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But in the same speech Tuesday night, Handel also thanked President Donald Trump , underscoring her campaign's triumph over the anti-Trump resistance in the traditionally Republican district. And instead of a referendum on Trump, the election turned into a referendum on liberal House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , who was the focus of much of the negative ads in the district.
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    These two may not be there, but they are clearly better than the rest. "You guys know what's out there". Hischier is 6-foot-2 and 179 pounds, and as a left-handed shot, he might project more as a left wing than a center. "After a summer of training and getting bigger, stronger, faster and more healthy, [the National Hockey League is] the goal for me", he said. It's tough to put in words right now, but it's a special day for me and my family.
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    Lawmakers who backed the measure also cited Russia's aggression in Syria and Ukraine. Also included in the bill is an amendment strengthening sanctions for Russian officials who support cyberattacks against the US and its allies. The Senate bill imposes mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. Senators insisted the new Iran sanctions won't undermine or impede enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal that ...
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    They should however, move out by Saturday afternoon so the day won't be a complete washout. Tropical Storm Cindy is stealing the headlines, and it will bring unsettled weather to our area into part of the weekend. Many of us have blue skies while some have mostly cloudy skies and a couple showers, it's just one of those nights. Lows should be in the low 70s. Downgraded to a tropical depression, Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas but a broad circulation around the ...
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    Democrats came close but still lost in special elections in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC. Other Republican Senators side with the Democrats, that this strips benefits from too many people. Debbie Dingell of MI. During Wednesday's caucus meeting, Pelosi reportedly stressed to her fellow lawmakers that while the results have been disappointing, the party was making headway in districts that have been largely Republican-controlled for years .
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    Medical coverage for multiple conditions - including maternity care and mental health - would not be required after 2019, with states having control regarding what is covered. And like the House bill , it would restructure Medicaid, imposing per capita spending caps. Donald Trump officially committed political suicide on Thursday, saying in a tweet that he is "very supportive" of the new Senate health care plan - legislation that would hurt millions of Americans.
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    Castile told him that he had a gun, and the officer - rather than asking for his carry permit, or asking where the gun was, or asking to see Castile's hands - just says, "Don't reach for it then". The officer had requested Castile's identification. The same poll found that 75 percent of whites believed police used the right amount of force for each situation compared with 33 percent of blacks, and that 70 percent of whites believed the law holds officers accountable when misconduct occurs ...
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    At any given moment, depending on the political climate, a foreigner could be intercepted by authorities and essentially used for ransom, which could cause a diplomatic nightmare in a complex geopolitical relationship involving China, Russia, the United States, Japan and South Korea.
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    McConnell, R-Ky., can not pass the bill if he loses more than two Republican votes. On both the moderate and conservative sides of the party, some of the lawmakers that may be the toughest for McConnell to get to a yes are the same ones who may have to rely on his generosity for their re-elections.
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    Patrick Leahy took to Twitter on Thursday to express his opposition. Republican senators spent more than an hour Thursday morning being briefed privately on the legislation by key staffers of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office and the committees with health-care jurisdiction, though they were not given text of the legislation, which was posted online as they continued their meeting.
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    Mitch McConnell , the Senate majority leader, is expected to bring the healthcare bill to a vote next week. The way Young sees it, McConnell's message to his party should be: "You're not all going to get what you want". So the president's dream of getting an Obamacare repeal-replacement bill passed anytime soon is nearly certainly on hold. Several from states that rely heavily on Medicaid assistance have expressed concern in the past.
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    A Handel ad portrayed Ossoff - who ran on a decidedly moderate message - as a San Francisco-style liberal aligned with " Nancy Pelosi and outsiders who just don't share our priorities". House Democratic leaders are taking some comfort in coming in a close second for a seat that's always been firmly in GOP hands. "The brand is just bad", Ryan said.
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    House bill: States would not be able to expand Medicaid after this year. According to Stuart, Menendez's leadership is important when fighting for those like he daughter, especially in the face of uncertainty about the impact provisions of GOP health care legislation could have on certain services.