Friday January 19-th, 2018

Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

The bill was created to be a budget reconciliation instead of new legislation and thus would need only a simple majority of Senate to pass the bill, as opposed to the customary 60-vote majority. The 142-page bill which seeks to reverse the Affordab...

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

It does repeal the individual, employer mandate. That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incomes. Under Obamacare , tax credits are primarily based on income, age and geography, benefitting lower- and moderate-income people who pu...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investiga Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investiga

A few days after the "bombshell" Washington Post story claimed that Mueller was looking into whether Trump tried to thwart the FBI's Russia-election-meddling investigation, ABC News reported that there isn't such an investigation. When Wallac...

Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

There was a big match at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation on Sunday as Portugal took on Mexico . The result leaves both sides tied for second place in Group A, behind hosts Russian Federation who top the group after beating New Zea...

Protesters storm town hall as anger grows over London fire

According to BBC , the cladding had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, which had also suffered fires that spread. Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall became another f...

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise' Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

But he recorded a message that played at the top of the game, paying tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise , who remains in critical condition following a shooting attack on the Republicans practicing for the game Wednesday morning. When the members of the ...

Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock

She did not report it until a year later. This particular case was for his alleged sexual assault against Andrea Constand . TAYLOR: And, certainly, that always favors the prosecution because, you know, the defense has tipped its hand. Steele belie...

Another election? The sooner, the better, says Keir Starmer — Interview

Because if the DUP doesn't back May all the way, then we are inevitably looking at another election, sooner rather than later. Derek Wall is an ecosocialist activist and joint global coordinator for the Green party of England and Wales stood ...

Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

The sound of sharpening knives echoed everywhere Monday. A source close to the president said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move such as firing the special counsel. The act was widely criticized after Kenneth Starr's ...

Ostapenko stuns Halep to win French Open Ostapenko stuns Halep to win French Open

It's about another 20-year-old - albeit twenty years removed - a Latvian girl called Jelena Ostapenko . A 100-1 outsider at the start of the tournament, she will rise from 47th to 12th in the world rankings following her spectacular victory.

Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause' Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause'

Rosenstein responded: "No I have not". The sources, billed as familiar with Mueller's thinking, say the special counsel now views the matter as more than a simple "he said-he said " situation. The Post report only further embroils Trump and hi...

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, 20, Clinches Her First Major Title, The French Open Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, 20, Clinches Her First Major Title, The French Open

However, in an extended fourth game, she couldn't convert any of three break points to go 4-0 up and Ostapenko won six of the next seven games to wrestle momentum. Jelena Ostapenko , who is world number 47 before the Roland Garros victory, is now...

At least six dead after massive fire engulfs London tower block At least six dead after massive fire engulfs London tower block

A local residents' group said it had predicted such a catastrophe on their low-rent housing estate that overlooks affluent parts of the Kensington area of the capital, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan said there were questions to answer. Nassima Boutr...

British PM Seeks Minority Government Following Election Losses

Below are details on what she would need to win and what would happen if she failed to get a majority, with one eye on Brexit . With the complex talks on the divorce from the European Union due to start in 10 days , it was unclear what their di...

Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

Senators are also expected to ask Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey. "I believe it was the next day that [Comey] said something, ex...

How Theresa May's Snap Election Backfired

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll be backed by a small Northern Irish party and is able to form a minority government after she lost an election gamble days before launching Brexit talks. "I expect more uncertainty now". "Thi...

Trump invites Republican senators to lunch with Obamacare repeal on menu

The negotiations around the Senate's version of a health care bill are being held behind closed doors, and among a very small group of people. Some Republican senators are pushing to wind down the Medicaid expansion funding more slowly.

Puerto Ricans Vote For Their Country To Become America's 51st State

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said voters in the economically troubled USA island territory were sending a strong message to Congress . Groups that back the current commonwealth status, like the Popular Democratic Party, PPD, have called f...

DUP to support minority government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached DUP to support minority government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

Labour surpassed expectations by winning 262. Kathleen Brooks, research director at City Index, said: "Perhaps the market is looking at this result as a vote for a softer Brexit , which could boost the pound in the long run". The deal sits uneasil...

Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key

The humiliating result has heaped pressure on May to resign, but she says she will stay and lead Britain during exit talks with the European Union . Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn's Labour would be expected to explore the potential for co-operation with oth...

Trump stays mum on Comey testimony, while son live-tweets

President Donald Trump evaded a direct question about whether he has tapes of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey and toyed with the press about when he'd confirm it. The Trump administration denies being tied to the leak o...

Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

Theresa May told the influential 1922 Committee: "I'm the person who got us into this mess, and I'm the one who will get us out of it". In negotiations with Mrs May and her team, the DUP delegation will also be acutely aware of the impact th...

Foreign Ministry Renews Call for End to Arab Crisis Foreign Ministry Renews Call for End to Arab Crisis

Qatar Air's strategy has included adding destinations served by wide-body planes that use Doha as a transfer point, as well as buying stakes in key airlines such as British Airways parent IAG SA and South America's biggest carrier Latam Airlines G...

Pressure mounts on May to resign after election stumble Pressure mounts on May to resign after election stumble

But it will be another blow to the prime minister, who has been heavily reliant on their advice and support since her previous job at the interior ministry. "A broader backing for Brexit has to be built and I think she recognises that", one former mi...

Germany ready for talks with United Kingdom on European Union exit: Angela Merkel Germany ready for talks with United Kingdom on European Union exit: Angela Merkel

The Czech prime minister said Friday that Britain should not be granted any extension on the two-year deadline for the Brexit talks. She added that Britain will still remain in Europe after Brexit , and that she wanted the country to remain a go...

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