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Just days after the missile strike, Iranian drones targeted US forces in Syria for a second time, demonstrating that Tehran is committed to a new policy of direct action against USA -backed forces. The United States is attempting to block Iran from overland access to Syria , and the ayatollahs are pushing back with sophisticated drones. "Our rockets bombarded the IS base in the east of Syria ", read the Guards statement , using a common acronym for Islamic State .
  • Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

    Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

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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. From passage of the Democratic law in March 2010, Republicans vowed to repeal it. A tweaking of Obamacare could fix that. He and others said the measure would make health insurance more affordable and eliminate Obama coverage requirements that some people find onerous.
  • Pelosi Under Fire from Dem Colleagues in Wake of Georgia Loss

    Pelosi Under Fire from Dem Colleagues in Wake of Georgia Loss

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    Crowley chairs the House Democratic Caucus, and he says it's important to remember that Democrats in those four races were trying to flip Republican strongholds, districts handpicked by the White House as President Trump tapped members of Congress to serve in his administration.
  • China doesn't want United States and India to interfere in South China Sea

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    To help clinch this type of an ambitious deal, the US could offer flexible payment terms to India. Modi's Make in India initiative has emphasized production on the ground in India be part of weapon procurement from foreign suppliers. A record for leaders of the two nations. Modi's visit comes at a time when not much is being expected to roll out. "That he [Modi] is getting a sense of the changed US administration may be clear from the decision not to hold any large gatherings of the ...
  • LARRY HOGAN: GOP Health Care Plan Does Not Work for Maryland

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    They said the proposal doesn't meet the GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs", the Associated Press reported . Obamacare had assured coverage to people with pre-existing ailments and restricted insurers from charging them based on health conditions. One of the prominent complaints consumers have that they are paying too much for coverage even with subsidies, not that they aren't paying enough.
  • Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

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    Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is interviewed by news organizations as he campaigns for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Chamblee. "We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place". "Despite the loss" in Tuesday's special House election in Georgia, wrote Ben Ray Lujan, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "we have a lot to be proud of".
  • Trump endorses Senate GOP health care plan

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    ABC News also reported that as the GOP bill was being released Thursday morning there was a "large protest gathered outside McConnell's office, with people in wheelchairs staging a 'die-in, ' and protesters chanting that no changes be made to Medicaid".
  • Pelosi to critics: 'I think I'm worth the trouble'

    Pelosi to critics: 'I think I'm worth the trouble'

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    Democrats were hardly likely to take his advice, given the widespread unpopularity of the Trump agenda. #Ossof Race better be a wake up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working. Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise.
  • Gillespie narrowly leads surprisingly close GOP Virginia primary

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    Rick Wilson, a GOP operative and high-profile #NeverTrumper, noted that Gillespie made a hard-right turn on immigration and even on Confederate monuments at the end. Northam went on to win the state and will go on to become the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the fall. Jill Vogel eked out a narrow win over state Sen.
  • United Kingdom government confident of deal with N. Ireland's DUP - Hammond

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    Queen Elizabeth II will outline the government's legislative program Wednesday in Parliament, carrying on with royal duties despite the announcement that her husband, Prince Philip, has been hospitalized. He said: "There's still the possibility, there's every possibility, of a DUP deal". While the two parties are largely aligned on domestic issues and Brexit , the talks have snagged on the extent of financial support that Northern Ireland will get as part of any deal, according to sources.
  • Syria hotline for US and Russia still in use

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    The official said that coalition aircraft made a show of force and conducted a warning maneuver, and the Syrian fighter jet then aborted its trajectory and left the area. It only complicates an already very complex situation in which rival local groups fight a civil war and foreign powers compete, in a proxy war, for territorial gains and influence in Syria .
  • Trump rallies in Iowa following GOP victory in Georgia

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    They came tantalizingly close to taking a seat that Republicans have held since 1979, when Newt Gingrich, who would go on to become speaker of the House , was elected. Pelosi pointed out that Democratic leaders are often made targets, pointing to former Senate leaders Harry Reid and Tom Daschle, and former House Speaker Tip O'Neill.
  • Another GOP Senator Says He Won't Back Health Bill

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    It's about 150 pages long, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said it will be voted on next Thursday before the governing body takes its July 4 break. The bill would also let states apply waivers to disregard some mandates of the Affordable Care Act , like the law's ban on insurance companies charging higher premiums for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Meira Kumar Opposition's Presidential Candidate

    Meira Kumar Opposition's Presidential Candidate

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    RJD's Lalu Prasad has termed Nitish Kumar's decision a historic blunder and wrong decision. "There is no doubt about the result". Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad yesterday said Meira and her father both did a lot for Bihar and so, every state party should not think about anybody except her.
  • Facebook Wants To Nudge You into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

    Facebook Wants To Nudge You into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

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    He's shifting its focus from connecting individuals to building communities, namely by getting people to join more Facebook groups . Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook's updated goal on Thursday at the social network's first Community Summit , a gathering in Chicago of leaders from 120 different Facebook Groups , Forbes .com reported.
  • Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform

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    That's because the kind of changes that Paul's group are likely to seek - more regulations eliminated, more taxes cut, more flexibility for state administrators - are also likely to drive away more senators who, like Heller, are concerned about the impact the bill would have on their constituents.
  • Respect Meira Kumar, but she will lose presidential elections, says Nitish Kumar

    Respect Meira Kumar, but she will lose presidential elections, says Nitish Kumar

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    Pawar was also not convinced about Kumar's candidature. "It's an election for the post of the president. It was a wrong decision of your party (backing Kovind)", Lalu Prasad Yadav said. The Opposition seems to have walked into BJP's plan to divide Dalits on the basis of subcastes in the Presidential elections by picking ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate.
  • North Korea Denies it Tortured Detainee Warmbier

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    In Warmbier's home state of OH, the mourners - among them friends and family - attended his funeral at his former high school. Rabbi Jake Rubin, UVA's Hillel director who accompanied Warmbier's group to Israel, reportedly officiated the service.
  • At High-Level Talks, US Asks China to Increase Pressure on North Korea

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    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis appears at news conference following a Diplomatic and Security Dialogue Meeting with a Chinese delegation including State Counselor Yang Jiechi and military Chief of Joint Staff Fang Fenghui , at the State Department in Washington , Wednesday, June 21, 2017 .
  • Michael Gove returns to cabinet as Environment Secretary

    Michael Gove returns to cabinet as Environment Secretary

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    In his letter, Mr Watson said: 'It has been suggested to me that Rupert Murdoch asked you to appoint Michael Gove to the Cabinet. With your experience in reforming policy environments we look forward to working with you to create a new wider policy framework that better delivers for British food and farming - and for our nation.
  • Confederations Cup: Ronaldo header sinks hosts Russian Federation

    Confederations Cup: Ronaldo header sinks hosts Russian Federation

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    Mexico needs at least a draw in Saturday's game in Kazan to secure a spot in the semifinals of the eight-nation tournament that serves as a warm up for next year's World Cup. "We took a great side all the way against Mexico and we can do that against Portugal ", said Wood. "I would like to apologise to our fans, the way I spoke to one of their assistant coaches was not okay", said Osorio.
  • Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B

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    As it stands, the Republican-majority Senate can only stand to have two "no" votes and see the bill pass. "As a physician who witnesses the struggles of people who need health care, I know the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) will devastate the health of our country".
  • India eyes high-tech drones ahead of Modi's USA visit

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    We are in regular touch with the USA government at very senior level preparing for the visit", he said. It is understood that the community reception can accommodate about 600 people. Modi would visit Portugal on June 24 and the Netherlands on June 27. "Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world", he had tweeted. Talking to AIR correspondent in Lisbon, India's ambassador to Portugal K.
  • Disarray as Democrats beaten in Georgia poll

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    They worked perfectly in Georgia . The seat in Georgia's 6th Congressional District became vacant after prominent Republican Tom Price went to serve as Trump's health secretary. Are there lessons to be learned? What exactly it is, and whether they can fix it, will be debated in the weeks and months ahead. "This is not the outcome many of us were hoping for".
  • Tight finish seen in Atlanta congressional race, Trump weighs in

    Tight finish seen in Atlanta congressional race, Trump weighs in

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    The $25 million raised was not enough to reverse the luck of the Democrats , who suffered defeat in districts within Kansas, Montana and SC. And now Democrats who built this race up as a referendum on the president are backtracking while Republicans who downplayed it are building it up as a major win for the President's agenda.
  • Trump wants to dismantle Obama-era Cuba policies

    Trump wants to dismantle Obama-era Cuba policies

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    And it will not limit travel by or remittances from Cuban Americans, as former President George W. Bush did - though fewer Cuban government officials will be allowed to come to the USA and receive money than under Obama. However, these numbers still fall short of U.S. Airlines' expectations , who invested liberally following the promise of potential profits. Marco Rubio , considered a key participant in the decision-making.
  • Pelosi on calls for new leadership: 'I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly'

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    Several won re-election previously despite having more Democratic voters than Republicans in their districts. ADVERTISEMENTBut the GOP's ideal 4-0 contested special-election record in 2017 now gives Capitol Hill Republicans some cover to pass their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, a major tax-reform package and other legislative priorities.
  • 5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

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    What's more , the Senate bill would provide less generous subsidies to older folks who are eligible for assistance. Unable to overcome a likely filibuster by Democrats , Republican leaders are hoping to pass their version through a budgetary maneuver called reconciliation, and have named their health care plan the Better Care Reconciliation Act .
  • Senate Democrats launch tactics to slow work on health care bill

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    If Republicans fail again to pass a health care bill, they can pretty much forget about getting meaningful tax reform done, or much else on their agenda. "This is a problem I'm trying to fix and the Republican bill makes it even worse". 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.
  • Sixers make Fultz No. 1 pick in National Basketball Association draft; Jazz selects Lydon

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    If Fultz can duplicate those numbers at the National Basketball Association level, the 76ers, in the near future, could be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. In his only collegiate season, Fultz shot 47.6 percent from the field, made 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, reached double figures 24 times and set a school record for points by a freshman with 579.
  • U.S. downs Syrian warplane as it engaged ISIS

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    He pointed out that it was the first time that Iranian missile power showed itself to the world on the ground, and stressed that the enemies of the Islamic Republic should know that "in the event of an invasion or violation of worldwide law, they will be confronted with an overwhelming response".
  • United States forces shoot down armed drone in Syria

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    The attack last week, which included shootings and at least one suicide bombing, was on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic. The U.S. military meanwhile confirmed Tuesday that top IS cleric Turki al-Binali was killed in a coalition airstrike on May 31, in Mayadeen, Syria .
  • Hundreds of households to be evacuated in wake of London tower fire

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    With five tower blocks being evacuated , the streets were teeming with neighbours, children, and cameramen. "I've made the really, really hard decision to move the people living there into temporary accommodation while we do the urgent works to guarantee safety", Gould told reporters outside the public housing complex.
  • The great Muslim civil war -- and us

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    As Assad strives to win his country back, with help from Russian Federation and Iran , Trump and his national security aides have not advanced a clear strategy of what Syria will look like, or who will run it, after the six-year-old bloodbath grinds to a halt.
  • Planned Parenthood Spent $734000 In Failed Georgia Race

    Planned Parenthood Spent $734000 In Failed Georgia Race

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    The Democratic Party needs new leadership now. As expected, Republicans also won a special election in the fifth congressional district of SC held to fill the seat vacated by budget director Mick Mulvaney . Filemon Vela of Texas, who supported Pelosi's bid to keep her leadership seat past year, told Politico . "And I'm not sure that that's there yet".
  • Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

    Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

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    This would prove helpful to the Modi government's plan to develop an indigenous defence and technology platform, necessary for India to become a comprehensive power. I can't say whether he is a good or bad leader. The US is the country Modi has visited the most, signifying the importance his government attaches to the partnership.
  • What's Next for the GOP Health Care Bill in Congress?

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    In the same tweet, Clinton linked to a story by the Center for American Progress , an independent nonpartisan policy institute. The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare may be in trouble. The House approved its version of the bill last month. "Well they are also four good guys and they are four friends of mine I think that they'll probably get there but we'll have to wait and see", President Trump said on "Fox & Friends".
  • Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

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    Members from both parties agree the repeal effort has never been closer to fruition. As of Friday morning, Democrats all over the country and here in CT are speaking out about this bill from Senate republicans. But Sanders stopped short of saying that the bill enjoys Trump's full backing, hinting more tweaking down the road. He released this statement on Thursday after details of the Senate bill became known.