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President Donald Trump taunted Nancy Pelosi in a tweet Thursday as Republicans and some Democrats have pinned the loss of the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on the House minority leader. When the presidential race ended in a historic upset, resulting in the election of a president who stands in opposition to the values they view as most important, they lost faith in the predictions and assumptions of those party leaders.
  • Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

    Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

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    Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called the new Bill "heartless", warning it would eventually cut Medicaid even more steeply than the House legislation, which slashes it by US$800 billion (S$1.1 trillion) over a decade. "If the bill is good for Nevada, I'll vote for it and if it's not, I won't", said Heller, whose state added 200,000 additional people under Obama's law.
  • Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'

    Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'

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    Colleen Hanabusa, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and more. Democrats were left picking up the pieces after spending millions of dollars from the party's war chest to back a young candidate in a traditionally red district outside Atlanta and pushing hard for their base of supporters from around the country to donate to him too.
  • What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

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    The suburban district north of Atlanta is ruby red and has been in GOP hands since Newt Gingrich won it in 1979, but that does not make Jon Ossoff's defeat any less devastating for Democrats struggling to find their way in the Trump era. Nancy Pelosi was a huge drag on Ossoff. The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up.
  • Rep. Pete King: Georgia Win Should Tell Trump 'Don't Bother Tweeting'

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    The coach would be out and there would be a new strategy put in place", the NY lawmaker added. "We gotta address it or we're going to continue to lose". Senator Chris Murphy of CT told MSNBC that Democrats needed to focus on economic growth and "get back to being a big tent party". After all , the new Democratic leader would be a mainstream liberal , and would come from a liberal district - likely in one of the ( many ) states which, when attacked, appear to excite Republican voters.
  • China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on N. Korea

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    The response from the global community after the death of Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old who had returned from his detention in North Korea in a coma, has been a mixture of emotions, among them condemnation, sympathy, and concern for the current detainees and for future travel into the reclusive country.
  • Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere

    Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere

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    Adam Schiff, D-Calif. "It's time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team". In a press conference Thursday, Pelosi said she's proud of the unity within her party and the leverage it has given her in various negotiations.
  • McConnell's Mission: Finding Votes for Senate Health Care Bill

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a bill Thursday that would keep much of Obamacare's private insurance market, but reduces its financial assistance and weakens its insurance regulations. The reason is simply that too many otherwise healthy people will simply wait until they get sick to sign up. The Senate bill includes that ban, but it allows states a back-door way to go around the ban, by also allowing insurers to cap lifetime spending on non-essential services.
  • Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

    Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, leaving GOP leaders one week to win over more votes. Some from states that have expanded have battled to delay the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly. The senator asserted that he wanted to include language that would "protect Medicaid expansion in states" in order for him to support the measure.
  • Handel's Victory Shows Limits of Trump Card

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    Democrats also lost a special election in SC on Tuesday, where Republican Ralph Norman prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell in a seat formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, who is now Mr Trump's budget director. Karen Handel declares victory. He added that 6th District Republicans united against a Democratic candidate many saw as a tool of his national party leaders.
  • Senate's version of health care plan is terrible

    Senate's version of health care plan is terrible

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    Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday the Senate GOP bill falls short of what his state needs. Neither he nor fellow Arizona Sen. Moller said he wouldn't presume how Kennedy might vote, but noted the senator's public statements have been critical of Medicaid spending and supportive of efforts to scale back the program.
  • The GOP's Narrow Escape in Georgia

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    In South Carolina, Republican Ralph Norman beat his Democratic opponent Archie Parnell by only 3.2 percent, .6 percent closer than Handel's win, in a much redder district. You're responsible for everything your platoon does or fails to do. That's the most important part. Nancy Pelosi's time as the House minority leader might be winding down.
  • U.S. urges China to do more to restrain North Korea

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    A handout for the funeral featured a photo of Warmbier posing next to his mother and included a quote from his salutatorian speech in 2013: "This is our season finale". North Korea hasn't conducted a nuclear test explosion as feared earlier this year - a possible effect of Chinese pressure - but it has kept up its rapid pace of missile launches, drawing another U.N.
  • Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

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    Whether or not Pelosi was the only reason for the Democrat's defeat is speculation, but nonetheless there are growing calls for her ousting. "I think people need to stop talking about every single election as a referendum against Trump .
  • Senate's version of health care plan is awful

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    Heller said that to win his vote, GOP leaders would have to "protect Medicaid expansion states" from the bill's current cuts. This week, even as the Senate began preparing to administer the formal coup de grace to Obamacare (even as it maintains many of its provisions and structural elements), this poll for the first time showed a majority of Americans expressing a favorable view of ACA, as opposed to 41 percent expressing an unfavorable view.
  • Mayawati backs Meira Kumar over Ram Nath Kovind

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    But Banerjee's perception matters, because her votes are crucial in presidential elections . "There is no doubt about the result". "When the Congress had the opportunity to elect a Dalit President when they were in power, they did not find Meira Kumar suitable.
  • Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

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    Instead, the Senate version mirrors the House bill in seeking to repeal nearly all of the Obamacare taxes, which largely affect the highest earners. "The Medicaid cuts are even more draconian that the House bill was, though they take effect more gradually than the House bill did", Pearson says. About 90 percent of the benefit from repealing the tax would go to the top 1 percent of earners, who make $700,000 or more, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
  • Friends, family to farewell Otto Warmbier

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    Each year, about 5,000 Western tourists visit North Korea, of whom roughly a fifth are Americans. North Korean officials told U.S. envoys Warmbier contracted botulism, a severe form of food poisoning, after his trial and lapsed into a coma after taking a sleeping pill.
  • Tax cuts for rich are part of the Senate GOP health bill

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    It drew strong reaction from Vermont's congressional delegation and Republican Gov. Phil Scott. "Obviously, we need to get 50 plus one", said Republican Texas Sen. Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy took to Twitter on Thursday to express his opposition. The House bill pegs the credits to age, which could sock the elderly with huge increases, while the Senate bill adds income and geography-all for a skimpier menu of required services.
  • No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office: Kovind

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    Kovind does not originally hail from the RSS; rather, he started his political journey under the guidance of Morarji Desai. This contest is to safeguard the Constitution, democracy. Trouble, however, seems to be only brewing for Meira as it is rumoured that a few official from the Ministry of Social Justice, who worked with her are planning to hold a press meet in New Delhi to establish how Meira Kumar was against Baba Rao Bhimrao Ambedkar.
  • Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare

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    The government could offer tax credits sufficient to help almost everyone buy at least catastrophic coverage, require insurers to take care of sick people at favorable rates if they had kept their insurance current, and provide adequately funded high-risk pools for anyone who fell through the cracks.
  • After Georgia special election, another loss for Democrats

    After Georgia special election, another loss for Democrats

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    Overall, Wasserman found , Democrats outperformed the voting tendencies of their districts by 8 percentage points in this year's special elections, a good omen for 2018 even if they did not win a single one of the open seats. It could be that he should have leaned in more to the anti-Trump messaging. Dislike of the opposing party is so strong that it is very hard to convince voters to cross party lines for any reason.
  • Murkowski reviewing Senate Republican health care bill

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    The Congressional Budget Office hasn't yet released its analysis of the bill , which could also impact votes. Hit hardest, said Hoff, would be people on Medicaid as well as those who purchase individual health insurance plans. But during a picnic with members of Congress later Thursday, he urged that the "spirit of cooperation" lawmakers have shown in the aftermath of a congressman's shooting last week extend to legislative discussions.
  • Colorado to take $15 billion hit under Senate health care bill

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    The Senate measure maintains much of the structure of a House bill passed in May but differs in several key ways. It would let insurers provide fewer benefits, offer less generous subsidies than Obama to help people buy policies and end the statute's tax penalties on people who don't buy policies and on larger firms that don't offer coverage to workers.
  • Seth Meyers slams the Senate GOP's 'cruel' healthcare bill

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    And Obama called on Americans to lobby their senators, in order to slow down the Republican bill's consideration and pressure GOP lawmakers into negotiating with Democrats on the proposal. "There is no doubt: the Senate bill will hurt West Virginia families and leave many more of us uninsured". While repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act was one of President Trump's principal campaign promises, he acknowledged Friday crafting a quality health care bill that can appeal to the ...
  • Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

    Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

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    On the day of the Georgia special election , which was the culmination of the most expensive House race in American history, Democrat candidate Jon Osseff was asked by National Public Radio reporter Rachel Martin about the cost of the campaign - almost $50 million between the two candidates.
  • Dead As Cindy Spins Severe Weather Along Gulf Coast

    Dead As Cindy Spins Severe Weather Along Gulf Coast

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    At 4 p.m. CT, it was moving at 10 mph with winds of about 25 mph and was about 45 miles south of Shreveport, the National Weather Service said . Last June, torrential rains in West Virginia claimed 23 lives and memories of that disaster remained fresh at somber ceremonies honoring the dead.
  • Dems Turn On Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss

    Dems Turn On Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss

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    Pelosi said Republicans will always make a target of Democratic leaders, saying they did so with legendary former House Speaker Tip O'Neill and many others. Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela from Texas told Politico that you'd have to be an idiot to think that Democrats could win with the current Democratic leader in the House.
  • House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

    House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

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    It was the last straw for some Democrats . "Our brand is worse than Trump ", he told the New York Times . As the map stands now, Democrats arguably don't need to take a win in Georgia to take back control of the House for the first time since 2010.
  • North Korea denies torturing United States student Otto Warmbier

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    Warmbier, 22, died in a United States hospital after North Korea released him for "humanitarian reasons". A North Korean nuclear capability to strike the US homeland might well be read as giving it just such a surprise attack capability given how dismally Americans view North Korea ( 86 percent unfavorability).
  • Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump

    Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump

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    Lujan said Tuesday's results show Democrats have the momentum to flip the 24 seats they need to reclaim control. They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win. "If we take back the House in 2018 then I think she'd stay leader", said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. Democrats have now lost all four opportunities to win in special elections so far this year, following earlier losses in Republican-held districts in Kansas and Montana.
  • Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

    Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

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    And this is how legislation should happen: drafts proposed, individual Senators providing input and negotiating changes, the public informed in advance of votes, and eventually passage through both houses with the president's signature. Meanwhile, it nearly doubles the amount that individuals and families can set aside tax-free in a Health Savings Account for routine medical expenses.
  • Ready Your Bank Accounts, The Steam Summer Sale is Coming

    Ready Your Bank Accounts, The Steam Summer Sale is Coming

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    This is surely one of the best moments when you can purchase some awesome game at a 75-90% price reduction. The game's theme is based on racism with an interesting narrative and an impressive soundtrack. PayPal didn't just announce the sale for fun however. However, Valve hasn't made any announcements yet, but the rumors seem to be true. Therefore, if you want to celebrate the loot, you should keep checking the small window sale constantly.
  • Remnants Of Cindy: Heavy Rain, Storms Expected In Middle Tennessee

    Remnants Of Cindy: Heavy Rain, Storms Expected In Middle Tennessee

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    It could also create trouble of roadways with reduced visibility and slippery conditions. As the storm rolls through, WREG will continue to keep you updated online and on-air with the latest weather information. No injuries were reported. Louis, Missouri, was vacationing in Fort Morgan with his family Wednesday morning when Cindy's storm surge washed a large log on the beach over the boy.
  • Emmanuel Macron to reshuffle government after French parliament election win

    Emmanuel Macron to reshuffle government after French parliament election win

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    Female candidates have also tended to stand in constituencies they are unlikely to win, keeping the numbers of women who make it to the Palais-Bourbon low. "A year ago, no one would have imagined such a political renewal", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said. However, Le Pen's claim does appear to be backed up by the record low turnout , which stood at just 42%, down from 57% in 2012.
  • GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

    GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

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    And while I know that division makes it hard to listen to Americans with whom we disagree, that's what we need to do today. "I'd be back to where I was before the Affordable Care Act". She is one of four GOP senators to say they are opposed to it as written which could put the measure in immediate jeopardy. That has nothing to do with health care.
  • Apple iPhone 8 Launch May be Delayed 1-2 Months Claims Analyst

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    There's also an X-Trio case that provides full coverage for the iPhone on the back and even offers protection for the sensor area on the front of the device and an Olixar-branded screen protector available. Apple's still undecided about how exactly Touch ID will work on the iPhone 8, worrying news for anyone eager to get their hands on the handset. The design also further went on to attest the claim made by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sometime last week, wherein he suggested that the ...
  • US stock indexes hold steady as oil's dismal week eases

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    Health care's gains helped offset a tough week for energy companies. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 28 points, or 0.1 percent, to 21,438, and the Nasdaq rose 18 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,252. Amonng the major miners, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are adding more than 1 percent each, while Fortescue Metals is down 0.4 percent. Envision Healthcare , which provides physician and ambulance services, jumped $2.73, or 4.7 percent, to $60.97.