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Ex-CIA chief warned Russia to stay out of election

Ex-CIA chief warned Russia to stay out of election Dan Coats, the current US director of national intelligence, declined to comment Tuesday on a Washington Post report that said the president had asked him to publicly deny any collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. By the time Trump turned to Coats and Rogers, reports suggest Comey had already impressed upon him the importance of maintaining FBI independence, a sentiment ... [Full Article...]

Parks programs and pools open for the summer season on Memorial Day

Parks programs and pools open for the summer season on Memorial Day This season's lifeguards include Samantha Snogren, Katie Phillips, Sydney Wilson, Katie Patrick, Aryn Seiler, Jasmine Dannar, Jerad Phillips and Aaron Fay. Bond says season passes for families and individuals are available...and you don't have to be a Joplin resident to get one. Children ages 0-6 are free with an adult. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Cancels European Concerts Through June 5

British police and security services were also upset that Abedi's name was apparently leaked by USA officials and published while police in Britain were withholding his name. But as more information emerged about the attacker another possibility was raised: that he was trained in bomb-making at a terrorist camp in Libya. [Full Article...]

Trump should be scared of Comey's testifying in public: Wittes

Trump should be scared of Comey's testifying in public: Wittes Gorelick says he will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry. "Many Americans ... have misgivings about Trump's firing of Comey during an investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 USA presidential election - and potential collusion with members of the president's campaign staff", the pollsters noted. [Full Article...]

CBO: AHCA would kick 23 million people off of Medicaid

The forecast by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office , Capitol Hill's official scorekeeper, is another potential blow to Republican efforts to undo Obama's signature domestic achievement. And in states that chose to waive the requirements for essential benefits, even people with insurance “would experience substantial increases in what they would spend on health care, ” because their... [Full Article...]

The double count: Trump budget includes $2 trillion accounting gimmick

The double count: Trump budget includes $2 trillion accounting gimmick That produced a stern statement from the American Diabetes Association saying diabetes is not a disease of choice. "Growth cures so many ills", Mulvaney told Smucker. "And we [will] continue to do it like that", he said. Several Republicans in both the House and Senate have joined Democrats in expressing concern over proposed cuts included in the Administration's budget. [Full Article...]

Trump budget chief: Medicaid cuts won't affect anyone now on program

Trump budget chief: Medicaid cuts won't affect anyone now on program And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. Not surprisingly, Trump has made a decision to embrace the House Republican health-care bill's $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid (over the next decade), according to The Post. [Full Article...]

Polls close in election after candidate allegedly body slams reporter

Polls close in election after candidate allegedly body slams reporter A crashing sound is then heard. No one answered the door at Scanlon's home. "This Gianforte assault story is one of those moments where the cultural collapse of the GOP into the Trump Troll Party is captured", Wilson tweeted . Gianforte is facing Democrat Rob Quist in Thursday's election to replace Ryan Zinke , who is now President Donald Trump's interior secretary. In an interview ... [Full Article...]

Uninsured rise by 23m under US Republican health bill: forecast

But, first, let's go back to the health care battle and the new analysis that came out late today from the Congressional Budget Office of the GOP bill that passed the House of Representatives nearly three weeks ago. But the CBO report said the amendment would make it hard or impossible for people in poor health to purchase comprehensive coverage in some states. [Full Article...]

Guardian reporter allegedly body slammed by GOP congressional candidate speaks out

On Wednesday, Greg Gianforte , a San Diego-born Republican running in a special election for Montana's one House seat, was charged with misdemeanor assault . The sheriff announced plans to hold a press conference later Thursday. Jacobs dismissed that version of events. The NRCC, when asked for comment, referred reporters to Gianforte's statement. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants But one Republican legislator says he'll vote against the budget on the Senate floor, unless it contains Walker's original proposal. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, of the drug testing requirements included in the budget. "It would be an extremely negative development because it treats drug addiction as a moral failing rather than a disease", Peacock said. "It says that we're going to test people first ... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

Delaying the issue will instead subtly sabotage the exchanges without capsizing them outright-which will make it easier for Trump to suggest that Obamacare is failing on its own and must be replaced. The payments are "critical" to the success of the health marketplaces established by that law, insurance companies have testified to Congress. At the same time, they asked the court to hear the ca... [Full Article...]

Tornadoes Wednesday In Four Counties East Of High Country

Tornadoes Wednesday In Four Counties East Of High Country Parts of south Georgia, including Valdosta, also were under a tornado watch. He could not confirm reports of people being trapped in damaged structures. "But they never touched the ground", the local public safety official added Thursday morning in assessing the impact of severe weather accompanied by tornado warnings being issued Wednesday for Surry, Yadkin, Stokes, Forsyth, Davie and Iredell cou... [Full Article...]

Reporter alleges GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed him

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanour assault after grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. They close Thursday night at 8 p.m. He said he was speaking to MSNBC from a hospital where he was getting his elbow X-rayed. The cost of the House special election race in Montana - where voters are going to the polls today - is officially record-breaking. [Full Article...]

Trumpcare is a crime against humanity as 23 million will lose healthcare

It now sits with the Senate. Yesterday, an independent congressional agency told by 2016 about 23 million people would misplace health insurance under Obamacare cancellation and a new policy to be in place under American Health Care Act . [Full Article...]

GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

So yeah, when a reporter who's an enemy of the people is annoyingly asking policy questions that voters have no right to know and won't matter anyway, punch that pesky journalist and then lie about it. Gianforte left", Gootkin said. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin is a donor to Gianforte's campaign . "Unfortunately, it's kind of a sign of the times with people running for offic... [Full Article...]

Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life

Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life Kennedy, who in addition to being the former first daughter also served as the US ambassador to Japan under the Obama administration, debuted the short film on CNN this evening, and then stayed on for a brief discussion with Jake Tapper about her father's legacy. [Full Article...]

Mulvaney defends Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget before Congress

Mulvaney defends Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget before Congress The Washington Post's congressional team reported Tuesday that Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, is skeptical of Trump's proposed cuts, saying: "This is kind of the game". The cuts to Social Security disability benefits would be similarly cruel. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a frequent Trump talking point. [Full Article...]

CBO says 23 million Americans to lose health insurance

Later revisions reduced those savings to $150 billion. Their argument is that their plan would give states more flexibility, and they included more money in what they were calling stability funds to help people buy those premiums if they needed to. [Full Article...]

After being charged with allegedly assaulting reporter, Gianforte wins Montana House seat

The incident on Wednesday roiled a tightening race in the Republican-leaning state, where a Democratic political novice aims to pull off a victory in a contest seen as a bellwether for next year's USA congressional elections. To explain the criticism, Trump and other Republicans have declared the press their enemy, and have convinced a lot of regular people they're being treated "unfairly" and tha... [Full Article...]


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