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Vice President Mike Pence to attend Indy 500

Vice President Mike Pence to attend Indy 500 Pence's Wednesday speech came after he met with Baton Rouge-area business leaders who said health care costs are climbing. That analysis also projected individuals' premium costs would be lower, partly because fewer costs would be covered. Neither of Louisiana's senators, Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, accompanied Pence. The plan would eliminate payments the state receives from offshore drilling... [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court issues temporary stay in Alabama execution

US Supreme Court issues temporary stay in Alabama execution Late Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary stay "pending further order" from the justices as they consider Arthur's request. How has he endured repeated execution dates in 2001, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016 and now 25 May 2017? Arthur was convicted in the 1982 contract killing of Troy Wicker. [Full Article...]

Trump blasts North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deadbeats in Brussels

Trump blasts North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deadbeats in Brussels He will then go to NATO's new, billion-dollar headquarters where he will unveil a memorial to the September 11, 2001, attacks on NY and Washington. That decision triggered NATO's participation in the war in Afghanistan. "For 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defence". Under the NATO treaty, members ... [Full Article...]

House budget leaves out Senate spending cuts

House budget leaves out Senate spending cuts This marks the third time that the fiscal scorekeeper has had to review this bill, which GOP leaders struggled to move through the House. In April, the House nonetheless passed a school finance package that would increase annual, per-student funding about $210 to $5,350, while raising state spending for school district transportation and educating dyslexic students. [Full Article...]

Sessions Issues New Charging, Sentencing Policy to US Attorneys

Sessions Issues New Charging, Sentencing Policy to US Attorneys In a statement Friday, Holder said Sessions' policy is " dumb on crime " and will "take this nation back to a discredited past". On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo detailing his plans to break with the previous administration and target people who commit low-level drug crimes with the harshest possible charges. [Full Article...]

Obamacare policy ends resulting 23 million people losing health insurance

Obamacare policy ends resulting 23 million people losing health insurance There will be 14 million people that will no longer be covered under Medicaid . The AHCA is the first step in the repeal of the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare . There is however, one small improvement: In the old version of the bill, Quartz reported , 24 million people would lose insurance by 2026. It's not known if Florida would join states seeking a waiver of rules to let insur... [Full Article...]

Trump Budget Slashes Money For Clean Air And Water Programs

Trump Budget Slashes Money For Clean Air And Water Programs While EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Trump claim they want to get EPA "back to basics" by keeping the critical Superfund and Brownfield programs, this budget goes in the opposite direction by making enormous and completely counterproductive cuts to both of those programs, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. [Full Article...]

US Senate bills seek tougher Great Lakes pipeline standards

US Senate bills seek tougher Great Lakes pipeline standards The legislation, which would need to be approved by a Republican-led House and Senate, calls for creating a special classification under the pipeline safety law for Great Lakes pipelines that would hold them to the same liability standards as other offshore pipelines. [Full Article...]

LeBron James frustrated with reporter after Game 3 loss to Celtics

The Celtics are also guarding against ending their season by having to watch the Cavs celebrate a conference title on their home floor. He capped his blistering 19-point outburst with a 3 in the final second of the quarter and celebrated at mid-court by pretending to put two pistols back in his holster. [Full Article...]

Cuomo Urges Trump To Fix Penn Station

Cuomo Urges Trump To Fix Penn Station The bill (S6421), sponsored by Senator Elaine Phillips (R-C, Manhasset ), would withhold New York State's payments to Amtrak , operator of Penn Station , and return the savings to commuters as they continue to experience repeated travel problems that jeopardize jobs and paralyze the region's economy. [Full Article...]

Trump and French President Macron Meet, Shake Hands

Trump and French President Macron Meet, Shake Hands Melania Trump was also on the steps of the embassy to receive the new French president, whose wife, Brigitte, did not attend the working lunch on the sidelines of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Whatever views he may have expressed privately are unknown. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. [Full Article...]

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

ET). He later tweeted that Gianforte should apologize. A sign on a gate thanked people for not trespassing at Gianforte's home. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon. Similar to when they're asked about the latest controversial pronouncement or action by Trump, most lawmakers were reluctant to discuss the issue at all, with many saying they didn't know enough about it ... [Full Article...]

Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23 million more uninsured

Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23 million more uninsured House Speaker Paul Ryan was bombarded with questions Thursday about the Congressional Budget Office's latest report on the GOP's healthcare bill. In the very nerdy, wonky CBO language, they say, quote, "instability would cause some people who have been insured under current law to be uninsured". [Full Article...]

James Comey's Republican Father Obliterates Trump, Says He 'Belongs In An Institution'

James Comey's Republican Father Obliterates Trump, Says He 'Belongs In An Institution' The father of James Comey said it was President Donald Trump who was "nuts", following a statement on Friday where the president reportedly called the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director "a real nut job", The Hill reported Saturday. [Full Article...]

British police stop sharing Manchester attack info with the U.S. after leaks

The Guardian understands there is not a blanket ban on intelligence sharing between the United States and the UK. According to a New York Times report, two USA officials - one current and one former - said Trump shared the intelligence supplied by Israel in the fight against Islamic State with the Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting earlier this month, which the American press... [Full Article...]

Senate Issues Two Subpoenas to Flynn's Businesses

Senate Issues Two Subpoenas to Flynn's Businesses Flynn, who served as Trump's national security adviser before being forced out after it was publicized he lied to others in the administration about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the USA, has claimed his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination to refuse to hand over any paperwork outlining his ties to Russian Federation to the Senate Intelligence Committee. [Full Article...]

NOAA predicts 2017 Atlantic hurricane season most likely above normal

Model forecasts show considerable uncertainty as to whether a potential El Niño ( ENSO ) becomes strong enough to significantly strengthen the hurricane season. A new weather satellite above the equator will move into an orbit over the Atlantic coast this summer to give forecasters a more detailed view of storm formation that might threaten the US and Caribbean. [Full Article...]

Montana's absentee vote turnout in the spotlight after Gianforte 'body slam'

Montana's absentee vote turnout in the spotlight after Gianforte 'body slam' Gianforte would face a maximum $500 fine or 6 months in jail if convicted. The statement added that Mr Jacobs' injuries did not meet the legal definition of felony assault. "This includes publishing our first-hand account of the incident and covering all of the evolving news leading up to the Montana special election throughout the day across all of our platforms". [Full Article...]

GOP health bill: 23 million more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

GOP health bill: 23 million more uninsured; sick risk higher costs Obama's law included subsidies to help people with modest incomes cover their deductibles and copayments, and spelled out standard benefits like maternity services that insurers must provide. House Republicans were so eager to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act - the 2010 law known as Obamacare - that they rushed through the American Health Care Act on May 4 without subjecting it to... [Full Article...]

Tornado hits trailer park near Chetek in western Wisconsin

Tornado hits trailer park near Chetek in western Wisconsin Fitzgerald said they lifted walls off people who were trapped. "This was a super cell that developed, a discreet storm", he said Tuesday night. Other than this there were no other mishaps reported till now, says the authorities. The National Weather Service reported a tornado touchdown in the area just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The governor was joined by state and local officials and emergency ... [Full Article...]


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