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Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India


US Aerospace expert Dr Vivek Lall of General Atomics who was pivotal in India acquiring Boeing P8 ISR technology, is believed to have played a key role in fast tracking the decision-making process of the Trump administration . In the last leg of his visit, Modi will visit the Netherlands on June 27 where he will meet the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and call on King Willem- Alexander and meet Queen Maxima. Read More »

Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan

The plan keeps some popular Obamacare provisions, such as barring denial of coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Democrats countered that the bill is a giveaway to the rich at the expense of middle- and low-income families who will lose health insurance . Read More »

Trump to Democrats Over Georgia Loss: 'Obstruction Doesn't Work!'


Pelosi is confronting renewed questions about her leadership In the wake of a dispiriting loss for Democrats in a Georgia special House race. Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff by around 5 percentage points in the suburban Atlanta district previously represented by Tom Price , now the Health and Human Services secretary. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

Ryan also publicly questioned the efficacy of the Democrats' brand . "And a member of Congress grabbed me tonight and said 'please tell you're not gonna get rid of Nancy Pelosi, please tell me she's not gonna retire because that's who I run against'". Read More »

President Trump Admits He's Not Making it Easy to Get Democrats' Support


That's what it will take to win districts like this one in 2018 and take back the House. "We have grown up saturated with news, and we take that for granted". While opponents can turn the leader of any party into a boogeyman, Pelosi and her San Francisco hometown have proven to be a uniquely potent GOP weapon in the purple-to-red battlegrounds Democrats need to win. Read More »

Dem loss in Georgia special election underscores challenges


Handel supporter John Salvesen attributed her more comfortable margin of victory over Ossoff to Republicans determined to defeat a candidate they considered representative of national Democrats - with some encouragement from Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan . Read More »

Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

And so, if you want to take a meat ax, which is what they're doing, to the Medicaid program, it is really impossible to implement cuts at that level without having damaging impacts on low-income, disabled and elderly, as well as children, parents and families. Read More »

Discontent Among Democrats Over Pelosi Leadership

Around the same time House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was declaring she had broad support to remain the top Democratic leader and jabbing back at her critics, a group of her colleagues met privately to brainstorm on whether there was a way to force her out. Read More »

Most Iranian Ballistic Missiles Failed to Reach Intended Target in Syria

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it fired as many as seven missiles at an ISIS compound in Deir Ezzor while Iranian media cited sources who said that the strikes killed 360 militants on Sunday. Ya'ari noted that Iranian officials, trying to cover up the extent of the failure, have been repeating over and over in the past few hours how successful the missile strike was. Read More »

Cuban Ambassador to the US Criticizes President Trump's Policy Rollbacks


Despite the sanctions, which were meant to inflict sufficient pain on the Cuban government to bring about its collapse, the Castro regime persevered. Trump also will reimpose the requirement that "people-to-people" travelers can only come to Cuba with heavily regulated tour groups. Obama had pushed for expanding commerce and travel between the two countries. Read More »

Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia


Ossoff and his opponent, Republican Karen Handel - who won the seat on Tuesday evening with 52% of the vote - spent a combined $50 million raised from national Democratic and Republican organizations. CROWLEY: Typically they don't go and pick folks in districts where they think they're going to lose that seat to a Democrat. "I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi believes that she is the one that can lead this party". Read More »

CNN Trolls The White House By Sending Sketch Artist To Press Briefing

On "Fox & Friends", Spicer can be confident that he will not face any serious questions about Trump, his support of the health care bill and its consequences, or about the multiple scandals and controversies plaguing the unpopular Trump. The remarks are often carried live by cable stations. "You get assertion but no argument". "If your teenage son was locked in his bedroom this long, you wouldn't say, 'Hey buddy, are you doing extra credit homework in there?'" "These are ideal formats for ... Read More »

Memorial For Muslim Teen Murdered in Hate Crime Set Ablaze


Lamia Sarver of McLean, Va., told the AP her own daughter is the same age as Hassanen. Her funeral was held in a suburban mosque in Virgina, which was packed by mourners, mainly black and brown Muslims. Nabra, Mohmoud's eldest child, was with a group of more than a dozen teens as they returned to a northern Virginia mosque following a Ramadan pre-fast meal at a nearby fast-food restaurant. Read More »

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

At lightning speed and with a little over a week for wider review, the Republicans' bill could influence health care and health insurance of every American. "That could cause states to shrink eligibility, to cut people who really need health care from the program", Collins said. "At its core, this Senate plan is very similar to the House plan in its contours and shape", Zwillich says. Read More »

The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity


Multiple sources tell People's Pundit Daily (PPD) that Mr. Mueller hasn't decided on the scope of the investigation, let alone whether it will eventually include President Trump . Comey has since said he suspects the circumstances of his firing will be scrutinized by Mueller, putting pressure on Trump's supporters to deny any illegal intent - critical to an obstruction of justice case. Read More »

Handel's Victory Shows Limits of Trump Card

In fact, in all four special elections - including a surprisingly close race in SC also on Tuesday - Democrats outperformed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and they really only tried hard in one of them ( Georgia ). Pelosi , 77, has led House Democrats since 2003. " One called, one emailed, saying 'we want her out, '" he told The Post . You're responsible for everything your platoon does or fails to do. Read More »

After Georgia special election, another loss for Democrats

Although the race was widely viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump , he was rarely discussed by either candidate, and House Democrats were rattled that the attack ads casting the 77-year-old Pelosi as a San Francisco liberal proved so potent. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health bill; enough to sink it

Even if the measure is ultimately tweaked through amendments in Congress, it "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation", the former president warned in a Facebook post. The Senate bill looks a great deal like the House bill, which would leave 23 million more people without insurance over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office . Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Protesters from Mainers for Accountable leadership gathered Friday evening on the sidewalk across from the Senator Inn & Spa said they are concerned for themselves and their families should the Republican health care bills pass. Supportive Republicans have said a new approach to health care is necessary because the exchanges set up under Obamacare are struggling, costs are rising and insurance carriers are pulling out. Read More »

Putin jokes about offering political asylum to Comey

In an apparent glitch in the carefully choreographed live show, the screen displayed some rather caustic questions from viewers sent in by text message. Putin, who in 2013 announced on state television that he was divorcing his wife, has two daughters in their early 30s who haven't been seen in public for years and became the subject of rumors. Read More »

Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support


Yet Trump praised the Senate health care bill Thursday, saying "it's going to be very good". "The Medicaid cuts are the part of the Senate bill that probably give us the most heartburn", Moller said. According to the experts, it wouldn't be surprising if the bill were to fail. "The chaos the Republican Party is wrecking across our health care system won't just be felt in our insurance markets but in doctor's offices, ER's and clinics across the state of in", says Myers. Read More »

Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill

Senators Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto have said they want a bill that keeps Nevada's Medicaid expansion program in place. She said there's still a need for some sort of rule created to push healthy people to buy insurance, to replace Obamacare's individual mandate -which would be eliminated under the Senate proposal. Read More »

Reactions to Pro-Life Republican Karen Handel's Election Victory


Left-of-center candidates came closer than expected in House races in Montana and Kansas . The district has historically leaned heavily Republican . 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. Read More »

Pelosi is living in her own little Democratic bubble


In an interview with Fox News Channel's " Fox & Friends" that aired Friday morning, Trump said of Pelosi: "I hope she doesn't step down". Rice points to Pelosi as the reason that the Democrats keep losing. " People in OH don't grab me about Russian Federation at all when I'm home", Ryan said . Read More »

Senate GOP releases health care bill and battle lines form

Members from the right and left ends of the Republican Party's spectrum have criticized the measure, with some denouncing its steep cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts and others saying it's too similar to the ACA. To put the American people through that pain - while giving billionaires and corporations a massive tax cut in return - that's tough to fathom. "The idea that five times more simply makes that health insurance unaffordable for those folks, particularly between the ... Read More »

North Korea says it kept Warmbier alive, blames Obama for his death

Blue and white ribbons (the school's colors) adorned trees around the school to honor Warmbier. When the North Koreans began calling their American hostages "prisoners of war", Revere realized the situation was changing. He has not spoken. "He has not engaged in any purposeful movements", Kanter said. According to Dr. Jordan Bonomo, Warmbier had "no fractures to the bone and has minor blemishes on his skin". Read More »

Lange, Hess Pitch LSU Past No. 1 Beavers, 3-1


There was the Southeastern Conference tournament opener against Missouri, when Gilbert was named the starting pitcher the night before after Todd Peterson was suspended for a violation of team rules. Kwan's drive hit off the top of the fence, just below the pole, splitting the yellow line for a likely run-scoring double. The Tigers picked up an insurance run in the seventh when Smith belted a leadoff homer to make it 3-1. Read More »

Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform

In terms of ending the Medicaid expansion, the House bill would start a rollback in 2020 and the Senate is over a three-year process, starting in 2021. Tim Scott of SC. But that's just not the case, Zwillich says. The legislation has yet to receive a Congressional Budget Office score, but has been roundly criticized for shrinking the number of essential health benefits and proposing stiff cuts to Medicaid. Read More »

Learning From the Georgia Special Congressional Election

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. You're responsible for everything your platoon does or fails to do. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. That's the most important part. "I love the fray", Pelosi said at a news conference, advising against a change of leadership at a time when Republicans dominate both chambers of Congress and the White House . Read More »