• Ryan has faith McConnell can save health bill
Ryan has faith McConnell can save health bill

After hitting an initial roadblock of conservative opposition, House Republicans passed Trump's #Health Care Bill onto the Senate last month, where it's received scathing reviews, including a negative score for the Congressional Budget Office .

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  • US President Trump's travel ban to go into effect
US President Trump's travel ban to go into effect

The time was needed, the order said, to address gaps in the government's screening and vetting procedures. The travel order had been placed under restraining orders by two separate courts, one in Hawaii and one in Maryland. Thus, it lifted the ban in so as far it applies to those individuals without a "bona fide relationship to a person or en...

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  • Supreme Court will hear sports betting case
Supreme Court will hear sports betting case

Kennedy, whose vote in this matter will probably be key. States with such anti-discrimination laws are mostly in the West, East Coast and upper Midwest. "It's about making sure that Masterpiece and other businesses don't discriminate against customers because of who they are". "The courts are rightly upholding the legitimacy of anti-discriminat...

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  • Senate Republicans Delay Vote on Health Bill Until After July 4 Recess
Senate Republicans Delay Vote on Health Bill Until After July 4 Recess

McConnell and Senate GOP leaders haven't discussed possible changes with members concerned about some of the bill's provisions, two senators said . High-earning Americans would fare much better under the bill, however, because the legislation repeals many of Obamacare's taxes on high-income earners.

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  • Trump says it's 'OK' if health bill doesn't pass
Trump says it's 'OK' if health bill doesn't pass

Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenate Democrats: ObamaCare repeal fight isn't over yet Bipartisan senators seek to boost expertise in military justice system Mattis gaining power in Trump's Cabinet MORE (D-N.Y.). "If we're going to reject something that is offered other than Obamacare, then you are saying you want Obamacare over that", I...

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  • Beyonce's dad confirms singer welcomed twins --
Beyonce's dad confirms singer welcomed twins -- "They're here!"

An unidentified woman was also seen entering the hospital carrying two baby foot-shaped pink and blue balloons and flowers with a card that read, "Congratulations B & J". Beyonce and Jay-Z managed to keep important details about the pregnancy to themselves including the babies' genders, names and even the exact due date.

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  • Immigration lawyer: Supreme Court decision still a win
Immigration lawyer: Supreme Court decision still a win

The Department of Justice has retorted to the Fourth Circuit that there is no language in the executive order referring to religion and that courts should not have considered Trump's campaign statements about Muslim countries. The ruling invites "a flood of litigation", Thomas writes . The Trump administration got some of what it wanted wh...

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  • Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting
Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting

Palin as an artifice to exploit the shooting". Nonetheless, Palin-who recently invited Ted Nugent and Kid Rock to dine with her and the President at the White House because "Jesus was booked"-is seeking $75,000 in damages for conduct committed, "knowingly, intentionally, willfully, wantonly and maliciously, with the intent harm Mrs.

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  • New Trump Policy on Havana Regretful - Moscow
New Trump Policy on Havana Regretful - Moscow

Trump said his administration will expose the crimes of the Castro regime and stand with the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom. Diplomatic relations, restored only two years ago, will remain intact. During a speech Friday in Miami , Trump portrayed his updated policy as the fulfillment of a campaign promise to reverse Obama's diplomati...

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  • GOP Congressman: Taxpayers Should Give Us $30000 a Year for Housing
GOP Congressman: Taxpayers Should Give Us $30000 a Year for Housing

I really do believe Congress would be much better served if there was a housing allowance for members of Congress. Chaffetz is stepping down from the House after being first elected in 2008. In an interview with The Hill , the five-term Republican noted that many legislators carry the costs of two mortgages or rents-one in their home distric...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy expected to bring soaking rains to midstate on Friday
Tropical Storm Cindy expected to bring soaking rains to midstate on Friday

The Storm Prediction Center said severe weather remains a threat from the Southeast as far as western Pennsylvania as remnants of Cindy push northeastward. Still, the storm barely registered a blip for some in Memphis. On Friday, forecasters were trying to verify exactly how many tornadoes touched down in Alabama during Cindy's passage.

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  • Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal
Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

GOP defections increased after the Congressional Budget Office said Monday the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than Obama's 2010 statute. The 22 million extra Americans were just 1 million fewer than the number the budget office estimated would become uninsured under the House version.

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

If the speech bill does not come up for a vote before the budget it will have to wait until the Senate's next floor period, which starts September 12, Tanck said. Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, one of the bill's critics, said of the delay. "Today's CBO report makes it clearer than ever just how mean Trumpcare is and why", she said.

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  • GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others
GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

He wants to remain in ME, but if the Senate health bill passes, he will go back to France, Delogu said . On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ) released its analysis of the BCRA projecting 22 million people would be uninsured over the next decade, including 15 million Medicaid beneficiaries.

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  • US warns of 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack
US warns of 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

The White House has warned the Syrian regime it would "pay a heavy price" for using chemical weapons after preparations for a possible attack were observed at a regime air base allegedly involved in a sarin attack in April. "And it moved very fast", a US intelligence official, who was not authorized to speak on the record, told FP on Tues...

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  • Attorney: Trump not under investigation
Attorney: Trump not under investigation

As Salon's Heather Digby Parton points out , Sekulow's wife, brother, sons and sister-in-law "dominate the boards of both organizations" in an arrangement not dissimilar from how Trump ran his business and, to a lesser extent, the White House.

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  • Utah wildfire grows to largest active fire in US
Utah wildfire grows to largest active fire in US

The blaze has grown to 2.5 square miles (6.5 sq. kilometers) since it broke out outside San Luis Obispo on Monday afternoon. Firefighters in Southern California were battling a fast-moving wildfire on Sunday that closed a highway and forced residents from their homes around the area of Santa Clarita, a city north of Los Angeles, authorities sai...

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  • Israel cuts back Gaza electricity supplies
Israel cuts back Gaza electricity supplies

The settlements are illegal under global law and are seen as a major obstacle to peace sought by the Palestinians and the worldwide community. Last week, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet gave the state-owned IEC the green light to implement the reduction, saying that Israel would not cover the shortfall in PA paym...

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  • Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call
Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call

Trump and had been chairman of the Trump campaign in Virginia . Virginia voters on Tuesday will choose the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor in an election seen as a gauge of the US electorate's mood about President Donald Trump ahead of next year's midterm races.

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  • Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast
Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

According to the National Park Service, a Type 1 team typically has the most training and experience in fighting wildfires. Crews in California, meanwhile, are dealing with two new powerful and fast-growing fires. The fire is about 10% contained. A fire weather watch is also in effect Wednesday afternoon through evening. Wildfire crews in sou...

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  • Space X rocket with 10 Iridium satellites launches from Vandenberg
Space X rocket with 10 Iridium satellites launches from Vandenberg

After launching Bulgaria's first communications satellite into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, SpaceX nailed its " weekend doubleheader " with another successful launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force on Sunday.

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  • Collins, King won't support Senate bill to replace Obamacare
Collins, King won't support Senate bill to replace Obamacare

The Kentucky Republican said President Donald Trump "is open to making (the) bill better". Heller himself raised the issue in the Tuesday White House meeting, Sen. To be approved, no more than two of the 52 GOP senators can vote against it. Her comments echo those of Republican Wisconsin Sen. The health-care measure could dramatically a...

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  • Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate
Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

Trinity Lutheran , which runs a preschool and daycare center, had wanted a safer surface for its playground. "Certainly the Framers never meant to exclude churches from public life in the way the state of Missouri and lower courts have here".

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  • No indication Russia wants positive relationship with US: Mattis
No indication Russia wants positive relationship with US: Mattis

Still, the Trump administration insists on "rebuilding" the US armed forces. There are presently just under 10,000 USA service members in the Asian nation. Bays, 29; and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, 22, brought the total number of USA troops killed in Afghanistan this year to six. A former United States official said such a decision might allo...

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  • Baby born on Spirit flight departing from Florida
Baby born on Spirit flight departing from Florida

But the baby, named Christoph Lezcano, had already been born. "Everything started happening very quickly", said Penton. "It was scary and exciting at the same time", said Penton's daughter Lulu. Spirit's policy on flying while pregnant simply states that "women in their eighth month of pregnancy are urged to obtain an examination from her phys...

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  • Some would-be immigrants left in limbo after Supreme Court travel ban order
Some would-be immigrants left in limbo after Supreme Court travel ban order

Sessions says vetting of those seeking to come to the U.S.is crucial for national security. The Supreme Court's action Monday partially reinstated the effort. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to disclose the information. Trump's initial travel ban caused panic and chaos at airports around the world in ...

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  • The Dept. of Education halting student debt forgiveness rules
The Dept. of Education halting student debt forgiveness rules

Under the rules, students can have their loans erased if their college misrepresented the quality of its programs or broke a "contractual promise" with its students. Today's motion to intervene was actually filed before Secretary DeVos announced her intention to redo the Borrower Defense rule. And some Democratic senators have urged DeVos to keep t...

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  • Senate postpones health care vote until after July 4 recess
Senate postpones health care vote until after July 4 recess

It's projected to lower the deficit by billions over 10 years, and also cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy. At the other end, families making $20,000 a year would, on average, get a $190 tax cut. He concluded the interview on a hopeful note with regard to health care. "Both bills are mean-spirited and cruel", Beckmann said. He later sa...

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  • Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump
Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump

Mathematically, a 4-point loss for a Democratic House candidate in a district that has traditionally elected Republicans by wide margins is an encouraging result for Democrats. "Support for Trump is highest among whites, men and older adults", Pew said. "What happened on that ballfield was a bad tragedy and we need to all continue to lift up Stev...

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  • Supreme Court order may cause travel chaos
Supreme Court order may cause travel chaos

But the other six kept blocking it as it applies to those traveling to the US on employment, student or family immigrant visas as well as other cases where the traveler can show a "bona fide" connection to the U.S. But he did not explain how that is connected or relevant to the travel ban. The previous United States appeals court decisions ...

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  • Mayors: Look to us, not Washington, for results
Mayors: Look to us, not Washington, for results

Another key issue for the mayors is climate change . Clinton, addressing a crowd inside the Fontainebleau on Saturday afternoon, didn't mention President Donald Trump by name. Republicans and Democrats alike renewed their city's commitments to reduce carbon emissions and use renewable energy. Landrieu is also among the leaders who have commi...

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  • Senate Approves Measure Limiting Trump's Power Over Russia Sanctions
Senate Approves Measure Limiting Trump's Power Over Russia Sanctions

The Senate this week also added new sanctions punishing Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 US election, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and support for Syria's government in that country's six-year-long civil war. On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the USA further sanctions would damage relations, though stopped...

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  • Senate Bill Would Result In 22-Million More Uninsured By 2026
Senate Bill Would Result In 22-Million More Uninsured By 2026

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., was hoping to staunch the rebellion and win Senate passage this week, before a weeklong July 4 recess that leaders worry opponents will use to weaken support for the legislation. The Senate proposal would cut $772 billion from Medicaid between now and 2026. Collins said that she planned to accep...

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  • Roger Federer claims ninth Halle title
Roger Federer claims ninth Halle title

Prior to Sunday's final, Zverev hailed " Roger (Federer ) the best player of all time on grass" and it seemed like the youngster was overawed by the moment, standing face-to-face with his childhood idol. Federer , who hit 11 aces and 32 winners, said facing Khachanov, who he has never played previously - at least competitively, will present a new c...

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  • Donald Trump Celebrates As His US Travel Ban Is Partially Reinstated
Donald Trump Celebrates As His US Travel Ban Is Partially Reinstated

The Supreme Court ruled to reinstate part of the travel ban for individuals without a "bona fide relationship" with the us, and this partial ban will go into effect on Wednesday, 72 hours after the issuance of the Court's ruling. Jamal Abdi, policy director for the National Iranian American Council, said most Iranians who visit the United Sta...

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