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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case


The team working on behalf of the Democratic voters contends that it has found a way to measure unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders created to give a "large and durable" advantage in elections to pone party - a measure that the Supreme Court has said was lacking in previous cases contending a partisan gerrymander. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Aides Seek to Drum Up Backing with Supportive Tweets: #StandWithNancy


Democrats have been doing plenty of self-reflection since they lost the special election in Georgia's sixth district on Tuesday. But after Donald Trump took office and Republicans dove into their agenda of repealing former President Barack Obama's health care law, Democrats' united opposition papered over their divisions and their generational divides. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russia out


Portugal and Russian Federation make up the rest of the table, with Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in a 1-0 win seeing the Portuguese go second in the group with four points. "I think the team played very well". "We certainly did not feel nervous, " he said. A second Portugal goal arrived four minutes later. His sharp headers could have turned a comfortable win into a rout. Read More »

Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care

Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised". Calls to the White House and the GOP majority's office were not immediately returned. The Senate and House bills would return hospitals to the pre-ACA world of caring for uninsured patients who can't pay their bills without any additional funding for hospitals, she said. Read More »

Nevada Republican Senator Wavers On Health Care Bill

The problem facing GOP leaders is that any changes that moves the bill further to the right has the potential to alienate moderate Republicans . Under the Senate's bill, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act , that expansion would be phased out, meaning those who gained coverage through the expansion would be without once again, though they could access coverage through the individual insurance market . Read More »

Trump slams Democrats for opposing health care bill

Mr Obama said that though repealing and replacing Obamacare has become a core issue for Republicans, "we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course". Read More »

Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in American Airlines

The U.S. trio argues that the Gulf carriers receive unfair subsidies from their governments, and have asked the U.S. government to revisit the Open Skies treaty that has allowed those lines to expand rapidly over the Atlantic. Other awards doled out include the Best Airline in North America, which went to Air Canada; Best Airline in Europe (Lufthansa); and Best Low-Cost Carrier (AirAsia). Read More »

Dem loss in Georgia underscores party's challenges


Others dismissed the idea that Pelosi really played much of a role in the outcome in Georgia , where Democrat Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel by about 5 percentage points. Ossoff was seen to have a 7 percent lead in some surveys recently, but relentless conservative attacks on the former Obama official-linking him to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and even the comedian Kathy Griffin-seemed to galvanize the GOP base. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia in Semis Battle

We need to control the game and to show to ourselves, especially, that we can compete under such hard circumstances". "I see this as another game that we want to approach with right mentality and we want to go into this game and get a result ", said Hudson at today's press conference at Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg . Read More »

Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats


Absolutely. But there's nothing to justify the complete and utter demonization of her. Pelosi is widely regarded as a strong legislative strategist, a smart, savvy leader . Last year, Rice backed a leadership challenge from Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan, who ran against Pelosi for minority leader but was defeated by a vote of 134-63. Read More »

Group of Democrats Meet Behind Closed Doors to Consider Ousting Nancy Pelosi

The minority leader is elected during a behind-closed-doors vote by members of that particular party , with Pelosi last winning in November, 134-63 over Ohio Rep. "I am a strategic politically astute leader", Pelosi said. In a letter to her colleagues on Wednesday about the special elections, Pelosi maintained an upbeat tone. Read More »

NDA Presidential candidate Kovind meets former PM Vajpayee

The NDA , led by the BJP, has 5,37,683 votes and this is including the Shiv Sena. Kovind had resigned from his post of Bihar Governor on Tuesday. Votes in the presidential elections will be counted on July 20, three days after voting. Most of the 18 opposition parties, which had come together for the objective of the presidential election, and had met on June 14, are now scheduled to meet again at the Parliament Annexe tomorrow (June 22), and this time Congress president Sonia Gandhi ... Read More »

Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go


Furious at their loss in yet another Trump-era special election, Democrats are calling for the head of. "I think there was consensus within the room that there are other members within the caucus who feel just like we do", Vela told CNN. The Georgia contest was the most expensive House race in history, and the GOP dusted off the same playbook it has used effectively since the Republican wave of 2010: Hammering Democratic candidates with a relentlessly anti-Pelosi message that drives out the ... Read More »

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat

On Sunday, a U.S. fighter jet downed a Syrian government warplane for the first time in the country s conflict south of Raqa, sparking an angry reaction from regime ally Russian Federation. That incident angered Russian Federation, which intervened in the Syrian civil war on Syria's behalf in 2015 and has a hotline with the deconflict airspace and make sure their air forces don't collide mid-air. Read More »

North Korea rebuttal: Otto Warmbier's death 'a mystery'

President Donald Trump called the situation a "disgrace". Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for removing a propaganda banner from a hotel while on a church trip. What do U.S. doctors say? The doctors who treated Warmbier, 22, upon his return to the US said that he showed no obvious signs of trauma and appeared to have suffered from "respiratory distress", resulting in a lack of oxygen supply to his brain and extensive loss of brain tissue. Read More »

Big Orange gives Bell Gold Cup glory

Duke of Marmalade has now sired five European Group One winners and 33 Stakes Winners including Cartier Award victor Simple Verse. Con Te Partiro weaved her way through from the back of the field under jockey Jamie Spencer to win the 1-mile Sandringham Handicap by a length, at odds of 20-1. Read More »

Warren Gatland: Lions weaknesses 'fixable' for second Test

However there was no panic from the All Blacks and a brace from speedster Reiko Iaone ensured that it was New Zealand who drew first blood in the three-match Test series. Asked if the Lions can still force a close series, Gatland replied: "Absolutely, I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby and scored some nice tries ". Read More »

What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?

But its characteristics on paper - namely the fact that President Donald Trump won here by less than 2 points last fall and that it's a well-educated area - will keep it competitive, one GOP aide said. She has been a successful fundraiser since she joined the leadership team in 2002. But fairly or not, many independents and supposedly persuadable Republicans - particularly in the heartland between the two cosmopolitan coasts - have come to view her as a rich San Francisco liberal and ... Read More »

Eid 2017: Importance And Significance Of This Day

Ramadan commenced at sundown on May 26 in the United States. Scholars will start watching today for the new moon to appear to mark the end of the month-long Islamic fasting season. NAN reports that owners of some of the fun centres visited are optimistic of patronage during the celebration, with many already putting things in shape in great expectation. Read More »

Tell your senators to kill secret health care bill

Sandoval said Medicaid expansion provided coverage to about 210,000 people in Nevada. Want to discuss the Senate's new " discussion draft " of its ACA repeal bill with upper management but don't have time to sift through the 142-page document? "Scott there says that Medicaid's not being cut from their perspective, but based on what we see right now in the bill there's just no way that's true", Zwillich says. Read More »

Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

OIR described the area as an "established combat outpost". The rising tensions prompted Australia to announce it was suspending its participation in air missions over Syria as part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. Read More »

Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim


Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon says the results of the election are disappointing for her party but were disastrous for Prime Minister Theresa May . You point out to them that there are only two possible winners in a seat, and they opt instead for the Greens or some other useless option. So has Angus Robertson who is the SNP leader in Westminster. Read More »

United States would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

It comes days after a United States warplane shot down a Syrian government fighter jet in the north of the country, prompting a furious reaction from Russian Federation. And, he says, it may be hard for the avoid conflict in Syria . Australia defence ministry said in a statement the suspension was "a precautionary measure to allow the coalition to assess the operational risk". Read More »

Germany vs Chile 2017 Confederations Cup

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi agreed that both teams played well in what was a very technical game. Germany and Chile both have one foot in the Confederations Cup final four after playing out a 1-1 draw in Kazan. "It's true that we played a very good game", he said. Germany's Lars Stindl , center, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Confederations Cup , Group B soccer match between Germany and Chile , at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Thursday, June 22, ... Read More »

A Reluctant Defense of Nancy Pelosi

While one of the most recent Democratic congressional candidates, Jon Ossoff , dismissed a question as to whether he would vote for Nancy Pelosi to continue her role as House minority leader, other Democrats are starting to turn on her. Read More »

Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting


Rice said she has significant respect for the long-serving California lawmaker, but not as the ongoing leader of the Democratic Party . Pelosi allies have pushed back at the blame game, and pointed to the improvement Democrats had in other special elections in Kansas, Montana and SC as evidence that their efforts to harness the resistance against Trump was working. Read More »

Perez Blames Democratic Loss in Georgia's Special Election on Gerrymandering

President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington . Jaffe supports Medicare-for-All, one big issue that Pelosi has come under fire over by her constituents. Without defending Russian perfidy, did that actually hurt the democratic process in the sense of informing voters? Whatever Democratic activists think, a majority of Americans do not want what they are selling. Read More »

Report says Putin had direct hand in 2016 election meddling


In December the government shut down known Russian spy compounds on American soil and imposed light sanctions targeted against specific Russian government officials and operatives. Sources defended the Obama administration's decision to not pursue more aggressive tactics. The house intelligence committee is waiting to receive fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's memos and is planning a meeting next week with Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John ... Read More »

Jared Kushner meets with Netanyahu during one-day visit to Jerusalem

The meeting did not see any agreement or breakthrough on pending issues, including the date of the resumption of negotiations, but only an evidence for Ramallah that the U.S. The Palestinian Authority, however, rebuffed USA demands and instead called for an Israeli settlement freeze. Omar Barghouti, a prominent Palestinian rights activist, referred to the Kushner-led team as "the most dishonest broker in the history of United States peacemaking". Read More »

Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

Portugal take on New Zealand in their final Group A match as they look to finish atop their group ahead of current leaders Mexico . The group is jam-packed at the top, with nobody confirmed on to the next round and only New Zealand eliminated. Read More »

Talks to support May's Conservatives making progress, DUP says


Philip Hammond has said this morning he is confident Mrs May will still strike a deal despite nearly a fortnight of stalled negotiations. May's government are faltering. However, Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland did better than any previous election, taking seven seats. In any case, all parties today want to avoid a "hard" Brexit that reimposes a strong border and endangers trade links, which would likely cause both economic hardship and political agitation. Read More »

Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses


Kathleen Rice, one of a small group who has gone public with the message that Pelosi should go, hosted a dozen Democrats in her office Thursday for an hour-long strategy session. The Democrats once again crawled home with tails between their legs following demoralizing losses in yesterday's House races in Georgia and SC. The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. Read More »

Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi


The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. But it's also clear that many Democrats in the House, if not the large majority, don't see it that way. Hoyer said about the 2018 midterms, "I think we can win back the House, I really believe that". Read More »