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Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel


The testimony came a day after White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at a briefing he did not know whether President Donald Trump believes Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee , asked Johnson. Johnson said in his opening remarks. He said it appeared as though hackers working on behalf of the Russian government were "scanning for vulnerabilities" in the US election. Read More »

Senate GOP health bill would overhaul Obama law

The bill can not be filibustered because it requires only a majority vote to pass. President Donald Trump said Wednesday night he hopes to "surprise" with a plan that has "heart". an expansion of ObamaCare. There was also an argument over Medicaid's growth rate going forward, with conservatives favouring lowering the growth rate in 2025. Read More »

Mohammed Bin Salman wins support of Riyadh's 'allegiance council'


That country's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Wednesday congratulated the new crown prince on his new role, according to state news agency QNA. Sheikh Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Makkah-based Muslim World League, described the appointment of the new crown prince as successful and promising given the national and worldwide prestige Mohammed bin Salman enjoys. Read More »

Verizon Opens Preorder for New iPad Pros #49869 - 06/07/17 02:27 PM


While not exactly groundbreaking, iOS 11 does bring some useful features and improvements to the table like peer-to-peer Apple Pay and a redesigned Control Center . Apple described iOS 11 as "the biggest software releases ever for iPad, with powerful multitasking features". Not everything is going to be this great after the release of Apple's mobile operating system. Read More »

Queen's speech does not mention Trump's United Kingdom visit


The Queen said the "Great Repeal Bill" would repeal the European Communities Act, the 1972 legislation that enshrined Britain's membership of the European bloc. In her speech, the Queen gave details of proposals by May's government to pave the way for Britain's future outside of the EU. Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital with an infection hours after attending Royal Ascot with the Queen, Buckingham Palace says. Read More »

Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

With only 52 GOP Senators, the bill won't pass if three of them vote "NO". Criticism after criticism that Republicans have lobbed at Democrats over the years about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed apply to a far greater extent to the health-care bill the GOP leadersip has been drafting covertly. Read More »

Amazon stumps up nearly $US14B for Whole Foods Market


Inc. will pay $42 per share for Whole Foods Market Inc., including debt. And this headline from Business Insider helps explain it: Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods - and Walmart, Target, and Kroger should be terrified . Amazon already has made inroads into the supermarket business with its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service and a prototype checkout-free Amazon Go brick-and-mortar store, so far only open to employees. Read More »

U.S. sends B-1b bombers in show of force against North Korea


A US diplomat who traveled to North Korea to secure the release of American college student Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) plans to attend his funeral in OH on Thursday. The US regularly conducts "assurance and deterrence" bomber flights with its military partners in the region, but the drills are often criticized by North Korea as provocative acts. Read More »

Senate Republicans unveil healthcare bill

The Senate measure includes deep cuts to Medicaid, fundamentally reshaping that program from an open-ended government commitment to a system of capped federal payments that limit federal spending. Holding yet another campaign-style rally in his first months in office, President Trump taunted Democrats about the GOP's wins in the special congressional elections in Georgia and SC. Read More »

Protests Ahead of Major Health Care Bill Debut


Senate conservatives also seemed wary of the emerging bill. With the Congressional Budget Office unable to release its analysis of any GOP plan until next week, there might be only a handful of days between publication of the official scorekeepers' estimates of what the bill would do to Americans' health care and the Senate vote. Read More »

Democrats seethe after loss: 'Our brand is worse than Trump'


Rep. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for speaker, told the New York Times that Pelosi's toxicity among the electorate is a "problem". "But this is something we certainly have to discuss, because it's clear that I think across the board in the Democratic Party , we need new leadership". Read More »

Saudi king clears path to throne for son in surprise shake up


MBS is now poised to become the first Saudi monarch from a generation of royals who represent the grandsons of the country's founder, King Abdul-Aziz. Prince Salman is known to be a man of great ambitions, including an overhaul of Saudi economy by reducing its dependence on oil. Its budget pressured by low oil prices, Riyadh slashed the allowances last September to save money, but announced in April that it was restoring them to stimulate economic growth and because its first-quarter ... Read More »

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


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


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


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


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?


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 »