seen a lot of fearless things in my time on this job and what you did that night was incredibly courageou... [Full Article...]

Utah Jazz: Clippers dominate fourth quarter, beat Utah 108-95

Utah Jazz: Clippers dominate fourth quarter, beat Utah 108-95 What they won't admit, though, is that the outcome of the game will have significant impact on the outcome of the season. With nine games remaining, however, it's still the most likely scenario. The fourth-place Jazz are not exactly peaking at the right time , and this recent stretch could have real consequences. I look at them as big games to get right. [Full Article...]

Fatal Crash Reported Early Saturday On I-680 In Pleasanton

Fatal Crash Reported Early Saturday On I-680 In Pleasanton All lanes of the highway were blocked just south of the onramp, according to the CHP. They added that the driver was the only person in the auto and it does not appear that any other vehicle was involved. Shortly after the man was hit by the first vehicle, he was also struck by a 29-year-old Oakley man driving an Audi SUV and a 22-year-old Concord woman driving a Toyota Corolla. [Full Article...]

3 anti-Trump protesters arrested in California

3 anti-Trump protesters arrested in California Three people were arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray, Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police told the Associated Press. The event was originally planned at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, but officials there made a decision to close down for the weekend, fearing a potential clash between participants and anti-Trump protesters. [Full Article...]

De Blasio won't face federal charges in fundraising probe

De Blasio won't face federal charges in fundraising probe Attorney's Office and the Manhattan District Attorney announced that he wouldn't face criminal charges relating to his fundraising. Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. After months of investigating, city and federal prosecutors have decided not to bring corruption charges against Mayor Bill de Blasio. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio will not be prosecuted for his alleged... [Full Article...]

The American Health Care Act Has Been Pulled

A total of 33 Republican governors now hold office in the United States. Since then, the bill has been a battering ram for Republicans. Last week, four other Republican governors voiced public opposition to the bill. In addition to watching the repeal process closely , The Takeaway has been talking to people who get their insurance through the ACA . Some Republicans say it does not go far ... [Full Article...]

Health Care Bill Withdrawn; Lawmakers React

Health Care Bill Withdrawn; Lawmakers React Still, Dr. Siegel said he didn't expect the House to resurrect the bill soon. "Profitability will likely improve, as the replacement plan can result in an improved risk pool in the individual market", S&P said in a report on the House leadership's initial plan. [Full Article...]

Trump's defence: I'm president, you're not

Trump's defence: I'm president, you're not Since the early days of his campaign, the president has developed a pattern: Make an outrageous claim. The cover story topics ranged from Trump's wiretapping accusations against Obama to his claims of election voter fraud. Forget the post-truth presidency, when it didn't matter - or so the Trump White House hoped - whether the president told the truth. Well that was in a newspaper. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump 'upset' with son-in-law for 'vacationing' while health care bill struggled

Donald Trump 'upset' with son-in-law for 'vacationing' while health care bill struggled However, she will no longer be the "face" of the brand, and has separated her business and personal accounts as a result. The ethics advocates express "deep concern about the highly unusual and inappropriate arrangement that is being proposed for Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter, to play a formalized role in the White House without being required to comply with the ethics and disclosure re... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas police investigating bus shooting outside Cosmopolitan on Strip

Las Vegas police investigating bus shooting outside Cosmopolitan on Strip In a statement, police said officers responded to the call at 10:48 a.m. and that the shooting occurred on the Strip near Harmon Avenue. There is no evidence of a second shooter and no other victims have been located, police said. The incident took place just hours after at least three well-dressed masked burglars, carrying sledgehammers, smashed their way into a high-end jewelry store early Sat... [Full Article...]

NYPD increases security at British Consulate, NYC buildings following London attack

NYPD increases security at British Consulate, NYC buildings following London attack Scene in London at Parliament The response in New York City was described as routine following such an attack and not the result of any specific, credible threat to any potential target, according to the NYPD's chief spokesman Deputy Commissioner Steve Davis. [Full Article...]

'Unsettled weather' prediction says we won't get to play outside Sunday afternoon

'Unsettled weather' prediction says we won't get to play outside Sunday afternoon Counting the rain that accumulated on Friday , KING5 meteorologist Jim Guy says that we've seen about double the normal amount of rain so far this month. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. South southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. [Full Article...]

Udall will vote against Gorsuch, says should need 60 votes

Udall will vote against Gorsuch, says should need 60 votes The Republicans kicked their feet and held their breath for the better part of a year and defied President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland the dignity of a hearing . As in the controversial case of Citizens United v. FEC where Federal campaign regulations were struck down by conservative justices who found corporations could spend freely on political campaigns as part of their freedom of speech... [Full Article...]

CBO Revises GOP Health Care Bill Score. It's Still Not Good

CBO Revises GOP Health Care Bill Score. It's Still Not Good House Republicans' health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families. Changes to the bill would also reduce the amount of savings from Medicaid, the federal-stage program for the poor that was expanded under Obamacare and Republicans are proposing to roll back. [Full Article...]

Democrats have a nasty little Gorsuch problem

Democrats have a nasty little Gorsuch problem Proponents of a Gorsuch filibuster point out that McConnell is no less likely to violate longstanding norms the next time around and that Democrats must push back against the majority leader's extraordinary refusal to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland. [Full Article...]


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