• Gingrich: Supreme Court travel ban ruling shows Trump was 'right'
Gingrich: Supreme Court travel ban ruling shows Trump was 'right'

The president declared Monday's Supreme Court decision a victory, which ought to mean the 90-day and 120-day clocks started ticking on Monday. They say even allowing parts of the ban to take effect is not fair. The Supreme Court has asked for more arguments about whether the challenges to the travel restriction became moot in June. The trav...

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  • Kasich: US Senate needs to fix version of health care bill
Kasich: US Senate needs to fix version of health care bill

Republicans in general were not happy when Mr. Kasich went around them in 2013 to use the quasi-legislative controlling board to draw down billions in federal funds to partner with the federal Affordable Care Act to launch the expansion. Are they going to be served by this bill in the future? "I don't think there's any doubt about that". Ryan c...

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  • House Democrats Present a Budget Plan
House Democrats Present a Budget Plan

The $36.489 billion plan spends about $800 million dollars less than Governor Rauner's proposed budget plan of $37.316 billion, and is about $3 billion less than the state is now spending. Leader Durkin says his members are still negotiating with Democrats, and he doesn't view calling the bills for a vote on the House floor as something constructiv...

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  • Auto crash ignites 5000-acre brush fire in California
Auto crash ignites 5000-acre brush fire in California

Two people were transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries. The fire was reported at 4 p.m. near the intersection of Day Street and Palm Lane in Mead Valley. The Manzanita Fire started in Lambs Canyon, off Highway 79 N. near Dump Rd., Monday afternoon. BEAUMONT - Nearly 400 firefighters are battling a fire that has scorched 1,200 acre...

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  • Supreme Court Revives Trump Travel Ban
Supreme Court Revives Trump Travel Ban

The Supreme Court has asked for more arguments about whether the challenges to the travel restriction became moot in June. State courts had ruled against the businessman. "Courts have repeatedly blocked this indefensible and discriminatory ban". Is this a win for Trump? People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, a...

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  • Trump travel ban might affect one MSU student
Trump travel ban might affect one MSU student

Vasquez of Austin, Texas, said in March. "The implementation of the executive order will be done professionally, with clear and sufficient public notice, particularly to potentially affected travelers , and in co-ordination with partners in the travel industry", the department of homeland security said in a brief statement that struck the sa...

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  • Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections
Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections

While looking for tweaks that can satisfy the conservatives , Senate GOP leaders are also arguing that any Republican who fails to vote for the leadership bill will be responsible for leaving Obamacare standing. Who's in this group: Sen. The estimate said the bill would shrink the federal deficit by $321 billion over 10 years, a bright spot...

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  • Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule
Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

Army Corps of Engineers to overturn the rule. "EPA should ditch this rule once and for all, go back to the drawing board and write a new rule that protects water quality without trampling the rights of businesses and the states". The last thing we should do is weaken protections for our water. The rule has never been implemented because it was st...

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  • North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier

US doctors who travelled to the North last week to bring Warmbier home recognised that the North had provided him with medical treatment, the spokesman said. The agency said: "Our related institutions are treating criminals who committed crimes against (our) republic strictly based on domestic law and worldwide standards, and Warmbier was...

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  • 'Human Error' Behind Girl's Six Flags Fall
'Human Error' Behind Girl's Six Flags Fall

In a dramatic video captured over the weekend, a young girl can be seen dangling from a slow-moving gondola ride, crying and saying she can't hold on much longer. Stockdale said in an email that "it looks like she's going to be ok". "It wouldn't surprise me at all if they put additional safety restrictions on this ride, maybe safety belts".

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  • Iran official says United States travel ban violates nuke deal
Iran official says United States travel ban violates nuke deal

The Trump administration can now enforce the ban against some travellers while it waits for the Supreme Court case to be heard in October. Dershowitz, who said he does not support Trump's order as a matter of policy, predicted SCOTUS will "generally support" the president's broad authority to control immigration into the USA with exceptions sim...

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  • 22m Americans to lose cover in Senate healthcare bill
22m Americans to lose cover in Senate healthcare bill

Appeasing one side of the divide loses support on the other, and with only 52 GOP senators and a united Democratic opposition , McConnell only has a handful of votes with which to play. "It's a bad bill", said Paul. "In a set of illustrative examples, CBO and JCT estimate that a 40-year-old with income at 175 percent of the [federal poverty ...

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  • Bishops, Catholic groups worry about consequences of partial travel ban
Bishops, Catholic groups worry about consequences of partial travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that he said is needed for national security but that opponents decry as discriminatory.

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  • March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony
March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

Fake Time magazine cover. The issue purports to be from "March 1, 2009", even though there is no March 1, 2009 issue of Time . The fake was also easy to spot given the thickness of the red border, which you can see in the following side-by-side comparison.

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  • Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid
Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid

Stephanopoulos asked Conway on "This Week" if the president has tried to end any uncertainty over the issue by asking the intelligence community if it had recorded any of the conversations between Trump and Comey. 'Medicaid is intended for the poor, the needy, the sick, and what it's done under Obamacare , it's expanded the Medicaid pool of peopl...

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  • Gov. Malloy reacts to Supreme Court decision on travel ban
Gov. Malloy reacts to Supreme Court decision on travel ban

While Trump's ban originally prevented all citizens of those countries from entering the US for 90 days, the court carved out exceptions for people with "credible claim of a bona fide relationship " with people or organizations in the U.S.

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  • CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill
CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

He can only afford to lose two Republicans given the party's 52-seat majority in the Senate . Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) previously said that the "drop-dead line" to vote on the BCRA was before the August recess. The budget office report said it believes the Senate bill "would increase the number of uninsured people substant...

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  • Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote On Health Care Bill
Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote On Health Care Bill

The budget office, an independent, non-political entity, paired with the bicameral congressional tax committee to analyze the Senate Republican health care plan . Paul said he would not vote for the legislation itself or on the procedural motion to proceed. They have only a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat Senate.

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  • Key aspects of GOP health plans unpopular with battleground voters
Key aspects of GOP health plans unpopular with battleground voters

He can afford to lose just two Republican senators from the party's 52-seat majority in the 100-seat Senate to pass healthcare . By next year , 15 million more Americans would lack coverage than under Obama's Affordable Care Act primarily because of the elimination of tax penalties on those who lack coverage, the budget office said .

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  • Trump, working with Ivanka, to push expanded apprenticeship programs
Trump, working with Ivanka, to push expanded apprenticeship programs

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job experience with paid classroom instruction that can last from two to six years. He said that he has been pushing for decades to get these training opportunities extended into high schools, the way they are in countries like Germany and Switzerland, but that his efforts have been roundly defeated by those conce...

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  • Not 'far off' from passing health overhaul
Not 'far off' from passing health overhaul

The change was aimed at helping insurance companies and the insurance market by discouraging healthy people from waiting to buy a policy until they get sick. Johnson called leadership's effort "a little offensive" and said conservatives had no input into the package. McConnell drafted the plan behind closed doors after numerous meetings among G...

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  • Gay couple sees hope in Supreme Court cake case
Gay couple sees hope in Supreme Court cake case

The US Supreme Court's action came after Republican President Donald Trump's appointee Neil Gorsuch joined the court on April 10, restoring its 5-4 conservative majority. Eastman agrees that the Smith ruling makes the free exercise argument a tougher sell, though he does wonder, with Justice Scalia-who authored the opinion, but is no longer...

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  • Supreme Court Takes Up Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case
Supreme Court Takes Up Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel (SHIH'-mehl) says he is "thrilled" the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by Democrats challenging redistricting maps drawn by Republicans. While these districts have allowed minorities to pick their representatives, they have had the unintended outcome of limiting minority influence i...

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  • Washington Redskins owner 'thrilled' by Supreme Court's trademark ruling
Washington Redskins owner 'thrilled' by Supreme Court's trademark ruling

The case featured an Asian rock band the Slants and a trademark denial they had received. The law prohibited registration of trademarks that "may disparage ... The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in favor of the band. Although The Slants is comprised of Asian American musicians, the United States Patent and Trademark Office repeatedly denied Tam...

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  • PM Modi, Trump pledge to deepen defense, security cooperation
PM Modi, Trump pledge to deepen defense, security cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi June 25 said India has emerged as a business-friendly destination, especially given next month's implementation of the landmark Goods and Services Tax, and encouraged CEOs from top USA companies to invest in the country.

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  • Justices take wedding cake case
Justices take wedding cake case

Lower courts have ruled against Phillips saying his right to exercise religious freedom did not outweigh the gay couple's protection under anti-discrimination laws. By granting review in Charlie and Dave's case, the Supreme Court has placed a spotlight on supposed tensions between equality and religious liberty.

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  • Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case
Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

The three officers are accused of conspiring in the hours and days after the shooting to "conceal the true facts" to protect Jason Van Dyke , a fellow officer, who fired 16 times at Mr. Special prosecutor Patricia Brown-Holmes announced the indictments Tuesday, saying the three officers "did more than merely obey an unofficial code of silence".

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  • Prelate: Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran decision is 'landmark victory for religious freedom'
Prelate: Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran decision is 'landmark victory for religious freedom'

By a 7-2 vote, the court ruled that Missouri had violated the constitution in rejecting the preschool's application. Like the justices sitting in Washington, D.C., Baptists engaged in religious liberty issues offered divergent opinions on the decision.

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  • Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats
Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats

Nationalizing the swings against them in the special elections held for GOP seats this year would likely deprive them of control in 2018. Hayes said the Republican Party of Florida reached out to her about forming the club. "When it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun", Pelosi said. One of Trump's electoral stre...

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  • Trump expresses condolences for late German chancellor
Trump expresses condolences for late German chancellor

Have you read Trendiee Today? " Helmut Kohl was the most important European statesman since World War Two", Bill Clinton , the former U.S. president, said in 2011, adding that Mr Kohl answered the big questions of his time "correctly for Germany, correctly for Europe, correctly for the United States, correctly for the future of the world".

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  • What Canadians need to know about Trump's travel ban
What Canadians need to know about Trump's travel ban

That's no minor exception, according to immigrant groups, who say relatively few people come to the USA from the affected countries without such close ties. That court also put a hold on separate aspects of the policy that would keep all refugees out of the United States for 120 days and cut by more than half, from 110,000 to 50,000, the cap on ref...

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  • US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy
US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

Garcia was announced Friday as the large city victor in the 2017 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards for the Clear Air Action Plan, meant to reduce port-related air pollution and health risks at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles while allowing port development, job creation and economic activity to continue.

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  • Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6000 acres
Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6000 acres

The Alcoa fire, southeast of Wenatchee, has burned about 500 acres. Two helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are also available, she said. This is a wind-driven grass fire. The Southerland Canyon Fire caused almost 25 homes to receive level one evacuation notices, which means residents should be ready for a potential evacuation .

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  • Castile protesters march in Minnesota city where acquitted officer worked
Castile protesters march in Minnesota city where acquitted officer worked

The shooting's aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds. After the verdict was announced, the city of St. Choi said under Minnesota law, as written, the deadly use of force in Castile's death was not justified. Yanez was immediately pushed to resign from the St.

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  • US Supreme Court backs church in major religious rights ruling
US Supreme Court backs church in major religious rights ruling

More than three dozen states now have such constitutional provisions that bar the use of public money for religious purposes, which have effectively prohibited the establishment of voucher programs that give families direct government subsidies to pay for tuition at private and parochial schools.

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