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Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership


Republican Karen Handel will officially become Georgia's 6th District congresswoman on Monday evening, filling a seat that's been vacant for more than four months after a hard-fought victory over an upstart Democratic opponent earlier this week. Read More »

Defense Rests in Michelle Carter Texting Case


Closing statements are scheduled for this afternoon. In his suicide note to Michelle Carter , released by a MA court on Tuesday, Roy told his girlfriend that he loved her and that he was "sorry about everything". "He's now bringing her along on this sad journey of his". "This was a suicide, not a homicide". Breggin and Assistant District Attorney Katie Rayburn sparred over both the meaning of Carter's behavior and the definitions of specific words, as Breggin took the stand again ... Read More »

Lil Kim a person of interest in Los Angeles robbery


She supposedly rented a property to throw a BET Awards event, but after checking it out early Sunday morning, she decided it wasn't right and asked for her money back. However ... according to reports , around 4am, a group of armed people arrived to the property wearing ski masks, taking Kim's deposit check and cash, totaling at least $20,000. Read More »

Trump's approval at 40%, only 16% support House's health c


Respondents to the poll went further with 73% saying they were concerned that the Russian Federation investigation has caused Congress to lose focus on important issues and say they want Congress to move on to healthcare, terrorism, the economy and jobs among others . Read More »

Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills


The Independent reports that approximately 60 protesters, many in wheelchairs, assembled outside the Republican senator's office at 11 am yesterday to let him know their feelings on the potentially devastating bill. "These are literally people outside who are taking over McConnell's office who are on ventilators and wheelchairs", she said. A press release circulated by ADAPT stated that the intent of the protest was to "dramatize the deaths" the AHCA would cause in this community if ... Read More »

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Several senators whose states embraced the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid expressed concerns that the bill may go too far. Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the consulting firm Avalare Health, said the Senate subsidies would be smaller than Obama's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan and because additional help now provided for deductibles and copayments would eventually be discontinued. Read More »

Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill


Collins, who also opposes proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood , said she would await an analysis Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before taking a final position on the bill . "I regret that our Democratic friends made clear early on that they did not want to work with us in a serious, bipartisan way to address the Obamacare status quo". Read More »

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in OH cop's murder retrial


Prosecutors haven't had much success convicting police officers in high-profile cases, even when the shooting is on video. The jurors had said on Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict in Tensing's trial, but the judge had sent them back to try again on the counts of murder and voluntary manslaughter . Read More »

Schumer Wants All-Senate Gathering on Health Care


The Senate's decisions could have huge implications: Health care represents about one-sixth of the USA economy, and about 20 million people have gained insurance under the 2010 health law, President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement. Read More »

Ted Cruz Could Be About To Derail 'Blood Money' Obamacare Repeal

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. Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell has pushed for a vote on the bill next week, but at least four Republicans have publicly voiced their opposition to the bill. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health bill - enough to sink it

You have ideas", said Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat . Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill: 5th Republican Senator Comes Out Against GOP Plan

He voted against the House version of this bill. For just about everyone else, the sweeping changes to Medicaid , to subsidies, to the individual market and to coverage standards carry some hefty consequences if the bill passes. If it's to become law, the bill will need a "score" from the Congressional Budget Office (because of Senate rules this bill must be budget-related). He wants a vote before people realize his bill is hazardous to their health. Read More »

Dems defeat GOP in baseball game, give trophy to Scalise


Colleagues, who visited Mr Scalise at a Washington hospital, sounded generally upbeat but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier. Scalise, of Louisiana, underwent surgery Wednesday night to fix a broken hip and another procedure to stem heavy bleeding. Obama announced in December 2014 that he and Cuban leader Raul Castro were restoring diplomatic ties between their countries, arguing that a new approach was needed because ... Read More »

Off-duty black St. Louis cop mistakenly shot by white cop


He notes there's no evidence in the police report that the off-duty officer posed any sort of threat, and yet the officer who shot him is said to have feared for his safety. The injured off-duty officer is described as a 38-year-old man with 11 years of service. The seven officers involved in the vehicle chase were given administrative leave according to the department's policy following shootings. Read More »

Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy


But the main danger appeared to be from rain . "We are certainly not out of the woods yet". The center of the storm hit just south of Lake Charles, Louisiana , the National Weather Center's Hurricane Center said. Officials blamed heavy rains and winds from the storm. "Our focus continues to be on flooding issues not only for our coastal residents, but now our residents in north MS, the delta and north MS region", said MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson. Read More »

A storm named Cindy could disrupt your Saturday


The National Weather Service said the MS coast received almost a foot of rain over the four-day period ending Saturday , the most in the region. Images broadcast by local media showed the walls of the store had collapsed. The other was for Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties. Cindy produced tornadoes that ripped into some parts of Alabama, including the Birmingham area where numerous damage reports emerged Thursday afternoon. Read More »

Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury


The teen lets go of the ride and as a crowd forms to catch her. Police and EMS were dispatched at about 8:05 Six Flags Great Escape for a report of a 14-year-old female from Greenwood, Delaware who fell out the Sky Ride. According to onlookers, she hit a tree and then was caught by guests and workers before she hit the ground. She was treated by park emergency medical staff and transferred by ambulance to Glen Falls Hospital before being taken by helicopter to the medical centre. Read More »

13 ways the Senate GOP health-care plan could impact MI


Its analysis of the Senate bill is expected early next week, a day or two before the vote. House bill: Individuals could contribute up to $6,550 and families up to $13,100 to accounts, starting in 2018. "And the tax credits in the bill will also be better-designed". The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, and erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped pay for the roughly 20 million Americans covered by ... Read More »

AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

Colorado Republicans cried foul when, after the last U.S. Census in 2010, the state Supreme Court approved a Democratic-drawn map reapportioning the state's 65 House seats. A sizable efficiency gap suggests an advantage for one party - perhaps because large numbers of voters for the other party were packed into a limited number of districts while voters for the majority party were distributed more evenly, creating more winnable districts. Read More »

Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats


Worse yet, many of these voices are so militantly left-wing that they exhibit utter contempt for God-fearing, hard-working, patriotic Americans in flyover country. Democrats supportive of Pelosi have long argued that even if she stepped aside, Republicans would demonize any new leader the party elevated. Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada. Read More »

Seattle Police Shooting Raises Concerns About Officers' Disarmament Efforts

Charleena Lyles called police Sunday to report a burglary at her Magnuson Park apartment. Lyles was shot and killed by police on Sunday after police say she came at them armed with a knife. "Do it", before an officer called up someone and asked for help. In the audio , officers can be heard talking about responding to the burglary call in tandem because of "hazard information" regarding Lyles in the system, Det. Read More »

Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare


US Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare, but a revolt by four conservatives put the bill in immediate jeopardy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., was urging Democrats to post stories on social media on constituents whose health care coverage would be threatened. Read More »

Both airmen on Thunderbirds jet in OH accident in good condition

Heard said the crew of the F-16D Fighting Falcon was doing a routine flyover at the Vectren Dayton Air Show site to familiarize staff with it. Lt. Col. "More details will be released following an aircraft and safety investigation boards". Organizers of the air show say it will go on as planned Saturday and Sunday, but the Thunderbirds have decided not to fly in Saturday's show. Read More »

Rand Paul: "New Entitlements" In Senate Healthcare Bill Must Be Stopped!


Only one problem: nearly no one knows what's in it. "I know the outlines of various proposals that have been discussed, but it is still very much a work in progress", said Sen. "The answer is yes", Sen. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One Tuesday evening, "We don't comment on rumors or private conversations". Read More »

Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?


Trump's tweet not only implies that Pelosi hurts the Democratic Party , but it also means Trump actually agrees with some Democratic leaders, including Rep. But if they remain oblivious to the social conservatism of red-state and red-district culture, they'll remain flummoxed as to why a 30-year-old filmmaker with experience in - oh no! "But I am honored by the support", she said. Read More »

Three trials, no convictions in fatal police shootings


The note said they didn't foresee reaching a unanimous verdict. Tensing and his family left quickly without comment. This prompted the judge to declare a mistrial Friday for the second time in a trial of Tensing. He was in tears at some points. Betty Shelby, an Oklahoma police officer who shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, in another traffic stop caught on camera, was acquitted by a jury last month. Read More »

Bellator NYC: Double Knockdown Leads to Mitrione KO'ing Fedor


Round one begins and Fedor quickly takes the center of cage. Although they immediately righted themselves, Mitrione was quicker to capitalize on the exchange, wrapping his left arm over Emelianenko's head and punching with his right. Big win for Mitrione then, but for Fedor this surely must signal the end of what's proven to be an ill-advised late-career comeback that's only served to prove that his chin has now sadly deserted him. Read More »

Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA


In recalling the VA scandal of 2014, Trump said that what happened then was "a national disgrace", since many veterans were "put on secret waitlists, given the wrong medication, given the bad treatments". "I just want to say two very simple words: Thank you", Trump said to USA veterans. VA Secretary David Shulkin complained in recent months of being unable to fire one manager with repeated DUI's and another who was caught watching pornography on his tablet during a patient counseling session. Read More »

This gassy Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha

After several surgeries, she can now see again, said her handler Zindler. "Does Martha know she's that ugly?" an announcer asked. Zindler says Martha , from Sebastopol, California , was rescued by the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Sonoma County when she was almost blind from chronic neglect. Read More »