• Senate GOP to unveil health care bill

    Senate GOP to unveil health care bill

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    The Senate legislation provides less money, however, for the opioid epidemic , allocating $2 billion in 2018, compared with $45 billion over 10 years in the House version. James Comer. Pat Toomey earlier this month, urging them to protect vulnerable residents as they consider proposals including the American Health Care Act passed by the House .
  • North Korea Calls US President Donald Trump A 'Psychopath'

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    Warmbier, 22, died Monday, after he was was flown home last week in a coma with severe brain damage. The Swedish embassy in Pyongyang is the main channel for communications between the United States and North Korea . Sen. U.S. Sen. John McCain says Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to visit North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S.
  • The Senate's Unaffordable Care Act

    The Senate's Unaffordable Care Act

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    Assembly Republicans introduced and passed a bill early Thursday that provides some protections for those with pre-existing conditions should Congress roll back protections under the Affordable Care Act . Premium subsidies keyed to the cost of a midlevel "silver" plan. The more precious the metal, the better - but more expensive - the coverage . Under the Senate bill, the value would drop to 58%.
  • Trump Explains Why He Appointed 'Rich' People To His Cabinet

    Trump Explains Why He Appointed 'Rich' People To His Cabinet

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    Gary Cohn , the former president and COO of Goldman Sachs , is now Trump's chief economic adviser and director of the National Economic Council. He told the crowd that he wants rich people in those positions because they don't need the money, and therefore their sole concern is with working for America.
  • US Senate Unveils Health Care Bill

    US Senate Unveils Health Care Bill

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    They would no longer be required to provide health coverage. "We should be working together, not plotting behind closed doors to make it worse". On Facebook , Obama said at the heart of the bill was "fundamental meanness". Senate Republicans released only a draft of their bill, with no analysis and no cost estimates. Heller similarly will have to rely on national party support to help him win in Nevada, where former Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid helped build an extensive political ...
  • Assessing the Impact of the Senate GOP Health Bill

    Assessing the Impact of the Senate GOP Health Bill

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    He said cuts to Medicaid and reduced insurance subsidies in the bill would hit Georgia especially hard. He said the objective of public service is "to make people's lives better, not worse". Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a vote before senators leave Washington , DC for the Fourth of July recess. Obama , who posted his response to the Republican-led effort to repeal what is widely regarded as his signature domestic achievement on Facebook , did not mince his words.
  • Indiana Democrats, Republicans React To Senate Health Bill

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    The Senate plans to vote on their bill next week, after just three days of planned debate on the Senate floor. The stark reality remains that if we do nothing, Obamacare will fail, and Americans will suffer. Unlimited federal dollars now flow to each state for Medicaid , covering all eligible beneficiaries and services. "I see this as an opportunity for us to be freed up".
  • Senate GOP releases health care bill and battle lines form

    Senate GOP releases health care bill and battle lines form

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    Republican leaders said that insurance premiums had doubled under Obamacare from 2013 to 2017 and that Americans need to be freed from the Affordable Care Act's mandates. However Obama, whose best-known domestic policy achievement stands to crumble, offered a scathing critique of the new bill just hours after its release.
  • Checks find combustible cladding on seven tower blocks

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    The Government has ordered an immediate examination by experts of the model involved and Hotpoint said it is working with the authorities in order to assist in the investigation. McCormack also repeated calls for anyone with information on who might have been in the tower to come forward. The detective superintendent also said she's anxious that the authorities might not have a true sense of how many people were in the building, in part because people who lived there or knew someone who ...
  • Senate health care bill is unconsicionable

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    Now comes his next challenge - persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that could be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP. The legislation will also have to undergo parliamentary scrutiny to ensure that it meets the strict requirements on what can or can't be included in a bill under the budget reconciliation process.
  • Starting at Rs 32999, much-awaited OnePlus 5 now in India

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    It will be available on Amazon from 4:30PM today. We look at the key differences between the two phones . The OnePlus 3T comes with a little lower 64-bit 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor . The 16 MP Sony IMX398 sensor with 1.12-micron pixels is of f/1 .7 aperture . ALSO READ: OnePlus 3T in blue? The OnePlus 5 is yet another dual-camera setup sporting flagship in the market.
  • 300 pro-Islamic State militants storm school in Philippines, hold students hostage

    300 pro-Islamic State militants storm school in Philippines, hold students hostage

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    Padilla said the gunmen attacked the outpost at daybreak, then exchanged fire with troops in the morning before retreating in a hit-and-run assault typical of BIFF fighters. A militant group inspired by the Islamic State has taken several Christian hostages and killed nine civilians at a militant-run checkpoint in the city of Marawi in the southern Philippines.
  • NM senators decry health care proposal

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    In calling the bill " mean ", though, he mirrored the language of Trump, who last week called the House's version of the legislation just that - after he celebrated its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony. " It's going to be very good ", the president said. AVIK ROY: The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance.
  • Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on IS group targets in Syria: Guards

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    As well as punishing "terrorists", it was meant to show that Iran is capable of projecting military power across the region, officials and experts said. The Zolfaghar missile, unveiled in September 2016, was described at the time as carrying a cluster warhead and being able to strike as far as 700 kilometers (435 miles) away.
  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall

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    Knee-deep water was reported on some roads, along with on/off ramps under water. Cindy was about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h). The storm made landfall early Thursday morning near the Texas/Louisiana border, according to the National Hurricane Center . Life-threatening flash floods are possible and rivers could break their banks causing further flooding.
  • Trump To Sign Executive Order On Apprenticeships

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    In one sense, Americans need to look at apprenticeships as a great option for students who want to make more money and develop a unique skill - a skill far more valuable than the lessons many college students have acquired in their art history and political science classes.
  • Dem rep calls for House Dem "change in leadership"

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    Democrats had hoped a victory in Georgia would imperil the Republican agenda by putting members on edge about paying for risky legislation with their seats. "Clearly, we're coming off an election, and she's been getting pounded now for 10 years with negative ads from the Republicans ". UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Ossoff lived and worked with the liberals in Washington .
  • Otto Warmbier's Family Objects to Autopsy of Former North Korean Prisoner

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    He was leaving North Korea on January 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport. A North Korean kangaroo court sentenced Warmbier to 15 years forced labor after he was caught moving a political banner from his hotel. South Korea's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with its fighter jets aimed at deterring the North. Unlike the administration of former president Park Geun-hye (2013-16), the Moon administration is pursuing dialogue with North Korea.
  • Democratic Chatter Grows About Ousting Nancy Pelosi

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    Rep. Nancy Pelosi representative of exhausted, ineffectual Democratic leadership? One group supporting Handel drew fire after airing an ad claiming Ossoff supporters celebrated last week's violence against House Republicans . "I'm here to serve the caucus", he said. Pelosi added that Republican opponents will always go after the other party's leaders - "and usually they go after the most effective leader".
  • London fire: Local administrator resigns amid criticism

    London fire: Local administrator resigns amid criticism

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    Other samples are now being tested by the Government, which has the facility to test 100 a day. The council's building control general manager, Ian McCormick, said the two high-rises were already in the process of being re-clad, due to weather-tightness problems - not fire-related issues.
  • US, Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria

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    Bassam Abu Abdullah, a professor of International Relations at Damascus University, said the advances by pro-Assad troops undermined US plans in the area to sever a land corridor linking the capitals of Syria , Iraq , Iran and Lebanon.
  • Islamic militants occupy Philippine school, take hostages

    Islamic militants occupy Philippine school, take hostages

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    Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, in early June, estimated that there are some 40 Indonesian ISIS fighters in the Philippines , out of the supposed 1,200 total number of ISIS fighters in the country. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press that Malaysian Mahmud bin Ahmad reportedly channeled more than $600,000 from the IS group to acquire firearms, food and other supplies for the attack in Marawi .
  • A Closer Look At Handel's Victory In The 6th District

    A Closer Look At Handel's Victory In The 6th District

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    Like Ryan, Moulton is also venting about the loss. - Tuesday night was a wake-up call for Democrats that they still need to home in on an effective anti-Trump message. "Defeating Republicans in districts that they have traditionally held requires doing something drastically different than establishment Democrats have done before - specifically, running on a bold progressive vision and investing heavily in direct voter contact", said Jim Dean , chair of Democracy for America.
  • Rep. Tim Ryan: Time to Change the 'Toxic Democratic Brand'

    Rep. Tim Ryan: Time to Change the 'Toxic Democratic Brand'

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    Rep. Tim Ryan , who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader previous year, told Business Insider he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was successfully able to convince independents and Republicans that a vote for a Democratic candidate is essentially a vote for Pelosi's leadership.
  • Congressman Tim Ryan questions Democrat leadership

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    Republican Karen Handel won a closely watched special congressional election on Tuesday, salvaging a seat in the traditionally conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency. They don't want to see a lot of changes, people are exhausted of change, but this is America, this is what we do!" But as the returns came in and Ossoff remained stubbornly behind Karen Handel , a veteran local officeholder, Democratic frustrations burst into ...
  • Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

    Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

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    BENNETT: Democrats see 70 House seats that could be easier to flip than that Georgia district. But she made it clear that while she heard the pushback from the small group, she was looking to the broader caucus to back her up. In fact, according to a report in Vox , the main takeaway of the special elections held in 2017 is that the Republicans are in trouble. "The brand is just bad", Ryan said .
  • Trump Says He Didn't Tape Comey Conversations

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    The White House faced questions Thursday about why it took the president so long to clarify whether there were tapes and whether hinting at their existence was a way to threaten Comey . In the end, though, where the two have conflicting recollections of what occurred, it will be a case of Trump says, Comey says. The president is said to have railed in private about Mr.
  • Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

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    Iran launched the missiles into Syria on Sunday, the first time in 30 years it has used them against a foreign country. In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a US-led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces".
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Slams 'Blood Money' GOP Health Care Bill

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    It would also offer $ 2 billion in state grants to address the opioid epidemic . The 142-page proposal, worked out by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with other Republican leaders in secret, would repeal the 3.8 percent net investment income tax on high-income Americans, which helps pay for Obamacare .
  • So far, Trump effect has led only to GOP victories

    So far, Trump effect has led only to GOP victories

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    After four special elections nationwide, Democrats still haven't won any seats. "I thrive on competition", Pelosi said at a press conference Thursday. After democrats lost another special election Wednesday, this time in Georgia, some Democrats turn their anger on the party leadership. "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Rep.
  • Republican senators release health-care bill to cut Medicaid, erase tax boosts

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    Some Republican senators, as well as all the Senate's Democrats, have complained about Mr McConnell's proposal, the secrecy with which he drafted it and the speed with which he would like to move it to passage. "Right now the challenge is - how do we get to 50". Rubio "has instructed his staff to share with state leaders the first draft and has asked them to run numbers and provide input on how this initial proposal would impact Florida's Medicaid program and individual insurance ...
  • Gunman acted alone in Alexandria shooting

    Gunman acted alone in Alexandria shooting

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    At a news conference on Wednesday, FBI officials gave an overview of the evidence they've gathered on Hodgkinson . The former owner of a Belleville home inspection business left behind a long written record of vehement opposition to Republican politics, regularly raging against President Trump and singling out Scalise at least once in a 2015 post to his Facebook account.
  • Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

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    This ultimatum amounts to calling for near-total capitulation. The sum will be determined in coordination with Qatar. Qatar - which has always been accused of supporting terrorist groups - was also asked to sever ties with terrorists, ideological and sectarian organisations including the Muslim Brotherhood, Isis, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh al Sham.
  • North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

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    Warmbier was released on June 13 in a state of coma after Joseph Yun, the State Department's special envoy on North Korea, paid a visit to Pyongyang and demanded his release. Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster. Warmbier was returned to the United States last week in a coma. Mourners carry the coffin of Otto Warmbier after his funeral Thursday.
  • It's 'not a health care bill'

    It's 'not a health care bill'

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    Those subsidies are a costly entitlement created by the ACA. " The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance, ' Roy says ". However, she did let Todd know that while she is expressing severe reservations right now, she will wait until the Congressional Budget Office releases its score of the bill next week.
  • What's next on health care draft in Congress

    What's next on health care draft in Congress

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    They will need to get 50 of 52 Republicans to vote "Yes" in order for it to pass in the Senate. In a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama called for an end to the partisan bickering over health care and wrote that "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill".
  • Pete Hoekstra: Nancy Pelosi Remains Liability for Democrats

    Pete Hoekstra: Nancy Pelosi Remains Liability for Democrats

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she would not bow to pressure to step aside as some Democrats have argued that Pelosi's image may be hurting Democratic candidates. "They worked hard and did everything they could, but in the end, they were brought down by the national Democratic Party brand". Ryan told CNN that his constituents are more concerned about economic issues than congressional investigations into allegations of collusion between members of the Trump ...
  • Darjeeling protests: Rajnath Singh appeals for peace

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    As violence continued unabated in Darjeeling and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday night reviewed the security situation in the hill district of West Bengal . "After the Bengal government tried to crush a peaceful protest by sending its police force to the hills, I see less chances of any compromise with the Bengal government", Sharma said.
  • GOP turnout confounds pollsters in Georgia election

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    The only congressional leader who Americans disapprove of about as much is House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is viewed unfavorably by 45 percent of Americans. The interesting thing about Mr. Parnell's race is that the Democratic Party did not pour in money and resources to help him. Such comments about Pelosi were highlighted by Republicans on Thursday in an attempt to illustrate a divided Democratic caucus.
  • Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

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    Consequently, this provision prevents Planned Parenthood from receiving government funding for at least one year. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt praised the measure, claiming it would address the "disaster" that is Obamacare, the name by which the Affordable Care Act is commonly known.