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Democrats Realize 2010 'Fire Nancy Pelosi' Campaign Has Been Working

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Pelosi, in a letter to colleagues, said that when Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. Rice also bemoaned the treatment Pelosi received from Republicans, but that didn't stop her from maintaining the former House speaker should be ousted. Read More »

North Korea accuses USA of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

North Korea believes that the young man was " a victim of the policy of strategic patience " under the former US President Barack Obama, which refused to hold talks with Pyongyang and never requested his return, the statement said. "There's no excuse for the way the North Koreans treated our son". But officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Warmbier was treated after his return, said they had found no trace of the disease. Read More »

State Department officials honor Otto Warmbier at OH funeral

Joseph Yun, the USA special representative for North Korea policy, who visited Pyongyang and brought Warmbier home. Rob Portman , a Republican from the Cincinnati area. It was his life that held mourners' attention Thursday as they fondly remembered a spirited student-athlete who was socially magnetic and had a positive impact on the people around him, whether it was in class, at a swim club or in his travels. Read More »

Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of

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Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful a year ago in trying to unseat Pelosi. Ossoff weathered a barrage of TV ads tying him to Pelosi, and featuring caricatures from Pelosi's San Francisco district. In 2010, it was Pelosi and then-President Barack Obama. "Senator Reid was a target, Senator Daschle was a target, Tip O'Neill was a target", Pelosi said. Read More »

What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan

The Senators who oppose the bill thus far want a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a crowning legislative achievement of Barack Obama's presidency. "We are not fixing Obamacare". The Senate would instead tie the subsidy to the more bare-bones bronze plans, which cover on average only 60 percent of health costs. Read More »

DNC Chairman Tom Perez suggests Democrats could 'take 50 seats' in House

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Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise. "Usually they go after the most effective leaders because they want to diminish the opportunity that we have", Pelosi said. "If we keep taking the margins down by 20 points like we have done, we're going to take 50 seats", Perez said. Read More »

Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

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The reporters, Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, a television journalist, and Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender, 58, a cameraman, "have been released in ideal conditions", the group said on Twitter. The release of Bolt and Follender occurred after the ELN, which has been holding peace negotiations with the government, announced their release earlier on Friday via their radio station, ELN Ranpal. Read More »

47 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities

The twin blasts followed a bombing earlier in the day outside the office of the police chief in southwestern Quetta, capital of the insurgency-wracked Balochistan province, that killed at least 13 people. The security forces cordon off the entire area and started search operation. "Rescue operation in progress". Hundreds more were injured. Police stopped the vehicle carrying the explosives at a checkpoint, Anwar Ul Haq Kakar, the spokesman for the provincial government of Balochistan, told ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Demands Qatar "Shut Down" Al Jazeera

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The military agreement between Qatar and Turkey came into force on June 9. "I can say that the Turkish base in Qatar is for the training of Qatari soldiers and for the security of Qatar and the region". Qatari officials have yet to reply to the demands. Refuse to naturalize the citizens of the Arab States and expel those who are in Qatar now, so that Qatar "no longer interferes in the internal affairs of the states" . Read More »

Don't stop worrying about our elections just yet

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The officials didn't say the hacking was as prevalent as Bloomberg suggested when it reported 39 states were targeted by Russian Federation. All 17 intelligence agencies have agreed Russian Federation was behind the hack of Democratic email systems and tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Trump. Read More »

Macron's takeover of French politics is all but complete

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The conservative Republicans had 16 per cent, the far-right National Front 14 per cent, the far-left party of Jean-Luc Melenchon had 10 per cent and the Socialists - who dominated the outgoing National Assembly - with just seven per cent. Macron's Republic on the Move party (LREM) and its allies were set to win over 30 percent of the vote, the ministry said shortly after voting stations closed. Read More »

New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

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The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is in trouble after a fifth Republican senator came out against it. Nearly 2.9 million Pennsylvanians are on Medicaid , or almost one in four Pennsylvanians, and about 1 million more than a decade ago, according to state figures. Read More »

Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

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The cladding on the five Chalcots Estate towers is similar to that used on Grenfell , widely blamed for the rapid spread of the massive blaze last week that is presumed to have killed 79 people. Grenfell Towers was built in 1974 and contained 120 apartments, according to its management company, the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization. Read More »

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

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If you now subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Citrus Chronicle, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below. Celtic officials did not respond to a request for comment. The average rate increase requested by the companies is 17.8 percent. Most of that expected increase reflects concerns over how President Donald Trump's administration will manage the program, the consulting firm said. Read More »

Amazon and Whole Foods footprints are remarkably similar — Geographic analysis

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But Whole Foods has lost market share to rivals Kroger Co , Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp and others that have elbowed into the natural and organic segment Whole Foods pioneered. Amazon has made a huge splash and acquired organic supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion . We talked for 2 1/2 hours. "Like an old traditional marriage, where there are all kinds of rules and chaperones, we can't consummate the marriage until we're officially hooked up", he said. Read More »

USA officials retrace Russian Federation threat to 2016 elections

Last year, reports circulated that hackers had targeted the voter registration systems in the states of IL and Arizona. If voting machines are tampered with experts said trying to recover could be almost impossible. That report said Russian intelligence services had "obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple USA state or local electoral boards". "I believe that the reference in the hoax is about the fact that they're trying to delegitimize his win in the election process and ... Read More »

EU's Barnier assures Britons of compromises on Brexit

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In their June 2016 referendum, the majority of the British citizens voted in favor of Brexit (51.9% to 48.1%). The remaining member states have shown increasing levels of irritation at the UK's failure to commit to protecting the rights of their citizens in the UK. Read More »

Belgium has identified station bomber

Van der Sypt added that "this incident is considered as a terrorist attack". The soldier shot the man dead. The authors of the terror attacks in Paris came from Molenbeek. Authorities ordered an evacuation of the station and nearby Grand Place, the capital's main square. An employee at the station said he stood next to the suspect, who he described as in his 30s, and having uttered the words " Allahu akbar " (God is greatest). Read More »

Health care poses a test of Trump's work with the Senate

Heller said that to win his vote, GOP leaders would have to "protect Medicaid expansion states" from the bill's current cuts. He said he wouldn't vote for a bill that that "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans", which is sort of the bread-and-butter of Republican health policy. Read More »

18 killed, over 100 injured in Pakistan's Parachinar twin blast

An explosion in Pakistan's southwestern Quetta city on June 23 killed at least 13 people and injured around 20 others, officials said. Later on Friday evening, two armed men on a motorcycled opened fire on security personnel in Karachi, killing four - an assistant sub-inspector was among those killed. Read More »

Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

As Real Madrid coach from 2011 to 2012, the Portuguese coach is alleged to have not declared income from image rights deals to obtain an "illicit benefit", according to Spanish prosecutors. "Up to this point, neither Hacienda [the tax office] nor the prosecutors have contacted Jose Mourinho or the advisers who were under contract during the [tax] inspection process", Gestifute said in a statement. Read More »

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Heller is the most politically endangered Republican senator in 2018, by some distance. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare . Its fate remained uncertain since the four lawmakers' refusal to back the Senate draft would leave Republicans short of the votes for passage. We sure hope he changes his mind as he learns more about the bill. Read More »

Mourners in Ohio remember US student held prisoner by North Korea

North Korea has accused the U.S. of conducting a smear campaign against the regime over Otto Warmbier , the American student who was sent home in a coma after 17 months in prison. DPRK is short for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Just a few days after his return to the United States, Otto Warmbier passed away . Read More »

Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

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With 100% of the votes counted, Handel outnumbered Democratic presidential candidate Jon Ossof by five points in the most expensive electoral race in the history of the United States. "I sat in a meeting the other day, and I listened to a rationale as to how we should be happy as a caucus because we didn't lose as badly. two days ago as we did a year ago", Rice added. Read More »

Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland

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Curtis says the National Guard has staged vehicles all along with I-10 and I-12 corridors beginning in the Lake Charles area. Forecasters expect the formation of another El Nino weather pattern that could limit the number of powerful hurricanes and tropical storms that develop in the Atlantic Ocean this year. Read More »

May's filleted Queen's Speech is threadbare, says Labour

A major theme of this year's speech? While the inclusion may seem relatively minuscule and expected in the grand scheme of things, it comes at a time where it's absolutely essential for the LGBT community of Britain. She also travelled by vehicle instead of the traditional horse-driven carriage to deliver her speech. The Queen was accompanied by her son Prince Charles as her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was taken to hospital as a precaution when a pre-existing infection ... Read More »

Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

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Kathleen Rice , one of a small group who has gone public with the message that Pelosi should go, hosted a dozen Democrats in her office Thursday for an hour-long strategy session. Right? They lost every one of the four recent House special elections, in Georgia, South Carolina , Kansas, and Montana. Tuesday's wake-up call mirrored just how far they have to go to even get out of the batter's box. Read More »

New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

As the scandal surrounding Donald Trump and his presidential campaign's ties to Russian Federation continues to plague the White House , the House Intelligence Committee will interview its first major witness next week. Obama administration rules opened the skies to low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use. In other words, pro-drone advocates want more regulation of the machines because that would at least make some of the activities they want to pursue, ... Read More »

Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'

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Scalise's Twitter account posted photos of him with his family over the weekend to mark Father's Day. "We need to take that spirit and go from two teams to one team for America". Hodgkinson 66, who was from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died after being shot by police. It remains unclear when he may be released from the hospital. Read More »