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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »