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Nancy Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss


This is just based on history. Last cycle alone, she raised $141.5 million. "We need a winning strategy and I think the first step to getting to a winning strategy is a change in leadership", Rice told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day". Whit Ayres, a Republican consultant and Handel strategist, underscored her success in turning the contest into a normal partisan choice. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on January 21 in protest of Trump's inauguration. Read More »

Some GOP senators expected to oppose health care proposal


The stark reality remains that if we do nothing, Obamacare will fail, and Americans will suffer. It also repeals mandates for businesses and individuals. But Thursday's disabled demonstrators view the new Senate plan as an attack on them. The Senate's bill would massively cut Medicaid , threatening to completely phase out the program as we now know it. Read More »

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., didn't mince words when she ripped into the bill on the Senate floor earlier Thursday. Rob Broomfield, the CEO of UnitedHealthcare's individual and employer-based insurance business in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, said even with that penalty - $695 or 2.5 percent of annual income, whichever is higher - the ACA individual market health insurance exchanges aren't drawing enough healthy people to balance out the chronically ill people that insurers were forced to cover. Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition


The group gathered to demonstrate their position that CT lives are "on the line" as Senate Republicans launched their plan in Washington for peeling back former President Barack Obama's health care law. Georgia Senator David Perdue said this week that " Obamacare is failing and that people are losing access to insurance through the exchanges". Democratic Sen. Read More »

Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere


Kathleen Rice told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Thursday. "We know that the Republican Party , certainly the tax cuts that the Trump administration has promised, is going to benefit that community", she added, "so I don't think we should be so surprised that they voted in their best interest". Read More »

Obama Has Weighed In on the Senate Health Care Bill

That's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan , and because additional help now provided for deductibles and copayments would be discontinued. The Senate bill would repeal the tax in 2018 - a year later than the House bill. Medicaid expansion now covers about 400,000 people. During the press briefing later in the day, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't go into specifics about where the president stood on various elements of the Senate ... Read More »

Georgia vote says more about Trump now than House in '18


Nationally-respected political observer Stephen Wolf explained in the Daily Kos that " Democrats were competitive in three different Republican-leaning [South Carolina] congressional seats as recently as the 2010 elections , and Team Red consequently sought to solidify their hold over South Carolina's congressional delegation during 2010's redistricting". Read More »

Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

The bill, referred to as the Better Care Reconciliation Act , proposes to rework the Affordable Care Act by eliminating the individual insurance mandate, phasing out Medicaid expansion beginning in 2021 and capping Medicaid spending. Read More »

Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

The bill would end Obama's tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance - effectively ending the so-called individual mandate - and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their workers. Some from states that have expanded have battled to delay the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly. Right now under Obamacare , Medicaid receives extra federal funds-it's called an expansion. Read More »

Defiant Trump accuses Comey of being a liar


Years from now, people will have forgotten much about the scandal surrounding the president right now. Reed says "there's a real question of the propriety" of Sessions' involvement in Comey's dismissal, since Sessions had recused himself from the federal probe into contacts between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

It does a number of things, like extending the ACA subsidies to help people afford the cost of insurance. "As we pray for all those in need of healing, let us also act with compassion and wisdom", she said . Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of ME and Rob Portman of Ohio. While the bill may be too liberal for some senators, for other Republicans representing states where governors expanded Medicaid , the idea of deep funding cuts ... Read More »

Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble

The House has passed a version that Trump initially celebrated but later reportedly called "mean." SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER , D-N.Y., Minority Leader: Simply put, this bill will result in higher costs, less care, and millions of Americans will lose their health insurance , particularly through Medicaid . Read More »

Toomey noncommittal but upbeat about Senate health care bill

The massive influx of money would have at least partially helped make up for the Senate's proposed rollback of Medicaid , which pays for roughly half of addiction treatment in many states. Someone seriously ill who buys a plan that does not cover prescription drugs, for example, may not find it very valuable. Graham expanded, "This bill is not take it or leave it". Read More »

Local lawmakers weigh in on Senate GOP healthcare bill

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee, denounced the Senate GOP bill and called on Gillespie to clarify his position. Some Republican senators, as well as all the Senate's Democrats, have complained about Mr McConnell's proposal , the secrecy with which he drafted it and the speed with which he would like to move it to passage. Read More »

Obama slams GOP health care bill and urges its defeat

And Obama called on Americans to lobby their senators, in order to slow down the Republican bill's consideration and pressure GOP lawmakers into negotiating with Democrats on the proposal. It also would make it harder for states to provide insurance companies the ability to charge sick people and those with pre-existing conditions more for coverage. Read More »

Investigators request Trump/Comey tapes - if they exist

But former Republican congressman Bob Inglis summarized the gravity of the situation when he recaled his own role on the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998 for obstruction and perjury. Another asked: "Are there tapes , sir?" Intelligence agencies have concluded Russian Federation sought to interfere in the election, including by leaking hacked Democratic emails and engaging in propaganda efforts. Read More »

Dashcam Footage Of Police Killing Of Philando Castile Is Made Public

Tuesday, dash camera video shows the moments before , during and after the gunfire. The video then shows Reynolds' young daughter exiting the back passenger door by herself, while Yanez's partner picks her up and ushers her away. " I'm not! " Castile says as Yanez starts firing into the auto. The little girl then hugs her mom and cries, as Reynolds says, "I can't believe they just did that". Read More »

Supreme Court to hear major political redistricting case

In May, the court struck down to North Carolina congressional districts that it said were based too heavily on race, and that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. Read More »

Snapchat's new map feature prompts warning to parents over privacy


Bloomberg reports that the price tag was $ 200 million in cash plus stock awards, while TechCrunch says it was closer to the range of $250 million to $350 million in total when including stock. "Please Share this to make people are aware, snapchat has a lot of young users on, if your children are on please check that they have there location set to Ghost mode , that way no one can see where they are". Read More »

Whole Foods CEO says brand's standards intact under Amazon


And so we will be joining a company that's visionary. And we just fell in love. "And it was like, 'This is gonna be so incredible'". Whole Foods CEO John Mackey apparently knows what we're talking about . Amazon spokesman Drew Herdener says the company has no plans to use such sensors to automate the cashier jobs at Whole Foods. It's gonna be an unbelievable team for our team member base. Read More »

Both Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon Switch coming in 2018


Splatoon 2 is one of the most-anticipated titles on the Nintendo Switch console. The company said it is shipping new consoles every week but acknowledged that it is not enough to meet demand . Do you think Cross Platform Play is good for gamers or Nintendo Switch in particular? In the aftermath of its release, Nintendo said the Switch was its most successful European launch. Read More »

'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit


Speaking to journalists on Thursday night, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says May's European Union citizens' rights proposal is a "good start", but there will be many other questions to be discussed. But Mr Tusk, who grew up in Poland under communism, said: "I think you can feel this difference between illusions and dreams". As with Monday's seven hours of meetings between Barnier, Davis and their teams, her emphasis is expected to be on easing tensions that have seen some spiky ... Read More »

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 »