Friday January 19-th, 2018

US Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote US Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote

The White House remained "very confident" about prospects for the Senate bill, spokesman Sean Spicer said ahead of the CBO report's release. It's what republicans had hoped to avoid, sending their Senate home for break without a decision on t...

DON McKEE: Karen Handel turned tide, winning Republican base DON McKEE: Karen Handel turned tide, winning Republican base

The Republican Party has spent tens of millions of dollars in attack ads attaching Democrats to her, Pelosi said. Following two big loses in the special elections held earlier this week in Georgia and SC, the Democratic Party is facing in...

Trump Adviser Who Advocated Violence Visits White House

While they can spend more money on certain areas, they still have to hit the $133 billion marker. His call for unity, however, was rather incongruent with his tweet just hours before, when he ripped into House and Senate Minority Leaders Nancy Pe...

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

The $25 million raised was not enough to reverse the luck of the Democrats , who suffered defeat in districts within Kansas, Montana and SC. JOE CROWLEY: We're disappointed. It worked; running on a platform of MOAR LIBERAL TEARS, Handel won with...

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Massachusetts), tweeted that Ossoff's loss " better be a wake up call for Democrats" to look ahead, not backwards. The Georgia race featured a nail-biting finish, with the possibility of flipping a traditionally-Repu...

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare' Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

The plan gets rid of those mandates. Meanwhile, tax-credits for middle-income Americans and the elderly shrink substantially from the current Obamacare subsidies. The bill takes major steps to roll back provisions of the Affordable Care Act but...

Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill

And Obama called on Americans to lobby their senators, in order to slow down the Republican bill's consideration and pressure GOP lawmakers into negotiating with Democrats on the proposal. - Senate debates the bill and Majority Leader Mitch McCo...

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

The FBI has contacted the congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list. Franks added that "it's clear that (the shooting) was premeditated", but he declined to confirm the existence of a possible list, citing the ongoing investigation.

Trump to clamp down on Cuba travel, trade, curbing Obama's detente

In Miami, then-candidate Trump called for a reversal of Obama's normalization of Cuba policy, saying he would demand religious and political freedom for the Cuban people as well as the release of political prisoners. The restrictions on dealing wit...

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

Many credit quick-acting U.S. Capitol Police for saving lives during the shooting, while closer to home, state representative Grove also recognizes the safety efforts of Pennsylvania's own Capitol Police. "Both the capitol hill policemen were shot ...

Steve Scalise shooting: Biggest questions, unknowns after congressman's shooting Steve Scalise shooting: Biggest questions, unknowns after congressman's shooting

Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville with a gun. Steve Scalise , the Louisiana Republican shot Wednesday during congressional baseball practice, remains in critical condition "but has improved in the last 24 hours", MedStar Washington Hospital announ...

White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping

You know the difference, right?" CUOMO: It's his words, his thoughts. The bot was inspired by Pat Cunnane, a writer and former White House press aide, who reformatted Trump's response to the London attacks in a tweet that's since gone viral.

Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

May had warned repeatedly during the campaign that if she lost only a few seats then Corbyn could take office, presiding over a "coalition of chaos" involving the SNP and Lib Dems. She's the right person for the job, clearly. Sterling "fell off a c...

Chris Mathews: Trump-Russia Collusion Theory 'Came Apart' During Comey Testimony

Jim Risch asked Comey about a private hearing in February in which Comey told the committee that the report "upset" Comey so much he "surveyed the intelligence community to see whether [he was] missing something in that", and that Comey sought out ...

NY Gov. Cuomo denies insurers Medicaid, other state access without exchange participation

MI budget director Al Pscholka, left, defends the state's Medicaid expansion program, Monday, June 5, 2017, during a briefing with reporters at the Care Free Medical and Dental Clinic in Lansing, Mich. Health insurance is not like other insurance...

Trump will announce US withdrawal from Paris climate accord -document Trump will announce US withdrawal from Paris climate accord -document

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to confirm mounting reports of Trump's plan to pull out of the agreement. The U.S. Withdrawal would take effect a year after that - taking us to November 2020 at the earliest if Tr...

President Trump's Paris climate decision comes Thursday, with the world watching President Trump's Paris climate decision comes Thursday, with the world watching

Foreign leaders , business executives and Trump's own daughter lobbied heavily for him to remain a part of the deal, but ultimately lost out to conservatives who claim the plan is bad for the United States. A person familiar with Trump's thinking sa...

With Senate done, House ready to debate budget ideas

He pressed the Senate to add vouchers to the House's legislation. The House can reject the legislation outright or offer to go to a conference committee to try to work out the differences. Blair also said there were triggers in the Senate's bil...

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

The Wyoming Republican declined to reveal any specifics, saying that he wants to encourage collaboration. "It's so frustrating, but I'm glad to sit here and talk about one thing that we're doing, which is defend the taxpayer", said Mulvaney.

Russian Federation probe: Subpoenas to get Flynn to talk

While the group says it is pleased with the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the allegations against Trump , it said it would also like to see a select congressional committee involved in the inve...

McConnell Reports 'Encouraging' Signs In Trump Budget, Dems Decry Cuts

Trump's budget would slash spending on these programs by $616 billion over the next 10 years. The budget envisions changes to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program, a cornerstone of U.S. It would impose more stringent ...

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

Securing the No. 2 overall pick clears the way for the Lakers to likely select UCLA point guard and Chino Hills, Calif. native Lonzo Ball, which could render Russell's skillset somewhat redundant. "You don't really want to necessarily trade a number...

Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

Since both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have expressed interest in returning to the negotiating table with no preconditions, "we don't think it's the right time to do it right now", the official said.

Always Dreaming drawn four of ten in Preakness Stakes Always Dreaming drawn four of ten in Preakness Stakes

With that achievement, though, comes a new challenge. Last Saturday, the only Saturday between the Derby and Preakness, Terry and Debbie Finley, along with family and friends, watched Derby videos and relived the moment at Terry's sister-in-law's hom...

Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Trump says "even that is possible". "As far as I'm concerned, I want that thing to be absolutely done properly", the president said. Given this chaos and Trump's penchant for authoritarianism, now is not the time for one of those proverbial 3 a...

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