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Health care bill protesters spending night outside Sen. Toomey's office

During an appearance on MSNBC's MTP Daily , Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) explained that she just couldn't support a bill that would end up leaving more Americans without health coverage . The Senate bill keeps the Obamacare protections for people with pre-existing conditions . With Republicans in the Senate holding only a 52-48 seat edge, they can afford only two defections to get to a 50-50 tie, allowing Vice President Pence to then presumably break any logjam. Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill Would Cut Medicaid, Alexander Says It Wouldn't

Several senators leaving the meeting said they would need to review the 142-page legislation before answering questions on the policy details, and several said they expected to see changes to the bill before a potential vote next week. Children under 26 remain on the parent's plans. The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy insurance and let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers. Read More »

AARP calls on senators to vote no on health bill

The bill faces broad opposition from Democrats . In his statement, Obama said the Senate bill is "not a health care bill ". We eliminate the gap in coverage Obamacare created that hurt too many low-income families. Starting in 2021, Medicaid would cease to be a program that covers all who qualify, and instead would be financed by block grants to states. He could not immediately point to anything in it that would keep him from voting for it, although he said he expected changes to ... Read More »

Mourners gather for United States student jailed by N Korea

Trump wrote on Twitter. "I believe we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime", Moon told CBS television's "This Morning". The 48-year-old published an account of his imprisonment and spoke with various media outlets after his 2014 release but said he stopped speaking out after Pyongyang warned his "jabbering" was imperilling the release of two American detainees - including Warmbier. Read More »

Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

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It was centered about 75 miles (115 kilometers) north-northeast of Memphis at midday Friday . An employee of a liquor store in Farifield suffered injuries according to WBRC. A Coast Guard cutter escorted the vessel to Freeport, Texas. A waterspout came ashore in Biloxi, MS, causing damage. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two boat launches at Pointe-aux-Chenes (point oh SHEN) Wildlife Management Area near Houma (HOH-much) are closed because of flooding. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

Perry, playing along with North Korea's rules is the only way to keep on delaying a future attack on the American soil, which is inevitable. He was young, healthy and lively. Option one is to change our approach with China. Trump's administration is considering a ban on Americans visiting North Korea. But in a tweet Tuesday, Trump suggested those efforts had failed. Read More »

Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen's speech

The 91-year-old monarch did announce one such state visit Wednesday. The Duke of Edinburgh would normally have been expected to be at her side during the occasion, but a palace spokeswoman insisted he was in "good spirits" and was "up and about". Read More »

Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

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Matthews got wind of McDavid, who went No. 1 to Edmonton a year earlier, when he was drafted into the Ontario Hockey League at age 15 with exceptional status. Matthews claimed the honor during the NHL's annual awards show on Wednesday night, easily outdistancing Winnipeg's Patrik Laine and Columbus' Zach Werenski . Read More »

North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath' planning war amid trouble at home

He called for increased efforts to block sources of finances for Pyongyang and to force North Korea to abide by United Nations Security Council resolution on its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The ultimate aim is for North Korea to give up its nuclear arms programs altogether. But the move has angered China, which says the system's powerful radar will look deep into its territory and undermine regional security. Read More »

London man died after mosque attack with "multiple injuries"

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The attack targetted group of Muslim worshipers who came out of the mosque after performing the tarawih prayer, leaving many victims dead and injured. Muslim, English, in the Koran and the Bible, it says love you brother like you would love yourself.Would you do that to your brother?Please say sorry to the family. Read More »

GOP senators oppose GOP health care plan

After weeks of work behind closed doors, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the Senate Republican bill public this morning. "You couldn't design a bill less responsive to what the opponents of Obamacare have said they want than the bill that recently passed the House of Representatives". Read More »

Obama Slams The New Health Care Bill & The Republicans Who Wrote It

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President Donald Trump said Thursday "a little negotiation" is needed to add more heart to the "very good" health care bill, as Senate Republicans finally publicly released their legislation . Chuck Schumer said "surely we can do better". The House's bill factors in age, but not income, when determining how much financial assistance to provide people. Read More »

Meira Kumar Opposition's Presidential Candidate

The Congress , on Monday, had refused to comment on the NDA's move to name Dalit leader and Bihar governor Kovind as its candidate for the upcoming Presidential polls, stating that they would take the final decision at the meeting of all the opposition parties . Read More »

Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race

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Pelosi also responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that ousting her "would be very bad for the Republican Party ". On MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Ryan predicted it would be hard for Democrats to win back the House with Pelosi as Minority Leader. Read More »

Pres. Trump Congratulates Republicans for Special Election Wins

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Rep. Tim Ryan , D. "Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!" he posted Tuesday night. However, during his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Johnson also said that "the Russian government, at the direction of Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyberattacks on our nation for the goal of influencing our election". Read More »

Four GOP senators to oppose current Republican health care bill

Senate say they won't vote for the health care overhaul package unveiled by Senate leaders Thursday, including Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson . The plan gets rid of those mandates. The biggest thing that will impact about three million Ohioans is that it cuts Medicaid and Medicaid expansion . Several Republican senators have already said they oppose the bill, at least as of now. Read More »

Health care bill protesters stage "die-in" outside McConnell's office

Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act . Any new Senate bill would have to be reconciled with the House version. They said the measure falls short, missing "the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". Read More »

Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession

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However, in a press conference following the first day of Brexit talks, European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier revealed that Davis had accepted the EU's original demands. The UK is instead aiming to use the two-year Brexit process to secure a free trade agreement with Europe. A fair deal for both sides was possible, he said. Read More »

Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election

Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) told CNN . He emphasized that the group "was a diverse group from an ideological, geographic and ethnic standpoint". Since Trump became president, however, his party actually has won four special elections to fill seats vacated by Republicans leaving to serve in his administration or in other posts . Read More »

USA investigators seek Comey memos, Trump tapes

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President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron Trump, from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington , Sunday, June 11, 2017, as they returned from Bedminst. And Comey said he's all for the president releasing any tapes - if they exist. John McCain, R-Ariz., who wanted to know why Comey wouldn't publicly clear Trump of wrongdoing even though he had done so for Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Israelis Dismiss Iranian Missile Strike as 'Flop'

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USA -backed Syrian militias closed in on Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa on Wednesday, taking territory on the south bank of the Euphrates River with the aim of encircling the city, a militia spokesman told Reuters . This "secret engagement", the report said, is aimed to help ensure that forces friendly to Israel control the Syrian side of the northern Golan border. Read More »

Dems slam new Senate health care bill as 'meaner'

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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is among a handful of Republicans opposed to the party's replacement bill for Obamacare . The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill, 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. Read More »

Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill

Former President Barack Obama , whose signature legislation is the target of GOP repeal efforts, wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that the Republican plan "is not a health care bill". But the current law has grown increasingly popular, and many more Americans are insured, making the new safety net hard to unravel. HOUSE: The bill would allow young adults to remain on their parents' insurance until age 26. Read More »

Senate GOP health care bill released

McConnell must navigate a narrow route in which defections by just three of the 52 Republican senators would doom the legislation. She says up to 2 million Georgians (children, veterans and elderly) use Medicaid services daily. Ending Obama's expansion has been a major problem for some GOP senators. The program now gives states all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures. Read More »

Won't support BJP's Presidential candidate if it is for votebank: Uddhav Thackeray

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Thackeray said the Sena had recommended and supported Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's name because "Hindustan is a Hindu nation" and there was nobody better than Bhagwat to represent this identity. "But if someone works for the welfare of the country, we will support him", said Uddhav, denying his party's stance was a volte-face. It instead said the Sena will take a "final decision" on Kovind in the meeting of its party leaders scheduled here Tuesday. Read More »

Apple iOS 11 Is Incompatible With 32-Bit Apps

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Though it's the now the latest and greatest version of the operating system, it will stop receiving important security and performance updates from Apple when iOS 11 launches, leaving users potentially vulnerable to bugs and glitches. Read More »

Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

Insurers would not be allowed to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions , and they would be required to charge the same amount of money to individuals regardless of their health history. Republicans complained that this was not open enough, but now are trying to jam a bill through with no input from Democrats or the American people. Read More »

EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

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It's a project, an ambition". In an effort to show Britain is still working with its continental partners, she'll pledge assistance with discouraging African refugees from attempting to get to Europe, trying to persuade them to turn back during the journey. Read More »

Assessing the Impact of the Senate GOP Health Bill

Senator Toomey's office sent us this statement: " Obamacare is collapsing". "What will happen to pregnant mothers, children with disabilities, poor adults and seniors who need long-term care once they can no longer count on Medicaid? ". Read More »

Gov. John Bel Edwards vexed over GOP health care bill

When Trump stupidly referred to the House bill as " mean ", he was nearly certainly referring to the provision in that measure that lets insurers charge higher premiums to those with preexisting conditions in states that have received a waiver from the federal government. Read More »

With one eye on history, Hansen beckons Lions to Eden Park fortress

Murray says they will take an attacking mindset into this first Test, that being the only way to beat the All Blacks - one of his key lessons from last November in Chicago. Mark Reason, also for Stuff.co.nz in an article titled "Gatland Gambles on Novices", calls how Peter O'Mahony the best blindside in the world . Read, who said he hasn't anxious about his thumb all week, knows what the Lions will bring; big, physical men intending to smash the All Blacks in the contact areas and set ... Read More »