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Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week

Senate Republicans expressed skepticism Wednesday about a Washington Post report purportedly detailing the contents of the upper chamber's bill to replace ObamaCare. With only 52 GOP Senators, the bill won't pass if three of them vote "NO". They jokingly said they support the bill because they believe that wealth is more important than health care. Read More »

GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling

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With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators are likely to have only a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the bill. John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn , R-Texas, speaks following a closed-door strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington , Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Read More »

Corey Stewart promises 'fight will continue' after close GOP primary

Virginia voters on Tuesday will choose the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor in an election seen as a gauge of the USA electorate's mood about President Donald Trump ahead of next year's midterm races. "I'm so hopeful that this state of Virginia shows up and sends a big message for all Americans" against Trump, said Barbara Jones, 58, an independent undecided voter. Read More »

Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

Saudi Arabia's once powerful counterterrorism czar, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef , was removed from the line of succession - giving the younger prince a firmer hold on the kingdom's foreign policies , including its close ties with U.S. Some fear that Prince Mohammed's changes will simply serve to cause social ruptures or that however clever his policy changes, deep seated problems in Saudi bureaucracy will prevent any meaningful implementation. Read More »

Hundreds attend vigil for slain muslim teen Nabra Hassanen

Still, justice advocacy groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, are encouraging police to not dismiss the possibility of a hate crime. An autopsy found that Nabra suffered blunt-force trauma to her upper body. Barakat's brother, Deah, was one of three young American Muslims shot to death in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2015. She was abducted, attacked & murdered! My heart is bleeding. Read More »

French see no one to counter Macron, set to sweep parliament

In Sunday's first-round legislative election, Macron did something even more impressive: His party's candidates set the stage for a sweeping takeover of the French National Assembly, the country's powerful lower house. Parties on the extreme right and left seemed to be faring poorly, gaining far fewer votes nationwide than they had in the first round of the presidential election, on April 23. Read More »

U will back Ram Nath Kovind, says party leader

The Congress , which is coordinating the meeting, expressed hope that all parties that attended the May 26 luncheon hosted by party President Sonia Gandhi will be present on Thursday. Though Uttar Pradesh's two main non- NDA political parties- Bahujan Samajwadi Party and Samajwadi Party- have not extended support to the NDA's candidate but also didn't show strong opposition as Kovind is a Dalit who hails from Kanpur Dehat area of the state. Read More »

GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday morning and posted online, senators said . As The Washington Post points out, Republican Senators are employing unprecedented secrecy around the bill, keeping the text hidden from the full body and the public as it races to a vote before Congress adjourns for recess ahead of the Fourth of July. Read More »

Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

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After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last November to become the 45th President of the United States, it was only a matter of time before his transition team helped put together his cabinet and administration. "We'd better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realise that the problem is us; it's the party", OH representative Tim Ryan said Wednesday morning as he left a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Caucus in the Capitol. Read More »

CDC: 21% Jump in Number of Counties with Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

Experts have discovered Zika virus mosquitoes in California, according to The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Vector Control Program. "This information will help to target limited public health surveillance resources and help to improve our understanding of how widespread these mosquitoes are", Eisen says. Read More »

Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing - White House

However on Tuesday, Trump expressed disappointment that China's increased efforts, which reportedly included a ban of the import of North Korean coal, had failed to restrain Pyongyang from continuing to conduct ballistic missile tests. "And frankly, if he had been brought home sooner, I think the result would have been a lot different". Trump spoke briefly about Warmbier during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Ukraine. Read More »

Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

Republicans have won all four of the four special elections that have been held under President Trump. Georgia's 6th Congressional District was the fourth district that the Democrats failed to turn blue, losing in Kansas , Montana and, on Tuesday, South Carolina. Read More »

Republicans Are 4-0 Defending Seats, but Could Still Be in Trouble

Democrats and national media tend to think Trump is as unpopular in the heartland as he is among them, but that is not the case, CNN media and political reporter Dylan Byers said on the network following Ossoff's loss. That was Politico's response to Trump's midnight tweet which said: "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!" Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for ... Read More »

Pelosi faces growing doubts among Dems after Georgia loss

Former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel on Tuesday defeated political newcomer Democrat Jon Ossoff , 52 percent to 48 percent. Handel becomes the first Republican woman to represent Georgia in Congress . Tim Ryan's challenge to Pelosi's leadership post previous year - said: "I think that's a question for the caucus to decide". "There comes a time when every leader has to say , 'For the good of the order and the betterment of the party, it's time for me to step ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth announces laws to aid Brexit

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President Trump's planned state visit to the United Kingdom was noticeably absent from the Queen's speech to Parliament , an omission some are considering confirmation that the visit is postponed. "The Queen announced new bills aimed at reaching trade agreements with both European Union and non-EU countries, and if this is to result in a new global Britain , then these deals should be top of the list". Read More »

Trump traveling to Iowa for campaign-style rally

During his speech, Trump, who has spent much his presidency at odds with Democrats , also made appeal to work with them on some of his priorities. "It is great to be back in the incredible, handsome state of Iowa ", he said Tuesday at the start of his speech. Read More »

Senate approves new Russia sanctions

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While Donald Trump seems determined to make America best friends with Russian Federation - handing over top secret intelligence and trying to lift sanctions against the country - a almost united Senate is standing in his way. The vote was overshadowed by Wednesday's shooting at a congressional Republican baseball practice - two senators were there, Rand Paul and Jeff Flake of Arizona - but the Senate kept on its schedule, and the bill is expected to be passed by the end of the week. Read More »

OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7: Which one is better?

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OnePlus 5 also comes with Paytm integration as a part of Oxygen OS. The OnePlus 5 has the powerful hardware in any smartphone now. So, you might want to keep your phone away from the fire. It sports a metal chassis and an all-metal unibody. Despite being a nice-looking phone overall, it's not the most original approach we've seen around. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

Warmbier's death could make it even harder, although some analysts think Moon could offer talks with the North as a way to get other detainees out of North Korea . It seems to me that President Trump has criticized the failed former policies of his predecessor administrations. "You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched - Wyoming, Ohio and the University of Virginia to name just two - that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family", ... Read More »

Thousands protest across Russian Federation as opposition leader detained

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Navalny , who has announced his intention to run for president next year against Putin, was detained outside his home in Moscow shortly before demonstrators took to the streets there, as well as in St. "We support Navalny", said 16-year-old Yegor with a poster saying "Corruption steals the future". On Monday, a wave of anti-government protests swept through multiple cities in Russian Federation, with people gathering in more than 200 cities to protest political corruption and ... Read More »

CEO of Uber: Resignation

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To make matters worse: Uber faces a depleted C-Suite. The company is without a CEO, COO, CMO, CFO or president. Afterward, Kalanick said he needed management help and had to grow up . Valued at around $70 billion, Uber is one of the largest private companies in the world. But "the significance of Uber has declined because the company has not managed to present itself in a stable and socially responsible way", Dudenhoeffer said. Read More »

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

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Rather wants to see Democrats to both tie Republicans to Trump and talk about "big ideas to set the debate and rally people to your cause". Veteran GOP ad-maker Brad Todd says that's because the San Francisco congresswoman is the personification of the liberal values they can't stomach. Read More »

The GOP's Narrow Escape in Georgia

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Handel was second in a "jungle primary" including 17 other Republicans. For a little over an hour, the President worked to convince the crowd of supporters - some of whom donned "Make America Great Again" hats and held signs - that his administration is making "tremendous progress" back in Washington . Read More »

Iran Launches Six 'Zulfiqar' Ballistic Missiles At ISIS Targets In Syria

Ramazan Sharif of Iran's Revolutionary Guard told state television. Raising concerns over what he called "a unsafe escalation", the lawmaker said it wasn't in American interests to get involved in Syria's civil war. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which accused Saudi Arabia of involvement in the attacks, vowed to avenge the bloodshed. Iran's missiles are a focus of the new sanctions bill for which the U.S. Read More »

We should choose our politicians, rather than them choosing us

GOP leaders were quick to respond to the decision. Justice Anthony Kennedy , a conservative who sometimes sides with the court's liberals in major cases , could cast the decisive vote. Others say courts should step in. In the majority's opinion , Justice Antonin Scalia noted that partisan gerrymandering is as old as colonial America, and that ultimately, it is not for the courts to insert themselves into the political actions of legislative redistricting. Read More »

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

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Despite assurances from the USA intelligence community that Russian hacking only influenced the 2016 us election-and didn't change vote tallies-there was never actually a formal federal audit of those systems, the Department of Homeland Security said. Read More »

Congress hears details of Russia's election meddling

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The overlapping House and Senate hearings were held amid questions about President Donald Trump's stance on Russia's election interference and whether he believes it occurred at all . Hackers successfully exploited a "small number" of networks, Liles said, likening the act to making it through a home's front door. "I just want to ask you, you say you want to dispute it, but Debbie Wassermann Schultz, who was then chair of the DNC, according to what you just said, said that DHS and the ... Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

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On June 8, a USA fighter jet shot down another Iranian-made drone that dropped a bomb near forces patrolling the base at Tanf. Russian Federation condemned the United States action and in retaliation suspended a hotline meant to prevent such incidents. Read More »

'Father's Day for Philando' protest outside St. Anthony Police Dept

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Paul suburb. The world learned of Castile's death through a Facebook livestream launched by his girlfriend , Diamond Reynolds , seconds after he was shot by Yanez. Her organization plans to focus on a campaign to remove police officers from public schools. Castile's fatal shooting was among several cases around the USA past year where law enforcement officers were found to have killed blacks. Read More »

Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

For one thing, Ossoff, a 30-year-old former Capitol Hill staffer, did outperform his district's partisan leanings by six points, according to Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report . Even among Democrats she has a 19 percent unfavorable rating. Party leaders profess encouragement from the trends, but the latest losses mean they will have to rally donors and volunteers after a tough stretch of special elections . Read More »