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Key US lawmakers in favour of Obamacare replacement

The amendment would allow states to opt out of certain insurance provisions, including the requirement that health plans cover essential medical benefits and the ban on charging customers higher premiums if they have pre-existing conditions. Read More »

Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill


They say it's the most critical action needed to stabilize the individual market for this year and next. MacArthur has sought to use his background as an insurance executive to broker a compromise with the most conservative members of the House Republican conference, the Freedom Caucus , who objected to the federal government rather than the states telling insurance companies what their policies must cover. Read More »

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain


Mark Meadows, head of the House Freedom Caucus. The Freedom Caucus includes 30 conservative Republican members who successfully blocked a GOP plan to hold a vote last month to repeal and replace the ACA. "With the prior bill, I supported that publicly before it went down". Other members of the Freedom Caucus who previously didn't support the bill, including Representative Dave Brat of Virginia, and DesJarlais, said they now support the measure. Read More »

California Judge Puts Hold On Trump's Controversial "Sanctuary Cities" Order

The judge who ruled Tuesday against Trump's order withholding federal money from so-called sanctuary cities is a single federal District Judge, William Orrick in San Francisco , not the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In his ruling, Orrick, made reference to Trump calling the sanctuary cities order a "weapon" against communities that disagree with his immigration policies. Read More »

Trump approval even worse with millennials


Among those Clinton voters who believe Russia tried to interfere, 72% said they think Trump aides tried to help Russian efforts to influence the election. "It's very hard to get members of Congress to go out on a limb on an election year". Frendreis said. "His ability to move legislation, or his ability to leave his imprint on legislation and make it his really dependent on where he stands in the public opinion polls". Read More »

PepsiCo, Inc., Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. Report Earnings


Thanks to a rise of nearly 0.67% in the past five days, the stock price is now up 9.16% so far on the year - still in strong territory. Chadha Sanjeev also sold $2.70 million worth of PepsiCo, Inc . It tells us what percentage of revenue a company keeps after all its bills are paid. During the October-December 2016 quarter, demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, and the subsequent cash crunch had significantly impacted PepsiCo's business in the country, Nooyi had said earlier. Read More »

Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

They told the 8th Circuit that a previous team of Williams' lawyers "unequivocally abandoned a mental retardation claim after the results of the testing showed". The footnote points out that in a motion in Williams" most recent federal case, Rosenzweig said he had accepted help from the federal defender's office in Pennsylvania because of his heavy caseload representing inmates with simultaneously set execution dates, but "after learning what the Pennsylvania office proposed to file on ... Read More »

EPA to reduce workforce with buyouts, early retirement plan

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials on Tuesday denied reports the agency will close the office in Chicago that oversees regional environmental protection efforts including the Flint, Michigan drinking water clean-up and Great Lakes restoration. Read More »

Florida House's medical marijuana bill passes final committee


That bill is now likely to be retained or voted down in the Senate, in the hope that SB 9 can clear the full House and be signed into law. Republican Sen. "I'll be perfectly honest with you". Josephson believes changes made by the senate could make it more hard for small cities to fund insurance for families should an officer or firefighter be killed. Read More »

Syria used sarin gas in Khan Sheikhoun


They then matched the results from the samples with an unexploded grenade found at the scene of a previous Syrian chemical attack on Saraqib in 2013. The Civil Defense, a search-and-rescue organization, says four medical staff were killed in an attack on a university hospital in Deir Sharqi, and another four paramedics or ambulance operators were killed in a strike on an ambulance services charity in Maarzita. Read More »

Berkeley, reversing decision, says Ann Coulter can speak after all

Bridge USA formed after the Milo Yiannopoulos riots . Conservative author Ann Coulter insists she's coming to Berkeley even though university officials say they can't find a safe venue for her in time . " Berkeley just imposed an all-new arbitrary & harassing condition on my exercise of a constitutional right", the post said . Coulter told Tucker Carlson Tonight: "I love Milo, but I'm not Milo". Read More »

Trump, White House Go After Court Over Sanctuary Cities Ruling

Supreme Court. A court ruled that President Trump may not withhold all federal funds from "sanctuary cities" that do not enforce US immigration laws. Although Orrick is a trial judge, the president attributed his ruling to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco , which would consider the administration's appeal of the decision. Read More »

D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone


His wig reveals itself to be a small dog. An aide comes in and announces that Trump needs to see a bill that lowers taxes - for only Republicans. At home, Homer and Marge Simpson are watching TV coverage of the new administration, including the announcement that Ivanka Trump is replacing Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court. Read More »

Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

Arkansas completed the first double execution in the country in 17 years Monday night, as the state executed death row inmate Marcel Williams, KARK reported . Kenneth Williams, an intellectually disabled man who killed Cecil Boren in 1999 after escaping from prison where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of Dominique Hurd in 1998, is scheduled to die on April 27. Read More »

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Confirmed as New Secretary of Agriculture

His 87 votes were in record territory for a Trump cabinet nominee. Since exports are a major source of USA farm income, producers are looking to Perdue to advocate for their needs in trade talks. Perdue also had served as a member of NGFA's Country Elevator Committee in the early 1980s. He was governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011. Those who did speak said Perdue's background as a veterinarian and agri-businessman would make him a strong advocate for rural America at the Agriculture ... Read More »

San Francisco 49ers Final 7-Round Mock Draft with Trades

They have weapons on offense and can find a running back later on day two or three. Their defense is average, at best, with the only bright spot being Joe Haden. If the Browns play this right, they could collect a ton of talent this year to put around that guy when he takes the reins for the 2018 season. Myles Garrett is labeled as the best player in the draft and comes with the most upside . Read More »

Barack Obama finally reveals what he's doing next

The former USA commander in chief vowed to help "knock down some of the barriers discouraging young people from a life of service", further outlining challenges facing the nation, including climate change, criminal justice reform and economic inequality. Read More »

White House, Dems reach truce on insurer payments


The Trump administration likely will seek money for the wall in legislation funding the government for the fiscal year starting October 1, but lawmakers are likely to balk again. We hope to continue to get funding in that, as the President laid out, for both border security and homeland security and national defense, as we've always maintained. Read More »

Bill Nye Suggests Government Should Punish Parents Who Have Too Many Children

During a recent segment on his Netflix show " Bill Nye Saves the World ", television personality Bill Nye asked his guests if, in order to combat climate change, there should be policies that penalize families who have " extra kids ". Proceeding with the interview, Happer said that the Trump administration should pull out of the 2016 Paris Agreement, a global agreement made previous year on greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

United CEO: I "messed up" with initial response

The announcement said several of the changes would go into effect immediately while the others could be implemented throughout the year; United did not specify which take effect when. United CEO Oscar Munoz explained to the committee that the company is reviewing its policies to make sure not to put its passengers, employees and partners in "impossible situations". Read More »

Local unemployment down in March; 3.5 percent jobless rate lowest since 1999


That compares to 5.4 percent in February, and 4.9 percent in March of past year. The lower rate is the result of more people becoming employed, as employers continued to create jobs at a strong pace and lay off fewer workers. The private-sector industries were up 7,700 jobs, or 1.2 percent, representing the largest gain since July 2015, based on data from Workforce Solutions. Read More »

Crowds 'March for Science' in global Earth Day protest

Nye reminded the crowd that science has provided the USA and the global community the infrastructure and standard of living that we have today. "We didn't choose to be in this battle, but it has come to the point where we have to fight because the stakes are too great", said climate scientist Michael Mann, who regularly clashes with politicians. Read More »

United unveils 10 policy changes, will pay bumped passengers up to $10000

His lawyer says Mr Dao lost two front teeth in the scuffle, incurred a concussion and broke his nose. United won't use law enforcement unless there's a safety or security issue - it won't call the cops simply to enforce its own policies. Rolling out later this year, United will launch a new "in the moment" app for our employees to handle customer issues. This policy went into effect April 12. Read More »

Democratic Rep Vows 'That Wall Will Not Be Built' Along the Border

Trump told a group of conservative media Monday night that he wouldn't push for funding for the border wall in this short term bill but would wait until the fall when negotiations take place for spending in 2018. He said the wall is going to get built and his administration is setting record numbers in terms of stopping people and drugs from coming in the United States which has gone down by 73-74 percent. Read More »

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley reschedule offer


Campus police said they have received information about threats to Coulter, speech attendees and protesters if the event were to go forward on the April 27 date originally planned for her appearance. "Yes, it was officially banned", Coulter said about her appearance at the university on April 27. "I've acceded to all their silly demands, which they thought would end it", she told The Hollywood Reporter . Read More »

U.S. admiral says North Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen


The top U.S. commander in the Asia-Pacific, Admiral Harry Harris, told the U.S. Congress that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system would be operational "in coming days". Some experts believe South Korea will eventually need more THAAD systems to cover a broader part of its territory if it wants to counter recent efforts by the North to beef up its arsenal of solid-fuel midrange missiles that can be fired from mobile launchers and submarines. Read More »

All 100 USA senators to meet for North Korea briefing

On Tuesday, North Korea conducted large-scale, live-fire artillery drills, witnessed by national leader Kim Jong-un, as a reminder of its conventional threat to US-allied South Korea. On MSNBC, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) called the briefing "clear-eyed, sober and serious". Top Donald Trump administration officials will hold the meeting, which indicates growing concern over the deteriorating relations between the USA and east Asian country. Read More »

National Football League prospect: Rape report 'completely false,' skipping draft


Conley's attorney, Kevin Spellacy, called the allegations "ludicrous and ridiculous" and stated, "In my opinion this young lady is an opportunist and it's actually despicable". Two witnesses in the hotel room, which was in Conley's name, told police that an assault did not occur. Gareon's attorney spoke to Cleveland 19 News and denied the allegations. Read More »

Sister Of Eric Frein Testifies In His Capital Murder Trial

Eric Frein could be sentenced to death in the 2014 ambush that killed Cpl. District Attorney Ray Tonkin, going first, said Frein hid in the woods across the street from the Blooming Grove barracks and "made a choice to pull that cold trigger again, again, again and again". Read More »

House Republicans reveal health care amendment details


Tom MacArthur and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, would exempt legislators and their staff from certain Obamacare repeal policies. "I think it helps us get to consensus". "It's pretty much everything I was looking for in terms of concessions", said Representative Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, a member of the Freedom Caucus who had opposed an earlier version. Read More »

Top NFL Prospect Gareon Conley Indicted Of Rape Days Away From Draft


Besides, a quarterback or two could be drafted before the fifth pick even goes on the clock. If the Browns go Trubisky, then I see the 49ers drafting Garrett . Last season Watson threw for 4,593 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. Things appear to be getting serious. Everything I've pieced together is that they like Trubisky the best among the quarterbacks. Read More »

Jury gives death penalty to ambush killer

Eric Matthew Frein, 33, of Canadensis, Pa., was convicted of the murder of Corporal Bryon K. Dickson II and critical injury of Trooper Alex T. Douglass in a shooting ambush at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at Blooming Grove that occurred late on Friday, Sept. Read More »

UC Berkeley threatened with lawsuit over Ann Coulter speech

In that context, Ms. Coulter's announcement that she intends to come to this campus on April 27 without regard for the fact that we don't have a protectable venue available on that date is of grave concern. "This is as clear-cut a case as it gets that public universities are using taxpayer dollars to shut down conservative speech, while allowing liberal speech only." He defended the university's actions as attempts to protect the safety of students and the speaker . Read More »