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Senate Republicans Unveil Health Care Bill


Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, worry the GOP's plan would knock too many people off health insurance. Those similarities could make it easier for Republicans in the Senate and House when they begin negotiations on one, unified bill that would head to the President's desk. Read More »

Congressman Tim Ryan questions Democrat leadership

On June 20, Republican Karen Handel won the available House seat in Georgia's 6th congressional district with 53 percent of the vote, beating Ossoff by six points, according to NBC News . Ossoff regularly attempted to deflect questions about whether he would back Pelosi in the House, saying he hadn't given it any thought. Whatever Democratic activists think, a majority of Americans do not want what they are selling. Read More »

Apple has announced two new


While many software updates have introduced subtle design changes over time, iOS 11 will completely overhaul the way you use your device and will render the popular iPhone 5 and 5C devices obsolete. It launched a year after the iPhone 5, alongside the iPhone 5s, but it is likely getting dropped because it has similar hardware based on the 32-bit architecture. Read More »

Sen. Ron Johnson opposes Senate Health Care bill

The GOP holds 52 seats in the Senate , so Democrats can sink the bill by voting against it with at least three Republicans . Democrats gathered on the Senate floor and defended Obama's 2010 overhaul. Republican Study Committee members sent McConnell a letter signed by 30 House lawmakers demanding the key conservative goals of the House bill be included in the Senate bill on Wednesday night, threatening to rescind support if that weren't the case. Read More »

Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of


The young Democrat appeared to understand the irony of his statement and offered that the intense fundraising was a result of the current political climate after the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that allows for greater political funding. Read More »

Democratic Rep: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come and Gone'


And Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat , remarked that "we had no business winning those districts" due to their GOP allegiance. All of the state's congressional seats, including Handel's, will be on the ballot as well. Read More »

Dem Rep Ryan: Democratic Party Has a 'Toxic National Brand'


David Wasserman, who analyzes House races for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, wrote Wednesday that the results Tuesday in Georgia and another special election in SC "were far from a disaster for Democrats , and Republicans shouldn't be tempted to believe their House majority is safe". Read More »

House special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching


As the president sent out tweet , his son Donald Trump Jr. chose to do the same on June 21. Are Democrats ready to be more "sticks and stones" and toss civility to the wolves as the midterms approach? Ossoff espoused other values that seemed tailored to Georgia's Sixth Congressional District, in affluent suburban Atlanta . Read More »

Collins says she'll study Senate health care bill's impact

Medicaid provides health care not only to the poor, but also to elderly and disabled Americans, who account for 60 percent of the cost. Former President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned the newly revealed Senate bill to repeal and replace his eponymous landmark health care legislation. Read More »

House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

Handel kept the president at arm's length, not even mentioning him by name in her victory remarks, and Democrat Jon Ossoff focused more in the closing stretch on a grab bag of issues including health-care and climate change. "The brand is just bad", the OH lawmaker told CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday. "They don't stand for the same values that we stand for, and that's disappointing", she added, vowing, "This is not the end". Read More »

Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines


The Senate bill would also reduce subsidies now provided to help people without workplace coverage get private health insurance, said Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the health care consulting firm Avalare Health. Billions of dollars to stabilize state health insurance markets would be funneled through the Children's Health Insurance Program, which already has strong limitations on abortion funding. Read More »

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration


Tusk indicated that after weeks of negotiations, a decision on the procedure was close at hand but the final decision on the cities isn't expected until later this year. "So who knows? You may say I am a dreamer but I'm not the only one", Tusk continued, quoting the often-invoked lyric from the late John Lennon's " Imagine ". Read More »

A victory for Donald Trump and Brian Mast in Georgia

Truman in 1952: "The people don't want a phony Democrat". Jon Ossoff supporter Jan Yanes, center, cries as the Democratic candidate for the 6th congressional district special election in Georgia concedes Tuesday night. Cynthia McKinney, who served several terms in Congress, most recently from 2005-2007, according to Rutgers University's Center for American Women and Politics. Read More »

Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi

With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump's failure to get much done and came out to the polls . The outcomes in Georgia and SC also could boost Republican efforts to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election . Read More »

Les nouveaux équilibres du gouvernement — Macron


Aucune des affaires qui empoisonnent le début du quinquennat n'a cependant donné lieu à ce stade à une mise en examen de Richard Ferrand , François Bayrou , Marielle de Sarnez ou Sylvie Goulard . Le président a indiqué qu'il avait " accepté " la démission de sa ministre et qu'il " respect (ait) son choix ". Laurent Wauquiez voit dans ces démissions " une crise gouvernementale majeure et un scandale politique ". Read More »

Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020

She and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, chair of the House Democrats' campaign arm, stressed that in all of the special elections that took place in solidly red districts Democrats had significantly narrowed the gap. Kathleen Rice (D-Ny.) said on MSNBC Thursday. And progressive activists' willingness to pour millions of dollars' worth of small-dollar online contributions into Ossoff's campaign - donations fueled nearly entirely by a desire to deal Trump a political setback - was ... Read More »

Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

Warmbier was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea in 2015 and was later convicted of subversion. Eastern Vision, a Hong Kong-based tour company that specializes in travel for university students and new graduates, stopped taking USA citizens on tours to North Korea in early 2016, after Warmbier's arrest. Read More »

Michael Barone: The Outlook After the Special Elections

The Twitter-verse isn't generally a friendly place, but the barrage of tweets following Republican Karen Handel's Tuesday victory in the much-watched Georgia congressional race were especially untoward - with much of the heat directed at conservatives. Read More »

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election


Trump then followed up the Johnson tweet by asking why the Obama administration didn't "stop" Russia's hacking. In 2012, Trump claimed climate change was a Chinese hoax. today, including 10 years ago when he first hacked the exact same 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting machines used in the state of Georgia during Tuesday's Special Election for U.S. Read More »

Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit

Closer defence co-operation has been identified as an area in which the remaining European Union can make progress once the obstacle of British objections has been removed. "I would much rather that we have a good deal for Ireland in time than one that doesn't work for is in a shorter period". "If we back this image that Brexit perhaps would not happen, it brings an uncertainty". Read More »

Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill


Already a handful of Republicans are not on board with the plan, as Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) have put out a statement indicating they don't like the GOP plan - on the other end of the spectrum, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) don't like provisions dealing with Planned Parenthood. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins hotly contested Congressional race in Georgia

Tom Price , whose departure to join the Trump administration set off the months-long contest, won re-election a little more than six months ago by more than 20 points. "If we could just get a few votes from the Democrats", Trump said , "it would be so easy and so lovely". "We gotta address it or we're going to continue to lose". Read More »

Huge GOP Turnout Doomed Democrat in Georgia


We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent not a smaller one. "And I will work just as hard to earn your confidence in the weeks and months ahead". 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 »

Should Democrats be anxious about their losing streak?

President Donald Trump claimed hard-fought congressional victories Wednesday, intensifying an already hard day of questions for Capitol Hill Democrats. However, Whoopi Goldberg disagreed and said she doesn't even consider the Democrats' loss to Republicans in Georgia an actual "loss". Meanwhile, the knives seem to be out for Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi , who was demonised by the GOP side in the Georgia race. Read More »

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

Democrats also continue to have trouble fielding candidates who connect with voters, and they need to better explain how they're good for their districts, not just how Trump is bad for everyone. Republicans won two seats in the U.S. House late Tuesday, defeating Democrats in SC and also in the most expensive U.S. House race in history, Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Read More »

What's next on health care draft in Congress


You just can't cut taxes the way Republicans want and have "insurance for everybody" like Trump promised. There is opposition to the bill from half a dozen Republicans and push back from Democrats. Also watch for Dean Heller of Nevada, who is one of the most vulnerable GOP senators up for reelection next year and who represents a state that expanded Medicaid . Read More »

Hassan: Senate health care bill is "heartless"

Senate Republicans' health care bill , long-awaited and shrouded in secrecy throughout its crafting, was revealed Thursday with hopes for a vote on the measure in short order. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lashed out against the bill later on the floor, labeling it a tax break for wealthy Americans and warning against the cuts to Medicaid . Read More »

Here's what's in that secret GOP healthcare bill

The subsidies enabling low-income people to buy private health insurance are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill , a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the House that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins said . Read More »

Andre Ward becomes pound-for-pound king, stops Sergey Kovalev

The payoff in dollars and praise should be commensurate with the risk, and as Ward's trainer Virgil Hunter clearly realizes, the ratio only makes sense north of cruiserweight. At the time of the stoppage, Ward was up on two out of the three judges scorecards. When he was asked for a prediction last week, that was clear. Read More »

Saudi King Shuffles Succession, Hawkish DM Is Now Crown Prince

Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who holds the defense portfolio, will now be the deputy prime minister. Throughout the early morning, it aired footage of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef pledging allegiance to the younger Mohammed bin Salman , who knelt and kissed his cousin's hand. Read More »