Homemade bombs sent to Obama, Clinton, CNN offices and Holder, officials say

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Federal authorities discovered two more apparent bombs on Friday, one addressed to Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and the other to James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence.

Meanwhile, under a Trump administration rule finalized in August, insurers are permitted to sell short-term health insurance plans that do not have to cover preexisting conditions and certain care that the Affordable Care Act requires.

A counter terrorism specialist has blamed USA president Donald Trump for a spate of glass-filled pipe bombs sent to Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats, as well as the CNN offices.

But despite explicitly refusing to comment on his communications with the president, Wray said he "received a very nice congratulatory call from the president".

Even as Trump touted civility at Wednesday night's rally, some of his most influential supporters were suggesting - without evidence - that Democrats were involved in a "false flag" operation created to garner sympathy. O'Neill said in an appearance on CNN that he was "pretty sure those images will be caught on video, and we'll be able to find out where that person came from before they entered the building and where they went to after". We may disagree, I may not like what you say, in fact I don't. We have to come together.

At a rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday night, Trump paired his remarks decrying political violence with fresh criticism of the media.

"The new guidance we are issuing today builds on the new flexibility we've already given states through our rule making to lower premiums and increase choices for Americans", CMS Administrator Seema Verma said on a call with reporters. Attack ads remained on the air. At rallies, Trump has been offering a similar argument.

Trump's tweet was an effort to refocus attention on the midterms that could alter the path of his presidency.

Trump critics have blamed him for the tone.

The FBI said an additional package was intended for former Attorney General Eric Holder, but that one ended up at a Florida office of Democratic Rep. "If you look at what happened to [Rep.] Steve Scalise (R-La.), that was some supporter of a different party, if you look at what happened, numerous of these incidents, they were supporters of others".

Trump's willingness to break the conventions of decorum and decency with demolishing attacks on his rivals, and a disregard for civility, are inseparable from his political appeal to the base on which he has built his political career. "That's a disgusting statement for him to make".

Added Michael Savage, another conservative talk radio host, "it's a high probability that the whole thing is set up as a false flag to gain sympathy for the Democrats No. 1, and No. 2, to get our minds off the hordes of illegal aliens approaching our southern border". The president has often suggested without evidence that Soros was the sponsor of demonstrations against Republican policies.

Senate minority leader Charles Schumer, Democrat of NY, on Wednesday accused President Trump of lying after he asserted again - in the face of multiple actions to the contrary - that Republicans would protect people with preexisting health conditions while Democrats would not.

Mr. Trump was less circumspect in his response on Twitter a few days later. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose return address was on it. Two were intended for former vice-president Joe Biden at his home state of Delaware and one for actor Robert De Niro in Manhattan. At the Tony Awards in June, he said "F- Trump" from the awards stage. He told the crowd that Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a "low-IQ individual".

While the aim of the ACA was to expand healthcare insurance to reach millions of Americans who did not have any coverage, Republicans campaigned for years against it as government overreach, especially its requirement that people buy health insurance or pay a financial penalty.