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Pelosi, however, is insisting that she's "worth the trouble" as the party's leader in the House. When it comes to her detractors, Pelosi said "my decision about how long I stay is not up to them". "If we think we're going to win these elections because President Trump's at 35 percent, I think in districts like mine and certainly Georgia and SC, it takes more than that", said Rep.
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    Trump's role is expected to become more pronounced in coming days as the vote nears. It is now up to us to let our Senators know that this bill is unacceptable. A number of Republicans such as Susan Collins and ME said it was "too soon" to judge the bill until they had had a chance to read it. "And we'll see if we can take care of that".
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    When he's back home, Murphy said , he sometimes chats people up on a commuter bus, and "they are never talking about issues like Russian Federation". But to the extent that the Democrats use much of their energy bashing Trump, they are failing to connect with voters who aren't addicted to Beltway scandals.
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    Starting Monday, many will be taking their first official steps in the corridors of power, invited to pick up keys and the blue-white-red sashes warn by elected officials, and learn their way around. Socialist leader Jean-Claude Cambadélis announced his retirement from the post, and urged the left "to change everything, its form and its substance, its ideas and its organisation".
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    The heavy rain threat continues through the first part of the day Saturday as a cold front combined with Cindy's remnants works through the tri-state. The Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued. Even as a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy moved inland over Louisiana , the effects of the storm were being felt for a third day on the Gulf Coast.
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    Trump has slammed treatment of Warmbier as "a total disgrace" while other officials, such as Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, have warned after the death of Warmbier that Washington's patience with Pyongyang is running out. He was in a coma when he was medically evacuated to his home state last week. Warmbier's family objected to an autopsy, so the Hamilton County coroner's office conducted only an external examination of his body and is still trying to determine his cause of death.
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    Over dinner with her 27 European Union counterparts, May promised European Union citizens living in Britain that they could stay after Brexit , with permanent rights to health care, education, welfare and pensions equivalent to British nationals.
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    WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump thinks the hacking that occurred during the 2016 election "probably was Russian Federation", a White House spokeswoman said Thursday, days after White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters he didn't know if Trump believed the hacking was carried out by Russian Federation.
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    Dunford echoed Mattis' comments, saying that "without sustained, sufficient, and predictable funding, I assess that within five years we will lose our ability to project power; the basis of how we defend the homeland, advance USA interests, and meet our alliance commitments".
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    Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version. "We are extremely disappointed by the Senate bill released today", the medical school association wrote . But the Senate bill also attempts to soften other much-derided aspects of the House's health-care plan, in an effort to attract moderate votes.
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    To that last point, it took about an hour after the Senate bill was released for the conservative barbershop quartet of Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson to announce that they opposed it in its present state. "We're going to pay for it one way or another; there are no free lunches", she said in an interview with The Associated Press . Health-care advocacy groups on Thursday decried the cuts to Medicaid.
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    If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. The 19-year-old point guard averaged more than 20 points, five rebounds and five assists his freshman season with the Huskies. He also said that any reports that suggested that he did not want to work out for the Sixers prior to the trade were false. It's exciting times for the LA Lakers.
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    Once again, Yanez yells, " Don't pull it out! " before firing seven shots into Castile . But within seconds, Yanez fires seven times at Castile , while his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter remain in the auto. Before Castile finished that sentence, Yanez pulled his gun out of the holster. Just moments before the fatal shooting, Castile can be heard on the video, saying, " I wasn't reaching for it ".
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    Pelosi allies have pushed back at the blame game and pointed to the improvement Democrats had in other special elections in Kansas, Montana and SC as evidence that their efforts to harness the resistance against Trump was working. Wednesday, Pelosi wanted to spend her weekly press conference slamming the Republicans Senate health bill. Well, both are minorities. Keeping Pelosi, in leadership since 2003 and formerly the first female speaker of the House, would actually be a boon for the ...
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    Over the long run, premiums for younger people are expected to come down. Well, the individual mandate is about as popular as vegetables are with my kids. The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law, such as specific health services insurers must now cover.
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    Cruz and Lee were on the 13-member working group that helped draft the legislation. Supporters, who concede it's a work in progress, say it will cut costs and allow Americans to buy better insurance coverage that fits them. States would have more flexibility in determining the essential health benefits that all insurance companies must provide, such as prescription drug coverage, preventive health screenings, and coverage of mental health services.
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    Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

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    Fixing the bill to save Medicaid's expansion theoretically wouldn't convince any of them to change their vote, while further cuts could alienate other so-called "moderate" Republicans like Heller. And they would bar people from using tax credits to buy policies that pay for abortion and also block Planned Parenthood from getting any money from Medicaid for a year.
  • Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

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    The first-term senator seemed to leave the door open to compromise, saying, "In this form, I will simply not support it", but he went on to mount an extensive critique of the bill that made the possibility of successful compromise seem remote at best.
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    The council also seeks to boost the cyber security of USA government IT systems and wants to learn from private-sector practices. In remarks to kick off the event, Kushner said he hopes the technology council will work to update American systems.
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    Whatever happens this much is sure: Buckle your seat belts because it's going to be a wild ride in retail at the grocery store! He also added that Amazon is "not stupid enough" to mess with Whole Foods' high food-quality standards, but did hint at the possibility that "over time, there could be other formats that evolve that ...
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    However, despite the fact they posted a crooked number, the first inning rally was highlighted by Aaron Judge and his 19th home run season. That is the longest home run of the season by a pretty large margin. What is there left to say about Aaron Judge? Chris Carter singles to left center field. Judge lined a drive into the right-center seats in his next at-bat, and also doubled earlier.
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    The close Republican result shocked many political watchers and shows Trump's enduring appeal among Republican voters in Virginia. And capitalizing on the recent trend where insider status isn't a desirable label in GOP primaries, Stewart has tried to turn Gillespie's stellar resume - former RNC chairman, former adviser to President George W.
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    Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to reclaim the House of Representatives and return to the speakership she held for the last two years of George W. And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House a year ago, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.
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    Obviously that means his vote could change once the bill gets amended, but it might be slightly tricky considering his reason for opposing AHCA: Medicaid . Meanwhile Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are opposed to the bill cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood for a year. The bill "rolls back the ACA's Medicaid expansion - making for deep spending cuts to that program, compared with current law".
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    But he said there is no doubt that "this is one occasion when we ought to say he deserves to take a victory lap". Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for them than the one in Georgia after post-census gerrymandering in GOP-led states created so many heavily Republican districts.
  • Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

    Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

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    After everything that's happened over the past seven months, anti-Pelosi Democrats have a right to make their case. As Rice pointed out, if Pelosi was a coach of a sports team with a comparable losing streak, she would have been fired. Some Democrats believed that Ossoff could pull off a victory in a district that has been solidly red since 1979 due to resentment against President Donald Trump and the seat's open status after the departure of Tom Price to Trump's cabinet.
  • South Carolina Dem Runs for House Seat on Anti-Nancy Pelosi Platform

    South Carolina Dem Runs for House Seat on Anti-Nancy Pelosi Platform

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    Party leaders had called the Georgia race a potential "game changer". The party's latest setback has only heightened its internal tensions, with some calling for the ouster of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif. Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. "We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership".
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    Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on Sunday said it launched missiles into Syria targeting Islamic State militants in retaliation for the June 7 Tehran attack in which 18 people died. The attack was coordinated with Damascus , according to Sharif. The Iranian leaders' comments highlight the balancing act faced by Abadi as he strives to hold together a coalition of forces fighting IS in Iraq , including the Iraqi government's own soldiers, the Shi'ite militias as well as ...
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    Opposition from those four - Utah's Mike Lee , Kentucky's Rand Paul , Wisconsin's Ron Johnson and Texan Ted Cruz - would scuttle the legislation because Republicans hold only 52 Senate seats and they are not getting any votes from the 48 Democrats to help make a majority.
  • London Borough evacuating 800 homes due to safety concerns following fire

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    Officers also revealed that the insulation was also found to be more flammable than the cladding tiles. Proceeds from August's FA Community Shield match between Premier League winners Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal will be donated to the victims of last week's Grenfell Tower Fire in London , the English Football Association has said.
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    Kathleen Rice of NY, a frequent critic of Democrat leaders, told CNN's "New Day" that it's time for a leadership change and a winning strategy. Trump wrote , referring to Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer . "I don't think any party should allow the opposite party to choose their leaders".
  • Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

    Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

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    Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. Molina Healthcare Inc, which has more than 1 million customers in Obamacare plans, said in a statement that dropping the individual mandate with no replacement provision will lead healthy people to forgo coverage and thus drive up premium rates.
  • Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

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    With 100% of the votes counted, Handel outnumbered Democratic presidential candidate Jon Ossof by five points in the most expensive electoral race in the history of the United States . Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said on Twitter that the party should move on from Clinton's loss and use Ossoff's loss as a "wake up call". Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic ...
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    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday he had "deep concerns with details in the U.S. Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and chronic health problems and have nowhere else to turn".
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    Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

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    Johnson said Friday he will not pledge his support for his bill until he knows more . It may score slightly better than the House version when the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office releases its assessment next week, but that will be because of the way the Senate bill's provisions are crafted and timed rather than any epiphany about the importance of accessible, affordable health care.
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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Qatar's neighbours should make their demands "reasonable and actionable". They also require it to close Iran's embassy and a base on its territory operated by its ally Turkey , as well as to shut Al-Jazeera television.
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    In a Tuesday night tweet, Trump congratulated Handel and said "we are all very proud of you!" After several of the co-hosts suggested Democrat Jon Ossoff performed better than anyone thought he would against Republican Karen Handel in the red district, Behar got brutally honest.
  • Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

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    As it stands, the Senate draft of the AHCA will make drastic cuts to Medicaid - even bigger than the cuts in the original House bill, which amounted to over $800 billion - screwing over mostly poor and elderly people. For example, the Senate would keep roughly the same sorts of tax credits for health coverage available in the Affordable Care Act - but those tax credits would be significantly cut in 2020 and tied to coverage that is less generous.
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    The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents health insurers covering more than 100 million people in the USA, said it will continue to push for a replacement for Obamacare's coverage requirement as well. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.
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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 .