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Charles Joffe-Halpern: CBO analysis exposes Trumpcare

According to the CBO , the replacement act would, if endorsed by the Senate and signed by Trump, result next year in 14 million more Americans lacking health-insurance coverage than under Obamacare (assuming it remained in place). The CBO report did find that over time premiums would come down under the House bill, even if more people become uninsured. Medicaid cuts . Low-income people are most likely to lose coverage because of the bill's deep cuts in Medicaid, which provides ... Read More »

Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

Several US congressional committees have launched investigations into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election and its possible coordination with Trump campaign aides or associates. Clinton, defending her speeches, said she spoke to a wide range of people, including people "not just in the United States". "I have a big stake in what happens in this country". Read More »

Trump to announce decision on global climate pact soon


Responding to shouted questions from reporters in the Oval Office, Trump said he had been hearing from people on both sides of the issue, but he declined to indicate whether he had made up his mind. More recently, Defense Secretary James Mattis told CBS News' John Dickerson that he was part of some of the discussions in Brusels when talks of climate change came up. Read More »

Police union protests discipline of officers

He would be required to take an additional tactical training course, police said . "No", Williams said. "But this was definitely a catalyst for making sure that we got that process onboard a lot quicker". Surveillance video contradicted his account, showing Loehmann shooting Rice just seconds after the patrol auto pulled up to the boy. The punishment stems from an internal investigation that resumed in earnest after the grand jury declined to charge the officers. Read More »

Trump Honors Fallen Warriors At Arlington National Cemetery

Those very bad conservatives yelled about Obama resting his feet on his desk, or saluting with a cup of coffee in his other hand, yet they're silent on this display. This year, Memorial Day coincides with the 100th anniversary of the birth of America's 35th president - John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Their family members wept as the audience gave them a standing ovation. Read More »

House intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen

So far, Flynn and committee members have struggled to find common ground on a request for documents amid the former national security adviser's previous decision to take his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. The department official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to publicly announce the appointment. The committee is one of several probes into alleged meddling by Moscow in last year's presidential election , and any collusion ... Read More »

New Jersey Powerball winners use jackpot to help others


If you're feeling lucky, tickets for the next Powerball drawing can be purchased through 6:59 p.m. Tuesday. The man chose the lump-sum cash option of $263.5 million and took home $189.1 million after taxes. But players have much better odds, of about one in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $1 million to $4. It sits at an estimated $1.9 million. Read More »

Senate Dismisses House 'Sunset' Fix, Says Special Session Needed

Earlier this week, Straus's House amended the Senate's bathroom bill and passed what Patrick saw as a water-down version of the legislation. It bars transgender students from choosing the bathroom they use, but allows schools to direct them to separate, single occupancy facilities. Read More »

Teen Thanks Defenders After Being Protected From Portland White Supremacist


Leave this country if you hate our freedoms. Micah Fletcher's neck wound was just a few millimeters away from being fatal, according to doctors. The Portland attacker, Jeremy Christian , appeared in Multnomah County court earlier this week, where he faced charges of murder , attempted murder, possession of a weapon, and intimidation. Read More »

Portland victim's mom calls on Trump to "take action"


On April 29, Christian participated in a right-wing "March for Free Speech" on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla , Portland , carrying a baseball bat in an attempt to assault left-wing protesters. The other man was wounded in the attack . He was charged with aggravated murder , intimidation and a firearms charge and is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday. Read More »

McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch made the case on the Senate floor that GOP lawmakers should be prepared to cut all of them or risk looking foolish after "spending the better part of a decade railing against Obamacare's burdensome job-killing taxes". Read More »

Iowa's GOP senators cast doubt on health care law repeal


The first is untrue. The American Health Care Act-or, more likely, the Senate GOP's yet-unwritten health care bill-could already become law without 60 votes in the upper chamber. Trump "is the least policy-aware, policy-knowledgeable, policy-driven president that I can remember, maybe that we've ever had", said David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. Read More »

Three teens face charges in shooting of 6-year-old MS boy


Washington turned himself in and the others were picked up. The license plate on the stolen Toyota Camry is HYX 783. Even if I was mad at the world, I couldn't do this to a me, it's hatred. After hearing that Kingston had been killed, family and friends reacted to the news. "The Jackson Public School District is deeply saddened by the tragic death of North Jackson Elementary scholar, Kingston Fraizer", reads the statement. Read More »

Pneumonia is most misspelled word in Michigan, Google says


Katharine Close of Spring Lake, a 13-year-old, came in first in 2006 after correctly spelling ursprache, a language reconstructed from later languages. The 291 elementary- and middle-schoolers competing in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee gather at a convention center in Oxon Hill, Md., Tuesday, may 30, 2017, to take the bee's nerve-wracking written test. Read More »

Portland mayor asks federal government to revoke permit for 'alt-right' protest


Christian pulled a folded knife from his pocket and concealed it in his hand. Clark is black and said Christian had many black friends. A fourth passenger, Ricky Best, tried to come to their aid and was immediately stabbed as well. "He was just telling us that we basically weren't anything and that we should just kill ourselves". The mayor directly addressed the organizers of planned marches supporting the controversial president. Read More »

Stranger Things Charlie Heaton In Talks For X-Men


Split star Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams of " Game of Thrones " are already signed up for the project with Taylor-Joy playing Illyana Rasputin, also known as Magik, who uses teleportation. Originally part of a large rural farming family from Kentucky, Sam helped found the team, and was the only member to stay on throughout that book's entire 100 issue run. Read More »

Cleveland officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice fired

Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired . Officer Frank Garmback , who drove the patrol vehicle to the park, "would be suspended for 10 days beginning Wednesday", The New York Times reports . This undated family photo provided by the family's attorney Timothy Kucharski on November 24, 2014 shows Tamir Rice . Rice's death prompted protests across the country after video of the shooting was released, directly contradicting what Loehmann claimed happened. Read More »

Berks lawmakers react to CBO report on health care plan

Bob Casey, a Scranton Democrat, used the findings from the report to blast the GOP plan."This health care bill is morally bankrupt and a disaster for children, middle class families, seniors and individuals with disabilities", he said in a statement shortly after the report was released . Read More »

Trump calls for end to filibuster


The American Health Care Act-or, more likely, the Senate GOP's yet-unwritten health care bill-could already become law without 60 votes in the upper chamber. According to a new poll out this week, just 8 percent of American adults want the Senate to pass the House health bill as it is. Both senators are active players in the health care debate. Read More »

Donald Trump resisting pressure over threat to quit Paris climate deal

Mr Trump , who has called global warming a "hoax", tweeted on Wednesday morning: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Since taking office, Mr. Trump and Mr. Pruitt have moved to delay or roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive the long-struggling US coal mines. Read More »

Leaked birth control rule would broaden religious exemption


The Center for Reproductive Rights plans to challenge the new rule. And now, the Trump White House is riding to their rescue, potentially offering up a harmful solution to a made-up problem. The taking of human life is the antithesis of health care . This would mean that employees whose employers ask for the exemption may have to cover the cost of birth control themselves. Read More »

Trial set to begin for man accused of sexually assaulting "gifted" girls


The eldest alleged victim, who is the mother of Kaplan's two young kids, and her mother both took the stand. When police responded, they discovered 11 girls living there. "I always trusted him that whatever goes on is a good thing", the mother said. She said Kaplan told her it wasn't the girl's fault, adding his demeanor was apologetic. Read More »

The White House's Contradictory Message on Kushner


Mike Dubke , an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy. He was drafted in to revamp the White House media strategy after a disastrous start for Trump when a day after his inauguration his press team become embroiled in a row over crowd sizes. Read More »

Suspect in Portland slayings to appear in court


A witness later said Christian called Muslims "criminals" and yelled "get off the bus and out of this country because you don't pay taxes here". A girl leaves a message at a makeshift memorial for two men killed after intervening when a man shouted anti-Muslim and other hate speech on a train on May 29, 2017 in Portland . Read More »

House, Senate point fingers at each other over special-session possibility

Deepening the wound, they say, is the Legislature leaving $11 billion untouched. Patrick called a news conference of his own later Friday to reiterate that he is unwilling to step back from pushing for a measure that would eliminate existing policies that allow transgender Texans to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity and will force a special session, if that's what it takes. Read More »

Senate Staffers to Begin Writing Healthcare Bill

Those concerns were echoed by group after group, including AARP , the American Hospital Association , the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the March of Dimes . According to a new study released by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the average Alabamian is paying $397 more monthly for coverage today than they did in 2013. Read More »

Tougher than ever, 90th National Spelling Bee gets underway

Haris Rana (right), an eighth-grader at Fort Smith's Chaffin Junior High School, and Pulaski Academy seventh-grader Parray Faizan were the top two finishers in Saturday's spelling bee. Marcisz of Marion, Indiana, at the 2010 Scripps Spelling Bee. "What started as a quaint contest with nine students has flourished into a national treasure where hard work is recognized and rewarded, and the lessons learned can last a lifetime", said Paige Kimble, the Bee's executive director. Read More »

Paris accord decision 'very soon'


The Paris accord was agreed o by "nearly 200 countries" in 2015, and aims "to limit planetary warming in part by slashing carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels". The US is now one of the largest emitters of carbon dioxide in the world. Canada's emissions amount to about 1.6 per cent of global greenhouse gases. Read More »

Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: Donald Trump


He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. "I think [Putin] is the premier and most important threat", McCain said , adding , "more so than ISIS". It has been claimed Kushner discussed setting up a backchannel with the Russian ambassador in December. And Mr Trump , who had been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed tweeting on Sunday, dismissing allegations of Russian ... Read More »

Nevada Governor approves eSports Betting Bill


In the mix is eSports betting , an activity that will soon be legalized in the state thanks to the approval of the bill. "Ideally, you would have people coming from all over the globe to compete, with people paying to come in and bet on that event like you would a sportsbook", Burnett said. Read More »

Portland Stabbing Suspect Yells 'Free Speech or Die' in Court Appearance


Late last month, Christian had attended a Portland-area right-wing "March for Free Speech" carrying a bat and spouting hate speech. Asha Deliverance said doing so would honor her 23-year-old son, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, who was defending two Muslim women on a commuter train from a man yelling hateful words. Read More »