• Russian Federation 'brazenly interfered in our election — Ex CIA Chief
Russian Federation 'brazenly interfered in our election — Ex CIA Chief

Last week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to act as a special counsel to investigate any possible collusion. Meanwhile, at a simultaneous hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the current director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats , was asked about a Washington Post report that...

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  • Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision
Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

The funds, paid directly to insurers each month, are estimated to total about $7.35 billion in 2017, according to the Commonwealth Fund. An terrible lot of what the Trump administration and most congressional Republicans seem preoccupied with doing this year revolves around keeping the president's "base" happy.

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  • 'Republicans care about poor people,' OMB Director Mulvaney says
'Republicans care about poor people,' OMB Director Mulvaney says

The Transportation Department's "discretionary" budget is being cut by 12.7 percent, or $2.4 billion to $16.2 billion. In a nutshell, Trump would have gutted the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health and similarly crucial domestic agencies to fund a big boost in defense spending and border security .

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  • House budget leaves out Senate spending cuts
House budget leaves out Senate spending cuts

House Bill 21 is now dead". The CBO specifies that these people would have difficulty getting affordable coverage "despite the additional funding that would be available". The tax is applied to wages over $200,000 for an individual and over $250,000 for a married couple. The House leaves out Senate budget provisions to cut funding for the Dep...

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  • Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains
Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

Only last month the president certified to Congress that Iran is living up to the deal, but he also sent Secretary of State Tillerson to Tehran with sharp criticisms of its behavior and an assessment that it's unlikely the Obama deal will meet its goals.

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  • NOAA predicts above-normal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season
NOAA predicts above-normal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

Near normal ocean temps combined with near-average vertical wind shear in the Eastern Pacific hurricane region would likely yield levels of activity near the lower ends of the predicted ranges. Each year storms that form in the tropics and eventually make landfall threaten residents in the Caribbean and along the Gulf Coast and Eastern seaboard.

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  • Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding
Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

After months of back and forth over how to fix what ails funding for Texas schools , lawmakers argued late into the night, Wednesday over a bill that would pump more state money into school budgets statewide. Huberty had tried to get the Senate to include one of his own bills, creating a $20 million grant program for schools helping students wit...

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  • Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed
Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed

Arthur is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday. Judy Wicker was convicted of murdering her husband Troy to collect insurance money and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Janette Grantham , director of Victims of Crime and Leniency in Montgomery, Alabama, likened Arthur to "a Houdini". Arthur's legal team say that the...

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  • Ben Carson: Poverty 'To Large Extent' Is 'A State Of Mind'
Ben Carson: Poverty 'To Large Extent' Is 'A State Of Mind'

Trump's controversial 2018 budget calls for massive cuts, totaling more than $6 billion, to Carson's agency. He said he believes the government can provide a helping hand to people looking to climb out of poverty but cautioned that such programs could also enable people.

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  • Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move
Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

To avoid a filibuster, Senate Republicans plan to take the bill up under budget reconciliation rules, which only require a majority vote, but it means the legislation can not increase the federal deficit within a 10-year window. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of IL. "Over time, it would become more hard for less healthy people (i...

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  • AG Sessions tells prosecutors to seek 'most serious' charges
AG Sessions tells prosecutors to seek 'most serious' charges

These charges carry much harsher penalties. Sessions was a key hold out on a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill in the Senate that would have cut back mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses. "Doubling down on a failed policy does not double your chances of success", she said. Sessions' memo to US attorneys is an undoin...

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

The CBO's latest report notes that 23 million people would lose health insurance coverage within the next ten years thanks to the bill the US House has already passed . For the one-third of the nation where states would modestly reduce coverage requirements, average premiums would be about 20 percent lower, the analysts estimated.

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  • Price is Right contestant breaks Plinko record won $31500
Price is Right contestant breaks Plinko record won $31500

The contestant must then drop the chips on the Plinko board to which they then fall to a possible $0, $100, $500, $1000 or a $10000 marker in the middle of the board. It all started when he bid $1 in the first round, screaming out how excited he was to bid one dollar on as if he was living out a lifelong dream (which I'm now 100% convinced he was).

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  • Great Lakes restoration program axed in Trump budget
Great Lakes restoration program axed in Trump budget

Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, who co-chairs the House's Great Lakes Task Force. One bill would give the federal government the authority to shut down a pipeline if the operator couldn't prove they could afford to fund a cleanup of a spill.

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  • Meeting The Pope An 'Honor Of A Lifetime'
Meeting The Pope An 'Honor Of A Lifetime'

In the past year, Pope Francis and Mr Trump have swopped jibes and debated on subjects ranging from migration to unbridled capitalism, as well as the environment. At the time , Donald Trump had responded by saying the Pope's questioning of his faith was "disgraceful". When the first lady and first daughter traveled Saturday to Saudi Arabia...

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  • NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays
NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays

But on the East Coast, a single train depot handles almost twice as many people every day. New York City's transit system is looking for a few good ideas. Moorman said at a press conference. Kaminsky said the timing couldn't be worse. They say they're still working on a final plan and will communicate all details when that plan is finalized.

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  • Montana GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault after run-in with reporter
Montana GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault after run-in with reporter

The Gianforte campaign has not returned messages Thursday morning. And we've got to really say, 'Come on.' Behave. Reactions around the House of Representatives ranged from cautious among Republicans - House Speaker Paul Ryan called Gianforte's alleged assault against Jacobs a "mistake" and called on him to apologize - to nearly giddy among D...

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  • Coast Guard searches for missing boaters off Georgia coast
Coast Guard searches for missing boaters off Georgia coast

They say the longer the timeframe, the wider their search gets. Savannah fire and rescue teams returned to shore after midnight when conditions worsened, while the Coast Guard continued search operations into Wednesday. "The helicopter crew, after refueling, hoisted the remaining crew members and the rescue swimmer at 5:21 a.m., and landed at the...

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  • Trump says former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey is a 'nut job'
Trump says former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey is a 'nut job'

While former FBI Director James Comey has remained quiet since Donald Trump fired him, Comey's father apparently has no problems jumping into the ring to take on the "nuts" president. The Senate Judiciary Committee has also called for the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to testify before their panel. "By grandstanding and politi...

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  • Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill
Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

Carriers would also be allowed to offer skimpier plans that would have lower premiums, but not cover as many benefits. "The AHCA does not", he said in a statement . "We'll get 'em", Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said when asked if GOP leaders would round up the votes they'll need to pass a bill.

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  • Melania appears to reject hand...again
Melania appears to reject hand...again

While the president reiterated his desire to broker a peace deal, his visit produced no announcement on steps toward renewing negotiations. Other presidents have stayed away because the United States does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem's disputed Old City, which the Palestinians claim as the capital of their future state.

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  • DC And Arlington Land Lower On Park Ranking This Year
DC And Arlington Land Lower On Park Ranking This Year

New York City ranked seventh on the list, known as ParkScore , while Loredo, Tex., was the most park-starved of the nation's 100 most populous cities. The city also received high marks for parks spending on operations and capital projects. McCabe also hints that it's very likely Philly could move up in the rankings in years to come, given the ...

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  • Donald Trump: Firing 'nut job' Comey eased 'pressure'
Donald Trump: Firing 'nut job' Comey eased 'pressure'

Mr Trump's terse denial followed reports by Reuters and other media about a memo written by Mr Comey alleging that Mr Trump made the request to close down the investigation into Mr Michael Flynn and Russian Federation in February. But Rosenstein confirmed to lawmakers that he learned of Trump's decision to fire Comey one day before writing the me...

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  • Trump Calls for Middle East to 'Take the Lead' in Fighting Terrorism
Trump Calls for Middle East to 'Take the Lead' in Fighting Terrorism

President Trump called on Muslims around the globe to unite in the war against terrorism. He said that human rights would improve as security and stability in the region did. Before Trump spoke, Salman said his nation is committed to combating terrorism regardless of religion or sect. The White House struggled to answer the question.

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  • Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military
Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

Harold Rogers, who represents a poor district in eastern Kentucky. "I think that's the only way", Cornyn said of working with Democrats on spending. As is the case for most budget proposals by the executive branch, lawmakers on Capitol Hill were quick to call this one a nothing burger. Millions of Americans are enrolled in these government-fu...

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  • Trump budget proposal has massive cuts to social programs
Trump budget proposal has massive cuts to social programs

The shift stems from a combination of factors, including a plan to reduce Medicaid by $1.4 trillion over the next decade and a roughly 20 percent decrease in funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), along with proposed changes to eligibility requirements and the way federal matching funds are calculated.

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  • Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist
Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist

Introducing Trump, Saudi King Salman called Iran "the spearhead of global terrorism" and also vowed to "eliminate the Islamic State group". "[Trump] must enter into dialogue with them about ways to prevent terrorists and takfiris from continuing to fuel the fire in the region and repeating the likes of the September 11 incident by their sponsors ...

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  • Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress
Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

The submission will set off months of debate in Congress. Democrats have already voiced strong opposition to the plan, and even Republicans are wary of the political dangers in Trump's draconian cuts. It would also change the country's financial dynamics as firms and households adjust from a world of almost free money, to one where borrowing exac...

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  • Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk withdraws from NBA Draft and will return to Kansas
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk withdraws from NBA Draft and will return to Kansas

He announced the decision on Instagram. At 6-foot-8, 191 pounds with a 6-5 wingspan, Mykhailiuk will likely benefit from being in a draft generally viewed as less stacked in terms of guard depth than its 2017 counterpart. Svi Mykhailiuk's days of draining 3-pointers at the University of Kansas aren't over just yet. In total, Mykhailiuk has starte...

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  • Trump asked NSA director to publicly push back against FBI's Russian Federation investigation
Trump asked NSA director to publicly push back against FBI's Russian Federation investigation

The Washington Post broke the story, which is said was based on interviews with several current and former USA officials who spoke to the newspaper on background. He was asked by Sen. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Manchester attack, although Coats said the terrorist organization's connection had not been verified at the ...

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  • Fire about 50 percent contained at tourism spot
Fire about 50 percent contained at tourism spot

Swirling wind conditions on Wednesday kept the firefighters working hard to contain sparks that could set other trees outside the fire zone ablaze, officials said. The Chelan County Emergency Management said, "This fire is an exceptionally timely and important reminder that fire season is here in Washington ".

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  • Former FBI Director Comey Will Testify Publicly Before the Senate Intelligence Committee
Former FBI Director Comey Will Testify Publicly Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

The senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee says the panel should request White House documents related to the May 10 Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian officials - and subpoena them if necessary. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously the termination of Comey would not have ended it". ...

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  • Trump Organization Reportedly Not Tracking Foreign Donations
Trump Organization Reportedly Not Tracking Foreign Donations

In the plan, the Trump Organization , which serves as a kind of umbrella group for the family's interests, acknowledged that its planned approach wouldn't necessarily capture all revenues from foreign governments. Emoluments are typically defined in this context as funds or gifts of value. In contrast to traditional text-heavy submissions to con...

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  • Price Target Overview of CVS Health Corporation (CVS)
Price Target Overview of CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

During the key period of last 5 years, CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) sales have annually surged 10.60% on average, however its earnings per share growth remained at 13.60%. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $94.27. Its down 0.24, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc.

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  • Gehl Foods distributed nacho cheese linked to fatal botulism
Gehl Foods distributed nacho cheese linked to fatal botulism

Ten people have been confirmed in the botulism outbreak , including 37-year-old Martin Galindo-Larios Jr., who died Thursday, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office. In the California case, the cheese manufacturer says the toxin was not found in the cheese product. Here are a few facts to know about this rare botulism outbr...

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