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Dems Turn On Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss

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In the well-to-do Atlanta suburbs, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was the focus of torrents of negative advertising in a House race that cost more than $50 million, the most expensive in history. He notes " Democrats only need to flip 24 Republican seats" to take control of the House. When asked on Sunday whether he'd run in 2018, Ossoff told reporters he'd have to talk it over with his fiancee. Read More »

United States may send more troops to Afghanistan in fight against 'surging' Taliban

Mattis was called before the panel of lawmakers to answer questions regarding the 2018 fiscal year US military budget submitted by US President Donald Trump . Gen. HR McMaster both support a troop surge in Afghanistan . Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) questioned whether the USA is throwing good money after bad in Afghanistan , because the Pentagon doesn't appear to have a strategy. Read More »

Defiant Pelosi Says She's Staying: 'I Think I'm Worth The Trouble'

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Front page of Silicon Valley's paper, The Mercury News of San Jose, "THE PELOSI PROBLEM: Some fault minority leader for losses", by Casey Tolan: "Some of the toughest ads against the 30-year-old [Georgia Dem candidate Jon] Ossoff were those tying him to Pelosi, whose approval ratings are underwater outside California". Read More »

Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass

Mr Obama wrote that "health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did". They said GOP characterizations of the law as failing are wrong and said the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher outof pocket costs. Read More »

Fifth Republican Senator Steps Forward in Dissent Against Health Care Bill

No wonder Senate Republicans drafted their health care legislation in secret. Democrats already deeply oppose Republican attempts to overhaul former U.S. I don't think this kills the bill: Heller is the single most deserving of a lifeboat of any Republican senator, given his reelection circumstances, and McConnell may well have given him the nod to go ahead with this statement . Read More »

Pro-Muslim rallies outnumber anti-Sharia protests

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The marches were organized in 19 states, including Minnesota. "We want to make sure that any religion that oppresses or ostracizes an individual, be it gay or women, that we are going after those people and representing human rights", said a protester. Read More »

US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

The competition between the Syrian army and its allies and US-backed rebel groups has stepped up in the Badia desert that stretches to the Iraqi border, after ISIL abandoned large swaths of territory to focus on defending Raqqa and Deir Zor. Read More »

Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

We just discussed cuts to Medicaid , but it would also get rid of the mandate that most Americans must have health insurance. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill". Last month, a version of Trumpcare that would strip health care from 23 million people passed the House. Senator Bill Cassidy, who is still studying the proposal and has not yet decided how he will vote, said in several television interviews it was a good beginning. Read More »

Health Care gains in danger!!

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It is simply not the answer. "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", the Washington Post quotes Heller as saying. As Medicaid became more costly, payments by the states to doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers dropped. If the four senators - Ted Cruz , R-Texas, Ron Johnson , R-Wis., Mike Lee , R- Utah, and Rand Paul , R-Ky. Read More »

North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

Tillerson noted that Beijing has a responsibility to pressure North Korea economically and diplomatically. South Korean president Moon Jae-in is due to visit Washington next week to meet President Trump and told USA media he wanted to begin talks with North Korea on its nuclear programme by the end of the year. Read More »

Ernst: "No Comment" on Senate Health Care Bill

US Senate Republicans have unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill's fate was quickly thrown into question as some senators voiced scepticism. Read More »

Dean Heller becomes fifth Senate Republican to oppose GOP health care bill

Not one Democrat plans on supporting the bill, which means Republicans can only afford to lose two more votes in the Senate or the bill will fail. Most GOP senators were keeping a low profile ahead of that report , perhaps holding out hope that the increase in the ranks of the uninsured wouldn't compare to the 23 million figure CBO attached to the TrumpCare bill that squeaked through the House. Read More »

Meira Kumar made scapegoat by Congress: BJP

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But the JD-U decision won't have an impact on the RJD-JDU alliance in Bihar , he added. We are not supporting or opposing a person. Seventeen Opposition parties met at the Parliament library on Thursday to think on an accord competitor and have consistently picked Meira Kumar as their candidate. Read More »

Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority

And Rep. Tim Ryan criticized Pelosi along with his party's brand and its outreach to voters. "What was the Democratic message?" he asked. "It is not fun being in Washington when you're in the minority". Both parties have more than enough time to do their best or worst before a national audience late next year. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. Read More »

Android O For Google Pixel Rumored For Early August

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The June security update to the Android mobile operating system includes a fix to a problem that has been causing the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones to randomly freeze, Google said yesterday. Of course, the final stable build of Android O is sometime away from an formal release. Additionally, Android O will also come with TensorFlow Lite tech, some pertinent security enhancements, new developer tools, and a new programming language. Read More »

Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico at Confed Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo remains "extremely concentrated" on helping Portugal deliver the required result when they tackle Confederations Cup hosts Russian Federation in Moscow , according to coach Fernando Santos . Mexico brought the game to a logical victory, making Hudson's team fourth consecutive defeat. It lost to Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup , and to Germany in the 2005 Confederations Cup . Read More »

Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill

The Senate bill puts the burden back on states to make up the cost, something that could be tough in Colorado, where voters have to approve all tax increases. "My sense is in the discussion about health care, three things have gotten huge attention: jeopardizing the status of people with pre-existing conditions; the number of Americans that would lose health care, the millions; and premium effects, especially on seniors", Kaine said Thursday. Read More »

On Modi's agenda with Trump meeting next week is H1B visas

It is understood that the community reception can accommodate about 600 people. "As in the past, I look forward to interacting with the Indian diaspora in the United States as well", Modi said . He will visit Portugal, the United States and the Netherlands during the course of his four-day tour. "My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations". Read More »

Podhoretz: GOP Dodged a Bullet in Georgia Race

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Democrats are left to wonder whether they should have poured resources into the SC race instead. GOP candidate Ralph Norman narrowly defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a race for the seat that Mick Mulvaney held before accepting the job as Trump's budget director. Read More »

Google to Stop Scanning Your Emails for Gmail Ads

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Google reminds users that they can change those settings at any time, as well as completely turn off ad personalisation under myaccount.google.com . In the blog post , Google also called out its anti-spam, anti-phishing, and Smart Reply features for Gmail - all of which require the company to analyze email content. Read More »

Trump is willing to work with Senate Republicans on health care bill

The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance , while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA . "Several other Senators are sitting on the fence". Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". Read More »

Donald Trump Plans To Announce New Restrictions On Cuba Trade And Travel

As President Donald Trump is expected to announce a reversal on the U.S. Cuba policy on Friday, June 16, 2017, Cubans are bracing for the worst. The memo outlining the new policy does not say whether Trump will close any embassies or break off diplomatic relations, which were restored by the Obama administration in 2015. Read More »

Trump congratulates Handel for winning in Georgia

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Vela said he believes if the party sticks with the Pelosi in the top slot, it will hurt the efforts in the kinds of districts they need to flip to win back control of the House in 2018. "But we're still losing. But we have made a decision about where we're going on healthcare". "I need to step back and do what's best for this party'". Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing

But it preserves a key element of Obamacare , which allows parents to cover children under their plan until age 26. 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 »

NBA Draft Day Fail: Does Markelle Fultz Know Who He's Playing For?

Long and athletic, Jackson will bring speed and athleticism to an promising young Suns squad who will give team fits come 2nd half of the National Basketball Association season. The boisterous dad of the No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball claimed that the Lakers will make the playoffs in Lonzo's first year. "I feel that way 100 percent". Read More »

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

The talks followed what a U.S. official said on Tuesday were new movements detected by USA spy satellites at North Korea's nuclear test site. The Warmbiers also met with former New Mexico Gov. American concern is growing over North Korea's acceleration toward having a nuclear missile that can strike the USA mainland. More than a year before succumbing to the unknown illness or injury that left him in a coma thousands of miles away from home, Otto Warmbier's own countrymen murdered his ... Read More »

McCain says Americans should stay out of North Korea

About 2,500 mourners lined up early on Thursday morning at Wyoming High School, in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming. More than a year later, Warmbier was medically evacuated from North Korea to Cincinnati when it was discovered that he had been in a coma since shortly after his sentencing. Read More »

Iran warns ISIS of more missile strikes, says op coordinated with Damascus

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) claimed to have launched six missiles from Iran into Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria , where US-backed troops are combating ISIS, in an effort to show the U.S. Also, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, head of the Iranian armed forces, pledged "unforgettable lessons" to terrorists and their backers after the Tehran assault. Read More »

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump

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For months, Trump has called Russian meddling fake news. Similar allegations regarding Putin's direct involvement in ordering an "influence campaign" against the USA election were also detailed in a declassified report released by US intelligence agencies in January. Read More »

UK Confirms It Will Leave EU Single Market Upon Brexit

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European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said the negotiations which should lead to a breakup by March 2019 "must first tackle the uncertainties caused by Brexit — first for citizens, but also for the beneficiaries of the European Union policies and for the impact on borders, in particular Ireland ". Read More »

Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow

The 29 May strike killed Rayan Mashaal, also known as Baraa Kadek, according to local Syrian activists, though the coalition has not yet confirmed that. The U.S. on Sunday shot down a Syrian jet for the first time during the conflict near Raqqa after it dropped bombs near the U.S. -allied Syrian Democratic Forces, which are battling IS. Read More »

Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

And in a Facebook post , Obama said: "The Senate bill , unveiled today, is not a health care bill ". McConnell wants to push the package through the Senate next week, and will succeed if he can limit defections to two of the chamber's 52 Republicans . Read More »

Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

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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 »