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Bill Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection

The hunt is on for a 12th juror for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial as a new pool of local residents is questioned Wednesday in a Pittsburgh courtroom. Prosecutors said their decision to strike the woman, a former police detective who sued the city after she was charged with corruption, was not motivated by race. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' in Manchester terror attack

Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' in Manchester terror attack McMaster referred to U.S. President Donald Trump as "not a super patient man", who "does not have time to debate over doctrine". "He did not weigh in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the USA would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory". [Full Article...]

Congressional budget watchdog says GOP's healthcare plan will cut the deficit $119B

Specifically, according to the CBO, 14 million of those 24 million people who will lose coverage under the Republican bill would lose their health insurance because of cuts to Medicaid . Those two factors could shave off some of the $151 billion in deficit savings estimated in the previous scoring of the bill, and it could affect the bill's future. [Full Article...]

Comey was taken aback by Trump request for loyalty pledge

Comey was taken aback by Trump request for loyalty pledge If that was the case, I doubt it happened without Trump's knowledge and perhaps even direction. Trump said he would not talk about the existence of any tapes. Lindsey Graham of SC said on "Meet the Press" that Trump has is obligated "to pick somebody beyond reproach outside the political lane". At week's end, the president was still fuming over that, and a shake-up of the entire communications tea... [Full Article...]

CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

The budget office raised concerns about a key legislative compromise that allowed the bill to narrowly pass the House on May 4, by a vote of 217-213. For example , the office predicted the Affordable Care Act would cover more people than it did. The report provided fresh arguments as Senate Republicans struggle to craft their own bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, often ca... [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Mueller Briefed On Comey Memos

For one, Coats is a former Republican senator tapped by Trump as his intel chief, while Rogers is a four-star admiral who was nominated to be head of NSA and CyberCom by President Barack Obama. "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals", a White House spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost

Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost The plan would cut the deficit by $119 billion through 2026. Democrats jumped on the report as further evidence that the GOP effort to repeal Obama's 2010 law - a staple of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and those of numerous GOP congressional candidates for years - would be destructive. [Full Article...]

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move After rejecting Senate changes to a House-passed school finance bill, House members voted 101-45 to instruct their negotiators to honor the spirit of the chamber's April budget vote against vouchers. Taylor has said he would not agree on a version of the bill without the "private school choice" program. A conference committee will meet to reconcile the two forms of discrimination. [Full Article...]

MBA for mom who went to all classes with quadriplegic son

MBA for mom who went to all classes with quadriplegic son Marty O'Connor became a quadriplegic after falling down a flight of stairs in 2012, two years after he received his undergrad degree from the University of Colorado , Chapman University officials said . "As soon as we started taking the classes and going through it all, I really found how beneficial it was to have someone who I could communicate with well who understood my needs", Marty told Ins... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Saudi embrace has India in a fix

Then, he confronted these leaders with strong words about the unacceptability of coexisting with the violence radicalism brings: "There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it". "But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land", Trump told leaders from about 50 Muslim-majority countries representing more than a billion people. [Full Article...]

House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured Americans

Americans on Wednesday anxiously awaited the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) "score" of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Lower premiums for younger, healthier people would encourage more of them to enroll through the exchanges instead of foregoing health insurance because it is too expensive for them. [Full Article...]

Erdogan Bodyguards Accused of Attacking DC Protesters Released

Turkey has told the United States it will not join in any military operations that include Kurdish fighters in Syria , President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today, while vowing to strike the US -backed Kurds if they threaten Turkey's security. [Full Article...]

Montana State sends nine track athletes to NCAA regional

Montana State sends nine track athletes to NCAA regional Once the outdoor season began, Scott continued his dominance in the 110-meter hurdles, highlighted by a 14-second winning performance against Division I competition at the All-Ohio meet. MSU sophomore Alyssa Snyder takes part in the 48-competitor 10,000-meter run field Thursday evening. Also competing on Thursday will be Parker and Feivor . [Full Article...]

Trump administration proposes budget cuts for social programs

Trump administration proposes budget cuts for social programs Yet Mulvaney, a former SC congressman, apparently has little sway over his old Republican colleagues in the Senate, as many of them came out swinging against Trump's budget proposal only hours later. Dick Durbin of IL. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned of the $600 billion in proposed cuts to Medicaid nationally over 10 years, particularly those cuts that would affect the children's... [Full Article...]

Fired FBI director James Comey to testify in Russian meddling probe

But he made it clear it was not his intention for Mr Trump or other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Mr Comey, and he drafted it only after Mr Trump told him of his plans to dismiss the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]

Trump budget chief defends plan in face of opposition

Trump budget chief defends plan in face of opposition Sen. At a time of sluggish worker productivity, an aging workforce and slower spending by consumers, most economists say the promises are farfetched. Trump's proposal could have a disproportionate effect on Republican-leaning states - seven of the 10 states with the highest food stamp participation supported Trump. [Full Article...]

Trump's budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor , which are embedded in a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives. Trump's proposal foresees selling half of the US emergency oil stockpile, created in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo caused fears of price spikes. Republicans are under pressure to deliver on promised tax cuts, th... [Full Article...]

Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23m more uninsured

Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23m more uninsured CBO and JCT estimate that enacting H.R. 1628 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027. "The analysis of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reinforces our grave concerns about the American Health Care Act". The agency has already issued two reports on earlier versions of the GOP health care bill, but l... [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos would not rule out withholding funds from schools caught discriminating

Betsy DeVos would not rule out withholding funds from schools caught discriminating DeVos, making her first public appearance before Congress since the tough questioning in her confirmation hearing in January , testified to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee about her budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 that reduces spending 13 percent. [Full Article...]

Why Melania covers her head at some events and not others

That theme was reflected in their words and their gifts. Francis gave Trump a medal featuring an olive branch. "We can use peace", Trump responded . "I'd just say that this man is not Christian if he said it in this way", the pope said after visiting Mexico. "It was an honor to be with the pope ". [Full Article...]


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