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Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon

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That embrace of ideological diversity kept Republicans in the political wilderness for 40 years, and I saw the strategy's impact firsthand during my time in Congress , even during a period when Republicans were in control of the House. Read More »

GOP senator blasts Trumpcare for stripping coverage from 'millions of Americans'

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He also said women's health care would also be impacted, with exchanges able to decide what's essential. And we'll see if we can take care of that, calling the group of conservative lawmakers "four very good people". The analysis released Friday says the costs occur even if the state freezes enrollment in expanded Medicaid . That's the so-called death spiral. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to bring soaking rains to midstate on Friday

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The storm's maximum sustained winds had decreased to near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) Thursday morning with additional weakening expected, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said . The center of the storm is projected to make landfall sometime Thursday morning. A tropical storm warning was in effect along the coast from San Luis Pass, Texas , to Grand Isle, Louisiana . Read More »

Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland

The governor says he's received no reports of widespread flooding damage to homes or businesses and no requests for search and rescue needs. Labeled a 1,000-year flood by the National Weather Service, the storm destroyed more than 2,100 homes statewide and damaged another 2,000. Read More »

Health Care gains in danger!!

He said it only benefits millionaires. The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the bill passed by House Republicans last month, with a few notable differences. Those Republican senators are right, this plan should be dead on arrival. That's what I want. "There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", Heller said. Read More »

Severe storms, isolated tornadoes possible Friday

Rising tides in the wake of Tropical Depression Cindy have prompted the mayor of a low-lying coastal Louisiana town to urge an evacuation. Authorities continued to warn that driving rains being pulled out of the Gulf could still cause risky flash floods. Read More »

Four GOP Senators, including Johnson-WI, withhold support from health care bill

The Senate health care bill created to replace the Affordable Care Act has drawn criticism from conservative Republican lawmakers who say the measure does not go far enough to repeal Obamacare. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.) said there are parts of the bill he supports such as the expansion of association health plans and the reform of Medicaid . Read More »

Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

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The hospital says his condition has improved to fair . Hodgkinson had expressed anti-Republican views online but Slater said , "There were no threats whatsoever". At a Wednesday news conference, Tim Slater , the special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office, said there isn't enough information to know why the shooter accumulated names of those six lawmakers . Read More »

Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

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The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. And we need a message-how are we going to get there? Democratic Senator Seth Moulton has said that his party needs to rebrand itself and focus on the future. Read More »

New York Yankees: what does 16 runs truly mean?

The 25-year old surprise slugger is leading the Triple Crown categories with a.344 average, 21 home runs and 47 RBI, along with an OPS (1.168) that is more than double the league average. Matt Shoemaker has given up 4 runs in 3 of his last 5 starts, including 10 runs in his last 17 innings, so he's gonna have to turn that around against his lineup. Read More »

Ralph Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

Stewart, the chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, became known for what the Washington Post described as a "Confederate-centric bid." State Sen. She says that Perriello is "really someone who is going to make changes to make this economy work better for hardworking families". It took several more hours for a call to be made in the unexpectedly tight GOP race, with Gillespie besting Stewart by less than five thousand votes . Read More »

Judge Declares Mistrial, Again, In Cincinnati Police Shooting Case

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The jurors had said earlier Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict in Officer Ray Tensing's trial, but Ghiz had sent them back to try again on the counts of murder and voluntary manslaughter. A mistrial was declared at his first trial in 2016. The traffic stop was conducted outside of the University of Cincinnati campus because the vehicle Mr DuBose was driving was missing a front license plate. Read More »

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

According to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, 210,000 Nevada residents were covered by Medicaid thanks to the its expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Cruz was among four conservative Republicans who announced on Thursday their opposition to the Senate bill repealing ObamaCare. The Senate is considering a bill to replace it after the House of Representatives passed their own version. Read More »

Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Tropical Storm Cindy is creating flooding issues and bringing severe thunderstorms throughout the central Gulf Coast and into the Deep South, including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama , Tennessee and Kentucky. Forecaster Drew Montreuil, of Finger Lakes Weather , said there will likely "be numerous storms with locally torrential downpours". The tropical storm warning has ended for Harris County. Read More »

Four Republican senators not ready to vote for healthcare bill

What we do know is that, in Louisiana, the bill would kill the expansion of Medicaid that has brought health care to more than 425,000 residents-with 51,000 of those people living right here in New Orleans. Among the changes outlined in the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act , are provisions to end Affordable Care Act mandates requiring most Americans to have health insurance. Read More »

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

That group said the legislation did not go far enough in its repeal of Obamacare. "I'm really glad we have a bill now to look out". He did not hold back his criticism of the Senate bill , and his concerns on the Medicaid cuts ranged from their impact on special needs schools to their effect on substance abuse programs. Read More »

Trump Faces Lawsuit Over Business Ties

The attorneys general accused the president of violating the Constitution's clause that blocks federal officials from accepting gifts, or emoluments, from foreign governments. Trump increases business from foreign diplomats and others doing business at his family's hotels and the restaurants, the suit alleges. But last month Trump's tax attorneys declared in a letter to the White House that the President's IRS filings over the previous decade showed that he was for the most part ... Read More »

Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

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U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in serious condition but he's been talking and texting with family and coworkers as he recovers. Investigators also found that Hodgkinson had visited his unit at a storage facility more than 43 times from April to June. Hodgkinson, suspect in shooting at Congressional baseball practice . Read More »

White House says hopeful healthcare reform to be completed by August

While some voices at conservative media outlets have criticised the sketch session, CNN is arguing that it "did serve a journalistic goal, in the same way that courtroom sketches do". On Thursday and Friday, CNN aired the briefing audio in its entirety shortly after it ended. This week, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta questioned the wisdom of attending the briefings at all, saying the White House was "stonewalling" journalists. Read More »

Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

Speaker Paul Ryan was forced to cancel a scheduled vote because a split between conservatives and moderates left him without enough support in his party to pass the measure. This appears to be an allusion to the Congressional Budget Office's determination that the House bill would eliminate insurance for 23 million people - 14 million of them through the very Medicaid provisions Heller was criticizing most . Read More »

7 arrested at "March Against Sharia" rally & counter-protest

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The group ACT for America held anti-Sharia rallies in more than two dozen cities. The group supports state legislature bills condemning Sharia, or Islamic law , and barring Muslim refugees, reports the Washington Post . "Radical Islam is a cancer that will destroy the world if we don't confront it and defeat it", Schildmeier said. ACT member Heather Clark, who came to the Austin rally from San Antonio, said she wanted to show her support for "all the women in the world". Read More »

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Democrats countered that the bill is a giveaway to the rich at the expense of middle- and low-income families who will lose health insurance. Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., must get yes votes from 50 of the 52 GOP senators to avoid a defeat that would be a major embarrassment to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Read More »

Dan Snyder 'Thrilled' with Supreme Court decision that benefits Redskins

The disparagement clause violates the First Amendment's Free Speech Clause. (3) The Court upholds the First Amendment free speech principle over offense. Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court after arguments were heard in the case and did not participate in Monday's decision. Losing federal protection did not mean the team could no longer use the term "Redskins". Read More »

Supreme Court Limits Rights of Property Owners

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The 5-3 ruling on Friday involved the Murr family's effort to sell part of its land along the St. Croix River. The Pacific Legal Foundation and Murr family were disheartened by the Court's adverse ruling. At oral arguments in March, though, justices from the court's liberal wing appeared not to buy into the claims, saying the Murrs should have known the restrictions placed on the land when their parents transferred ownership of the lots in the 1990s. Read More »

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

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Rep. Kathleen Rice (D., N.Y.) was in the meeting. But the obvious hypocrisy touting the need for campaign finance reform all while outspending his Republican opponent by almost seven to one seemed lost on Ossoff . Ossoff initially campaigned on a promise to "make Trump furious" but more recently refrained from taking on the president as he tried to win over centrist voters. Read More »

Huge GOP Turnout Doomed Democrat in Georgia

This will be a long fight. Strictly looking at the data, Republicans are winning historically conservative seats-but Democrats are gaining ground, just not enough to win. Ms. Handel, I must remind myself that I have been called to be a pastor to all of them, with all that they bring with them. Karen Handel made history on Tuesday night. Read More »

Capitol police arrest protesters outside McConnell's office

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McConnell typically uses offices reserved for members of Senate leadership, which are located in the main Senate building. Around 60 protesters holding signs bearing anti-AHCA slogans can be heard chanting "Don't Touch Medicaid " as officers drag demonstrators out through the hallway. Read More »