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You'll Never Guess Who the Republican Health-Care Bill Actually Helps

In a Facebook posting, Obama said Republican replacement health care plans "rushed through" the GOP-run House and Senate "would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it". Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote in a New York Times op-ed that the current bill from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "leaves in place the pre-existing-condition rules that drive up the cost of insurance for everyone". Read More »

Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr


Eid al-Fitr is the holy festival that brings joy and happiness. According to the Vice President, "this is indeed a great occasion to show gratitude to the Almighty Allah for taking us through a very successful period of fasting and to show kindness to our fellow human beings". Read More »

Hansen dismisses "desperate" Gatland's claims about Murray


Time will tell, with the second Test team announcement later this week. "I am sure everyone will be looking forward to that already". The Cork Constitution blindside flanker was delighted with the amount of chances his side created in the first half but was disappointed that they weren't able to finish off more of them. Read More »

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation


Among members of the delegation were Ri Yong-son, president of ITF, and Chang Ung, former ITF chief and the only North Korean member on the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Plans were also laid out for a staged coup to secure a friendly puppet-regime in North Korea , it has been reported. South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North. Read More »

Castile family lawyer 'stunned' by dashcam footage

A popular megachurch pastor has described the acquittal of the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile last July, as "dirty" and "demonic". Reynolds's 4-year-old daughter was in the backseat. This is the only video that actually shows the shooting. A fellow officer speaks repeatedly to Officer Yanez to get him away from the auto: "I'm going to take your spot". Read More »

South Korea tests missile with warning to North


Moon's office did not disclose the details of the missile being tested, but South Korea has been working to develop ballistic missiles with a range of 800km, a voluntary cap under an agreement with the US. "The result is the reality you see today - North Korea continuing to advance its nuclear and missile program". There was no exchange of fire between the two sides when the North Korean soldier, a private, smuggled himself across the border to the south, the Yonhap report said. Read More »

Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid holiday

Nagpur: Thousands and thousands of Muslim families celebrated Eid ul-Fitr, a festival celebrated to bolster peace and brotherhood marking the end of month-long Ramzan fasts on Monday. In the Philippines, fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels in the southern town of Marawi eased on Sunday as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid holiday. Read More »

Whole world looking at India, says Modi


He emphasised that close to 7,000 big and small steps have been taken by his government for ease of doing business in a bid to attract investments and make it easier for foreign companies. "Greatly look forward to my meeting and discussions with you @realDonaldTrump", the PM tweeted . Responding to a question about the H-1B visa program whose biggest recipient is India, the White House official said there are no plans to discuss the visa issue and that the United States administration ... Read More »

Justices side with government in property rights case


The efficiency gap formula compares the statewide average share of the vote a party receives in each district with the statewide percentage of seats it wins, taking into account a common political expectation: For each 1 percentage point gain in its statewide vote share, a party normally increases its seat share by 2 percentage points. Read More »

PM Modi meets top CEOs of Global multinationals

Here are three thorny issues that could make for an uncomfortable visit. In his conference with US business honchos, Prime Minister Modi stressed that the whole world is looking at India today adding that growth for New Delhi also presents a win-win partnership for the United States. Read More »

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

The apartments were evacuated overnight after fire inspectors concluded that the buildings, in north London's Camden area, were unsafe because of problematic fire doors, gas pipe insulation, and external cladding similar to that blamed for the rapid spread of a fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14. Read More »

'Lets Not Rush This': Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay

Senator Dean Heller of Nevada said on Friday he opposes McConnell's plan, becoming the fifth Republican to say he won't vote for the measure in its current form. Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. Read More »

Top three miss cut at US Open, leaving four-way tie for lead

Wisconsin's other golfer in the U.S. Open , Mequon's Jordan Niebrugge, also had a successful week. "I've got a busy summer, so I'm excited to play a lot of golf ". "The scoring was so good this morning". "But I'm a pretty happy man". The leaders still had another two hours before they teed off. Oosthuizen, the former British Open champion at St. Read More »

The Outlook After the Special Elections

They paint her as a reminder of why even if they may like their individual member or candidate, a vote for that Democrat would be a step toward putting Pelosi back in the speaker's chair. In fact, running against Pelosi does not move voters, and meanwhile, she keeps Democrats on point in the House. A typical competitive House race sees a total of about US$5 million spent, and the previous record for the most expensive House race ever was $ 20 million . Read More »

Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on United States health-care bill

U.S. President Donald Trump says he and his Republican colleagues in the Senate are facing "a very narrow path" in their seven-year effort to overhaul the national healthcare reforms championed by former President Barack Obama . Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income children and adults, pregnant women, seniors in nursing homes and people with disabilities. Read More »

Ronaldo exit: Perez's interview may keep player in Real Madrid

Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" amid heavy speculation that his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid . FILE - In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 file photo, Manchester manager Jose Mourinho waits for the beginning of the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Read More »

United States health-insurance bill faces stiff opposition

It would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor more gradually, waiting until after the 2020 presidential election, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025. One of them was John Baackes. The biggest change may be the reduction in the rate of growth of Medicaid spending. Earlier on Sunday, GOP Senator Susan Collins - who also has a few qualms with the Senate rewrite of the healthcare bill - said "It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week". Read More »

Senate Bill To Replace Obamacare Could Be In Jeopardy

Casey and others say the bill poses a bigger threat to Pennsylvania's health care system than many other states, partly because of Pennsylvania's relatively generous Medicaid program and partly because of its relatively older and costlier population. Read More »

USA health-insurance bill faces stiff opposition

Nevada Republican Dean Heller didn't mince words about the GOP's new health care bill in the Senate: "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes". An outside political group aligned with the White House , America First Policies, said it is planning an advertising campaign targeting Heller for his opposition to the bill. Read More »

Vargas Earns 11th Win As Royals Top Blue Jays 3-2

Parmley played in 60 games (187 at-bats) before getting the big-league call. With the W the Boys in Blue are above.500 for the first time this season. The loss foiled an outstanding start from Happ, who left after 6.2 innings in which he had given up just four hits and one run and his team leading 2-1. Read More »

Trump calls Modi 'true friend', ahead of meet

The White House has said it was "seeking to roll out the red carpet" for PM Modi. "There is a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm about India's relations with the US". While progress is expected in defense trade and cooperation, there are frictions elsewhere. A closer partnership with a democratic and economically vibrant India that shares numerous United States' interests in East Asia would be a clear win for the administration. Read More »

Lynch: Reduce cost on health plans


Yet 80 percent of Medicaid recipients are children, the handicapped and the elderly. "So, we have 142 pages to go through", she said. "There's been no indication from the current administration , or from Congress, that the subsidies that are now going to insurance companies will continue", said Vilsack. Read More »

SEC foes to meet for national title

One steady trend from both teams all year has been consistent starting pitching. We thought they had a great team. "Now, we move on with a chance to play for a championship". Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan said he didn't know whether ace Alex Faedo could come back to pitch in relief if the finals goes to a Game 3. Jared Poche' (12-3, 3.33) will pitch Tuesday, and Alex Lange would be the likely starter in a Game 3. Read More »

The Clever Way Georgia Voters Protected Their Lawn Signs


Her party shed 63 House seats when she was majority leader in 2010 and lost more than 900 races at the state level. And then she continued : "At some point we have to be willing to say that yes, lots of conservative voters are hateful and willing to embrace bigots". Read More »

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city


Malacañang said the humanitarian pause was a "sincere gesture" of respect for Filipino Muslims. "We need to balance this because this is very precarious", said Gen Hermoso. "Somehow, we could have influenced (the actions of) this radical people, however our voices were never recognized by the government to negotiate with them", read a three-page letter-manifesto signed by the traditional leaders, most of whom sought refuge in Iligan. Read More »

West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI

However, as there were 4 more ODI including this and either Team India or West Indies has to manage 3 matches for achieving the Match Trophy from England on the way back Home. "One of the most important things about our team is that everybody is very hungry ... and they want to do well in global cricket", he pointed out. Rahane was announced to be the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock of 103 off 104 balls. Read More »

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border


F-18 Super Hornet downed a Syrian government SU-22 fighter-bomber on Sunday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the incidents could be "very dangerous" and lead to an escalation of the war. When asked about Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias who, like the USA -led coalition, were advancing on Islamic State-held territory, Dillon responded: "We're here to fight ISIS , and if others want to fight ISIS to defeat them, we have no problem with that". Read More »

GOP special election victories show Democrats have work to do


The Democrats' special-election losses this week showed that what they have in free-floating anti-Trump money and angst they lack in strategy, message and candidates. 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. Read More »