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ED ROGERS: n Democrats lost the battle, but not the war

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Reuters reports that Karen Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state defeated a newcomer in the political arena, Democrat Jon Ostroff. And progressive activists' willingness to pour millions of dollars' worth of small-dollar online contributions into Ossoff's campaign - donations fueled nearly entirely by a desire to deal Trump a political setback - was what convinced Democrats to take the race seriously. Read More »

Democratic Rep.: We Can't 'Push Aside a Great Leader Like Nancy Pelosi'

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Trump also tweeted . At 5:49 a.m. on Election Day, he took a jab at Ossoff: " Democrat Jon Ossoff , who wants to raise your taxes to the highest level and is weak on crime and security, doesn't even live in the district". "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be". Trump gave the interview Thursday to be shown Friday morning on Fox NEws. Read More »

Trump rides high after Republican election win

Democrats who support Vermont Sen. But the ashen, sour and dejected faces on CNN Tuesday night following Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff's defeat made the last 10 days of Republicans' worry and anxiety worthwhile. "We as Democrats have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again", said Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass. Ossoff received almost nine times as many individual donations from California as from Georgia, with the San Francisco Bay Area alone matching the total from the Peach ... Read More »

Damian Green appointed First Secretary of State in Cabinet reshuffle

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Michael Gove , the former Education and Justice Secretary, has been appointed by May as the Environment Secretary. The new Cabinet appointments are seen as May's attempt at surrounding herself with as many allies as possible against the backdrop of a brewing rebellion within party ranks after the Conservatives suffered heavy losses in the June 8 general election. Read More »

Pelosi Insists She Won't Step Down as Leader

Democrats have had four opportunities to pick up seats in the U.S. House of Representatives since Donald Trump became president, and haven't been able to capitalize on any of them. Back in 2001 Hoyer and Pelosi faced each other for the top leadership position inside the Democratic caucus, but have largely worked collaboratively in the top two slots for years. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy downgraded to tropical depression after landfall

Tropical Storm CIndy made landfall along the Texas-Louisiana coastline but any significant rainfall is expected to stay well to the east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. and 11 a.m. It is forecast to merge with a front over Kentucky and Tennessee Friday . In Louisiana , Edwards said two fishermen who were reported missing in coastal St. Read More »

US student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury'

The doctors said Warmbier's severe brain injury was most likely - given his young age - to have been caused by cardiopulmonary arrest cutting the blood supply to the brain. He has suffered a " severe injury to all regions of the brain", medical professionals involved in his treatment reported at a Thursday afternoon press conference. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing USA student Warmbier: KCNA

When Warmbier arrived in OH, doctors discovered that he had experienced extensive brain damage throughout most areas of his brain. The 22-year-old died on June 19, prompting a furious response from the USA government. Otto Warmbier . I said to them, "we ... would need his ... you know, a release, some type of good faith" ... "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident". Read More »

Donald Trump Takes Victory Lap In Iowa After GOP's Georgia Win

Amid record total spending in Georgia's Sixth District on Tuesday, Republican candidate Karen Handel prevailed with 51 percent against Democrat Jon Ossoff . Republicans have won all four of the four special elections that have been held under President Trump. After briefly addressing the health-care bill unveiled Tuesday by Senate Republicans , Pelosi spent the bulk of her weekly news conference playing down the special-election losses, defending her leadership and lashing out ... Read More »

Democratic Congressman Destroys The Lie That Democrats Are Obstructing Trump

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They just don't know how to make it happen. "I think our leadership owes us an explanation for what's gone on in these four elections, but also a plan for moving forward". "We dodged a bullet tonight", Georgia-based Republican strategist Chip Lake said. "Attacks aren't fair or justified, but GOP keeps using this playbook because they see that it works". Read More »

May's Brexit offer 'the minimum'

European Union chief Donald Tusk said the remaining 27 EU nations are ready to choose new locations for the Europe-wide agencies now headquartered in Britain. Addressing the bloc this week, British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the fate of the 3 million European Union citizens who call Britain home. Read More »

Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

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Diaz-Balart, as The Daily Caller originally reported in May, traded his vote on the American Health Care Act to gain concessions from Trump on his Cuba policy. -Cuban detente. Now, some two thirds of its clientele are Americans. "You buy something in Cuba-even cigars and rum-and the military gets a cut so you're supporting a military dictatorship". Read More »

Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill

Brian Sandoval says. First up, the Congressional Budget Office's estimate of the plan's costs and the effects on insurance coverage is due early in the week, perhaps Monday, June 26. McConnell may have a tough job convincing enough Republican senators that the Senate bill improves on the House version. This would be a disaster in a state like Florida that has been miserly for years. Read More »

Macron wins large majority in French parliament

After dominating French politics for decades, the Republicans and the Socialists have now endured big losses. However, French media reported that one prominent Macron ally, territorial integration minister Richard Ferrand, would be leaving the government to head the pro-government group in the newly-elected National Assembly. Read More »

State Department officials honor Otto Warmbier at OH funeral

Warmbier, who suffered from severe brain damage, died Monday at a Cincinnati hospital days after he was returned home from North Korea in a coma. The 22-year-old's death personally affected Trump, who expressed personal outrage and told aides about the "inhumanity" of North Korea's behavior, a person with direct knowledge told NBC News. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

Though the Senate GOP's bill repeals the individual mandate , the legislation maintains numerous ACA tax credits that have helped people buy insurance. Those waivers would allow state to drop benefits required by Obamacare , such as maternity coverage, mental health care and prescription drug coverage. Read More »

DHS: Hackers Cased Voter Registration Systems in 21 States

Johnson testified his agency was rebuffed by Democratic officials when they offered to help thwart the Russian intrusion into their computer files. During the presidential campaign, Trump said he hoped Russian Federation would be able to uncover missing emails from Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

The strategy follows Trump's seat-of-the-pants approach on health care in the House that nearly unraveled and exposed painful rifts among Republicans. But bronze plans have an average deductible of almost $6,100. That helps keep premium costs in check. Obama law: Insurers can not charge their oldest customers more than 3 times what they charge young adults. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria- Guards

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A U.S. F-15E fighter aircraft shot down an Iranian-made drone over southern Syria on Tuesday, the us military said , marking the second time this week that the USA military has shot a pro-Syrian government aircraft out of the sky. Iran said it killed 360 terrorists in the missile attack. The paramilitary force warned Islamic State militants and their "regional and worldwide supporters" that similar retaliatory attacks would target them as well if another assault in Iran occurs. Read More »

Syria hotline for US and Russia still in use

Despite US assurances that strikes a few months ago against a Shi'ite militia in the country's southeast were a one-time deal, those strikes have grown increasingly common. Following the April attack, a Putin Spokesman stated that the USA action "deals a significant blow to relations between Russian Federation and America, which are already in a poor state". Read More »

US Defence Secretary authorised to set troop levels in Afghanistan

But the White House "already has given Mattis similar authority to beef up troop levels for the anti-ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria", he adds. Mattis can also end the current cap on Afghanistan troop levels. "We have had a large number of USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan , but it didn't' help, and the situation just got worse", said Naqibullah, who like many Afghans uses only one name. Read More »

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

The disabled, including 205,000 people with disabilities in New Jersey who rely on Medicaid . With a third of the Senate coming up for re-election in 2018, many will have to weigh the state-wide implications before voting for the bill. Almost 70 percent of America's elderly - most of whom worked hard to support families and pay taxes all their lives - can afford to live in nursing homes because of Medicaid. Read More »

Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes

Classic Empire , the expected favorite, dropped out Wednesday with a foot abscess. This year the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners will both sit out of the 1.5-mile race. "I think he's got a good chance". Obviously the third leg of the Triple Crown always has a bit of intrigue due to the length of the race. Pletcher also will saddle the one-eyed Patch , who placed 14th in Kentucky. Read More »

Horrific dash cam footage shows fatal shooting of Philando Castile

Although many already believed the verdict was a miscarriage of justice, the public release of the dashcam video reiterated those feelings. Yanez says in a more panicked tone. While the video shows the shooting of Castile , who was black, it does not show what happened in the vehicle. Reynolds, who sat in the passenger seat with her daughter in the back, assures the officer she's not reaching for his firearm. Read More »

Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

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Many in 2018 will be more under-the-radar contests, like the SC race and the one in Kansas to replace Mike Pompeo, the Republican congressman selected by Trump to be Central Intelligence Agency director. But, Congressman Tim Ryan was far more successful than that when he challenged Pelosi last November, winning 63 votes . In the aftermath, some Democrats on the left are saying the party needs to run as pure-left populists in 2018. Read More »

Amazon's next target should be Grubhub-and here's why, says top analyst

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Whole Foods has 430 stores across the US, Canada and the United Kingdom, which gives Amazon ample opportunities in different locations to test the waters with new ideas. Nan Griffith, a retired teacher, shops at a Whole Foods outside Detroit because of its selection of vegan products, including niche brands that aren't widely available elsewhere. Read More »

Jury begins deliberations in Bill Cosby sex assault trial

Monday's closing arguments finished out Day 6 of Cosby's criminal trial. Jury deliberations ceased at approximately 9:30 P.M Eastern time, and will resume Tuesday morning at 9:00 A.M. Dozens of women have come forward to say he had drugged and assaulted them. Their closing arguments, delivered over more than four hours, capped a weeklong trial of the entertainer and started a countdown clock for a verdict likely to draw a worldwide spotlight to the Norristown courthouse. Read More »

Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts

Sandoval's presence at Heller's side was significant, because the highly popular governor is one of the Republicans who led their states to accept Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act. The bill, which was marketed as different from the health care legislation passed by the House in May, looks remarkably similar to its predecessor. Read More »

GOP winning streak continues in Georgia

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It was the last straw for some Democrats. 'There comes a time in every leader's life when they have to know that it's time to leave and usher in the next generation of leaders, ' Rice said . They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win. "But I take their insult against my city as a bankruptcy of values on their part not to recognize the greatness of the city I represent", she said. Read More »

Tropical storm's remnants to bring heavy rain to Arkansas

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Major General Glenn Curtis with the Louisiana National Guard says they have pre-staged 100 high water vehicles and 33 boats throughout the southern and central regions of the state. With the possibility of continued rainfall, the service also said conditions could produce shallow coastal flooding around high tide Thursday evening, particularly along the lower SC coast. Read More »