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Republican Senator Vital to Health Bill's Passage Won't Support It

Well, North Carolina, for starters. "Page by page, this Republican plan forces Americans to pay more for less, less comprehensive health care coverage", said Sen. The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program. Read More »

Editor's Note: Anti-Trump isn't enough for Democrats

Some Democrats have blamed Pelosi for the party's loss in the Georgia special election on Tuesday. Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. Read More »

EU's Tusk says British offer on expats' rights "below expectations"

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "These proposals are frankly too little too late, and leave millions of people still facing unanswered questions over their futures here". Britain's prime-minister Theresa May gave a statement in front of the European Union board of leaders this Thursday, her first official discourse on the issue since the approval of the Brexit process and plan. Read More »

Qatar agree to $12bn military jet deal

Security Council sanctions lists and therefore any work with Qatar Charity was unaffected by the Arab states' blacklist. It gave no reasons for the move, but Djibouti had earlier downgraded its diplomatic ties with Qatar after the Gulf move against Doha . Read More »

Some Flights Canceled Out Of Phoenix Due To Heat


The mercury also hit 100 degrees at 8:42 a.m., which was a few minutes earlier than Tuesday. Arizona is seeing the most stifling temperatures, but the wrath of the heat wave is being felt across Nevada and California as well. Triple-digit heat is in the forecast from Southern California up through the Central Valley. A couple of weeks ago, parts of interior ME had a heat wave and heat advisories were issued. Read More »

Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill

This 1973 act established a very weak but real form of universal coverage that enabled citizens without insurance to obtain care at any facility receiving federal funding. "It shifts the cost from healthy people to sick people, it shifts the cost from younger people to older people, there's a lot of cost-shifting going on but not cost-reduction, and that's the problem", he said. Read More »

New poll shows majority of Americans are unaware Trumpcare slashes Medicaid

The Better Care Reconciliation Act eliminates the individual mandate requiring people to purchase health insurance . Three other GOP senators did the same. Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer appears at a press conference with a sign that he had personally edited to read "Mean-er" after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington , US, June 22, 2017 . Read More »

White House Confident Healthcare Bill Passes Before August Recess


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". Early next week, the Congressional Budge Office will submit a report evaluating how many people would lose their insurance due to the bill as well as its impact on the federal budget. Read More »

Pelosi to critics: 'I think I'm worth the trouble'


In the most expensive congressional election in U.S. history, Republican Karen Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state, defeated political newcomer Democrat Jon Ossoff by 4 percentage points on Tuesday in a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. Read More »

Amid criticism, Nancy Pelosi says she's 'confident' most Democrats have her back


It's about all they can do. She said she feels "very confident" in the support she has from her caucus, but claimed ownership over the "timing" for her role as minority leader. "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country", said Ryan. What if Republican voters who don't particularly like President Donald Trump are also able to compartmentalize their votes? And as long as they remain so angry at ... Read More »

Nation needs Democrats to do more than obstruct


Democratic candidates also lost earlier races in Republican-held districts in Kansas and Montana. Handel, an establishment Republican and former state secretary of state, defeated Democratic challenger and political novice Jon Ossoff by about five percentage points, multiple U.S. Read More »

Senate healthcare overhaul: Hopes and hurdles

The bill would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the consulting firm Avalare Health, said the Senate subsidies would be smaller than Obama's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan and because additional help now provided for deductibles and copayments would eventually be discontinued. Read More »

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes


But, the threat extends well beyond that debate. "Under a block grant system, a predetermined amount of federal funding would be granted to states for their Medicaid programs", the report confirmed. Democrats said the GOP measure would take coverage away from people and raise their out-of-pocket costs, all in the name of paring taxes on the wealthy. Read More »

Some House Democrats says it's time for Pelosi to go


The special election to replace Tom Price, who is now the secretary of Health and Human Services, was also widely seen as the Democrats' best shot at flipping a House seat early in Trump's presidency. "Last night's results were far from a disaster for Democrats, and Republicans shouldn't be tempted to believe their House majority is safe", Wasserman writes. Read More »

Russians hit the bar as beer ban lifted for Confederations Cup


Portugal coach Fernando Santos speaks during a news conference in St.Petersburg, Russia , Friday, June 23, 2017. Saturday's match will mark the first time that New Zealand and Portugal's national sides have ever faced each other. KAZAN , Russia (AP) - Host nation Russia fought valiantly but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up ... Read More »

What's in the Senate's new healthcare bill?

Well, now that Senate GOP rewrite has been released from the backroom secrecy in which it was drafted under the guidance of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, it appears no one really paid any attention to what Trump had to say. A version of the bill, the American Health Care Act, passed through the House of Representatives in May . The Senate legislation also would reimburse insurers for billions of dollars in cost-sharing subsidies they'll pay to help low-income enrollees pay for ... Read More »

Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a US-led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces". Read More »

ObamaCare Battle: Pro-Trump group previewing attack ads on GOP Senator Heller

People with pre-existing conditions: The Senate plan takes out the House provision that would impose a premium surcharge on those who lapse in coverage. The federal government would step down support starting with an 85 percent match in 2021 and ultimately lowering support to about 68 percent or 70 percent, the normal Medicaid reimbursement rate, after 2024. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey scores Panenka in same stadium it was first made famous

The host's unbeaten record against Wales was threatened again by Arsenal star Ramsey's nonchalant first-half penalty. Had Wales managed to hang on, or even find a victor after conceding the equliser, Ireland would be top of the group and one point clear of Serbia , but Wales would be sitting two points behind us. Read More »

US Election Meddling: Trump indicts Obama


The two men have not met in person since Trump entered office five months ago under a cloud of suspicion about his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Other former officials are less confident that Obama went far enough in his response. Regarding the punishing of the Putin regime, this past week, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stalled a Senate plan to pass additional Trump-proof sanctions on Russian officials in retaliation for last year's election meddling - though, there are several ... Read More »

Virginia shooter who shot Republicans was a Trump hater


Timothy Slater, head of the Criminal Division of the FBI's Washington field office, said Wednesday that the gunman's motives were still under investigation. Bill Schaumleffel reported that Hodgkinson was squeezing off five or six shots at a time and estimated that he fired about 50 shots total. But she maintained there was nothing she could have done about it. Read More »

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 »