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Sen. Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

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It was the latest signs of high-stakes maneuvering over a key campaign promise, and the president signaled a willingness to deal. MARTIN: How do the Republicans get to the argument that this will actually bring costs down for consumers? But that optimism runs counter to the public opposition of five Republican senators so far to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health law. Read More »

Capitol Hill Police drags disabled citizens protesting Republican healthcare bill

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Four Republicans in the U.S. Senate say they won't vote for the health care overhaul package unveiled by Senate leaders Thursday, including Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. "The American Health Care Act caps and significantly cuts Medicaid which will greatly reduce access to medical care and home and community based services for elderly and disabled Americans who will either die or be forced into institutions", the statement read. Read More »

Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over health care bill

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The four say there are provisions that are an improvement to the current health care system. Doing so with a significant disability or health challenge only adds to the challenge. One protester said he's with the disability rights group ADAPT . But health experts say Medicaid enrollees will likely forgo coverage altogether under the Senate Republicans' health care bill , leaving them uninsured. Read More »

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

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Riot police use rubber pellets to disperse LGBT rights activists as they try to gather for a pride parade , which was banned by the governorship, in central Istanbul , Turkey June 25, 2017 . Pride organizers said in a statement Sunday that the threats themselves should be dealt with rather than limiting demonstrations. Though homosexuality is legal in Turkey, organizers believed the real reason behind the march's cancellation to be the disapproval of the country's conservative ... Read More »

Georgia 6th: Karen Handel to be sworn in on Monday

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The White House was quick to paint Handel's victory as a personal triumph for Trump . Why else would they have poured millions into a single house race and have all of the windbag liberal-leaning media outlets play it up so much? However, the truth is a little more complicated than that. Read More »

House Intel panel will interview former Clinton campaign manager

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President Donald Trump , still mired in persistent allegations that his victory in the 2016 presidential election was aided by his campaign colluding with Russian Federation, took to Twitter on Sunday morning to accuse Hillary Clinton of colluding with the Democratic Party to secure her nomination. Read More »

Republicans Scramble to Shore Up Support for Healthcare Bill

So far five Republican senators have announced their opposition. "I have a hard time believing Wisconsin constituents or even myself will have enough time to properly evaluate this, for me to vote for a motion to proceed. "We are doing everything we can to fight this bill, because it's so devastating for the middle class", Schumer told ABC. Sen. Susan Collins of ME says she thinks getting the votes needed in the Senate this week to pass a Republican bill to replace the Affordable ... Read More »

Missing Charlotte teen found safe more than a year after disappearing

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Thousands of children go missing every year according to the FBI's National Crime Information Center, but for a North Carolina family, their prayers have been answered. WBTV reported in May 2016 that Burns had a diary her parents found that detailed a plan to run off with an older man she met online. "He coerced her into listening to him and not following our directions, and the next thing I knew, my daughter wasn't communicating with me", Burns said a year ago. Read More »

Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller - White House

It failed, spectacularly: Instead of silencing Comey, it set in motion the special counsel investigation that now haunts Donald Trump's waking imagination. The panel's Republican chairman, Rep Michael Conaway, who is leading the House committee's investigation , told reporters on Friday that Trump's tweet was not a sufficient response. Read More »

Faedo fabulous again, Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals

The right-hander, whose postseason resurgence pushed the Beavers deep into the postseason, allowed four hits and four runs - three of which came on a two-out second inning home run to right field by LSU catcher Michael Papierski . "Really just trying to keep them off balance as much as possible". "We just needed to play up to our ability and have the kids start to loosen up and have some fun", Mainieri said. Read More »

Nevada senator's opposition deals new blow to GOP health bill

Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday the Senate GOP bill falls short of what his state needs. Under the plan, states could drop benefits that were required under Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act , such as maternity care, emergency room services and mental health treatment. Read More »

Halfway through June, still no GOP health bill in Senate

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Trump told Republican senator at a White House lunch Tuesday that the House measure that he said a month ago was "incredibly well-crafted" was in fact " mean ". Democrats John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania added their names. GOP senators working to repeal Obamacare will likely keep some of the same taxes in the law they've slammed in the past in so they can delay drastic funding cuts to Medicaid that would affect the poor and ... Read More »

Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

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The message said President Donald Trump "will be held accountable" for "every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries". The websites of Ohio's first lady Karen Kasich , the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) and several other state government websites were also targeted. Read More »

DC memorial for slain Muslim teen was set on fire, officials say

On Wednesday evening, The Lighthouse, a nonprofit founded by Farris Barakat, held a vigil to honor Hassanen and express concerns about the investigation. Charred remains of a memorial for Nabra Hassanen . "Love is stronger than any hate that tries to stop us", said attendee Elayne Burke. Torres allegedly argued with one of the boys with Nabra and chased the teens with a baseball bat before catching and assaulting his victim. Read More »

US urges Qatar, neighbors to 'sit together' to ease tension

Earlier on Friday, reports emerged that the Saudi-led bloc had given Qatar 10 days to comply with 13 demands, which included shutting down the Al Jazeera Media Network, closing a Turkish military base and scaling down ties with Iran. Meshal Hamad al-Thani, Qatar's ambassador to the United States, tweeted that the list was meant to "punish Qatar for its independence". The United States said the demands on Qatar by its Mideast neighbors "will be very hard to meet". Read More »

Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »